Let me get this straight...you "have asked "management" and yet you query this board under the "thinking" that a poster could somehow have equal, if not more, knowledge of SHAK than its management?
Nothing wrong with asking a question re SHAK. I believe my response was dead on. Ask the company. Know one knows who is behind a Yahoo Finance I D, let alone what their motives are (if any). On the flip side, a company's management team surely would be the best source to answer your question.
Do other healthy fast serve or whatever SHAK calls itself, offer online ordering?
Do SHAK outlets have the capacity to facilitate both online and in house customer order fulfillment?
First off, I see you are new to posting--welcome to Yahoo Finance message boards! (surely you are new and not one of those posters who serially create new posting names, right?)
"cooked down" soup. Are you suggesting that most of the soup was ladled into containers by customers who then paid for this HIGH MARGIN item so by the time you show up, there's hardly any left, yet you still buy some? I can't fathom why anyone would buy and taste the dregs of the soup like you apparently have done: "looks and tastes like paste". That said, a few weeks ago I had a nasty cold for two freaking weeks. I bought several containers of WFM's "Mom's chicken soup" and thought it was very good (despite the sodium level ).
I'm not a food scientist nor a food regulator or inspector, but are chickens "that have been sitting there for 6 hours" a big deal? In the winter months, I buy whole cooked chickens at WFM (I have one in my fridge right now). If I arrive at my local WFM late in the day, there are no cooked chickens available. If you are actually concerned, why not speak with the store manager? You know where the chicken in WFM's "Mom's chicken soup" comes from? I bet from cooked chickens that HAVE BEEN PULLED.
Pizza... I've never bought any pizza from WFM, but their offerings sure look tasty to me. WFM knows what it is doing. IF their pizza was sub par, few would repeatedly buy it and management would acknowledge this by discontinuing "selling" something that wasn't selling. I think WFM sells a fair amount of pizza; another HIGH MARGIN offering.
May I suggest you buy some pizza dough that WFM sells and make your own pizza?
Have a delightful day, and once again, welcome to posting on Yahoo Finance stock boards!
Maybe you should send your research to Carson Block. He has a reputation and presumably a much more powerful base of listeners. IF what you are suggesting has merit, I'm sure Carson would be all over it.
For those with relatively short time frames, the question is: will the dollar continue to strengthen or is it about to top and perhaps decline? For longer those with longer time frames, the current strong dollar is just noise.
"Does anyone know when they will have online ordering ready?"
Yes, the management of SHAK knows; why not direct your query where it has a chance of getting an accurate response?
I'm not clear why you are obsessed with online ordering in the first place.
Splits (or the announcement of one) often result in a short term pop, which is great if one was planning on selling their shares. I agree that a split is a vote of confidence from the board. Some get excited about splits, but splits are not a means to an end. I get excited when a position appreciates more than the market in general. Splits occur AFTER said appreciation.
By no means am I suggesting a split is in any way negative, just trying to keep perspective.
"I can't tell you how many good companies I've owned stock in that have fallen on a Barrons report."
Original Barron's "writing" or covering another firm's call?
After the dust settled, did these stocks rally back?
2-3 years ago, Barron's had a negative cover story on a stock I was long. Short term, shares took a bit of a hit; longer term...shares are at least twice as high as when the Barron's piece came out.
Big whoop, except for emotional types, since a stock split is announced AFTER shares HAVE risen.
Post split, you'll now have twice as many shares at half the price...YIPPEE!
Remember: splits do not affect a company's fundamentals and IMO, over the long run, fundamentals are what drive a company's share price.
Perhaps Silk hasn't updated their website...I just clicked on three different flavors and then "ingredients".
"Carrageenan" was listed for all three, and I imagine all soy "milks". I'm not trying to challenge dividendseeker, since he/she is a reliable poster...I assume Silk would be on top of keeping their website current particularly re such an "important" issue.
"If you don't touch the distribution and it's all automatically re-invested in the fund is it taxable on a non retirement mutual fund?"
Distributions paid by funds held in a taxable account, either taken as cash OR reinvested are taxable. That is why you read about some funds not being tax efficient.
"US getting closer to Recession now!!! and Fed will sit on both hands next meeting!!!"
I presume given the "closer to recession" you'd like to see the Fed CUT rates, right?
I believe Gamco has been a long for a few years.
Almost all of Vanguard's LWAY shares are in index mutual funds
Fidelity also has some LWAY shares in index funds, but FLPSX--Fidelity Low Price Stock mutual fund was long 250K shares.
Just read the call transcript. The one analyst on the call was Howard Halpern from Taglich Bros.
"Since December 2000, the company (LWAY) has paid and continues to pay a monthly monetary fee of $1,500 (USD) to Taglich Brothers, Inc. for the creation and dissemination of research reports."
From what I can tell, only one other firm is "actively" covering LWAY; Imperial Capital. They last chimed in 1/23/15 with an "in-line" call and 17 buck target. Last time Taglich created a research report was 11/25/14.
It's not surprising that LWAY doesn't garner coverage; the company is tiny and it hasn't been involved with M & A--on yeah, I forgot about "Chinese walls"
bill, thanks for the info re cost of advertising.
Oftentimes I have listened to the call, but I missed this one; I will read the transcript via Seeking Alpha.
I'm very pleased that LWAY decided to partake in some old fashioned advertising compared to what it had done in the past which was primarily focusing on social media.
$2 million cost...for perspective, in 2012 LWAY paid $1,146,317 in dividends and in 2013 $1,307,861 was paid. $2,454,178 paid in dividends for the two years.
Thank goodness the board, at least temporarily, has suspended the payments of dividends and management has found a better use of available funds.
Hopefully LWAY will unleash some more advertising and get some of its new products distributed sooner than later.