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  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    Saturday morning and I sit down to write all of Roberts fans about mankind and afrezza.
    up a penny on Friday makes three straight days of increase, good math on my part.
    I wanted to explain today that if mankind is to destroy itself, meaning the stock price, the big money players would have kept selling into the price last three days.
    at 325 a share they won the game and we should have disappeared.
    big money just went up to the plate and bought!!
    I draw a red, or a green line, in the sand and say, 410 is the highest the stock goes next week, over 410 and we are close to ratio buy price on bonds,
    if in September we get over four then they will find magic to get to about five range to cover the bonds.
    each week we get script count
    each week we get noise about sales meetings
    each week we get users speaking on twitter and facebook
    each week we get users saying, it works
    each week we get me posting, that is, till Robert says, its back to whats in afrezza and how it operates
    how soon till someone sneakes in an articl or story on manor television
    sanofi,, spend the ,last of the big bucks,, run a few ads to test the waters
    Aug 29, 2015. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    Thursday evening and the market is closed....
    today the stock acted very strong .so its two days straight..
    we went from 330 to 390 a share
    that cost shortie 60 million dollars in two days.
    Friday is critical. if we close over four Friday, the pie is cooking in the oven.
    over four sends a signal that five is possible to clean out the bonds if they are still available at 465 or 468 a share.
    I forgot the exact amount of the price.
    if 100 shares trade
    then 50 are buying
    50 are selling
    shortie sells short about 10% each day short
    so if 15% more buying than selling covers shortie for ten % sand leaves the other 5 % for price appreciation
    if I was short I would consider buying to close, or, buy calls to cover any positive news from mankind
    the fun was shorting 120 million shares
    its madness to buy back into a rising tide with out a paddle
    Friday is , like I say, critical to maintain momentum to the upside.
    watch the volume and price swings
    mankind some news that is positive would help
    even if it rains on your parade
    last..thanks Robert for your message board
    Aug 27, 2015. 08:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    well, today we got a taste of what happens when shortie decides to cover their shorting
    it was a decent move to the upside
    however, it really represents more than a passing thought.
    we are now seeing proof that the buying is really there for mankind in spite of mismanagement.
    as to how to increase sales..for afrezza
    easy..spend the money to advertise , create the marketplace
    problem is sanofi is to tied into trying to keep their nose in the air and to pretend they are professionals that, they do not know how to sell into the consumer market to the public.
    since I am an expert in consumer sales, just ask me <S> , all they got to do is go onto television, talk shows about the needle versus a puff, puff
    nope, they play with the companies convincing them to go on the cheap.
    sanofi, mankind, last of the big spenders
    between them, they do not understand marketing and merchandising
    where is alexanders, fortunoff, a and s, gimbels, ????
    Aug 26, 2015. 04:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    I only write to add some flavor to your excellent articles.
    I do not pretend to understand the ingredients. or, how they work.
    I just look at trading and what they are really doing.
    I am fascinated with the 121 million shares short with a cheap 330 stock called mankind
    this rubber band has to stretch till buyers over whelm shorti and their friends
    Aug 26, 2015. 10:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind Sanofi's Afrezza Pediatric Study For MannKind? [View article]
    good morning Robert,
    today is the beginning of a new chapter for mankind.
    shorts increased their position by 6 million more shares in a two week trading period.
    what does that mean to us?
    well, we have more buyers than sellers, but, the price drops !!
    we are approaching about 47 % of the float being sold short.
    now we will resolve the sept 30 issue with mankind spending 60 million in cash for the bond issue remaining.
    since they must maintain 25 million in cash for other bond holders or loaners, they will probably lose about 20 more million at the end of sept.
    that leaves them just about out of cash.
    great for shortie to tell stockholders.
    what will abbot and Costello do about that?
    they can issue a new bond, issue a bond that is sold to present holders of stock with a warrant attached.
    they could do a cheap, give away bond issue. they could get 30 million and a few millions from good ole al
    love this game , do we not??
    once we reach the , who cares, two dollar area, at some point the big players will just keep buying mankind for the future value.
    todays question for the lady in the balcony...
    selling short?? great. always market makers and bottom feeders, they buy from shortie..
    once they try to buy back..shortie that is ,,and some day they will, take buying two million shares..who will sell the stock to them? why should the big players sell they sell??
    okay, sold two how about another six million, then ten million shares to buy to cover??
    who is going to provide the 121 million shares , to get shortie out with all their profits.?????
    I agree with the first five million shares, how about the rest?
    if mankind knew what advertising was
    if mankind knew how to think about three months out in time
    if mankind had new management
    if ,if if
    now its back to whos on first/whats on second ??
    shame on mankind management to allow this stock to be 330 a share with a great product and a great partner who between them only know how to fight for a office with a view
    bring back mad men, the series as they are an inspiration to mankind , the stock
    Aug 26, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind Corporation: Afrezza Is Broadly Covered [View article]
    if you had a headache ..take aspirin?
    with a glass of water....goes through the stomach??
    well, since aspirin is an approved item..over the counter
    and, since the delievery system from mankind is a puff and a puff!!
    could we use the system and aspirin, over the counter, and have ??
    how soon could we get approval??
    any one to comment??
