Health care product specialist Bausch Health (NYSE: BHC) outperformed the market last month, jumping 11% compared to a 0.4% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Continue Reading Below
The boost added to significant gains for shareholders, as the stock is up about 15% so far in 2018.
September's rally came in response to news that the company settled an important intellectual property battle under favorable terms. Specifically, Bausch Health made a deal with Actavis Labs owner Teva Pharmaceutical that will give Bausch Health exclusive rights over its Xifaxan gastrointestinal drug until 2028.
The agreement removes a cloud of uncertainty about ownership of the popular treatment at no extra cost to Bausch Health.
Bausch Health cited a 26% spike in Xifaxan sales as a key contributor to its solid second-quarter results, which were headlined by a second straight quarter of organic sales gains. With ownership rights clarified on the drug, the company has one less concern to worry about as it aims to achieve revenue of between $8.15 billion and $8.35 billion this year, down from $8.72 billion in 2017.
10 stocks we like better than Bausch Health CompaniesWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has quadrupled the market.*
David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Bausch Health Companies wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys.
Click here to learn about these picks!
*Stock Advisor returns as of August 6, 2018