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mbc2302000 182 posts  |  Last Activity: May 25, 2015 10:17 PM Member since: Dec 25, 2002
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    by ketsrpan May 11, 2015 10:04 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 25, 2015 10:17 PM Flag

    Look at their financials. If you have made money on the stock, my suggestion is to get out and invest in a company that actually makes a profit and doesn't have to sell more stock to increase their cash position.

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    by ketsrpan May 11, 2015 10:04 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 24, 2015 11:33 PM Flag

    how can a stock that's losing money each quarter undervalued? They had less sales than last quarter yet they lost more money? The only reason why they have cash is because they sold a bunch of stock and they aren't going to constantly do that, or is that how they are going to make their books look good? Don't get suckered into this turkey, the bottom will fall out when you least expect it when people actually wake up from their drunken stupor.

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Mar 12, 2015 11:24 AM Flag

    They can't always pull the trigger when you want them to, they have underwriters to deal with, etc.

    I'm wonder what they need this cash for?

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    Who is selling?

    by drumcorpsfreak Feb 19, 2015 10:15 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Mar 9, 2015 3:27 AM Flag

    It's trading near a 52 week high, remember a year ago it was selling for $20 a share, so it's OVER valued and I think people are figuring out reality vs conjecture. Their sales went up and so did their losses. That's a sure sign that management is clueless. I think they have too much SG&A and that's where they need to cut the losses, but that might include reducing staff which helps drives sales/support/development. It's a double edged sword.

    I just have a very difficult time paying top dollar for stock. the stock traded at $20 a year ago and what's happened in the last year? Increased Sales and increased losses.

    Their sales went up about 20% from $138 Million to $164 Million, yet their losses went up by more than a factor of 2x from $25 Million to $59 Million. That's not a good sign when the losses are increasing faster than revenues. If the losses were increasing at a slower rate, then maybe that would be a good sign, but they aren't.

    I'm sure they are going to have a loss for this quarter, which ends 3 weeks from now and then well see how their losses are compared to sales. I just won't buy at a 52 Week High range with a company losing money like this.

    This is probably more like a $20 stock IMO.

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    Who is selling?

    by drumcorpsfreak Feb 19, 2015 10:15 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Mar 9, 2015 1:44 AM Flag

    go look at the insider transactions. Lots of SELL, SELL, SELL. they would now more than you or I, which is why there are a LOT of insider SALES of this stock.

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    CSCO will buy IMPV imho

    by shivering_gums Feb 20, 2015 2:21 PM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Mar 9, 2015 1:23 AM Flag

    how is Imperva a steal? They are LOSING MONEY. if you look at the last three years, their sales have increased from $104 Million to $164 Million, but their loses went from $7.387 Million to now almost $59 Million. And you think this company is worth a $1.25 Billion market cap? Someone is smoking some pretty powerful weed on this one. It's worth a LOT less than that. Sounds like this is overpriced just like Autonomy was overpriced when they stuck HP with that turd. (ever wonder why Anthony hired two other former Verity people?) They ran Verity into the ground and had to sell, then they worked for Autonomy and had to sell.....

    I don't think Cisco is THAT stupid to pay that kind of premium for just a software company like this. They are losing more money when they have more sales. TYPICAL IDIOTS running the asylum. Don't get caught into this sucker bet.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Hot air baloon is lifting.

    by xtraderxxresurrect Dec 23, 2014 3:14 PM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Dec 26, 2014 4:34 AM Flag

    What goes up comes down. A stock cannot continually go up forever.

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Dec 10, 2014 5:32 PM Flag

    Hahahaha. Dream on...

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Dec 10, 2014 9:12 AM Flag

    Not with Anthony Bettencourt involved. He's sold every company he's been a CEO for. If you are an employee, get a labor law attorney on retainer QUICK. he's got history of telling you one thing and then doing another. he's an IDIOT. Look at his education, he's only got a degree in English, he has no education in business or technology. he just knows how to twist words around to act superior.

