I agree with greendog. The divi is pretty sweet and they have said they will pay 85 - 90 Percent of earnings. They have a squeaky clean balance sheet and decent amount of cash.I have owned this stock for 15 years. Have seen the rise and fall. All the time reinvesting my divi. I have seen in Barons the last few months that VIVO is one of the heaviest shorted stock in the NASDAQ so i assume the shorts will be covering soon. Today there was 4 times the amount of volume on no news. I am long VIVO. It is a well run company. My only concern is competition tend to be eroding some of the market share.
we will see
Can anyone see that VIVO is being manipulated down for the shorts to cover. This is one of the top shorted stocks for the past several months.
It will be back up to mid 20's by end of next quarter. Clean balance sheet with no debt. The sales are decreasing somewhat.
Could be a takeover target.
I think you are correct this is a trading stock not an investing stock. i have had this stock for almost 10 years. I have Seen get as high as 7+ and as low as 1+. Unfortunately i think it should or will break out when its in the 6's. i continue to hold. then some earnings miss or some purchase of leases or some event knocks it back down to the 2-4 range.
My concern is as soon as i sell, the stock takes off to 20.
Barons has PBCT as one of the most heaviest increased shorted stock. Not sure what that indicates. People a lot smarter than me are betting on the PPS going down. I will reinvest the divi. until the buyout.
any thoughts are welcome
looking at the historical prices. the stock has split at prices in the 50's. so we should be in line for a 2 for 1 split and an increase of the divi
stay long and strong... the demographics and strong management are going to serve this company very well for years to come
Not sure what your point is? Are you saying that the company is not profitable?
that might explain why the price is less than 6 dollars.
just when you think this stock is about to sustain itself and we turned a corner. It #$%$s the bed and the stock falls through the floor.
if its not doing a new stock offering its missing earnings or some other #$%$.
i have been in this stock for a long time and SOS. Time and time again management seems to lay an egg.
the retired techie is quite the monday morning quarterback.
we have to build back from here.
I was looking at key statistics for VIVO and noticed that 17% of the stock is short. I am not sure what that means but it cant be a good thing.
I wonder if its because the dividend is almost the same as EPS. I know they wanted to have a payout ratio of 75%.
Sentiment: Strong Buy