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tickerguy_2000 25 posts  |  Last Activity: May 25, 2015 2:25 PM Member since: Apr 6, 2000
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  • Reply to

    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?

  • Reply to

    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.

  • 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.

  • Reply to

    BENCH TRIAL VERDICT!!!

    by tickerguy_2000 May 13, 2015 10:12 AM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 18, 2015 8:26 PM Flag

    Another week has passed and still no ruling----Make that five months one week.

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 15, 2015 10:19 PM Flag

    With STEM filing notice of delisting does that remove the company executives of the responsibility of abiding by "fair disclosure" rules? I did know one company that lost its listing, regained it and then went to over $90 per share. It did ,however, eventually go completely bankrupt.

    What has STEM done for its shareholders (or for that matter patients) in the past 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Is it possible it will be 30 years? or even 40 years? Dare I say "Never"? If you can't get something positive for owning a company for those time periods, then, perhaps it is time to delist the company, fire management and employees, call it a day and merge into a company that will get results!

    It is time to purge or merge! There are a lot of companies working on the same things as STEM and fading into the PINK SHEETS is not going to help STEM get results "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 13, 2015 10:12 AM Flag

    In the legal system, there are several different types of trials that occur. In the lower courts, one of the most common types of trials is a bench trial. A bench trial is a court trial in which two parties are brought before a judge to present their respective cases and evidence. In this type of trial a jury is not present; the judge is the only official who presides over the case, and can speak directly to both parties.

    Bench trials are a frequent occurrence regarding civil trial issues. Civil trials are trials in which the dispute is primarily over money, payments, contract breaches, and various other issues that are not necessarily considered to be criminal acts.


    In a bench trial, both parties are allowed to present the evidence they have for proving their innocence and proving the guilt of the other part. Often, in bench trials, there is an initial lawsuit that is put forth, and a counter-suit.


    The judge listens to both arguments made by the respective parties and takes into consideration all of the evidence that is presented in these cases. The evidence often consists of various correspondences between the parties, whether they were via email, letters, or legal documents, as well as the different types of record that are kept, and receipts.


    Often these types of court cases are considerably shorter in duration, because there is not deliberation necessary to reach a verdict; the verdict is cast down is the sole decision of the judge presiding over the case.

    How slow the wheels of justice turn has always been irritating to me, especially in a bench trial like the one between CUR and STEM. In a few days it will have been 5 months since the conclusion of the CUR vs STEM bench trial. One would think in a bench trial the judge hears the arguments, examines the facts, applies the law and makes a binding ruling in a relatively short period of time. It should not take five months, EVER, but it does. In the U.S. legal system, slow and steady does not win the race it just lets plaintiffs and defendants grow old and die or in the case of companies --go bankrupt waiting for a decision.

    I would never bet on a long distance runner named Justice finishing any race "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 12, 2015 9:49 AM Flag

    Amy Van Dyken now walking after treatment. Google information states her spinal cord was severed at T11. Did Amy receive Neuralstem SCI treatment "Ahead Of The Crowd?" ..............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 11, 2015 9:25 AM Flag

    How slow the wheels of justice turn has always been irritating to me, especially in a bench trial like the one between CUR and STEM. In a few days it will have been 5 months since the conclusion of the CUR vs STEM bench trial. One would think in a bench trial the judge hears the arguments, examines the facts, applies the law and makes a binding ruling in a relatively short period of time. It should not take five months, EVER, but it does. In the U.S. legal system, slow and steady does not win the race it just lets plaintiffs and defendants grow old and die or in the case of companies --go bankrupt waiting for a decision.

    I would never bet on a long distance runner named Justice finishing any race "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 7, 2015 10:27 PM Flag

    Yes, listen to the Q&A

  • Reply to

    54/71

    by tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 9:56 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 6, 2015 9:37 AM Flag

    ck
    Thanks for your reply. The point of my post was about "the interaction of Nokia's and Alcatel-Lucent's share prices" not the accuracy of the calculation ( which I was sure WAS way off but good enough to make the point). However, your informed reply highlights how useless Yahoo's summary page numbers are for any particular company and how foolish it is to rely on those numbers.

    I concede the 54/71 is not correct but the concept of "price interaction" is. Considering all factors 33/55 is probably the ratio to use, meaning each dollar change in Alcatel-Lucent's share price theoretically impacts Nokia's share price 33 cents and each dollar change in Nokia's share price theoretically impacts Alcatel-Lucent's share price 55 cents.

    From your post I can tell you do your DD and that will serve you well in making investment decisions "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 9:56 PM Flag

    SHARES OUTSTANDING
    Just rough calculations using Yahoo total market caps divided by current price to get the number of shares for each company:

    ALU----2.78 billion shares
    NOK---3.60 billion shares
    NOK Shares after merger at .55 NOK share for each ALU Share-----5.20 billion shares

    TAIL WAGGING THE DOG
    Each $1 increase in the price of ALU shares prior to the merger increases Nokia share price by 54cents---($2.78 billion dollars divided by 5.2 billion shares equal 54cents per share increase in the price of Nokia shares.)

