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wayne_lamontagne 84 posts  |  Last Activity: 7 hours ago Member since: May 10, 2012
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  • The differentials of CNG and LNG with diesel at the pump is still large. Commodity natural gas has to move a great deal to influence the NG pump price. Transportation and storage costs are part of the pump price. In addition, the price of diesel has gone up. Truckers are beginning to complain again about the high cost of diesel and I am certain that many companies are strongly considering natural gas a a switch fuel.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 17, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    Heard through the grapevine that major oil and gas companies are beginning to probe their lobbyists to start promoting natural gas vehicles. The main impetus is the advent of higher fuel alternatives to gasoline and diesel that they fear may cut into their profits. When you have the major oil conglomerates pushing legislation then you know that we are on the cusp of something monumental in the natural gas vehicular arena.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 16, 2014 1:36 PM Flag

    Apparently, congressional insider talk is that natural gas leaks have been moved up the priority list. Both state and federal legislation are likely to require more stringent controls on oil exploration and fracking leaks. The huge amounts of natural gas vented is seen as greenhouse pollution and economic loss. In addition, top scientists are stating that the uptick in atmospheric methane has a high probability of coming from expanded oil and gas exploration. Methane is more than 20 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 15, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    The advent of greatly increased efficiencies and lower costs for solar cells has many home owners installing solar panels to generate home electricity. This scenario is putting pressure on utilities, whose profits are being eroded by the acceleration of solar installations, since the solar power generation is occurring during peak use hours. Since many utilities use natural gas as a fuel, the overall effect is dampening natural gas prices. Because utilities are having to cut back during peak hours, many have to shut down generators that would have normally been used; it is predicted that solar installations will capture a significant portion of the utility power market and force lower prices for natural gas. This scenario is already happening in countries such as Germany and Australia as well as many of the Western and South Western states. This is an overall plus for WPRT.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 15, 2014 11:15 AM Flag

    Those individuals with electric cars are deceived in thinking that they are environmental when hooking up to the electric stations for their cars. The electricity could be derived from coal, oil, or even natural gas power stations. The efficiency of the power source (even natural gas) to the electric car is much less than if simply burning natural gas in the engine. The only power source that even comes close to energy equivalency is nuclear power stations. For these reasons, most electric car owners are disillusioned when thinking they are environmentally conscious. Natural gas vehicles are much more efficient and environmental.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 11, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    WPRT stock price indicates that it is selling at less than the pre-split stock price, whereas, its sales and asset values are much greater today than during the pre-split. This means that most investors do not see the intrinsic book value of the stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 9, 2014 2:48 PM Flag

    It amazes me the interpretations of so many analysts who eventually are proven mistaken with their prognostications. The advent of electric, as evidenced by Tesla, is actually a big plus for WPRT. Why? Because you have to backtrack to where does the energy come from to produce the electricity for the vehicles. Is the energy coal, fuel oil, nuclear, or even natural gas at the power station? The advent of electric vehicles also means even more adoption of natural gas vehicles because it signifies that alternatives are making inroads into traditional fuels for transportation. The salient fact is that the recent adoption rate of natural gas vehicles is much greater than for electric vehicles and will continue to be for years into the future. In addition, many have left out the powerful political and economic influence of Big Oil. Big Oil is not going to idly wait for their enormous natural gas reserves to take back seat to other alternatives. They will promote the use of natural gas vehicles long before the infant electric market begins to gain traction. The fact that natural gas vehicles have a greater adoption rate, are economically feasible, and have the power structure of large oil companies behind it will help WPRT. Avoid the background noise, do your own homework, and look at the handwriting on the wall before you start to put credence in analysts, who often have myopic thinking about WPRT. Lastly, convert to a cash account to stop any perceived manipulation of your shares by short sellers who borrow shares from your broker out of your margin account. Cash accounts are for investors, whereas, margin accounts are for those who do not possess enough sense to be investing.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 7, 2014 4:42 PM Flag

