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Bonkers Glaxo buys expensively let alone splits-up

2018-03-27 07:49:26

Last week I hoped that GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) backing away from a mega deal which would have seen them splurge US$20bn odd on the consumer unit of American pharma name Pfizer was an early sign of a new commitment to not building an empire and maybe even considering splitting the company up into its constituent parts.  Well that slammed that door closed today with news that they are buying out the shares in a consumer healthcare jv they have with the Swiss pharma giant Novartis for a cool US$13 billion. 

Glaxo, The Mail on Sunday, the MPs and the Brexit lies - Brexit will NOT kill you with cancer

2018-01-07 10:57:14

The Mail on Sunday headline says it all " Brexit fears are diverting cash from vital cancer battle say drug firms." That sod Boris Johnson and the witch Priti Patel - now they are causing more cancer patients to die. Bastards! Er....

Concerns over future dividends offer a good buying opportunity in GlaxoSmithKline

2017-12-02 07:25:09

The big pharmaceutical companies have traditionally been a fairly safe bet for a steady source of income over the years, and through the peaks and troughs in the markets.

Is GSK's Boat Finally Coming In? It Seems Healthy Enough

2017-05-30 00:22:20

Hello Share Shapers. Every so often I look at that great British pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and I usually notch it up as a buy. Despite the fact that it has not been quite as successful a punt as I had hoped, I am still well up on my three year old purchase. The dividend, which I have at nearly 5% is also useful. And I was gratified that it was one of the perkiest  Footsie risers on Friday.

This Big British Pharma is Set to Grow as our Health Slumps

2017-02-07 01:19:31

Hello Share Punchers. I’ve just heard on the BBC more woes facing British hospitals. It does seem that most of them now have no slack and routine operations keep being put off, with nowhere to send many patients once beyond the surgeon’s knife.

Glaxo appoints Emma Walmsley, a bird, as its CEO - this is demographics not legislation in play

2016-09-20 01:41:18

It is great to see that one of the UK's largest companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has a new CEO who has a cracking CV and and has without doubt been appointed on merit. Oh... and she wears a skirt, that is to say that she is a woman, Emma Walmsley. I wish her well. Emma demonstrates a couple of things which will horrify the liberal left.

Worried about market turmoil over Brexit? Then take a look at GlaxoSmithKline.

2016-05-22 04:38:41

With uncertainty over Brexit and possible market turmoil around this event, and assuming you’re not planning to move to cash, now would seem like a good time to add some defensive shares to your portfolio.

Want Some Consolation for an Unhealthy New Year? Take a Peek at GlaxoSmithKline.

2015-12-31 02:50:37

I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year. Though, especially if you are of a certain age, I fear the odds are against it. My Christmas cards usually contain letters from old friends and relatives. And I was shocked to learn that one of them had almost lost her sight, another is on crutches awaiting knee transplants, another has breast cancer and so on.

As Oilers and Miners Squirm, the Leisure Industry Piles on Share Value.

2015-12-09 03:19:01

Hello Share Trippers. Oh dear! The price of crude oil drops to less than 40 dollars a barrel.That’s really nasty and we can blame OPEC for refusing to cut down on the amber nectar it has for sale.

GlaxoSmithKline is a strong buy at these levels

2015-09-21 00:44:13

The recent big drops in many leading stock market indices, including the FTSE100, is giving an opportunity to pick some stocks up at a bargain price. I think that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) definitely falls into that category and its current share price of around 1285p – the lowest levels since mid-2011 – offers a great long term buying opportunity for this FTSE100 listed pharmaceutical company.

Mark Howitt’s share tips of the year No2 – GlaxoSmithKline

2015-01-01 05:39:04

After some careful thought I have selected GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as one of just two of my Prime Share Selections for 2015. Being honest, I find it difficult to pick two which really should be the best of all shares, but I am fairly confident GlaxoSmithKline will perform well in 2015.

GlaxoSmithKline Fails to Sell Its Established Products Portfolio. What does this say about the Shares?

2014-12-10 04:08:41

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has recently announced that it has failed to sell its established products portfolio. This is basically a bunch of North American and European drugs that have recently lost their patent protection.

Drugs Giant Takes a Chance – and So Might You.

2014-10-24 08:00:42

Hello Share Pounders. At the risk of sounding again like a soft goody goody (TW Note - perish the thought), I want to commend to you the warm feeling that can be achieved by investing in big pharma companies.

Glaxo Results Boosts Share Price - but still a buy

2014-10-23 10:43:08

It’s been a torrid year for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) share price. From a year high of 1706p, it recently fell to a low of 1296.p. However there was some much needed cheer yesterday, when the shares, trading at around 1330p, were lifted to over 1400p briefly, before closing at 1385.5p. The catalyst? Publication of its results at 12 o’clock which beat expectations.

GlaxoSmithKline continues work to develop Ebola Vaccine

2014-10-20 13:01:33

Ebola is certainly everywhere on the news at the moment. The epidemic continues to spread like wildfire, and more people are dying all the time. Thankfully, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is continuing its work on a vaccine which should help stem the spread. Today it issued a press statement, opening with the following:

Investing is a Life Long Pursuit – ref GlaxoSmithKline and BP

2014-10-08 08:25:45

The FTSE took quite a hit yesterday. It closed down by 1.04% at 6495.58. Yet there is good news- I believe there are a number of buying opportunities around at the moment! For the long term investor a general market sell off should be viewed as an opportunity not a cause for alarm. So here are two stocks that I am nowlooking to add to thanks to the market wobble.

GlaxoSmithKline- a Good Addition to Your Portfolio

2014-09-03 06:33:30

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) shares are currently trading at 1457p on a PE of 13.1 and a dividend yield of 5.35%. I’ve only fairly recently bought into the company, here is a table at between 1379p and 1556.6p, So I am not exactly quids in yet but this is a long term play.

GlaxoSmithKline good value at 1428p

2014-07-29 06:48:38

The fall in the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) share price to1428p is a story in its self.  Not only is it back to where it approximately was in 2013 but it now stands on what I perceive to be a three year support level. (Have a look for yourselves.) If so, will the share price hold there and is it a reason to buy the shares as cheap at 1428p on an historic dividend yield of 5.4% and on the basis that “there will always be a Glaxo”; an approach that has generally speaking been a good point to buy the shares when the news looks bleakest?

Better than the Witchdoctor. ref: Glaxo Smith Kline

2014-04-10 06:30:03

Hello Share Fans: I'm in a strange position for me. I have a few thousand quid in my ISA which I need to invest. I think I might take a look at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

GlaxoSmithKline’s cash flow gets dry rot; a bit of cash analysis…

2013-05-16 13:37:33

The latest information and news emerging from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is of encouragement to investors generally but to dividend investors most particularly. Although the company is one of the stock markets dividend yield staple, with a long established reputation for cash generation, a glance at the trends in its cash flow statements is a bit disconcerting.

GlaxoSmithKline: 5.3% historic yield sufficient to merit a buy

2013-01-11 14:28:22

Medical matters are on my mind as I have the Norovirus. But it takes more than that to stop me writing about companies but naturally my mind turns to drugs. Well I was a young man in the sixties – the 1960s not the 1860s before you ask. Talking of ancient history, the market long ago abandoned the assumption that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) would automatically build a pathway for shareholders to a starlight future of endless profits and earnings growth, by simply spending 15% of its sales revenue on R&D, and turning that into an approved blockbuster therapy every few years. In truth, costs rose and progress became more difficult – the return on R&D capital was not acceptable.

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