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hyestar58 22 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 15, 2014 10:04 AM Member since: Aug 3, 1998
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  • Reply to

    That's it. I'm out.

    by charlesw1956 Sep 15, 2014 9:52 AM
    hyestar58 hyestar58 Sep 15, 2014 10:04 AM Flag

    we all feel your pain

  • hyestar58 by hyestar58 Sep 15, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    OPKO Health, Inc. (OPK) today announced the European launch of the 4Kscore ™ Test, the only blood test that accurately identifies risk for aggressive prostate cancer, through its wholly owned subsidiary, OPKO Health Spain. The launch in Europe follows the U.S. launch of the 4Kscore earlier this year.

    The 4Kscore is a blood test that provides a patient his individualized risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The panel of biomarkers utilized in the 4Kscore is based on over a decade of clinical research conducted in Europe by investigators from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and leading European medical institutions involving over 10,000 patients. The 4Kscore Test was developed and validated by OPKO Lab in a 1,012 patient blinded, prospective study in the U.S. in 2014. “We are proud to now offer the 4Kscore Test to European clinicians and patients,” said Julián Agut Sánchez, CEO of OPKO Health Europe. “The 4Kscore will bring exceptional value to European healthcare by allowing clinicians to accurately identify risk for aggressive prostate cancer. In addition, there is great benefit for the patients and the healthcare systems in avoiding the cost of unnecessary, sometimes harmful procedures.”

    The European launch of the 4Kscore Test is being done in partnership with Barnaclínic, a branch of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, one of the most modern and largest clinical laboratories in Europe. “The 4Kscore Test represents the new direction we must follow in clinical medicine by combining multiple biomarkers for greater diagnostic accuracy and delivering the results to the clinician in an easy to interpret report,” said Aurea Mira Vallet, Manager of the Diagnostic Biomedical Center, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. “We look forward to our partnership with OPKO on the 4Kscore Test and helping European Urologists to more accurately identify risk for aggressive prostate cancer.”

  • Reply to

    SubjectWhat to know about the iDreamSky

    by hyestar58 Sep 14, 2014 7:00 AM
    hyestar58 hyestar58 Sep 14, 2014 7:02 AM Flag

    part 2
    the first quarter of 2014. (The company disclosed 2012 financials only in yuan.)

    In 2013, 97.7 million games were downloaded and activated, an 83.4% increase from 2012. First-quarter downloads and activations totaled 23.8 million.

    Its customers: iDreamSky says it has 98.3 million active monthly users as of March 31 who play on mobile phones as well as other platforms. It currently offers 40 games, according to the IPO prospectus.

    "Temple Run 2" attracted 30.8 million active users and 10.3 million average daily active users in March, the company said in its prospectus.

    The games: About 85% of 2013 revenue came from just three games: the "Temple Run" series, "Fruit Ninja" and "Subway Surfers." Of that, almost half came from the Temple Run series.

    The share of revenue from those three games fell in the first quarter to 57.2%.

    iDreamSky said it began publishing two games developed by indirectly owned subsidiaries and a game acquired from another company in the first quarter.

    Who cashed out: None of the major shareholders are selling shares as part of the IPO.

    After the share sale and an accompanying private placement, Michael Xiangyu Chen, the company's 31-year-old chairman and chief executive, will control about 40.1% of the voting power.

    IPO proceeds: iDreamSky said it will use $60 million raised to buy game licenses and other intellectual property rights related to mobile games. It also will set aside $25 million for acquisitions, according to the prospectus, although it added that it has no near-term commitments for a deal.

    Risks: The share of game players who pay to play is a tiny percentage of all users -- and has fallen. In the first quarter of this year, only 5.2% of active users were paying users, down from the peak of 5.7% recorded in the last three months of 2013.

    In addition, iDreamSky plans to plan build its own publishing platform that will put it in direct competition with distribution partners.

    Finally, the company's auditor can't be inspected by the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. to assess audit procedures or quality control procedures. In addition, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2012 brought administrative proceedings against the accounting firm that does iDreamSky's audit, alleging that it had violated U.S. securities laws and the SEC's rules and regulations over another matter. In January, the accounting firm was suspended for six months from practicing before the SEC. That case is under appeal.

    The buzz: iDreamSky should benefit from the relationships and connections it has made with developers and the main storefronts in China, says Lewis Ward, Research director of gaming at IDC. But Apple's growing success in China could eventually cut into iDreamSky's business.

