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Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD:PTLA) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD:PTLA) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of April 11 and a Sell Date of August 4 has resulted in a geometric average return of 24.41% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 5 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 5 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 5 years by an average of 37.77% per year.

The seasonal timeframe is Inline with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 5 years of data is available for shares of PTLA, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Portola Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapeutics. The company focuses on areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders, and inflammation for patients who have limited or no approved treatment options. Portola focuses on biomarker or genetic approaches to clinical development that it believes will increase the probability of clinical, regulatory, and commercial success of first-in-class therapies. The company also uses collaborative agreements.

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