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Leaked iPhone 6 images surface from Taiwan

Posted: June 13, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Uncategorized
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Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin is back at it again. This time around he is reportedly leaking images of the iPhone 6. Jimmy Lin most notably leaked accurate images of the iPhone 5c in 2013 in mid August, which was one month before the 5c officially launched.

The images show what is being touted as the iPhone 6 alongside the iPhone 5S.

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Nomura ups Micron Target to $40 from $30

Posted: June 12, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Uncategorized
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Earlier today, Nomura maintained its buy rating on shares of Micron and upped its price target on shares of Micron from $30 to $40.

Nomura joined other firms, who recently raised price targets on shares of Micron. On Wednesday, Bank of America raised it’s Micron PT to $40 and Credit Suisse raised its PT to $50.

Disclosure: I am long shares of Micron and maintain a $61 price target that was issued in April.

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GT Announces Project Win for HiCz Technology

Posted: June 12, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Uncategorized
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GT Announces Project Win for HiCz Technology

The project win with Qatar Solar Energy (QSE) is subject to QSE’s receipt of government approvals and financing before the project win becomes in an offical equipment order. As far as revenue recognition, HiCz will likely have a longer period of acceptance that could range from 6 to 12 months after the equipment is delivered before revenue can be recognized.

MERRIMACK, N.H., June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (Nasdaq:GTAT), today announced that it has secured a project win for its proprietary, next-generation HiCz continuous feeding puller technology that is expected to help enable the solar industry’s transition to higher efficiency, lower cost solar material. The company has entered into an agreement with Qatar Solar Energy (QSE) to supply its HiCz™200 furnaces for QSE’s integrated PV manufacturing project in Doha, Qatar. As noted by QSE in a recent press release, QSE has opened a 300MW integrated facility and plans for the project to reach 2.5GW. The supply agreement is subject to QSE’s receipt of government approvals and financing, at which time GT would expect to receive the equipment order.
“We are pleased that GT has been selected to supply its HiCz™200 monocrystalline furnace to QSE,” said Dave Keck, executive vice president of GT’s solar business. “This is an exciting opportunity for GT to have our leading edge HiCz technology selected to be a part of the first vertically integrated PV manufacturing facility in the MENA region. The GT HiCz 200 furnace is expected to produce high quality n-type wafers for solar cells with efficiencies that exceed 22 percent.”

HiCz is GT’s proprietary next-generation monocrystalline PV puller capable of growing both p-type and n-type monocrystalline ingots. The HiCz continuous feeding growth process offers significant advantages over traditional batch Cz furnaces making it particularly well suited for the production of n-type ingots. The HiCz growth process produces longer ingots with greater material uniformity and lower resistivity. This process lowers the cost of wafering through improvements in yield, enables higher quality material and is expected to provide a path to higher efficiency solar cells.

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Credit Suisse maintains an outperform rating on shares of Micron and ups target from $30 to $50.

Shares of Micron are trading at over $30, which is the highest levels seen in over 10 years.

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Bank of America decided to change it’s tune and join the bullish analyst party on shares of Micron. Less than 3 months ago Bank of America did not believe that EPS could go much north of $2 per share.

“Our Underperform rating (vs. a Buy until 21 Nov 2013) is based on a massive stock rally exceeding our up-cycle fair value (as of 19 Dec), a bigger threat from competitors’ (Hynix’s new fab plan, etc.) and weaker-than-expected chip prices (led by NAND). We also worry about the greater downside to DRAM spot and execution risk for new tech deployment (2xnm inferior to Korean peers). We disagree with the bullish consensus, as EPS growth is unlikely to be strong once it hits $2.

Bank of America has officially lifted it’s “underperform” rating and $19.10 target and replaced it with a buy rating and a $40 target.

“We upgrade our rating on Micron from Underperform to Buy with a new PO of $40.0 (FY15E implied P/E 14x, PBR 3.1x). The stock has already moved up strongly (up 33% YTD) but we think further upside will occur,In our view, key catalysts are solid chip pricing environment (tight supply) and cost competitiveness.

“Our EPS revisions for FY15-16E are c.50% on average at higher/lower ASP/cost. We also expect dividend payment from FY15-end. Lower cyclical risk and higher shareholder return lead to bigger EVA (WACC down vs ROE up); clearly a different cycle.”

Shares of Micron are trading at over $30, which is the highest levels seen in over 10 years.

Disclosure: I am long shares of Micron and maintain a $61 price target that was issued in April.

