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Pfizer Inc. Message Board

  • cubicle_jackal cubicle_jackal Feb 8, 2013 8:55 PM Flag

    Should we hold til they pull another $2b of value out? Or am I a dumbo

    seriously thinking of dumping. I will be selling 23 June calls and use the money to buy puts. I am done getting the wool pulled over my eyes watching them pull the animal health care earnings from pfe and giving me nothing for it. I wuld have to be a moron to keep holding pfe. Movin on boys. You can smoke the rest of the hopium.

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    • Pfizer's earnings per share will only be reduced by the 20% minority interest making up the IPO. However, in return, the company is receiving $2.25B which they intend to use to buy back stock. Presumably, the increased earnings due to fewer shares outstanding will make up for the 20% of Animal Health earnings being lost.

      Basically, you are not losing any earnings per share by dint of the ZTS IPO. If you think that the stock is overvalued here, then fine - sell. But ZTS should have nothing at all to do with that decision as overall it is not detrimental to earnings per share.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • tsobie Feb 8, 2013 10:38 PM Flag

      Smart they say, "fool me twice, shame on me."

      Sentiment: Sell

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