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richardred1 17 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 5, 2016 8:53 AM Member since: Mar 2, 2013
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  • Snip-TerraVia and VMG Partners are coming together in a new venture they’re calling TerraBrands.

    The two entities are working to bring algae to the mainstream market in food, pet, and wellness products. They plan to invest in and acquire already established, lower middle-market companies that they can build on using TerraVia’s suite of algae-based ingredients and VMG’s capital and experience with consumer brands. TerraVia has also brought founder and former CEO of Popchips, Keith Belling, on board to leverage his brand-building expertise.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Where Is the SZYM Algae Oil Pill?

    by abigchocoholic Mar 22, 2016 1:12 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Mar 23, 2016 12:05 PM Flag

    Have you ever heard of CYAN - CYANOTECH ? I own some of this company, but more of CYAN. This company is running more on hope, but a 27 mill. a year in UL revenue will help. Martek was bought out by DSM for Omega 3's. My memory is not what it used to be, so maybe I better start taking this stuff. :+ ) Right now this stock is at the mercy of traders. At least the shorts got a scare on the UL contract.

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    Q4 Sales Down 8% SG&A Up 24%

    by flwsinvestor Mar 10, 2016 8:33 AM
    richardred1 richardred1 Mar 23, 2016 10:29 AM Flag

    A Gov't order gave a bad comparison from a year ago. I don't see any reason not to believe management . The last qtr. was rather disappointing, but they are ramping expansion of three US facilities.
    Upon completion , this should help lower production costs to better match SGA expense IMO. IMO in due time this company is a niche fit for Oshkosh's Jerr-Dan division. Consolidation is one way to get margins up.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Q4 Sales Down 8% SG&A Up 24%

    by flwsinvestor Mar 10, 2016 8:33 AM
    richardred1 richardred1 Mar 22, 2016 1:15 PM Flag

    I'm buying in here. No debt , chance to build backlog with better margins, takeover appeal, Yield for the wait. When It's Time to Relax one Company stands company stands clear. Miller MLR.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    HOT

    by blackoutbuzz Mar 18, 2016 12:25 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Mar 22, 2016 1:04 PM Flag

    If there's any objection it's mainly about TEX's talking price. I just think TEX is trying to flush out a White Knight such as Liebherr. Sure fits crane & The US port business problem. Aren't the Swiss neutral - grin. Ok, then we have to deal with the EU and the FTC. Just a thought anyway. If the deal fails I still see MNTX being a smaller and likely target. TEX I believe still owns around 6% via ASVI deal. CAT /Doosan-Cranes hey you never know! holding here with caution

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Meridian Increases CYAN Ownership by 37%

    by prince_ashargin Feb 17, 2016 8:18 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Mar 18, 2016 12:11 PM Flag

    I see.Meridian OHC Partners stake steadily going up from here to what the market will bare . If not beforehand at the current depressed price. I suspect we could see a management led buyout once the company gets the on time delivery and supply issues straightened out. Of coarse I think Meridian OHC Partners would fund it, and hold on to their stake. Only one day bringing it public again. A very good risk imo for them & management to cash out at many times their investment. I'm just hanging on for the hypothetical premium, or a turnaround in earnings.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • richardred1 richardred1 Mar 11, 2016 10:17 AM Flag

    Well today's earnings miss which was not any surprise IMO, has taken MNTX down. However it's not all bad for down the road IMO. Short term debt is down and the Dec to Jan backlog was up 10 percent and inventory sold at fire sale prices to bring in needed cash.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • I did get a piece of paper in the mail about a NYC hotel meeting date. Hopefully they pull a Newport corp.and announce their acquisition on the earning release (LOL). RE: Announced DTS8 deal. Most in the know here, and those penny stock traders,. Now know DTS8 Coffee Company didn't have the resources to seriously buy this company. They agreed to buy some unnamed private roster for about 4 mil. subject to financing. If this is true about being accretive to earnings. Why didn't JVA a DTS8 partner, know about it, or buy the company itself? Sounds fishy to me. I'm wondering the estimated sales if JVA is getting the private label for Walmart. I'm guessing any branded Label stuff will be subject to stocking fees. So they better preform or there out.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • richardred1 richardred1 Mar 3, 2016 12:12 PM Flag

