Yahoo message boards suck since they "improved" them a while back. My primary post was deleted but correction reply remains. Tried reposting & they delete THAT one as well. But "test test test" gets through???
Most of the drop was due 20K shrs. that traded during the last 5-min of the session. Markets got whacked hard today, I don't blame anyone for wanting to take some off the table. Because this happened near end of session, there wasn't a lot of time for buyers to come in even they wanted to. Percentage-wise big drop, dollar-wise, insignificant.
Diatribe? A diatribe is defined as a bitter criticism, a bitter verbal or written attack on somebody or something. I simply did the research you failed to do and provided factual information. But I did call you a "moron" didn't I? Look, I'm sorry but facts are facts -- you really ARE a moron. I was not bitter at all.
" ... it is typical of scam artists who try to overwhelm people with a flood of words."
Yes, having to read and comprehend a few paragraphs while you're totally stoned can get a little confusing. I'll try to dumb-down future posts to a third grade level for easier comprehension.
So ... let's see what idiotic question you have for us today?
"if PLSB has a valuable patent, why isn't it disclosed in their SEC filings?"
Well Sparky, maybe that's because they don't actually hold any patents!!!!! They have a LICENSE and the right to use the name of Baxter Healthcare and related statements in product advertising. A fact that's was clearly stated a number of times in SEC filings. Had you actually made an attempt at reading last night's post, you'd know that. I hate repeating myself.
You know, Sparky, I've decided you're WAY more fun than that silly old Baldingcontrarian (aka "Baldy", aka "The Hairless Rodent"). Cheers!
Did I REALLY claim you were a Baldy alias? Wow, that WAS a mistake, LOL! Speaking of that hairless little rodent, where has he been hiding these days?
Pulse bevs have yet to make it to any store near me, probably will have to order some from the web site. I'm glad you like their stuff, several others on the board are regular consumers. Sadly, just because a company turns out a good product or service is not a guarantee they'll be successful, despite the best intentions of management. You gotta do the DD.
PLSB struck me as a an excellent ground-floor opportunity once they got past the risky proof-of-concept phase; they have the right type of product at a time when discriminating consumers are trying to get away from high-sugar / high-caffeine carbonated junk drinks. PLSB is selling a solid premium product that has more going for it than just a pretty label. Despite all that, if people aren't buying, then we're going to have a tough road ahead of us; that's why one should only use risk-money when playing these stocks.
Because the functional beverages are produced under the Baxter Healthcare license, that adds a little extra weight to product presence -- this is not just a some recreational beverage, it's formulated specifically as a nutritional supplement. People who buy Coke, Pepsi or Jones Soda are hooked on caffeine and high-fructose corn syrup are not our target consumer market. We're looking for smart up-scale people who actually care about what they put into their bodies -- I believe that market is growing as well-heeled Baby Boomers suddenly realize they're now in their sixties!
While management may have flubbed a bit on their sale projections, I ran the numbers (posted my analysis a while back) showing those projections were actually quite realistic. I think sales bogged down a bit due to technical issues having to do with delays in getting stores set up. Still, the YOY numbers look solid for a start-up company.
"I have been unable to find a patent."
Hey, what do you know, I DID find it on a search (used Bing). So here you go moron. Once again, I must do your due diligence for you! This is SO much fun!
One of the earliest patents pertaining to lipidsome encapsulation.
US 4485054 A: "Method of encapsulating biologically active materials in multilamellar lipid vesicles (MLV)" Published in 1982.
These belong specifically to Baxter:
US 5401511 A: "Binding of protein and non-protein recognizing substances to liposomes" Published in 1995.
US 5603872 A: "Method of binding recognizing substances to liposomes" Published in 1997.
US 5846561 A: "Method of binding collagen recognizing substances to liposomes" Published 1998
Baxter used this technology for years to deliver drugs into the gastro-intestinal before they're broken down in the acidic environment of the stomach. Had you done even a shred of research on PLSB, you'd already know this.
Have a nice day.
The Chicago Tribune 4-MAR-2004 article also mentioned a Ron Kendrick. Kendrick spent 17 yrs at Clearly Canadian and helped Baxter develop the PULSE(tm) product line; he became VP in charge of product development for PLSB..
Much is made of the "shadowy" reverse merger with Darlingtion Mines (essentially a shell company). True, this could be a major red flag, but it's also quite common for small start-ups to do this to get an immediate presence in the market. The other two other methods of raising money: venture capital or an IPO. Venture capital deals have lots of strings attached, IPO's are expensive & require time to set up. Company's that do IPO's typically have been in business for 5-10 years. A reverse merger with a shell company is a quick & dirty way to get start-up money but investors really need to their DD on such a company. Remember: PLSB was originally incorporated as an "exploration company". Also, mgmt. made it clear that selling the company may be an option in the future should things go well. PLSB has been entirely upfront about the deal.
