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  • red_sox_10_nyy_3 red_sox_10_nyy_3 Aug 12, 2014 2:42 PM Flag

    Stock not recovering.

    CLFD stock does not appear to be recovering at all, despite the recent insider buying activity. I should add to my position at these levels, but the company really needs to try to position itself for a sale. Long term shareholders also deserve a lot more information from the CEO. At this point the only people that know anything about what is happening inside the company are the insiders. I think that is dirty pool and not appropriate for a public company. The CEO needs to have a conference call after each earnings release even if it is just for the benefit of retail shareholders.

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    • Too early to sell. Need to a) wait till Google has 4-5 cities implementing simultaneously b) get Bellcore certified c) finish trials with Tier 1s on FiberShield and land someone business d) expand international e) become arms dealers to incumbents battling Google.

      You will likely see earnings calls in 2015. Guidance – not likely in the short term.

      buy now - wait a year or so - sell with nice gain and pay lower cap gains % ...

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I think what is holding this stock down is the CEO is unwilling to supply any forward guidance. I understand that the demand for telecom equipment is lumpy but IMO many analysts are hesitant to buy into a company that can't predict business for the following quarter. I still think CLFD is a great buy here for the long term but we will most likely experience some more downside risk. I am hoping they will eventually become more comfortable with their business forecasts that they will be able to provide some guidance to investors. Too bad, as I think the sell off is way overdone. Again, still a buying opportunity for existing shareholders to average down or for newbies to start scaling in.

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