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  • Shorting the stock into earnings was a great move, but now all the bad news is factored in and all the potential sellers have already sold.

    The last short to cover may be doing so above $23 a share and given the current short percent of float, TUBE may see a short squeeze if they announce a big new contract.

    Imagine if they get a buyout offer...

  • b1g_brothr b1g_brothr Mar 3, 2015 4:11 PM Flag

    Columnist Dennis Prager: "Appeasers hate those who confront evil. Given that this president is the least likely of any president in American history to confront evil – or even identify it – while Benjamin Netanyahu is particularly vocal and eloquent about both identifying and confronting evil, it is inevitable that the former will resent the latter. ... [T]hose who refused to characterize the Soviet Union as evil loathed Ronald Reagan and other anti-communists for doing so; and those who objected to the 'Axis of Evil' label placed on North Korea, Iran, and Iraq loathed George W. Bush and his supporters. The loathing of Benjamin Netanyahu is simply the latest example of the rule that those who will not confront evil will instead confront those who do. (It’s much safer, after all.) "

  • Susan Rice told AIPAC It was ‘neither realistic nor achievable’ to expect Iran to stop enriching uranium:

    ‘We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal. I know that some of you will be urging Congress to insist that Iran forgo its domestic enrichment capacity entirely,’ Rice told AIPAC, as the crowd broke in to cheer.

    ‘But, but, but as desirable as that would be, it is neither realistic nor achievable.’

    Didn't Obama list that as his number one foreign policy goal?

  • Late last week, Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD announced detailed 48-week results from two phase III studies − Studies 104 and 111 − on an investigational once-daily single-tablet regimen containing tenofovir alafenamide (TAF). Both studies evaluated the TAF-containing tablets for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naïve patients.

    Based on these results, Gilead stated that its tenofovir alafenamide-containing investigational therapy was the first TAF-based regimen that was found to be non-inferior to Stribild and also enhanced in terms of renal and bone parameters. The company added that a TAF-based single-tablet regimen has the potential to address the needs of HIV patients undergoing life-long antiretroviral therapy.

    Meanwhile, Gilead filed a new drug application for the E/C/F/TAF combination with the FDA in Nov 2014. An action from the agency is expected by Nov 2015. The combination therapy is also under review in the EU.

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    This is disgusting

    by stanmohesun Mar 2, 2015 1:50 PM
    b1g_brothr b1g_brothr Mar 2, 2015 1:54 PM Flag

    Typically, when stock falls hard there is a second wave of selling when people get home from work and check their portfolios. I bought more Friday and plan on using today to further reduce my cost basis.

    Let's hope TUBE was simply giving conservative guidance.

    No analyst has yet changed their rating on the stock, which is comforting.

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 27, 2015 10:02 AM Flag

    TUBE gave conservative guidance but their growth is phenomenal. They just need to get costs under control. Every IPO has this problem.

  • This is good because a better debt rating means lower borrowing costs...

    New York, February 24, 2015 -- Moody's Investors Service has changed its rating outlook on American Airlines Group, Inc. ("AAG") to positive from stable, upgraded four of the company's Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates ("EETCs"), and affirmed all other ratings including the B1 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR").

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    OT: Iran to Get the Bomb

    by b1g_brothr Feb 23, 2015 2:09 PM
    b1g_brothr b1g_brothr Feb 24, 2015 12:24 PM Flag

    The emerging U.S.-led deal that would allow Iran to enrich uranium at a limited rate, with the restrictions easing over time, poses a “great danger” to the Western world and Israel from a “messianic, apocalyptic” nation, Israel’s defense minister declared Monday.
    The next 9/11 may be nuclear.

  • (Reuters) - An American Airlines plane slid off a taxiway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Monday due to icy conditions, an airline spokeswoman said.

    There were no injuries among the 63 passengers and five crew members aboard the aircraft, which was attempting to maneuver from one taxiway to another when its nose wheel skidded and got stuck in the mud around 9:06 p.m. local time, said airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely.

