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comedieus 5 posts  |  Last Activity: 8 hours ago Member since: Apr 24, 2002
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    good morning

    by christine4bb 9 hours ago
    comedieus comedieus 8 hours ago Flag

    ... will be if I find my buy-in point :). Missed the call yesterday, but had a feeling they were going to drop the ball for weeks now. Hoping to read the transcript, whenever it comes along, to see if anyone asked the hard questions. I did note in the numbers released, obvious when you compare the gaap and non-gaap claims, that almost all of the difference is due to board and mgmt lining their pockets with shares, along with a claim of "higher bonus accrual as targets for bonus achievement are on track".
    On track? Really??? Very different targets than what I recall or expect then, and different that those claimed in the release,,,,, gaap profitable and margin increase, for instance.
    I get a little chuckle from these bonus costs being call non-recurring, as I pointed out this lineitem in the last 2 earnings also. Sounds pretty recurring to me in a real sense. It also has been the key reason for misses.
    NonGAAP math in the latest release I saw looked suspect ( -.05+.04=.01? :) ),,, but 95% of the difference claimed is "Stock-based compensation expense".
    While I have to assume none of the big holders would prod them painfully on a public call, I also suspect they are now probably doing so behind closed doors, with the instruments of torture handily nearby.
    Yeah, I get it. The board and mgmt want to pocket as many shares as possible prior to a future buyout to cash in. But they also have forgotten who they work for.

  • Reply to

    Rosen Law Firm class action

    by donedeal999 Jul 1, 2014 5:10 PM
    comedieus comedieus Jul 1, 2014 10:56 PM Flag

    ackkk..... well I'm used to the ups n downs of STAA by now I guess. Unfortunately I wasn't watching today or I might have picked up 1-2k more shares at that low point.
    Yeah, sounds like a pretty dumb suit. Just what all those short shares were looking for.
    Well, hopefully mgmt steps up and stops giving themselves lots of shares at the expense of profits, and starts to put bigger money to the bottom line, and thus the pockets of the actual owners

  • Reply to

    short interest

    by mhat_me Jun 27, 2014 1:47 AM
    comedieus comedieus Jun 27, 2014 10:06 AM Flag

    yeah, just saw that. Luv'in it. Would certainly have thought there the possibility of covering in that low that seemed created some weeks back. But what they did, at least as a group, was dig a deeper hole.
    You know, I really get the feeling when Suzi shows up around here, that part of it is to convince dumber shorts to provide shares for the smarter ones to use to cover. Has allowed me in the past to accum shares too, when I've seen the games being played too :)

  • comedieus by comedieus Jun 11, 2014 6:27 PM Flag

    Like clockwork, Suzi showed up, basically highlighting a buy-in point. Compare Suzi's reappearance in the last month or so to price. She tells you to sell, but as always what Suzi highlights are good places to buy in at.

    A quick peek as Nasdaq STAA short interest shows a sizable increase in short interest. Like a 50% increase in the last reported month. Will be VERY interesting if that has not changed much in the next reporting period. Quite a hole someone dug for themselves there. If not filled in, that seems pretty significant tinder, ready for ignition on good news.

    Seems about the right time for the FDA's wait clock to be done ticking. 3 months or so as I recall. Also, that news that they moved the Swiss mfg chief to CA, would seem to imply that cut-over to CA mfg is near or done. Anyone at the meeting hear anything on these triggers?

  • Reply to

    Starr web site

    by mhat_me May 18, 2014 1:29 AM
    comedieus comedieus Jun 3, 2014 10:27 PM Flag

    he he,,, you forget. This usually happens when the shorts and Suzi come out hurting and need to try and push people. Majority are wise to it now, not to mention that most shares are institutional. I've always found when they come out screaming is a good time to buy. Like a couple weeks ago especially.
    I was doing some buying and selling timed by Suzi actually. Not I just hold, as I don't want to be out when any news hits. I note that there was a little news item a few weeks ago where the guy in charge of Swiss production was added to the US side. That tells me mfg has about cut over to the US,,,, and with that would come a nice bump in earnings because of the lower taxes.
    I also note for several Q's that the execs at Staar have been lining their pockets with shares. I don't like them doing that myself, but I can trust in their greed. Always try and read the motivation behind actions. Personally, I think they are setting themselves up for a nice run up, if not a buy out.

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