Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View sprinter32's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • 3 Reasons Zynga Deserves A Sell Rating [View article]
    This article is worthless!!!! This tells me I will buy more!!!!. Zygna is making all the right moves. I like this company and will keep buying shares.
    Dec 22, 2014. 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite Negative Press, Zynga Has Long-Term Potential [View article]
    Ok Slimmy Hendrix. even though I am not here to argue with you, but I will provide my thoughts like you asked of how they are positioning themselves to create value to which it won't still overall matter to you. The first thing that I saw about Don Mattrick was doing as CEO, the layoffs occurred because he was looking to bring in a new talent of employees, not ones who aren't into the job, this is was the first part of the process of the positioning themselves.

    After that process was cleaned up, Don Mattrick and the company realized that facebook (Farmville) doesn't bring in heavy revenue for the company, nor they can't rely on Farmville to be their big hit of game. This lead to a transition to start moving to work online games that they believe people will like. This is the second part of the process.

    Moving forward and their focus online gaming to create value, now nfl showdown, it was a free game app, not was an app for sale! The free game app was as a test to see what did people like and don't like. If you look closely at the reviews on google play and itunes, the ranking was 4 out 5, which is not bad. Moverover, A lot of people liked nfl showndown app, but few didn't due to technical issues.

    Overall in my belief there will be another nfl showdown later on because they wanted to see what did the people liked and didn't like so they can improve on the game to make it better. This is another part of the position of how they are creating value.

    The second part of positioning themselves to create value is the next free game game words with friends, a lot of people loved that game,look at the reviews on iTunes. Even though this game wasn't a big hit. that game was right 4 1/2 out of 5 in apple tunes store. This should tell you a lot a lot of folks value this game. Zygna is doing the same similar thing with words with friends.

    After the licensing and permitting rights of looney tunes from warner bros, Zynga saw some value with those characters from the gaming field to bring value to the consumer. so it shows that , if you look at Zynga's launch of Looney tunes, it's going in the right direction. You might ask how is this? The Looney tunes games are getting a lot of good reviews from consumers from the google play, and iTunes store, which the rankings was 4 1/5. This game is very hot start right now and won't be surprised if it gets in the top 5. This another game that is creating value to comsumers

    I can continue, but it won't prove my argument to you. Zynga is still creating value. Mattrick and the management of the company has done a good job to get the company going in the right direction.
    Dec 22, 2014. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Is Operating In A Cutthroat Environment But It Should Win Out [View article]
    Please explain how will this back fire!Sprint is the investment to be in right now and is going to be the comeback of the century. At&t is losing customers themselves, there are some things that's going against at&t right now. Sprint is making all the right moves right now. AT&T and Verizon isn't going to have great customer share for long. T-Mobile and Sprint are doing the right things.
    Dec 16, 2014. 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: IAMGOLD Earnings - Don't Let The Company's Good News Show Fool You [View article]
    I'm not bullish on this company myself, this company has been burning cash. Even though their sale of their mine of 500m, it still doesn't look attractive prior to their debt that they have.
    Dec 7, 2014. 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite Negative Press, Zynga Has Long-Term Potential [View article]
    I'm very bullish on the company. I agree there's been a lot of negativity on the company and it's stock price, but I still see value on this company, and I believe that Zynga will surprise a lot of people, they are positioning themselves to of create value in the mobile video game industry. I bought the stock and will buy more of the if it goes down. Like the author said, which is the same thing I see, they are moving away from facebook's Farmville and moving towards the mobile video game industry. Give it time, Zynga will bounce back, just like apple almost went under, and apple bounce bounced back and the most valued company in the world.
    Dec 7, 2014. 09:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Are Holding AT&T Just For The Dividend, Sell Now [View article]
    I agree with larry here because I see the same similar thing while doing my research on at&t. I would not buy at&t stock myself because their dividend is an great jeopardy at this point.

    There are some things that is going against at&t right now!

    Number one thing that I see is the data per GB problem with AT&T . A lot of people want unlimited data on their cell phone or internet, not limited data like At&t or Verizon, if a person goes over their data , they charge people to per GB to pay more for going over their data. That's not cool to charge customers per GB for their customers for limited data. This will cause more customers to move to smaller carriers who has unlimited data.

