% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Hewlett-Packard Company Message Board

o08o.ugh64w 36 posts  |  Last Activity: May 23, 2015 11:24 AM Member since: May 13, 2011
  • Reply to


    by o08o.ugh64w May 23, 2015 9:33 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w May 23, 2015 11:24 AM Flag

    I've averaged down on NHLD and have been trading it with another account. Been averaging down and snagged some shares as low as $3.05. Seems like they are holding it in the $3.40 to $3.60 range for now. There are big bids sitting at $3.25, so I have a GTC sitting at $3.35 and $3.26 for a bit more. Anything below $4 is a good price - insiders were buying above $4 (and .40 RS) for the past 18 months. As far as the company, they had a slow January, but business picked up since. Outlook on the call was decent - they will be going to some investment conferences to get the word out and have a new IR firm. The balance sheet is strong and shares could easily trade at $6 today - a quarter or two of good earnings and it's at $10.

    Also check CTIB. I had been watching it for months but I wanted to buy below $4 and the spread was always wide so bid would be below $4 and ask above $4. I was about ready to buy on Tuesday morning and then all of sudden it looks like a pump starts and I backed off. Volume went to 160,000 shares which is higher than any day in years. Normal is maybe 10,000 or 15,000. So I waited and began to nibble on Thursday below $3.70 as the pumpers are all leaving and because volume is normally thin, there was nobody to buy. Will be buying more if it goes below $3.50 - it is all just technical at this point. Company earnings are on the rebound already.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w May 23, 2015 9:33 AM Flag

    Selloff on earnings announcement yesterday was overdone. Management have been buyers of the stock in the past, took shares in offering at $3.50 in Feb. I nibbled at end of day yesterday and will buy more if the shares continue lower. It is a turnaround play and should provide good upside through end of the year and next year.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w May 21, 2015 12:45 AM Flag

    New biotech IPO...I have no idea what they do or what they're working on, but GSK filed 13D that they own 16%.

  • Reply to


    by who_gnu_1235 Apr 7, 2015 7:28 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w May 16, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    jump in volume made it look like a pump/dump

  • Reply to

    The excitement is over

    by catjomy31 Mar 12, 2015 2:49 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w May 16, 2015 8:25 AM Flag

    I've picked up a stalker or two and didn't want them to ruin our discussion area.

  • Reply to

    The excitement is over

    by catjomy31 Mar 12, 2015 2:49 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w May 10, 2015 4:59 PM Flag

    you've been posting the same for well over a year now. you are throwing stones before the company returned to profitability, now you're throwing stones not allowing things to play out. company will post 20 cents/share profits this year and continue paying the 5%+ dividend - that is better than McDonalds - same PE, better growth rate, better dividend, no debt. come 2016, DRAD EPS will be up another 25% to 50% and MCD will be lucky to have been flat year over year. who cares what the PE is at this moment? do you drive your car only looking in the rearview mirror?

    in Dec 2013, you posted:
    "Chairman Eberwein was program buying on a consistent basis from May 2012 up until Oct 8, 2013 @ $2.73. Now no more buys. Must feel that it has gotten expensive?"

    That proved to be wrong on both points.

    It sounds like you have a personal issue with the company and want to view everything in a negative light...which is fine, but it appears more and more that you've been burned on the stock and are now posting as retribution for your losses.

    Company is profitable and paying over 5% dividend now. The company has sufficient cost controls in place and is moving forward with profitable growth. That is the key to successful turnarounds. The company is out of the danger zone. So long as they post profits quarter after quarter, shareholders can sit back and be patient - the dividend is paying them to do so.

    The more shares trend lower, the bigger the buying opportunity - we saw the same last the year progresses the shares will likewise move up as they did last year as well.

    Sorry for whatever problem you personally had in the past with the company - that is old history, not the future.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w May 8, 2015 7:43 AM Flag

    revenues up nicely, small loss was expected.

    good margin improvement.

    should see bottom line profits remainder of the year.

  • o08o.ugh64w by o08o.ugh64w May 1, 2015 5:44 PM Flag

    5% dividend is a good place to be buying. Company will earn 20 cents/share for the year and 2016 will show continued growth. Then there is always the potential for surprises along the way...who knows what Eberwein might have up his sleeve?

    Buying at $4.00 and lower...Eberwein has our back at $3.50.

  • Reply to

    What was that?!

    by oscar.bdoscar Apr 24, 2015 10:05 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 24, 2015 9:11 PM Flag

    and the Form 4 was filed after market close

  • Reply to

    What was that?!

    by oscar.bdoscar Apr 24, 2015 10:05 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 24, 2015 9:09 PM Flag

    Relational Investors, LLC 3,518,400

    trade exactly matches the number of shares Relational held - see Major Holders page.

