January 19, 2021 7:51am
A hope, a wing and a prayer for something to fulfill which expectation
Pre-open indication: 2 SELLs and 3 BUYs
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Dow futures are UP +0.63% (+193 points), S&P futures are UP +0.66% (+25 points) and NASDAQ futures are UP +0.78% (+59 points)
U.S. stock futures jump “hoping” to bounce back from a rough week;
European stocks were mixed as the pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered just above the flatline;
Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed as the MSCI index (outside Japan) rose +1.6%.
On U.S. stocks fell on Friday while on Monday markets (were closed for Martin Luther King Day), European stocks started the new trading week slightly higher as shares in Asian-Pacific markets traded mixed.
President-elect Biden’s inaugurates tomorrow with expectations for a $1.9 trillion fiscal aid/stimulus and faster pace of vaccine distribution.
Biggest question of recent times, "when is my vaccination shot and where do i queue?
Friday’s evening’s recap: RegMed Investors’ (RMi) closing bell: “momentum shifts into reverse” … https://www.regmedinvestors.com/articles/11724
- The Nasdaq closed DOWN -114.14 points (-0.87%);
- The IBB closed down -0.16% and XBI closed down -1.11%;
- Sector volume was MODERATE with 5 of the 10-upside having higher than the 3-month average volume with the increased volume of 10 of 24-downside having higher than the 3-month average volume;
- The CBOE Volatility Index (VVIX: INDEX) was up +1.09 points or +4.69% at 24.34;
- Friday’s percentage (%) of the 10-upside were +0.29% (EDIT) to +14.04% (RENE.L) while the 24-downside ranges from -0.10% (CLLS) to -6.97% (PGEN);
- 7 positive and 3 negative closes, so far
Companies in my headlights – It’s your decision; I provide an idea and context:
Biostage (BSTG) closed up +$0.06 to $1.22 with 8,637 shares traded after Thursday’s -$0.02 to $1.16 with 295 shares traded after Wednesday’s -$0.00 to $1.18 with 411 shares traded, Tuesday’s $1.18 with 3,500 shares traded and last Monday’s $1.16 with 3,202 shares traded. Reiterating the WHY questions:
- Question#1: WHY does as the share price need to be "propped or pumped" and WHICH “investor” is “stimulating” the volume?
- Question#2: Does it have anything to do with a 52-week low of $0.80 as well as a high of $4.88, a current share price of $1.22 following the last private placement priced at $4.00?
- Question#3: WHY the extension, “BSTG issued warrants to acquire shares of common stock with an exercise price of $3.70 per share that were exercisable until December 31, 2020. On 12/30/20, BSTG agreed to ... extend the expiration date .... to June 30, 2021 with respect to warrants exercisable for an aggregate of 122,554 shares of common stock - their only form of raising capital.
- Question#4: Don’t U.S. public shareholders deserve accountability!
- Question#5: A precarious capital formation platform - they’re running-out of warrant conversions?
- Question#6: Reiterating, WHAT is “with” the $75 million raised and all but spent on getting to an IND with … NO clinical trial initiation?
- Question#7: WHAT is the bottom line on BSTG's future - short, near and long-term?
Fate Therapeutics (FATE) closed down -$3.81 to $113.59 after Thursday’s $117.40, Wednesday’s $113.29, Tuesday’s $112.05, and last Monday’s $112.01 with a positive +$0.09 or +0.08% aftermarket (Friday)indication;
Pluristem (PSTI) closed down -$0.10 to $8.04 after Thursday’s $8.14, Wednesday’s $8.10, Tuesday’s $8.31 and last Monday’s $8.49 and has a positive +$0.06 or +0.75% aftermarket (Friday) indication;
Mesoblast (MESO) closed down -$0.11 to $9.72 after Thursday’s $9.83, Wednesday’s $10.14, Tuesday’s $10.24 and last Monday’s $11.40 with a negative -$0.14 or -1.44% aftermarket (Friday) indication;
Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) closed up +$0.15 to $49.52 after Thursday’s +$5.16 to $139.87, Wednesday’s -$2.93 to $134.71, Tuesday’s $137.64 and last Monday’s $141.74 with a negative -$1.51 or -3.02% aftermarket (Friday) indication;
The BOTTOM LINE: Referring to my Friday maxim, "What’s changed, there is STILL a short-term tone shift in the market.
I keep reiterating, “Sector volatility remains fluid … as I had stated, “you should take some profits even if some money is left on the table – safety is cash in your pocket of portfolio!”
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." Marcus Aurelius
I deal in numbers-based facts …
“Our” sector’s earnings LPS (loss-per-share) season Is about to begin. Investors are considering whether they should ignore and wait for Q2.
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