Not that IIVI can't benefit from independent directors...
We need folks like this (and mindless shorts and bashers) to push the stock artificially high so that we can sell a little or write some covered calls.
I have not read the article.
As I have posted before KLIC is in the best shape product wise and financially in all the years I've followed it since the late 90's.
SOME of the cyclicality should have been taken out of it. Well, it's still a cyclical business but with cash on hand I'm thinking the stock shouldn't swing as much - ironically making it less profitable to those of us who cyclically trade it. Just how much remains to be seen.
Don't forget that over the summer often tech's kinda flounder before a runup in the fall.
Chart guys - what was this gap that folks like to "fill" - like 14.75 or so?
My current order is for 14.66 and wondering if I should move it if I'm pennies away from the gap.
If I get these trading shares I'll write calls against them on the next bounce!
I would have written calls against the shares I didn't get on the next bounce.
I will place orders now incase something happens today.
Still setting here with 10% of the shares I owned when it was under 2.00 and letting them just ride it out for now.
Yes I punted this trading lot at 17.36 today. I happened to be home when Yellen's press release was going on so I set that sale 1.00 above the buy and it went off.
Still have a decent amount of long shares.
For sake of argument 6% in 2 days I just have to book it! I still have long shares to benefit from the updraft. Who knows about even a partial market pullback tomorrow?
I'll have to hunt down a free MAXPAIN site again - some have shut down and I have lost other links.
But don't expect KLIC to be far off of 16 the 3rd friday this month or next is what I'm saying. JUL may be 17 but really I need to look at MAXPAIN website to confirm since I'm just looking at close to currant price options.
"scale in, scale out, online commissions are cheap"
I often pick stocks that have ben killed to play with fun money.
Like did JCP recently for like 30% in 4-6 weeks.
Now I'm playing with RIG some (and have already grabbed like 15% twice) but these shares that I still own right now are down 16%.
Book value,Mario(unless it's him selling that's causing this).
Other than the asbestos liability this is an outstanding small company that could be bought out. And likely would have when the old guy was running it except for the asbestos.
I see no news yet.
Have all the common I'd prefer to won. (no options on AP).
I'll flip these quick assuming I get them as soon as I can like a buck up from purchase price - may even get the next divvy too.
The way I looked at it was this.
If it broke 17 16.85 would have been my bid. The MM wasn't showing my bids(I incremented by a penny at a time when the current bid was 17.02) the whole way up to the ask at 17.10 over 10 minutes or so.
I just gave them the spread and if it gets below 17 I'll be holding my bid price better.
I do have about all the shares I would like at the current time.
And other holdings I'd like to add to at these bargain prices.
On AMTD my BID would never be shown.
Yes an AllOrNone order(otherwise you get a bunch of 1 and 2 share fills).
Divvy over 4% and coming up soon.
Price increases jsut announced
Under 200 MIL markep cap.
Mario still significant stake.
Hey - it's a cyclical!
But I have all that I need again...
Ii get a 1.00 bounce these shares are gone.
Can't imagine someone buying Freescale is doing this.
No shorts or SPAM yet.
I'll have to look may be time to write some covered calls.
NASDAQ closing in on 5k too.
option-pain seems to be o.k. I'll hopefully have more time to look and play more later.
I'm a little shocked that 3/20 MAXPAIN is 19.00
Love the thoughts for options.
A dirty little secret is that I've always had a bit of a mental block when it comes to puts.
While I've done hundreds of call trades (outirght and covered) I've only done puts a handful of times. I really do have a mental block with them.
I may do a small block to buy/write and try and hit this 3/20 19.00 strike.
Thoughts still welcome. I may start a new thread that's less beat up - and I didn't want to hijack the OP's thread.
My old favorites don't exist or are pay now.
I moastly use TDAmeritrade APEX and they don't seem to offer anything (I called APEX the other night after the options folks were gone, I couldn't find anything on my own and the "normal" rep she didn't even know what MAXPAIN was).
I will say that if you just type in MAXPAIN in search - some weird stuff comes up!
Somebody bought a TON of Apr 15 calls today - over 5k worht and less than 100 had been open.
To the naked eye that may be MAXPAIN as well. I'm going in search of a free site with MAXPAIN. Range was 1.80 to 2.10
HOD was 16.85 but about a buck lower as I type. So when they bought there may not have been much premium at that time.