Thanks a bunch for explaining this history. Revenue coming from law suit settlements/agreements that either pay out one time (episodic) or over a period of years (recurring). Lots of lawsuits because it's a highly complex cutting edge technology.
Thanks for your understanding. Afraid I'm still baffled but that's ok. It would seem this is a factor of whether the shares are held in individual margin accounts as opposed to held in cash acct/position.
Thanks for your input and glad it's positive. Can you help me understand what all this "litigation" is about with TSRA? Generally a stock holder doesn't like to see a lot of litigation or legal liabilities. But I recall reading somethinjg in the past TSRA is making money and/or gaining advantages through litigation. What does your "structured legal settlements being recurring revenue" mean? kg
Thx for adding to this discussion I can see you know more than I on this subject. Would you say that institutional holders or "% Held by Institutions" reported by Yahoo Finance is a relatively meaningless statistic? Do you know of statistic or another way of coming up with "individual holders" of a stock?
I confess I have not done enough homework on the ER yet to give you much of an opinion. Always good to beat earnings and revenue, so of course that's a relief. I'm not impressed with the Guidance numbers, guiding a beat for next qtr but not by much. Buyback is kind of hard to weigh since it's already happened, adjusted into the existing share count and sp. I love the dividend yield for such a young co and tech stock to boot! It's making me money even if the stock price is flat. Tech in general right now/during the TSRA ER is down/out of favor. So, that's a current tailwind for TSRA. Dunno. I do know I'm keeping my stock and looking forward to next Ex Div Date May 24th! kg
Thank you for confirming my thinking. I'd rather just own and keep tract of the A Shares going forward.
About how many trading days and at about what share price do you think it will take for the shorts to bottom the share price out so we can buy at a good price? I wish to add some AMZN Long to my Roth IRA. (First time buyer of AMZN)
As a shareholder wouldn't I be better off owning shares that have voting rights, as opposed to the Class C shares that do not. It would seem Class C shares come with a range of complexities in terms of value and the hassle of keeping tract of them separately over time. I'm thinking it makes sense to just sell the Class C shares and stick with Class A stock. Anybody see any advantages of keeping both Class C and Class A shares over time?
Oh, we got a smarty pants here! At least my commen sense told me correctly this deal isn't giving us anything...
Oh, and Mr janerik504 Smarty Pants, how many other deals have you seen like this? Name one just like this one.
Good point on the amount of the sp reduction after the div adjustment ( the effect on the sp doesn't last long or as long as a stock split).
iloved, are you sure? I can't see how a Company can afford to just give all stockholders another 1/3 the value of their stock! I mean in a traditional split, say 2:1, you double your shares but the shares are worth the same because they drop the price by half when it splits (zero dollar gain). This FB deal essentially gives you a third more shares worth money in themselves (1/3 Class A price). Giving you more shares coming with a third of the value which you can sell and make a 33% gain. Am I right? What am I missing?
"What does creating Class C shares mean?
Facebook currently has two classes of shares. Class A shares entitle shareholders to one vote per share. Class B shares carry 10 votes each. Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, owns nearly 4 million Facebook Class A shares and 468 million Class B shares, giving him overall voting power of 60%.
Under the proposal, Facebook would give shareholders a dividend of two non-voting Class C shares for every Class A or B share they have, effectively splitting the stock three ways."
I think you're staying on the sidelines now an excellent move because I think you're right because of the problems already experienced trying to unload INSP & Mononucleosis. And once that's over (2020?) we still have to see a growing Turbotax & synergized growth in Vectorchest, ha! Lot of iffs. I say this and I'm stuck holding the stock!
Employment's doing better but US Co's need something they can hang their hats on to start buying goods/infrastructure again. No one's buying computers, electrical appllances. Been dead way too long...
WSJ article today saying this last Qtr US non defense capital goods spending declined 2.4% and that US businesses have been/continue to be hesitant to spend on staples such as "computers,, machinery and electrical appliances". I think this is why so many stocks like TSRA are stuck. The economy needs to promote confidence and it's not.
Hi tommy! I never understand the institutional holders term like what's listed on Yahoo Finance. You call Fidelity and the broker says that term typically includes the individual stock holders holding the stock in a brokerage acct. But yes, 97.5% is high comparatively to most stocks.
Or, will there be better opportunities within the next month or two to buy at a much better price? I'm looking to buy BOUT $50k all at once in my Roth IRA trading acct. Preferably hold indefinitely but not against trading it some. Advice on price & timing appreciated.
The lack of messengers on this msg bd says it all - investors enthusiasm for BCOR ruining INSP, then going 180 degrees into this low profit/low growth tax sw business competing with already established businesses, then another Kmart move into Monoprice (should have just bought Kmart instead, ha!).
China doesn't wanna partner on anything, they wanna own it outright, or steal if if they can...