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howcomethisdoesnotwork 59 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 14, 2016 12:42 PM Member since: Oct 15, 2002
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  • howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Jan 14, 2016 12:42 PM Flag

    The current CEO is the founder. So he can do what ever he wants, that is irrelevant. If he was not the founder, say someone that was posted to the job like Tim Cooke of Apple or other then your statement has more merit. Founders are not the same as people who got the job, such as Yahoo CEO now, she was paid nearly $100 M wasn't she of a sinking ship? No one complains. GOPRO just dropped the ball because they got confortable.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork Jan 6, 2016 11:29 AM Flag

    Twitter simply wants to maintain data, your tweets, video, and other media on their hardware in order to take advantage of future technologies, including A.I., data mining, more content for advertisers, and more options for their technology with the expansion of larger tweets. Its not the text expansion so much as capturing future revenues and future data.
    Currently when you log into tweet and you visit a link, you are connecting to a different company, different website or database across the world, and all your data, interaction, location data etc are streamed to that new site, and in order to maintain control and value on twitter more as an option, they will simply permit larger content to be available from their own websites, data storage etc. This is a SMART move and i don't get how stupid most investors are and how brain dead they can be, this is an AWESOME idea that will generate more revenue going forward, much more.

    The stock should have popped $3 at least, but the idiot analysts at the banks got it wrong with their MBA's. Losers.

    TWTR hit the all time low most likely, barring any stock market crash, TWTR should trade in the $30 next quarter.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Nov 23, 2015 1:08 PM Flag

    Well wait until the summer, you comment will show its integrity. There is NO increase in sales, and Aluminum prices are dropping with no end in sight. Just because its a 1 year low doesn't mean the company will exist in 3 years.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork Nov 23, 2015 10:51 AM Flag

    Management knows this, because of the massive credit bubble since the 1990s and the massive build out of China and other countries, ALU prices hit century highs. Expect the price to decline substantially and at best hover at todays prices long term 10 years 20 years out. That is why AA is trying desperately to diversify into other metals but that is a 20 y process. That is why they want to split becuase Alu will never reach these unsustainable prices in bulk. No matter what loser Cramer says. He was preaching buy at $14 a share.

    Give it time, it will settle lower in the coming year probably in the $5 range.

    At that point when the dust settles you will have 5 years to buy this in the $4 to $7 range.

    Probably will see $20 again in about 20 years.

  • Reply to

    Is China already recovered ?

    by printer_dollar Aug 28, 2015 12:10 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Aug 28, 2015 12:29 PM Flag

    There was never a sustainable China story, it was leveraged on out soucing by the G7, now that they reached critical mass in general in that area, they have to reinvent with the money they saved. There is no recover in 2 years, that's a joke. Too large of a country, maybe regional provinces may grow but not the entire country.

  • Any positive news can have this pop, as its way oversold even at $15 a share.
    Expect a possibility of a 15% gain today.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork Aug 14, 2015 3:48 PM Flag

    This will improve profit margins and save on input energy costs.
    This will boost aerospace industry in Q3-4, and also the automotive sector and many manufacturers are doubling down to meet demand, the Ford Truck etc.
    The demand for Aluminum is healthy given the global slowdown this quarter in the economy, and Alcoa is a great value at these amazing prices.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork Aug 7, 2015 12:53 PM Flag

    Last quarter many analysts were saying its a buy at $53 a share, because of periscope. Give me a break, what a scam. Now given the multiples, earnings, and forecasts, the share price is probably now not worth more than $10. Google or Apple will buy TWTR by next year if it dips for $10 a share, then we can have Apple TV, Music, TWTR as part of the monopoly.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Aug 4, 2015 12:26 PM Flag

    Total waste, its sick and disgusting, Billions #$%$ away on garbage and a short-lives regional brand

  • Reply to

    Icahn rasies target to $240

    by apple_pie3452 May 18, 2015 12:22 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Aug 4, 2015 12:25 PM Flag

    Icahn is a total scamming idiot

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    BRCD will be bought. It is an easy double.

    by stocker4949 May 28, 2015 10:46 AM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Jun 3, 2015 11:04 AM Flag

    I agree. Sales and profit growth is limited the next decade in these sectors, and they need more efficiencies, and in an era where things are relatively cheap in terms of some equity prices, this would make sense to a Cisco, IBM, or similar. I think a buy out target of $25 is about right this quarter, it could get a lot more expensive in 6 months. i wonder if management has any information on these ideas.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork May 29, 2015 12:04 PM Flag

    I think management needs to come out and say what may be happening with respect to possible mergers. This is certainly the best quarter for a merger or buy out before the asset prices appreciate when the recession is over next winter.

