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  • Press Release: America's Renewable Future thanks Hillary Clinton for meeting with co-chair, discussing RFS
    Hillary Clinton met with ARF co-chair and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, other Democrats in Marshalltown, Iowa today.

    DES MOINES-Today, former Sec. of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, met with Democrats to discuss her candidacy and issues important to Iowa. Included in a private meeting in Marshalltown were ARF co-chair Patty Judge and Iowa Corn Growers board member, Bruce Rohwer.

    "We had the opportunity to talk about issues facing Iowa-renewable fuels being one of them," said Judge, "Sec. Clinton was extremely receptive and I feel encouraged by her comments about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)."

    Clinton supported the RFS during her initial run for president and in 2007 called for aggressive investment in renewables. "I was able to thank Sec. Clinton for her past support of the RFS and I am confident future conversations will be just as positive," said Rohwer.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Type messageHillary Clinton going back to ethanol in Iowa Democratic Hopeful Called 'Extremely Receptive' On Renewable Fuels. Hillary Clinton, the just-declared candidate for the Democratic presidential nominee, is back in Iowa this week. She's on a small-group listening tour and meeting with primary voters in a variety of settings. But the veteran politician has been making these sorts of rounds before, and so has had time to take a number of positions on at least one perennial political issue.

    While it's not likely to be a deciding factor in who becomes the next President of the United States, the ethanol issue is important in Iowa. Republicans discussed the topic at the Iowa Ag Summit last month and it could play a role in the general election in 2016. Clinton has long supported using federal money to make ethanol. In Marshalltown today, she met with the co-chair of America's Renewable Future, Patty Judge, and Iowa Corn Growers board member, Bruce Rohwer. Judge said Clinton was "extremely receptive" on the subject of renewable fuels in the private meeting. Rohwer said, "I am confident future conversations will be just as positive."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • surfer_bj surfer_bj Apr 14, 2015 3:50 PM Flag

    The more oil in the World means more demand for Ethanol. A recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity growth between 1995 and 2014 is tenfold. The results of the “Economic Impacts of the Ethanol Industry in Nebraska” study were released during a press conference.
    “The quantifiable economic impact of ethanol production on the Nebraska economy is clear,” said Paul Kenney, chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Board. “But we should also understand the enormous savings in health and environmental costs associated with displacing toxic petroleum products with cleaner burning biofuels like ethanol. Choosing ethanol fuels brings additional cost savings in terms of our health.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • A recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity growth between 1995 and 2014 is tenfold. The results of the “Economic Impacts of the Ethanol Industry in Nebraska” study were released during a press conference.

    The authors, Dr. Kathleen Brooks, UNL agricultural economics professor; Dr. Dennis Conley, UNL agricultural economics professor; Dr. Eric Thompson, UNL economics professor and Bureau of Business Research director; and Dr. Cory Walters, UNL agricultural economics professor – examined the economic impact of Nebraska’s ethanol industry during the last five years.

    As of June 2014, Nebraska’s production capacity was 2,077 million gallons per year with 1,301 full-time employees at 24 facilities. During the past five years, Nebraska’s value of production for ethanol and dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS) ranged from slightly less than $4 billion to more than $6.6 billion.

    “The quantifiable economic impact of ethanol production on the Nebraska economy is clear,” said Paul Kenney, chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Board. “But we should also understand the enormous savings in health and environmental costs associated with displacing toxic petroleum products with cleaner burning biofuels like ethanol. Choosing ethanol fuels brings additional cost savings in terms of our health.”

    Nebraska’s large ethanol production results in 96 percent (1.805 billion gallons) being shipped out of state and makes Nebraska one of the largest exporters of bioenergy. In addition, 58 percent of DDGS produced in 2014 were shipped out of state. These out-of-state shipments result in a net positive for the state and represent a direct economic impact by bringing new money into the state economy.

    The study noted that Nebraska’s ethanol industry could be affected by emerging trends and at least four are worth watching – the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2), the extraction of corn oil, and world export markets for both ethanol and DDGS. Many of these upcoming trends will be discussed later this week during the annual Ethanol 2015: Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha April 16-17.

