This past week, Prohost Biotechnology, a respected evaluator of biotech companies and their products, predicted Isis will close 2014 at $60 and 2015 at $150 a share.
BMO Capital had the following analysis: BMO Capital analyst Jim Birchenough reiterated an Outperform rating and $70 price target on ISIS Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ISIS) after the company announced the initiation of a phase 3 study evaluating ISIS-APOCIII-Rx in patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS).
"High unmet need, unprecedented efficacy, and absence of competition provide a clear path to potential revenues of $600mm to $1B, with full rights retained by ISIS. Following approval on KYNAMRO and broad development of antisense therapeutics across 30+ indications, we believe that antisense therapeutics have been substantially validated with significant clinical and regulatory de-risking not reflected in current discounted valuation," the analyst said.
The firm remains buyer of the stock saying only partial value is being attributed to 3 of 30+ programs and where upside potential from programs like FCS, SMA, TTR, FXI, high-risk diabetes and other orphan, neuromuscular and, metabolic programs is being ignored.
You guys are so smart, why waste time here with dark and his basher aliases? Come to Investor Village. The level of conversation is night and day what you find here. And while you're at it, email Jetmanbash, one of our docs there, and ask to join our private Friends of Isis board, where you won't find dark or any of his creepy make-believe friends.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This, I think, is the best post I ever made on this site. It tells the truth about dark and the other paid bashers who've ruined this board.
Bashers' Tactics from the Bashers Handbook
1: Remember, BASHERS NEVER BASH A BAD STOCK.
2: BASHERS ALWAYS BRING UP OLD NEWS THAT YOU HAVE HEARD MANY TIMES.
3: BASHERS POST MANY TIMES A DAY.
4: BASHERS WILL LIE TO YOUR FACE.
5: BASHERS KNOW YOU CAN'T VERIFY THEIR STATEMENTS.
6: BASHERS PLAY ON YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
7: BASHERS PLAY ON YOUR LACK OF PATIENCE.
8: BASHERS BRING THE PRICE DOWN. That is the basher's job. The truth is not important. Lies are the norm. Post continuously on the board every day. They are trying to hit the newbies visiting the board. They are trying to wear out the longs on the board. They do whatever it takes to wear the longs out.
How to deal with Bashers?
IGNORE THEM FOLKS...how bashers are paid:
When you REPLY to bashers you give them an opportunity to earn 5-7 bucks. A basher will attempt to milk three to five replies per post at one to two dollars each. This way the basher spreads negative influence to as many stockholders as possible. A basher will create this discussion thread because it takes less time reading more messages than is necessary. This ultimately allows the basher more time to post and make money.
NEVER ENGAGE A BASHER; if you do so then YOU BECOME THE BASHER,S AID! Read the news, do your own homework and make your own decisions. Le
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I don't go to this board anymore. Dark and his various aliases have polluted it with lies and nonsense. If you want a better board try investor village, though dark is there too under then name #$%$.
On that board, I posted the reasons I'm confident Isis will be a huge success. Thought I'd share it here with you:
A friend who has a small investment in Isis asked me why I'm so confident. This has caused me to clarify my thinking, and here's what I came up with:
1. They've got 33 medicines (38 by year end), any 1 of which could cause the shares to multiply. Dr. Crooke says it's like if you've got 33 shots to make a basket- pretty likely you'll succeed. Most companies have just 1 or 2 medicines. When they're suggested to me, I always turn them down as if you've got 1 or 2 chances, that's a lot less than 33.
2. They've got $600 million cash, so they're not going broke. Most biotechs are in money trouble.
3. They have a revolutionary technology that absolutely works and, I believe will change the face of medicine, while incidentally making us fabulously wealthy. To learn more, why don't you put in a little time at their website.
4.They've got the best pharmaceutical companies in the world as partners: Pfizer, Glaxo, Johnson & Johnson, etc. Last week, Biogen paid Isis $18 million. They wouldn't be partners with a company that wasn't top notch. 5. Almost all shares are owned by major institutions. Fidelity, for example, has shares worth $604 million. I bet they know what they're doing.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
You and dark and NYC, all very low people who are obviously here to scare people from buying or to sell at this low price. You really should be ashamed!
I find this board extremely boring and abusive. There are paid bashers who post here all day every day, and someone like me who has other things to do with their life can't really compete. So I'll just post this BASHERS HANDBOOK for the hundredth time. I believe it to contain the real truth about these bashers. When u read dark or NYC or Trudy or any of the others, ask yourself why they bother? Surely it's because they're paid by people who want you to not buy or to sell cheap. That's the ultimate truth here. Then put them all on ignore, or better yet go to investor village where these people are banned.
And dark, face, NYC, trudy, and all the rest will still be making up lies about how "toxic" it is.
When you read bashers charges here, ask yourself why they put in the time and energy? Answer: they're paid. It's their job.
Today's new on hep B is fantastic- and should have sent Isis soaring. But instead it's down. Partly it's due to all biotechs being down. And partly it's the big mm's, who control most all shares and hire NYC, Huey, dark, Trudy, etc to badmouth Isis, they're shakin' the bushes to scare you into selling low.
Today's news says Isis can dramatically reduce hepatitis. Read the news feature on Isis page. Dark, of course, says it's not true, just pumping. But then what else can he say, confronted with dramatic good news?
Thanks for the compliment! I just come here occasionally as I realize new investors might not realize dark, NYC, Trudy, etc are pros here to scare them away, or if investing, to get them to sell cheap. Why else would they be here posting day after day as they have been - for years!?
Dark (huey, trudy,nyc, etc.) is paid to dis Isis. I think everybody knows that.
He's just doin' his job, which is lying about Isis so people won't buy or will sell cheap. Then his boss can buy cheap.
Isis headed back up to 60, and bashers out in full force. Making up lies about how Isis is toxic, insiders are selling like mad, how Vical is a better buy- same old stuff year after year...