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  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders? [View article]
    Had this stock for a long time and feel the way you do, if it really drops today, which I don't expect (remember that this is also now ripe for shorting) i'd go in again but I got out now with a profit (due to the current rise pre-split) and will watch how this rolls. If things look good even in a year, i'd be in no worries.

    Such seems to be the dilemma with these bio-tech stocks. I just got a voting brief for Trovagene (another that i've had for some time that has done well) saying they want to vote now on a split. So i'll be dancing with this again.

    Must be thrilling for those that have gone this volatile route and seen a good bio-tech stock all the way home though. I appreciate everyone's views it's been helpful as it simply seems that there isn't one "right" answer in these situations, though it more often seems to be foreboding. In an already risky game, i'd like to understand these moves a bit better before showing my hand.

    Again, i'd say that if NBS trials go well, nothing can stop them.

    Viva to all - W
    Jul 16 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders? [View article]
    Then is your sense that this is a positive R/S split for NBS?
    Jul 14 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders? [View article]
    A "Seeking Alpha" piece on AIG's very positive reverse stock split in 2009, with comments on Citigroup also.
    Jul 13 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders? [View article]
    Thank you for pointing out the specifics Itchibahn. I experienced something like this with DDD this year, they did a stock split and a large amount of folks sold when it happened, meaning the stock value fell dramatically and was quite shocking. In the case of DDD it took about 4 months to recover. DDD is literally just now above the price it was on the day of the stock split. That may not be the case here and as your specifics point out, this could be a longer climb up for NBS. I sense that for NBS, this is about both making more money and getting the price to stand up in a manner that would allow some major players to be more easily involved. Again, it's risky and scary for existing shareholders that have been long and faithful to the stock. What I would also add is, that if NBS has successful trials then nothing can stop this stock from flying. (Again, it's all a risk isn't it)?
    Jul 13 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does This Reverse Split Mean For NeoStem Shareholders? [View article]
    One has to keep in mind that there are many positive examples of reverse 1/10 splits, Citigroup being a recent one. Clearly NBS is volatile and these kind of stocks are really not for the faint of heart but for those with a keen sense of what a long term future realization can bring. WIld as NBS was up to it's highest mark in months just about a day before this announcement and now it's falling dramatically. This kind of split, under the "right" circumstances can actually shift perception of a good stock so that it's seen in a more mature light by a wider investor base. Here's to that being the case for NBS. And, of course, if one is seeing this stock as solid, this may be a time to pick up more. Again, not for the faint of heart.
    Jul 12 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coinstar Looking For New Identity [View article]
    Thought this was one of the most balanced and well presented pieces i've read on this site for some time. Coinstar is fascinating and I find that, "on a gut level", I truly want to root for them as they are clearly "plucky" and forward thinking.

    With the rise of Netflix streaming, Coinstar is being shorted so much for unfair reasons. (Though all seems fair in Market World). Enough so that one has to consider that when buying CSTR stock, (at least to be aware of such).

    They do still have a brilliant model for DVD's with plenty of people engaged, and they have a profoundly low overhead for their entire business model. When I drive by a place with a Redbox, there is usually a small line of folks cueing to get something.

    More importantly though, I feel your view on the relevance of Rubi for the future is a point to be very well taken. One does wonder just how well that can or will go. It will be interesting to see if they can create some other new possibilities along with that.

    As to the "Outerwall" comment, it's true, that is a bit Medieval to be sure. Funny. It's a bit "heavy" when Coinstar seems so light and breezy.

    Truly a fascinating company.
    Jun 18 02:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A positive WSJ column about the 3D printing industry's potential could be helping printer makers (DDD, SSYS, XONE) rally. The paper notes GE's aviation unit prints fuel injectors and other combustion system components, Mattel uses 30 3D printers to prototype its toys, and Ford both prints auto part prototypes and "sees a future where customers will be able to print their own replacement parts." Also: the WSJ reports fast-growing 3D printer startup MakerBot is in buyout talks, and that recent VC funding talks valued the company at $300M. 3D Systems is fresh off raising $237M many think will be directed towards M&A. (ExOne coverage launch[View news story]
    Well said.
    Jun 6 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Brand Names In A Bear Market Can Make You Rich [View article]
    Well stated "View" here, showing quite a relevant perspective considering the short length of the piece. Well done.
    Apr 8 03:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Redbox (CSTR) and Verizon (VZ) could be looking to break into original programming. At a recent tech symposium, a Creative Artists Agency lawyer tipped off that the companies have been inquiring about programming opportunities. If the report pans out, it makes for beefier streaming competition for Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). [View news story]
    Extremely good point.
    Mar 12 01:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment