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soflaturtle 113 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 11, 2016 4:47 PM Member since: Jun 20, 2012
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  • soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 4:47 PM Flag

    If you go back to the Jan posts on the HZNP MB, when HZNP was still over 20, you might find a post from me suggesting that anyone who wanted to continue to hold HZNP shd hedge with BIS. I bot BIS to hedge other bio positions. Made over 20% in Jan alone!

    I think the gering guy is not really in touch with reality, but his position is clear, he believes that HZNP will continue to have good fundies, and will wait out the mess that they are in to get back on track. He lives on a govt pension, has plenty of money, and has no urgency. Most are not in his boat. The mule guy isn't my fav either.

    My problem with both of them is that they have painted a rosy picture for this entire year, luring people in, and so far this yr, HZNP is in the red (LGND is up nearly 20%).

    Of course, there's that corvette idiot, I don't understand the motive for anyone to spend so much time bashing a stock, I assume he's a 15 yr old with nothing to do.

    So I don't do the MB, esp bcse HZNP is not on my list. I just trade it from a TA perspective.

    Again, GL.

  • soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 4:03 PM Flag

    Ha! HZNP? I was in that 2 summers ago at 9, out of a lot of it above 35 back in June/Jul 2015, but bot back at 30 or so just before the fateful HRC comments. Didn't bail fast enough...but got out by 22.

    I think that model is toast, thanks to our govt. W\hat they did to PFE/AGN was totalitariantism at it's worst. So HZNP will have problems going fwd. One of their strengths has been execution, so I expect they will do better than the stock will do.

    I have traded very small number of shrs since the drop under 15. If I got up more than a buck, I took that profit, and waited for another entry, which has always come my way.

    But I have no confidence in HZNP. I keep a list of the bios that I consider "investable", and HZNP is not on that list. Anything I buy that isn't on my list is a trade, and I clip profits fast.

    GL with it, if you hold long enough, I am sure you will have a winner.

  • Reply to

    Aptevo spin out

    by soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 3:37 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 3:48 PM Flag

    I shd have mentioned that I have no interest in APVO, dev biotech is a wasteland of investor losses.

  • soflaturtle by soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 3:37 PM Flag

    Seems that we will get 1 shr of APVO for every 2 shrs of EBS.

    That implies that EBS, or the investment bank, or both, is putting a mkt cap of $400M on APVO, and $800M on EBS.

    I just can't see that as close to correct. APVO has no rev, and a lot of costs. EBS has all the rev, all the profits. The purpose of this spin out is to focus the investors on EBS's value, without any dilution from the dev biotech part of EBS.

    So what to do? It would certainly be nice to know the price range of the new stock.

    If EBS's stock were to drop by any significan amount, I would prefer to sell before the ex-divi day, and buy back when the dust clears.

    Anyone have any clear thots on this??

  • soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 11, 2016 12:24 PM Flag

    once again, you come up with tidbits I would never see, tks for your hard work.

    In another thread, you implied that you have mostly divi plays and 2 stocks, one LGND.

    Care to share the other one?

    Btw, I also have my fav divi plays, it's been a great year for them, but I wonder how long that can last. COR, a REIT in data center space, is up over 50% YTD, down today on a downgrade, and I suspect other divi play can get hurt in the same way. EQIX is one of my core holdings.

    I also made a ton on buying the depressed O&G pipeline MLPs, look at RRMS. It is still cheap, but not as cheap as it was 3 months ago. I have a list of ones I play around with, all with hi yields. Like ETP.

  • Reply to

    Deal with GILD

    by soflaturtle Jul 8, 2016 9:29 AM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 8, 2016 1:20 PM Flag

    Your detailed knowledge of LGND's revenue streams always amazes me. Reading your post, I am still don't think there will be enough rev from GILD to make anyone notice, at least for a couple years.

    I got out of LGND at 121 or so, seeing all the issues with the mkt. After the Brexit vote (a vote against totalitarianism...), and the drop, I started to re-buy my shrs. I just wish I had bot more, and faster!

    The key thing I see is that the good news flow, and the continued new business opportunities, for LGND just does not seem to slow.

    I have a lot of stocks that are ST plays on ST developments. LGND is one of my few sure LT stocks, even though I buy and sell it based on mkt movements.

    btw, I have been doing very well with the medical technology area, they are like biotechs, without the risk...

  • soflaturtle by soflaturtle Jul 8, 2016 9:29 AM Flag

    No rev, maybe for years, but a good nameplate for their technology, and another seed for future potential.

  • Reply to

    Buy now ?

    by delayabout Jun 29, 2016 2:33 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 8, 2016 8:53 AM Flag

    next yrs est EPS is 1.44, where do you come up with 2 bucks?

  • Reply to

    Buy now ?

    by delayabout Jun 29, 2016 2:33 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 7, 2016 1:52 PM Flag

    I certainly hope you are wrong on that, they need to keep things going with their current cash flow to fund the products already in the pipeline. Last thing they need, from an investor's view, is a project that will deplete assets and use more cash flow.

    Now, what products that are already approved are there that they could buy? Accretive is the magic word in acquisitions...

    tks for the response and thots.

    ps, I am totally surprised that SUPN has not been bot already, but the US Justice Dept is full of commies, they blocked that PFE/AGN deal in a totally totalitarian way, so maybe companies are afraid to come under that microscope until there's a change of guard.

  • Reply to

    Holding biotechs require patience

    by jd39souza98 Jul 6, 2016 5:19 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 6, 2016 5:27 PM Flag

    While I agree a little, ARIA also has an idiot mgmt team that is mostly concerned about keeping their overpaid jobs.

