I think it is smart for ldrshp not to make any public comment during a buy back especially seeing how low a price the market has given SD during this buy back, painfull as it is.. .
My question is this, is SD ldrship legtally prevented any comment for 30 days during this buy back? In otherwords, does a buyback initate a 30 day silent period?
If memory serves, it does not but I really can't remember!
So if SD is dead why would "your Father" think about buying it in the 3 range? Is it going to go back up? Is SD being affected by the oil sector drop? The rise of the US dollar? The impact of options players?
I mean if so....thats all we contrarians have been saying about the drop........are you incapable of understanding that without attacking others views which based on your "Fathers" intent, are validated?
LOL ! unbelievable.........
LMAO! Were we wrong a couple years back when it ran to 12+ bucks? How about when it ran to the low 7's recently?
Oil prices are down dear and SD has a very high beta. It is also perhaps one of thee most played oil patch stocks available.
Don;t for one minute think people have not made money on SD long and/or short. SD is a CONTRARIAN PICK.......since you ARE SO CORRECT, please point out any deliberate lies posted by anyone on this board? OR shut up because as you pointed out yourself (oops!) this is America and we ALL have a right to post our views.....EVEN THOSE OF US WHO ARE HOPEFUL OF AN SD TURN AROUND.
GROW UP! LMAO!
Trmmmmmmmara.....didn;t you once say you were a Queen LIB? Your intolerance of the views of others certainly validates as much.........ever hear of a CONTRARIAN?
Are you SHORT SD ? This would explain your persistent negative presence/postings.
Okay....naysayers can zing me for what they perceive as pumping and I could care less!
First in a buy back, it is in everyones interest that those shares be bought back as cheap as possible. Second, with the high BETA, SD was destined to take a hit in a demand declining energy sector and adding to this downward pressure is a strengthening dollar.
Now throw in the big boys raking cash in regardless of SDs stock price direction who may or may not be shorting and then covering to catch the days volatility premium....and I think we see the results of the confluence of the "perfect storm" so to speak.
For the benefit of the naysayers unable to differentiate between pumping and hopeful optimism........if SD is so out of the picture than why isn't nit trading at 2 bucks? Or .50 cents? OOOOOPPPPPSSSS !!!!!!!!
Pant'sd ya "B's" ! LMAO! All of the above only IMHO......
LMAO! You don't like most of us but you try to give us good advice? Are you in a psych ward somewhere?
You don't get it, people are tired of your dribble like _hit ! LMAO!
I give up ! Communicating with you is like talking to some 13 year old spoiled little_______ !
Oh so you are the "Catcher in the Rye" trying to save everyone from pumping by issueing your own dumping that is equally as hollow?
I'm not sure there has been any real pumping in this room over SD. Opinions built from news and facts, embellished by hopes of a solid turn around are a whole lot different than pumping.
Have you ever lost your money on a failed turn around? I have. Have you ever made money on a turn around? I have. Winning is great, losing sucks.
I think it is fair to say that if anyone is deliberately painting an opinionated picture of SD, it is you. I think Stifel/Cooperman and MANY MORE validate the positive verses your negative take. So ignore we longs and go afer Cooperman! Go after Stifel ! Snipe at the energy sector! Ignore SDs beta! Doubt SDs new leadership! Deny reduced drilling costs and increasing rates of production!
Trmmara, it is okay to be a contrarian, afterall, that is all we longs are in your rearview mirror! But don't expect to be able to walk into a party and "P" on the floor w/out any repurcussions!
By the way, I don't pretend or even offer to speak on the behalf of anyone else but I'd bet there are more than a few who agree at least in part with my calling you out on your little BS mind game! For what it's worth dear......and all purely only IMHO.
In the end, you may be right, clearly, I am betting against that! Can you take it?
No ya don't! Who R U trying to kid? A vindictive, demeaning, degrading attitude toward others in it seems every context that allows you to express a deliberately confrontational attitude toward any and all tells us all everything we need to know about you!
Sorry Dear, re-read it slowly, you'll understand it the second time around.
You are the modern day school playground bully except you exact your price on a message board!
You must have some sad issues to gather as much enjoyment as you do while attacking others....but hey, its your life and life Dear, is way too short to spend it feeding on others.
Alot of good points for and against on this MSFT platform. I would argue it is more about the alliance and widening of reach/influence. I also think MSFT has shown it is in CHANGE MODE now that Mr Balmer has joined the NBA which, means MSFT has a hunger it has not had for at least the last decade! It's stock performance this year validates as much.
A Family member here was talking to a relative in Germany who suggested we get Whatsapp! It's only 99 cents per year! I couldn't believe it !
