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bullseyecatnip 55 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 31, 2015 6:28 AM Member since: May 8, 2015
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    Under a dollar a share again....

    by f0rbes13 Jul 30, 2015 2:51 PM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 31, 2015 6:28 AM Flag

    Last CEO spoke they were about 90% Nat Gas 10%

  • Contrary to stereotypes tossed about in anger on this board... a wide variety of people like their products and services and shop at a variety of stores - one being Whole Foods.

  • bullseyecatnip by bullseyecatnip Jul 30, 2015 7:10 AM Flag

    Upcoming PAX and Twitch Trade Shows Aug-Sept. And Star Wars game. And new Streaming deal with Comcast. And holiday buying seasons through YE15... to name a few, will drive sales ahead

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    They did not miss by much, bottom line

    by gordon939 Jul 29, 2015 6:36 PM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 29, 2015 6:50 PM Flag

    Seriously, who would want them now and at today's price. BTW, I'm not short and I'll be underwater on all my shares.

  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 29, 2015 6:23 PM Flag

    NO ONE PREDICTED $40-50 oil. NO ONE. And if $30 and God forbid $30 did come it would only be for a very short time and would likely signal something much more seriously wrong with the world. With all the unrest worldwide its more likely oil could be get back to 55-70 during winter 2015 -YE16.
    WLL is one of the least risky companies of this kind an size in the space.
    BUT you know all this. or maybe not... either way just a short rumor- and fear-monger.

  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 29, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    BIG Pharma competitors can easily use tentacles to reach funding sources to hold new small competitors back... and I'm not saying this is wide spread, just that it can and does happen at times.

  • Anyone who listened to this Q2 call should have increased confidence in their management, products and prospects for the future. Despite current and unrest problems with China, Russia, EU and Middle-east... they have tremendous potential in ALL of these regions that can be realized over time. North America is booming for them and show tremendous potential for a years to come. Haven't sold a share and may add on dips. Hoping they pick up much needed analyst coverage... those on the call asked good questions and are supporters of the Q and future.

  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 28, 2015 9:32 AM Flag

    There could be worse acquisitions that's for sure! You suggest an excellent candidate that owns lots of content that Apple could desperately use and needs, especially if they roll out Apple TV someday. Another is Micron... would give them more direct control or price and manufacturing capabilities components inside their phones, computers, etc... and helps them better compete against Samsung.

  • Reply to

    this dive is

    by realfoxiegirl Jul 27, 2015 11:12 AM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 27, 2015 3:37 PM Flag

    MHR is 90% NatGas and only 10% oil.

  • Reply to

    Buyout coming Monday

    by maplecherypie May 4, 2015 3:22 PM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 27, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    Better off buying Apple, GILD, MU at much safer valuations. Told you several years ago to get out of this.

  • bullseyecatnip by bullseyecatnip Jul 24, 2015 2:28 PM Flag

    Full disclosure, I did not think we would ever see the $7-8s again... after approval, so many reasons factual reasons that patients, prescribers, and insurers could all benefit in many ways. So no sense posting for a few months. Putting my shares in the sock draw... I'll open in when we are in the teens and rejoice when we are somedat at new highs - BO or no BO. - Best to longs.

  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 24, 2015 7:49 AM Flag

    While often there is a devil is in the details, in this case however, NO devil... rather its ALL GOOD PROGRESS... standard operating procedure for any drug with EC/EU... looking forward to and hopeful for additional partnership news on or nearer official approval date.

    BIG sigh of relief. Ahhhhhhh....

