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  • Reply to

    50 Large for Ship Station...

    by tolickorclick Jun 17, 2014 1:16 PM

    COngrats on the movement. I've got to take my profit and move on for the moment but still believe this is a great value and may re enter soon. Good luck to you.

  • Guess this means no stadium rental, no helicopter money...

    Oh well, I'll settle for a little bit of ingenious use of leverage - nice move.

    TLOC

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Growth versus Value

    by tolickorclick Apr 29, 2014 8:49 AM

    Woohoo. Glad I held on and I'm sure you are too. THis is just a start I can't wait till Christmas.

  • Reply to

    Growth versus Value

    by tolickorclick Apr 29, 2014 8:49 AM

    Works for me...not sure the shorts are gonna wanna wait that long to wiggle outa the half million shares they've got shorted though...the next earnings call could justify the mid 40's. It gets kinda squirrelly around here once in a while.

    TLOC

    BUY AND HOLD - Just think of it as waiting for Santa!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Growth versus Value

    by tolickorclick Apr 29, 2014 8:49 AM

    looks like your getting some of your value back! If this slow and steady trajectory keeps up you could be back int he mid 40's by Christmas.

  • Reply to

    Gee fig...

    by tolickorclick May 9, 2014 5:54 PM

    Thanks. I am new here. Not sure I'll hold as long as you but have been watching this for the past year and kicking myself for not getting in. This last pullback seemed like a good oppty. Good luck to you.

  • Reply to

    Gee fig...

    by tolickorclick May 9, 2014 5:54 PM

    View the webpage by messages, ie. click the "Messages" tab. Make sure you have "all" selected in the pulldown menu or it will only show the last three months worth of messages, and if someone responds to an old message you won't see it if you're viewing the page as "Topics" and the topic was more than 3 months old.

    The poster I'm replying to is: thermo_bea (aka "figment" because he only exists in my head - he told me so.)

    The post that fig is referring to occurred at a time when fig was pretending to be my friend and a Long shareholder of STMP. I knew he was full of it because I don't have any friends. He's a big short, and the big shorts are in trouble because the float is so tight, and people are fed up, I'd know - I've been here every step of the way.

    This message board has boiled down to me and figment and the yahoos who censor me every once in a while when the chuckleheads (fig and his buddies) get tired of me making the case for a BUY AND HOLD strategy in order to counter the price control the shorts and the MMs have. This stock will sit for 15 - 30 minutes at times and not trade a share - I think it's kinda getting on the HFTs nerves just a bit. Not sure but it may have something to do with the 500K shares short - oh, boo hoo...

    TLOC

    BUY AND HOLD

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Gee fig...

    by tolickorclick May 9, 2014 5:54 PM

    Can you please explain what you mean? Or is there another poster here that I'm not seeing?????

  • Reply to

    Gee fig...

    by tolickorclick May 9, 2014 5:54 PM

    ...but for some reason fig, you just keep coming back pleading your case. Go figure.

    TLOC

    BUY AND HOLD - even though figment doesn't really exist - if he did - it would really eat his lunch.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sorry if I made ya mad - but "click to ignore"? Pretty drastic don't ya think - after all I'm just a Sheeple dude - nobody you should be concerned with.

    TLOC

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    cash flow machine

    by thermo_bea Sep 12, 2011 10:56 AM

    Just passing through the STMP message board. Replying to the message I wrote over two years ago when I sold my long position in STMP. Little did I know I'd ignite the ire of the resident troll, the licker, who goes bananas when somebody sells and sees a conspiracy of shorts everywhere.

    Disclosure: Since I sold in Jan. 2012 I did one trade in STMP, buying a long position and selling it quickly for a small profit. I posted both the purchase and sale in real time. I also lamented not buying the upper teens about a year ago.

    Anyway, I'd have to say STMP looks like a manipulated stock. Sure, I think the fair value is somewhere in the mid-20s. (I posted valuation analysis in the past, but haven't really look at STMP for a while.) But I'd only buy it at a steep discount. Because of the operating loss carry-forwards it is not eligible for an acquisition. (This makes it easier for stock manipulators to operate.) Also, I don't know if the business is truly long-term sustainable. However, it sure looks profitable in the near-term.

    Hint to anyone visiting this board: You can put the licker on Ignore and you'll have a MUCH easier time reading the board. However, its about the only poster for long stretches. (I ignore the licker and don't read its posts these days.)

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Not so good, Not so bad...

    by tolickorclick May 1, 2014 9:29 AM

    Hopefully the low float has the same effect once word gets out of this opportunity.

  • Reply to

    Not so good, Not so bad...

    by tolickorclick May 1, 2014 9:29 AM

    Not sure I have seen such a strong buying opportunity. They are making money...profitable...they now have a PE near 10 and PEG at .85. I new they would drop a couple of bucks AH. But I never would have thought it would have shaved off $7!! I am in. (low float has had an effect on magnitude of drop)

  • Seems to me that marketing spend in Q4/13 was a bit soft leading to higher than expected EPS in Q4/13, but lower than expected revenue in Q1/14. Then in Q1/14 the marketing spend took a nice jump which led to the lower than expected EPS in Q1/14 - I think McBride said the increased marketing spend resulted in a $0.13/share effect on EPS in Q1. If the Q1 marketing spend creates new paid customers in Q2 like the ("soft") marketing spend in Q4/13 did in Q1 - all I can say is "spend more!"

    In the meantime the company continues to generate a whole lot of cash from a whole lot of new paid customers. Bodes well for Q2 with the big jump in marketing spend in Q1.

    Guess I'm stuck waiting a bit longer for the golden goose to start laying those big fat divy eggs, but it sure seems like finding the cash to pay them won't be a problem.

    If you're an investor - you've been here before - so you don't need me telling you what to do.

    TLOC

  • I'll admit it - I am totally confounded when it comes to this debate. I've been having it with myself for years now. Growth or Value.

    Why do I own STMP?

    Growth??? - 30%+ EPS growth over the last few years.

    Value??? - One of ONLY THREE authorized and patented online resellers of USPS postage for letters AND PACKAGES, that has no debt, and generates tons of free cash flow, with a nasty history of handing back handfuls of cash to it's shareholders via Special (mostly tax free) Dividends coupled with share buybacks.

    I don't know - I'm stumped - totally bewildered - dilemmatized 100%.

    But, I think I get it now - why fig and the boys short this thing like they do - they couldn't figure it out either...LIGHT BULB!!! yea - of course...all these years and it was right in front of me the whole time.

    If a company has BOTH a VALUE and a GROWTH dynamic AT THE SAME TIME - short it - It just makes sense - how could I have not seen this - why didn't anyone say something...SHEESH - and after all of the time i've spent making friends in here - thanks alot....hmmph.

    TLOC

    short and hold...(sounds a bit odd - but what the heck...seems to be all the rage - get some!)

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