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opalockamishabob 50 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 2, 2015 7:02 PM Member since: Sep 11, 2009
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  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Oct 2, 2015 7:02 PM Flag

    I hope not, but this just in from Brian Krebs:

    "Today's awareness lesson is brought to you by retail brokerage firm Scottrade, which just disclosed a breach
    involving contact information and possibly Social Security numbers on 4.6 million customers."

  • Reply to

    ON is 80% bullish

    by jianphotos Oct 1, 2015 8:38 AM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Oct 1, 2015 3:13 PM Flag

    Yes, by all means check out foxchart and stockfa, but check out other sites and firms who just might offer a different William J. O'Neil & Co, which J.P Morgan and Goldman Sachs utilize for their data.. This is how O'Neil and Co currently see ON and its fundamentals. Do you see 80% of these numbers as bullish?

    EPS % Chg (Last Qtr) 0%
    Last 3 Qtrs Avg EPS Growth 10%
    # Qtrs of EPS Acceleration 0
    EPS Est % Chg (Current Qtr) 15%
    Estimate Revisions DOWN
    Last Quarter % Earnings Surprise 0.0%

    Annual Earnings
    3 Yr EPS Growth Rate 19%
    Consecutive Yrs of Annual EPS Growth 2
    EPS Est % Chg for Current Year 16%

    Sales % Chg (Last Qtr) 16%
    3 Yr Sales Growth Rate 4%
    Annual Pre-Tax Margin 11.2%
    Annual ROE 21.5%
    Debt/Equity Ratio 60%

  • Reply to

    Icahn's letter

    by willtori Sep 29, 2015 8:24 AM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 29, 2015 10:56 PM Flag

    "This has been my beef with ricci since day one." " My question is this? why would Icahn mention what CEO's make when he hasn't reined in ricci's pay. EOM


    I'm curious, just when was your "day one" owning NUAN? You DO own shares, don't you!?

    Similar rhetorical questions have been asked by numerous members of this board...for a much longer time and much greater have been their insights...worthy of a lot more than 8 thumbs. No one here has an answer for you, just as their questions have always fallen on deaf ears.

    Carl Icahn has always aimed with a short barrel, even in his Pan-Am days! Every stock he has ever owned he kvetches about, like a petulant's all for show. He's the self-proclaimed "white knight" for the poor, under trodden retail shareholder. "To right the investment world is his aim." What temerity!

    His interviews just ooze with compassion, don't they? How many companies has he owned? Always touting what he had done for the shareholders of AAPL, EBAY, NFLX, etc, etc, etc.

    What has Carl e-v-e-r done for NUAN shareholders, other than casting his votes for a status quo management regime? NUAN remains one of his largest holdings, doesn't it?

    He's an extremely shrewd and manipulative man and investor, but you'd never know it from the way he portrays himself on t.v., more often than not. His halted speech, feigning sincerity and compassion, pantomiming your elderly grandfather.

    So keep asking those questions and perhaps, one day...

  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Sep 29, 2015 8:56 PM Flag

    There are certain criteria a stock must meet for the chart pattern to apply...

    1) The "right shoulder" in the pattern MUST be slightly lower than the "left shoulder".
    NUAN's current pattern meets.

    2) The stock must break below its 50 day M/A.
    NUAN's current pattern meets.

    3) Stock's R/S is in a downtrend.
    NUAN's current pattern meets

    4) Volume rises, left to the right side of the pattern
    NUAN's pattern does NOT meet

    Most short-sellers will wait for a stock to attempt---and fail to rally [at least 2 to 4 times]---above the 50 day M/A, usually on lower volume than previous rallies.

    I've never sold short, but in my view, if NUAN breaks and stays below its 200 day M/A for more than a day or two, NUAN could be finding support around $14.

    I wish it were otherwise, but these are the facts as I see them. Be careful.

