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tickerguy_2000 36 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 3, 2015 1:42 PM Member since: Apr 6, 2000
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  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jul 3, 2015 1:42 PM Flag

    How did you "Just added a few more"? The market is closed today. Do you have a way to acquire shares before the market is open "Ahead Of The Crowd". ...............Tickerguy

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    Q2 ?

    by myklwalsh Jun 30, 2015 10:48 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jul 1, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    Also I would like to add that my favorite number is 2cents/share. However, one has to keep in mind the EURO was around 1.36 a year ago and is now 1.10 as a consequence earnings could be a penny less per share. Having said that, I still believe ALU will report even cash flow or very near it and earnings of 2 cents per share.

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    Q2 ?

    by myklwalsh Jun 30, 2015 10:48 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jul 1, 2015 2:34 PM Flag

    Last year in the second quarter ending in June ALU lost 1 cent per share. This year several factors will impact Q2 numbers favorably.

    1. Fixed and variable costs continued to decline over the past 12 months. I expect a $150 million to $200 million improvement quarter over quarter.

    2. Q2/15 is the second quarter of LightRadio commercialization which has a very high profit margin

    3. Core router sales continue to gain market share, also with very high profit margins

    4. Debt reduction over the past 12 months will also have a favorable impact on Q2 profit and cash flow

    My personal expectation is ALU will report 2-3 cents profit per share and breakeven cash flow. Hope I am right and figured out the numbers "Ahead Of The Crowd". ............Tickerguy

  • Reply to

    How much cash has STEM at the moment?

    by matyldainmendota Jun 30, 2015 2:10 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 30, 2015 1:11 PM Flag

    If the company has $42 million in cash then investors are saying (by pricing the shares at 50 cents, yesterdays close) that the value of the company's assets and trials are worth approximately 9 million dollars ( $50 million market cap less $42 million cash). Looking at STEM that way it would seem 50cents/share is a bargain basement price to me.

    One would think STEM's organiztion and on-going trials are worth a little more than $9 million, but, that is what yesterday's sellers were saying when they sold at 50 cents/share.

    Also, as a note to my "So Little Time" post, looks like the sellers who were pushing the shares down at a rate that would have driven the share price to "Zero" in 6 1/4 days are not going to succeed-------Can you imagine that!!

  • Reply to

    So Little Time

    by tickerguy_2000 Jun 26, 2015 9:19 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 29, 2015 4:38 PM Flag

    Things are improving, with today's drop of 8 cents! Why? Because on Friday the price drop was so steep (11 cents) if the stock dropped at the rate of 11 cents per day the company only had 5 1/2 days until the price was zero, with today's drop (Monday 6-29-15) it will take 6 1/4 days like today to get the stock price to $0.00 per share. Not only did the hard dollar amount drop per day (11 cents to 8 cents) but the life of the company was extended by 3/4 of a day plus today!!

    Doesn't STEM have approximately $34 million of cash on hand? And with approximately 100 million shares outstanding that would be nearly 34 cents per share hard cash. What would be the reason to sell at these prices?

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    Elliot big position in ALU

    by woknad Jun 28, 2015 9:24 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 28, 2015 12:17 PM Flag

    Interesting that a hedge fund can have a 1.3% position in Alcatel-Lucent without buying the stock or options.

    Done through a contract (but not an option)to benefit from a rise is the price so the share price is never impacted because the shares are never purchased and the option contract prices are never affected because the hedge fund isn't acquiring options to establish its position in ALU.

    If the hedge fund isn't buying shares and it is not buying options how does it have a 1.3% position in ALU?

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 Jun 26, 2015 9:19 PM Flag

    At minus 11cents per day the price of STEM will be at "ZERO DOLLARS PER SHARE" in just 5 1/2 trading days. Looks like the big investors in the latest stock offering just dumped the shares they got at a discount, sold down to their discount price per share and walked with the profit of the discount. What other wonderful things are in store for the long suffering believers in STEM?

    At the moment it would appear that the long term shareholders are getting more than a STEM they are getting the whole shaft!

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 22, 2015 11:15 PM Flag

    I believe strokedrnule is referring to Stemcells Inc agreement in 2005 with ReNeuron...

    StemCells, Inc. Grants License to ReNeuron, Receives Stake in UK Stem Cell Company
    July 06, 2005 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 2005--StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with ReNeuron, a privately-owned UK biotech corporation. The agreement enables ReNeuron to exploit its "c-mycER" conditionally immortalized adult human neural stem cell technology for therapy and other purposes.

    In return for the license, StemCells received an equity interest in ReNeuron and a cross-license to the exclusive use of ReNeuron's technology for certain diseases and conditions, including lysosomal storage diseases, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. ReNeuron will supply cells for StemCells use under the cross-license.

    “We are delighted to have entered this partnership with ReNeuron, which we regard as the foremost stem cell company in the UK”

    The agreement also provides for royalties and milestone payments by each party on the achievement of various goals under the license and cross-license.

