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  • China wine demand keeps climbing [View news story]
    I believe the article refers to drinkers of wine, not producers of wine. There are now more Chinese that drink wine than French people. That said, the favorite alcoholic beverage in China is not wine nor beer but "Baijiu" produced in China for Chinese. China has a large population.
    Jan 30 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney amends poison pill [View news story]
    I agree. Management is looking for ways to protect their own pocketbooks by throwing the share-holders off the cliff. This is the classic sign of a salary factory, that is a company run for the management and it's executives, their pay-checks, compensation and retirement including "golden parachutes", not the folks who put their savings into the company with hope that the company would be professionally managed. No wonder JCP is no longer the economic prize of the past.
    Jan 30 09:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amgen's Earnings Increase 30%, But Is It A Buy? [View article]
    Thank you for the work putting this together. The balance sheet seems to be missing some figures. Would you please explain.
    Jan 30 09:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Word of progress sends stocks higher [View news story]
    The republicans shorted the maker last month to cause a crash, but the market realizes that it was just political manipulation and ignored them. Now they must cover at a loss.
    Oct 14 05:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney can't hold on to $8 level [View news story]
    At what price will NYSE delist JCP?
    Oct 5 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Follow These 6 People And Jump The J.C. Penney Ship [View article]
    Memories are short. I recall Mr Ullman was replaced in 2012 due to corporate stagnation and inability to change JCP to meet market changes. While Mr Ullman appeares to be better than his replacement, his appointment is temporarily...a care taker so to speak...until a wiser and smarter CEO can be found. I suggest a raid on Google to find someone, as JCP's last hope. But present management is more interested in staying in place, holding on to a failed business model, staying the course, if the Disney-deal and failure to find corporate backing to keep JCP operations without diluting present share-holders is the best he's got, I'm glad I'm short.
    Oct 3 11:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: Why It Can Go To $18+ Per Share And Is Good For At Least A Trade [View article]
    I like dreaming too. I prefer to dream about members of the opposite sex, what I would do on vacation and other happy thoughts. But dreaming about JCP sales if its former customers ever return and that sort of thing is not my cup of tea. Rather than dream about what could happen and place a bet, I like to see what is happening and place my bet. Here, present management has proven to be incompetent to manage JCP in the present market place. It consistently failed to respond to market demand, made fundamental mistakes in organization, control and sales. Management appears to be in business for itself and not for the sake of JCP, its employees and shareholders. Its latest implacement of their Golden-Parachutes in August to protect themselves from others who feel it could do better, accents management's desire to "stay the course" and "stay in place"... until retirement... at the expense of shareholders and buyers of the recent issuance.The reality is that new issuance only diluted or reduced the value of present holdings making all holders of shares subsidizers of JCP operations. Sales and profit from operations should be the engine that could, not shareholders who are watching our fortunes slide away as dreams obscure reality.
    Oct 2 04:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Follow These 6 People And Jump The J.C. Penney Ship [View article]
    If JCP-management were interested in the well-being of JCP, its employees and stock-holders it would have made the company an attractive take-over target, so that new faces could run the company and have the best chance of saving this institution, but instead, management gave themselves Golden (more like diamond-coated platinum)-Parachutes in the event of a take-over making a take-over prohibitive, thus screwing stock-holders and JCP employees some of whom will now have to wear Disney |costumes and sprinkle fairy dust on the few remaining customers. At least management recognizes that its sales-force needs more than product and services to attract customers. Given the present situation and recent history, creditors and share-holders face doom and gloom. Lastly, even well-know quants and well-paid fund managers put their pants on the same way as every one else does and they make mistakes too. I see their departure soon as reality overwhelms optimism. I've been short for a while and loving it.
    Oct 1 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney hits 12-year lows [View news story]
    Thus, JCP joins a long list of predecessors, companies unable to change with the times.Over the years JCP become a salary factory for managers and executives more interested in their pensions than competitiveness. Change comes hard to companies run by older persons since fear by executives maintains the overwhelming conservative rule: don't rock the boat nor do anything that would seem strange to persons soon to retire. The latest and most innovative idea by JCP is to partner with Disney to create stores within stores having employees dressed in comic characters to encourage sales. But as Disney learned by its experiment with mall-stores, costs greatly exceed sales with no end in sight. JCP started as a department store, with stores within stores and it looks like it will end that way only with fairy-pixel dust to show the way.
    Sep 25 02:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems Scrutiny Highlights Promise For 3D Bioprinting [View article]
    I remember when the Xerox copier was introduced. The original was put into a plastic sleeve to protect it as it rolled thru the machine and took time, perhaps a minute. And the copies weren't that great either. But, it was a marvel above paying typists (remember them?) to copy documents, carbon copy (remember them?) or the old chemical treated photostats that fell-apart or discolored after time. 3D technology is developing. The company with the fastest and easiest 3D machine introduced to the market will take over many time-consuming fabrication steps in industry. I know already an industry that now uses 3D machines to fabricate many of the parts that used to be machined and milled with the ability to use unskilled labor and introduce changes and improvements on a continuing basis. 3D is here to stay.
    Mar 14 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Number One Reason You Cannot Own Netflix [View article]
    If Google were to buy Netflix, it could move much of its YouTube content to the monthly fee for view area thereby increasing subscribership and non-advertizing revenue cash flow. But no one listens to me.
    Nov 20 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Romney Rise? [View article]
    When Romney asked Obama last night if he cared if he called the Affordable Health Care Act "Obamacare", Obama should have said, "Please do. All my friends and supporters call it that."
    Oct 4 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Preview: IGATE Corporation [View article]
    I am so excited by the positive prospects of this company that I must say loudly and clearly for all to hear.
    Jul 9 10:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Predicted O'Reilly Automotive's Drop 2 Months Ago [View article]
    I wish I could predict a price slump two months in advance. I would be a gazillionare if I could.
    Jun 27 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tight Stop Loss Orders More Important Than Ever [View article]
    I like others to place tight stop loss orders too. Helps get the price down for the rest of the folks.
    Jun 13 11:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment