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greendog03 190 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 31, 2015 10:00 PM Member since: Oct 29, 2003
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  • greendog03 greendog03 Jul 31, 2015 10:00 PM Flag

    Why even care about this company, plenty of small caps out there with a better story.

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    15, Yes, that is Fifteen year down trend

    by thehammer43 Jul 31, 2015 12:39 PM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 31, 2015 3:32 PM Flag

    They didn't change with the times and became an obselete company before our eyes. They are just living off the cash now, but basically irrelevant.

  • greendog03 greendog03 Jul 31, 2015 12:35 PM Flag

    There consistent alright in losing money. The company should be sold for what ever they can get. It is the worst stock on the nasdaq. They killed the company awhile ago when they outsourced their labor. ITs dod and has been for a long time. The acquisitions they have made were a waste of money, they stay way too long in chip testing for computers, and I said this awile ago, they should have sold the semiconductor business and focus on homeland security, starting with the camera business, but management was too old to attempt that trick.

  • and you should have done more investing, you would have actually been growing your portfolio. Trashing small cap value is a fools game. But its not about every tick which you seem to ocus on. But the message boards is for entertainment purposes only and you've been very entertaining. Its too bad you didn't buy some shares down in the 8s. It sure looks like the worst is over and if not a nice buy back and dividend to keep you in the game.

  • Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ruckus late Wednesday reported in-line EPS. Ruckus stock soared 16% in morning trading in the stock market today, at a three-month high above 12.
    A slowdown in education spending has been an overhang on Wi-Fi gear makers stocks, including Aruba Networks, acquired earlier this year by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ).
    Federal funding for educational spending on broadband might finally arrive in late 2015, analysts say. And Ruckus might gain from cable TV and phone company customers.
    "Schools are just now receiving their funding letters and we expect a pickup once school session begins," said Mark Sue, an analyst at RBC Capital, in a research report. "We peg this multiyear (industry) opportunity for Wi-Fi at $1 billion, significant enough for Ruckus to see accelerating growth if it claims its share. Our 2016 revenues of $444 million are conservatively pegged at +19% growth."

  • greendog03 by greendog03 Jul 30, 2015 3:22 PM Flag


  • this morning. Best cyber VALUE play getting no respect. its only a matter of time before we get a beat on earnings or a buyout offer. But I don't mind waiting especially with a nice div too boot

  • You show no earnings or any possibility of earnings probably ever. you come to the market over and over again selling shares looking for more money, and 5 years later the only people who made out was management and all the selling shareholders. Your better off playing the lottery than sinking your money in most of these biotechs, the return is probably higher. It would appear that this cycle of biotech speculation is coming to the end. Every industry has it run and then it painfully burns out

  • and going to 20. Maybe those people should do less talking and more investing. Of course, some people are always looking for instant gratification 24/7. Investing is more than watching every tick, not to say that it surely has been painful watching this stock drop from the 30s. hopefully, we get back on track and start beating estimates again, and this quarter was a good start. amazingly, the pop in the stock shows how low the street expectations had sunk.

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    Show some support to this stock Mr. Cook

    by michalisrael157 Jul 30, 2015 9:46 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 30, 2015 9:52 AM Flag

    Without Steve Jobs the ship is rudderless.. Wow, their new products, a watch and streaming music. And don't get too excited with the next I-PHONE it will just be an extension of the last one with a few tweaks here otr there. The creativity premuim is long gone.

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    Earnings Beat

    by ltnkidd Jul 29, 2015 4:42 PM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 29, 2015 5:12 PM Flag

    They're expanding while beating earning eatimates i would say based on that its a pretty good quarter.

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    no growth

    by dbtunr Jul 28, 2015 9:17 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 28, 2015 11:47 AM Flag


    Well, the value is there and the growth will come. I don't really care about the past. It's on to the 3rd quarter

  • Reply to

    no growth

    by dbtunr Jul 28, 2015 9:17 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 28, 2015 9:38 AM Flag

    One man's #$%$ is another man's treasure.

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    as good as time as any to buy this

    by greendog03 May 18, 2015 11:27 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 27, 2015 1:15 PM Flag

    The last earnings report is surely reflecting that now. Never good to be too early , but over the long term GRC usually comes back and is a fine company as you stated above

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    i'm back at it skip

    by greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 12:47 PM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 27, 2015 9:54 AM Flag

    Well, skip always good to hear from you.

    I love your posts on the ravn board. I'm not sure what you like out there. i think span is a nice play here, the valuation is low, the balance sheet is solid, and a 3.5 percent dividend is pretty nice. The industrials seem to be getting beat up here. i've watched one of my favorities PLPC now sitting about 10 dollars below book value and to think over a year ago it was as high as 93 and now sitting at 34. I actually bot some AT &T on friday becuase i like direct tv purchase, the dividend and maybe the safety. I like supermarkets here one with a stellar balance sheet is wmk , nice div, another play which i haven't botback in yet is ODC nice play if the economy is slowing. Finally PKE selling at a 52 week low, nice balance sheet, but their products are used in the aerospace field which i think is better off than the pure industrials.

