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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 25, 2011 12:08 PM Flag

    Now we know why!

    Dateline 15 November 2011

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    • What? The money raised could be for many reasons like merger\acq. etc. Good time to do that for llnw as the stock is soaring or is being manipulated for that. Yesterday FBR just came up with some news mid day and llnw shot up the maount it is loosing today. Talk about manipulation. If llnw business hits roadblock then they are in deep trouble but if business accelrates this is nothing.

      At this point I am wondering what is up with AKAM. May headwinds for akamai, IMO like big business doing in house or moving inhouse, compettion catching up with value added serves or beginning to at least with recent PRs from llnw wtc..

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      • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 25, 2011 1:27 PM Flag

        >>What? The money raised could be for many reasons like merger\acq. etc. Good time to do that for llnw as the stock is soaring or is being manipulated for that. Yesterday FBR just came up with some news mid day and llnw shot up the maount it is loosing today. Talk about manipulation. . . .<<

        The operative word is 'manipulation' . . . for both LLNW and AKAM. By the manipulators juicing LLNW while torpedoing AKAM, that made LLNW look like the crown jewel of CDNs.

        Do you remember that Friedman, Billings, Ramsey was one of the five underwriters of Limelight's IPO? Want to bet FBR's PR or whatever it was yesterday (I didn't see it) was _purposefully_ to drive up the stock for insiders to dump some of their shares before the dilution news hit today?

        >>At this point I am wondering what is up with AKAM. May headwinds for akamai, IMO like big business doing in house or moving inhouse, compettion catching up with value added serves or beginning to at least with recent PRs from llnw wtc..<<

        Did you notice the tsunami of other stocks down in sync with AKAM? Drudge's headlines explain a lot about AKAM's and other stocks' directions. Stir in software such as Goldman Sachs's, and there's your hot pot.

        When you read posts that crow about being right about AKAM, just remember that the rooster did not know about Libya et al. when he crowed.

        And remember that that same rooster posted this:

        <. . . I'm having real trouble determining what I'm missing when it comes to the stock market's resurgence.

        I have positions on both sides of the market and I can't figure out which one to pull. . . .>

        http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/ETFs_%28A_to_Z%29/ETFs_P/threadview?m=tm&bn=110798&tid=87174&mid=87212

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    • Whoops, ignore last post(s) let myself get time warped back to November.

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      • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 25, 2011 4:34 PM Flag

        >>Whoops, ignore last post(s) let myself get time warped back to November.<<

        No way can I ignore your immediately prior post . . . that CNBC graph is another 'one picture is worth a thousand words' illustration. Those insiders knew what was coming, and those graph bars evinced that. I was going to say especially the December and January bars, but the November and February bars were shorter because they were for half-months. Limelight filed its mixed shelf in precisely the middle of November and we're not through February yet.

        And you must've been receiving the radar, anyway. My post containing the CNBC link to which you replied/linked was only three (3) posts and twelve (12) minutes away from the post to which I linked in this "Now we know why!" thread! Amazing!

        Something here punctuated that graph, too. Within seconds, at most a minute, after I posted my reply (the one before this reply), my surge protector stopped a surge and my computer turned off taking Scottrade's AKAM and LLNW 'live' charts with it. :-) I didn't get to see the 'smart money' hour's final minutes. So now I'm going to reopen my streamer.

        P.S. If it slips my mind again, remind me to let you know what I learned regarding PBR.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 28, 2011 1:02 PM Flag

      >>No I think GS manipulation explains LLNW moves but the dilution explains the insider selling (and eventually the stock moves).<<

      It's not that the insider selling explains (is the reason for) the dilution?

      >>Could be we're observing an ongoing operation and counting it as multiple operations. Either way the insider selling and the dilution remain.<<

      Yes, ongoing is what it seems to be, since it's continuing from its November 2010 inception.

      In clicking again on the first link in my post to which you're replying, I found I had mistakenly given you the link to Limelight's "Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet & Consolidated Statement" SEC filing. The link I meant to give you — to Limelight's news release "Limelight Networks(R) Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock" — is this one:

      http://www.limelightnetworks.com/investors/?p=releasetxt&id=1532740

      http://www.
      limelightnetworks.com/investors/
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      That 24 February announcement includes:

      <Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Piper Jaffray & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.>

      >>Looks like it [might be a quarterly event], all part of a larger operation.<<

      Which means that Limelight's next ER won't tell the whole story until ten days have passed. After that, we'll know whether there will be a third secondary offering. It seems doubtful that Limelight would do that, but who could foresee there would be two in succession, last November's and this month's?

