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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
  • cautionsvestor
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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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    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
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