Pfizer signals open to hostile option for AstraZeneca

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Beachguy53 wrote:

Pfizer’s must be on drugs. (Sorry, just couldn’t resist).

May 05, 2014 6:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Beachguy53 wrote:

Pfizer’s must be on drugs. (Sorry, just couldn’t resist).

May 05, 2014 6:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Beachguy53 wrote:

Is Pfizer’s on drugs?

May 05, 2014 6:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Beachguy53…well if you look at the financials of these two companies..you’d have to ask that question (is Pfizer on drugs). Unless Astra has a blockbuster new drug coming out..I’d avoid this stock like it had the plague. They have a forward P/E of almost 40 and both sales and income are moving in the wrong direction. Is Pfizer simply trying to reduce some competition? Or is there something in Astra’s makeup that Pfizer needs? Pfizer has a huge 43% profit margin. Analyst rating of a 5 out of 10. Perhaps analyst don’t see that huge profit margin lasting. Particularly if they buy Astra. Which has a rating of 9 out of 10..assuming because they see some idiot like Pfizer paying a premium for Astra in a buyout. Very curious that Pfizer is so hot to trot for Astra. Who is about half their size, a 9% profit margin and an unattractive P/E. Totally equity of about $23B and a Market Cap of $100B. Their last reported income was $2B. I don’t get it!

May 05, 2014 9:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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