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skepticpencil 9 posts  |  Last Activity: May 7, 2014 4:24 PM Member since: Nov 7, 2000
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  • skepticpencil by skepticpencil May 7, 2014 4:24 PM Flag

    Funny how the chart starts heading up with no news. Then two nights ago EA is mentioned in a story on NBR, as being part of a partnership with Comcast or some other cable provider. It sounded good so I looked at the stock yesterday but saw it had already moved so much that I stayed away. Looks like it was a bad move, as the momentum folks have jumped on it. Good luck, longs. It's been a nice run.

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    Short interest

    by skepticpencil Mar 6, 2014 12:19 PM
    skepticpencil skepticpencil Apr 29, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    I can't figure out what the shorts see in this stock. It seems that they like working with higher beta stocks. That said, DORM is rather thinly traded, i.e., easier to manipulate with less money. The stock might back-and-fill for the next couple of weeks, as it has that tendency. Or the shorts will feel pressure if a big buyer steps in, and we'll get a nice squeeze. Time will tell. Good luck longs.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • skepticpencil skepticpencil Apr 16, 2014 5:18 PM Flag

    Feathers soothed, ENDP no longer showing as a top-ten holding in the fund. It must have been an algorithmic hiccup.

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    Another one of life's great mysteries.

    by skepticpencil Apr 10, 2014 12:16 PM
    skepticpencil skepticpencil Apr 11, 2014 10:39 AM Flag

    Mystery solved...well...sort of. I knew that VSEQX was an actively managed fund. What I didn't know is that they use use quantitative trading, computer model driven, methods. I know realize that even the fund manager probably doesn't know why ENDP is a top ten holding. If asked, he'd probably say, "The algorithm made me do it."

  • For the life of me, I can't figure out why my favorite Vanguard fund has this company in its top 10 holdings. They must know something that I don't , and is not in evidence by looking at the fundamentals, key statistics, etc. I see nothing attractive about this stock. The addition to VSEQX' top ten holdings list seems to have coincided with the top. This stock is hurting what is generally stellar performance by the fund. Oh well, you win some....

  • One reason that I bought VSEQX over the years is because they have a similar investing style to me, but are generally much better at picking and holding the right stocks. However, when I saw that they now had ENDP as a top holding, and I looked into the company's fundamentals, I was a bit floored that the managers at VSEQX would have such a top holding. I almost sold my shares in the fund last week, but didn't. It looks like it was a mistake. Again, what were they thinking? This is a terribly performing stock, and not a strong company from what I can see. Look at it drop....taking VSEQX with it.

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    Short interest

    by skepticpencil Mar 6, 2014 12:19 PM
    skepticpencil skepticpencil Mar 21, 2014 11:59 AM Flag

    Well, let's see if we can hold $60 today. Good luck, longs. Zacks just mentioned DORM favorably. That said, much of the short squeeze has been exhausted, with "only" 8 days to cover as of the first of the month. It's probably less now. However, those who were misguided enough to short DORM over the past couple of years may still be misguided enough to add to their positions or enter a new short position. We'll see...I'm still long. DORM has been my best performer over the past few years, FWIW.

  • skepticpencil by skepticpencil Mar 6, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    According to NASDAQ, as of 2/14 there were 14 days to cover the % of short interest in shares. Since then, the stock is up nearly 14%, and is approaching another big round number. I have to wonder again about whether DORM will generate interest by splitting the stock when it hits, or surpasses $60, which is hopefully later today. Good luck, longs.

  • Pleasant morning seeing DORM open so nicely in the green zone. I hope it holds. Lots of shorts still to be covered, hopefully. Good luck, longs.

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