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5 Stocks Leading The Race To Deliver A COVID-19 Vaccine

By xhaszzx.com (Jesse Cohen/xhaszzx.com)Stock MarketsMay 20, 2020 05:50AM ET
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5 Stocks Leading The Race To Deliver A COVID-19 Vaccine
By xhaszzx.com (Jesse Cohen/xhaszzx.com)   |  May 20, 2020 05:50AM ET
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News on progress in developing a potential COVID-19 vaccine has had a powerful influence on volatile market sentiment as of late.

With more than 100 vaccines currently in various stages of development worldwide and eight in clinical trials according to the World Health Organization, a slew of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are racing to deliver a vaccine for COVID-19, which has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide and killed more than 323,341.

Here are five companies showing promise in developing a vaccine:

1. Moderna

  • Vaccine: mRNA-1273
  • Development: Phase 1 trial complete, Phase 2 trial set to start

Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA), whose stock soared 19.96% on Monday after the company shared news of the success of its Phase 1 vaccine trial, is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of drugs and vaccines which contain genetic material called messenger RNA, or mRNA.

Shares have surged an impressive 266% so far in 2020, with investors betting on the company to emerge as one of the leaders in delivering a COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna Daily Chart
Moderna Daily Chart

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm has been in focus this week after sharing a press release May 18th announcing positive data from its Phase 1 human trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273. The trial included 45 participants, 8 of whom developed antibodies against the virus.

The company, which has been fast-tracking work with the National Institutes of Health to develop a vaccine, is the first to share results on human trial testing of a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Despite drawing criticism for failing to publish the complete data mentioned in the press release and subsequent investigation into these concerns by investors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already given Moderna approval for a Phase 2 trial, which will include 600 participants. The company said it then expects to begin a Phase 3 trial in July, pending regulatory approval.

If the vaccine is found to be effective and safe to use, it could be ready for the market in early 2021, the Moderna reported.

2. Inovio Pharmaceuticals

  • Vaccine: INO-4800
  • Development: Phase 1 trial, Phase 2 set for later this summer

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of synthetic DNA immunotherapies and vaccines for treating cancers and infectious diseases.

Inovio's stock is up about a whopping 220% year-to-date. It is widely considered to be one of the front-runners among companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

INO Chart
INO Chart

The Pennsylvania-based biotech firm is currently running a Phase 1 clinical trial for INO-4800 on 40 healthy adult volunteers, making it the second potential COVID-19 vaccine to undergo human testing after Moderna's offering.

Preliminary Phase 1 data is due in late June and Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials are planned for later this summer, pending regulatory approval.

Inovio reported disappointing first-quarter results earlier this month, with both earnings and revenue missing forecasts. Despite the weak results, investors were excited to hear that Inovio continues to move rapidly through the early stages of the development of its COVID-19 vaccine.

3. Novavax

  • Vaccine: NVX-CoV2373
  • Development: Preclinical

Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of vaccines and adjuvants. Through its recombinant nanoparticle vaccine technology, it produces vaccine candidates to respond to both known and newly emerging diseases.

Shares of the high-flying Gaithersburg, Maryland-based biotech company are up a staggering 1,245% year-to-date amid bullish bets its coronavirus vaccine candidate will materialize into a major revenue source in the years ahead.

Novavax Daily Chart
Novavax Daily Chart

Novavax topped Wall Street expectations for the first quarter when it reported a loss of 58 cents per share on revenue of $3.4 million earlier this month. Analysts were expecting a loss of 69 cents per share and revenue of $1.9 million.

More importantly, the biotech company announced in its earnings release that the Oslo-based nonprofit Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations will invest $384 million to advance the clinical development of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373.

Novavax plans to start human trials in May with preliminary results expected in July.

Honorable Mentions

4. Johnson & Johnson

  • Vaccine: Ad26 SARS-CoV-2
  • Development: Phase 1 trial planned for September

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) began researching vaccine candidates in January, as soon as the COVID-19 sequence became available.

Johnson & Johnson Daily Chart
Johnson & Johnson Daily Chart

A Phase 1 clinical trial of the novel coronavirus vaccine is planned for September, with data regarding safety and efficacy available by the end of the year. If all goes accordingly, the vaccine could be ready “for emergency use” in early 2021.

As part of this commitment, Johnson & Johnson will scale up its manufacturing capacity in the U.S. and other countries in order to enable the supply of more than 1 billion doses of the vaccine when it is ready.

5. Pfizer

  • Vaccine: BNT162
  • Development: Clinical trials

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which is working alongside German drugmaker BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) to develop a coronavirus vaccine, says it should have initial data from its stage one clinical trial in mid-to-late June.

Pfizer Daily Chart
Pfizer Daily Chart

The New York-based company is currently testing four different vaccine variations. If one or two variations indicate success, Pfizer will ramp up clinical trials, and then in September launch a broad large-scale study with thousands of participants.

CEO Albert Bourla said that if the vaccine proves to be safe, the company “will be able to deliver millions of doses in the October time frame.” The company plans to produce hundreds of millions of doses in 2021, he added.

