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gswkool 65 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Jan 2, 2012
  • I went back to February presentation and on slide 33 is latanoprost along with other pipeline activity. That is only slide it's mentioned. CEO mentions 8% ownership by Pfizer, who is their partner on latanoprost. Then I hear him say "can't talk about it". I guess they have confidentiality agreement, - this partnership goes back some time, -I'm wondering and hoping that some news will come out that will catch us off guard in a postiive way. We hear about LLuvien, Medidur, even Tethadur which is preclinical. What about poor latanoprost? I believe the PH I/II collab goes back to June of 2011 - I'm annoyed...

  • Reply to

    What's wrong with this picture

    by billygbillyg Mar 28, 2014 4:11 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 28, 2014 4:55 PM Flag

    It's certainly a momentum market -and with momentum markets the connection between price and value can become distorted -in both directions.

  • selling all their biotechs, - sure there are some that are overpriced, - but certainly not all biotechs. Certainly not this one. I'm happy for the buying opportunity - picked up some more PSDV shares today, as well as shares in a few others that got unfairly punished. This is a good environment for biotechs -low interest rates still, and pharmas with loads of cash and pipelines to fill out - that's why the rally in biotech space in first place. Once things have calmed down and weak hands are shaken out, I expect things to go back to focus on individual stocks and individual events that drive them....GLTA

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    These lawyers have no case

    by adrianthefrog Mar 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM Flag

    If GERN does not get a "release" on FDA hold, there will be nothing left for lawyers to sue. If GERN does get to resume trials, the stock will recover and lawyers' case will be weakened. Typically, these legal proceeedings drag out for years anyway, so if resumption of trials comes there will be plenty of gains here. Lawyers will be a minor nuisance...

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    is this newsworthy?

    by njkllkj Mar 5, 2014 4:53 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 28, 2014 10:37 AM Flag

    the same way i feel about the rest of my biotech holdings -which got hit hard over the last week or so. seems some big players missed the run in biotech and wanted to take it down some pegs...and were successful... i didn't give them any of my shares -I'm an investor and not a day trader. as long as the story remains intact and interest rates remain low, i'm holding....GLTA

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    It's Time!

    by blackmarango Mar 27, 2014 10:56 AM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 28, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    I happened to be watching Stossel on TV last night and he was bashing the FDA. He was stating how many deaths they caused by slow drug approval process. His feeling was that we own our bodies -if we are dying who wouldn't want to try everything, approved or not? What gives FDA right to tell us what we can and what we can't put in our bodies? Should gov't bureaucrats have power of life and death over its citizens? There was a political group on the show that was pushing some legislation which would allow people who were dying to try drugs which were not approvedIt was an interesting discussion -anyhow, -there are activists for your cause out there already if you want to link up with them....GLTA

  • We can buy it cheaper than RA! Market is in pullback mode -especially biotech. I'm waiting for things to stabilize before buying again, - I'm viewing the pullback as an opportunity....

  • gswkool gswkool Mar 27, 2014 11:15 AM Flag

    do you have an "in"? do you know if the drug will ultimately be approved?

  • what a rational market ...not. Alimera is up at least.....is it possible that fda will approve shortly after acceptance or do they have to wait for pdufa date? fda has handled this whole approval process with lluvien a bit strangely....

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    1998

    by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 27, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    I kinda compare what Walmart did to local businesses off-web when it moves into town - to what Amazon does to online competitors when it moves into their space...it drives them to ruins...as a trade maybe it will bounce back some -but long term I don't hold out much hope...Amazon is like the "borg" of online retail {if your a star trek fan}....anyhow...glta

  • more dilution coming....stock will be worth squat by the time they get through diluting...where is the increase in value all the b#$%shi$$%ers on the board said will happen after the merger? Market is valuing stock appropriately. It's still a tiny tot -soon to be on penny sheets...there are plenty of good stem cell companies to invest in -gotta wait though until after the biotech bloodbath that's going on right now...

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    $2.81 2015 earnings estimate yahoo stat

    by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 12:49 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 26, 2014 3:08 PM Flag

    I remember when generic Lovenox rolled out and they were profitable for a time. Then the competition came. Now they are reporting more losses, although their pipeline has expanded. I owned the stock previously and took profits thankfully. I think this type of business model is good for a trade -not sure about a long term buy. Of course, it could get acquired. I will wait for the biotech carnage to end and hopefully make a purchase at a lower price. It's really hard to put a value on this company ...

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    1998

    by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 26, 2014 2:59 PM Flag

    that's not a space I want to be in -competing on razor thin margins - you pointed that out and it's a good point. I always ask myself what is proprietary about the business or does it have a huge mote. AMZN has such huge scale and is so efficient -difficult to compete with. It's easy to get attached to your stocks -sometimes it's hard to let go. Anyhow, I wish you good luck..I hope your investment in SPLS works out for you...

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    1998

    by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 26, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    it's margins are shrinking - esp as they shift to online sales they will be competing with likes of Amazon - look at the projected SPLS earnings estimates - they are being lowered and may continue to be. Amazon puts its earnings back into continual investment in the business. They are in continual growth mode -I don't own Amazon stock but I would certainly choose them over SPLS -no contest there...

  • Perhaps they can get the FDA to meet them at McDonalds if they offer to buy them Happy Meals....

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    1998

    by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 26, 2014 10:09 AM Flag

    if we were back in 1990 I would say, yeah, go for it - unfortunately, this company is growing in the opposite direction i.e. shrinking. What is cheap? When they put up a "going out of business" sign will that be cheap enough? Their business model is no longer relevant so they have to transform -but it could be too late. they will bleed more with store reductions and layoffs and shrinking margins...and don't count on the dividend -it can easily be cut.....

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    No Respect

    by mickmack50 Mar 25, 2014 3:02 PM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 25, 2014 7:22 PM Flag

    No worries, be happy...... biotech getting pounded...market manipulation by those unhappy #$%^ who missed the run up ... story hasn't changed here, -it's a 2nd half stock. If it doesn't move in 2nd half of year then I will be very disappointed...not before then.....hang in there, -

  • gswkool by gswkool Mar 25, 2014 2:46 PM Flag

    Bring up the chart. You can go back that far and still buy SPLS shares for $11+ change. That's more than 15 years ago. Great progress, Staples. Just my opinion, but -who in their right mind would want to buy shares? ...I'm staying far away from this value trap {I hate to use the word "value" and "SPLS" in the same sentence}. Much rather buy a company that's growing and not shrinking. There's plenty out there....Bye bye SPLS - that was easy...

  • Where did that come from? Did the company ever project a big profit in 2015?

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    Can Geron afford to fight all these law suits?

    by hairypotter9 Mar 25, 2014 10:32 AM
    gswkool gswkool Mar 25, 2014 10:48 AM Flag

    All the greedy lawyers come out of the woodwork when they smell a dollar bill. Shareholders just hurt themselves when they participate, -they get pennies on dollar {if there is company left to sue} while lawyers get their hefty fees -they aren't in it for the good will.... and of course the company and stock price can suffer -so, if you're still holding shares, -you are causing yourself more losses......

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