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mpharbold1 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 10, 2014 2:19 PM Member since: Oct 21, 2004
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  • mpharbold1 by mpharbold1 Apr 1, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    I saw in the local newspaper (in South Central PA) that Radio Shack is selling Skullcandy headphones for half price. If these headphones were selling well, I don't believe they would be offering them at such a huge discount. Full disclosure: I am short SKUL and plan to short more.

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    50% Off

    by mpharbold1 Apr 1, 2014 3:44 PM
    mpharbold1 mpharbold1 Apr 2, 2014 10:13 PM Flag

    I'm aware RSH is closing 1100 stores. But I'm not aware of how that could be good for SKUL.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • mpharbold1 by mpharbold1 Apr 3, 2014 6:20 PM Flag

    What competitive advantage does SKUL have? To me, it just looks like another business that became a commodity just as personal computers once did. SKUL once did well with the gimmicky skull and the catchy name, "skullcandy". It was kind of cool for little kids to have "skull crushers". Like all gimmicks eventually become, the novelty is dead. SKUL was a one trick pony 2-3 years ago when they earned about a dollar per share per year. Today, why would I buy headphones by SKUL before I would buy from bose, sony, beats, auvio, pioneer, panasonic, JBL, RCA, etc. If price is my number one concern, I'm not going to buy SKUL. And if quality is my number one concern, I'm not going to buy SKUL. And to me any serious professional is not going to wear headphones with a goofy skull on the side. And what good parent would buy their children headphones called "smokin buds"? This is a company with a pretty good balance sheet, but they currently have no competitive advantage and thus I'm skeptical that they will ever again earn anywhere near a dollar per share per year. They would do just as well if they began selling onions.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Zacks Zucks

    by onepoint272 Apr 4, 2014 10:19 PM
    mpharbold1 mpharbold1 Apr 5, 2014 2:26 PM Flag

    Zacks has some real #$%$. Reminds me of a great saying, "The good thing is anyone can publish. The bad thing is anyone can publish."

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    Russia to ban McDonalds Restaurants

    by red_tsar Apr 4, 2014 5:48 PM
    mpharbold1 mpharbold1 Apr 10, 2014 2:19 PM Flag

    I don't think any MCD's have yet been closed in Russia. I think they just closed a couple in Crimea. There is a potential threat though that Putin will at some point ask MCD to leave. I see a lot more potential negatives right now than I do positives for MCD. I am skeptical of this latest MCD rally and think upcoming earnings could be dangerous for those holding the stock.

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