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ptk2000_00 10 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 24, 2014 4:44 PM Member since: Jan 26, 2001
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  • ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 Jul 24, 2014 4:44 PM Flag

    Here is the title and time.

    Pfizer Needs to Do a Deal, Analyst Saysat The Wall Street Journal (Thu 11:21AM EDT)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • See link on Pfizer Yahoo Finance page.

    Sorry, Yahoo will not allow me to past the link.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    21% Gain for tax

    by speedydekker Jul 14, 2014 3:58 PM
    ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 Jul 17, 2014 4:02 PM Flag

    I will vote my shares AGAINST the deal. I am all for the strategic aspect, but I am against forcing long term shareholders to pay LT capital gains tax.

    Mylan management should restructure the deal so that the company remains domicile in the US.

  • Reply to

    21% Gain for tax

    by speedydekker Jul 14, 2014 3:58 PM
    ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 Jul 17, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    The tax consequences are clearly stated in the official company press release.

    Look for it on the Mylan web site or on Yahoo news headlines on Monday morning.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Robolive what do you think?

    by ptk2000_00 May 9, 2014 2:38 PM
    ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 May 13, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    Looks like the Capital Gains Tax Rate will not be an issue for shareholders when or if a Mylan buys outside the US.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-12/drug-ceos-say-not-ready-to-leave-u-s-yet-as-rivals-flee.html

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Robolive what do you think?

    by ptk2000_00 May 9, 2014 2:38 PM
    ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 May 9, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    Here's a link

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304655304579550033161299264?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304655304579550033161299264.html

  • Today's WSJ contains an article (front page) in which the tax implication of a PFE - AZN merger is discussed. PFE shareholders would have to pay the long term capital gains tax as soon as the merger occurs. This tax hit occurs because PFE plans to reincorporate in another country.

    This is precisely the scenario that MYLAN is pursuing in a deal for Meda. Thus MYL shareholders wound immediately incur a tax event once a Mylan - Meda deal occurs.

    My Pfizer shares are in a tax deferred account so no tax event for me. However, a Mylan deal would kill me as my Mylan shares are held in a taxable account. I would need to come up with the money to pay the LTCG tax. I don't want to sell shares but will have to if I can't come up with the money to cover the tax hit.

    This possibility for Mylan shareholders may be the reason Mylan stock is tanking today.

    Any comments.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Pfizer results today

    by ptk2000_00 May 5, 2014 8:48 AM
    ptk2000_00 ptk2000_00 May 5, 2014 8:56 AM Flag

    This what I posted on Pfizer's message board:

    "Pfizer today reported that earnings were hurt by decreasing generic sales.

    How about Pfizer merging its much larger generics business with the smaller Mylan? Then Pfizer can spin off to shareholders the combined business. Pfizer shareholders would the majority of shares. But Mylan's management would take control.

    This type of merger is called a reverse Morris merger. It results in a tax free transaction.

    Frontier Communications in 2010 did one of these. Frontier 'bought' Verizon's much larger landline operation and merged it with its own operation. Frontier's management took over the combined business. "

    Anybody have some legitimate discourse on this possibility.

    Clearly Mylan would lose that the tax avoidance path with this. So maybe Mylan needs to continue to look overseas.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ptk2000_00 by ptk2000_00 May 5, 2014 8:48 AM Flag

    http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/threadview/?&bn=445448cf-b89a-3d8e-924d-aec8a53ddd16&tid=1399293883115-91e92c9a-5391-4f09-a2b3-d7eee9a51600&tls=la%2Cd%2C0%2C3

  • Pfizer today reported that earnings were hurt by decreasing generic sales.

    How about Pfizer merging its much larger generics business with the smaller Mylan? Then Pfizer can spin off to shareholders the combined business. Pfizer shareholders would the majority of shares. But Mylan's management would take control.

    This type of merger is called a reverse Morris merger. It results in a tax free transaction.

    Frontier Communications in 2010 did one of these. Frontier 'bought' Verizon's much larger landline operation and merged it with its own operation. Frontier's management took over the combined business.

    Sentiment: Buy

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