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Dec 10, 2014 9:10 AM Flag

    It wouldn't surprise me.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Dec 9, 2014 2:46 PM Flag

    That's why I don't use FB and other apps that cause that problem. I would check Google related apps as well. We all know they tend to do things we don't like. I deleted Chrome from my desktop and it took me a while to figure out what files it puts throughout the OS, it was pretty disgusting to find out what little applets and files they stick in weird places on an OS X computer. That's why I stick with Safari, far less issues.

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 25, 2013 12:13 AM Flag

    The CFO quit in April to go elsewhere

  • mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 24, 2013 9:49 PM Flag

    I think Vivek is hanging around too many basketball players and fans. You know how Ebonics start to sit in when you surround yourself in that environment. Vivek made a complete IDIOT out of himself in Sacramento. If I were an Institutional investor or a top analyst covering Tibco, I would be on the phone encouraging him to either leave and run his little NBA wannabe ball club or give his company 100% attention. It's either one or the other, he can't run both, it's obvious.

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    by cbt_58 May 15, 2013 10:21 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 22, 2013 6:11 PM Flag

    Execution? Execution of what? Sales closing deals, software being implemented, developing the software to make it work properly when installed? Was there any clarification as to what they have problems?

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    TIBCO 40 or TIBCO 15?

    by boz_inc May 14, 2013 2:18 PM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 May 22, 2013 6:09 PM Flag

    But they have an ex-Football star as their Marketing exec that doesn't have any experience in the Enterprise market. That's got to account for something. Just joking.

    Personally, with Vivek's attention being focused on overpaying for a loser BBall franchise and wasting his and his group's money on a new arena, I think VIvek's attention is elsewhere. I think they might be trying to sell this company off, Vivek seems to have other interests outside TIbco. It's a shame, he's kind of being stupid for overpaying for a low end ball club which will drain his bank account.

    I could be wrong, but if you calculate the last twelve months from the last quarter, their net profits might be down for the year. I'm waiting to see how this quarter turns out, the summer is typically slow for the tech companies. I think this company's growth is flattening based on the recent growth rates. Maybe Oracle might buy them?

    If you compare to BMC, BMC did twice the revenue last year but with almost 3x the profits and they just got sold off.

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    P/E is in the 20's

    by mbc2302000 Jan 23, 2013 10:20 AM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Jan 23, 2013 2:11 PM Flag

    I wouldn't buy Google at that price, their stock hasn't really done much, the only reason why it's so expensive is because they don't have many shares since they haven't done any stock splits that I'm aware of. If you compared them to Apple, you would have dilute the shares by a factor of 3 and the share price would be about $200+ a share and the EPS would be around $10+. I don't see that much huge growth from these guys since they haven't proved themselves as being able to make and sell their own hardware at decent profit margins. The Motorola Mobility unit lost over $350 Mil last quarter. Plus they aren't paying dividends. Google derives most of their profits from ad clicks. BFD.

  • mbc2302000 by mbc2302000 Jan 23, 2013 10:20 AM Flag

    Doesn't that mean overvalued?

  • mbc2302000 by mbc2302000 Jul 2, 2012 4:02 PM Flag

    So, after reading articles on Microsoft going to be charging $40 a copy vs. $150 or so for the WIndows 7 upgrade. I guess the analysts are going to have revise their estimates down. MS might have to sell FAR more versions to make the same amount of money. OH, Boy. Maybe that's why the stock is going down.

    I am going to say what i have been telling for the last decade or so. Microsoft will probably never be able to go past $40 a share. I think that's the limit.

    But, I could be wrong.

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    for some reason I don't like Sandberg!

    by sameas55 Jun 25, 2012 8:05 PM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Jun 25, 2012 9:45 PM Flag

    They have to hold onto their shares for a certain period of time. It's a shame the SEC hasn't done an investigation, but maybe they will.

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    for some reason I don't like Sandberg!

    by sameas55 Jun 25, 2012 8:05 PM
    mbc2302000 mbc2302000 Jun 25, 2012 9:44 PM Flag

    So what else is new. I don't think Suckerberg is going to talk to the media until he has to do his first analyst call for the quarterly report and I'm sure he is going to get nailed to the wall, if they have anyone worth a darn on the conference call. It should be interesting.

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