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fabulouspoodle 60 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 16, 2014 1:35 PM Member since: Apr 7, 1999
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    Oct 22

    by westnash1 Oct 16, 2014 6:59 AM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 16, 2014 1:35 PM Flag

    i'll go with .47/share on 81 mil

  • fabulouspoodle by fabulouspoodle Oct 15, 2014 4:01 PM Flag

    ....and look forward to being ridiculed by Westy. I can only hope that I reach a level where he can sarcastically label me as some great investor, like Icahn or Buffet. While I certainly haven't yet earned Westnash's utter disdain (despite trading RCKY for many many many years), I would humbly request the moniker, 'Nasgovitz'.

  • fabulouspoodle by fabulouspoodle Oct 10, 2014 1:09 PM Flag

    .....although anyone who has followed this thank knows it has been a complete piece of junk for years and years. Why buy? Well, it is way below tangible book. And the old CEO is out.....he really did absolutely nothing. Maybe new management can help shareholders realize some value.

    Already a bit of buyers regret on this one, but she's in the portfolio now.....albeit a small part.


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    First time in EMMS history

    by zalomonbro Oct 9, 2014 4:04 PM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 10, 2014 12:39 PM Flag

    mcaplan, they expect mid to upper single digit radio growth next quarter....pretty strong growth for, they said in the conf call that while its early for anything definitive, pacings are up for the following quarter as well. In the conf call they stated that looking forward, their political advertising is extremely small (in an election year), so the strong pacings vs last year are on an apples to apples basis.

    I did buy some today at the open. The negative is that there's a strong negative sentiment in the Radio sector right now since overall the second quarter was so poor


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    Holding the break over 1.70 well...

    by mandrlane Sep 3, 2014 6:47 PM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 10, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    gands....not short lived when you sell. Had around 20,000 shares before earninngs, and was able to add a ton near earnings morn open under $1.12.....Sold all for a huge profit, and looking to buy some back now. You have to be patient, but trading BDR has been very profitable for me over the years.


  • fabulouspoodle by fabulouspoodle Oct 10, 2014 10:15 AM Flag

    ...sold the last of mine in the pre-market. Started buying this a couple of years ago under $1.30, added a big chunk after last earnings in the low two's. So nice winner.

    Who knows where this thing goes......its obviously overvalued on any normal metric, but that dont mean much until it really starts goin' down....could move much higher, but I'm satisfied.

    TD Ameritrade actually had lots of shares available to short pre-market......and they generally have no shares available for any super spikey high flier. I guess that means that traders dont have a big short position on this one yet.

    I thought about shorting for a second...with TDA shares available when APT was bidding around $6.70.....but it was too tough for me to hit the 'Confirm' button.


  • ...on 10/6/14, Director Floyd Tupper buys 2400 shares at $8.15/share.

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    bought some....

    by fabulouspoodle Oct 1, 2014 9:48 AM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 2, 2014 11:55 PM Flag

    tracant, it was a gtc buy placed before the open. And I sometimes use 88's for bidding on both size and price. Its basically random. Like, I might place an order for 27888 shares of something at $.7488. Just a habit....doenst really mean anything.

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    by ddwraiggoch Oct 2, 2014 6:18 AM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 2, 2014 9:43 AM Flag

    spring's facing the wrong way. Please tell them to flip the spring so force goes up.

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    bought some....

    by fabulouspoodle Oct 1, 2014 9:48 AM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Oct 1, 2014 10:21 AM Flag

    emory, I had an order in at .3888 premarket which was filled at the open at .3825.

  • fabulouspoodle by fabulouspoodle Oct 1, 2014 9:48 AM Flag

    ...I bought a very small starter at .54 a short while ago, and added 27,000 shares this morning. So I got 35,000. Still a very small position....I might add. Not sure I agree with much of what is stated on the board. As an outsider non-owner, it didnt surprise me that MCZ fell to the mid fifties.....I mean operationally MCZ hasnt done well in a long time, and in my opinion the earning pr's and quarterly filings really didnt say all that much positive.......except they seemed to have decent management of their cash. Unfortunately, operationally, management seems to be failing, and this same management has been failing consistently for a while.

