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  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    This is such a speculative stock that I really don't know how long it could take. It could happen tomorrow, or first half of next year, depending on the company's progress and news. I have seen it make huge moves on seemingly weak news, and go down on what I consider to be very strong news.
    Oct 9, 2012. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    I made a good take on BAC when it went from $4-$8 back in '09. That was one of my best trades ever, and only took two weeks. However, that was then, and this is now. Banks are tricky - on the bullish side, QE-infinity should amount to big profits, but on the bearish end, they are getting sued at every turn. I would refer you to the recent article on CNBC where Dick Bove suggests JPM should get out of Dodge (i.e. NYC). Personally, I like all three companies, and if going long, I would note the litigation and regulatory risk on all of them. BAC has good potential, especially in a housng recovery, but has been mired in litigation for robo-signing. Citi seems to be the "least disliked" by government, however they are loose with unsecured lending and if things don't get better w/employment, that could be a risk factor worth considering. I have great discern for the accuracy of these numbers (employment and such) currently. Wells is a solid company IMHO, and it's a holding of the all-wise Warren Buffet, but I would hold it as an investment, not a trade. I am not long banks right now.
    Oct 5, 2012. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    There are always concerns w/a high risk medical device spec stocks. I have lost up to 98% in these types of investments in the past. Understand the risk factors are extensive and include regulatory risk, litigation risk, share dissolution for expansion (unexpected issuance of shares by splits or other), to name a few. This stock is a new issue. Not to mention the VIX is at/near it's lows, and (some) large cap blue chips are trading at/near highs. Don't get me started on the overall market conditions, technical issues, election factor, fiscal cliff, euro-mess, and middle-east situation.

    TWGA sounds like he/she might have some knowledge of the medical aspects which we do not. His/her concerns may be valid, and then again, may not. Only in-depth research into the topic would verify the validity.

    If you are a new investor, consider getting help from a financial advisor or broker. Your situation will be unique to you, and only a pro that can sit down w/you and establish goals, etc. to determine where it's best for you to put your money. If you are a "Mad Money" person, and are just dabbling and can lose money without losing sleep, then it's up to you.

    I am long on a small position for a short term trade, my PT is $14. I am only trading for my own portfolio.
    Oct 5, 2012. 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    L&J - I couldn't link it, so I copied it over to the above comment. I think it's a subscription issue. On the price fluctuaton, where this is a spec. stock, large price fluctuations are to be expected. According to TDA today, this holding is currently 222.80% off it's low, implied volatility is 87.9%, and historical volatility is 171.9%. This is a high risk/reward stock, so timing is important, and you should not invest any money that will keep you awake at night if you were to lose it. TWGA seems to have a bearish view of the position.
    Oct 4, 2012. 08:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    UPDATE: Canaccord Genuity Raises PT to $12.50 on Sunshine Heart Following Pivotal Trial Approval
    1:23p ET October 1, 2012 (Benzinga) Canaccord Genuity reiterated its Buy rating on Sunshine Heart (NASDAQ: SSH) and raised its price target from $11 to $12.50.

    Canaccord Genuity noted, " Sunshine Heart received FDA conditional approval for the C-Pulse pivotal trial. As expected, the trial will enroll 388 Class III/IV HF patients randomized to either C-Pulse or optimal medical therapy at 30-40 centers. … In addition, SSH has been granted approval to sell C-Pulse into the trial. We're maintaining our F2012 estimates, as it can take several months for centers to receive IRB approval prior to enrolling patients. That said, we believe it's possible the company could start booking revenue this quarter."

    Sunshine Heart closed at $8.75 on Friday
    Oct 4, 2012. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FDA Gives The 'OK' In Biggest News For This Medical Device Company To Date  [View article]
    Excellent article, Thank You! According to my newsfeed, an analyst upgrade raised the PT to $12.50 after this news broke yesterday. However, I agree with LastFinancier, impossible to tell where the price will head over the next few days.
    Oct 2, 2012. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AK Steel, A Challenged Firm In A Troubled Industry  [View article]
    You were registered w/your firm Ment Capital on 6/10/2012. You are based in NY w/only one approved territory - MA, which seems odd. You hold a Series 65, with no other licensing. I would recommend people check with FINRA before making this article a catalyst for a sell trade. I also agree with ndras, you are late to the party.
    Jul 14, 2012. 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling A Survival Put Option On Patriot Coal  [View article]
    I was long at 4.70, and decided I was wrong to be long. Sold all shares. I took my lumps, but I am glad I jumped out when I did! This seems to be an over-reaction. Last I knew, they had enough cash to make it through the year, but perhaps not. The volume today is unreal.
    May 22, 2012. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Natural Gas Displacing U.S. Coal Demand?  [View article]
    Another great article, and a good debate. I too believe that coal is a long way off from being obsolete, and pricing is good here. I also believe that domestic use of NG will grow, but I would invest in the infastructure rather than NG.
    Apr 25, 2012. 09:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Coal Stocks Affected By Cheap Natural Gas  [View article]
    On PCX:
    "A coal plant in West Virginia is being closed; this after closure of another facility that produces coal for making steel."

    Big Mountain is idled, not closed. This is old news. Are you referring to Big Mountain? If not, please clarify your statement as to which facilities you are discussing.
    Mar 15, 2012. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Darkest Star In The Commodities Boom  [View article]
    Still long PCX, and have been buying all the way down. As I don't play the short side, I capitalize on opportunities presented by all the negative sentiment on this basic material. I am surprised you did not touch on the current situation in Queensland. This may be a near term catalyst.
    Mar 13, 2012. 11:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Stocks Under $10 With Strong Trends To Watch Next Week  [View article]
    I'm also long SSN, and have been since Iran started to get it's scruff up about the straight. Good company, with very good communication on projects. $6 seems very optimistic to me, but not impossible given the current situation.
    Feb 27, 2012. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why M&A Activity In The Coal Sector Will Accelerate  [View article]
    Peter - Do you find that the volume of insider buying picks up considerably within a certain timeframe of an M&A deal? If so, do you have any statistical #'s on this? Thanks!
    Feb 22, 2012. 09:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Patriot Coal's Deteriorating Financial Prospects  [View article]
    Thanks Col. I do agree that investing in my family, is the best investment I've ever made. For all of the flying around, deadlines, business meetings, and commutes I've done, this is definately the most challenging position I've ever held. However, it has yeilded the highest return, a consistently distinguished honors, good kid, who is an advanced violinist in two orchestras. We live simply, and seek to give back to our community whenever possible. Just raised a bunch of money for an urban inner city children's orchestra a couple of weekends ago, and I am on the board for a professional charitable orchestra. Some things are more important than money. Best - Tamara
    Feb 22, 2012. 08:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Patriot Coal's Deteriorating Financial Prospects  [View article]
    " When SA readers who like to comment don't list a bio, they don't provide a basis for their own credibility." In response, I am not the one writing negative articles about a stock in which I disclose a short position. I am not out here to give advice to others, and I think your argument simply backs my own as to the decision to link your articles to major news distributors.

    Right now, I am inactive except for my own holdings. This is because I love the freedom of not having to disclose every trade I make. If it's killing you to know, then yes, I do have a long resume and a CRD#. The names of the companies range from John Hancock Financial Services, to MetLife, and other smaller brokerage firms, where I held numerous positions, leaving one for the next. I got sick of making rich people, richer, and decided to quit and stay home when my child was young. I never went back. Now I manage my property and my investments, and yes, that makes me a pro.
    Feb 21, 2012. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment