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Checked SEC regs. They are allowed to buy a
block, regardless of volume. Otherwise, when they buy in
the open market, they have to abide by a formula,
sitting on the bid and average volume.
but I bet it was NUTR buying back a large chunk of
shares, after the recent announcement of a 1.5 million
I will be exhibiting at a convention
this weekend and hope to see them there. I bought more
shares of NUTR today, because I always love such an
opportunity aftedr a huge block crosses (even though I paid
1/4 more). In fact, there was another large block
crossed around a month ago. Perhaps this was orchestrated
and gave one of the vc's a way out. Looks like the
stock is being cleaned up. Once the large overhead
blocks are taken out, a stock has a chance to rise. This
is a busted IPO, but if they earn 60 cents this
year, you can hold the stock fro a few years, collect
the retained earnings and get the stock for
They have a distinct advantage over TWLB, WNI, NBTY ,
NTOL in that they rarely use brokers. This gives them
bigger margins. However, their stock is being punished
with the group. This divergence gives one a iunique
opportunity to pick a stock.
The salaries are kind of
high, but I see this all too often, anyway.
Looks like they bought the trademakr for a song
as their sales are insignificant. Could have been an
anti-trust issue with the RXSD acquisition. Smart move to
revitalize oldie but goodie brand name. They can just slap a
Thompson label on their KAL products and regain an old
following. That's how the supplement industry works,
Kal has been around since 1932...longer than
Thompson. Kal sales are growing well and it is a highly
respected brand with a great following already. Slapping a
Thompson label on the products wouldn't help.
is low end compared to any other NUTR brand and
should help bring in the supermarket/pharmacy customers
into the NUTR fold.
That's how we in the VMS
industry are really thinking.
Probably pre-negotiated below the bid. I suspect
this was an old overhang and crossed after Twinlab's
earnings and stock drop. This could be a prelude to a
takeover. There's abig health food show in Amsterdam next
month and I expect some big Euro food companies to snap
up American bargains. One company recently bought
GNC and Rexall Sundown. The smaller players will go
down the list of American candidates and this one is
real cheap. I think they can get at least $8 for NUTR
and playiung it for a takeover. The stock firmed
after the block crossed.
Always a distinct possibility, but at what price
if they spurned Rexall @$7. When I talked w/mgmt.
they sounded cocksure & greedy. They claim they are
personally invested at $17/share. i do not believe them, as
that is probably their option price. I am concerned
about thier egos & green disease.
Am I wrong when I see S&A/sales getting
completely out of hand? Normally, if you add sales expense
you expect more sales which keeps the ratio approx.
the same, but when top management takes large perks
or raises, that ratio gets messed up. Now I would
like to discuss once again how devoted and effective
this top management team is. I think they suck.
I have a small health food store. Nutraceutical
is one of the few companies that still sells to
independent health food stores only. They do not use
distributors but they do have the extra expense of salesmen
traveling on the road servicing accounts.
Either no volume or Yahoo is wrong. Hasn't shown
any trade activity since yesterday.
pretty much put this stock into the super-yawn category
that won't see any volume unless it is the management
selling each other their options.