Maybe so. Was at least nice to see the stock make a recovery from the morning dip. Let's see how earnings look next week. Market sure doesn't seem to be expecting much. A good report could really bolster investor confidence and move the stock back up near $10 imo.
Did u cover? Looks like it's going up again! Shorting a low floater in a hot stock market can be very dangerous. Look at how high HMNY went.
I was happy to sell on the pump today. They had good numbers last quarter. But the next earnings report in April could be very weak. It's a seasonally slower quarter anyway. And since their business is focused in the Northeast, I'm guessing the weather really hurt them.
Wow $8.05 low this morning. Almost like panic selling. Who would sell a quality stock like EVOL with a 5.5% dividend yield? To buy what??
Yeah I'm guessing earnings will be out next week. Maybe we'll find out why the selling. More of the same today. Markets rocketing to new highs. While EVOL languishes.
Yes very nice Q4 comp. Earnings of .04/share despite currency headwinds and seasonally weak quarter. Q4 revenues up 59%! Solid bookings too. Great balance sheet with $1.17/share in cash.
And the CC is worth a listen. Upbeat, positive tone. A few things I heard...
Happy to have CFO back after recovering from a stroke
Industries they're in seem to be growing nicely. Benefit from trend towards automation. Infotainment & Internet of Things are 2 new hot areas for them. Sales funnel at highest level in 3 years.
Looking for flat gross margins this year. Currency will have a negative effect on revenues & margins (no surprise there). Will offset that with continued cost reductions. Won't sacrifice market share for margins. Spending slightly higher.
With their high R&D spend, will be introducing multiple new products in 2015. When asked later, he didn't want to comment on the new products (for competitive reasons I guess). Maybe it'll be something big.
One of the more interesting comments--started a process to reduce ongoing operating costs "significantly" by 2017. Will say more as year progresses.
Someone asked how orders were looking so far in Jan & Feb. Mentioned Chinese New Year (so guessing Q1 also seasonally weaker, altho it's been better than Q4 last 2 years). Said March will determine Q1.
Let's hope. Tough watching EVOL languish as so many junky stocks are flying this month. Eventually people have to notice a quality, growing tech company paying out a fat 5% dividend. Maybe at Nasdaq 5,000 when every other stock has already moved up. haha
Yes the thumbs up or down is meaningless. I just thought it was interesting as I don't see that on the dozens of other stocks I follow.
And the stock action appears to be more than MM games. I'm buying some at $4.20 today. And there's someone sitting there with what seems like an unlimited number of shares. Bleeding them out 100 shares at a time. Very strange. Why didn't they sell on the pop to the $4.60's last week?
Guess it's just discouraging to see someone willing to sell such a cheap stock. Especially with the markets rocketing to new highs this month. Junky stocks with no earnings are flying. While PESI struggles. And just last week we learned PESI will take part in a new $48M contract from the US Army. Apparently that was bad news. Jeez
Not only feasible, $1.75 is cheap! MSN is sitting on $1.46/share in cash & investments. They just posted a very strong quarter, their 4th profitable quarter in a row. Trailing 12 month earnings now stand at .17/share. Back out the cash, and MSN at $1.75 would be trading at a P/E below 2!
I have no idea who's giving away their shares in the $1.30's. Wish they would please tell us what they're buying. Hard to believe there's a stock out there more undervalued than MSN!
Yeah I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to short PESI at these low prices. But it is strange how so many posts here get a lot of thumbs downs. If someone doesn't like the stock, why would they be following the message board. Weird.
Ha once again there's a bunch of thumbs down. Weird! I assumed there was just a handful of longs posting on this message board. But I guess there's also lots of people who don't like the stock reading this. What's their beef? Are they short? I wish one of them would step up and please explain the short thesis. Don't just click thumbs down. Make a post! About why they think one of the most undervalued stocks on Nasdaq is an attractive short. When there's hundreds (maybe thousands) of expensive stocks out there to choose from...any one of which would be a better choice than PESI.
I love a good short as much as the next person. PESI is not it. Insiders including the CEO were buying at current prices and higher in November & December. Shorting a $4.25 Nasdaq stock that next month could post quarterly earnings of .20/share vs. a loss on 30%+ revenue growth makes absolutely no sense to me! But hey short away. Will be fun watching them cover at $5, $6, $7, etc.
I certainly don't get it. Was nice to see PESI perk up to the $4.60's last week after being awarded that large Army contract. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Turnaround underway here is still in the top of the 1st inning. No idea who's giving away their shares in the $4.20's today. PESI could move up to the $6's and it would still be undervalued!
Markets are surging to new highs and PESI is the cheapest Nasdaq stock I can find. I mean are there other stocks in the $4's that earned .20/share last quarter?? If there's others, please let me know!
PESI should have another impressive earnings report coming up next month. The comp will look fantastic as they'll post a sizable profit vs. a large loss last year. Outlook for 2015 should be extremely bullish. If the markets are still red hot, and PESI posts Q4 earnings of .15-.20/share next month, we could see the stock jump 20%+ in a day!
Earnings of .11/share vs. a loss last year. First quarter I can remember in a long time where MSN posted top & bottom line increases. It's their 4th profitable quarter in a row. And check out the balance sheet. They're sitting on $1.46/share in cash & investments! How many profitable companies are trading below cash value!? MSN also paid out a hefty .70/share dividend last year, and I think we can look forward to another dividend later this year.
Have owned COVR a few times over the years. Seems like I usually lost money on them. They'd have a good quarter, then 2 bad ones. The merger with Majesco looks interesting. Not sure I understand exactly how it'll work. Looks like earnings will be out next week. I'm guessing you're expecting positive news from either Q4 results or the merger discussion?
Can you please explain the short thesis?? I mean there's thousands of overvalued stocks out there. Why would you short one of the cheaper ones? AEY just reported Q1 revenue growth of 77%. Q1 net income from cont operations was up 198%! Q1 earnings from cont operations of .04/share vs. .01/share last year. And Q1 is a seasonally weak quarter! Tangible book value is near $3, including .65/share in cash. Again I ask...why would you short the stock here? Seems incredibly stupid.
Did you even listen to the CC? I'm guessing if you had, you wouldn't possibly think about shorting. In addition to the solid numbers they just posted, the outlook sounds more bullish than it has in years. Demand is increasing, backlog is getting larger, and AEY is planning to hire more workers. Looking forward to what should be another terrific comp coming up for Q2. The whole sector appears to be strengthening. Did you see CSCO's earnings report last nite?
AEY traded over $3 less than a year ago, and things are much better now. We're headed back to the $3's this year. Maybe higher! Company is also looking to make other accretive acquisitions. The announcement of any such acquisition could send AEY up 10-20% in a day. I couldn't sleep at night if I was short an undervalued stock like AEY that could shoot higher at any moment. Where will you be covering? At $3? Or wait til $4-$5?
I'm with ya on AEY. Where did you find the transcript? I'm trying to prepare a summary by listening to the CC replay over and over. A transcript would be much easier!
As for PESI, looks like no rush. The $48M contract will be split among several companies. And PESI apparently doesn't PR contract awards. But I think the stock is a great hold into earnings next month. Should have an eye-popping Q4 comp, with earnings of nearly .20/share vs. a large loss last year.