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jeremysikessr 36 posts  |  Last Activity: 3 hours ago Member since: Jan 9, 2009
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  • Under Armour has been an obvious competitor for sometime with its female-friendly ad campaigns starring Misty Copeland. More pressingly, Under Armour's CEO Kevin Plank said it planned to grow its women's business. Dick's Sporting Goods launched a label to compete with Lululemon. Levi's has even tried to compete by selling more "comfortable" jeans.

    Victoria's Secret has its highly profitable Sport line. And in the summer, Abercrombie announced plans to extend its athleisure offerings.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • jeremysikessr jeremysikessr Mar 30, 2016 12:48 PM Flag

    they will

    everybody getting into this game

    Also, consider the article that pointed out that men prefer NOT to have logo showing.

    This means they like the product type but are not brand loyal or worse.....they could see it as a more female branding and not want the association

    great product, but this is definately the top for the near team, with pull back coming very soon this week

    Easy short at 67.20

    My opinion, but go back and look at the charts over the last few years

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • you all know what to do...

    Short
    Buy Puts
    Or Sell Calls

    Based on your risk tolerance and opinion

    Chart is starting to breakdown...

    It is time for gravity to set in going into tomorrow....

    I like short at 67.20

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • jeremysikessr jeremysikessr Mar 31, 2016 5:15 PM Flag

    Friday will be a down day

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • VZ is making an offer and others are getting in line. Massive short squeeze to start Friday morning! Everyone will be talking about this deal because no major earnings announcements. WELL TIMED for a great squeeze up tomorrow that could have a little momentum into Monday.

    Well done longs, your reward is almost here and you can hear the rats run for the door. This is a great match up and makes a lot of sense for both companies and gives yahoo the value and muscle that VZ brings to the table.

    You have to love weekly option expiration...we gonna roast some shorts in the morning!!!

    Sleep well shorts....your accounts are about to get fried!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • will it be $38 or $40 when the numbers come out?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "We're approaching our business with appropriate caution as sales trends at Target and many of our key competitors (have) weakened," Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell said on a conference call.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    only 1.5% of shoppers signed up for boycott

    by crabseatfree May 14, 2016 10:05 PM
    jeremysikessr jeremysikessr May 18, 2016 1:38 PM Flag

    Many are boycotting, but did not "sign up"

    They vote with their feet and just don't go there anymore

    target used to provide a better environment than Walmart. Now it does not have that advantage so all things equal or not, walmart will catch some overflow

    but all apparel retailers seem to be suffering a bit, so this could be a longer term trend since gas is stabilizing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • jeremysikessr jeremysikessr May 18, 2016 2:07 PM Flag

    I would put my protective buy stop in now at 67.80 to lock in short profit and ride it down as for a while this afternoon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I guess we can wade into some of the obvious social agenda changes in the wrong direction or we can just simply note the obvious.
    Target has become to weighted on apparel and increase competition online. While TGT has failed with this strategy,WMT, LOWS,JCP have had strong success during the same period and with the same potential customers and with the same weather that TGT was blaming.

    In the passed, TGT did an excellent job offering a comfortable suburban alternative to WMT for the soccer moms who wanted to feel like they were shopping and it was "cool" to be at target and look down at wmt shoppers. Now the public opinion, regardless of political views, is that target cares more about political position than making their primary customer base happy.

    TGT can not attract soccer moms with Starbucks when they do not want to be associated with uncomfortable bathroom practices that are FAR out of favor with their shopping base. They obviously did not do a broad enough polling prior to these decisions to alienate the people with the money and foot traffic.

    Apparel is the wrong category this quarter. Of you are going to stick your head in the sand and do it again next quarter, realize that Amazon will east your lunch and has poured billions into the best infrastructure online for years and no one can challenge that unless they loose focus.

    TGT has lost focus on pleasing their customer base with the right products and comfortable experience.

    Retail is too competitive to make two major mistakes in the same quarter. Looks like this has shifted theling tern shopping trend for the next two quarters and TGT could eventually go the way Sears and KMart did. Those companies would not listen to market trends or make their customers feel good in a competitive way.

    People do business with people and they buy what is trending that they and their neighbors feel is wanted at that season. TGT ignores economic buy patterns and real social comfort. Out of touch!

