Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Should You Buy These 3 Quietly Moving Biotechs?

    By Sherrie Stone - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ANIK, SPPI, VSTM

    In the wake of Alexion and Onyx’s acquisition talks, and the numerous biotechs that are trading higher in sympathy, lot of unnoticed biotechs are moving higher. Do these stocks have room to trade higher, and should you take notice and buy behind these gains?

    A Next-Gen Cancer Play That’s Creating New Highs

    Verastem (NASDAQ: VSTM) has been busy during the last week, and has quietly traded higher by more »

  • Are Shorts Finally Leaving These Stocks?

    By Brian Nichols - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, JCP, OUTR, QCOR, SPPI

    For the last several years, certain stocks have remained cheap as the overwhelming presence of short sellers have made it more difficult for shares to break out. On July 4, Bespoke Investment Group’s list of the most heavily shorted S&P 500 stocks was released, showing data as of June 15. A comparison of data from late February shows that short sellers might finally be leaving some of the more »

  • Is This Biotech for Sale?

    By Sherrie Stone - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: AGN, LLY, SPPI

    For the last five years, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) CEO Rajesh Shrotriya has always insisted that Spectrum was an acquisitive company, rather than “for sale”. But after a rough 2013, and many investors doubting the company’s future, the company might be exploring a sale.

    The Run-Down

    Before you Spectrum bulls get too excited, I’m not suggesting a $1 billion buyout or a 100% premium. Instead, I'd predict more »

  • Is This Stock A Value Trap?

    By Sherrie Stone - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: REGN, SPPI

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) got crushed with a downgrade from Credit Suisse that led to a 6.3% loss on Monday. The stock is now trading at $7.50, 33% lower than it began the year (at $12). But what many don’t realize is that Spectrum at $7.50 is actually more expensive than it was at $12.00

    This Is Not A Cheap Stock

    Back in March, Spectrum more »

  • Outlook for the Most Shorted Stocks

    By Brian Nichols - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: BRLI, BTH, OUTR, QCOR, SPPI

    When you look at the S&P 500’s most shorted stocks, all are cheap yet short investors continue to bet on lower prices. Therefore, I am looking at the most shorted stocks according to Bespoke Investment Group’s monthly list, to determine if any are a “buy.”


    Short-Interest vs. Float

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  • Two Different Outlooks With Similar Growth Plans

    By Brian Nichols - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: SNTS, SPPI

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) CEO Rajesh Shrotriya has often said that he would rather have 10 $100 million drugs versus one $1 billion drug. He has not been shy about celebrating Spectrum’s three FDA approved drugs and its pipeline of 10 drugs. Yet somewhere along the road Spectrum took a wrong turn, and the company Santarus (NASDAQ: SNTS) is now the company that Spectrum wanted to become.

    Slashing guidance more »

  • Must-Watch: 8 Under-Rated, Oversold Short Squeeze Candidates

    By Eben Esterhuizen - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: AFAM, CETV, LOGI, SPPI

    Behavioral finance studies have shown that investors tend to over-react to the most recent events. In other words, they overweight the the importance of recent information.

    This means that stock prices may drop below fair value during extended periods of negative news, or rise above fair value during longer-than-normal periods of positive news.

    Contextuall.com is built on this idea. We try to identify cases of extremely one-sided media sentiment more »

  • Growth Opportunities but Uncertainty Around Core Drug

    By Mike Thiessen - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: BIIB, CELG, SPPI

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) appears relatively cheap versus its peers with a P/E of slightly under 5 and return metrics (ROA, ROE and ROI) that are almost double that of other players. There may be an opportunity with Spectrum. While low P/E multiples are not a very good comparison metric for small- and mid-cap pharmaceuticals, discounted cash flow is more relevant since the stocks are tied to future more »

  • Does Spectrum's Q4 Earnings Make It a Buy?

    By Shas Dey - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: BIIB, RHHBY, SPPI

    On 03/12/13, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) announced its Q42012 results, and its shares declined 35% to $8, setting a new low for the company.

    Spectrum is a biotechnology company with integrated commercial and drug development operations with a focus in hematology and oncology. It markets three oncology drugs: Fusilev, Folotyn, and Zevalin. It has a strong track record of licensing and acquiring differentiated drugs. It also has a more »

  • 3 Stocks with More than 50% Short Interest

    By Brian Nichols - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: BTH, OUTR, SPPI

    A heavily shorted stock does two things: It keeps a stock underperforming for long periods of time, but then it also allows for the potential of incredible gains with just one decent headline. In this article I am looking at three of the most shorted S&P 500 stocks (as of Feb. 28) and determining what could cause the shorts to cover.