  • Reply to

    ? Test 14's ?

    by hey_make_me_smile Sep 26, 2015 12:06 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 26, 2015 7:25 PM Flag



    Remember that NUAN did not close at $14.37 on August 24th, but at $15.92. At current levels there is still moderate support in here, set from May thru June and much of July...but, that can change in a heart beat. NUAN's R/S has deviated only slightly from it's "85" throughout the sell-off, which I find remarkable! The money flow and acc/dis are remaining slightly positive.

    The MACD indicator hints that a bounce is does NOT forecast the future though, so there is no way to judge if or when a bounce may come...the remaining indicators I monitor are all showing negative.

    NUAN, from the August 10th high to current levels is off a bit more than 12%...pessimism abounds; many others tech stocks are off 25% and more and have shown little strength to the upside.

    "---will we test those lows we had last month?"


    A general market such as we are currently experiencing, no one can say with any degree of certainty which way it will go next; one bit of positive OR negative news can send the indicies soaring OR plunging. Personally, I wouldn't add to any position here.

    Remember that we are just 1 month into this correction...with repeated days of hard distribution plus volatility, comes great risk.

  • Reply to

    Opalockamishkabob ignores the facts!

    by bostonsonlcs Sep 21, 2015 8:52 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 21, 2015 9:03 PM Flag

    Here are YOUR posts, schmuck:

    "New statement will send Gtn to $19 next month..." [Sept 21st]

    "This is going to $11. Mark this post." [Sept 21st]

    "Looks like a new trend is developing, going to be $18 next month." [Sept 17th]

    "Short this pos" [Sept 15th]

    ""Extremely strong conference call. Not sure what more they could say to reassure investors that this is a great company and going forward it will only continue to print money." [August 5th]

    Pity that poor squirrel---he's going to crack your head open and find nothing in it....

  • Reply to

    Opalockamishkabob is a disgruntled employee

    by bostonsonlcs Sep 21, 2015 7:36 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 21, 2015 8:41 PM Flag

    "...a disgruntled employee" What?

    How did you arrive at that convoluted logic?

    Now that it's fall in Massachusetts, be v-e-r-y careful going outside boston, because some squirrel is going to mistake your head for a nut.

    Have a good life, ace...I tried to help.

  • opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 21, 2015 7:26 PM Flag

    Geez...just 4 days ago, you posted: "This acquisition makes Gtn worth $30/share". Now you're saying it's going to $11.00???

    Can't wait to see your rationalization on those two, diametrically opposed views!

  • Reply to

    Short this pos

    by bostonsonlcs Sep 15, 2015 1:11 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 21, 2015 7:19 PM Flag

    Technicals may not mean jack to YOU right now, but don't you find it an astounding coincidence that GTN is running up against the "overhead supply [resistance]" mentioned in my last, that ran from March 20th thru May 20th of 2014?

    Right around current levels $13.15 to $13.90?

    Anyone who cares to look at a GTN chart might find it enlightening also...

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Based on...

    by onyxpig Sep 16, 2015 2:49 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 17, 2015 9:00 PM Flag

    "I don't share my DD because I don't want anybody to lose on my analysis."

    Dear pig,

    "The worse vice in the world is advise"...I learned that a loooong time ago.

    I'd like to think that what most board members post here are their opinions, their beliefs and aspirations. There is a vast difference, in my opinion, between what goes on here and "advice" or investment "guidance".

    My posts are my opinions based on what I see in NUAN's chart.

    Back on April 22nd, I posted that something was occurring to NUAN that I hadn't seen in almost 3 years: "For the past TWO TRADING DAYS, volume has been 50% above daily norms. This is a significant turnaround. Many major breakouts in price action occurred in this manner. As for NUAN, a look at a chart will show how long it has been since the stock has seen this type of behavior."

    From that point, NUAN took off on a tear---even peso cannot dispute that---but he will regardless.

    My point?

    Everyone opinions should be welcomed AND respected here---where I draw the line is when peso abuses the privilege and starts to harass and begins his flagrant verbal assaults of others because of their thoughts. I initially welcomed peso here, when his thoughts were cogent and to the point.

