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steve_382n 124 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 17, 2014 4:04 PM Member since: May 18, 2010
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  • steve_382n by steve_382n Oct 22, 2014 10:51 AM Flag

    Director Patel had some options that were due to expire this month. He exercised them (5,000 shares at $1.42) and so far hasn't sold them. In the past, he was a serial seller. Looks like 4 more directors also have 5,000 that need to be exercised by 10/27 with the same $1.42 conversion price. Hopefully they will also hold the shares after exercising.

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    acquisition in the industry

    by algo41 Oct 20, 2014 6:34 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 21, 2014 12:00 AM Flag

    Thanks for posting that. It may be the only way to get partially bailed out from this company if they can find a greater fool.

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    Look out below

    by fanofstan Oct 7, 2014 1:11 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 16, 2014 8:28 PM Flag

    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.

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    SP buys more

    by steve_382n Oct 1, 2014 6:02 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 16, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    Yup, and they got them just under $1.80. Another 112,000 or so shares.

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    10Q

    by assumption88888 Oct 14, 2014 8:36 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 15, 2014 9:19 AM Flag

    Well, Morgan Stanley downgraded Intel this morning and the stock drops $3 from last nights gains. Market looks #$%$ again.

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    10Q

    by assumption88888 Oct 14, 2014 8:36 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 14, 2014 10:41 PM Flag

    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.

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    Have we missed something?

    by steve_382n Oct 13, 2014 3:10 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 13, 2014 7:49 PM Flag

    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.

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    Micro Caps

    by assumption88888 Oct 10, 2014 9:27 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 13, 2014 5:56 PM Flag

    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.

  • Just average volume and no news I can find. Down $8 is a pretty big move even for a thinly trades stock like this.

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    Micro Caps

    by assumption88888 Oct 10, 2014 9:27 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 10, 2014 11:27 PM Flag

    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.

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    SP buys more

    by steve_382n Oct 1, 2014 6:02 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 10, 2014 5:18 PM Flag

    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.

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    Will it get to 20

    by greendog03 Sep 30, 2014 8:10 AM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 10, 2014 5:14 PM Flag

    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.

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    Anybody?

    by allthewayhome1 Sep 16, 2014 7:04 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 10, 2014 5:02 PM Flag

    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.

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    Gaynes Statement in CC

    by assumption88888 Oct 10, 2014 7:11 AM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 10, 2014 1:19 PM Flag

    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?).

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    Todays Action

    by assumption88888 Oct 1, 2014 10:12 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 9, 2014 4:26 PM Flag

    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.

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    End of quarter and year sales push

    by steve_382n Oct 9, 2014 1:04 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 9, 2014 4:07 PM Flag

    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.

  • steve_382n by steve_382n Oct 9, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    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.

    Do a google search for:
    4th and Goal at Hurco

    It's 4th and Goal at Hurco
    Our 4th Quarter Ends 10/31/14
    Corporate Needs to Eliminate Inventory

    At Hurco, October 31st is our proverbial goal line: the end of our fiscal 4th quarter. Our president has to eliminate inventory and has authorized us to close deals no matter what. To get the ball rolling, complete the form on this page and a representative will contact you to create a quote.

    Only available to companies located in the U.S.A.

    Not available with any other discounts or offers. Only available while supplies last.

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    FTC disposition order issued

    by steve_382n Oct 6, 2014 4:09 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 8, 2014 2:21 PM Flag

    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.

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    Todays Action

    by assumption88888 Oct 1, 2014 10:12 PM
    steve_382n steve_382n Oct 7, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    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.

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