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  • sslim598 sslim598 Mar 22, 2013 11:06 AM Flag

    THE WHOLE BOARD BOUGHT!

    Omg- could this be for real. they are all stepping in in the mid to upper 1.60''s. its on people, step up and buy all you can. 2013 is lts' year to shine- mid 3's pps by december for sure

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • See, but here's the thing - on Jan 28 they were each given (i.e. free/no cost) 100,000 to 300,000 options on shares with an exercise price of $1.40/share.

      So, the purchases you point to - nothing more than petty cash as we're talking about a couple thousand shares each. This is called a marketing expense to blow smoke in the face of folks like yourself who will make a big deal out of it. For all the purchases over the past couple days, we're looking at 65,000 shares and 15,000 of it is just from Frost.

      The options are for almost 1.4 million shares. Again, it was a stunt to make naive folks like yourself get all worked up and convince others who don't know any better.

      • 2 Replies to o08o.ugh64w
      • "They earned them. Management is doing the work. "

        Funny. I thought that's what management gets paid a salary for - doing the work. And what work is Frost doing to earn his 300,000 options?

        "Guys like you dont DO anything but show up on message boards and criticize or spin basic things like insider buying as a negative because.... yes yes? there is no other reason than? yes YES? You are a short, missed the boat, hate LTS, another aliases of Slimer, or just a Troll who likes to try to pop virtual balloons. Sad Sack of Disgruntled Pessimism is what you hold."

        You have me all wrong - completely.

        I watch insider purchases looking to buy. Because of the purchases, I was looking at LTS. However, after looking a little deeper, see the reasoning behind the purchases and am not impressed. What would be more meaningful - if they purchased 50,000 shares apiece, and Frost 250,000 shares. There's no reason why they shouldn't - if they were really purchasing because they believed that the stock is so undervalued and not a petty amount for show.

        It's also a bit interesting that LTS maintains its offices in the same building with all the other companies in Frost's stable. Very interesting - don't you think? Doh! I shouldn't have said that - I must be "a short, missed the boat, hate LTS, another aliases of Slimer, or just a Troll who likes to try to pop virtual balloons".

        Thanks for the laugh - I needed that.

      • See but HERE is the thing... drifters like you try to make options a dirty thing...when its not . They earned them. Management is doing the work. Guys like you dont DO anything but show up on message boards and criticize or spin basic things like insider buying as a negative because.... yes yes? there is no other reason than? yes YES? You are a short, missed the boat, hate LTS, another aliases of Slimer, or just a Troll who likes to try to pop virtual balloons. Sad Sack of Disgruntled Pessimism is what you hold.
        Many companies use employee stock options plans to retain and attract employees,the objective being to give employees an incentive to behave in ways that will boost the company's stock price. If the company's stock market price rises above the call price, the employee could exercise the option, pay the exercise price and would be issued with ordinary shares in the company. The employee would experience a direct financial benefit of the difference between the market and the exercise prices. If the market price falls below the stock exercise price at the time near expiration, the employee is not obligated to exercise the option, in which case the option will lapse. Restrictions on the option, such as vesting and non-transferring, attempt to align the holder's interest with those of the business shareholders.
        Another substantial reason that companies issue employee stock options as compensation is to preserve and generate cash flow.
        Employee stock options are mostly offered to management as part of their executive compensation package. See, there is no real negative to Insiders receiving options or buying stock its just trolls like yourself and Slim the original piker that love attention.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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