We need to assign a probablity of that happening. What is it? 5% 2%? 1%? Even if it's just .01%, it is still a possibility. Tuesday can't come fast enough.
"... my strongest hope is that the iP6 will NOT have a Sapphire screen. Because GTAT is making Sapphire at full capacity, and 100% of everything it manufactures is being shipped and billed."
Here's the problem with that thinking. We still need confirmation that a Sapphire screen cover is physically possible for mass production, and not just a pipe dream. Apple could have bought up all that sapphire under an assumed risk, only to scrap the entire dream in the end if they perceive it to be physically untenable in the end. So you better hope there is as much sapphire as possible in those screen covers on 9/9.
Vertical took on the entire GTAT board and held his own. I'm impressed. I declare it a draw. Nice job.
Anyone who bought today (Thursday) above $17, paid what I call a "lack-of-information" premium for their shares. They could have waited until Tuesday and gotten same price (or lower) with added benefit of information from Apple show. Can you imagine how all those people who paid over $18 feel from last week, knowing they could have had Apple information in hand, AND pay less for the stock at same time. That is a terrible feeling. I suggest not following in their footsteps. Wait until Tuesday to buy. You'll be thanking me.
I promise you'll be able to buy in at today's price or cheaper after the Apple announcement on 9/9. And you'll have the benefit of added information (confidence) which is an added value you won't have if you buy prior to 9/9. People buying today will be wondering why they bothered to take the risk if they could have waited till Tuesday to buy for same price with the benefit of added information in hand.
No, I didn't say that. This stock will lose $1 per day leading up to 9/9. That will mark the bottom. The short hedge funds cover and go long on 9/9.
I am waiting for Apple to confirm that they are using sapphire in at least one or all iPhone models, and then I will buy this stock at $14. I don't know why people would buy this stock above $17 without knowledge of sapphire status, when they can just wait until 9/9 and buy at a lower price with the confidence of knowing the actual sapphire status on new iPhone. There appears to be a lot of ding dongs on this board who don't know that the market always give you a final chance to buy into stocks with "free" information in hand. Watch and learn how it's done. See you on 9/9 with $14 bid. Have your sapphire ready.
The market has had a year to analyze and assess the potential of GLUU's monetization platform. The verdict is in. Price is truth. Sorry. $3 to $5 is fair value. Only another one-hit wonder like KKH will move the needle. I'm not saying it can't happen. But what are the odds?
KKH stole a few customers, but it had no impact on the gross ranking of Candy Crush. The GLUU longs have been waiting to boast about dethroning Candy Crush with their beloved KKH, but the facts have spoken. It is not happening. And Gomes is eating crow. The KKH pump is all priced in. In other words, it's over.
Candy Crush was at #2 on iOS when KKH was launched. It is still at #2. Meanwhile KKH shot up the charts to peak at #3, and is now going down to #10. All this, while Candy Crush never gave up their #2 spot. Just the facts. The numbers show that any customers who were lost to KKH were inconsequential to Candy Crush, as it retains the strong #2 spot on iOS.
Yes, you are correct. GLUU has a weak lineup compared to KING. What's funny is how some analysts (Gomes) were saying GLUU was stealing customers away from KING's Candy Crush game. That turned out to be false. As we now have facts to see the truth. Candy Crush is in fact firmly holding the #2 grossing slot on iOS as it has been for many many months, while KKH is sinking faster than Titanic.
Just look at the chart, and you could see the trend trajectory. KKH saved this stock from the abyss. Longs got bailed out by a lottery ticket. But now it is reaching equilibrium again. KKH adds around $2.00 worth of value to the company at best. I say "at best", because you can see it has peaked and will likely level off below the top 10 grossing, but perhaps tread water like DH14 for a couple years. That's worth something, but not a lot.
It doesn't even show up in the top 100 grossing for iOS anymore. All you posters who were pumping that game, and saying it was GLU's next top 10 blockbuster should be placed on ignore for eternity. Of course, that would comprise about 90% of this board. LMFAO!
And well folks, the verdict is in. No added value. The only thing that moves this stock are the fleeting hopes of one-hit wonders and sugar plum fairies dressed in the guise of Kim Kardashian. No matter how many times Gomes says: "Don't the worry, the market will eventually come to it's senses and understand the Glu-on platform, and they will bid the stock up to $10.00" -- yeah okay. He's been saying that for a year. It doesn't take a year for inefficient markets to correct. And yet he still keeps saying it. Everybody in the world now knows about the Gku-on platform and monetization system, and nobody is that impressed. Otherwise this stock would be $10 by now. The operating income line remains in the red without these occasional one-hit wonder games to fluff up a quarter or two. That's why the market is not impressed. No stability in the financials.
With the stock trading at 52-week lows while the market makes 52-week highs, investors are feeling slighted in 2014. Meanwhile, management keeps awarding themselves massive stock options and bonus incentives based on so-called "performance metrics". I'd like to know what those metrics are. They need to raise the bar, because investors are taking a bath while management gets paid $$$. They better control their greed, or they risk losing their investor base, which is already pretty thin as it is.