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john_j_315 172 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Apr 5, 2010
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  • Reply to

    New 52 weeks low

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 1:10 PM Flag

    Institutional investors typically have minimum requirements to invest in a company: Market Cap, Price, etc. Other than maybe a few highly speculative portfolios, Lpath most likely fails several of those requirements for most funds. That interest will come after management gets their S**t together. Not before.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    New 52 weeks low

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    A share sold is a share purchased James and anything under 5% does not have to be reported. I don't know what you consider large but for me that leaves a lot of unknowns. As far as good news, I already said I would not be surprised if we did not move much. Maybe back to where we were in the $4s but absent some serious PR work by management (which would be shocking) to get the company back in the spotlight, I just don't think anyone is looking anymore and it doesn't matter what they report..

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    New 52 weeks low

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 12:18 PM Flag

    By the way I was told that a couple of people have been moving out of large positions off and on over the last several weeks. I don't know that they are all of the excess volume but they most likely are a big chunk of it and I was told they are selling for cash flow reasons and not anything related to the company. Nothing verified but the person that told me would have no reason to make it up and I believe it is true. For what it is worth.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    New 52 weeks low

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 12:07 PM Flag

    I am here until we have actual news. Thus the hold. Like I said, this is a binary investment and as far as I am aware, we have nothing new that says this is a failure. In fact just the opposite.

    People selling an illiquid stock driving the price down doesn't phase me. I in fact have an order out there to buy if we go much lower.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    New 52 weeks low

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 11:14 AM Flag

    Other than calling in people they know to support the stock or supporting it themselves, James is right (sort of) that there is really nothing they can do. Announcing garbage won't do anything for the stock. We need tangibles. I do find it sad and telling about management that they are not able to muster any support for the stock from their connections. Like I said a million times - No Credibility.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Yellen's clarification

    by slumdawg2011 Jul 15, 2014 5:31 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 7:28 AM Flag

    It was a joke...

  • Reply to

    Where is Management????

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 15, 2014 11:11 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 16, 2014 7:26 AM Flag

    Going back to my conspiracy theory on buying the company, adding some fuel to the fire: If you remember some months back they slipped in some bylaw changes to add more protection for the board from lawsuits and now the redomestication to Delaware which has better privacy laws and neither of which have any real benefit for the company at this juncture. The plot thickens...

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Where is Management????

    by birdshooter_6 Jul 15, 2014 11:11 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 15, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    If Don were to buy the company outright, why would he care about those 500,000 shares? He would be picking up 16,500,000 cheaper. Regardless, no one would do anything like that. Way too obvious. There are ways to do all of this stuff legally. The question is do we have something here that works and are we going to make money or are we being led into a disaster. Who buys what and for how much is going to be what it will be if anything here works.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    did i ever mention

    by thebigfella1234 Jul 15, 2014 10:35 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 15, 2014 11:12 AM Flag

    Yes and it is definitely not the free money the fed is handing out that is causing any of this "frothiness" in valuations. Just dumb investors.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    did i ever mention

    by thebigfella1234 Jul 15, 2014 10:35 AM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 15, 2014 10:41 AM Flag

    Perpetuating the disaster that was Bernanke. I hope once Obama is out there will be some changes.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 15, 2014 10:00 AM Flag

    I can't figure out the trading here. Someone(s) is/are hitting both the bid and the ask with relatively large buys/sells. I could see one or the other but both I don't get.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Stroke Rounds: An MS Drug for ICH?

    by tvillekirbys Jul 9, 2014 10:20 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 5:34 PM Flag

    The insiders here have not nor will they likely ever buy stock in the open market. Definitely would not hold your breath on that one. As far as the company goes, I purposely left the name out. It is just an example and not really important since it is gone but I am sure you could figure it out if you did a little research.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Stroke Rounds: An MS Drug for ICH?

    by tvillekirbys Jul 9, 2014 10:20 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    Can your reliable source give you any reason why they are allowing the stock to be pummeled while keeping all the latest updates basically out of the mainstream? That is the real question of the day.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Stroke Rounds: An MS Drug for ICH?

    by tvillekirbys Jul 9, 2014 10:20 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 2:51 PM Flag

    Understood. Was just curious because while I don't think it is meaningful from an insider trading point of view, it definitely sounds like "inside" information.

