Why would anybody listen to that clone clown? Looks like he has been a loser here for years yelling short now as the stock goes up and up
7%. WOW ..where is the $10 - $20 that all the pumpers were touting
expected or not it's official
That is why the sock is not moving that good
who is matt?
people on this board against the stock??? If it is so bad why are you here??? You are like #$%$ on a bull. Just worthless information, whining and complaining. Just go away unless you have something constructive to say.
different story ?...Not really
First Solar suffers from an industry which is plagued with over capacity
First Solar was accused using aggressive accounting methods and the CEO of First Solar resigned which tanked the stock
The firm reported on Monday that it has maintained a “Conviction Buy” on Citigroup, and has increased its price target from $55 to $56. This price target suggests a 19% increase from the stock’s current price of $45.34.
Alcatel-Lucent's stock drops despite positive news
Telecom firm inks major deal with NTT, launches cloud-based enterprise UC product
March 25, 2013 | By Fred Donovan
Despite a number of positive announcements, including a major contract win with NTT Communications and the launch of a new enterprise cloud product, Alcatel-Lucent saw its stock price on Wall Street decline from a high of $1.50 on Wednesday to close at $1.40 on Friday, around a 7 percent drop.
On Thursday, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it received a contract from Japanese carrier NTT Communications to use its edge router systems for NTT's virtual private network (VPN) enterprise services in Japan and worldwide.
Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 service router supports platform capacities ranging from 40Gbps to 2Tbps. It has a processing structure adapted to NTT's service, quality-of-service provisioning, and a range of protocols and interfaces, such as Ethernet.
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Meanwhile, at EnterpriseConnect 2013 held last week in Orlando, Fla., Alcatel-Lucent unveiled a new cloud-based unified communications (UC) product as well as a new contact center offering.
Alcatel-Lucent said its OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud product enables service providers, system integrators and channels "to build a UC as a service [UCaaS] offering for their enterprise customers," according to Lizardo Espinosa, director of product marketing for communications solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. Enterprise Cloud combines the OpenTouch UC architecture with OmniPCX Enterprise telephony, video, instant messaging, presence, videoconferencing and Web collaboration.
I thought Target still reported Monthly Sales. You are right I just checked and they stopped after Macy's.
JMO Macy's is a super powerhouse. CVS is in good company
I dont mind the fact that top retailers are abandoning monthly sales figures. I am long term investor. I hate these volatile swings
- Alcatel-Lucent placed as "Visionary" in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure -
New Delhi,- Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been placed as a Visionary in Gartner Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for the Data Center Network Infrastructure" report by Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi, published on February 11, 2013. The report qualifies a Visionary by its demonstrated ability "to increase the features in its offering, to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary has innovated in one or more of the key areas of data center infrastructure, such as management (including virtualization), security (including policy enforcement), SDN and operational efficiency, as well as cost reductions."
The report comes as a result of growing focus on the core and data center segments of the network, which are expected to have low latency in their delivery of virtual applications.
Last year Gartner placed Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Networking products in the Visionaries quadrant of its report, "Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure" published on June 13, 2012.
Sanjay Sapru, Country Manager, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise said, "Being recognized as a Visionary by Gartner is proof of our commitment to delivering the most innovative solutions to our customers to allow them to realize the full benefits of technology. Since we launched our Application Fluent Network (AFN) vision in 2010, we have helped businesses uncover the full benefits of virtualization and workload automation."
Alcatel-Lucent continues to make strides in the market with its Applications Fluent Network approach, gaining significant wins at a diverse set of customers, including the California State University system, DHL Belgium and Cap Gemini China.
"While it's too early to be sure, it appears that Walgreen's resurgence is squeezing Rite Aid again. Rite Aid has a heavy debt load of roughly $6 billion and is much smaller than Walgreen and CVS -- two major competitive disadvantages. Rite Aid is therefore a very risky investment and should probably be avoided.
Sales momentum tapers off
Rite Aid's strong Q3 earnings were the result of 1.1% same-store-sales growth in the front end (non-prescription sales) and a 3.6% increase in prescription count in comparable stores. (Overall, same-store sales decreased 1.5% because of the introduction of new lower-cost generic drugs.) However, performance was strongest early in the quarter, before Walgreen had a chance to win back Express Scripts customers.
Q4's performance could have been much worse, if not for the bad U.S. flu season. Front-end sales decreased 1% in December while prescription count increased 4.4%, including a 170-basis-point gain from sales of flu shots and flu-related prescriptions. January was even stronger, with the front end up 4.2% (2.4% attributable to flu treatments), and prescription count up 5% (3.4% resulting from flu-related prescriptions). However, Rite Aid's momentum dissipated with the end of flu season. With no flu-related tailwind in February, front-end sales dropped by 1.3% and prescription count increased by a meager 0.3 %.
Turnarounds are expensive
Rite Aid once again faces two stronger competitors in Walgreen and CVS. Convenience is a key competitive advantage in the drugstore industry, giving larger chains such as Walgreen and CVS an edge. I'm skeptical that Rite Aid will be able to successfully fend off this competition in light of its fading sales momentum and weak balance sheet. A case in point is the rollout of the "wellness" format stores. While these stores outperform the company average, Rite Aid has been remodeling stores at a rate of only 110 to 120 per quarter. At that rate, it will take roughly a decade to convert all stores"