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Amarin Corporation plc Message Board

  • dralamn2000 dralamn2000 Dec 22, 2012 3:08 PM Flag

    Why buy shares for $35 when you can buy them for $8????????????

    If a company was serious about aquiring Amarin, here is what they could do.

    Let's say AstraZeneca was dead set on buying Amarin. Why would they make an offer to buy the necessary shares at $35 per share?

    They could load up at the $8 level. Buying a tremendous amount of shares.

    Then they could hold those shares and make an offer for the remaining shares saving hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

    Their significant holding could prevent any other company from successfully buying Amarin because AstraZeneca could prevent it with the voting power they had (if they owned 10% or more).

    Or, even if AstraZeneca was somehow out-fought/outbid by some other company, they could sell their shares for a 4 bagger profit and move along.

    So why wouldn't a company start loading up now if they were really serious about buying the company Amarin.

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    • There are still 8 days left in 2012 so someone could still top you for dumbest post of 2012, but I think you have a good chance of hanging on for victory.

    • How many people would be willing to sell at this price? Can't buy 1,000,000 shares of something if only 50,000 shares are available at the price you want (hypothetical numbers here, obviously). At this price, I want to buy as much as I can afford. Time to back the truck up, but I need to wait until Jan. 5th when I have a little money available. Some of us investors live paycheck-to-paycheck. I have 240 shares and can't wait to add some more to my portfolio. Not exactly made of money like many other investors, but I do the best I can.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Why wouldn't BPs buy AMRN shares at $8? Because:
      1.There are laws concerning conflict of interest & unfair competitive practices that prevent them to do so.
      2. Insider trading laws prevent officers of these BPs from doing so. Insider trading is about trading with inside, non-public information concerning their own company as well as another company.
      3. BPs are in the pharmaceutical business, not stock trading business!

      Sentiment: Buy

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