Another disappointing quarter is certainly upsetting, but given WDC's and STX's comments about slow enterprise drive sales and the historical softness in the March and June quarters, the decline in suspension shipments should have come as no surprise.
Now if you actually listened to the STX & WDC calls, there are some reasons to believe this is not the end of the road for HTCH. Both STX & WDC stated that enterprise drive sales will strengthen in 2H14 and STX projected drive TAM could grow by up to 6% in December.
Longer term, if MOFCOM restrictions, now under review, are relaxed by China, WDC may be able to funnel some of the 60 Million suspensions/qtr HGST buys from HTCH's competitors over to HTCH.
not the end yet....but last cc they indicated a better quarter...check back history indicates this management team disappoints....and they are selling assets...they just sold u out cheese...not much else to sell...even sold out some of the buildings at the headquarters...maybe we should fire half the board and management ...what do we need them all for anyway...
so... THE question is ...at a near year low 2.04...will this go MUCH below 2.00 ? and WHAT is the chance HTCH gets a short bump to 2.15 or 2.20 in the next week or two? Because... one could make a nice bit of cash with a dime to fifteen cents bump shorterm. Who is placing a bet ?