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bottomsupinvestor 150 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 42 minutes ago Member since: Nov 19, 2007
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    by bottomsupinvestor Mar 4, 2015 8:56 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 5, 2015 9:09 AM Flag

    I was happy with the call. Earnings and results for smaller companies can be "lumpy" from quarter to quarter with the exact timing of shipments or handling other financial accounting. The taxes and currency exchange are major non-operating factors and make the numbers erratic.

    Yes, the second half of 2015 and beyond sounds like it will be strong. Ms. Chan did sound optimistic about an acquisition,

    My opinion is that this stock is cheap even without growth. However, with the new business, bottoming out of the military activity, and possible acquisitions, there is a very real possibility for both growth and value here which is a great combination with a low risk profile.

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Mar 4, 2015 8:56 AM Flag

    I am still looking at the Q4 report but was wondering if these folk actually put out a backlog number. I see they refer to backlog in the release but maybe I missed the actual number.

    14% YOY on earnings sounds good.

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    Ne 52 week high

    by chart_watcher99 Mar 2, 2015 9:41 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 2, 2015 12:19 PM Flag

    It has not been a lot but I am helping with the volume. I wish I started buying in earlier but in any case, it is still very, very, very cheap even at 52 week highs.

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 2, 2015 11:49 AM Flag

    Just as I suspected, your desperate and inaccurate posts will increase before the x-dividend date. Only about 1 week to go. At that point you shorts will have to pay us longs the dividend unless of course you bash enough to buy shares and cover before then. Unfortunately, you will have to compete with me to buy your shares. Good luck with that one. I am looking forward to your next inaccurate and scare tactic post soon. Unfortunately, your moral compass is missing a needle.

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    OT: Stock Contest - Week 11

    by bottomsupinvestor Mar 1, 2015 9:23 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 2, 2015 8:30 AM Flag

    Individual stock standings:

    hieronymous_blat NTWK 53.85
    jazz9292 SQNS 43.32
    b_fr_nk IFON 30.23
    bodybag2006 GLUU 29.64
    fruitsalad12 MNK 23.23
    bottomsupinvestor HIHO 20.93
    pullinup BIIB 18.90
    fruitsalad12 JW-A 13.04
    fruitsalad12 BWLD 12.50
    bodybag2006 PDII 11.18
    jazz9292 CRNT 9.09
    bottomsupinvestor SIMO 8.09
    pullinup SEB 5.11
    S&P500 GSPC 5.10
    valuebambino GIGA 4.33
    hieronymous_blat SDRL 4.25
    uptabdowntab HTCH 0.00
    jazz9292 JAKK -1.62
    pullinup ATRI -2.99
    valuebambino DYNT -8.40
    b_fr_nk DAEG -8.57
    bottomsupinvestor HIMX -9.66
    hieronymous_blat MCZ -13.45
    b_fr_nk MCZ -13.45
    uptabdowntab ANR -16.45
    valuebambino BDR -23.25
    uptabdowntab INVE -27.13
    bodybag2006 LF -44.13

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    Tax Considerations

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 27, 2015 7:55 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Mar 2, 2015 7:57 AM Flag

    I didn't think so but thought I would ask. I have seen you on other boards and appreciate your posts there also!!! Thanks so much.

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Mar 1, 2015 9:23 AM Flag

    Only a couple of weeks to go and it is close. No changes near the top except pullingup takes the 4th spot. The S&P is beating the group average by a small margin.

    jazz9292 16.93
    fruitsalad12 16.25
    hieronymous_blat 14.88
    pullinup 7.01
    bottomsupinvestor 6.45
    S&P500 5.10
    Group Average 4.39
    b_fr_nk 2.74
    bodybag2006 -1.10
    valuebambino -9.10
    uptabdowntab -14.53

  • Reply to

    can't wait for...

    by stillnesswisdomlogos Feb 27, 2015 9:50 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 27, 2015 10:04 AM Flag

    What short squeeze. Short interest is less than 1 day outstanding

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 27, 2015 7:55 AM Flag

    Are there any special tax considerations of which to be aware when investing in this BDC? Are there any special Schedule K-1s like for MLPs or anything else? Any benefits or restrictions in holding in a tax or IRA account other than the high current income? TIA.

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 26, 2015 2:17 PM Flag

    I am surprised that the price is still in the mid 14s. Earning in the next quarters should have nice growth and comps YOY (year over year).

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    Yahoo. Quit deleting my GNW posts,

    by jjjjoejjj Feb 24, 2015 5:32 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 26, 2015 11:27 AM Flag

    I agree. I have to laugh because back when everyone on the board was moaning that we needed to get a CEO asap, I knew it wouldn't be long before they would have a change of opinion.

