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drvermin 20 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 9, 2014 4:05 PM Member since: Dec 26, 2007
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    SELL BEFORE you See $100

    by drm1ke Apr 9, 2014 3:29 PM
    drvermin drvermin Apr 9, 2014 4:05 PM Flag

    By whom?

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    Backwards compatibility of the new system

    by drvermin Apr 9, 2014 10:02 AM
    drvermin drvermin Apr 9, 2014 10:45 AM Flag

    I have been beating the bushes asking the docs I know about what they think of the DaVinci recently because my wife switched jobs and I have a big hunk of money she is rolling over. The money will be available in the new account soon and so I am re-evaluating my positions of all my stocks wondering if I should add more or find new ones. The jury is still out on ISRG. I probably won't pick up the 500 shares I was thinking of, but maybe 150 or so once the money is in place. Still a good stock, I just wish the uncertainty would go away.

  • They have have messed up with the new system. A few things I am hearing from surgeons that I know and talk to. #1 there was no hint that this was coming. Maybe that was because they did not know when the FDA would be approving it, thus when it would be actually available for sale. So hospitals that placed orders for the current unit are grumpy that they got a good deal on what is now an old unit.

    The second is that the new unit takes all new accessories. That means stocking a whole new set of accessories. Hospitals that have the old units and buy a new unit now have to pony up more money for stuff that will sit on shelves until used. I am not sure if this is true about the cross compatibility of instruments, but if they are not cross compatible, that will be a problem.

    On the flip side I was contacted by a clinical trial operator because of my heart condition. It turns out I do not meet the inclusion criteria for the two studies she was recruiting for but I asked her what else they had coming up in the future. She said they were planning on at least 3 cardiac DaVinci studies in the next few years. The protocols are being written and should be up for IRB approval soon. She said hands down thoracic surgery is going to be big for the DaVinci, and not just laproscopic. She said the dexterity for precise surgical operations is hard to beat and it is making major inroads.

  • I got back in a while ago in my wife's IRA. My wife also just changed jobs one month ago. I wanted to roll her 401K over and get it into an IRA so I could pick up a few hundred shares of ISRG and a few other stocks. Her former employer's 401K manager has been dragging their feet in a big way and not releasing the funds. Next week I am going to TD Ameritrade and they are going to call the soon to be manager while my wife is TD's office and TD said they *will* get the money moved. To think where I would be with 250 shares bought a month ago! Grrrrrrr!

  • Reply to

    SHORTED 1k SHAREZ @ 514.80

    by jonzkellyz Apr 2, 2014 12:43 PM
    drvermin drvermin Apr 3, 2014 10:17 AM Flag

    You're down $17K so far. OUCH!

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    by stkmkter Apr 1, 2014 1:36 PM
    drvermin drvermin Apr 1, 2014 4:11 PM Flag

    I was at my cardiologist this morning right after the news came out. He said his hospital already is going to get at least one and he said his group has high expectations for the unit for cardiovascular work.

    He also said GILD's new cholesterol lowering drug is outright amazing. His group is one of the ones doing a Phase III clinical trial. He said the drug is amazing. I can't tolerate statins so I am going to try to get into one of the trials.

  • Reply to

    Is ISRG buying TITXF.......timing is everything

    by buyim200 Mar 6, 2014 12:28 PM
    drvermin drvermin Mar 28, 2014 9:58 AM Flag

    And no intellectual property plan. That is the *first* thing technology companies figure out. But not the idiots at Titan.

  • Reply to

    New Stores

    by barney_frank_is_brain_dead Mar 11, 2014 6:02 PM
    drvermin drvermin Mar 12, 2014 11:38 AM Flag

    Construction season is only in the late spring, summer and fall for a good size hunk of the country because of the weather. We have rock solid frozen ground here and now road restrictions go up this week and so no trucks on the roads until about April.

  • drvermin drvermin Feb 10, 2014 2:34 PM Flag

    You shorted MAKO and you admit it was a mistake. If you were short and you got caught with the 80+% overnight gain, that must have been painful. So you admit you don't understand medical device companies that have a monopoly. And then you come over here and say ISRG has "stopped innovating". Wow, you obviously have not been paying *ANY* attention to what they and their suppliers have been saying.

    Keep shorting. I love to see the shorts get burned.

