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starcutspin 589 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 21, 2015 3:25 PM Member since: Nov 13, 2006
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    by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 4:06 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 21, 2015 3:25 PM Flag

    As you well know, I was describing the well known (or should be well known) fate of an r/s when it is declared
    absent the upside financial performance, and shareprice falls and is subjected to more shorting. The excuse is to attract new institutional buyers to hold the price up and contribute to shareholder value. However the price has dropped, substantially, as predicted, rather than risen on all that market demand that did not happen. Staying down is not volatility. In my opinion, they were too early with the r/s, and may turn out they did not need one, which hurts longs. Insider shareholders do not really share your fate (unless you are one?) because if their sharecount drops, they can always grant themselves new subscription rights. I am actually long on the stock but have protected the downside. I hope they come up with another Biogen experience for shareholders, but that will require another kind of stock split (I bought Biogen at $7 several splits ago) so I can afford to dabble and have. Your problem, sonny, is that you are in love with the idea of her, rather than the woman herself, so to speak. Calm down. It is better to be lucky than smart, and in your case, indispensable...
    Sense of humor please.

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    Any reason its down 5% today?

    by psuskifan Jul 20, 2015 11:09 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 20, 2015 4:12 PM Flag

    I agree we were looking and hoping for 30's to be the bottom after the crash, then comes along the class action suit and related quality issues. I wonder if on July 30 someone is going to put a reserve on this because it seems to be hanging over any potential comeback and the much needed financial performance improvement..

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    by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 4:06 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 13, 2015 12:55 PM Flag

    Down 20% from r/s now and oh my, what happened to that predictable $3.65 floor? You kids can sure call 'em.

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    How does it feel to be taken for a ride?

    by dr_real_facts Jul 7, 2015 4:03 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 9, 2015 4:58 PM Flag

    Reverse splits rarely work to shareholder advantage, because they do not change the weak fundamentals but create a downside bonanza for shorts, so unless there is actual performance in hard numbers on top of the r/s, expect the shareprice to fall right back down. The consequence is that you own a fraction of your old sharecount, at a lower price. It is called being washed out. Insiders simply issue themselves new subscription rights for new shares, that which you will never see. Everybody knows this.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Jul 9, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    You may be right, and we are near the bottom but there is still plenty of downside. I would like to see it bump thirty and rebound, the industry has legs and this company is not new to the business. The crash end on some decent numbers coming out.

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    Nice Call

    by starcutspin Jul 8, 2015 1:44 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 9, 2015 1:30 PM Flag

    Ah heck, we are still under the R/S price by 18% following the update big negatives, either, and we were told by the kids that the floor was $3.65, however does one explain that? Happy talk. Eagerness. Inexperience?

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    Cantor Fitzgerald Presentation

    by orangeshadow99 Jul 8, 2015 6:02 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 8, 2015 6:18 PM Flag

    Solid report going forward no notable negatives, for that should see some upward movement tomorrow for long investors.

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    Nice Call

    by starcutspin Jul 8, 2015 1:44 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 8, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    So what's it gonna be, a pop up following today's last minute update? Should be, but it won't hold without some hard news. Let's see it at least at the r/s number with upside, rather than diminishing trading range
    (whatever did happen to that $3.65 floor?)

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jul 8, 2015 1:44 PM Flag

    Now down 18% from the r/s price, what happened to that $3.65 trading floor, kids? Nice call.

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    The gaps

    by starcutspin Jul 6, 2015 3:43 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 6, 2015 7:08 PM Flag

    I am not sure that the net book value of a company with cash and a futuristic product in a futuristic industry
    defines the investment strategy at thirty four dollars, given the share price record. What is the upside, the risk reward. Is there something here beyond the math?

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    took a chance and bought

    by alex_iff Jul 6, 2015 12:04 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 6, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    "they will be sued for an obvious manipulation" you cannot be serious.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jul 6, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    I was wondering if anyone had noticed the announcements about the acquisition and the sales channel through Walmart, because there is no reaction at all in the market. Basically, what is going on here? This is on my buy list at $34 so looks like that is pretty iffy. Thanks in advance for anyone who might fill in the gaps.

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    by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 4:06 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 29, 2015 3:09 PM Flag

    My my, seems I struck a nerve, so sensitive. You protest too much, though, so many angry posts. Still trading well below the R/S and plenty of downside left, its early yet. At least you "silenced" your childish name calling, well I did suggest growing up. Thanks for playing.

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    right now EJ trades

    by alex_iff Jun 26, 2015 1:13 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 28, 2015 5:39 PM Flag

    Zhou + SINA want to buy (steal) the company on the cheap. Their offer is not binding, they can change the number any time and have enough votes to make it happen. That is one reason it is trading below the
    if, and. and but offer amount. Right now, I expect to see this go through at some point down the road under $5, what would be the motive for the Chairman to push the company to increase performance and push the price up? Just the opposite. This is already cooked,

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    by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 4:06 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 22, 2015 9:18 AM Flag

    "Full of garbage, hilarious, pathetic troll" this is the kind of childishness that comes out when the kiddies
    just don;t get their way. Grow up, jham.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jun 19, 2015 9:29 AM Flag

    WIth SINA in, that does it, already 48% so they will take it private at any price they feel like paying, forget the "independent" committee, this is China. Would much rather have had a white knight bidding up. We are screwed.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Jun 15, 2015 10:24 AM Flag

    Typically, "outside" advisers like investment bankers will be hired and paid a fee of several million dollars to end up supporting the offer to take it private. My guess is that $7.38 is an opening bid (why would he open high?) and we can expect it to go up bot not anything like the IPO price, and certainly not in line with the risk/reward most of us have been looking for. However, they will need the votes of the institutional holders
    for approval, but they typically follow the recommendations of the "outside" advisers to cover their butz as well. Only a well funded activist. investor could blow this off track, and no-one of substance is going to step into this Chinese quagmire. in my opinion.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jun 9, 2015 12:44 PM Flag

    The "independent' board committee should reject the offer and double the premium, period. Depends on how they are bought off.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 4:06 PM Flag

    The anecdotal stories are very encouraging, but the fact remains that this is still trading well below the R/S
    price, as predicted. From the ROI perspective, this is not a good thing for longs.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jun 3, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    I don't get the pump and dump here at volume, up on news, likely market if any is probably outside the US
    (China), then the dump. Somebody must be trying to unload for pennies.

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