    Number two is the heavy price wars that is going on with the smaller carriers in order to win customers. Understand this, at&t prices are higher than smaller carier and we note that lot of folks is going to the better and cheaper price with unlimited data, texting, and better service. If most investors have been paying attention T- mobile, sprint, and other small carriers aren't done yet with aggressive pricing plans to win the customer over! To add to this especially sprint who is on a huge comeback with their pricing plans and upgrading their networks for unlimited 4g data, text, and messaging. In my opinion, Sprint will be the better investment than at&t down the road.

    For the most part , At&t has tried to cut prices for a short time in order to compete with T-Mobile,Sprint, Metro Pcs straight talk, and other smaller carriers but they did it for a short time without putting unlimited Data into their pricing plans, they know that they had to not continue because if they cut prices a lot , it's going to put a huge dent and decline on their revenue and earnings.

    Number 3 is their dividend continues to keep this company alive right now because there are too many investors investing in AT&T for their fat dividend, which is of a yearly rate of 1.84 yielding over 5%.

    This dividend is not safe based on my research because AT&T debt has grown from the past 2 years from 64 billion to past 74 billion dollars. Due to the AT&T trying to buyout Direct Tv with so much money, it's going to increase their debt load more. Besides, how can they pay a dividend yielding so much, and the debt continues to increase? The dividend run can't going on forever with their debt load contining to increase from year to year.

    The acquision or buyout of direct tv that at&t trying to make happen, if it does happen, their cash flows isn't sustainable enough to cover that dividend they have been paying out per because going have an huge effect on their dividend.

    If their dividend is suspended their stock and the company will collapse hard. I believe that it's going to happen.

    The last thing that their landline business is declining a whole lot.

    This is not the dividend to have for an income investor portifolio
    Nov 2, 2014. 05:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: AuRico Gold's Earnings [View article]
    I will have to agree with this article from what the article has said. I bought shares in aurico gold during the year, but had to shorten them because but there were a little flew red flags that had caught my attention .

    During their conference call,which one can read. they spoke about the company had an increase of gold production and revenue this following quarter, but losing . From my understanding, this is due to increase of cash cost.

    Too add to that statement, the company's revenue increased this quarter. it doesn't add up why they slashed their dividend 2 straight times in a row from four cents all the way down to 0005. They never gave the actual reason why they slashed it? If it was due to more capital going to young Davidson mine and the project surrounding it, that's fine! They didn't disclose why their dividend was slashed? I believe that they might suspend the dividend.

    At the same time, they never gave no type of update about their debt at all. Was it paid off in full, or they decreased their debt at all.

    Not trying to tell no one to avoid aurico, but everyone is entitled to their on research in what they see.

