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bklyntexan 72 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 5, 2014 9:06 PM Member since: Jan 30, 2013
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  • According to ZYNGA's 10-Q. Zynga still has 178.9 million as of March 31, 2014 from the authorized stock repurchase program announced on October 24, 2012.

    If they did not purchase shares today. This is a perfect opportunity for management to buy back shares at an insanely discounted rate.

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Jun 4, 2014 9:21 PM Flag

    I hear ya. I also disagree with you. Mark Pincus was one of the founders. Not every founder is a good CEO. Mark Pincus proved that. He finally woke up one morning and realized that he needed a true leader to run ZYNGA. He swallowed his pride and passed the torch to a proven talented leader (Don Mattrick). Amongst other things, Don Mattrick has to work hard to shake off the old Zynga stigma (some of what you wrote). Mark Pincus is no longer involved in operations of ZYNGA.

    Zynga will see $5 and beyond in time. Although this may not satisfy the fast money. It will reward the Long-Term investors. As for the IPO, If Don Mattrick was the CEO when it IPO'd. I am certain the stock price would be a lot higher right now. Unfortunately Zynga started off with bad leadership. The house is being cleaned and we are beginning to see results. I enjoy taking contrarian positions. I bought Nokia stock when it was in the Low $2s when everyone said that Nokia was going bankrupt. Wow it hit $8.20 (I did well on that). I bought HPQ stock when people hated it all the way down to the low $11s (I bought a ton of shares right at the bottom in November 2012).. I made a killing on HPQ recently selling right below $34. These things do not happen overnight. I do not listen to the idiots on CNBC, the paid analysts etc...To be successful in investing or trading, one has to be an independent thinker. Just like Peter Lynch said, "You have to know what you own, and why you own it."

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Jun 4, 2014 8:01 PM Flag

    My commentary was not meant for fast money traders, more for Long-Term investors. However, fast money traders did have opportunities to make money on Zynga stock. You gotta know when to get out. Pigs get slaughtered everytime. Don't hate the CEO, hate thyself for being greedy.

  • Don Mattrick has major experience in the gaming industry through EA, Microsoft to name a few. It is very obvious that Don Mattrick is taking a different approach to mobile gaming. He wants to produce games with staying power i.e. FIFA series at EA sports. He is not interested in a game that will blow up the charts for a few weeks and then disappear.

    Analysts, Talking heads on CNBC amongst others do not understand this. They talk up mobile gaming as who has the hits with the most sales right now. How does that make any mobile gaming company relevant for years to come? It is more effective for the long term growth of the company to create games that attract fans and have staying power, you then create a franchise. Movie studios have been doing this for years with movies and it works.

    When one of these analysts opens their eyes and realizes what Don Mattrick has been saying over and over at investor conferences, then we will have better stock performance. This is why Don Mattirck continues to repeat himself at investor conferences. The analysts are not comprehending what he is saying. Not only is he ridding the company of unproductive personnel. He is bringing in seasoned and proven talent. He is creating staying power for the games already in the market. His team is also working on producing new content etc...

    Until someone wakes up and smells the coffee brewing. Long-term investors who are patient will be rewarded. Eventually someone will get it. GLTA

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Jun 4, 2014 7:07 PM Flag

    I agree with you baggindabucks. Don Mattrick has major experience in the gaming industry through EA, Microsoft to name a few. It is very obvious that Don Mattrick is taking a different approach to mobile gaming. He wants to produce games with staying power i.e. FIFA series at EA sports. He is not interested in a game that will blow up the charts for a few weeks and then disappear.

    Analysts, Talking heads on CNBC amongst others do not understand this. They talk up mobile gaming as who has the hits with the most sales right now. How does that make any mobile gaming company relevant for years to come? It is more effective for the long term growth of the company to create games that attract fans and have staying power, you then create a franchise. Movie studios have been doing this for years with movies and it works.

    When one of these analysts opens their eyes and realizes what Don Mattrick has been saying over and over at investor conferences, then we will have better stock performance. This is why Don Mattirck continues to repeat himself at investor conferences. The analysts are not comprehending what he is saying. Not only is he ridding the company of unproductive personnel. He is bringing in seasoned and proven talent. He is creating staying power for the games already in the market. His team is also working on producing new content etc...