  • The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on the most significant Internet regulations in history, two commissioners are asking Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay the vote and release his proposal to the public. “We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it,” Republican Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly said in a statement Monday. “Then, after the commission reviews the specific input it receives from the American public and makes any modifications to the plan as appropriate, we could proceed to a final vote.”
    The commission is set to vote on Wheeler’s aggressive proposal — which will regulate Internet service providers as public utilities and set new standards for speed and pricing — on Thursday, when it is expected to pass by a partisan vote of 3-2.
    Why would politicians push for government control of the most dynamic wealth-generating invention in human history? Think of the billions of dollars in lobbyist money that will flow into washington DC if they can make or break companies like Facebook and Twitter simply depending on how they "interpret" the fuzzy, outdated regulation they are using to seek control of the internet. There will be winners and losers but the American public will be the biggest loser.

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 23, 2015 2:09 PM Flag

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons.

    Officials from some of the six-power talks with Iran said details still needed to be agreed on, with U.S. and Iranian negotiators meeting Monday for the third straight day ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a framework agreement. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined the negotiations after arriving Sunday.

    A breakthrough was not expected before Kerry returns to Washington later Monday. Still, Western officials familiar with the talks cited long-awaited progress on some elements that would have to go into a comprehensive deal. They described the discussions as a moving target, however, meaning changes in any one area would have repercussions for other parts of the negotiation.

    The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program and slowly easing economic sanctions.

    Iran says it does not want nuclear arms and needs enrichment only for energy, medical and scientific purposes, but the U.S. fears Tehran could re-engineer the program to another potential use — producing the fissile core of a nuclear weapon.

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 23, 2015 10:49 AM Flag

    Loyd Miller (beneficial owner) picked up 800,000 shares this month at $3.77.
    Based on the current price, he's up half a mill.
    Nice to see somebody making money in LEU!

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 20, 2015 4:32 PM Flag

    Bought Ocular at 26 with a price target of 32. I didn't sell when it hit 32 and now it's stuck at 31.
    Time to bail!

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 19, 2015 6:58 PM Flag

    That's a pretty decent pop. Any news?

  • b1g_brothr by b1g_brothr Feb 17, 2015 12:05 PM Flag

    Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) is cashing in on the demand for generic drugs. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is expected to grow earnings by the triple digits in fiscal 2015.
    Lannett, with a $2 billion market cap, makes thyroid, cardiovascular and pain management generic drugs.
    On Feb 4, Lannett reported its fiscal second quarter 2015 results and blew by the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.15. Earnings were $1.21 compared to the Consensus of $1.06.
    Net sales jumped 71% to $114.5 million as strong sales and gross margin across several product areas boosted the quarter. It was the 9th consecutive quarter of record net sales.
    The company also has pricing power and has been able to raise prices, which has contributed to the strong growth.
    For the first 6 months of fiscal 2015, net sales jumped 84% to $208.2 million.
    Lannett doesn't see performance slowing in the second half of the fiscal year. It raised net sales guidance to a range of $395 million to $405 million from $370 million to $390 million.
    The analysts are equally as bullish. 3 estimates were raised since the earnings report for fiscal 2015 pushing the Zacks Consensus up sharply to $4.02 from $3.59.
    That's earnings growth of 103% as the Lannett only made $1.98 last year.

  • After more than a decade of bankruptcies, big mergers and billions of dollars in losses, the airline industry is headed for a year of surging profits, analysts say.
    A big part of that surge reflects the sharp drop in oil prices. But airlines have also grappled with capacity issues, added more efficient aircraft and cultivated an array of ancillary fees to help feather their nests.
    Fourth-quarter earnings and 2015 outlooks across the industry received a big boost from oil prices that fell 50% from June through December. The cost of jet fuel, which accounts for nearly a third of airline costs, also tumbled.
    An employee refuels an Alaska Airlines 737-800 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Low fuel prices are just one element in forecasts...
    An employee refuels an Alaska Airlines 737-800 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Low fuel prices are just one element in forecasts... View Enlarged Image
    Jet fuel spot prices are down 47% from last year's highs, but that's not the actual cost for most airlines. Most still operate according to hedge contracts negotiated before the sharp drop in oil, and therefore pay a higher price. Month by month, as more hedges expire and new ones are arranged, airlines lock in the current price scheme.
    Anyone watching oil prices knows market conditions could change in a flash and alter the outlook.
    "The wild card is oil and economic strength, and seat capacity growth," said Vaughn Cordle, analyst and founder of Ionosphere Capital, which works with some of the largest institutional investors. "Europe, Asia and South America have shown some weakness, but the U.S. domestic (airline) market is solid and the capacity growth moderate because of the industry's consolidation."

