Frankenberry your still here. I believe the last time I talked to you was before the reverse Vuzix stock split. Were you at the Annual Meeting? I made it this year. Paul Travers made his mistakes many many tears ago that the competitors are only finding out now. I believe the experience had to do with enterprise in the defense business, long sold. I don't think competitors realize how important the enterprise part of the market is. IMO Vuzix is ahead of the pack in enterprise. Paul Boris of GE Manufacturing Industries being on the board now helps with the enterprise side.. Build it correctly, train enterprise employees, and service what you sell. This and you will have something to build and reap major growth on.
Remember Any profit will be reduced by the money your paying Tim Sykes or Superman. This company didn't appoint a GE man for nothing. Credibility is going stronger. What's your stop loss number set at since you like giving out numbers. LOL
I agree most all the big block trades were early morning. 100+ & 200 thousand share trades. The market maker was overwhelmed with new institutional buying demand. Heck IMO it might have even been a potential future hypothetical suitor staying under 5%. The early bird gets the worm at a low takeout price. IMO to many past disappointed shareholder who wouldn't jump at the first chance at a 7.50+ bid. I'm a shareholder, long and recently short term. I'd take it. if it came to be. I think this is a buy below 4.50. I jumped in for more shares before Fridays close. The short uptick rule applies if the stock declines 10% from Friday. For short traders my broker doesn't allow shorting below 5, but some do I guess.
The kid grew up today. Still might need parental help, but IMO profitability is more important than sales for little no margins . Hopefully a up & coming lesson with Walmart.
I am not connected with Cyanotech directly or remotely. I have never been paid by the company. I have never met anyone in the company. I have been to five Hawaii islands and would like to go back. I unlike Mr. Larry Ellison or Bill Gates have the money to buy an Island. I'm am a soon to be 56 year old, private investor on the east coast. :+ )
You just never know, but how long does the co- founder really want to be a CEO? However I do know from over my 35 investing years most anything goes for the right price. I could be wrong, but I personally believe the snip below does apply to CYAN. They bought NBTY for Billions.
Carlyle is looking to buy businesses that are family owned, have room to expand overseas, or are non-core operations of a bigger company, according to Adachi. The fund is seeking to acquire pharmaceutical, medical-equipment and health-and-nutrition companies likely to benefit as the population ages. Carlyle is also interested in businesses with respected Japanese products that can be sold to Asian consumers, those with “seasoned technology,” and industrial firms, he said.
Carlyle, the world’s second-largest private equity manager, is known in the U.S. for buying household names for tens of billions of dollars. In Tokyo, it often goes for family-owned companies with enterprise values of less than $300 million. Tamotsu Adachi, managing director and co-representative for Japan, says he’s sticking with this approach after finishing raising 119.5 billion yen ($996 million) for the latest fund last month. He says health-care and consumer companies are two of the top targets.
In a market often averse to foreign funds, Carlyle’s list of Japan acquisitions shows how private equity firms can close deals by targeting smaller companies and staffing offices with local investment professionals. It’s also partly by necessity: so-called mega-buyouts have slowed globally since the financial crisis, and there were never many in Japan anyway. Smaller buyouts are also often more lucrative.
Well Meridian wants to know what shareholders think. IMO- I think the company should hire good investment bankers and explore strategic alternatives. Meaning for uninformed newbies - lets see if someone bigger and stronger is interested in buying the company uhh hummm DSM's Bio reactors. IMO This company is a Small niche for them to grow on. Good marketing already in place. Exactly why I held onto my Martek Biosicences Stock. Does this company has the time for a switch to a new growing algae strategy. I don't think so, ta ta