ASTM closed at $0.62 on 02013.04.29. 52-week range: $0.61 - $2.61.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Chad Mirkin is why NSPH is in the GDT::Portfolio, so I don't know what his departure means.
Two NSPH Pi moments today (02013.04.26): (1) I placed an order to sell some NSPH at $Pi. (2) At 7:09am MST NSPH was down Pi%.
NSPH closed yesterday (02013.04.25) at $2.83. It opened today at $2.73. 52-week range: $1.55 - $3.89.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Today (02013.04.25) NeuroMetrix (NURO) reported 1Q'13 results prior to the market opening and the 1Q'13 press release ends with the following: "The Company reported a net loss of $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2012 or $1.99 per share. NeuroMetrix reported net cash usage of $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2013 and ended the period with cash resources of $6.9 million.
[02013.04.25] NURO hit a new 52-week low of $1.98 today before closing at $2.05, down 3.13% for the day. Volume was ~67,707 vs. t3m-avg. of ~21,294. I'm going to read the transcript of the company's 1Q'13 conference call, which started prior to the market opening, when time permits.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"US Airways Group Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Don’t Like These Results" at Wall St. Cheat Sheet (Tue, Apr 23)
US Airways reported 1Q'13 results prior the market opening yesterday (02013.04.23). LCC closed yesterday at $16.30, up 5% for the day. I guess it all depends on how one defines "like."
"Yahoo's Recent Pullback Offers Investors A Great Entry Point" at Seeking Alpha (Wed, Apr 24, 3:51AM EDT)
YHOO closed at $24.38, ~2.4% below its 52-week high. 52-week range: $14.59 - $24.99. I guess it all depends on how one defines "pullback."
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Based on our view of the rest of the year, we are increasing our full-year financial expectations for both revenue and profit.
I also liked reading the following from the press release.
We began shipping the RP-VITA to InTouch Health during the quarter. Roughly one dozen of the robots are currently in use in hospitals.
IRBT closed at $24.66 on 02013.04.23. 52-week range: $16.25 - $27.16.
[update::02013.04.24] IRBT closed at $28.04 after hitting a new 52-week high of $28.85. Volume was 2.3 million vs. t3m-avg. of 0.4 million.
[update::02013.04.25] IRBT was upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy.
ILMN closed yesterday (02013.04.22) at $55.12. 52-week range: $37.77 - $58.65. ILMN's SIR (Short Interest Ratio) was 27.1 on 02013.03.28.
[02013.04.23] After I posted this posting, I reviewed out ILMN investment and prior to the market opening placed an order to sell some ILMN at 19 $Pi ($59.69). The sell order got executed, but the sale price was $60.00. ILMN spiked to $62.77 at the open and that's six cents shy of 20 $Pi ($62.83).
[02013.04.23] Hmm... With respect to ILMN, Finance.Yahoo.com says: "% of Shares Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners: 116%". Hmm...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
If only... I don't remember the first time my parents took us to McDonald's, but it was probably the late-01960s. It would have cost my parents approximately $21 (excl. commission, which would have more than doubled the cost) to buy 100 MCD shares on 2 Jan 01970. On 12 Apr 02013, MCD hit an all-time high and that $21 investment would be worth $10,370.
Friday, April 19, 2013
GOOG closed yesterday at $765.91, almost 10% below its 52-week/all-time high of $844.00. GOOG was up slightly in pre-market trading.
Quoting Google's CEO Larry Page: "We are working hard and investing in our products that aim to improve billions of people's lives all around the world."
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
YHOO closed yesterday (02013.04.16) at $23.79. 52-week range: $14.59 - $24.99. I have not cancelled my good-till-cancel order to sell some YHOO at 8 $Pi ($25.13).
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
"Over the last 13 months we have repurchased $300 million or 5.9 million shares of Red Hat common stock under the current program, equivalent to 3% of our shares outstanding as of February 28, 2013," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "Our management team and Board of Directors have a strong conviction in our long-term growth prospects and our ability to generate profits and cash flow. We believe that stock repurchases demonstrate our commitment to building shareholder value as well as confidence in achieving long-term growth."
RHT closed on 02013.04.15 at $49.26. 52-week range: $46.34 - $62.75.
Friday, April 12, 2013
55.56%... If only that was a growth factor for a GDT::Portfolio growth investment function!
STEM had an intra-day low of $1.60 on 02013.14.08. Yesterday, 02013.04.11, STEM had an intra-day high of $1.87. STEM closed yesterday at $1.77. 52-week range: $0.59 - $2.67.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
[update::02013.04.11] I cancelled the LVLT sell order. Yesterday LVLT closed at $21.00 after hitting an intra-day high of $21.72. Today (02013.04.11), prior to the market opening, Level 3 Communications announced "Jeff K. Storey has been appointed by the Board of Directors to be the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately."
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Altair Nanotechnologies (ALTI) lost 18.57% of its market value during the week. ALTI closed at $2.28 compared to $2.80 one week earlier.
Cray (CRAY) closed at $21.32 on 02013.04.05. CRAY is 10% below its most recent 52-week high hit on Monday, 02013.04.01.
Google (GOOG) is having a hard time staying above $800. GOOG closed on 02013.04.05 at $783.05.
Mace Security Intl. (MACE) fell ~17.14% on Friday, 02013.04.05, closing at $0.29. Volume was 123,240 vs. 14,474.
On the plus side...
Facebook (FB) ended the 1st week of April at $27.39, up ~7.1% for the week.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Bruker’s Dimension FastScan provides our team with the best available technology to support the complex demands for sub-nanometer observations of graphene." -- 02010 Nobel Prize in Physics winner Professor Kostya Novoselov.
BRKR closed yesterday (02013.04.03) at $18.57. 52-week range: $9.91 - $19.46.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Thomas M. Kitchen, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The Board's decision to increase the cash dividend reflects its continued confidence in our solid balance sheet, our ability to consistently generate strong cash flow, and the continued positive momentum in revenue growth. The Board last increased the dividend rate in March of 2012. This represents a 50% increase in our dividend rate in the last two years."
STEI closed yesterday (02013.04.02) at $9.24. 52-week range: $5.87 - $9.54.
Monday, April 1, 2013
KTOS had some insider buying last month (March 14th [Pi Day] and March 17th) in the $4.47 - $4.77 range. In addition, on April 1st KTOS had a SIR (short interest ratio) of 14.4 and a PSR (price sales ratio) of a 0.29.