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  • singhlion2001 singhlion2001 Feb 21, 2013 12:24 PM Flag

    BLOW WHISTLES:Enforcement Tips and Complaints Manipulation of a security's price or volume Insider trading

    Enforcement Tips and Complaints

    Manipulation of a security's price or volume
    Insider trading
    Manipulation Manipulation is intentional conduct designed to deceive investors by controlling or artificially affecting the market for a security. Manipulation can involve a number of techniques to affect the supply of, or demand for, a stock. They include: spreading false or misleading information about a company; improperly limiting the number of publicly-available shares; or rigging quotes, prices or trades to create a false or deceptive picture of the demand for a security. Those who engage in manipulation are subject to various civil and criminal sanctions. of a security's price or volume

    GO TO sec fraud web site and FILE complaintS

    Here is the fraud volume history:
    how this criminal gang generates massive fraud volume on limited trading float??
    Results for: 3 Month, From 15-NOV-2012 TO 15-FEB-2013
    Date Open High Low Close/Last Volume
    16:00 191 197.17 190.1502 196.45 4,878,201
    02/15/2013 188.57 190 186.26 189.512 3,805,921
    02/14/2013 187.29 189.8499 184.691 187.4 4,564,920
    02/13/2013 180.9 186.4 179.66 186.269 5,825,432
    02/12/2013 180.66 183.56 175.71 177.95 4,911,145
    02/11/2013 178.98 182.05 174.8 177.89 4,187,626
    02/08/2013 181.745 183.9599 180.01 180.97 3,663,760
    02/07/2013 185.75 188.8795 178.54 181.962 7,582,627
    02/06/2013 175 185.355 174.55 184.41 9,589,299
    02/05/2013 172.38 177.89 171 174.387 8,146,992
    02/04/2013 162.78 175.13 162.78 174.74 7,261,148
    02/01/2013 170 173 163.88 164.8 7,189,963
    01/31/2013 167.105 169 160.32 165.24 5,083,944
    01/30/2013 173.49 175.4999 162.66 167.7 6,864,858
    01/29/2013 158.13 169.88 156.63 169.12 8,487,565
    01/28/2013 172.51 177.25 160.79 162.11 15,583,420
    01/25/2013 145.67 172.68 145.608 169.56 27,311,180
    01/24/2013 143.99 149.17 139.62 146.86 16,932,340
    01/23/2013 97.13 103.83 97.02 103.26 10,208,640
    01/22/2013 99.65 99.65 96.59 97.81 3,250,704
    01/18/2013 100.3801 101.94 98.6772 99.17 5,141,671
    01/17/2013 98.09 98.6 95.75 97.7 2,313,328
    01/16/2013 101.82 102.3 96.76 97.48 3,997,319
    01/15/2013 103.02 104.356 101.05 101.69 2,438,245
    01/14/2013 100.99 104.5 100.56 103.445 3,352,109
    01/11/2013 98.18 101.92 98 101.29 4,261,282

    Here is Concentrated holders part of manipulation scam gang:

    324 Institutional Holders
    51,586,403 Total Shares Held
    Click on the column header links to resort ascending (^) or descending (v).

    Owner Name Date Shared Held Change (Shares) Change(%) Value(in 1,000s)
    CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS 12/31/2012 6,683,485 101,900 1.55 1,266,601
    ICAHN CARL C 12/31/2012 5,541,066 4,291,066 343.29 1,050,099
    PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ 12/31/2012 4,795,383 (1,046,630) (17.92) 908,783
    DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS 12/31/2012 3,937,721 (231,483) (5.55) 746,245
    VANGUARD GROUP INC 12/31/2012 3,162,617 70,075 2.27 599,354
    STATE STREET CORP 12/31/2012 2,249,379 (43,917) (1.92) 426,284
    GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 12/31/2012 1,518,397 (253,727) (14.32) 287,754
    BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS UK HOLDINGS LTD 12/31/2012 1,482,279 (7,177) (0.48) 280,910
    SLATE PATH CAPITAL LP 12/31/2012 1,330,000 1,330,000 New 252,051
    COATUE MANAGEMENT LLC 12/31/2012 1,277,633 1,277,633 New 242,127
    JANA PARTNERS LLC 12/31/2012 1,000,000 580,524 138.39 189,512

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • FRAUD GANG INJECTING 180 PUTS IN MASSIVE VOLUME FROM MANIPULATION...

