The last big stock moving PR was on a Friday at 11am. Tomorrow could follow the same pattern.
I guess someone just needed to bail out with 118000 shares. Was probably holding in the $1's and needed some cash.
It took place Dec 12 and was broadcast on Science Channel last Mon (Jan 27). I'd assume they would rebroadcast it at some point but their website doesn't mention anything about rebroadcasting at this time. There are several clips there though.
No this was instituted by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner. The idea is to make science cool I think. There was an awards banquette with the aforementioned founders plus Conan O'Brien, Kevin Spacey, David Petraeus, Glenn Close, Rupert Murdoch just to name a few.
Did anyone catch this? Do web search for Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize to find the website. Langer is one of six. There's some video of the ceremony on youtube as well. There were several celebrities there.
You are a moron. Why don't you call Charlie and Son and ask them. Other than that it is all speculation. No one, especially anyone on the yahoo message board, has any facts at this point.
OMG, you can not think. I can read just fine. I know exactly what you are asking. You are asking why. What you are not doing is giving any possible explanation to the why. Let's hear why you think there has been all of this talk of bid before any actual bid has been placed.
I'm asking the same thing, why wait to make a bid? Why is there not a bid on the table right now? Instead of a bid we got a story last Fri about a possible bid, which, as expected, has driven the price up. I'm laying out a possible reason why this is playing out the way it is. I think Son could be intentionally driving the price up while his lawyers prepare their case for a merger. He's not ready to place a bid but he doesn't want Ergen to jump on it either. Son has deeper pockets than Ergern and is prepared to pay more to keep TMUS out of Ergen's hands if and when he decides to bid on TMUS. If Son ends up not bidding (which I think is unlikely) he will have perhaps driven the price up beyond Ergen's reach. If this is the case then I think we see a bid by DISH very soon, before the price gets away from Charlie, or we see a S bid in 3-6 months.
So what is your answer to your question in the original post? Why discuss making a bid without actually making one?
Whatever Fool. No bids are out, it's all just talk at this time. It's completely possible that Son would want to make it as difficult as possible for DISH to get TMUS. A DISH+TMUS combo is much more of a threat to S than a standalone TMUS. Plus Son has maybe a 50/50 chance of getting a TMUS buyout past regulators. He may be thinking either I get it or no one does. You asked above "what am I missing here?"...
Also, one thought is that one party is bluffing to drive the price up for the other guy. In that case S would be the one bluffing probably in order to drive the price up for DISH as payback for Charlie driving up the price on CLWR. But then again Charlie could be going back to the same playbook he used last time.
How would a bid play out? With DT owning 67% of TMUS, would DISH or S just go for a controlling stake or would they go for 100% ownership?
Who knows, maybe Son is floating this story to drive the TMUS price up because he got wind that DISH would be making an offer. A little pay back for CLWR.
They are not getting ready to make an offer. They are pondering the regulatory hurdles that they would need to overcome. Depending on what they determine then they could potentially make an offer. The biggest question they have to answer is will the FCC allow 3 instead of 4 wireless carriers. Most discussions and actions so far point to the FCC wanting 4 carriers. That could be a problem for S. A DISH offer on the other hand would maintain the 4 carrier mix.
This could get interesting. Perhaps another DISH vs. S bidding war in 2014?