JMP lowers price target from 14 to 10
BMO lowers price target from 5 to 1
what is this, a new chapter of fun with random numbers?
are these guys analysts or crack smokers?
I think it may be time for wall street's finest to put down the pipe and learn how to properly value a business
Sentiment: Strong Buy
is to look at the comments on that stock twits stream and see how quickly they change.
at levels where SNTA is an amazing buy and people should be piling in, you get a bunch of cautious comments and posters saying things like "not in yet, watching..."
then when SNTA has a huge one day move you suddenly get a flood of posts from names never before seen in the stream, telling you how they own 50k shares and are going to retire tomorrow.
funny stuff, but educational. just remember : buy big when others are "watching" and voicing caution.
I bought some more during the "standard afternoon flush." thanks for the heads up. might have missed a nice discount if it wasn't for your public service announcement.
At this point a 26% pop would just be reversion to the mean. never mind the new CEO - that should count as "bonus points."
what were you worrying about? making more money than you could ever imagine? having too much money than you'd know what to do with in a million years?
you sold it all, didn't even leave yourself a fighting chance to ride this raging bull!
but hey, who knows, maybe we'll all get lucky and get another chance to buy HART below 7 or even below 6. Certainly that's what a lot of sellers (and perhaps disguised shorts also) who post on this message board are hoping for.
I've got my buy orders in. Come on, fickle market, give me some cheap shares!
it's dropping so smart people like you who know it's a 60sh stock can buy more at a discount from fools like them who think it's a 30sh stock.
the question is: are you taking advantage of the opportunity or are you letting those 30sh theorists scare you away?
Asking Seth is a great idea. You could also contact Iridian and ask them to share your research with you.
If these two are unavailable for comment and you can't get cozy with any of the top level insiders (the only people who REALLY know what's going on) you're just going to have to roll the dice with the rest of us addicted gamblers here in the Wall Street Casino.
good luck to you whatever you decide and don't forget to review greenblatt's book if you still have doubts
I used the recent sell off in the biotech sector to add large to my position in SNTA and almost double my position in THRX
well, here's the thing.
HART had already moved up from under 4 all the way up to 8.70 before "superman" recommended it.
I think for a pumper he's a little late to the party.
You probably need to present a better argument for why HART is going back to the 3's. Not saying it couldn't happen. But then again it could also go to 13. Nobody knows.
As an aside let me say I don't think I have EVER since a stock go to a price target called out on Yahoo message boards.
Thanks for sharing your interesting observations about the recent run-up.
How do pump and dump schemes work? I am curious, if you are right about this, how they manage to bring in so many buyers. It seems like more than just private individuals must have been buying today? I have heard about stocks being pumped in penny stock news letters and so on, though I don't know much about it because I've never subscribed to them or tried my luck in that particular casino. I am just curious how a news letter or other scheme would be able to bring in so many buyers that we would get the kind of volume we saw today. Completely unprecedented volume here.
today was an opportunity to buy call options to supplement your core holding. I always buy at least one year out,. there are less gains if the stock rebounds suddenly, but if the stock continues down or stalls out for awhile, the added time can be a savior. keep in mind this is the kind of stock that could very well double within a year
I must admit I'm a bit surprised at the number of posters who have come on here announcing they have sold their shares. Yahoo message boards are of course not a trustworthy source - many times people say they are selling here in hopes of getting others to sell, because they hope to buy lower. And I'm quite sure many who either did not own shares or only owned a small amount of shares at lower prices are now kicking themselves for not buying more.
I know I'm kicking myself, because I intended to double my stake as soon as I had free funds, and that was back when this was trading under 4 a few days ago!
If some really are selling here I understand the rationale - usually stocks that go up over 100% in a matter of days tend to give back a good part of those gains. But there are also stocks that keep going up and don't stop for quite awhile. There are stocks that go from 5 to 100 in short order. I don't know if HART is going to be one of them, but the sheer volume of this move makes me question anyone selling at these levels.
The potential of this company is such that it is very reasonable to expect it might be trading over 50 within two years. It is still trading at a price below ONVO, which is a stock almost %100 driven by hype that could be driven into the ground on bad news.
Those who have sold, please share with the forum your rationale for giving up your shares at this level.
If you only invested what you're comfortable losing in the first place, why would you sell off ANY of your shares at the absurdly low price of $10 and short change yourself? Imagine if you had done that with AIG.
FNMA is not the kind of company you need to sell any shares of at any time. Imagine the dividends you will be receiving and the profits you will get from compounding if you just keep your full amount of shares.
Think about it. There are people who never sell blue chip dividend stocks, just because they want dividend compounding, despite the fact some of those stocks don't move or gradually decline over a period of years. Those stocks don't have anything even remotely close to the potential price of FNMA. With FNMA you will be able to get what is rarely found: huge price appreciation + (eventually) dividends and compounding.
sorry to hear your wife left you. sounds like you couldn't keep it in your pants. next time try "investing" in your future.
Iridian's investment philosophy, from their website:
"Once we have identified a potential addition to the portfolio, we conduct a rigorous fundamental and valuation analysis of the company, emphasizing free cash flow generation and asset values. We pay particular attention to financial leverage, including hidden assets and liabilities, as well as capital expenditures and working capital requirements of the business. Companies that are conservatively financed, generate positive free cash flow, and have the ability to earn acceptable returns on capital over full business cycles are favored. Ultimately, our valuation assessment enables us to set a target price range for each company meeting our valuation, cash flow and debt parameters. We generally purchase stocks selling at discounts of 30% to 40% to our assessment of intrinsic value"
Irdian just took a very big stake in THRX.
They bought 6,261,045 shares, making them the 3rd largest holder, after Baupost and FMR.
Looking forward to earnings tomorrow, and patiently awaiting the spin off.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Baupost's latest 13D shows a 39.8%, or 53.3M share stake in Indenix Pharmaceuticals (IDIX) vs 35% at last report. Baupost also say's it's engaged management and has been granted observer rights to board meetings.