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magilla_s 44 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 30, 2015 6:02 PM Member since: Nov 17, 2000
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  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 30, 2015 6:02 PM Flag

    artw going to under $3. They just have no answers to what is going on.

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    Insane Valuation

    by commoncentsinvestorguy Sep 27, 2015 1:07 PM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 29, 2015 8:24 AM Flag

    couldn't agree more, i think the fact that they are a foreign corp has a small wet blanket effect on the stock price. Q3 and Q4 are obviously very important and mgnt needs to be able to show it can meet or exceed it's targets. Confidence will continue to build.

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    One Million share buyback announced

    by commoncentsinvestorguy Sep 24, 2015 9:10 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 24, 2015 2:33 PM Flag

    thanks for the explanation, i didn't ask the question very well. The key is the 25% of the avg daily volume.

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    One Million share buyback announced

    by commoncentsinvestorguy Sep 24, 2015 9:10 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 24, 2015 12:04 PM Flag

    common, i forget what some of the rules are as far as what the maximum number of shares a company can buy back in one day. It is some percentage of the avg volume of the past 30 days or something along those lines. Generally, spcb will be buying back shares for a fairly long time if they have to abide by those percentages.

  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 22, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    IMO, sideways for the next 2 months, unless contract announcement.

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    Holding through today's report

    by lisbonee Sep 17, 2015 9:54 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 17, 2015 10:37 AM Flag

    LIsbonee, what is consensus estimate for injection? TIA

  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 16, 2015 2:08 PM Flag

    while i still need to hear the CC, i suspect the bottom line is that we have to wait and hope they execute in this current quarter. With $2M high margin revenue already booked, they SHOULD blow away estimates for top line and bottom line. But this will take another 3 months. There is a possibility that mgnt may announce a contract before next earnings release, but don't hold your breathe.

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    uh..what ??

    by magilla_s Sep 16, 2015 9:14 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 16, 2015 10:33 AM Flag

    common, agree with you on this. And to sound like a broken record, this is another buying opportunity, but i,m out of powder for now. Next qtr should be spectacular but will feel like an eternity waiting for next report.

  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 16, 2015 9:14 AM Flag

    revs up 10%, GAAP eps down to .16. $2M in high margin revenue already booked in July (new qtr). No specific mention of new contracts with dollar amounts. See you in the 8s or possibly 7s !! Wow.


    Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, created the graphene sheets. Researchers at the University of British Columbia then coated the graphene with lithium atoms.

    Previous attempts to create superconducting lithium-coated graphene failed because the coating techniques introduced sources of instability, such as warmth. This instability made lithium atoms scatter around in ways that kept the graphene from superconducting.

    Instead, Damascelli and his colleagues coated their graphene sheets with lithium in ultra-high-vacuum conditions at about minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 268 degrees Celsius), just about 5 degrees above absolute zero.

    Superconductivity relies on electrons not repelling each other as they do in ordinary materials, but instead forming delicate pairs that can flow through superconductors effortlessly. Electrons in these pairs are held together by phonons, or vibrations of the superconductor's atoms. The lithium atoms enhanced the phonon-binding of electrons in the graphene, allowing superconductivity to occur at minus 449 degrees F (minus 267 degrees C).

    The researchers do not think superconducting graphene will be used to develop more efficient power lines. Rather, Damascelli suggests it could be used in extraordinarily sensitive magnetic sensors known as SQUIDs, or superconducting quantum interference devices, which can scan brain activity with exquisite detail.

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    Although graphene has many spectacular electronic properties, until now superconductivity was a notable exception. Superconductors conduct electricity with zero resistance, and so can lead to more efficient power lines. (Power companies typically lose about 7 percent of their energy to heat caused by resistance in transmission wires.)

    Superconductivity was previously seen in graphite. Theoretical models suggested that graphene could also become superconducting, if adorned with additives.

    Now, an international team of scientists has created the first-ever superconducting graphene by coating it with lithium atoms.

    "Many groups have tried for many years to achieve superconductivity with graphene,"study principal investigator Andrea Damascelli, director of the University of British Columbia's Quantum Matter Institute in Vancouver, told Live Science. "The way you prepare the samples is key."


  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 15, 2015 9:06 AM Flag

    feels like 2 years since the last earnings report, but maybe that is just me. Looking forward to great news tomorrow am.

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    what was thursday report

    by williamsj3 Sep 14, 2015 8:52 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 14, 2015 4:15 PM Flag

    Lisbonee. great posts. do you see thursday's report coming is below expected number due to warm weather?

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    On September 13, 2015 B. Riley

    by commoncentsinvestorguy Sep 14, 2015 12:51 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 14, 2015 8:51 AM Flag

    that is good news but the action on friday disturbs me a bit. Volume jumps from 30k shrs a day to 400k plus on a down day. Let's hope for a great report on wed.

  • magilla_s by magilla_s Sep 10, 2015 5:13 PM Flag

    8k released, paid $1M to settle all claims. At least we can get that behind us.

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    Is Genkey a possible

    by locatedmyballs Sep 10, 2015 11:26 AM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 10, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    looks good.

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    Think We Will Break 20K Today ?

    by superbowl6wins Sep 8, 2015 3:39 PM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 10, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    Today, just barely. LOL

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    Think We Will Break 20K Today ?

    by superbowl6wins Sep 8, 2015 3:39 PM
    magilla_s magilla_s Sep 8, 2015 3:54 PM Flag

    pathetic. Why is this not over $10 either. If everyone is holding and the earnings are good/great, the stock price should jump to $20 as there will be no shares available to buy before that.

  • higher temps last week and this week will be good for ugaz

  • magilla_s magilla_s Sep 3, 2015 8:59 AM Flag

    although they are reporting earnings later than i would like. they probably fall under the small business exemption and have 75 days rather than 60 days to report. Not sure of the rules for foreign companies reporting. Any hoot, look forward to some fireworks in a couple weeks. If the market settles down a bit, i would expect spcb to drift up a few bucks before earnings. IMO.

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