Well, you got your single digits. I would like to call this a bottom, but have been burned too many times. It will be interesting to see how the share price does going into earnings in two weeks. Can't wait to hear what they say at the CC.
They could sell shares I suppose, but it would be nice if they waited until they had some firm orders to shore up the share price. A secondary based on needing to fill orders could be quite positive. They also talked about increasing their debt load during the conference call, so I guess we just have to wait and see. If their bank feels the orders are really solid, it might be willing to increase their line of credit.
On another note, it seemed like the Intel report was decent. Maybe we will get a little recovery in tech stocks tomorrow.
Lots of things getting hit right now. I don't own it, but follow Spansion (CODE) and it does embedded semi conductor products. Stock has gone from 23 to 16 in a week or so. Hoping Intel gives a good report and forecast tomorrow. The other Steel Partners stocks seem to be holding up OK. Well, my ATNY maybe not so good, but AVNW and SXCL not too bad.
CODE was down another dollar today. Not really a good sign. I added more shares in AEHR today. Picked up another 5,000 at $1.89. Will be either really happy or looking for a window in a tall building. Just hope the share price doesn't collapse before we have a chance for a good press release on orders. If they drop it back to a dollar, even a double wouldn't make me all that happy.
Not sure I would expect the insiders to step in right now. It might look bad if they did and orders were announced soon after (we hope). I may be wrong, but I also think there is a limited time where insiders can buy shares. Not too soon after the last earnings report and not too close to the next one either. What I really hope is that they are able to finalize some orders. That will fix just about everything. I have several other micro caps that have dropped as much or more in the last month also.
A quick look at the Form 4s makes me think SP doesn't want to pay more than $1.80 per share right now. Could have been copycat traders that drove it up to $1.90. Who knows, just thinking.
Ha. Just because the price is going lower as you predicted doesn't make me happy. Still, I did buy a little this week at $22.78. I can add that to my list of mistakes on other stocks as well. Really bad week for small caps especially.
Yes, I actually thought about riding their coattails and buying some calls also. Glad I didn't do it. Maybe a good report and forecast from Intel next week will turn it around.
Speaking of destroyed, CODE is down 11% as I write this. Based on the MCHP forecast I guess. Hope Intel give a better forecast at their earnings call next week (Tue?).
Good luck (to both of us really). I added another 3,000 today at $2.03, but I am just about out of bullets. Looked like someone sold 1,000 near the close and took it down another 5 or 10 cents. On a day where the market tanked like this, not many people will be interested in picking up a thinly traded micro cap. Let's just hope there is a pleasant surprise order at the annual meeting. My order sat there for a couple hours before they finally sold the shares to me.
Who knows where we go if the market continues to tank.
Ha. It just popped up when I did a Google web search for Hurco. I wasn't able to find it when I looked at the Hurco regular website, so maybe they just provide the link to their regular customers.
OK, I have kind of followed Dawson for a few years, but never owned it. Message board here doesn't look too active, but does anyone have an opinion about the merger? Neither one of these companies seems to have been able to make much money on their own. Will this combination help that? Have they been competitors that were beating each other up on project pricing? Sorry try to get DD without much work, but if anyone feels like responding with a quick summary, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Steve
I suppose they do this every year, but I just happened to see the promotion and sales prices for the end of the year.
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Well, Yahoo deleted my other post, but basically, I missed my guess on the sale by a wide margin. I thought they might be able to sell it for about the same price to sales as the rest of Graco. Only went for $590 million. Still, more than they paid for it if you believe their valuation numbers.
I guess the lack of interest saved us from a big drop today. I put a bid in this morning when the ask was at $2.10 for 5,000 shares. Got a fill on 3,500 of them and the ask promptly moved up to $2.41. Left the order open for the rest of the day and never got a fill on the other 1,500 shares. Looked like it might fill as the market tanked, but didn't. I was kind of thinking we might get a few new buyers going into the annual meeting, but maybe not. Seems like I am on my own, but running low on cash now and hate to sell other stocks that are tanking also.
Almost went there today. AGCO dropping 10% on a weak forecast didn't help anything either. But, I had some good companies that went down 3% today also, so it wasn't just AVD.
I saw that Xcerra (XCRA) rang the opening bell on the Nasdaq today. Used to be LTX-Credence. Seems like their tester are more gear to closer to finished products rather than wafer level.
Xcerra Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services automated test equipment solutions for the mobility, industrial, automotive, and consumer end markets. Its product portfolio includes Diamond platform, a package for testing microcontrollers, as well as consumer and digital based application specific standard product (ASSP) and application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices; X-Series platform, which offers configurations for optimal testing of analog-based ASSP and ASIC, power, automotive, mixed signal, and radio frequency (RF) applications; and ASL platform that is used for testing linear, low-end mixed signal, precision analog, and power management devices. The company also offers various services, such as installation and maintenance of test systems, servicing of spare parts, parts and labor warranties on test systems and instruments, and training on the maintenance and operation of test systems. Xcerra Corporation sells its products through direct sales organization and distributors to semiconductor designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company was formerly known as LTX-Credence Corporation and changed its name to Xcerra Corporation in May 2014. Xcerra Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.