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overstuffed_drawer 236 posts  |  Last Activity: May 10, 2013 8:50 AM Member since: Sep 12, 2003
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    Home Depot

    by overstuffed_drawer May 9, 2013 8:33 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer May 10, 2013 8:50 AM Flag

    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.

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer May 9, 2013 8:33 AM Flag

    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?

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer May 1, 2013 8:35 AM Flag

    Office Depot missed their numbers on the top line. This means we are gaining market share.

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    infospace to do an acquisiton

    by carpediem_roma Mar 11, 2013 9:00 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Mar 11, 2013 11:46 AM Flag

    Who do you think the acquisition could be?
    I've put together a list of who I think they could be.
    What do you think?

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Nov 21, 2012 1:22 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    Can FIVE compete with Target and Walmart ?

    by jgiled Oct 4, 2012 11:27 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Oct 5, 2012 11:40 AM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    vote passed

    by mariyatrader Jun 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Jun 5, 2012 10:07 AM Flag

    I guess we know why the volume jumped up the last 3 trading days.

  • Reply to

    What caused breakdown of up trend

    by nowbehere111 Apr 18, 2012 2:42 PM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Apr 18, 2012 8:05 PM Flag

    It doesn't matter who does the manufacturing.

    WPRT still has the patents. There will be a revenue stream from the patents.

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    How to get $24.56 for your YPF shares

    by maui.now69 Apr 18, 2012 12:28 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Apr 18, 2012 11:31 AM Flag

    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?

  • Reply to

    How to get $24.56 for your YPF shares

    by maui.now69 Apr 18, 2012 12:28 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Apr 18, 2012 10:32 AM Flag


    The volume does not look that high.

    There is no panic.

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Mar 23, 2012 3:50 AM Flag

    Let's talk about MadMen.

  • Reply to

    215 knocking ?

    by rimm_dn Sep 29, 2011 1:30 PM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Sep 29, 2011 1:57 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    Will TXN raise div today? Oh and could they

    by jzhands Sep 8, 2010 12:24 PM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Sep 9, 2010 12:03 PM Flag

    What time is the mid-quarter update?

  • overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Aug 2, 2010 12:44 PM Flag

    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?

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Jul 22, 2010 8:33 AM Flag

    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.

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Jun 23, 2010 8:26 AM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    "BUY" Reiteration ust came in from Brean Murray

    by windowlite2 Jan 21, 2010 11:15 AM
    overstuffed_drawer overstuffed_drawer Jan 21, 2010 2:57 PM Flag

    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.

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Oct 30, 2009 2:49 PM Flag

    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.

  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Sep 18, 2009 9:27 AM Flag

    Shouldn't it be below the secondary pricing at $41.50.

    Right now it's at $43.36.

    Anybody have an explanation for me.


  • overstuffed_drawer by overstuffed_drawer Aug 19, 2009 7:06 PM Flag

    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.

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