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BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. Message Board

sophia.leghorn 658 posts  |  Last Activity: 3 hours ago Member since: Feb 22, 2011
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    BOUGHT @ $14.9

    by sophia.leghorn Jul 29, 2014 8:46 AM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn 3 hours ago Flag

    When I look at a chart, I try to think about where this company fits in the economic cycle. Its products are consumer discretionary. No one really needs a pretty, high scale, luxury boot. But sometimes people want it, and when they have the money, they buy it. I think this economic cycle roughly coincides with 1996 and 2004, the point where employment began to grow with little inflationary pressure. Taking a look at the chart, you can see those were very good times to own RCKY. Further, I think management's plans will add more fuel to the fire. I usually don't buy companies with debt, but RCKY debt seems manageable.

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    true….no guidance and limited news from CLFD….

    by ketsrpan Jul 27, 2014 2:38 PM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn 9 hours ago Flag

    The last Google fiber build out in 2011 stalled, resuming two years later. There appears to be another pause; however, Google doesn't have the luxury of pausing this time. Service providers are in a race to provide more bandwidth at lower prices. I think we'll see more Google fiber expansion plans soon. Hence the new facility and the insider buying.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 29, 2014 8:46 AM Flag

    I realize it's not fashionable at the moment to fall in love with retail, but the fact is that the consumer is in better financial and employment shape than in a very long time. Debt to income is low. Private employment is rising. RCKY is well situated to ride that trend because of its timeless styles aligned well with current consumer psychology.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jul 29, 2014 8:14 AM Flag

    Discounts are gone. Those chinos I bought for my grandchildren for 17.5 are now 28. If the pricing holds and demand rises as employment increases, we may be counting our money.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Need help with call transcript

    by johndhope2003 Jul 27, 2014 1:19 AM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jul 27, 2014 5:31 PM Flag

    I see what you mean, but if you listen through the Q&A, you'll see they expect significant order pickup final Q approx 30-40% 2014.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 24, 2014 3:56 PM Flag

    maintaining current debt while repurchasing shares. Some of these expenses related to fighting for the contract will go away, replaced by lots of revenue related to helping out the transition.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 24, 2014 2:12 PM Flag

    I don't mean to be a hero, what with catching this falling knife, but I think this stock has been roasted a little toward the well side, as in charred. There were some problems with the quarter related to weather and client turbulence but overall revenues were up year over year. Higher interest expense and debt extinguishment got my attention. The insider buys at higher prices also got my attention. I would like to see a few of the VPs join the party. I'll keep this starter position for now.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 24, 2014 11:48 AM Flag

    Seems like too much money to pass up. Very nice one day move. Makes me wonder why the company cried wolf. I wouldn't by any means say the report was stellar. The stock still merits a long term hold if for no other reason than it'll probably get taken out within the year.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 24, 2014 11:39 AM Flag

    doubled position @ $13.5. Typical movement in this stock on a quarter to quarter basis. Sales are lumpy. Backlog rising. Margin healthy. The balance sheet does not suggest an increase in business activity, but this company operates "just in time" and so this could change pretty quickly. Trading at the low end of insider buy support area of $13.5-14.5.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 17, 2014 1:10 PM Flag

    Technology is leading edge; IBM partnership. No debt. Soft license/margin in what appears to be a one-off quarter and a plan to kick start those sales which could surprise next quarter. Continued insider buying around this price. They've got plenty of capital... I dunno, I put it to Mikey, and he said he likes it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 17, 2014 11:26 AM Flag

    Not much has changed. The competition is well known for some time. No surprises there. The pipeline is the same. I'm gonna call this the Yellen buying opportunity. Perfect timing. The clock is ticking...only a few weeks left before take off.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    5% dividend anyone?

    by o08o.ugh64w Jul 11, 2014 3:46 PM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jul 13, 2014 8:12 PM Flag

    It does appear to me that by keeping the dividend, management isn't interested in a pie in the sky "bolt on" acquisition to jump start growth. Quite to the converse.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Earnings report not too good

    by sophia.leghorn Feb 14, 2014 1:25 PM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jul 11, 2014 12:11 PM Flag

    Well, Pa, I'm a happy camper again. Sales came in at the top end, profits, and work in progress and bookings still elevated. I bought a few when they issued that NT-10K and today a few more. This company is growing sales in an industry that is consolidating, and we know what that is a recipe for. So true considering that the board is over 70.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jul 8, 2014 9:52 AM Flag

    Is been a nice run, things still looking good, but those pesky little interest rate expectations are starting to rain on the parade again making this as good a time as any to lighten up on this scorching hot mamma. Still, a few catalysts remain. Long term, municipalities are recovering and will keep Willdan growing.

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jun 27, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    The rights offering got my attention - a positive. The technology looks to have a real edge. Worth a gamble.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jun 27, 2014 3:32 PM Flag

    This bank has been a poor performer recently, but now things are looking a little brighter. Never listen to your broker. Uhuh, isn't that the way it always is?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    CYNO Q1 EPS Artificially Depressed

    by senior6analyst Jun 13, 2014 10:47 AM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jun 17, 2014 2:30 PM Flag

    I bought a few more @ $20.6.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    BOUGHT @ $ 7.02

    by sophia.leghorn Jun 16, 2014 11:27 AM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jun 17, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    okay, I'll bite...took a small starter position in PCTI @ $7.35. I like the first half weakness followed by second half guidance.

  • sophia.leghorn by sophia.leghorn Jun 16, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

    ESIO is the dog of dogs. The products might be great, but apparently they're very difficult to sell. The orders tend to be very lumpy, like...like Mt. Everest to Death Valley lumpy...many years of development costs which may never pay back. And that seems to be where ESIO is today. Luckily the company has no debt, $3 cash per share and has a very patient angel willing to gently nudge it back to the next great lump of earnings -- unless patience is wearing thin. That could make for a nice quick return. So, a small starter position is appropriate. Will re-evaluate after the next "mini-lump" ETA December?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    FCC filing

    by sophia.leghorn Jun 13, 2014 11:08 AM
    sophia.leghorn sophia.leghorn Jun 13, 2014 11:13 AM Flag

    oops, that was a Neustar filing. Well, maybe things look bad after all. Oh well, such a small bet...let it ride.

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