    Until someone wakes up and smells the coffee brewing. Long-term investors who are patient will be rewarded. Eventually someone will get it. GLTA

  • Reply to

    RE: New Tesla FIRE. Is this true??

    by rmlvr1 Feb 15, 2014 11:34 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Feb 16, 2014 2:04 AM Flag

    "In this particular case, we don't yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical."The company also offered to take care of the damages and inconvenience caused by the fire, but the owner declined," the report said. Sounds like the potentially flammable portions of the vehicle were not the cause. In addition, the owner turned down money for his/her damages and inconvenience. News comes out right before earnings? Guess we will see how much fear this creates. Sounds like rhinoceros sh#% to force the weak hands to sell. If this "event" creates fear like the media is good at doing (keeping us living in fear). You should take appropriate action. If the story of why you purchased the stock has not changed because of this "event," then take no action.

  • Reply to

    Paul Walker dies

    by amatson007 Dec 2, 2013 1:37 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Dec 2, 2013 5:40 PM Flag

    Let's not forget the accident in Mexico involving the Tesla Model S....."This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury.

  • Reply to

    Paul Walker dies

    by amatson007 Dec 2, 2013 1:37 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Dec 2, 2013 3:35 PM Flag

    Let's not forget the accident in Mexico involving the Tesla Model S.....This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury.”

  • Reply to

    Paul Walker dies

    by amatson007 Dec 2, 2013 1:37 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Dec 2, 2013 2:45 PM Flag

    amatson007. I thought the same exact thing when I saw the news of the crash. How come there is no negative press against Porsche or talks of a NTSB inquiry???????????????????? The car completely burned to the ground. See for yourself.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL3lL5kay4g

  • bklyntexan@att.net by bklyntexan Nov 26, 2013 2:35 PM Flag

    The Icahn group entered into a standstill agreement on 10/7/13 with Nuance Communications. under the terms of the agreement The Icahn Group has agreed not to solicit proxies regarding any matter to come before the 2014 annual meeting. The Icahn Group has also agreed to not own more than 20% of Nuance issues and voting stock. This agreement is in effect until after the 2014 annual meeting. As we all know, The Icahn Group was awarded two board seats expanding Nuance Communications board to eleven seats. Nuance agreed to including recommending that the Company's stockholders vote in favor of the Icahn Designees.

    Putting this all into perspective. Nuance put the poison pill into effect. In my opinion, The Icahn group found the above strategy effective in order to implement the beginning of change needed to boost the share price. The Icahn group had to know what they were dealing with when increasing their position to roughly 17% currently. Mr. Icahn tweeted on 10/8/13 that he was optimistic of the impact the two board members from his group will have on Nuance Communications. He went on to write that their impact will be similar to HAIN, where the stock went from $20.20 to $79.56 over the three years his members sat on their board. I do not think The Icahn group closed their position in Nuance Communications today. The media loves to create fear and are good at it.

    Unfortunately in today's markets. Most people have short time spans and want results now! Make that Fast Money! Unfortunately in business their are cycles, turnarounds, bad management and other issues that take time to iron out. For all those interested, in my opinion, NUAN is a stock for those with a long term horizon. Of course their will be those trading bounces, pullbacks etc...In the long run NUAN can be a winner with The Icahn group making necessary changes to management, selling non-core assets or flat out effecting a sale of the company. Do your research before purchasing any stock. GLTA.....

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Oct 4, 2013 9:05 AM Flag

    I agree that Boeing was not selling at 17x sales. Investors and traders did not care. They still panicked and sold, driving the share price down for a few days. The share price recovered and then some after the overreaction was realized. Same thing will happen with Tesla. Nothing has changed about the company. In my opinion, the bears were looking for a sick horse so they could keep kicking it until it dies and then keep on kicking it. This incident maybe considered that sick horse. How many articles can there be put out about one incident? How many posts on message boards say the same negative things. You are saying the same things the other bears are saying. Every company has a hiccup. They are judged by how they deal with those hiccups. Investor psychology plays a big role in this situation. You can make money long or short on a stock. The past few days if you were short, then, you made some money. Tesla has quite a few catalysts in the near future. We will see how they are received.

