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stocker4949 678 posts  |  Last Activity: 1 hour 48 minutes ago Member since: Aug 31, 2006
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  • Honestly speaking, I am not a big fan of Costco. I picked up a chopping board to take a look and the whole pile of boards just came tumbling down on me and hit my leg. I had a swollen big black bruise less than a few minutes on my leg. My husband was so mad and talked to the store manager. They gave me an ice pack after filling up the form and sent me away. One of my friend got his van to service at Costco and had all the tires changed to new ones before his trip to LA. One of the new tire flew off on the freeway during the driving almost created a big crash on the freeway when there were total 7 passengers in the van. Costco gave my friend zero compensation like they did to me, but only an apology to tell my friend that the new tire was not put on tight and got loose. Costco really is the most irresponsible store I ever shop out there with the worst customer service and store safety for their customers. Above all that, I do agree that customers need to be careful with the food they purchase at the stores and check the expiration dates. and freshness.

  • stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 6, 2016 1:09 PM Flag

    I want to learn to draw and paint and I found going through Groupon's offers are the best options for me ever instead of signing up monthly membership with outrageous tuitions..

  • She loves the travelling packages offer through Groupon and plan to purchase another package to Japan for her honeymoon. She is a scientist at Stanford and had never used Groupon until 6 months ago when I told her how great Groupon is. She and my son both love using Groupon due to great discounts and great quality offers. As a retired person with 3 dogs, I love Groupon local trips offer. Great 4 star hotel at the great price. not to mention many great restaurants at the great discounts as well. I enjoy Groupon does all the researches to provide customers great deals and great products. Groupon is the only ads that I don't delete when I delete almost every other. I have purchased so many things that I never plan to buy, but was glad to buy when I see them through Groupon.

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    Competition, tepid guidance.

    by thefattlady Jan 21, 2016 6:01 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 5, 2016 2:57 PM Flag

    just read your post and do agree with your input. I think the insiders have been selling the stock at $540 level says a lot about they believe at $540 is a good time to bail.. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  • I can't bring myself to buy ISRG at $380 and looking at its stock price today, I think it is overpriced and way too expensive to invest when many hospitals have been going out of business and under serious budget cut. Serious feed back please about the right price to invest in this stock. Thanks.

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    A question from a curious investor

    by stocker4949 Feb 5, 2016 2:24 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 5, 2016 2:41 PM Flag

    One other observation is insiders don't believe in holding this stock at more than $540 level. There are a large amount of shares sold around $540 level when the stock itself is traded in very low volume.

  • I am a big supporter for any great medical technologies, but I have a question about the growth and business by ISRG. As the industry is focus on cutting cost both on doctor salaries, insurance and liability. How the product by ISRG is helping the industry by their machines? Is the company justified by its current stock price? I have been watching ISRG stock since $380 and never was able to bring myself to pull the trigger to invest the stock because personally thinking I think the stock is way overpriced based on the industry growth, budget cost cut by all hospitals and insurance approval by using ISRG products, liability and so on. I would like to get serious input from the long time serious traders from this board to tell me their serious and honest opinion about investing ISRG please. Thanks.

  • stocker4949 by stocker4949 Feb 5, 2016 12:48 PM Flag

    CMG is betting on Mexican food to be popular in Asia. I think they have a chance in India, but truly doubt they will be successful in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and so on. To bet on burritos that made in organic materials in Asia based on the risk of food quality control, margin and popularity is a very big gamble.

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    Gap fill today.

    by jarhead19881992 Feb 4, 2016 10:02 AM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 5, 2016 12:27 PM Flag

    jar, thank you very much for your diligent research and sharing with us on this board. Some people bashed and laughed at me that I was too foolish to get in HIMX at low $14 and again added more at low $10. I got in based on many strong recommendation by the analysts and the news that Google has invested in 7% in the firm. I have been holding HIMX for over 2 years now. It will be a long journey for me. I hope HIMX will not let me down in the end. Please keep up your DD with us. Thank you.

  • HIMX was nearly $9 when it beat its earning last quarter. The stock would have been $10 if they beat earning again this quarter. The manipulation by MM is keeping the stock down for longer time than it deserves to. I got in at mid $14 when I was in Hawaii in 2013 based on a strong recommendation by my broker with the news that Google invested 7% in the company. I have added 50,000 shares more at low $10. Totally nearly 100,000 shares I have for the last two years. Keeping my patience and my courage. I am holding this for the next 25 years as my retirement.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I attended CES show and I see drones everywhere. China also displays its very interesting drone at the show. Golf sport is getting into partnership with Go Pro camera. Patience and courage will reward you huge if you get all in GPRO now at $10! GPRO stock will triple at least by the end of the year.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    CMG Buybacks Today

    by kbrohr67 Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 3, 2016 8:50 PM Flag

    Jefferies says the restaurant sector has reached its peak and CMG is over price even without the E Coli situation. He has CMG's target price at $390. I think the stock is going to behave like 2010 again when stock plunged to $370 after missing the earning.

