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Nanosphere, Inc. (NSPH) Message Board

  • techstrategy techstrategy May 5, 2011 7:01 PM Flag

    Is Sammy gone? A little statistical lesson...

    I did send a complaint to which Yahoo directed me to the legal department. I'd rather not be hostile, but the bottom line is that Sammy was abusing the message boards and it was harming investors who were being misled by his posts while he was effectively filtering our corrective posts by using many aliases.

    Sammy hasn't posted at all today. After my post at 11:06AM today, no post has been rated more than twice. I don't think it is coincidence. And, as I said, any statistician with his or her salt armed with Yahoo's log records could test the independence of the ratings of Sammy's cohort of aliases to see whether they were being coordinated to collusive effect. The answer IMHO would be an unquestionable yes.

    If I am right, I am proud of Yahoo for doing the right thing... It will save me the effort of pursuing a more hostile path.

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    • rekca1:

      You are new to this board with a limited posting history. Do you mind if I ask what sparked your interest in this stock/joining the discussion? What is your interest in NSPH/Medical diagnostics/nano? Your previous posts seem to be with quite different stocks...

    • First, I am supportive of this company. The stock has been abused by short sellers. I am simply trying to make sure that retail investors coming in got a fair picture of where NSPH is at. Yes, I believe the share price should be much higher. I believe NSPH could fetch a multiple of its current price from M&A, especially once ultrasensitive troponin gets approval for risk stratification and cardiac disease progression because NSPH will have a cardiac care diagnostic franchise at that point with high value density because cardiac care drives HUGE healthcare costs. I'd like to see it remain a standalone company, but I could live with the right M&A.

      I have a little over 50K shares. I've posted my positions over time, simply to make clear to other investors that I have as much, if not more proportionately, skin in the game as anyone.

      I like this company. I like the founders and early stage investors. I am an NU / Kellogg alum and this company spun out of NU. I live in Chicago and have spent years trying to help the area better develop its technology cluster. For me, there's more to it than a trade. I believe that people who understand the importance of technology and innovation simply must vote their values with their wallets and support good companies like this.

      We'll see how it unfolds. Sammy would like to have everyone believe that NSPH is screwed. The reality is that NSPH's value increases as MDx takes hold and the category grows. Whether it is realized as a standalone or is acquired, only time will tell.

    • And once again you are usual.

      Doesn't it ever embarrass you being wrong as often as you are?

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      • Sammy:

        Glad to see you are still here. I was almost a little worried about you. Let's be clear -- I am correct that your lack of activity/posting correlates with the end of the ratings abuse. You proved me right. My guess is either Yahoo restricted your ability to rate OR you have been distracted by the commodity meltdown and trying to work your way out of that mess. If so, I hope someone squeezes you here now -- nothing like some losses here to heighten the pain of the margin call in commodities. I suspect many of your fellow shorts are on margin, even if you are not...

      • Scammin' won't be gone until he covers, at whatever price.

        If he covers low he will gloat on the way out. If he covers high you won't hear anything from him. Let's hope that silence is indeed golden.

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