Why are you locked on ZACKS ! Early in the day I posted the results of 11 INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERS and there ranking on hill. Zack is only one tool in the toolbox. they are wrong fewer times than you are but they are right more times than not if you play the odds and if they were as wrong as you say why do so many investors send them a check ! I don't trade base on one rating from anyone and since you seem to know it all running this at that, trading thousands of shares and letting everyone know it as if you are some big investor we all should bow too, you need to check you're ego at the door. As others have pointed out you're not that great! Have a NICE DAY !
Zacks and these services do NOT have Relevant Domain Knowledge
And Steve Jobs had no idea on how the I-phone was designed or how the components on the PCB were designed to produce the results that the "MARKET" was looking for. Steve Jobs KNEW THE MARKET not the inner working of the product. The SECOND most important thing Mr. Jobs knew was how to surround himselve with PEOPLE THAT KNEW WHAT HE DIDN'T. People that could design a product and software that would produce the results the market and Steve Jobs was looking for. You don't need to know how IT works to know if HILL is a BUY or a SELL. You may not agree with the experts that research stocks for a living but you should never just blow it off.
I was in CREE early last year so I'm aware of the LED opportunity. I will take a look at RVLT and OESX...
I think we have more in common than you think. We may go it in a different way but we seem to arrive at the same point.
You people look at stocks and listen to Zacks or other similar pubs that tracks 10,000 stocks. Do you really think anyone there has 30 years of Hi-Tech experience to really know this area.
What they really know are STOCKS and what makes them go up and what makes them go down. That is their profession. They don't have to be experts in IT, they have to be experts in what drives investors and what doesn't. They have to know why people "short" and why they go long and what trading games are played and what the results will be long term and short term. They need to know what other stocks in the same field are doing, what their strong points are and what are there weak points. I'll take THAT expert over any IT expert when it comes to investing.
Zacks has a #1 strong buy on HILL and if they are wrong so is Market Edge whicjh on 03/07 gives Hill their highest rating "LONG", and Street Rating who also gives its highest rating "BUY" on 03/07. Jaywalk gives the stock a "BUY" and they also list Independent Research ratings 0 strong sells, 1 sell, 5 holds, 2 buys, 3, strong buys.
I think the sell-off is way, way overdone and will recover in short order as the sell-off is not fooling the experts that research stocks for a living.
We do agree that this stock will double in a year. Good Luck !
You right in that I like to look at the FACTS of the pass track record. I remember as a kid a very rich man said if you where to take away everybody's money so we all started from zero, in 10 years most of the people that were rich would again be rich and many that were poor would again be poor. I believe that, once I brought my first house as a single man the others were easy to obtain.I say single because if i was married my wife would never put up with my business deals.
If you like to look into the future check out LED lighting. After 3 years all the incandescent bulbs are outlawed from 100w in 2012, 75w in 2013 and 40w,60w, in 2014. The CFL will soon be outlawed when the LED's come down in price which is happening now.Thousands of gov. bids and most cities are going to LED street lighting testing and it is going great . Check out the M.B. for RVLT and OESX , two stocks I do hold. Do some DD and you might like the future of not just these companies but the whole business field of LED Lighting. Let me know what you think ! Good Luck !
Seems they still believe in HILL and they have more information than we have. It could also be that at this point they feel HILL is very undervalued too. Estimated earnings for this quarter did drop to 0.01
Since I know to love ZACKS so much and you showed an interest in DXYN , this just in..........
3 Sizzling Growth Stocks Under $20
1. The Dixie Group
2. Strategic Hotels & Resorts
3. Hawaiian Holdings
1. The Dixie Group, Inc. ((DXYN - Snapshot Report)-Free Report)
The Dixie Group makes high-end carpets and rugs for residential and commercial customers through the brands Fabrica International, Masland Carpets, Dixie Home, Masland Contract and Avant.
High end products are booming thanks to a resurgence in home prices and new stock market highs. Rising asset prices are putting more money into consumers' pockets.
On Feb 19, Dixie reported fourth quarter results and beat the Zacks Consensus for the 4th quarter in a row. Sales soared 34.7% year over year even though the overall carpet market only saw mid-single digit gains. Residential was up 30.5% while commercial rose 45.5%.
But what about the weather? The company did see significant weather-related issues. January sales were up just 2.3% but February sales through Feb 19 had gained 16.2%.
Forward P/E = 21.8
Expected 2014 earnings growth = 16.1%
Expected 2015 earnings growth = 45.8%
Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
I checked out GTAT which i held 3 years ago. They have had 2 earnings estimate downgrades for both this quarter and next plus no profits just losses.
SQBG is very interesting. The stock has far greater liabilities than assets on the balance sheet and that is a road to bankrupcty but in the last quarter something happened to turn a profit and increase revenue 10 fold year to year. If you look at the old stats it's a terrible stock but it appears they have turn things around. Jury is still out.