And now, answers to some of your idiotic questions:
"I have been unable to find a patent."
The process is called a patent search & is quite expensive. Doubt you're going to find it using Google.
" ... when all they need do is duplicate the formulas."
That would be illegal and a violation of Baxter's intellectual property rights to the formulation.
"Since it has been advertised or promoted for 10 years, the brand name hasn't much value"
Actually, Baxter put the whole venture on hold since 2003. Read the 4-MAR-2004 Chicago Tribune article. Had you actually bothered to do any REAL DD, you wouldn't have made such a dumb statement!
"PLSB doesn't have the resources to mount a big campaign unless they raise more money."
They addressed this in the last 10-Q, for crying out loud! Advertising budgets are proportional to sales. Smart move IMO.
What a total moronic post, LOL!!! Hey, dimwit, next time let me do your research for you, then everyone else can be entertained with REAL facts.
From Crain's Chicago Business Report 7-OCT-2002: Baxter started the PULSE(tm) product line back in 2001 with plans for a national roll-out by 2003. This was Baxter's first product line made strictly for the general consumer market, it was new territory for them. This article mentions a Baxter subsidiary called Pulse Nutrition Solutions as the manufacturer of the PULSE(tm) products. According to Bizapedia,, Pulse Nutritional Solutions is listed as a foreign company with a mailing address in Boston, MA and a listed principle address in Deerfield, IL.
From Chicago Tribune, 4-MAR-2004: Baxter said they had the products but were not set up to sell them to the consumer market. Towards that end, they were looking to partner with someone who could handle marketing & distribution for them. But the real reason had more to do with Baxter's financial woes and an on-going restructuring program. PULSE was put on the back burner. Baxter brought in a small start-up beverage company, Health Beverage, LLC, to help with sales & marketing. The deal was to LICENSE the nutrient water production to Health Beverage.
I lost the thread on Health Beverage LLC, I'm guessing their contract wasn't renewed when Baxter decided to license the PULSE(tm) product line to someone who could handle production, distribution and marketing in one organization..
Pulse Beverage Corp was originally incorporated as a private company under CEO Bruce Horton in 2010. It was a subsidiary of a failed mining venture called Darlingtion Mines, (Chiew CEO In order to get start-up money, the two companies did a reverse merger & sold shares of stock, Darlingtion (which had OTCBB listing) went away and PLSB emerged. Horton (who was a co-founder of Clearly Canadian) stepped down from CEO to Advisory Board member.
Not altogether certain this move is due strictly to the Kroger announcement. We've seen similar announcements in the past where both price and volume barely moved. Why is this one so special? Maybe it's the number of stores (1233) and the fact this a NATIONWIDE placement as opposed to regional. That's about half of all Kroger stores in the country -- not a bad haul!
Look at store locations covered in previous announcements -- they're all regional, mostly concentrated in Texas, the Southwest & West Coast:
The 7-11 announcement covered just 160 stores in Texas.
United Grocers & Foodtown covered locations in New Jersey & West Texas.
HEB grocery stores also in Texas.
Albertson's stores in the Northwest, Southwest and Texas.
Save Mart, Northern California
KMart, California & Oregon
Spartan & Balls stores covering Michigan, Indiana & Ohio
Maybe that's the reason driving this huge run-up on heavy volume: PLSB is proving it has the chops to go national now. IMO: anything above 70-cent area places this stock in a technical oversold / overvalued area based on lastest sales data. Look for momentum players & penny-stock hucksters to pile on & pump this up again. Also: the Kroger placement was for Cabana, announcement didn't mention Pulse Functional Beverages, but that may come later as these are still relatively new products. You have to have strategically-placed distributors / manufacturers to supply a national chain like Kroger's.
Hey,hey-y-yy Baldy is back! I knew he couldn't resist my brilliant taunts. Well, let's take a look at the news this morning -- oh, my! -- looks like Pulse just picked up half of the Kroger store chain for Cabana! "Why only half ?", you might ask. Well, my furry little friend that's because mgmt is focusing on urban centers, regions & stores with the highest traffic. Cabana & the Functional drinks are upscale products likely to sell better in upscale neighborhoods. Now run along, go play outside in the sub-zero temperatures.
If PLSB had a 1:15 reverse split, a history of bankruptcy and new stock issues to cover upcoming interest payments on outstanding debt, you'd be posting hourly "warnings" on our board. But if it's a stock YOU happen to own then I guess it's OK.