    $Joy reports bigger than expected loss and up double digits. Maybe MNTX does the same if they report a bad quarter? IMO Outlooks brightens due to construction spending and highway bill passage. You need cranes to build bridges and many are under disrepair.
    RE-WASHINGTON – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient last year and needed repairs.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • richardred1 richardred1 Mar 2, 2016 12:06 AM Flag

    Construction spending did turn out to be a bright spot today.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • richardred1 richardred1 Feb 29, 2016 10:54 AM Flag

    Pep Harris was just award a monster contract. re-US Army Awards Harris Corporation HMS Manpack Radio Multi-Award IDIQ Contract with $12.7 Billion Ceiling.
    There IMO should be a need for many classified electronics to be subbed out. I think this could be an opportunity for IEC to get some sub business. Maybe a surprise for the annual meeting? If they eventually are awarded significant Harris sub business. I would say this company gets back on the growth track and would be a buy.

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    Why worry about a takeover

    by jvcriton Jan 29, 2016 12:59 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Feb 26, 2016 1:47 PM Flag

    If there is value, the stock will rise
    IMO not necessarily true in many cases. What's More likely true is when there's someone pushing to unlock the value. The stock will rise.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • richardred1 richardred1 Feb 25, 2016 12:26 AM Flag

    Well there seems to be quite a few hotels and golf courses with his name on them. He's employing people and not using taxpayer money,. Bernie's helping cows. He has a new Ice cream flavor maybe the proceeds can pay down the National debt. HIllary can dust Bill's library after the election and trade pork bellies. Well Donald did loose in the Iowa caucus, but he's not for pork barrel politics. Buffett is Corn huskin for Hillary

  • IMO Smoot–Hawley will work now on unfair trade items.

    ARTW exports are very small. Scientific seem the best chance this year. for profitability. Since China owns Smithfield Foods and it's in located in the US. Would a Chinese ruling official trust American pork or Chinese pork?

    RE-Sugar Beet equipment
    It’s not every day when the American affiliate of the predominant television broadcaster in Mainland China calls for an interview. And it’s even more rare when the topic the state-run network wants to discuss is how government intervention is wrecking global markets.

    But that is exactly what happened last week when Jack Roney of the American Sugar Alliance was invited to the set of CCTV America, the U.S. division of China Central Television News. Roney told the show, which is broadcast to English-speaking viewers in America and elsewhere, how sugar subsidies in places like Brazil, India, and Thailand are upending global prices and why a Zero-for-Zero sugar policy is needed to promote free markets.
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    Titan International, Inc. Updates Status of Its Relief Efforts from OTR Tire Imports.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • richardred1 richardred1 Feb 16, 2016 10:26 AM Flag

    PEP. I have enjoyed the Parking lot update over the years even though it 's only a good hope indicator. The IEC parking lot should be fuller because of consolidation to the Newark facility. Harris bought the old Xerox building on Jefferson Road in Rochester The parking lot there has been full. Grin. Hopefully, Harris can subcontract some recent defense wins at good margins to IEC.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Peeps the clown lives!

    by wheelerelect Feb 2, 2016 2:37 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Feb 13, 2016 1:45 PM Flag

    I was in Newark Yesterday. I didn't go by the plant , but I saw the towns IEC banner flag flying. I do however go by the Rochester NY Harris plant M-F and the parking lot is Full-
    If your really looking to sell shares now as a long term sentiment. IMO you would have sold last year before the Proxy fight. IMO not a buy yet till there's something to build on. Medical playing a bigger role now. GE Sales will have a major decline in 2016. Also a non recurring SEC settlement charge looks forthcoming. I'm still holding my shares mostly at a loss. Harris seems a logical fit to pick up some slack IMO. They won some sizable defense contracts last year. The company's recent PR about Harris seems to fit my guess. Vintage really needs a return on investment. I guess it's on Jeff's shoulders now. This if he's long term, or a company prep for a company sale to a stronger parent. Time will tell and I'm still holding are you?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Peeps the clown lives!

    by wheelerelect Feb 2, 2016 2:37 PM
    richardred1 richardred1 Feb 5, 2016 1:15 PM Flag

    Any way you want it
    That's the way you need it
    Donald Trump says he will get Apple to 'start building their damn computers and things' in the US. LOL
    Are you working for Vintage now? Foxcon trying to buy Sharp. Anyway, The defense business should be back under a new President. You don't outsource on classified defense electronics to Chinese companies unless Hillery wins. LOL Who's Jeff giving his campaign contribution to this year?

    Sentiment: Hold

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