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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Biogen, Amgen and Osiris Therapeutics

CHICAGO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the U.S. Pharma & Biotech, including Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY), Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB), Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Osiris Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OSIR).


A synopsis of today's Industry Outlook is presented below. The full article can be read at  


We continue to have a Neutral outlook on large-cap pharma stocks. While the companies will continue to face challenges like EU austerity measures and genericization, the pharma industry should be out of the worst of the genericization phase from 2013.

Several companies which had faced generic headwinds in the last couple of years should see their results recover from 2013. Cost-cutting, downsizing, streamlining of the pipeline, growth in emerging markets and product approvals should support growth.

Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stocks in the pharma sector include Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), among others. Despite the presence of generic competition for key products, share buybacks and cost control should help Eli Lilly achieve its 2013 guidance.

In the biotech space, we are positive on Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB). We are optimistic on Tecfidera, the company's oral multiple sclerosis drug which gained approval last week. Key products, Avonex and Tysabri, should continue contributing significantly to sales. The company is also progressing with its hemophilia pipeline.

We are also positive on Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN). Amgen's 2013 guidance was above expectations. The company also provided an update on its long-term strategy. Amgen should be able to deliver on its long-term strategy based on expansion in key markets, launch of new manufacturing technologies, and pipeline development. Enbrel should continue performing well. Amgen's late-stage pipeline is also moving along.

Both Biogen and Amgen are Zacks Rank #2 stocks. Gilead, another Zacks Rank #2 stock, continues to do well in the HIV segment.

Osiris Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OSIR), a stem cell company, currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Prochymal's approval in Canada and New Zealand were major milestones for the company. Meanwhile, the Biosurgery segment is also gaining traction. A partnership deal for Prochymal would be a major boost for the stock.

Among generic companies, Mylan carries a Zacks Rank #2. We are encouraged by Mylan's geographic reach and product depth and robust generic product pipeline.

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