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    CMG Buybacks Today

    by kbrohr67 Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 3, 2016 8:47 PM Flag

    CMG has been buying back shares when stock dipped below $600. They are going to run out of money to buy back shares pretty soon.

  • stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 3, 2016 7:58 PM Flag

    My TD broker shorted large amount of CMG shares back in 2010 at $460 and covered at $370. Restaurant stocks are risky investments due to extreme keen competition. CMG raised the price on all their manu based on their increase of organic materials costs last year. Whole Food is killed from high $60 to $28 because it was found and punished by gauging their customers with high organic food prices. Ask yourselves, how many restaurants out there offer burritos and what makes CMG's burritos so special that you have to eat at their place.

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    CMG Buybacks Today

    by kbrohr67 Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM
    stocker4949 stocker4949 Feb 3, 2016 7:51 PM Flag

    Two positive ratings by the analysts with the target price of $390 and $400. One of them is Jefferies who has high accuracy of its predictions. Read about the article posted 2 hours ago today "Analysts Sharply Divided On Chipotle After Earnings

  • Analysts Sharply Divided On Chipotle After Earnings
    Benzinga
    By Spencer White
    2 hours ago

    Investors were bracing for a hit on Tuesday as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2015 results in the wake of a pair of health scandals in the latter half of 2015.

    The company is planning a marketing blitz to start the first week of February to restore consumer confidence, a campaign that will see the company spend four times the normal amount on marketing in the first quarter.

    Analysts offered a rainbow of responses to the earnings report, with many lowering price targets and earnings estimates for 2016. Some claimed that Chipotle's situation was unique and might not follow typical food-safety comeback narratives.

    Others, however, saw historical evidence for share prices to snap back if Chipotle can reclaim lost sales.

    Related Link: Wells Fargo's Farmer Upgrades Chipotle, Says History Shows Quick Comeback Is Possible
    'Unprecedented' Situation
    Firms such as Deutsche Bank, Stifel, Raymond James, and Jefferies saw Chipotle's position as specific to the company. Some highlighted that previous major food-safety scandals have occurred in Taco Bell and KFC restaurants, chains without the reputation for quality and customer loyalty Chipotle has cultivated.

    Deutsche Bank held that bearish position. "This situation is unprecedented - no concept has been so loved and so abandoned," wrote Deutsche Bank analysts Karen Short and Brett Levy.

    Short and Levy maintained a Hold rating for the company, kept a price target of $400 for fiscal year 2016 and noted that sales were slowing even before news of either the E. Coli or norovirus outbreaks broke.

    Stifel analysts shared the concern that Chipotle's growth was slowing ahead of the food-safety crises. "We believe that even without the unfortunate E.Coli and norovirus food safety incidents, that 2015 would likely have m

  • While you see all the selling and no buying from the insiders. That has to tell you something about the stock is way over inflated and pumped. Stock has advanced 30% since it warned at $44 a month ago.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Jeremy Bowman: The first days of 2016 have rattled the markets like almost nothing else since the recession. A crash in oil prices and a rampant sell-off in China have sent major U.S. indexes spiraling downward into correction territory. But long-term investors know that no market condition lasts forever. Markets will calm down and stocks will eventually bounce back. It's just a matter of time.

    That's why I'm recommending VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX ST ETN (NASDAQ:XIV), an ETF tied to the CBOE volatility index or VIX. Also known as the "fear factor," the VIX spikes in market crashes such as this one. XIV moves inversely to the VIX, so as the VIX has climbed, XIV has tumbled. As of this writing, XIV is trading below $18, its lowest level since 2012. Before the August crash, it was above $50.

    The VIX itself is a volatile ticker often moving in double-digit percentage swings, and the XIV is volatile as well on a day-to-day basis. But the VIX is abnormally high right now, trading above 29, compared with its median closing point over a recent 10-year period of 17. No one knows where the market is going in the short term, but we do know that volatility is a temporary condition. Mean reversion is one of the strongest laws in finance, and the VIX will eventually revert to its mean. When that happens, XIV will soar.

    XIV is not a ticker to hold long-term because of its volatility, but a recovery to $30 within the next few months would not be an unreasonable expectation.

  • Personally speaking, I think the healthiest food are the food you wash, clean and cook at home. People have gotten lazy to cook at home and they don't even know how to prepare food anymore nowadays. People shall learn how to live life in basic and know how to prepare the simplest things in life such as cooking, sawing and hammering and so on.

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