At the risk of stating the obvious, the best way to effectively neutralize the incessant, inane commentary of this lifeless message board troll is to completely ignore him/her. They are the kind of people who are socially inept, friendless, possess low self esteem, and are afraid to go outside. They derive all of their perceived power and satisfaction by people responding to their baseless comments which are totally unsupported by facts. This anonymous domain is the only place that they feel important and can "communicate" with anyone outside of their mother's basement. Let him/her/it post away but at least in not responding the board won't be as cluttered with garbage by trying to argue or reason with an electronic parasite.
That's an impressive list of retailers but the question that I have is, are there different versions of the QuSome delivery technology or do all applications fall under the patented Biozone QuSome umbrella?
That's a valid question, Skippy. I'm looking to take a LONG position and soon but I would simply like to know if anyone has information on how the business is performing to help assess risk. Pretty basic stuff, no? I am a believer in, and fan of Frost's but I'd rather have more pertinent info than less. if that's.too difficult for you to understand then do everyone a favor and let someone else answer.
Does anyone know, or at least have a sense, of how their manufacturing business is doing from a revenue standpoint? It's supposedly providing a floor for the stock price but given that it fell from a high of $3.75 not all that long ago after Biozone lost its largest customer due to a drug recall, I'm wondering how much damage was actually done to the business and how well it's recovered.
Thanks everyone for your responses. Fortunately, I've held OPK for some time and it's hard not to be a believer in Dr. Frost. It is very interesting the way that the puzzle pieces fit together as iluvtorok2 pointed out. I plan to do some more digging and hope to learn the general health of their manufacturing business (from a revenue standpoint) as compared to before the loss of their largest customer resulting from the drug recall back when the stock was $3+?
I'm very new to this story and am more than a little intrigued. While the focus of this board has understandably been on the significant price move, there is little to no talk about what will keep it above the $1 level that several people have predicted in the near term. The bashers have provided nothing but unsubstantiated "arguments" while the longs have basically done the same other than to reference Frost's impressive track record....which, of course, can't totally be discounted. That said, what are the near term catalysts that make this more than a momentum play? More importantly: Has Dr. Keller assembled the right management team and will the efficacy of the QuSomes technology be proven and adopted as the new gold standard?
Natural Gas Becomes a Fuel for the Long Haul
2013-04-22 19:25:33.635 GMT
By DIANE CARDWELL and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
(New York Times) -- The natural gas boom has already upended the American power industry, displacing coal and bringing consumers cheaper electricity.
Now the trucking industry, with its millions of 18-wheelers moving products like potato chips, underarm deodorant and copy paper around the country, is taking a leap forward in switching from petroleum to cleaner-burning natural gas. And if natural gas remains cheap, consumers may benefit again.
This month, Cummins, a leading engine manufacturer, began shipping big, new engines that make long runs on natural gas possible. A skeletal network of refueling stations at dozens of truck stops stands ready. Major shippers like Procter & Gamble, mindful of both fuel costs and green credentials, are turning to companies with natural gas trucks in their fleets.
And in the latest sign of how the momentum for natural gas in transportation is accelerating, United Parcel Service plans to announce in the next few days that it will expand its fleet of heavy 18-wheel vehicles running on liquefied natural gas, or L.N.G., to 800 by the end of 2014, from 112. The vehicles will use the new Cummins engines, produced under a joint venture with Westport Innovations.
U.P.S., like the rest of the industry, still has a long way to go in the conversion, but the company hopes to make natural gas vehicles a majority of its new heavy truck acquisitions in two years. The company is benefiting from incentives provided by various states and the federal government, which offer tax credits and grants for installing natural gas fuel stations and using vehicles fueled by natural gas.
“By us doing this it will help pave the way and others will follow,” said Scott Wicker, chief sustainability officer at U.P.S. “Moving into L.N.G. is a means to get us onto what we see as the bridging fuel of the future and off of oil. It’s the right step for us, for our customers and for our planet.”
The move could also cut the country’s oil import bill. Right now, about eight million heavy and medium-weight trucks consume three million barrels of oil a day while traveling the nation’s highways. That is nearly 15 percent of the total national daily consumption and the equivalent of three-fourths of the amount of oil imported from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Roughly two-thirds of the diesel used as transportation fuel nationwide feeds three million 18-wheelers, the main trucks hauling goods over long distances.
Okay...they work but are prohibitively expensive to scale and will be for years. The sad irony is that opposition to the nat gas boom will simply perpetuate our dependence on dirtier, more expensive, geo-politically sensitive oil.
Anyone see the article in the Washington Post by Brad Plumer titled, Natural Gas Exports Could Boost U.S. Economy But Will Anyone Even Buy the Stuff?
I'm not an economics guru but some of the subtle and not so subtle suppositions seemed overly pessimistic and, in some cases, far-fetched.
It's worth a look if yu have five minutes.
gj0084 is such a sad little troll and angry cyber tough guy. He courageously lobs insults at those who don't think like him and obviously has so much kool-aid sloshing around between his ears that he's simply incapable of understanding what he doesn't understand. He chooses to live in a country with some 150MM idiots which either makes him a glutton, a self-proclaimed martyr, or the biggest idiot of them all. But he's the smartest guy in the room...just ask him. Ignore.
Thanks very much for your input. I do like what I've read and heard about the company and right now I'm impatiently waiting for the much talked about market pullback. Given my longterm investment time horizon you certainly could argue that waiting may pose equal risk.
I'm new to this company/space and given the heightened concern of late over our cyber vulnerabilities and the growing threat of crippling attacks, I'm wondering which industry player(s) are best positioned to help mitigate the threat and protect the integrity of our networks/software/hardware...to the extent that they can be. Radware and Juniper are the two companies that I'm most familar with (which isn't saying much) but is one or the other considered best of breed or is there another company with the technology solutions that are a cut above? Thanks in advance.
Due to the fact that I'm far from convinced that the U.S. government won't manage to squander the mother of all golden opportunites nat gas presents to achieve energy independence, does anyone have any suggections on how to best play the resource north of the border over the long haul? I have a position in GLNG which I've considered adding to on account of the eventual BC LNG export facility (though I was originally contemplating Cheniere/Sabine Pass) but obviously producers such as APA and giants like Shell may be attractive. Then there's pipelines...If frac-ing becomes even more of an environmental impediment here in the states then Canada's already envaible resource play could benefit enormously. My current nat gas plays such as GLNG and WPRT obviously benefit from lower North American prices so I'm thinking on hedging via a company that would benefit if prices approach the $5 level in the next year or two (or if the U.S. Government puts the clamps on the industry and/or exports...like it did with coal) but I'm still new enough to the space that I'm unsure which companies are best postioned in Canada to reap the rewards. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
Irony - Your post caught my attention since your concern doesn't sound unfounded? However, with the current backlog of business and the time it will take to integrate the two companies, do you know roughly when ground might be broken on a nuke project? Correct me if I'm wrong but the negative reaction when the deal was announced was due to it being viewed as too pricey and not necessarily a poor synergy or a risky foray into the construction of nuclear plants.
Call me crazy but if Xerox is, in fact, running third among the Baltimore finalists I would like to think that Brekford has the inside track given the proximity of their current area of operations and that they're a U.S. company....all other things are equal.
Does anyone know the suggested time frame for the city's decision and/or have on update on the same as it pertains to the Chicago bidding process?
Been watching EXCO for 4-5 months and only recently decided that I'm going to take a position. Unfortunately, I've been fearful of a market pullback that just won't seem to happen...until, of course, I take my money off of the sidelines.
Given that it would be a longterm investment, any of you chartists have an entry point to target?