I read this a.m. that Dow Chemical and Dupont might merge. Their combined market values are only 1/3rd of Amazon.com's market value.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
None the less...
Friday, 02015.10.30, was a fun day. CRAY ended the day up 33.29%. Trimble Navigation (TRMB) ended the day up 21.40%. TempeAZ-based First Solar (FSLR) ended the day up 11.92%. FLSR closed on 02015.10.30 at $57.07. On 02008.05.14 FLSR hit an intra-day high of $317.00.
Last Friday was a hockey hat trick, horse racing trifecta, bowling turkey, and on many golf courses a birdie. With respect to the stock market, it was a good day. A day that we would like to see repeat over and over and over.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
"Demand for sequencing consumables and the HiSeq family of instruments remained strong during the quarter, while instrument sales in the desktop family underperformed our expectations," Illumina CEO Jay Flatley said in a statement.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
"We exceeded guidance across a number of financial metrics."
"Operating cash flow was $120 million for the second quarter, an increase of 12% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2015 was $2.0 billion after repurchasing approximately $70 million, or approximately 895 thousand shares, of common stock in the second quarter. As of August 31, 2015, the remaining balance in the current repurchase authorization was approximately $430 million."
"The full year revenue guidance is increased..."
RHT closed yesterday (02015.09.21) at $72.72. 52-week range: $52.53 - $81.49. RHT opened down today (02015.09.22) at $71.45.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Previous close: $2.70; open $3.38; intra-day high: $3.64; close: $2.86 (up 5.93%). Volume was 9 million vs. trailing-3-month average of 85,739. There are 7.38 million NSPH shares with ~20% closely held.
NSPH 52-week range: $2.06 - $25.40.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Previous close: $1.06; intra-day high: $3.85; closing price: $2.55 (up ~141%). Volume was almost 10 million vs. 0.5 million. There are ~3.5 million shares.
Press release posted after the market close yesterday: "Notification of Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard." Axion Power Intl. has an approximate shareholders equity of $570,824.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Google (GOOG/GOOGL) got upgraded by Goldman Sacks from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. [Barrons.com] GOOG closed today (02015.08.27) at $637.61, up 1.43%. 52-week range: $486.23 - $678.64. Volume was only 3.4M vs. 2.3M. GOOGL closed today (02015.08.27) at $667.96, up 1.25%. 52-week range: $490.91 - $713.33. Volume was only 3.8M vs. 2.4M.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
TRMB closed yesterday (2015.08.13) at $19.51. 52-week range: $19.01 - $34.43.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I find it interesting that a company whose market value is approaching $500,000,000,000 can change its name to Alphabet.
Alphabet has a fun domain name: abc.xyz
GOOG and GOOGL closed yesterday (02015.08.10) at $633.73 and $663.14, respectively.
Monday, August 10, 2015
On 2015.08.06 it was reported that Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shai N. Gozani, purchased NURO shares during July. He bought 33,000 NURO shares on 2015.07.27 at $0.757 and another 17,857 NURO shares on 2015.07.31 at $0.8366.
NURO closed yesterday (2015.08.09) at $0.84. 52-week range: $0.71 - $2.05.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
7/31/02015: SHLD closed at $21.55
8/03/02015: SHLD opened at $22.51
8/03/02015: Sears released preliminary 2Q'15 results
8/03/02015: SHLD closed at $19.39 [intra-day low $19.09]
8/04/02015: SHLD closed at $20.81 [intra-day low $19.08]
AT $20.81, Sears Holdings Corp. had an approximate market value of $2.22 billion.
SHLD 52-week range: $19.08 - $48.25.
On 4/1/2007, SHLD had an intra-day high of $181.79.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Yesterday I bought some TWTR at 11 $Pi; today I could have bought it at 10 $Pi.
Interestingly, yesterday the start of the 5:00pm local Fox News displayed a bunch of tweets about the first female to become a NFL coach. The newscasters read the tweets. I joked to my wife: All they're doing is reading tweets to us. Look at all the tweets on the TV screen. Why has Twitter stock been such a bad investment?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Twitter has a market value of ~$23.25 billion when priced at $34.62 on 2015.07.28.
I added to our underwater TWTR holdings by buying more TWTR at 11 $Pi ($34.56).
