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InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. Message Board

mauro_lucio 327 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 9, 2015 1:40 PM Member since: Nov 21, 2000
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  • Reply to

    Next leg down has begun...

    by jjhesa Apr 9, 2015 9:49 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Apr 9, 2015 1:40 PM Flag

    I'm out. Took the chance and sold my entire position when I saw 40k on the bid at $0.6. Must say that I feel relieved now, albeit I took a 33% loss. Good luck to anyone still holding!

  • Reply to

    Same ol', same ol'

    by spineles49 Apr 2, 2015 11:08 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Apr 2, 2015 2:03 PM Flag

    We have activist shareholders. From todays SC 13D filing:
    Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

    The Reporting Persons acquired beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein for investment purposes. The Reporting Persons may acquire or dispose of additional securities or sell securities of ULURU from time to time by means of open-market purchases or dispositions, privately negotiated transactions, direct acquisitions from or dispositions to ULURU or a subsidiary thereof or otherwise.

    Between November 2014 and March 2015, Michael Sacks, an investor in ULURU, engaged in correspondence with management and representatives of ULURU concerning various topics, including ULURU’s business, operations, financial performance and financial disclosures. To date, many of Michael Sacks’ questions remain unanswered and he has shared his concerns with The Punch Trust (“TPT”) and Bradley Sacks, among others. As a result of his continued frustration with ULURU’s poor operational and financial performance, including poor performance by senior management, Michael Sacks determined that new individuals should be nominated as Directors of ULURU. Since Michael Sacks holds his shares of Common Stock through a nominee and ULURU’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) provide that only stockholders of record may nominate Directors, after discussion between Michael Sacks and TPT, TPT determined that it would make the nominations.


    On April 1, 2015, pursuant to Section 1.6(a) of the Bylaws, TPT sent a notice to ULURU nominating Bradley Sacks and Robert F. Goldrich (the “Nominees”) as candidates for election to the Board of Directors of ULURU at the next annual or special meeting of Stockholders of ULURU at which directors are to be elected and at any and all adjournments, postponements, reschedulings or continuations thereof (the “Stockholder Meeting”). Bradley Sacks is the son of Michael Sacks and the brother-in-law of Robert Goldrich.

  • Reply to

    Same ol', same ol'

    by spineles49 Apr 2, 2015 11:08 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Apr 2, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    I doubt we'll see any updates from Jason in the next few days. This is what he tweeted yesterday:

    Mauro Cristuib Grizz ‏@MauroCristuib
    .@JNapodano Jason, are you still following $ULUR? Any comments about their CC?

    Jason Napodano, CFA ‏@JNapodano
    @maurocristuib Kind of giving up on that one. CEO never responds to my questions and each quarter its one excuse after the other.

  • Reply to

    CEO's perspective

    by mauro_lucio Mar 24, 2015 8:57 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Mar 24, 2015 9:01 AM Flag

    Over 50% of reverse stock splits executed between 2010 and 2013 were in response to stock exchange deficiency notices, so it is no surprise that there is generally a negative market perception of a reverse stock split for this purpose.

    Reverse Stock Split by Growing Companies to Gain a Listing

    In comparison to companies executing a reverse stock split to maintain a listing, companies that execute a reverse stock split in order to uplist often have an upward trajectory. Such companies can often deliver positive stock price performance post-split as they take an important step in their growth. Other key attributes of companies that conduct successful splits and uplistings include having sufficient cash to reach near-term milestones, consistent news flow, and a commitment to transparency in communicating company goals with investors. InVivo intends to follow this trajectory.

    In selecting the 1-for-4 reverse stock split ratio, we decided on a target price above
    $10, which is an important psychological threshold for stocks. We evaluated previously executed reverse splits associated with an uplisting and found that 1-for-4 reverse splits priced in the $10 range generally performed well post-split.

    We look forward to reporting to you on our anticipated success following our reverse stock split and planned uplisting and thank you for your ongoing support and confidence.

    Mark Perrin, CEO and Chairman
    March 24, 2015

  • mauro_lucio by mauro_lucio Mar 24, 2015 8:57 AM Flag

    CEO’s Perspective

    Reverse Splits and Uplisting

    We view uplisting to NASDAQ — one of our corporate goals for 2015 — as an important and positive step in InVivo’s long-term growth strategy. One of the quantitative requirements for initial listing is that the closing price of our stock must be above $3.00 for 5 days. Properly executing our planned reverse stock split allows us to fulfill this crucial price requirement and reap the benefits of being on NASDAQ.
    Ultimately, we believe the uplisting and higher stock price resulting from the reverse stock split will make our stock more attractive to a broader investor base. Currently, many institutional investors cannot invest in our company for a number of restrictive reasons, including our lower stock price, our trading on an OTC market, and related volatility. Furthermore, we will be in a better position to attract Wall Street analysts to cover our company’s progress with a higher stock price. The inherent increase in visibility associated with analyst coverage can also translate to greater liquidity for our shareholders.

    Companies execute a reverse stock split for one of two primary reasons. It is important to discuss the distinction and motivation behind the two routes to fully appreciate what drives market perception of this action.