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Oct 3, 2013 8:09 PM Flag

    Did you read my post???? I did not claim to know what happened. Wow!!! You like others have lots of questions. Understandable, however, once again as i wrote in my earlier post. Only the driver knows exactly what happened. Everything else is speculation and in this case mostly negative. Making a decision on a stock purely on an isolated incident makes absolutely no sense unless a person is a follower. Unfortunately, most people are followers.

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Oct 3, 2013 6:50 PM Flag

    This morning on CNBC Squawk on the street. Jim Cramer was defending Tesla. David Faber did not want to comment on the situation because "he was not there." I personally find it interesting how people act like roaches. Once the light turns on everyone runs for cover. There is a Youtube video circulating and everyone is putting their personal negative opinion on it. Nobody besides the driver actually saw what happened prior to the car was in flames. I am not going to add to the nonsense. I will however, comment on a situation earlier in the year involving Boeing. The media created panic. Message boards were negative. The people who live in constant fear and who are influenced by Cramer and the rest of the media who do not have crystal balls sold. The stock price dropped initially due to overreaction. Fast forward...Boeing rebounded and then some. After all of the fuss, after all the negative press. The stock price rose pretty quickly. I find the negative posts on here pathetic and without substance. Do your own research and form your own opinion. Independent thinkers are successful investors and traders.

  • Reply to

    DLIA.......................

    by bronxjoe1 Sep 11, 2013 12:38 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Sep 19, 2013 3:44 PM Flag

    I meant 16.59%

  • Reply to

    DLIA.......................

    by bronxjoe1 Sep 11, 2013 12:38 PM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Sep 19, 2013 3:44 PM Flag

    BlackRock increased their stake to 16.59 shares.

  • Reply to

    ORACLE buyout Wednesday when they report

    by winston10024 Sep 16, 2013 9:34 AM
    bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Sep 17, 2013 9:44 AM Flag

    Although, I am optimistic on a buyout of FIO due to consolidation currently in the sector. I do like your ORCL idea. Mr. Ellison is always looking for new areas for growth and this sector is definitely a growth area for them to acquire. Although there is lots of speculation along with other companies that can benefit from a FIO takeover. None of us knows what is going on behind the scenes. We will see what happens. In my opinion, with or without a buyout. FIO will be fine long-term. I stress long-term!

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan Aug 13, 2013 10:40 AM Flag

    To be honest. I have been following BBRY for sometime and missed several swings in the stock this year. I do believe in the company. I believe that BBRY appeals more to enterprise than consumers. Consumers do not appreciate the BBRY software and features and have minimal use for it. Consumers appeal more to Apple and Samsung products. Rightfully so, BBRY was slow to transition during Apple's rise followed by Android. Just yesterday, I made a move which I contemplated most of the trading day about. I rotated out of the messy MU into BBRY. So far it was a great move! Sometimes you have to go with your gut and be an independent thinker. Everyone has their own opinions. More times than others, people will generally repeat what they hear. I believe BBRY is undervalued and people are commenting on what they think they know about the company. I read several articles on the topic and just like anything else. You have to sift through the information and determine what makes sense to you. For Example; I read an article in regards to how BBRY may fit into Oracle's business. Not to say that Oracle would buy BBRY. But the article made sense. In conclusion, there is plenty of speculation on this topic. You will need to go with your "gut" and as all of our trading or investing decisions are learning experiences. Regardless of how seasoned a person thinks they are. The learning never stops.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan May 28, 2013 2:22 PM Flag

    RAX was a disappointment, it is a long term investment though. Management is focusing their efforts on the future. I closed my position and rotated into NUAN.

  • bklyntexan@att.net bklyntexan May 7, 2013 12:31 PM Flag

    I like the GRPN story and believe in the company. I hope they beat today and silence the critics.

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