Helicos has risen by a remarkable amount over the last month, going from $.60 to $3.25. Recently it retained Thomas Weisel Partners to look for partners or potentially a buyer.
If Thomas Weisel is not successful, the shares are in for some punishment.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Bobby Joe I ax yo b4 not 2 speke lak that 2 mee. Robert... What the heck you talking about you wildman in that last post?
YOU WHAT FOR SALES WELL THY GET SOME WHAT HAPPENS NOTHING LOLOLOL. You are killing me here Mr. How the hell are you?
Deutsche Bank Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners Settle with Securities Regulators District of Columbia to Receive Over $300,000
(Washington, DC) Under the terms of settlements announced today between securities regulators and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, the District of Columbia stands to receive $337,500 upon final acceptance of the terms of the agreement, according to Lawrence H. Mirel, commissioner of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB). The settlements result from allegations of conflicts of interest at brokerage houses where analysts recommended stocks due to improper influence from their investment banking colleagues.
Commissioner Mirel made the announcement following investigations of the two firms by the California Department of Corporations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD, Inc., and the New York Stock Exchange. The settlements are related to the April 2003 Global Settlement that ten other investment banks reached with the state, federal and industry regulators.
The investigations of Deutsche Bank and Thomas Weisel Partners, together with the 2003 Global Settlement, are part of a comprehensive regulatory effort to reform the relationship between investment banking and research and to manage appropriately conflicts of interest. Commissioner Mirel stated, "The settlements represent a significant step in our continuing efforts to ensure that investors are treated fairly and provided with objective research."
Under the terms of the settlement, Deutsche Bank is also required to distribute $2.5 million to the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), which will use the money to fund investor education initiatives on the state and national levels. The IPT is an established charitable organization with experience handling settlement funds and a history of investor education successes. The District's share of the IPT funds will be allocated to investor education programs in the District of Columbia