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(CNN)   Because investors are like anyone relying on other people's real genius to make money: 'That was yesterday. What have Pfizer and Moderna done for me today?'   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Vaccine, Revenue, Shares of Pfizer, Immune system, Income statement, Income, Vaccination, Stock  
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481 clicks; posted to Business » on 21 May 2022 at 7:17 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-05-21 7:29:13 PM  
Ever since sildenafil became generic, Pfizer's stock has gone soft.
2022-05-21 7:40:41 PM  
Because "Fark you pay me"?

//Didn't need to, it's a tale as old as time.
///profits slashie?
2022-05-21 7:58:15 PM  
FTFA: Part of the reason for the stocks' slump may simply be that investors already were anticipating strong demand and did what traders do best: Buy the rumor and sell the news. Pfizer's stock soared more than 60% last year. BioNTech shot up more than 215% in 2021 while Moderna shares rose nearly 145%.

Describes the market pretty accurately.
2022-05-21 8:16:51 PM  
Well, the investors do need three five megawatts by mid-May :)
2022-05-21 8:51:52 PM  
They had the vaccine that everyone smart wanted. The market was overheated. People had money to invest. Of course it corrected.
2022-05-21 9:02:12 PM  
Because share value isn't a reward for doing good things.
Indeed - it's usually a reward for doing evil.
2022-05-21 9:08:07 PM  
Because you don't make as much profit curing diseases as you do treating them. 

They should have developed vaccines that only worked for three months and required a lifetime of quarterly booster shots.
2022-05-21 9:42:32 PM  
Didn't Moderna refuse to let people use their vaccine formula? Wasn't there a whole thing about them being greedy pieces of sh*t about it? Let their stock crash and burn.
2022-05-21 11:37:47 PM  
It's efficient. They were very, very specific the market is efficient. Markets do not fail.

/not a cult
2022-05-22 10:07:30 AM  
Because no one is getting the vaccine anymore, thus the massive sales they had last year are falling off.

Moderna has multiple vaccines in phase 3 though... RSV, a flu vaccine, and another one that I can't remember.

Pfizer is more focusing on cancer vaccines.  We'll see how well those end up doing.  A believe a couple of them are in phase 2.  Since everyone (including investors) don't know how that will end up... the stock goes down.

This isn't rocket science.
2022-05-22 10:52:19 AM  
mRNA based vaccines and gene medicine (you can embed a version of CRISPR in an mRNA delivery vector) are heralding a revolution in medicine.  I have no idea about the vagaries of stock markets, but Moderna, Pfizer, and anyone else with expertise in this field are all going to make bank.
2022-05-22 12:41:18 PM  
A stock's price reflects expectations about future earnings and profits, not the past. Is that some kind of revelation?
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