They do care about the stock price. That is what keeps employees and attracts them. Stock options are huge part of Google's employee compensation packages. They know they can't ignore the stock price for very long.
Fundamentally the business is fine. If they want to juice the stock they can do what Apple did and split 10 for 1 and maybe start a small buyback. The split would do more for them than anything. People can't wrap their head around high price stocks and that whole trophy game of racing to high numbers is so yesterday. Google needs to split.
Most novice investors bail at the bottom and at the same time analysts who are late to the party also at the bottom. Good to see you couldn't take the pain. Along with this it's a great tell that the stock has bottomed. I predict 700 by year's end.
20 multiple. 35/share in earnings for 2016. 90/share in cash right now and growing. Range could be $700 to $790 for fair value. Google will grow top and bottom around 20% in '15 and '16.
The Firefox deal if media did homework they would realize google was keeping the lights on for them. They refused to pay up on a deal that wasn't profitable so they let Mayer pay up for it. 300 million. Maybe more. All for a browser share that is much smaller than it was when google paid 300M for it many years back. But what does Mayer care? She blew $100M on an employee (Castro) that was fired within a year. She has Alibaba money and doesn't care if market share gains are at a loss.
BTW Google could have paid up for Firefox placement but knew it wasn't economical. Firefox is losing share each year. Most users will find their way to google and change default search provider. So what appears as a loss in share will actually help google's bottom line because they are not overpaying Mozilla Firefox in an unprofitable deal.
Better yet remember google has put billions into many companies. They have lost billions (i.e. motorola) on these ventures and others. Firefox would have cost them 300M or so to re-up the contract. Imagine how bad it had to be for them not to do it and not care?
CMG back to being a momentum stock. Beware once the momentum buyers bail on this one though. One soft earnings report or single digit comps and punishment will be swift by these guys.
Pretty safe. Any other drug must compete on both efficacy and safety and be at least VERY similar on both or better. Nobody will accept taking an inferior drug in terms of efficacy or one that has many more side effects, especially dangerous ones.
The Gilead issue is that the competitive drug is so similar in cure rate and side effects they can possibly get by with this but I suspect Gilead could bring a lawsuit against Express Scripts OR simply lower the price of their drug to compete a bit more. We'll see.
In the meantime the biotech etf's are getting hurt from GILD so it takes all the other components right down with it when funds sell their ETF holdings. Baby with the bath water type thing...
Would you sell it if it had stayed at your cost basis or still hold it? Makes no sense to sell a stock you liked at 540 when it is cheaper. You want to buy more when it goes lower. Be a little greedy when others are fearful. You only pay UP for stocks when everyone is overly optimistic about it. Right now everyone is negative as the normal cycle happens with stocks and companies.
Remember apple all negative now positive? Guess what's next for apple? Yeah, negative will be coming. iPhone not growing. ipad shrinking. on and on. then the downgrades. stock drop. etc.....
Next in the cycle for google it is now close to bottom. next quarter they could surprise with good numbers and all of a sudden everyone wants it, pays up big for it, every analyst loves it again and upgrades with higher targets. all glowing and positive. ride the waves but be on the right side of them.
Wrong. Past 4 years eps growth rate was 14.84%. At that rate you double earnings every 5 years. You also double your stock price about every 5 years along with that. Much better than the index which averages 9% per year or a double every 8 years. In 20 years you would have 4 doubles with google and just over 2 doubles with the index.
So 100 grand in 20 years with google is $1.6 million. In the index it is about 500k.
Just added to Google. 80 bucks in cash. about 420 now ex-cash. 36/share EPS in 2016. January 2016 PE comes down to 11.66 ex-cash. Google will be growing at least 15-20%. Even if it drops to 10% eps growth that is merely fair value so nice margin of safety here.
I've gone long shares and written short puts as well. Unless Google starts seeing a complete disruption in their businesses in the next 2 years this is a layup. Tax year end selling and hedge funds dumping since google underperformed for 2014. They have to get this all off their books only to buy back in january after wash sale rule period over. Same game every year.
I can't seem to get a handle on what the drug in the DVT space could be worth in annual revenue. Does anyone know what the potential is for this drug and other likely candidates in the pipeline? At 7B market cap how much is (or isn't) priced in? If they don't get through phase 3 on this drug how devastating is the price drop going to be?
All I can see now is a bunch of good candidates in various phases but don't understand the market potential for each and what the likelihood is each may get approved. Also potential addressable markets for these candidates.
Anyone here intelligent and done analysis on the company rather than just chasing the ticker up? I would love to hear some intelligent research on Isis to better understand it. I've hit homeruns with stocks like these (i.e. Celgene) and want to wrap my head around Isis but can't find much on how the candidates are stacking up and their potential.
NO news at all. I think just such a thinly traded stock doesn't take much to move it. Orders have been strong for Arcam with some bigger customers buying in. Nothing on the radar that looks negative from my research. I put an order in limit 18.85 and hope somebody gives away their shares to me. No problem adding to this one if panic sellers are abandoning
Uh oh. something not good. Dow Jones just reported Tesla registrations are down 22% from the same period Jan-October of 2013
Saw it. Awesome. Short squeeze:
. Looks like everyone went nuts for guns black friday. NIC check every 3 seconds. Over 50% higher than typical black friday NIC check boom. Read:
Just saw this article. Looks like everyone went nuts for guns black friday. NIC check every 3 seconds. Over 50% higher than typical black friday NIC check boom. Read:
total United States GDP is 17 trillion. If apple hits 1 trillion in market cap that means it is worth 1/17th or almost 6% of the entire US annual gross domestic output! Can this be justified? A phone hardware maker worth 6% of the entire United States Gross Domestic Product?
Excellent point and quite accurate! At some point the music stops but nobody knows when. I remember in 2000 when people looked at revenue growth, eyeballs, etc. I'm sure it's different this time....lol
Losses have widened for splunk as revenue rises. this is a non scalable business. the higher the revenue the higher the losses. at this revenue level for a software only company they should be wildly profitable. something is very wrong here. that said the stock should go up as this baby is a momentum darling! to 100 and beyond!!!
1 Billion in cash. No debt. About 10 times EBITDA right now. Square in the territory for them to be taken private.
If they are not talking to PE firms now about going private they should be using that buyback for a better than 10% ROI. Revenues grew 30% last quarter and stock tanked while Kate Spade also grew same amount, 30% and the stock shot up like a rocket. KORS trades at significant discount to the ever shrinking top and bottom line coach and grows faster than spade.
KORS management can't do much to deal with traders and such but they can put that $1B to work before the technical charts turn around and the stock hits new highs. I want that $1B in under 70/share and not at 100/share. Based on the falling price it doesn't look like they are in buying yet.
KORS best weapon right now is that buyback. Let's hope they are aggressive with it at these low prices. The Spade vs KORS compare shows that the market often gets it backward. These things even out over time. Sometimes months or other times years.
I looked at all the numbers. They were excellent in top and bottom. Business is very healthy and growth continues to be strong. I see no bad marks. Guidance likely conservative. Buyback is bullish and as an owner I want lower prices from Mr. Market. The lower the price the more that one billion buys back. This is a lesson from Buffett. Pray these shares stay low when buybacks are running. The long term benefit is preferable to a short term price increase of the shares