"How many are Sales closing their Positions ????"
That's what I was pondering too. The option daily chart (on etrade) shows trades were scattered all over, not one time trade.
I don't think that upcoming earnings report would be so great that it would bring up stock above 5 bucks and make those options worthless. Well, a buyout offer , on the other hand , would. I am not that experienced in options - what would happen to options if there is a buyout , say at 5. Would 7.5 put become worthless as well ?
There is 0 open interest on 2.5 puts. Apparently, it's not attractive enough. Makes more sense in case of buyout as well.
All is my opinion and speculations , of course.
Most August put options activity started Friday and continuing today.
To me it looks like people are selling August 5 puts counting that the stock will jump up.
Basically, selling August 5 Puts for $3 is the same as buying stock for $2 at expiration .
It sounds like new R&D contracts will bring us back in black by the year end.
And AS has no need to issue a PR about it because he was saying it all along .
A bit of OT - I was skimming through Intel history; they went IPO in 1971, and reached 1B in revenue in 12 years (1983) , then in 1985 they were down and came out only in 1987 - they even celebrated it as "back in black" parties across the company. We are no Intel and hardly ever be as our market is significantly smaller. Although, Intel used to make digital watches (in 1972) and it was bankruptcy of Digital that gave them Alpha chip technology and eliminated a competitor at the same time. Maybe, when Kopin will run out of money in couple years we'll pick it up and fly .
Not that we care.
Back to EMAN - something changed suddenly. They haven't announced unsigned contracts before. Playing devil's advocate - it's a sugar coating for earning numbers. Although, I think , pps is mostly influenced by forward guidance, so if we finally get our 2014 revenue projections in this upcoming CC then we should get some upward movement in August/September.
Bill is like a cow pie - you step into it and then you smell it.
I keep him on ignore.
I think he is lying about 2.14
Interesting that he showed up 3 weeks before ER. I guess he needs justification for his miserable life again.
You are demonstrating quite a substantial level of naivete yourself.
Cramer The Clown publicly admitted that when he was a trader in a hedge fund he could move the stock price in the direction he was asked and it only costs a couple millions in funds to do it.
Have your heard the term "price pinning" - whenever option expiry time approaches the stock price tends to magically match one of the options exercise levels. And this is well acknowledged and "acceptable" type of manipulation. With the rise of social media the financial rumors over twitter became the major source of volatility. What are you doing here if you think that this stock is traded solely on fundamentals ?
That stinks. You can't even sell at loss and write it off on tax return.
Not that it would help too much - I have max out my tax write off for next 3 years .
Yeah, It would be nice to get guidance, we would finally resemble normal public company.
I am expecting to get PR about quarterly earnings date. Somewhere in a week or so.
Yeah, Goldman was underwriter on secondary @44 . Of course, they will keep their target price to avoid being sued.
"Intelligent investor" , if such thing exists, would not pick and choose analysts to believe nor pay attention to SA.
Apparently, the new catch phrase for shorts is "Guidance is at risk" . They were quite successful with it on GTAT - knocked it down about 5% in one day. Now they are trying the same on OLED. It amazes me how much affect those short publications have on Wall Street . The article in SA is nothing, expect something "more serious" - some unknown before small fixed income financial adviser would suddenly post "downgrade" rating on highly volatile tech stock (OLED). And somehow those downgrades allays happen on option expiration week.
Yahoo Finance front page says it all: there is one article by The Fiscal Times titled " The government really is worse than ever" and another link on the same line by Bloomberg titled " Top 1% even richer than surveys say" .
Our lovely EMAN defies all the charts and stats. Of course, you could still apply the math and get that EMAN anti-correlates with market (negative beta) , but don't you dare rely on that . It's just so thinly traded that all formulas that rely on daily data are going to fail. And using longer periods (e.g. monthly volumes) would fail as well because once in 3 months we have a news released.
On somewhat unrelated news - Himax (HIMX) fell to pre-GG level. The hype has lasted about 9 months.
This is a movie about Navy Seals, it's new to redbox. Major motion picture , I guess, if mark wahlberg plays there.
I just watch the trailer and in the first 5 seconds there is a 1 sec shot through night vision goggles.
Can we get some promotion out if it ?
If Gary Jones would be dead I'd suspect you used ouija board .
z800 was a flop . I remember the high hopes with z800 launch . It was in the mid of all other computer industry boom as well. Gary threw everything into z800 following old adage "build it and they will come" . We were ready to get filthy rich. Public voted for it with their wallets and we stuck with reverse split, delisting and looming chapter 7.
Forget Z800 - re-opening consumer product line would require extra expenditure (marketing, sales, tech support etc) and it would be a subject of moody public scrutiny. All those engadget and techcrunch blogs would just start rating it - "we give it 6.5 stars because it doesn't provide visual correction beyond 20/2000 and audio is not made by dr.dre " . You think that it would be a superior product but their job is to find spots on the sun.
What would be better , IMO, if eMagin organize a showcase event ( say in NYC) and invite all vendors who use our displays to bring up their products.
Technically speaking , it's not.
I am still holding the lot of 600 @ 2.10 I bought on 07/21/2010 - a tad short of 4 years .
Not that it makes it prettier, though.
If eMagin lost TWS contract to Kopin they should disclose it. Otherwise, it would look like they are hiding information to protect share price in lieu with recent shelf registration. Better come out clean.
So I decided to compliment my recent 1 share purchase with 799 today
I put it as market order at 3:59 and it was filled of course.
It shows up as executed in 2 sets - email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org .Fine.
Well, I don't see them on Nasdaq Time And Sales page - there are 2 trades @2.18 - 250 and 300.
I guess I should try now selling 1 share at market. Scrrew the market maker.