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tysons1 164 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 18, 2015 8:51 PM Member since: Jan 23, 2000
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  • Reply to

    DSKY & CMGE

    by onin2_1putt Jan 18, 2015 6:11 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 18, 2015 8:51 PM Flag

    WOW! THEMS SOME WHOPPING ALLEGATIONS!!!
    Made by GeoInvesting,
    2 previous allegations made by GeoInvesting..they seem quite credible:
    As reported by Bloomberg (I found it on their Bloomberg's website, too):

    AmTrust Falls as GeoInvesting Challenges Accounting
    By Zachary Tracer and Joshua Fineman Dec 12, 2013 12:14 PM ET
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (AFSI), the insurer that bought an auto warranty business from Ally Financial Inc., fell the most since April after GeoInvesting challenged the company’s accounting.

    AmTrust dropped $2.57, or 6.7 percent, to $35.73 at 11:18 a.m. in New York, paring its gain for the year to 37 percent.

    The insurer may be taking advantage of discrepancies in U.S. and Luxembourg accounting practices to minimize losses reported in Securities and Exchange Commission filings, according to a report today from GeoInvesting, a website that provides research to subscribers. GeoInvesting in 2011 questioned the accounting of Yuhe International Inc. (YUII), a Chinese chicken breeder that subsequently lost most of its market value.

    “Short sellers have the winning position in AmTrust,” GeoInvesting said. Investors “should take careful note of the discussions of consolidation of earnings and valuation of assets that could result in large losses and regulatory scrutiny for the company.”

    AmTrust may also be assigning unrealistically high valuations to life-settlement contracts, according to the report. The deals let investors buy insurance policies from individuals and pay the premiums until the people die, at which point the company collects the benefits.

    Elizabeth Malone, a spokeswoman for the New York-based insurer, had no immediate comment on the report.

  • Reply to

    DSKY & CMGE

    by onin2_1putt Jan 18, 2015 6:11 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 18, 2015 8:36 PM Flag

    I doubt if yahoo will let me post this seeking alpha link:
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/2823266-china-mobile-games-who-is-really-being-played

  • Reply to

    DSKY & CMGE

    by onin2_1putt Jan 18, 2015 6:11 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 18, 2015 8:34 PM Flag

    oh, both articles ('headlines') say the same thing.

  • Reply to

    DSKY & CMGE

    by onin2_1putt Jan 18, 2015 6:11 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 18, 2015 8:33 PM Flag

    huh, Yahoo Finance has a couple new news headlines concerning what you say...see CMGE's headlines.

  • BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] has agreed to buy about 3 percent of software firm Kingsoft Corp Ltd from Tencent Holdings Ltd for HK$527 million ($67.99 million), according to a Kingsoft filing on Monday.

    The deal with Xiaomi, the world's third-biggest smartphone maker, is expected to close on Jan. 30, the filing to the Hong Kong exchange said. Chinese social networking and video game giant Tencent will still hold 9.6 percent of Kingsoft.

    Xiaomi CEO and Chairman Lei Jun is also a founder and now chairman of Kingsoft, which makes entertainment, Internet security and office software. The deal is set to increase Lei's voting rights in Kingsoft to 29.9 percent.

    With Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc in its sights in the handset market, Xiaomi is now expanding into home appliances and television. The Beijing-based company has already reserved $1 billion for Internet TV content.

    In an interview last week, Xiaomi's Hugo Barra, vice president of its global division, said the Beijing-based company would increasingly invest in media and content, including trying to acquire more from overseas.

    Partnering with privately-held Xiaomi, now the world's most valuable tech start-up with a $45 billion valuation, will benefit Kingsoft and help promote its business, Kingsoft said in its filing

  • Reply to

    Stock Split

    by drangokid Dec 5, 2014 10:18 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 18, 2015 7:49 PM Flag

    if it is purchased more often, it then is, by definition, also sold more often.

  • Reply to

    Selling????

    by clausbohm Jan 16, 2015 3:58 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 16, 2015 5:46 PM Flag

    I haven't sold, but I sure wish I had.

  • Reply to

    Selling????

    by clausbohm Jan 16, 2015 3:58 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Jan 16, 2015 5:05 PM Flag

    folks tired of losing money?

  • tysons1 tysons1 Jan 3, 2015 9:09 PM Flag

    Gone to graveyards, every one
    When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?

  • RFMD is priced too high - questioning whether their profitability is sustainable.. 1.5 months ago, however, he wrote:.

