GlaxoSmithKline PLC

GSK-N

NYSE:GSK

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0.32 (0.69%)
GlaxoSmithKline plc is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London. Established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, GSK was the world's sixth largest ...
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January 17, 2020

He was concerned that GSK was getting more growth focused. They spun off their consumer products with Novartis, giving up their oncology department. Now they have a joint venture with Pfizer. Having it as a longterm asset is probably positive.

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He was concerned that GSK was getting more growth focused. They spun off their consumer products with Novartis, giving up their oncology department. Now they have a joint venture with Pfizer. Having it as a longterm asset is probably positive.

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January 17, 2020
He owns this right now, though they are facing competition in the space. He likes their HIV franchise that continues to do well. They also have a solid franchise in respiratory. They are shifting to a more growth focused model.
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He owns this right now, though they are facing competition in the space. He likes their HIV franchise that continues to do well. They also have a solid franchise in respiratory. They are shifting to a more growth focused model.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 28, 2019

The cost of bringing a new drug to market hasn't changed, but the customer base has shrunk. Same costs, smaller revenue base. He likes healthcare for being recession-resistant, but he prefers a medical device company like Stryker.

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The cost of bringing a new drug to market hasn't changed, but the customer base has shrunk. Same costs, smaller revenue base. He likes healthcare for being recession-resistant, but he prefers a medical device company like Stryker.

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COMMENT
September 27, 2019

Bristol Myers's latest drugs haven't done as well as they thought. GSK has refocused into pharmaceuticals, and they sold off the consumer products division. After 5 years, they have both come to be around the same price. He would prefer GSK.

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September 27, 2019

Bristol Myers's latest drugs haven't done as well as they thought. GSK has refocused into pharmaceuticals, and they sold off the consumer products division. After 5 years, they have both come to be around the same price. He would prefer GSK.

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August 21, 2019

Has pound risk, if there is a hard Brexit. The company is fine, and has a dividend yield of around 5%. Must look at whether they have a strong pipeline of drugs coming to market in the next 5 years. Would rather go with Roche or Bristol Myers instead.

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Has pound risk, if there is a hard Brexit. The company is fine, and has a dividend yield of around 5%. Must look at whether they have a strong pipeline of drugs coming to market in the next 5 years. Would rather go with Roche or Bristol Myers instead.

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COMMENT
May 7, 2019
The whole drug sector is under pressure, because every country is managing costs, including America. It's a cash flow industry struggling to maintain growth. Revenues are flatlining. But it's a defensive sector with solid, growing dividends, so he's reluctant to sell them.
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The whole drug sector is under pressure, because every country is managing costs, including America. It's a cash flow industry struggling to maintain growth. Revenues are flatlining. But it's a defensive sector with solid, growing dividends, so he's reluctant to sell them.
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HOLD
May 3, 2019
Large cap, diversified. Long life assets. They need to find growth and acquisitions. Healthy distribution. Analysts question the dividend. Low growth profile. A strong hold, but be cognizant that they need to buy companies to fill out the pipeline and keep up the dividend growth.
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Large cap, diversified. Long life assets. They need to find growth and acquisitions. Healthy distribution. Analysts question the dividend. Low growth profile. A strong hold, but be cognizant that they need to buy companies to fill out the pipeline and keep up the dividend growth.
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DON'T BUY
December 7, 2018
TEVA vs. GSK Teva is in turnaround with a lot of debt to pay off. They need a boast from their future products moving forward. GSK is higher quality with higher credit rating, and lack Teva's debt woes. GSK is the better bet.
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TEVA vs. GSK Teva is in turnaround with a lot of debt to pay off. They need a boast from their future products moving forward. GSK is higher quality with higher credit rating, and lack Teva's debt woes. GSK is the better bet.
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COMMENT
December 3, 2018
Very frustrating. He likes their long-life assets and consumer health business (consistent cash flows). They have some pipeline. Acqusitions surprised him--in 2016, GSK swapped their oncology assets for vaccine assets of Novartis. Then, they spun out their consumer businesses into a joint venture. It was bizarre they purchased oncology; is it accretive? He thinks they bought it to see where else they can extract value. They paid a hefty premium to buy Tessaro. GSK pays a large dividend and has a strong balance sheet, so good income.
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Very frustrating. He likes their long-life assets and consumer health business (consistent cash flows). They have some pipeline. Acqusitions surprised him--in 2016, GSK swapped their oncology assets for vaccine assets of Novartis. Then, they spun out their consumer businesses into a joint venture. It was bizarre they purchased oncology; is it accretive? He thinks they bought it to see where else they can extract value. They paid a hefty premium to buy Tessaro. GSK pays a large dividend and has a strong balance sheet, so good income.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
May 31, 2018

He likes the volume recently, but expects resistance at $42. He was disappointed that the recent rally didn’t go higher. It has a good yield and looks like a Canadian bank where volatility is not too high. He would use $38.50 as a stop and would like to see it test $42 as an upper breakout target to buy more. Yield 5.2%.

