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smaycs4 268 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 31, 2015 8:05 AM Member since: Oct 14, 2011
  • I doubt they could give away either the "business" or the ship wreckage with all the court mandated #$%$.

    A reverse split. A massive money losing business. A private placement for anyone who wants to call in ?


  • Reply to

    No SEC filing as of yesterday

    by smaycs4 Jan 9, 2015 6:37 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 16, 2015 2:11 PM Flag

    Still no filing. (As of yesterday)

    Stock inching down to $14.50.

    I forgot to mention that TWMC also had a tender offer. Last year at $5.10. I did nothing and the stock was in the low $3s yesterday.

  • Reply to

    Its a ZERO, why is that hard to understand ?

    by smaycs4 Jan 15, 2015 4:13 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 16, 2015 1:59 PM Flag

    The current shareholders will get zero.

  • Reply to

    Its a ZERO, why is that hard to understand ?

    by smaycs4 Jan 15, 2015 4:13 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 16, 2015 12:38 PM Flag

    its a zero. You wont get anything for your shares if you don't sell.

  • Take your 8 cents and be happy about it.

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    $5.33 book value, $2.52 in cash

    by smaycs4 Jan 15, 2015 12:29 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 15, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    Millers form 4 for yesterday...

    Bought 244.607 at $3.175 avg.

    And today, the volume is 188k+ so they almost certainly bought more.

    Miller has been buying for months now but this was their biggest block recently.

    Stock is up to $3.24-3.29 apparently as others saw the form 4 and join in.

    I paid $3.11 for mine.

  • Reply to

    time to hire a ceo

    by smaycs4 Jan 14, 2015 2:31 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 15, 2015 2:58 PM Flag

    I don't get the impression Sweetwood is the guy. Plus he is 66 and might not want it.

    On the other hand, if the company is in play, a buyer might want their own man as CEO.

    Selling it for $12-13 would be fine with me.

    During a Dec. 9 conference call to discuss Pep Boys’ quarterly financial results, Sweetwood addressed the search for a new CEO. He said on the call that “the search is well underway” and Pep Boys is “moving diligently to have a new chief executive onboard as soon as possible.”

    An analyst pointed out that Pep Boys’ prior CEO had a strong background in service and retail. (Odell joined Pep Boys in 2007 after a stint as the executive vice president and general manager of Sears Retail & Specialty Stores. His background also included time as vice president of stores for the Sears Automotive Group.) Sweetwood was asked if Pep Boys is looking for something different in its next chief executive.

    “We’re looking for someone who is strong in service, hopefully has some retail,” Sweetwood said. “We view this as a pretty plum job actually — for someone to step into a business that has a tremendous amount of potential, that has a one share of a $200-billion market and participates with no dominance in the service area. It’s a very, very fragmented market. There are no barriers to success in the industry in our area of focus. So, we’re looking for the person who can energize us around that.”

    He added that, at this point in the search, “we’re still at the top of the funnel; we’re looking at everyone.”

  • Lloyd Miller continues to buy.

    Im kicking myself for not selling into the rights offering but added more today just because Miller must know something.

  • Reply to

    Why is this stock dropping?

    by daveallen10 Jan 13, 2015 11:25 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 14, 2015 8:54 PM Flag

    This is what happened before their last offering.

    So maybe another one is on the way.

  • smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 14, 2015 7:50 PM Flag

    Different firms do it different ways.

    And even the company has their own DRIP.

    Fidelity says : Dividend reinvestments are priced at the average price that the security is purchased by Fidelity.

    Fidelity pre-identifies all customers that will be reinvesting their dividend and goes to the market to purchase shares three days prior to the payable date. We purchase as many shares as possible on a best-efforts basis, determine the average share price, and reallocate these shares proportionately to the customers that are reinvesting their dividend. This process typically results in a different reinvestment price than the price that the security is currently trading

  • its been long enough

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    Lion Fund continues to buy BH

    by smaycs4 Jan 9, 2015 9:44 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 13, 2015 3:57 PM Flag

    You understand that he isn't helping BH shareholders by buying via Lion Fund, right ?

  • Reply to

    Butthurt in the First Degree is NOT defamination

    by smaycs4 Jan 9, 2015 8:40 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 12, 2015 1:48 PM Flag

    Disclosure is the only reason the SEC hasn't shut this company down by now.
    Its fairly obvious whats going on here. Its disclosed.

    That said, I know they have put out 12 years of false & misleading press releases. Almost all made to sound "material" but none requiring an SEC filing. (Which means they were not material at all)

    I am on record as calling him a criminal, a con-man and the company a scam.

    I believe that to be 100% true. An any objective observer would agree.

    This is a worthless company with a $29 million market cap.

    They have no prospect of ever having material revenues let alone earnings. Its all smoke & mirrors.

    Its not practical to short it. If it was, it wouldn't have a $29 million market cap.

  • Anyone think a buyout of Biglari might be on the table ?

    As a BH shareholder, Id king of like to see them cash out of some or all of their CBRL position.

    But, Biglari might be willing to hang in there for the long term and get control later on.

    He will probably live longer than anyone on the board.

  • John A. Gordon ‏@JohnAGordon · 21m21 minutes ago  San Antonio, TX
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  • Steel wants the company for below fair value. The company, despite board & president changes, wont sell it for what Steel wants to pay. And they also wont do anything to keep the stock from tanking if a deal doesn't happen.

    Why, exactly, did we replace the president & pay huge severance charges if nothing changes ?

    Apparently they have cash & the outlook is bright. They need to get out & tell the story AND they need to commit to supporting the stock in the open market with a buyback.

    If they believe the company is worth $11.40-12.50 or more and they have plenty of liquidity, then they should file a plan to buy shares and then place an order with a broker to buy all the shares they can get at $8.50 or less.

    And Don't just announce a buyback & not follow thru. Commit to buying any & all shares below $8.50.

    That, at least gives current holders some confidence that they have a little liquidity in the event we want to sell some.

  • Reply to

    Lion Fund continues to buy BH

    by smaycs4 Jan 9, 2015 9:44 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 11, 2015 12:51 PM Flag

    Cant blame anyone for selling but I am holding. Most of my shares were bought at lower prices, I want to defer the gains hopefully for years to come and Im hopeful that some of our concerns will be addressed at the annual meeting april 9th. I continue to be concerned at the LACK of information for those of us unable or unwilling to make it to the annual meeting every year. The LEAST they could do is make a webcast or a transcript available.

    Essentially, I see it as those who cant go to the meeting are at an informational disadvantage.

    PS, since the rights offering is apparently going to be a yearly thing, I might have to get into the habit of selling a little once a year just so I can participate in the rights offerings without increasing my already large position.

  • Considering lowering the price for a financial buyer. Possibly to $3-3.5 million. I think they will pay a 5-6% brokerage commission if & when its sold.

    Reason being the cost of upkeep.

    Im going with $3.25 million as a worst case scenario=3.06 million net=51.5 cents per share.

    But, I think they have some cash too. Possibly $1.8 million ? Although they would probably have to keep some set aside in a liquidating trust for so long.

    So 27-28.5 cents possibly in cash.

    Looks like a reasonable worst case is 78.5 cents, in a year or two.

    Im sure not selling at 55 cents.

  • He had better make money on these buys or he could lose investors over it.

    Who wants to pay a hedge fund manager to buy shares they could buy themselves ?

  • smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 9, 2015 9:39 AM Flag

    Growing the company is going to be them merging something into it Id imagine. And that might involve issuing more shares & such.

    There is room for sweetheart insider deals. Even though Roberts at least kept them from blatently diluting us.

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