Read PEIX's last 10-Q: YOY production for Q is DOWN 2.2% , YOY 9-month production, DOWN 9.4%
This is actually a 35-cent stock. No wonder 25% of float is held SHORT!
What does ethanol have to do with Jones Soda? Why is Baldy pumping PEIX on the JSDA board all the time? Shouldn't he be pumping JSDA? I'll tell you why -- HE LOST HIS SHIRT ON JSDA! And now he's trying make up for it by pumping up yet another loser so he can sell & make up some of his losses. OBTW: all of us on the PLSB board are still waiting for you to come back to gloat over your "tax loss selling" prediction, bwahahahaha. How many times did you "warn" us that PLSB was going down to 20-cents? I lost count.
Oh Uncle Bal-l-l-l-dy, where are you? Come out, come out wherever you are. Please tell us another scarey bed time story about "tax loss selling", please, please, please! Now where IS that furry little critter? He's never around when you need him.
Oh no! We're headed to 20-cents! Tax loss selling, tax loss selling! Quick, everyone sell, sell, sell before it's too late -- tax loss selling will drive this stock into the ground -- what WILL I do? I'll be ruined! I won't be able to buy my girlfriend that used Yugo she wanted for her birthday.
Oops! I forgot today is the 31st and the markets are closed. But this CAN'T BE! Pulse closed above 40-cents, it was supposed to go down to 20-cents. I know this because my good buddy Mr. Baldy told us so on numerous occasions right here on this very message board, yup yup yup.
That 41-cent close shown on Yahoo is clearly a misprint, I will not rest until I get to the bottom of this.
Dude, SERIOUSLY!!!!!! What this lady needs is asset reallocation -- NOW! Her money is in a fund under the control of a moron manager, what does the RSI on GLD have to do with anything? Go scribble your little crayons somewhere else. Maybe you & Cowboy can get together over the holidays and do coloring books together at the kitchen table then bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
If you ever get tired of your girlfriend could you arrange an introduction? LOL.
Is this an IRA account? If so and she has a profit, jeeze, sell it all RIGHT NOW! At the very least sell $100K, wait for a technical correction in the general market then put the $100K in the SPY. Tell her to dump the "manager" and learn how to take charge of her own money. $200K is WAY TOO MUCH to have tide up on a single security or asset-type -- she needs to spread it around in a balanced portfolio & keep some rainy-day cash.
The big elephant in the room? if this is NOT an IRA account, gotta consider the tax hit should she decide to sell even just 25% of it right now. With that kind of money on the line, I'd be seeking out a good tax accountant. I'd almost be inclined to to sell the whole kit, take the tax hit and be done with it; that way she'll know for certain where she stands and will be in a good position to start anew.
I wouldn't waste time guessing where the PM markets are headed, no one knows -- not even seasoned experts. Don't put too much stock in things like technical analysis because most of that stuff is largely useless in a market driven by robo-trading & high frequency trading. We can't outperform the computers over the short haul.
As always, just my opinion. GL
I'm posting this FOR THE THIRD FRACKING TIME BECAUSE THE FRELLING BAT GUANO GENIUSES AT YAHOO KEEP DELETING MY POSTS. COME ON YAHOO MORONS -- DELETE THIS!!!!!!
Search on "Marketwatch beverage webinar" for a 10-DEC article. Go to premeirbrandsinc website for more details & registration info. Costs $450 but may be well worth the price if you're planning on dumping more bucks into PLSB or any other small bev company in the near future. I'd rather lose $450 on a webinar than $4500 on a bad investment.
Webinar starts at 2:00 pm EST, Wednesday 18-DEC.
I just left you a nice detailed post on this subject & Yahoo DELETED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too tired to retype it tonight. Try searching on "beverage agreements", you'll see some sample agreements. Also search on "cirtran play beverages LLC", you'll find a detailed sample manufacturing, marketing & distribution agreement.
To get an idea as to competitiveness within the bev industry go to bevnet website (if I spelled it all out, Yahoo would delete this post).
And exactly why do you care? You don't even own the stock! I know your question wasn't meant to stimulate any serious discussions, but I'll answer it anyway.
Did it ever occur to you that the bev biz may be highly-competitive? As a hypothetical competitor, I would most certainly be interested in the details of PLSB's agreements, especially data regarding shipping schedules. Such information would help me refine shipping scheds so my product is placed on store shelves first. Other info may help me to better coordinated advertising campaigns and target certain areas where I know stores are waiting for their next shipment of PLSB product. It a store is temporarily sold out of Cabana, that's an opportunity for me to crank up advertising in that particular area.
Just a thought.
CORRECTION: Typo in 3rd para: " ... 11.85 cases per mo. / 30 dys. per mo. = 0.4 cases per week"
Should read: = 0.4 cases per DAY.