    Now, his clap-trap and his mean-spirited diatribes and epistles to nowhere are annoying, repetitive, pointless and can only be construed as the product of a demented, perverted and misspent youth. Therefore, peso is a nuisance and a hindrance to this board...that's why he's on IGNORE with me.

    If he tried, peso could become a real asset to this board...instead of just an #$%$.

  • Reply to

    Short this pos

    by bostonsonlcs Sep 15, 2015 1:11 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 17, 2015 8:19 PM Flag

    Wow! You have reaaaaally changed your stripes, haven't you Boston!? It was just a few weeks ago, August 5th, when you posted...

    "Extremely strong conference call. Not sure what more they could say to reassure investors that this is a great company and going forward it will only continue to print money."

    What has happened to you? You were the stocks #1 champion!! I was the bearish one; remember how angry you got with me??

    Anyway, there is enormous "overhead resistance/supply" from current levels thru $16.67...and it is going to take a tremendous amount of volume [read "money flow"] to get GTN to penetrate that.

    The past two days, GTN has move UP on LOWER volume, so the positive emotion on the purchase of the Schruz Communications deal might be shareholders want to see the money. GTN still remains a bit under the 50 day M/A; remains to be seen just how close it can get to it, so that institutional investors may be willing to support it once again...or sell it off...

    Just my $.03...adjusted for inflation

  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Sep 15, 2015 6:45 PM Flag

    Page A-4.

    "Speech-recognition accuracy is improving along with machine learning, analytics and artificial intelligence, Opus Research analyst Dan Miller told IBD.

    That will improve the usefulness of virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana and generate positive reinforcement from people having good experiences with the technology, he said.

    Companies that deal with consumers also are increasing their use of speech-enabled voice response technology.

    Nuance Communications NUAN is focusing on enterprise customers with its own speech recognition and voice response systems. It sells a virtual assistant called Nina, which is used in customer self-service apps.

    One company that’s using Nina is Domino’s Pizza DPZ. Domino’s worked wit.h Nuance to create what it calls Dom, a virtual ordering assistant for the eatery’s mobile app. Dom is powered by Nuance’s Nina technology.

    With Dom, hungry Domino’s customers can place pizza orders with their voice instead of having to tap and scroll through tiny menus on a smartphone."

  • Reply to the week just passed

    by opalockamishabob Sep 11, 2015 5:18 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 11, 2015 5:34 PM Flag

    One other point worth mentioning...the NADSAQ was UP 2.97% for the week. NUAN? 5.97%

  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Sep 11, 2015 5:18 PM Flag

    NUAN's August 10th high of $18.96 minus its August 24th low equals a 24% swing. As of today's close, NUAN has closed within 9% of that 52 week high.

    Volume has been low on the uptick, regrettably, but having NUAN this close this soon is indeed encouraging. Since the August 24th drawdown, there have actually been two days with above-average voumle, compared with just the one draw-down day.

    Clutching at straws some may say, but consider this: the NASDAQ Composite has retraced---almost in lock step with NUAN. Where each one goes from here is anyone's guess. From the NUAN low of September 3rd NUAN's RS has gone from "68" to the current "86"...not to bad for a 4 1/2 week correction!

    There is quite a bit of support on the $16 area in the event that the general marlet conditions enter into a test of the most recent lows.

    Have a wonderful weekend...everyone!

  • Reply to

    One thing we do know

    by vandy2014 Sep 4, 2015 6:18 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 9, 2015 2:53 PM Flag

    Dear friend use...

    We all must realize that #$%$ trader" is NOT a "normal" investor seeking to impart useful information by engaging those not privy to it, in an unbiased, impartial and congenial manner.

    He is a narcissist, plain and simple. Look at what he has left in his wake on other message boards!

