The company MUST now be sold, based on Carlos's totally screwing up this company, and destroying shareholder value. The shares are going to, a majority, be in the hands of Weitsman, and the arbs, and the premium, in a full and fair auction, should be more than Weitsman's 78 cents, which, in any case, is dramatically higher than the stock has been trading at.
At this point, it's just a matter of finding the highest bidder, and signing a deal with him. The board certainly cannot fiduciarily justify trying to remain independent, at this point...and they will be SUED if they do not do their duty, vis a vis the outside shareholder.
It is time to MAXIMIZE VALUE!!! For shareholders!
I closed out my short, at a modest loss, before the last run up. And now I'm strategically looking to re-add, based on THE FUNDAMENTALS. I'm not "worried" about "being wrong" to date, based on the current stock price. I look to PROFIT, based on the current stock price. You just like to attack and undermine people's self worth, as you always have. Which is your stock in trade. Yes, I am NOT always right. Who cares. Who ever is? But I am right more often than not, and oftentimes dramatically when I am. There is no reason to seek to undermine peoples' self worth, or attack their integrity, as you historically do. I'm not one of those pissant penny stock scamsters you like to go after.
You, on the contrary, get wed to positions, and enjoy the fanciful notion of having far flung "outsized" gains. And you stick around TOO LONG....just for that FEELING. That, to me, is asinine and immature. And not about investing. I try to always focus on making money.
I very strongly believe that Rouleau is dangerously treading on thin ice, where he increasingly looks like a BUFFOON with these silly self-justifications, games involving bamboozling "sleight of hand" (tons of low hanging fruit awaits us b.s.), and other nonsense that borders on pure chicanery. I believe he is aware of the VISUAL EFFECT of insider buying, and that he "compels" such loyalty from his lieutenants. He, no doubt, has many admirable and inspirational qualities, including, most notably, a laser sharp focus on managerial execution. But you can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, and he has pretty much DISCOVERED that here. Yet, he is pretending otherwise. Because he is DESPERATE to not make this, his final swan song, a complete and utter failure. I suppose the jury is still out, but that is really STRETCHING IT, to say. And Becker Drapkin thinks otherwise, just as I do. And i trust THEM more than Rouleau, and his silly, misplaced, tinny, infantile, "exhuberance."
Sentiment: Strong Sell
The CFO is a patsy for Rouleau. He knows the stock is garbage. But they simply HAVE to keep the music going on the Street. Because MAYBE they can pull a rabbit out of the hat.
I do not believe for one minute that the CFO thinks the stock is a "great bargain." He should be bottom fishing oil stocks instead.
Becker Drapkin is totally GONE. Nothing is more meaningful than that salient fact.
I look forward to the possibility of adding to my short on any run up back to $21.50-22.50. Although I still suspect $20 will remain as resistance...until the next earnings report.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I think you've got the right idea. I'm liking 10 cents Canadian as a nice number to "grab" for what they could earn this year....which is similar to your u.s. Number. But if gold prices rebound, and the canadian dollar continues to weaken, for, say, even the next 6 months, the upside will be phenomenal here. I think the stock should double (if gold and the canadian dollar stay where they are), And could triple (if gold and the Canadian dollar modestly continue their favorable trends), by year end.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This is irrelevant sky is falling nonsense that contributes abaolutely nothing. Vacuous.
Well, they're maintaining at just under the poison pill percentage, yes? Or is there a pil?
That analysis is pretty much folderol, or wishful thinking, with perhaps the slightest of validity to your first and 3rd points.
Your 2nd claim is brazen and outrageous.
A perennially underperforming business with no real place in the market. Will NEVER earn sufficient returns on investment. You can play it for "flukey" earnings swings, year to year, but it seems to me that you are playing with fire, as eventually, they're going to fall on their face too badly, breach covenants, and have to financially restructure.
Owning this stock is about as big of gamble as it gets. Avoid.
The longest and best version of the story is on the Planet Money Website. Has me playing piano at the end....
The arrogance. The tin ear. The obliviousness. The fact he didn't know just how BADLY the company was "twisting in the wind."
The company could have been save for its shareholders, if this dweeb would have simply left....and the board members would have been attuned to just how ticked ED was.
This all should have NEVER happened. It is absurd that the shareholders of COCO got screwed, merely because of ED's intent to "teach Jack Massimino a lesson."
This guy is his own kind of Madoff. Keeping his job, and brazenly DEFYING the Federal Govt. Was a HUGE miscalculation. Shouldn't SOMEONE in that boardroom have seen that? Wasn't the departure of Leon Panetta supposed to be a wakeup call??
Really, it is a balancing act between "a bird in the hand," and the one in the bush. The one in the bush offers a stock that could double to triple over the next 6-12 months, imho....so any premium in a take out would need to justify foregoing that opportunity. In the end, it should be up to Claude's shareholders...although it is understandable if management, in good faith, believes more value will be created, in the intermediate term, by going it alone (per last week's press release). That having been said, ANY offer that represents a 50% premium over market, or better, should ABSOLUTELY be taken to the shareholders, and I would encourage any such interested party to contact Claude's largest shareholders, if they should feel they are not getting the time of day.
Like Firth is ACTUALLY independent of the founding family? Laughable.
Why didn't they disclose the "best offer" received, on the table, and let their broader shareholder base decide.
They are going to run this thing into the ground, because the management team is horrendously insular, and is a relic to a time period that DOESN'T EXIST anymore for this company.
Unless they replace most or all of the top executives, this thing will be bankrupt in probably 2 years.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
You're just #$%$ because you sold out, and kicking yourself because I "tricked" you into selling. Admit it. You secretly LOVE the company, and wish you would have kept those last shares, just so you could have a chance at a 20 bagger.