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Revision History For: Biotech for less than cash value

27 Aug 2014 10:42 AM <--
05 Apr 2002 11:56 AM

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At market bottoms in the land of Biotech stocks, a rather odd phenomena occurs. Some, indeed many, stocks which move so much on "story" and so little on actual financial analysis, sell for very, very little money. Now just cheap is not enough for us. Nay, we want value. Extreme value. We want candidates selling for less than cash in the bank, for less than liquidation value preferably

Old timers who remember the previous market bottoms will often share with wonder stories- (indeed fantasies of buying control of a stock for less than cash and selling off the assets) situations where there was some reasonable value of the technology, no impossibly large liability, and yet more cash per share than the market price. Sometimes these companies prove irresistable to other BTs or pharmas in mergers and takeovers. Sometimes the market "comes to it's senses". Other times they had a fatal flaw and could not recover from the spiral and the cash was burned to no avail.

Now this is another no-man's land where one should not wander carelessly. These represent very speculative investments by their nature and you MUST take responsibility for your own investment decisions and do your own analysis.

With that, I invite discussion and nominations of candidate biotechs selling currently for less than cash or liquidation value and will be putting some into a model portfolio.

Please don't use the forum for pumping a stock- and provide as much of a reasoned analysis or link to hard data as possible. This forum is un-moderated, you have only your credibility at risk by pumping one way or the other. Disclosure of interest is strongly encouraged.

RWR