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One health care player that insiders are buying up a huge amount of stock in here is
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (
VRX), which develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. Insiders are buying this stock into strength, since shares are up sharply by 42% so far in 2013.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $26 billion and an enterprise value of $36 billion. This stock trades at a fair valuation, with a price-to-sales of 6.94 and a price-to-book of 7.22. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $413.74 million and its total debt is a whopping $10.62 billion.
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A director just
bought 1.35 million shares, or about $114.99 million worth of stock, at $85 per share.
From a technical perspective, VRX is currently trending above both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bullish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $81.94 to $82 a share. Following that bottom, shares of VRX are now starting to trend higher and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade.
If you're bullish on VRX, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above $81.94 and then once it breaks out above some near-term overhead resistance at $88.67 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.91 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then VRX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its 52-week high at $96.25 a share.