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equityvaluation 13 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 30, 2015 9:23 PM Member since: Sep 12, 2005
  • equityvaluation equityvaluation Jan 30, 2015 9:23 PM Flag

    From Insider Monkey:Finally, Iridian Asset Management also revealed an increase in its stake in Theravance Inc (NASDAQ:THRX), which now amounts to 9.4% of the company’s outstanding stock. In addition to the Westport, Connecticut-based investment firm, a numerous financial institutions boast this stock amongst their holdings. According to our records, Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group holds Theravance amongst its top 5 picks, with a position amounting to 19.8 million shares. This major hedge has been betting on the company for some time now, as revealed by its 13F filing for the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition to managing the royalty revenues it receives, Theravance Inc (NASDAQ:THRX) operates in the biotechnology industry and specializes in the development of respiratory products. Considering the company’s share price dropped around 58% in 2014, Iridian Asset Management might have considered this as a good opportunity to invest in an undervalued stock.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • equityvaluation equityvaluation Jan 30, 2015 1:30 PM Flag

    Hi lottaluckeh, that's indeed a good sign. A whopping 32% of the THRX's float is sold short, when things turn that will be rocket fuel!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    GSK buys 832,456 Shares of THRX today

    by equityvaluation Nov 4, 2014 9:15 PM
    equityvaluation equityvaluation Jan 14, 2015 8:48 AM Flag

    Thanks! Happy New Year and Happy Investing! One of these days we are going to wake up to an announcement of a buyout.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Check out the slew of Form 4 filings after the close on friday

    Sentiment: Buy

  • equityvaluation equityvaluation Jan 5, 2015 1:33 PM Flag

    ANTH chart shows a bullish double bottom W formatiom, the high volume breakout may signal a much higher stock price, IMO!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Anthera jumps as interest in lupus med builds
    Jan 5 2015, 12:36 ET | About: Anthera Pharmaceutical... (ANTH) | By: Douglas W. House, SA News Editor [Contact this editor with comments or a news tip]

    Thinly-traded nano cap Anthera Pharmaceuticals (ANTH +32.6%) jumps on a bullish 16x surge in volume. The company has a symposium on systemic lupus erythematosus scheduled for next week in San Francisco. The company's candidate for the treatment of lupus is A-623 (blisibimod), a selective peptibody antagonist of the BAFF cytokine.
    On December 15, the company signed a license agreement with Tokyo-based Zenyaku Kogyo Ltd. for the development and commercialization of subcutaneous blisibimod in Japan and potentially other Asian countries.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    up 40% on no news?

    by stocks109 Jan 5, 2015 10:35 AM
    equityvaluation equityvaluation Jan 5, 2015 10:39 AM Flag

    and on tremendous volume!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • equityvaluation equityvaluation Nov 15, 2014 10:20 AM Flag

    Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Theravance Inc by 2.84%. His sale prices were between $17.53 and $30.4, with an estimated average price of $22.87. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.28%. Klarman still holds19,815,983 shares as of 09/30/2014.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    GSK buys 832,456 Shares of THRX today

    by equityvaluation Nov 4, 2014 9:15 PM
    equityvaluation equityvaluation Nov 4, 2014 9:25 PM Flag

    The average price is about $15.35.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • equityvaluation by equityvaluation Nov 4, 2014 9:15 PM Flag

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1080014/000090342314000567/xslF345X01/glaxo-ther.xml

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    New Seeking Alpha story on THRX

    by equityvaluation Nov 1, 2014 7:32 PM
    equityvaluation equityvaluation Nov 4, 2014 9:11 PM Flag

    Hi Lottaluckeh, GSK bought a boatload of THRX today. We'll know on the 14th if Baupost added shares or sold some. I feel that at these levels it's a great buy!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric banding, could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by around 80% in obese people, compared with standard care, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal suggests.

    Being overweight or obese is the main modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes. More than 80% of adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese [1]. In England, just over a quarter of adults (26%) were classified as obese in 2010 (body mass index [BMI] 30kg/m2 or over)[2]. Up to 3% of people with severe obesity (BMI 40kg/m2 or more) develop diabetes each year.

    Using electronic health records from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Martin Gulliford, Professor of Public Health at King's College London, UK, and colleagues assessed the effect of contemporary surgical weight loss procedures on the development of diabetes.

    They identified 2167 obese adults without diabetes who underwent one of three surgical procedures (laparoscopic adjustable banding, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass) for weight loss from 2002 onwards. These participants were compared with 2167 controls matched for age, sex, BMI, and blood glucose control (measured as HbA1c) who did not have surgery or other obesity treatments. Participants were followed up for a maximum of 7 years (median 2.8 years).

    During follow-up, 38 new diagnoses of diabetes among participants who had weight loss surgery were recorded, compared with 177 in control participants. Compared with controls, diabetes incidence was reduced by about 80% in participants who had surgery, even after controlling for other important factors including smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • equityvaluation by equityvaluation Nov 1, 2014 7:32 PM Flag

    Update: GSK Starts Promoting Theravance Drugs More Actively

    Summary

    Theravance says that current results are beating its internal forecasts and reiterates its commitment to a stable dividend.
    Several upcoming catalysts could significantly impact the business.
    GSK has finally decided to leave Advair to its destiny and actively transitions patients to the Theravance product range.
    I feel more confident than ever that the current sell-off is due to a short-sighted focus on almost meaningless short-term results.

    Finally, the reported marketing activities were quite noteworthy, as they show a significant shift on the side of GSK. Until recently, the British pharma giant had not been clear about the destiny of its own LABA/ICS Advair - i.e. whether it wanted to squeeze as much profit out of the dated blockbuster before generic competition kicks in, leaving the "change" for the more recent Breo, partnered with Theravance and hence less profitable for the Brits - or whether it wanted to promote Breo actively, accepting significant cannibalization of Advair's sales even before generic competition arrives. The most recent news in this respect is that GSK presented data from Phase 3 studies at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas, which basically compared Breo to Advair, with Breo being the winner. Other studies presented proved the added benefits of UMEC, when taken together with Breo, indicating a path to "open" triple therapies involving the new product. In addition, GSK six weeks earlier had presented data supporting the efficacy and safety of Breo and Anoro. Finally, even Anoro was compared to Advair (called Seretide in some countries) and results indicated that Anoro was overall the better choice. These activities leave no doubt that GSK is definitely trying to transition as many patients as possible from its older product to the new ones.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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