    Reverse Stock Split by Companies to Avoid Delisting

    Companies already listed on a major national exchange (NASDAQ or NYSE) must abide by a strict set of rules in order to maintain a listing. One such rule is a minimum price requirement; companies that have fallen under the threshold risk losing their listed status. These companies tend to be viewed as underperforming (as evidenced by their low stock price) and execute a reverse stock split simply to maintain their listing. In this case, the split is used to avoid the negative market perception of losing their listing.

    Over 50% of reverse stock splits executed between 2010 and 2013 were in response to stock exchange deficiency notices

  • Reply to

    Phase Four..Let the Registration Begin

    by jlwbigd Feb 19, 2015 8:48 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Feb 20, 2015 4:19 AM Flag

    Thay just can't draw from Lincoln when the PPS is lower than $0.45:

    On February 18, 2013, we entered into a purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), together with a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (“Lincoln Park”). Under the terms and subject to the conditions of the Purchase Agreement, we have the right to sell to and Lincoln Park is obligated to purchase up to $15 million in shares of our common stock, subject to certain limitations, from time to time, over the 30-month period commencing on July 17, 2013. We may direct Lincoln Park every other business day, at our sole discretion and subject to certain conditions, to purchase up to 150,000 shares of common stock in regular purchases, increasing to amounts of up to 200,000 shares depending upon the closing sale price of the common stock. In addition, we may direct Lincoln Park to purchase additional amounts as accelerated purchases if on the date of a regular purchase the closing sale price of the common stock is not below $1.00 per share. The purchase price of shares of common stock related to the future funding will be based on the prevailing market prices of such shares at the time of sales (or over a period of up to 12 business days leading up to such time), but in no event will shares be sold to Lincoln Park on a day the common stock closing price is less than the floor price of $0.45 per share, subject to adjustment. Our sales of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement are limited to no more than the number of shares that would result in the beneficial ownership by Lincoln Park and its affiliates, at any single point in time, of more than 9.99% of the then outstanding shares of the common stock.

  • Reply to

    Looks like short covering with the wide gap

    by thundersteel_03 Jan 28, 2015 12:16 PM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Jan 28, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

    When the shorts cover they buy the stock, hence the price goes up. Don't think this is the case.

  • Reply to

    Market not impressed

    by moonies_mother_martha Jan 9, 2015 9:49 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Jan 9, 2015 10:30 AM Flag

    Maybe people were expecting a PR with 'dramatically positive' results from patient 1 after 90 days.

    "With the exception of dramatically positive or negative results, we will look to communicate progress at appropriate medical or scientific forums."

  • Reply to

    Anybody else catch this?

    by harvardmeats Nov 12, 2014 12:55 PM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Nov 12, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    Would you agree to have a brand new scaffold implanted in your spine if the doctors just said "We just want to see if it's safe"? I think this point is obvious.

  • mauro_lucio by mauro_lucio Nov 6, 2014 9:00 AM Flag

  • mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Oct 28, 2014 7:44 AM Flag

    You have to look at CTH.V: There were warrants exercisable at CDN $0.81 from April 2014 offering. I think someone has exercised them and sold shares. Nothing to worry about IMO.

  • Reply to

    Only 6.5mln shares outstanding

    by spwangsu Sep 5, 2014 11:50 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Sep 5, 2014 2:56 PM Flag

    Per last 10-Q there are 30.8M shares outstanding as of August 6, 2014 (6.5M Series A + 24.3M Series B). ASTY current market cap at $5.50 PPS is $169.40 million.

  • mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Sep 4, 2014 12:51 PM Flag

    Agreed, technically these are free shares and the party is not over yet since we must still receive our BTX warrants!

  • mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Aug 29, 2014 9:59 AM Flag

    Per last 10-Q there are 30.8M shares outstanding as of August 6, 2014 (6.5M Series A + 24.3M Series B). At $3.00 PPS market cap is $92.4M.


  • Reply to

    I guess I added at the right time

    by meliorist_man Aug 28, 2014 1:06 PM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Aug 28, 2014 2:07 PM Flag

    Ratio should be 1:1 and warrants are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $5.00 per share.

  • mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Jun 12, 2014 5:19 AM Flag

    Great great news indeed! Now Geron will use the same data that Mayo Clinic submitted to the FDA asking hold removal on its own IND, IMO.

  • mauro_lucio by mauro_lucio May 15, 2014 1:47 PM Flag

    "It is rare to find a company with only a $69 million market cap with $26 million in cash and numerous near term catalysts."

  • Reply to

    completes 25 million raise to fund AP-130277

    by richmando Apr 15, 2014 4:27 PM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Apr 16, 2014 4:14 AM Flag

    You have to take count of currency conversion. Prices are expressed in Canadian Dollars. In U.S. Dollars, prices are US$0.59 for the offering and US$0.74 for the warrants.

  • Reply to

    Stock is halted pending news

    by investorxc Apr 15, 2014 9:54 AM
    mauro_lucio mauro_lucio Apr 15, 2014 10:48 AM Flag

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