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GTAT Annual Shareholder Notes

Posted: June 4, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Uncategorized
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Meeting was held in a conference room with officers and a few shareholders. Very low key and intimate setting.

Proxy votes were totaled and business items were approved.

Informal Q&A Proceeded the business portion of the meeting

Management Reiterated Comments from Previous Conference Call during Q&A

– 2014 is very focused on Apple
– Sapphire Price Increases are supportive of LED equipment expansion
– Management is bullish on Merlin in 2015

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The sapphire cover screen was written years ago and is just playing out before our eyes today. I spoke with my friends and family over the summer and tried to convince as many people as I could to buy GTAT. I told my friends and family to buy as much GTAT as you can afford to hold for the next 3-4 years. I told them to buy this stock and put it in an envelop and open it up in a few years. I told my friends and family in August 2013 that GTAT was going to land a deal with Apple. Just 3 months later Apple and GTAT announced a contract, a sapphire facility in AZ and just around the corner Apple will introduce a sapphire covered iPhone 6.

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Going Long: My Forensics Newsletter Focus

Posted: June 3, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Uncategorized

Forensics Focus

My primary focus will be to introduce company’s to invest in that meet my winning investment criteria; strong intellectual property, strong management, rapidly improving and/or growing primary markets.  My investment picks will be primarily “long-term” investments that I believe represent an overwhelming reward versus risk over the next 6 to 12+ months.  I am also a fan of turnaround stories; a turnaround story to me is a beat up stock that is hidden behind a very good company with strong leadership that is very driven and focused on turning around its business results.  

I believe its important to understand as much as you can about the company’s you invest in and for that reason I believe in keeping my customers informed, educated, and up to date with the latest developments for each of my investment picks.  As an investor that is focused on future value, I believe it’s extremely important to have the ability to lookout 6, 12 or even 24 months ahead and be able to understand and predict the business opportunities or pitfalls that might be on the horizon. 

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My next pick is a company that is built on top of a strong foundation of intellectual property. My analysis of the company’s data and public comments indicate that a “major ramp” in future sales is just getting underway. The company’s C-suite is in the process of scaling up the business and preparing to manage a much larger and more complex company. The company has quietly created an integrated eco-system comprised of software and hardware that continues to extend its competitive edge over its largest competitors. The industry that the company primarily supports is in the early stages of what is expected to be an explosive and long-term growth cycle.

As the Obscure Analyst I always dig up information.  Tonight while checking out the latest news and coverage on tomorrow’s WWDC I stumbled across a very interesting post from TK Tech News.  TK Tech News is reporting that Apple will reveal the iPhone 6 tomorrow during Monday’s WWDC due to a large number of iPhone 6 devices that have gone missing and a reported rogue demo of the iPhone 6 that could be released at any time.  The video commentary related to the iPhone 6 release at tomorrow’s WWDC can be found here

 

Reported by TK Tech News: Well Well Well, Looks like Apple is going to announce the iPhone 6 at WWDC alongside the iWatch, This may be because Apple recently had a problem in one of their Foxconn plants in China. Reportedly some 40 actual devices were lost, leaked, sold, who knows, But it looks like Apple is trying to get out in front of the leaks and release the phone much earlier then they intended, Guess they dont want to be the next samsung which we saw pretty much everything they wanted to release on June 12th get leaked this week. Will apple beat the leakers and announce the device before a hands on video can be shown, It will be interesting to find out.

 

I went through the website and found out that TK Tech News has recently leaked several new smartphone hardware devices prior to the official manufacturer announcements.  TK Tech News published a demo video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on May 23rd that was filmed on May 20th.  The actual Samsung Galaxy S5 Active was announced by Samsung on May 29th.

 

 

Disclosure:  I have no idea if the claims made by TK Tech News are valid.  In the spirit of sharing information I felt it was my responsibility to share the post and video for others to decide for themselves. 

 

 

Full Disclosure: I have no position in AAPL but I am long Apple’s newest sapphire supplier GTAT.

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My next pick is a company that is built on top of a strong foundation of intellectual property. My analysis of the company’s data and public comments indicate that a “major ramp” in future sales is just getting underway. The company’s C-suite is in the process of scaling up the business and preparing to manage a much larger and more complex company. The company has quietly created an integrated eco-system comprised of software and hardware that continues to extend its competitive edge over its largest competitors. The industry that the company primarily supports is in the early stages of what is expected to be an explosive and long-term growth cycle.