    I just think the company is worth more......although there is certainly risk. Re the much to speculate on to have any idea of why. Given MCZ management's track record, you hope it aint for a non accretive and messy acquisition.....I dont have faith that management could pull it off.

    The hope would be that if necessary, they'd only use a portion of it. And hopefully that would be to finance growth.

    I may have said some negatives here, but at this price, just seems risk reward is pretty good. Heck, a return to .60 gets you more than a fifty percent return.


  • fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 26, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    micro, why are you interested to see if MCZ can issue a new class of shares if they can do the same thing with the old class? Usually the only difference between two classes of common stock is their voting rights.


  • fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 26, 2014 3:23 PM Flag

    micro, I certainly dont have one off the top of my head.....and I really dont want to research it. But its not necessary anyway, MCZ could just authorize more shares of their regular the q it says that their maximum number of authorized shares is 'unlimited', so sounds like they have already been given the right to increase their outstanding shares to whatever they want.

  • fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 26, 2014 3:06 PM Flag

    emory, no thats not what an offering is for. If AMZN wanted to invest in MCZ right now, at one buck per share for 30 million shares, MCZ could do that right now without an offering. They would simply have to make sure they have enuf authorized common shares (not outstanding) in their treasury. If they dont have enuf, they could simply authorize wouldnt be through a offering. Or they could offer a second class of shares to AMZN with different rights.


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    5% Down On 55K Shares

    by twitter_trader Sep 26, 2014 10:38 AM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 26, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    disagree, its reasonable to expect at least a small degree of selling in response to the s-3. Not many sellers actually. But there are no buyers right now so the share price falls a bit.

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    Last 1/4 cash flow was about $90 million...

    by keltus1952 Sep 23, 2014 2:35 PM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 24, 2014 9:24 PM Flag

    The fact that SFY has been actively trying to sell some of its large properties for over a year with no takers may say something about its 'Intrinsic Value'. There have been plenty of property sales by other energy players during this period, at decent multiples.

  • 9/23/14 CEO Barry Goldstein buys 1000 shares at $7.93 and
    9/23/14 Director Floyd Tupper buys 915 shares at $7.97/share.

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    Last 1/4 cash flow was about $90 million...

    by keltus1952 Sep 23, 2014 2:35 PM
    fabulouspoodle fabulouspoodle Sep 24, 2014 9:54 AM Flag

    ...yet they can't even afford to spend their planned capex....and their debt somehow goes up every quarter.....and noone seems to want to buy the properties they have had for sale for the past year......

  • sure looks inexpensive. Trades at what, around half of tangible book value. And, it seem like its in the beginning what looks to be a nice turnaround. They Made .021 US/share last quarter, and it seems like next quarter should be stronger. On an ebitda or cash flow basis, they make double the .021/quarter (or .04+) since their depreciation/amortization runs that per quarter.

    Announced some nice contracts of late, especially for a company with a ten million dollar market cap. And OML.v has been buying back stock in the open market.

    Only problem is Mary Quah owns lots of it, and is willing to sell cheap and consistently.


  • fabulouspoodle by fabulouspoodle Sep 15, 2014 1:05 PM Flag

    ...around $12.85 on the fall in response to the southern Florida storms. We're over halfway through hurricane season, and after the storms clear in S Florida, there's nothing on the horizon weatherwise, so we got a week or two of worry free weather.

    UVE should post strong numbers, and from the sounds of their latest pr, it look like they may be turning things around and returning to growth......since their reinsurance costs are set till next June (and are pretty low), any growth should be amplified in the bottom line.

    We'll see how the rest of the hurricane season goes....but you gotta like their 'return to growth' comments after several years of flat to negative policy growth.


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