    “Canada imports 40 percent of the U.S. ethanol exports and China imports 39 percent of the U.S. distillers grains,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “There is a strong demand throughout the world for ethanol and its co-products, so we continue to look for ways to expand the Nebraska market as well as international markets in an effort to bring more economic prosperity to Nebraska.”

    The purpose of the “Economic Impacts of the Ethanol Industry in Nebraska” study was to estimate the value of production during five years and compare that value to major commodity production values in Nebraska. In addition, the study measured productive capacity, employment, net returns, in-state utilization and out-of-state shipments.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • COUP. App will be out April 24th, 2015. COUP. developed the first-of-its-kind savings and digital promotions app for the Apple Watch. Shoppers can add nearby digital savings at hundreds of top national retailers and restaurants.
    See Yahoo News describes how the app works. Very positive news for COUP.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • PEIX Revenue for Q 1 2015 Mean Estimate: USD 205M, High Estimate: USD 216M, Low Estimate: USD 196M. (PEIX could blow through these future estimates in a few quarters after merger)
    2nd Q2 2015 Mean Estimate: USD 294M, High Estimate: USD 427M, Low Estimate: USD 221M
    3rd Q3 2015 Mean Estimate: USD 306M High Estimate: USD 451M Low Estimate: USD 226M
    4th Q4 2015 Mean Estimate: USD 328M High Estimate: USD 509M Low Estimate: USD 226M

    1st Q1 2016 Mean Estimate: USD 528M High Estimate: USD 528M Low Estimate: USD 528M
    2nd Q2 2016 Mean Estimate: USD 553M High Estimate: USD 553M Low Estimate: USD 553M
    3rd Q3 2016 Mean Estimate: USD 565M High Estimate: USD 565M Low Estimate: USD 565M
    4th Q4 2016 Mean Estimate: USD 601M High Estimate: USD 601M Low Estimate: USD 601M

    Mean Estimate Earnings for 2015 $.96M
    Mean estimate Earnings for 2016 $2.90 M

    We are only talking major growth......through the bumpy roads ahead.....Imagine when oil/gas is back to it's usual and normal pricing, expect even greater future growth from PEIX.

    Like I said in the next few years PEIX revenue is going to be "Exceptional, Extraordinary, Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding, Sensational, Stunning, Incredible, Unbelievable; Informalfantastic, Terrific, Tremendous, Stupendous, Awesome, and Out Of This World!"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Oil prices jumped over 5 percent on Monday as traders reassessed how quickly Iran might increase exports after a preliminary nuclear deal and anticipated that a months-long rise in U.S. crude inventories may be slowing.

    Oil extended gains after industry intelligence group Genscape reported that stockpiles at Cushing, Oklahoma, barely rose last week, according to traders. It would be the smallest increase since November at the delivery point for the U.S. crude contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    A weaker dollar following Friday's disappointing U.S. jobs report for March buoyed crude oil prices on Monday.

    Also supportive to the market was news that top exporter Saudi Arabia raised the prices for all the crude oil grades it will sell to Asia in May, raising prices a second straight month.

    Concerns over conflict in Yemen supported prices, as fighting between a Saudi-backed coalition and Shi'ite Houthi forces continued.

    Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday that U.N. sanctions would be lifted immediately after a deal, but the United States released a fact sheet on Thursday saying that sanctions would be lifted as Tehran demonstrates compliance with any deal.

    "Both sides will describe the deal differently," said Olivier Jakob of Swiss-based consultancy Petromatrix.

    Uncertainty remains about exactly when sanctions on Iran would be lifted if a deal is reached in June.

    "While clearly a bearish headline, a final deal and full lifting of sanctions still faces a number of obstacles," Morgan Stanley analysts said in a research note.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Last week , oilfield services company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) said rigs seeking oil fell to 866. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999.

    Meanwhile, Pickens also predicted $6 natural gas within five years. Nat gas was lower early Thursday, trading around the $2.90 level.

    Updating progress on the Pickens Plan-calling for trucks to run on nat gas-he said: "It's happening. But man, it's happening slow."

