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  • Luby's: Bargain Status - Real Estate Rich Highly Fixable Opportunity [View article]
    Watering down the stock: It appears that the company is granting roughly 150,000 shares per year to its directors and officers as a form of compensation at the expense of the other shareholders. This is diluting the stock as the company simply prints up more shares to give to these individuals and adds these shares to the shares outstanding. Why not instead of issuing grants, simply give out options, then the holders will at least need to see the stock appreciate before they have the incentive to exercise those options.
    Aug 21 06:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Luby's: Bargain Status - Real Estate Rich Highly Fixable Opportunity [View article]
    The company will complete its fourth Q in just a few more days. Expect LUB to generate 4th Q revenues of $102 million, on same store sales growth of .25% when they report this November. They should earn about 2 cents a share, due to the negative effects of the Cheeseburger in Paradise transition, versus 6 cents the prior year's quarter. The company will also blame the earnings shortfall on higher food prices

    One thing for sure, Expectations have really reached pitiful levels, and could be easy to exceed, but with these guys, disappointment seems to come with the territory.
    Aug 21 06:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    Borg Warner, WPRT, CLNE and Private Equity.

    The CEO and largest single shareholder, Mariana Costamagna is also a potential buyer in a private transaction.
    Aug 21 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm Might Be A Monster [View article]
    This one is a classic Peter Lynch "ten bagger'!
    Aug 21 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Luby's: Bargain Status - Real Estate Rich Highly Fixable Opportunity [View article]
    Cheeseburger in Paradise debacle: Did LUBy's end up getting sold a bill of goods when they acquired the 23 unit Cheeseburger in Paradise chain two years ago for $11 million cash ( the chain had sales of $50 m)? It just might be so, because today, after closing five units and already converting 4 more to Fuddruckers ( there are plans to convert an additional 5 to the Fuddruckers concept) there will be only 9 units left in operation. These guys are suppose to be savvy restaurant operators..why would they over pay?
    Aug 21 03:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    It's not a question of, if it will be taken over, but simply when?
    Aug 21 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    Not going to lie, I have had my share of losers too..Lost my entire investment on both K-Mart and the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea company
    Aug 21 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Luby's: Bargain Status - Real Estate Rich Highly Fixable Opportunity [View article]
    I have a good smell for takeover stocks and this one sure fits the bill. I have been involved in an activist role in the following stocks that were eventually taken private or acquired by another public corporation. (1) Imperial Sugar (2) Winn Dixie Supermarkets (3) Safeway (4) Carl Karcher Enterprises (5) Del Monte (6) Sara Lee (7) Chiquita (8) Smithfield Foods (9) Chock Full o Nuts.

    Not going to lie, I have had my share of losers too..Lost my entire investment on both K-Mart and the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea company
    Aug 21 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    I have a good smell for takeover stocks and this one sure fits the bill. I have been involved in an activist role in the following stocks that were eventually taken private or acquired by another public corporation. (1) Imperial Sugar (2) Winn Dixie Supermarkets (3) Safeway (4) Carl Karcher Enterprises (5) Del Monte (6) Sara Lee (7) Chiquita (8) Smithfield Foods (9) Chock Full o Nuts.
    Aug 21 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Williams Capital Group sizes up Keurig Green Mountain [View news story]
    a regular pump and dump show!
    Aug 21 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Luby's: Bargain Status - Real Estate Rich Highly Fixable Opportunity [View article]
    I am not talking about the Pappas brothers.I am talking about the entire Board as a whole. The Pappas only represent two seats out of nine or possibly ten total members.

    I believe Peter Tropoli (NYSE:COO) was just added as a new member. I believe the Pappas brothers hand pick who they want to serve on the Board

    http://bit.ly/XD2yrl
    Aug 21 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    Perhaps, management benefits from a low stock price, especially if they desire to eventually take it private. The lower its price, the more affordable it is for them to obtain the necessary financing to acquire the balance of the shares they do not already own.. Lets say the shares fall to $5-they could offer a 40% premium equating to a $7 share price, then in a year or so, they could take the company public again at twice the price, pocketing a cool $140 million of profit.

    That's the way the rich, keep getting richer!
    Aug 21 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    One thing for sure..the shorts are the clear victor in this battle. The shares are lower now, than they were sitting at in March of 2009 when panic and despair was at extreme levels. The fact that the stock market has nearly gone up 300% since then, and FSYS has gone down tells you how bad a nightmare stock this really is.

    At least somebody has been able to make money with this stock.
    Aug 21 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    Does anyone feel that the announcement of a stock buyback plan would benefit the share price? After all, that would send a signal of confidence to Wall Street that the company theorizes its stock price is undervalued.
    Aug 21 09:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fuel Systems Solutions Is Worth $3.30 - $4.10 Per Share [View article]
    how many member's of the S&P 500 sell for less than book, less than .50 of sales, .55 of cash, and possess zero debt? Not many, making FSYS a prime takeover target
    Aug 21 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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