seeker, I am aware of the company's history. It's Phillips lineage is one of the original aspects that drew me to nxp when I began buying shares in the fall of 2011.
saying the company "hasn't been profitable since 2004" would imply the company still isn't profitable. which is silly. Like I said, probably a typo..
Apple takes their cut of each transaction, from what I understand. Also they get the data. That's probably the most important part.
As for cc companies, yeah you are right Alan. They will be fine... whoever produces the actual plastic for the cards, and the magnetic readers.. those guys are up fitz creek without a paddle!
"The company hasn't been profitable since 2004"
I think you'd better catch up on your research. That is not correct. Maybe a typo?
not quite! We filled it today at the open :) But yeah it recovered nicely. Feels good to have that done. Now the price can move where it should, in it's natural habitat. Not saying we get an instant run, but today's strength it telling. They came in to buy the weakness which is what you want to see if you're a bull.
i didn't know it was a general regulatory issue, thanks for the heads up seeker. I have never thought nxpi was a good takeout target though. Someone scooping up nxpi would be to the dutch like someone coming here and buying Intel. Or Micron. ha! It ain't happening.
inventories today are making all things energy weak. Including solar. TAN is down over 1%. As everyone in the solar industry will tell you... there is little correlation between oil and solar.
I'm not sure Freescale would be a huge impact on the downside from here, if the merger were to fall through (unlikely imo). nxpi is trading below the pps it traded at when the Freescale deal was announced. To me that means there's more upside when Freescale deal closes, than downside if it doesn't.
Also... if any of these deals gets squashed by regulators.... it's Avago/Broadcom!!! BRCM is a massive American business. Also check out the history of AVGO. Used to be a US company and Feds are already sour on Avago's move to Singapore. Bad blood there... we know how petty governments can be hehe
NXP is born from a Dutch company (Phillips) and as far as I can tell has a very good relationship with the US government. Not a sure thing, but if I was a betting man...... oh wait. I am. And I am betting Freescale goes ok.
fish, I think you're right that if it were to open at or bounce off of, say $86.50, tomorrow - then you could call it filled.... that's close enough for jazz.
I don't think an after hours move would suffice though, doesn't it need to be during market hours? Would be very appreciative if I'm wrong and someone sets me right here... but if stock opens at $88 tomorrow and doesn't fall below, could we really call it filled? If it rallied from there, the gap would still exist on the chart. After hours does not factor into a six month chart.
If it fills, great. If not, fine with me! Whether it does or doesn't, what really matters now is how the buyers step in to support price this week. It's been plenty beaten up. If institutions want to grab up more shares, here's their chance.
maybe not. The after market trading was overdone. I won't be surprised if we fill the gap tomorrow but the buying will be fierce. "And then some.." likely won't happen
just ignore this idiot. He's been short (or working to depress price) for a long time hehhe. A wounded animal. Found this on StockTwits:
Jul. 18, 2014 at 4:55 PM
$SUNE sune is new ENRON.. ponzi scheme accounting tricks but company is BANKRUPT. shareholders equity is below zero.. book value nonexisting
Hey! Carl Icahn! If you're reading this mb (lol yeah right)... maybe Brett and Dave could use Opal's help on the Nuance board... I think she gets it!
Sargon rode a nice wave with NFLX but how are they stacking up against the greedy ricci?
cpa, look at the OPK message board. Same type of garbage for years now. Hasn't worked for OPK though, because Frost is a fantastic steward. With INO I think you have an extremely talented scientist in Dr. Kim, but a lousy executive. His management has left a lot to be desired and has played right into the sell side's hands. However the constant noise on a message board is a tactic to drown out positive discussion. If things are really that negative, why not talk about the science? Instead they hire meat sticks to post about dead mice, 35 years, etc. For the long term, that can be a great contrarian indicator for a stock like this.
view a 1 year chart, select line type as either candlestick or bar
you will see a nice gap up in the stock price when the Freescale merger was announced. Most of that gap has already been filled. Which is why it wouldn't be too surprising if it does fill. However there are likely some big buyers who want to accumulate shares down here, so it may just churn in the high 80's/low 90's until we get a catalyst. Gaps don't NEED to fill.. but they really WANT to. hehe. Apple earnings tonight will be interesting
you could say it's because of the chip sector/china weakness, greek uncertainty. But the reason why it's been weaker than the likes of SWKS? the chart just wants to fill the gap. $86. From there we go to new all time high. And if history is any guide, nxpi may reverse before we hit it. $89 is pretty close and I imagine there is a lot of institutional buying the high $80s. So if we get a catalyst like greenlight on the Freescale merger or nice guidance from apple before we hit $86, it may never fill. But IMO that's why the stock has been so weak lately; it's just the magnetism of that gap wanting to fill. I would not advise trying to trade it. This is a buy and hold stock. Anyone telling you different probably wants to buy your shares.
thanks for the refresher, dan! Seems to be about where I left off. I remember VGX3100 P3 was a long ways off which is part of the reason why I didn't want to wait it out. 3100 could be a blockbuster. I am also very interested in hTert. That could be a grand slam!
Again, I appreciate the response
hugo, posters like you are part of the reason I am still interested in the company. I am familiar with it's history. The timeframe you cite is a moot point, since the current company is a very different beast from the original carnation of inovio. I find that waves of ignorant posts on yahoo, like the INO 'mice series,' to be contrarian indicators which only make me more interested in the company's long term prospects. You certainly don't add anything of value to discussion, but there's a reason somebody hires a bunch of dimwits to post nonsense for such extended periods of time.
I used to own shares in INO and got shaken out last year due to the breakdown in the chart. I've always been very interested in the science and have considered reopening a position in the company.
Would anyone care to give me a quick summary of what's been happening lately and important upcoming catalysts for Inovio? Just looking for jump off points for my own research - I do not expect anyone to do my diligence for me.
I would greatly appreciate any help. thanks all.
I think SYN was moving up on rumors of CELG making an acquisition of MS treatment program. SYN would have fit that bill... but CELG bought RCPT instead and SYN hasn't traded well since that news.