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AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) Message Board

  • chromebullets2003 chromebullets2003 May 23, 2008 12:04 PM Flag


    I saw an analyst this morning pushing this company. I hadn't heard of them before, but i'm very interested in hearing the pros and cons if any of you have the time. It seems like their future is bright with the world today. Thank- you.

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    • I've been accumulating the stock since the low 20's, beside the drones that are used in the military, they also have a division that makes drones that are being used to guard the border in places where fences are not realistic and where there are too few border agents, and they have a division that creates wind power for commercial buildings by capturing the wind that goes up the side of a bldg. and using it to power that particular bldg. large skyscraper's. The response that they have gone nowhere is slightly correct in that it hasn't run to $30-$40 yet, but as you saw today, once it gets a little publicity it will move, the time to accumulate a stock like this is before all the brokers start to recommend it. As an aside, there is no reason this can't become a part of a much larger defense company at some point, my expectation is to sell it between $35-$40 in 18-24 months.

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      • Don't forget about the quickcharge machinery they make for large warehouses. These large cranes used to have to be charged every 2hours. This would include moving these cranes away and replaced by a newly charged one. In the meanwhile the operator would have to go on break for a long period of time. There were large insurance charges because of the danger of moving these large cranes. Now they can be charged in 15 mins and are alot smaller. This creates alot of costcutting as well as time/employee efficiency. These should be in any airport and harbor in no time at all. Just one more facet to this great company.


      There is the link to their website and the drones they make. Check out the Raven video, pretty smooth.

    • pros: the drone aircrafts they make are the wave of the future for the military and I imagine for law enforcement as well.

      They also are a clean energy play with wind amongst other things.

      cons: the stock which IPOd a year half ago at about $23 for the average joe hasnt really gone anywhere.

      Earnings in a company like this are lumpy due to the contracts they aquire, so some quarters are not as good as they expect while other quarters beat.

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