Walgreen's has been a great stock to own the last couple of years. I think it continues to look like a strong long term investment. Short term, not so hot.
I think you are wrong again, sailbad. The numbers and Mr. Hu's remarks seem to be demonstrating that KNDI has a viable business plan with reproducible and accelerating revenues. I was particularly glad to hear that the JV intends to expand EV sales directly to the end consumer. I believe the lack of end consumer sales has been one of your criticisms of the company. It will be interesting to see how many cars they can sell to individuals.
Are you a billionaire investor with a 10 year time horizon on your investment? If not, you may want to rethink your position.
WBA is all about cutting expenses. A stock split involves the services of accountants and lawyers. It costs money and serves no real purpose in today's markets. I am not looking for a stock split. They will continue to raise dividends annually, though perhaps more conservatively. I don't have a rosy outlook for the next few quarters. The U.S. business is growing but profits will be hampered by lower reimbursements. The overseas business is growing but profits will be hampered by translation into a strong dollar. The share price seems to be indicating strength. I'm not sure where that comes from. My bet is for strength in 2016 and beyond.
The change in the ratio is not a reflection of fewer shares sold short. The ratio has declined simply because average volume in the stock has increased. That's not particularly meaningful imo.
OK. Now I get it. You're short SKX. B. Riley & Co are most likely short also. The short position is very large and experience has taught me that the shorts will most likely have their day. Even if tomorrow's earnings report is good (but not spectacular), the short position will have a dire analysis ready to turn weak handed longs into sellers. Oh well, this too shall pass. Sketchers has a bright future. There will always be bumps in the road.
Yeah, I understand the point about downgrades. That said, the important thing here is tomorrow's earnings report. That will outweigh any analyst sentiment. People are concerned because Deckers reported a weak quarter. Skechers is a very different company from Deckers and I'm looking for a positive earnings report and optimistic guidance. Nike is a great company, but I prefer Skechers for their ability to sell more than athletic shoes & attire and for their aptitude for international marketing.
Karle, I don't know why you bought HA to begin with or why you sold. Your remark that they have not doubled the amount of aircraft flying, leaves one wondering if you have any understanding of the industry. Earnings have skyrocketed over the past year and are expected to grow at a 40% annual rate over the next 5 years. There Hawaiian Miles program as well as the extra comfort program have been a huge success. Increasing revenues, coupled with lower costs (fuel) make the near and intermediate future very bright. The sell off due to earnings has made the stock price a true value. It will take a while to gain traction as the short position is pushing very hard to make the best of the misunderstood decreasing revenue per available seat mile, and the currency exchange rate due to a strong dollar. By mid-summer (after q2 earnings) HA could easily be trading in the $35-$40 range. Obviously, a reversal in the fuel cost situation could derail that train, but for now that appears unlikely.
baloney boy, there are holes in your logic. HA has over a half-billion dollars cash and it grows every day. You say the stock price tells the truth. A year ago the stock closed at $9.64. So if the stock price tells the truth the company is twice as valuable as one year ago. Where does that leave your argument?
Oil will stay down, and airlines will soar. Currency exchange is all you got? Get real!