    I personally value BRCD at approximately $25 a share, however an inexpensive merger would be closer to $21 in share price.

    Like all the other companies before the buyout speculation begins the share prices are usually dull for weeks as things are kept quite.

    Even without a buy out, the valuations are cheap here, that is why the share price is up during a bad down day usually. That is what happened in the past couple of weeks to BRCM

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork May 26, 2015 1:27 PM Flag

    Blackberry phones and operating systems are terrible, slow, and unreliable. BBRY will maybe end up keeping a few phone for the 3rd world, and some customers, but will become a software company and sell services. Expect the stock to consolidate, and shares to be approximately $2 by next year.

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    Alibaba is the next Berkshire Hathaway

    by heavy_air86 May 11, 2015 6:23 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork May 12, 2015 9:22 AM Flag

    You got to be kidding? Alibaba is a bank, with an internet business based on the free web, which means it doesn't own or create content, think again. Easily bypassed by specialized sites. They are rushing ASAP to divest before the numbers come crashing down in 2 years! I say this year and next may be the last, unless in 3 years it will be a totally different company, maybe a real estate company, or soap supplier, and education service, and engine manufacturer... get it? Once they lose their focus they are nothing more than a bank or investment house, the market will punish them, and shares will be $30 by 2016

  • Reply to

    Alibaba is the next Berkshire Hathaway

    by heavy_air86 May 11, 2015 6:23 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork May 12, 2015 9:13 AM Flag

    #$%$! He's an opportunist that came to California to copy, and was shielded by the communist Chinese merchantalist economy, dont you think? A joke, and now he's spending like no tomorrow recklessly hoping to make a buck somewhere, such a waste of resources and capital.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork May 11, 2015 9:16 AM Flag

    When there is a lock up expiry you should see everyone dumping, but well in advance the management will scheme and spew their garbage on retail investors to prop up shares, like they have last week.
    Does anyone even use Alibaba lately? it functions like an internet pest, and is a mess.

  • howcomethisdoesnotwork by howcomethisdoesnotwork May 11, 2015 8:22 AM Flag

    This is a runaway train, with multiple spokes, with divestments in multiple fronts, and many businesses from toilet paper, real estate, banking, ecommerce to products, its just a huge seth pool of bankers with too much money and too many stupid ideas in order to try and forge some impressive returns.

    This company is a scam and useless.

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    We were lied to

    by drftwd Apr 30, 2015 6:00 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Apr 30, 2015 6:44 PM Flag

    There are a lot of dividends arriving, however, note, that the company has well over $1 Billion US dollars in reserves and no doubt more capital after a great quarter that ended.
    There are strategic purchases including titanium which will be used by military, space and aerospace, not to mention other innovative structural uses.
    People are impatient, they expect that water will come out of a stone running like a stream, well look out there, do you see any international company that has this much innovation, capital, and is set for growth and sustainable. In this sector no doubt, Alcoa is a hold, even in a recession.

    People can day trade garbage equities, including other organizations that simply are not a cornerstone in infrastructure, or poised to take advantage of a slow economy or fast growing one.

    The price of these shares deserve major multiple expansion, and that will show in time.

    The company will be upgraded after this monthly mess.

    I expect the $20 by the summer.

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    TWTR nearing value buy?

    by redtr4 Apr 29, 2015 7:59 AM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Apr 29, 2015 8:07 AM Flag

    If they fail to execute or luck out in the coming 2 quarters, the growth will stagnate, then look out below with its current market cap, it should not be trading like an ultra growth stock, and could even be knocked down to about $10 value.
    However if they execute, but the numbers are always soft, then twitter may need much more time, something in the order of 2-4 years, similar to Facebook, which took nearly 10 years to reach large numbers.
    If you think about it, ad revenue is stupid, these companies can sell only so many ads and generate money from businesses, many new AI applications will bring information to consumers in the coming years with new technology, including competing technologies on the horizon in other countries too, thus there is a real danger of falling behind quickly.
    Thus its a risky play, and typically wall street are idiots and will talk and confuse the public, and moods in the marketplace can quickly change.
    Usually you have 1-2 months for a bottom after earning on TWTR, thus i wouldn't but it here, most likely it may drop to the $30's after 2 weeks.
    They may even have a terrible quarter next quarter, would could destroy the share price with a fall below $30.

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    This thing is going to $16 per share

    by didyousay226npa Apr 28, 2015 7:33 PM
    howcomethisdoesnotwork howcomethisdoesnotwork Apr 28, 2015 7:45 PM Flag

    It should re-test the lows of last quarter.
    If next quarter is worse, look out below, it will hit even lower prices.
    These new companies may be the canaries in the coal mine, slowly shrinking, like in Japan in the 1990's. I would wait until end of May or mid June to buy back in.

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