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  • These Crooks have for many decades robbed the American people and the Taxpayers. Now it is time to rob their profits. Trump is going to take them down. Crooked Hillary has received more money from the drug companies than any politician in history other than Obama. VOTE TRUMP!!!

  • The difference between the bid and ask for someone buying 300 shares was 33 cents total on the transaction. Why wouldn't you fool just hit the ask or bid? For 1,000 shares, it's 1.09 difference. I would never take the chance of not getting filled for a buck. Plus, who buys 300 shares of a 37 cent stock? I put more than that in my gas tank this morning. I really think we have grade school kids here using their lunch money! I now went over the half million mark here today - thanks for the shares!

  • news_to_use news_to_use May 10, 2016 1:49 PM Flag

    I'll post an evaluation of what this is worth sometime today and you'll see what a fool you are.

  • news_to_use news_to_use May 9, 2016 4:56 PM Flag

    IR is speaking. Everything they say will be positive.

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    IBM / Micron FlashSystems

    by news_to_use May 9, 2016 10:53 AM
    news_to_use news_to_use May 9, 2016 11:45 AM Flag

    You loved it at $35 but hate it here? Ha,ha, LOL. You should be buying hand over fist here. It will get a bump this week on the presentation. Shorts took it down today to cover. I've been buying.

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    IBM / Micron FlashSystems

    by news_to_use May 9, 2016 10:53 AM
    news_to_use news_to_use May 9, 2016 10:57 AM Flag

    The FlashSystem A9000 is a follow-on to the existing FlashSystem V9000 that IBM has been shipping for some time, and it crams three different controllers that run the Spectrum Accelerate software and a dozen FlashCore flash modules that come in 1.2 TB, 2.9 TB, and 5.9 TB capacities; these are based on 20 nanometer enterprise MLC flash chips from Micron Technology. The controllers each have two eight-core Xeon E5 v3 processors running at 2.4 GHz running their software (it would be nice if this was based on Power chips) and 192 GB of DDR4 main memory. The controllers are set up in a three-way active grid to spread out the Spectrum Accelerate software and make it run better and survive failures. The FlashSystem A9000 can serve up to 500,000 I/O operations per second with a 250 microsecond latency and delivers a maximum throughput of 4.5 GB/sec. The raw capacity of the FlashSystem A9000 ranges from 21.4 TB to 105.6 TB, and assuming reductions from data compression, thin provisioning, data compression and the overhead of RAID 5 data protection across the flash modules, the effective capacity cranks up by a factor of 5.26 to 1 on average for a range of 60 TB to 300 TB. By the way, the nodes are linked with 56 Gb/sec InfiniBand links, and data encryption using 256-bit AES-XTS algorithms is built in. Hosts link to the A9000 through 16 Gb/sec Fibre Channel or 10 Gb/sec or 40 Gb/sec Ethernet links using the iSCSI protocol.

  • news_to_use by news_to_use May 9, 2016 10:53 AM Flag

    IBM Melds FlashSystem With XIV To Scale Enterprise Flash
    Published: May 9, 2016
    by Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Over the past few weeks, we have been analyzing the new flash modules and controllers that IBM has made available for plugging into Power Systems machines and significantly boosting the performance of the storage arrays under the skins of the servers. This week, we will take a look at the new FlashSystem all-flash arrays from Big Blue, which are aimed at much larger workloads that cannot fit within the system.
    The two new FlashSystems that IBM announced concurrent with the internal flash storage back in April are much heftier machines than it has been peddling to date, and the more interesting of the two is actually a mashup if its FlashSystem all flash arrays and its XIV clustered disk arrays, which are now referred to as Spectrum Accelerate. IBM, you will remember, acquired XIV back in January 2008 for somewhere between $300 million and $350 million. Back in 2011, when the XIV line was upgraded, IBM had over 1,100 customers with more than 4,500 unique XIV clusters installed, and as of this year, the XIV software, which can run on IBM's appliances or on X86 hardware supplied by customers, is installed at 6,000 customers and runs on an installed base of more than 100,000 servers. That is a lot of capacity, and some of it is driven by the IBM i operating system, which has been supported by the XIV clustered storage since July 2009.
    The FlashSystem is also supported by IBM i, and a compelling case can be made for the use of FlashSystem storage plus the SAN Virtualization Controller (SVC) mashed up to provide virtualized storage with snapshotting and data compression. (The FlashSystem did not provide these functions, so it was added on with the SVC, which also added a bit to the latency of data reads and writes, as any controller running such software does.)
    The FlashSystem A9000 is a follow-on to the existing FlashSystem V9000 that IBM has been shipping for some

  • NVIDIA Corporation Launches Two New Gaming Graphics Cards
    NVIDIA's long-awaited Pascal architecture finally arrives for gamers.

    Gtx

    IMAGE CREDIT: NVIDIA.

    At an event held on May 6, graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) announced a couple of new graphics processors based on its Pascal architecture and built on TSMC's (NYSE:TSM) 16-nanometer FinFET manufacturing technology.

    At the high end is the GeForce GTX 1080, which succeeds the GeForce GTX 980. Below that is the GeForce GTX 1070, which serves as the direct successor to the GTX 970, and is likely a cut-down variant of the same graphics processor that powers the GTX 1080.

