The postings are done by an algorithm that only looks for "ISIS" without context. Get over the name. ISIS Pharmaceuticals has had it forever, and the terrorist group for a couple of years. It's easy to figure out the Yahoo! posts related to the stock rather than the neanderthals going by the same name.
Still working on due diligence before I can give you an opinion, oil. Don't take it personally. The longs here have a habit of really looking into the stock before commenting on it's worthiness of investment. I've been long on ISIS for a couple of years now, and it's the second best performing stock in my portfolio.
Yes, I saw that. But the overly "I'm selling cuz ISIS is____(fill in the blank)" is a little more than trying to beat down a great company on great news. I think there must be something bigger coming out. Are we due for another Phase study report? Is there another milestone payment coming? There are just too many troll posts to say it was the Phase II study report on the ISIS-SMN Rx causing it. It seems to me there must be some back-to-back news that is going to skyrocket ISIS and some hedge fund doesn't want that. Or some shorts don't want that. Or somebody doesn't want that. I"m baffled by the new trolls.
Ram, you know Shecky has problems processing stuff like price per share, percent increase/decrease year-over-year, and even reading very simple posts like yours. It's best to leave him/her sitting in the corner with his head in his hands whimpering. I know it's heartbreaking to watch, but he doesn't do his research, he won't listen to our research, and uses a Ouiji board to tell him the future. It's best to let him be.