Monday, December 30, 2013

Twitter (TWTR) Correction in Progress?

Twitter (TWTR) fell 13% on Friday, 02013.12.27, closing at $63.75. 52-week range: $38.80 - $74.73. Pre-market trading today (02013.12.30) hints that TWTR might fall some more when the market opens. TWTR started this month at $41.57, so it's had a great month despite Friday's huge decline.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Stock Market Prediction For 02014

There are two trading days left in 02013. I'm not into making predictions, but I will make one prediction of 02014: Some stocks will go; some stocks will go down; and some stocks (although I suspect not many) will end 02014 unchanged.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Should Have Bought More Twitter (TWTR)

Twitter (TWTR) keeps making new 52-week (and all-time) highs. Today (02013.12.23) TWTR closed at $64.54 after hitting a new all-time high of $64.99.

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

Google (GOOG) and (AMZN) Close Above $1100 and $400, Respectively

On 20 December 2013, Google (GOOG) hit and closed about $1,100 for the first time in its history. Also on 20 December 2013, (AMZN) hit and closed about $400 for the first time in its history.

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 Inc. an approximate market value of $184.1 billion.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Red Hat (RHT) Reports Solid 3Q'14 Results

Red Hat (RHT) reported 3Q'14 results after the market closed yesterday (02013.12.19) and today (02013.12.20) RHT spiked to a new 52-week high. RHT closed yesterday at $49.00 and today it gapped open at $56.42.

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

Sold Some Level 3 Communications (LVLT) at 10 $Pi ($31.42)

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) spiked to a new 52-week high of $31.97 this morning (02013.12.19) and that resulted in the sale of some LVLT shares at 10 $Pi ($31.42). The sale was of some high priced shares and that leaves our remaining LVLT holdings a modest [0] investment that's nicely above water.

[0] Modest implies I'd be content, if finances allow, to never sell another LVLT share.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sold Some iRobot (IRBT) at 12 $Pi ($37.70)

iRobot (IRBT) spiked up today (02013.12.17) and I sold some IRBT shares at 12 $Pi ($37.70).

iRobot (IRBT) Gets a Rash of Upgrades

iRobot (IRBT) closed up 6.64% yesterday (02013.12.16) at $31.30. 52-week range: $17.97 - $41.12. Yesterday's volume was 2.5 times the trailing-3-month average. At least three investment firm upgraded their IRBT ratings. One example headline: "iRobot upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James". It appears as though Google's recent robotics investments has turned the spotlight on the robotics industry.

Bought Some More Adamis Pharmaceuticals (ADMP)

Bought some more Adamis Pharmaceuticls (ADMP) yesterday (02013.12.16) at $5.60. Last Friday I bought some ADMP at $6.05.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Google (GOOG) Buys Boston Dynamics... What About iRobot (IRBT)?

Google (GOOG) has acquired eight robotics companies during the last six months. A couple of days ago it was reported that Google had purchased Boston Dynamics. Google's aggressive move into robotics makes me wonder about our iRobot (IRBT) investment. Is iRobot now in direct competition with Google? Hmm... Has Google considered buying iRobot?

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

Bought Some More Adamis Pharmaceuticals (ADMP)

Bought some more Adamis Pharmaceuticls (ADMP) yesterday (02013.12.13) at $6.02. The executed a 1:17 stock split and then had a public offering of 3,720,000 shares of common stock at $5.95 per share.

Sold Some Illumina (ILMN)

Sold some Illumina (ILMN) yesterday (02013.12.13) at $102.09 (or approximately 32.5 $Pi). ILMN 52-week range: $48.00 - $102.67. I would be a happy man if I never sold another ILMN share.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Facebook (FB) is Being Added to the S&P 500

Facebook (FB) is being added to the S&P 500 on 02013.12.20. Yesterday (02013.12.11) FB closed at $49.38. This morning FB spiked to $51.27. 52-week range: $22.67 - $54.83.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NeuroMetrix (NURO) Has Another Wild Day

NeuroMetrix (NURO) reported yesterday (02013.12.10)--prior to the market opening--issued a press release having the title: NeuroMetrix to Partner with Omron Medical Devices for Distribution of NC-stat DPNCheck in China. NURO previous close was $3.00; it had a gap open at $3.55 (up 18.33%); and, it spiked to an intra-day high (and new 52-week high) of $4.25 (up 41.67%). But, at the end of day, NURO closed at $3.10 (up 3.33%). Volume was 8.52 million vs. 0.69 million.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

US Airways (LCC) is Now American Airlines (AAL)

US Airways (LCC) ended trading at $22.55 on Friday, 02013.12.06. 52-week range: $12.65 - $25.49.

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

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

GDT::Portfolio's Crexendo (EXE) investment has been holding steady (i.e. not up, not down). Steven G. Mihaylo, the Chairman and CEO of Crexendo, keeps executing tiny buys of EXE shares and his most recent buys were at $3.

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.

Google (GOOG) Nearing $1,100

Google (GOOG) hit a new 52-week high this morning leaving it $30.17 away from $1,100. Each new 52-week high is a new all-time high for GOOG.

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

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Hits New 52-Week High

Alcatel-Lucent (LU), a GDT::Portfolio bottom-feeder, hit a new 52-week high of $4.55 today (02013.12.05). ALU 52-week low: $1.10.

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

Sold Some Yahoo! (YHOO) at 12 $Pi ($37.70)

Yahoo! (YHOO) hit a new 52-week high of $38.15 before closing at $38.01 today (02013.12.04). For the day YHOO was up almost 4.3%. I sold some YHOO at 12 $Pi ($37.70).

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) Insider Buying

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) has seen some recent insider buying. The buys were executed in the $6.40 - $6.70 range.

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

Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM) Pops on Black Friday

Aastrom Bioscience (ASTM) closed on Black Friday (02013.11.29) at $4.35, up 27.57% for the day. Intra-day high was $4.50. 52-week range: $3.16 - $86.00.

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.