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spraetty 62 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 8, 2015 11:22 AM Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  • spraetty by spraetty Oct 8, 2015 11:22 AM Flag

    Clinton and Obama must go they pure poison

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    My final words until Oct 27.....Stay Long

    by biglefthook_00 Oct 8, 2015 10:44 AM
    spraetty spraetty Oct 8, 2015 11:11 AM Flag

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL - Get Report) shares are declining 1.36% to $109.78 on Wednesday after J.L. Warren Capital said that the tech giant's iPhone 6S China sales are not meeting the firm's projections, Barron' reports.

    While Cupertino, CA-based Apple said its initial weekend 13 million iPhone 6 and 6S sales exceeded last year's first weekend launch, this is still lower than the firm's original expectations, Barron' noted.

    Overall, this is due to the "failure of the Chinese market to deliver," analysts said.

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    Another reason for the shortfall may be that the 3D force touch is not completely new to consumers as ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY) and Huawei have already introduced smart phones with this feature, Barron' added.

    Separately, the firm said that the rose gold iPhone accounted for nearly half of the sales so far.

    Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates APPLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

    We rate APPLE INC (AAPL) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

    Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

    Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
    APPLE INC has improved earnings per share by 44.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, APPLE INC increased its bottom line by earning $6.43 versus $5.66 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($9.13 versus $6.43).
    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Computers & Peripherals industry average. The net income increased by 37.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $7,748.00 million to $10,677.00 million.
    Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 36.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 32.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
    Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market, APPLE INC's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
    You can view the full analysis from the report here: AAPL
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    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Oct 8, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    25 is even better

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    Whats Todays Excuse for being down

    by bomber1000us Oct 7, 2015 6:42 PM
    spraetty spraetty Oct 7, 2015 6:47 PM Flag

    NO, THIS IS THE ANSWER ! people who have cow manure for brains, THAT'S IT !!!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty by spraetty Oct 5, 2015 10:21 PM Flag

    Skyworks to Acquire PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion in Cash
    Creates an End-to-End Connectivity, Internet Infrastructure and Hyperscale Data Center Market Leader
    Facilitates Client to Cloud Communications and Universal Access via Wireless or Wireline Networks
    Immediately Accretive to Non-GAAP Earnings Upon Close
    $75 Million of Annual Cost Synergies Targeted within 12 Months, Adding $0.75 of Earnings Power on an Annual Non-GAAP Basis
    Skyworks Expects Q4 FY15 Results to be Better Than Guidance

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Oct 5, 2015 9:50 PM Flag

    Your statement is 100% correct, and yes I rate it a strong buy as a "three year plus HOLD" in the mean time Apple is hated, so I can't figure out why a person would invest in a stock they hate ? I have owned Apple since 2010 and have dollar cost averaged and accumulated 1000 shares and I'm proud of it. And YES I"m way ahead in the green.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • maybe not today maybe not tomorrow maybe not in a month, but YOU WILL BURN at some point. so tread lightly

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Trades on 88% (emotions) and 12% (common) sense, this is what you have to put up with when you "invest" in Apple. Do agree or disagree.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • SNPMarketScopeViewsNews2015-10-01 16:19:43.000CXRXCONCORDIA HEALTHCARE CORP.Acquire MediaCONCORDIA HEALTHCARE FELL MORE THAN ITS PEERS...BUT THESE ANALYSTS THINK IT'S COMING BACK RBC resumed coverage of Concordia Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: CXRX) with an Outperform rating and $86.00 price target on Wednesday. According to a report issued Wednesday, the substantial decline in the company's stock price is unwarranted. Shares of Concordia Healthcare are down roughly 1 percent on Thursday trading. Concordia Healthcare's stock fell more than 46 percent over the past month and more than 34 percent over the past five trading days. However, the selloff seems overdone, RBC analysts Douglas Miehm and Joel Hurren assured. The company has apparently fallen victim to several stumbling blocks, including: "deal related concerns, Hillary Clinton's commentary related to drug sector pricing, higher than normal forecast debt levels, and a vaccuum [sic] of information leading to what appears to be panic selling." Related Link: Central, South American M&A At Lowest Level In 10 Years As such, the firm would recommend buying the stock, especially given its current P/E multiples of 5.1 times the 2016 estimate and 4.5x times the 2017 estimate compared to its peers' 13x and 10x multiples for 2016 and 2017, respectively. The experts pointed out that Concordia's stock should trade at a discount. However, the current stock price does not value the company adequately. The AMCo Acquisition Concordia recently announced it will acquire Amdipharm Mercury Company Limited (AMCo Ltd.) for $3.5 billion, including a $0.2 billion potential earn out). RBC sees this transaction as "the next logical step" in the company's evolution. Moreover, the analysts think the purchase will be EPS accretive immediately and will create value over the longer term. The acquisition also provides the small-cap healthcare company with a global platform to expand its reach and the experts think that AMCo's presence in over 100 countries will certainly be beneficial for Concordia. Disclosure: Javier Hasse holds no positions in any of the securities mentioned above. Acquire Media|US;CXRX|2000014281|CA|70661648

