It is a 4 minute FOX News report on US Marshals using the 300deg simulator in Chicago. Very well done and someone at VirTra was smart enough to get it on their homepage! There might be hope yet. Earnings tomorrow?
traded in the 15 - 20/sh range. Now it isn't quite an apples to apples but almost. Easy argument can be made for why the next 5+ years will be far better for HTCH and the HDD industry than that earlier decade. Main reason is all the consolidation that has occurred and the resulting higher more sustainable profitability for everyone. A lesser reason is how solid state memory has fallen on its face and all of its many pitfalls are now better understood with no obvious way out.
Anyone thinking HTCH is now soooo hiiiggghhhh has no perspective. Take a look at a 20 or 25 year chart, today's price is still a gift from the heavens.
...10 more days like today and.....we'll still be under book value! Lots of room to go up from here. I still believe/guess that their FY14 starting Oct 1st will result in EPS of close to $1.00....really. Enjoy the weekend.
Your 4 cent shares will pay off, those are good buys. I have a little over 1mil shares and will not trade around the position, will simply wait for as long as it takes. I probably will not add any more either. I think visibility and trading volumes will rise as revenue goes over 10mil and then when it crosses 20mil. I agree with your sense of the "maturity of the management team", that is a good way to say it. I've said it before, I think the company and us would all be better off if Ferris focused solely on the product and they brought in a seasoned CEO to run the company.
about 1% of total shares might trade....1.3mil so far and a few hours to go. Only depressing aspect is that there is a person or persons willing to part with their shares in the 4 cent range. That said, there are many stupid people in the world and no big surprise that at least a couple/few of them own some VTSI shares.
My guess is VTSI trends up to the 7 or 8 cent range over the next month or so. Cheers.
The CEO stated the Shell deal perfectly. Think about it this way, what if every TA site already had nat gas pumps? It wouldn't matter because there are not ANY (relatively speaking) fleets that would use them. We are years away (if ever) from having numbers of vehicles running off nat gas.
You buy TA stock if you believe the economy is improving and if you believe it is worth an EV/EBITDA of 6 or 7. If you don't believe these two things, forget about it.
Hi exjim, You are one of the few folks on these message boards that I have some faith in so I am heartened by your words. It really has a been a fun couple months of late and it would become very sweet if I could be rid of MCZ at any sort of decent profit.
It sure is nice to see a bit of volume...and even on the UP side for a change. It would just be so awesome if we could trade about 3mil shares per day....roughly 2% of total shares. That alone would pull in those afraid of lack of liquidity.
emory, you do realize the MCZ market cap is about $30mil and they have about 14mil in net debt. why would anyone pay 5X that much to buy the company? i would be more than happy if someone gave me a grand total of 80 cents for each of my shares today. cheers.
Seems pretty simple to me....you can buy the stock today for way less than half of what it is worth. Seems like a good deal.
UVE has a net $10 per share in CASH/Investments....meaning the brilliant marketplace is valuing UVE operations at a -3.50 per share or worse. Sad.
Why today? Why not? Every other undervalued small cap is also rising today. Money has simply started to exit the mm funds and is looking for both growth and yield...UVE has both. Cheers.
I know....I'm almost feeling guilty...sort of like I owe you lunch or a steak dinner. Hopefully I can return the favor.
Now that is a good question. HTCH is a good deal at today's price, it should get over $10 in the first half of CY2014.
I started a new position in MXWL yesterday at 5.80 but don't know much about it so confidence is iffy.
I believe LOJN is in a similar position az HTCH. Sort of on the cusp of growth/profitability and the stock hasn't shown it yet. I also expect LOJN to go over $10 at some point in 2014.
MCZ at 45 cents is one that could make you 5X your money if you are smart enough to bail out on the next spike....if there is a next spike.
I own a significant piece of VTSI at prices mostly above where it trades today. At some point is will be worth 3 or 4X todays price but it might take a decade.
My biggest mistake EVER....bought CNQR at 71 cents, sold at about 1.30 a month or two later.....it is now $80 freaking dollars.....$10,000 would be over $1million.
I will give you timeliest and perhaps best, but not safest!
Buying HTCH then was sort of like when I was buying my 40 cent NAVR shares which I still have. In hindsight, brilliant, at the time not so sure.
Good observation and I agree with you. I've continued to notice that over the last year or so that more and more message boards have much less posting activity than 5 or 10 years ago. This is a bullish indicator to me since I think it means many retail investors and small operators are still on the sidelines. Boards like HSII, LOJN, BODY, VTSI, UVE, NAVR and on and on get very few posts....MCZ is starting to fall into that category as well.
I hope we see another day of 500k volume or better and a few more pennies up.
HSII is a good company, great balance sheet, great dividend, stock chart that moves nicely both up and down. Plenty of trading volume....yet only a couple of us ever post? Weird....and sort of refreshing..I guess.
Anyway, I bought more shares today. Short term trade I hope.
Thanks much. That does help....I am now a (very small) MXWL shareholder at 5.80ish. Fingers crossed on BODY, but I've got to warn you, I typically have bad luck when I dabble with retail stocks.
Hello nip, I stumbled across MXWL while reading some of your prior posts. I sort of like what I see with it at least on the surface. In your opinion, will their restatements be of significance? I might just buy a small amount so I keep tabs on it and will add as comfort level increases. If you want to see some rather lackluster results, read decent guidance, and then listen to a veeerrrryyyy bullish cc, take a look at LOJN. I will be adding shares. Cheers and Thanks.