Friday, July 24, 2015
T closed yesterday (02015.07.23) at $33.93. 52-week range: $32.07 - $37.48.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ILMN closed yesterday (02015.07.22) at $217.49. 52-week range: $145.12 - $242.37.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
GOOG closed on 02015.07.17 at $672.93 after hitting an all-time high of $674.47.
GOOGL closed on 02015.07.17 at $699.62 after hitting an all-time high of $703.00.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
GOOG closed at $579.85 today (02015.07.15).
GOOGL closed at $601.78 today (02015.07.15).
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Kudos to Facebook for having NASA pick Instagram to give sneak peeks of New Horizons' #PlutoFlyBy pictures.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I anticipate being busy mid-July (of 02015), so I don't expect my posting rate until mid-July (02015).
I noticed yesterday (02015.06.23) the market value of Facebook (FB) was greater than Mal-Mart's (WMT) market value. FB is #4 in the GDT::Portfolio on 02015.06.24. WMT is not in the GDT::Portfolio.
FB closed yesterday (02015.06.23) at $88.92 after hitting a new 52-week (and all-time) high of $89.25.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Bought some NURO at $1.04 yesterday (02015.05.27).
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
GKNT closed at $7.90 on 02015.05.25.
GKNT opened at $17.30, up 118.99%, on 02015.05.26. Intra-day high: $17.35; intra-day low: $16.70; closed at $17.00, up 115.19%. Volume: 2,410,000 (vs. ~47,000).
Now a bunch of "Shareholder Alerts" are taking place because they think Hot Topic is effectively stealing ThinkGeek away from GKNT shareholders at $17.50 per share.
In a nutshell: I think GKNT was worth $25 - $32, but I was fine taking $17.30 and just being done with Geeknet and ThinkGeek.
[update::02015.05.27] Geeknet announced another company has come along and offered $20 per share. GKNT is at $18.50 at 11:34am MST on 02015.05.27. Quoting Homer Simpson: D'oh!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Associated Press reported the following: "SEATTLE (AP) _ Cray Inc. (CRAY) on Tuesday reported a loss of $9.4 million in its first quarter."
When it comes predicting the future, Cray always states the following: "Actual results for any future period are subject to large fluctuations and a wide range of results remains possible given the nature of Cray's business."
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I'm not sure Wall Street agrees. STEM closed today (02015.05.05) at $0.60. 52-week range: $0.54 - $2.43.
Also from the 1Q'15 press release: "For the first quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $9,351,000 or $(0.14) per share. In comparison, for the first quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $7,620,000 or $(0.14) per share."
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our TWTR shares are now underwater, but I'm not selling.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
It appears as though Amazon.com's "cloud" is working well.
31 days + 28 days + 31 days equals 90 days.
Free cash flow: $3.69 billion.
Capital expenditures: $2.927 billion.
Number of Googlers: 55,419 (53,600 end of 2014; 46,170 year ago).
Effective tax rate: 22%.
"Cash" on 31 March 2015: $65.436 billion.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2015 were $502 million.
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities – Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $12.41 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2015.
Free cash flow – Free cash flow for the first quarter of 2015 was $1.20 billion.
I don't why Facebook's tax rates are so high.
GAAP income tax expense for the first quarter of 2015 was $420 million, representing a 45% effective tax rate. Non-GAAP effective tax rate would have been approximately 35%.
FB closed today (02014.04.22) at $84.63. 52-week range: $54.66 - $86.07. FB was down ~1.3% in after hours trading.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
YHOO closed today (02015.04.21) at $44.49. 52-week range: $32.93 - $52.62.
From the press release: "In the first quarter we delivered significant earnings growth as a result of strong demand for products across our sequencing portfolio," stated Jay Flatley, CEO. "While the genomics market remains nascent, our best-in-class product offerings are accelerating adoption, setting the stage for a robust 2015."
ILMN closed today at $199.50. 52-week range: $128.38 - $213.33.
It appears Wall Street did not like the following statement from iRobot's CEO Colin Angle: "Based on our Q1 results and our outlook for the rest of 2015, we continue to expect revenue of $625 to $635 million, driven by Home Robot growth. We are reducing the high end of our EPS and Adjusted EBITDA ranges..."
IRBT closed today (02015.04.21) at $33.20, down 3.4%. 52-week range: $28.05 - $42.00.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
From the press release.