    3 Reasons RF Micro Devices' Stock Could Rise

    By Timothy Green | More Articles
    November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Radio-frequency component supplier RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD ) has been on an incredible run so far this year, with its stock up more than 150%. During the past two quarters, the company has vastly improved profitability, and management believes these higher margins are not only sustainable, but could in fact improve further. Here are three things that could drive RF Micro's earnings and stock price higher in the long term....

    I value The Motley Fool's articles as much as I do Zack's. I don't think either org, based on the content in the articles they publish daily, warrants any credibility.

  • Reply to

    Why the Merger

    by jackadd9 Dec 29, 2014 9:30 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 30, 2014 1:46 PM Flag

    I am by NO MEANS implying that I could provide an obviously informed and coherent reply as to why TQNT is worth such a high price to earnings multiple (or any other topic concerning RFMD or TQNT, for that matter).
    Cause I could not. I couldn't even come close. I simply bought some RFMD some months ago, and am going along for what has, so far, been a good ride.

    Sometimes, however, a board will have a person or persons who are exceptionally knowledgeable concerning the firm or certain aspects of that firm, and can make an impressive case (one way or another) for the benefit of interested others. CELG, and GILD, for instance, have such (occasional or even regular posters), posters that one will look forward to reading their typically substantive insights.

    I am not one of those posters. Except maybe, on rare occasion, i might have something only worthwhile to contribute on Visa's board (only cause I worked for V for 25 yrs).

    I didn't intent to slight anyone.

  • Reply to

    Why the Merger

    by jackadd9 Dec 29, 2014 9:30 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 30, 2014 10:19 AM Flag

    jackadd, I don't know the answer to your perfectly legitimate and absolutely appropriate question. I don't think you will find anyone else on this board, either, who will be able to answer it. Seems to me this board doesn't have intelligent discussion.

  • tysons1 tysons1 Dec 29, 2014 8:42 PM Flag

    If your post wasn't meant to be comical, your lack of understanding warrants that you be put on "ignore".
    High-growth stocks are judged by their forward PE, RFMD's is only 13.

    Visa (V), which is not growing nearly as fast as RFMD has during the past 2 years (I use it as an example cause I own some, and am somewhat knowledgeable about it), has a forward PE of 22.
    (V's gross profit has increased by 22% over the past 2 yrs, RFMD's by 40%. And, over the past 4 qtrs. RFMD's gross profit has grown 6 times more so than has Visa's).

    If RFMD continues to grows revenue even half as much as it has over the past couple years it is, at its current share price, undervalued.

  • Reply to

    Hey dbr, are we at $0.70 yet?

    by love2windsurf Dec 26, 2014 6:56 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 27, 2014 8:58 PM Flag

    looks like dbr finally bought some shares, the last shares bought after hours:
    19:49 $16.85 High Shares 367

  • Reply to

    Go to Amazon and read the reviews of Turbo Tax

    by tysons1 Dec 24, 2014 11:11 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 24, 2014 11:11 PM Flag

    oops, meant to write "H&R", not H&H.

  • Those Intuit bastages!!! I've used Turbo Tax "forever", but this year (apparently along with many others) am switching to H&H Block's tax software. (If I buy Turbo Tax Deluxe, I can't eFile if I use/fill-out Schedule C (Cap Gains). I have to instead buy Premier. UP YOURS, INTUIT!

  • Reply to

    Help! What's going on???

    by hemera1215 Dec 23, 2014 10:23 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 23, 2014 10:36 AM Flag

    just hold. you'll be fine.

  • tysons1 tysons1 Dec 22, 2014 5:03 PM Flag

    those days ended many YEARS ago

  • Reply to

    Never thought I would see this!

    by drivingmustangs Dec 22, 2014 1:56 PM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 22, 2014 3:35 PM Flag

    I suppose this is DBR?:

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  • Reply to

    DA DAVIDSON EATING CROW

    by victory_val_2007 Dec 22, 2014 11:01 AM
    tysons1 tysons1 Dec 22, 2014 11:53 AM Flag

    per today's upgrade:
    "TriQuint is exposed to Xiaomi, the upstart Chinese phone maker that has rocketed up the smartphone charts and that just got a billion in new financing, as related by Juro Osawa of The Wall Street Journal:

    Noting TQNT’s 2nd largest customer was Xiaomi last quarter (for BAW filters), the upgrade to 4G in China is driving better RF TAM performance relative to unit demand, which the Company sees as relatively flat Q/Q. China and emerging markets transition to 4G is the largest driver of Qorvo’s 10-15% growth rate for the next 3 years."

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