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He likes the volume recently, but expects resistance at $42. He was disappointed that the recent rally didn’t go higher. It has a good yield and looks like a Canadian bank where volatility is not too high. He would use $38.50 as a stop and would like to see it test $42 as an upper breakout target to buy more. Yield 5.2%.

HOLD
HOLD
March 21, 2018

Don't add to your holdings, just hold. Wait till June when the second generic test of a new drug gets passed by the FDA. They have a great HIV franchise. Their capital plans are really interesting, because they may buy Pfizer's consumer division, while Novartis has a sell option to sell back to GSK an earlier swap deal. They are focusing on consumer products. Dividend yield over 6%.

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Don't add to your holdings, just hold. Wait till June when the second generic test of a new drug gets passed by the FDA. They have a great HIV franchise. Their capital plans are really interesting, because they may buy Pfizer's consumer division, while Novartis has a sell option to sell back to GSK an earlier swap deal. They are focusing on consumer products. Dividend yield over 6%.

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DON'T BUY
March 12, 2018

The pharma industry in the late-90s came out with social drugs like viagra, so the market awarded pharma big growth multiples. But then, these stocks came off. Problem is they were never really growth stocks and now the drug industry isn't coming out with new blockbuster drugs. GSK is developing vaccines, which is fine, but overall, he can't see the previous massive expansion in this space. Currently, the multiples are fair for pharma companies. There's also pricing pressure on drugs in the U.S. as we saw during the 2016 election.

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The pharma industry in the late-90s came out with social drugs like viagra, so the market awarded pharma big growth multiples. But then, these stocks came off. Problem is they were never really growth stocks and now the drug industry isn't coming out with new blockbuster drugs. GSK is developing vaccines, which is fine, but overall, he can't see the previous massive expansion in this space. Currently, the multiples are fair for pharma companies. There's also pricing pressure on drugs in the U.S. as we saw during the 2016 election.

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COMMENT
November 1, 2017

Sales of $7.8 billion was up 2%, which doesn't do a lot for his interest. EPS was 49%. You are getting no top line growth or bottom line growth. A lot of their products have been on the market for a long time. They are trying to switch into a new HIV product, but has competition that has been doing it for a long time.

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Sales of $7.8 billion was up 2%, which doesn't do a lot for his interest. EPS was 49%. You are getting no top line growth or bottom line growth. A lot of their products have been on the market for a long time. They are trying to switch into a new HIV product, but has competition that has been doing it for a long time.

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TOP PICK
October 24, 2017

Healthcare was the worst performing sector in the S&P 500 in 2016, but has been a strong performer this year, and this company has not followed suit. He likes that they have 3 very distinct businesses. One in HIV, one in vaccine, plus a consumer products business. The market is undervaluing all 3 businesses. If you were to break the company up into 3 separate distinct businesses, that would unlock significant shareholder value. Dividend yield of 5%. (Analysts’ price target is $45.)

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Healthcare was the worst performing sector in the S&P 500 in 2016, but has been a strong performer this year, and this company has not followed suit. He likes that they have 3 very distinct businesses. One in HIV, one in vaccine, plus a consumer products business. The market is undervaluing all 3 businesses. If you were to break the company up into 3 separate distinct businesses, that would unlock significant shareholder value. Dividend yield of 5%. (Analysts’ price target is $45.)

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HOLD
September 14, 2017

He has this in his high yield portfolio. GSK-N has their well established pharma and then their Nicolette and other consumer lines. They are getting rid of non-core assets. There is not a lot of growth, but a modest dividend.

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK-N)
September 14, 2017

He has this in his high yield portfolio. GSK-N has their well established pharma and then their Nicolette and other consumer lines. They are getting rid of non-core assets. There is not a lot of growth, but a modest dividend.

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