Can someone please explain why this stock is
selling at just:
20X trailing earnings? (once July
earnings are out)
17.5X this years earnings? (year
is half over)
13.4X next years
Have owned this for almost 4 years and am completely
disgusted, not with the company, just the stock
If you're looking for the short interest sites,
the NASDAQ stocks can be found
It's free. Dave & Busters was listed there as DANB
until June 4. It's better than the WSJ site below
because it shows 6-12 months history for NASDAQ
The NYSE short interest for Dave & Busters (DAB as of
June 4) is at the Wall Street Journal interactive
That is a subscriber site, but you can get a free two
week subscription there. Once you have your user name
and password, you can go straight to the short
interest page, which shows NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX,
If these links don't work when you click them (it
seems like Yahoo is trying to filter out other
organization's links to cut down on spam), just type the address
into your browser's "open" lookup feature
Hope this helps.
Really tho I think it was going on the Big Board
which drew the shorts. More exposure and bad press
obout the "sector" draws the shorts like sharks to
blood in the water. These people are going to be
surprised and I agree with you. When the earnings I expect
come out, we are going to have a nice ride.
Ben, thanks for the very useful short data. I
hope they don't know something I don't know.
they are betting on fall becuase of other theme
restaurants, I think they are in for a shock.
reports good numbers, those short sellers are going to
have to buy a ton of shares to cover the
A similar situation occurred with Amazon.com last
year and helped fuel some of their amazing weekly
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Here's the number of DAB shares short:
Shares short. . . . Avg Daily Sales Volume
51,000 . . . . . . . 93,000
February 86,000. . . . .
. . 99,000
March 100,000 . . . . . . .
April 116,000 . . . . . . . . 101,000
May 139,000 .
. . . . . . . 151,000
June -- ?* - . . . . . . .
. . 122,000 . . . . . *switched to NYSE in
July 445,000 . . . . . . . . 52,000
. . . . . . 43,714
As you can see, the
Shorts have put over 400,000 shares of downward pressure
on this stock. Between July 1 and July 8 the price
dropped $3 a share (from $29 to $25 7/8). Trading volume
then dried up.
I think institutions and
potential investors are staying away because (1) Plummet
Hollywood scares them, and (2) the sharp downtrend in DAB
since July 1.
When the Shorts start to cover,
the stock will move up. Maybe it's starting today, or
maybe it's just a temporary blip up to $25. Either way,
the smart money will be buying D&B at a discount now,
The next earnings release is
expected around September 6 - 9, just 3 weeks away. It
should be very educational to those who anticipated (or
hoped) that D&B would go the way of PHL. This stock is
being artificially held down - for now.
another look at the numbers and decide for yourself. If
anyone would like to have the websites where I got the
short figures, just let me know.