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    Here we go again

    by trumpace Feb 24, 2015 12:36 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 25, 2015 2:00 PM Flag

    I thought that the appearance of Google Glass was just fine. In fact, if you compare it to the hideous glasses that Sony are coming out with and they look spectacular. I hope Google comes out with something soon. The Sony product is so ugly that I think it could hurt the image of the product category. Maybe others disagree with my aesthetics assessment.

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    Additional Brokerage Costs

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 18, 2015 10:55 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 25, 2015 10:20 AM Flag

    Well it wasn't as easy as a call to my broker. I ended up with multilple calls to Fidelity, contacting NSAT (who was very responsive), and calling DTC to confirm eligibility of which Fidelity was claiming NSAT wasn't DTC eligible. After finally convincing them that their information was wrong, they fixed it in 5 minutes.

    Thanks so much for your information with Ameritrade which was also a big help.

    Hopefully I can pick up a few shares at a reasonable price before the conference call which was just announced for next week.

  • bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 24, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    I thought they already did a reverse split???

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    2015 annual shareholders' meeting;

    by skiplarson98 Feb 20, 2015 9:54 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 23, 2015 6:50 PM Flag

    Wow, that was a bunch of typing. Thanks for the updates. I will have to read through them a couple more time to absorb everything. I am glad you made it safely.

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    Additional Brokerage Costs

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 18, 2015 10:55 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 23, 2015 10:54 AM Flag

    Thanks for the info. My normal commission costs are very reasonable. I don't know what is up with this extra fee. I am trading the symbol NSAT so it should be NYSE MKT. In fact, I might not have even noticed it rolled in there if it wasn't for a transaction spreadsheet that I use. Good luck to you. I hope I get this straightened out so I can accumulate.

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    Additional Brokerage Costs

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 18, 2015 10:55 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 23, 2015 9:26 AM Flag

    I am not looking to be a trader but it would take some time to build a larger position in the company especially with the lower volumes. It is an additional $50 per trade. That would be a significant cost. I like to buy with limit orders and sometimes not many shares execute. For instance, if only 100 shares execute, my commission cost is over 10 percent of the share cost and that is just for a one way transaction. I get the same costs selling.

    Thanks for your input. If you don't mind, can I ask you brokerage cost for a NSAT trade with Ameritrade? I would like some information with which to go back to my broker and beat them into submission.

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    nice beat

    by mj525252 Feb 18, 2015 4:23 PM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 22, 2015 10:24 AM Flag

    I was a nice report, I am surprised not to see the price much higher. I bought more in the 14s.

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    OT: Stock Contest - Week 10

    by bottomsupinvestor Feb 21, 2015 8:39 AM
    bottomsupinvestor bottomsupinvestor Feb 21, 2015 8:41 AM Flag

    Individual stocks:

    jazz9292 SQNS 48.83
    hieronymous_blat NTWK 48.72
    b_fr_nk IFON 37.98
    bodybag2006 GLUU 31.70
    fruitsalad12 MNK 24.13
    bodybag2006 PDII 21.74
    bottomsupinvestor SIMO 20.69
    bottomsupinvestor HIHO 19.99
    pullinup BIIB 18.45
    fruitsalad12 JW-A 13.04
    fruitsalad12 BWLD 11.94
    hieronymous_blat SDRL 11.57
    jazz9292 CRNT 9.09
    b_fr_nk DAEG 5.93
    uptabdowntab HTCH 5.48
    S&P500 GSPC 5.39
    valuebambino GIGA 4.14
    jazz9292 JAKK 2.81
    pullinup SEB 1.83
    valuebambino DYNT 1.05
    bottomsupinvestor HIMX -2.76
    pullinup ATRI -5.37
    uptabdowntab ANR -6.58
    uptabdowntab INVE -14.47
    hieronymous_blat MCZ -19.31
    b_fr_nk MCZ -19.31
    valuebambino BDR -22.81
    bodybag2006 LF -43.91

  • bottomsupinvestor by bottomsupinvestor Feb 21, 2015 8:39 AM Flag

    This week seemed like a week off. The exchanges were closed on Monday with the holiday. The boards seemed quieter than usual and most volumes were down a bit. It must be the cold weather disrupting the normal schedule of things.

    Jazz9292 has taken the lead by about 4 whole percentage points. Only a few more weeks to go.

    jazz9292 20.24
    fruitsalad12 16.37
    hieronymous_blat 13.66
    bottomsupinvestor 12.64
    b_fr_nk 8.20
    Group Average 7.58
    S&P500 5.39
    pullinup 4.97
    bodybag2006 3.18
    uptabdowntab -5.19
    valuebambino -5.87

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