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hyulpy 18 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 21, 2014 10:16 AM Member since: Jan 23, 2004
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  • hyulpy hyulpy Aug 21, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    Also an opportunity to get a new chief design woman... maybe one that can increase sales this time.

  • Kabani & Co has audited the company's financial statements for the past several years. There have always been unqualified opinions. It seems kind of fishy to me that LLEN would have trouble collecting receivables just because their former CEO is now in a prison cell. Maybe there's more to it than that.

    Does anyone think that maybe there might have been some errors in the financial statements that Kabani & Co didn't find in their audits? I hope that's not the case because they are CPAs and they should have been able to tie out all the bank balances, verify receivables, existence of mines, etc. If Kabani overlooked something that was wrong, they might be sued by angry investors who lost money. If LLEN doesn't really have any money, Kabani might have some.

    Not a sermon, just a thought.

    By the way, my sentiment is now "Sell". I sold this stock at .55 (huge loss) shortly after trading resumed. Lesson learned.

    Sentiment: Sell

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    by hyulpy Jun 24, 2014 8:59 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Jun 24, 2014 5:29 PM Flag

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. I will be looking for a filing by the end of next month. It will be interesting to see if LLEN gets an unqualified opinion this year after all the negative publicity with Mr. Lee. I hope the board of directors hires a new CEO soon.

  • hyulpy by hyulpy Jun 24, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    Does anyone know if/when the new LLEN management team will be releasing earnings? If earnings are really good, maybe the stock will go up. I'm worried that maybe with Lee away, it might be delaying the report. I know they have a CFO, but Lee was a CPA and might have usually signed off first. The website for LLEN doesn't indicate a release date yet.

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    No one wants to own VLO

    by idpatton01 May 14, 2014 4:23 PM
    hyulpy hyulpy May 15, 2014 7:28 AM Flag

    You, sir, are an idiot.

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    Going Private Offer coming!

    by margaritaman50 Apr 29, 2014 5:43 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Apr 29, 2014 7:41 AM Flag

    Oh yes, you're right. Details are a little fuzzy now, but wasn't PUDA bought out for $12/share a long time ago in similar circumstances? ...oh. wait.. was that ever finalized?

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    Anyone want to buy my LLEN stock?

    by hyulpy Apr 8, 2014 7:14 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Apr 8, 2014 5:10 PM Flag

    No, I own 4000 shares in my brokerage account. Average cost was about 5.00/share or so. So I have a fairly large loss. At this point, I'd like to wash my hands of this bad investment, but I'm long by choice. ie, can't sell it unless someone wants to somehow buy them in a private transaction.

  • I have some LLEN stock that I'd like to unload. Its worth a great deal to me as a tax loss at this point. So if any other longs would like to buy my 4000 shares in a private transaction, please send me a message. Does $1.00/share sound fair? Technically, I'm long, which makes me a rarity on this board now, since everyone else flew the coop.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    by ten.mill Feb 27, 2014 11:54 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Feb 27, 2014 2:30 PM Flag

    Lucky you! You got your chance. $5.99 now.

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    ER,bottom line..

    by nuevom11 Feb 20, 2014 5:17 PM
    hyulpy hyulpy Feb 21, 2014 6:48 AM Flag

    Hooray for some good results! 1 penny beat! SEM is undervalued at the current levels, and its a BUY! Its also a good place to go for Rehab, which is a growing business as the population ages.

    Oh, Hi Nuevom11.

  • WSTC is growing, has a 3.6% dividend, and a foreward p/e ratio of under 10. Why so cheap?

  • hyulpy hyulpy Jan 23, 2014 7:45 AM Flag


  • hyulpy hyulpy Jan 22, 2014 8:37 PM Flag

    Quite a bit of your information is factually incorrect. Here are the facts:

    1) VLO has earned over the past 4 quarters: 1.82+1.18+.85+.57=4.42/share.

    2) There weren't any "obvious items" that came out of those numbers. Those were simply the company's EPS. Valero didn't report "adjusted EPS" like some companies do.

    3) Assuming 4th quarter earnings of 1.70/share (average of the range they provided today), the trailing 4 quarters' earnings are 4.30/share. Thats a P/E ratio of 12, not 17-18 as you stated

    4) Valero last traded around $28/share on Nov 2, 2012. It has generally moved higher since then. That was 2 days after Valero reported a drop in earnings for 3Q2012, and a loss on their Ethanol segment (which has since returned to profitability.) That was also before Valero unlocked value by spinning off CST Brands. Interesting that as of Nov 2, 2012, the trailing 4 quarters' EPS at that time was only 2.04. So the argument that the stock price has doubled while earnings has dropped is factually incorrect because earnings have actually more than doubled.

    I wouldn't be shorting this now. If anything, Valero has more room to run.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Any thoughts on WSTC's earnings today?

    by patroutman Oct 28, 2013 11:08 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Jan 12, 2014 10:55 PM Flag

    I think WSTC is going much higher! Finally an analyst is covering the stock

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    Financials looked contrived for years

    by llenbadinvestment Nov 22, 2013 3:52 AM
    hyulpy hyulpy Nov 22, 2013 8:04 AM Flag

    The financial statements were audited by a CPA firm. Not a big-4 firm, but audited nonetheless.

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    What "subsidiaries"?

    by bvvworld Sep 24, 2013 10:24 PM
    hyulpy hyulpy Sep 25, 2013 6:53 AM Flag

    SEATTLE, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- L & L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: "LLEN") ("L&L" or "Company"), a Seattle-based company with a five-year track record of profitable coal operations in China, announces that it will use an equity interest swap with Union Energy as part of the acquisition of the LuoZhou Mine.

    In June 2012, Union Energy entered into two MOUs to sell controlling interest in two of its mines to L&L. One of which, the LuoZhou mine ("LuoZhou, the Mine"), is scheduled to begin full production in fall of 2012.

    DaXing Co., L&L's recently established wholesale subsidiary in Guizhou, has entered into thermal coal contracts with large end users including, Datang Power Co. By acquiring LuoZhou and the Lashu Mine in near future, both of which produce high quality thermal coal, L&L will increase the available thermal coal for its wholesale operations, further increasing efficiency.

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    AT&T CEO said VWZ deal price was attractive!!!

    by xuyang11 Sep 24, 2013 11:40 PM
    hyulpy hyulpy Sep 25, 2013 6:36 AM Flag

    They can do a stock offering or issue even more debt to get the deal done.

  • Back in 2011, PUDA was accused of fraud. Their board of directors did exactly what LLEN is doing now. Unfortunately for PUDA, it didn't turn out so well for investors. The stock was halted, and now trades (well, not really) for .05. I can't post a link, but here is the story. Google-search it based on the text if you want more info.

    TAIYUAN, China, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Puda Coal, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: PUDA) ("Puda Coal" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously ratified the Audit Committee's decision to launch a full investigation into the allegations raised in a recent article alleging various unauthorized transactions in the shares of a subsidiary company, Shanxi Coal. The Audit Committee has retained professionals in the United States and China to assist it in its investigation. The full board, including Mr. Ming Zhao, the Chairman of Puda Coal, has agreed to cooperate in the investigation.

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