if you were holding since your buy in '06 you could have sold when PPS closed at a high of $53.32 and you continue to hold all the way down to today's close at $10.82? either you have a small investment and that is why you remain optimistic or... you are on some dynamite meds or... you are full of baloney or... you're off your rocker. how could you hold thru those years with such utterly dismal results?
i liquidated at 19.33 once CLMT hit my sell bogey of -15% capital losses minus distributions. i'm not faring well lately in this market but have avoided loosing too much blood.
i looked at your posting history. you are simply mean spirited probably due to taking huge percentage losses in the market. try to post messages that are not personal and contain info relative to the company.
try it, you'll like it.
personally, i love WEN. their fast food is the best on the market. unfortunately, Mr. Market hates WEN. WEN has shown themselves to be stodgy and forward looking analysis is lackluster at best. while MCD initiated breakfast, WEN did not. it was big for MCD. MCD then initiated their "all day" breakfast. that was huge for their market share and earnings. stock price improved. WEN did nothing. the yield on MCD, even with uptick to PPS, is 3% while WEN at 2.45%. MCD is WEN's prime competitor in fast food and sends the message to Wall St. that they are a better investment. WEN does nothing worthwhile to grab market share and with MCD growing, WEN losing market share to MCD. i am reconsidering my holdings with WEN and may switch to MCD. i just don't like investing in a company with an inferior product but, at the end of the day, MCD will reward me with a better capital return and better yield. i will still eat at Wendy's but won't invest there. the new CEO simply has no vision.
clintonserverfarm has a few different aliases so that if you flag one to put on an ignore list, he can pester you with another. here are a couple more he uses...
shortlikemidget, and appletonrocks
On the ex-dividend date, the share price drops by the amount of dividend to be paid. This price drop actually maintains the investment value of the stock.
after posting yesterday i thought about what i said and then went and closed my AMZN position. i just think the bubble is bursting and the reality of the business metrics begin to catch up to former market sentiment (PE, yield, et al). i look at RH Restoration Hardware and see many parallels between them. you can throw Twitter into that bucket as well. a fad that is no longer gonna hold up to investor scrutiny. they are not at all like AAPL or FB that can turn into a revenue generating business.
i drove past AMZN new fulfillment center in Kenosha, WI on the way to Chicago last week. whereas the huge parking lot was nearly filled over December, and you would expect much less cars in March, the hundreds (thousands?) of empty parking spaces now was unbelievable. 3/4 empty. went on AMZN site and just don't see the need for their business either. no great need for their service and think Google still reigns.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
i think the fad is waning and the bubble is bursting. bought into AMZN to try to simply ride the wave but that wave has crested. since late December AMZN down a staggering 16.76% while DJI up 1.91%. that's rather telling.
this is another valuable, however costly, lesson for me. buy on metrics not market sentiment. the shine is long gone and going faster.
the leasing of 707's is a futile move too. focus on core competency rather than taking on FDX or UPS. also, after AMZN announcement of 707 (20) plane leases, FDX laughed about that in their ER this week. FDX share price then bounded by 11% while AMZN continued to plummet in an up market week.
just for your info, appletonrocks uses a few different aliases so that he can get around the ignore feature. a couple of them are clintonserverfarm and shortlikemidget. he may have a few more. he posts gibberish with all the different Yahoo I.D.'s
jeepers. based on today's selloff and -11% drop to PPS makes my Feb 18 post even more relevant. but then there are those Die Hards about. they were getting murdered today....
Sentiment: Strong Sell
you have that right louis. women belong in hospitals, schools, churches not on battlefields or boardrooms. there was an interesting study done on correlation to women CEO's and job performance with followup on women purchasing personnel to poor cost avoidance performance. (google article - Forbes). Yahoo was cited. not to flattering for the softer gender.
MIFI has a history of cleaning house. Mashinsky not the first CEO sent packing. furthermore, MIFI also experiencing an exodus of employees so not much down sizing and cleaning house left to do. employees leaving on their own.
the business sector is a low margin commodity not allowing for much, if any profitability. it is dog eat dog. there is also little barrier to entry.
quite frankly, i will be surprised to see MIFI survive. obviously, Wall St feels the same way and avoids MIFI like the plague.
market is forward looking and that is why you see MIFI underperforming even a poor market. there is simply no catalyst to reverse the trend despite MIFI PR nonsense.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
i wish that were so but WEN has lost $2/share since last June and is underperforming a bad market. in comparison YUM and MCD have also outperformed WEN. i would guess the "re-imaging" would apply to the more recent time frame - not 2 years ago. that would make that market campaign dated and stale. need a catalyst sooner rather than later. not seeing one.
just ate at a Wendy's the other day and was appalled by the condition of upholstering to their booths. all cracked and split. it looked seedy. no TV, no fireplace, nothing new in there for years. however, they were quite busy both at the drive through and inside. that was encouraging and can be attributed to their good product. now if their marketing people could think outside the box and begin to offer a breakfast. that would jump start things.
good luck to you and eat well....