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LoopinFool 34 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 7, 2010 5:48 PM Member since: Mar 24, 1999
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  • LoopinFool by LoopinFool Apr 7, 2010 5:48 PM Flag

    So, first time back above 16 since Oct 2008!
    I sure hope the Q1 earnings report is as good as some people seem to think it will be...

    - LoopinFool

  • Ahhh,

    Now we have corporate logo #5 (or is it 6?).
    Thus begins the comeback.
    ;-)

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    Can Anyone Read????

    by afitzho Feb 2, 2009 6:40 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Feb 3, 2009 12:49 PM Flag

    Gee, I don't know...

    It's already trading way below Book Value, and at only 3 times cash on hand.

    It sure wasn't over-valued before the news. It still dropped almost 7% the day after.

    You want more? Go find a company where the street didn't already expect bad news. We've gotten used to it around here.

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    Put Avid for sale!

    by madmonsoon2000 Feb 1, 2008 12:07 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Feb 4, 2008 2:38 PM Flag

    So you're saying to put two "control freaks" together and you'll get a positive outcome? I'm not so sure...
    That's without even considering the past and current friction between these two particular companies.

    - LoopinFool

  • LoopinFool by LoopinFool Jun 28, 2007 3:24 PM Flag

    So, a Blum partner gets on the board Friday, and that doesn't budge the price Mon and Tue.
    It's up >7% in the last two days on no other news.
    Anyone have ideas why?

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    BIG Drop comming _ Smart $$ OUT

    by sinisa99 Jul 5, 2006 10:12 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Jul 6, 2006 5:37 PM Flag

    Boy, math skills sure are declining around here...and financial web sites NEVER make mistakes...


    :-)

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    hmmm

    by emidub2003 Oct 3, 2005 11:45 AM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Oct 5, 2005 7:16 PM Flag

    > Please tell us the other version !

    The other version merely includes what happened before everything you just dredged up from the distant past. Your reason for the "wicked man" to do what he did just doesn't make sense. Your cause-and-effect for this being why he was "thrown out" doesn't match the timeline, either.

    I'm sorry, but I don't remember how much of what happened became public knowledge. It may sound convenient, and you may blast me for not "telling all". I'm just not comfortable providing details since I worked at Avid at the time and might say something I shouldn't.

    There are wicked men, and those willing to play hardball.

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    hmmm

    by emidub2003 Oct 3, 2005 11:45 AM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Oct 5, 2005 2:58 PM Flag

    That's a pretty good tale.

    I'll just say that many people remember the sequence of events a little differently than how you described them.

    The end result is, of course, much the same...

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    hybrid tax credit restored to $2K

    by vcs_dc Sep 28, 2004 12:21 AM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Oct 1, 2004 7:11 PM Flag

    Actually, I believe it's an "above the line" deduction. That means anyone who qualifies (bought a brand new hybrid) gets to take the deduction, whether they itemize or not.

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    Avid acquisition target..?

    by muddalode Feb 8, 2002 4:45 AM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Mar 11, 2002 12:37 PM Flag

    Avid did make an attempt to put Media Composer on the SGI platform. The product was to be called Avid Media Fusion, and handled uncompressed video (may have been dual stream).

    You are almost correct, because it was part of Media Spectrum. You are correct that it never worked out. But, these were not only for the Onyx. They ran quite nicely on the Indigo boxes.

  • Reply to

    Historic Low at <$9?

    by Its_Not_My_Business_But Aug 9, 2001 1:16 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Aug 9, 2001 3:00 PM Flag

    No, $8.85 (31-Jul-01) is still the all-time closing low.
    The all-time intraday low was $8.70, on 2-Aug-01.

    The previous all-time intraday (and closing) low for AVID was indeed $9.00. Back then, it was really close to book value, and the company seemed to be in worse shape. Now, it's not so "bad", with book value down around $5.

    - LoopinFool

  • Oh, good. Shorts are the reason we're down here below 11. I'm not so worried now.

    - LoopinFool

  • Well, there goes my "following the Nasdaq"
    theory...

    So, how low does AVID have to go before it gets
    pumped up again? Whatever the reason was for that runup
    to 25 just over a month ago, I'd really like to see
    it kick in again, soon!

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    sebbe HAD 20 miljoen

    by onlefait Apr 17, 2000 3:37 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Apr 17, 2000 4:15 PM Flag

    With the 1Q earnings out in just over a week, they sure should have warned before now if they're going to!

