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  • Great job Tbone! This is the first time since the SPAB days that I am finally losing money now. Pickens stellar performance has taken this junk from around three dollars a share to now under a buck. I am just hoping they sell off the only thing that might turn a profit IF big if 1st Detect lands a gov contract. The quick bounce might take this over a dollar which will be my exit point with little profit for all those years. I at least dumped 1/2 the original position when he sold the only profit making unit ASO.

    IMHO this selloff is directly related to Battelle cutting and running out on the DoD bid. Astral and Astrogenix most likely will never make a dime and without any contracts for first detect this will never see a dollar again. No profit=failure.
  • Price and volume would indicate something is pending. Day traders will jump in as price rises.
  • the CEO has issued pr's on strategic alternatives before, in an effort to pump this dog of a stock - no one wants anything they have - this has been a pitiful, 11 year mess, designed to fill the CEO's pocket with stockholder's $$$$ - he's got 10 months of life left before this "company" is bankrupt - lay-down short from here to zero
  • Roll of the dice now as all hopes for 1st Detect seemed to be riding on the Homeland Security project. Also what are their 20 US patents and 13 pending US patents worth to a potential acquirer if anything?
  • Should have tried to sell 1st Detect before Battelle threw in the towel. Now it just looks like you're trying to get rid of something that nobody else wants.
  • Been doing some digging and I think we should know something during the next quarter about Battelle/1st Detect and the DOD. Ran across this article about the testing. http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-military-completes-testing-of-next-generation-chemical-detector-system-5684994

    US military completes testing of next-generation chemical detector system
    US military personnel have tested a next-generation chemical detector (NGCD) system at Fort Hood, Texas, and Norfolk, Virginia.
  • New 52 week low @ 1.19 - Battelle pulled the plug on the NGCD opportunity? Not widely known of course, but 1st Detect did put a one liner in the recent Q about it - "1st Detect’s portion of the contract was successfully completed; however, 1st Detect’s partner has indicated that they do not plan to pursue the next phase of the program."
    Which is really surprising even to me considering this was a multi-award contract in which Battelle/1st Detect were the only participants in a couple of the phases - just how bad is the mms-1000?
  • Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. http://dataunion.tistory.com/1217

    [2016-MAY] Astrotech Corp NASDAQ : ASTC Correlation Histogram
    X axis : Stocks Price Correlation Coefficient Y axis : Quantity of stocks May-2016 1,000 Day Parameter 2,830 NASDAQ Stocks Price Analysis This stock mode of correlation coefficient is 0.6 In other words, the correlation coefficient of the other stock
  • Any announcements coming......?
  • Shareholder's equity being spent on travel, liquor & photos


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  • Astrotech Corp. 1st Detect unit may be on Boeing's radar. Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2017. Boeing Venture Capital unit explores new areas. Boeing is looking at technologies for acquisition that could be used beyond its core aerospace and defense sectors. Boeing HorizonX unit pledges to deploy tens of millions of dollars for new promising technology.
  • 5 shares at a 1.20, give me a break geez!
  • What is with the high volume last hour sell off that seems to be a pattern here? Almost no trades from 12:00 to 3:00 then klabam selloff!
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  • http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/techflash/2014/02/astrotech-execs-get-favorable-ruling-from-appeals.html

    Astrotech's old CFO, John Porter, battles CEO Thomas Pickens in a lawsuit - Austin Business Journal
    A Texas court of appeals has ruled that attorneys for Astrotech Corp.’s former chief financial officer are not entitled to more information from the board of directors in connection with a lawsuit filed a year ago alleging mismanagement by the CEO.
  • Alot has changed in 10 years in the mini mass spectrometry market except for 1st Detect. There are quite a few competitors out there who have teamed up with bigger industry leaders who posses substantial amount of money and man power to develop this product line. There is no evidence that 1st Detect possesses anything...they have not sold a single commercial unit ever, ever in their 10 year history...not even to NASA who more or less gave them the technology they possess today and nearly 2 million dollars to help develop it for their space program, (NASA ended up buying a mini mass spectrometer from Swri) --what does that tell you?
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    charles6 days ago
    Thank-you for this information - if we listen to the CEO of ASTC, or read his ridiculous description of the business ("Astrotech is an innovative science and technology development and commercialization company that invents, acquires, and commercializes technological innovations sourced from internal research, universities, laboratories, and research institutions, and then funds, manages, and builds start-up companies for profitable divestiture to market leaders to maximize shareholder value") - let the record speak for itself - he has never "divested" of anything, except the only core business ASTC ever had, built by others way before he showed up, selling it to Lockeed Martin just a few years ago and then giving himself/other insiders, the $60mm ASTC recieved from LM - it's obvious that he's either lying outright, or living in a perpetual delusion. Maybe when ASTC finally fails, in just a few months - after they run out of cash, the CEO will fianlly get some psychological help, and make something of his life.
  • Astrotech Corp looking for new partner for Next Generation Chemical Detector or will they contract directly with the military?
  • Austin, TX (February 9, 2017 ) - 
    Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended December 31, 2016.
    “In the second quarter, Astrotech achieved important milestones with subsidiaries 1st Detect and Astral Images,” stated Thomas B. Pickens III, Chairman and CEO of Astrotech Corporation. “1st Detect and its partner, an incumbent TSA explosive trace detection (ETD) systems provider, made great progress on the next-generation system for passenger and carry-on baggage screening at airports and other homeland security operations. During the team’s critical design review in October, 1st Detect’s OEM-1000 chemical analyzer technology performed according to design specs. Also, 1st Detect’s collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) on a bedside chemical analyzer for breath analysis is progressing well and we are beginning to test human samples of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP).
  • Now no real sellers below $1.35 and the stock share price will bounce back up. The stock price moving down was trader manipulation in a thinly traded stock. Real value - $1.50 to $1.60.