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burnaka 340 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: May 19, 2010
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  • burnaka May 15, 2015 7:10 PM Flag

    New member since 2 minutes ago? Oh sorry 27 minutes ago. Is this the same Morton who said Avon buyout? I see the news NOWHERE. HOPE it is not true.

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    Friday guess the close of Opk contest

    by drangles2000 May 15, 2015 7:35 AM burnaka May 15, 2015 5:51 PM Flag

    Congrats on the win by the way, tough getting it right when you put in the first price, but then you have an open number line to choose from. Enjoy the Corona, have a second for me.

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    Friday guess the close of Opk contest

    by drangles2000 May 15, 2015 7:35 AM burnaka May 15, 2015 5:24 PM Flag

    Funny, I never even saw the contest, say robo everyone. I would not have won most likely, but it is a nice diversion.

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    On monday

    by burnaka May 15, 2015 2:19 PM burnaka May 15, 2015 3:34 PM Flag

    The recent selling was options, nothing unusual. A while back one board member who was also a fund manger sold out. The net of those options was insiders who owned little, do own more now than before. Also note, the newer options have strike prices of 7.30 and 8.20. Most of the sales were a cost basis of ZERO and part of a pay in stock bonus for the NVS deal. 100% taxable event. These guys are not paid millions upon millions like some. In fact none makes a million, but close.

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    On monday

    by burnaka May 15, 2015 2:19 PM burnaka May 15, 2015 2:56 PM Flag

    I still own arry, holding, waiting on the astra phase 3 which is due in under 90 days. It will not do much until then but gyrate.

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    On monday

    by burnaka May 15, 2015 2:19 PM burnaka May 15, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    Miami, I enjoy your posts. I report those clowns to Yahoo every time they show no respect for their mother. Insulting the women on this board, is no different. Makes me sick to think how they must treat her, or heaven forbid their wives.

    If I was their dad, they wouldn't be able to walk for a month, I would likely go to jail too boot. Then again, if I was their dad, maybe the right thing to do would be to hand them the switch to beat me, for my failing them as a parent.

    It is possible they were raised right, but were accidentally dropped on their head, damaged, and now post here spewing hate.

    Ignore button is so over worked.

    Miami fan, and LONG. SORRY for the RANT

  • by burnaka May 15, 2015 2:19 PM Flag

    Opk was up .17, after a revenue beat, some said it would not hold. Tuesday day 2, opk up .51, total 2 day gain .68, noway it holds, no way 3 up days. Wednesday, opko up .86, after someone said, day's 1 and two gains would not hold. Someone who claims longs are idiots for predicting what opk will do hypocritically kept PREDICTING a fall. Day 4, Opko can not keep going up off this excellent earnings report we were all told this. Day 4 opko runs up 1.01, noway. NOT POSSIBLE.

    The predictor said day one-day 4 would not hold. 4 day's up a total 2.55. No pull back yet, ouch predictor, guy who knows the future, where do they find guys like this, always saying what opko will do, predicting the future based on NOTHING. Day 5, ummm, we will see, hehe, but the spin might be can't hold 17, like the same lame noise about not holding 15.

    Y/Y revenue growth I PREDICT will be north of 50%, based on umm, facts.

  • burnaka May 15, 2015 1:58 PM Flag

    If you look at many of the opko 4k news releases you notice Memorial Sloan is mentioned in many, I believe they were one of the original 13, NCCN members, now 29 members. Only 20 on the PC committee, Sloan is one of 20 as I stated.

  • burnaka May 15, 2015 4:33 AM Flag

    ntended to aid clinicians in deciding if a prostate cancer is high risk and requires biopsy, the 4Kscore test analyzes four kallikrein protein markers – total prostate specific antigen, free PSA, intact PSA, and hK2 – combined with patient age and digital rectal exam status to determine the likelihood of aggressive disease.

    The biomarkers were identified by researchers at Sweden's University of Malmo, Finland's University of Turku, and New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and have been tested in more than 10,000 patients to date, Opko said.

