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hapihammer 385 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Sep 1, 1998
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  • Reply to

    Higher Lows with Higher Highs

    by electrojolt01 15 hours ago
    hapihammer hapihammer 6 hours ago Flag

    tom If you are the same guy I remember you used to post when the stock hit $17 in 2011 and you talked a lot nonsense than including talking out of both sides of your mouth about not selling a share and then talking about trades.

    You can trade but don't sell us a bag of $4it as you trade in and out like you used to.

    I just pray that you are not the maloika that I thought you were.

    :-)

    I speak the truth at least the way I see it. Please prove me wrong come 8/4 and 8/5.

  • Reply to

    CRM , PUMP and DUMP today's action

    by jaldarshan13 12 hours ago
    hapihammer hapihammer 9 hours ago Flag

    I tried to jump the gun and start a new short as it turned down but they pulled it away from me.

    Bought some PSQ instead even though it's a big down day for the markets.

  • Reply to

    CRM , PUMP and DUMP today's action

    by jaldarshan13 12 hours ago
    hapihammer hapihammer 11 hours ago Flag

    I wouldn't be surprised if they try and push it up to $56 early next week if the market behaves. Weekly options and algo trading has really helped ruin the market along with QE.

  • hapihammer hapihammer 13 hours ago Flag

    Wow. Time can fly but it's not 2 trading days away but 7 counting today. :-)

    It will be interesting to see the action vs. the market leading into the 8/4 close.

  • Reply to

    5 Analysts said BACKUP the Truck on P.

    by tvtman 15 hours ago
    hapihammer hapihammer 14 hours ago Flag

    Yes its a buying opportunity for you as they look for any pop to get out of Dodge.

    These are total scvmbags with no integrity whatsoever.

    So surely, follow exactly what they tell you to do.

    Be sure that once they lead you off the cliff, they will be picking the last pennies out of your pockets.

  • hapihammer hapihammer 15 hours ago Flag

    It's most likely higher and a short squeeze is probably a long ways off since there needs to be an impetus for aggressive buying.

    Somehow I don't think the short squeeze play that exists in many MOMO stocks as an investment thesis applies here.

    Now if we see that ZZ hasn't sold a share and actually starts buying at some point, that might be a signal.

    I wonder how much he has sold in the last 120 days. He may not have sold any but with all the volume, something was going on.

  • Reply to

    SILC Valuation....

    by sahmdars Jul 24, 2014 1:06 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer 15 hours ago Flag

    dach,

    I'm obviously very disappointed with the component loss and there's nothing that can be done about softness.

    In at least the short to mid term this becomes a lost opportunity because this stock looked like it was on it's way to $100 ($740M market cap).

    This is the first time since I've owned the stock (7-8 years) that they admitted not being ready for something which is obvious in their outlook.

    Trust is something that is built up over time but can be lost very quickly. I haven't totally lost trust in these guys but I am frustrated and trust needs to be built back up.

    Here's to the BIG DATA wave continuing and lasting long enough for these guys to execute like they have for most of their existence.

  • hapihammer hapihammer 18 hours ago Flag

    Thanks. I knew Monday earnings announcements had typically been a good signal either in the actual earnings or news based.

    A guide down would certainly not be good news but maintaining or increasing guidance would be.

    Two trading days away.

  • Reply to

    SILC Valuation....

    by sahmdars Jul 24, 2014 1:06 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 10:19 PM Flag

    Yes it's the Intel Processor and it could be fairly significant from what I understand. I don't know the sales amount of the lost component but it's obviously significant. Yes and the have multiple components with them.

    It's a matter of the newer products picking up the slack for the loss and also hoping that an overall $4itstorm is not on the horizon globally.

  • hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 7:24 PM Flag

    cali and anybody else,

    I noticed that revenue estimates have come down slightly here for the full year as I recall they were at or above the $700M midpoint of TG's midpoint full year revenue range and now they are in the $660's with the recent downgrades.

    Do you think TG will lower the range or maintain it on the earnings call or will he even increase it, even if he narrows it upward such as $650M - $850M?

    Thanks for any replies.

  • hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 7:13 PM Flag

    That's part of the business plan under the heading of baffle them with your BS.

  • Reply to

    this will shake up entire market tomorrow

    by timeforacrash Jul 24, 2014 5:21 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 6:42 PM Flag

    Wrong. They met on revenue, $19.34B and they missed terribly on NEGATIVE EPS and they guided revenue slightly below expectations while guiding to HUGE LOSSES of $.89 to $1.76 in operating losses when they were only supposed to lose 7 cents.

    Don't worry, I'm sure a few of the sell side crooks will try to polish this turd so their banking side can be part of the next upcoming debt deal. Unfortunately that's how this $4it works.

  • Reply to

    AMZN To $430 PLUS TODAY!

    by rogerdonna_1988 Jul 24, 2014 4:00 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 4:35 PM Flag

    Oops Amazon does it again. Let's see if the cartel is up for lying to the public again. They will now have no earnings for calendar year 2014. I'm saying this based on the guidance for next quarter with a mid point operating LOSS of $1.32 per share before any tax implications vs a taxes included projection of a loss of 7 cents.

    Will the cartel yet again lower estimates and have the absolute stones and lack of integrity to raise price targets?

    I guess the price of trying to play catch-up on last years all in ebook accounting change charade is having to pay for more revenues.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Three posts by "Markket Realist"

    by everfoxy Jul 23, 2014 6:21 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 1:56 PM Flag

    I meant it works well when shares are rising.

    If it were to trend down for an extended period than employees that aren't already loaded and shareholders will not be happy. The employees because their pay will be down and the shareholders when the analysts start really spouting off about all the dilution in a GAAP profitless company.

    The question is will the pigs here show even more nerve and try to reprice shares for insiders and further loot the company?

  • Reply to

    SILC Valuation....

    by sahmdars Jul 24, 2014 1:06 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    I definitely think they did but things could always be worse than they think although I think they tried to head it off as things got dicey this quarter. Let's face it, they never give any guidance and they know the growth was less than expected so better to get it out there now.

    I think they tried to come as clean as possible now that they are seeing softness plus losing a component while have another pushed back to 2015.

  • Reply to

    Three posts by "Markket Realist"

    by everfoxy Jul 23, 2014 6:21 PM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 1:19 PM Flag

    Pretty much but it works pretty well when the shares when shares are rising.

    Let's see how they work on upon further decent.

  • Reply to

    Shareholders

    by jupitertrading2005 Jul 24, 2014 9:48 AM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 10:42 AM Flag

    The last thing filed for ZZ is when he increased his position near the lows up to 1.511M shares on form 13D filed on 3/5/09. I'll be looking for any upcoming filings from insiders or large owners.

  • Reply to

    Shareholders

    by jupitertrading2005 Jul 24, 2014 9:48 AM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 10:26 AM Flag

    SILC is dual listed and I don't recall that we always see Form 4s for them. I'll have to look backwards at the secfilings site.

  • Reply to

    Shareholders

    by jupitertrading2005 Jul 24, 2014 9:48 AM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    We are in a similar place with our sentiment lokeren45 and I certainly hope this is a kitchen sink for the 2nd half but you never know. If I heard correctly the CEO stated that the old version of the recycle miss was still being sold so once the recycle is fully launched that would be a major drag and thus the at best nearly flat 2nd half guidance compared to 1st half.

  • Reply to

    Shareholders

    by jupitertrading2005 Jul 24, 2014 9:48 AM
    hapihammer hapihammer Jul 24, 2014 10:09 AM Flag

    There's no doubt they effed up and trust is built up over time but can be lost a lot quicker.

    To say I haven't lost some trust in these guys would not be accurate. If it indeed was a miss of not being ready for a recycle on a component for your number 1 customer there is not a good excuse for that. I know they did say some of that would have been offset with another component in a product pushed out to 2015 but was it a conscious decision from a manpower planning perspective or an outright eff up?

    Does anyone know how to get up to date insider selling information on this company? I'm interested to see how much Zohar Zisapel has sold during this deluge considering he held over 1.5M shares here going back to 2009 and through this year's 20F filing?

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