Absolutely, And I bought another big round of shares after the div cut and have profited very nicely in the two years since. I fully plan to do the same thing with this stock despite my initial disappointment in a full suspension of the dividends instead of a partial cut.
Of course, nm. But this was just some historical data for comparison. We should all take the time to evaluate what works and what doesn't. I can't believe some of you are taking such exception to such a simple piece of data...
Check the article on WUWT for a great comparison of wind and solar costs and efficiencies comparing the US to Germany and the United Kingdom and all compared to nat gas, coal and nuclear.
After reading for months about mid to large sized drones, I think the drone market could suck up ten's of thousands of FC power plants...especially for military and security applications.
I wouldn't be so sure about lack of widespread desemination of knowledge. I was author and co-author of several articles about trace metals and related human health effects (cavities, birth defects, cataracts, etc.) as a post-grad student. Once, about twenty years later I ran a cross a dentist that actually remembered reading my articles from two decades earlier and could still discuss the results. So info can get spread far and wide! People hear and then they pass that on to others...who pass that on to others...who pass it on to still others.
Just as I was rightly corrected earlier for mixing up KW and KWH (some nicely, some not so nice at all) I expect that incorrect facts will always be challenged on these boards. There is so much information that is skewed, highly skewed or outright incorrect that everyone owes everyone else the real information to avoid spreading untruths to the world.
What a pile of #$%$ you speak! Please google forbes magazine's fuel cell articles and you will EASILY find many, many fuel cell favorable articles. How do you manage to work your way through life when you are so blinded by your own biases?
I believe that was the near term low on 11/14. The technicals are bottomed out and reversing...
Actually, this sounds like a good application for fuel cells. Local use and fueling, minimal infrastructure costs, costs not obviously subject to consumers wallets and a dedicated fleet with consistent consumption patterns.
And so very predictably you, once again, fail to realize you are wrong. At least you are consistent.
Hey red...I am building a very nice home in the mountains next spring. Should I use hydrogen and fuel cells to power it? Or solar panels and batteries? Or should I default to coal, nuke and hydro from Duke Power? What about the fireplaces...should I use propane or wood or should I just forego the fireplaces?
Very few on this board are what they pretend to be.
But you, on the other hand, are one of the pumpers who apparently are quite ineffective at doing your job to manipulate the stock price upwards?
C'mon red...it's Ballard that has not been able to ignite the price due to a lack of blockbuster events/announcements...and you know it. Your pathetic attempts to blame others is so very infantile.
Of course. But think of the potential (no pun intended) of having 3 or 4 times the capacity of today's state-of-the-art batteries 10-12 years down the road. It could be a good answer for AE power storage/smoothing concerns near the end user as well.
Note the article today about magnesium batteries. Several times more capacity and density and potentially much lower flammability.
I'm not saying a bottom has been reached quite yet, but looking at those indicators I mentioned, I would watch to see if a turn is in the making over the next day or two. A price of ~$16 would be a reasonable upside target short term...
I get your frustration, but I don't believe someone is manipulating BLDP's stock price to keep it low. I think it is all about perception about BLDP's future earnings potential.
If you look at the mindset of the majority of Ballard optimists on this board, you will see that they believe BLDP's earnings/sales/profits are/should be going to explode in a rapid fashion and valuations will launch rapidly upward any time now. Unfortunately, The overall market doesn't seem to think that will happen. BLDP has had many years now (2 decades at least) to prove it has what it takes to provide the right products at the right price and into a market ripe to hatch. For whatever the reason (be it Ballard's or the markets) this has not come to pass. All Ballard has done is show that it's products, IP and/or the market will not perform dramatically enough to show anything but slow growth, slow penetration and modest earnings.
It is the slowness of the growth of the industry and its margins that have, and are still, hindering the stock price performance. I have said this for many years. Until the earnings expectations by the market as a whole show much more optimism than they have to date, the stock price will be stuck in a slow growth mode. That's where we are despite any board pumpers opinion to the contrary. I am long 8000 shares, but my enthusiasm match the markets enthusiasm and I am not succumbing to blind optimism. If the industry takes off Ballard should take off with it. But a few hundred cell tower backups or a few hundred forklifts or a few score demonstration vehicles are not nearly enough to create rampant enthusiasm.
Fundamentally the stock looks a bit weak for 9 months or so...at least according to the news bites. So I keep that in mind.
Technically, due to the weakness in the news bites, I believe the trading companies take full advantage of the situation. They likely short it until the pullback drops to a minimum in terms of price and volume...and... until they determine that shares have been accumulated to the point that some traders have shifted to long positions and are beginning to unwind their short positions. This process varies from stock to stock, but averages 1-2 months. It would be wise to keep your eyes on some simple indicators ie. Oversold/Overbought, MACD and OBV we should be able to see the minimum prices and the turn within a couple days of it happening. Then we can buy or play the options for an increase in the price.
That being what I will do I still need to watch the fundamentals...