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john.kenell 456 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 22, 2014 11:51 AM Member since: May 25, 2011
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    A Board Must Approve a Takeover

    by bigmike32003 Apr 14, 2014 9:13 AM
    john.kenell john.kenell Apr 22, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    buyout or not WTSL will be $3+ by the end of the summer

  • john.kenell john.kenell Apr 22, 2014 10:48 AM Flag

    "Cup and handle"?......"Broken dish" pattern.....what the heck is that? Are you guys talking about the Food Channel???

  • BIGGEST BARGAIN IN WALL STREET RIGHT NOW

    WTSL received an average rating of "Hold" from the eight brokerages that are covering the company. Three analysts have given a "hold" recommendation, two have assigned a "buy" recommendation and one has issued a "strong buy" recommendation on the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a "sell" recommendation (UBS AG and B.Riley). Analysts at Brean Capital cut their price target on shares of Wet Seal from $3.00 to $2.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock.

    COMPANY HAS AGGRESSIVE GROWTH PLAN (READ TRANSCRIPT)

    SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AFTER 1Q 2014 - IMPROVED WEATHER AND MORE ECOMMERCE, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND MOBILE SALES AS WELL AS BETTER STORE TRAFFIC WITH NEW STORES OUTSIDE MALLS.

    WELL KNOWN ACQUISITION/BUYOUT TARGET

    LOAD UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE AFTER THE MANIPULATORS ARE DONE STEALING FROM SILLY RETAIL INVESTORS - DO SOME SERIOUS DD BEFORE IT BOUNCES BACK UP WITH A FURY

  • The Machine-to-Machine¹ industry is forecast by Strategy Analytics to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent, from $45 billion in 2013 and reaching $242 billion in 2022, according to the new Strategy Analytics Machine-to-Machine Strategies (M2M) service report, “M2M Revenues by Industry Vertical“.

    Identive Group (INVE) is selling slow-growth, non-core operations to focus on high-growth technologies.

    The company will focus on high-growth NFC, RFID, and cloud identity-as-a-service (IaaS) patented core competencies.

    Successful implementation of streamlined operation should yield consistent profitability and increase shareholder value.

    Many companies focusing on NFC/RFID/M2M/Internet-of-Things markets like SuperCom Ltd. (SPCB), On Track Innovations (OTIV), Lantronix (LTRX) and others have much higher valuations than INVE. Investors should note that INVE's expected revenues after restructuring will be much higher than the companies I've just mentioned. Even larger sector player Sierra Wireless (SWIR) saw its stock price almost tripled to a 52-week high of $26.56 before the recent consolidation. The projected rate of growth in this technology sector is staggering, and companies with a growing presence like INVE are sure to benefit from this windfall.

    TODAY'sARTICLE ON INVE:

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/2080373-identive-group-focusing-on-high-growth-nfc-rfid-cloud-identity-services

  • Excerpts from SeekingAlpha article on GIGM today

    GIGM is grossly undervalued...... even with today's gain, GIGM is valued 30% below below cash value of $1.47/share and 200% below book value of $2.27.

    FYI....GIGM's CEO Collin Hwang has put his money where his mouth is by buying almost a million shares in the open market!

    Going forward, the company focus is on growth markets: mobile and social casino games, and cloud computing services.

    • Games business expects growth: New mobile games launches expected in the first half of 2014, followed by new social casino games.
    • Cloud business forecasts growth: New cloud services expected to make initial revenue contributions in Q4 2013; multiple new services to be launched in 2014 expanding target market to larger enterprises.

    Online games business

    GigaMedia is investing in and repositioning its online games business to align itself with strong growth in browser/mobile games in the social casino sector. Management targets a comprehensive, multi-platform offering of self-developed browser, mobile and PC-based games by early 2014, delivering improved financial performance and lower business risk.

