Your post is absurd and show you lack of understanding regarding Akamai. THey don't want to be bought and your no buyer statement is ludicrous! Akamai is the king of their space and are a very profitable company. They are the one buying up other companies as they continue to build more value added services -especially in the Internet Security area. They will and remain the company to watch as they dominate!
Back to real fundamentals and away from short scare tactics.
Why would Apple take over? They would want AKAMAI to do what they do best... With AKAM having a billion in cash reserves you can bet that if there were interest in buying them it would be at a premium price!
Good deal... I bought some more yesterday when it seemed like the bleeding had stopped. I'm with you, but up to $52.
I'd rather get a dividend.... that would mean something to investors. Akamai will just give more shares to senior management as they end up getting millions and millions of shares. Meanwhile the investor still gets nothing and the stock will continue to stay where it is at. If they announced a dividend instead of a buyback the stock would rocket higher. YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG about a buyback... they are just a gimmick to give back shares to themselves... not more value to the investors!
Bought back in... Nippling at the $45 range and hoping to see a pop back up. I'd sure rather see Akamai announce a dividend instead of a buyback... Maybe they'll catch a clue someday?
Akamai is not going to be bought! What a bunch of B.S. If you've followed Akamai as long as I have you'd know that rumors like yours are nothing more than just that. Akamai will be the one doing its own buying of companies and expanding in more areas of security, and now even site rankings like Google does... but it can give information on how sales campaigns do or do not work and the metrics of click throughs etc.! Big news coming soon.
What good is a huge buy-back? Doesn't do anything for the shareholders... the people buying into your company and giving you the capital to run your company. It is time to give us the dividend we deserve!!!
You think? Akamai classically gives conservative guidance and each time they announce a buy-back.... Coincidence? I think not. There was no other reason for the drop... Consider that if they hit the upper end of their broad estimate they will beat the streets estimate once again... What good is beating the street if you don't get rewarded for it? And, what good are buy-backs to investors? Not a damn thing! I want Akamai to announce a dividend to their shareholders. It is time that they give us some credit! What is it with these tech companies that do not give dividends???
Holding off from buying back in today... What a joke... I will jump back in and make 25% riding Akamai back up to $57. Already a price target was raised today to $57 from $54.
Greedy shorts will more than likely get stuck trying to bash it down more and then panic when the price moves up... Instead of taking whatever gains and getting out...
Akamai weakness a buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen would use the weakness in Akamai as a buying opportunity as they believe its solid Q3 results were offset by contract renewal concerns. Shares remain Outperform rated and price target raised to $57 from $54.
I'm waiting for volume to settle a little and watch the fools sell their shares into a panic brought by short bashers... honestly Akamai always gives conservative guidance and 11% on a stellar earning report is joke.
I'll buy back in soon for an easy 25% back up to the high in AH yesterday! Easy money!!
Akamai has been trading like this for years... Shorts come in regularly for quick drops right after an earnings report... Bash the heck out it and those too timid are stupid enough to sell. It offers a great buying opportunity. Now that I sold most of my shares at $57.19 I'm thinking of buying back in.
Hypothetically... We give a great earnings announcement then let everyone know that we're going to guide conservatively... then we tell our stockholders the great roll-out of Apples new OS7 was a big part of the reason... We also release that we have to re-negotiate our contract with one of our biggest customers (could it be Apple???)... Therefore, we plant some doubt in investors minds... At the same time... we announce a 750 million dollar buy-back that will be instigated from now until 2016. HMMMMMMMMmmmmmm.... We in turn help the shorts drive the price down temporarily... as we grab back cheap shares and build up the stock price again... and then by next earning report we shock the market again with another earning surprise... making a ton of money that we can share with our employees...
My question is this - Why not spend that money on a dividend for your stock holders and create some "good will" with analysts who keep harping on that issue??? What is the end game here? Every time we get the price to about $60 this seems to always happen... I'm thinking there is much more here than meets the eye.
Bashers get lost... Better cover first thing tomorrow... Your statement is the most stupid one made on this board! LOL
Just in case you were watching... I sold most of my shares AH at $57.19. The highest price in over a decade! I still have shares, but will hold on until it brakes through $60. Looks like this time people reacted more in the early AH session... as the market downturn took Akamai downwards today. I'm very happy I waited until the AH session!