"Following Oracle's annual meeting with financial
analysts on Tuesday, several analysts said that, while
they were not downgrading Oracle shares and agreed
with Oracle executives' rosy outlook, they did not
expect the stock to mark significant gains in the near
term because of Oracle's lofty valuation."
a prefect comment to make if you want to create an
opportunity to buy at a lower price.
You could argue that the earnings shortfall was
already priced into the stock.
assurance that GPS will meet expectations in the 3d and 4th
Q's has reassured the street.
Here are some reasons that Robertson Stevens gave
for reiterating its buy recommendation.
lot more credible than your baseless ranting and
<<<``We are reiterating our Buy rating on Gap after a
positive meeting with company management,'' said
believe Gap's upcoming growth initiatives
should allow the company to continue to drive at least
30 percent earnings per
share growth in fiscal
year 2000. These initiatives include broadening the
reach of the Old Navy brand, evolving the Gap
toward its goal of possessing a sharper image with
higher levels of customer service, conducting a wider
brand roll-out of the company's Internet strategy, and
a 25 percent square footage growth plan for the
``We believe the company is well
positioned to at least achieve our current first quarter
earnings per share estimate of $0.28,'' said Kloppenburg.
``In our opinion, our fiscal year 2000 earnings per
share estimate of $1.55 could be conservative. We
believe comp store sales could exceed our
mid-single-digit estimate and expect to upwardly revise our
fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 as
the year unfolds.''
regarding Gap continue to be founded on the company's
superior execution, which has allowed it to deliver
consistently solid results year after year and achieve very
strong returns,'' said Kloppenburg. ``We believe the
company should continue to deliver above-industry rates
The longs are well aware of the facts, both pro
and con, for being long GPS.
The reason for
the insults is that YOU refuse to come to grips with
the reasons this stock continues to do well -- even
in the face of repeated interest rate
All you ever do is flame GPS.
You are wrong,
you know it but you won't admit it.
Get it? By
the way, you're ugly too.
In post #5129 you wrote:
call longs but I am still not convinced unless I see
GPS breaking thru $54. Only then I'll start to
consider the dreaded word of any short:
Well here comes 54.
Of course, we
all know that you will now find another FAKE reason
to move your "wall." (That is assuming you have the
temerity to show your sorry face around here again.)
You are a fake because you continually move your
You are a fake because you keep changing the price at
which you claim you will cover;
You are a fake
because you said an interest rate hike would cause GPS to
You are a fake because you always get it wrong and
then try to change what you previously posted.
Watts predicted that Fed hike would precipitate a
I doubt we'll
be reading his sorry posts anytime soon.
has got to be tremendously embarassing to be soooo
adamant and soooo wrong.
I almost feel sorry for
the poor sap. (Almost).
I'd bet that a large buyback is in the
At these level, NITE is a screaming buy.
buyback would not only be good for the financial strength
of the company, it would boost shareholder morale
and reduce the potential dilutive effect of
Ameritrade's possible sale of shares.
I KNOW it's
I know what you mean, however, when someone posts
news about another clothing retailer, that message
could be relevant to GPS and the wider
I.E. Someone was hyping BEBE here recently. While we
certainly don't need the hype, there cold be relevance, not
to mention interest by other investors who follow
I would note that in today's
stories for GPS is a Motley Fool article about BEBE.
(BTW, I don't mean to keep mentioning this stock -- I
don't own it or even know anything about
"Anticipating the announcement of quarterly
results, investors swung RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD -
Quotes, News, Boards) as low as $86, well off its closing
price of $90.06. But the minute the company said it had
earned $0.15 a share over last year�s $0.08, traders
pushed the stock back up to $90.06. Although shares of
RF Micro continued to fluctuate wildly, when we last
looked, they were up around $92.06."
We may tank tomorrow, but I'll take the
opportunity to buy more b/c...
``Looking forward, we are encouraged by a number of
factors. Based on the most recent forecast from our
largest customer, we currently expect that our business
with them should grow significantly faster over the
next twelve months than it has over the past twelve
months. In addition, over the next several quarters we
anticipate that at least two other large customers will for
the first time begin high volume handset production
using our products. Also, we believe that our
aggressive increases in design staffing and GaAs HBT fab
capacity have put RFMD in an excellent position to address
the growing concern of handset OEMs over component
shortages. Our four remote design centers are already
helping us capture business that we otherwise couldn't
address. And our first fab is continuing to increase its
output and is now operating at approximately half of its
ultimate capacity. The construction of our second, much
larger fab, is currently on schedule, and assuming this
trend continues, we should be able to begin producing
wafers from this facility at the end of this calendar
year. Overall, strong third quarter orders resulted in
a book to bill ratio at quarter end above one,
which gives us excellent visibility into our fourth
quarter. We see opportunities today for revenue growth in
our fourth quarter and we intend to pursue those
vigorously throughout the rest of this calendar year. In
particular, we believe that we are positioned to
substantially improve our market
share in CDMA, which is
projected by industry analysts to be the highest growth air
interface standard for the next few years.''
It's not that we don't like you because you're
short. We don't care whether you're long or short.
We don't like you because you keep annoying everyone
by repeating the same message over and over
Please reread post #4893.
We all know what you think. Some of us care.
Others do not.
BUT, at this point you are merely
Please rest assured that your
comments on this board are not self fulfilling
While a "reputable" analyst might be able to effect the
market with his or her opinion, YOU CAN'T.
are right about GPS, I promise to congratulate
But for now please give it a rest. Thank you.
Shares of Gap have
bounced higher this morning after the firm booked
same-store sales expanded by 5% in December while total
store sales soared 27%. The solid results have been
well received as Gap was facing a difficult
year-over-year comparison. Block trading confirms that
institutional investors are
behind the rise with over 55% of
total volume attributable to block trades. While Smart
Money has clearly been buying the stock this morning,
I-Watch shows that the sharp rise attracted profit takers
who put a ceiling on the intra-day gains around $44
1/4. Given the
strong activity from both buyers and
sellers, we expect GPS will bounce sideways in the
near-term. A more detailed review of the total trade volume
revealed that 925,000 shares were claimed as buy
transactions while 675,000 shares were reported as sell