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Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Message Board

  • Motorboats Motorboats Feb 6, 1998 9:02 AM Flag

    LAMN is ready to rock...

    You might want to give LAMN a look...high value...announcement of Ad-Art aquisition coming soon. Get in before the pop...


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    • First of all, relax. The news was good and some of the risk has been removed from the stock. However, we all knew this weeks
      ago. The shorts knew it too. If I were short the stock, I wouldn't have bailed out on yesterday's news. In fact, if the stock had
      gone over 20 today, I would have bailed out of my holdings and considered shorting the stock myself. There is clear value in this
      company but at this stage, it's still a young pup with a market cap of 412 MM. That's not cheap when you weigh in the risk still in
      this company. So in the meantime, my ISIP holdings sit in my account and I add to them on dips or on after news like yesterday.
      The shorts will be there until the FDA starts approving ISIP's products. It is then that you may see the price of this stock
      take off. The fact that a company says the Phase III trials went well will never cause the shorts to bail. If you're holding this
      stock for the short squeeze, your holding it for the wrong reasons. Hide this stock somewhere in your portfolio, hopefully with a
      few other carefully chosen biotechs, and revisit it once or twice a year. While the short term will look volitile, the upward
      trend should continue for a while followed by a wonderful explosion to the upside in a couple of years. Sorry if I sound like your
      father, but he was probably right all those times. Until we meet in the Riviera after the year 2000, post well and often. Adieu.

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