From the SEC filings, I do think this company looks very good. I think it would be stupid to not invest because I think one person on the message board is abrasive.
I started reading over the first few messages on this board and thought it was pretty interesting. GryCrayon, it looks like you've been around since the beginning of last year. From the chart, I can see why you are bitter.
GryCrayon, you've been attacking anyone who you even thought wasn't long. Here's a question - Your ranting didn't double the stock price and it didn't stop it from dropping to $15. What good has it done? Contrary to what you seem to think it doesn't look like you have too much of an effect on the share price.
Think about it, shorts can't change the fundamentals of a company. Unless you are trying to make a quick buck by hyping the stock and they are preventing you, it really doesn't matter. I can see from your opinion why you keep using the phrase "Fear and Loathing." Your parania of a short raid on the message board is probably eating you up. Take a vacation or something. When I buy, I don't let people sway me. Fundamentals stay and everything else usually comes out in the wash.
In one respect we welcome you to the board and to the stock. In the other respect there has been a persistent presence on this board of false, missleading, and actually libelious posts. Gry Crayon has been the most diligent in not only keeping us aware of these but actually stopping the most nefarious of them. Perhaps, it has been too easy for us to have had him do this due diligence for us instead of us doing it ourselves, and in so doing it has exposed him too much to unnecessary affronts, for this I apologize personally, but I have found his "services" to be invaluable in maintaining an equanimity to this board, as I'm sure, if you stick around long enough, you will too.
Maybe GryCrayon has helped this board and maybe not, but I'm inclined to think not. Has he ever done anything but say 100% positive things about the company and slam shorts? What makes him any better than any shorters who come on and say only negative things about the company and slam the longs? This isn't a war. I don't believe most of Wall street comes over to the Yahoo! message board, looks who is currently winning, and trades accordingly.
It's obvious that there is a lot of fear about a short raid but is it better to talk about concerns so everyone knows what is out there or to hide the negatives and wait for a group of shorters to come on with the information and their own spin attached to it? It looks like many people want the latter. That way everyone in the "community" can soil themselves because they don't know anything about what the shorts are talking about other than there is some truth to it. GryCrayon can't stop shorters from posting any more than shorters can stop GryCrayon from posting.
I came to this board looking for information because I was concerned about high short interest and was met with a paranoid attack. I get high school messages like this:
"But beware the greyman who enters neither long nor short but equaminious. The market is black and white and holds no marker for grey."
I don't know about GryCrayon, but I would guess that most people who start looking at Analytical aren't so charmed by the ticker symbol that they are willing to throw all of their money into the stock. Some people might actually start posting on this message board because they want more information.
Personally, even though I own shares, I would still like to hear the bad with the good. Just because someone is short doesn't mean they are evil or stupid. Sometimes they have some good points.
I view what takes place on this board as similar to a community and as such, community standards apply. How one shows up in a community defines to a large extent how one is accepted by that community.
My approach is adversarial. If in the mileu of spacetime you've found this board and your posting, you come here with a predisposition, your not here accidentally. Aside for the Tuan's of the world, I think it's only fair to inform the community you wish to enter of this predisposition. Those who have been here awhile can help you if your honest to find the threads covering your concerns.
But beware the greyman who enters neither long nor short but equaminious. The market is black and white and holds no marker for grey.
My long held view is that ANLT is a market consolidator and as such will be acquired in time. Many of us on this board have substaintial capital gains built up over years with ANLT. How does one compare the Sequoia moth's life with the Sequoia? Neither contemplate the other, somewhat like those who rent-to-own compared to the owners.