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  • goldmanmoney goldmanmoney Aug 8, 2006 4:11 PM Flag

    THIS IS "NAKED SHORT SELLING"

     

    The so called short position stands at about 26.05%, with 8,346,712 shorted as of July 2006.

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    http://shortsqueeze.com/index.php?symbol=ntri
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    Why are you short selling crooks still making money into NTRI, it's not the "Multiple Compression", because NTRI 5 year growth rate stands at about 29.50 percent , that's from MSN.com

    Even if NTRI does not grow at 29.50 percent for that 5 year period, lets just said 20 percent, that would still provide NTRI with a P/E ratio of 40, 20percent growth times 2= 40 P/E. Buying NTRI 2 times it's growth rate, NTRI is deeply undervalued right now.
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    http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/analyst/earnest.asp?Page=EarningsGro
    wthRates&Symbol=NTRI

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    Below is what Naked Short selling is>>>>>

    The illegal practice of short selling shares that have not been affirmatively determined to exist. Ordinarily, traders must borrow a stock, or determine that it can be borrowed, before they sell it short. However, some professional investors and hedge funds take advantage of loopholes in the rules to sell shares without making any attempt to borrow the stock.


    On Oct 29, 2003, the SEC implemented a new rule to ban naked shorting in order to protect thinly traded stocks that are vulnerable to aggressive short-selling which would cause the stock price to fall. Critics of the new rule argue that if naked-shorting had not taken place during the micro-cap crime wave of the 1990s, such stocks would have climbed even higher before they crashed. Thus, the SEC's action to ban naked-shorting eliminated the only market force against over-hyped, or even fraudulent, small-cap and micro-cap stocks.

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    • Could get a lot worse. If this thing tanks it will take MED HANS and other non essential providers that were flying high with it. HANS and NTRI were the darlings of Wall St just months ago. The rocket ride is over for now. Will it come back? Probably not..Rockets come and go just like TASR etc etc. Not bashing folks, but wishing that not everyone hold on too long. Hopefully Q3 can get things going again, but for now over and out. See you in a couple months.

      Dave

    • You should sell your stock and stop doing this.
      Heroin will ease your pain and if that doesn't work have someone blow your brains out.

    • Cramer just said last night that stocks trading at twice their growth rate, he always lost money on them going long. However, NTRI trades less than twice its growth rate, its PEG ratio (based on 5 year forward analyst projections) is .78. I don't know what growth rate multiple they are using, but yes, let's be very conservative, and half that growth rate, we would still be trading at less than twice the growth rate.

      I'm just taking it one day at a time right now. I can only rely on technical indicators as this market is busted. I would be looking at entering a long position or accumulating right now. I bought some Sept calls. All technicals show oversold. Only a few days more left of downside, then when people wake up, they'll realize how cheap these shares are. Yes we fell thru 200dma, but that wont last long. Still, keep my eyes open, this whole COO thing is BS.

 
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