Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of next-generation life-science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function.

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Member Avatar nrynn (36.16) Submitted: 7/14/2014 5:20:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $176.84 ILMN Score: -7.12

Strong demand in personalized medicine.
Leader and almost monopolistic grip in the market.
Lot of cash reserves.
Good track record of delivering.

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Member Avatar unkownuser (98.04) Submitted: 7/13/2014 4:58:01 PM : Underperform Start Price: $178.99 ILMN Score: +8.37

Illumina's ceo, Jay Flatley, is a criminal plain and simple. He lacks creativity and ingenuity, and makes up for it by literally stealing the intellectual property of other companies. Flatley even outlined his strategy to boldly ignore patent rights by asserting that it would take years for these things to wind their way through the court system. Illumina lost patent litigation big time with Syntrix most recently (Illumina was pirating Syntrix' IP). But Flatley has still not learned that stealing is bad; and in fact he has found a way to compound his thievery. He bought (overpaid would be more accurate) the failing pre-natal dianostics firm Verinata Health and brought it under the Illumina umbrella. This was an odd move since Verinata was not only pirating the technology used for their prenatal test, but they were pirating it from Sequenom (Nasdaq: SQNM) one of Illumina's biggest customers! Can you say faux pas? Actually, faux pas is a bit of an understatement, back-stabbing, short-sighted, and criminal would be a bit more appropriate. So now Flatley is pirating through acquisition, AND alienating his largest customer in the process, BRILLIANT! For their part, Sequenom is now looking at alternative providers and will soon distance themselves from the criminal enterprise and underhanded offerings of Jay Flatley and Illumina. How long can a business model like Illumina's last? If they steal from their own customers, why wouldn't they steal from their own shareholders too... I wonder who's validating their numbers and how trustworthy they are.

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Member Avatar umight (49.07) Submitted: 7/6/2014 10:48:10 AM : Outperform Start Price: $182.56 ILMN Score: -10.02

I thought Google's IPO price, around $80 - $90 as I recall, was outrageous. There was no way I could justify that kind of P/E ratio. Silly me.

It seems to me that Illumina's situation is strikingly similar. The current price is outrageous. The P/E ratio is unjustifiable. But just as Google was way ahead of the pack in search technology, so is Illumina way ahead of the pack in sequencing.

I am not going to be silly this time.

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Member Avatar Jaeger (34.56) Submitted: 7/2/2014 11:14:28 AM : Outperform Start Price: $181.12 ILMN Score: -9.63

This company is still in its infancy of potential. Gnome sequencing implications and how to use it is still in its infancy.

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Member Avatar NHWeston102 (65.32) Submitted: 6/24/2014 2:07:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $171.92 ILMN Score: -5.61

Top-dog at sequencing, they have a deep moat which leaves competitors to fight over crumbs in the biotech analytics community. Since they serve a large number of firms, their contacts might also make them not only a buy-out candidate but target of a bidding war among several suitors. A good situation all the way around!

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Member Avatar Vanapple (< 20) Submitted: 6/9/2014 10:27:21 AM : Outperform Start Price: $170.73 ILMN Score: -5.04

Stock is roaring up again for another good run. One of few biotechs comming back into favour. I would watch this over weeks to months.

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Member Avatar PuddinHead42 (28.70) Submitted: 5/28/2014 11:02:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $158.99 ILMN Score: -0.08

Showing strong accumulation on the right side of the base.

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Member Avatar hba24 (94.16) Submitted: 5/28/2014 10:19:05 AM : Outperform Start Price: $156.93 ILMN Score: +0.95

Genomic revolution play.

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Member Avatar SmoothHughes (87.11) Submitted: 5/21/2014 3:29:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $154.57 ILMN Score: +1.32

Inexpensive gene sequencing will transform medicine; it'll just take longer than most think it will, hence the 5+ year pick of this industry leader.

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Member Avatar cmrk3 (38.05) Submitted: 5/19/2014 6:44:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $145.49 ILMN Score: +7.03

I am betting on a genetics variation and biological revolution and Illumna's very very valuable patents over the long term.

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Member Avatar iksnamyzs (78.39) Submitted: 5/18/2014 12:15:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $145.49 ILMN Score: +7.03

buy on dip

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Member Avatar rdcrock (47.01) Submitted: 5/16/2014 8:41:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $145.74 ILMN Score: +6.75

Best in class.

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Member Avatar km00nster (< 20) Submitted: 5/1/2014 12:05:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $154.07 ILMN Score: +1.28

Market Leaders in their industry. An excellent time to add shares during this pullback.

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Member Avatar willie2 (< 20) Submitted: 4/25/2014 2:11:00 PM : Outperform Start Price: $141.29 ILMN Score: +9.41

It will be tough to beat their leadership in this field.

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Member Avatar rivahrat (78.50) Submitted: 3/5/2014 1:14:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $179.71 ILMN Score: -13.76

Rule Breaker in novel medical area of low cost DNA sequencing.

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Member Avatar investisseuse (26.10) Submitted: 2/19/2014 7:29:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $173.72 ILMN Score: -13.31

Genome sequencing for under a $1000. bucks? and China as a new customer? What's not to like?

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Member Avatar SqwiiTrader (< 20) Submitted: 2/19/2014 4:50:18 PM : Underperform Start Price: $173.72 ILMN Score: +13.31

Too far too fast ,, near weekly demark 13 sell

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Member Avatar bradrimm (37.06) Submitted: 2/9/2014 9:58:08 AM : Outperform Start Price: $157.03 ILMN Score: -5.62

Genome sequencing will lead the future of healthcare, education, statistics and many other social trends... the question is whether its too early to blossom..

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Member Avatar 1russianguy (61.65) Submitted: 2/4/2014 12:14:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $151.06 ILMN Score: -4.18

Bill Gunderson long.

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Member Avatar otherAquanaut (99.80) Submitted: 1/31/2014 10:24:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $150.71 ILMN Score: -2.76

Currently leading the way in pressing down the cost of genetic sequencing. That's a huge forward looking market.

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