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RETAILexecutive 122 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Dec 20, 1998
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  • Reply to

    Expect good things

    by gr8day2buy Aug 20, 2014 5:23 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive 8 hours ago Flag

    A very simple yet accurate thesis for buying DSW in my opinion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • retailexecutive retailexecutive 9 hours ago Flag

    I have spoke with Mark and I believe in his point of view and his long term vision. It is difficult to see how he can implement it without some changes in management. Some have been made. The biggest positive change was at the CEO level and Keith operationally delivered pretty well but that cow is pretty dry. He was not a leader of inclusion rather one who knew want he wanted to do and pushed it through and was effective for 3 years and he did save the company in my opinion. Now that I have been generous I will also say he leaves a lot of opportunity behind on the sales revenue and marketing side of the business. A thorough understanding of operations is very important but there was no balance on the marketing side rather a defensive posture. I will note that there has been some improvements but not uniform and not strategic and fast enough. I believe Mark not only has the horsepower and vision but his leadership will be an improved paradigm for the company. I do not question the apparent improvement in the Board either. This is a better connected company as a result of recent changes in my opinion and I have made an initial re-buy and will add as the former management group liquidates their position. I would hope that the CG would view this as an opportunity to buy some shares cheaply.I look forward to Mark getting his vision polished to a business strategy and taking it out to some investor conferences in the near future. I see it as an opportunity as the Board would not let Keith do that as he made big claims supported by almost a non existent business strategy beyond his 3rd year. more of the same was not adequate for a break out.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • retailexecutive retailexecutive 10 hours ago Flag

    These stores average around 30 million in sales. This is not bad. I don't know when you are viewing the traffic. I hope you are not a short seller at this level. You will get hurt. Short at the top not at the bottom. Bad news is all out. This will not be the most difficult turnaround in retail history.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Happy I dumped this yesterday

    by dollardominator333 Aug 20, 2014 10:26 AM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 20, 2014 7:40 PM Flag

    I agree this is almost a table pounding buy signal.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Earnings are out

    by trumpace Aug 20, 2014 7:56 AM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 20, 2014 7:37 PM Flag

    I agree with you on all counts. I believe the NY office was a good call as well. Much easier to meet the trade than the Mini Apple. Directors should be a plus in the introduction area as well. I did not like the forecast of lower margins in the future unless that travels with a higher ASP. I like the lower ASP so long as sales and margins are higher. The QVC pricing model works this way and I assume they are using a similar pricing model. I like the increase in Beauty mix to 15%. If they can get it to 18 % without hurting anything else in terms of growth this would be excellent. ( should be able to imo )

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 19, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    I respect your opinion but I believe you really are missing how much this stock has been negatively impacted. The market is likely to reward them if earnings are a beat and out look by management is favorable. This team has good credibility with the street and it helps. Retail sector has deservedly been hammered but the economy is improving and value retail plays are likely to gain based on investors confidence returning to the stock along with the signal that customers are returning to the stores. This is happening and I stand on my call. In fact we could hit 30 before the end of the month with an up beat earnings report. GLTA.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • when competent management returns they begin to dig their way out and the stock has begun to stabilize even though they still are far from World Class. This company is world class and certainly best of class in the US market. This stock will be not just fine it will get back on the growth plane in my opinion. $30 before year end and in fact could be there after earnings as it has been tamped down .

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    On the day that the Bastille was toppled

    by fabricone1 Aug 13, 2014 3:32 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 13, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    It never fails to make me laugh when I find the laid off short trader pronouncing themselves as a significant cog in any wheel. Their knowledge is totally dependent on what so many people tell them than really being able to dissect and examine a situation as it unfolds and build an analysis that could bring a posting with a logical thesis. Here the thesis is TEX told me to do it and TEX is waiting for a personal audience with his short lesser god ( Billy Ackman) to tell him what to say next. Stimulating get ready for the run. Long and strong. No punitive action coming to help the shorts.Most of these people are not bad people but they are not too smart.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    i using a new computer

    by blamchild Aug 13, 2014 9:33 AM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 13, 2014 9:56 AM Flag

