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MAKO Surgical Corp. Message Board

  • speedlake@ymail.com speedlake Jul 23, 2013 9:26 AM Flag

    Do institutions use professional bashers to buy at lower prices?

    False statement: "The stock’s 52-week high is $13.52, and its 52-week low is $10.00."

    This was attributed to Cramer by way of Tom Haly.
    Yes, I know that was probably a typo AND innocuous
    and of itself, but, I cannot help but wonder if a lot of
    the bashers are not shorts but in fact longs trying to
    accumulate without moving price up(yet).

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    • Speedlake, see the video I posted on the other Cramer thread. In that interview Cramer candidly admits how, when he was trading, could massage prices by a variety of methods using as little as $5M in capital and a few well placed rumors. Bashers or pumpers on a heavily read site I suppose might make a difference but he could achieve better results using other, more direct, means.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • speedlake@ymail.com speedlake Jul 23, 2013 11:01 AM Flag

        "Bashers or pumpers on a heavily read site I suppose might make a difference but he could achieve better results using other, more direct, means." No doubt. I simply wonder if it is worth it to them to pay a few dozen chumps in a room to throw cr@p and see what sticks or if that would just not be worth it (risk, if any/reward).

        Thanks for dignifying with a thoughtful response. I ask some odd stuff but I like knowing odd stuff.

    • speedlake@ymail.com speedlake Jul 23, 2013 9:41 AM Flag

      Maybe the better question is do they collude with the media to influence price?

      Simple question, complex answers.

      • 1 Reply to speedlake
      • We all know that Cramer comes late to the party. We all know if Cramer makes a call, then it is either obvious or it has been a short or long for a while. Take a look at 'now'. MAKO peaked at 13.52 this cycle. Cramer made his call after the stock had already gone below 13. Who wants to give up .30 to .50/share on a trade? So he IS late to the short call. Typical.
        Cramer also want predictability in earnings. He is consistent in wanting that ... almost as a mantra. So it is not hard to imagine him not liking this. Then consider the effects of Obamacare's 2.3% tax on gross for medical device makers and the ISRG debacle and it's not hard to figure out why he is taking the safe bet.

 
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