    Aug 24, 2015. 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind Corporation: Afrezza Is Broadly Covered [View article]
    since all insurance companies are guaranteed a profit either from the patient, sponsor, or the federal government offsetting all costs, it seems the insurance companies are not so concerned with afrezza as you would imagine.
    the problem is sales of the product produces eventual profits and, that is what the street wants , over time.
    afrezza cannot get sales with out advertising.
    simple as that.
    if mankind and sanofi are sandbagging, or just not clever enough to understand that demand creates sales..and, it requires a determined effort to have the patient demand afrezza.
    build a better mouse trap and tell no one, and no one will buy it.
    a few internet or magazines is cheap advertising, meant for reinforcement of those convinced.
    selling the mass public means stepping up to the plate and acting like an adult.
    spend the bucks to create the market,
    nope, mankind lets shorty and their friends short over 100 million shares and, they cannot even get a redeption of a bond completed without messing it up.
    can you imagine the aug 15 bond deal and the return of nine million shares from the bank is so confusing, no one knows the next moves from management.
    maybe management does not know how to run a professional company?
    looking at the stock price makes one wonder who is on first, and whats on second, we need abbot and Costello ??
    or, do we already have them on the payroll??
    Aug 24, 2015. 08:48 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind's (MNKD) CEO Hakan Edstrom on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    market drops 350 points
    mankind drops to 380 area..give or take a penny!!
    so what does an investor do?
    by sept 30 mankind will buy for cash about 68 million dollars of bond back..
    great. that cleans up the 100 bond issue over hanging the stock price
    then we also get back the 9 million shares we lent for free
    at that point we have about 23 million shares back with the company.
    I know that all these shares were shorted by others.
    how do they cover?
    easy, they buy back shares , or, go naked the shares
    please, do not tell me mankind will issue a new bond that is convertible to help out the shorts. could happen with the way management acts these days
    o well, since I did not sell, I have not lost.
    just think if sanofi had 900 sales personnel and each made five calls a day . assuming they rest on Fridays to fill out paperwork , like their expense report..
    could each one convince one doctor to write?
    that's one with 20 calls.
    one new doc writing for the week!!!
    think sanofi has a sales management team?
    I wonder some times
    last joke.
    what would happen if they ran a t.v. ad in a limited market>>
    I bet a few television ads would spike the stock price
    is that 460 conversion price still available??
    its a secret
    sanodi secret
    mankind secret
    Aug 20, 2015. 04:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Premarket Biotech Digest: Which Cancer Drug, MannKind's Future, Victoza Trial [View article]
    the question was, what will create the runaround for mankind??
    easy, by sept 30 we will be over 680 as its a no brainer for the shorts to buy on dips that they create by short selling.
    shorts have the ability to short more than they buy each day.
    they can, we cannot!!
    so, let it drop in price and, over time...six weeks, the price will be higher as they keep guying to cover.
    if we were really that poor a stock , mankind, the price would be about one or two bucks.
    nope, we just paddle along with wall street ..
    aces will be there on the flip
    Aug 19, 2015. 01:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Premarket Biotech Digest: Which Cancer Drug, MannKind's Future, Victoza Trial [View article]
    concerning mankind you must be aware we have a 100 million dollar convertible bond issue to be converted at 6.80 a share ?
    since the stock was under that price, management came up with a "spin" of using a ten day trading level nonsense that lowered the conversion price to $4.60 a share.
    since we are at about four dollar level, they spinned the bottle again and came up with changing the conversion date to sept 30 at the 680 price for about 32 million dollars worth of bonds.
    what happened to the rest? we must assume these were converted to cash being paid. who knows?? no one, as management does not clarify anything .
    then there is 9 million shares borrowed for free by the bank!!!!
    we know they did not short the shares, what they did, was, loan them to the buyers of the bonds to short against the bonds in case of failure.
    so today we have about 14 plus 9 million shares in limbo till about sept 30 to understand this game.
    either the bond buyers take cash on sept 30 for their bonds and the bank returns the free 9 million shares...or,
    the bond holders take money for the bond and cover their 9 million short shares which they got from the bank..then, they must cover the original 14 million shares shorted too,
    smart move would be, they buy stock in open market , but, that drives price up sometimes.
    so, how to buy a total of 23 million shares from now till sept 30 with out public understanding the buying is happening.
    so it is an interesting play.
    scripts rise is bullish
    buying is bullish
    advertising is bullish
    social media is bullish
    so how do they buy back 23 million shares with out anyone except you, and me ,and us, knowing the game is set??
    also, low volume days will not allow the shorties to buy, so we need large volume days to get sellers, to sell.
    even institutions added shares for june qtr by about 7 million more shares.
    whats a short seller to do these days to get attention??
