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Hi everyone,

This was just published, explaining why I'm closing this (losing) position.

I have 58 shares at an average price just below $10.10 ($585.66 total) that are now worth $184.44 as of last night's close, for a 68.5% loss. If I thought Provenge sales could pick up strongly and if the company had a stronger balance sheet, I'd keep the shares, but even if Provenge sales do pick up, the company's operating under the weight of a poor and deteriorating balance sheet. Too much room for downside there for me to be comfortable remaining in the position.

Personally, I am long a few Jan 2014 $10 calls on the company which will almost certainly expire for a complete loss. Tax write off, at least, but not my finest hour.

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