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uptabdowntab 362 posts  |  Last Activity: 11 hours ago Member since: Jul 1, 1998
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  • uptabdowntab uptabdowntab 11 hours ago Flag

    Great post. Your first sentence says it all. I will only add.....Coal accounted for about/approx 40% of USA electricity a decade ago, last year, this year, next year, and a decade from now. Even the obummer estimaters say 40% in 2040!

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    Ferguson bump

    by serendipity71 Nov 22, 2014 1:30 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab 11 hours ago Flag

    For a short time around mid-day the bid/ask was about .127/.1398 and there was 100,000 on the bid. Yet some stupid seller is so anxious to unload that they decide to hit the bid rather than waiting for the buyer to come to him. They must enjoy poking themselves in the eye.

  • uptabdowntab uptabdowntab 12 hours ago Flag

    Wow, even you are bullish. You used to say the .20's.

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    by tommccauley31 19 hours ago
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab 15 hours ago Flag

    I admit to watching HTCH stock far too closely. I also noticed that yesterday. My sense is that over the last month there have been quite a few days where someone(s) is smartly accumulating shares, lots of shares. I say smart because they have been able to do it without driving up the price. I wonder where the shares are coming from? Why the stock seems pinned in such a tight range? And when it is going to finally bust free to the upside? I really doubt it stays flat all the way until late January earnings announcement but ya never know. Perhaps some coordinated Cambridge/Hutch PRs on OIS wins and ships will do the trick in December? Maybe upping current quarter ship guidance will happen as well? Lots of potential catalysts. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    No Thumbs Down Today (Yet)

    by tracant Nov 24, 2014 5:39 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab 18 hours ago Flag

    Be quiet you multi-alias paid delusional black basher. Sorry, couldn't resist. That said, I do find it interesting that the only folks who use multiple alias's (aliii?) are the bashers. Doesn't much matter as you will all be long gone by Valentines Day. Have a nice Thanksgiving.

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    this run should take us under 0

    by anabolic44444 Nov 23, 2014 11:07 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 9:41 PM Flag

    3.6 ......unless they sell a few non-core assets, then the number is about 20 years. WLT cannot do the same since not as much there.

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    For what it is worth...

    by rather_be_long Nov 24, 2014 1:19 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 3:47 PM Flag

    I hope you have an aircraft carrier and not a kayak. Best of luck.

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    Matusow dump

    by y0da7119 Nov 24, 2014 1:03 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 1:50 PM Flag

    Give it up you blithering fool. Go back and read your last 20 posts then check yourself into an asylum.

    Try to look at INVE objectively. Click on the Key Stats, examine the income statement, the balance sheet, the cash flow. Then LISTEN to the last 62minute conference call. It is CRYSTAL clear, INVE stock is heading higher because the company is performing well and the stock is undervalued on its own merits and relative to peers.

    I hope that even as you continue to whine, you at least own some shares so you can benefit. Good luck.

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    Ok folks, who does stuff like this...

    by uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 12:34 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 1:46 PM Flag

    Filled 976 so far. Too funny. I don't really care whether I get them or not, it was few shares in a sibling's account that I manage. Probably fill the rest at day's end.

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    Ok folks, who does stuff like this...

    by uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 12:34 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 12:43 PM Flag

    20 minutes later and 12000 shares have traded and not even 1 share of mine at .48 has filled! If I knew it was this easy I would have entered my bid at 1.25.

  • About 10 minutes ago I put in an order to buy 2000 shares at .48. The bid was .4755 and the ask was .4848 at the time. Within seconds, someone (something?) had in a bid for 800 shares at .4801. How does that happen?

  • uptabdowntab by uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 12:04 PM Flag

    (all my opinion of course)....Mad Catz only has 5 weeks remaining in the current Q3. By Monday, it will be December 1st, Thanksgiving will be behind us. Hard to believe no one is buying any shares and someone continues to lighten but whatever. It is conceivable and I would say "likely" than Mad Catz will have positive GAAP EPS for every quarter over the next several years starting with a big number this Q3 and 2 or 3 cents in Q4.

    So, today you can buy company that is nearing debt free due to its stellar cash generation, one that has developed a robust product pipeline in a rising tide of a market, for 48 cents. EPS might be 48 cents 3 years from now.

