Monday, September 30, 2013

Nanosphere (NSPH) Reports Good News

Nanosphere (NSPH) might end 3Q'13 on a positive note after the company issued a press release this morning (02013.09.30) having the following title: "Study Demonstrates Significant Clinical and Economic Impact of Nanosphere's Verigene Blood Culture Test... Average per Patient Hospital Cost Savings of $60,000 and 22 Day Reduction in Length of Stay Observed"

On 02013.09.14 (two weeks ago) I had a Stocks::Stuffer posting titled: "Nanosphere (NSPH) Tanks Again".

NSPH closed last week (02013.09.27) at $2.07. 52-week range: $1.72 - $4.49.

[02013.09.30] Never mind. NSPH is down ~4.4% just a couple of minutes into trading. Today has gotten off to a dark red start.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Facebook (FB) Might Hit $50 Today

Facebook (FB) might hit $50 today (02013.09.25). FB closed yesterday at $48.45 after hitting a new 52-week/all-time high of $49.66.

Headlines from the today and yesterday...

Facebook gets buy rating at Canaccord; $60 target

Facebook price target raised to $54 from $36 at Oppenheimer

Facebook upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup

I liked this headline: "China lifts Facebook ban ... a bit"

FB at $50 gives Facebook Inc. a market value of ~$121 billion.

[update::02013.09.25] FB didn't hit $50 today. FB's intra-day high was $49.54. FB closed at $49.46 giving the company an approximate market value of $120.45 billion.

[update::02013.09.26] FB opened today at $50.00. 25 minutes into trading and FB's intra-day high has been $50.09. Two headlines from this morning.

Facebook tops $50 as Goldman raises price target

Facebook price target raised to $60 from $37 at Jefferies

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sold Some Yahoo! (YHOO) at 10 $Pi ($31.42)

Yahoo! (YHOO) spiked to a new 52-week today (02013.09.24) and we sold some YHOO shares at 10 $Pi ($31.42).

Red Hat (RHT) Reports 2Q'14 Results (Down ~11% Premarket)

Red Hat (RHT) reported 2Q'14 results after the market closed yesterday (02013.09.23) and today in premarket trading RHT shares are down 10+%. RHT closed yesterday at $52.93. 52-week range: $44.92 - $57.30.

ANALysts are concerned about "billings."

"The billings phenomenon is not reflective of longer term growth rates of the company," said Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst.

It's possible today will provide a good buying opportunity for long-term investors, but for existing shareholders it might suck.

"When we look at the business, we still feel good about it," said Whitehurst.

I do, too. Our next RHT sell price remains $67.48.

[update::02013.09.24] RHT closed at $46.74, down ~11.7% for the day. Volume was ~12x the trailing-3-month average. In a nutshell, RHT wasn't a red hot stock today.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sold 1 (AMZN) Share at 1-Hecto $Pi ($314.16) (AMZN) hit a new all-time high this morning (02013.09.19) and to create an related Pi moment I sold one AMZN share at 1-hecto $Pi ($314.16).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

US Airways (LCC) Gets an Upgrade

US Airways (LCC) got upgraded by JP Morgan. LCC closed yesterday (02013.09.18) at $18.72. 52-week range: $10.15 - $19.70. LCC's 52-week low was almost one year ago, so the stock has increased by ~84% in the span of a year. JP Morgan thinks there is a 50/50 chance that the US Airways/American merger will happen. I have an order to sell some LCC at 7 $Pi ($21.99).

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bruker (BRKR) Hits a New 52-Week High

Bruker (BRKR) hit a new 52-week high of $21.11 this morning (02013.09.16). The company seems to be generating lots of good news and investors appear to be noticing. BRKR was this high for a brief time in 02011, but prior to that we have to go all the way back to late-02002 (i.e. over a decade ago). BRKR has a PSR (Price-Sales-Ratio) of ~1.91, which I consider low for a technology stock.

The following is from a 12 September 02013 Bruker press release.