  • And why will dumping the CEO improve the stock price?

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    OT: Closer to Capitulation on Iranian Nukes

    by b1g_brothr Feb 13, 2015 12:46 PM
    b1g_brothr b1g_brothr Feb 13, 2015 2:26 PM Flag

    Loopholes in Obama’s interim nuclear framework deal with Iran from November 2013 have allowed Iran to make significant advances in its nuclear weapons program while still formally abiding by its commitments under the agreement. Iran has stopped enriching uranium to 20 percent purity levels, and sufficed with enriching uranium to 3.5% purity. But at the same time it has developed and begun using advanced centrifuges that enrich so quickly that the distinction between 3.5% and 20% enrichment levels becomes irrelevant. Iran has made significant advances in its ballistic missile program, including in its development of intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads. It has continued its development of nuclear bombs, and it has enriched sufficient quantities of uranium to produce one to two nuclear bombs.

    According to leaked reports, the permanent nuclear deal that Obama seeks to convince Iran to sign would further facilitate Iran’s ascension to the nuclear club. Among other things, the deal will place a time limit on the already ineffective inspections regime, thus blinding the world entirely to Iran’s nuclear activities.

    At the same time that Obama is facilitating Iran’s emergence as a nuclear power, he is doing nothing to stop its regional empowerment. Today Iran controls Syria, Iraq and Yemen and holds sway over Lebanon and Gaza. It threatens Saudi Arabia, and its Muslim Brotherhood allies threaten Egypt and Jordan.

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    OT: Closer to Capitulation on Iranian Nukes

    by b1g_brothr Feb 13, 2015 12:46 PM
    b1g_brothr b1g_brothr Feb 13, 2015 12:48 PM Flag

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) worried such a pact could be enacted without the Senate's approval and warned, "[T]he end result [of these negotiations] is more likely to be a North Korean situation."

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, criticized the talks in remarks before the Senate Armed Forces Committee. "Nuclear talks with Iran began as an international effort, buttressed by six UN resolutions, to deny Iran the capability to develop a military nuclear option," he recounted. "They are now an essentially bilateral negotiation over the scope of that capability through an agreement that sets a hypothetical limit of one year on an assumed breakout. The impact of this approach will be to move from preventing proliferation to managing it."

    In short, Obama has conceded the main point as he's led from behind.

  • From a conservative blog:
    The U.S. has eased sanctions against Iran, while the mullahs kept working on their nuclear program under the guise of peaceful use. It won't be long before sanctions are gone and Iran has its nuclear bomb. Kissinger fretted that other Middle East nations could then engage in a nuclear arms race. It's not inconceivable that Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey could quickly follow Iran. If Iran has nukes, these nations will reason it's in their own security interests to obtain them in order to balance their regional foe.

    Nor should we forget the effect this would have on Israel, which is calling the nuclear deal with Iran "bad and dangerous." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned us before about Iran, saying, "Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It's not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel." (He could have added the part about the "Death to America" chants that are a staple of Friday prayers in Tehran.)

    Netanyahu has allies in Congress, where the sentiment to expand sanctions against Iran is much stronger. In the past, Israel has threatened to go it alone in destroying Iran's nuclear program, and it may yet come to that. We'll see what the Israeli leader says when he addresses Congress in March.

    Regardless, by continually appeasing this rogue regime, Barack Obama has further destabilized the situation and once again shown his reverse Midas touch in world affairs.

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