Stupid---must have been planted by someone with options to unload. Roche would have to pay at least a 50% premiumwhich would be way to rich & expensive at $30 billion. Just because ALXN gets mentioned in the takeover names doesn't mean it remotely makes sense. The ones in the takeover game are in the $1-5 billion market category. AMLN, as an example, was just bought by BMY for $7b --- which is a little bit easier to do than $30 Billion.
Roche was spurned on their last acquisition. they tried to buy ILMN. ILMN thought the buy out was too low. cause it was under their 52 week high at the time. it will take 128 plus to have alxn agree i assume. companies must have been looking at alxn for a while and kicking themselves. and now we see someone stepping to the plate. i hope it happens I will miss owning this stock. i am in this at 16.00 when you factor in their last 2 splits. i am quite surprised they havent announced another split too.