Stock lessons: IPOs

Reading Time: < 1 minute First let’s mark Oct 14 2009: Dow 10,000 2.0 (Yahoo Tech-ticker video below) (did you notice the Yahoo ~~~ in the end, Yahoo became more goofy under Carol) My topic today is IPO. I have not got much luck from IPO investing (to be more precise, speculating). My lessons are the following:

Heelys one month after crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute I normally don’t participating in stock discussion forums. But this one titled “company and stock did not connect” at Google Finance caught my attention a month ago. So I went ahead and commented: Original comment: why is the good performance of the company disconnected from the horrible performance of the stock? When a company is… Continue reading Heelys one month after crash

Sold the Heelys HLYS

Reading Time: < 1 minute I placed a market order before the market open. The last time I did something similar is two years ago when the Ninetowns reported that their customers (Chinese goverment) would no longer pay them for the software. They would get a free version instead. But HLYS did worse in terms of the stock. It closed… Continue reading Sold the Heelys HLYS

Heelys went off track

Reading Time: < 1 minute Heelys reported a decent second quarter, at the same time it warned its second half will be more challenging. “Challenging” is a polite word, “go off track” is more proper in my mind. So I guess I will take my loss tonight when the market opens. With Heelys report, all my 6 stocks reported earning.… Continue reading Heelys went off track

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

Got some Heelys again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yeah, I know it’s risky, because I’ve been there. But I’m not insane. I think the recent sell off is a bit over done, at least from my store checking: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Finish Line and Sports Authority are displaying new Heelys for “back to school” season. I assume those guys don’t just put there… Continue reading Got some Heelys again

Heelys: get ready for school season

Reading Time: < 1 minute It appears Heelys is well prepared to the new school season. The other day I saw FinishLine has put the Heelys by the front entrance. Today I saw Sports Authority, and Dick’s Sporting Goods have new Heelys on display. Heelys has two seasons: the X’mas (winter) and “back to school” (summer). It will be interesting… Continue reading Heelys: get ready for school season

Heelys is NOT going away

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just went back from Chesterfield Mall, saw Heelys at predominant locations at “Finish Line” (the discount sporting shoes store), and TradeHome, a boutique shoes store which also sells Crocs, Keen, Merrel and Teva. The Journeys also kept the Heelys, also I saw they cut the price on one model. Yes, Heelys (HLYS) is a broken… Continue reading Heelys is NOT going away

Fail to launch: Heelys withdraws secondary

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update June 29) Motley fool ran an article on this. I agree what they said. (Original June 28) Yeah, they decided to withdraw the already-cut-in-half secondary offering, according to Business Wire. This is the first time I saw a company withdraw a secondary offering, because of lack of interest (from buyers). I did see some… Continue reading Fail to launch: Heelys withdraws secondary