Reading Time: < 1 minute People who bought the Blackstone (BX) at its IPO debut (around 35), will regret “chasing hot stocks” now. I don’t know how the Chinese State Investment Co. (who took 8% stake at around $3 b) felt about this. Oh well, they are in this for long haul. Crocs stock (CROX) got a hit today. Barrons
Reading Time: < 1 minute The split day is June 14, Thursday. It has a nice run since last week. I will wait it calm down a bit before adding my postions. Obviously, I missed the buying opportunity about two weeks ago when there were some insiders sellings. It pulled back to 76~78 at that time. Oh well, no rear mirror view for stocks.
Reading Time: < 1 minute On Dec 15, 2006 I bought 46 shares of CROX at $42.40. I bought and sold (traded) more CROX afterwards, but I kept those 46 shares all the time. This morning it reached as high as $85.10.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I put it in my Yahoo calendar a while ago. But I have not added my positions because it did not fall to the range I wanted to pull my trigger. Although there are heavy insider sellings lately. “Shareholders of record May 31 will get an additional share for each they hold on June 14”, see this
Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to West County mall in the weekend, my first trip after coming back. Among all the St. Louis malls, I like West County the best because it has some of my favorite products (or stores): Apple store; Journeys, the shoe store has Crocs and Heelys; Dick’s Sporting Good has Crocs and Under Armour. Here is my impression on
Reading Time: < 1 minute I sold all the remaining HLYS shares on Monday May 7 (before the Q1 earning announcement). While I enjoyed my Heelys shoes, the stock (HLYS) did not turn out to be as good as I expected. The main reason is I jumped too early (I bought it in on its IPO debut at 35 and 32).
Reading Time: < 1 minute The first quarter is behind us. Just like a public company reporting quarterly results and holding conference call, I am going to do a quick review of my little portfolio. This quarter is a quite rollercoaster for me, as it did for many investors. The Jan and Feb started fairly strong and at one time I
Reading Time: < 1 minute I mean the stock market. Dow lost more than 400 points. My brokage account lost about 10% of its value today. The biggest decliners are Home Inns (HMIN) and Mindray (MR); but Crocs (CROX) and Heelys (HLYS) are not helping either 🙁 Now the question is: is this a healthy correction? Or the beginning of (dare
Reading Time: < 1 minute New Oriental (EDU, based in Beijing): every Chinese student came to US for study knows that, no need to say anymore. Home Inns (Rujia, HMIN, based in Shanghai): my friend in my hometown told me about this in summer 2004. He is a small business owner and he thinks that Rujia is clean and economical. He would stay there when he visits Shanghai as long as
Reading Time: < 1 minute I listened to Crocs earning call this evening. The numbers look good, it beats the Street expecation as I expected. They also raised Q1 2007 and 2007 full year guidance. Some of the interesting developments: 1) Nascar cross licensing (cross sell). Since they started Disney relationship in summer 2006, they expanded to NFL, NCAA football, NHL