A CRL is issued by the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research when it has completed its review of a file and questions remain that preclude the approval of the NDA in its current form.
ADMP closed yesterday (02015.03.29) $5.39. It opened today at $4.19 and closed at $3.83, down almost 29% (intra-day low was 3.56). Volume was 1.86 million vs. 0.19 million. 52-week range: $2.62 - $7.26.
Since the news was released some shareholder class action lawsuits are been initiated.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
"Our strong fourth quarter marked the 52nd consecutive quarter of revenue growth and we exited the fiscal year with a record total backlog over $1.86 billion, up 19% year-over-year,” stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat.
I also liked the following: "Red Hat Announces $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program".
“Over the past four fiscal years, we have repurchased over $1 billion or approximately 19.5 million shares of Red Hat common stock,” stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. “Given our strong conviction about our long-term growth prospects, a healthy balance sheet and the ability to generate operating cash flow, the Red Hat management team and Board of Directors believe that a new repurchase program will create further value for our shareholders.”
RHT closed yesterday (02015.03.25) at $68.45. 52-week range: $47.45 - $71.77.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"I believe that the Company's technology has the potential to be a game changer that will dramatically improve the standard of care for patients with an array of CNS disorders for which there are currently no treatments. I am thrilled to be joining StemCells at this important and exciting time for the Company," said Dr. Massey.
STEM closed yesterday (02015.03.24) at $1.03. 52-week range: $0.84 - $2.43.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
VCEL opened today (02015.03.24) at $4.15, up 13.4%. It spiked to $4.34 before falling back to the $4 range. At 3:00pm EDT volume was 1.8 million vs. 84,500.
Zacks had a posting today titled "Solid Fourth Quarter Results Keep Us Bullish On Vericel Corp."
Monday, March 23, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
BRKR closed yesterday (02015.03.11) at $18.82. 52-week range: $17.26 - $24.93.
Monday, March 9, 2015
TWTR ended last week at #9 in the GDT::Portfolio.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
[...] increase the authorized shares of its common stock from 150 million to 250 million shares, and to effect a reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding common stock with a ratio in a range of between 15-to-1 and 25-to-1 for the purpose of regaining compliance with the $1 minimum bid price requirement of the NASDAQ Capital Market.
Today (4 Mar 2015), in early pre-market trading, NSPH was down 22%. Right now, one hour prior to the market opening today, NSPH is down 16%.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
"We are extremely disappointed with our fourth quarter and 2014 performance. It was a very competitive and promotional environment. In addition, the delivery issues experienced at our third party fulfillment center and related customer service issues negatively impacted revenue and gross margin. Therefore, in 2015, we are committed to sharpening our focus on product leadership, executing on our strategic plan and improving the customer experience," said Katy McCarthy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
McCarthy needs to be fired.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Yesterday's volume was 485,143 vs. 70,838. AXPW has become an extremely volatile stock and I'm sure trading in it is being subjected to significant manipulation.
AXPW closed yesterday at $0.47 (a 47% gain), but 1.5 months ago it closed at $1.00.
Two patients died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in a superbug CRE outbreak, caused by two medical scopes that still carried the bacteria even after they were disinfected.
Nanosphere's Verigene System "enables clinicians to identify and treat the bacteria and viruses for complex, costly, and deadly infectious diseases."
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
TWTR closed yesterday (02015.02.05) at $41.26. 52-week range: $29.51 - $58.98.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
IRBT closed yesterday (02015.02.04) at $31.96. This morning IRBT hit a new 52-week low of $28.05. 52-week range: $28.05 - $48.36. I can't help but wonder at what price does iRobot become a takeover candidate.
[update::02015.02.05] IRBT ended the day at $29.15, down almost 9%, after hitting a new 52-week low of $28.05. Volume was almost 10-times the trailing-3-month average.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
"Free Cash Flow was $325 million for the full year 2014, compared to negative $47 million for the full year 2013. [...] Additionally, we expect to generate Free Cash Flow of $550-$600 million for the full year 2015."
LVLT closed yesterday (02015.02.03) at $51.39. Shortly after the market opened today it spiked to a new 52-week high of $53.65.