  • o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 24, 2015 5:35 PM Flag

    dump takes full effect on Monday...could slide to $2.40-$2.50 range.

  • wonder how much lower it will go after the dump this time?

  • Reply to

    Something brewing?

    by hweb2 Apr 22, 2015 1:00 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 23, 2015 2:05 PM Flag

    shares are prepping to move higher

  • Reply to

    Not sure who Eberwein is...

    by rabbitw96 Apr 17, 2015 9:19 AM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 17, 2015 10:32 AM Flag

    Eberwein is head of Lone Star Value Management. They are a fund specifically focused on turnarounds and deep value plays. They go into companies that are poorly run, they shake things up, cut costs and overhead, return the company to profitability, and all shareholders win. Eberwein has a very high success record. He received his training working for Soros. I've been involved with 3 Eberwein situations over the past 2 years and all have worked out very well. He is very good at what he does. Considering the investment that was made and that Climaco remains on both boards, my belief is that any involvement by Eberwein/DRAD is on very friendly terms.

  • Reply to

    o080 or stokluver or anyone else

    by roboklerk Apr 14, 2015 3:35 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 16, 2015 2:49 PM Flag

    hansyklerk - I have no idea what the end game is. However, for Eberwein/DRAD to make the investment in the Tc-99m company is an indication that one way or another they intend to benefit by significantly more than the amount of the investment. I know Eberwein and how he operates. Should PESI shares continue to stagnate, it would not be out of the question for Eberwein to make a large (and continued) investment via share purchase or an offer for all of PESI outright.

  • Reply to

    NHLD Short-Term illiquidity?

    by transquawk Apr 14, 2015 10:54 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 15, 2015 10:00 PM Flag

    again, they cannot do anything right now (or in the past two weeks) because it is the period between end of the quarter and the earnings announcement. when did the price fall below $4?

    a buyback is no different (from a legal perspective) from insider buying - it cannot happen in the period between end of quarter and the earnings announcement. as I previously pointed out, bears and shorts do take advantage of these opportunities because there is little the company can do until the earnings are announced.

  • Reply to

    NHLD Short-Term illiquidity?

    by transquawk Apr 14, 2015 10:54 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 15, 2015 3:55 PM Flag

    and so in the mean time, until we know more, I go with trusting management - the management team that has turned this around over the past year, returned the company to profitability, and has consistently been buying shares, even a few weeks ago at $4.50 and $4.60.

    I assure you, for the roughly 200,000 shares that traded in the past two weeks since the shares were at $4, it wasn't because of this "doubt".

  • Reply to

    NHLD Short-Term illiquidity?

    by transquawk Apr 14, 2015 10:54 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 15, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    compare with financial metrics and balance sheet for LTS and then tell us where the shares would be appropriately valued in your view - even with your reduced earnings scenario.

  • Reply to

    NHLD Short-Term illiquidity?

    by transquawk Apr 14, 2015 10:54 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 15, 2015 8:32 AM Flag

    "...but are not holding ..."

    should be "...but are now holding..."

  • Reply to

    NHLD Short-Term illiquidity?

    by transquawk Apr 14, 2015 10:54 PM
    o08o.ugh64w o08o.ugh64w Apr 15, 2015 8:30 AM Flag

    When the shares were trading in the 40 to 60 cent range, you had people playing games...jumping in/out for fractions of a penny. That game has been shut down, as anticipated.

    Now, the low liquidity is actually a sign that the shares are in stronger hands - most are not trading, but rather holding. Unfortunately, the result is that for the few who are looking to sell (many of these people who were playing the in/out game for fractions of a penny but are not holding what they never really intended to be holding), there are not a lot of buyers and there has been little promotion of the company/shares to this point to get it on the radar of more investors.

    As I pointed out in my prior post, at this moment there's the added issue of being in this dead period between quarter end and the earnings announcement where there's no communication from the company and insiders cannot buy shares - and people who know this company and management know they would be buying lots if they could.

    I am taking advantage of it all picking up shares daily and will continue so long as this game is going to be played.

    I'm certain that over the next 6 months, management will look to attend some investor conferences and take more actions to boost the visibility of the company/shares. At this time, having seen the turnaround that's taken place over the past year, I'm happy to be buying and just wait this out as the shares are a great value at this time as the company continues to strengthen and post profits.

34.76+0.93(+2.75%)May 22 4:01 PMEDT