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beprepared4infinityandbeyond 1704 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 14, 2014 4:45 PM Member since: Feb 22, 2000
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  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 14, 2014 4:45 PM Flag

    Regarding price movement… The volume here tends to be next to non-existent which probably scares most American investors away from the pink sheet version. When zero pinksheet shares trade here Yahoo shows the same closing price as the prior day’s close; that may cause new investors to question the validity of this equity… To find out what the real price is you need to look at the European quote; that is always the best place to start before placing an offer to buy or sell. Try using GFT.PA ... That should give you the price in Paris in Euros. Then convert that price to dollars by Googling for something like: “price EUR to USD” (where price is what you found for GFT.PA). Today’s actual close was 6.98 EUR which is somewhere near $9.65 USD.

    I believe that the Euronext closes around 8:30AM PST so our early morning trades should go through fairly quickly. Anything after that is probably placed in an after-hours market and has the same issues as placing a trade here in the after-hours market (low volume, greater price volatility, etc.). Personally most of my trades have been after 8:30AM PST and my orders usually go through but I tend to pay up a few cents to purchase shares and discount a bit to sell shares.

    Hopefully this helps

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 14, 2014 4:24 PM Flag

    Greetings chad and welcome to this board... It tends to be fairly quiet here because most of us don't check in very often.

    Another yahoo user once explained these shares as follows (and I suspect he's right): i think you guys don't understand how the gameloft shares on pinksheets work they're actually proxies to the Europe shares. so the liquidity is the same because it's the same! you just have to use the Euroup stock to determine on what you can sell and how much and when. :D it's sorta complicated since the time zone difference is significant. but that's how ADRs on pink sheets function. :D not actually like ADRs on other exchanges that actually trade independently

    If that is the case then any trading we do before 8:30AM PST will probably be directly traded on the Euronext and our orders should go through fairly fast. FYI, I don't place most of my orders until after 9AM PST which may be equivalent to their after-hours market and would explain why many of my orders sit for a fairly long time before going through... The low volume probably occurs because the actual stock isn't directly listed on an American exchange and investors are fearful of trading a securities that shows little or no daily volume... Personally, I'm almost always able to trade these shares as long as I build in a slight premium for my bids or a small discount for my asks.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Where to after the next earnings...

    by antasia_x Apr 7, 2014 2:01 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 7, 2014 2:04 PM Flag

    You are right, it's all about ads and earnings

    As far as I can tell my friends and family have been more active.. That's hardly a consensus but it's a good start. Facebook ads are the most on target of any one the market.

    IMHO, People should be selling Google to buy Facebook

  • Reply to

    Shaulson set the table

    by normey Mar 28, 2014 10:19 AM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 28, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    On an entirely different note, have Metabolix’s engineers looked into producing PHAs from the plant-based sugars created by microalgae? The company that took over and completed the manufacturing facility that Metabolix started with ADM might be a potential source or partner for the raw materials Metabolix needs; of course I’m talking about Solazyme… Unfortunately this isn't my area of expertise so I’m just throwing the question out there to see if anyone here knows if it could be done.

  • Reply to

    Shaulson set the table

    by normey Mar 28, 2014 10:19 AM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 28, 2014 12:07 PM Flag

    Normey, this company’s technology is one of my favorite of the many companies that I invest in. The idea that they have created a plastic that could save the world’s oceans from more petrol based plastic is fantastic, so fantastic that I would expect every ocean front city in the world to want all plastic goods sold to be made of the Metabolix’s biodegradable polymers.

    Unfortunately, Shaulson appears to be marching to the same tune as Eno… If we build it they will come… That is the same song that has taken us from near $3 to near $1. I don’t believe that getting money and building anything from scratch is the right way to go; just ask Solyndra which borrowed nearly $400Mil from the US government only to go bankrupt. The key to succeeding in business is either succeeding on your own (which M has failed to do) or to partner with someone big. IMHO, the partnership with ADM was the wrong one because they took the build-it from scratch approach; M needs a partner that already has fermentation facilities. IMHO, they should be looking at the big boys including 3M, J&J, DOW and Rubbermaid to find a partner to take their products to the world.

    If we continue down the path of build then manufacture then someday we’ll see one of the major players above picking up all of M’s patents for a penny on the dollar and current investors will be out of luck. It would be much better to take a smaller slice of the pie and let a partner finance and decide what special materials Metabolix’s engineers will formulate next… I've seen start-ups start out and succeed by working for others. Metabolix has a lot of talent, but their path has always been slightly off course; never ever, ever build offices or manufacturing from scratch… Someone in Michigan or a nearby state there must be a facility with the bones in place to manufacture Metabolix’s products; Shaulson please go find it!

