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stocker4949 338 posts  |  Last Activity: 23 hours ago Member since: Aug 31, 2006
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    Inside of Apple's business culture

    by stocker4949 Jun 12, 2015 3:47 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Jun 12, 2015 3:51 PM Flag

    Google is one of the best company in the industries that is very loyal, honest and ethical with their suppliers and business partners.

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    Inside of Apple's business culture

    by stocker4949 Jun 12, 2015 3:47 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Jun 12, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    Apple shall buy Micron and Cirrus Logic to protect their supplies and cost because their vendors eventually will get smart.

  • First of all, I don't know if whoever runs a successful business out there today believe in value of a long term relationship, honesty and ethic. If you do, be smart about handling the partners that you choose to work business with. How many of you read about how Steve Jobs treated his employees and you will know many fear him and hate him instead of respect him. The expectation of working for that company is so high that managements don't really care how you get the jobs done as long as you deliver and that includes beaching contracts such as price drop, margin squeeze and intentionally paying you late. There are some big companies out there think and work like typical business bullies and they prefer their business partners to work for free for them. Those will need to watch their back if they keep on squeezing and burning their business partners even though they are considered big players in the market. Think about how Elpida actually fell into big financial trouble even they had all the contracts from Apple. Apple never pays on time even they sign the contracts to promise to pay based on the net term. If it is net 30' they pay you net 60 and if it is net 60, they pay you net 90. If the margin is high, their suppliers will bite the bullets and endure. Apple is known the very cut throat negotiator and they will come back to ask you to drop the price even after they lock in contracts with you if there is a sudden glut of over supplies in the market to cause the price drop. They believe that you shall consider it is an honor that you are getting their business regardless you are making money or not.

    All you need is a hand shake in the old time when you made business and that was how I believe the way the business shall be done by taking responsibility of the decisions you make and never bite the hand that feed you. Business bullies need to be very careful about their business practice by bullying and breaking promises to their suppliers and customers.

  • Desperate Parents Of Autistic Children Trying Cannabis Despite Lack Of Studies
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    Parents of severely autistic children are turning to medical marijuana for relief. After seeing the results that epileptic children experienced, these desperate parents are beginning to wonder if it will work for them too. There are very few studies linking cannabinoids as a treatment for autism, but that isn’t holding these parents back. Most figure they don’t have anything to lose.

    Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder known for its ability to impair communication and social interaction. Some children are able to function well with various treatments, while others suffer with the inability to speak and self-harming behaviors. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.5% of the children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism as of 2014, so this is a huge patient population.

    They are using CBD or cannabidiol, which can be derived from marijuana and hemp plants. Marijuana has higher levels of THC than hemp, which causes the “high” effect, while CBD contains the medical properties. Hemp has more CBD than marijuana, but less of the medicinal compound within CBD to have an effect. Marijuana plants can be bred to have higher levels of CBD and then those flowers are used to create CBD oil. It can also be extracted from hemp plants, which contains a large amount of CBD, but with less strength of the medicinal cannabidiol compound, according to the Hemp Industries Association.

    WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: Liza Smith (L) of White Stone, Virginia, comforts her14-year-old Haley Smith (2nd L) who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, as she listens during a news conference at the National Press Club April 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) discussed during the news conference his proposed Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act to legalize therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) by excluding them

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • More Upside For Rite Aid: Credit Suisse

    By Teresa Rivas

    Rite Aid (RAD) is up more than 2% following a bullish note from Credit Suisse.

    Bloomberg News

    Analyst Edward Kelly and his team reinstated coverage of the stock with an Outperform rating and $10 price target, calling it one of “the more compelling risk/reward profiles in our space.”

    Kelly applauded the company’s turnaround efforts so far, as well as its recent acquisition of EnvisionRx. He notes that while investors can buy the stock for its strong fundamental value alone, the prospect of M&A activity is an attractive bonus.

    Highlights from the note:

    RAD’s EBITDA has increased over 50% in the past four years as the company benefited from industry tailwinds, competitor missteps, and improved internal execution. While recent guidance was somewhat disappointing, a large opportunity for improvement remains, given the company’s almost 50% productivity gap to CVS and WBA. We expect RAD’s turnaround to continue at a steady pace, as its remodel initiative (only 36% complete), the new generic procurement deal with MCK, further loyalty/wellness enhancements, and another round of generic launches more than offset sustained reimbursement rate pressure. We believe the company can sustain at least mid-single-digit organic EBITDA growth (on average) over the next few years.

    RAD’s acquisition of EnvisionRx, a small- to- mid-market PBM player, represents a strong offensive move that makes strategic sense. While the ~$2 billion deal is not expected to materially move the needle on profitability initially, it immediately makes the company a more meaningful, differentiated healthcare services player. The retail/PBM model is a proven synergistic combination, as it establishes the foundation for value-added differentiated services, market share gains in the PBM, and increased traffic at retail. The deal also provides the company with a presence in the rapidly growing s

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I like to see all the shorts get wiped out.

  • Clearly there are two sides of debates between bulls and bears. I will hate to be bears at this level honestly.

  • While I revised higher to$150.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This contract with Visa is only the beginning. George Soros only got in this investment a few months ago. He sees this stock goes to at least $60!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • stocker4949 stocker4949 Jun 2, 2015 2:54 PM Flag

    Reaffirm the next level price of $135 near term.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • stocker4949 stocker4949 May 29, 2015 1:10 PM Flag

    Micron is an easy $52 dollar stock. Do some good study and research about the Dram and flash players left in the industry. Who is more qualify to supply Apple nowadays! Apple can't go to the little pop and mom shops to source their dram and flash. Even AMD isn't qualify. Apple needs to watch its back.

  • Apple has been losing its suppliers since Hyundai, Samsung and Elpida. Being one of the leading company in the computer, phone, watch and TV business, it is crucial for Apple to secure its supplier support such as inventory and quality. All the previous Japan dram and flash makers they have diversify their business to different industry and product lines. Google invests into their suppliers to make sure of its material support and guarantee while Apple has been very arrogant for many years to think they call the shot. Tide might turn. Apple has better watch their back. If they lose Micron, they will be in big trouble.

  • stocker4949 by stocker4949 May 29, 2015 12:55 PM Flag

    Watch and learn.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I think at today's price is a strong buy.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • TheStreet Ratings team rates RACKSPACE HOSTING INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

    "We rate RACKSPACE HOSTING INC (RAX) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. 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:

    RAX's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
    Although RAX's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. To add to this, RAX has a quick ratio of 1.72, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
    RACKSPACE HOSTING INC has improved earnings per share by 11.1% 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, RACKSPACE HOSTING INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.78 versus $0.60 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.87 versus $0.78).
    The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Internet Software & Ser

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Abbot uses their stem.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Still very cheap.

  • during the time when CYBR hit $75.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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