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johnandtai 10 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 15, 2014 11:46 AM Member since: Sep 22, 2004
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    by babyfaze122 Apr 15, 2014 11:25 AM
    johnandtai johnandtai Apr 15, 2014 11:46 AM Flag

    Doesn't have to be shorting....... it can be someone unloading a few millions shares to use the proceeds for something they feel is a better investment. There is no reason for MGT to put out a press release just because the price is dropping....... that's normal.

  • I think unless there is something else happening within the company it may be the bio-tech melt down is responsible for the drop in NSPH this week.

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    say what you will we need norseman

    by richmando Apr 2, 2014 2:10 PM
    johnandtai johnandtai Apr 11, 2014 4:29 AM Flag

    The Norseman is all yours "richmando"........ nobody else wants his posts.

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    News AH's

    by stkwhizguru333 Apr 4, 2014 6:44 PM
    johnandtai johnandtai Apr 4, 2014 9:47 PM Flag

    There is manipulation and false stories everywhere in the investment world these days. It seems like there is no enforcement of regulations anymore. The SEC seems to be too understaffed or biased to do enough to help the average investor. I would love to see companies fight back against manipulators. I applaud NSPH for their press release.

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    He company release !!!!

    by valporiviera Apr 2, 2014 4:23 PM
    johnandtai johnandtai Apr 2, 2014 11:00 PM Flag

    Maybe it is about time QUALITY companies fight back against investment analysts who distort the truth in order to move the stock price for their own gain. There is no enforced regulation on Wall Street that keeps ANYONE from distorting the truth in a press release to effect company stock prices.
    I think companies owe it to their stock holders to fight back against stock manipulation.

  • johnandtai johnandtai Feb 26, 2014 7:13 AM Flag

    Tim was instrumental in Apple's return to profitability. Just because the media & Wall Street hates Apple and drives the stock price does not mean Cook is a bad CEO.

    Per Wikipedia entry....

    " Cook closed factories and warehouses, replacing them with contract manufacturers, causing the company's inventory to fall from months to days. This was key to Apple's recovery: predicting demand and delivering product on time is crucial in the technology industry where new products could cannibalize existing offerings, yet Apple "routinely pulls off the miraculous: unveiling revolutionary products that have been kept completely secret until they magically appear in stores all over the world". Cook was credited with keeping costs under control, and combined with the company's design and marketing savvy that allows them to charge premiums, this has generated huge profits."

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    NSPH Upgrade

    by rbudreck Feb 13, 2014 7:26 AM
    johnandtai johnandtai Feb 13, 2014 8:08 AM Flag

    They already tapped the credit market for a $22Mil line in May 2013. Then sold another 27 Mil in stock in September. It will be a long time to getting any profit IMO.

  • I have been a shareholders for a bout 3 years. I really think the Verigene system is groundbreaking. With that said unfortunately the adoption rate is moving along at a snail's pace when one considers the huge number of hospitals and medical centres in the USA and abroad. Granted the medical field is slow to change to new technology until there is enough proof that it will be a lasting system. NSPH has a tough job to convert the current testing methodology.
    The CC was about the same we have had in past quarters. Management stays upbeat, but the numbers tell the story. Mid 2013 they affirmed 13-15mil for 2013 but came in with 10Mil. "Net loss for 2013 was $34.6 million or $0.56 per share as compared to $32.9 million or $0.67 per share in 2012." The loss is increasing ( due primarily to an increased sales force that is pushing the Verigene system ) even as sales increase. This is understandable.
    In mid 2013 management reduced placement expectations from 200-250 down to 150-200. (They did 161 at the lower end) In 2014 we are looking for about 200. Little growth in placement even though the company sales force has been expanded a good deal. To me this says they are having a hard time getting Verigene into hospitals. Added to this the International efforts have been disappointing to date.
    What do we have to look forward to in 2014? To me it looks like we will have no excitement with the exception of possible FDA approval of enteric testing in the 2nd half of 2014. This possible bump in share price likely will be offset by the further dilution in the stock in the 3rd quarter. ( last year: 22Mil debt facility + 5Mil in new stock @ $2.60 in MAY 2013 & 27Mil stock issued SEPT 2013 @ $1.75 ) So unless we get some unexpected news like a buyout or new marketing partners coming on board I see my shares on NSPH as dead money for 2014.
    I continue to believe the technology is sound and if you sit in NSPH you will be rewarded but it may take a couple years.

  • We already know how many new placements last quarter. We have a good idea of sales and net. We should get more info on product and FDA submissions.
    The previous quarter we had lower than expected placements and dropped from $3 to $2 in one day. Since we are already close to $2 I really don't see any reason for us to drop much at all. If anything there could be good news in regards to the Hitachi tie-up or maybe a new tie-up opportunity. The company has money in the bank and a good product and it is getting the machines into labs and hospitals. The story is the same and we are not expecting a profit at this point. What people are looking for is progress in marketing I think.
    If we dip much I will be adding shares.

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    Carl is correct

    by john.heil Jan 23, 2014 6:49 PM
    johnandtai johnandtai Jan 23, 2014 10:34 PM Flag

    You need to read a little and learn. Apple has 17 Billion in debt. Icahn is a corporate raider, he buys stock, pushes it up with press releases and pressure on the BOD, and then sells for a profit. He cannot know what Apple has planned of how much money they need for their plan. That is why his suggestions are the rantings of a foolish, greedy old man.

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