    I would hope they would want to advance each one individually long before they started down any road like that though unless it was on someone else's tab.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Stroke Rounds: An MS Drug for ICH?

    by tvillekirbys Jul 9, 2014 10:20 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 2:13 PM Flag

    That's a fairly specific rumor. Do you have a source at the company or something?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This stock is half of what it was 1 year ago

    by opto7825 Jul 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 9:55 AM Flag

    If Pfizer is interested in anything here, my opinion is they will buy everything and sell off what they don't want. I just don't see any benefit to executing or selling their option. In fact, I can't imagine that was ever their intention. I mean why would you? Besides, who's to say it isn't Pfizer we are talking about in this scenario anyway?

    I think they just put the option on the market to see what they could get. Since there was no serious interest, they are sitting on it for now. If they really don't want any of it, they will likely try to sell the option with good results or let it expire with mediocre or bad. If they want anything, my best guess is they will make an offer. But, the company is under no obligation to accept it so there is still an out. Even if there is a brewing war between Pfizer and Management and Pfizer executes the iSONEP or ASONEP option or both, the company is suddenly worth a lot of money anyway so it is a win win for LPath. Either they get it cheap or they get a big payday and everyone goes away with $$$.

    I have no crystal ball or inside information here. This is just my gut based on what I have seen in the past and my experience working on deals. Here's hoping...

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This stock is half of what it was 1 year ago

    by opto7825 Jul 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 9:01 AM Flag

    By the way, the chair of the other company was 77.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This stock is half of what it was 1 year ago

    by opto7825 Jul 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 14, 2014 8:52 AM Flag

    I don't know about Swortwood himself but the connection/entanglement with WSIC is very interesting to me. And I guess I would be surprised if he is displeased. If he was I doubt Scott would be where he is and getting paid what he is in light of his performance. That fact right there has me scratching my head. Why do you continue to reward a guy so well when on the face of it (at least publicly) appears he is performing so poorly? Guys like that always have their bases covered anyway. I bet money there is a plan unfolding here and kudos to the guy who figures it out first.

    With respect to buying the company, that could be anyone really. I don't know that it necessarily has to be an insider directly. Could be a connection we know nothing about. Maybe something through WSIC. Like I said before, the best way to play this is to put yourself in the shoes of these guys and play dirty. In the end if we make a little money, regardless of how much was taken via what we are seeing happening, the argument will be we made a little money while sitting and watching so why are we complaining?

    As a side note, there was a shareholder lawsuit filed against the board and management of the other company and it was quickly dismissed behind the secrecy door. To the lawyers and judge new to the case, everything looked fine. Struggling company, lagging price and an angel comes in a couple of bucks over the current stagnant price and saves the shareholders. Now the new owner is reporting timely stellar results in all of the indications as expected. Go figure.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This stock is half of what it was 1 year ago

    by opto7825 Jul 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 13, 2014 6:58 PM Flag

    It would be "schitzo" and if anyone is a Lacy here, I think you are much closer to the front of the line than I am there movie star.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    This stock is half of what it was 1 year ago

    by opto7825 Jul 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    john_j_315 john_j_315 Jul 13, 2014 9:19 AM Flag

    This has always been a high risk investment and the outcome is binary. The only outlier is how much additional unnecessary dilution are we going to have to endure before we have some sort of actionable results - good or bad.

    Scott does not know what he is doing, he doesn't care or he is sitting on his hands. None of those equal solid performance in a stock. Surprise surprise. And the low float/low price here pretty much eliminates the possibility of any institutional interest. It is exactly what you would expect to see in our situation.

    People sell when the risk outweighs the reward for them or for cash flow reasons. There is no conspiracy in the pricing in that regard. People are getting out and there are no significant buyers except when the price drops and you get the bottom feeders like us who are holding onto the hope and averaging down.

    The bigger issue we have now (dilution aside) is when an illiquid/ill managed stock gets beat down like this, it is very difficult to recover - even with good news as we have already seen. I held another stock almost identical to LPTN and super solid phase II results barely moved the price. Why? Too many false starts and delays. Basically no one was listening anymore - Just like here. I would not be slightly surprised if we end up with dead air with great results.

    In that other stock, I am of the opinion it was purposely done because in the end, the company was bought by another company owned by the chairman of the board for a fraction of what it was worth and no one saw it coming.. The sad part is, it was optically palatable because everything was justified - even a second Phase II study after the first one easily met it's endpoints. Not saying it is the same here but this sure smells the same to me. Almost by the numbers. Like I always say, when stuff doesn't make sense, there is usually a reason.

    I still think there is money to be made here but I just don't see it being a lottery win.

    Sentiment: Hold

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