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wrutka 20 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 13, 2014 10:14 AM Member since: Mar 27, 2013
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  • Reply to

    good signal to buy insider buying

    by anacondachaser Sep 11, 2014 11:37 AM
    wrutka wrutka Sep 13, 2014 10:14 AM Flag

    Scott - Your advice "Key to good investing, don't play Lotto with your life savings" is what NOT to do. Could you give us some insight on what we should actually DO to achieve "good investing"? What factors should we consider and could you give us poor gamblers some companies to consider and why?
    You do realize the odds of winning the Lotto is around 175 million to one. Is that the odds you give MBLX of succeeding?
    As an FYI some longs, such as Jennyjump actually went on record as being willing to gamble in early Aug. when the price was .37-.45 so excuse us when we don't thank you for your gamblers anonymous warnings.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • wrutka wrutka Sep 8, 2014 5:57 PM Flag

    Leogcarrolastopper- Investing in MBLX can be a lot of things at different times. It' can often be confusing, perplexing, distressing sometimes exciting, satisfying but NEVER easy!!!

    Congrats on some good timing!!

    What does your time machine say about the time frame starting tomorrow up until we hear some concrete news on a production facility???

    All opinions are welcomed.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Hold

    by ilovepelosi Aug 3, 2014 9:12 PM
    wrutka wrutka Sep 5, 2014 5:54 PM Flag

    Pelosi- I've got to ask. Did you roll the dice?

    I hope you bought in around the .40 mark because you absolutely nailed the bottom on this post. (I hope)

    Seriously - Great call.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Investors

    by kofitutu34 Sep 5, 2014 1:03 PM
    wrutka wrutka Sep 5, 2014 1:15 PM Flag

    $1.00 threshold GOAL!!!!! (that's about the soccer metaphor). Let's hope we hold it and never look back.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • I think if you asked most employees what their company's mission statement was they would not really know. Of course the next question would be "do they really have one?"

    This is conjecture but based on MBLX's impressive scientific achievements and recent comments by Mr. Shaulson my bet is that MBLX truly has a Mission Statement which most of their employees find inspiring..

    That statement is "At Metabolix, we are driven by a vision for a better world—one where the products used in everyday life are produced sustainably from renewable sources. Our technology platform is enabling us to bring sustainable solutions to the world of plastics, chemicals and energy. With our passion for science and commitment to sustainable initiatives, Metabolix is a place where you can make a difference in the world"

    It's tempting to be seduced by Dagiw's numbers or Pelosi's skepticism which in fairness is based on real past events and I wish we could somehow put a number on the energy quotient of the employees morale and their commitment to the companies mission. I feel that that commitment combined with the experience and leadership of Mr. Shaulson is a very real reason to still believe that this company will finally turn the corner and succeed.

    Dagiw once acknowledged the proven scientific solutions being explored by MBLX but then quickly added "but they're not for the real world". It continues to amaze me that otherwise intelligent people can't see the problem with products made to last forever but designed to throw away.

    I respect Dagiw and Pelosi's advice to do your research. My suggestion for this Labor Day is to read about the "North Pacific Gyre". I would also recommend the latest Blog on MBLX website. Happy Labor Day all

    Sentiment: Buy

  • SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.

    A number of cities and counties in California and other U.S. states, including Hawaii's Maui County, have made it illegal for grocery stores to pack purchases in plastic. But at the state level, opposition from plastic bag makers has usually prevailed.

    The California Senate voted 22-15 for the bill, which must be signed into law by Sept. 30 by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who has not signaled a position on the measure.

    "Single-use plastic bags not only litter our beaches, but also our mountains, our deserts, and our rivers, streams and lakes," said state Senator Alex Padilla, who sponsored the bill

    Sentiment: Buy

  • wrutka wrutka Aug 27, 2014 12:37 PM Flag

    Correction- That should read 15K bid shares at .69 not .71. Sorry the heat must got to me.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wrutka wrutka Aug 27, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    Hey Reddy- E-Trade shows a bid for 15K shares at .71 and only a couple thousand total amount of small share bids until you get to a bid .67 for 13K shares.

    On the Ask side we have over 15K shares at .71 and then a couple of thousand total shares until you get to a couple of sizable (8K & 4K) asks for .75. Not Bad.

    It would be interesting to see what effect news on a production facility would have. This is clearly not "OVAH!!!"

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Hold

    by ilovepelosi Aug 3, 2014 9:12 PM
    wrutka wrutka Aug 4, 2014 9:49 AM Flag

    Come on Pelosi- Join the party. It can't go down more then a few coins per share at this point but has a world of potential upside.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Spikes on MBLX

    by ginger.trader Jul 22, 2014 5:43 PM
    wrutka wrutka Jul 24, 2014 12:33 PM Flag

    Did the Hulk happen to express his opinion on MBLX securing financing???