  • Reply to

    Jack Schuler

    by jos847 Mar 18, 2014 8:07 AM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 18, 2014 5:19 PM Flag

    FYI, I was the one who pointed out what was happening with Jack in my post on Mar 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM... I thought that I was pretty clear in that post yet I suspected that some of our shorts would run with it and try to make it look like there is an issue. Personally I'm glad to see that it's only an issue for those who don't know Jack :)

  • Reply to

    Metabolix To Present At Roth Conference

    by zubeyir Mar 5, 2014 9:22 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 11, 2014 8:25 PM Flag

    I believe that Yahoo is now just listing the major direct holders who are insiders (people who have to file forms 3 & 4). Jack is probably outside that group because he doesn’t work for the company. If you sum up the Major Direct Holders and added in Jack’s estimated 15% then the numbers match with the line that says: % of Shares Held by All Insider and 5% Owners: 22%

    I did a rather through search of SEC filings tonight and found Jack’s filings from a few years ago but didn’t find any changes to his Beneficial Owner status.

    By the way, if anyone working at Metabolix is reading this board… IMHO, if you need to go after financing then you ought to check if some of your major holders want to invest… Mr Schuler paid a small fortune at extremely high prices to own 15% of your company; it would be nice to see him allowed to add up to 5% (dollar cost averaging down) without losing his voting status. It would also be great to see him allowed to have a seat on the board, but I can see why you might not be too excited about that idea.

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 11, 2014 1:18 PM Flag

    I often see it as a good sign when Roth is also investing in one of my investments so it’s good to see that management is presenting to Roth and it is also good to see that someone attending that presentation probably investing in Metabolix... Nice little pop today!

    Today’s price isn’t a lock for new investors, but this company has enough intellectual property that today’s price is a fairly safe bet and the long term should not scare new investors. This company owns hundreds of patents, they have multiple FDA licenses, they still have a little cash and very little debt and they continue to develop interesting and to some very exciting new technology. The prior CEO clearly had probably getting all that to work in his favor; which could have been more his problem then the technology’s problem. The new CEO appears to be ready to do what it takes to succeed… IMHO, this combination of IP and new CEO makes every investment in Metabolix a bit like a lottery ticket but unlike a lottery ticket the odds are actually in your favor. Any of the technologies in Metabolix’s arsenal could double the share price overnight. The lineup of technologies have the potential to turn this into a multi bagger. The odds of others buying out the company to own its technology are extremely high… I’m not buying more because I already own more than enough but if I were short I’d be covering rather than praying for dilution and failure to washout the stock… LOL, it’s already rock bottom and there’s too much here for it to go much lower.

    Anyone else here think that $1.40 goes to $3 before the end of the year?
    Higher than 3?
    Back below 1?

    I’m looking forward to $3 and Beyond!

    Hopefully much sooner than anyone here expects :)

    May all your dreams come true...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    DVN CC transcript

    by dkwilk Feb 19, 2014 8:30 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Feb 28, 2014 7:19 PM Flag

    Re: "DNR at $100 oil should be in the mid $20s, not sure how they move it closer to value"

    That would be a 20% gain and I wouldn't complain if it happened right away

    BTW, it probably would take a sizable insider buy to push it there...

  • Reply to

    CNBC going to have something about VPCO on

    by jockne40 Feb 26, 2014 9:36 AM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Feb 26, 2014 4:27 PM Flag

    I watch CNBC in the afternoon and they already mentioned this company; they even showed most of their line of products. It made me interested enough to find this company... Unfortunately not until a few minutes after the market closed ;..(

    Good luck tomorrow, I doubt you'll need it... ROFL, anyone claiming to short after the free publicity on CNBC is a fool. This sector is about to become a lot hotter than it was last week... Of course, if the numbers don't justify the price then there will be a pullback. In other words, if you see a big jump tomorrow then you might want to take part of your initial investment off the table and let the profits ride.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Load Up Under $4 It's Goin to Take off

    by macnaughtonr Feb 13, 2014 12:07 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Feb 20, 2014 2:06 PM Flag

    One can only hope...

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Feb 6, 2014 12:47 PM Flag

    Before Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo it was a company that no one was interested in and was growing stale near $15… A year later and the stock peaked in the $40’s and now trades around $36. That’s more than a double thanks to in part to their new CEO.

    Metabolix has plenty of potential and now that Eno is gone there is a very good chance that their potential will begin to be realized. The new CEO is someone who could inspire potential buyers, potential partners and potential investors. Once things start moving we could see a double overnight but we’re currently a long ways from seeing the 3’s, 6’s and 9’s again.

    IMHO, the appointment of Joseph Shaulson is the most positive thing to happen in years and should be a sign for shorts that now may be the right time to cover. If Shaulson isn't taken seriously then we could see the squeeze of a lifetime... Perhaps sooner than you expect… Time will tell if I’m right

    Here's to doubles, triples and beyond!!!

    May all your dreams come true :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Jan 29, 2014 4:15 PM Flag

    Growth at 16%... smart phone sales up 36%... record q4 revenues up 8% yoy… international sales well split across the continents…

    By all measures the company is running on all cylinders and blowing away many of their competitors…

    So why the pullback? Because management didn’t anticipate currency fluctuations so they missed their numbers… Apparently they could also blame it on the delayed releases of several games (which they did).

