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MktMuser 186 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 3, 2013 8:08 AM Member since: May 25, 1999
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  • Reply to

    citi has 80 target

    by marketaddict2003 Jan 2, 2013 7:07 PM
    mktmuser mktmuser Jan 3, 2013 8:08 AM Flag

    Down 30+% in 2012. Get the facts straight or how are we going to trust your reasoning?

  • MktMuser MktMuser Jul 23, 2012 12:03 AM Flag

    "... screaming buy on say…wednesday." Or it could be that the best price is behind us.

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    Citi GRPN target $22

    by citiccgirl May 15, 2012 8:04 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser May 15, 2012 9:14 AM Flag

    Let's see, yesterday morning at $10 or so and a 1¢ eps view. Later in day to $12.14 on a 1¢ eps forecast. Last night at 2¢ actual & price $13+. This morning at $14+. All of a sudden analysts see light of $22/share targets or so. I hate this feeling like sheep being led by the Judas Goat.

    I'm a seller until next market rumble in GRPN.

  • Reply to

    The Press Is Keeping This Low

    by skinny_bill_46 Apr 12, 2012 5:52 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Apr 13, 2012 12:46 AM Flag

    I have to say that we want knew people to get into the market, It increases volume and raises price for all of us. Remember the housing market/bubble. We all had to learn and some have to get support to understand the market and certain business practices. If we let our knowledge and egos get in the way of communicating, then we might as well not expect support when buying a new car or looking for a good plumber. So let's help the uninformed get comfortable with the market as they represent new buyers who acting individually add up to making markets vibrant and profitable.

  • Reply to

    basis allocation

    by MktMuser Nov 30, 2011 1:46 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Jan 3, 2012 3:07 PM Flag

    Thank you for the update. People like you who reasonably share info. is what makes for a sensible, friendly environment. So kudos to you as you start your new year. Best of luck. MktMuser

  • MktMuser by MktMuser Nov 30, 2011 1:46 PM Flag

    Can one of the financial bloodhounds on NZT share their determination on how to allocate basis in this Chorus distribution/spin-off? I hate to have to reinvent the wheel. Thanks, MktMuser

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    by MktMuser Oct 26, 2011 9:54 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser Oct 26, 2011 10:20 AM Flag

    In this economy, where is laying off 8% of your workforce a positive? It still indicates that you were overstaffed and reflects poorly on management judgment. Losing $12 [even with inflated restructuring costs so you can manage profits down the road] is still not a good thing!

  • MktMuser by MktMuser Oct 26, 2011 9:54 AM Flag

    How do you lose over $12 and announce a fix that won't take effect until 2013 and go up by $3??? This makes no sense!

  • Reply to

    Bullish Option Action. Feedback Welcome.

    by Mickey_IL Aug 10, 2011 12:47 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Aug 10, 2011 1:21 PM Flag

    Thanks, I'm following the volume, which after the Thursday price drop of $1.92 or 16%, has stayed in a range of $9.26-$9.84 at the close on 2.0-2.3X 90-day volume. It is being accumulated with today showing another heavy volume. Price is down 27% from 180 day average of $13.44.

    Looks like the accumulation will continue as only weak hands are moving now, thus price up from Monday's $9.26 close. Just my 2¢, but supports optimism shown by Pres. on the conf. call.

  • Reply to

    Just what I thought, PWER cannot

    by sellcpnin2007 Dec 3, 2010 11:58 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser Dec 3, 2010 2:09 PM Flag

    Dear Zacharyjane:
    It's easy to be prescient with 20-20 hindsight. Let's see how your advice pans out over a few days. Me, I will hold, and with your kind of advice, I'm considering buying more.

  • Reply to

    green by the close today............

    by rrfrerichs1950 Nov 1, 2010 2:16 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Nov 1, 2010 3:34 PM Flag

    Thanks Fastbreakex for an insightful post. But seriously, when everyone was looking for a short squeeze, we got a long squeeze instead. So we all learn a lesson that when the big money moves, the retail investor is left holding the bag. Just like Musical Chairs, when the music stops do you have the cahonies to hold tight or will you sell out? Choose the latter and the stock will pop. Choose the former and you'll have to wait till next quarter, or actually be an investor and wait till next year for a L-T Cap Gain. So is this a long-term hold or do you want out?

