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steve_382n 100 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 hours ago Member since: May 18, 2010
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  • Part of recent PR news article:

    Indianapolis, Indiana – With the introduction of five 5-axis models, Hurco announced a major initiative called “Take 5 for 5-Axis” to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of five-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides.

    “We are dedicated to helping shops increase profit margins and productivity by developing sophisticated control technology that is intuitive, easy to learn, and easy to use. Because we know that adopting a five-sided process is the most efficient way to instantly increase profit margins on existing parts, we’ve dedicated substantial engineering and R&D resources to 5-axis technology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup,” said Maggie Smith, marketing manager for Hurco Companies Inc.

  • Reply to

    Growth is the issue

    by trf456 Mar 29, 2015 9:58 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n 19 hours ago Flag

    The hyping already occurred a few months ago when the patent was mentioned. I agree that it could take years, but it still seems like a decent investment for the next couple years assuming the world economy shows some improvement. The share price pulled back 20% or so from the 3D run, and most of the fast money went elsewhere.

  • Raven is mentioned in an article on the Huffington Post. Try searching for the title, or you can read it at the IV message board for RAVN. Too hard to post it on Yahoo.

    The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

  • Interesting that starting at about 11:10 AM, someone bought the next 25,000 shares for $2.40 or more per share. The bid side still looks much stronger than the ask side. I will try to refrain from commenting on an earlier post that questioned my integrity. My intelligence has always been in question, and that hasn't changed.

  • Reply to

    tender offer

    by algo41 Mar 27, 2015 9:39 AM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 27, 2015 10:45 AM Flag

    In this case, I assume Warren L would be an affiliate:

    "Affiliate" is a term used in the securities laws to refer to a person in a relationship of control with a company. "Control" denotes the power to direct the management or policies of the company in some way (e.g. by voting or by contract), and this is generally means a director, executive officer, or large-block shareholder (usually 10% or more). The term also applies to people who live in the same household as the affiliate, and to trusts or estates in which an insider has an interest or serves as a trustee. The shares affiliates own are also called control stock, and if not registered with the SEC can also be restricted securities (which should not be confused with restricted stock).

    An affiliate has restrictions and reporting requirements on company-stock sales under Rule 144 and Section 16(a). Affiliates must also comply with the rules on insider trading that apply to everybody. Even if you are not an affiliate, you must still follow the Rule 144 holding period rules (plus any company restrictions) before you can resell unregistered stock.

    Any resale of shares by an affiliate (including anyone who has been an affiliate during the three months before the resale) must follow each condition in Rule 144. However, no holding period applies under Rule 144 when the affiliate buys the stock on the open market or receives SEC-registered shares, such as through grants of stock compensation registered on Form S-8.

  • Reply to

    Ouch - Still waiting

    by steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 4:06 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 4:34 PM Flag

    My concern is they are now 6 to 9 months behind on earlier Fox-1P delivery estimates. At this rate, we could see the XP before the 1P. We also need to see orders on the older stuff, not just interest.

  • Reply to

    Ouch - Still waiting

    by steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 4:06 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM Flag

    Are they going to need to raise more money until (if?) deliveries can start? The share price will surely drop under $2.00 tomorrow.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 4:06 PM Flag

    That's not going to be what anyone wanted to hear.

  • Reply to

    Expectations

    by tradenuggets Mar 25, 2015 8:20 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 2:31 PM Flag

    Another thought. It's hard to imagine if we were going to have really good new, it wouldn't have leaked out by now. If they surprise us with really good news, I will give them a lot of credit for keeping it under their hat. Flip side I guess is if it's bad, they did a good job of keeping that quiet also. Trading has certainly dried up in the last week.

