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  • Name Brand Stocks on the Edge of Obliteration [View article]
    not sure if RAD is consumer discretionary - 65% of their revs come from the back end - ie. drugs. They're getting crushed b/c of their debt load and competition from much better managed companies (WAG, CVS)
    Feb 1, 2009. 09:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Crucell: Great Chance of a Buyout [View article]
    2008 was the third best year for health care M&A in history - and that is in a recession! I expect 2009 to be full of fireworks, as well.
    Feb 1, 2009. 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comparison of M&A Activity During Bull and Bear markets [View article]
    Healthcare M/A in 2008 was its third best year EVER - in a recession! I expect this to continue in 2009, and possibly post another record year...
    Jan 31, 2009. 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hi-Tech Pharmacal: High Growth at a Value Price [View article]
    how is EV zero$??
    Jan 30, 2009. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stryker's Earnings Not Bad, Attractive Share Price [View article]
    Why haven't they gotten bought out yet?
    Jan 28, 2009. 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Healthcare Reform, M&A Likely to Focus on Preventative Medicine [View article]
    HWAY has tripled since hitting $5 level lows before Obama got elected - and yet, 09 visibility is very cloudy. Mgmt hasn't said much - either the street thinks it gets bought out or the next qtr will be a big surprise in terms of enrollment - I would doubt that, since managed care companies are all seeing enrollment declines on the commercial side. This stock is a blow up if people are only playing it as a political pure play stock on wellness and prevention, which Obama's camp to hedge if you long it
    Jan 28, 2009. 04:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forest Laboratories: Perhaps the Next Consolidator? [View article]
    WPI is another name FRX could go after. Good article, thanks.
    Jan 27, 2009. 09:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons Pfizer Shouldn't Buy Wyeth [View article]
    you forgot to mention that PFE recently dumped its consumer business (listerine, etc) and now they are taking on more of that type of business (Wyeth's lip balm, advil, etc) if this deal goes through. Looks like confused and desperate management to me.

    On another note, this should put the entire space in play: Im looking @ GILD, BMY, SGP. FRX is as you mention, an attractive candidate as well. How MRK has not yet bought Gilead really surprises me
    Jan 25, 2009. 10:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stimulus Plan Should Give a Shot in the Arm to Health IT [View article]
    That is correct, it will take 12-18 months for the companies to see this $. Note also that the House/Senate versions of bill look different, as one is for $23B and the other for $20B, I think...There was something in the WSJ Saturday that noted this discrepancy
    Jan 25, 2009. 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 14 'Dogs with Fleas' Stocks for the Week [View article]
    CVH was up after a UNH for CVH rumor floated...
    Jan 25, 2009. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are All Healthcare Stocks Truly Recession-Proof? [View article]
    neat article, wish it was longer.

    1. why do you like dialysis stocks?

    2. Surprised no mention of managed care companies - they have been shell shocked by weak economy, as commercial enrollment trends ebb and flow with the cycle...
    Jan 23, 2009. 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lots of collateral damage from State Street's (STT -54.2%) ominous 8-K, which makes Fox-Pitt "increasingly nervous about capital." BK -29%. NTRS -10.2%.  [View news story]
    FII is a short here
    Jan 20, 2009. 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amedisys: Buying out the Competition [View article]
    I am seeing a short interest of 41% on several sites - can this be right? this is a strange company, and roll ups make me wary, in general. Dems are more likely to cut Medicaid rates before Medicare ones, so this is, as you say, a positive for AMED. Another catalyst - if MedPAC gets that 5.5% cut in home health medicare rates, AMED will benefit, ironically, since most of its competition (I think 80% of home health companies are mom/pops) will get crushed. AMED probably has the ability to roll up a lot more companies....the huge short presence must be people who either think MedPAC will get a stronger cut in 2010 and harm AMED - or there is something seriously wrong with this company, as Citron Research noted last summer....
    Jan 18, 2009. 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thursday Options Update: BAC, C, AAPL, CYPB & SQNM [View article]
    SQNM is on fire - I think their data comes out end of the month, you just gotta love these binary events!
    Jan 16, 2009. 07:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Importance of Being Earnest in Investment Research [View article]
    hey, I was the one that left comment. couple of things

    1. first and foremost, I appreciate your reply - really.

    2. yes, long SXCI

    3. I do my own HW, 17 hrs a day in fact b/c its how i make a living

    4. i left comment b/c of part of my daily mosaic theory approach on names, I read everything i can everyday about my names....i simply felt that a person long the stock got nothing out of your article. if you explain the process, investors may be better off. Thats it

    Jan 15, 2009. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment