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  • So the manipulation of the gasoline price by the government did not work. People did not run out and go crazy buying things. Especially jewelry. I know Blue NILE claims to sell high end, but overrating stones does not make it high end. Truth is...If you go to their once top end web sight......they will sell you anything to make a sale and keep this company look like it is competing against Costco, Sam's Club, Amazon and all the other companies that sell the same exact thing but do not have a stock option and compensation scam going on. Retail and high end are in trouble. They can not keep saying that all the consumers are doing well. Only the top 3 percent are doing well.....and Blue Nile is heading for trouble. Watch as the retail number come in....They are all down....and NILE will take a hit just because of what they sell. Overrated stones.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Only going lower.

  • Not anyone at the site you are pushing if they are bullish on Blue NILE. This is a hedge fund manipulated stock, not a profit based investment stock. Thanks for the heads up on a terrible site Stock Market Video. Gheese. Pump this on some internet gaming site.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is how you track a manipulated stock. They miss on the quarter, guide down for 2015.....and the stock is up 14% since the bad news and terrible forecast going forward. Do not look at fundamentals, do not look at true income or future projections that are set just so they can beat. Just find stocks that are owned by crooked hedge funds and financial institutions that get federal funds to boost up the market, and buy those stocks. Blue NILE is a terrible company in existence to take care of insiders and hedge funds....But this is the stock you own to take advantage of how crooked Wall Street has become thanks to the current administration that bails out banks, but lets small businesses die.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Of course this overpriced middle man jewelry seller is a strong sell. It issues stock compensation and options and then they advertises the buybacks of those stocks and options as a good thing. It is just a cash drain game to insiders. All it does is put the cash flow in the pockets of insiders. That is OK though because most of the stock is controlled by crooked hedge funds that manipulate the price of the stock. NILE is WAY overpriced. It pushes over-graded stones from hundreds of sellers that are impossible to track so they just copy appraisals from their basement headquarters in Seattle and then mail them out to customers. The CEO used to sell tents and canoes for Moosejaw and knows as much about diamonds as the poor people that think they are getting a good deal because NILE says they do not have store expenses.....But they have very high insider payoff expenses. This stock is frustrating because NILE has kept up this game for so many quarters. How do they keep the cash flow going to line the pockets of insiders?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Would someone please explain to me why a hedge fund or portfolio manager would bid this POS stock up. It seems to be a deteriorating company with no growth that trades at a PE of 40. I get manipulation . . but someone still has to be willing to own the stock at this inflated price. WHY??

  • You have to love the way stocks can be manipulated on wall street, earnings do not matter, a 100 million dollar reduction to sales projection for 2015 means nothing. Just look for institutionally owned stock with very favorable stock compensation packages and questionable business models. Those are the ones to buy and trade. NILE missed on all accounts, margins, sales and profit....and the stock continues to be manipulated up on a very thinly traded stock with a controlled bid and ask. This is what your administration wanted. A overvalued stock market funded by ZERO INTEREST fed loans. Hopefully it will last forever.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • No.....Tiffany is about quality and a trusted brand. Tiffany does not want its inventory of questionable distributors. Tiffany has it sources of stones and metals. And TIF already has a internet presence that is just as good as NILE. NILE has a done a good job hiding customer returns and unsatisfied customers. And yes......if you review regular compensation against what they put out in stock compensation and options, you have to question has bad insiders are taking cash out of this company.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I am constantly amazed how the market ignores the games that the hedge funds pay the accountants to play. Crazy adjustments to earnings, adding a week to meet lowered sales, removing all mention of the HUGE slash to 2015 numbers. Without week 14 sales would have declined Q/Q but they had all ready printed the press release NILE BEATS (lowered numbers) so they added a week of sales,. I wonder if they added the appropriate expenses. Note the stock compensation of this company. This is an insider company, The only think that shines is the bank account of the insiders.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • it will take an activist investor to come along and pressure or oust mgmt. or possibly a buyout by a company like tiffany. my impression is the company is there to make money not for stockholders but for people running it. if you back out cash {and they have no debt} it looks like an interesting speculative play. it's tempting - i'm gonna hold off for an even cheaper price but keep an eye on it....

