Once again you speak with zero knowledge or understanding of US Securities markets. Pearson has very specific windows of when he can buy and sell stock. As a CEO he can not buy stock like anybody else. Every purchase or sale is scrutinized and subject to compliance and review Paulson can buy like you or me and why not ? What if you had a brain and some money ? You would be free to buy stock too!! And if you bought enough of it - you would have to make public filings and declarations
Hedge funds have not manipulated the market you idiots. VRX is the cause of the increase of price. You , Marty and the rest of the AGN dumbies have no idea what you are saying in your histrionic emotional pleas
May take on massive debt for a share buyback and institute massive cuts to make itself less attractive to VRX How about doing what is in the best interests of shareholders instead of your job Mr Pyott ?
Unbelievable - Pyott works for the shareholders and yet would take on these steps to make itself less attractive to Valeant. All of you AGN worshippers , Pyott is just another CEO who is lining hois pockets and protecting his job.
AGN stock performance this heart is 100% due to VRX offer If VRX goes away, so does the AGN stock price
Pyott should be removed from his office
If Pearson and Ackman had told me when to precisely buy stock like they did Paulson, and if I had billions, yes I could have bought stocks like Paulson. But I am not a billionaire nor a criminal.
GTCHGD, you, Pearson, Ackman and Valeant is what is shameful and ugly.
Yes, Allergan and Pyott should just lie there and take it from them and let Allergan be ravaged, not happening.
I've actually been trying to figure something out. Let's round up and call it 300 million shares outstanding. That would mean Ackman owns about 30 Million. If AGN starts a buy back program and buys back 58 million shares (the $10 Billion Pyott mentioned) wouldn't that increase Ackman's ownership percentage to 12% and trip the poison pill?
Wall Street profits all around on this type of manipulations and 'activity' regardless of any consumation of any deal. It is so blatant. I used to be a banker, I know. America, our work force, our strong companies, and our economy (not to mention our tax base) are the ones who lose out. Along with any
integrity' in our system. I am appreciative of a letter to the FTC and Dept. of Justice, but it is not enough. This type of 'activist' behavior needs to be stopped, there are plenty of ways to stop this with all of the unscrupulous behavior going on left and right.
Pyott is gonna try and gut the company to thwart VRX Despite the fact that the MAJORITY of owners want the company sold Will take on massive debt - huge hypocrite , try and do an inversion deal and cut costs deeply This is the guy you zealots think should be CEO ? He should be FIRED and can't wait until Pearson sends him his well deserved pink slip
Go pound sand GTCHGD with your incessant posts with the same topic. Not once, not twice (unless we are talking daily topic posts). Yes, the worthy shareholders that illegally insider traded and bought both VRX and Allergan shares in bulk prior to any public announcement of a sham deal, that won't hold the shares longer than a year. That is exactly who should decide the fate of this innovative, successful, and great American company.
GTHCGD is as scummy as his idols Pearson and Ackman. They are his idols because they bank roll him (and not through employment). I advise we all entirely ignore any of his comments, and will start taking my own advice now.
Weren't you trolling some other thread claiming that AGN shareholders were wailing and crying because "the deal" wasn't going their way? Who is screaming and crying now because it's not going his way? Who is the little hypocrite? Take your 100 shares and troll somewhere else. This board is meant for grown ups.
No. Another example of how amazingly ignorant AGN shareholders on this board are. Fortunately , the majority of AGN shareholders will demand a sale of the company. Pyotts job is too maximize shareholder value. IF for some reason this deal did not happen , AGN goes back to pre VRX price and then down even more because of Pyotts actions. He will most certainly live a life of lawsuits.
Fortunately , the majority of AGN shareholders are not socialist buffoons like the AGN people on this message board. Most shareholders care about maximizing their investments and returns. But of course you people have no idea what that means.
yes , it is shameful to make money in the stock market. Not shameful for Pyott to intentionally ruin the company just so VRX can not acquire it ? That is ridiculous even a socialist like yourself could understand that Looking to Congress for help when you ave left your company exposed ? Sure - says all we need to know about you and your type
While I don't support this takeover, I do have issues with AGN damaging the company in order to preserve it's status quo. The fact that they apparently can't find a "white knight" is telling.
Pyott has brought this on with his arrogant attitude and lack of planning for a contingency such as this. They ignored the risks and are paying the penalty - unfortunately for all of the AGN employees and stakeholders. Imagine that - essentially AGN has been had by Wall Street sharks in conjunction with.....B & L! Wow - how pathetic is that?
They haven't been had if the aquisition hasn't occurred. Pyott is not arogant, he is extremely competent and a good leader. Buying back your own shares you know will rise is not 'damaging' the company. It makes it less appealing to their hostile suitors yes, because of their horrible balance sheet, but it is not damaging the company. The idea that Allergan should just take this lying down is ridiculous.
all these darn government agencies with their game theories and protocols
LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE YOU BEAT
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Still waiting for some long over due and much required action by our regulators and politicians.
How 'bout adding $10B in debt to buy back shares - does that change your opinion?
If Pyott is so competent, why was AGN caught with it's pants down with only token anti takeover defenses in place? Seems to me that a leader needs to build defenses to guard against exactly what has happened.