      WHERE ARE THESE CRIMINALS AT S.E.C: TRADING AND MARKETS?

      JOHN RAMSEY 202-551-5500
      GORDON FULLER 202-551-5686

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 1 Reply to singhlion2001
      • REED HASTINGS/JAY HOAG/BARRY McCARTHY/\GOLDMAN SACHS= KEY SCAM GANG PLANNING AND EXECUTION SINCE 2010

        $20B+ FRAUD LOOT WITH AN INSOLVENT POOP WIPE PAPER NOW STACKED INTO USA WORKING CLASS PENSIONS........FINAL KILL CHAPTER PLAYING OUT BY GOLDMAN SACHS/REED HASTINGS/TECHNOLOGY CROSS VENTURE LED SCAM GANG

        John Malone is Media Mughal and why he refuse to take Disney content at price tag, which Criminal Thug was willing to pay?

        Liberty Media has plenty of cash vs MF Reed Hastings turned Netflix balance sheet to Insolvency in 2011 to cash out fraud loot from scam bubble creation in 2010/11 and massive stock option abuse continues to loot more and Key crime Partner from Technology Cross ventures Jay Hoag , who looted billions from NETFLIX scam Short Squeeze Bubble Planning along with Barry McCarthy & Reed Hastings and Jay Hoag is still on Board of Directors and enjoying free loot along with rest of the scam Gang.

        Technology Cross ventures is Biggest Nexus scam Gang connected to Goldman Sachs Crime syndicate Network in Silicon Valley

        NETFLIX from day one listing on USA Wall Street Casino has been used by this scam Gang to loot billions via Concentrated Holding and controlled Trading float and lending Short and executing planned short Squeezes for over many tears but Major fraud was planned in Dec2009 to execute Streaming hype fraud and $200M Debt has been used in 2010 , Line oF Credit at Wells Fargo and entire Cash Flow to play this fraud and massive loot in Billions cashed by nexus scam Gang:

        INSIDERS SCAM GANG LED BY REED HASTINGS, BARRY McCARTHY/TECHNOLOGY CROSS VENTURES AND THEIR WALL STREET KEY CRIME PARTNERS GOLDMAN SACHS AND MORGAN STANLEY

        THESE CRIMINAL GANG CASHED BIG TIME BEFORE REVEALING BALANCE SHEET INSOLVENCY IN OCT 2011 AND NEW FRAUD SUDDEN FUNDING DEAL IN A RUSH WITH $200M IN A VERY CLEVER 2018 ZERO COUPON FRAUD FROM FREE LOOT AT TECHNOLOGY CROSS VENTURES NOW UNDER CONTROL OF BARRY McCARTHY(EX CFO) AND THEY ROPED IN NEW SCAM PARTNERS AT TROWE PRICE WITH $200 WORTH STOCK TO PLAY NEW SHORT SQUEEZE SCAM IN EARLY 2012 AGAIN. After that we 2 new Short Squeeze scam recycling in 2012 and this fraud Recycle by this Nexus scam Gang continues.........GOLDMAM SACHS is key crime partner in 2012 too with their fraud derivatives and Manipulation "HFT" software at work and S.E.C CRIMINALS ARE STILL PROTECTING THIS SCAM GANG... WELLS NOTICE IS DIRTY TRICK BY ROBERT KHUZAMI./MARY SHAPIRO SCAM GANG AT S.E.C. to silence whistle Blower like me, these criminal Gang at S.E.C. is bed with scam gang at GOLDMAN SACHS

        GOLDMAN SACHS trading in Netflix has to be Audited by FBI & Criminal Division at DOJ.