    Let's take a closer look at the company's announcements.

    The GTX 1080 replaces GTX 980, outperforms Titan X
    The GTX 1080 is priced at $599 ($699 for what the company calls a "founders edition"). According to the company, it's faster (and much more power efficient) than the company's previous halo graphics card, the $999 GeForce GTX Titan X.

    By extension, it should also be faster than the GTX 980 Ti, a lower-cost cut down variant of the GTX Titan X (though after-market GTX 980 Tis often outperformed the Titan X thanks to more aggressive cooling solutions which allowed the board makers to crank up the clock speeds on those chips).

    In addition to sporting a new graphics processor architecture, the 1080 comes with eight gigabytes of Micron (NASDAQ:MU)-built GDDR5X memory -- a technology that's supposed to serve as a higher-performance extension to the common GDDR5 memory that's been in use on most graphics cards for quite some time.

    This represents a doubling in the amount of on-board memory from the GTX 980 and a 33% increase in memory from the six gigabytes found on the GTX 980 Ti. The Titan X, however, packs 12 gigabytes of memory,

  • Jefferies Technology Conference
    May 12, 2016
    11:00 AM ET
    Speaker: Ivan Donaldson, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
    Location: Miami, FL

  • By Brenton Akerman / in US Broker Ratings / on Sunday, 08 May 2016 07:56 PM / 0 Comments
    Recently analysts working for a variety of stock market brokerages have changed their consensus ratings and price targets on shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU).

    Recent analyst ratings and price targets:


    04/26/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a USD 13.5 price target on the stock.

    04/18/2016 – Credit Suisse began new coverage on Micron Technology, Inc. giving the company a “buy” rating. They now have a USD 14 price target on the stock.

    04/15/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. was upgraded to “strong buy” by analysts at Raymond James. They now have a USD 17 price target on the stock.

    04/15/2016 – Brean Capital began new coverage on Micron Technology, Inc. giving the company a “buy” rating. They now have a USD 14 price target on the stock.

    04/14/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. They now have a USD 14 price target on the stock.

    04/13/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Sterne Agee. They now have a USD 18 price target on the stock.

    04/01/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a USD 18 price target on the stock.

    03/31/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Summit Research. They now have a USD 14 price target on the stock.

    03/31/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. was downgraded to “neutral” by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a USD 12 price target on the stock.

    03/31/2016 – Micron Technology, Inc. had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Pacific Crest. They now have a USD 13 price target on the stock.

    03/31/2016 – Micron

  • news_to_use news_to_use May 6, 2016 4:17 PM Flag

    556,300 shares in one trade. Not good news.

  • news_to_use by news_to_use May 5, 2016 12:30 AM Flag

    The author is right that Micron's intrinsic value is $14 to $16 a share, but uses an insane margin of safety. A realistic margin of safety with a company that has this much cash is 25-35%. At $10 a share, Micron is trading at 33% margin of safety to intrinsic value, so it is a huge safe buy here. I loaded up today under $10 and want to thank everyone for the shares. I believe MU will see a 50% increase over the next few months, and if you are not positioned for it, you'll be sorry. Thanks again!

  • Their taxes are extremely low this quarter. Why are they using such a low rate?

  • I just decided to buy another 10,000 shares. The bid was at .4219 and ask was at .422 There were 6 orders at the bid, in the 300-500 share range, trying to buy at .4219! Why would anyone try to buy at .0001 less than the ask. Obviously, I hit the ask without hesitation. Do you people buying not realize that the difference you are paying is only 4 cents total for a 400 share order? If 4 cents makes a difference in your life, then you better get a different life. If paying 4 cents more makes any difference in your trading, then you better stop trading. I see this all the time. I just can't believe how stupid retail traders are.

  • how stupid little retail short sellers and longs selling here are. People who loved a stock when its market cap was near a billion dollars now hate it and want out with the market cap around 60 million. Very little has changed with the drug and loads of potential lies ahead, yet little people think they know more than people with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. It is no wonder that 80% of retail traders lose money. I'm now averaged in here at around 44 cents and I want to thank all of you for this gift. Because of your stupidity and irrationality, I consistently make money in these beaten down stocks, so thank you again for your gift to me.

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    Delisting soon and 10 for 1 RS!

    by ran.dog8011 Apr 20, 2016 8:06 PM
    news_to_use news_to_use Apr 20, 2016 9:11 PM Flag

    Total nonsense. They have 360 days after time notified by Nasdaq. BTW - I just had a stock that I bought after it reverse split that just went up 400% in a little over a month.

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    Cardio Study is only $30 Million per Year

    by news_to_use Apr 19, 2016 11:15 AM
    news_to_use news_to_use Apr 19, 2016 3:17 PM Flag

    I agree, they'll be bought out. Baupost thinks so too.

  • Study runs until 2022. They have 180 days plus another 180 days (1 year) to get price up before delisting and can just do a reverse split if needed. This is a steal here at this price with easy 50% upside in a month or two - they now have loads of cash, and Baupost has their back.

  • Just finished running the numbers based on all S&P products and derivatives and op ex max pain.

  • This stock should be trading at three times this price or more. The minimum market cap here should be more than $275 Million, not $95 million. I expect this to make a huge run from here. Don't sell! You will kick yourself if you sell.

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