    Aug 19, 2015. 08:49 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Mannkind Is Extremely Speculative Before Earnings [View article]
    among all the mankind readers of tea leaves, is there anyone who can translate the following concept in a rational manner??
    if mankind reported seven million in sales first qtr
    reported six million second qtr
    total is about 13 million in sales for six months
    product went to fill pipeline at drug stores
    some was sales to end users
    some , or about 50000 units are free samples
    so, if we use 3000 dollars a year projected price as the base per customer or user
    the 50000 samples have no retail value??
    they do represent potential , future , customers?
    if we use the reported numbers each week..
    new users represent new customers?
    repeat users , do they go to mail order houses?
    if so, how are they counted??
    my question is,
    why cannot mankind report monthly sales to the stockholders as they know how much they ship every day as sales.
    once a month would stop the three month surprises..
    either we are building a brand product called afrezza or, we are just fooling the stockholders.
    either advertising is effective or not
    either patients bought and will repeat , or not
    my point being, if mankind really wanted to give the stockholders a fair shake in this venture, they would, and can, report sales every month as would any other responsible corporation.
    fear of competitors? who? none exist!!
    fear of stockholders knowing mankind is a growing company ?? who would care??
    sanofi? we are of no concern as they are a billion dollar company
    so who is left to worry?
    I only find shorty as the benefiter of not giving out sales numbers each month
    anyone ever get through to mankind on phone or email?
    if so, please pass on this concept
    to do nothing as a company and wallow at four dollar range, and say, o, what can we do!!,,well try my suggestion, please
    last idea,,i am convinced true sales are greater than showing as stated
    Aug 15, 2015. 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Mannkind Is Extremely Speculative Before Earnings [View article]
    above six dollars because over time, afrezza will have the benefit of a very slow, contolled launch.
    every sales call produces a potential doctor...
    every user represents a testimonial to others to use afrezza
    every movement of product will give us a new sanofi payment
    enough reasons?
    first clear up the bond issue
    get mankind set up a new product for examination
    tomorrow? we stay at four raneg for about three weeks
    smile of the day...
    from four to five new buyers will clean up any extra money the shorts have
    who will bail out the shorts?
    Aug 15, 2015. 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind's (MNKD) CEO Hakan Edstrom on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    the flop will be a pair of aces.
    sanofi will reward their sales team with a contest to up sales
    advertising with social media will up sales
    we have reached the point of cleaning out the 100 million dollar bond in next 30 days
    we are in fun area now.
    no one shorts at four dollar range unless you are the bond holder fighting for a better or lower conversion price.
    selling short now, will cost a lot later
    so, we will have buyers and few real sellers
    as june institution holders are posted, we will find more buyers than sellers.
    the real fun is, with 500 million shares bought and 400 million out there,,mix in 100 million short and it makes a great dish..
    its easy to sell but, I am not sure how you cover so easy
    I look for another sanofi payment
    I look for increased scripts
    I look for some , and I do not know what, something will create the wave for price increase
    Aug 14, 2015. 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind's (MNKD) CEO Hakan Edstrom on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    we are not day trading
    when the bonds were sold the company expected the bond holder was buying the interest rate and the 680 conversion to make money on the deal.
    what the bond buyer did, was, sell the stock short to lock in a profit from shorting the stock.
    well, stock is not 680 a share or more. its not 460 which mankind is offering.
    at 460 the bond holder makes out as they shorted at higher prices.
    nope, the bond holder shorted and is now in the position of taking their money and walking.
    I say, pay them of and see how the bond holder covers their short sale
    same with 9 million shares. let the bank return the shares and let the bank buy to cover in the public market place.
    this episode would be negative for mankind stock price if their were small shorting..
    with 100 million plus shorting...makes for a liars poker or card game.
    Aug 11, 2015. 02:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MannKind's (MNKD) CEO Hakan Edstrom on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    I just read someone elses posts and, that person is smart.
    they said, and I am using my words to explain.......
    56 million of notes are to be issued stock or money tomorrow according to mankind in above conference call.
    think carefully, if this makes sense.
    they say, the bondholder, since stock is about four bucks, I will not pay 6.80 or even the reduced price of 4.60 a share value for the exchange.
    they want their money. great give it to them..
    them the about 56 million represent about 10 million shares , and add in the 9 million shorted shares from the bank, and, we have about 19 million shares suddenly not covered or protected.
    unless they bought calls to cover. .
    I believe after tomorrow we are into a new game
    we will see a bounce in price
    remember, the short list came out today. drop of about 2 million shares.
    Aug 10, 2015. 11:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment