If this stock is droping, something is defiantly wrong, but still people are loosing allot of money, even though the next quarter will be hugh. Thats pretty much a legitamate discusion of how america spellz these daze.
Volume has been hitting new highs before today's selloff...over 300,000 shares per day. Decent daily percentage of his holdings. Only an idiot would crash his own holdings by $2.4MM. But maybe you are correct, if he is a masochistic moron.
Jborg, Please take your medication and then swear off ever trying to type something in public again.
There is a small "click button" feature on your computer. 3 clicks on Yahoo Finance provides all answers about the product line. Not sure you know anything about options either...or why they are relevant to a stock with no listed options.....whatever.
mdaceut, the key question is what is driving the recent growth curve. I missed the conference call and it was not archived more than a few days. The last quarter was a step-jump in sales growth. It is possible for MLM sales growth to go exponential, especially from a small sales base like here. I would say the trend is your friend on this one...and this seems like the early innings...until the trend changes and sales growth levels off or sputters.
At $44MM in sales, eps will come in a the high end of your projection.
Time will tell the actual results. Stock price indicates things are going well.
No news, just normal stock market price fluctuation head-fake. Best chart of any stock I follow. Too far off the radar and normal markets to go too big in position size for me.
**For Immediate Release***
Onion-Garlic Business Reporter
August 23, 2014
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Costa Mesa California
El Pollo Loco Responds Strongly to Unfounded Charges of Employee Non-Diversity by Krenaud2010, a White Guy recently Turned Down for Employment for Lack of Skills, Education, Attitude, Aptitude, Motivation and Pigment.
Henny de la'Poultrey, Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Political Correctness, vehemently denied the validity of "The Krenaud Charges" as recently posted on the globally revered Yahoo Message Board platform, at a hastily convened press conference.
"El Pollo Loco has long embraced and actively promoted an employment policy of not only diversifying our employee base across a broad array of ethnic, cultural, national origin, religious, and saxxual orientations but is perhaps the first large company to embrace a diversity of animal and plant species employed to perform all types of business operations and serve our customers. An example of the many "firsts" in diversity employment pioneered at El Pollo Loco include the cappuchin monkeys employed at several units in Southern California to accept payment, make change, and assist in running credit cards for delighted customers. Critics howled before implementation that the cost of that program would be excessive, but it turned out to be peanuts. Well accepted in the back office at Headquarters in Costa Mesa is the one-legged gay Black Rooster which provides Accounting with data entry pretty much around the clock seven days a week at a cost to shareholders approaching chicken-feed (excepting the pending sex-change). Ethno-Species Diversity is not just the right thing to do...it is Good Business!"
President Obama, when de-briefed about "The Krenaud Charges" while on vacation, quickly pulled his briefs back up and returned to Washington DC to address the situation to the American People...but went back on vacation before a press conference could be scheduled.
kernadu2100, you have already firmly established yourself as a total douchebagge of epic proportion. It is time for you to lay off the keyboard for quite a number of months and simply bask alone away from humanity in your self-congratulatory glory.
OK, before I put you on ignore for either being a liar or complete idiot, I would like to point out why I think you are one or the other:
Example for Illustration only
Lets say 1.0% of "control or comparison" patient subset in a trial die over the period of tracking.
Suppose 1.2% of patients taking digoxin die over the same time frame for whatever reasons, possibly related to digoxin or possibly unrelated to digoxin.
The rate of patient deaths with digoxin in that particular study was 20% higher than the control group.
Did 20% of the patients in the study taking digoxin die????
So, which are you...an idiot or a liar?
I purchased 400,000 shares at $110 on July 1 based on your advice.
I had to keep having to over-ride my internet broker's system to force the buy price that high.
What should I do now???
mdaceut, I am a very new investor in NHTC and hope somebody else has the knowledge to offer an opinion on your question. Makes sense to invest in the markets where they are growing the most (HK, Taiwan and China). I missed the chance to hear the earnings conference call, which may have had some useful detail.
So sorry to break the news to you....there is little to no justice. And certainly not what you are looking for.
I took my family to Pot Bell once. We did not go back. I go to El Pollo Loco every chance I get and will for the remainder of my life. Your think that El Pollo Loco is a sandwich shop per your other recent post talking about the Huge Calorie Content of the Non-Existent Sandwiches at El Pollo Loco . You have obviously never been to El Pollo Loco. Keep posting every ten minutes about your negativity and short position.
Only a doosh bag idiot (agchem) would be talking about SANDWICHES in relation to El Pollo Loco. So...you have Never been there correct? I am type 2 diabetic and they have exactly the healthy meal that I need to eat really tasty food that is low glycemic. Not sure you have any clue what that means.
I like Boston Market food. I LOVE El Pollo Loco chicken and side dishes, plus the salsa bar.
An $8 combo meal with grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and pinto beans...plus a mixture of salsas is real tasty, nutritious, and low glycemic for those with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
I certainly hope the overall expectations at in the .30 to .35 area.
For the quarter to be less than 0.40 the operating leverage shown the last 4 quarters would need to stop and go in reverse, or something else odd be reported...imo. Time will tell. Getting off the pink sheets would be a huge help.
COGS % 22.0%
Gross Profit $26,676
Gross Profit % 78.0%
SGA % 63.0%
Net Profit $5,130
Net Profit % 15.0%
Share Count 11,520