Ward is gone, so are non-core assets.............cost controls are in place....STACKING should increase production levels at decreased costs.................THIS IS A TURN AROUND.............who P.O.'d TheStreet so much that they need to do a stock price interdiction? Unbelievable.............
Liberals are fuzzy, emotional creatures with ZERO COMMON SENSE. One horse issue bugs.
Yes, climate change is the correct terminology but then LIBS erode immediately into BUT EVEN so, man is having an impact on our envrionment. Sure, this is the case but mans impact is NOTHING compared to this planets volcanic past......the era of tropical EVERYWHERE here on earth etc., etc.
NOTE: Several leading climatologists are warning of an impending mini- ice age....that could last 50 to 100 years. OOPS! What will GORE have left to say at that point!? LMAO!
It's fun to watch LIBS squirm out of their own beliefs right out n the open!
Bout time! OXY heading to the US FREE ZONE, a select group of States that have chosen to favor the FREEDOM aspects of our heritage as well as the principles upon which our nation was built! While it has taken 94 years of abuse from California MIS-MANAGEMENT, it seems OXY= has finally decided to rejoin the LIVING!
YIPEE for OXY ! Buh BYE, Commiefornia!
F has been the red haired step sister for the last year as GM converted itself from being Government Motors to becoming General Motors once again. So what GM! Tax payers lost BILLIONs on the deal and now your union thugs want into VW? R U kidding me!? The epitomy of corruption, incompetence, and greed is what unions represent.
Back to F........way ahead of the other US auto makers regarding pension funding! While F has a ways to go, it is out from under the woodshed sometime over the next 12-24 months! At that point, there is nothing to hold back F !
A handful (actually more) of new models in 2014 along side the continued conversion to MULTI-FUEL vehicles that will use gasoline OR NATGAS....and perhaps (don't hold your breath) an EV that makes sense from an overall economical point of view which would appeal to the masses thru both cost, range, performance, and battery life/replacement .....well, the future looks bright!
I think a DOUBLE as implied by the Seeking Alpha article is far more likely for say F, than for GM. All IMHO of course!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
First SA..nothing like lumping all the 3D Corporations into one view! Stop being lazy, pick a winner or two or maybe a half dozen as time goes on. Each new twist within the sector seems to get bought out by the developing big boys DDD and SSYS to name two. I think this is called CONSOLIDATION!
Now take the backdrop lunatic pricing of the DOTCOM era which you seem to imply is happening here in the 3D sector and throw it out cause it ain't even close to what the 3D sector is showing. DDD for instance, has earnings, accelerating earnings....for example.Now consider oh....say AMAZON which piles its cash back into growth....sound like maybe DDD?
Now take a breath and lets go back to another new technology not so long ago, the INTERNET and the consumers ability to log on and go to chat rooms on AOL.......a couple years go by and some company called YAHOO pops up....Netscape....and several others like earthlink and even more. Most are still here today either operating on their own or under the name of another after being bought out for 100's of millions!
3D technology is new to most, the apps at the consumer level are certainly new....the industrial and manufacturing apps are expanding and this TECH will shape the future of manufacturing in the US and around the world, you can count on it.
Are these stocks over priced? Is NFLX? AMZN? TSLA? You see instead of condemning the entire sector, you should do all of us amateyers a favor, roll your sleaves up and tell us what the fuiture holds within this sector and who the winners might be and why!
But then you'd have to do some real research/work instead standing off in the distance verbally SNIPING and trying to validate your own simplistic view! Seeking Alpha! You're FIRED ! All IMHO of course!
I am biased toward DDD it seems to be best of breed as a popular TV host likes to term the sector giants and I think that SAs lumping in all 3D players as GUILTY is a HUGE dis-service to readers.
Not an overnight, change the name on the doors and move on!
This process is well underway. Bennett has shown he is the right guy and the qtrly data confirms as much. Of course the battle of finding new oil and the ever changing oil/ng prices add an immediate dynamic to oil and ng prices/producers/sellers, etc., etc.