    Oil prices turned sharply lower again in early trading Thursday-under $43 a barrel on U.S. crude

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 20, 2015 3:19 AM Flag

    I get here by going on to a different Yahoo message board and type in PPHM above at
    "Get Message Board for" (PPHM) hit go and here I am.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    gas jumped

    by jdenison27 Mar 18, 2015 1:17 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 18, 2015 7:55 PM Flag

    Latest update 28 min ago: Two Stations Highest Prices today: Mobil Reg. $3.99 In you live in East Los Angeles, CA. Mobil- 301 S Atlantic Blvd & E Beverly Blvd, E. Los Angeles, CA

    update 13 hrs. ago: $3.89 Chevron 6150 Telegraph Rd & E Washington Blvd

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 18, 2015 7:22 PM Flag

    Gas prices one of the highest in CA. Todays gas prices $2.99 at Costco to $3.39 all other stations for Regular. Need some of your cold air and snow here in Southern California. We are having one of the worst droughts in many years. Last week temperature had 3 days or more in the 90s and rest week in the 80s. Finally this week getting some relief. Spring/Summer fruit and vegies growing like crazy in this weather.

    Appears PEIX is waking up. With more spring and summer drivers soon, some of that oil will flow into more cars as weather warms and many will use their vacations time for travel. PEIX will also soon finalize their new company merger. This will be a major growth year for PEIX.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The S&P 500 trades higher by 1.0% with one hour remaining in the session. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is currently answering questions from media members as the FOMC press conference continues. During her remarks, Chair Yellen highlighted dollar strength as the main reason for low oil prices and low inflation. Furthermore, Ms. Yellen said she has not observed a pickup in wage growth just yet.

    Fed opens door for rate hike even as it downgrades economic outlook

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • New In Vitro Study Presented at the American College of Cardiology Meeting Suggests Omega-3 Fatty Acid EPA Pre-Treatment Reduces Oxidative Damage and May Provide Atheroprotective Benefit Versus Other Triglyceride Lowering Agents
    Study Shows Unique Protection of Small Dense LDL From Oxidative Damage That Results in Endothelial Cell Benefits

    The study was supported by Amarin and led by a researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in collaboration with investigators at Elucida Research in Beverly, Massachusetts and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

    BEDMINSTER, NJ and DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - Amarin Corporation Plc (AMRN) announced today the presentation of findings from a new in vitro study showing that pretreatment with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, reduced oxidation of small dense LDL (sdLDL) and resulted in improved endothelial function when compared to other triglyceride (TG)-lowering agents, including fenofibrates, niacin and gemfibrozil. The research was presented today at a peer-reviewed poster session at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in San Diego, California.

    Endothelial cell dysfunction contributes to increased risk for atherosclerosis and heart disease and is characterized by reduced nitric oxide (NO) presence and increased production of the cytotoxic peroxynitrite anion, which can lead to an inflammatory response in blood vessels.(i),(ii) Endothelial cell dysfunction has been observed in patients with various cardiovascular risk factors, such as dyslipidemia and diabetes.(iii),(iv),(v) In addition, evidence suggests that sdLDL is highly atherogenic and associated with plaque formation in human arteries as compared to larger LDL particles;(vi),(vii) and oxidation of sdLDL further increases its atherogenicity.(viii)

    "As has been shown in a number of recent studies, oxidized LDL -- in particular oxidized sdLDL -- contributes to endothelial dysfunction in the development of atherosclerosis and may need to be addressed in treating at-risk patients, such as those with high triglycerides," said R. Preston Mason, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the Harvard Medical School-Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and lead author of the study. "Treatments that can reduce sdLDL oxidation and slow or even reverse endothelial cell dysfunction should be studied further for potential benefit. The findings of this study show that the omega-3 fatty acid EPA may reduce oxidative stress and improve endothelial function, and may thereby provide potential benefits beyond lipid-lowering that are not observed with other triglyceride lowering agents."

