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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. Message Board

  • goiiing goiiing Jul 30, 2009 12:08 PM Flag

    Put your shares for sale at $10 so nobody can short them

    Good advise for all stockholders before the run!!

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      $2.40 $0.05 (2.13%)

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    • if everyone does the same and nobody sells, and the selling stops, that will screw the shorters trying to sell.

      • 4 Replies to jasdeans
      • nogvmnt Jul 30, 2009 12:50 PM Flag

        "if everyone does the same and nobody sells, and the selling stops, that will screw the shorters trying to sell."

        You guys haven't done your homework.

        The last placement was at $1.69 and those shares have most likely been sold in the past 2-3 days, BUT!!!, The buyers of those shares also hold warrants for over 10 million more shares at $2.16, So I'm thinking they are selling those shares short as they have warrants to replace them at $2.16.

        And if the SP goes lower after the CC, they will simply buy to cover in the open market.

        Either way, they've made a killing.


      • and what happens if this stock gets a buyout offer for 55.00....You would lose your shares at 10...

        A smarter way would be to have your shares put into a cash account and you advise your broker they can not be used for short sales. If you have shares in a margin account....then they are being used right now because it is in the fine print of your broker agreement.

      • Why not $20, just in case?

      • You make big mistake if you put in order to

        sell at 10 bucks.

        The CEO said its worth more than 55.00 and

        I believe him .

        I believe we have three big pharma ready

        to buy ARIA AT THAT PRICE and you lost 45+


        I just hold tight to my shares.

    • and Barney Frank/Congress to show them the kind of pump and dump these people do.

      I think a headline claiming a stock is going to plunge should be illegal manipuliation.

      I am going to write letters to Congress asking them to come up with rules on the kinds of things that can be said in press releases on stocks.

      Perhaps they can get stricter and not allow this kind of bold statements, like THIS THING WILL PLUNGE.

      If Congress and SEC gets enough letters, they may address this. There is a sept roundtable discussion on investing that we need to get our input in to Senators for review before that.

      If we dont speak up and get involved, how can we ever change this crooked system.

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