Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5


Player Avatar zzlangerhans (99.85) Submitted: 8/15/2008 2:12:44 AM : Underperform Start Price: $1.85 OPK Score: -364.70

The huge float makes Opko seem deceptively cheap. But 350M for a completely unproven siRNA therapy with a scam artist like Philip Frost at the wheel is definitely not cheap. Why anyone entrusts this guy with an investment after disasters like Protalix is a mystery to me.

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Member Avatar acodalbu (77.33) Submitted: 8/19/2009 1:23:11 PM
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Protalix isnt a disaster for me... bought at 2$ and now ive tripled up, and followed Dr Frost to OPK... Well see who laughs last

Member Avatar kkcajj (< 20) Submitted: 12/10/2010 3:20:29 PM
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I don't think some of the investors have ever looked into the history of Dr Frost. He has been very successful in at least two companies that he has started. To say he is anything other than a success story is very false.

Member Avatar Trustearner (< 20) Submitted: 7/20/2013 7:45:36 PM
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OPK has paid me handsomely over the past 12 months, by my standards. Look at the graphs. But it's NEVER a bad idea to do some intensive homework to get current on who's running the business behind a stock. Thanks for reminding me of that, zzlangerhans.

Last time I checked was at least six quarters ago. At that time I learned that Dr. Phillip Frost, CEO, was listed by Forbes as one of the wealthiest men in the world. After getting his MD, he managed to get on as a principal officer in a corporation that made him a muliti-millionaire, and from there he went to another one, which made him a billionaire. If he did anything unethical or unlawful, or detrimental to a corporation, I found no info to that effect.

He's on the board of one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies, based in Israel, now.

Every few days, he pours another few million of his own money into shares of OPK. If that's a scam, I would be grateful to learn how such a scam works.

A recent hiring of a highly respected expert in the area of making and marketing little cards that cost pennies and can virtually instantly provide a clear cut positive or negative for certain epidemic diseases, only continues intellectual property doing that with some diseases, which could be done by untrained people in poverty areas of the world, is nothing to sneeze at.

But should any holder of thousands of shares of ANY corporation do some deep digging homework to get up to date? You betcha!

If I learn of ANYTHING indicating Dr. Frost is a scam artist, I'll sell off instantly, and pass along the news here.

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