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tmcg1367 31 posts  |  Last Activity: 4 hours ago Member since: Sep 22, 2004
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  • Reply to

    another 52 week low

    by wisco.topcat 22 hours ago

    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.

  • Reply to

    another 52 week low

    by wisco.topcat 22 hours ago
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 22 hours ago Flag

    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 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.

  • Reply to

    Liberty Island dredge back for repairs

    by tmcg1367 Jul 23, 2015 11:00 AM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 23, 2015 9:47 PM Flag

    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.

  • 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.

  • Reply to

    big volume

    by lhk01 Jul 22, 2015 10:31 AM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 22, 2015 2:05 PM Flag

    I think it may be that the stock is below the $3 amount that you have to deal with a person.

  • Reply to

    St. Jude deal

    by tmcg1367 Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 21, 2015 1:32 PM Flag

    There was no mention of a price, but it did say that Thoratec may look for other bids.

  • tmcg1367 by tmcg1367 Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM Flag

    On the Scottrade site there is a Dow Jones comment on a "St Jude deal". No story, just that comment.

  • tmcg1367 by tmcg1367 Jul 20, 2015 2:10 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    Today's Trading

    by rmgioscia Jul 17, 2015 3:03 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 17, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    The way I see it.

    by bertram31clasic Jul 8, 2015 1:54 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 9, 2015 7:09 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    The way I see it.

    by bertram31clasic Jul 8, 2015 1:54 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 9, 2015 1:36 PM Flag

    Have you sold any shares?

  • tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Jul 9, 2015 1:34 PM Flag

    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.

  • tmcg1367 by tmcg1367 Jul 2, 2015 9:34 AM Flag

    BP is settling with the states and US for $18 billion over 18 years. Some of this money will find its way to GLDD. Good luck, all.

  • Reply to

    In a year this restructuring

    by dr_ooopha Mar 9, 2015 12:37 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Mar 9, 2015 1:09 PM Flag

    I don't understand why the people that put the company in this situation are still running it. The problem doesn't seem to be a question of money, but one of operation and execution.

  • Reply to

    Reason for price drop?

    by tmcg1367 Mar 5, 2015 6:31 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Mar 9, 2015 1:01 PM Flag

    They did exit the two companies in demolition, but they bought two companies involved in environmental and remediation services; one a year or so ago and the larger purchase just recently. GLDD is pouring money into expanding these new businesses. I wish they would start paying a dividend like they used to do and not expand outside of their core competencies.

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    by cashewking05301 Mar 9, 2015 10:38 AM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Mar 9, 2015 11:06 AM Flag

    And they are still running the company! Now, watch the Yahoo "Headlines" section fill up with lawyers jumping on the class action lawsuit bandwagon.

  • Reply to

    Reason for price drop?

    by tmcg1367 Mar 5, 2015 6:31 PM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Mar 5, 2015 6:52 PM Flag


    I hope this new line of work is profitable and successful. I have been in GLDD for a few years now and will stick around for another quarter or two. If there is no progress or more problems with the remediation businesses, I will be out. One other point, Starboard Capital is an activist investor that buys into companies that have a main, profitable business, but waste money trying to expand into other businesses that do not make money. Starboard then agitates to have the unprofitable businesses sold and the cash flow used to improve the main business, pay off debt, pay a dividend and/or buy in stock. They are successful in increasing the price of the stock. I hope Starboard is sniffing around Great Lakes Dredge and Dock.

    Good luck all, we are in the same boat.

  • Perhaps one other reason for the decline in price is management's comments on their remediation businesses. Terra and Magnus incurred costs this past quarter for expansion into new markets and down time as winter weather affects their business; the new markets are mostly in the south. Terra also is involved in a lawsuit over extra work about which the insurance company and customer are in disagreement.

    The people that run GLDD just dumped their demolition business and now they seem to have fallen in love with another business line. They were involved with demolition because it was in some of the work GLDD had done. That is the same reason they bought Terra. it having been a subcontractor on some of their jobs. I believe there was even mention that some work at Magnus was booked in a different manner than GLDD books things as Magnus uses a different accounting method. Wasn't that one of the problems at NASDI and Yankee Environmental, they used different accounting practices? Remediation sounds to me like pollution and toxic waste, which also sounds like lawsuits. You all may be too young to remember, but Waste Management used to have a subsidiary called Chemical Waste Management. The subsidiary was spun-off, perhaps to protect the parent company, I don't know for sure, but it eventually went into bankruptcy. I am not saying we face the same fate, but I don't know why management did not stick to dredging.

    To be continued...

  • Reply to

    Who can tell with these stocks anymore.

    by parsimonious_one Feb 26, 2015 9:47 AM
    tmcg1367 tmcg1367 Feb 26, 2015 12:20 PM Flag

    Sometimes, investors cash in when a company reaches a milestone. Dexcom just became profitable and that might have been what some had been targeting. I hope you are correct about DXCM not remaining independent in 2015.

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