This article came in "Tech stock investing made
easy" october 1999 edition.
The article named
"The next Microsoft" written by Richard
Eventhough the article makes you think Macromedia or Adobe
due to the Web related, Graphics etc stuff, but
forsure it's ADOBE, because they gave a clue with PDF.
Check the following paragraph from that
After a vigorous R&D, it seems this company
leaped about a decade ahead in the developement of
something called Portable Document Files (PDF).
all know ADOBE ACROBAT,(which reads PDF files)
Macromedia did not have anything similar to this.
AAAAAAADDDDDDDDOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBEEEEEEEEE. It will change your life to Colorful Graphics.
HUGE NEWS IS GOING TO BE RELEASED...VERY SOON,
THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST NEWS RELEASE IN THE HISTORY
OF THE COMPANY!!!
MANC is currently trading
at GROUND FLOOR levels. In fact, at the current
price...MANC is way under book value. I see absolutely no
downside risk at these prices, and huge upside potential.
MANC has a ton of cash, and no debt. The float is
small...MANC will run fast.
Nobody knows about MANC
yet, but as the word gets out...MANC is going to TAKE
Last quarter...EPS and sales reached RECORD HIGHS. If
you give MANC the industry average PE ratio of 60,
this will be a $20+ stock. That is a hell of a lot
higher than the current price of $3
Management feels that their stock is extremely undervalued,
and are in the process of buying back shares. MANC
has hired a good PR firm...and is going to be doing
everything possible to increase shareholder value, and get
the stock price up to where it belongs.
is one of the leading players in the industry.
Recently, MANC has opened up 2 huge e-commerce websites
which are being advertised through commercials on CNBC.
The sites...MARKETPLACE4U and E-MANCHESTER, are
making MANC millions in revenues.
MANC is showing
increasing volume as of late. I expect MANC to make a major
breakout and run within the upcoming days/weeks. This is
probably the last chance for us all to accumulate shares
Sales reached $229 million last year.
Companies that are trading at much higher market caps than
MANC...such as Egghead, Beyond, and Outpost...etc, only WISH
that they will someday make as much money as
Trust me...MANC is probably a once in a lifetime
opportunity. The smart people know that this stock will be
huge. The shorts are starting to become very scared.
You will be hearing about MANC everywhere pretty
soon. The best time to buy is before things start to
happen. I plan on retiring on this stock.
to take the time to do your research on MANC. Don't
miss out, or you will certainly regret it!!!!
Gotta love the institutional selling dip that
evaporates after OCT 31st.
we seem to be holding up
p.s. With a Dell and Intc Earnings
warning we should see some heavy selling and possibly
even a crash. Oh what fun, if you own the best stocks
they can't stay down for long, that's why bear markets
only last 3-9 months from start of down move off of
old high to final low and start of the rebound. On
the news they said we are 45 days into it so only a
few weeks to go and off the the races.
some stocks still move higher in a bear market like
MSFT did through the 87 crash.
I am from the MACR list and wanted to
request that someone go over to the MACR list and check
out a comment by one of our gang (message 6493). In
short, someone quotes a magazine that tells of a company
that will be the next Microsoft, quadruple, yada,
yada. Some of us thought the description fit
Macromedia, but others think that it sounds like Adobe. The
description sounds like Adobe to me and others, but it would
be helpful for someone more familiar with Adobe to
check it out. The list is mostly cordial and friendly,
so any gracious comments would be
Love Adobe's products. Love Macromedia's
Good luck in the market.
First of all, do NOT base your decision on
anything you read from this messge board. That being said,
I think anywhere between 105 to 120 is a good
point. Stock may go up or down a few points every day.
But if you think it will go much higher in the next
couple of years, you need to jump in at some point.
Sometimes waiting for one more point will cause you to miss
a really good run.
The effect of all this
internet craze is the mushrooming effect of all the web
sites/pages. They will have to made by someone. That means
lots of copies of ADBE's software bing sold. PE is a
bit high, but as long as they can keep up the growth
it (PE ratio) will not go down.
Any opinions on a good entry point for ADBE. I am
a commercial editor and I use their products quite
often (although not Premiere as you might think). It
seems they have the corner on the graphics market. Who
is their major competition for applications such as
Photoshop and After-Effects, or do they even have one?
Their PE is at 39 right now. Is that high/low/about
average for ADBE? Sorry for all the questions, but ready
to jump in very soon and always like to consult the
OT - Regarding toy stocks, I follow many
of them, mostly in the videgame industry. This is
the period in which they usually like to run (from
Oct to Feb). I own AKLM (Acclaim) and am looking at
THQI and ATVI (activision), although THQI is pretty
richly valued right now. Obviously, avoid Mattel. I
think the dead cat has already bounced.
Looks like the channel gap breakout a few days
ago was caused by those "in the know" about the
Shop@AOL marketplace deal prior to yesterday's
announcement of the before mentioned agreement. However, as is
the nature of the market, we got the proto-typical
"sell on the news" scenario. I will await a pullback to
$10 and probably enter for a Xmas play.
are always a big Christmas thing. ETYS is way too
risky for me and has rebounded far too high for my
liking. KIDE, well I won't go there, knew about the
company long before Pokeman steamrolled through the
country and dismissed it as hype. Bad move. MAT is
struggling, TOY could be a play but they have problems of
their own. ZANY is interesting but doesn't utilize
e-commerce yet. However, its coming soon later this month.
If you find anything that looks good, give me a
I did a quick check on SHRP. Numbers look real
good. Low float. Christmas is coming up. Internet sales
growing at a rapid pace. I think there probably will be
As for myself, I am not a fan of
specialty retail. I do not understand retail, especially
specialty stuff. I cannot see how they can predict(with
consistancy) the trend and make money on it. Probably because
I am a terrible customer. I am too practical to buy
any of these stuff. The only retail stock I own is
Home Depot and Walmart. Nothing exciting, but I
understand their model.
I think toys will be a big
e-Christmas thing. I am looking at some toy stocks to see if
any of them would benefit from selling on the
internet. Let me know what you think.
Ditto on MACR, but just a little nibble much to
my chagrin. Wow! What a day.
The ADBE board
is the most sane Yahoo board I have visited. No
bashing and all the other bull that most boards are
filled with. Just informed investors exchanging good
information. It equals (and sometimes exceeds) the caliber of
information normally reserved to the SI boards.
luck to you. I'm still looking for one e-commerce play
this Christmas season. I prefer someone with a small
float and profitability. Not very many fit the bill.
However, SHRP looks interesting. Looks like its beginning
a breakout from its channel. What do you think
I check out MACR and liked what I saw. Bought at
47.5 at the open. It is now 55! Great
Also long ADBE. Both should do well as web publishing
is going to be as big as desktop