Note many analysts who had rated SD a sell are now rating it a hold! A few analysts have come forward and upgraded SD! The process again, is well underway. Now all we need is resolution of the SECs investigation that Bennett said we shareholders didn't need to worry about and the runway will be clear!
Keep in mind, any kind of investigation will keep big money out, they have seen the SEC and other regulatory agencies do strange things so they are still in the wait and see mode.
Investors who understand risk/reward are now looking at SD as a cheap opportunity to get into the patch! Those of us who have had SDs ball and chain clamped to our ankles are for the first time in several years, seeing some daylight!
Though there is a ways to go, the turn around seems certain and each new positive accomplishment/announcement of such is like a new building block raising the entire foundation of SD and its price. Frankly, once this investigation is resolved and its ramifications become clear, SD should be trading at a new and higher range. My guess is the mid 7's.
Any higher than 7 and I think this boosts the buyout price above 10. So you can bet any buyers out there watching SD now have less time to make that decision or, open their checkbooks alittle wider when/if the time comes! Discovery, SEC resolution, cashflow, cost of production & production itself are the keys going foward....as well as geo-political events, IE Mr Putin-Hitler. All IMHO of course,............
of ASSETS as DDD expands its vertical and horizontal grip in this newly WIDENING TECHNOLOGY that up until now has been focussed on the professional & manufacturing level yet appears to ba taking GRIP at the consumer level BECAUSE ITs COOL and economy of scale will make it cheaper and cheaper for the consumer going forward!
Lets face it, with rev and earnings growth pegged at the high 20's to low 30's next year.....well, that sure doesn't include recent strategic purchases and the benefit of any synergy created as well as.....reduction in cost of operations/ new profit centers that it appears DDD has gathered of late!
SHORTS look really good looking back through the rearview mirror but going forward.....um....well maybe a DEER in the HEADLIGHTS! All IMHO of course..........
Naysayers saw the tide go out and drop the DDD stock price along with the receding water levels. So they built their sandcastle of negativity at the waters edge not realizinf that often before a tsunami strikes, water levels can extend way beyond a normal low tide sometimes hundreds of yards off the normal shoreline.
Then the tsunami strikes. This recent hasbro announcement coupled with the exoskeleton deal should serve as a great example of just how broadly the 3D application can extend. As each day comes and goes, more and more applications are announced. Whats funny about this scenario si that the CONCEPT of what 3D pritning really is and how its going to change many aspects of life as we know it, is that THE MASSES, or HERDS, are just now learning about 3D printing technology!
As this sector grows and matures, applications will certainly proliferate their way into nearly every aspect of our lives. Simply put, if its manmade, its like to have at least some components made via 3D printing. Food, toys, tools, manufacuring, medicine, the list is endless. The only thing missing is the tsunami that the HERDS will bring as the SHORTs and naysayers play with their sand castles at the waters former edge! LMAO! All IMHO of course but geezzzzzzzz...............an exoskeleton design made to help a parallized woman walk again!?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Obama is a waste of oxygen. Sadly, he is also THEE most racist to hold the office in nearly a century. Obamacare has inflicted pain on Middle America (predominantly white and other) in an effort to take care of poor america. (predominantly black and other), and he knows it.
Further, he and other Af. American RACISTS continue to bark up the wrong tree by labelling WHITES as racists and this is why so many Af. Americans live in poverty. WRONG. Wake up dear ole Mom and Dad in those inter city METROs and place the blame on them, where it belongs. They CHOSE to raise their young in a life of drugs and thugs and this is where Af America has gone wrong.
It seems Bill Cosby is the only MAN asking Af Americans to WAKE UP and MAKE A DIFFERENCE for themselves instead of waiting for the GOVERNMENT which we all know, is a deadend straight line into the FAILURE we see plagueing america today.
WRONG! I never said Union workers didn't work. I have family in unions. Oh and while SOME CEO pay is outrageous, that is coming down. Noteworthy is that a CEO can be fired tomorrow, a lazy , incompetent union workers can't.
CORRUPTION, the GREED of UNION LEADERSHIP, the INCOMPETENCE of UNION LEADERSHIP is evident time after time throughout union Labors history. Union involvement with organized crime is acknowledged time after time throughout UNION LABOR history.
