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  • clawsmeister clawsmeister Dec 13, 2012 3:24 PM Flag

    LMAO - "MSO may be bought"

    That's right up there with "MSO going to $6 and there's nothing Sandy can do about it"

    What an incredible loser!

    Sentiment: Sell

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    • Hey Sandy! It's been a few weeks. Yeah, I guess there's not as much reason to post here now that MSO has already fallen into the two-dollar range.

      Anyway, I have a stock.... it is speculative with a smaller market cap.... but I do like what the company is doing, and the price is becoming attractive, and should become even more attractive if the 'fiscal cliff' becomes more eminent. It's LeapFrog (ticker: LF). The company has a market cap of $510MM right here at a closing price of $7.56 this evening. The 52-week high was $12.28 last July and a 52 -week low of $5.30 last January. At the current closing price the company is trading at 9.1 times trailing earnings.

      Why I like this company: Tablets are really popular right now; Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and Amazon all have talbets that are doing very well. But LeapFrog has a special niche: They make tablets for children that are educational, fun, and of course, are designed to withstand being dropped or beat up by little kids, unlike most other computer products. Their kinder-tablets have the ram and gigabytes that you would expect from adult computer divices, while being specially designed for children's interests. Also, there are many seperate discs that are to be bought to go with the devices for different teaching/learning, and entertainment purposes, plus they can download apps, which is yet another way for LF to continue making money on the devices.

      If this Christmas shopping season goes well, earnings could spike from 86 cents per share (current trailing) to over $1.25 per share. With a P/E of 15, that would equate to an $18.75 price, and even with just a multiple of 12 with those earnings, you're looking at almost a 100% return.

      But of course, DYODD, like I said, this one's a little speculative as a single-digit-dollar stock with a smaller market cap. I have no position in LF yet, but if this 'fiscal cliff' gets closer and scarrier, I'm hoping to get some cheaper shares.

    • Yep, pretty much over for the Board Betch. Not much left to live for. We gotta feel sorry for her.

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