Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM): Pumping Up Risk
by Sonya Colberg, Senior Editor, 4/19/2018 7:24:10 AM
TheStreetSweeper issues an alert for investors in Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM)!
The San-Diego based company has launched five versions of its insulin pump amid $477 million in losses since inception a dozen years ago.
The stock has shot up and is now positioned to plunge as risks escalate, including:
*A raft of $3.50 warrants for over 9 million shares pose significant dilution potential and stand to increase the hefty $337 million market cap.
*The CEO has recently taken advantage of the high stock price and warrant opportunity to sell stock through his trust.
*Tandem is a small, undifferentiated player in a field dominated by Medtronic.
*Heavy weights J&J and Roche have transitioned out of the insulin field, amid heavy competition, making Medtronic their partner-of-choice.
* Tandem is investing in more sales people and commercialization, which will require fresh infusions from more dilutive financing.
*Big banks, retirement funds and other institutions show very minimal interest in the stock .. and positions have plunged by 7.7 million shares.
Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX): Drifting To The Bottom Of The Sea
by Sonya Colberg, Senior Editor, 4/17/2018 7:32:25 AM
TheStreetSweeper issues an alert for investors considering Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX).
The Tampa, Florida company once lured investors with swashbuckling explorations of gold-laden shipwrecks. But now, as a mundane marine service company, focus has turned to the unapproved plan of dredging seabed phosphate off the coast of Mexico.
Odyssey has already run through $235 million of investors’ money and the investment risks are blowing up:
*The stock has shot up more than 200% since mid-March. This unwarranted, dangerous increase positions the stock to suddenly unwind.
*The company is debt-riddled, cash-poor and rapidly burning existing cash.
*Annual revenue has dropped to the lowest level in over a decade.
*Odyssey just sold more assets. Most of the few remaining assets have been pledged to lenders.
*Odyssey refuses to disclose estimated massive costs of the Don Diego project.
*The biggest short-term harm to current shareholders would be if Odyssey really did get the Don Diego permit. Exploding costs and tremendous dilution would crush shareholders.
JAMN Finally Spills the Beans -- And It's an Ugly Mess
by Janice Shell, 6/2/2011 10:32:51 AM
To be sure, the 10-K offered investors little reason to sing. For starters, the filing reveals, this once-hot “coffee company” sells no coffee of its own at all. JAMN relies on a supplier based in frigid Canada – far away from the tropical Jamaican home of its co-founder Rohan Marley – to provide the company with an actual product to sell to its customers instead.
Back in April of 2010, JAMN inked a “supply and toll agreement” with Canterbury Coffee of British Columbia that gave it access to some brew. According to that agreement, JAMN relies on Canterbury to fulfill every role – save a minor one – normally satisfied by a firm that classifies itself as a coffee company. Canterbury purchases the coffee beans. It roasts them. And it then packages them in bags supplied by JAMN – the company’s only real product – for sale to the public.
JAMN signed this deal more than a year ago, right before Shane Whittle – a notorious Vancouver stock promoter – officially resigned as CEO of the company. But the company never mentioned that agreement, seemingly material enough to warrant at least a quiet 8-K report, in a single regulatory filing until now.
Jammin Java (JAMN): Hot Stock ... Bitter Aftertaste?
by Janice Shell, 6/2/2011 10:30:25 AM
It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee! That’s exactly what Jammin Java (OTC: JAMN.OB), a heavily promotedcoffee company, and – for very different reasons – TheStreetSweeper would like investors to do.
Since the beginning of the year, JAMN has miraculously risen from the ashes of the “Grey Market” graveyard to become one of the liveliest – and richest – stocks in the entire microcap arena. JAMN has seen its stock shoot straight toward heaven, soaring from 55 cents to peak above $6 a share on massive daily volume, with its market value nowtopping $355 million despite the company’s limited resources and operating history. (As covered in more detail below, two of the Internet tout sheets pushing JAMN the hardest effectively vanished -- disabled by their Internet servers -- on the day the stock’s trading volume exploded past 20 million shares.)
CCME: Few Signs of Life at 'Healthy' Chinese Firm
by Roddy Boyd, 3/23/2011 9:30:34 AM
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