    "If [Apple] continues to do well in China over time, it could erode demand for service that iDreamSky offers today due to its unified ecosystem," he said. "IOS is doing well; it is selling tens of millions of phones in China."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • By Angela Johnson, MarketWatch

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The company that distributes the popular "Temple Run 2" and "Subway Surfers" video games in China wants to avoid being cut up in the U.S. stock market like a piece of fruit in one of its popular games.

    Shares in iDreamSky Technology Ltd.(DSKY), which calls itself the largest independent mobile game publishing platform in China, begin trading Thursday on the Nasdaq. The company doesn't want to be a replay of "Candy Crush" maker King Digital Entertainment PLC(KING), whose shares tumbled 15.6% on their debut earlier this year.

    Unlike King, however, iDreamSky, which was founded in 2009, generally doesn't have its own games. Rather, it works with outside software developers to tweak and then bring those games to China.

    It boasts of having three of the 10 most popular casual games in the Chinese market during the first quarter as measured by active users, based on a report from Analysys International. "Temple Run 2" ranks second, behind Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s(TCEHY) Wechat Platform single-player game series. "Subways Surfers" is ranked third, and "Fruit Ninja" is ninth, ahead of "Candy Crush Saga."

    All are free to play. The company makes its most of its money from sales of in-game virtual items such as avatars, skills, privileges and other in-game features.

    In a sign of strong investor demand, iDreamSky's 7.7 million American depositary shares were priced at $15 early Thursday, above the indicated range. Still, it's a relatively modest IPO at $115.5 million, about one-third the size of the $326 million King Digital IPO.

    Here's what else to know about iDreamSky:

    Financials: Revenue climbed to $40.7 million in 2013, from $3.1 million in 2012, and to $28.0 million in the first three months of this year. It swung to a profit of $5.4 million in 2013, from a loss of $1.5 million in 2012. It earned $5.3 million in the firs

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hyestar58 by hyestar58 Sep 10, 2014 5:47 PM Flag

    10-Sep-2014

    Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits

    Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
    As previously reported, on March 19, 2012, WMI Holdings Corp. (formerly known as Washington Mutual, Inc. (the "Company")) issued $110 million aggregate principal amount of its 13% Senior First Lien Notes due 2030 (the "First Lien Notes") under an indenture, dated as of March 19, 2012 (the "First Lien Indenture"), between the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee. Additionally, the Company issued $20 million aggregate principal amount of its 13% Senior Second Lien Notes due 2030 (the "Second Lien Notes" and, together with the First Lien Notes, the "Runoff Notes") under an indenture, dated as of March 19, 2012 (the "Second Lien Indenture" and, together with the First Lien Indenture, the "Indentures"), between the Company and Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, as Trustee. Under the Indentures, the Company is required to provide, to the holders of the Runoff Notes, unaudited monthly financial statements with respect to WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., the Company's subsidiary. The unaudited financial statements for WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., as of and for the period ended July 31, 2014, are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.

  • Miami Beach billionaire Phillip Frost is leading an $825,000 investment in Drone Aviation Holding Corp., the Jacksonville-based drone company recently announced.
    Frost, chairman and CEO of biotech and pharmaceutical company Opko Health, will also lead the drone company’s new strategic advisory board. The company did not disclose how much Frost invested, but said it had received a total of $825,000 after offering $1.5 million of its shares to accredited investors.
    RELATED CONTENT: Drone service to launch in South Florida
    "Dr. Frost has a distinguished entrepreneurial track record of success throughout the business community as well as the public marketplace and we are honored to have him chair our Strategic Advisory Board and as an investor in our company," Drone Aviation Holding Corp. CEO Felicia Hess said in a statement.
    Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTCQB: DRNE) provides surveillance and communications for government and commercial clients. The company uses tethered drones, which don’t require Federal Aviation Administration licenses for commercial use.
    The company had $970,000 in revenues for the first six months of 2014, with net income of $180,000.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Do we head higher or take a little break from this mini rally we are having. Do we hear from the company or will they stay silent? Are rumors of buyout going to continue or will there be a MAJOR announcement soon? Will we be happy or will we be disappointed? Will we be richer or will we be poorer. Will you buy more or will you sell what you have. WHAT WILL YOU DO???? hmmmmm. good luck whatever you decide or whatever happens

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    I TOLD you SHORT trap was being SET!!!