ALL LABOR works hard in my view. Been there, done that. So for you pathological union loyalists who think UNION LABOR is the ONLY hard working group in the US, I say you're full of self stroking______ (fill in the blank, statrs w/letter S and ends w/letter T, and there is an H and an I in there somewhere!).
UNION LEADERSHIP should be targeted by the IRS, law enforcement, and frankly, Union Members who are being respresented by a group of self serving idiots.
How many high level Union bosses got fired during the Auto bankruptcy? I only ask because they are the ones who had no clue how a business is run, what a balance sheet is, the effects of commodity prices, competeition...etc.
UNION WORKERS should require their representatives to at least BE EDUCATED.
3D to be the hot issue. This bodes well for DDD and some others that can wow, the average observer unfamiliar with this technology and the strides it is taking.
Saw someone touting CNC verses 3D and I say this, it is perfectly okay! You see CNC is to 3D what the buggy whip was to the auto industry. Successful investing often requires LOOKING FORWARD verses running in place or worse, looking backward! LMAO!
All IMHO of course OH AND ONE MORE THING...when one reviews expected 2014 and 2015 earnings, this data does not include any accrued earnings the recent purchases DDD has made and is likely to continue making. Of course there is cost involed in this process and accrual is seldom immediate but its coming! again, all IMHO !
To SHORTs......I say wow, one can be bold dodging freight trains but slipping just once will cost said train dodging daredevil, at least a leg if not everything. Crazy notion when one considers the number of eroding stocks out there waiting for the buzzards to arrive.
with new leadership has gone through tremendous change since mid year 2013. New Leaderhip, cost controls, discovery allowing for stacking thus increasing production while reducing cost of operations, and todays sale of non-core business.
I understand that past performance is the only hard data avaliable but also STREET...past performance is no guarantee for future performance! LMAO!
Way to see the forest through the trees! All IMHO of course!
GOOG, GE, INTC...the list keeps growing. At this point I have to say CHECK and CHECKMATE to naysayers and SHORTS.
LMAO! Both polar caps expanded in fall 2013! one set 35 year record and the south pole grew better than 50%. Both adding of course to the MUCH LIGHTER appearing mid and east coast of the US due to a wicked winter season with more on the way.
Climate change is an ongoing thing on our planet. Cooling has been on deck for over a decade and more and more scientists are warning of a possible mini-ice age in our midst.
In fact, a growing number of scientists who once signed onto the GORE global warning movement have since departed. Finally, the COLOR of the ice regarding the reflection of the sun has to be nominal at best regarding meaningful change, that is to say, I doubt the color of the ice today verses 50 years ago is statistically significant when one considers other VAST areas of lighter color like our EAST COAST today.
Oue weather is ever changing and shifting but one thing is certain, the earth has been on a cooling tract for 10 plus years, polar cap EXPANSION is undeniable. We had to rescue those climate mongers not too long ago because the ICE BREAKERS got STUCK in excessive ice! LMAO!
The CLIMATEMONGERS seem to be willing to follow the flat earth movement of centuries ago by SELECTIVELY choosing CONVENIENT TRUTHS (pun intended) at the expense of taking into account ALL ASPECTS of change staring us in the face.
Watching 3D expand its applications and capabilities is going to be fascinating.
One question!? What kind of energy demands does 3D currently pose on the growing process? Thanks, Boar
I think its fair to say that Bennett has derived his formula for success and SD is headed in the right direction. Hard work, some good luck, and SD production rates may surprise all in 2014! A new discovery or two...and SD is on its way!
SD is far less the whipping post it once was and I suspect this leads to upward stock price pressure! Even if oil drops....NGAS exports begin this year and I suspect we will also be exporting oil before the end of 2014!
Agree, more upgrades will follow....SDs price is very depressed compared to where it should be given the progress in the turn around, the leadership change, and the production and reserve outlook.
SD has been totally shunned by Wall Street and Bennett's efforts, more importantly, his results coupled with a nice outlook, deserve much better!
I expect more to finally see what COOP has been talking about and sign on! IMHO of course!