Yes yes yes agree. Ken F is a joke and MRK is doing well because this gun for hirer Permutter has been pulling the right levers and had some help from the bull market. MRK should have spun off Animal Health years ago. Management has not proven it can execute and Permutter is only there short term. My call is there is a misstep with MK-3475 and he moves on.
I agree that Permutter has done an amazing job during his short time with MRK. He has put everything MRK has behind MK-3475, because of this I think he is at MRK for the short term. Once misstep and it can be devastating to MRK and its future. Permutter has a lot of options so any misstep or delay with MK-3475 he is gone. MRK is a very risky investment given MRKs history of getting drugs to FDA approval, but it could payoff big if he is able to pull this off. Time will tell!
GOOG it! I agree "Merck suffers from a lack of empiricism when it comes to R&D, and the quick pace may be a result of desperation more than it is actual confidence". MRK has everything riding on MK-3475?
Kevin this is how you trade options you ladder in and wait to hit and take profits as the next position comes into play. With options only need to be correct 1 out of every 3 to 4 to make money. Lately MRK is a winner for the longs, but it will fall and thats when I will cash. The March options are heavy on the PUT side so I am not the only one who things this.
Come on NTLX and AMZN make no sense to anyone. PE of 40 is high for Pharm PFE and JNJ have PE's of 10 and 19 respectivley.
NO! I currently have MRK $56, 56.5 and $57 MARCH monthly PUTS. YES, the Feb PUTS above were losers but only some of the handful of losers I have had playing the PUTS on MRK. No worries once this market cracks MRK will fall its up on news and potential its a momentum play now. Just waiting!
Wow why so angry? Lost in Feb but I think my March PUTS will be winners. Still way up betting on MRK to fall, thanks to Kenny F he is not a CEO and he will miss step again. I guess time will tell the story.
It will fall just patiently waiting for the hiccup. When it falls it’s going to be a huge payday. MRK is up on potential only nothing concrete. It’s all smoke and mirrors. But it is up so LONGS enjoy and take profits because it won’t last. I see the April PUT contracts are very active and outweigh the CALLS so watching.
PFE is such a better company than MRK. Better management that has a direction for the company and a stronger product line. Plus its cheaper?
trying to convice yourself to stay long and watch something special today. Best Hockey in the world at noon!
This should read "GIZMAN12 AWESOME PUTS"....lol OK in the past 15 MRK PUT positions I have held I have executed 11 of them. So WAYYYYYY on on MRK from the PUT side and have MARCH $55 and $55.5 currently. Just waiting patiently.
Yea and? It was a good call I think I sold 40 PUT contracts that week. Hey you want to hold MRK hold it right back to $48. But I have a different approach and it has worked and it will continue to work. In fact MRK is second most shorted stock on the DOW for a reason. The fact you are so ANGRY when the stock is up proves that you know I am right. You are struggling with the fact that you know you should sell!!!!! No one can explain MRK at these levels including yourself? lolol
NO Jan I had 2 executed PUT transactions. FEB is the 1st month I have lost on MRK in 4 consecutive. MRK has treated me well with PUT options. I am WAY up trading MRK PUTS. The problem is with the long position on MRK is you have to take profits if you hold you will lose. MRK will fall we all know it the company is not strong lots of issues and mismanagement. Very risky to hold. But good luck!
But Ice Hockey today USA vs Canada at Noon EST. Maybe you can expend your interests and show some support....lol
Lol I am just fine MRK will will drop and I will cash in my PUTS. Did lose on the Feb Monthlys but back them up with March and still way up on MRK PUT transactions. It will fall becasue that whats stocks do. But thanks for the concern.