I owned this for about a year then sold, now starting to buy back. Not that the group is exactly the same but things move in groups, right now the JNJ and BAX are moving down on negativity and the big money people are putting it elsewhere. This is more a value stock rather than hot money stock and as a guess some hot money heading out, so buy some more and wait.
They resigned because they can make more money elsewhere and with less work for exact same audits.
Agree with that one for sure. I may buy somewhere in the teens, but nowhere near current price.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Just like the government didn't care when short term real estate flippers got loans in the name of their dog if they wanted, so too it seems the government worries about the wrong people here. Long term investors are what the government should help, stock & investments, or real estate.
As everyone mentions it is a short attack, but LINN has insider buying in last month, and this gives an opportunity to buy some at a reasonable price. The shorts will be history and you will make money buying at these prices.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I like to buy stocks long term but I have noticed this same pattern. Every year, though dates may vary slightly and each year has its own characteristics this thing gets hit, then it is time to buy.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Liz, farmers borrow from production credit to pay fertilizer. Very few pay out of their own cash reserve.
Best retail store? Maybe if they hired enough cashier. Last few times I went in one the line had a dozen people, who has time to wait that? Both time I left, and saw others turn around and leave too.
I agree with the idea you express, I would be a buyer at some point on that based on general economy and if I see improved store throughput of customer, but not here on the moon like it is. Until I see change in the stores and the stock comes off the moon it is just a watch for me. Definately no buy here.
Way overbought here. If I owned I would write calls, otherwise sell or short. Way too setup for a pullback here. Long term I could not be a buyer just too much runup from trend followers runing it up, never a good long term thing.
On thing it had was one of the greatest things they got rid of - Agilent. I would buy Agilent stock and equipment, would not touch HP at all - all junk.
First I was a die hard HP user, and at times owned the stock in post but no current interest. This is and has been a hugely mismanaged company. I would avoid.
A company with huge huge layoffs is obviously not growing not matter what they do to make it look pretty.
Their products have steadily declined for sometime. I won't even touch them, I am getting rid of my last HP now and would not buy another HP product for some long time here. They are junk simply put today, and at one time they were the best.
This was once a great company, I just see this as another lame thing in a company heading down the tubes.
When you fire the yahoo employees, they mess things up and get their stuff and leave?
I don't own the stock or work here but I have followed this company professionally for well over 20+ years. There are many reasons the stock does not fly when there is little competition. Typically Nati handled the low to mid level customer, and high end customer went to Agilent or maybe tektronix. NATI decided about 5 years ago to upscale, most of their seminars, product marketing, even the way they handle all the software is aimed now squarely at BIG rather than low to mid level. That makes them a competitor of agilent. Quite franly many customers at the higher end will buy equipment from agilent. Now it is tru NATI still hold many long time mid to lower end customers, they have not disappeared to be sure. Just NATI is not marketing to that client anymore, it is very clear if you follow them professionally in my opinion.
I would speculate NATI is a good place to start a career, but probably not at mid career and above as others have stated. It is hard to say, I typcially deal with there sales staff. I have seen some that move up, and that is good. The sales staff has gotten a bit too much "yes" men for me, where-as in the past they were just guys out to help you solve problems. Now they peddle high end with all kinds of yes yes stuff, and again many higher end customers will and do opt for agilent at that end of the spectrum.
Hope some of that helps.
In the long run I see lots of things working against this. In the short term there will be up days and down, but with a pop like today I decided to short a bit here. Hard for me to see a long term positive for a buy, and with it jumping like crazy... well I just do not see why. With another travel industry american airlines declaring bankruptcy plus people just do not have the cash to travel, plus oil prices, where are people seeing a positive to buy here just not sure why....
I had been out awhile but decided to buy a bit today as well. Mostly when it drops below 35 it heads back up, then it sells off. It is all whether the long term is up for the economy or a big decline, who can really predict? But if one needs certainty in life, perhaps this is not the thing to buy, but is much of anything? This is as good a risk as any, and pays you too.
Good? It is going to be a loss anyway you look at it. Maybe somebody is buying hoping for an earnings pop so stock is going up, trouble is buying in anticipation sometimes is not smart. If there is not an earnings pop and stock already popped like today, then pop goes the weasel.
Ok, not an accountant here, nor did I read much more than basics on earnings 2/9/11. It looked like estimates were high, actuals low. Stock should have dropped instead it went up. Reasons? I'd be concerned of upcoming downgrades here.