    There are ways to deal with his type of mental defect...the easiest is to I-G-N-O-R-E it as pig and I have done. We must remind ourselves AND recall just how well moderated and congenial this board operated among us, WITHOUT his flagrant name calling, harrassment and meandering diatribes.

    So it can be once more.

    To continue in that vein, each person who finds him the postulous boil on the buttocks of this message board that he is, MUST determine to ignore him: Do NOT Engage him(!); he gets his passion from stirring things up, creating dissention among the ranks...we have provided him ample fodder in that regard, lo these many months, have we not? Take that away...cease feeding the beast and it dies...

    Say now, "enough is too much...I'm done...ignore"!

    Leave him and his sycophant and one other "supporter" in silence, so we can get on with discussing NUAN in a less disruptive manner.

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    by daninfw04 Sep 1, 2015 9:21 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Sep 4, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    You may be right, but you are forgetting one salient point: the market sentiment has a great deal to bear on your hypothesis. Four of 5 stock go down as the market sells off. Don't risk your hard earned capital on what someone THINKS GTN is going to do! Watch the never gives a false reading.

  • Reply to

    Need A Short Squeeze

    by daninfw04 Aug 26, 2015 5:59 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Aug 26, 2015 9:55 PM Flag

    Please...people in hell want ice water too...
    Stocks are going to need to base in here for a while, I fear. Bottoms are almost always revisited, so personally, I'd wait until the dust settles before buying anything.

    Just my $.03 worth...adjusted for inflation.

  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Aug 20, 2015 2:13 PM Flag

    NASDAQ is down an equivalent of 500 DOW points and NUAN is UP....on over 20% greater than normal daily volume. What's not to like?

    I'm going to be away for a while, perhaps two weeks, so until then...

    Stay well and happy!


  • opalockamishabob by opalockamishabob Aug 20, 2015 12:51 PM Flag

    I'm sorry that "bostonsonics" got so angry with me!

    There is nothing in any of my posts in which I said that "GTN was going to crash". I tried to impart knowledge which I have gained over many, many years of investing and makiing mistakes. It would have saved hm a lot of money, if he had taken the time to understand what I was saying.

    If it were so easy to be successful in the stock market, there would be no unemployemnt lines, would there?

    This is a v-e-r-y difficult way to earn money; the more you know about the general market and how "things can go so bad" when you think "everything looks so good" the better off you are going to be. Become your own investment advisor! Listen to what others say, thank them, but do your own homework---never make a market decision based on what someone feels, thinks or believes or tells you YOU should do...not even someone like me.

    You must convince YOURSELF to by sell or hold, not be convinced BY someone else to do so.

    After learning how to read a chart, understand a balance sheet, know where the general market is going [up OR down], read and understand all the information on a stoc that you can---then make up your own mind based on your best information to buy, NOT to buy, or to sell a stock.

    Believe me, it's worth the effort!!

    Technical analysis's not 100% right---NOTHING IS(!), but right now it is the best we have currently to keep our hard earned cash from being lost. My favorite book on t/a is "How To Make Money In Stocks", by Bill O'Neil, founder of Investor's Daily.

    I wish each of you all the best in your investing careers!


  • Reply to

    Noon time PR's???

    by onyxpig Aug 18, 2015 12:08 PM
    opalockamishabob opalockamishabob Aug 19, 2015 7:07 PM Flag

    Forgive me everyone, but this needs to be addressed...

    Peso, I did NOT post my last to ridicule or belittle you. I had hoped that after you had read it you would see just how destructive you are being to yourself...enabling you to see the way you are projecting yourself to EVERYONE here. I hoped it would enlighten you and encourage you to seek some kind of help, professional help.

    You are evidently a young man with a great deal of life to live---you don't want to live it this way, do you?

    Look at how often you have derided others in just this thread alone!---you've posted SIX of the 16 posts---all of which would be viewed by any "professional" as someone who needs help dealing with their affliction.

    In one of your posts on another board, you mentioned that you have family members in the medical them and seek their help. do it for yourself, do it for them...please.


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