    Cloud services business

    Developed by GigaMedia as an integrated platform of critical services and tools for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), GigaCloud provides cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. GigaCloud's hosted services enable SMEs to outsource key IT needs and increase flexibility, efficiency and competitiveness. Expansion of GigaCloud in 2014 will begin with both new hosted and new private SaaS applications and services refocused on larger SMEs; new consulting services are also planned.

  • SMTX has a new CEO and has delivered a strong 3Q and is expected to deliver a better 4Q in a few weeks. SMTX is super undervalued trading at 30% of sector average and a 0.15 times sales valuation. New CEO is highly respected in sector and helped SANM go from $2 to almost $20/share.

    Below is a summary of the various improvements achieved in 3Q 2013 over the prior quarter(s) results:

    Revenues of $72.9 million up by 12.3% from the prior quarter.
    Achieved positive adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million versus $(1.3) million in the prior quarter.
    Net income was $0.6 million (4c/share) and was negatively affected by two non-recurring legacy items totaling $0.51 million. This compares favorably to losses in the two prior quarters

    Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Silber commented: "We are pleased with the improvement in revenue over the prior quarter and our order book remains strong. Significant gains have been made across our business resulting in improved customer satisfaction. "

    Mr. Silber continued, "Our short-term goals includes, successfully completing the CEO search and implementing a smooth transition plan, substantially reducing inventories, improving the efficiency and profitability of our sites, continuing to expand our business with existing customers and the pipeline for new customers, and continue with executing our strong order book."

    On December 23, 2013 SMTX announced the appointment of Sushil Dhiman, a Senior VP with competitor Sanmina-SCI (SANM) as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 6, 2014.

    Commenting on Mr. Dhiman's appointment, Executive Chairman Clarke Bailey stated: "we are pleased that our search resulted in Sushil joining SMTC as President and CEO. He brings a wealth of experience in operations, customer service and business development. I believe he is a great fit for our company and expect him to have a significant impact on the success of SMTC."

  • SMTX is a growing and profitable contract electronic manufacturer poised to double according to SeekingAlpha article today. The company has a new CEO and has delivered a strong 3Q and is expected to deliver a better 4Q in a few weeks

    Below is a summary of the various improvements achieved in 3Q 2013 over the prior quarter(s) results:

    Revenues of $72.9 million up by 12.3% from the prior quarter.
    Achieved positive adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million versus $(1.3) million in the prior quarter.
    Net income was $0.6 million (4c/share) and was negatively affected by two non-recurring legacy items totaling $0.51 million. This compares favorably to losses in the two prior quarters

    Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Silber commented: "We are pleased with the improvement in revenue over the prior quarter and our order book remains strong. Significant gains have been made across our business resulting in improved customer satisfaction. "

    Mr. Silber continued, "Our short-term goals includes, successfully completing the CEO search and implementing a smooth transition plan, substantially reducing inventories, improving the efficiency and profitability of our sites, continuing to expand our business with existing customers and the pipeline for new customers, and continue with executing our strong order book."

    On December 23, 2013 SMTX announced the appointment of Sushil Dhiman, a Senior VP with competitor Sanmina-SCI (SANM) as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 6, 2014.

    Commenting on Mr. Dhiman's appointment, Executive Chairman Clarke Bailey stated: "we are pleased that our search resulted in Sushil joining SMTC as President and CEO. He brings a wealth of experience in operations, customer service and business development. I believe he is a great fit for our company and expect him to have a significant impact on the success of SMTC."

  • HUGE NEWS FROM ONLINE GAMBLING (NO PRESS RELEASE YET FROM COMPANY)

    COOL ENTERS HOT ONLINE CASINO SECTOR AS THE NEW PLATFORM FOR TRADA CASINO

    07th January, 2014 :: 16:32:34

    Source: Casinos Online

    Trada Casino is making some sweeping changes, announcing that it is to switch to the Pariplay platform around mid-January 2014, & has plans to bring Microgaming & other providers on board at some point in the future.

    The operator has communicated with players advising them of the plans, & assuring them that their account balances will be automatically migrated to the new platform.

