Cheap Stock Weekly Update August 4th 2014

The markets finally got whacked last week, bringing us along with it. We were down 4.1% last week. We are now up 5.6% for the year. The DOW was down 2.8% and NASDAQ was down 2.2%. For the year, the DOW is now DOWN .5% and NASDAQ is up 4.2%

TSYS earnings last week.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 45%
CCUR 30%
SIGM 57%
MRVC 16%
SYNC 48%

 PRSS, MRVC, DAEG, SYNC, SIGM and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 2 stocks up, 11 down and 1 even. Since inception we are now 68 stocks up and 18 down for a 79.1% winning percentage (80% is our target win %). Of our closed-out positions 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

The model portfolio assumes $10,000 invested in each stock (unless we double-up–then it is $20,000), less $10 commission each way (TD Ameritrade rate).  Continue reading

Cheap Stock Weekly Update July 27th 2014

We were up 3.9% last week on the back of ARIS’s price rebound. We are over weighted in ARIS. We are now up 9.7% for the year. The DOW was down 8% and NASDAQ was up .6%. For the year, the DOW is up 2.3% and NASDAQ is up 6.5%

Some good EXTR news last week.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 45%
CCUR 30%
SIGM 57%
MRVC 16%
SYNC 48%

PRSS, MRVC, DAEG, SYNC, SIGM and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 7 stocks up, 5 down and 2 even. Since inception we are now 68 stocks up and 18 down for a 79.1% winning percentage (80% is our target win %). Of our closed-out positions 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

The model portfolio assumes $10,000 invested in each stock (unless we double-up–then it is $20,000), less $10 commission each way (TD Ameritrade rate).  Continue reading

Cheap Stock Weekly Update June 30th 2014

We were dead even last week and are now up 6.7% for the year. The DOW was down .6% and NASDAQ was up .7%. For the year, the DOW is up 1.7% and NASDAQ is up 5.3%

SYNC had some activist news.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand per share divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 46%
CCUR 30%
SIGM 51%
MRVC 16%
SYNC 45%

PRSS, MRVC, DAEG, EXTR and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 8 stocks up and 6 down. Since inception we are now 68 stocks up and 17 down for an 80% winning percentage (80% is our target win %). Of our closed-out positions 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

Since our beginning, we have closed out the following positions:  Continue reading

Cheap Stock Weekly Update June 2nd 2014

We went in the opposite direction from the markets last week as micro caps were ignored and continued to drift down. We were down 1% last week driven by a 12% loss in BLIN.  We are now up 2% for the year. The DOW was up 1.1% and NASDAQ was up 1.4%. For the year, the DOW is up .9% and NASDAQ is up 1.6%

No earnings last week.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand per share divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 44%
CCUR 28%
SIGM 76%
MRVC 18%
SYNC 51%

 

PRSS, MRVC, DAEG, EXTR and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 3 stocks up, 9 down and 2 even. Since inception we are now 67 stocks up and 18 down for a 78.8% winning percentage (80% is our target win %).  Of our closed-out positions 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

Since our beginning, we have closed out the following positions: Continue reading

Cheap Stock Weekly Update May 26th 2014

We were down .5% last week driven by a 7.5% loss in ARIS in which we are over-weighted. We are now up 3% for the year. The DOW was up .3% and NASDAQ was up 1.0%. For the year, the DOW is down .2% and NASDAQ is down 1.1%

No earnings last week.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand per share divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 45%
CCUR 28%
SIGM 76%
MRVC 17%
SYNC 51%

 PRSS, MRVC, DAEG, EXTR and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 6 stocks up and 8 down. Since inception we are now 68 stocks up and 17 down for a 80.0% winning percentage (80% is our target win %). Of our closed-out positions, 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

Since our beginning, we have closed out the following positions:  Continue reading

CSI Update: HOLD Synacor Inc.

SYNC announced Q1 2014 earnings after the close on May 13. Revenues were $25.2 million down from $29.1 million last year. Net loss was $.07 per share compared to break even last year. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $.7 million compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 million last year. Not a great quarter.

Our valuation fell to $5.44 from $5.94 last quarter. Cash was $1.17 per share, more than 50% of the current market cap.

SYNC is trading at about 42% of our valuation. We will HOLD for now and see how the next couple of quarters look. Any signs of a turnaround and we think this stock will soar. A buy out is always a possibility.

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Cheap Stock Weekly Update May 13th 2014

Despite double digit gains in TSYS and DXM, we still we down 2.1% last week, cutting our YTD gain to 2.8%. Small caps got hit last week.. The DOW was up .4% and NASDAQ was down 1.3%. For the year, the DOW is even and NASDAQ is down 2.8%

DEX, MRVC and XRSC earnings last week.

Some of our stocks are just stupid cheap—compared to their net cash on hand per share divided by their stock price.

Check this list:

UNTD 45%
CCUR 28%
SIGM 73%
MRVC 18%
SYNC 59%

BLIN, DAEG, EXTR and UNTD can still be bought.

Last week we went 2 stocks up and 11 down. Since inception we are now 67stocks up and 18 down for a 78.8% winning percentage (80% is our target win %). Of our closed-out positions 59 have been winners and 13 have been losers for an 82% win percentage and a 34% average net gain per position.

Since our beginning, we have closed out the following positions: Continue reading