Bruker Corporation today announced that it has acquired Prairie Technologies, Inc. (Prairie), a provider of life science fluorescence microscopy products. The acquisition strengthens Bruker’s position in life science markets, adding to the Bruker Nano Surfaces Division’s existing life science atomic force microscopy (Bio-AFM) systems.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nanosphere (NSPH) Tanks Again

Nanosphere (NSPH) fell 8.5% yesterday (02013.09.13) after the company announced they were issuing more shares. NSPH closed at $1.84 after hitting an intra-day low of $1.77. 52-week range: $1.72 - $4.49. Volume was 3.52 million versus trailing-3-month average of 0.73 million.

Nanosphere is offering 15,000,000 shares at $1.75 with an additional 2,250,000 shares allocated to cover over-allotments. Nanosphere needs the money to fund working capital.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Yahoo! (YHOO) Hits a New 52-Week High

Yahoo! (YHOO) spiked to a new 52-week high of $30.27 before closing yesterday (02013.09.12) at $29.65. AP reported that the last time YHOO was above $30 was 5.5 years ago. had a posting today titled: "Why Yahoo Has Upside Potential To The Mid-$30s". Yahoo! reported that it now has over 800 million users. I've placed an order to sell some YHOO at 10 $Pi ($31.42).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Numerous 52-Weeks Highs, But Still Lots of Laggards

Illumina (ILMN), Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KT0S) and Facebook (FB) all hit new 52-week highs yesterday (02013.09.11). Bruker (BRKR) missed making a new 52-week high by four cents. Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) hit a new 52-week high during yesterday's yesterday (02013.09.10). Google (GOOG), (AMZN) and Yahoo! (YHOO) are all less than 5% away from their 52-week highs. Despite all this good news, the GDT::Portfolio isn't taking off because the second and third tier stocks such as Nanosphere (NSPH), Spire (SPIR), NeuroMetrix (NURO), StemCells (STEM), Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM), Altair Nanotechnologies (ALTI) and Mace Security Intl. (MACE), are still well below their 52-week highs.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Facebook (FB) Hits an All-Time High

Facebook (FB) hit an all-time high of $45.09 today (02013.09.11) before closing at an all-time closing high of $45.04. FB's 52-week low: $18.80.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bought Some More Crexendo (EXE) at $Pi ($3.14)

I added to our Crexendo (EXE) holdings yesterday (02013.09.09) buying EXE at $Pi per share. Our average cost per EXE share is now at one penny less than $Pi.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Crexendo (EXE) Has a Large Short Interest Ratio

Crexendo (EXE) is the most recent addition to the GDT::Portfolio (two buys: 7/5/02013 and 7/11/02013). Our investment in Crexendo is small and I'm thinking of adding to it on Monday (tomorrow).

EXE closed on 02013.09.06 at $3.10. 52-week range: $2.00 - $3.50.

According to Yahoo! Finance, EXE has a SIR (Short Interest Ratio) of 39.3. There are ~10.71 million outstanding EXE shares and insider ownership is listed at ~55%. The trailing-3-month average daily trading volume has been 8,669 shares.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Facebook (FB) is Approaching Its All-Time High

Facebook (FB) spiked to a new 52-week high of $44.36 this morning (02013.09.06). FB's all-time high is $45.00. Facebook's market value is nearing $108 billion.

I saw this headline prior to the market opening today: "Facebook price target raised to $55 from $40 at SunTrust".

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Google Inc. Since 4 Sep 01998 (GOOG since 19 Aug 02004)

Google Inc.'s incorporation date was on this day (9/4) in 01998. This morning, prior to the stock market opening, GOOG is priced at $860.38 giving Google Inc. an approximate market value of $286,520,000,000.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Informative Geeknet (GKNT) Article at

Geeknet: The Money Man Behind Home Depot Is Now Totally Into This Small Cap is an informative article about Geeknet (GKNT) posted to

GKNT closed Friday, 02013.08.30 at $16.68. 52-week range: $12.38 - $19.99.