    Sep 11, 2014. 10:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nevsun Still My Favorite Cash Cow [View article]
    I don't understand the negativity on this company. nevsun is a very good company and disversifiied . they have sustained their dividend way much better than the other gold producers like el dorado, Goldcorp, and Newmont due to the price of gold.IAM Gold has suspended their dividend. Even though they are becoming more focused on copper, I think they have done very well as a miner not cutting their dividend at all.. I think the two best dividend gold players are Caledonia mining and nevsun, they have done will with their cash costs connecting to the price of gold. LONG Nevsun
    Jul 28, 2014. 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Or Apple: Which Is The Better Long Term Bet? [View article]
    even though I am not a shareholder of neither companies nor would invest in either companies, I think apple would be a better investment than google because they are slowly going back to be more focused on innovative products and it makes sense to buy dr. dre beats in my sense because it has a part to do with their secret plan what they are working on behind the scenes in music. Although google might be dominant in the internet arena, which I predict they won't be dominant no more in that arena. they aren't focused nomore in that area to which where they make 60-75% of their money in that area. Google has moved in other other areas like the google glass, the chromebook, the android, and robot company the they have acquired.
    Jul 14, 2014. 11:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: Bullish Or Bearish? [View article]
    I agree with you on this one here. In the internet and search engine section they think that they can't be beat. in the search engine space based on my opinion, I think google dominance towards the internet will end if they don't wake up and get innovate and new with their internet search. like always, some unknown internet will pop out of nowhere in due time, and be a threat to google.
    May 27, 2014. 11:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • So THAT'S What A Turnaround Looks Like [View article]
    I think that there is competition in the internet space, which yahoo is making an aggressive turnaround by to compete against google. Overall, I think inuvo is the internet company that google better watch out for, because I think google has gotten the mentality no one can defeat and really compete with them in the internet space, which they as gotten the mentality slowly lagging away to be more innovative in the internet space, and moving in other. I think inuvo is the unknown company is showing aggressive innovation in the internet space. Due to the mist of inuvo turnaround, I think inuvo can really take the internet to another level, I strongly believe that they will ditch google's partnership once a lot of people start discovering, which I think they are using the partnership with google just for people to discover Overall, I think they can compete with google.Call me crazy. Long Inuvo
    May 27, 2014. 10:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung Is Building An Army To Fight Apple [View article]
    I strongly agree with you on this one! Apple might have rallied, but they are a cash hoard company that lacks a lot of innovaction! I think apple won't continue to be as the dominant player. Also, the iphones 4 or 5 doesn't have any thing unique or about it. Apple hasn't came up with anything different at all, execpt the ipad air, which I don't it's different .I think sony should be added to compete in the smartphone market, their xperia phone is more innovative than the iphone! Samsung does their things well, and beat apple as well
    Feb 10, 2014. 06:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Good Reasons To Own ClickSoftware: Value Proposition, Economic Returns And Management Competence [View article]
    Lol I hope they don't get bought out by sap because they can do well without sap. I think that they don't need to sell because a lot of investors and institional investors haven't discovered them yet! I think they need to keep doing what they doing and they will be fine.
    Jan 31, 2014. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Financial Shenanigans, Painful Truth Coming [View article]
    In my opinion the author got the facts right, and I strongly agree with this article ! This is mainly 90% of what I have been seeing with at&t. None of at&t investors refuse to see that they are in such financial trouble and they are really struggling right now!

    After they tried to merge with t-moblie, they were required by the fcc to pay back 6 billion dollars as a break-up fee towards t-mobile.

    Next you look at at&t's quarter estimates concering their debt, at&t hasn't made no efforts to pay out their long-term debt at all, their long term debt from the previous quarter increased from 64 billion to over 70 billion dollars from their quarterly earnings, which it's stated in their finanical statements

    Long term debt can't be avoided not paid off at all, and which there is a maturity date it's going to have to be paid off! Number one I would address and add on to that, the dividend was in increased last year, which was their objective to attract more dividend investors! At&t has been paying out more in dividends, which is an estimate of 10 billion a quarter, this is not substainable to their debt to equity ratio!

    In my opinion, they should be aggressively paying off their debts, and creating unique value to customers, this will attract new investors to the company! However, a company that pays a high dividend-( along with high debt load )- and not doing things like focus on the business as creating unique value for the cutomers;in the long haul will be severe conques . Due to at&t not doing these things, it's causing their because at their dividend is in major jeopardy right now, which at&t investors who are in it for the dividend refuse to accept this at all.

    As stated, if At&t doesn't change their ways, at&t doesn't agressively start paying down debt and come up with nique plan to keep and attract more customers, they are going to lose more money on their their balance sheet leading to them to go to smaller carriers who agressively are firece, and the lost of their balance sheet and earning will cause them to supsend the dividend! Once the dividend is supsended , their stock will collapse and so will the company if they don't change. there are too many investors getting in at&t for the dividend and refuse to see the fundamatels like from their finances and the competion. I think it's going to collapse!

    Too add to this, competition is getting very fierce too like smaller carriers like sprint, t-mobile, metro- pcs and straight- talk! I believe that sprint will be the better investment over at&t because sprint is doing everything right! Even though they are trying to acquire t-mobile, and the if merger doesn't go through the both companies are still huge threats to at&t!
    Jan 31, 2014. 04:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oracle: A Great Long-Term Stock Investment For Patient Investors [View article]
    Oracle might have made the buy-outs of taletented tech competers in order to compete with other other data and software companies, and this reason is that they are so highly valued! To me, it's like they are giving oracle technology rather than oracle coming up with unique and innovative ideas to stay ahead! I don't think oracle have done well of that, just as google! I think the real threat to oracle is a small company called clicksoftware technologies they have done an awesome job with being seperate and very unique with enterprises, apps, and workforce!
    Jan 28, 2014. 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment