Discussing the UniBoss touch sensor film sample pictures posted by SA contributor Seth Shaw in...

Discussing the UniBoss touch sensor film sample pictures posted by SA contributor Seth Shaw in his bearish column on UniPixel (UNXL -22.9%), a source tells Barron's Tiernan Ray the sample unit is 18 months old and broken, and that UniPixel will show off a demo unit that "will work just fine" at an industry conference next week. The source also speculates UniPixel shares saw naked short selling today, given 9M shares were traded (more than an estimated float of 6M-7M). Shares closed down 59% from their May 16 close of $36.74.
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  • Mukticat
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    I just think it's rich that people think they can determine if naked shortselling is going on by comparing the volume to the float. That's almost as sophisticated as shareholders who believe they can prevent their brokers from lending out their shares by entering a high GTC limit order (it doesn't). The fact is that UNXL is heavily daytraded and HFT's (high freq traders) thrive on that kind of volume.


    As to why UNXL is still trotting around old sample units is anyone's guess but it speaks more to kids running a lemonade stand than a supposedly cutting-edge tech co.
    31 May 2013, 06:30 PM Reply Like
  • the_value_vulture
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    I read the article and I have to say its probably one of the most effective and ballsy I have seen on SA. What is interesting is management has not come to the defense of the company's cratering stock price or the article's claims. There seems to be more questions than answers at the investor presentations. I'd stay on the sidelines.
    31 May 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    " What is interesting is management has not come to the defense of the company's cratering stock price or the [many] article's claims. There seems to be more questions than answers at the investor presentations."


    Sounds like Apple.
    31 May 2013, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • ledfall13
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    I agree they have said nothing to offset negative vibes the last few weeks, Still Bullish but $ cost averaging now.
    1 Jun 2013, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • jrp1324
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    Management of any company rarely comments on gossip even if it appears to move the stock price.
    31 May 2013, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • goodybob
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    Why is SA only permitting & publishing ONLY pro-short articles? I thought they are supposed to be neutral. This is the most biased coverage I have ever seen on a stock only presenting the most far-fetched /abstract nit-picking with the day traders & shorts getting in on the band wagon. Even talking about unknown body language yesterday. Nothing mentioned on the $5 million payment they received, nor research & samples seen & way studied by Kodak & their big brother partners' competent & complete research! Ridiculous on what has happened to the stock price. As just an investor loosing tons of money from pure bad-mouthing, I would really like to know the truth in both sides of this stock. It is ignorant to think they would receive all this support by Kodak & their sugar-daddy partners if their product was garbage. Por favor.
    31 May 2013, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    They aren't, 95% of the pieces written on this site are bullish. They actually were pro-active and stopped publishing things on Apple as the stock was going skyhigh, only to fall back to earth.


    If you like UniPexel, consider this an opportunity, but if this site can cause a stock to drop 20% and trade 7x volume, than the stock is in trouble. Also Barron's said it was a short at $40, I seem to remember a tone of ppl in $LINE who said Barrons didnt know anything....
    31 May 2013, 11:52 PM Reply Like
  • jsIRA
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    Actually nothing surprised.


    If a stock ran too high in too short period of time with no fundamental support, it will go back to earth with or without bearish articles:


    BVSN - run from $8 to $55 and back to $8 now
    ROSG - run from $3 to $20 and back to $3 now.


    I can list many more.


    Even companies with high growth, if it run too high in too short time, stock will always pull back with different degrees.
    1 Jun 2013, 12:55 AM Reply Like
  • Panoplos
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    Again, unnamed sources. My guess is the guy is a shareholder and came up with an off-the-cuff, most plausible answer.


    The photo was clearly doctored!


    Let me ask you this: why would Seth not bring this up with management when he was toying with the demo? Moreover, why would he not include the answer from management in his article?


    There is a clear agenda here, and it is a very lucrative short position the author is sitting on. SEC will be called in on this matter!
    1 Jun 2013, 03:39 AM Reply Like
  • goodybob
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    Check out yesterdays' Barron's response to the real world contradiction of this story. Thank you. Nice try fear-pushers.


    1 Jun 2013, 08:45 AM Reply Like
  • TommyWyoming
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    I agree with the value vulture. Why is there silence from the company, it's management. and the analysts who follow closely this company. The plight of Thomas Moore is well known. Where is the voice of fact about this technology from the company???? Stop the negative pile on if there is reason to correct the record. Set the record straight!!!!
    1 Jun 2013, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • kdrobb
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    Another Overstock.com situation. Who paid off the SEC. How many times was the Madoff situation presented to the SEC and not acted upon.


    Our entire system is broken. The SEC, the IRS, Bengazi, AP journalists...there is no stopping the money cabal.
    1 Jun 2013, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Can somebody please explain to me why this stock even got out of the teens???
    1 Jun 2013, 02:21 PM Reply Like
    , contributor
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    Expect confirmation of newer working demos at Computex to surface. http://stks.co/hY7H
    1 Jun 2013, 10:29 PM Reply Like
  • lucio777
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    check out the new UniBoss demo video on $unxl website
    5 Jun 2013, 04:41 PM Reply Like
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