  • Reply to

    Lawsuits Disappearing

    by bottomlinefury Feb 4, 2014 9:12 AM
    drvermin drvermin Feb 4, 2014 12:53 PM Flag

    July was when I got out and the Yahoo board has a posting proving it.

  • Reply to

    Lawsuits Disappearing

    by bottomlinefury Feb 4, 2014 9:12 AM
    drvermin drvermin Feb 4, 2014 12:48 PM Flag

    You're pretty funny because I have been around here for nearly a decade. This is my #2 best all time winner (CMG just topped it last week). I have been a believer for a long time but if you look, many, many months ago I said this stock was broken and I was getting out. I would have to go back and check my records but it was at least 2 earnings announcements ago that I sold it all. Smallest gain I had was over 500%, some was more. Two weeks ago (right before earnings) I said I was back in with a several hundred share position. I post my buys and sells and if you look, you can find them all.

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    Lawsuits Disappearing

    by bottomlinefury Feb 4, 2014 9:12 AM
    drvermin drvermin Feb 4, 2014 10:40 AM Flag

    The web sites looking for plaintiffs have also virtually dried up. The ambulance chasers have moved on to new prey.

  • Reply to

    It really is not hard to predict this stock

    by drvermin Jan 31, 2014 8:34 AM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 31, 2014 10:07 AM Flag

    Every single word you write people have been saying for years. All of it is 100% true too, just not at this moment in time. I've heard the exact same words about BWLD too and low and behold they have done well. Stop crunching numbers and actually do some foot work and you will see what I see.

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    Doesn't this stock remind you of Krispy Kreme...

    by edwan203 Jan 30, 2014 7:04 PM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 31, 2014 8:39 AM Flag

    Big difference between KK and CMG: you can't eat at KK every day an not have your arteries clog up and your waistline explode. Yet I can (and have been) going to CMG 1-2X per week and lose weight. Skip the sour creme, cheese and guac and you can get a meal (drink water) for under 900 calories. One KK doughnut is between 200 and 360 calories, and nobody considers 2 KKs a meal.

  • I've been long on this stock a lot, and I also played the crash 2012 for my biggest single gain ever with puts. If you shorts would stop trying to spew lies about the ICE investigations, and the feeling sick with the runs, and the (someday) competition, and the other various junk that you make up, and you actually *went* to a restaruant and sat there and counted customers, you would see what I see. Pick a time, the same time of day, and 2-3x per month go to the same restaruant and just count customers for an hour. If you did that, you too could see what I see and know that these earnings were no unexpected. Today, due to my DD, I will have my biggest single day gain in my portfolio because I own several thousand shares of CMG. To me this was a slam dunk based on what I saw in Oct-December.

  • drvermin drvermin Jan 29, 2014 1:37 PM Flag

    Wow, talk about a First World Whiner! OMG, there are like 10 items I have to choose from and I have to *tell* them what I want. It takes me all of a minute to do and that is **sooo** taxing to my brain! Whaaaaaa!

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    This company is in a secular decline not cyclical

    by trinfin1 Jan 25, 2014 3:07 PM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 29, 2014 11:38 AM Flag

    Companies are not allowed to talk about any aspect of any pending litigation, period, end of story. So anyone expecting them to comment about complaints or any product issue that could be tied to a liability issue is sadly mistaken. Rule #1 of any product, you *only* talk about the good points, *never* mention anything bad. That is for the lawyers to sort out.

  • Reply to

    Short interest

    by buzzybob Jan 28, 2014 8:42 AM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 28, 2014 10:39 AM Flag

    I n my experience the shorts are often late to the party. When CMG and NFLX crashed the short interest was at one of their lowest points. I learned long ago to buy when there is blood in the streets. I just bought back in to ISRG last week. We will see if it was a good long term decision.

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    Whisper on the Street, Earnings are bad

    by cowardinvestorboy Jan 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 21, 2014 10:52 AM Flag

    Yes indeed they did. Plenty of people that did not want to listen to the rumblings.

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    Whisper on the Street, Earnings are bad

    by cowardinvestorboy Jan 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    drvermin drvermin Jan 21, 2014 9:58 AM Flag

    I'm out. I got a 200%+ run in an IRA so I just sold. Picked up some $275 Friday puts. We'll see what the casino that is NFLX has to offer.

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