  • burnaka May 15, 2015 4:22 AM Flag

    NCCN guidelines are set up by members from about twenty hospitals, groups etc. I believe one of Memorial Sloan Kettering people helped design 4k. MSK is on the prostate c committee, BUT I do not know if they will have to abstain from voting due to conflicts. If they do not step down, it is virtually a lock, but they still only have 1 vote out of 20, if that's a lock, lol. That said, they WILL push for it, they have a bit of time involved in the test and have been on the PC for a long time, and part of nccn guidelines as one of the earlier members.

    If I had to be an odds maker in Vegas on getting in I'd say about 95% in favor because of the MSK connection to the test.

  • burnaka May 15, 2015 3:39 AM Flag

    The hope is it becomes standard of care and becomes part of the nccn guidelines. If that does happen then the Majority of drs. will not preform a biopsy before doing 4k, and the number of biopsies will drop to about 250k. The number of 4k tests done will be around 1 million. As far as revenue per test that has not been negotiated with ANYONE yet, but it will not be 1,185. If they get 500-600 I will figure they did well. My 500-600 number is just a guess, but if it is in that range, a little higher or lower, the math is easy. 1m x ?

    With the insurance coverage the usage will ramp up slowly over time, getting in the guidelines is the key to instant national use, and media coverage.

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    So frustrating.

    by walstretguru May 14, 2015 1:17 PM burnaka May 14, 2015 2:50 PM Flag

    That move in Jan had a few .50 moves, over a couple month period, umm, no 15% moves in 3 days, or even 10 days. 10% moves then were coming every 3-4 weeks. Oct. 2013 it did have a similar move but most came in one day, and marked a 1.5 year high mark. Whatever, this move is different because of the % move over a 3 day span.

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    So frustrating.

    by walstretguru May 14, 2015 1:17 PM burnaka May 14, 2015 2:21 PM Flag

    If you google their name you can find them, and their annual report, they have a lot of cash on hand. Adding more shares of opko, even pushing it up, makes their Eirgen deal even more profitable. If it is indeed them, only one possibility obviously, hope they are long and not pushing it to cash out of their original stake. They did retain rights to some Eirgen drugs, ie., these drugs stay available to them.

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    So frustrating.

    by walstretguru May 14, 2015 1:17 PM burnaka May 14, 2015 2:05 PM Flag

    This Saudi company receives Opko shares as part of the deal, so maybe they are adding to their position. They do have a ton of cash.

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    So frustrating.

    by walstretguru May 14, 2015 1:17 PM burnaka May 14, 2015 1:48 PM Flag

    Opko has NEVER traded like this, 15% move in three days. A portion is short covering, not all 40m shares short were hedges. Normally, well in the past, opk had a predictable trading pattern, and range. So this recent action is interesting to say the least, not so sure some isn't new found friends in Europe, Ireland, but no way to know or even guess about it. Eirgen did have a deep pocketed partner: Saudi Pharmaceuticals Industries and Medical Appliances Corporation, one of the biggest pharmaceuticals companies in the Middle East, bought a 48pc stake in EirGen for #$%$19m.

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    Someone played a nasty joke on Avon shorts.

    by k77serpent May 14, 2015 12:26 PM burnaka May 14, 2015 1:13 PM Flag

    The coronary wards around country got very busy for about an hour. NOW, the question is can they catch the group that got that bogus filing into edgar? Obviously they will look into strange options calls, or big stock buys. Wrong because the hospitals and suicide watch people should not have to bother with shorts. FUNNY on many levels, but not a good thing either.

  • Maybe that has helped with this move.

  • burnaka May 14, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    Double edged, could of given back because up 9 plus percent in two days. The other side is shorts were out over 9% in two days, AND ALL underwater. So it went that way.

  • WOW HOLY SMOKED, ABOUT 1 billion puff up in short smoke.

  • Yes and we have always had a high number of shorts in my companies, and many have become his friend,

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