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xwallstcfo 22 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 17, 2014 12:19 PM Member since: Feb 13, 2009
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  • Reply to

    Level 2 manipulation

    by xwallstcfo Nov 17, 2014 11:54 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Nov 17, 2014 12:19 PM Flag

    You got it almost .....The main objective is to make money on the spread.....watch where the large sizes are coming...if onthe nyse or amex chances are very good it is being done for the benefit of a client
    I will say this they are subject to certain rules so I don't want to give the impression that there is lawlessness on the floor.....they must make a market only if no one else steps in.....which in this case mcz is in the hands of the mm...If MCZ starts to deliver...the instutions take over and less games are played....
    I see 4c-10c eps the next six months or a 1c -7c eps for the year...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Level 2 manipulation

    by xwallstcfo Nov 17, 2014 11:54 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Nov 17, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    Want another example !!!! A trade just went through for a sale of 25,000 shares and did not put a dent in the bid size...I will argue that someone is hiding the bid......I will go even one step further.....it is possible the same individual showing the large offer is hiding the bid....this is classic text book market maker tactics....
    Im long will not utilize the wash sale rule as idid last year.....Im break even at 47c

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Nov 17, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    You have to ask why would an intelligent individual or institution show a size of 161,000 shares at 47c on the AMEX?
    If the true motive was to sell...they would not show it....or show smaller sizes and sell in small chunks.....
    The real reason is to affect psychology and influence trading...if works the same way in reverse.....I argue that the sizes can also be a dilusion as they can be pulled immediately....if not working out according to plan.....I worked for a market maker for 25 years ....I know about these things I sat in meetings for weekly strategy
    Remember this rule !!!! Market makers usually win over individuals !!!! .....Dont be fooled or intimated by these large sizes
    What even is more striking is that the bad news is behind this stock......and who would sell now.....knowing that the next 6 months will produce profits....and that the s3 is even bullish .......it all adds up.....scare tactics are in play.....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Good Results muted by R & D

    by xwallstcfo Nov 13, 2014 7:46 AM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Nov 13, 2014 7:52 AM Flag

    attention uninformed investors...read the fine print then do your trading......headlines are deceiving.....results are very strong

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • In the last conference call ...Wu mentioned an increase in Research and development.....They increased by 5 million over the last quarter.....take that out and you get an additional 3c of EPS so 14c....5,000,000 /170,000,000......this R&D will lead to greater results in 2015.....By the the way the google logo is back in the presentation

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Oculus

    by xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 7:49 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 10:38 PM Flag

    Objective number five was expanding our flight simulation business. Sales of our Saitek flight simulation products are up 60% on a year-to-date basis, driven in part by the beta release of some highly anticipated space simulators and the incorporation of Saitek flight sticks into the beta versions of some Oculus Rift virtual reality titles.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 7:49 PM Flag

    Dealing with oculus means dealing with FACEBOOK!!!!.......this will be huge in 2015

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Good results

    by xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 4:21 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 4:40 PM Flag

    I will admit I was sweating bullets for the past week.......but these numbers are very comforting.......and this next quarter will have revenues that will exceed $22 million that's a no brainer.....Is $30 million to much to ask for?.....so now the question is the S3.....if that is explained in this conference call.....the long road to $1 looks so much faster and clearer!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Nov 6, 2014 4:21 PM Flag

    Sales and gross margins improved......operating expenses keep going down.....and DR continues express optimism....the bottom line was a 1c loss......top line looking good going into xmas season.....bid and ask 50-52c in after hours........We will trade in the 50-60c range tommorow unless something negative is said in conference call

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The Expiration date

    by xwallstcfo Oct 21, 2014 2:50 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Oct 21, 2014 3:05 PM Flag

    There is no official purchase on record as far as I can determine.....when WU made the announcement on July 22...he did state that the transaction was ""expected to close in the third quarter"......so once again nobody knows!!!! anything!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Oct 21, 2014 2:50 PM Flag

    The press release last year was dated July 22,2013....The purchase date as far as know is unclear...it was expected to close in the third quarter of 2013....the deadline is one year from the closing date!!!!! so it can go to possibly Oct 31

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Uninformed Investors

    by xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:40 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:55 PM Flag

    Back in the day when still working my compliance officer always warned us of not buying or selling withen 10 business days of earnings release.... dont know how it is now......i have been retired for 14 years

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Uninformed Investors

    by xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:40 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:51 PM Flag

    Not my words...googled it....but yes I did forget about the quite period !!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Uninformed Investors

    by xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:40 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:50 PM Flag

    One of the investor relations issues that companies often struggle with is the “quiet period.” Here I’m not talking about the SEC mandated quiet period related to IPOs, other public offerings or around the release of lock-up agreements. Those all have defined legal parameters and lines drawn around what companies can and can’t do. I’m referring to the quarterly quiet period – where individual companies determine if, when and how they want to stop talking to the investment community as they approach the end of the quarter.

    The quarterly quiet period is one of those gray areas that investor relations is famous for, and there is certainly no one-size-fits-all approach for companies. The fundamental principle behind the quarterly quiet period (or QQP) is straightforward. At some point around quarter end, management has knowledge of the company’s quarterly performance. So investors start calling in the last two weeks of every quarter and asking “How are things going?” They want to get a read on upcoming results through tone and demeanor. As a result, over time, companies began to institute a quiet period with the Street to avoid taking these calls. Makes sense, right? But how does each company handle its QQP? That’s where things start to get a little fuzzy.

