Above referenced "arrangement" should B considered a "Plus" to Siri's bottom line= rather good news, but, will likely take a back seat to the recent G.S, neutral rating, which is, in effect, their "backdoor downgrade", But, then again, just another piece of the Game that Siri's mgt team is involved in as relates to placing share value where IT wants it to B on a daily basis!!!
Just a "Couple of Thoughts, here"= A). Though Siri IS being referred to as one of the MOST shorted stocks,this is a bit "mis-leading'= Siri's short interest just DECREASED another 9.5 million shares(6.54%), in this past bi-monthley report= yes, a large # of outstanding shorted shares, BUT, not nearly one of the highest % of overall outstanding shares shorted, comaored to other companies' shorted shares vs. overall outstanding shares!!!
B) IMO, there is a potential connection between siri's share vaue performance and how it's treated, I.E., suddenly G.S. comes out of the woodwork and initiates coverage w/ a "neutral rating"; c'mon man, a "neutral may as well B a sell, which, again, imo is a rating released w/n "agenda" in mind, and, that would, imo, B, to help deliver as many shares into Liberty's hands(aka J.M) as cheaply as possible, so as to give J.M. more control, ergo more power to run off remaining retail shareholders as possible, BEFORE Liberty makes it "move" on siri(with help from their "friends"!
Again, jmo, BUT, it would seem that siri stock is being garnered by Liberty and its "allied "helpers" on Wall ST., prior to there being some future "major move on siri that will significantly increase its share value!!!!
Could'nt agree more=Malone wants to get as many shares as possible, bought back, with Siri shareholders' equity= THIS gives him more control= gives hime MORE power to , @ a later date, attempt yet another of his assanine maneuvers to make Siri shareholders equity move from THEIR pockets to HIS!
Malone DID save this company from B/K, BUT, imo, was merely making a Steal Deal 4 him, that was based on his agreement with Mel K to send Mel "packing" with a "golden parachute" worth 1/2 billion$$ of shareholders' equity!!
Same old stuff= How many times has S/V risen. only 2 B "chopped down" by Malone's G.S. "lackies'(imo).
He's NOT wanting anyone else, other than him, to make a penny off siri's stock= he's, once again directed his cronies to "turn their program on", + bring her down to where he runs off as many retail shareholders as he can!!
Meanwhile he uses Siri's cash flow + borrowed $$ to buy back shares+, he MAY be accumulating thru a "third party", something he's already done a # of times!
It's all about Malone trying to use every trick in the book(imo) to "extinguish" retail shareholders' equity , while increasing his % of ownership in siri!!!
Gotta admit, volume's extremely LOW 4 just after a quarterly report; likely 'cause the sharks don't have enough bullits after THIS report to shred it as they r so accustomed to doing after ea. qtr. report!
And, with the S/V being what it is,(imo) there R STILL those who deny that Malone has his G.S. lackies program trading siri, to suit Malone's needs?C'mon Man= where would S/V B, right now, IF it merely met, or did'nt meet expectations?
Still way too easy, with the volume of outstanding shares, to make share value whatever the program is set 4 that particular day! But, relax, J.M will quite possibly have yet another "slick maneuver" up his sleeve to try to fleece the remaining retail shareholders out of their equity= 'cause he REALLY needs the $$$$!!!!
Used to think that S.A.' s Crunching Numbers released negatively slanted articles 99% of the time, BUT, after digging found that I was wrong. His articles are full of negatively slanted mis-direction + mis-information 100% of the time= give him 48 hrs to dig deeply + pull up some negative slanted spin on THIS quarter's report!
And, likewise, the Malone "moles" will try to give a downward slant on this quarter's report.
Irony here is(in spite of what those who refuse to accept it) that, while most will surmise that Malone is using his G.S. "lackies(imo)" to keep S/V DOWN to buy back shares as cheaply as possible, the reality is that Malone is acquiring more siri ownership 4 himself(while spending SIRI'S capital), and using all his "contacts" to drive out Other shareholders, to give him(+ his cronies) complete siri ownership!
They had to go and release that article 'bout the thousands of dealers who R NOW enrolled in Siri's used car promo= CANNOT release ANY news 'bout Siri= good news sends it down + bad news sends it further down!!!!
Today's "performance" says it all= Naz soars, + Siri is barely able to stay afloat= loses a penny or 2; Naz, sinks, + siri sinks much worse, BUT, thru it all, it seems to return to the 3.5 level and indefinitely "hover' there!
Could it even possibly B that Malone would prefer this stock to B as "stagnant" as possible, thusly making it a rather un-attractive to investors who R looking to have their stock Appreciate, vs, lucky to stay @ the constant 3.5?
At least he's doing a great job of making his effort to run off the retail investors, as transparent as possible= can't see the manipulation of THIS equity, then, U R either a part of the scam, or just too stubborn to admit that Malone is using a "third party" to run off retail investors in H I S company!!
Can there POSSIBLY B any doubt(imo) that a "lackie programmer" has Siri share value programmed to trade @ a 3.50(range)?
