That is literally the dumbest short "thesis" (a _very_ liberal interpretation of the word) that I have ever seen in my life! Hope you get what you deserve!
Most small-caps I've owned have gone through long periods of silence even while business was going perfectly well. And most have gone through long periods of being undervalued and sometimes manipulated. It's a pretty common phenomenon when volume is low. Those who are long and wait are usually handsomely rewarded, and those who short usually get screwed in the long term, but may do OK in the short term if they luck out and time their contracts perfectly.
Agree. But don't forget that this is a thinly traded small-cap. That means that in the short term, the share price may have very little to do with the fundamentals of the company. Don't even be surprised if the next earnings reports beats on every metric and projects future growth above expectations, while the share price continues to stagnate or even drop. Eventually the price will come in line with the fundamentals, but it could take a while. This isn't a game for the impatient.
That's just because you're an idiot. It has nothing to do with whether you turned out to be right or wrong. Short term price movements of small-caps are more-or-less random a lot of the time.
"IF they were going to grow as stated by mgt, I can't see at this stage the stock getting its bASS kicked this badly."
I could. Anyone who has experience with thinly traded small caps knows that the short term ("short term" being defined as 1-2 years sometimes) movement of share price is often almost completely random and has very little to do with fundamentals. But fundamentals always win in the end and Those who are willing to wait the irrationality out usually benefit pretty handsomely.
Shorting the stock of a profitable company that has a 2% dividend payout, a double-digit growth rate and a P/E of 13 doesn't sound too bright to me.
Why would anyone pay a "good price" for a company who only ever had one customer that has since abandoned them? The only scenario that would make sense would be for that one customer to buy them (and probably at a fire-sale price).
It's not a "bet" in the sense that you're thinking. At this point, they're just considering how to best cut their losses and have evidently decided that keeping the doors open while they wait for a potential fire sale is preferable to folding immediately.
Or they just figure that the additional losses from continuing the life support (to keep the desperate hope for some sort of fire sale alive) for another couple of months is not particularly large compared to what they've wasted so far.
Any chance that someone like Intel might just buy them at the current fire-sale price? They could pay a 50% premium and still arguably be getting a pretty good deal.
"Some stocks trade purely on fundamentals and many do not."
Very true in the short term, but in the long-term fundamentals always win. Be patient, Daniel-son!
Stick with fundamentals. People can and do play these and other games (for example, the T.A. people's "I think I see a 'dangling shlong pattern', etc.), but in the end fundamental value matters. SWIR and CAMP have both risen and fallen with all of this game playing lately, when you filter out the gyrations, I think they've both also benefited from people recognizing their fundamental value. My opinion is that CAMP is a better value proposition at the moment than SWIR, so I sold some SWIR at $22 and used the proceeds to buy CAMP after it crashed, as well as some SILC (which also tanked recently and I think is extremely undervalued right now). Kept some of my SWIR too as I don't think there's too much danger of it going lower than the $7 I paid for it.
You're really enough of an idiot to believe that even a mentally challenged 10-year old wouldn't recognize this as a blatant advertisement?
We tend to call people who use "hanging #$%$ patterns" and other TA #$%$ to justify selling an obviously undervalued stock short "idiots". We also appreciate their stupidity, because the irrationality that they inject into the market provides what we tend to call "opportunities".