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isce_ille_iste 27 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 18, 2014 9:38 AM Member since: Jun 17, 1998
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    No bids today

    by octyej Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Oct 18, 2014 9:38 AM Flag

    Very strange move with higher than average volume. Down more than 5% in day when market made highest move up for the year. Any word on the suit with Synqor? Any thoughts on the business in general?

  • isce_ille_iste by isce_ille_iste Oct 8, 2014 2:27 PM Flag

    GMI Ratings upgrades VICOR CORP from 4 to 5.
    BY Investars Analyst Actions - public
    — 7:10 PM ET 10/06/2014
    On October 3, 2014 GMI Ratings upgraded VICOR CORP (VICR) from 4 to 5.

  • Reply to

    Zacks says SELL FVE . . .

    by isce_ille_iste Sep 24, 2014 10:10 AM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Oct 3, 2014 7:18 AM Flag

    I believe that they're options granted, not open market purchases?

  • so it's good enough for me... I'm hoping, and hopefully not guessing ...

    Pretty sharp drop in last few days?

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    by beendoingthisawhile Sep 23, 2014 8:11 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Sep 26, 2014 11:25 PM Flag

    Thanks. We'll see if it registers and anything comes as a result.

  • isce_ille_iste by isce_ille_iste Sep 24, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    Falling Earnings Estimates Signal Weakness Ahead for Five Star Quality Care (FVE)
    Zacks By Zacks Equity Research
    3 hours ago

    Similar to wise buying decisions, exiting certain underperformers at the right time helps maximize portfolio returns. Selling off losers can be difficult, but if both the share price and estimates are falling, it could be time to get rid of the security before more losses hit your portfolio.

    One such stock that you may want to consider dropping is Five Star Quality Care Inc. (FVE), which has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and it has seen negative earnings estimate revisions for the current quarter and the current year. A Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) further confirms weakness in FVE.

    A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen 1 estimate moving down in the past 30 days, compared no upward revision. This trend has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from 26 cents a share a month ago to its current level of 19 cents.

    Also, for the current quarter, Five Star Quality Care has seen 1 downward estimate revision versus no revision in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to 4 cents a share from 6 cents over the past 30 days.

    The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 18.2% in the past month.

    So it may not be a good decision to keep this stock in your portfolio anymore, at least if you don’t have a long time horizon to wait.

  • All at a time when REITS are aggressively on the hunt for senior living properties.

  • Reply to

    I like an early CC....

    by msears99 Sep 17, 2014 10:37 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Sep 18, 2014 10:15 AM Flag

    The CC was pathetic. Few calls and noone held them accountable. Now we're below $4. I'm disgusted.

  • Reply to

    Material Weaknesses

    by teddyjohn1983 Sep 17, 2014 5:50 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Sep 17, 2014 5:56 PM Flag

    Hoagland, among others, should be fired...

  • isce_ille_iste by isce_ille_iste Sep 17, 2014 5:48 PM Flag

    Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2013 Results
    Wed September 17, 2014 5:25 PM|Business Wire | About: FVE
    NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (FVE) today announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

    Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results:

    Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 0.9% to $325.2 million from $322.5 million for the same period in 2012. Growth in our revenues was negatively impacted in the fourth quarter of 2013 by the sequestration mandated Medicare payment rate reductions that went into effect on April 1, 2013 and a decrease in occupancy, partially offset by increases in our average monthly rates to residents who pay privately for our services.
    Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $5.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the same period in 2012. EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2013 included $1.0 million of accounting costs incurred in connection with the restatement of certain of our previously issued financial statements. EBITDA excluding these and certain other items was $7.1 million and $11.4 million in the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively. A reconciliation of (loss) income from continuing operations determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to EBITDA and EBITDA excluding certain items for the quarters ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 appears later in this press release.

  • As of December 31, 2012, FVE owned outright 2,952 units and had long term debt of say $40M, that still leaves a net value of $400M assuming $150K value per unit (which is low by most measures) just for the senior housing units they actually own. An this doesn't consider any value for what the management business is worth. . . or TWICE the current market cap. Something is just not adding up.

  • Reply to

    8K Filed today:

    by tommccauley31 Sep 16, 2014 8:02 AM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Sep 16, 2014 9:52 AM Flag

    Maybe the lenders know something that we don't and it could be good, bad or even ugly. We'll see soon enough ...