  • MktMuser MktMuser Nov 1, 2010 10:05 AM Flag

    Super Idea! At Fidelity, shortable shares now at $Zero!

  • Reply to

    I am Buying

    by al9210 Oct 29, 2010 12:44 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Oct 29, 2010 12:53 PM Flag

    Where is the SEC and the protection due from the Financial Reform Act? I hate to be so negative, but this is such an obvious manipulation that the SEC should be all over Power-One;s [PWER] manipulation.

  • Reply to

    PWER Power-One target raised to $19 from $15

    by citiccgirl Oct 29, 2010 10:17 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser Oct 29, 2010 10:37 AM Flag

    Obviously, a perverse response. Shorts manipulation cannot break below resistance level on PWER. I find it hard to believe that there are many sellers at these prices. Manipulation is the name of this game. See ya' all at $16!

  • Reply to

    Fidelity 8% stake

    by kenxin1 Feb 16, 2010 4:45 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Feb 17, 2010 2:37 AM Flag

    As of 11/30/2009:
    2.0MM Fidelity Select Potfolios
    2.3MM Fidelity Asset Manager
    0.6MM Fidelity Advisor Financial Services Fund
    0.4MM Fidelity Stock Selector
    0.5MM Fkdelity Asset Manager
    per top 10 Mutual Funds Holding XIN
    Does not confirm 12MM shares, but makes sense in grand scheme of things when you consider that XIN profits way up the last 2 quarters. Price being held down to allow fund accumulation.

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    by engineserv Feb 11, 2010 9:21 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Feb 12, 2010 5:39 AM Flag

    Yes, the ADR does = 2 shares of the stock as traded on the Chinese exchange, converted to USA $s. So last 2 quarters EPS were 32¢ and 14¢ on top of first two quarters of 8¢ and 3¢, respectively, anyone seeing a trend here? So add it all up and we are at 57¢-EPS for 2009 selling at $4.04 for a PE of 7. Finally, is it just a coincidence that the symbol XIN is just one letter down from spelling WIN! Pretty symbolic, HUH?

  • Reply to

    Downturn caused by 3:2 split?

    by chartlink Dec 17, 2009 12:25 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Dec 18, 2009 3:07 AM Flag

    To explain the benefits of a stock split, go rent the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madres" by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and the director's father, Walter Huston, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor playing a grizzled, old gold prospector. Taking Humphrey and the other main character played by Tim Holt into the back hills of Mexico, the young and INEXPERIENCED pair want to leave. Now this is the part in the movie that cinches the Oscar for Walter Huston where he dances all over the land on the side of the mountain telling them how dumb they are for standing on top of a gold mine and not even knowing it! Your comments on stock splitting and it effect on the stock price are somewhat akin to what Humphrey and Tim's characters were complaining about. So join me as we dance along the side of this mountain awaiting today's quarterly financial results that should only be buttressed by the initial inroads being made into China.

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    HTGC offers buyout of Spa Chakra

    by mthiker2004 Dec 11, 2009 8:03 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser Dec 14, 2009 11:52 AM Flag

    I am duly impressed with the quality and depth of knowledge of the commentators on the Board. Gives one comfort when I reflect back on holding HTGC when it dipped below $5 and even bought more back then. What I find troubling now is that with both Spa Chakra and IFLG being recapitalized and operated by HTGC, no one seems concerned that there aren't other shoe[s] ready to drop. Though the market is up, the economy's improvement does not seem or feel like a grass roots phenomenon.

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    Buying Gen-Probe, another "Desperate move?"

    by pes77_1999 Dec 1, 2009 10:07 AM
    MktMuser MktMuser Dec 4, 2009 12:09 AM Flag

    Don't get caught-up in just the solid track record of NEOGEN's solid nondebt creating acquition history. This is a well run company that has a development ptogram going with China, who can hopefully be controlled so that they don't steal NEOG's technology. Split will also grab some attention.

  • Reply to

    A good time to add shares

    by robertsdrummond Aug 31, 2009 12:24 PM
    MktMuser MktMuser Sep 3, 2009 6:02 PM Flag

    I'm waiting till after Sept 14th, when the dividends are distributed. Then the less sophisticated think they've earned their dividend and they can now sell to protect their principal. Of course, they don't understand that the record date was back on August 14th. Usually, there is a downturn in the price, especially if the market gets a little flaky.

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