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gf995 72 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Jul 27, 2012
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  • Reply to

    So here's what will happen with FB

    by imuffin4 20 hours ago

    Have to agree that this is a broad sell off, not just related to the FB earnings report.
    Buyers are very likely to pounce below $75.

    While FB is arguably the least shareholder friendly stock ever when normalized on its revenues, it continues to show excellent growth, a cash hoard and an impregnable moat.

    Everything has been down recently in a widespread sell off. However, there will be catalysts that affect the stock and publicize its potential.

    Sadly, there will need to be a discussion about whether Ms. Sandberg will need time off and gauge her commitment to the company fairly soon due to the recent tragedy. There will also be a shareholders' mtg soon that has previously helped the share price.

    All the analysts remain bullish. While i'm not happy with its short term performance, and I think there is an inherent resentment of the way it's run and its hubris. However, FB still looks like a growth behemoth in the long term. It is probably on everyone's short list for growth stocks with huge moats.

    Without new shocking news, it's probably going to hold above $75.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • gf995 gf995 May 4, 2015 6:12 PM Flag

    Obviously I respectfully disagree. But since none of us has any say, and because the share structure is such that no one really cares about FB shareholders, it's all moot.

  • Reply to

    fb as opposed to apple

    by thegreatone561 May 3, 2015 5:00 PM
    gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 5:30 PM Flag

    But people all want whatever apple makes so they command the same public.

  • Reply to

    Sandberg should step down

    by gf995 May 2, 2015 10:22 PM
    gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 12:41 PM Flag

    I do apologize. With all due respect I hold far more than that, and I do have to concern myself with anything that might affect leadership or the stock price.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 12:34 PM Flag

    Trying not to be morbid or classless, sorry - But anyone have ideas as to whether they could be an effect is Sandberg steps away from FB briefly given the recent tragedy, and shareholder meeting coming up

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Sandberg should step down

    by gf995 May 2, 2015 10:22 PM
    gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 12:25 PM Flag

    Sorry. don't disagree. But some of us have more than a few shares, the shareholder meeting is coming up and this conversation needs to be started at some point.

  • Reply to

    Facebooks trend is down this year.

    by dontbelievethescam May 3, 2015 10:05 AM
    gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 11:59 AM Flag

    While this tragedy is awful, it seems a good time for Sandberg to step down and allow someone more shareholder focused to step in.

    Sorry to have to bring this up at such a sad time, but the stock really should be at $100. This leadership in place has serious groupthink issues. Sandberg said she would stay 5 years, and it's been 3.

    A change at the COO level is always risky. But it would show shareholders that they matter, and that FB is aware that there is a perception, antipathy, and shareholder yield problem here that is keeping the stock price down despite solid revenue growth.

    It's time to stand aside, Ms Sandberg. There are a dozen other female tech execs in silicon valley for Zuck to choose from. This is no time to be away from her kids.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • gf995 gf995 May 3, 2015 11:53 AM Flag

    That's preposterous. While I'm sure many shareholders who agree with you. I do not.

    The stock has clearly underperformed given the revenue it has been seeing. If the company were run by senior MBA students at Harvard, FB would already be $120. Instead the groupthink is rampant, and everyone cares more about the grand long term mission instead of today's shareholders.

    Long term planning and a mission is great but FB should have already broken $100. They are overspending wildly and needlessly. Any change would be welcome in the current leadership to break their groupthink and disinterest in shareholders.

    There are many young women dying to be COO who do not have two young children at home to care for. Sandberg said she would likely only stay 5 years. It's been 3 and she spent much of that time on her book tour. She should step aside now for her kids and the for the sake of the company.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • It's a terrible tragedy how a young man running a wildly successful company could be struck down at 47. We all send condolences.

    I have suggested that she step down in the past. Now with all due respect to this horrible tragedy, this is really appropriate now. While she can Lean In further, now is the time for her to be her kids.

    This family tragedy should trigger Sandberg to step back from FB and allow a new COO to be vetted. She has two small children at home with no father, she already a billionaire, and her husband's company's shares will make her fantastically wealthy when survey monkey does go public.