  • jeremysikessr jeremysikessr May 19, 2016 9:13 AM Flag

    My computer typo - "past" not passed

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Looks like TGT in for a beating!

    Wall Street analysts are not happy with the quarter results or the direction

    Management better promise to take focus of apparel and bathrooms and get back to customer experience and value or this company could go the way of K-mart and Sears.

    DOWNGRADES going to place serious pressure on the stock this week

    TGT used to carry a premium for making all the right moves.

    Now TGT could trade at discount to its peers for lack of direction and insight into customers needs

    This is retail folks

    It's all about who wants the foot traffic and who can make their customer the happiest while taking their money

    TGT has lost that and will test new lows soon!

    Analyst see this and several are moving their clients funds out of TGT

    This is my opinion, do your own research and I am sure you will find this is spot on

    ....of on TARGET!

    LOL

    Easy short at open

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • and until they learn to not focus on apparel and throw millions into their online initiatives.

    TGT just needs to throw in the towel on the online and partner with AMZN or merge. The same could be done with FDX or UPS, but it would never happen.

    This will go down as the worst quarter ever for TGT. Not because of sales, but because they lost their understanding of their customer base and product buying trends. Both are mortal sins in the retail business.

    They need to take some bold steps to turn this around or it may be too late to fix the PR damage

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG AND THE WALL STREET IS GETTING ON THE BEATING WAGON

    A LOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE DOWNSIDE

    WATCH "THE BIG SHORT" movie and you will understand

    Soon it will be too late for the huge profits...but you can still gt some with puts or short now

    SO OBVIOUS

    This is retail folks, they are out of touch and Wall Street is beating them for it and will continue since their peers are doing it right

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO THE DOGS

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • jeremysikessr by jeremysikessr May 19, 2016 10:01 AM Flag

    Massive dump of shares this week and more to follow

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The professionals and hedge funds are voting with their pocket books and so are TGT customers

    The professional analysts that have changed their positions today ALL lowered their targets on TGT
    They know it is going down and they do not want to loose credibility on the street by supporting it

    You can make money shorting TGT or buying puts. Or if you are a long, you can lower your cost basis and protect some of the potential loss by selling in the money covered calls.

    TGT is out of favor and will be for some time. Hopefully they apologize for their 4 major mistakes and correct for shareholders

    1) Putting politics before customers and shareholders
    2) Canada Canada Canada
    3) Apparel is the wrong focus in retail right now
    4) Don't throw major money away in a loosing online war, partner with the best online and win

    Management will have too change their stripes and correct these four issues or TGT is not likely to recover any time this quarter and could continue a major down trend

    Analysts have spoken, lowered their targets

    In simple terms....the emporer has no clothes

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Police Retirement System of St. Louis filed a federal securities lawsuit in Minnesota's U.S. District Court Tuesday against Target (NYSE: TGT)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Boycott is at 1,253,934.

    by plsullivan May 19, 2016 10:34 AM
    jeremysikessr jeremysikessr May 19, 2016 12:49 PM Flag

    It is much MUCH larger than that.

    Most people are too lasy to sign the petition, but most people I know won't tell their friends they shop at target anymore unless there is not another choice. They feel is has some kind of stigma associated with it that they do not care as much about the safety and security of their women and girl guests and employees.

    First time something really crazy happens in the bathroom and hits national news, I wonder what kind of lawsuit will follow and if it takes that for management to just apply good common sense.

    I estimate there are more than 10 million boycotting and Trans Gendered Toilets will continue to see the foot traffic leave because even the people that don't care do not want to be associated with that with their friends. The soccer moms no longer feel safe letting their kids shop alone there or meeting their friends for a coffee.

    This is by far the WORST public relations decision that I have seen a copy make that was not even asked for or needed by the bulk of their customers.

    TGT jut destroyed a 20 year PR campaign in one quarter. This will be a case study in the business schools.

    Kids...don't let this happen to your company...if you do...blame it on the weather...lol

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Looks like strong support at 77.80.

    Did not own yesterday, but at these prices...I think it is an easy buy up to 79 in a few days

    I think I will take a new position or calls here

    bad qtr...but it traded past the straddle and often snaps back in a few days

    Great company

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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