        This Fraud in Netflix trading pit has put ENRON/WORLDCOM /MADOFF scams to shame........and still continues.............

        Now back to LIBERTY MEDIA/STARZ and John Malone Question:

        John Malone is Media Mughal and why he refuse to take Disney content at price tag, which Criminal Thug was willing to pay?

        Focus on this from the article:
        Why Did Starz Turn Down Disney?

        However, the deal has a major downside: its cost. While Netflix declined to give any financial details regarding the terms of the agreement, the L.A. Times reported that it could run as much as $300 million per year. Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible wrote in a report seen by NBC that the firm would “not be surprised if (Netflix) would need to raise capital.”
        Liberty Media’s (NASDAQ:LMCA) premium cable channel Starz decided on Tuesday not to renew its exclusive licensing agreement with Disney, partly because of the prohibitive price. As The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, Starz will be looking for a potential buyer as soon as Liberty Media spins off the company in early January. Sources told the publication that “Some buyers wouldn’t want to take over a company that’s burdened with giant cost increases.” Disney’s new terms could have resulted in annual fees of $300 million, $100 million more than under Starz’s previous deal.
        For Starz, which will be solely dependent on original programming and content from a deal with Sony (NYSE:SNE) once its Disney contract expires, securing a potential buyer is of utmost importance. Its networks have struggled to compete with Time Warner’s (NYSE:TWX) HBO and CBS’s (NYSE:CBS) Showtime in recent years. Less

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

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      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 2 Replies to singhlion2001
      • INVESTOR CLINIC
        Netflix Stock a Real 'House of Cards'

