Dr Kim likely has disdain for short sellers. We know for a fact that he values long term institutional holders over weak hand retails. Maybe they will initiate a r/s just before positive p2 ino3100 results. Would be a great way to lead ino shorts into a devestating trap, as well as to finish flushing out weak longs, while giving their new institutional buddies a nice entry point. It makes sense doesn't it? Dr Kim has made no secret of the fact that he wants inovio to devolop a higher institutional ownership base.
This is all speculation on my part. I suppose even without enacting the r/s, if p2 results are positive this trap could already be set just by putting r/s on the table.
100,000 share sized blocks on the bid. You can't see them right now, but watch level 2 if the ask gets back to 2.81 - institutions have provided a beautiful floor here for buyers.
anyone telling you any different is lying to you. Watch level 2, folks.
Interesting tidbit from TR's Feb 11 report:
"Since the beginning of the current quarter, sales by Nuance Communications executives have totaled $183,350. Over the past five years, the average sell total for Q1 has been $4,883,169"
Ha! Are you kidding? Those guys still have plenty of shares. Ricci alone has over 3 million shares ($45m). There is only one reason they are holding back - they think shares are undervalued. Usually they are cashing in like sharks every quarter. The change in selling behavior is interesting.
I have been invested in INVN for a little over a year now. Started buying in the low teens, bought more as it dropped below $10, and bought more all the way back up through the teens. Even added a couple hundred shares around $21 recently.
The entire time i have been following invensense, people have been going back and forth regarding INVN picking up apple business from STM etc. All speculation, though it's likely to happen imo. Will it be great if apple biz pans out? Sure. But who cares if it doesn't. INVN has a great business and doesn't need apple.
I see the same situation here with HIMX and google glass. GG has contributed nothing to himax's current business. It's a great business as it stands. Google glass will be a nice boost or better when it hits HIMX top and bottom lines for real. But who cares? I like HIMX without Glass. And it's nice to have a pipeline behind an already great business.
Omate sells both a $199 Standard Edition and a more powerful $249 “1GB/8GB” edition with 1GB of memory and 8GB of onboard storage. (The standard edition includes 512 MB RAM / 4 GB storage, and both editions contain a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7, 2G/3G SIM, GPS, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a 600 mAh battery that's good enough to last all day, according to Nuance executives.)
Given that this was a demonstration by Nuance, Sean Brown, senior director of innovation at the company, didn’t spend a lot of time running through the capabilities of the TrueSmart besides Nuance. But if you buy in to the basic premise of a smartwatch—quick snippets of data, controlled by swipes and voice commands—chances are you won’t be trying to browse the Web on your wrist anyway.
After tapping on the phone to wake up the Nuance technology, Brown walked us through some of the phone’s functions. Although you can connect the watch to a phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, Brown’s demo ran locally, using the computing resources of just the phone itself:
•”Send a text message to James Hendrix: ‘Let’s get together on Friday at 5 and jam.’”
•”Remind me to call my mother at 7pm.” (“I think that’s a critical element of a smartwatch,” Brown said.)
•’Send an email to Josh Light titled ‘Proposal.’ Let’s meet over lunch tomorrow.”
•”Post status: I’m having a great time in Las Vegas.”
•”Create calendar appointment tomorrow at 7 PM.”
•”How tall is the Empire State Building?” The phone’s search technology is powered by Wolfram Alpha, Brown said.
p/e for XBI is 28.5
IBB's p/e is 24.8
looking pretty cheap to me. Selling will not last forever. Biotech industry is still a vibrant business and very high growth.
I'm wide awake... are you? Only a small fraction of the huge 2.80 bids were actually filled. Let me spell it out for you. There were barely any sellers at 2.80, unmatched against the multiple 100k blocks. Look at the daily chart, how the price reacted to finish the day. We're talking, at least twice that I witnessed, 20% of the day's entire volume showed up level 2 in large blocks on the bid at $2.80 today, between 2-3pm. Those were large buyers, clearly institutional. Yeah it was buried in the order book pretty quickly but those huge 2.80 blocks popped up every time the spread hit bid 2.80/2.81 ask
Hey Joe. Shorting this stock was easy money all last year. You were either late to the party or got greedy instead of covering. You will never get out even. Go ahead and get your face ripped off if you want. Fine by me.
At approx 2:35 today someone bought over 50k shares @ $5.00
I noticed the large block on the bid just before it went. Institutions are buying aggressive here.
in case you haven't noticed, they're currently still on the same team. Icahn owns 20% of ricci's company and just voted him back onto the board along with all ricci's cronies. sounds like teammates to me. We know Icahn wouldn't be in this arrangement if he didn't see an angle.
hairy i am outraged ricci is still even our ceo. we all know his pay is way out of line. But Rome wasn't built in a day. Icahn won't have to work very hard to effect some solid change going forward. He did vote against the compensation this time and BARELY lost. Ricci has a year to get it together for investors - or he's toast! His back is against the wall and he knows it.
Proposal 3: To approve a non-binding advisory vote on executive officer compensation:
haha. he can't even spell timber. that's what happens when a strong sapling like irbt growths right up your rear end buddy!!!
wallstreet- Ask any owner of the galaxy s3 or 4. We are big fans of our phones. I have the s3 and I'm waiting to purchase the s5 (though I like the s4 too). Also waiting for the next generation galaxy gear (wrist device) from samsung. I suspect many s3 owners are pursuing the same plan as me. At this stage in the game, device consumers are not stupid. We've been around the block a few times by now. Everyone knows that first galaxy gear sucked. It was to be expected with such a radical new product. Not to mention, you had to purchase a modified s4 (or wait for the s5) to work with galaxy gear 1. The whole launch was set up to fail. GGear sales were unimpressive with good reason. But all this extra pent up demand is a coiled spring for demand of the s5. Expect ggear sales to pick up with s5 launch of course. However, smart, patient consumers will be waiting for ggear v2. That's when the wrist device will really make a splash! Its a safe bet the s5 will work with the next gen gear also, so I'm not waiting to purchase the s5. Think back to how many s3's were sold. We're getting itchy....... Almost time in the cycle, just in time for the s5 launch.
willtori it appears you are correct. sadly... the only silver lining is that Icahn's two guys were voted in on a landslide. The rest of them did get a slap from shareholders. Doubtful we accomplished anything but still feels good to send a message. I must admit I'm disappointed in Icahn. For all his tough talk about shareholders rights... he hands the keys right back to ricci.
I am so sick of these nanny boards. They are out of control. Yahoo just censored the word,
I am not a racist! This is a real word that's in any normal person's vocabulary!!! It is not racist at all, unless one uses it in a bigoted context. So, $#@% you yahoo!!!!
It's stupid stuff like this that has me THIS close to selling the remainder of my yhoo position.
$#@% you, yahoo. $#@% you.