    by doublebooyah Aug 29, 2014 6:41 PM
    hyestar58 hyestar58 Aug 29, 2014 7:19 PM Flag

    who cares what shorts do ! get over it. there will always be shorts just like us longs. so why the hostility. i never understood that. but stop wasting our time with the short BS ! no one cares. so what if there's shorts. its not illegal ..oye vey ..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • IF YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES, GRPN BOOSTED MARKETING, WHILE SNAPCHAT DOSENT HAVE ANY ADS YET. WHAT BETTER MERGER THAN TO GRAB GRPN', AD BASE. OH MAN IT SURE LOOKS GOOD...GO GROUPON !!!!!
    from the pr yesterday....
    Groupon is looking to piggyback on that momentum as it transitions from the Web to mobile, where more than half of its transactions now take place. In the first half of 2014, Groupon boosted its marketing expense by 36 percent to $143.2 million, exceeding revenue growth of 25 percent. While Snapchat has yet to introduce ads on its network, there's nothing stopping companies from creating an account and sending promotions to their followers.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Does not look good even with increase in r & d spending increase. They missed on all niumbers...we may see $7...aghhhhhhhh

    Sentiment: Sell

  • im not getting my hopes up on the earnings,especially when they release a pump PR before the actually earnings. so look for it to go down.....

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Who else believes

    by chuck_2_2000 Aug 11, 2014 11:33 AM
    hyestar58 hyestar58 Aug 11, 2014 12:13 PM Flag

    As i mentioned an increase in stock price today only confirms the earnings report will not be good. Take that to the bank !!! down to $8s

    Sentiment: Hold

  • when stocks rise prior to earnings. it is usually not a good sign. im hoping that grpn is different. both my fingers and toes crossed for tomorrow. but with retailmenot report bad numbers, im getting the feeling i should have taken some money off the table today. but still hoping!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Customer review website Angie's List ANGI -1.13% (ANGI) is playing investors, and even its own customers, for fools. Angie’s List charges members for a service that sites like Yelp YELP -0.41% (YELP) and the Better Business Bureau offer for free.

    If ANGI can’t provide more accurate and impartial ratings, consumers have no reason to pay for their service. I am not sure that consumers will use ANGI’s ratings at all in the not-too-distant future. I am convinced the stock price implies usage and payment for usage that is far from realistic.

    Reviews or Advertisements?

    Angie’s List refers to itself as a “consumer-driven organization”, but a quick look at its revenue breakdown reveals that is far from the truth. In 2012, 69% of ANGI’s revenue came from advertisers. Figure 1 shows how advertisers have steadily become more important, and consumers less important, to ANGI’s business.
    The company can try to claim that these advertisers don’t have any say in reviews, but there is quite a bit of evidence to the contrary. The NBC affiliate channel 12 in Richmond, Va., did a little digging into Angie’s List and found that lower rated companies can bump themselves up to the top of search results by paying extra money. In one case, the top rated heating & air company showed up 12th on a list of search results because they wouldn’t pay the $12,000 to $15,000 required to move up the list.

    Customers are taking notice of these misleading practices. For a company that offers customer reviews, ANGI has plenty of bad reviews of its own. A small sample of these bad reviews can be found here, here, and here. Even service providers have issues with ANGI. With all these complaints, it’s hard to see how ANGI can keep convincing consumers to pay for a service they can get elsewhere for free.

    Where Are the Profits?

    ANGI has been in business for 18 years, and it has never made a profit. Despite growing revenue by 73% in 2012, operating loss (NOPAT) actually increased from $44 million to $50 million. The company is wholly reliant on debt and equity to finance its operations.

    With less than 5 million unique visitors a month—Yelp gets over 25 million—ANGI relies on being able to squeeze as much money out of its members as possible. Unfortunately, competitive pressures have made that strategy difficult to carry out. From 2009 to 2012, ANGI’s revenue per member decreased from ~$50 to ~$25. Customers are becoming less willing to pay a lot for a service they can get for free. Pretty soon, they may not be wiling to pay at all.

    Overpriced

    ANGI would be dangerous at any price given its complete lack of profitability and shaky business model. However, the stock has been swept up in the social media bubble and has risen nearly 120% over the past year. It has gone from being just a bad company to being a dangerously overvalued stock also.

    For ANGI to justify its valuation of ~$21/share, it would need to grow revenue by 25% compounded annually for 15 years and achieve return on invested capital (ROIC) of nearly 40%. Google GOOG +1.39% (GOOG) earned an ROIC of 34% in 2012. Note that less than 4% of S&P 500 companies have an ROIC higher than 40%.

