mrk and pfe get so much more hipe. who cares. i am laughing all the way to the bank. mrk five year return 179%. lly 5 year return is 405%. i just threw more money in my lly drip account. lly might not perform like it did the past few years, but who cares. it was a true winner, and will fly again.
Look at the P/E's (and see my prior messages). Lilly's bright prospects are very much reflected in it's high P/E. There is no room for error. Merck's P/E has not been so exagerated.
Market is waiting for confirmation from Lilly in the form of earnings release to validate high P/E and justify pushing higher. Incidentially, I think this will happen. If you can get some around $65, I think it's a good buy for 1998.