    DOG WAGGING THE TAIL
    Each $1 increase in the price of Nokia shares prior to the merger increase ALU share price by 71cents/share---($3.6 billion divided by 2.78 billion shares equals $1.30 times 55% equals 71cents per share increase in the price of Alcatel-Lucent shares.)

    The point being while both share prices are linked to each other, each is free to move up or down on its own merits regardless of the link.

    Rough estimate to be sure but good to know the ratio "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • Reply to

    Question

    by tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 5:19 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 8:56 PM Flag

    Just reviewed the CC and not one word about the status of the litigation with Neuralstem Inc. Hmmmm?

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 6:10 PM Flag

    Keep in mind the French government just rammed through an amendment at Renault that gives them two (2) votes for every share of Renault the government owns. If push comes to shove I would not be surprised to see the same thing happen at Alcatel-Lucent to make sure the French government accomplishes what it wants with ALU.

    I do not know how large the golden handcuffs are to the NOK/ALU deal to make sure neither party backs away from the deal but I am pretty sure the penalty is significant.

    I for one would have walked away from the current deal before it was ever inked and I would have done it faster than a football fan after the game trying to get out of the parking lot "Ahead Of The Crowd". ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 May 5, 2015 5:19 PM Flag

    Just caught the very last part of the conference call. Question: Was there any mention of the lawsuit with Neuralstem Inc. ? Very very strange if there wasn't any mention of it.

  • Reply to

    Is the dividend still on?

    by rmbo47 May 1, 2015 10:11 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 May 2, 2015 7:54 PM Flag

    Interesting that NOK's X-Dividend date is exactly on the day ALU reports its Q1/15 numbers. Hmmm?

  • tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Apr 21, 2015 8:00 AM Flag

    Sam,
    Your point that if Ben had stayed CEO there wouldn't be any deal because there wouldn't be any Alcatel-Lucent has merit which indirectly is the point of my post which is I am concerned about the shift in strategy that will occur once the merger is complete to that of a fully vertical integrated telecom vendor---a strategy that in the past did not work.

    Have things changed since Ben and the strategy of a fully vertical integrated telecom vendor will work as telcos transition to 5G, the internet of all things and machine to machine communication? If the merger is consummated hopefully there has been a change in the telecom landscape that will allow Nokia to thrive with such a strategy because Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia management recognized those changes "Ahead Of The Crowd". ............Tickerguy

    P.S. The numbers in my original post were for 2018

  • Just the back of the envelope thinking----However:

    Ben Verwaayen's strategy was to have a fully vertically integrated telecom vendor to be all things to all customers. That strategy did not work out well and Ben was fired. Ben's strategy was replaced by the "Shift" plan that would make ALU a specialty provider in broadband, routing, SDN/NVF, IP and optical. Now we as shareholders are told that ALU is merging with Nokia to become a fully vertical integrated telcom vendor that will be all things to all customers? WHAT???

    Also, about that purchase price:

    Nokia is paying long suffering long-term ALU shareholders approximately $15 billion Euro in Nokia stock. So what does NOK get for the $15 billion?

    Answer:
    1. $900 million cost reduction/per year
    2. $1 billion earnings/per year
    3. $1 billion in tax savings per year

    Round out the numbers to $3 billion/year and that is a 20% ROI per year on their $15 billion investment, that is a great deal for NOK (in an enviorment where the cost of money is 3% to 4%) and a lousy deal for ALU shareholders.

    If the shares of NOK continues to decline then ALU shareholders will get no premium over the price of ALU shares prior to the merger announcement and NOK gets a 20% ROI on the acquisition!!!

    Wish I could have seen this coming "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

  • tickerguy_2000 by tickerguy_2000 Apr 13, 2015 6:47 AM Flag

    Evidently GE is making a significant corporate structural change. The value of that change impacted the price per share on 4/10/15 improving the share price 10% and validated over and over again by the more than 1/3 of a billion shares of GE that traded Friday on the NYSE.

    However what did not change is the amount of political @#%^ on this message board! In order to find a meaningful message about GE I flagged as "ignore" any political posted, unfortunately it appears that YAHOO has a limit on the number of posters one can "ignore",as a result this message board continues to be polluted with political rhetoric with no hope for any meaningful dialogue about GE .

    Why are so many people so impolite? I guess they are just to lazy or incompetent to do the hard work to analyze a very complex company and post political nonsense instead.

    Is there another message board I can go to where the posters discuss GE?

  • Reply to

    60 minutes

    by tuaca65 Mar 29, 2015 8:22 PM
    tickerguy_2000 tickerguy_2000 Mar 29, 2015 9:57 PM Flag

    tuaca65,
    I saw the same program and thought exactly the same thing as you!

    However, Duke's results were from a phase I trial and I suspect the "Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) will occur after the completion of a phase II trial---say about a year or so from now. Should Neuralstem's Phase IIB select "responder" only patents and results are similar to the results of the "responders" in CUR's latest ALS trial then CUR would quite likely get a BTD status from the FDA shortly after the competion of the trail and tabulation of the data.

    That being said, there is little doubt Duke and CUR have pioneered a treatment that will likely help a great many people and each is in a position to bring that treatment to market "Ahead Of The Crowd". .............Tickerguy

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