Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Receptos Coming Along Nicely

In making Receptos (RCPT) an Alpha-Rich pick on August 13, I certainly had bullish expectations for the company and the stock. I was attracted by the company's S1P1 modulator technology and the prospects of the lead drug RPC1063 in both multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis. Combined with an earlier-stage drug for eosinophilic esophagitis (for which there are no pharmaceutical treatments) and a preclinical oral GLP-1 program, I thought it likely that Receptos would see a higher share price as the MS program matured and the probability of partnership or acquisition grew.

I didn't expect the pace or magnitude of the move that was to come. Receptos shot up almost 100% in just two months. While at least some of that...

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
IDEA GENERATORXExclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day
INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARYXExclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas
SECTOR EXPERT NETWORKXExclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation
PERFORMANCE TRACKINGXTrack performance of all PRO stock ideas
PROFESSIONAL TOOLSXProfessional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO."Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else."Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
You may cancel at any time for any reason, and receive a prompt refund for membership on months paid and not used (max. 6 months). Details