Friday, January 30, 2015
free cash flow: $2.81 billion
"cash" at the end of 02014: $64.40 billion
# of employees (Googlers): 53,600
capital expenditures: $3550 billion
effective tax rate: 16%
GOOG/GOOGL closed yesterday at $510.66 and $513.23, respectively. Right now (10:58am EST on 02015.01.30) GOOG/GOOGL are up 3.49% and 3.61%, respectively.
I've been logging Google's quarterly results since 4Q'08.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
"We got a lot done in 2014. Our community continues to grow and we're making progress towards connecting the world," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $517 million.
Free cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $1.07 billion.
37% effective tax rate.
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $11.20 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014.
FB closed yesterday at $76.24. 52-week range: $54.66 - $82.17.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $10 billion as of December 31, 2014 compared to $5 billion as of December 31, 2013, an increase of $5 billion.
During the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014, Yahoo repurchased approximately 22 million and approximately 62 million shares, respectively, for $980 million and $2.4 billion, respectively.
In addition to reporting 4Q'14 results, Yahoo! announced it was executing a "tax-free spin-off of the company’s remaining holdings in Alibaba Group (BABA) into a newly formed independent registered investment company (“SpinCo”). The stock of the new company will be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders, resulting in SpinCo becoming a separate publicly traded company."
YHOO closed today (02015.01.27) at $47.99. 52-week range: $32.15 - $52.62.
[update::02015.01.29] YHOO had quite a day yesterday (02015.01.28). It had an up gap open of ~3.6, but it ended the day down ~3.2% at $46.46. Intra-day high: $50.32.
Monday, January 26, 2015
We believe that the current stock price and market valuation of Axion Power is significantly lower than it would be if the market were taking into account the inherent worth of our technology. We believe that our stock is undervalued based on the technology's potential to save money for our customers in the transportation space by increasing gas mileage and reducing emissions. In the energy storage space, using PbC batteries to decrease payback time for solar photovoltaic farms and other renewable energy projects. We hope that you, our shareholders, will continue to support us and hold steady while we continue to work to fulfill our value proposition over the ensuing months. As we approach the Holiday season, I would like to wish all of you a Wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year. Sincerely, David T. DiGiacinto
AXPW closed Friday (02015.01.23) at $0.41.
[update::02015.01.26] Axion Power lost another 12% of its market value today (02015.01.26). AXPW closed down at $0.36 after hitting a new 52-week low of $0.35.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
NURO closed yesterday (02014.01.13) at $1.76. 52-week range: $1.52 - $3.15.
Friday, January 9, 2015
"We had a solid year and expect record revenue again in 2014 as we continue to deliver year over year growth," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "While we did not complete all of the system acceptances necessary to achieve our 2014 guidance, we now expect a strong 2015 to be even stronger, as that revenue will carry over and add to 2015. With an incredible year of new contracts signed in 2014, we are building momentum in the market today across all of our product lines and we anticipate significant growth in revenue and profitability in 2015. As we look further out, we are in excellent shape to continue to capitalize on the ongoing convergence of supercomputing and big data."
CRAY closed yesterday (02015.01.08) at $34.96 and is ~17% below its 52-week high.52-week range: $24.23 - $42.09. I might be CRAzY, but I like CRAY.
[update::02015.01.09] I guess Wall Street doesn't share my opinion. CRAY is down 4+% right now (8:57am MST).
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Investing in the future is a great way to lose money. Nanoworld, alternative enery (the Blue Movement [solar and batteries]), and stem cells made it a downer year for the GDT::Portfolio.
02015 starts with a top 10 that looks as follows: Illumina (ILMN) genomics #1; Cray (CRAY) supercomputing #2; Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) Informatics #3; iRobot (IRBT) robotics #4; Facebook (FB) Informatics #5; Red Hat (RHT) open source software #6; American Airlines (AAL) air travel #7; Bruker (BRKR) scientific equipment #8; Yahoo! (YHOO) Informatics #9; Geeknet (GKNT) geekish e-commerce #10.
The GDT::Portfolio of 32 stocks will have a strong 02015 if the following shares end the year higher: Geeknet (GKNT) #10; Mace Security (MACE) #15; NeuroMetrix (NURO) #16; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) #19; StemCells (STEM) #21; Nanosphere (NSPH) #23; Spire (SPIR) #24; and, Vericell (ASTM) #25.