    While others may feel it's too soon to consider, FB is a huge company struggling with expenses and guidance. A new COO with a more focused interest in shareholder yield would certainly be welcome at this company and this appears to be the right time for her to spend more time with her two young children.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • gf995 gf995 May 2, 2015 10:14 PM Flag

    While this is certainly a tragedy, she now has two small kids at home without a father and should be thinking about stepping back from FB to care for full time.

    A new COO would certainly make perfect sense after the shareholder meeting. With all due respect to her leaning in and her strong tenure, a change in leadership to someone more attentive to the stock price and shareholder yield would be welcome.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • So is the consensus here that the offering's shares have now been floated and digested by now?
    Are we looking at $17 as the bottom going forward?
    Still way undervalued?
    Into 20s by ASCO?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    UCO should be at $9.50 right now.

    by mtay515 Apr 29, 2015 11:19 AM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 29, 2015 12:14 PM Flag

    seems to be leading now after double bottoming. is it really time to get in? tried many times to time before to no avail. ideas? time to load up now until june?

  • Reply to

    time to go in ??

    by dis_aster Apr 28, 2015 11:19 AM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 29, 2015 12:10 PM Flag

    Tried several times before and each time failed.
    Last few months chart looks almost like Cup & Handle.

    Now until June mtg seems the best time short term with most other assets risky
    or overpriced. Any thoughts?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) - Buy, $96 price target
    “Our price target is based on our DCF model, which incorporates our combined pro forma model for Dollar Tree post its acquisition of Family Dollar. Shares appear to us to already be trading at a healthy acquisition premium, having appreciated 46% since the initial offer was made on July 28, 2014 versus the S&P 500 index +5% and the RLX index +26% in the same time frame. Despite this run, we do not believe the basic cost synergies are fully reflected at the stock's current valuation. We present a pro forma model below that reflects the $300MM in annual cost synergies that DLTR expects to generate by year three, but we believe management's synergy estimates are extremely conservative. In our opinion, Dollar Tree's strong management and superior merchandising team should drive substantial productivity and operational improvements at Family Dollar over the long term.”

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    boomage coming Monday

    by straitax Apr 18, 2015 9:03 PM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 21, 2015 11:27 AM Flag

    Not an expert and making no recommendations. I sold out.

    Got no replies from IR, company clearly doesn't have its act together to meet deadlines it sets, and shows inconsistency towards shareholder concerns.

    When they actually have a working product AND Abrams and the CEO are willing to publicly comment in support of where the company is going, I might get back in.

    Right now it appears as though they just hired Abrams to consult and until he is willing to endorse the company's plan for construction and distribution, there are just too many red flags and not enough working devices.

    I'm out of pennies. It's a casino. Better off trading CURE, RETL and biotechs. Companies with real products trying to really help people.

    Long ADXS

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    is there anoter reason?

    by kcalw Apr 20, 2015 10:04 AM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 20, 2015 2:40 PM Flag

    The P/FFO is still cheap and the underlying fundamentals appear solid. It's a perfect long term stock.
    And it's a good time to add if your time horizon is 2 yrs+. I just got antsy. Beginner traders who are not in for the long haul probably sold already.

    Sold out because: Macros don't seem to be favoring health care or REITs.
    AVIV shareholders seemed to dump right away. Not a vote of confidence.
    I don't like the confusion that IR allowed about the divi. Should have been worthy of a more direct communication.

    After the rate increase in September, OHI should go on sale again. Probably @ $33 a share.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    by meima1955 Apr 17, 2015 8:31 AM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 17, 2015 12:31 PM Flag

    The Chinese government seems to have announced today that they were going to tighten market regulations. Still confusing to me.

    Yinn or Yang???

  • I got in for a momentum play which obviously didn't happen. I was about to dump it.

    However, Icahn is very interested and the fundamentals of this stock are uniquely compelling. I'm wondering about going long.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    I've been looking for something like this

    by bzzzzbeeee Apr 10, 2015 11:29 AM
    gf995 gf995 Apr 16, 2015 10:11 PM Flag

    This is quite a list of companies. Seems to have global reach, crosses into biotech as well.
    Only charges 47 bp. Seems like it could be a real winner.

    Sentiment: Buy

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