  • Reply to

    8K Filed today:

    by tommccauley31 Sep 16, 2014 8:02 AM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Sep 16, 2014 8:16 AM Flag

    Here's summary text of filing:

    Comparing the market value and underlying financial info between FVE and CSU make FVE a screaming buy. What am I missing, besides the latest financials?


    Other Events

    Item 8.01 Other Events.
    The lenders under each of our $150.0 million secured revolving credit facility and our $25.0 million secured revolving credit facility have waived, until September 19, 2014, any default resulting from our not timely delivering our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, as required under these credit facilities.

  • With their new stock offering proceeds ... which could be worth more than $1B !!!

    Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of 15,500,000 Shares of Common Stock
    Business Wire Health Care REIT, Inc.
    5 hours ago


    Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 15,500,000 shares of its common stock. HCN intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,325,000 shares of its common stock.

    HCN intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay advances under its primary unsecured credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including investing in health care and seniors housing properties.

  • for about $8.50 per share. See recent SEC filing...


  • ValuEngine downgrades FIVE STAR QUALITY CARE INC from SELL to STRONG SELL.
    BY Investars Analyst Actions - public
    — 7:21 AM ET 09/03/2014
    On September 2, 2014 ValuEngine downgraded FIVE STAR QUALITY CARE INC (FVE) from SELL to STRONG SELL.

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    by isce_ille_iste Aug 23, 2014 8:28 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Aug 25, 2014 7:28 PM Flag

    Vicor: Planned Revenue Growth Of 3X In 5 Years, Powered By New Products
    Aug. 25, 2014 2:36 PM
    I am initiating a price target of $26.00 on VICR. The current price is around $8.00.
    I expect explosive earnings growth estimates of $0.52 in 2015, $1.10 in 2016 and $1.73 in 2017.
    With tremendous leverage in Vicor's earnings model, the operating margins are expected to return to 20%+.
    Vicor is supplying parts to a leading data farm (cloud) company.
    Vicor has significant insider and company buyback of stock.
    Vicor (NASDAQ:VICR) initiated with a strong buy:

    I am initiating coverage on VICR with a strong buy rating and a price target of $26.00 a share. This target is based on earnings per share estimates of $.52 in 2015 and a 50 P/E ratio, which is supported by the forecasted 100% growth in earnings for 2016. There is very little liquidity in this stock and any good news will propel the stock price up substantially. Before today, there has been no analyst coverage on Vicor and they do not go on road shows or proactively present to the investment community.

    Vicor has a plan to triple their revenue in five years, and this was discussed at the Vicor annual meeting and past conference calls. CEO, Patrizio Vinciarelli believes that after years in investing in developing their new technology, they are now in "harvest time." New products are expected to generate gross margins as a percentage of revenue in excess of 60%. With tremendous leverage in their earnings model, the operating margins are expected to return to 20%+. Vicor has a pristine balance sheet with over $50,000,000.00 in cash and no debt.

    Insider and company stock purchases:

    The company bought back $17,100,000.00 or 3,273,088 shares in 2013. The CFO, Jamie Simms quickly followed by purchasing 45,000 shares, and just recently the president, Dr. Vinciarelli bought 57,000 shares. Before this purchase, Dr. PV owned 20,699,128 shares, over 50% of the outstanding stock. Needless to say, there is very little liquid

  • isce_ille_iste by isce_ille_iste Aug 23, 2014 8:28 PM Flag

    Very busy this morning as I passed the lot on 93 at 8:30am. Either they are taking inventory or they are making inventory... I hope the latter.

  • Reply to

    Interesting volume spike today...

    by buyacramer Aug 21, 2014 8:54 PM
    isce_ille_iste isce_ille_iste Aug 21, 2014 10:04 PM Flag

    It's interesting that at around 11am today a slightly down slug of 260K of FVE was sold at 4.61 and at 11:20am a 250K share chunk of SNH was sold at 23.50, again slightly down. Coincidence?

  • "[Infineon] would like to build a stronger presence in power management," says Liberum Capital's Janardan Menon. He adds the market has "high barriers to entry and strong growth prospects," a fact that also hasn't been lost on Texas Instruments and other industry players.

    POWI is up 12% today. I hope this bodes well for VICR...

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