Shire just acquired NSP who was interested in Medgenics platform. Just saw this today:Because rare-disease treatments come with extended exclusivity, premium pricing structures, tax benefits, faster review times, and little to no pushback from payers, and because they tend to be biologics that have built-in defenses against generics, orphan drugs have become hotly pursued items in the pharmaceutical world.
Topping it off, the rare-disease market completely blows away far more popular trends in biopharmaceuticals, such as immuno-oncology and biosimilars, in terms of market size.
By 2020, for example, immuno-oncology drugs are estimated to reach around $35 billion in sales. Orphan drugs, on the other hand, should see sales in the upper stratosphere of $130 billion.
That's why I think Pfizer is going to buyout Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG ) , which has become a leader in the orphan-drug space through its acquisitions of ViroPharma and NPS Pharmaceuticals. Besides offering double-digit sales growth for both its orphan and non-orphan pharma products, the Dublin-based Shire would also enable Pfizer to pursue a tax inversion to lower its effective tax rate, making it a more profitable company over the long haul.
The confluence of an attractive orphan-drug pipeline and the added benefit of a foreign address leads me to believe that Shire is almost certainly on Pfizer's buyout list, even though nobody is talking about it right now.
he is a #$%$ who feels upset to be late to the party. In a tough reality a current $10.20 is actually a bottom price. 2.5-3 fold of a gain within next 6-12 months is still ahead. The stock was $60 a year ago.
Dislosure: I was lucky to buy in 5.30-5.80 range, then sold 50% when the stock marched to $9-10 and still hold almost zero priced for me (cost out) several K shares. The next 50% sell target is 21-22, the final sell is $34-35. I also have several Ks of ASPS (average buy price 21). No one ASPS shares were sold until now. Targets: first 50% sell $45-47, second 50% (from remaining 50%) $65-70, the final sell $90-95.
HLF's website is run by 3rd party firm Morningstar texexec. Try doing a little research before sticking your foot in your mouth. Seems to be a regular thing for you.
I'll hold for a month if it means $50-55. I've already been waiting, could have traded it way more.
Lot of bs in the market last week let's see what next 2 weeks brings.
You slanderous remarks are becoming very common. I have never have said anything hateful about your mother.I sure would never say you came fro a Horse.I am sure you mother was/is/ a fine woman.I hope she was as great a person as mine.
You forget,I guess , that I am a Vet. I just didn't come from the current stock of cry babies. Don't get me wrong of the 50% I am sure a lot are very legitimate .Just way too many are goldbricks.
I Believe Patience is all we need here. I'll hold onto my shares and keep buying. I don't think we need FC to get bought out or partnership. I think as long as the drug can prove to be able to provide disease control and clinical benefits to patients with less Side effects compared to other drugs in the market. That alone can still make arwr a Better drug of choice. Of course if it can achieve FC, I'm sure the price will jump to above 100 or 200 over night like ICPT.
And yet one of the largest institutional investors in RAS
Be patient booger we will get there soon IMHO. Continue drinking beer so you will always have peace and cheers lol. For the mean time buy more on the dip. We are in good hand. Peace and cheers!
lol "well said"..
Just admit it: you don't have the foggiest clue of what he just said to you. Which I largely agree with, by the way (this post, I disagree completely with his other post here)
But you asked him about *charts*, not fundamentals. If you are asking about fundamentals, this company is a joke. Just look at the balance sheet if you don't believe me. This company earns less than one pediatrician earns, and spends twenty times as much. Yet, they have produced nothing so far.
You buy these ridiculously speculative, shady stocks and then you want reassurance that this is "solid" after seeing it swing up and down all year?
You really are stupid. WHEN will you finally get those reading lessons I keep recommending? Just think how much better your life would be right now, if you had listened to all the stuff I have told you...
I noticed that everytime Ford laws off UAW slackers, Ford immediately opens up a foreign manufacturing facility and hires 5 foreigners for every UAW slacker laid off. It is only a matter of time before there are no more UAW parasites attached to Ford.