About two years ago, I posed the question to this board, that, of the two pharmaceutical companies, MRK and PFE, which one did you think would reach their all time high stock price first, if indeed either one ever did? A number of you folks at that time postulated that PFE would be the winner, primarily because it was much closer to its all time high, compared to MRK. In the last two years both PFE and SGP have left PFE in the dust so things have changed a lot in the interim. The stock price data on these three companies are as follows:
Company All-time high 2years ago Current MRK 90 34 52 PFE 50 28 27 SGP 60 20 32
As you can tell from these data MRK and SGP have made significant progress in regaining ground in the last two years whereas PFE has literally gone nowhere. My new questions are- Of the three pharmas, MRK,PFE, and SGP, which one do you think will reach its all time high stock price first, if indeed any of them every do and which one will be second? Also give me your best quess of when this will occur and the reasons for your rankings. Thanks.