I recommended for the lone Bull on this board to sell his MSO at over $4.00, where it was trading at the time, and use that money to buy AEO at $11.00, where it was trading. Now AEO is heading back to $21.... and if the economy stays strong should trend up higher yet..
That's how AEO does it though: they beat by a penny or two... or three or more... every quarter and reiterate and affirm their loyalty to their dividend, and over time, the stock becomes a big winner.
Now LF is looking pretty good... Your timing on that post (especially your 3 happy faces at the end) is looking pretty far off the mark right now.
Hey Everybody, there may be a shortsqueeze on LF starting right now. The pop in the stock over the last few days is starting to make things hard on the shorts. The stock is up 4.7% so far today after yesterday's pop. Good Luck!
Why was there so much short interest in a stock trading at 4 times trailing earnings (backing out the cash)?! Oh well, their loss!
That's all!... I'll just post a link comparing the stocks (MSO and LF)... You can use a six-month, one-year, or two-year chart. LF has done, and is doing better than, MSO. Actually all of my recommendations to you have done better than MSO. Actually, I have done so well this year, I could sell everything I own and move 100% into cash for the next 7 months and almost certainly still beat the S&P 500 for 2013.
So again.... That's all!
This is the 50th reply to this string! I've held this stock for over 3 years and have done a good job trading around a core position while earning regular and special dividends on those shares. As this stock trends back down I'm incrementally buying back the shares that I sold in the high teens and low twenties. I believe that the originial predicition I made of this stock reaching $26 will come true soon as this economy continues to get better (the stock already got there if you add in the regular and special dividends that it paid out over that time). This is a great cash generator and a cash-flow king. The balance sheet is still nice even after the large dividends.
These last two posts have received 11 'thumbs down'? Why? Somebody apparently has obsessive-compulsive issues... Hahaha!
Anyway, I could have earned up to $170, instead of $104 if I would have let the trend run a little longer. But that's okay, I'll take a $100+ on a day-trade any day!
You have completely destroyed him; it's over!
"Ah love/hate/zeke/guy, Martha Stewart - the woman you wish you were - will be crawling back on her hands and knees (a position you are certainly familiar with) and taking up permanent residence under Terry Lundgren's desk (another reason for you to envy her)."
"...his point was that investing required a combination of intelligence, education, and breeding, and when the lowest classes are jumping into the market, it's time to get out."
"Thank you in advance for your contribution to my profits. I expect this to top even my best MSO put profit last year."
And my favorite.... "Stick to Lotto Love/Hate/Zeke, that's what people in your caste do."
It's amazing; after three-plus years of comments like these, he keeps coming back for more.
On Friday I bought 200 shares of TRLG at $25.02, and now I just sold them at $25.64. That's a quick $104.00 after the buy and sell commission.
If any company wanted to invest $1B into taking this company private, they could quickly commandeer the majority of the marketshare of the children's tablet and technology space. AAPL, MSFT, SCSO, and INTC have so much cash-on-hand that they could take this company to the next level at a cheap valuation (approx. $15 per share bid on a company with $1.24 of trailing earnings) without even putting a dent in their large pile of cash.
Now I can rebuy my TRLG for less than I sold it for last October!... Alright!
I'll take a chance on that! I'll put in a good-til-canceled order a few percent below here and see if something good doesn't come of it. :-)
Wish me luck, Everybody!
It looks like that one's going nicely as well. Congrats again!
Anyway, Love/Hate will never admit it, because he let his emotions get the best of him, rather than his better judgement. However, if he would have listened to you and got into NCT or SFI, or listened to me and got into AEO near its 18-month low (when its dividend was 4.4% and before its special dividend), or TEX, or EA below $12, LL below $15 (look at its chart since then!), PETS below $10 (which equates to a 6.3% dividend), he'd be a lot better off and would not have to come around this board anymore.
It's $58, not $50.... But actually, I wish it was below $50 so I could re-buy it. I already profited on it twice (see older posts), and I would love to try to earn a profit again on it a thrid time if it fell back into the $40s. :-)
Even though I've made money on it twice, it would have been nice to keep some of those shares that I sold for a smaller profit, because it just keeps trending upward. It looks like it's growth trend is continuing long-term.
Thank you for replying. That's important to get it bumped back to the top. Everybody that comes on this board needs to be made aware of the potential here.
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MSO is NOT a doomed enterprise! Ms. Stewart will let the millions continue to pour into her pocket for many years to come, regardless of whether or not this company can become consistantly profitable.
No, no, no... Ms Stewart, and other executives, will continue to make their millions for years. Meanwhile, the one or two bulls left on this message board will be here years later as well, still pumping this stock as it continues to be stuck-in-the-mud in the low-single-digit range.
The drop in the stock price has subtracted $500mm from the market cap of this company, but both top-line revs and bottom-line earnings continue to grow. This is a chance to rebuy some of the shares that were sold earlier for a profit. This company continues to cruise, while its competitors PacSun and Aeropostale continue to struggle. Let the dividends continue to roll in.
The post incurred seven thumbs down. Why? That makes no sense; the statements in that post were exactly right, as we now have hindsight which proves the original statements to be correct. EA did run up 70% and COOL did in fact fall 75% over the same period. Clearly, someone is reacting with his heart and not his head, which an objective investor should never do.