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at_last_at_last 15 posts  |  Last Activity: May 17, 2013 12:56 PM Member since: Feb 6, 2000
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  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 17, 2013 12:56 PM Flag

    Deep in the money long term options here are cheap in comparison to the stock price... I just paid less than a fraction of 1% to push deep in the money August options out to 2015. If anyone else here is playing the options game too then you may want to consider a similar push.

    For those who already own shares... I highly recommend you stay away from options unless you are selling some or unless you are using deep in the money ones to push a purchase out to a later time. For example, you can purchase 2015 deep in the money for approximately half the current share price plus a nominal time premium. If you don't have enough money to purchase one hundred shares of stock today, but you have enough to purchase half that then you could consider buying one deep in the money contract with an expiration date as far out as possible... If you do decide to try options then please please read as much as possible before you make any purchases. A lot of the out of the money options or barely in the money options expire worthless. Sure there is potential for big rewards if the stock soars, but that is rarely the case and the buyer loses out. I use deep in the money options to delay purchases that I'm am definitely going to make but I don't do it to gamble on the future value of the stock. Paying a very small premium for deep in the money 2015 fits my normal risk profile, but it might not fit yours if you end up buying a lot more contracts than the number of shares you plan to own. Good luck and be careful

  • Reply to

    What happened on the 15th

    by at_last_at_last May 16, 2013 3:35 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last May 16, 2013 3:48 PM Flag

    robear, here is a quote from another source that is also a Google translation: "The USO ensures that on Tuesday May 14, at 14.00, the company introduced Antibiotics SAU voluntary bankruptcy creditors. According to the Workers' Trade Union, the contest was presented in Madrid and was assigned to the Commercial Court No. 10. USE explains that "if we want this game is played in Leon, a creditor need to request the transfer of the contest, as soon possible ", as the court has not admitted Metabolix application for the transfer of the file, not considering them to creditors. So right now, the union is not aware of anyone asking for the removal fence"

    IMHO, it appears that Wacker will need to step up to get things rolling.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 16, 2013 3:35 PM Flag

    Lots of jibber jabber here about something going on on that date; did anything happen?
    Are we now all millionaires?

    pelo says he's going short but he said the same thing at $1.30 and look where that got him... A fast trip to the therapist and another mill in the hole. This company has about six months before we have to start worrying until then I wouldn't short this stock unless I were using pelo's money and then I'd be all in... Go pelo goooo!!! Rah Rah, ROFL

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last May 15, 2013 3:15 PM Flag

    The HzO thing is interesting but right now it feels like vaporware. If Zagg is going to gain from growth in HzO then HzO is going to have to start selling product. Any idea why they don't have more customers?

    I like the long concept but right now the trade is day to day so don't expect anyone to get excited here until HzO becomes a household name. I don't see that happening any time soon unless Apple or Samsung picks it up for their next gen phones.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 3, 2013 1:50 PM Flag

    Come on ilove, time for you to come back and shake things up! No new news but the stock has gone up in spite of that??? The company hasn't released a useful press release in... "like forever" and the CEO says stuff like "As has been documented in the press, Antibioticos is undergoing a financial restructuring in order to grow the site and ensure long-term strength." (See the last quarterly report transcript. ;-))

    ROFL, never once was that documented in the American press and Eno knows it! He expects all of his shareholders to filter through the Spanish press, translate and determine what applies to Metabolix. Sorry but I found that pathetic and I am surprised someone did not call him on that.

    Eno!!! You and your company need a blog so you can share what you know without expecting shareholders to learn Spanish!!!!

    The company is being extra careful and in doing so they are keeping many shareholders in the dark. Most companies release press about "new sales" and some even get quotes from their customers. The last good quote I read here was several years ago when a Rubbermaid manager went on and on about how great meril is and how easy was to setup an injection molding process for it (going on to point out that it even requires less energy to transform).

    Eno, do you have customers? How is that new PVC product line doing? What's up with manufacturing? Is Antibioticos going to work out or have you found another plan to add to your partner list? Are you just burning money waiting for the Spanish government to right things?

    Inquiring minds know nothing!

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 5:37 PM Flag

    When you buy a new phone you don't really need to get a screen protector... Their bread and butter is gone gone gone. The company may have a golden egg hidden in HZO's Waterblock technology but the analysts either don't know about that egg or they aren't about to count the chickens until they hatch and waterblock technology has yet to go mainstream.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 4:12 PM Flag

    Too bad they didn't announce that they are working with Zagg...

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 4:11 PM Flag

    Yes, they should start the discussions as it might be the only thing that turns this company around. Screen protectors are clearly on their way out (thanks to Corning Glass) and waterblock technology is just on the verge of becoming a reality. By this time next year it will be in everything from Kindles and iPads to most major cell phones. Zagg owns a very large piece of HzOInside and the market shouldn't underestimate that.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Hey Ready, is that you buying?

    by at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 2:13 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 3:12 PM Flag

    What sort of a knucklehead gives a thumb down to a post to another investor? ROFL, someone who is very insecure that’s who!!! Ready told us when he sold at $2.50 and you can find that back looking at the history of this board. He also told us he would buy it back when the price is right. If Ready gave one of today’s thumb down then he must have been very disappointed when it bounced above his target (I believe he was shooting for $1.30). If someone else gave the thumbs down then they were probably very disappointed when Ready sold half his position at $2.50. Regardless, it’s pretty funny that two people felt the need to give this post a thumb down. ROFL, get a life!!!

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 2:13 PM Flag

    I know you sold half at $2.50 and planned to buy back when she pulled back. Someone's been buying the last few days; is that you?

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last May 2, 2013 1:58 PM Flag

    You may delay the majority of your purchase until mid June... There's a 2c premium on the June $14 calls right now. Any takers?

  • Reply to

    This could turn into one heck of a year...

    by blow_out_year Apr 23, 2013 2:48 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Apr 26, 2013 12:05 PM Flag

    Ilo, you are so certain that years of hard work, research, patents, licenses, grants and more are going down the drain; big talk from a very small investor. Right now some of the silly retail investors that you've been dumping on are bidding $1.66 for 3400 shares. If you had anything to back up your claims you’d give them the shares. Go for it! I realize that the best you can do is talk crapper, turds and sewers when it comes to your own convictions but the investors here are looking for shares and not more of your verbal diarrhea.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Head and Shoulders Pattern

    by rumorwhisperorbuzz Apr 18, 2013 1:36 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Apr 25, 2013 1:14 PM Flag

    Why does Yahoo have the book value listed as $14.55? Would this company really be worth over 40% more if it were liquidated today?

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Apr 23, 2013 4:58 PM Flag

    See the gap in our chart? Apple's softness was priced in long ago; last week's events in Boston created the gap... Expect the gap to fill now that Apple's news is out

  • Reply to

    1 more soft qtr then we explode !

    by eyesobluegolfertoo Apr 23, 2013 4:44 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Apr 23, 2013 4:48 PM Flag

    Apple sold plenty of product in Q1, it wouldn't surprise me if we start to recover now...

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