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starcutspin 472 posts  |  Last Activity: 15 hours ago Member since: Nov 13, 2006
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    Authorized shares unchanged

    by starcutspin Jul 26, 2014 1:59 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin 15 hours ago Flag

    Gina, AGM is Annual General Meeting.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Jul 26, 2014 1:59 PM Flag

    Proxy for AGM asks for authorization up to a 20 to 1 reverse split. How many have noticed the part where
    they nevertheless maintain the current authorized share count?. What this means is that insiders can continue to dilute pretty much ad infinitum, if for no other reason than to keep the extravagant compensation plan running, irrespective of results for general shareholders. This is where you see the separation from the
    loyal retail holders, who are also put at risk of being shorted out by this R/S. Insiders will not share your fate.This Is SOP for early biotechs, most of which fail and even the ones that carry on, do so by washing out their original retail investors. Watch and learn. JMHO.

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    DEF 14A filed

    by jhamreturns Jul 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 24, 2014 4:56 PM Flag

    "Comparing the fundamentals of a global insurance company like AIG to that of a young biotech company like BCLI is comparing apples to oranges" Spin, spin, spin, that is all you have. I cited AIG as an example of an R/S which worked, the point being BCLI is nothing like AIG. Try a course in reading comprehension, along with your mail order Cliff notes on investing. Here is a clue. Investing is gambling, but with the odds in your favor. Exposing yourself to being shorted out following an untimely R/S doesn't do it. You can buy in later for a little more but keep your sharecount. Listen and learn.

  • Reply to

    DEF 14A filed

    by jhamreturns Jul 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 23, 2014 8:05 PM Flag

    "This is the last comment I'll make on this" More BS from the naive investor.

  • Reply to

    R/S now will make a collapse

    by nirkim12 Jul 20, 2014 1:02 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 21, 2014 1:49 PM Flag

    R/S is rarely successful, for very good and obvious reasons. It does not change the fundamentals. This company would need at least a 15/1 RS to get the price over the $5 threshold that most funds require to invest.
    At a $5 price and no change in fundamentals, the shorts would have a bonanza and ride it right back down into the pennies, washing out the longs (who would have 1/15the their original sharecount at $.35). Wash, rinse, repeat. Make no mistake, the insiders will not share your fate. They simply issue themselves new subscription rights at a great price. You do not get that benefit. On the other hand, an R/S can make sense under a couple of different scenarios. For example, when a company has solid fundamentals but for some reason the stock is in disfavor. AIG is the perfect example. A London subsidiary got into credit default swaps
    which had to be bailed out and much of the group sold off, but the insurance business that was left was rock solid, so they did a high ratio R/S and the price held and the company is prospering.. Another scenario has to do with timing. As other posters have noted, you only want to see a reverse split (if at all) when the company has a clear track forward to grow. Contracts, product approvals, etc. Ironically, if that is the case, you probably don't really need an R/S because the company is succeeding the old fashion way, through creativity,
    hard work, and leadership. In other word, you only want to see an R/S when their is very little chance the
    shorts will take it out. This company is nowhere near that point in my view, and the timing for an R/S is
    wrong, at least for longs. JMHO.

  • Reply to

    Seal testing

    by homer_jlow_simpson Jun 29, 2014 11:50 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 18, 2014 7:06 PM Flag

    Jimmy the pump and dump I am observing is the recent trading itself .....small trades to drive the price up, followed by dumping of larger trades. It is classic, but maybe it is just temporary phenomena?. Let's watch. No news at all, though there is presumably cash available for a bulletin or two.....all of which raises yet another red flag. SOP here.

  • Reply to

    Seal testing

    by homer_jlow_simpson Jun 29, 2014 11:50 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 14, 2014 11:42 AM Flag

    Yep, bailing out for whatever they can get. Not much more to keep this story going if the seals aren't working, maybe the whole thing is a dud. ANybody know differently?

  • Reply to

    would like to buy but....

    by michael32189 Jul 8, 2014 1:56 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 13, 2014 8:23 AM Flag

    Michael, you have put your finger on it. Serious long investors (if there are any left) are looking way beyond a $2 risk/reward target (forget the penny stock traders), and have often talked of $10 and much higher for this disruptive technology. The fact that the company has recently piled on 400 million shares and potentially 700 million shares of dilution, surely takes those expectations out of the foreseeable future. There are just too many shares. The only real value the company has at the moment is the IP, which in any event has been surrendered to an untested extent to the likes of Visser and Apple. Apple paid $20 million for the CE so let's
    let's extrapolate that to $100 million tops for the rest. Do the math. The current price range is about right.
    You can trade this on news, but not on fundamentals, that is a long way off if ever. Dilution and (a one time) sale of IP is their only meaningful source of revenue, so expect more of that. JMHO.

