Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NeuroMetrix (NURO) Survives the Brexit Damage

The GDT::Portfolio got hit hard thanks to Brexit. If Wall Street really did "climb a wall of worry," then Brexit should have cause stocks to go up.

NeuroMetrix (NURO) was at $1.68 pre-Brexit and today (Tuesday, 02016.06.28; 2-Pi Day/Tau Day) it closed at $1.73. NURO spiked to $2.00 after some firm named Rodman & Renshaw initiated NURO with a 'Buy'. Volume was 407,612 vs. 67,406.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Facebook (FB)/Amazon.com (AMZN) Hit All-Time Highs

Facebook (FB) hit a new all-time high of $120.28 yesterday (02016.06.09).

Amazon.com (AMZN) hit a new all-time high of $698.35 this morning (02016.06.10) shortly after the market opened.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cray (CRAY) Crashes on 1Q'16 Results

Cray (CRAY) lost 20+% of its market value on 02016.05.04 after reporting 1Q'16 results.

CRAY closed at $38.91 on 02016.05.03 and then reported 1Q'16 results. CRAY opened at $28.90 (down ~26%) on 02016.05.04 and hit an intra-day low of $28.75 before closing at $28.90. Volume was 4.16 million shares versus 0.57 million. 52-week range: $18.00 - $43.79.

"We are off to a good start to our year," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray.

I guess Wall Street didn't agree.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cray (CRAY)/Illumina (ILMN) Nearing 52-Week High/Low, Respectively

The following was copied this morning (02016.05.03) from my Yahoo! Finance page.
CRAY Q1 2016 Cray Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
ILMN Q1 2016 Illumina Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close

Cray makes high performance computing systems for processing "big data".

Illumina makes high performance genomics systems for processing large quantities of genomics data.

CRAY closed last week (02016.05.01) at $39.34. 52-week range: $18.00 - $43.79. 1Q'16 results could result in CRAY hitting a new 52-week high.

ILMN closed last week (02016.05.01) at $139.52. 52-week range: $130.00 - $242.37. 1Q'16 results could result in ILMN hitting a new 52-week low.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Facebook (FB) Reports 1Q'16 Results (And They Were Good)

Facebook (FB) reported 1Q'16 results today (02016.04.27) after the market closed. After hours trading is hinting that FB could hit a new all-time high tomorrow.

From Facebook's press release...

Capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2016 were $1.13 billion.

Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $20.62 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Free cash flow for the first quarter of 2016 was $1.85 billion.

Effective tax rate was 27%.

CEO Mark Zuckerburg... "We had a great start to the year. "We're focused on our 10 year roadmap to give everyone in the world the power to share anything they want with anyone."

FB closed today (02016.04.27) at $108.76. 52-week range: $72.00 - $117.59.

iRobot (IRBT) Hits New 52-Week on 1Q'16 Results

iRobot (IRBT) spiked to a new 52-week high of $38.08 today (02016.04.27) after reporting 1Q'16 results.
"Our first quarter results were outstanding. Home Robot revenue grew 15% over Q1 2015, driven by significant growth in the United States following a record Q4 2015," said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot.

At $38.02, iRobot has an approximate market value of $1.1 billion, which seems low to me. The PSR (Price-Sales-Ratio) is less than 2.0 and this also seems low to me. I'll sell some IRBT at $50.27 (i.e. 16 $Pi).

Friday, April 22, 2016

Alphabet (GOOG/GOOGL) Reports 1Q'16 Results

Alphabet (GOOG/GOOGL) reported 1Q'02016 results when the market closed yesterday (02016.04.21).

I've be recording Google's (now Alphabet's) quarterly results since 4th-quarter 02008. Google reported 1Q'02016 results yesterday. In a nutshell: For the first 91 days of 02016, Alphabet generated $5.23 billion free cash flow while hiring 2,301 new workers and spending $2.428 billion on capital expenditures and paying an effective tax rate of 18%. Alphabet ended March with $75.264 billion in "cash." Seems like a decent quarter to me, yet right now (02016.04.22 at 7:42am MST) Alphabet has lost 5+% of its market price.