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  • Nanosphere: A Unique Long Opportunity [View article]
    Thanks for the comments. Looks like they may have a real risk of being de-listed in a year due to the problems and share price decline, especially if they have to dilute for more funding.
    Aug 18 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Inflection Point For Stem Cells: An Interview With Advanced Cell Technology's Management [View article]
    Yeah, but your are back in right before knowing whether ACTC will emit its last death gargle in the next few weeks because of no funding or go up because sunny skies are here again.
    Jun 20 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Inflection Point For Stem Cells: An Interview With Advanced Cell Technology's Management [View article]
    I made a comment on the news release that if Stem hits its target of initiating phase 2 by end of year, they have some serious risk. That means they are building phase 2 now which means they may learn new information in phase 1 yet that can not be incorporated into Phase 2 design.

    Then the FDA starts demanding proof in other areas not examined which either raise costs in future trials or even possibly delay approval for years.

    It is a big risk that should be recognized. Speedy is not always better.
    Jun 20 08:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encouraging results for StemCells' platform in AMD [View news story]
    I would have to imagine that initiating a phase 2 trial by the end of the year is at risk in two ways. First, being able to initiate it by year end. Second, if they do start by year end, what kind of information are they going to learn yet from phase one that they wish they would have had when designing the trial? Seems a very aggressive timeline that can only hurt more than help.
    Jun 19 04:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • StemCells, Inc. Interim Results Show Improvement in Visual Function and Slowing of Disease Progression in Phase I/II Dry AMD Trial [View article]
    sell on the news and pick up cheaper later
    Jun 19 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple settles e-book antitrust lawsuit [View news story]
    Or is it more ironic that you position a monopoly with competitors?
    Jun 17 07:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple Now - Second-Quarter iPhone Sales Predicted To Beat Consensus [View article]
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
    Jun 13 08:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • PepsiCo - Change Seems Inevitable [View article]
    That is incorrect Mike. PepsiCo took over 80% plus of bottling operations in the US when they purchased PBG & PAS. It was done to be more efficient getting products and innovation to market at the cost of lower margins on the bottling side.

    Coke followed PepsiCo by buying their largest bottler, but since spun it back off.
    Jun 12 01:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology's Conference Call Recap And Analysis [View article]
    Lot of anger going on here. While you have some good points you paint too big of a broad stroke by calling everyone who has invested in ACTC in the past three years as "stupid".

    As an add on, it illustrates one problem with all companies. Credibility of the leadership is critical when assessing the likely hood they can hit goals and targets.

    ACTC has completely failed in credibility of its leadership in hindsight. One reason why it has been easy for people to look past the lack of honesty and credibility is that they have had a number of changes of leadership.

    Myles and the new CEO (when brought on line) will get a new grace period of trust because they have not history. Anyone looking to get back in needs to look very closely at the new leadership and be critical judging their level of honesty and credibility. At this point there is probably a more critical event to watch for before getting back in, funding to continue operations. Might as well wait because if dilution event can get cheaper and if non-dilution there will still be plenty of upside after it.
    Jun 12 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology's Conference Call Recap And Analysis [View article]
    Just an observation. 20% on STEM is within its range of volatility and means nothing as far as whether it is a quality mid or long term pick.
    Jun 12 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell settles warrant lawsuit [View news story]
    Nice to have this done, but Holy Batman! That's a lot of shares.
    Jun 6 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obesity rate in U.S. climbs higher [View news story]
    If I could infer a bit from the comments:

    It surprises me how many people are gung-ho about the government promoting home ownership by giving a tax break on interest paid on a mortgage, but are not OK with government dissuading consuming sugar water by increasing taxes on it.

    can't have it both ways folks and remain consistent in your beliefs.
    May 24 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obesity rate in U.S. climbs higher [View news story]
    That is such an old outdated view of obesity. It is much more complex than will power.
    May 24 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell defaults on debt [View news story]
    Possible, but when one considers that @ 7 cents per share, diluting 2.7 billion shares with an additional 17 million or .6% of the float sounds extremely risky especially when $1.2 million is a months worth of operating costs.

    The only purpose of doing so would be to reduce the share price. Notice a penny decline in share price = $27.8 million in Market Cap, which provides much better value to a JV than not having a .6% dilution event.
    May 5 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell defaults on debt [View news story]
    That makes no sense that the shares are too valuable. Why would you pay cash when you have tons of shares to give, especially when they only have about $5 mil cash to their name?
    Apr 22 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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