        Rising debt, soaring costs, increasing competititon, and yet the stock defies gravity...we've seen this movie before, writes John Heinzl, reporter and columnist for Globe Investor.
        It’s official: Wall Street has taken leave of its senses. That’s the only plausible explanation I can come up with for the ridiculous valuation of Netflix (NFLX), a company whose future remains as murky as ever despite a massive run-up in the stock following a modest fourth-quarter profit.
        We’ve all heard the bullish arguments for Netflix: It’s a market leader in video streaming; it has a strong brand name; its subscriber base is growing as more consumers cut their cable and watch Netflix on their tablets and Internet TVs for $8 a month.
        But that doesn’t change the fact that Netflix is an insanely expensive and risky stock, given how its programming costs are soaring just as competition from Amazon (AMZN), Verizon (VZ), and other deep-pocketed players is heating up. It’s fitting that Netflix titled its new original series House of Cards, because that’s exactly how some analysts describe the company.
        “We remain dumbfounded at the value placed by investors on Netflix shares,” Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter wrote in a recent note.
        Having roughly tripled over the past four months, Netflix shares now trades at about $174—or about 150 times the average 2013 earnings estimate of $1.14 a share. This implies that investors are expecting torrid profit growth in the years ahead.
        Good luck with that.
        Pachter thinks the shares are actually worth about $55, and he calls that target “generous.” He’s far from the only bearish analyst on Wall Street: At least ten others have price targets of less than $100.
        So why do the shares continue to defy gravity? Because investors don’t understand that Netflix’s business model is fundamentally flawed.
        For starters, the company’s program costs are soaring. To win new subscribers and prevent existing ones from switching to competing services, Netflix has to offer compelling content, but that costs money—big money. Pachter estimates that the cost of Netflix’s streaming content deals will increase to nearly $2.5 billion in 2013, up from about $2.2 billion in 2012 and less than $300 million in 2010.
        Recent multi-year agreements with Disney (DIS) and Warner Bros. (TWX) alone will cost Netflix an estimated $320 million in 2013, and the price tag on those deals is expected to grow in coming years. Then there are the costs for original shows such as House of Cards, a new season of Arrested Development coming this spring, and a handful of other in-house programs expected this year.
        As its content costs balloon, Netflix faces some hard choices: It can cut existing programs to save money; it can issue more debt; or it can raise its subscription prices. The last option would probably not go over well given the revolt when Netflix raised prices a couple of years ago, so for now the company is focusing on the first two.
        Last year, Netflix lost access to new Sony and Disney movies when its deal with Starz expired (under the new Disney deal, new movies will not be available until 2016). Recently, Netflix also lost an estimated 800 hours of programming that included A&E and History Channel content. Given how quickly Netflix’s costs are rising, Pachter believes Netflix might also cut a portion of its content from CBS, Fox, or NBC Universal this year to save money.
        The problem with slashing programs is that subscribers might cancel their Netflix service and take their eyeballs—and wallets—somewhere else, such as Amazon, Redbox Instant by Verizon, or another streaming service.
        Indeed, a big risk for Netflix is that streaming video has low barriers to entry, which means competition is only going to increase. At the same time, customers can switch easily from one service to the other with a few mouse clicks.
        As Netflix’s content costs are rising, so are its debt levels—to the point that credit rating agencies are expressing concern. In late January, days after its fourth-quarter results came out, Netflix announced an offering of $500 million of notes at 5.375%. About $225 million will be used to refinance existing debt and the remainder is for capital expenditures, investments, and “potential acquisitions and strategic transactions,” Netflix said.
        Netflix’s credit rating of BB- was already below investment grade, and after the new issue Standard & Poor’s revised its outlook to negative “based on an increase in debt leverage as well as our expectation for negative discretionary cash flow in 2013 and possibly into the first half of 2014, resulting from increased investments in original programming.”
        Original content “requires more upfront payments and the return on investment can be highly uncertain,” S&P said. The strategy, combined with rising costs for third-party content and losses associated with Netflix’s international expansion, “raises business and financial risk, and will likely consume liquidity at least over the near term,” it said.
        Even as Netflix reported a modest profit of $17.2 million, or 29 cents a share, on revenue of $3.61 billion for the year ended December 31, the company posted negative free cash flow of $20 million and $51 million in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, more than wiping out the positive free cash totaling $13 million in the first and second quarters.
        In his January 23 investor letter, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings warned that free cash flow will be “materially more negative” in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter, as the company makes the “bulk of our remaining cash payments for our current originals.” In subsequent quarters, free cash flow will “improve substantially,” he said.
        Pachter is skeptical. “Notwithstanding the company’s apparent return to profitability, free cash flow remains elusive, as escalating content costs...exceed the profits derived from the business. We think that this tradeoff will continue indefinitely,” he wrote.
        What’s more, he believes that Netflix’s accounting vastly overstates the profitability of Netflix’s domestic streaming operations, which are critical to the company’s future.
        According to Netflix, domestic streaming had “contribution profit”—revenues less the cost of revenues and marketing expenses—of about $350 million in 2012, compared with contribution profit of about $539 million for Netflix’s DVD-by-mail division. DVDs were Netflix’s original business and remain its cash cow, even though the number of DVD subscribers is falling steadily, down 27% last year.
        However, if one includes unallocated “other operating expenses”—general, administrative, and technology spending—according to their true impact on each of Netflix’s divisions, domestic streaming generated operating profit of just $50 million in 2012, Pachter estimates, making it pale next to the DVD business’s estimated operating profit of $450.4 million.
        “The company’s lack of concern about declining DVD subscribers is baffling, and management optimism about contribution profit from domestic streaming growth is misguided, in our view,” he wrote.
        Given Wall Street’s love of “story” stocks and its habit of ignoring valuations, it’s possible the shares could continue rising. Indeed, short sellers who were betting heavily against the company were forced to cover their positions after fourth-quarter numbers surprised on the upside, and the massive short squeeze undoubtedly drove the stock even higher.
        But make no mistake: This movie will not end well.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • Red alert in usa: mf proven criminal thug reed hastings scam gang has no way out next: short squeeze fraud with scam manipulation is at final climax

        zillion % bigger fraud than enron/worldcom and new record loot by any nexus organized corporate and bankster scam gang in history of usa
        wall(now fraud) street casino

        where is fbi/criminal division doj/s.e.c./finra ????

        what about high treason criminal rulers in washington dc?

        rome did not burn in a day

        massive civil unrest in usa 2014

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • CARL ICAHN FRAUD NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED TOO
      Who Is Doing What To Whom On Carl Icahn’s Netflix Trades?
      So like I said those were warm-ups; the real question is: why do this? Why not just buy stock? The answer that I started with – leverage! volatility! – is plainly nonsense: you can’t rely on any explanation that assumes a customer, even a savvy customer like Icahn, is systematically and predictably taking advantage of a derivatives dealer.6 Selling naked call options to a corporate raider is awesomely dumb – Icahn can ruin you with one press release! – so nobody would do it. All that Icahn’s done is buy the stock forward.

      So why buy it forward? The answer is super boring, I think. It seems likely that Icahn works this way to avoid HSR filings: the antitrust laws require you to file forms, pay fees, alert the company, and maybe get public disclosure if you’re going to buy more than $68.2 million of Netflix stock. That sucks; it costs time and money and alerts the company when you’ve bought only $60ish million, rather than $300ish million, of their stock. If you want to buy cheap and profit from your press release, rather than buy expensively after the stock has already priced in your interest, avoiding HSR is economically important. And buying via options lets you do so.7 [Update: a reader points out that, if you multiply Icahn's 1.25mm physical shares by the $54.74 purchase price listed for the last of them, you get ~$68.4mm, or right up against the HSR threshold, further evidence that Icahn's tactics are driven by HSR. He also points out that Whitney Tilson takes the contrary "very bullish, leveraged bet" view.]

      So there’s your boring answer: Icahn didn’t get long Netflix to take advantage of his dealer’s stupidity, but to take advantage of his dealer’s HSR exemption. Now, here are some extra-credit questions. Theoretically the put + call are delta one, so the dealer should hedge by buying 100% of the underlying stock, or ~4.3 million shares. So:

      If you were doing this trade with Carl Icahn, would you initially “hedge” by buying, say, 110% of the underlying stock, and then sell down after he files his 13-D and announces his position?
      Would overhedging like that constitute insider trading? Why or why not?
      Did his dealer do that here?
      If the dealer(s) had done that, and sold at today’s closing price, they made ~$4 million today, or ~$8 million total if they put on the trade at ~$59 a week ago.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 2 Replies to singhlion2001
      • My guess about Icahn....... He was looking a a small float(SO) company with a big short interest and a ceo ready to do anything to get money....
        He opened a long position calls(and maybe stocks with offshore accounts, Lampert went longs also.... so from then I'm pretty sure a scenario was planned with nflx since aout-oct....I wouldn't be surprised that a call has been made to Disney by one of big boy to get a positive answer for the deal....(and some "gifts")..... Then Icahn, Lampert and some other large players made the set up weeks before last er... they just ask nflx to come up with whatever positive numbers... the Large gap up was already planned....

        One thing that made me to wonder is when Reed increased his salary to $2M.... and I'm sure a good compensation from big boys have been sent to Reeds for his "good work"....

        Nflx will be back to $50, however I'm wondering if they are in work to cook big time next qter to get a complete distribution above $200....

      • LOOK AT FRAUD PRICE DISTORTION ON PUMP SCAMS:

        FEW SHARES MF CRIMINALS TAKE UP 10+ 02 40_+ OR 1+ 2+

        MILLIONS IN VOLUME AND THAN +/- FEW PENNIES?

        BIGGEST FRAUD PRICE/VOLUME MANIPULATED TRADING PIT

        MASSIVE FRAUD IS BEING DONE VIA WEEKLY DERIVATIVE FRAUD VOLUME FOR MANIPULATION

        HANG EM HIGH IS ONLY THE SOLUTION TO STOP FRAUD LOOT

        WHERE IS MF JOHN RAMSEY HIDING AT : SEC

        TRADING & MARKETS RESPONSIBLE TO CATCH THESE CRIMINALS:

        CALL CRIMINAL MF JOHN RAMSEY AT 202-551-5500
        GORDON FULLER AT 202-551-5686

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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