Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Today (02012.12.28) FB opened at $25.49 and that is the price our buy got executed. Between the open and now (~8:19am MST) FB had an intra-day low of $25.15.
Our FB investment is underwater with our average cost per share at $27.15.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Geeknet is ThinkGeek. I'm still bummed that Geeknet got rid of Slashdot. I hope ThinkGeek is having a busy end of year. I hope when geeks think about buying geeky stuff, they think ThinkGeek.
CRAY closed yesterday (02012.12.23) at $15.59. 52-week range: $6.09 - $15.81.
While I was writing this Cray posting, CRAY spiked to a new 52-week high of $15.87.
Friday, December 21, 2012
On 02012.02.08, IRBT closed at $38.30. One day later, on 02012.02.09, IRBT closed at $25.17. It subsequently fell to its current 52-week low of $16.25 on 02012.11.16.
I'd like to think the downside for IRBT is almost none. At 9:03am MST on 02012.12.21, IRBT was at $18.69 giving the stock a PSR (Price Sales Ratio) of 1.13 (I think this is low). iRobot has approximately $6.84 per share with $0 debt. Short Interest Ratio for IRBT is 11.9 (I think this is high).
[update::02012.12.23] Yikes! Yesterday (02012.12.22), after I posted this posting about iRobot, IRBT dropped 4.31% and closed the day at $18.20. Trading volume was 2.88 million vs. a trailing-3-month average of 0.28 million.
From Red Hat's 3Q'12 press release.
Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of November 30, 2012 were $1.35 billion. [...] In Q3, we used our strong balance sheet and cash flow to repurchase approximately $52 million of common stock.
RHT closed yesterday (02012.12.20) at $52.61. 52-week range: $40.34 - $62.75. RHT is well below the accidental quadruple price of $67.48.
[update::02012.12.21] Oops... I wanted to make the following observation. At the end of 2Q'12, Red Hat had "total cash" of $1.36 billion. The company ended 3Q'12 with $1.35 billion in cash, yet it spent $52 million on its own shares.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hmm... Six times $0.47 is $2.82; therefore, ALTI opened down 17% and at one point it was down almost 19%. For the day it was down 12.4%.
There are now approximately 11,589,652 ALTI shares. Finance.Yahoo.com shows that ~63% of ALTI shares are closely held. If true, then ALTI has a float of ~4.3 million shares.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
From the press release.
"With these large installations in Berlin and Hannover, Cray continues to strengthen its presence internationally and expand its coverage across the European HPC landscape."
CRAY closed yesterday (02012.12.17) at $14.83. 52-week range: $6.08 - $15.14.
During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company repurchased 1.1 million shares of its Class A common stock for $8.3 million under its stock repurchase program.
STEI bought back 1.1 million shares at an average price per share of $7.54 per share. In addition, during FY'12 the company reduced the total number of shares by 3.5%.
STEI closed yesterday (02012.12.17) at $7.53. 52-week range: $4.92 - $8.65. According to Finance.Yahoo.com, the Short-Interest-Ratio (SIR) for STEI is a whopping 48.1.
Unless our financial situation dictates otherwise, the plan it to hold onto a small amount of STEI shares until either the company or I go belly up.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
MedBox Added To GDT::WatchList
MedBox (MDBX) is not a GDT::Portfolio stock, but W. Hollywood, CA-based company's stock has had an interesting trading history. Went public at $3.25 on 29 Aug 02012; hit an intra-day low of $0.05 on 28 Sep 02012; hit an intra-day high of $215.00 on 25 Nov 02012; closed at $23.50 on 04 Dec 02012. According to Finance.Yahoo.com, there are approximately 11 million MDBX shares outstanding with an approximate 1.91 million float. On 03 Dec 02012, MedBox issued a press release about a "patent pending storage and retrieval lockbox system called the Lockbox Rx." Prescription Vending Machines, Inc. is a MedBox subsidiary.
MDBX closed at $66.75 on 02012.12.14. The day's range: $61.10 - $110.00.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/12/12 is history, but here's a 12/12 tidbit that I missed on 12/12/12. Apple Inc. went public on 12/12/80 and it ended 12/12/80 with a market value of ~$1.778 billion. Apple Inc.'s market value at the end of 12/12/12 was ~$507.03 billion.
AAPL closed yesterday (02012.12.12) at $539.00, well below its 52-week high of $705.07.
Google (GOOG) is a GDT::Portfolio stock and it closed yesterday at $697.56. 52-week range: $556.52 - $774.38. Google Inc.'s market value at the end of 12/12/12 was ~$229.21 billion.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
NSPH closed yesterday (02012.12.11) at $2.79. 52-week range: $1.20 - $3.89.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
~70 million shares split 1:6 implies ~11.67 million shares post-split. The approximate float of 27.4 million shares shrinks to ~4.6 million shares. The $0.50 stock price becomes $3.00.
"We are continuing to build upon these recent successes and believe 2013 will bring much stronger financial performance. Maintaining our listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is important to our current shareholders and should help us attract a broader range of investors to the company," said CEO Alexander Lee.