    ANGI has a long way to go to reach breakeven. A valuation that implies it will become nearly as efficient and profitable as Google while also growing at 25% for 15 years should be a huge red flag for investors.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is one #$%$ company. why pay when you can get the same services for free. get out now while you can. this is about to take a dive. all hands on deck !

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • 10-Jul-2014

    Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits

    Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
    As previously reported, on March 19, 2012, WMI Holdings Corp. (formerly known as Washington Mutual, Inc. (the "Company")) issued $110 million aggregate principal amount of its 13% Senior First Lien Notes due 2030 (the "First Lien Notes") under an indenture, dated as of March 19, 2012 (the "First Lien Indenture"), between the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee. Additionally, the Company issued $20 million aggregate principal amount of its 13% Senior Second Lien Notes due 2030 (the "Second Lien Notes" and, together with the First Lien Notes, the "Runoff Notes") under an indenture, dated as of March 19, 2012 (the "Second Lien Indenture" and, together with the First Lien Indenture, the "Indentures"), between the Company and Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, as Trustee. Under the Indentures, the Company is required to provide, to the holders of the Runoff Notes, unaudited monthly financial statements with respect to WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., the Company's subsidiary. The unaudited financial statements for WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., as of and for the period ended May 31, 2014, are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.

  • opk acting very strange to the up side !!!

  • hyestar58 by hyestar58 Jul 9, 2014 1:25 PM Flag

    OPKO's Long-Acting Clotting Factor VIIa-CTP Receives Positive Opinion For Three Orphan Drug Designations in Europe

  • B. Riley upgraded its rating on shares of Groupon (GRPN) to Buy saying the company is entering a period of easier year-over-year comparisons while operational improvements should drive organic growth and margin expansion. The firm raised its price target for shares to $9.50 from $6.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hyestar58 by hyestar58 Jun 26, 2014 2:20 PM Flag

    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN ) has been trending higher over the past several days, and for good reason. An analyst upgrade, coupled with acquisition action in the space, has focused the limelight on Groupon, and the final investment verdict might be more favorable for Groupon than most investors realize. Here are three reasons why Groupon can trade significantly higher over the next 12-24 months and outperform the general market.

    Reason No. 1
    Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reiterated his overweight rating for Groupon with a $16 price target, saying that Piper Jaffray's proprietary deal-tracking system showed that the number of deals available on Groupon has steadily increased since October 13, when the firm began this analysis.

    Furthermore, Munster said that the findings are a "confirmation of the longer term trend of Groupon increasing its deal density, which moves the company closer to its goal of building the leading local deal marketplace. This is different than Groupon's historical push-email business, moving toward a pull model driven by consumer demand."

    Munster also said that, in its most recent quarter, Groupon reported 200,000 daily deals on the network, up from 140,000 in December. The company also expects that this number will increase to 500,000 daily deals globally in 3-4 years, suggesting a 30% incremental growth in deals for the next several years.

    One reason Groupon has underperformed so much over the past several years is because it cannot make money. Assuming that Piper Jaffray's call is correct pertaining to deal growth, Groupon should be making good money, and the target price of $16 per share is entirely possible (if not easily obtainable).

    Reason No. 2
    OpenTable's (NASDAQ: OPEN ) acquisition by Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN ) sparked a rally in companies providing deals, reviews, food delivery, and anything app or Internet-related, like Grubhub.

    Again, this was for good reason; if Priceline was willing to pay 12 times revenue and 14 times book value for OpenTable, then what are other related companies in the space worth?

    Sources told DealReporter that OpenTable talked with other bidders beside Priceline before accepting the $2.6 billion bid. Was there a secret bidding war for OpenTable under our noses? The 12-times-revenue price paid implies that there was.

    Is there some kind of buyout frenzy in the social and deal space going on here? If so, then anything goes, including another attempt by Google to take over Groupon, as it already attempted in the past.

    Irrespective if there was a bidding war or not, the truth of the matter is that the OpenTable deal should increase the value of all other related stocks, Groupon (among others) included.

    Reason No. 3
    In my last take on Groupon, I said that Groupon might be the best-valued stock in the social space. Coupled with the fact that shares trade at a price-to-sales ratio of 1 -- based on analyst estimates for Groupon's revenue in 2015 -- if the company can become only slightly profitable, trading at Piper Jaffray's price target of $16 per share could be considered cheap, compared to what Priceline paid for OpenTable.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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