Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Least Helpful Call You Will Get Today

We interrupt what is shaping up to be a fairly hard-nosed look at Warren Buffett’s comments at last Saturday’s Berkshire shareholder meeting, to bring you a NotMakingThisUp “Least Helpful Call of the Day.”

The least helpful call you will get today is almost any call associated with InterMune, a biotech darling that did what biotech darling’s do best: failed to impress the FDA with a new drug.

So far, five of Wall Street’s Finest have downgraded the stock from some version of “Buy” to some version of “Yikes.” Oh, and at least one maintained the “Buy” but cut the price target from $55 a share to $15 a share.

We are not making that up.

Either way, their clients will not benefit from such actions. The stock can’t be sold for much more than $10 a share—$35 below last night’s $45.44 trading halt.

“Thanks, guys!”

Jeff Matthews
I Am Not Making This Up

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if only research firms would add a new catagory call "yikes" all our problems would be solved.