  • Expenses continue to go up. Stock compensation is a huge line item and is a significant part of this stocks manipulation. But the guidance should be reviewed again because the price of NILE is way overvalued. In addition to a huge adjustment down for 2015 sales Blue NILE as guided first quarter income down from 12 cents to 07 to 09 cents. that is a 25 to 42 percent reduction to profits for the next quarter. How is this stock holding at $ 30. NILE has become insignificant in the diamond ring market. FOR THE FULL YEAR 2015, Blue NILE reduced the full. That is a significant adjustment down to a company that issues misleading press releases bragging about sales growth. That is a 10 to 20% reduction in full year projections. And they keep issuing options and stock compensation and then buying it right back calling that sham a good program for stock holders. It is a way to liquidate the company cash into the hands of the insiders. This company is just a shell for a hedge fund game.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Prior to its earnings announcement on February 10th, Blue NILE closed at 31.42. It missed badly on lowered earnings and missed on both the top and bottom line. Stock compensation (or pay offs and bribe expenses) were .04 per share. This is the stock they buy back to put money in the hands of insiders and friends of NILE. They missed by 5 cents. The stock initially began selling off and dropped to 26.59 on the terrible numbers, but AMAZINGLY recovered that day. Very odd. The next day it went up as high as 30.76. This is a stock that missed badly and revised the 2015 numbers down significantly. Notice it is very hard to find the 2015 revision numbers. They are intentionally being hid. I think it was about a 100 million reduction to full year sales for 2015. This is a significant miss and a very large guide down. But the stock has maintained it's outrageous price and valuation. I have always though this was a controlled trade manipulated stock. And for a company to guide down that significantly and then recover from a very bad miss.....there has to be fund manipulation. That is the reason for the outrageous stock compensation expenses of this company. This is a 16 to 18 dollar stock based on the severely lowered 2015 numbers but it has been manipulate here and then will be further played as the claim they will beat the 2015 numbers after adjusting them down 100 million and keep the stock price inflated on misleading headlines. Welcome to wall street.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • is this how we play this market now? Go absolutely nuts if a company meets lowered guidance and then run a stock up.....and then ignore it when they miss as badly as BLUE NILE did plus adjust down EVERYTHING going forward by significant amount? The reduction to sales for full year was HUGE. Yet after starting a sell off towards fair value, the stock price returned to its outrageous valuation and sky high PE. This is a NOTHING company. A website that lists other sellers overrated and over graded stones. It claims to be the largest seller of engagement rings but then again I am the King of Everything. This company has been in decline as quality is questioned and competition easily matches it prices and easily surpasses its customer experience. While it brags it does not have brick and mortar expenses it has a very expensive compensation and kick back cost that is disguised as stock buy backs. NILE hands out so many shares and options to officers and stock pumpers and then buys them back from insiders at inflated prices calling it a share buy back program. It is just a way to liquidate the company and put the cash flow in the pockets of the insiders .

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • So what is positive about this quarter, the year?.....and did anyone look at how much they slashed the forward projections? What did they reduce sales by? 80 million ??? And the stock is holding? What is the investment here? They are having cash flow issues, margins are declining as they can not compete anymore. Assets are down, inventory down CASH DOWN. How is this stock holding when there is no growth and declining income going forward? Are people just buying this bloated market because they know projections will keep being reduced so the headlines can say they beat lowered numbers?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Give me a break. So what is it now....an LBO so they can close the crooked books on this basement run internet seller of overgraded jewelry ?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The miss of very low expectations was bad enough. Top line down, miss on profits....and there is Kanter saying this is one of the best quarters ever for NILE. I hate CEO's that twist the truth. So then they revise 2015 WAAAAAAY down. I mean the numbers fell sharply. Especially sales. We are clearly looking at declining sales and profits will fall even further. So the stock takes a corrective move towards the high teens where is should be and goes down to 26 and change. And then recovers at the end of the day yesterday. Then today.....instead of dropping 10 15% ....NILE is up? Is this stock still being manipulated by hedge fund owners? I though those days were done with NILE. Silly me for thinking there is any integrity on Wall Street.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Nile missed both on top and bottom even AFTER they revised the estimates down. But the guidance going forward is even more miserable. Stock should be 23-24 with the sales guidance adjusted down so far. Terrible quarter which was also a holiday, and terrible guidance. But stock is holding better then expected. Should be down 20% with that terrible sales guidance.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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