5 Stocks Leading The Race To Deliver A COVID-19 Vaccine
 
5 Stocks Leading The Race To Deliver A COVID-19 Vaccine

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Daniel Saragozza
Daniel Saragozza May 26, 2020 9:46AM ET
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Seems the only companies capable of creating a vaccine are US based. Either that, or the author has his head buried in a large amount of US sand.
Davis Sandhosh
Davis Sandhosh May 25, 2020 7:47PM ET
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where is Gilead..for which Bill Gates are crying for
Melvin Hayes
Melvin Hayes May 24, 2020 11:15AM ET
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You missed Altimmune also. They are at the top of the class.
Ajay Taneja
Ajay Taneja May 24, 2020 11:15AM ET
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Whats your qualification to suggest top of class - sounds like a gambler
Anthony Spencer
Anthony Spencer May 23, 2020 11:57AM ET
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Marijuana is the cure.
Yanou Cor
Yanou Cor May 22, 2020 11:29AM ET
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Gild ... you kind of forgot it ... gives you a B- on your article
Anna Phillips
Anna Phillips May 22, 2020 11:29AM ET
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Gild does not have a vaccine. Remdesivir is for treating symptoms of covid 19. He was listing vaccine potentials. Forgot to mention AZN the British biotech best positioned to deliver. Seems like only support is for American companies which makes the article a bit bias anyways
Alex Damo
Alex Damo May 22, 2020 7:24AM ET
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What about Gilead Sciences?
Harry Wilson
Harry Wilson May 22, 2020 7:24AM ET
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what about them? no vaccine
Mehmet mert
Mehmet mert May 21, 2020 6:51PM ET
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Most populer RTALB from BIST TURKEY
foon-lung YANG
foon-lung YANG May 21, 2020 6:20PM ET
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If a Biotech can find a medication all people need in  an affordable vaccine that's OK. When I hear Trump ,he wants to make sick people pay for the medication as a reaction of a business man so he is not acting as a President.I dont want to see an US Biotech to find it quickly because they will overcharge the medication,can we this time react as humans .
Martyn Clement
Martyn Clement May 21, 2020 6:20PM ET
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see we should stop receiving our self ok
Ehsanullah Aruobzai
Ehsanullah Aruobzai May 21, 2020 2:23AM ET
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where is #4 there is just 4 no 5
Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes May 21, 2020 2:23AM ET
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#4 is JNJ - read the article
Mangesh Rajhansa
Mangesh Rajhansa May 20, 2020 1:38PM ET
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In view of this news any stocks to look in Indian stock market , NSE
Chetan Lalwani
Chetan Lalwani May 20, 2020 1:38PM ET
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once vaccine comes , all stocks are good in view of that :)
Martyn Clement
Martyn Clement May 20, 2020 1:38PM ET
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have u seen the vaccine
Martyn Clement
Martyn Clement May 20, 2020 1:38PM ET
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if yes let me have one right now
Edna Ranck
Edna Ranck May 20, 2020 12:35PM ET
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Valuable analysis!Thank you Jesse.
magatane maphake
magatane maphake May 20, 2020 12:08PM ET
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which news to strictly follow trading nasdaq and Dow Jones?
Mana Monte
Manamonte May 20, 2020 11:26AM ET
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Vaccine optimism game, up and down
Jahangir Abbasi
Jahangir Abbasi May 20, 2020 11:17AM ET
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You missed out Mesoblast (Nasdaq:Meso)
Jmarc StPierre
Jmarc StPierre May 20, 2020 11:16AM ET
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I would go with Pfizer if I had to pick one. If there's no success with the Covid-19 drug they always have that other drug doing well for them since everybody is stuck at home...
Sam Ka
Sam Ka May 20, 2020 11:09AM ET
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Stocks don't deliver vaccines.
Chetan Lalwani
Chetan Lalwani May 20, 2020 8:34AM ET
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I dont think it is any of them, no body will share this knowledge as why they will allow others to buy shares of that company if it is made public
Lisa Hayes
Lisa Hayes May 20, 2020 8:34AM ET
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Of course people would share the knowledge. Share=sell=wealth and health for everyone.
Chetan Lalwani
Chetan Lalwani May 20, 2020 8:34AM ET
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Lisa Hayes  I agree with you but the way they explaining with charts gives me feeling , I don't know but that what my psychology says or even if they will invent vaccine, they will not be the first. that my feeling . anyways thanks for your comment
Chetan Lalwani
Chetan Lalwani May 20, 2020 8:34AM ET
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Clayton Silva   not conspiracy theory but what I feel they might not be the first one to invent as look at share price of moderna , it rose to 224 % , similarly these companies also should have rose that much , so thats my feeling
Casey Newman
Casey Newman May 20, 2020 6:46AM ET
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IBIO .... ??
Zaheer Iqbal Naru
Zaheer Iqbal Naru May 20, 2020 6:31AM ET
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Surprised to see no mention of Gilead!
Jay Worley
Jay Worley May 20, 2020 6:31AM ET
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Their drug is a theraputic not a vaccine.
praful mehta
praful mehta May 20, 2020 6:31AM ET
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They are on trial of medicine not vaccine
 
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