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Press Release KERX

    by bullseyecatnip Jul 24, 2015 7:12 AM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 24, 2015 7:15 AM Flag

    "Keryx Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Fexeric(R) (Ferric Citrate Coordination Complex) for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease
    -Fexeric, if Approved, Will be the Only Absorbable, Iron-Based Phosphate Binder to Treat Elevated Serum Phosphorus Levels in Both Non-Dialysis and Dialysis CKD Patients in Europe-'

  • bullseyecatnip by bullseyecatnip Jul 24, 2015 7:12 AM Flag

    BOSTON, July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (KERX) today announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of ferric citrate coordination complex (EU approved brand name Fexeric(R)) recommending approval for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Fexeric was approved under the brand name Auryxia(TM) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2014, and is indicated in the U.S. for the control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

    "We are pleased to receive this positive opinion from the CHMP for Fexeric, as it is an important step in providing a new treatment option in phosphorus management for adult patients with CKD in both the non-dialysis and dialysis settings," said John Neylan, M.D., chief medical officer of Keryx. "We look forward to the European Commission's decision in the coming months."

    The CHMP positive opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission (EC), which has the authority to approve medicines for use in the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. The EC generally follows the recommendation of the CHMP and typically issues its final opinion approximately two to three months following CHMP opinion. Keryx expects to make a decision about its EU commercial strategy by the end of 2015.


    The CHMP opinion is based on evidence from approximately 1900 patients, including two key clinical trials: a Phase 2, non-dialysis study and a 58-week, Phase 3 registration trial. In the Phase 3 trial, ferric citrate effectively reduced serum phosphorus levels to well within the KDOQI guidelines range of 3.5 mg/dL to 5.5 mg/dL. These data were published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

    The most commonly reported adverse events during treatment were discolored feces (18%) and diarrhea (13%). All serious adverse reactions were gastrointestinal in nature (abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, gastritis erosive, and hematemesis). The most commonly reported adverse reactions in CKD non-dialysis patients during treatment were discolored feces (27%) constipation (13%) and diarrhea (11%). A summary of the CHMP opinion can be accessed at


    Managing patients on dialysis is complex as many metabolic factors, such as iron and phosphorus, are out of balance. Phosphate retention and resulting hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients are typically associated with increased risk for heart and bone disease, and death. The majority of dialysis patients require chronic treatment with phosphate-binding agents to lower and maintain serum phosphorus at acceptable levels. In addition, iron can be severely depleted in dialyzed patients, who are often treated with intravenous iron and/or anemia medications, such as erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), to help boost red blood cell production.

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    In the European Union, ferric citrate coordination complex is an investigational medicine and its safety, efficacy and product labeling have not been established. Keryx markets ferric citrate in the U.S. under the trade name Auryxia(TM).

    Contraindication: Patients with iron overload syndrome, e.g. hemochromatosis, should not take Auryxia (ferric citrate).

    Iron Overload: Iron absorption from Auryxia may lead to increased iron in storage sites. Iron parameters should be monitored prior to and while on Auryxia. Patients receiving IV iron may require a reduction in dose or discontinuation of IV iron therapy.

    Accidental Overdose of Iron: Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6 years of age. Keep Auryxia away from children as it contains iron. Call a poison control center or your physician in case of an accidental overdose in a child.

    Patients with Gastrointestinal Bleeding or Inflammation: Safety has not been established for these patients.

    Adverse Events: The most common adverse events with Auryxia were diarrhea (21%), nausea (11%), constipation (8%), vomiting (7%) and cough (6%). Gastrointestinal adverse reactions were the most common reason for discontinuing Auryxia (14%). Auryxia contains iron and may cause dark stools, which is considered normal with oral medications containing iron.

    Drug Interactions: Doxycycline should be taken at least 1 hour before Auryxia.

    For Full Prescribing Information for Auryxia in the U.S., please visit


    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, with offices in New York and Boston, is focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for patients with renal disease. In December 2014, the Company launched its first FDA-approved product, Auryxia (ferric citrate) for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, in the United States. In January 2014, ferric citrate was approved for the treatment of patients with all stages of CKD in Japan, where it is being marketed as Riona(R) by Keryx's Japanese partner, Japan Tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. For more information about Keryx, please visit


    Some of the statements included in this press release, particularly those regarding the approval and subsequent commercialization of Fexeric, may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Among the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are the following: whether the European Commission will concur with the recommendation of the CHMP and grant approval of Fexeric; and other risk factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at The information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included for reference purposes only.

