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  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: Cree [View article]
    Very typical of Zacks'. A day late and a dollar short. The worst of the worst.
    Oct 30 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree Could Slip Below $20 [View article]
    "The answer lies in multi-dimensional design optimization process; a resource many of these well-known LED companies don't have!"

    Does Cree?
    Oct 23 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree: More Downside Ahead? [View article]
    Just curious which customers you believe Cree has lost going retail?
    Oct 23 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree Could Slip Below $20 [View article]
    Good article Chris. I totally agree that Cree must get out of the Home Depot deal. I have never understood that deal. Maybe you can shine some light on that if you have any info on why that deal was ever constructed. Also what the terms are. Although margins were down its the volume that is really the problem. You may be right on the current decline of LED sales in China but I see this as a temporary situation. LED is far to efficient and will continue to increase as the light source of the world. Cree needs to get its product on the shelves of many more retailers.
    Oct 23 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree below $28 as downgrades arrive; RBCN, VECO, AIXG also off [View news story]
    Just think these guys get paid to do this. It's the equivalent of predicting the weather for Wednesday on Thursday.
    Oct 22 02:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree -10.7% AH; gross margin drop takes a toll on EPS [View news story]
    Cree's entry into the consumer space consists of Home Depot. The margins are okay if the volume is higher. Cree will not increase their volume if they continue their ridiculous deal with Home Depot. They must get their products to other outlets to compete with the current LED market. This is a major screw up by the current management. Cree can compete head to head with any LED manufacturer but not when they limit themselves to one location.
    Oct 22 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Update [View article]
    I have been in the market for many years and I have actually lost money on companies that have filed bankruptcy. One was Worldcom and the other was a small unknown company. In both of those cases the management deceived the shareholders. Also in both of those cases there was a warning to some degree as both stocks began to trade down in price for sometime before the actual bankruptcy. When I say trade down I mean down in the low single digits. The thing I found most interesting (and very sad for the shareholders) was the fact that GTAT was close to $11.00 when it stopped trading and within an hour declared bankruptcy. I actually had GTAT on my ticker and was looking for what I thought was a good entry point. Fortunately for me I didn't get in before the stock stopped trading. I researched this company thoroughly and although it had its problems I was totally shocked at what occurred with this stock. I honestly believe only someone with inside information could have predicted the final outcome of this company.
    Oct 20 02:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why We Believe Cree Is Still Worth $58 [View article]

    I agree. I don't understand the Home Depot deal. I wish someone could explain to me how you can limit your product to one store. Cree could easily out sell GE and Phillips side by side. There bulbs are more efficient and there priced the same or lower. The only other time I have seen a one company deal like this is in the cell phone market. It makes no sense to me. LED bulbs are now showing up everywhere and Cree is only in Home Depot.
    Oct 3 11:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree gains on Stephens upgrade [View news story]
    Cree closed at 41.35 yesterday. This upgrade is ridiculous. The stock is over $42.00 right now. I doubt if this upgrade had any effect on Cree being up today. If you are going to invest on the basis of these analyst you might as well buy a mutual fund.
    Sep 23 02:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Competition Makes Cree A Risky Investment [View article]
    I found this to be interesting.
    Sep 9 08:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rising Competition Makes Cree A Risky Investment [View article]

    I agree with you on Home Depot's displays of Cree bulbs. They need to present them much better and group them together instead of spreading them all over the store in small display cases. That being said I was in Home Depot yesterday and the 60w comparison bulbs were going for $7.97.
    Sep 7 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft launches new Lumias, WP update [View news story]

    I feel the same as you at this point. The problem is their are many out there who feel differently. Another problem is there are more and more devices coming on board that connect directly to your phone. The so called "Internet if Things". These devices, whatever they may be, are going to grow rapidly. These devices are connecting to iphone and android but not WP. If this isn't fixed it will be bad for WP.
    Sep 5 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft launches new Lumias, WP update [View news story]
    I agree. They need more sales to get more app exposure and they need more apps to get more sales. Catch 22.
    Sep 4 12:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Beaten Down Cree Could Be A Smart Long-Term Investment [View article]
    I agree with all of the above posts. I have the Cree 3 way bulb and it performs exactly like an incandescent with about a 90% savings and a 10 year warranty. I personally believe LED is the lighting of the future. The question is what company will be the future industry leader? Cree has the ability to be that company. I agree also that Cree needs to expand their outlets. I have been to many Home Depots and although Cree has a large exposure it is not displayed well. When I purchased my 3 way bulb I had to walk around the lighting section searching for it. I finally had to ask where they were and was taken to a small display in the middle of an isle. These bulbs should be displayed in a section all together. I don't know what the deal is with Home Depot but I think they would do better to expand their products to other outlets such as Lowes and Walmart.
    Aug 22 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cree higher following M&A rumors [View news story]
    I bought my first home use LED bulb this week. I bought the new Cree 3 way LED bulb. The bulb performs just as advertised. I paid $21.97 at Home Depot. I have to say that I was a little disappointed at the way Home Depot displayed this new bulb. After walking around looking for it for sometime I finally asked a clerk if they carried the bulb. He then walked me to a small display in the middle of the isle which was hardly visible. This bulb should definitely be on an end cap on display. I think it would sell well. The stats on the bulb are 30/60/100. The watts used are 3/8/18. There is a 10 year warranty on the bulb. The bulb puts out a soft white color and there is a very noticeable change in the different light settings. If you did not know it wasn't an incandescent you could not tell the difference.
    Jun 30 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment