Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hit #187 (Millenium Pharma)

Japan's Takeda is buying Millenium Pharmaceuticals (MLNM) for $8.8 billion in a cash deal. The $25/share offer makes for a gain of 43.8% over my average cost of $17.38.

Takeda had indicated earlier (see post) that it was looking to buy. Also, when Pharmion was acquired (see Hit #183), I had mentioned Millenium though I saw it more as a buyer than a target then.

While on this sector, I would recommend Amgen (AMGN) as a long-term value buy. The stock bumped higher today following the Millenium news, but still remains attractive to buy-and-holders. OSI Pharma (OSIP) and Biogen (BIIB) are also worth watching.

Previous hit - ASV (#186)


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