S&P said their debt is not sustainable. That's a nice way of saying they are going BK. They also said the chance of MET prices rising to a level soon enuf to prevent their failure is very unlikely. This recent run up is dead cat bounce.
What margins? Good grief they are hemorrhaging money they don't have. Time is running out all right, time to remain in existence.
The fact remains that WLT's debt was downgraded which will affect their ability to stay in business. This holiday week is slow and easy for the bigger players to markup the stock price and distribute....be careful.
.........and then the bankers will bring WLT out of receivership, dust off the equipment, and issue new stock.
You think? But it took all day to recover what was lost in the first 4 minutes of trading. The first 5-minutes had the highest volume of the day, then it was manipulated higher. Seems to me that all-day recovery was the retracement, right?
It is trading well below the daily and weekly pivots. Also, it's printing lower highs and lower lows now. It's made 3 attempts to test the high of June 23rd but each time sold off at successively lower prices. It is pushing lower lows and possibly building cause to break thru that bar of June 13th. But it's been in a trading range since June 19th so just have to see which way it breaks; but I think the preponderance of evidence is pointing down.
They lost what? $6.40 last year. Who in their right mind would PAY for Losses? Losses that are expected to continue worsening.
It has been trending down from the $143.76 high. There has not been an accumulation phase nor a sign of strength to indicate it is ready to reverse trend.
Strong Buy????....Geeeeez Louizzzz.
"The negative outlook reflects our expectation that weak met coal market
conditions will persist, which will pressure the company's liquidity
position," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst William Ferara . "We also
expect very weak credit measures in 2014, with debt leverage above 20x and
EBITDA interest coverage of less than 1x in 2014."
We believe the company's capital structure is likely unsustainable in the
long-term absent an improvement in met coal prices. We could lower our rating
if met coal prices further deteriorate, liquidity becomes further constrained,
or negative cash flow from operations is sustained. We could also lower the
rating if the company were to risk a breach of its financial covenant. This
could occur if the company needed to draw more than 30% on its revolving
We could revise the outlook to stable if market conditions improved and
leverage began to trend toward 10x, with EBITDA interest coverage comfortably
of about 1.25x. This is highly unlikely, in our view, to occur over the next
I think S&P's rating of the debt carries quite a bit more weight than "simply another analyst". Nevertheless their motives may be as you say. The question is what is a good entry? 50 cents, 5 cents?
U.S.-based coal producer Walter Energy Inc.'s debt level is
unsustainable, in our view, given low metallurgical (met) coal price and
reduced production expectations for the company.
-- We are lowering our corporate credit rating on Walter to 'CCC+' from
'B-' and our issue-level rating on its senior secured debt, which includes
Walter's bank facilities and its 9.5% senior secured first-lien notes, to 'B-'
from 'B'. The recovery rating on the senior secured debt remains '2'.
-- At the same time, we are lowering our issue-level rating on the
company's senior secured second-lien notes and senior unsecured notes to
'CCC-' from 'CCC'. The recovery rating on the notes remains '6'.
-- The negative outlook reflects our expectation that weak met coal
market conditions will persist over the next 12 months, which will pressure
the company's liquidity position. We also expect very weak credit measures in
2014, with debt leverage above 20x and EBITDA interest coverage of less than
1x in 2014.
Looks like it is working for you so far. I thought about it too but can't get too many irons in the fire. I'm short WLT and long coffee. Wheat is starting to look interesting (can trade the etf WEAT if no futures account).....below $6 a bushel. Apparently Warren Buffet's railroad is under orders of the Transportation Board to answer why they are not fulfilling their obligations to get last year's wheat out of the elevators. They need room for the new crop and the old crop is starting to rot. The railroad blames it on the hard winter and the demand to move the Balken oil.......moving oil probably pays better.....and maybe Buffet is getting long wheat.
Tues June 24th.......Probably going to get the pull back now. Closed at $4.58. Since the daily prices held above the weekly pivots for nearly 2 1/2 weeks and today closed under the weekly pivot (4.66), it COULD indicate a strong downside move. Also, it reached the weekly pivot support-1 level (4.52), indicating the TRMR market is in retracement.
Intraday it could bounce back up to the weekly pivot or even the daily pivot (4.69) but longer term looking for the above retracement to unfold. If it holds above the pivots then that would indicate unusual strength.
Very interesting and astute observation about the SPY and SPX.
4.25 TO 5.87 is a 38% pop......yes, WLT is quite a bit over-done. Even if it is going higher in the longer term, it needs to build cause between $4.25 and $6 for a long while.
Thursday was a clear rejection of higher prices. The only question is, will there be an attempt to retest Thursday's high before heading back down to test the lows.
NEW YORK (AP) -- RadioShack's stock is trading below $1 per share for the first time in its history — and has the investment world wondering if it will eventually be delisted.
Shares of RadioShack Corp. fell 9 cents, or 9 percent, to 94 cents in Friday afternoon trading after falling as low as 91 cents per share earlier in the day. The New York Stock Exchange could delist the stock if it closes below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days.
The stock is well below its all-time high of $79.50 set in December 1999. Since then, RadioShack has had trouble finding its place in the evolving retail and technology landscape.
Yeah I think you're right about a reversal. It has taken over a month trying to take back a one-week decline. I'm thinking it will drift higher to flat for another 6 days, into Friday of next week. I'd like to see it get into the 8's; test that 8.19 swing high of last week before taking another short position.
Morgan Stanley analyst, Jay Sole is reported to have said Monday, "SKUL is a turnaround story..........However, Apple's acquistion of Beats is a new threat. We think the probability of our $2 bear case playing out has risen. Stay EW [equal weight].
Yes, TRMR should go up from here....rejected lower prices on the 5th and 6th and then last week printed clustered closes followed up by today's strength. Broke thru the downtrend Looks like it's gunning for 4.71 or 5.06 or even 5.20. But I'm not in yet so I'll have to wait for the pull back. Thinking 4.33 should be the floor but I may try to pick some up at 4.44.
Yes, should go up from here....rejected lower prices on the 5th and 6th and then last week printed clustered closes followed up by today's strength. Broke thru the downtrend Looks like it's gunning for 4.71 or 5.06 or even 5.20. But I'm not in yet so I'll have to wait for the pull back. Thinking 4.33 should be the floor but I may try to pick some up at 4.44.
Yes, incredible volume for the week ending June 6th. With that volume at the low of the range it should have been taken down to $2, but no, small price range instead, someone is buying the fear and/or the boredom, hand over fist. Been watching for months ever since Michael and Charles turned me on to it. I expect there will be some action soon....may have to get in on Monday.