Again(imo), it would seem that J.Malone has his G.S. buds flash trading Siri in a 3.50 lockdown, in an effort to make his "next scam offer" seem that much more attractive!! Market goes UP + siri struggles to hold 3.5; mkt goes down + siri goes down FURTHER, only to eventually "re-surface" @ the 3.5 level!
At least J.M is giving a great deal of transparency to his agenda to drive out the remaining retail shareholders= anyone can't see what's happening = just does'nt WANT to C it!!
As much as he MAY try to deny it, this "Crunching #'S Guy" can B counted on to put some form of NEGATIVE slant on Siri, in just about EVERY article he releases. P E R I O D!
BUT, in THIS article, he's , imo, ON POINT. Yes, he DOES dig deep to give "Slanted info", that's, IMO, sometimes a form of mis-direction +/OR, mis-information, BUT, he's correct= Malone will do whatever HE wants to with Siri, + there's not much any retail shareholder can do 'bout it!
Going along THESE lines, the last few sessions, Siri has traded @ at least DOUBLE its avg. daily volume(of traded shares) Makes one wonder IF Malone has his "third party lackies" @ work again, accumulating shares 4 him, inasmuchas he has a "plan to get there more quickly".
Just a thought, BUT, there will B times when, after very good news is released, it'll B a little harder 4 Malone's lackies to surpress S/V, and, hence, he goes to his "plan B", whatever the H&%L THAT may B!!!!!!!
Lmca(Liberty), CHTR(Charter) + P , R all taking a bath= Perhaps some of those P holders R changing over to SIRI= The only green in this bunch!
U just don't get it(or, don't want to)!! Malone is using HIS G.S. lackies to surpress S/V to make buying this stock as un-attractive as holding it is= THE avg. investor does'nt like seeing his/her $$$ tied up in a totally stagnated investment. U R now gonna say what a "great opportunity" this is= being one of the few remaining reets and the S/V will skyrocket= Malone's gonna pull every strin he can to steal away every last retail share as cheaply as possible(imo) and, that's exactly what he + his G.S. buds have been doing with this buyback= using Siri's FCF + borrowed $$ to give HIM increased ownership + control of decision making. He OWNS siri + is gonna try anothe "slick maneuver", only next time he + his majority ownership will have a great deal MORE power to sc832W the remaining reets out of THEIR shares. may not like it, but might as well accept it and get used to it, 'cause THAT'S exactly what's BEEN going on + will continue to happen!!!!
Malone, has had enough of this slightly higher Share Value= He's NOT going to pay a penny more than necessary to gain complete control of the retail shares; surprised that he let it go any higher than 3.5. It's Not the good news re: siri's quarterly results that R going to send S/V back down= it's those who Malone is paying to surpress the S/V that R going to continue their "hatchet Job", in order to drive away retail holders, AND, Keep S/V low so as to try to make Malone's next insulting offer look that much more appealing Right, like THAT'S gonna happen. At least there's a good deal of transparency here= when so much good news hits the press, and the results R a continuing decrease in S/V, it's obvious that the stock is being controlled by OTHER factors that make co. performance and share value performance a complete disconnect= BUT, what else is new? Things have, 4 the most part, always been THIS way with Siri's s/v performance!
"The End Game"= He has a "second party" keep the share value low as possible, while using Siri's borrowed money to buy shares back= P.Releases have indicated that the "buybacks" R currently being executed on Retail shareholders' shares, ergo, he cleans house of as many "reets" as possible to gain more = more shares 4 himself!
Eventually, imo, he'll come up with yet another grandiose scheme, like the " non-voting c-class shares @ 3.68?" value ea., to try to s*&^w the rest of the remaining reets out of THEIR shares before he calls off "his dogs"+ lets the S/V escalate; till then, business as usual + share value will continue to B a total disconnect to the company's "operational metrics"!
R E D by day's end ? Imo, Malone's G.S. lackies will turn this good news into yet another inexplicable loss, just as they do every other day that there's A N Y type of news released, re: Siri!!!
Must B very annoying to J.Malone to see his siri stock increase, even if 4 only a short while; imo, his goal= to use siri's capital to buy back as many shares cheaply as possible + run out as many retail investors as possible, while doing so= when he reaches whatever his target is, again, imo, he'll then begin a series of more of his ridiculous scams to try to fleece the remaining siri retail shareholders out of whatever shares they may hold= JMO, But, let's face it, he's just "that kinda guy"!!!
This A.M., Siri released what has to B considered, an "exceeded expectations" news report, re: 4th qtr., + for 2014!!!
Now, the question remains(two-fold), just how much will this "good news" hurt siri's share value, by today's close. Historically, A N Y news seems to cast a dark shadow over siri's S/V!
Likewise, Seeking Alpha's, "Crunching Numbers" is likely, @ this moment, digging deeply, to figure out how to put negative spin on this A.M.'s news release.
Though he insists otherwise, He might as well get over it= his "blogs" can B counted on to cast a negative inference on even the most positive siri news.
My guess= He'll probably skip any ref. to the past year's accomplishments + make the 2015 "forcast" all about gloom and doom for Siri= count on it!