    It is a shame STEM hasn't produced a viable application of stem cells in twenty three years and has lost its CIRM funding. Having said that it is shame also that so many stem cell companies are duplicating stem cell application efforts, as a result it is very difficult to determine who is going to succeed first and for each application which company is "Ahead Of The Crowd". ...............Tickerguy

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    News expectation for this month of June or July?

    by toyasharee Jun 19, 2015 5:52 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 19, 2015 8:29 PM Flag

    27 weeks and counting and Judge Titus is still unable to render a decision. If he drags his decision out past the end of July it will have been nearly 34 weeks since the conclusion of the Stemcell -vs- Neuralstem bench trial that he presided over and is charged with making a decision for one party or the other.

    In thirty-four weeks (end of July) Judge Titus could have enrolled in a tort or contract law course after the conclusion of the bench trial and completed the course. Perhaps that is what he did---enrolled in a couple of refresher courses on tort and contract law and is waiting on the results of his final exam to see if he is up to speed enough to make a decision!

    I would never bet on Judge Titus to make a decision "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

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    Bart Starr

    by thepro1776 Jun 18, 2015 9:26 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 18, 2015 10:36 PM Flag

    I believe the operating facility was Novastem using stem cells cultured by them under a license from Stemedica. I believe the operation took place in Mexico.

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    Bart Starr

    by thepro1776 Jun 18, 2015 9:26 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 18, 2015 3:29 PM Flag

    It was with Stemedica

  • Tso the judge can render a decision for a simple bench trial concluded in December of 2014!

    This coming Friday it will have been one half of a year since the conclusion of the bench trial involving STEM and CUR. Is the judge brain dead? Look, the judge listens to the facts, applies the law and makes a decision once both sides have presented their case. It is that easy. It has now been six months since the conclusion of that trial, as a consequence I have to conclude that the six months delay in making a decision is attributable to one of three things:

    1. The judge is waiting to be paid off by one side or the other
    2. Both sides a negotiating and do not want the judge to render his decision
    3. The judge is brain dead and incapable of making a decision

    Anyone on this board know of any other reasons it would take over a half a year for the judge to render a decision? Judge Judy where are you? ype message

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 9, 2015 5:55 PM Flag

    Does anyone on this board know the average time for a judge to make a decision in a bench trial? For Judge Judy it is about 10 minutes.

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 9, 2015 5:04 PM Flag

    So gizrno_puppy95 you are saying boiler room bashers have old IDs or new IDs, hmmm? What other kinds of IDs are there?

  • so the judge can render a decision for a simple bench trial concluded in December of 2014!

    This coming Friday it will have been one half of a year since the conclusion of the bench trial involving STEM and CUR. Is the judge brain dead? Look, the judge listens to the facts, applies the law and makes a decision once both sides have presented their case. It is that easy. It has now been six months since the conclusion of that trial, as a consequence I have to conclude that the six months delay in making a decision is attributable to one of three things:

    1. The judge is waiting to be paid off by one side or the other
    2. Both sides a negotiating and do not want the judge to render his decision
    3. The judge is brain dead and incapable of making a decision

    Anyone on this board know of any other reasons it would take over a half a year for the judge to render a decision? Judge Judy where are you?

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Jun 7, 2015 8:20 AM Flag

    Answer: STEM has 69 full time employees

  • STEMCELL Technologies is a privately held, global biotechnology company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company develops and markets specialized cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments and other reagents for life sciences research. Founded by Allen Eaves in 1993, STEMCELL Technologies currently has more than 650 employees and distributes over 2,200 products. STEMCELL was declared the largest life sciences company in British Columbia in 2012[1] and was awarded Life Sciences Company of the Year by LifeSciencesBC in 2015.[2] In addition to its Vancouver headquarters, STEMCELL Technologies has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Singapore and China, as well as distributors in other countries.

    WOW! From 8 employees to 650 in 22 years. How well has StemCell Inc done during that same time with increasing its number of employees because of expanding business and products?

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    STEM--Delisting the first step to bankruptcy

    by tickerguy_2000 May 24, 2015 10:45 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 25, 2015 2:25 PM Flag

    shpshp4321,

    Do you consider raising $25 million through massive dilution a positive?

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    STEM--Delisting the first step to bankruptcy

    by tickerguy_2000 May 24, 2015 10:45 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 25, 2015 1:51 AM Flag

    So it looks like three (3) confirmations to my negative post---two (2) thumbs down and one personal attack. Sad that my post is being confirmed, but then there just isn't anything positive to say about STEM's progress over the past twenty years. It is what it is, right dkno?-----or is nodk? (I am a bit dyslexic)

  • I saw STEM's "notice of delisting" and cannot help but feel that it is the first step in the long road to bankruptcy or at the very least incredible dilution? What does a "notice of delisting" and a price decline from $20/share to 65cents/share mean except impending bankruptcy? Those are things that would happen prior to bankruptcy (right?) or does STEM currently have a highly profitable commercial product (or one in the very near future) that will break STEM's vicious cycle of losses, dilution, continued losses,more dilution, continued losses. A cycle that can only result in eventual delisting and filing for bankruptcy.

    Has there ever been a public company that had massive annual losses for twenty years and not gone bankrupt? What hope is there? It seems there is no hope for STEM.

    If anyone on this message board can give a positive spin to the above questions I would certainly like to read them. I will take "no responses", "thumbs down", "personal attacks" and "silence" to this post as confirmation of the above negative view.

    I look forward to any positive responses to this post.

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