    Going forward… Expect those delayed games to be released and start adding to this year’s earnings!

    Personally I think this company is incredibly cheap! They have around a million games downloaded each day... They have around 500+ plus games that are available on a large variety of phones and tablets… Many of their games keep adding revenue quarter after quarter due to a pay for play model for add ons and extended models.

    If I were Activision, Electronic Arts, Microsoft or Google… I would seriously be looking to purchase this company!

    Tis something to think about!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM Flag

    They won't add those into their numbers until fast money boys and girls get a chance to load up

    Wait and see...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Jan 15, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    Will Zagg be next? Many companies that have been in business for years were taken to the wood shed together but one by one many of the names have started to come back and when they have most have doubled in less than a year. Zagg appears to be one of those companies still being held back, but could their product line and assets (including a nice position in HzO) eventually lead this company to a come back?

    Time will tell...

    I'm betting that good times will return for Zagg and iFrogz and that good times are approaching quickly for HzO. Regardless it will be an interesting ride!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Someone should buy Sprott and break it up?

    by antasia_x Dec 23, 2013 3:16 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Dec 23, 2013 3:54 PM Flag

    I can see at least 14 million reasons why they won't sell Long Run, but your point isn't lost. They should do something to unlock value for shareholders. By the way, a small (4% annual) dividend and a reverse split might put this company on the radar of a lot of big investment firms. A number of companies have done successful reverse splits when the reasons were right (see Jamba Juice and Biglari Holdings). The only reason Sprott needs is to make its shares properly priced so it can be owned by more institutions. Adding a dividend (but not a huge one like last time) would also put it into more funds. I'm sure that the new CEO will address the share price issue starting in the new year. Until then it would be nice is he made a statement that the issue will be addressed. Those who are currently watching the never ending downward spiral must be finding it very difficult to hold shares. As a relatively new investor I'm currently finding it difficult to not buy too many.

    The following was in Sprott's last earnings announcement:

    We have a strong portfolio of investments, the largest of which is our position in Long Run Exploration Ltd. which enjoyed excellent performance during the third quarter and contributed to a significant increase in our net asset value, added Mr. Yuzpe. In addition, Long Run recently announced a $0.402 cent per share annual dividend which, through our current holdings in the company, will provide Sprott Resource Corp. with more than $14 million in annual cash flows, which is more than enough to cover our costs to run the business

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Dec 20, 2013 4:37 PM Flag

    Re: The price of the stock is basically their LRE investment plus some gold.

    Yep, their investment in Long Run currently stands around $181Mil,,, After the gold sale & elimination of debt they had zero debt and around $24Mil in the bank. Their market cap is currently around $216.5Mil so investors are getting a whole lot for about $11.5Mil. Those additional investments include farmlands, potash (useful on farmlands), oil and gas… I realize that a lot of their investments dropped in value over the last few months but this is still one heck of an asset play and should be an excellent long term investment.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Dec 18, 2013 2:48 PM Flag

    FYI, Long Run Exploration (their biggest holding) is down about 8% since the end of last quarter whereas Sprott is down over 22%... Clearly a bit of an overreaction as the sum of the parts are still worth much more than the whole.

    Those who have been trashing this stock because of its close tie to gold can no longer use that excuse… Of course, now that they've sold their gold reserves gold will probably run back up.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Dec 18, 2013 2:41 PM Flag

    They sold their gold near the end of last quarter, making the statement that they will probably pay off debts and use the remaining 20+ Million to make new investments. Their net asset values are still much higher than the current stock price yet most of their investments are down for the quarter.

    I believe that the sum of the parts is still worth much more than the whole yet we probably won't see much of a recovery until after the next earnings report.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    So undervalued .... shockingly so

    by lescolddew Dec 13, 2013 10:15 AM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Dec 13, 2013 12:41 PM Flag

    A development company that's burning cash, has millions in the bank, and zero debt. Hmmm, now that's a new one!!!

    So what has that cash got them? Let's see, they have around 500 patents, they have a few FDA licenses, and they have a couple research grants. Yep, I see they are in a lot of trouble.

    In the last year they've announced products that improve the characteristics of PVC... Of course no one we know uses PVC.

    And this month their Mvera B5011 was certified for compostability by Vincotte to meet the EN13432 standard and by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) to meet the ASTM D6400 standard. The new film grade resin processes well on existing blown film equipment and features a good balance of puncture toughness, tear propagation resistance, seal strength, printability and durability.

    Yep, burning through cash while creating products that appear to have long term value. Meanwhile they still have zero debt and tens of million in the bank.

    The short case here is so strong that I feel I must join them ASAP or million my opportunity to cover at much higher prices $$$$$

    Hmmmmmmm, makes you think, doesn't it?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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