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Seconday priced at $65, now $44???

    by palosparkflash Sep 28, 2015 1:32 PM
    spraetty spraetty Sep 28, 2015 6:48 PM Flag

    I loaded the boat at $43.51 today 9/28/2015 500 shares, good luck to all.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    by emanuilshvarts Sep 25, 2015 6:39 PM
    spraetty spraetty Sep 25, 2015 8:40 PM Flag

    Yes, you did a little bit better than I did during the day, I accumulated YES accumulated "290" shares at 6 trades buying and dollar cost averaging as low as $57.10, I believe the secondary offering price is $65.00 so I thought it was a no- brainer. I did some research, it's a very good company and I like what they're into.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Sep 25, 2015 4:22 PM Flag

    When she goes away and Obama goes away, the whole world we "hope" will be better then we are now, that's IF we can survive it, to the end of his term !!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Sep 25, 2015 4:18 PM Flag

    to add that's "all" stocks related to biotech's

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Sep 25, 2015 4:17 PM Flag

    Hillary Clinton, two words !!!!!! all biotech's went down sharply today. Going back to Clinton ALL she wanted to do is to ADVERT eye's off her failing pole ratings that's it in a nut shell, just as Obama does the same thing doing selfies with the pope.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Looking t pick some low hanging fruit at 36

    by eejjww36 Sep 24, 2015 11:48 PM
    spraetty spraetty Sep 25, 2015 11:18 AM Flag

    your charts are in your crystal balls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Every day this company goes down, what is it ? Can anybody answer in an intelligent way ? I remember just about 5 months ago this company was firing on all cylinders, what has changed, I read all I could read and can't find ANYTHING that has changed. Maybe its this "anything and I mean anything that's wrong in this world was created by Obama in the last 8 years of waste and danger!

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Remeber when Cramer was pumping AMBA @120?

    by foolfinder45 Sep 23, 2015 12:02 PM
    spraetty spraetty Sep 23, 2015 9:13 PM Flag

    BIG &*&*ST I"m down over $5,000.00 to date

  • Ambarella investors are hard to please. The company released earnings results that blew away estimates and showed tremendous growth, but next quarter's guidance was just under expectations and investors started to bail. However, Ambarella's growth story doesn't appear to be over, and its competitive position still looks strong.

    As Foolish followers of Ambarella may have already read, the company put up huge revenue growth figures of nearly 80% for the quarter on a year-over-year basis, along with adjusted net income up 150%. Both of these figures handily beat expectations, but as the market is always forward-looking, the focus was on next quarter's revenue guidance, which slightly missed expectations.

    To show how fickle the market can be, analyst expectations for quarterly revenue of $92.3 million was still within management's guidance of $90 million to $93 million, but the midpoint of this range ($91.5 million) was lower than average expectations and one likely reason for the drop in the stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Oversold. Easy money

    by pmai24 Sep 12, 2015 12:06 PM
    spraetty spraetty Sep 12, 2015 8:09 PM Flag

    LOOK please just read this, a lot of companies out there most always underestimate earnings just to beat the beat next time they report this is a quote"The firm’s top pick in the region for this week is Ambarella, after management said it expects to see chip shipments related to the wearable technologies decline in the third quarter. The news triggered a selloff in both Amabrella and GoPro (the former is a main supplier to the latter)".. they ONLY stated this for a reason, to beat next time they report so take advantage of morons selling on this news and keep buying more and more, dollar cost averaging all the way. I don't have to end this post by saying "good luck" because its a no brainer.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • spraetty spraetty Sep 11, 2015 10:09 PM Flag

    Than I'll load up the boat, thank you

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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