Henry McCusker's  Instablog

Henry McCusker
Send Message
Analyst, Journalist and Publisher ... Henry enters his tenth (10) year at Scimitar Equity -Regenerative Medicine Investors which aggregates, curates and creates bottom-line content weeding of regenerative medicine and cell therapy news to provide a customized, vetted selection of relevant and... More
My company:
Scimitar Equity-Regenerative Medicine Investors
My blog:
Scimitar Equity Blog
  • RegMed Sector Hugs The Down And Flat Line 0 comments
    Aug 30, 2012 12:09 PM | about stocks: VCEL, CYTX, OSIR, CLBS

    The 6 W's: Who, what, where, when, why and what of it

    No extremes!

    Mid-Day: The NASDAQ is DOWN -29.62 (-0.96%) to 3,051.57 while the Dow is DOWN -100.39 (-0.77%) to 13,007.09.

    Stocks added to losses Thursday … following a report that Spain will delay deciding whether to seek a sovereign bailout until the aid conditions are clear.

    Today's Gospel: Investors have dialed down expectation … in a thinly trading market … the sector is very under-invested … hoping the gates will open with September news …! Few are UP, many are barely down or flat.

    When you have such a thin market and volume's so anemic, it doesn't take much to unbalance the RegMed sector!

    I will be off, tomorrow … Hoping all will have a great and … safe Labor Day weekend!

    Stocks added small gains if any … we're still feeling the effects of low volume. Who is playing through today … Geron (NASDAQ:GERN), Pluristem (NASDAQ:PSTI), StemCells (NASDAQ:STEM) and ImmunoCellular (NYSE MK: IMUC) followed NeoStem (NYSE MKT: NBS)

    Measuring the day - 7 green (ups) … with 14 red (downs) and 6-7 fluctuating black (flats) … The CBOE Volatility Index traded still … above 17 from 16.

    My favorites:

    • Aastrom (ASTM) is FLAT … at $1.67 with a tighter mid-day range of $1.65 - $1.69 with … with small volume … of 66K so, far from Wednesday's $1.58 - $1.69 <versus volume of 218.2K>;
    • BioLife Solutions (OTC: BLFS) is … FLAT at $0.14 … hoping it sticks as I continue to reiterate this is an appreciable asset …
    • Cytori (NASDAQ:CYTX) is DOWN -$0.16 or -5.5% to $3.01 …after a few good days at $3.04 … in a trading range of $3.02 - $3.16 with trading of 46K shares from Wednesday's $3.11 - $3.24 with <versus 274.6K;
    • Osiris (NASDAQ:OSIR) is DOWN $0.13 or -1.44% to $8.91 … with a trading range of $8.84 -$9.10 fromwith still low volume of 18.7K shares so far from Wednesday's $8.78 - $9.38, with volume of 209.6K>;
    • NeoStem (Amex: NBS) … continues UP … post multiple filings that tidied-up the books and cap table … +0.017 … to $0.64 or +2.72% in a tighter day's range of $0.62 -$0.65 … with 231K volume from Wednesday's $0.58 -$0.64 and volume of 501.2k.

    Worth mentioning:

    • Geron (GERN) shares are UP after Stifel Nicolas initiates the biotech company with a "BUY" rating and gives it a price target of $4;
    • Pluristem (PSTI) files for Orphan Drug Status With US FDA for Use of PLX Cells in Treatment of Aplastic Anemia;
    • StemCells (STEM) to announce <Monday> Interim Data on Spinal Cord Injury Trial at the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society.

    Upward moves:

    • Bioheart (OTC BB: BHRT),
    • Geron (GERN),
    • ImmunoCellular IMUC),
    • NeoStem (Amex: NBS),
    • Neuralstem (NYSEMKT:CUR),
    • Pluristem (PSTI),
    • StemCells (STEM).

    Downward moves:

    • Aastrom (ASTM),
    • Advanced Cell Technology (OTC BB: ACTC),
    • BioMimetic (NASDAQ:BMTI),
    • BioTime (NYSEMKT:BTX),
    • Cytori (CYTX),
    • Cytomedix (OTC BB: CMXI),
    • Dendreon (NASDAQ:DNDN),
    • Fibrocell (OTC BB: FCSC).
    • International Stem Cell (OTC: ISCO),
    • Opexa (NASDAQ:OPXA),
    • Osiris (OSIR),
    • ReNeuron (RENE.L).
    • Thermogenesis (NASDAQ:KOOL),
    • Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM).


    • Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX),
    • Brainstorm (OTC BB: BCLI),
    • BioLife Solutions (OTC BB: BLFS),
    • Biorestoative (PINK: BRTX),
    • Cryo-Cell (OTC BB: CCEL);
    • Tengion (TNGN),

    EconoDrama: Jobless claims were unchanged last week, holding at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, according to the Labor Department. Economists polled had forecast claims dipping to 370,000 last week. The 4 week moving average for new claims rose 1,500 to 370,250. Consumer spending gained 0.4% in July, climbing by the most in 5 months. Meanwhile, income increased 0.3%. Investors will be listening carefully to Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech on Friday at the annual symposium for hints of further monetary easing.

    What's new in the regenerative medicine/stem cell market … see: www.scimitarequity.com/blog

    NOT MUCH …

    We are getting closer to: E-News, Actionable Intelligence, Data Analytics and Research - So catch the wave as we are about to launch the new … RegMed …NEWS PORTAL!! The countdown is days away …

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: VCEL, CYTX, OSIR, CLBS
Back To Henry McCusker's Instablog HomePage »

Instablogs are blogs which are instantly set up and networked within the Seeking Alpha community. Instablog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors, in contrast to contributors' articles.

Comments (0)
Track new comments
Be the first to comment
Full index of posts »
Latest Followers


  • ImmunoCellular (OTC BB: IMUC) files to Sell $13.8M of Units via Cowen
    Nov 30, 2011
  • Mid-Day Movers: BioTime (AMEX: BTX), Cytori (CYTX), Geron (GERN), Neuralstem (AMEX: CUR), ReNeuron (RENE.LON), ThermoGenesis (KOOL)
    Oct 26, 2011
More »

Latest Comments

Instablogs are Seeking Alpha's free blogging platform customized for finance, with instant set up and exposure to millions of readers interested in the financial markets. Publish your own instablog in minutes.