12 Sep 2013 — by Arthur Rhodes
Category AMGN, Biotechnology and Drugs, Business, GALE, Healthcare, INO, Investing, KERX, Market News, Medical Equipment and Supplies, ONCS, Stocks, Trading, VSTM
By Arthur Rhodes
The Rodman & Renshaw Investment Conference this week highlighted several of biotechnology’s most exciting companies such as Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) and Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE), all of which have been Wall Street favorites in recent months. Yet, one of the more exciting presentations that I heard came from a tiny biotech company named OncoSec Medical (OTCMKTS:ONCS), a company with a tremendous volume of catalysts that could spark a massive year-end rally.
Who Is OncoSec?
OncoSec is developing an extensive immunotherapy based pipeline for aggressive skin cancers based on electroporation as the delivery and DNA based cytokines as the active agents – appropriately named ImmunoPulse. Electroporation was pioneered and made popular by Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSEMKT:INO). OncoSec is delivering DNA based IL-12 using electroporation with its proprietary device – OncoSec Medical System (OMS) – directly into the tumor and eliciting a systemic immune response and targeting several types of cancer. The company’s treatment, ImmunoPulse, consists of injecting DNA IL-12 into a solid tumor, in order to trigger the immune system to seek and kill cancer cells. Brief electrical pulses are applied using the OMS device, which opens up the cell membrane, allowing the agent to get inside of the cell. Read More
03 Sep 2013 — by Demian Russian
Category Broadcasting and Cable TV, Business, Investing, LMCA, Market News, Media, Radio Industry, Sectors, Services, SIRI, Stocks, Trading
By Demian Russian
Mark Lebovitch, a Partner at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, will be the special guest on this evening’s Playground Radio program (Tuesday, September 3rd, 8:00 pm Eastern) for a live, exclusive interview.
Mark Lebovitch is the lead attorney representing a class of Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) investors, along with a public pension fund client, against Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LMCA), its Chairman John Malone and other members of Sirius XM Radio’s Board of Directors. The legal complaint alleges that John Malone and Liberty Media used a 2009 minority investment agreement in Sirius XM Radio to improperly take control of the company in January 2013 without paying a takeover premium or allowing investors to vote on the deal.
Mark Lebovitch is a partner at New York-based Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, one of the world’s leading firms in advising public pension funds and other institutional investors on corporate governance, shareholder rights and securities litigation issues. Lebovitch heads the firm’s Corporate Governance litigation practice. He and his team represent investors seeking to enforce fiduciary obligations and protect shareholders in connection with Mergers & Acquisitions and similar fundamental corporate transactions, as well as in derivative litigation against corporate boards. He has prosecuted numerous precedent-setting actions challenging corporate conduct, including board failures of oversight, abusive acts by controlling shareholders, and transactional practices that deprived shareholders of fair value for their shares. Lebovitch has also litigated important cases protecting shareholder voting rights claims and challenging improper executive compensation. Read More
02 Sep 2013 — by Robert B. Reich
Category Auto and Truck Manufacturers, Business, Economy, Employment, F, Ford, Government, Investing, Market News, Politics, Sectors, Stocks
By Robert Reich
Congress will reconvene shortly. That means more battles over taxes and spending, regulations and safety nets, and how to get the economy out of first gear. Which means more gridlock and continual showdowns over budget resolutions and the debt ceiling.
But before the hostilities start again and we all get lost in puerile politics and petty tactics, it’s useful to consider what’s really at stake for our economy and democracy.
For much of the past century, the basic bargain at the heart of America was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling. Government’s role was to encourage and enforce this bargain. We thereby created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more jobs, and better wages. And a democracy that worked reasonably well. Read More
07 Aug 2013 — by Demian Russian
Category Broadcasting and Cable TV, Business, Investing, Market News, Media, Radio Industry, Sectors, Services, SIRI, Sirius XM (SIRI), Stocks, Trading
By Demian Russian
It’s all over the news. The Turtles, the legendary rock band responsible for the 60′s classic hit “Happy Together” and many others, files a $100 million class action lawsuit against Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI). The lawsuit, filed on August 1st, 2013 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Central District), alleges that Sirius XM has been playing their recordings without permission and without paying any performance royalties.
How could this happen? Is this really true and do The Turtles have a credible case? Henry Gradstein, Partner at Gradstein & Marzano P.C., and The Turtles’ lead attorney, is confident that they will prevail. Why does he believe they have such a strong case against Sirius XM? We will find out during an exclusive, live interview with Henry Gradstein on a special edition of Playground Radio tonight at 8:00pm Eastern. Read More
By Jeff Pierce
E Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE:DANG) has been impressive and based on a measured move playing out and coming up on long term resistance I think this stock is getting ready to pause and consolidate it’s gains. Watch the weekly RSI for a return to the 40-ish level as that could be an area where this could be a strong buy. The weekly RSI is so strong and suggests that this will be much higher 3-4 months from now although expect some short term weakness. Read More
01 Aug 2013 — by Henry Kawabe
Category Business, INGR, Investing, KO, KRFT, Market News, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services, PEP, PURE, REED, SANW, SBUX, Sectors, SODA, Stocks, STVF, Trading
By Henry Kawabe
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) quarterly earnings were very disappointing to most. Immediately after the company’s second quarter report, the stock traded lower by more than 3%; this somewhat significant for a non-cyclical company. The company tried to downplay its miss, but a closer look at recent federal rulings and consumer shifts suggest a larger macro issue. Although, it does appear the company is taking small steps to ensure its dominance. Apropos question: What should you do?
A Look At Coke’s Earnings & Valuation
For the second quarter, Coca-Cola’s operating income declined year-over-year by 2% and revenues declined 3% to $12.75 billion… still a lot of sodas sold. The company’s top-line was short just $220 million off expectations, not significant when we’re talking about a company that posted so many billions in sales. Read More
By Spencer Osborne
Ellie Wenker – Trial, Tribulation, Challenges, SUCCESS
If you had the good fortune to wake up tomorrow and be whatever you wanted to be would you do it? You likely have a picture in your mind about what the perfect life would look like. You can probably outline the first and most important things you would change. You may have even tried to start the process of attaining these dreams many times. Unfortunately sometimes life simply gets in the way. When we dream about our perfect life we rarely consider or even give a passing thought to how difficult the journey can be. With each passing day, week, month, and year, the visions of our dreams can lose clarity, focus, and seem even further away. Bringing a dream to reality for some can actually seem to be a never ending nightmare.
Every once in a while there is someone that has an epiphany and begins to march forward and take control of their path. They set aside past failures and forge ahead with a vigor. The past failures become valuable experiences that actually develop a road map to success. The dream becomes clearer again, more focused, and actually suddenly becomes more achievable than ever before. Read More
By Jeff Pierce
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE:NQ) has been coming up on my screener night after night and every day I decide against adding it to this category. However, today it reached a point where I can’t ignore it any more. It has shown enough strength that it warrants a good look once this has had a pullback. At such time it should rocket to previous highs and beyond.
The company reports earnings on August 12th, so if we consolidate from here and have a swift pullback, that could be enough of a correction before this continues higher. China stocks have been extremely hot and so has mobile so this is a no brainer to keep on your watchlist. Read More