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allsignspointtoyes 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 22, 2015 1:04 PM Member since: Aug 10, 1998
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    welcome david

    by eddiebrown308 Jul 20, 2015 9:28 PM
    allsignspointtoyes allsignspointtoyes Jul 22, 2015 1:04 PM Flag

    Those were shares provided by ICON as part of his compensation package. Hopefully, they turn out to be very profitable - that he ultimately has to recognize long term capital gains when he sells. As far as ICON goes - a good stock to not look out for six weeks - I've long learned to disconnect emotionally - but if you are new to investing - and watch this Chinese water torture - it can test one's resolve. I would just say that - no one is going to buy or sell in a big way until at least earnings announcement (unless there is company specific news prior which I don't believe anyone expects). Further, no analysts will change opinion or new ones initiate until after earnings either. As an analyst I'm not big fan of back-end loaded years but acknowledge seasonal earnings stories can be supported based on facts and ICON fits that bill so even though the next earnings report isn't that significant to current year story it will still help the long or short's case about fundamentals/trends if even for the short term. If you are window shopping - I would keep walking and come by every day to see if ICON goes on sale for a little bit lower price. We shall see said the blind man.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    welcome david

    by eddiebrown308 Jul 20, 2015 9:28 PM
    allsignspointtoyes allsignspointtoyes Jul 21, 2015 5:15 PM Flag

    Unfortunately, just part of his "coming over to ICON" package. I know it is a lockout but insiders haven't bought in a long while - would be nice to see some insider buying after this next earning announcement when they are out of the blackout period. Their performance during the next call is important - even though it is "cheap", analysts and mutual fund guys are going to want to know that everything is fine - would be nice if CFO doesn't punt on quarter "I just got here so just getting to know everything" - better if he says, I've been spending 24/7 on this - am expert now, accounting is rock solid, etc....

    Sentiment: Hold

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