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    In the dark

    by littlejimmyvalentino Jul 22, 2014 10:36 AM
    wrutka wrutka Jul 22, 2014 6:11 PM Flag

    I think some information probably triggered this. There was no interest in this stock at the opening with zero shares traded for the first 23 minutes. Then in a span of 12 minutes from 9:57AM to 10:09AM there were over 111,000 shares purchased (monthly average had only been 71,400). The average purchase in those 12 minutes was over 11,000 shares per transaction.
    Of course I have no idea of the quality of the information but my guess is one of those stock advisor gurus recommended it to their high paying subscribers so the information wasn't public.
    Any of you new investors that bought in today care to share what motivated you to suddenly buy in?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The part i don't get is all the

    by leogcarrolastopper Jul 19, 2014 11:11 PM
    wrutka wrutka Jul 20, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    The insider with the most shares (3/4 of a million MBLX shares) is Matthew Strobeck. Please note that he is also on the insider roster for Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (AXDX). The stock price of AXDX was less then a buck a few years ago and was just above $1.00 ($1.05) as recently as March 2012. You can see that it closed close to $20.00 a share on Friday. Dumb luck????

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Here's my issue

    by andrew0143 Jul 10, 2014 9:32 AM
    wrutka wrutka Jul 17, 2014 11:00 PM Flag

    Once Brazil fell behind by 2 goals they were no longer competitive. If you must compare MBLX to a soccer team I would suggest US vs Belgium. When US fell behind 2 goals in overtime their energy and spirit didn't die.
    Of course like MBLX it looked like game over down by 2 late in OT. US then scored and almost tied it up with several near misses.
    My point is none of us knows what's happening in the Board room but if they say they're still focused on financing then you have to believe they're still trying.
    Portraying the entire Management team as incompetent or deliberately deceptive isn't a compelling position.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wrutka wrutka Jul 3, 2014 12:17 PM Flag

    Are you also dumbfounded that there was no blood bath today?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wrutka wrutka Jul 2, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    I agree, We just went into overtime - no "game over". Remember Yogi Berra's famous words, "it ain't over till it's over".
    They have to be close to SOMETHING. I doubt they'd be saying they remain focused at this stage of the game if all they were looking at were empty bags.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Product Manufacturer or Biotech Company

    by reddywilling Jul 1, 2014 6:37 PM
    wrutka wrutka Jul 2, 2014 12:52 PM Flag

    There are bids at .80 and above for 23,300 shares while there are only 700 shares available with an ask under $1.00. I would say the low volume is due to lack of sellers not the opposite.
    Hey the market is not going to tolerate no news for too long and you may prove to be correct but right now sellers are not bailing and there are interested buyers albeit at a price between .80 and above.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wrutka wrutka Jul 1, 2014 10:13 AM Flag

    There are over 15K bids for above .80 and no one asking less then .90. We're really in a holding pattern with everyone anticipating SOME word from Management..
    I know Shaulson said in last CC regarding financing that "for me it helps to realize that no news does not mean no progress" but the Market isn't known for it's patience.
    We seem to finally be at the moment of truth. I'm still going with good news but I guess I've been conditioned to think that way after Antibioticos and all the other drama for so long.
    Fireworks rather then toilet flushing seem appropriate with 4th of July and all.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • wrutka wrutka Jun 30, 2014 2:18 PM Flag

    Maybe he's a procrastinator?

    I'm going to agree with Pelosi and still believe that some update on future finances should happen today. I'm also going to agree with Normey that some small but valid progress is needed to gain valuable credibility.

    Come on, Mr.Shaulson you created this deadline, it's not like Pelosi or Dagiw drew this line on the calendar. No timeouts left, times running out. Please take the shot and emulate last year's Miami Heat not this years.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Let's See If We Can Get Her Over $1.00 Today

    by isthislega1 Jun 20, 2014 9:02 AM
    wrutka wrutka Jun 20, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    Thanks Andrew- I was kind of being sarcastic with the "unsophisticated" remark since that is how Pelosi labeled all longs but to be honest much truth is spoken in jest because your answer reminded me that I was continuing to only look at the first bid/ask level. I appreciated your response as it prompted me to explore gaining access to all bid/ask layers. I discovered that I was 1 trade away for the quarter (30 trades with e-trade) to having that service free but I guess I had to ask for it. Now I can see that there are only 1800 shares available for under a buck and there are bid orders for .95 totally over 11,000. That does show some strength and positive anticipation for some real good news. I'm tempted to pick up those 1800 shares myself and hopefully see $1.00+ soon. Good Luck to all.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Let's See If We Can Get Her Over $1.00 Today

    by isthislega1 Jun 20, 2014 9:02 AM
    wrutka wrutka Jun 20, 2014 10:20 AM Flag

    My last attempt to add was a few weeks ago (May 30) and it tells us something.

    There was a small transaction just after the opening for .81 so I said to myself, I'm not fooling around and proceeded to submit a buy order for 5,000 more shares at a limit price of .82 for a 1 day period. The end result was despite numerous additional small trades for that elusive .82 price I ended up with a partial executed transaction of 150 shares at the end of the day. Hey I've earned back my commission on this trade. Not bad for an unsophisticated investor like myself.

    Can someone enlighten me on what my humbling experience tells us?

    Sentiment: Buy

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