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GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Message Board

  • passolidda passolidda Apr 18, 2011 9:23 PM Flag

    Your Thoughts

    This company has its foothold in 3 markets that are not only Now,
    but will last for many decades: I.e. SOLAR, SEMI-CONDUCTOR, and LED’s.
    So why is it stumbling?
    1. I think it’s viewed only as a SOLAR play.
    Even at that, it supplies a large percentage of the equipment: photovoltaic (PV),
    wafer, cell and module, and polysilicon products worldwide, chemical vapor
    deposition reactors, directional solidification systems (DSS) furnaces used to
    produce polysilicon.
    2. For SEMI-CONDUCTORS and LEDs much of the above equipment is the same
    - just the process is different. SOLR should be viewed as an alternate Energy play.
    Less Electricity generation, Less oil dependence, Less Pollution

    Analyst opinion: 5/5/3: Strong Buy/Buy/Hold =1.9
    Forward PE 6.6
    PEG 0.58
    OM 30%
    ROA 18%
    ROE 109%
    Cash: Debt 3:1

    Could it be the large Short position (15.2%) is driving it down?
    Conversely, it will be the catalyst to propel it up.

    Any Opinions???

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    • <<Any Opinions??? >>

      Oil is expensive.
      Coal is dirty.
      Nuclear is dangerous.
      Solar efficiency is now competitive.
      LED lighting will be required by law.

      SOLR will shine.

    • GT Solar International, Inc.: Open-market Sale made by company C-Level Officers on Apr 18th, at trade price (US$9.41). Disclose date: Apr 18th. Read Full Report: (SOLR, Trade )

    • you are correct on all points. The fact is SOLR is held by institutions, hedge funds and small time retail like you and me.
      The Big Instits buy and hold then sell ; like Fidelity recently selling 12mm shares. Then you and me trying to make a buck here and there...then...the hedgies. these guys buy, cover with options, sell short, dump their shares (profit), create more selling pressure... cover the options (profit).. cover their short lower and then go long. The moral of this story is a profit is like thief in your house at night; you have to catch him before he gets away. If you buy solr and see a profit take it. Trade it. Do not wait for a 10 bagger; you might be disappointed.The solr sector has a lot of negative press and competition. Big Oil is very powerful and will not go away. We need it. Solar renewables is a band aid on our dependency. Quick trade/ quick profit. Do not fall in love with this sector.

      • 1 Reply to abaquadaqua67
      • aba, I appreciate your opinion...
        I've witnessed the instits, hedgies, and etal behavior in other stocks that I've owned.
        Eventually the stock gets away from them - they cover and move on.
        Solar is not going to displace oil - but does have a future; LEDs will eventually
        replace incandescent and fluorescent, and the Semis' are constantly upgrading to larger
        wafers that will require SOLR's equipment.
        IMO, SOLR will eventually be a multibagger.
        Yeah! I know EVENTUALLY could be a long while.
        Have faith, it might not be too long.

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