INO longs know the results of Phase II, if positive, will drive this stock higher. Those results will be coming out in weeks, not months. If Shorty is so sure the science will not work, why are they here? Why don't they just wait until Phase II results are in, and if the results are bad, INO shares will go down. I think we all know the answer to this. They are desperately trying to drive pps down prior to Phase II results, so they can acquire shares at less than fair market value. No other explanation makes any sense.
The outcome of the Phase II trial is really a big big question mark for everyone involved. This is not just about HPV. It is about the whole platform of DNA vaccines and electroporation.
DNA vaccines have failed very spectacularly in the past, and many many companies went out of business after their disappointing clinical trials.
This is basically DNA vaccines' 2nd iteration, and there are skeptics all over the place. No one is really sure. The data from Phase I is only from a small group, and things could go horribly wrong when expanded to larger population.
So the risk is sky high for any pioneering science platform. And Inovio is not going after soft balls, they are going after the hardest diseases....not preventative...but therapeutic...which is a magnitude harder to succeed.
So now you have risk on top of risk.
Now they are expanding into cancer, and you have risk exponential.
It is not surprising to see the shorters are licking their chops and piling in for the kill.
i think shorts are responding to market forces. let's be honest, the religiousity of longs borders on insane. longs take this so personally. shorts are laughing at you guys to the bank. shorts may have to cover when ino goes up 50%, but they have still made loads of money.
we are here to make money, not to be a piggy bank for ino and dr. kim.
LOL!$ I just posted about head monkey hedge fund shortie and flying henchmonkeys!$ We longs aren't going anywhere, friend!$ Great future here and soon, after RS, we will get some big players investing in INO, and head monkey and flying monkey pals won't have it so nice!$ Nice!$ Best wishes, dan!$
Sentiment: Strong Buy