  • Reply to

    Expectations

    by tradenuggets Mar 25, 2015 8:20 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 26, 2015 11:25 AM Flag

    I think I will just wait and see what we get. I am concerned we haven't had an announcement before now, but maybe it all gets cleared up this afternoon.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 25, 2015 2:42 PM Flag

    OK, I posted 3 messages this week and they are all gone. Not even going to post them again.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 24, 2015 2:18 PM Flag

    Interesting move. There was talk this morning that she might tend to push Google into more mundane things like making money now, instead of pie in the sky endeavors. Google Glass may be out, and I wonder about Loon. I haven't been counting on Loon to save Raven, but I wonder how much the current Raven management is betting on Loon. Thoughts? Who knows, maybe Loon is the next great thing.

    “After a 28-year career at Morgan Stanley, Ruth Porat has decided to leave the firm to take on a new role in Silicon Valley and return to her California roots,” Mr. Gorman wrote. “It is with a heavy heart that we see her go.”

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 20, 2015 5:27 PM Flag

    Interesting. Up $1.67 on over 600,000 shares. 10 time normal volume. One big trade at the close, so maybe a couple of funds moving things around.

    3/20/2015 15:59:58 NASDAQ NM 100 31.91
    3/20/2015 15:59:59 NASDAQ NM 300 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:00:00 NASDAQ NM 361146 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:11:22 NASDAQ NM 200 31.72
    3/20/2015 16:18:41 NASDAQ NM 29795 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:19:33 NASDAQ NM 3105 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:20:28 NASDAQ NM 8769 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:30:53 NASDAQ NM 800 31.90
    3/20/2015 16:32:43 NASDAQ NM 1 31.20
    3/20/2015 16:41:13 NASDAQ NM 254 31.90

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 18, 2015 3:29 PM Flag

    At least for today, the dollar rise has stopped. Pretty good recovery since last weeks lows in the $28 range.

  • Reply to

    Raven lays off about 75 last week

    by steve_382n Mar 15, 2015 4:09 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 18, 2015 3:22 PM Flag

    Another article in the paper said total layoffs were 115, with 75 being local. I posted a couple of articles on Raven at the IV message board for Raven.

  • It would be nice to think someone knows something, but hard to say. It's the last day of the BiTS Workshop, so it's possible some deals are being discussed. No PR on the SEMICON Shanghai show, so hard to know whether they are attending that one or not. It runs through tomorrow if they are there. Recent price and volume could just be another loser like me trying to guess which way we go.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 17, 2015 4:56 PM Flag

    These guys drive me crazy. My spreadsheet with over 10 years of quarterly earnings and revenues is trashed again. They restated the last 4 or 5 years of results again. Of course, just for the annual data, not quarterly. It looks like a good earnings and revenue report, but the special events that just never quit, I can't really get a handle on how they are doing. Oh well, maybe I will take a day and just try to sort it out again.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 17, 2015 1:40 PM Flag

    CODE is not trading now, so I guess the deal is done. No reason for Cypress/Spansion not to buy AEHR equipment now, if they think it adds value to the product testing cycle. I could see them needing to wait until the merger was completed and maybe a little after that while they digest the move.

  • Reply to

    Blast from the past

    by steve_382n Mar 17, 2015 1:03 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Mar 17, 2015 1:05 PM Flag

    That deal was announced in December of 2001. Would have been a split adjusted $18 or $19 per share. Less than a double since then, I guess. Ouch.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Mar 17, 2015 1:03 PM Flag

    I assume that Tyco went into their fail mode shortly after this deal was announced. Not sure when I started following MGRC, but just happened to find this article today.

    PEMBROKE, Bermuda and LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; LSE: TYI; BSX: TYC), a diversified manufacturing and services company, and McGrath RentCorp (Nasdaq: MGRC), a leading rental provider of modular offices and classrooms and electronic test equipment, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Tyco will acquire McGrath RentCorp. The transaction is valued at $38.00 per share to McGrath RentCorp shareholders or approximately $482 million, based on McGrath RentCorp's 12.7 million outstanding shares. The consideration will be paid by Tyco in the form of cash and Tyco shares. McGrath RentCorp shareholders will have the right to elect the percentage of their consideration paid in cash or Tyco shares, subject to the limitation that no less than 50% and no more than 75% of the consideration will be in the form of shares.

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