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    wow, down on news..i couldn't

    by suzni_99 Apr 10, 2000 2:31 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Apr 12, 2000 12:34 PM Flag

    Actually, from what I've been told by others in
    the past, going up on small volume is the good sign.
    When there's large volume buying, the price will
    pretty much go up no matter what. When the price goes up
    on small volume, that means that people are very
    willing to pay more for the stock.

    Here are my
    thoughts, and I'm no guru. This is coming from looking at a
    3-month chart of AVID and the Nasdaq, plus my
    memory.

    Back around Feb 28, AVID was around $15/sh and the
    Nasdaq was at ~4600. AVID volume picked way up and the
    Nasdaq began its rise to 5000+. There was no real AVID
    news at all until Mar 13 when the upgrade came out. At
    that point, AVID volume dropped back down to normal,
    the Nasdaq started its rapid descent back to 4600,
    and AVID also dropped. It's been a pretty close race
    between the Nasdaq and AVID since then.

    However,
    at this point, the Nasdaq is under 3900 and AVID is
    at (ouch) $15 9/16. So, compared to Feb 28, the
    Nasdaq is well below what it was then, and AVID is
    slightly above what it was then. I think that's due to all
    those who drove AVID's price up while getting in before
    the upgrade (how'd they do that?). This all happened
    without any major news coming out about AVID and while we
    are all still waiting for the first quarter
    results!

    This is still a turnaround play (again), and I don't
    see major money getting in until there are real signs
    of a turnaround. That requires positive results
    (mostly increased revenues), and that hasn't happened
    yet.
    I'm glad AVID's at 15 and change instead of 10 and
    change. I'm also hoping I get to see AVID at 45 again
    before I die, or give up and sell.

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    wow, down on news..i couldn't

    by suzni_99 Apr 10, 2000 2:31 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Apr 12, 2000 11:57 AM Flag

    AVID does seem to be tracking the Nasdaq for the last week or so, though.

    Here
    are a couple of charts to look
    at:
    http://quote.fool.com/chart/chart.asp?uf=0&time=3&maval=0&compidx=nasdaq%3A3291&
    comptick=&symbols=AVID&currticker=AVID&submit1=Draw+Chart


    http://quote.yahoo.com/q?s=avid+%5Eixic&d=5d

    It's pretty exaggerated, and I've hardly ever seen AVID track the Nasdaq this closely
    before, but it does seem to be happening now.

    The other noticeable trend is that when
    volume's up, AVID rises and when volume's down, AVID falls.

    - LoopinFool

  • LoopinFool by LoopinFool Feb 22, 2000 5:17 PM Flag

    I'm confused by the recent activity in
    after-hours on AVID stock. Could one of you more experienced
    traders let me know what's going on here?

    After a
    nice end-of-day runup today to 14 3/4 (yeah!), the bid
    and ask stand at 12 3/8 and 16! This sort of thing
    has been going on for the past 4 or 5 days, and I'm
    really curious about it. I think I even saw an
    after-hours _trade_ at 16 the other day.

    I realize
    it's been active and volatile lately, but that kind of
    bid/ask spread is just ludicrous.

    Thanks,
    -
    LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    SEE..WHAT DID I TELL YOU...

    by dstanaway2001 Jan 7, 2000 12:45 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Jan 7, 2000 3:38 PM Flag

    money in the market!
    Amazing...

    To
    barbwire13:
    That $60 is _after_ the 2-for-1 split. Looking at the
    chart, it looks like PG had bin above $120 for about six
    months when it split.

    - LoopinFool

  • Reply to

    2 Hours to jump ship

    by AvidSucks Oct 20, 1999 1:46 PM
    LoopinFool LoopinFool Oct 20, 1999 5:21 PM Flag

    You can get this every quarter in the investor
    relations section of Avid's web
    site.

    719-457-0820
    code #788737

    They say it's available starting
    at 8pm (I assume ET) tonight.

    - LoopinFool

  • All,

    Looking at the recent upswing on no
    news, I've figured out a new investment
    strategy.

    In the past it often seems that if I buy a stock, it
    immediately goes down and if I sell one, it immediately goes
    up (nothing new to you, I'm sure).

    With the
    recent past in mind, I've decided that if I want one of
    my holdings to go up, I'm going to _consider_
    selling it...

    ;-)

    - LoopinFool

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