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Barrett Business Services Inc. Message Board

  • extraordinarypaperclips extraordinarypaperclips Jan 8, 2013 3:26 PM Flag

    Rumor?

    Is there a rumor regarding BBSI being bought, or something like that, to which I am unaware? The stock has been up 7 days out of 10 for the last 7 weeks or so, and is now up 40% since the end of September. Not that I'm complaining, but I'm just trying to figure out what is going on. I think the Roth analyst has like a $37 price target on the stock, and BBSI has completely blown through that...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • No rumors that I know of. But with projected next year earnings of over $2 and with strong growth rates the current valuation is not excessive.

      sw

      • 1 Reply to stillwater9999
      • You're skittish too? Go figure, nothing but goodness from this stock over that last year or so....I'm not used to that from Mr Market either. It does seem that once the proxy war set off when the Founder passed was settled, the distractions were removed!

        Quoting from a December 2012 Seeking Alpha article "Furthermore, this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) is expected to grow earnings by 35% over the next 5 years, which is significantly higher than the 17.8% for the industry." You should also read the article written by Rochelle Jenks on 29 Dec 12 at the same website. Gee, I sound like a shill...but info is info.

        The more I research, the more good news I find...so what am I missing? I plan to hold until late Spring and reevaluate my position at that time. Probably going to hold as I have fallen in love with this stock and see future growth in this industry. With it's growing dividend and share price growth, I'm quite content...yet somewhat jumpy too, kind of like a Cubs fan on a winning streak. Ya just know that Steve Bartman is out there somewhere...

        Not against the idea of a small futures position here as I'm thinking 45 is now doable by early Summer.

 
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