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Star Scientific, Inc. (CIGX) Message Board

scotttk 13 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 26, 2014 5:25 PM Member since: Feb 18, 2000
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    Short Interest as of 8/15

    by stockalias Aug 26, 2014 4:37 PM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 26, 2014 5:25 PM Flag

    Sure, but just like with every other wet dream about great news causing a short squeeze, they will undoubtedly find a way to get out without much hurt... 'Fair and Balanced'... maybe a fox slogan, but definitely not a market descriptor... sorry.. pessimist here.

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    by heydonald.duck Aug 26, 2014 1:49 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 26, 2014 4:33 PM Flag

    OK... Total conjecture here, but here are my guesses on Ebola as it is now and, specifically, how it relates to the US.

    First, we saw the 2 transported to Atlanta treated and discharged.

    Around that time, we saw several scares... in Ohio, in NYC, in London with a plane load of people, 1 of which who died exiting the plane, I believe.

    Since all that, it's calmed down... no mainstream media attention to any positive results and most of the news I'm seeing saying that no one actually tested positive for Ebola.

    so, here's my working hypothesis...

    Health officials are testing for Ebola AS WE KNOW IT... all tests are negative, so the people who've been suspected were either cases of overreaction to symptoms or they had something similar but not quite EBola as we know it.

    Meanwhile, the ones who had Ebola, as we knew it, have been treated and released.

    So, I'm thinknig 1 of 3 things here...

    1) The serum they were given did indeed work

    2) Their immune systems (as westerners), and given the various vaccines they took pre-travel, prepared their bodies to fight off Ebola... that harbors well for less than pandemic spread in the future

    3) What's showing up in the US in those 'tested negative' cases is actually a mutation of Ebola that is not as strong as that which has been known to exist... one that Western immune systems are able to deal with just like a really really bad flu but with more, different symptoms.

    Of course there's a fourth... that we're all being lied to and there really is Ebola out there and it's just being hidden from the mainstream media..

    I'm going with #3... and as I said, this is 100% hypothesis from me from watching NVAX over time... I've learned enough to say I slept at a Holiday inn Express last night.

    Could all be worthless time wasted typing this, but I'd love others' thoughts.

  • Reply to

    I Think We're Dead

    by sdhoolteach2000 Aug 25, 2014 9:54 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 25, 2014 10:13 AM Flag

    Rising on volume in the last 5 minutes... news coming soon?

  • Reply to

    I wonder how many millions of shares

    by rezoom2 Aug 14, 2014 11:47 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 14, 2014 1:07 PM Flag

    Rez, I know a massive short squeeze is something you'd love to see, but let's be honest... in this market (definitely not Fair and Balanced, in my opinion), the percentage of times that a Short Squeeze truly happens is minimal compared to the number of times that logic says it SHOULD happen.

    Somehow, someway, the shorts always seem to find a back door out before they are 'handed their tushies'... Yeah, Volkswagen a few years ago was incredible, but few and far between would be an extreme understatement...

    I do like the movement the last couple of days though... actually added a few more shares in the past week.

    Good luck all!

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    by belkin2468 Aug 13, 2014 7:11 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 13, 2014 8:11 AM Flag

    Not actually an Upgrade, but coverage STARTED at 'BUY' rating... To me, that's an even better sign...

    But then again, the contrarian in me would say, this probably means they already had their clients buy as much as they could beforehand... but that would be silly for me to think that, wouldn't it!? LOL

  • scotttk scotttk Aug 11, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    David, do a search on the QDrive concept and it's prior affiliation with Fisker/Karma. They have the technology, but they have no formally mass used customers for it.

  • For those who don't see upgrades and downgrades, that came across schwab Active trader today...

    Novavax Inc ; FBR cuts Price target from $11 to $10, rating outperform

    Tried searching for that on Google and it didn't show up anywhere, but I trust Schwab's platform.

  • Reply to

    Call the bounce point... just for fun

    by scotttk Aug 7, 2014 9:38 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 7, 2014 9:50 AM Flag

    Those who've been here a while know I've been around a loooong time... and have sparred many rounds with Rez over the years, but I've grown a bit less combative in my older age. He's a good guy and has his personal focus... as does everyone else...

    Anyway.. as for 'proofl', it was on my schwab alerts: Wasn't a downgrade, rather a 'price target reuction' by FBR...
    Still rated as an outperform.

    can't cut and paste from the trading platform, but the text was:

    Novavax Inc : FBR cuts price target from $10 to $11, Rating Outperform

    Good luck all

  • Anyone want to hedge a bet on the low off this sell off?

    I'm saying $4.04... or maybe $3.82 if it breaks below 4

    Saw this morning there was a downgrade from a $11 price target to a $10 price target... i guess long term, it's still a buy if you have the long a timeframe and patience.

  • ... this is setting up for some big block(s) to hit the tape at the close... just watching the order book for the last 5 minutes or so and it looks like it's itching to fill some big order, a bit at a time, until the close.

    We'lll see

  • Reply to

    A Technical Indicator moment

    by stockalias Aug 5, 2014 11:55 AM
    scotttk scotttk Aug 5, 2014 12:21 PM Flag

    StockAlias...it's been a while.

    I was actually just looking at the technicals and was about to post an analysis of my own, but you beat me to it!

    Personally, I added to my position yesterday and like the fact that right now the price is smack dab between the 20dma and the 50 and 200 dmas which are pretty much identical at this point.

    I see today as a very important day, technically, because if it closes above $4.50, the 20 day simple moving average will have had the opportunity to slope UP, albeit only a one day change...

    Obviously, there's a conference call this week and news trumps all, but from purely a technical perspective, I wholeheartedly agree with your summary above that the price is definitely about to break out of a range... it's just a matter of whether it's up or down. Could be a buck either way in a relatively short time, so I'll be looking for any increased volume on either the bid or ask side to see if there are any indications of that volume that may precede the price swing.

    Time will tell... And I still believe in the technology... just not the efficiency of the trial process as dictated by the FDA.

    Good luck all!

  • Would it be crazy to think that maybe they got a letter of intent from somewhere in the Middle East that addresses MERS, but their end of the deal is that they need to prove they can build a local manufacturing facility to address the need 'in-country'? That would definitely eliminate the FDA issues if the product is then manufactured outside the US.

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