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beprepared4infinityandbeyond 9 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 29, 2016 2:51 PM Member since: Feb 22, 2000
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    Fast food and oil

    by burgerbuyer Feb 8, 2016 5:18 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 1, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    Lots of restaurants have benefited from low fuel prices. I'm pretty sure that the Habit will be no exception and that their numbers will reflect an America that can afford to eat out once again. The shorts here are riding on a coiled spring that could send the price soaring after earnings. Even if not then, then perhaps after the conference call as the CEO will be able to point out that low fuel prices have helped the industry and are expected to help during the upcoming spring and summer months.

    Baseball season for little league opens up again this weekend and kids are in a Habit of eating out after games :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    needham/alex henderson

    by p1turbo2003 Mar 14, 2016 12:21 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 14, 2016 1:59 PM Flag

    I believe that this will reach $25 but would certainly have more faith if insiders started to purchase shares down at this level. They know the company better than anyone else yet currently hold only 2% (according to yahoo). If I worked at a company like this, and if I had faith in the pipeline, then I certainly would be a buyer just as soon as my trading window opened up. Then again, it's easier to say that than to do that...

  • Reply to

    needham/alex henderson

    by p1turbo2003 Mar 14, 2016 12:21 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 14, 2016 2:05 PM Flag

    I suppose that, in some ways, the fact that insiders started holding their shares after June of last year indicates that they see a good future... Sometimes people have too many shares and are fearful of buying more. Holding can be just as big a sign as buying; especially if insiders have a record of taking a little off the table over time. Of course, I'd live to see insider ownership grow above 2%.

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 15, 2016 2:38 PM Flag

    Many this year and now add another Indiana Jones for the future!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 23, 2016 1:49 PM Flag

    I went to two different panel discussions in San Jose over the weekend and in both there were many topics discussed including VR. One of the speakers was Steve Wozniak (in both) and he talked extensively about VR. In essence: it is going to be big "very big" and 2016 is going to be the year of VR with many years of growth going forward. Later in the day I got to try the HTC Vive and after a five minute demo I was hooked. This year I'll be upgrading or buying a new computer and a VR headset / or gaming system. I believe that any of my friends or neighbors who try it would do the same. It's just that impressive! I don't see this dropping into the 20's any time soon unless they undergo a 2 for 1 split this year or a 3 for 1 split next year.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Mar 23, 2016 2:07 PM Flag

    This is the year that VR becomes a reality and it could help many companies. People will need better stronger CPU's, and GPU's. Gaming companies will need to up their game. Hundreds of new startup with thousands of new jobs will be born. I don't normally play a lot of games, but even I want one of these (especially the Vive). Over the weekend I got an opportunity to try a cliff climber type game and it really transported me into a new reality. Full immersion into new environments could almost be seen as therapeutical for some and will give some folks the opportunity to travel ago without leaving home (I'm thinking of my 87 year old father here). The gaming aspects are unreal and will be fun for folks of all ages. Many years ago the WII took off because it was unique, fun and different. This is lightyears ahead of that many will want to join the fun (albeit only if they can afford to). I highly recommend checking out the videos on YouTube that show gamers reviewing the Vive. It's an incredible system and so much fun. The cost is going to be a problem for many so the early adopters will grab it this year and the rest will follow in the fall as Sony releases their products.

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond by beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 4, 2016 4:12 PM Flag

    And they point out Activision's performance during Vivendi's final years of owing Blizzard as poor management? LOL, poor management is a team that lets their stock (Gameloft's stock) fall from over 8 euros (late 2013 / early 2014) all the way down to below 3 euros (early 2015)... Vivendi noticed a talented set of engineers, a valuable library of products and started buying shares in the fall of 2015 for an average of around 3.5 euros. Their interest in Gameloft is the only reason the stock has over doubled since then. I truly thought that management was intentionally letting their company's share price fall because they wanted to take it private on the cheap (a disservice to all shareholders). The family has kept upper level management and the board all-in-the-family so until Vivendi entered the scene there was no one that could argue with them if they wanted to take the company private (on the cheap). I am thankful that Vivendi finally stepped in. Investors don't like nepotism and I'm sure employees aren't crazy about it but it is a way of life for Gameloft. The best thing that could happen for investors and employees would be diversification of management and that isn't going to happen without a proper takeover.

    Personally, I just wish that Vivendi would get things over with and make a proper offer for the company. Game loft has traded as high as 9.5 Euros per share but only averaged around 8 euros when things were running well. They have quality assets, quality engineers and lots of potential at a time when mobile devices continue to pave the way for the future. In my humble opinion, no one would be able to reject an offer of 10 euros per share or something close to that. The current and prior offers by Vivendi aren't taking into account the potential that everyone sees or offering enough for the assets that are already there. When Activision bought King Digital they bought teams (that are half as good as Gameloft's), but also some top products.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    quarterly out

    by bot_feeder Apr 27, 2016 4:21 PM
    beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 27, 2016 4:30 PM Flag

    There have been a lot of new deals announced this quarter and many of those will result in much bigger orders... This isn't a story of last quarter so much as a story of what is coming... The CEO should have more to say about forward guidance during the earnings call; until then, sit tight.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • beprepared4infinityandbeyond beprepared4infinityandbeyond Apr 29, 2016 2:51 PM Flag

    This company could be huge if given enough time to grow. You are right; any of those names coul take Cvent to the next level and there would be a certain amount of synergies. Unfortunately, it probably isn't going to happen. The only hope is that the purchase does run to the end of the year. That's a very long time for a purchase so anything is possible.

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