Maybe not prohibitively so. LOCM is bloated, headcount too high for ops and pretty big pubco expenses that can be axed. Plus getting $2.60 worth of value for each piece of paper that was trading at 60 cents a few months ago doesn't hurt either. The reason a deal could not be made before was that LOCM's market cap was 3x Inuvos. Funny how things can turn in just a few months
I have been in a meeting with INUV CEO Howe where he expressed a keen interest in acquiring LOCM. I would not be even a little surprised if this deal happens. It looks like some of the trading today is already starting to price in an stock deal that might involve some degree of dilution.
It would be huge because it allows for significant upside for Looksmart shareholders. $2 of Adknowledge stock is a huge difference because its from a $200m /year revenue company with a decade of operating history in the same business as Looksmart.. They can use the NOLs and also maximize the remaining Looksmart assets and any search IP. Adknowledge is a very large and well established player who has had two IPO workups get shot down over the last decade. They acquire many companies and it makes sense that they would go public this way if the normal route hasn't panned out.
Something giving us a jolt today - looks like thin float Icahn holdings are getting a jump today on VLTC action. Icahn knows MLM due to Herbalife holdings and he could be buying CVSL. The trading in the stock the last few days certainly looks like what would happen as he acquired a stake. They take it down, then bring it back up. That 260,000 share block that was bought earlier today was the biggest trade I have ever seen for CVSL.
Watching on Level II and tempted to buy some since it has fallen so low, but there was a pretty big seller lurking today who was able to move part of his position, but he was not done at the end of the day. We are heading lower tomorrow, the question is how low. Already in uncharted territory - any thoughts?
Google GrooveVC and click the link to their blog. That post came Friday afternoon about an hour before the close and the stock cratered right after that. But Groove didn't say dump all your shares, just sell enough to get your original investment out. Groove does that with all focus stocks, usually when gain gets up to between200-300%. With Inuvo it was up over 300% from their rec price. Without some other news, Inuv should bounce again on Monday
James Frank and the other short sellers are scrambling, watch them post increasingly dire predictions as they try to cover their short position. We tried to warn you guys. Now you can fight each other trying to buy to cover. Here is a new word of advice. Cover the complete position as soon as possible. You can cover some at $4.40 - $4.50 range right now and that will look like a bargain in the weeks and months to come. Bookmark this post so you can refer back to it.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Hey James Frank, the other Groove recommended stocks are RAVE, INUV and TZOO. The first two have hit new 52 week highs this month that are around 100% higher than when Groove recommended them, so it should appeal to you and other short sellers. If you can get them to retrace back to the price Groove recommended them, you can double your money
Google GrooveVC and click to read the blog where they do updates. Remark short interest is at highest in company history with KanKan launch "imminent". Value of Sharecare stake with more than entire current market cap and roomlia just starting to take off.....
A significant short squeeze could ensue over the next few days if today's short interest report does not show a large part of the short interest outstanding being covered. It had already reached 200,000+ which is pretty eye-opening for a stock that trades only 10,000 shares per day. With the KanKan launch likely just days away, I see many factors that could lead to a pretty big short squeeze here.
On the other hand, if the CEO does another convertible or if they can get a deal priced in $4+ range, that would be extremely bullish. I am liking the price action today, looks like whatever they are doing on the financing front it is being well received by the marketplace. I have been a holder, but I am a buyer again now. Sharecare, Roomlia and KanKan have way too much potential for Remark to stay this low for long.
The filing will be made after they find a price at which the offering can be placed.
Looks like they have been unable to get an offering done at the price range they wanted and it will be going sub $4 now, may be a little more dilution than expected.
Simple math though I did understate the short interest - its actually 189,942 not 185,000. The 10 day average volume was just over 13,000 shares before today's close, may be slightly higher now. Divide 189,942 by 10 day avg volume of 135 and you get 15 trading days. That means it would take over 3 weeks (5 trading days per week) to cover it.
No one here believes your lies. You should cover now.
The short interest report for Remark last week was the highest in its history - 185,000+ shares. With the trading volume running at a 10 day avg of about 13,000 shares, it would take over 3 weeks of trading with all trades buy to cover transactions to completely cover that position. Of course, the volume is higher today due to the Project KanKan announcement.
You guys who are short Remark are nuts. The KanKan launch could easily cause a run on Remark shares and it is so thinly traded that it would blow through $10 pretty easily. You have been warned.
Looks like a long slow squeeze may be starting - up over $10.40 this morning. Have to imagine it would pop pretty big if the company released ANY news that was even slightly positive.
Short sellers have been trying to exit today, but there was nearly 400k sold short and some part of today's buying is new buyers due to the Oribitz acquisition. No way shorts are even halfway out yet and they know how quickly this can go the other way. I wonder how many will try to get out before today's close.....
What would be frivolous about bringing a shareholders action against the management of HIPP? They clearly misled investors on the last earnings report, suggesting that CFBE was near, a reverse split was imminent and that they were doing their jobs - working to increase shareholder value. In fact, they were working to find a way to continue to get their oversized salaries at the expense of shareholders. I know pubco management teams frequently dance very near the line and even into the gray areas with their quarterly releases, but the statements made by HIPP mgmt on that last earnings report went well beyond any gray area and even failed to use some of the hedging words that management could have used to avoid liability - they did not and the result is that their words were beyond misleading - it was pure deception. .The best approach may be to pursue them personally though - then the E&O guys can pay a little to shareholders and the individuals who have done wrong here will be difficult to insure going forward and it will make a better record of their malfeasance and incompetence.