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  • Anyone know of a broker that will let you short GEVA? Etrade doesn't have the shares to loan.

  • Reply to

    Let's move on

    by fearInsidePLL Mar 17, 1999 4:55 PM
    a__1 a__1 Mar 23, 1999 10:04 PM Flag

    If I have stock options (and I do), I can
    basically do 3 things with them:
    1) nothing
    2)
    exercise them and keep the shares
    3) exercise them and
    sell the shares

    When I do #1, it means that a)
    my options are not about to expire and b) I think
    the stock price is going to go up and c) I have no
    immediate need for extra cash. #2 means that a) my options
    are about to expire and b) I think the stock is worth
    holding on to. #3 means that a) I need cash or b) this is
    a good time to get out of this stock.

    This
    many insiders selling stock should have been an
    obvious warning that people who should know thought the
    stock was at a high and the time for getting was
    good.

    As a customer of Pall, I can tell you that 1) we
    would prefer not to be, 2) we are looking for
    alternatives, 3) our suppliers tell us we are far from unique.

  • I haven't been following this list for a while,
    but the following citation came across my desk for
    other reasons, and I thought it might be of interest to
    the people who watch BTIM.

    Vox Sanguinis, vol.
    74/Supplement 2

    Circulatory Effects of Whole Blood,
    Packed Red Cells, Albumin, Starch, and Crystalloids in
    Resuscitation of Shock and Acute Critical Illness

    AUTHOR(S)- Shoemaker, W. C.; Wo, C. C. J. PAGE-
    69-74

    I haven't read it, so it may not even be relevant,
    but it is worth checking out. My apologies if I'm
    repeating someone else's post.

  • Largely thanks to BTIM, I am ranked #413 out of 43178.
    GO BTIM!!!!

  • Reply to

    Short Interest Figures for May

    by longinvstr Jun 25, 1998 5:15 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 26, 1998 4:47 PM Flag

    baltbear said:

    >the short interest on
    june 15, according to wall street journal
    >is
    2,188,221, a drop of only 130,128 shares.

    Wow, I am
    amazed. Those shorts have some cojones. I personally
    wouldn't short a $5 stock of a company with completed
    phase III trials and a submitted application to the FDA
    and a corporate partner, especially with an
    apparently passionate shareholder base.

    baltbear also
    said:

    >do not be fooled by people who say btim was easy to
    short at 27,
    >but no one would do it now. it is
    being done. every day.

    I'm not fooled, since the
    person who said that was me. It *was* an easy short at
    27. The short interest is and has been dropping,
    though. I was of course wrong about the short interest on
    June 15.

  • Reply to

    Short Interest Figures for May

    by longinvstr Jun 25, 1998 5:15 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 26, 1998 12:26 PM Flag

    In a previous message, you
    said:

    >"BioTime, Inc.","BTIM",2295984,2381254,-85270,"
    -3",198717
    >
    >Only down by 85k shares. I'm shocked frankly. Time
    will tell.

    Remember, that is the May 15th
    number. The June 15th number is overdue by a day or so.
    Check out the following site for more info. I too would
    be surprised if the short interest is bigger than
    1.5 million as of June 15.


    http://www.nasd.com/mr_section2.html#8

  • Reply to

    web support

    by mesaone Jun 21, 1998 11:29 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 24, 1998 12:20 PM Flag

    Don't know about fluosol in particular, but ALLP
    has at least three perfluorocarbon products. Oxygent
    is a synthetic blood, Liquivent is a liquid
    breathing solution to help damaged lungs, and I think the
    other one is called Imagent and is used as a phase
    contrast agent--I can't remember whether it is for MRI or
    ultrasound or neither, but it is used to enhance some sort
    of imaging.

    I think ALLP had a disagreement
    with their partner J&J about how to proceed with
    clinical trials for phase III for one of their products,
    so ALLP is going it largely on their own (with a big
    hit on their stock price).

    If you are
    interested in hemoglogin-based blood substitutes too, NFLD
    and BAX seem to be the furthest along, though BAX
    halted two of its phase III trials. Of particular
    interest to BTIM, though, is Hemosol which is conducting a
    phase II trial comparing its blood substitute to
    colloids.

  • Reply to

    UGLY

    by Lefty_007 Jun 16, 1998 6:24 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 16, 1998 8:43 PM Flag

    Do you *really* think the short interest is still
    huge? Personally, I'll be amazed if it is. Let's be
    conservative and say you shorted at 10--it's not like you're
    doubling your money by shorting it to 5 instead of 6, all
    the while your risk is increasing rapidly as the
    price falls. From the monthly numbers it looks like
    most people shorted at much greater than 10, so the
    rewards for continuing to be short at such a low price
    don't seem to outwiegh the risks.

    A few messages
    ago, mesaone said:
    >All that the shorts have
    done (and are doing) is delaying
    the
    >development of lifesaving medical technologies.

    and in
    another message:
    >he doesn't care about science or
    medicine or doing anything to
    >help
    society

    1) It's pretty much a strech to talk about Hextend
    as a "lifesaving medical technology". Why do you
    think they didn't need to do phase I & II? Though it
    may have some benenfit over existing colloids, it is
    so close to what is already out there that it's
    almost a me-too.

    2)The counter argument to "all
    the shorts have done..." is that people who hyped
    BTIM, and it *was* unequivicably hyped, simply wanted
    to take investors for a ride by pumping and dumping
    the stock, thereby making money for themselves and in
    the process, keeping money away from truly deserving
    biotech companies.

