There was an article the other day stating they will have layoffs in their "struggling" med device division.
Then this article today:
"Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky reportedly prefers making smaller acquisitions of early-stage companies, even though the company's large and growing cash pile could fund much larger deals as speculated by analysts.
In a recent interview, Gorsky, who was at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, told Bloomberg that since "value creation in large deals is much more challenging," J&J will likely pursue smaller deals that involve early-stage technologies. He cites the company's hallmark approach to innovation, as well as lessons learned in making past M&A deals, as rationale behind the plan.
"Because we’re more of an innovation-focused company, the ideal deal for us is early, great innovation, great science, then we scale it, versus going in and simply ripping out costs and trying to find other synergies," Gorsky said in the interview."
Could be one of many small solutions to their "struggling" device devision
what idiot thinks this kind of spam will grow business? I will never go to your site .....boycott at all costs....bash to everyone....this is anti marketing.....your business sucks
Intuitive must see the competitive advantage that can be gained and bought exclusive rights to Cardica staple on strip technology in robotic surgery. Now that the future competitive landscape in robotic surgery is starting to reveal itself ISRG will need to find key differentiating advantages in end effectors and instruments that drive surgeon demand as much if not more than the robotic capabilities themselves. I would imagine that a stapler capable of multifire is a key advantage. Imagine conducting robotic surgery and you are in another room and you are waiting for assistants to reload the cartridge of staples after every deployment "reload shuffle" I suspect that's the 8mm device that this extended agreement is potentially targeting.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." JAMES 1:27 You will recall Obama making a reference to this in one of his addresses to the public regarding Syrian refugees. He mentioned us being afraid of widows and orphans.......this was a reference to James 1:27 however he didn't mention that 70% of the Syrian refugees in question were military aged men. A deceptive coercion for sure.
personally I don't worry about what others here say we are all entitle to an opinion and I'm not easily persuaded....I like to make my own hypothesis and then try to disprove it......... Only when there are personal attacks do I get irritated but again we live in a world of hatred and greed......just keep yourself from being polluted by it....
I'm glad Bernard was forced out. I think Bernard was so incompetent that with new management this may actually not be that difficult to get rolling. Its just the past CEO was really that bad.
What they need to do now is ensure that all components from all suppliers go through or have gone through the proper AQPQ protocols. You have to ensure the components will come into Cardica (or wherever the assembly will be conducted) to design specs on print.
Now Bernard should be forced to give back some of the shareholder money he squandered by not driving the company properly to create shareholder value...continued missed milestones, lack of proper testing validation, verification, reliability......if you read glass door comments about this company most of the lower levels say management was never there...#$%$
wrong again....even in stats you need to establish a CI on data attained with correct minimum number of data points.......without a large market following the price will never realize its real value because the efforts of a few can manipulate reality.....its called deception and it happens....you know it does......case in point during the financial crisis CDOs and other financial instruments could not attain true value because of a liquidity reduction.....when a market dries up and liquidity or (market participants go away) mark to market becomes useless because there is no market to establish pricing.
the market? how many folks actually know of or have considered this co as a speculative investment? Not many and as such I would argue the market for this stock is minute.....easy to manipulate
If I remember correctly in their S1 filing....Applied Medical stated that their carve out agreement (the one they attained in court against JNJ) ended Oct 2015. Of course Applied never went public however they were forced to show their cards during that time frame when they were being forced to go public so the angel seed money could withdraw. Now looking at their revenue increase from 2010 to 2011 and adding in the fact that they have attained a significant market share since then I believe they could easily be at the 500+ revenue mark by now prob near 600. They dumped their shares back when Cardica announced the first 510k probably because they new it would be a while before the device was perfected and they probably wanted throw out a false flag to the competition so they didn't begin a counter strategy. Now that Cardica has stumbled so frequently the competition doesn't have a concern and continues to believe they will fail. So is it possible that Applied is covertly getting back in alignment with Cardica? I believe they could afford them now.
where do the 100 share trades come from all day long they are worth 12 bucks who would sell or buy at such small value? Are they coming out of the digital oooz
I don't use margin but last week I noticed there was an 11cent margin balance even when I had a bunch of cash in money markets and didn't have any unsettled positions....I couldn't understand this and called about it and asked them to what it was about said something about whole dollar denomination in MM....I asked if this would allow my shares to be short individual said no