I got in between $5-6 up approx 100%. If you don't panic you will get your money back and a good return besides. This stock story is moving far slower than I anticipated but I am not even considering getting out. It's kind of like reading a good book that is slow to develop - the story is great but the development is a little wordy and slow to develop.
I try to tear apart my belief in this stock from time to time and certainly am not "married" to it. I'm in it to make money, it isn't a hobby. I continue to think the risk reward ratio is dynamite. Do a word search on obesity on any given day (a particular day's search) and you will find not a day goes by that it isn't a hugely popular topic. (I'm not assuming that alone means vivus is going to rise) Yesterday a treatment for diabetes was rejected by the FDA. So... people have to attack the problem some other way , a portion of which may be rpt may be weight loss related. This stock may or may not be the answer but it takes a long time and a lot of risk to get to where vivus is today. (We ain't talking a new microchip tomorrow) It needs FDA approval.
That's behind us and as Yoggi suppoesedly said the future is ahead. I am very optimistic about this stock. I am less thrilled with management but if this were an automobile development that could increase gas milage by 20%, the worst management in the world would have trouble not making money on it.
Hang in there - not because you bought it and don't want to lose money - hang in there because the story and price makes sense. If that changes get out.