<<<<<....missing something. you,
the dentist, attempt to "control the flow" with your
thumb, which is 4" from the end of the needle. your hand
is not in contact with the patient's face...there is
no colateral movement. the patient is nervous. as
you know, the various density of the tissues vary
greatly depending on the site of injection. as good as
you (or any other dentist) are, you really have no
idea what's going on at the other end of that needle.
maybe you are good (many are not)...maybe you are
caring (many are not)...maybe you get lucky (many
don't), but given these factors, it is IMPOSSIBLE to
consistantly give painless injections.
it was once
impossible to consistantly write neatly too....then along
came the typewriter. the wand is that typewriter. the
computer controls the flow rate (which, by the way is
patented). the density of the tissue is irrevelant - the
computer doesn't care. the pencil grip allows you to
purchase your hand on the patients face, achieving
colateral movement. the patient is relaxed (if you do it
right - the patient may not even know he or she is
getting an injection!!! - try it - the wand after all
looks like any other instrument, as opposed to a
silicone gun!!). the end result is astonishing!! -
consistant pain free injections.
by the way, time is
saved because the wand achieves a 100% hit rate - on
any injection. it can also be used as a "paint brush"
to desensitize areas for procedures as simple as
For a company that has nothing going for it, MS
is up more than 300% since January. Turn arounds do
happen. I was once invested in a company called cytogen
for about 3 years. It was the biggest dog I have ever
owned. About a month ago it went from around $2 to a
high of $22. I'm not saying MS will do the same, but
the recent action in MS does tend to point towards a
greater move upward. I will be buying back in tomorrow.
Good luck to all.
You do not appear to be an investor in MS, and
based on your last post that surprises me. Are you not
aware that the Wand will be approved shortly for use
for other medical procedures, other than dentistry.
You state that the Wand does in fact work well, it is
just that dentists are basically cheap compared to
other medical professionals. Well, it would seem to me
if the Wand does in fact work well, and other
medical professionals will soon be able to use the Wand,
this points to increasing revenues for MS.
Should I buy back in or move on to bigger and
better stocks? With only one product it would seem that
growth may be limited. However, I am fairly certain FDA
approval will provide a nice pop up to the $6 area again.
If MS stilkl sits around $3 - $4 by Thursday, I will
buy back in.
I sold today for a $1700 profit. Although I
strongly believe there is still much more upside potential
in the near term. FDA approval should be any day
now. If MS drops back a buck I will buy back in. If I
miss the big run, I will curse myself for selling too
soon. Good luck and happy investing.
I see that you are likely shorting MS. My
condolences to you. With the way all these little companies
are moving up these days, I would say shorting MS, as
I'm sure you have already found out, is not a wise
idea. My limited research with led me to view you as a
short, is based on the following
<<<<Good to have you back.
You are one of the few with
knowledge about the Wand.
This board is full of hype
about an item that dentists (and physicians) don't
You understand that. And with that
understanding you rightfully conclude that there is no future
for the company.
Do not stay away so long
again..."THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE"...and you speak
I actually agree with you. I found out about MS
through a tip. I don't normally buy tips, but I watched
this one go from $1.25 to $4. All that I do know is
that MS is supposedly very close to FDA approval, for
sale of the Wand to medical fields other than dental.
So your right, my investment in MS probably was not
the brightest, with what little knowledge I have
about the company and is products. From my own research
all I have discovered is:
1) pending FDA
2) increasing sales of the Wand due to direct
3) about 600,000 in short interest.
4) 8 million
5) 4 million shares in the
6) some insider buying betweeen .75 and
If you are not a short and can provide me with some
valuable information about their products, I would
appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
I bought in today, 1700 shares at an average cost
of about $4. Not the best price obviously, but I'm
up. Can anyone tell me what procedures the Wand will
be used on once they get FDA approval for treatments
outside the dental arena? Will the Wand be used for
simple procedures such as a simple shot for tetnus, TB,
vaccines, etc...? Or is the Wand designed for much more
complicated medical procedures. Also, does MS have any other
products to offer, I couldn't find any information
concerning other products being offered or in their
pipeline. Thanks in advance.
It seems that MS has officially stated that there
has been an increase in disposable orders, due to
their direct marketing efforts. As well, revenue from
the sales of wand units in the fourth quarter has
exceeded those of the first three quarters combined.
Doesn't this sound very bullish for MS. Perhaps there
direct markeing efforts are much better than 100
salespeople knocking on doors. It does seem a bit strange
that it has taken 3 plus years to gain market
acceptance, but that is what their recent news piece seems to
say. Someone on this board had mentioned an article
that had appeared in "Popular Mechanics" concerning
MS, can you post a link. Thanks.
