On tonight’s MAD MONEY on CNBC, Jim Cramer said he had a speculative biotech stock. His pick in the sector is AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG) because of its soon to be approved ferumoxytol, a newer and better intravenous iron treatment for kidney disease patients on dialysis. Cramer thinks there are many reasons to like this one:
- ferumoxytol should be approved later in the year;
- he thinks a secondary has put pressure on it, although that gives it more cash to stabilize the stock;
- has its own strong sales force;
- was given an untimely and unwarranted analyst downgrade;
- will perform better than existing drugs on the market;
- a competing biotech drug received negative FDA comments on safety, yet that isn’t AMAG’s issue; and he thinks this can expand the market from $400 million annually to much higher.
We recently covered a speculative portable dialysis device maker (in prototype and development stage) on our "10 Stocks Under $10" called Xcorporeal, Inc. (AMEX: XCR) which has risen in the last two weeks since being included. We have also reviewed some of the lower-tier dialysis names for this as well.
We would note that this AMAG traded at $56.00 after an upgrade just in early February and shares closed under $40.00 Friday.
Jon C. Ogg
March 28, 2008
Jon Ogg produces the Special Situation Investing Newsletter and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.