A crazy week and ICR XChange conference

Reading Time: < 1 minute What a crazy week. The market continued its downward spiral while we hear all kinds of bad news from economy front: from the credit crunch for big guys and little guys; AT&T CEO says some customers can not pay the phone bills; American Express (one of Berkshire’s core holding) had it biggest drop since year… Continue reading A crazy week and ICR XChange conference

Quick check on Crocs’ inventory

Reading Time: < 1 minute More blindman’s check on elephant… Crocs stock (CROX) had a big drop in last two sessions, amid the loss of patent lawsuit in EU, and some rumors on the business slowdown in general. When Crocs reported its Q3 2007 earning back on Oct 31 2007, it mentioned there is some excessive inventory because of the… Continue reading Quick check on Crocs’ inventory

Blindman, elephant, shoes and houses

Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been a while: I realized my understanding of some of the stocks is very much like a blindman perceives an elephant. I mean, I usually get a partial picture of the real thing, sometimes the partial picture is distorted. (source: throwtheword.com) For examples, the investing in Crocs (the shoe). It was a good… Continue reading Blindman, elephant, shoes and houses

Fourth quarter 2007 update

Reading Time: 2 minutes The miserable performance of CROX erased much of my 2007 gains. But thanks to the rebound of Mindray (MR), I am still be able to be above water 🙂 Some random thoughts of Q4 and year 2007 stock performance: 1) Crocs (CROX): I agree with my friend StrengthTrader, Crocs is a fashion product. It’s almost… Continue reading Fourth quarter 2007 update

CROX, retailer report and credit market

Reading Time: < 1 minute CROX is halved from its pre-earning high of $75.00, and now it sells at around $37.00, about the same price as Mindray (NYSE:MR). I know I am comparing apple to orange. On the news, sub-prime mess among big banks, $100 a barrel oil and today weak retailer report did not help. But more importantly, it… Continue reading CROX, retailer report and credit market

CROX not so fantastic quarter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crocs (Nasdaq:CROX) reported a solid quarter yesterday. It also raised its own year 2007 guidance, but the number is not enough to exceed the street’s “sky high” expectation. The stock already got crushed in the after hour and pre-market trading. It’s likely it will suffer for a while. But I think the fundamental of the… Continue reading CROX not so fantastic quarter

Baby thrown out of bath tub

Reading Time: < 1 minute These days it’s not easy for investors who hold US stocks, because the market has been in declining mode after the sub-prime woes. Do you still remember the DOW 14,000? That was July 19, as I wrote a post “IS Dow 14000 relevant“. Well, relevant or not, the Dow has retreated and it’s now under… Continue reading Baby thrown out of bath tub

A good quarter from CROX

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is the results (details from business wire). I will add more after listening to its conference call. — Second Quarter Revenues Increased 162% to $224.3 Million vs. $85.6 Million Last Year (analyst expected 188.49 to 204.20) – Company Reports 2Q07 Diluted EPS of $0.58 vs. $0.19 Last Year- (analyst est. 0.40 to 0.48) —… Continue reading A good quarter from CROX

Lots of conference call

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to listen to the following calls because I hold those stocks. Today: CROX, I don’t want to speculate on this one…too much buzz lately. Next week 07/31: SNIC, have no idea. 08/01: SBUX, the expecation is more reasonable this time, I don’t expect block buster quarter but I think they should be OK… Continue reading Lots of conference call

More about Nike NKE

Reading Time: < 1 minute I wrote about Nike (NKE) a while ago during NBA finals. I joked about Nike is the loser in this NBA finals because their super star James’ team lost. Obviously in the real world Nike is doing very well, especially internationally (Europe and Asia, specificialy China). Here is their quarterly report. This is not surpising… Continue reading More about Nike NKE