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  • Summary of Orchids Paper's Conference Call

    Orchids Paper Products (NYSEMKT:TIS) announced earnings after the bell on Wednesday. During after hours trading TIS saw a drop of 8%. That sentiment continued after the opening bell on Thursday. The stock closed today losing 11.8%.

    Here is a brief rundown of the first quarters results:

    - Net sales decreased by 11%
    - Net sales of converted product decreased by 16%
    - Net sales of parent rolls increased by 32%
    - Decrease in selling prices by 9%
    - Decrease in tonnage shipping by 8%
    - Gross profit decreased by 40%
    - Earnings per share were 0.18 vs 0.42 for the same period in 2009

    Here is my take after listening in on the conference call on Thursday:

    Overall it was a bad January, but they have seen evidence of improvements since the March timeframe. The main reason for such disappointing results was a combination of increased input costs (cost of goods sold) and decreased output prices (selling price per tonnage). There was discussion on what caused the input costs to rise such as the earthquake in Chile, the rough weather in January, and the increased demand in China.

    The reason for the decreased output prices were due to... continue reading.

    Disclosure: Long TIS
    Tags: TIS
    Apr 29 11:21 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Technical Analysis on China Transinfo Technology

    China Transinfo Tech. (NASDAQ:CTFO) is a leader in modernizing China's rapidly growing transportation network. We have been following CTFO for some time and in this article we provide you with some technical analysis indicating a bullish move may be in play. 

    See the full article which includes the chart and analysis.


    Disclaimer: is currently a holder of CTFO.

    Disclosure: Long CTFO
    Tags: CTFO
    Apr 24 4:56 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Determining Your Strategy

    So you want to become an investor and start making some money? Entering the investing world can be intimidating if you have no background or anyone around you to guide you. Before you jump into the fire you need to prepare.

    This article is the first in a series geared towards the new investor. I plan to roll out an incremental step by step approach to getting started in investing. I too was once in your shoes. I had a day job unrelated to the financial industry and knew absolutely nothing about investing. It is now 10 years later and I eat, sleep, and breath investing.

    Continue reading "Determining Your Strategy" at


    Disclosure: No Positions
    Apr 23 7:43 AM | Link | Comment!
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