I went back this morning and went looking in the lighting section instead of the bulb section of Home Depot. I couldn't find them, but someone did ask me if I needed help and was guided to the front of the store on the end cap. It was a nice display, but again another problem. I didn't see the pricing. I'm conditioned to look for a price on the orange support bar and it wasn't there. There was however a very large cardboard poster with the pricing.
I'm not faulting Cree for these issues. I think Home Depot could use some good customer feedback. The associate did tell me he thought they were a great item and is using them himself and that they are selling well.
I was a bit disappointed at the pricing. I was expecting a $10 bulb. But that was only for the "40 Watt" equivalent. The "60 Watt" was $13.
I did purchase one of the 40W.
I just got back from Home Depot with the intent of buying one of the $10 Cree bulbs. They weren't on the shelf. I should have asked someone, but I didn't have time.
Are they on the shelves yet?
Who do you think the acquisition could be?
I've put together a list of who I think they could be.
ACLZ, JRJC, LOOK, MARK, MMRF, ONIN
What do you think?
Technically, this stock won't stop going down until we have a climax volume spike of 10 million shares in one day like happened earlier this year February 8-10.
I don't think you have been in any of the Five Below stores. There is very little competition between Five Below and Walmart or Target. Five Below mainly sells items which can be "dated" or out of style but are very usable. You don't walk in there to buy anything which is cutting edge. It's more of a dollar store with higher priced items. If I were to worry about competition, I would be more worried by likes of DLTR.
It doesn't matter who does the manufacturing.
WPRT still has the patents. There will be a revenue stream from the patents.
I am long this stock.
I must admit the shorts had me in a bit of a panic. But with the trading on the foreign exchange at about $25 per share, I am feeling much more relaxed now.
But what I am having difficulty with is it is trading much higher than the $19.50 stop price.
Don't get me wrong. This is great, but I don't know why.
Is it because of SINOPEC?
I think the stock will edge up higher from here until the shipping date of November 15th. This happens with all new highly anticipated releases (think ipad). AAPL stock performance was similar.
After that, it's anybodies guess.
I don't think you will find that many. The big money to be made will be with the leaders.
Certainly VMW and AKAM also fit the bill for cloud computing.
You may also add N.
Can you add some other candidates?
Affymetrix announced earnings today. See below for confirmation on Illumina beating the competition.
Affymetrix is a leading provider of microrray-based products and services to the global research community. It is one of the two major providers [along with Illumina Inc. (NasdaqGS: ILMN - News)] of microarray technologies. The company is broadening its customer base through new product introductions and strategic alliances. However, Affymetrix is increasingly being challenged by competitive product offerings that leverage advanced technologies.
Genetic product maker Affymetrix Inc. (NasdaqGS: AFFX - News) announced second-quarter 2010 earnings after the closing bell on July 21, 2010, with an adjusted net loss per share of 10 cents exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 7 cents. The adjusted loss excludes a $17 million (or 2 cents a share) one-time gain on repurchase of convertible notes.
The California-based company posted a net loss of $5.5 million (or 8 cents a share) as against a net income of $7.3 million (or 11 cents a share) in the year-ago quarter. The weak result is attributable to lower revenues from product sales and services.
We maintain a Zacks Rank #3 on California Pizza Kitchen, which translates into a short-term Neutral recommendation.
However, our recommendation on its closest competitor
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG - News) is Zacks Rank #2, which translates into a short-term Buy rating as it has remained largely unruffled by the recent economic slowdown and reported a strong first quarter earnings of $1.19 per share outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 95 cents.
I think the person we should be listening to is Sean Lavin of Lazard Capital mkts who has maintained a buy rating on the stock since April 14, 2009. Sean Lavin is the star analyst on predicting what this stock will do.
Gold to Make New Highs Above $2000, Says Commodity Maven Frank Holmes
Gold is likely to make a new inflation-adjusted high before its current bull move ends. That's the word from Frank Holmes the man behind the Morningstar 5-star rated U.S. Global Investors Gold and Precious Metals Fund, which is up 33% in the past year.
The journey to new highs will comes with bumps along the road. Holmes predicts several 10% price swings in the near future. But, he firmly believes negative interest rates combined with massive deficits is a recipe for gold to shine.
While today's SNPS news doesn't come right out and say it, if you read through this news, I think you can imply it.
UPDATE 1-Synopsys Q3 profit beats Street view; sees weak Q4
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:29pm EDT
* Q3 adj EPS of 47 cents beat estimates by 6 cents
* Q3 revenue in line with estimates
* Q4 sales, EPS view miss estimates
* Sees FY09 sales view $1.36-$1.37 bln vs $1.35-$1.38 bln
* Shares fall 4 pct in after market trade
Aug 19 (Reuters) - Chip-design software maker Synopsys Inc (SNPS.O) posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower expenses, but forecast fourth-quarter results below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down 4 percent.
The company forecast fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 29 cents to 33 cents a share on revenue of $335 million to $343 million. Analysts were looking for earnings of 34 cents a share, excluding items, on revenue of $346.1 million.
For the third quarter, the company posted a profit of $47.4 million, or 32 cents a share, compared with $57.7 million, or 39 cents a share, a year ago.
Excluding items, it earned 47 cents a share, while revenue was almost flat at $345.2 million.
Analysts were expecting a profit of 41 cents a share, before items, on revenue of about $345.2 million, according to Reuters Estimates.
Earlier this month, the company's biggest rival in the electronic design automation (EDA) market, Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS.O), posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss of 5 cents a share, as it got more comfortable with its shift to a subscription-based revenue model.
For 2009, Synopsys now expects adjusted earnings of $1.71 to $1.75 a share on revenue of $1.36 billion to $1.37 billion. The company previously expected earnings of $1.62 to $1.72 a share on revenue of $1.35 billion to $1.38 billion.
Shares of the Mountain View, California-based company were down 4 percent at $19.70 after the bell. They closed at $20.52 Wednesday on Nasdaq.