    At the end of December the operator advised that its current provider, XP Capital Ltd, which offers Viaden Games, had opted not to renew its operating license, which expires on 10th January 2014.

    Majesco finalises takeovers of Orid, Pariplay
    15 October 2013

    Video games publisher Majesco Entertainment Company has finalised a takeover of online game developer Orid and software company Pariplay through GMS Entertainment Limited, a new venture that will focus on online casino games.

    “The iGaming, iLottery and social gaming segments of the online gaming market are growing rapidly, and looking ahead, additional jurisdictions are expected to legalise real money online gaming and lottery, which will fuel further market expansion and opportunity for GMS Entertainment.”
    “The iGaming, iLottery and social gaming segments of the online gaming market are growing rapidly, and looking ahead, additional jurisdictions are expected to legalise real money online gaming and lottery, which will fuel further market expansion and opportunity for GMS Entertainment.”

    Orid designs and develops fixed odd and random-based online and mobile games for use in real money online games, social casinos and lottery systems. Pariplay is a licensed online gambling operator headquartered in the Isle of Man, operating online gaming sites on an owned and white label basis

  • INVE's new CEO, Jason Hart, is selling unprofitable divisions and focusing on nigh-growth areas such as contact and contactless smart cards, tokens embedded in mobile phones and tablets, NFC cashless payments and identity as a service, or SaaS or cloud-based identity management solutions are growing exponentially. According to a recent filing, INVE has already sold several unprofitable assets for about $10 million. The company has not issued a press release on these sales ...yet...:)

    Competitor Supercom (SPCB) has gained over 1000% in the last 52 weeks. Musch of the gain was due to the acquisition of OTIV SmartID division. The combined revenues will be about $26 M compared to INVE's over $100 M. SPCB is grossly overpriced trading at a P/S ratio of 10+ compared to INVE's 0.5 times sales. INVE has a huge upside after the "NEW INVE" is officially unveiled in INVE's 4Q 2013 earnings.

    The most impressive growth is being seen in NFC transponders for machine-to-machine applications, electronic games, and mobile phone-based applications. The company expects a significant demand for its NFC products in the second half of 2013 for applications in games compatible with Xbox, Playstations, etc. In 2Q 2013 the company reported that they shipped 46 million transponders bringing 1H 2013 shipments on par with full year 2012 shipments.

    CEO Jason Hart (42) joined Identive in 2011 following the acquisition of idOnDemand, a company he co-founded that pioneered the delivery of smart card-based identity solutions via a cloud service. Prior to idOnDemand, he served as CEO and director of ActivIdentity, a publicly-traded provider of identity assurance and strong authentication solutions. Hart joined Actividentity in 2005 through the acquisition of Protocom Development Systems, Inc., an identity management software security business that he founded and led as CEO. He has been listed in Business Week's Top CEOs Under 40 and was named 2002 Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

  • john.kenell john.kenell Jan 3, 2014 1:54 PM Flag

    A little off but good guesses......and good reasons

  • INVE's advanced technologies/products such as contact and contactless smart cards, tokens embedded in mobile phones and tablets, NFC cashless payments and identity as a service (IaaS) or cloud-based identity management solutions are growing exponentially.

    The company's new CEO Jason Hart is selling unprofitable divisions to focus on nigh-growth areas. He is also consolidating global operations to eliminate duplication and inefficiencies. The company has sold several unprofitable units for for almost $10 million already ....it's in the filings ....no formal press releases yet

    INVE's most t impressive growth are being seen in NFC transponders for machine-to-machine applications, electronic games, and mobile phone-based applications. The company expects a significant demand for its NFC products in the second half of 2013 for applications in games compatible with Xbox, Playstations, etc. In 2Q 2013 the company reported that they shipped 46 million transponders bringing 1H 2013 shipments on par with full year 2012 shipments.