    Amy Sullivan
    Vice President, Corporate Development and Public Affairs
    T: 617.466.3447
    Lora Pike
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    T: 617.466.3511

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  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 22, 2015 3:06 PM Flag

    And that may very well eventually happen. First, the pipeline sale must be announced Q3 and concluded by YE15... during which time Rational would have unloaded all of its shares by YE15 per its stated goal.

    ... as NatGas prices slowly, steadily rise beginning late 2015 and early 2016 to mid-16 at the latest.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 22, 2015 11:01 AM Flag

    Put just 33-50% of truck fleets and 33-50% government vehicles on NatGas are you are a good way there, without totally disrupting oil, coal, etc.

  • Reply to

    Pure Conspiracy Theory

    by bullseyecatnip Jul 19, 2015 7:08 AM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 20, 2015 12:33 PM Flag


    My gut tells me you that you are speaking from the heart. I am, too.

    I'm sorry, I cannot let this slide and unfortunately I cannot explain or debate this with you here. This may be your reality, but its not my reality. I know, - for a fact - of doctors and other prescribers that not only accepted money,and other substantial gifts, but have also written illegal scripts (all RX pain meds) to fund their lifestyles and out of pure greed.

    Although, we have no way to prove I'm being truthful, I swear this is the truth. And it frustrates me beyond belief that this is happening. And if I've been able to uncover five... turn them in and have some result in arrest, jail and $100Ks in fines.... I can only imagine how big this problem actually is.

    Please consider being open minded to this happening. And if you are a prescriber... that you for operating with integrity. And please keep an eye open and report those not acting as they should and following their oath.

  • Reply to

    Pure Conspiracy Theory

    by bullseyecatnip Jul 19, 2015 7:08 AM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 19, 2015 7:12 AM Flag

    On a happier glass half-full note.... perhaps scripts will ramp up substantially Aug through YE15 and never look back and a buyout could happen any day. - Best to longs for an enjoyable summer and good price per share appreciation in KERX.

  • bullseyecatnip by bullseyecatnip Jul 19, 2015 7:08 AM Flag

    Could existing one or two drug company that own the market be paying of prescribers to stay with what they are prescribing and NOT switch to KERX's A?!?!?!?! Just a rant, because I never expected the "ramp"in scripts would be leading in a circle going mow where. I'd love to se the sales team's forecasts.
    Still long. And feel like giving my post a thumbs down, but for the first time I fractured that SO MUCH SCIENCE and common sense makes taking market share from compassion a no brainer.... benefits to patients, lower costs to providers and insurers .....Makes my cynical mind race to stupid conspiracy theories!
    Still long.

  • Reply to

    Let's Be Honest

    by jms54 Jul 17, 2015 8:18 PM
    bullseyecatnip bullseyecatnip Jul 18, 2015 9:23 AM Flag

    Been long a very long time with MHR. Never sold a share. Bottom line, we need the pipeline sold. Perhaps I'm still hung over from drinking too much of Gary's Kood-Aid, but I think the sale will be announced soon. And as far as I'm concerned I hope they are lucky enough to unload the last of the oil acreage, too - sooner than later - realizing they won't need to if the pipe is sold... and could hold off a year or two to sell the oil land.

    I must admit, I haven't searched the Since the last SEC filing they have sold about 4.5 million shares, but still have 13 million more to go somewhere between 9 and 15 days more of sales. I have seen conflicting numbers on how much Rational owns and their timeline for when the must complete all sales. I was fairly certain it was before year end 2015 to complete the sales, but the number of shares I've seen ranked from ~15-30million shares... a huge difference. Also thought they already sold ~ 9.5 million. Again, admit I have not given this serious investigation although I should.

    Can anyone else who's already researched this provide what has been sold and what remains?

    Best to all

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