1.) Look at Pfizer and Lipitor! Lipitor was their #1 drug. The patent has expired!
2. ) Look at Eli Lilly and Zyprexa- that was their number 1 drug. Patents expired in 2011.
Eli Lilly #2 best selling drug Cymbalta, comes off patents in 2013.
3.) Look at Sanofi Aventis- Their big cancer drug Taxotere came off patents in 2010.
Plavix came off patent in May 2012. Another big cancer drug for them is Eloxatin, which comes off patent in 2016.
Then look at the remarkable success of REGN and their pipeline.
I see REGN as a super safe stock to hold.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Takeover is not happening. Too many shares are held internally in options and 401k's for a Hostile, and senior management believes too much in the company to sell outright.
there will be no take over at regn. until 2014. No way they will sell there first full year of profits, 2 drugs and a 3rd coming out later in 13. In 2014 they will be ripe for a sale.