Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) hit a new 52-week low last week Friday (02012.11.16) of $4.14. 52-week range: $4.14 - $7.79.
Yahoo! (YHOO) hit a new 52-week high last week Thursday (02012.11.15) of $18.16. YHOO closed the next day at $17.76 after hitting an intra-day high of $18.02. It appears as though Wall Street likes what Marissa Mayer is doing as CEO.
Nanosphere (NSPH) closed at $2.42 on Friday, 02012.11.16. The company has lost ~32% of its market value since hitting a new 52-week of $3.89 on 02012.08.28. Our NSPH is still above water, but that will stop being true if NSPH hits $2.25.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cray (CRAY) reported 3Q'12 results prior to the market opening on Friday, 02012.11.09, and the stock spiked to a new 52-week high of $13.63. I sold some of our CRAY shares at $13.49. CRAY closed Friday, 02012.11.09, at $13.32.
I like Marc Andreessen and I agree with his assessment.
"A lot business people if you scratch below the surface, you'll find that we're basically antibipartisanship and pro-gridlock. And so I think if you're going to have a Democratic president, having a Republican House is a pretty good counterbalance to that. It's what we've been living with and I think we've been doing fine, and I think we'll live with that for the next four years." -- Marc Andreessen via BusinessInsider.com
Monday, November 5, 2012
Frank Laukien, President and CEO of Bruker Corporation, commented: "Despite continued softening of demand in certain markets, we are pleased with our double-digit third quarter 2012 organic revenue growth rate, which in part benefitted from our still very significant backlog. Profitability also improved in the third quarter year-over-year. As a result of our third quarter performance, we are raising our full-year 2012 revenue guidance to a range of $1.73 - $1.76 billion, and we are raising our full-year adjusted EPS guidance to $0.75 - $0.79 per diluted share."
BRKR closed at $12.59 on 02012.11.02. 52-week range: $9.91 - $17.10.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
L-3 Communications (LLL) announced that its Security and Detection Systems division has been "awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the TSA to supply medium-speed explosives detection systems. This five-year acquisition program has a rev potential of $549.6 mln for L-3."
StemCells (STEM) announced it has partnered with R Biomedical to "develop and commercialize reagents for Human iPS Cell Research: The first product under the partnership, an 'ultra-primary' human fibroblast cell line from which researchers can generate iPS cell lines, was launched today under the SC Proven brand."Stewart Enterprises (STEI) got a good review from Zachs Equity Research. "STEI is a good pick for investors seeking both growth and income, based on its solid third-quarter results, steady dividend yield and long-term earnings growth projection of 10.0%."