    Companies have adopted different QQP approaches because there are no legal mandates. First off, when does it start? Some companies – particularly in the technology space – opted for QQPs to commence two weeks before the quarter ends. The thinking behind this is that they tend to have a hockey stick revenue model where sales are heavily weighted to the end of quarter. Some will say it starts in the last month of the quarter and some at quarter end when their books are finally closed. Others have no clear delineations on timing – it really depends on when management has a good sense of the quarter. For every company that has a QQP, it runs until financial results are finally announced. Practically speaking though, that means some companies may technically be in a quiet period as much as seven weeks or more every quarter, which is cumbersome and can hinder open communications with the Street. That means more than half of the year they can’t talk to investors!

    The next big question is what does a QQP mean to an individual company? Again, it’s a potpourri of answers. For some companies, it means full radio silence – no conferences, meetings or investor phone calls during that period. The problem with this communications shutdown approach – particularly with small, underfollowed companies – is that it doesn’t curry you any favor with the Street and clearly inhibits your visibility.

    That is ultimately why many companies adopt a more flexible approach to the QQP. Some will agree to go to conferences, but not attend one-on-one meetings. Some companies will pre-release quarterly results or confirm/update guidance in conjunction with their conference participation. This is a sensible approach that we often recommend. Other companies will restrict certain members of management during the QQP – particularly those that cannot keep a poker face. Other companies will lay down ground rules at the start of any one-on-ones or phone calls during the QQP that the discussion of the quarter is off limits and they will not address anything related to it.

    However, that is the challenge of even talking during the QQP. Members of Wall Street don’t necessarily need to ask you about the quarter to quickly decipher how it went, particularly if they are in the same room as you. As my colleague David Calusdian wrote about in a previous Podium post, the Street is being trained by former CIA and FBI agents to read body language and detect discomfort/insecurity even when no answer is given. It’s only natural to be less enthusiastic about your company when you’re preparing to announce a lousy or even a lukewarm quarter. Conversely, it’s hard to not to be brimming with confidence when you have a homerun quarter waiting in the wings to be announced.

    Wall Street knows this. Why do you think so many of the sell-side firms insist on scheduling their conferences during a time when many companies are in their QQP? They know information will be more current and buy-side interest for attending those conferences will be higher. Along the same lines, why else would some of your shareholders or prospective investors just happen to be coming to your city right around or just after quarter end? They promise upfront not to even ask about the quarter, because they know they don’t need to. Those last minute “love to drop by” visits just happen to cluster around quarter end. Coincidence? I think not.

    So what’s a company to do? There’s no simple answer. Ultimately, you have to strike a balance between avoiding selective disclosure and maintaining your Street relationships. Whatever you decide – radio silence, some hybrid form of that or no official QQP at all – it’s important to be consistent. Don’t say you have a formal QQP policy one quarter and then appear at a conference or take calls the next. Wall Street takes note of these inconsistencies. Also, you shouldn’t turn down one investor because “we’re in our quiet period” and then accept a meeting with a top five holder because you want to keep them happy. If you are consistent, over time your analysts and investors will know what to expect rather than looking for erratic or inconsistent behavior, which provides clues about your quarterly performance. Consistency helps you stay in compliance with securities regulations and equally as important, can lower your stress level around quarterly time. What CFO doesn’t want that?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Sep 30, 2014 2:40 PM Flag

    s3 shelf registrations scare alot of people away.....but ask those who sold when an s3 was filed with pxlw and gluu....they regretted it.....I will say this these 2 companies are in much better position than mcz...but ""GROWTH" is the common factor.....
    What is more frustrating is management not showing any signs of "confidence".....If they said growth is back for FYE 2015....why not buy at 40c instead of 56c is that not a good discount?.....and screw the options!!!!!!!
    This management never stops amazing me!!!!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • You have options to buy at 56c........if you are not buying now you never will.........forget the options buy now!!
    Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and show us some confidence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Sep 29, 2014 3:01 PM Flag

    between 44c-46c....s-3 being filed for growth opportunity

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • xwallstcfo by xwallstcfo Sep 26, 2014 2:04 PM Flag

    cant link
    here is final paragraph
    As it relates to the lawsuit itself, we can not predict how it will turn out and believe both sides have made arguments that the judge may find persuasive. Regardless of the current legal wrangling, the reality is that the economic struggles of Puerto Rico have lasted longer than anyone would have hoped and there are is no easy path to recovery. In conclusion, while we wish Doral well in their lawsuit and do not advocate shorting shares at current prices, we also think that investors who indiscriminately chase a favorable outcome are likely to be disappointed over the long-term.

    Nothing has changed writer hedging his bets...no guts

    Read it !!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Volume

    by tracant Sep 25, 2014 3:14 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Sep 25, 2014 3:42 PM Flag

    trying to find out more info

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Volume

    by tracant Sep 25, 2014 3:14 PM
    xwallstcfo xwallstcfo Sep 25, 2014 3:28 PM Flag

    Form S-3 MAD CATZ INTERACTIVE
    10K WIZARD 3:16 PM ET 9/25/2014
    http://archive.fast-edgar.com/20140925/AP2ZR22FZZ2RG2Z222JP22XJ8VACZZ22X862

    Sentiment: Buy

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