You comment about China stocks I also share but all Chinese stocks are not bad EJ has been a great stock 292% off the lows. You seem to be interested in HIMX, great stock 265% off the lows TD requires 70% cash to buy it (little margin). DXYN is 220% . I don't hold a stock unless it doubles except for LF
If you use the PE ratio to consider the "value" of a stock you might consider looking at the PEG Ratio to get a better indication of the value. A LOW PE with aveage growth may not be better than a HIGH PE with very high growth.
Definition of 'Price/Earnings To Growth - PEG Ratio'
" A stock's price-to-earnings ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period. The price/earnings to growth (PEG) ratio is used to determine a stock's value while taking the company's earnings growth into account, and is considered to provide a more complete picture than the P/E ratio. While a high P/E ratio may make a stock look like a good buy, factoring in the company's growth rate to get the stock's PEG ratio can tell a different story. The lower the PEG ratio, the more the stock may be undervalued given its earnings performance. The calculation is as follows:"
P/E ratio ÷ Annual EPS Growth
In an earlier posted message I listed about 15 cities in Mich. alone that are taking bids for LED lighting but if you do a google search you will find thousands of open bids for LED's just in the gov. alone. Every city in the USA will have LED light at some point in the future. It's not just Dee-troit. I posted an example from Cleveland .........
Today, the city actually has begun testing LED streetlights, made by several local companies, to gauge efficiency, coverage and how well they hold up to harsh Cleveland weather during a two-year period.
The streetlight project costs about $500,000 and is funded by a combination of the city coffers and $200,000 from a federal energy conservation initiative. The city received that money in 2010 but was delayed in launching the program because of problems with product availability, delivery schedules and the management of different bid specifications for each funding source.
RVLT and OESX are in the ground floor and if they don't merge with another company these stocks can be worth hundreds of dollars a share. I remember buying PCLN (Priceline) at 8 bucks a share, now it's $1300 per share and no I don't hold it, took profits when it was a 3 bagger. That Cleveland bid for only a half a million is just a "TEST" and just a fraction of the TOTAL cost for the city if they like the results.
The NASDAQ is down 0.73%, this is down 11%, Market has very little to do with it
Apples and oranges, A 11% drop in the market does not equal a 11% drop in any stock. Agree to Disagree, no problem. Good Luck !
The people that are getting EMOTIONAL will end up doing what the "shorts" want them to do. HILL will be just fine. There is no great volume (1.8M) vs 4X that of yesterday, that will indicate any problems ! Don't jump the gun unless to want to buy.
Yesterday HILL was down because of earnings Today it's down because of the market is down. Volume yesterday 5.7M vs the Volume today so far only 1.6M which indicates this stock has settled down to its fair value as far as the market is concern. i think next week we will see a window of 4.75 to 5.25 This is still a very good stock for those that wait for it and don't panic.
I've seen you on LF, SWHC, ABTL and HILL message boards. Maybe we are just drawn to the same types of companies?
Interesting! What do you think of EJ, FENG, IQNT, LSCC, DXYN, IDTI, FLEX, HIMX, SHOR. Least you're not a liberal if you like SWHC ! We really cleaned up on that one.
I've determined that you work for Zacks. You post this useless #$%$ on too many message boards.
Then don't read it, it's that simple. If it doesn't work for you don't use it. Use the FREE sites but in my many years of investing the one thing I have learned is NOTHING IS FREE ! I don't work for anybody, long time retired from Xerox.
This is weighing on ABTL share price…..
The offering is a load on the PPS but not as much as the 3 earnings revisions downward ! They have other problems.
Volume is slowing? How can you possibly say something like that? Volume is definitely not slowing
Volume IS SLOWING ! I didn't say it was low I said it was slowing and that sends a message that the PPS is forming a base. Volume today will be less than HALF of what is was yesterday, that is slowing. When the volume gets near the aveage daily volume then the Knife has stopped falling an it's the SAFE Time to get on broad if you don't like the risk of day trading.
This stock is in trouble ! Buy at your own risk !
I repeat yesterdays post :
BUYING, you got to be kidding. This stock is in deep trouble, down $4.85 in 10 days. The volume is pass double and will be at least triple by the end of the day and the trades are SELL orders off of the BID not the ASK ! The Est. earnings has been downgraded 3 times in the last 30 days and the broker recommendations as been downgraded also. You can turn your back on the real FACTS but the market is telling a different story. Less
But if their target is $6.30, why did Zacks maintain a strong buy rec at $6.50?
The Zacks rating is done everyday and can change during the day but most changes are downloaded between 0230-0300hrs overnite. I got the TARGET number from the last full report that Zacks had which was dated 3/3 before the earnings but the rankings are review every day so that #1 is current. You always have to remember Zacks is not always correct but they are right far more than wrong. Good Luck !
Where's the bottom after the Revenue miss ?Went up too far too fast in the last 10 daysand didn't put the numbers up to support it. Still a good stock at the right price.
Still heavy debt and very poor PE but there were some gains made. No afterhours unless you count 18 shares. Nobody beating the door down to buy. I guess we will see what happens today, i think it will be flat today but it could go up a little.