      >>The offering price is probably based on some average of its price over some period. That makes the big spike even more suspicious, enabling a higher offering price than would otherwise be the case.<<

      Hmmm, very good point. The offering price is $7.10, and according to SharpCharts, LLNW's average prices are:

      200 days  $5.46
      100 days  $6.59
      50 days  $6.50
      30 days  $6.74
      20 days  $6.96
      15 days  $7.14
      10 days  $7.59

      Maybe when the price was set, it was based on a 2- or 3-week average?

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 28, 2011 1:05 PM Flag

      >>Prescient and damning.<<

      That company hired former Akamai insiders, allegedly usurped Akamai patents, and sold its 'birthright' to an investment bank not known for probity. I can't say that I'm filled with sympathy for Limelight.

      >>I don't know what he's talking about but last quarter was the very first quarter they have had a positive (1 cent) EPS. They have to have been burning a bunch of cash and their secondary offerings show they need money. There is one hell of a lot of flack out there about Limelight.<<

      This is a Don't Miss:

      <Cramer's Mad Money - 4 Stocks in Anointed Territory (2/14/11)>

      http://seekingalpha.com/article/252827-cramer-s-mad-money-4-stocks-in-anointed-territory-2-14-11?source=marketwatch

      http://
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    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 28, 2011 1:09 PM Flag

      >>Yes Brazil, with their new oil discoveries, stands to become the new Saudi Arabia of oil. I'm not sure how that translates into the price of PBR but Soros buying so much indicates it is probably good.<<

      Are Brazil's new oil discoveries by various explorers or by just a couple? Should investors be in more than one kind (I never can remember the difference between 'industry' and 'sector') of Brazilian oil company?

      I guess current Libyan events are hindering PBR now, but Libya is too volatile to second-guess what tomorrow will bring. But I like today's headline for PBR!

      <Petrobras To Focus On Brazilian Production To Outstrip Exxon Atop Oil Markets, CFO Says>

    • >>It's not that the insider selling explains (is the reason for) the dilution?<<

      I guess in part but the fact they know the stock will be diluted would prompt their selling (and somebody made it easier by getting the stock price up). There's a self fulfilling prophecy in there somewhere.

      >>The link I meant to give you — to Limelight's news release "Limelight Networks(R) Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock" — is this one: . . .<<

      it doesn't say how much of the stock offering will be from LimeLight and how much from certain insiders.

      >>Maybe when the price was set, it was based on a 2- or 3-week average?<<

      That's the sort of thing they often do.

    • >>This is a Don't Miss:

      <Cramer's Mad Money - 4 Stocks in Anointed Territory (2/14/11)><<

      Cramer is certainly on board the LimeLight express. Cramer and GS . . . sufficient reason to stay away (unless, of course, you know somebody).

    • >>Are Brazil's new oil discoveries by various explorers or by just a couple? . . .<<

      I don't know but I don't think it matters. Brazil is calling the shots and PBR is their chosen crony capitalist.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 28, 2011 2:38 PM Flag

      >>I guess in part but the fact they know the stock will be diluted would prompt their selling (and somebody made it easier by getting the stock price up). There's a self fulfilling prophecy in there somewhere.<<

      Ah, now I'm getting it clearer. Something you said ignited a cerebral synapse. When Limelight initially registered its mixed shelf/secondary offering last November, management was PLANNING AHEAD to its secondary offering of the 10,000,000 shares. That 3-month head start gave insiders the opportunity to dump their shares before the deep-discount sale. And it's not hard to guess who that stock-price hoisting somebody might be.

      >>it doesn't say how much of the stock offering will be from LimeLight and how much from certain insiders.<<

      Intentionally vague? I wonder if those insiders will put on the auction block the respective remainders of their shares. That would seem extreme, though.

    • >>Intentionally vague? I wonder if those insiders will put on the auction block the respective remainders of their shares. . . .<<

      Frankly I doubt it's a very big portion of the whole load of stock being offered. It is just certain insiders who obviously were issued restricted shares . . . probably not really huge numbers of shares.

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