i don't disagree whogo... i see BO this year to be at a very small likelihood.. i do see ATRS being bought at some point. Ryman says 2 years. I think within next 6-12 months.
yes, it is speculation, but big pharmas have no choice but to acquire good companies out there, especially accretive ones. ATRS won't be far off in my time window. I absolutely believe this to happen... just don't know when.
having said that, other than SM, there are a couple of people i respect a lot in bio sector, who share the views and stocks are all about speculation at times.. nothing wrong w/ having a belief, but i don't lose sleep if it does not happen for a while.