Where is everyone? This company is becoming a steady earner with profits now beating estimates. It's well run and I think poised to continue gains especially if strategic acquisitions are made as have been done in the past. I think $8 is do able with 2 good quarters, a definite buy.
I'll give you 4 reasons why this company is a dog and why investors would be smart to stay away:
1) 10-20% top line growth for a small cap is lame - period.
2) Earnings are even lamer - take a look at MDT as a $15B company that has $3B in earnings. On a normalized basis, MDT is doing almost 3x better.
3) The product line is boring and their R&D pipeline is non-existent.
4) Their acquistion strategy is a joke. They have no reall $$ to buy anything with any real value and they are too scared to take a risk. Dave Robert's comments on the current M&A market were lamer than that from a 1st year analyst. His head is way too big - both literally and figuratively - to do any real deals.
No matter how you slice it, lipstick only goes so far on a pig. And this one is a pig. Georgie Jr and friends pat themselves on the back for earning a profit for a $50M medical device company? My advice to you is to rethink your investment hypothesis unless you don't care about making money.
I got stuck in this pile of dog doo at $7 and can't get out.
choochoo6_9 wrote: "No matter how you slice it, lipstick only goes so far on a pig. And this one is a pig. Georgie Jr and friends pat themselves on the back for earning a profit for a $50M medical device company? My advice to you is to rethink your investment hypothesis unless you don't care about making money."
Rethink your investment hypothis may include a decent exit strategy. I wouldnt exactly call getting in a position at $7 and riding it down to $2 sound investing. Lucky for you this "pig" as you call it, is posting good enough numbers as to draw the attention of some investors who are bailing you out of your losses. I think its a good investment with the low volume it hasnt gooten beat up quite as bad as the rest of the market during the past week.
you obviously are not a vascular surgeon. They make great products, they have made the company profitable and growing, during the worst recession in memory. Be patient, you will get your money and some.