Well, I'm actually surprised they reported it!! Now, hopefully that they will report that all profits were purged and insider trading charges have been filed against the perpetrator -- and they are fined, (and in the case of a hedge fund or broker) suspended and/or barred from any future activity.
Frankly, I wish Stifel would stifle themselves.
Not necessarily just on this matter, frankly I don't even pay attention to these rumors anymore, but I almost wish there is a deal in the works -- higher than 40 -- and shove it down their smug self-serving throats!
This is exactly the type of trade that is to set off the bells at the SEC -- and ANY evidence of a trade on inside information and resulting profit is (supposed) invalidated and overturned. Will see (well, actually we won't, unless something is reported) if the SEC is doing their job!!
Really? Bloomberg was the one to report PEP was buying them out at 2B a year ago valuing the stock at $100! Bloomberg was the one to report Calcalist had said SODA was in late stage talks for a PARTIAL investment valuing the stock at $52 just a month of so ago! And, speaking to that -- WHY would a partial investment in the company value them at $52 and an outright buyout now be at $40?!! Not enough.
Hard for me to take any of these serious anymore. But I think $40 is too cheap and robbery! I want at least 3.5/4 times book! He-l, hedge funds throw more than that away buying out some blog NOT that it was true awhile back when Bloomberg was reporting an investment in SODA (supposedly in late stage talks) would have valued the stock at $52 -- AND NOW an out right buyout is at $40 -- bulls--t! There CO2 carbonation unit is worth more than that alone!! I've said it before, and I will say it again, I don't believe the future is in another countertop appliance -- it will be in/on your refrigerator door -- such as SODA is already doing with Samsung and their alliance with Kitchen Aid (Whirlpool) is one step away.
Contact the CBOE - there is a very inexpensive booklet that will tell you how all the various options work. With that knowledge you can figure out how to use option strategies to your advantages without the influence from someone else or wrote a book on just how they whipped and drove themselves into poverty (oh, excuse me, vast wealth) speculating in options, naked calls/puts, stripes/straddles/hedge wrappers etc. and has now written a book (to help others) to recoup some of their money!
Found this article fascinating! 1. They said SodaStream was taking the U.S. by storm (really?) -- boy, wish the stock price would be reflecting that!! Every article seems to be pounding (or trying to) SODA into the ground. 2. Just curious, but just where and how are you going to have 500/1000 flavors stored into a countertop device -- they're not going to travel through the internet!!! And, if they are I want to invest in THAT technology!!!
Ok - I tried again AND IT IS -- NOT -- HERE!!! Shows a post from me 15 min. ago -- and it is NOT here. Quite frankly, I just don't have it in me to try again.. YAHOO you OWE me 15/20 minutes back on my life!!
Fall - I know what you are saying -- just trying something here first - posted more to that thought (3 times) and post has not shown up in the thread - will see if this does - because frankly I don't need to waste my time and doing the same thing over and over is useless.
Yep! There you have the explanation for last Friday. I agree with you, doesn't mean much -- I don't buy my coffee at Subways and won't in the future! Although maybe there will be sub flavored KCups!!! I can see it now, get your companion Italian Special cup of coffee to compliment your sub experience!!
The analyst meeting is tomorrow (06/10) morning at 9:00 am and it can be listened to live on their website for anyone interested. You can view the press release on what will be discussed on their website under Investors Relations. If you happen to be in N.Y. the meeting is being held at the Marriott Hotel.
Further, those options opened at $.25 down a nickel with previous open interest at 54 contracts! If this size of a trade (and is accurate) doesn't set off some bell at the SEC I don't know what would!!!