You are probably correct as they have stated they want a three pronged strategy; increase business, increase dividends and buy back stock. They have been buying stock back like crazy, increasing revenues and they have yet to boost the dividend. I would prefer that they buy back more stock instead of raising the dividend, but I think the dividend will be raised soon. Good luck.
I bought shares a few years ago and held as they went up and down, also. These guys screwed up with the demo businesses and I hope they don't do the same with the remediation businesses. I don't know why they can't stick with what they know. I bought more today and will keep buying if China doesn't bring the whole market down, in which case I will buy more after the dust settles.
Yes, I put an order in and filled part of it before the price kept moving out of reach. I modified the order and the same thing happened, filled part and moved up. They we're limit orders and I did not want to chase the price, so I waited and it came back and took out the rest.
Why couldn't I have grabbed some stock at this price on Friday? I am going to get some more today and am hopeful about the future, but still worry about their environmental subsidiary throwing a wrench into the works. I still have nightmares about their foray into the demolition business.
Good luck, all.
The dredge was out for two months from a job off New Jersey. They returned from repairs in Norfolk and worked for a day and have to go back for more repairs.
I don't think any dredges are working off Ocean City. Here are some comments from the local newspaper:
Work crews on the beach had run pipeline down to 51st Street and set up filter cages in anticipation of the project resuming, but on Tuesday morning, they appear to be pulling equipment back and consolidating it at 52nd Street.
Work to rebuild eroded beaches between 37th and 59th streets in Ocean City began April 20 and was expected to be complete by now. But an engine failure on the Liberty Island brought the project to a standstill on May 30.
If work had resumed Monday, the project would have been on target to be complete by Sept. 9.
The delay pushes the restart of the project deeper into the heart of the summer vacation season in the resort.
I don't think the barge breakdown was responsible for how the stock acted today. The barge problem is relatively small and, short term, fixable. We are near a 52 week low and the volume was heavy. The company should be basking in the good news of the Savannah harbor win, the Shell Island award and the BP settlement. The finance chief had said in the conference call how good the numbers would be in these upcoming quarterly reports and the stock bumps along near the bottom today. This reminds me of when the company delayed reporting earnings a couple of years ago and the stock fell on heavy volume over a period of a week or so before they dropped the bomb of terrible numbers for the demolition business. I hope all is well with the environmental remediation business. I wish these guys would stick to their knitting and concentrate on the dredge business. Good luck, all.
Yes, not good. I posted a message a few days ago and it disappeared after a day. I compared what has been happening with the volume increase and price decline with what happened before earnings a couple of years ago when the company dropped the bad news on their demo business. Someone new beforehand, but not me. I am hoping this is different and related to the small cap decline I have noticed the past week or so. Wish these guys would stick to the dredging business and not divert money and attention to new businesses. Good luck everybody.
I agree with what you posted. One would think that management would have commented on the price drop over the past couple of weeks, just to reassure. I don't think any analyst has an accurate read on the company from what I hear on the earnings calls. I loved the comment from a money manager on the last call when he said, you seem to do a good job of getting work, but a not so good job of making money from the work you win.
They constantly disappoint, but, who knows, they may pull a rabbit out of the hat one of these days. I want to take them at there word when they said on the last call that, although they usually never comment on future earnings, they were going to do very well these for the rest of the year. They gave an impressive number, but I can't recall what it was. We shall see.
Sorry, I meant to give you a thumbs up, but a combination off small print on an IPad and fat fingers resulted in a mistaken thumbs down.
Leight bought another 19,000 shares on 8/21 & 24. Now, if only more insiders would join him I would feel better. Still, it is pretty reassuring that he keeps plugging away. Good luck, all.