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dumsani79 170 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 27, 2014 6:37 PM Member since: Apr 20, 2000
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  • Reply to

    AF/side effects

    by roddypresto Jul 27, 2014 2:53 PM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 27, 2014 6:37 PM Flag

    AF has a bachelor's degree in political science from Emory and sold real estate in San Francisco. How much more expertise can one hope for?

  • Reply to

    Most Dishonest Blogger in Biotech

    by danwebs2014 Jul 26, 2014 8:40 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 26, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    AF's analysis of Inovio reminds me more of someone reading Taro Cards and tea leaves. His latest article basically accuses Inovio of hiding data from 5 patients and thus skewing the results. He seems to fail to understand that the results of this Phase 2 will be peer reviewed. AF is certainly not a peer. He was a real estate agent in San Fran before deciding to become whatever he is now. I welcome cogent arguments against Inovio and their science but AF has an agenda. He truly seems to dislike Dr. Kim and Inovio. Why? I don't have a clue but he is far from being objective. BTW, if you had listened to AF regarding Gilead a few years ago you would have missed a dang good run. I didn't listen to him then and won't now. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, so AF may be correct in his analysis. But if he is it will be pure luck and nothing else.

  • Reply to

    Friday light

    by wiskerbisquet57 Jul 25, 2014 10:40 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 25, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    They're over at Adam Feurstein's shack eating crow.

  • Reply to

    Adam F will not give up...

    by loupegarou56 Jul 23, 2014 7:25 PM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 23, 2014 8:31 PM Flag

    There's a venom in his writing that seems to go far beyond his lack of faith in Inovio's science. Mr. AF seems to truly dislike Inovio and Dr. Kim and his accusations border on slander. His latest article accuses Inovio of purposely omitting data. For a man who's only claim to fame is selling real estate in San Fran, he surely is willing to opine on matters of science. I don't think he's correct since these results will certainly be peer reviewed and Mr. AF is definitely not a peer. I am glad I didn't listen to his rantings a year or so back on Gilead. Gilead has been very good to me even though I think the cost of Sovaldi is a tad extreme.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    what happened to Adam Fuerstein?

    by sps14626 Jul 23, 2014 4:35 PM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 23, 2014 6:11 PM Flag

    Fuerstein used to sell real estate in San Fran before he became a sell proclaimed expert in immunology. After his pathetic article on Inovio where he used tea leaves to arrive at his conclusions, I hear he's selling chastity belts somewhere out West. He claims that will cure the HPV problem.

  • dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 21, 2014 3:45 PM Flag

    10.63 with 2,165,779 volume

  • Reply to

    The Obama Regime and Gilead

    by obamaworstpresidentever Jul 20, 2014 6:44 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 20, 2014 9:59 AM Flag

    I find it amazing that some folks posting here are obviously Tea Party Repubs. Why would a party that denies Global Climate Change, evolution, women's rights, the scientific method, and believes the Earth is flat give a hoot about Gilead. I would think they'd be out hunting down Big Foot or searching for UFO's at Area 51.

  • Reply to

    more insider info from fibonacci1170

    by hydra_investor123 Jul 17, 2014 9:09 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Jul 17, 2014 9:14 AM Flag

    I thought Fibonacci died in 1170? Alive or dead, I hope he's right.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • dumsani79 by dumsani79 Jul 15, 2014 6:04 PM Flag

    Short interest has "decreased" by almost 25% in the past month and a half. That would seem to be a positive.

  • dumsani79 by dumsani79 Jun 20, 2014 7:15 PM Flag

    I think much of the consternation over Sovaldi's price is related to the fact that most people don't expect a serious disease to actually be cured. They are so use to disease being managed that a cure is beyond their imagination. Many drugs are more expensive than Sovaldi and Congress says nothing. Soliris by Alexion cost over $400000 per year and is not a cure. Elaprase is $375000 per surviving year and Naglazyme is $365000. Of course, these drugs aren't addressing a population anywhere near as large as HCV. I am disappointed that Gilead decided to cease their partnership with BMY on a combo that cured almost 100% in 4 weeks back in 2012. It looks as though this partnership is back on and I hope so.

  • AF predicted that Gilead would run into trouble in 2013 and "close in the red". I owned Gilead all year and it went from about $38 to upper $70's. AF has absolutely NO training in biology and/or pharmacology and/or virology, and/or any life science that is in his bio. He was in real estate before joining the Street. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. He may be right about Inovio but I certainly would not make a decision based on his opinion only.

  • dumsani79 dumsani79 Jun 11, 2014 11:18 AM Flag

    I see where Dr. Lee has declined an invitation to have dinner with AF. I would have gone and made it a very unpleasant evening. AF may be correct but coming to the conclusions that he does while reading only 'tea leaves' and parsing words is very, very unprofessional.

  • dumsani79 by dumsani79 Jun 10, 2014 5:52 PM Flag

    Adam F could be right but his accusations against the Inovio CEO are very serious. If AF is correct then Dr. Lee may be in trouble. If AF is wrong he may be in trouble. The First Amendment is not all encompassing. Anyway, we will know in short order. I hope the results are positive for the sake of the shareholders and people that might benefit.

  • Reply to

    German response

    by slipwnwt69 May 2, 2014 9:38 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 May 2, 2014 12:21 PM Flag

    The Germans just said that they don't think Sovaldi works well as brake fluid. That should send the stock down another couple of bucks.

  • Reply to

    German response

    by slipwnwt69 May 2, 2014 9:38 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 May 2, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    I have never heard that Sovaldi was a cure for liver cancer. This is a new one but there will be more negative stories. Whether it's Express Scripts and their short-sighted and, based on their objectives as expressed on their web site, hypocritical views or whether it's some German doctors claiming that Sovaldi doesn't do something it never claimed to do, or whether it's Congressmen leaking information to the press to make it appear they are on the side of the little man, there will be stories to drive down the stock price. If you believe in the science and the sales estimates, stay long. If you don't then sell. But don't let stories like this change your investment goals or you will be trading all day long.

  • Reply to

    WHO on Sovaldi

    by big510eb Apr 9, 2014 1:50 PM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Apr 9, 2014 3:03 PM Flag

    I guess the very deep discount to India wasn't enough for the WHO.

  • Reply to

    Positive Hep C results

    by inbounds7 Apr 2, 2014 5:36 PM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Apr 2, 2014 7:09 PM Flag

    Could be because of time difference between here and Japan. Or not.

  • Reply to

    Facts on the reverse split from INOVIO.

    by sand_snow Mar 28, 2014 1:34 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Mar 28, 2014 10:40 AM Flag

    Thanks for the information. I personally disagree with the Board but they have more information than I do and probably a tad smarter. I just am a little old fashion. I think the Market should decide the price and not the Board of Directors. Of course, I don't trust the Market in the short term. In the long term the Market tends to get it right. It is what it is. I don't get a say.

  • Reply to

    I'm stunned....

    by jerrycurls81 Mar 28, 2014 10:13 AM
    dumsani79 dumsani79 Mar 28, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    I didn't see the announcement about a reverse split. If that's true then I assume they want to get to $5 so more mutual funds can buy. I really don't know. I am not a fan of stock splits either to raise the price or lower it. Too artificial for me. Anyway, I'll hold until Phase 2 results. Good luck to all.

  • dumsani79 by dumsani79 Mar 24, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    Has Gilead said why they didn't want to partner with BMY and use their drug in combo? Did Gilead do this only for economic benefit?

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