    CEO Jason Hart, 42, is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry with a substantial track record of innovation and success, including more than 20 years leading security companies. Hart joined Identive in 2011 following the acquisition of idOnDemand, a company he co-founded that pioneered the delivery of smart card-based identity solutions via a cloud service. Prior to idOnDemand, he served as CEO and director of ActivIdentity, a publicly-traded provider of identity assurance and strong authentication solutions. Hart joined Actividentity in 2005 through the acquisition of Protocom Development Systems, Inc., an identity management software security business that he founded and led as CEO. He has been listed in Business Week's Top CEOs Under 40 and was named 2002 Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Latest: DSS (with only 46 M outstanding shares) filed patent-infringement lawsuit against AAPL in November - Will TWTR be next??.....very likely according to my sources.

    - DSS filed in 2012 patent-infringement lawsuits against several companies including Facebook and LinkedIn for violating DSS-owned Bascom Patents. The Bascom Patents are believed to be the foundation/cornerstone of social networks as we know them now.

    - Three companies have already settled with DSS. Broadvision and Jive Software will pay 4% to 5% royalties to DSS for the use of the Bascom patents. Novell settled out of court but terms are not known

    - In conservative 2012 Facebook revenues of $5.1 billion 4% and 5% royalty rates fro DSS would amount to about $204 million and $254 million respectively. From public information 60% goes to DSS and the rest to the inventor/lawyer.

    - DSS contends that Facebook & LinkedIn should pay from years they've used the technology until the patents expire in 2022.

    - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has set the Markman hearing date for February 26, 2014 for DSS, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., and LinkedIn, Corp

    - VHC went from under $2 to over $40 when it sued AAPL and won.

    - DSS has a fast growing core business consisting of cloud-based and conventional high-technology suite of products for document securtity and counterfeiting. DSS is anot a typical "patent troll"

    BACKGROUND - DSS owns a patent portfolio of six patents and four pending patent applications relating to technology invented by Thomas Bascom. DSS asserts that the Bascom Patents form the underlying architecture for the explosion of social networks by enabling users to link, search and provide selective access to information. These features are basic and fundamental for the frameworks that operates Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), etc

  • Update: DSS (with only 46 M outstanding shares) filed patent-infringement lawsuit against AAPL in November

    DSS owns several patents (Bascom Patents) that are believed to be the foundation of social networks as we know them now.

    - DSS filed in 2012 patent-infringement lawsuits against several companies including Facebook and LinkedIn.

    - Three companies have already settled with DSS. Broadvision and Jive Software will pay 4% to 5% royalties to DSS for the use of the Bascom patents.

    - In conservative 2012 Facebook revenues of $5.1 billion 4% and 5% royalty rates fro DSS would amount to about $204 million and $254 million respectively. From public information 60% goes to DSS and the rest to the inventor/lawyer.

    - DSS contends that Facebook & LinkedIn should pay from years they've used the technology until the patents expire in 2022.

    - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has set the Markman hearing date for February 26, 2014 for DSS, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., and LinkedIn, Corp

    - Kramer Levin, the lawfirm representing DSS against Facebook and LinkeIn and others was named the 2014 Benchmark Litigation Top Tier of New York Litigation Firm (11/12/2013). Kramer Levin works on a contingency basis.

    - DSS has a fast growing core business consisting of cloud-based and conventional high-technology suite of products for document securtity and counterfeiting. It's product offerings are growing rapidly.

    DSS owns a patent portfolio of six patents and four pending patent applications relating to technology invented by Thomas Bascom. DSS asserts that the Bascom Patents form the underlying architecture for the explosion of social networks by enabling users to link, search and provide selective access to information. These features are basic and fundamental for the frameworks that operates Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), etc

  • john.kenell john.kenell Dec 5, 2013 11:30 AM Flag

    I agree. Actually, i like the fact that it is setting a new base in the mid $3's. Earnings will be out next Thursday. DRAM will take significant steps up until the real run to $6+ takes place on Wednesday before earnings.

    The low $3's is a great place to add or take a position. There are not many shares on the float and if you get an offer this low because an MM wants to accumulate take it....don't hesitate.

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