One of the few message boards that is totally worthless due to absurd political posts. We are all smart enough to make our own decisions on who we vote for and respect in government. Won't be back!
Today's sell-off looks way overdone. I added more. Love the dividend, and believe the future prospects of the company are extremely positive. IMHO.
They ended up with two bulls because they couldn't find a person with a bear outlook on GE. I added to my position today because I love the divy, their industrial sector is great, and the spin-off of GE Capital should be sweet for investors. IMHO. Have a great weekend!
Aren't these numbers pre-pbth merger? I believe that cut Dr. Frost's % due to the additional shares that were issued. Either way, at the rate he is buying, Frost will own the whole company in a few years.
I took a sizeable position on the downturn. They beat earnings. No way did they deserve to get taken down by such a large percent. China BS should have nothing to do with Key. IMHO.
Funny how shorts think they can manipulate a stock just by posting any nonsense they want on Message Boards. I only stop in here now and then for a good chuckle. If you research the science and the company's press releases, you get a decent idea of what is going on with Opk. This is a diversified, international company with proven revenue producing products and a substantial and promising drug pipeline. Throw in Dr. Frost who buys his company's stock on a weekly basis, and it appears to be a perfect storm coming for long investors. Like Dr. Frost, I have no need to sell my stock based on daily fluctuations. Eventually, if he continues buying, he will be able to pretty much do what he wants with the company. Frost is far from a novice at this, so I will trust him and his stock purchases far more than any nonsense I see posted on a message board.
If, as some are charging, they were paying pumpers while they were selling shares, I expect they will have some nasty legal issues to deal with. Boiler room tactics have no place in a company's public relations. If their research and science is solid, such alleged activities would be illogical as well. Hopefully, the charges prove baseless, but I expect GALE will have some serious explaining to do to regain its credibility. IMHO.
Just read where a lawsuit is being filed. There certainly seems to be enough to warrant an investigation. From what the company stated, I believe they confirmed that they hired PR company to promote their company while insiders were selling. If management believed in their company and its research potential, why the need to hire PR? Selling stock while pumping also seems highly questionable. If prospects are good, insiders should be buying, not selling. If allegations are true, GALE has some explaining to do. Bio-techs are risky enough without this type of manipulation. IMHO.
The same report stated that 16 million minimum wage earners would rise above the poverty level if the minimum wage was lifted. Does anyone really think that McDonalds, Walmart, etc. are going to close stores because of an increase in the minimum wage? Many employers like Starbucks already pay more than minimum wage. I have no problem paying a few cents more for my burger, bagel, coffee, etc. so that hard working people can earn a bare essential living. After my dad died, I helped out my mom by working in an ice cream/hamburger joint. The work was hard, the pay was low, and there were no tips because it was a fast food place. With so many of our jobs now classified as minimum wage, many families depend on these kind of jobs to get by. The airport baggage handlers in NJ make around $8 bucks an hour. Gov. Christie can't bring himself to allow them a $2 raise. It is tough to see hard working people have to result to food stamps, etc. just to get by.
Employers who keep their workers at the minimum often get the least qualified workers and probably pay the most in having to train the constant influx of new hires who are needed to replace the workers who leave for better paying jobs. I find it laughable and absurd that people who claim to have so much money would begrudge someone a barely livable wage. Glad to see that Pope Francis is beginning to bring a little religion into the discussion.
Hiring a public relations company to pump your stock while insiders dump their shares never sits well with intelligent investors. Any problems at Gale were brought about by the actions of the insiders themselves. If they really believed their own public relations blitz, then why sell. If they pumped only to sell at a higher price, then hopefully they will be fined or end up in jail. There are too many ligit bio-techs to mess around with this one until the matter is investigated and litigated.
If the company and its research are so good, why did these insiders dumping shares? Common sense says they should be buying hand over fist. If they hired a public relations firm to pump up the stock based on facts, that is not a crime. However, the truth will be in credibility of what was being peddled to the investing community. Now that the stock has taken a big hit, I would expect the insiders who sold would now jump back in and buy twice as many shares at the fire sale price. After all, if they didn't engage in any shenanigans, GALE stock should be the best investment out there at these prices.
They also better hope that their pumping info. was accurate. If it proves to be all hype and no substance, shareholders will lose even more. The real thing to watch is whether these guys buy back in at the now sizeable discount to what they sold at. If the company's prospects are as good as the Dream Team said, buying at the recent lows should be a no brainer. Once again, insider stock activity speaks for itself. I'll buy back in when I see them do it!
Anytime insiders dump their shares it should prompt intelligent investors to take notice. If their actions were purely to take advantage of Gale's high stock price at the time, wouldn't they be buying back in at these levels. In a sense, they have created their very own buying opportunity. If they don't take advantage of it, then I would have some serious concern. Opko is a case where Dr. Frost keeps buying no matter what the price of the stock is. Although there has been investor concerns with this stock, Dr. Frost would stand to lose the most if Opko's prospects are not legit.
Talked to my doc. about 4k score potential. If it is proven significantly better than PSA in predicting who needs a biopsy, it could save health care system millions as well as the complications due to unnecessary biopsies. Doc was intrigued with the medical importance and the cost savings. Wouldn't be surprised if he went out an bought some OPK stock. IMHO.
The whole sector got beat up today, but CEMP's large drop appears to be related to a delay in trial results. Although nobody wants to wait longer, I like the fact that the company appears to be doing things by the book. Rushing a drug to the FDA without the necessary documentation usually proves more costly in the long run to the company and investors alike. Nothing on the CC gave me concern that CEMP's trials showed any cause for concern. With infections in hospitals causing all kinds of problems including those involved with joint replacements, CEMP's drugs seem to meet a very serious need. I viewed today's dip as an opportunity to buy or add to my position. IMHO.
With all of us baby boomers getting exams, the 4k score test seems like a real improvement. Besides the cost savings and reducing the need for the discomfort and danger of biopsies, it also would take away some of the worry and stress associated with trying to figure out when intervention is necessary. Evidently the PSA test is pretty vague in determining who really has cancer, so a high test result could trigger a lot of costly and uncomfortable events.