Sat, Dec 20, 2014, 2:49 PM EST - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Message Board

  • swhitemd50 swhitemd50 Nov 18, 2011 11:18 AM Flag

    Fine company, broken stock

    As I said in an earlier post, what a broken stock means to me is one where the company's value, earnings and prospects no longer correlate with the stock price. I think most investors like to think of a stock's price as the "truth" about a company. It should reflect all that is known about a company. However, I think if you beat a stock savagely enough, you can uncouple the stock price from the company it represents. Then, changes in the price of the stock no longer reflect the "truth" about a company and become meaningless. A good analogy would be water-boarding prisoners. After water-boarding a prisoner a couple of hundred times, there is no "truth" to the words coming out of the prisoners mouth.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
 
VRTX
118.90+1.16(+0.99%)Dec 19 4:00 PMEST

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.
3M Company
NYSEFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:04 PM EST
ImmunoGen, Inc.
NASDAQFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:00 PM EST
Southwestern Energy Co.
NYSEFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:05 PM EST