  • Reply to

    Seal testing

    by homer_jlow_simpson Jun 29, 2014 11:50 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jul 11, 2014 10:07 AM Flag

    It looks to me like the trading activity, pump and dump, signals that someone is trying to unload. No follow up news, nothing on the seals, this could be the final curtain.

  • Reply to

    Are we just waiting for some APPLE news

    by rogermarislives Jun 14, 2014 11:16 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 15, 2014 7:36 AM Flag

    Yes, if you are a trader it is the annual Apple fiction that bolsters the price on speculation, then drops after nothing happens. For longs, at very best Apple may use liquid metal at some point, but there is no reason to conclude they will pay one dime to LQMT as a result.

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    Anyone know what's going on?

    by homer_jlow_simpson Apr 22, 2014 10:27 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 14, 2014 7:56 AM Flag

    Thanks for the update Jimmy, always happy to know life goes on for the Radmax...

  • Reply to

    Anyone know what's going on?

    by homer_jlow_simpson Apr 22, 2014 10:27 AM
    starcutspin starcutspin Jun 12, 2014 10:51 AM Flag

    Jimmy, any thing more on what Paul has accomplished with the seals, and the Chinese? Thanks.


  • starcutspin starcutspin Jun 2, 2014 10:26 AM Flag

    It looks like this is again spiking up in anticipation of news from Apple. This is a regular occurrence, and always ends the same way. Zip for LQMT and the price heads back down. Penny stock daytrader heaven.For longs, just another opportunity to live with disappointment.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Jun 1, 2014 7:07 AM Flag

    $20million was for perpetual rights to the IP, no royalties included in the deal. Apple does not have to pay LQMT one dime more to use the patents, buy the material, make the parts, and put them in Apple
    consumer electronic parts. Today Motley Fool's Symington, who is the tech analyst, set forth 3 companies that could benefit from the Iwatch, such as GTAT, talked about sapphire screen, scratch resistance case, did not mention LQMT. Sorry.

  • starcutspin by starcutspin Apr 11, 2014 1:46 PM Flag

    Going to break .20 because there is nothing whatsoever to hold it up. Time to hear from management with
    some real news not just the usual hope and dilute business strategy that has been going on for so long.
    No credibility, time to deliver or get the heck out of the way.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Apr 5, 2014 4:51 PM Flag

    Darth-trader: " I like the fact that the company has contained headcount "..One person could have created
    partnerships and probably did. Using the one Engel machine to develop engineer and/or
    a machine operator. Marketing? Are you serious? Look at the track record. Okay, one marketing manager.
    A secretary and a clerk. Throw in a CFO. That comes to 5. What do the other 14 do? Being a little facetious
    here, but given the history of poor performance, even non-performance as far as shareholders' best interest is concerned, something is not working within this very "structure". What is the path forward for this company to make money before it runs out of it, and reward its shareholders? So far, I have not seen one hard piece
    of evidence (like a substantial new contract) that gives the answer, and the management remains silent
    other than speaking in hopeful generalities. How about some hard revenue numbers with dates attached to them, with accountability if they fail to serious companies do. Management is a failure per se, because the company has failed to deliver, for many years. A decade. And I still do not understand where their revenue is going to really come from. Apple? Engel? Materion? Visser? Sale of IP? Their own products? Every time we look at that salad of options, ask about that, it seems to be wishful thinking or
    no comment. Half of the people here think Apple is going to either buy the company or MERGE with it, it seems. Jeez Louise.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Apr 5, 2014 8:03 AM Flag

    DO you ever wonder what these 19 employees do all day? Mostly executives (well there can't be managers, can there? Who would one manage?). Probably some secretaries to answer the occasional phone call and file all the papers needed to stay open out their in CA.. Outside lawyers probably file all the paperwork for
    dilution and new subscription rights for insiders, which seems to be the most prolific activity. Well there is the IP ( derivations on Cal Techs ground breaking work) and accounting. I am sure I am missing a lot, but then when I look at the actual performance of the company all these years, what would it be and was it worth it? JMHO.

  • starcutspin starcutspin Mar 28, 2014 7:51 AM Flag

    They may use liquid metal the material, but show us where they are obliged to use LQMT the company.

  • Reply to

    Apple 2013 liquid metal patent

    by headsupeyesclosed Mar 23, 2014 11:04 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Mar 26, 2014 10:26 AM Flag


  • Reply to

    Chinese deal dead???

    by homer_jlow_simpson Mar 2, 2014 1:00 PM
    starcutspin starcutspin Mar 24, 2014 6:46 PM Flag

    I especially enjoyed the discussion about the Chinese company in the 10Q.

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