For the past year this staid conservative stock has attracted some savvy traders who have pushed this stock up and down at their will, making a lot of money. Today's trading activity shows this pattern as a perfect example. There is no reason at all for such a drop considering a rather positive earnings report. When you consider the terrible net interest spread between the 2 and 10 year treasuries for the past couple of years the report today from NYB is exceptionally good and will get even better as the NIM
increases. Please advise if you agree or disagree with my opinion.
I spend 75% less time on Yahoo message boards since they adopted the new thoughtless format. And to think the person who created this mess is actually being paid for it and the person who signed off on it has not been fired. My words are not meant to be facetious, they are meant to be sarcastic.
Well said and quite logical. KL will reward his shareholders, his words have so far been firm and direct. He doesn't seem to mince words and until he gives any intimation of backtracking or showing a false face I feel very confident he will indeed favor us with a sweet dividend. I could be wrong but I feel he has it in his DNA to prove his mettle.
This is not a pump job just a plea for mngmt to set the likes of the HG's and hedge funds back on their heels. My point is this:
By this time, after VHC's settlement with 4 of the defendants in which upfront and royalty payments have been firmly established, would it not be a blockbuster announcement if VHC was to declare a SPECIAL DIVIDEND to reward the longs who have patiently endured the rancid rants of the shorts? It does not have to be big but just enough to make the shorts suffer as well as to see mngmt give their support to their shareholders.
Am I asking too much?
I am long 11,528ss and vm appreciate your informative postings and ask if you are an employee of VHC since you mention 'OUR PATENT PORTFOLIO" in your message. This is just for my edification and not in any way a criticism.
The drop has been too dramatic and sustained for continued silence. You are right, Cowen will probably have to push mngmt to say something.
I am long 10,100 shares all now under water.
1. For a mngmt that has been so vocal at previous meeting with analysts and stockholders it is strange to witness complete silence from them in the midst of a complete breakdown in the stock.
2. Possibly this silence is due to a "quiet period" due to ongoing negotiations with potential licencees, in which case thie would be wonderful news. In this case there should still be a way to say something encouraging or at least let the shareholders know that mngmt still has their back without overstepping the "quiet period" blackout.
3. Such a precipitous drop in the stock price should elicit " some" response, not complete silence. It is not fair to the longterm holders and backers who are taking a shellacking at the hands of the likes of HG
4. TO MNGMT: Please say something.
herb greenberg has been doing this hatchet job on many stocks for SEC can't touch him for some reason.
Surprising that some of the more knowledgeable people on this board have have not replied to your message, which on the surface seems to be interesting.
This is addressed to the more knowledgeable people on this board:
Is there any possibilty that one or more of VHC's patents can be used as a defensive mechanism against the Stuxnet and Flame viruses, which seem to be the most destructive yet known? If so, can one imagine the potential?
If any of you are expecting a multiple-deal announcement I respectfully doubt this will happen. The ball is in KL's court and in order to maximize VHC's stock price licencees will be ladled out 1 by 1 and with each announcement more Wall Street buzz and higher, much higher price. The litigation part seems to be in VHC's favor, now the marketing aspect takes hold.