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Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Message Board

will_da_man_2000 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 31, 2015 3:33 PM Member since: Aug 9, 2000
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  • Reply to

    mooky ?

    by old_fat_and_tired Jul 31, 2015 1:22 PM
    will_da_man_2000 will_da_man_2000 Jul 31, 2015 3:33 PM Flag

    Mooky probably jumped off a cliff...this was one of his last posts yesterday:

    "Who would sell when we just have been told there is $270 million in cash."

    True to form, mooky's been wrong for the past 3-4 years, and continues to be wrong. Dude seriously needs to just change his id name, he's got zero credibility and is a laughingstock.

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    hostile takeover coming soon

    by yadatraderl Jul 21, 2015 11:28 PM
    will_da_man_2000 will_da_man_2000 Jul 22, 2015 10:58 AM Flag

    sorry, forgot to add...

    Yes it's common practice to sell shares in order to pay tax liabilities resulting from vested options, however if big things were truly in the works, i would have to believe any rational person would do all they can to hang on to their shares until that big event happens, including scraping together $20k in order to pay the tax from those options (which i have to believe is an easy thing to do for these high level execs).

    Selling shares to pay taxes from options is IMO their way to justify selling their shares, without causing a panic.

  • Reply to

    hostile takeover coming soon

    by yadatraderl Jul 21, 2015 11:28 PM
    will_da_man_2000 will_da_man_2000 Jul 22, 2015 10:50 AM Flag

    " key management and BoD members sold stock to limit tax paying (see SEC filings)"

    This is totally absurd. If big things were afoot, why would any insider sell??

    First, that would be considered trading on undisclosed material info, i.e. illegal.

    Second, who in the world would sell at $2 if there is something big in the works that could mean they sell at $4 (fake numbers for illustrative purposes obviously). If I told you that you can sell today for a gain of $100, and pay $30 in tax (pocketing $70), or sell tomorrow and make $1M, and pay $400k in tax (pocketing $600k), you would opt for taking your $70? Tax planning drives certain decisions, this is not one of them.

  • will_da_man_2000 will_da_man_2000 May 13, 2015 8:46 AM Flag

    bottom line:
    Closing price May 10, 2013: $12.96
    Closing price May 12, 2015: $2.56
    This is what matters.

  • Reply to

    VVUS......Thoughts.....

    by pr5250 May 6, 2015 10:04 AM
    will_da_man_2000 will_da_man_2000 May 6, 2015 2:53 PM Flag

    These guys have a couple of heavy albatrosses that are strangling their future:
    i) cost of CVOT
    ii) going up to litigate against TEVA who wants to come out with generics
    Both of these things cost $$$$$. And the outcome of fighting TEVA is truly a cointoss nobody knows who will be successful (and anyone that tells you VVUS patent portfolio is rock solid and will overcome doesn't know anything about patent litigation, where anything can happen).