    Researchers found that EPA pretreatment protected sdLDL particles from oxidative damage, reducing sdLDL oxidation by 90% (p

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Expanding Manufacturing Plant is A Major positive for PPHM. They will be ready to produce their own drug something that many drug companies can not do. Reason ACAD stock down badly today.
    "Acadia said, additional time to seek regulatory approval was needed to make sure it is ready to support production and supply of its candidate treatment pimavanserin, which would be commercialized as Nuplazid."

    "Avid Bioservices Increases Revenue Guidance to Between $23 and $25 Million for Full Fiscal Year 2015 Based on Strong Demand for Services -"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    THIS YEAR

    by pphmboom Mar 12, 2015 4:36 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 12, 2015 5:08 PM Flag

    SUNRISE Phase III Lung Cancer Trial On Track to Complete Enrollment by Calendar Year-End -

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    OHRP

    by johnlas464 Mar 11, 2015 10:27 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 11, 2015 11:32 PM Flag

    Evidence that Reformulated Squalamine Reaches the Back of the Eye at Biologically Active Concentrations. An important question regarding the use of eye drops for wet AMD is whether or not squalamine can diffuse efficiently to the back of the eye. Ohr has conducted two biodistribution studies in Dutch belted rabbits to confirm the movement and retention of squalamine in the posterior of the eye. Both studies involved topical administration of squalamine into both eyes of rabbits and the detection of squalamine in the sclera/choroid tissues of the back of the eye using mass spectrometry. A single dose of squalamine was sufficient to maintain therapeutic concentrations known to inhibit neovascularization in the back of the eye for nearly 24 hours daily or twice daily doses for a total of 7 or 14 days also led to sustained therapeutic levels of squalamine in the back of the eye. These biodistribution studies provide evidence for the therapeutic potential of squalamine in patients with wet AMD, and support the active clinical development of the squalamine program.

    Ohr has reformulated squalamine as a topical eye drop that solves the problems of IV squalamine. Topical squalamine allows patients to self-administer the drug at home, increasing the delivery frequency to maintain therapeutic levels of the drug in the back of the eye. Eliminating IV infusions also removes patient discomfort and the need for ophthalmology clinics to accommodate treatment.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Goodbye! Time to move on to ACAD!

    by daaytradenot159 Mar 6, 2015 4:06 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 11, 2015 4:42 PM Flag

    THLD Better Stock to Buy: ACAD bad choice before close today. Down over $10 AH. ACADIA plans to submit its NUPLAZID NDA for the treatment of Parkinson's disease psychosis in the second half of 2015. The company had previously planned to submit the NDA in the first quarter of 201

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Hat off to team PPHM

    by johnview53 Mar 10, 2015 2:55 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 11, 2015 1:44 PM Flag

    Get Real. That's the best you can come up with. Shorts Nerves starting to get to them as price going up and earnings around the corner. PPHM will have some great business/pipeline updates. Sunrise will Shine!.

    It's up to you shorts now, if you want to cover today or wait for a higher price as PPPH continues to expand and grow their pipeline and manufacturing plant......Life can be full of surprises when your short a extremely undervalued stock .....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    BREAKING NEWS.........

    by congoisking Mar 6, 2015 1:03 AM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 10, 2015 5:37 AM Flag

    Yah, the Chinese workers at the factory may be the one that lied so they won't look bad and Mr. short can continue with his short story. CEO stated he did not recognize those Chinese managers on the show who made the statements.

    Bottom Line, you can not trust what you hear from the media or a short..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    why down so much

    by mikeanthony1956 Mar 9, 2015 2:45 PM
    surfer_bj surfer_bj Mar 9, 2015 3:40 PM Flag

    Earnings is where management tells all the updates and will go deeper into the pipeline, earnings and plans.
    This is where it get real interesting, because we know there is a lot of progress going on at PPHM. PPHM has a huge possible blockbuster drug trial Sunrise, that is running one of the largest FDA Fast Track trial throughout many country's. Sunrise trial has a very High chance of ending early or ending with a FDA approval.

    As the days and months come closer to the trial end, so does a partner. Or should I say partners, since PPHM pipeline is expanding and can add a new partner in several of their Phase I and Phase II trials. Good luck if your short PPHM in the future.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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