Yes wouldn't that be nice. AMGN is a great well run company with tons of cash and a nice dividend increase. Had a terrific 2014 but appears tired with the rest of the market. Eventually the stock will hit yet another all time high so you can buy and hold any price. Problem is you might get it lower if this continues. AMGN, AAPL and others are fantastic companies and debt free net of cash. Markets play games with them but long term, they will do well. Could fall to 145 and that is where I would add to my position.
Both AAPL And BIDU are not going up due to stock splits and small investors. They are going up because large institutional ownership is rising. Institutions do not care what the price is. They look at the underlying metrics of the company and financial strength. Market share. Future growth opportunities etc.
Splits just bring in weak retail buyers that panic and sell on every analyst downgrade or market correction. Look at BRKA. Never split and that hasn't stopped the stock from reaching beyond $200k/share. Splits are a corporate waste of money.
Don't wan them to split. Splits are a waste of time. AND they are an expense to the company. Just keep rising into the 200 and beyond levels. No need to split.
Medical devices are coming into their renaissance as demographics wildly favor them. Enormous boomer population aging and staying alive much longer than any other time in history. Hip, knee, shoulders all wearing out. Spines as well. This is a mega trend that will continue for 25 more years.
The stock is worth 145-160 on a takeout. Still surprised it hasn't been acquired. They should be buying other companies here to grow product mix and diversify. Shorts have been annihilated .
Received 2 thumbs down for my earlier post, also a sign shorts are getting hammered here. Demographics are wildly in favor of medical device makers. Boomers aging in record numbers accelerating and in poor shape.
Happy New Year.
Topcat4443, these are the same bunch of bashers that always appear on message boards. They all have a serious mental illness and posting negative statements with little to no factual basis and berating anyone that owns the stock is part of their illness. I feel sorry for them as they are most likely very poor and have nothing better to do while on unemployment. Very little being posted these days on all the fantastic progress XOMA is making with their lead drug candidates. Baker Brothers own over 21% of the company so I'd rather follow their lead. Patience will eventually be rewarded here but it will take time. No longer reading the posts here going forward as its a waste of time. Best of luck.
If this company is such a poor investment, I think you all should look at your investment strategy, time horizon and risk tolerance and go back to buying bank CD's or something you understand.
Biotech investors is fraught with uncertainty and risk. Buying it and praying is not an investment strategy. Investors that bought REGN 1990's waited 20 years and multiple secondary offerings to get where they are today. Many more failed during that time period. Sell and move on.
Do you not understand speculative biotech? why are you buying these types of stocks if you don't have liquidity or an understanding about this market? If you're short or long its a game with them here. No revenue to hang your hat on. Just future possibilities. This isn't Amgen . Either sell and give up or stop complaining like school kids and grow up. Post Logic and reason around the company, not this garbage.
Shorts are pathetic. Do you really think your posts have anything to do with the stock price? Eventually, this company will have a successful drug trial and the stock will take care of itself. I'll be there. In the meantime, trade it up and down around the core position and make some money, or go by BANK CD's.
laughing at them. EW does seem to be getting expensive but winners move higher into year end on window dressing. Taking 1/2 the position off the table , nothing wrong with a little holiday cash to spread around.
Buy the Piper conference, sell the news. all for short term thinkers. Go away short . This is an investment for the long term and will eventually be a multi bagger return. I'd rather invest alongside Baker Brothers than some individual like yourself with no knowledge of what this is and very limited resources. Patience will be rewarded here.... eventually.
Shorts looking pretty stupid today. Sorry for your desperation but shorting a stock like this with such great potential and a HUGE ownership interest by the Baker Brothers is just pure foolishness. You have nothing to base your thesis on here. Just go away before you're wiped out.
This entire thread is laughable. BAKERS are long term investors and haven't sold a share. Stop reading message boards and think long term. If you don't have the capital don't but speculative stocks and don't buy or sell by anything you read here. Its all amateurs and board individuals with mental illness
Yes, I don't know why I ever bother to reply. Nothing ever said on message boards has any real lasting effect on ANY stock. Good research and due diligence is the best method towards investment success. Better yet, just follow the big players like Baker Brothers who own a HUGE piece of the float and are NOT Selling.
Why such short term thinking? Are you a desperate short? The stock will eventually work into the teens over time and once a product comes through P3 trails it will be MUCH bigger. Stop bashing and post some facts about the company . warning investors who are making money is a waste of time.
Once all the crazies come the board is useless but its a sign a stock is being chased by retail.
ZMH a great company with fantastic prospects as the enormous BOOMER population ages around the world.
Valuation after the Biomet merger is completed is cheap and the market hasn't realized it yet.
In what world are you living? Americans are more obese and unhealthy than in any century in US history!!. You only die of two things baring catastrophic injury. Cancer and HEART DISEASE. MILLIONS of boomers are beyond the age where changing diet will help them. Millions more will follow who still smoke, eat meat, during excessively and don't exercise. Add in hundreds of millions in other countries and you get an enormous population of individuals that will need valves for the next 30 years.
Roth often issues high PT's right before they're paid to do a secondary offering. Not a believable bunch and if you are not in XOMA for the long haul, you are going to be very disappointed.
highly doubt the device tax will be repealed. Senate may pass it but unless its part of a broader deal Obama will veto it. Remains to be seen here. Either way, EW is having a great year and the future remains very bright.
my fair value target of $125. Takeout levels still higher in my opinion. Mkt Cap $13 bl but should go for $15bl on takeover. Future revenue opportunities are outstanding, market is enormous and the company just needs to expand product lines. $40MM / year guaranteed income from MDT to put to work. BUY SMALLER names and GROW.