I am not currently invested in MS, but I have
heard this stock should go to at least $6 with FDA
approval. As far as "needle phobic" patients are concerned,
I would think that just about all children would
fall into that category. If a pediatrician was to
purchase one of these wands, wouldn't that be an added
bonus for his/her practice. As well, didn't the company
just say that they have pulled in more revenue in the
fourth quarter from sales of the wand, than they had in
the first three quarters combined? Or were these
sales simply for the disposable part of the wand, which
I believe only cost about $1 apiece? I may invest
in MS in the coming week, but would like to know
more. Thanks in advance.
The following is a commentary from Thomson
WMI -- Waste Mgmnt -- Industrial Goods
11:40:03 The beleaguered environmental services firm,
Waste Management has popped up as one of the most
active stocks in the institutional pre-trade market. The
stock, which was once a regular on the I-Watch Most
Active list, has been plagued by weak earnings
performance in the second and third quarters of this year.
Further, while many analysts applauded recent changes in
senior management, the Street remains unsure of whether
or not the new management will be able to turn the
firm around. The stock is hovering near yesterday's
close at $15 1/2 on volume of 1.7 million shares.
I-Watch shows a strong volume of Super Bids at prices
between $15 and $15 1/2 which has thus far kept the stock
out of negative territory. However, there's not a
whole lot of conviction in the actions of the bidders.
These institutions are looking to take in large blocks
at discounted prices and they are unwilling to pay
up for stock. This suggests limited upside to
today's session. Additionally, should these buyers fill
their orders, the stock could dip lower. However, the
fact that there is a steady stream of bids from
value-oriented institutions indicates they believe the stock has
approached a bottom. If this action persists over the next
few days/weeks, it could set the stage for a base for
a price rebound.
A regret this year? No, not selling a big chunk
of his largest position, AOL. Rather he regrets what
he did with the proceeds. "Buying Waste Management
(WMI:NYSE) at 50!" Miller chuckles as he considers the
price. It closed at 16 Wednesday. But he still thinks
the trash-hauler is a good pick. "It's about 30% to
40% too low."
but I am a short-term trader and 35-41 seems more
like a pipedream than a reality. That is not to say it
will never get to those levels again, just that at
this point the likelihood is not probable. I'll look
for $26 - $28 hopefully in the near future and will
than be on my way again. Although the tax implications
on short-term trading are far less favorable, I just
can not see holding many stocks long term in this
kind of market. It seems to me that the tremendous
volatility that is characteristic of many of the stocks
trading today, is best exploited with short-term trading.
Once my nestegg is at a level where I feel
comfortable, then I will look for a company to place money in
for the long term. IMO SBUX is not that stock. Good
luck and happy trading.
shares of SBUX today at 23.25. Am holding 300 of ATHM as well. Anyone think SBUX can hit $26 - $28 over the next month?
was right again. Check out HAsbro today. Recent
low was $19 and we just opened close to $23. At Home
(ATHM) is also looking very good today. Good luck with
SBUX, I may purchase some if it goes lower.
I know that WMI is being recommended by the guy
who runs the "blood in the streets" website. He is
also recommending stocks like HAS, SBUX, T, TOY etc...
He charges I believe about $3,000 for a yearly
subscription. I haven't subscribed but I do follow some of his
picks. One thing to note is that even though he may put
a stock on his "picks list" this does not
necessarily mean that the stock is a current buy. Those who
subscribe receive the buy target price through e-mail. Thus
far, it seems as though there is typically much more
downside to the stocks that he recommends. I have also
been watching WMI and have to believe that it is
getting close to becoming a very strong buy. I haven't
done any TA on it yet, but probably will this weekend.
As for Hasbro, I feel that at this price it must be
a steal. I am averaged in at $20.78 and may sell
for as little as $21.37 - $22 if it hits tomorrow.
The SSB downgrade just added an element of risk to
Hasbro that I really want no part of. As well, there are
just too many stocks right now that are attractively
priced that may have more upside potential than Hasbro.
One stock that I like very much is At Home (ATHM).
However, it is very risky due to large price swings and
the whole "open access" debate. Although, the whole
"open access" issue may quickly become a non-issue if a
deal is done with AOL. Any deal would surely send ATHM
soaring upwards. In truth, I have only been short-term
trading since March, and the bulk of the money I have
made has been from getting lucky with ATHM. IMO stocks
like HAS and SBUX are good for quick pops, but any
further romance I feel should be avoided. Good luck and
let me know if you have any stocks to suggest.
I hope that damn crystal ball was right. I was
buying Hasbro today. I am holding 800 shares at an
average cost of $20.78. Today's drop was most probably
due to the downgrade from a buy to outperform from
SSB. I personally think HAsbro is being lumped in with
Mattel. Time will tell. Hasbro's earnings are due out on