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    Sell into the pump

    by catjomy31 Jul 24, 2015 9:39 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 2:31 PM Flag

    i own no GIFI. like i said, lets wait for earnings and see how the stock reacts. But maybe that didn't register with you. You deleted all your messages on the eei board - why, becuase you sold it." maybe you are a two way charlie "And when you say the "opoosite side" what do you mean, you would have to be short to be on the opposite side. So basically you own a couple of underwater banks hoping for a buyout - goodluck with that - and you wouldn't want me labasting those banks all the time as they sit there day after day. Just tell me what you are short i like to know, i really don't care what you own, but you seem to really care what i own. the fact is, you like picking on a few of my many positions, maybe you should work on finding your own value stocks becuase you sure like looking at some of the ones i follow. Did you get a chance to buy anat under hundred that sure is better than any bank holding you have or is that a little too rich for you. You see I took a quick profit on that one figuring i'll be able to buy it back again you see how that works. You invest like a nervous Cat at the slighest sound of noise, never knowing when to sell or buy and then in your negativity, you go around saying why the stock is a dog and you did that here earlier becuase you sold it, and on cue, sour grapes set in. Maybe you should just say your in cash becuase the market looks risky at these leverls and the small caps look like there going lower, But instead I get all this noise how your so smart picking numbers of where a stock is going, is just plain stupid especially when you say whats going to happen when its just a bunch of #$%$.

  • greendog03 by greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 12:47 PM Flag

    I bot a few more shares down here in the low 17s. Seems to be a lot of bargains now in the small cap area, the only question now will they all go even lower

  • Reply to

    Sell into the pump

    by catjomy31 Jul 24, 2015 9:39 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 12:42 PM Flag

    You know Cat

    I up for the year in my small cap portfolio. IF you're so smart as you think you are - why aren't you shorting these stocks if your so confident in your god given stock picking ability. I never hear what your invested in, i wonder why, maybe becuase your invested in nothing, you are not even short anything especially with all that negative energy. And you just blast everything and anything - first thing you did today was blast your mouth about eei being pumped when you got egg on your face. EEI being pumped, really. You went negative becuase you don't hold it, too bad.
    Cat, your just a big talker, give me one of your supreme picks - do you have any, everytime i ask, i just get crickets - Do you know what a portfolio is, well, its a holding of stocks, bonds, shorts, money market, vix, it short trades, long trades, its all sorts of things, which I'm starting to realize you have no idea about.

  • Reply to

    Sell into the pump

    by catjomy31 Jul 24, 2015 9:39 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 10:50 AM Flag

    Cat, did I hit a nerve?

    The small caps are out favor right now , no growth in the world. But i've seen that movie before, maybe you haven't. I don't own gifi and you're not short it so even if you are right about the 8 dollar price you didn't put your money where you mouth is. So big deal. You don't really understand spam. I was just being nice to mention some stock picks that were up to you to research. You took my kindness as some sort of spam — you been following the wrong stocks for a while. GIFI vs apple thing was really a joke. But I didn't take in account your lack of a sense of humor. The fact is since I mention it back in JUNE both stocks are lower.
    I get 5 or 6 percent with jcs what do I care if it goes down a few bucks i'm not watching every tick. Wow, you pick up on two stocks I own, wow. With PLPC I'm playing with the houses money. When the small caps find their bottom you'll still be sitting on the sidelines and even if you buy something at its low and brag how smart you are, you'll still sell it before you make any real money. You did it with EEI
    You sold your ap at a loss , and god knows what happen with pesi.
    But i'll give you credit at least you're moving up watching quality small cap companies that let you play for the next cycle.

  • Reply to

    Sell into the pump

    by catjomy31 Jul 24, 2015 9:39 AM
    greendog03 greendog03 Jul 24, 2015 10:00 AM Flag


    You don't own it so why comment on it that its some sort of pump. You got the wrong board. It's a deep value stock, pretty hard to call it a pump selling at basically book value. Unfortunately it looks like you sold it a bit too early, oh well. Thats what happens when you act like a nervous cat watching every tick. Buy some good companies and forget about it. Also you mention that with the dividend and the earnings it was a winner, yet you went against your own logic. Wether something goes up or down you are always on the negative side — nobody's listening, put together a damn portfolio and stop worrying about every tick if you want to have something to show when you reach old man status, otherwise, you are going to be one of those guys always chasing the dream with nothing to show for it.

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