Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Posting from 02013.11.08...
Twitter (TWTR) was falling and I placed an order to buy a nano-sized amount of TWTR at 13 $Pi ($40.84). Now I want TWTR to go down more because I want to buy more TWTR at a lower price. Next buy price is 10 $Pi ($31.42).
The $31.42 didn't happen, but our "nano-sized" TWTR investment is up 58% in less than two months.
As of right now the "do not chase" investment strategy was a mistake.
TWTR 52-week range: $38.80 - $64.99.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
GOOG closed above $1,000 for the first time on 18 October 2013. It took GOOG 63 days to increase $100. AMZN closed above $300 for the first time on 12 July 2013. It took AMZN 161 days to increase $100.
GOOG closed on 20 December 2013 at $1,100.62 (intra-day high was $1,101.17) giving Google Inc. an approximate market value of $367.7 billion. AMZN closed on 20 December 2013 at $402.20 (intra-day high was $404.72). giving Amazon.com Inc. an approximate market value of $184.1 billion.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The following paragraph was copied from Red Hat's 3Q'14 press release.
Operating cash flow was $95 million for the third quarter, as compared to $100 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company’s total deferred revenue balance was $1.12 billion, an increase of 14% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of November 30, 2013 was $1.33 billion after repurchasing approximately $40 million of common stock, or approximately 920 thousand shares, in the third quarter. Red Hat has repurchased approximately $239 million of common stock, or approximately 5.0 million shares, during the first nine months of fiscal 2014.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
 Modest implies I'd be content, if finances allow, to never sell another LVLT share.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
At the end of 3Q'13 Google had $56.2 billion in cash. IRBT at $29.35 gives iRobot an approximate market value of $847 million. IRBT 52-week range: $17.97 - $41.12. IRBT price-sales-ratio (PSR) is 1.85 (GOOG's PSR is 6.23). iRobot has ~$150 million in "cash" and $0 debt.
iRobot (IRBT) and Boston Dynamics are both headquartered in Massachusetts and are ~12 miles apart from each other.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
American Airlines (AAL) started trading yesterday (Monday, 02013.12.09) at $23.95. AAL had intra-day high of $25.44 and an intra-day low of $23.45 before closing at $24.60.
Friday, December 6, 2013
On 02013.12.06, Yahoo! Finance reports the EXE short-interest-ratio at a whopping (at least to me) 26.3. There are ~10.74 million EXE shares and insider ownership is at ~55%. Estimate float: ~5.38 million. During the last three months the average trading volume has been 8,166.
GOOG hit $1,000 for the first time on 02013.10.18 and it has stayed above $1,000 since 02013.10.23.
GOOG closed yesterday (02013.12.05) at $1,057.34. 52-week range: $682.42 - $1,069.83.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
ALU closed 02012 at $1.39. ALU closed today (02013.12.05) at $4.51. Year-to-date ALU is up 224%. Yeah! But, not really. Despite a 224% increase in one year, GDT::Portfolio's ALU investment remains well under water.
I'm will sell some ALU shares over time; however, my hope is to take some ALU shares to the grave. ALU is my connection to Ma Bell and for that I am grateful.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
KTOS closed yesterday (02013.12.03) at $6.77. 52-week range: $4.08 - $9.16. KTOS 52-week high of $9.16 was hit on 02013.09.12, which means KTOS has decreased approximately ~26% in the span of three months.
Monday, December 2, 2013
ASTM isn't a penny stock these days thanks to a 1:20 stock split on 02013.10.16. Almost four years ago ASTM split 1:8.