    Point is.....profitability and growth assured, debt gone, cash rising, product lines growing,....yet here we sit. Opportunity!

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    Why Buy? Why Sell?

    by uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 9:52 AM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 24, 2014 10:47 AM Flag

    Good post. My guess....they WILL be over 140mil ship in their Q3. Oh, and I guess it is fair to call me a cheerleader but I'd be the ugliest one you've ever seen. My basis is simply that Hutch susp are THE BEST in the industry, they are rock solid at Seagate (as evidenced by Seagate's climb in the reported Hutch ships each quarter) so as Seagate ramps the programs on which Hutch is qual'd, they can't help but get to 33% market share. Not even Hutch management can mess it up at this point. And then the sexy kicker is that you are buying the OIS lotto ticket for free.

  • uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 23, 2014 3:30 PM Flag

    Larsonpester, I took a look at your list of tickers. VII looks interesting and might be worth a gamble if their new CEO is good, at least he has incentive to drive shareholder value with his incentive package. I also like bfdi and tasr is ok too. should buy some VTSI, it is the real deal company, great revenue growth, great profitability, stellar debt free balance sheet, and several near term catalysts that will move the stock much higher. Good luck and thanks for your list.

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    Hopeful A4 DAEG

    by b_fr_nk Nov 21, 2014 4:12 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 8:41 PM Flag

    Thanks b_fr_nk, You have obviously been following far closer than I and I appreciate your detailed post. Very helpful. A year or two ago it first caught my eye because I thought it could go on a run similar to what DWCH did (from which I benefitted greatly) a few years ago. I hope it goes up and up and up.....but not before a own a wee bit. Cheers.

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    Hopeful A4 DAEG

    by b_fr_nk Nov 21, 2014 4:12 PM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 4:52 PM Flag

    Why amazing? I traded them a couple times in the 1.20 range and got lucky enough to make a few dollars and have looked at their ticker every day for a year+. I saw it up big this am and read the report but was thoroughly unimpressed (revenue down, basically breakeven ops).

    Was something said in the cc?
    What impressed you in that report?

    Sincerely curious.

  • uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 4:48 PM Flag

    Very true. I did the same a couple times this week. They would show 100 shares or maybe a few thousand and I had no issues buying more at that price or ever so slightly above. Sure would be interesting to know who was selling and what they were thinking.....but that ain't gonna happen.

    I'm still pretty convinced that one of these days "in the blink of an eye" we will be up and over .65 and well on our way to 1.00 and beyond. Then we will look back at the chart and wonder why we didn't buy more below .50.

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    by joerich373 Nov 21, 2014 11:51 AM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 4:20 PM Flag


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    Why Buy? Why Sell?

    by uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 9:52 AM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 2:29 PM Flag

    All my opinions....

    I'll take them in order...
    1. Insiders cannot buy now, they are locked out. Talk to Chuck if you want to verify.
    2. Agree....but it is due to two issues....loss of Seagate years ago and Thai flood. Both fixed now.
    3. You have it backwards, only three suppliers including Hutch, perhaps they agree to play nice ala WDC and Seagate?
    4. Expenses increased ONLY due to OIS. Without the OIS development, current Q1 would be GAAP EPS positive. Seems a worthy risk to me. A little pain now for a future $300 - $1Billion revenue stream with margins far higher than HDD.
    5. Or maybe they start buying back and retiring shares when they are literally swimming in cash a couple three years from now?

    Why would you be long if you don't trust management and believe in all the negatives? Strikes me as painful.

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    by joerich373 Nov 21, 2014 11:51 AM
    uptabdowntab uptabdowntab Nov 21, 2014 2:09 PM Flag

    I always like it when others list a ticker to look at. Got in on some really good finds that way, including vtsi. two bits on vtus: I admit I didn't dig too deep or spend more than about 15 minutes with it. For me, I can't get past their balance sheet. Current Assets are less than Current Liabilities. That cannot persist and is a huge red flag, either they declare bankruptcy, shut down, or raise capital. Also, Assets are less than Liabilities, that is another problem. Cash flow from Ops is also negative.

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