Oh wow. I didn't know they were #1 in all of Toys and Games.
The big problem with LP1 and 2 was retailors running out of stock and losing sales. Some of the blame was retailors stocking levels and LF sales projection on the amount of product they would need and not end the year with alot of unsold inventory. EVERYBODY had limits on the number of units a customer could buy at one time and some people were selling product on E-BAY for a profit. LF knew they needed more product because they also sold-out the year before but last year the competition was thought to take away some sales but it never happen. This year they increased the international footprint, increased very profitable software, and offer more products to get away from being a one-trick pony. We still could have a better year than many expect and that could result in a higher PPS and we also could have a buy-out at any time.
Where did the leappad 2 rank last year?
Last year at 1 point LP1 and LP2 were number #1 and #2 under Toys and Games. They had 3, (different colors), tablets in the top 10 at one time and the ONLY THING that would knock them out of the top 10 was they would run out of stock to sell which would cause there ranking to fall until they got more stock and they would shoot right back up to the top again ! It was some year !
But I do agree with you about the Amazon Article which was an design to spin a negative light on LF. They failed to point out that ONLY LF had a tablet in the top 100 toys and games and they were the only ones to have SEVERAL Tablets listed in the "Kids Electronics" Dept.
LF is STILL outselling all the other tablets, good mgmt., great products, stronger software selection, the end results may fool alot of people. The bar is set very low. Good Luck!
On the plus side alot of inventory for the retailors show "temp out of stock, so hopefully the products must be selling. On the downside LF only has 22 job openings which is the lowest I have ever seen. That still doesn't mean LF will not see a Santa Claus rally in the PPS later this month. Cheers!
and the stock is highly dependent on the auto market, which "had" a great year, the emphasis on "had"…so tell my you would buy or hold here?
If you took all the money from everybody and we all started at zero, in 10 years 80% of the people that "HAD" a million dollars would have their money back again. Past track record is so important when playing the odds on what will happen in the future. And I would buy ABTL but I am at my limit ceiling on that stock now. I always spread the risk by holding many stocks but I hold to a top limit on any one stock. Good Luck !
the growth doesn't justify the PE .
That's not correct. The PEG which is the PE divided by the Growth is 1.77 which is great. Using PEG is far better than just using PE because a high growth stock can have a higher PE and still be a far better value. A PEG between .1 and 1 is the best range to be in but 1.77 isn't bad.
I agree with you on most of your posts but if you don't think this stock is manipulated by short sellers then your being naive.
Everybody is posting about the high for today and how the "shorts" are in trouble. As soon as the daytime trading begins and the big boys in the funds start trading they will control the PPS unless they get overwhelmed, and at at least one point today the PPS will fall if only for a short time as many of the shorts cover , they will trigger many stop-loss limits and create a small panic for the loose hands to sell. The question I think will be the most interesting is when will that drop in PPS happen and will the shorts run the price up at the end of the day to overvalued range so they "short" again.
overpriced hype here...
I guess that's why ZACKS list ABTL as a number 1, OUTPERFORM ! ZACKS is just a research firm they have no dog in the hunt and could care less if you own it. Zacks makes its money from investors like me that pay for their service, they don't own. sell, or promote any stock.
They hit a homerun on earnings, up big time, beat revenue, raised guidance big time, they are running 24 hour shifts because they are hiring on their web site for the 3rd shift along with 22 other jobs. This stock should be up a couple of bucks once the dust clears in a few days but first the shorts will try to trigger the stop-loss limits to get the PPS down in a waterfalls pattern to cover and then they will be buying on the way up to set-up panic buying into the overvalued range at which time they will short again.
Bottom line longs are in good shape and if they can catch the sudden drop in PPS they may be able to add shares.
If you check the "news" for IQNT there is a Seeking Alpha article listing the top YTD % Chg for the 40 best performing Russell 3,000 stocks. It's a great list and it seems to agree with the way I pick stocks because to my surprise I own 6 of the stocks listed but the article only showed up under IQNT. There are a couple of other stocks I have on a watch list but I just wanted to let you guys know about it if you're interested, great list , alot of 2,3,4 baggers. Good Luck !
Thanks for the info. Hey, you got a link for the job postings?
Just look on the company web site under careers.
They are running employment ads for the 3 shift so they must have a backlog of work. They are also hiring 20 people full time, rare in this day of obama care, and the opinon listed on Yahoo has been raised so some of our analst must know something. Good Luck All LONGS !
Reply to what's up with the Steelers :
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships (record 6–2), while both the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have five wins each
Hey when you are expected to go to the S.B every year and you always finish at or near one of the top teams, and you pick near the bottom of the draft every year, sooner or later it's going to catch up to you. They had alot of young bucks they had to use this year and it should show up next year as they mature and get use to the speed of the NFL.
EARNINGS ? Do you really expect "EARNINGS" ? Don't tell me you think this is a REAL company ! It doesn't exist . It's been a scam since $19.00 down to 0.24 cents but the good news is you have a book value of $8.02 but you can't take that to the bank.
Hi Joe !
Polaroid has a history of copying other products and hoping they don't get called out on it !
Remember when Nikon noticed that Polaroid's iM1836 looked a little too much like the J1 and lawyered-up? The case has arrived at the Southern District Court of New York, where a judge probably took 30 seconds to nod their head and say "Yeah, that's the same device." As such, Nikon has won a preliminary injunction preventing the sale and manufacture of the suspiciously-similar shooter. If you were in the hunt for a J1 knock-off, it looks as if you'll have to take your business elsewhere -- at least for now.
You might want to check the Fox Business Network web site for a replay but it was John Barbour doing a sales job on why parents should look into buying LF tablets and other products. Nothing he said was related to anything an investor could use to give us any signals as to how the business was doing. Everything was positive that he said or indicated.
My broker TD Ameritrade doest not show a Book Value for ICLD. Yahoo shows $1.35 and ZACKS shows a NEGATIVE ($3.19) as of 3/31/13 the next 2 quarters show N/A. If you like Book Value buy VALV a $19 stock in 2010 and now 0.26 cents but with a current $8.03 book value. So much for B/V.
Lets see what they have to say !