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Citron Research Negative on Life Partners (LPHI)


Citron Research just gave an update on its view of Life Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: LPHI). The research firm recently said, “Our opinion was that regulation of the life settlements industry would destroy the business of Life Partners. In the opinion of Citron, that day has come.”

The analysts continue to note that Life Partner’s business model only works in an unregulated market, which the SEC has begun to crackdown upon in amazing fashion. Interesting to note, Citron said, “Now, in the sunsetting phase of its business model, as the number of unregulated transaction candidates dries up, its financial statements reveal that LPHI is being forced to close fewer transactions, of larger face value, and carve out for itself an ever larger share of the transaction fees. These fees are now nearly equivalent to the value paid to the seller of the policies – an absurdly high value.”

This is interesting; traders should start researching a short position in the name.

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