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Tekmira +4% on takeover rumors; Shire, Glaxo said to have interest

Tekmira Pharma (NASDAQ:TKMR) +4.2% AH following a Daily Mail story suggesting it is a takeover candidate, after shares have nearly doubled in the past month thanks to attention over its experimental treatment for the deadly ebola virus.

Rumors suggest interested parties could include Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) and GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK); the report suggests the recent premium paid for  InterMune could put a valuation of at least $40/share on TKMR.

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  • john812
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    I will take that.
    27 Aug 2014, 07:05 PM Reply Like
  • RecklessAbandon
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    The daily mail said the same thing about $ARIA couple of months ago :)
    27 Aug 2014, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • BioDoubt
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    Comments (19) | Send Message
    And countless others as well. They are always wrong, but yet retail traders bid it up every single time.
    27 Aug 2014, 07:48 PM Reply Like
  • flyerguy1300
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    I'll take the takeover more profit for me :)
    27 Aug 2014, 07:41 PM Reply Like
  • Amerc96
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    Statistically, shorting into the teeth of these kind of rumors has been a winning play......just sayin....
    27 Aug 2014, 07:42 PM Reply Like
  • shakazoid
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    A new sucker is born everyday for Daily mail. It is the Fox news of M&A
    27 Aug 2014, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • temac
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    Temack50, I truly enjoyed the write up i'm long tkmr and believe in their progress. I currently work in molecular, anti-body and peptide imaging for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments i hope they succeed.
    27 Aug 2014, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • patfactorx
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    Fast money is fast money
    28 Aug 2014, 01:03 AM Reply Like
  • great article
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    As long as ebola continues to claim lives, TKMR will continue to surge. It's likely to see $32 short term before it's said and done, and unless there is a buyout as rumored.
    30 Aug 2014, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • Amerc96
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    Good call.....hahahah
    7 Aug, 07:52 AM Reply Like
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