Construction season is only in the late spring, summer and fall for a good size hunk of the country because of the weather. We have rock solid frozen ground here and now road restrictions go up this week and so no trucks on the roads until about April.
You shorted MAKO and you admit it was a mistake. If you were short and you got caught with the 80+% overnight gain, that must have been painful. So you admit you don't understand medical device companies that have a monopoly. And then you come over here and say ISRG has "stopped innovating". Wow, you obviously have not been paying *ANY* attention to what they and their suppliers have been saying.
Keep shorting. I love to see the shorts get burned.
You're pretty funny because I have been around here for nearly a decade. This is my #2 best all time winner (CMG just topped it last week). I have been a believer for a long time but if you look, many, many months ago I said this stock was broken and I was getting out. I would have to go back and check my records but it was at least 2 earnings announcements ago that I sold it all. Smallest gain I had was over 500%, some was more. Two weeks ago (right before earnings) I said I was back in with a several hundred share position. I post my buys and sells and if you look, you can find them all.
Every single word you write people have been saying for years. All of it is 100% true too, just not at this moment in time. I've heard the exact same words about BWLD too and low and behold they have done well. Stop crunching numbers and actually do some foot work and you will see what I see.
Big difference between KK and CMG: you can't eat at KK every day an not have your arteries clog up and your waistline explode. Yet I can (and have been) going to CMG 1-2X per week and lose weight. Skip the sour creme, cheese and guac and you can get a meal (drink water) for under 900 calories. One KK doughnut is between 200 and 360 calories, and nobody considers 2 KKs a meal.
I've been long on this stock a lot, and I also played the crash 2012 for my biggest single gain ever with puts. If you shorts would stop trying to spew lies about the ICE investigations, and the feeling sick with the runs, and the (someday) competition, and the other various junk that you make up, and you actually *went* to a restaruant and sat there and counted customers, you would see what I see. Pick a time, the same time of day, and 2-3x per month go to the same restaruant and just count customers for an hour. If you did that, you too could see what I see and know that these earnings were no unexpected. Today, due to my DD, I will have my biggest single day gain in my portfolio because I own several thousand shares of CMG. To me this was a slam dunk based on what I saw in Oct-December.
Wow, talk about a First World Whiner! OMG, there are like 10 items I have to choose from and I have to *tell* them what I want. It takes me all of a minute to do and that is **sooo** taxing to my brain! Whaaaaaa!
Companies are not allowed to talk about any aspect of any pending litigation, period, end of story. So anyone expecting them to comment about complaints or any product issue that could be tied to a liability issue is sadly mistaken. Rule #1 of any product, you *only* talk about the good points, *never* mention anything bad. That is for the lawyers to sort out.
I n my experience the shorts are often late to the party. When CMG and NFLX crashed the short interest was at one of their lowest points. I learned long ago to buy when there is blood in the streets. I just bought back in to ISRG last week. We will see if it was a good long term decision.
I'm out. I got a 200%+ run in an IRA so I just sold. Picked up some $275 Friday puts. We'll see what the casino that is NFLX has to offer.
Or someone heard about unit sales. My doc I hit up for information says procedure growth at his hospital is right on track and they are looking at placing another unit.
Let's try some basic logic. The Affordable Care Act allows people to buy insurance from INSURANCE COMPANIES, NOT the government. The ACT just provides the means, not the end result. So how is a doctor going to know that the insurance that a person is using was purchased through the ACT web site, independent of the web site, or provided through some employer?
Stop listening to Limbaugh and Fox News. You might learn something.
Gee, all those cases of "sticker shock" through the ACT website seem to be getting found out to be outright lies, yet it can't seem to get any traction in the press.
That is the truth. And I keep wondering why short when one can buy puts? I made the biggest killing of my life on this stock by watching the lines and buying puts. Bought at $0.05 and sold the next day for $23+. At least with puts one cannot lose more than they invested. Short a monster like this and you can go bankrupt. Now, can someone pass me the bar-b-q sauce? There are more signing up to get roasted.