When the money is all gone?
You lose your business?
And that promise of a dream house turns out to be a cheap apartment?
And you people are arguing about who gets the kids.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Two articles touting Galena Biopharma (GALE_) were removed from Seeking Alpha Monday because they were written by the same person using different aliases.
This is the second time Seeking Alpha has been forced to take action against individuals using multiple aliases to tout Galena, a small drug developer with a breast cancer vaccine in a phase III study. In January 2013, the investor Web site removed five articles promoting Galena written by the same individual under three different pseudonyms.
The most recent incident is more serious and potentially damaging because of evidence linking Galena to a stock-promotions firm which wrote and published the articles on Seeking Alpha. The articles were part of a broader, coordinated "brand awareness campaign" designed to boost Galena's stock price, according to a document obtained by TheStreet.
Aided by this promotional campaign, Galena shares tripled in value from this summer. Coincidence or not, Galena insiders have made millions of dollars by selling company stock in January.
Galena did not respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment.
In July 2013, Galena paid $50,000 to a subsidiary of The DreamTeam Group for 240 days of "advertising, branding, marketing, investor relations and social media services," according to a disclaimer on The DreamTeam Group's Web site.
[Update: Following publication of this story, DreamTeam Group removed the Galena compensation disclosure from its web site. Here is the screen shot disclosing Galena's payment to DreamTeam Group.]
Calling people morons is not an opinion, but an insult.
If your only thought is that vtus is junk then why even bother posting.
The panic selling by small investors may have slowed.
How do you know that big players won't wait for you to jump in and then drop this like a rock down to 1.10 level in a week or so.
Right now it's all up to the funds and inst. players.
Just my opinion.
I'll give it a month or wait till any further company news points the direction for this company.
Right now I'm with you healthyrisk.
Most guys seem to have opinions about football teams and players even when they have no vested interest.
I view some stocks that I watch and sometimes play, in the same regard.
I like hearing honest unbiased viewpoints.
Yu do read SA articles from writers with no position, don't you?
Talk is cheap but that is what message boards are for.
Got burnt on that one to.
Was same price range and it looked like stock had bottomed when it fell to 1.50 and held there just long enough for big players to unload.
It eventually fell to 1.01 on worries about delisting and cash running out.
The dead cat bounce some are looking for may just be an opportunity for the big players to get out before the big drop.
Vicl had plenty of cash on hand at the time, just like Vtus.
I had to buy ten times my original holding and held on for 6-9 months just to get out without a loss on vicl.
No way I'm playing that game again, unless I'm convinced that this has a future.
Right now it feels like the company has been playing us along while someone got out at yesterdays highs. Hence the big sell off in afternoon.
It won't hurt you.
But has no benefit either.
How can they market a product that is not superior to anything?
Does not seem logical to me.
What would the sharks on Shark Tank do?