    Nice computer. What do you know about Yhoo Stock ? I have a $300 laptop and a 7 figure portfolio and I don't need your computer to make money. You should buy YHOO stock and maybe you will make enough money to pay for your computer. Sounds good for gaming but not so much HP required to make a lot of money. Good luck.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    HLF counts on one primary thing to sell its products

    by hudget Aug 12, 2014 9:51 AM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 12, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    well tex I commend you for digging up an old ID. Hudget was wrong so much you had to retire him for awhile. I think it is good he is back. A great contrarian indicator. The Ackman version of the truth is very rich.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • retailexecutive by retailexecutive Aug 11, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    The stock hits 60 this week. You will see. Going to be ugly for the short side. Going into an options expiration with a lot of nervous shorts out there. The easy money was already picked up but if you missed it don't worry more coming soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    stiritz is crying in in his post toasties

    by texexec63 Aug 10, 2014 10:16 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 10, 2014 11:23 PM Flag

    Stiritz will be fine Tex . You however will always be known as a mouthpiece dedicated to the wrong headed thinking of the short side here. I know you will drop your current ID and post you were long here and a great winner. lol Not a winner here TEX.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Something BIG and Nasty is building folks.....

    by fluteman_greg Aug 10, 2014 10:20 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 10, 2014 11:11 PM Flag

    You fool. Do you really believe your 10 contract put makes a difference here ? Do you think a savvy investor would be piling in money at the top ? Do you think insiders would invest their own capital if there was any significant risk ? Really ???????????? Do you think critically at all Or do you let Ackman do your thinking ? If Ackman had this to do over you can bet he wouldn't.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 9, 2014 9:33 PM Flag

    Yeah ! You go ahead and do that. No arrests coming and guess you have not noticed all the insider buying and a new 13D for over a 10% new stake. You shorts all lie and that is a good thing.Everyone knows it. We are heading into an options settlement and you are not going to be happy .You short. I am buying . And you can look up my record here. It is that of a winner.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    another article: Time To Go Long On Herbalife

    by swamiknows2 Aug 8, 2014 5:16 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 5:28 PM Flag

    correct I did today up a buck. Nice going to 55-60 by mid week. The power is aligning. Word is slipping out and it does not look good to be short here. The prudent man theory remains intact.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The worm has turned

    by retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 4:00 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    Most of the time action taken is very minor. Sometimes zero. I believe that HLF has worked very well with governing bodies and truly very little ramifications will come out of this inquiry. It is not about if you find MLM distasteful. It is about if HLF is operating within the law. There is a room next door for you real nut cases.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • retailexecutive by retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    Stock price going up. There no doubt will be a run back to 80 very soon after the final ruling comes out . Ackman is paying through the nose to keep the case alive but it is not working. The FTC has been on the correct side of this right along. And the insiders smell the blood and they are buying. Remember on the day of victory no one is tired. Victory comes soon.

  • Reply to

    one thing bothers me about lulu

    by mngtscrwdup Aug 8, 2014 10:47 AM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 3:52 PM Flag

    Your grammar as poor as it is may be better than your understanding of brand mechanics and marketing. You no doubt are a loser. Thanks for playing though.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Do your own due diligence. Work your history book here. The answer is baked into the past. Weather improves, economy improves= improved retail sales for the world class operators. No one better than these guys in the off price quality shoe business. Insiders are buying. Insiders only buy when they know the stock is undervalued. This group has done very well on timing their buys. Hello out there !!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Mark Cuban Show

    by rsparker23 Aug 7, 2014 2:33 PM
    retailexecutive retailexecutive Aug 8, 2014 9:48 AM Flag

    Don;t miss the point. This is good TV and can bring in new viewers and a double hour of this is so much better than the 5th double hour of Invicta for the long term is excellent. Some of these things will work and will come back. Good for everyone. For sure this had been in the works for awhile and you can bet there are new things they are working on now.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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