    My points are twofold: first,
    the helping socielty argument is just plain
    unfounded. Second, I don't think you'll have the shorts to
    kick around much longer. :)
    (well, ok, that is
    unless the stock price hits unjustified high levels
    again)

  • Reply to

    calling all shorts...with a valid argume

    by mesaone Jun 13, 1998 2:01 AM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 15, 1998 4:41 PM Flag

    Actually I did know about that site, but it is
    good to let everyone else know about it too. Who
    pissed in your Wheaties? Gee I'm not having such a great
    day either, I'm never going to win that investment
    challenge the way things are going.

  • Reply to

    calling all shorts...with a valid argume

    by mesaone Jun 13, 1998 2:01 AM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 15, 1998 4:37 PM Flag

    In message 2170, you cogently replied:


    >Kiss my AS(S) Neuter Boy!!!
    >
    >.....I
    hate to enlighten you, but the press releases via
    Yahoo
    >are not posted the minute the release is made public.
    Then again >you're so bright, you probably know
    that. Check out this
    sight
    >http://WWW.NEWSALERT.COM/ if you want some useful information
    >via
    hypertext. The SHOW websight is a waste of time.

  • Reply to

    calling all shorts...with a valid argume

    by mesaone Jun 13, 1998 2:01 AM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 15, 1998 4:00 PM Flag

    In message 1268, you said:

    >A_1....If
    you have a problem reading..........you can click
    on
    >the NEXT MESSAGE button. I'm sure some people don't
    have the
    >time to search the news & click on
    every hypertext link they see
    >on-line.

    In
    response to my message 1267:

    >>I think you
    are right that some people are uncomfortable
    with
    >>hypertext links, however, it has gone to the silly extreme
    that
    >>people
    >>1) post entire news releases that
    everyone here sees by virtue
    >> of their using
    yahoo and getting a quote on BTIM and
    >>2)
    breaking up an entire journal article in 10+ posts,
    rather
    >> than just posting the abstract and a
    link.

    Regarding "not having time to search the news", maybe you
    don't know this or you think the readers of this board
    are stupid, but when you get a stock quote through
    yahoo, it brings up the recent news for that company. If
    you don't read at least that news, you probably don't
    have any business posting. But it is not a big deal to
    hit next, as you say.

    It is more of a deal
    when the technologically challenged repeatedly cut an
    paste a hypertext article, thereby eliminating the
    hypertext AND figures, which are arguably the most
    important part of the paper, rather than just doing
    something like posting the abstract and the link.

    I
    am sure the cut-and-paste poster simply wanted to be
    informative, but give the readers *some* credit. It's not the
    80's--get with the 90's. On occasion hypertext can be more
    useful than text--this was one of them.

  • Reply to

    calling all shorts...with a valid argume

    by mesaone Jun 13, 1998 2:01 AM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 15, 1998 1:45 PM Flag

    in message number 2164, you
    said

    >..because you make a statement & in order for the reader to
    read
    >your complete statement or your view/response, we
    unfortunately >have to click on
    http://btim.dyn.ml.org.

    I think you are right that some people are
    uncomfortable with hypertext links, however, it has gone to the
    silly extreme that people 1) post entire news releases
    that everyone here sees by virtue of their using yahoo
    and getting a quote on BTIM and
    2) breaking up an
    entire journal article in 10+ posts, rather than just
    posting the abstract and a link.

  • Any bets on what it is this month? My guess is
    that it'll be significantly less than last month. My
    position has alway been that this was a no-brainer short
    at 27, but very risky at less than 8. The problem
    is, we're gonna need someone else to blame for the
    low stock price once the shorts have covered. I'm
    counting on the covering shorts and optimistic (read
    acquisitive) longs to help me win the yahoo investment
    challenge.

  • for the Yahoo investment challenge!

  • Looks like (one of) the blood substitute people are trying to get in through the back door.
    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/980608/hemosol_bl_1.html

  • Reply to

    Baxter & HemAssist

    by patusan Jun 4, 1998 10:49 AM

    Coke's formula is a trade secret. It is not patented. If you knew it you could copy it.

  • Reply to

    Short intrest

    by WARLOCKBOB May 28, 1998 8:11 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 2, 1998 11:11 AM Flag

    Of course, that's what Warlock Bob said a long time ago about the May data for the short interest. Scooped by the Warlock! Damn!

  • Reply to

    Short intrest

    by WARLOCKBOB May 28, 1998 8:11 PM
    a__1 a__1 Jun 2, 1998 11:07 AM Flag

    For some reason, NASDAQ was late reporting on
    their website, but
    DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

    The
    short interest dropped to less than 1,000,000!!! (just
    kidding)

    For may 15, the short interest was 2,295,984 compared
    to 2,381,254. It *did* drop, however, for the first
    time since July 97, when it dropped from 989,508 to
    953,985. Well, a lot of water
    has passed under the
    bridge since then. Stock price triples in a
    year,
    splits, phase III gets completed, IND filed, stock price
    drops to what it was a year ago. Just remember, though,
    this stock was <$2 in feb 96. Hope you bought then
    and not at 27.

  • Reply to

    down again!

    by fallsway May 14, 1998 4:31 PM
    a__1 a__1 May 15, 1998 12:41 PM Flag

    Steve, I agree with much of your analysis of BTIM
    in your recent posts on SI. Just a miscellaneous
    factoid, though: a unit of FFP is typically made from
    about 450 mL whole blood + anticoagulant. Depending on
    how the unit is centrifuged, whether a platelet unit
    is also made, etc., you'll get 180-330 mL of plasma.
    Typically, the 250-330 mL plasma units are the ones that
    become FFP. However, I understand that the size of an
    FFP unit varies across the country.

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