    They turned down an $11/sh ( so I recall) offer a while back. When you turn down a reasonable offer, all the other suitors go elsewhere.

    No one is going to pay 11/sh now, maybe in 2017. So you need about 6-9 months worth of patience.

    JMO, I have a little, but I am not too optimistic. ARIA, OPK, and a few others just can't seem to get close to a value that seems reasonable.

  • Reply to

    Buy now ?

    by delayabout Jun 29, 2016 2:33 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 5, 2016 4:45 PM Flag

    are you suggesting that SUPN is the acquirer, or the target?

    I would prefer neither, but I am interested in what you are thinking, and why.

    If I had to guess, given that ALXN is having so many problems with Soliris, they need to be doing more acquisitions. They did the RCPT deal almost a year ago, RARE doesn't seem like the right thing, and there aren't a lot of small bios with rare disease products that are already approved (RTRX and CORT are 2 others that come to mind, but SUPN has so much more upside).

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    Shire NDA by end of year

    by culleraa Jun 29, 2016 1:54 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jul 5, 2016 3:26 PM Flag

    I must be out of touch with this SHPG thing. If they submit a NDA by EOY, it usually takes 2-3 months to be accepted (if it is accepted), then a PDUFA date is assigned, which is 6 months if you have priority, and 10 months for everything else.

    So even if SHPG submits by EOY, the earliest I can see rev/royalties is 2018, 18 months from now, and that's an optimistic date, assuming everything goes without a glitch. Which is hardly ever the case with the FDA.

    Have I missed something?

  • Reply to

    law suits

    by benson_steve Jun 30, 2016 3:07 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 30, 2016 3:43 PM Flag

    Dow up 200, Nas up 54, and EBS is in the red. Think about another stock...unless you are ready to take a lot of pain.

    Here's why there's lawsuits. The mgmt suspended guidance when they probably knew that the new RFP was going to be disappointing to investors. There is no way they could not have known, they are a sole source supplier. And still nothing has been said by them.

    Most important, the rev and profit est for EBS are dropping. Stocks have a hard time going up when their expected results keep getting reduced.

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    2017 EPS est reduced

    by soflaturtle Jun 25, 2016 9:38 AM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 29, 2016 5:44 PM Flag

    2016 average est just reduced, from 1.55 to 1.45, was 1.96 just 60 days ago.

    At 1.45/sh, the current price represents a P/E of about 19. The trend is toward lower EPS est. Zack's data says that when EPS est are reduced, that trend goes for at least 3 months.

    Huge day today, and EBS was down...

  • Reply to

    EBS Zika and AMRS for Malaria

    by bagelmasters Jun 28, 2016 1:23 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 29, 2016 11:47 AM Flag

    plus, they are wasting scarce resources. While I have never hires a scientist for this kind of work, I was involved in hiring a lot of people who would make 150K-300K/yr, we figured that it took us a month or more to find 1 person, and cost us, up front, about 60-80K.

    Don't even mention the mgmt and HR time spent to find those people, interview them, etc. Then, what do you do with them after the job is done?

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    EBS Zika and AMRS for Malaria

    by bagelmasters Jun 28, 2016 1:23 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 29, 2016 11:43 AM Flag

    Yes, I am very serious. Companies have limited intellectual and physical resources. $18M, which will come over a very long time, is very little relative to the rev of EBS.

    Plus, it diverts attention.

    I had an mgmt job for a SW company that had a quirky product, and many companies wanted us to do dev for them with our technology, for which we would get no further rev. But, the rev for the dev seemed very attractive.

    In the course of that dev, a lot changes are made, and a lot of attention needs to be paid to it. It was very distracting, we stopped doing it. (I was in mktng, I was against it, the developers loved it, and held sway with the CEO, and it was a mess)

    With BARDA, you know that EBS will have to keep an eye on the work, etc.

    EBS is not a consulting company, they are not Q. They shd not be doing this unless there is some continuing value to it.

    Still my question persists, the poster said he liked EBS for Zika, what play do they have with this deal? They own nothing.

  • Reply to

    EBS Zika and AMRS for Malaria

    by bagelmasters Jun 28, 2016 1:23 PM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 28, 2016 5:34 PM Flag

    Could someone explain to me the play that EBS has in Zika? I read the award from yesterday, they are doing early stage lab work for BARDA, and from the wording, they seem to have no economic interest in the outcome, ie, they own nothing.

    From what I know, which is little, there are a few companies way ahead in Zika, and by the time anything happens, Zika will be forgotten.

    I like EBS, and their prospects, but I don't know if the Zika work is of any value. In fact, I wonder why they are doing it at all. Someone, pls, enlighten me.

  • Reply to

    Took an opening position here

    by fud_wrecker Jun 22, 2016 10:57 AM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 27, 2016 3:33 PM Flag

    I read the press, I see absolutely no investment/financial value to it. 18M to do some work on a P1 effort, and BARDA owns the results. That's how I read it...

  • Reply to

    bottom already

    by martyboy0077 Jun 26, 2016 10:56 AM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 27, 2016 11:51 AM Flag

    rats, NXTM is up by a nice chunk...and i already bot the TWLO back.

  • Reply to

    bottom already

    by martyboy0077 Jun 26, 2016 10:56 AM
    soflaturtle soflaturtle Jun 27, 2016 11:21 AM Flag

    In case you are interested, I also sold my NXTM today, is is flat. Pretty good! Hot med device area. Will buy back...

    ABMD in that same area, off less than 1% today. Love this one, will buy back.

    XBIT is off fractionally. I am holding a little bit.

    In tech, an IPO from last week is TWLO, it was green earlier, close to flat, but bouncing around a lot. Sold it Fri, but will buy back.

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