is not a good sign. Smeone onm the inside knows something that's been whispered amognst insty investors.
This stiooks taken a 33% haircut in the past 60 days on a steady selloff. Something smells like rotten poosy here.
the 2nd will be priced @ about $50 a copy. The guys buying the 1.9 mil shorted on Thursday / Friday. Will cover their short when they buy the 2nd and make money on both sides. Kinda like rolling a Tijuana hooker over and doing the double penetration LOL
to be found in Syria, hopefully any day now. Followed by another couple of well placed nukoids in Iraq. May as well give Egypt another taste of defeat too.
Does any Arab muslim living in the US, or anywhere in the world think the US citizens are going to forget 9/11?
Not all Arabs are terrorists but why does it seem all terorists are hard right wing Arabs?
Nuke them all, let Allah sort out the very few good from the majority bad later.
in that mini-chart. IMO looking @ the 1 day chart, and the almost 5X normal volume it looks like this may be the bottom. Monday will be imortant, volume and where it closes. Shorts will be glued to their screens waiting to close their positions.
recognition? I never heard of them (Boston).
IMO the only thing helping this stock and FIZ is they are getting a few crumbs of coverage from HANS.
I always assumed that most people who bought digital cameras did so because they tend to be "gadget junkies" that must have the latest PC, HDTV, camera etc. Plus taking digital pics and sending over the internet is fast & convenient in lieu of having a roll of 24 picture film developed only to send 2 or 3 snapshots to distant relatives / loved ones VIA US snail mail.
It cost me .19 for a 4X6 printed the same day @ my local Walgreens with the option to "biggy up". I never considered "rolling my own" and upgrading to a high quality color printer and paper. I'm not even sure what that type of arrangement would cost but I figured after the initial investment, the cost of color cartridges, paper etc. the ROI wouldn't be worth it.
And it sounds like HP figures it the same way if they decided to push their kiosk developement model over the print your own alternative. We don't have Longs here in the northeast but I'll be keeping an eye out for future "developements" at my local Walgreens, Brooks, Osco, and Rite-Aid and Walmart.
P.S. If I were HPQ I would place some of these @ high travel vacation spots before the summer tourist season begins. The Grand Canyon visitor center and major hotels and other national parks locations where familes vacation with their children. Get 'em hooked taking convenient family photo's. Heck, if I ran a tourist information center I would rent digital cameras for the day and let families snap away!
PC's. I have a tradtl. 35MM camera, an el cheapo Advantix, and an HP 715 digital camera. I can "upload" my select HP pics to the local Walgreen's and pick them up on my next trip out.
Not saying HPQ is making a mistake, just think they have to really show some strong features, benefit's, and ROI to get people and stores to switch.
From today's NY Times business section:
140 billion digital photo's were snapped last year. American consumers have gone against industry expectations and increasingly print their digital photo's in stores rather than on home machines. That trend has forced HP to scramble to catch up to Kodak with 60,000 photo kiosks in stores. Without it's own printer kiosks in stores the company has missed out on a slice of the 35 billion retail photo finishing business. HP projects that the printing of digital photos @ retail outlets will quadruple by the end of the decade while home printing will grow 50%.
Fujifilm has 30,000 kiosks in American stores and is introducing it's new GetPix kiosk.
HP's new machines are lower maintenance and have faster speeds but can they overcome Kodak's brand?
It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I give Joshi credit for recognizing they missed the boat by originally hoping everyone would buy HP digital cameras, printers, paper, ink, and print their own at home.
At least he's not in denial and he's trying to get back on track.
most eveyone I know saves their digital photo's to either an external hard drive or burns them to a CD. I might take 25 pics, save them all to a CD, but only print hard copies of 2 or 3.
If you think people will take pics and instantly print hard copies of them all you're dreaming. And you sure can't save them on your camera, you gotta save the rest somewhere!
If you want to take a picture and automatically get a printed copy you should go back to those old Polaroid models LOL.
to late to the market! I live in a town with less than 20,000 population with a small regional hospital. There are 3 drugstores in town, Walgreens, Brooks, Rite-aid. You can go into each of them and have your film developed "on site". I take photo's with my HP Digital camera, download to my DELL PC, save to my Maxell CD, then drive a mile to Walgreens, pop the CD into their machine, select which photos I want printed, how many copies, come back in an hour to pick them up.
What's new that HP will bring to make these stores swithc from their existing installed equipment that may still be under lease or just haven't paid for themselves yet?