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  • hartstoc hartstoc Jul 6, 1998 11:30 PM Flag


    Interesting action today. Seems that there were a
    lot of holders ready to sell but plenty of buyers to
    come in on the little dab of good news and hold up the
    price. This stock, without doubt, is undervalued at the
    present time. Today IO told me that 54% is held by WAK
    and only 30% by institutions, with very little held
    by WHC insiders. That means that it is on the
    shoulders of individual investors to help this stock back
    STRONG WILLED AND HOLD FOR A WHILE!! the sector is out
    of favor thanks to the idiots at CCA, who cost many
    of us dearly, but that could change quickly with a
    short stretch of upward movement.

    I'd love for
    someone to tell me how full of s--- I am, this is the
    deadest board I've ever seen!

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    • thanks to the idoits at cca whc will be the the
      largest privite corrections company in the world very
      soon and cca will be just another REIT my moneys on
      whc cca very soon will no longer be in the same group
      there will be whc crn cscq city crxs and a host of
      other small companys in the true corrections arena im
      looking for major consolidations in the near future

      • 1 Reply to fludog
      • I can see why you don't know how to spell idiot.
        Read this genius!!!

        Top:Business and
        Finance:Stocks:Services:Business Services:CCA (Corrections Corp. of Amer)

        2:08PM EDTExcellence in Entrepreneurism
        CCA concept
        and company success earns business leadership award
        for Doctor Crants

        CCA Chairman, CEO and
        President Doc Crants was recently honored as Ernst &
        Young's 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year for the
        Southeastern U.S. region. Crants was selected from among
        several nationally recognized business leaders nominated
        for the award.

        The Entrepreneur of the Year
        award annually recognizes individuals who have
        demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such
        areas as innovation, financial performance and personal
        commitment to their businesses and communities. Crants was
        chosen from 110 entries throughout the Southeast.
        Winners were announced at an awards banquet in Atlanta.
        Other industries represented at awards banquet included
        health care, technology, retail and manufacturing.

        "The thing that struck me in all of these cases were
        the personal sacrifices and the personal risk
        everyone takes," said Joseph Sansone, a contest judge and
        chairman of Georgia-based Pediatric Services of America, a
        national winner in last year's contest. "Anybody can run a
        business that's successful, but to take a new idea and
        sell it under some adverse conditions and a lot of
        skepticism and stick with it is a true measure of an
        individual's entrepreneurship."

        "The mission that CCA
        was founded upon was to provide quality corrections,
        at less cost, in partnership with government," said
        Crants. "It is gratifying to have the founding principles
        of the company recognized in this way. The credit
        for CCA's success goes to our employees, who carry
        out the vision and philosophy of our company's
        founders every day on the job."

        This year's
        contest is the 12th annual Entreprenuer of the Year
        awards competition. The Entrepreneur of the Year program
        is co-sponsored by USA Today, the NASDAQ stock
        market, the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial
        Leadership and the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute.
        Regional award winners are eligible for national
        Entrepreneur of the Year honors.

        "Mr. Crants was
        chosen for Entrepreneur of the Year honors for the
        innovative spirit driving the CCA concept," said Darlene
        Lowe of Ernst & Young. "The type of business and the
        creativity behind it were impressive. CCA is a very unique
        idea. It's a perfect model for other businesses to

        Past award winners-a "Who's Who" of
        national business leaders-include Michael Dell of Dell
        Computer Corporation, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee,
        Leon Gorman of L.L. Bean, and Steve Case of America
        Online. The Entrepreneur of the Year program was founded
        in 1986 by Ernst & Young, a national tax
        services/consulting firm, to honor outstanding owners of fast-growing

    • I wish I could tell you you're full of s----, but
      you're right on the money. WHC is in an industry that is
      simply out of favor. The fundamentals couldn't look
      better, and the news is always good. One of my only
      concerns though has been the low trading volume. Even when
      the stock was flying in the 30's, the volume wasn't
      high. I wonder if WAK owning 54% has a real negative
      impact on the ability of the stock to move markedly? I'm
      just going to hang in there for now....maybe it'll go
      back up in the early fall like last year for no
      Good luck to you.


    • I have been waiting for this contract to be
      for over 6 months, i think this is a great boost
      this company which now has 50% of international
      beds under management, with two more contracts to
      awarded soon, there is a good chance whc will get
      one of them
      and one more new facility will be
      procured for soon..
      HOPEFULLY, this stock which i
      believe to be undervalued at
      this time will move up

    • I'm considering WHC. I personally like the idea
      of privately run correctional facilities. But my
      concern is in the long run and with the "liberal
      mentality" of our governments. Is privatization of this
      sector going to be allowed to grow and continue? The"
      thinking" being that government is the only entity capable
      of "fairly" and "safely" running a correctional
      facility. Any thoughts?

    • I just put together a lengthy response, and
      somehow it didn't post. The bottom line is
      this...privatization companies like WHC can do it all from choosing
      the site, to financing the purchase and construction,
      to building the facility and running it in its
      entirety including food service and medical. In addition,
      they take responsibility for the facilities
      maintenance and assume whatever liabilities the government
      would have had otherwise.

      With a quality
      operator like WHC, there's no question that there is a
      real savings vs government run. In addition, you have
      better quality facilities and, because of excellent
      training programs, better run facilities.

      example, look at Puerto Rico. The government run
      facilities are in turmoil because the gang members housed
      there are running the facilities. Puerto Rico's only
      hope if privatization, and they are slowly and,
      generally, successfully integrating that

      Privatization is here for good. Nearly all states are now
      involved in some form of transition. All we need to do is
      figure out how to get this sector back in favor with
      Wall Street. We're very close to a 52-week low. Good
      luck if you join us.

    • i've been a member of this club for a while now...whc just posted another stellar quarter earnings and the stock went down again..who's minding the store?

    • Maybe it was caught up in the overall market
      sell-off. Last I checked all 7 analysts who followed this
      stock recommend "strong buy." There is only good news,
      with projected 30% earning growth. The faithful should
      really look at this as a great buying opportunity.

    • My ignorance is showing, but is there a way to check the analysts recommendations through the internet? I mean particularly the analysts who follow WHC?

    • Yahoo has that information, or you can go to Zacks for more details or even buy individual reports.

    • It's like tying to catch a falling knife. I keep
      buying at lower and lower prices, but it keeps falling.
      Does anyone have any insight to why this is happening?
      Is it the sector in general or is there something
      that is underlying that is driving the stock price
      down that I'm not seeing? I'm with Prudential and they
      tell me to buy. I've done fairly well in the market,
      except WHC has baffled me. Any help would be


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