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Company: Novartis
Ticker:NVS
Yahoo Beta:0.55
Industry:Drug maufacturers - major

Company Description:  Novartis AG develops and manufactures health-care products through its branded pharmaceuticals, generic pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and vaccines, and consumer products. The company has become a global leader in expanding ophthalmic market with purchase of minority stake in Alcon.

Purchase Date:20 Apr 2011 Sale Date:19 Oct 2016
Purchase Price:$57.69 Sale Price:$75.73
  --Split Adjusted:$57.69  --Split Adjusted:$75.73
Shares Purchased:50 Shares Sold:50
  --Split Adjusted:50  --Split Adjusted:50
Transaction Fee:$9.99 Transaction Fee:$10.08
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$59.50 High$0.00
Date20 Oct 2010 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$52.75 Low$0.00
Date16 Mar 2011 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,329.06 S&P (Sale Date):$2,147.71

Purchase
Timing:  We bought near the middle of the six month range.
Reason:  Novartis has a broad range of products in the pharmaceutical arena including products in branded pharmaceuticals, generic pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and vaccines, and consumer products. The acquisition of Alcon brings an increased presence in the eye-care industry. Gilenya, an oral treatment for multiple sclerosis, recently obtained EU marketing approval, and is forecast to reach 2 billion in sales by 2016. SR highlights: # 6 on Global Green 100 list (Newsweek 2010), #1 pharmaceutical company in Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies 2011, Awarded Gold Class Medal in SAM's 2011 Sustainability Yearbook, #7 on Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity in 2010 (DiversityInc).

Sale
Timing:  0
Reason:  Novartis recently shuttered its cell and gene division. The company appears to be losing the race to develop new therapies to new, small companies.

S&P Gain: 61.6 % Annualized Gain: 9.27%
Stock Gain: 31.27 % Annualized Gain: 5.15%

Dividends:$553.20
Net Holding Return ($): $1,435.13
Net Holding Return (%): 49.58 %