    #1 Looks Cheap But Has Many Questions Unanswered more »

  • A Look at Three Stocks with More than 50% Short Interest

    By Brian Nichols - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: BTH, OUTR, SPPI

    A heavily shorted stock does two things: It keeps a stock underperforming for long periods of time but then it also allows for the potential of incredible gains with just one decent headline. In this article I am looking at three of the most shorted S&P 500 stocks (as of 2/28/2013) and determining what could cause the shorts to cover.

    #1 Looks Cheap But Has Many Questions more »

  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: When Being "Long" Backfires!

    By Brian Nichols - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: QCOR, SPPI | Editor's Choice

    Yesterday, I published an article titled, “When Being Short Backfires!” So it's only appropriate to look at the other side of the trade. Strangely enough, this comes as one of my favorite companies of the last five years released guidance that simply left me speechless, providing the perfect example of when being long and optimistic backfires!

    Staying Long & Optimistic Despite Obvious Problems

    In my book, Taking Charge With Value more »

  • When Being 'Short' Backfires!

    By Brian Nichols - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: NAV, P, SPPI, UNXL, OLED

    It Doesn’t Take Much to Reverse a Long-Term Shorted Stock

    Up until last week, Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) traded with a one-year loss of 42%. This is a stock that had seen an incredible downtrend since January 2011, and therefore had created a significant amount of short interest. Because after all, shorts want to invest in a stock that trades lower -- that’s how they make money.

    Last week more »

  • Thursday’s Post-Earning Decliners: Is it Time to Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - February 23, 2013 | Tickers: CG, SPPI, SYNC

    Earnings and earning-related news is the number one catalyst for stock movement. A strong quarter can dictate the direction of a stock for the following three months as can a bad quarter; in the past I have written in detail about such subjects, a domino effect following a strong or bad quarter. In this piece I am looking at three stocks that moved considerably lower after reporting earnings on Thursday more »

  • Five Healthcare Stocks With Mass Movement

    By Brian Nichols - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, CLSN, MDVN, SPPI

    Healthcare stocks are always the most volatile in the market, regardless of the market’s overall direction. On Tuesday we saw mass movement in this space from five high-profile stocks. Therefore, I am looking at this movement, determining what it means, and suggesting how to play it.




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  • Healthcare Outlook: Sector and Company Predictions for 2013

    By Brian Nichols - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMRN, ARNA, SRPT, SPPI

    In an attempt to gauge the health and direction of the economy, I am breaking down each sector, one by one. In this article, I am looking at healthcare, a sector that has underperformed the market but one with components that have significantly outperformed the market.

    Healthcare outlook

    Healthcare is a unique sector, because it is the only one that is both secular and cyclical. It’s cyclical because it more »

  • The Inside Meaning to Recent Dividend Announcements

    By Brian Nichols - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, MPWR, SPPI

    As the year comes to an end, there are a lot of questions surrounding dividends. Some believe taxes on dividends could exceed 40%, or at least double regardless of the outcome from fiscal cliff negotiations. Yet despite these concerns, and the concerns regarding taxes on public companies, there were some companies with major dividend related news announcements on Tuesday. Therefore, let’s take a look at these companies and what more »

  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals: A Short-Seller's Dream

    By Brian Nichols - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: QCOR, SPPI

    A short-seller typically looks for three things in a stock: controversy, excessive valuation or volatility, and other short-sellers. Questcor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: QCOR) is a short-seller’s dream, as it’s driven by one product, has traded with both a massive valuation and excessive volatility, and has 51.10% of its float short as of Oct. 15. But will it remain a short-seller’s dream?

    For those of you who have more »

  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: It's Do or Die Before Earnings

    By Brian Nichols - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: DNDN, IMGN, QCOR, SPPI

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SPPI) may be looking to repeat a bit of history that I’m sure it wishes to avoid -- between November 2009 and November 2010, the stock traded with a modest loss; if SPPI does not begin to trade with an aggressive uptrend, it could experience the same fate. With earnings on Wednesday, it’s do or die for Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ short-term trend.

    The company will announce earnings more »

  • 3 Key Issues Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Must Address

    By Brian Nichols - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: QCOR, SPPI

    On Tuesday October 9 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ: SPPI) CEO Dr. Rajesh “Raj” Shrotriya was presenting at the 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum to provide an overview of the company’s business strategy and commercial and development-stage programs. As an investor in this company, I must admit, that once I saw the press release that Raj would be giving yet another presentation I was trembling, because I knew that the last more »

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