    Astute traders seem to be taking up short positions. Maybe ERII will have a earning shortfall below expectations for the upcoming earnings period. Long term profitability seems to be on track, but it may take several more quarters to show up. Lower prices should provide good accumulation opportunities.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 7, 2014 12:17 PM Flag

    Recent information has come out that brokerages commonly sell your trading activity to large investment firms who trade on it. The most egregious act is maintaining a margin account (default account that brokerages encourage). Brokerages earn a fee without your knowledge by lending your margin account shares to short sellers. It is of paramount importance to maintain a cash account (must have funds already available prior to purchasing securities). SEC laws prevent the brokerages from lending your shares if you have a cash account. Cash accounts help stymie manipulation of stock prices.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Apr 4, 2014 10:05 AM Flag

    Both federal and state flaring restrictions have strong support for implementation; this scenario could easily double CPST revenues within a short time period. Convert from a margin (default) account to a cash account to prevent your brokerage from lending your shares to short sellers without your permission. SEC laws protect cash accounts from lending shares to short sellers.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 31, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    Change from a margin (default) account to a cash account. By SEC laws, brokerages can not lend your shares to short sellers and earn a fee. Cash accounts require you to already have the funds available prior to purchasing securities. Cash accounts are like debit cards and margin like credit cards. Cash accounts help to stop the roller coaster ride of stocks and help long term, serious investors.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 31, 2014 8:42 AM Flag

    On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 30, 2014 10:04 AM Flag

    The tensions between Russia and the West is resulting in approval of exported natural gas to Europe. This scenario is concomitant with increased natural gas production in the U.S. as well as indigenous European production to offset the loss of natural gas coming from Russia. Look for upcoming news of more CPST turbine sales in the natural gas industry.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 26, 2014 5:12 PM Flag

    It seems that approval of natural gas exports to Europe is going to happen, because of the Russian crisis. This means that natural gas field turbines will be in greater demand as natural gas production gets ramped up.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 25, 2014 5:16 PM Flag

    Most of the editorials on SA are nonsense both on the positive and negative sides. Disregard SA, for the articles are written in attempts to influence the stock price. Invest in CPST for the long term; the company has a great future.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 25, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    It looks like an increasing glut on natural gas will be coming onto the global market. This should help to dampen NG prices. The most proactive action an individual investor can make is to change from a margin (default) account to a cash account. If you have a margin account, the brokerage can lend your WPRT shares to short sellers and earn a brokerage fee. By SEC law, no short selling can happen in a cash account. Cash accounts require you to already have the funds available prior to investing.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 24, 2014 10:32 AM Flag

    Comparing the present stock price with the prices of the past and all of its assets including patents, it is obvious that WPRT is greatly undervalued. These stock price levels offer great bargains.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 22, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    Lightbridge is over priced, for it will be years before they reach profitability. The news out of China that they are experimenting with thorium reactors is simply grasping for straws in the air. The company is in the right business and should have a great future, but their turnaround has yet to happen.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 21, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    Astute analysts are revealing that European government leaders are strongly considering using more nuclear energy to replace natural gas imports from Russia. This developing scenario will dampen NG prices. The Japanese government also wants to restart their reactors to jump start their moribund economy, because of the liability of costly natural gas imports. More importantly, many U.S. oil companies want to ramp up the use of natural gas engines, so they can sell more NG fuels. These developing scenarios are a net positive for WPRT.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • wayne_lamontagne by wayne_lamontagne Mar 21, 2014 10:40 AM Flag

    CPST will be announcing more robust sales in the near future. The movement towards energy independence will keep the oil & natural gas sector humming. In addition, institutions and micro grid users will continue to use turbines. Serious investors should change from a margin (default) account to a cash account. If you maintain a margin account, your brokerage lend out your shares to short sellers and earns a fee. By SEC law, no lending of your shares to short sellers can happen. Cash accounts require you to already have the funds available prior to purchasing securities. Proactive investors should maintain cash accounts, which also helps other investors. Use any price weakness to accumulate more shares and forget what Zachs or Seeking Alpha say about CPST both on the positive and negative sides. Their reports are mostly sales tactics and manipulation attempts to justify their mostly erroneous analysis.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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