So when we talk new ad platforms we should also take into account the VERY HUGE audience out there that is yet to be tapped, if you will. Further, successful mobile ad platforms are being improved over time using every angle possible searching for that golden solution. Todays MSFT platform will probably look very different a year from now improving along the way and who better to guide that direction than a customer, like FB ! Who wins? Both MSFT and FB...and others are crowding in to join, it's inevitable short of a better mouse trap!
One thing FB ldrshp has shown us all, it is not content to sit back and accept its lot in life, it strives to NOT FOLLOW the path but, to CUT the PATH for OTHERS to FOLLOW ! BUT, it is also smart enough to know when to go back to the drawing board or, to crash a sinking ship (if you will) onto a reef for the fish to enjoy! IMHO !
With 200 million earmarked for a buyback, and the stock price as low as it is, it seems logical that drilling activity or any activity involving more expenditures near term, would be stopped or slowed in order to NOT add to the debt ! IMHO.......
This stock is so easily moved up or down by the option premium rakers that no one should be surprised by the volatility in this down oil market.
Further, the big boys doing the raking are likely keenly interested in seeing a productive buyback which means at low prices.
Finally, Stifel just upgraded SD on 2 SEPT '14 and I am fairly confident that they have access to more information than the average investor and KNOW what it means! Also, facing the back drop of softening energy prices, you can bet Stifel, a rather conservative investment banking firm IMHO , priced in a fiarly worst case scenario at least in the near term.
Naysayers are acting like the buyback is the last act of desperation being perp'd by a management group running away with its tail between its legs.
Simply put, this management team has made progress each and every qtr and there is no reason to assume this has changed. With this notion in mind, the color of the buyback takes on a whole new meaning than that which naysayers are trying to poison the well with....IMHO. To be sure, purely IMHO and nothing more.....
Just went by one of the local WEN...had some breakfast...asked how the Pulled Pork Sandwich was selling......Gal said good......I asked I mean alot? Her response, YES, ALOT !
For what it's worth!
This is good, it brushes up the last month of the qtr for WEN and positions WEN well for the football.back to school, shopping qtr.....oops, I mean 4th qtr !
I think WEN meets...or beats this qtr and OUT OF THE PARK next qtr! All IMHO.......nothing more....
Wow! Relentless! CNBC plays your annoying commercial so much that I no longer flip channels.....I jsut turn off the TV for a few minutes ! I wonder HOW MANY OTHERS hate your tard commercials!? LMAO! Oh well, it's your business and you can "reef" your ship whenever and however you choose too!
SHLD, RAD, and select others for an already built distribution system here in the US. You know, those RAD roofs would make perfect landing/launch sites for drone deliveries....and actually access NEIGHBORHOODS!
Hey...just an idea...I'm sure naysayers can develop hip length lists as to why not to buy such entities but I think BaBa is forward looking enough to see where your, AMZNs drone idea is headed!
I mean with given drop-off/lift-off sites, why can't the FFA approve air commercial lanes below certain altitudes to insure air safety as well as routes? Oh that's right, google has the route thing down anf they continually update.
There are now gators in your mote preventing any in or out movements. Time to innovate or be innovated over!
Generics? Seriously? This is an industry wide issue and while everyone is focussed on generics working their way through the revolving drugstore door they are missing the customer flow!
The boomers on meds is no where near to hitting crtical mass, yet, IMO. Many are in their 50's and are just now waking up to the notion of "Wow! I better start taking this health stuff seriously!"
Add to this, the added flow of patients w/our new (and hated) government controlled healthcare coverage.
Simply put, ya can't fight the demographic aging of the boomer generation which is only now beginning to show in increased patient (and therefore, consumer) flow.
IMHO...way oversold !
AMZN, WMT, COST, SBUX.........and most of all, a regional grocer called WINCO......which to my knowledge, has no drugstore ops.
The Boomer generation is what gave birth to so many institutions we see today purely based on demand from the largest generation to squeeze thru the consumer ranks up until its time! Between communications (media...advertising...TV) and transportation...virtually everyone (boomers) owned or grew up with a car.....and a TV......and while once there was nothing more popular and convenient than a fast order cheeseburger, today there is nothing more in demand than HEALTH/ healthy lifestyle etc.....MEDs to be sure......let me rephrase this......while once a cheeseburger drove consumption via the boomer generation today it is LIFE, QUALITY of LIFE and this means exercise, MEDs.....healthy foods....vitamins....etc., etc. IE.....RAD is a success waiting to happen and happen, it will! In fact, with same store sales increases..it seems RAD is in the midst of rejoining those at the top of the food chain!
All IMHO of course but hey.....RAD is far more valuable today in this price range than even a year from now as it continues its turn around again, IMHO !
WINCO ? R U even considering? If not, you should! What a cheap entry into expanding your presence/holdings/inventory opportunities!
AMZN! Yawn! You need this! Wake up !