Latest Expert Opinions

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Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 18, 2007
This company is located in the U.S. It has been losing money but very little. They have a new management team who have cut costs and the company has no debt. Believes the stock has the potential to go above $10.
This company is located in the U.S. It has been losing money but very little. They have a new management team who have cut costs and the company has no debt. Believes the stock has the potential to go above $10.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$1.660
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 18, 2007
He likes this company a lot. They have a 30 billion operation in terms of revenue, but also have some debt after a merger. Believes it is a major industry leader that will do well. Watch for upcoming write-offs because of the merger. Believes they will make money in a competitive market.
He likes this company a lot. They have a 30 billion operation in terms of revenue, but also have some debt after a merger. Believes it is a major industry leader that will do well. Watch for upcoming write-offs because of the merger. Believes they will make money in a competitive market.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$12.020
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 18, 2007
Is not in the contra portfolio, he owns personally. Major danger, is that it's gone under a dollar, which might cause it to become an otc stock, if it doesn't get above.
SPAR GROUP (SGRP-Q)
October 18, 2007
Is not in the contra portfolio, he owns personally. Major danger, is that it's gone under a dollar, which might cause it to become an otc stock, if it doesn't get above.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$0.860
Owned
Yes
SPECULATIVE BUY
SPECULATIVE BUY
October 18, 2007
Has been a disaster for them. He liked the new management, but it has proven to be a far more difficult turn around story. They have stabilized revenues. Have cut costs and hired new sales people, so they are making progress, but it is still a question of if it can be turned around. If it does it will do well, if it doesn't it will go under.
Has been a disaster for them. He liked the new management, but it has proven to be a far more difficult turn around story. They have stabilized revenues. Have cut costs and hired new sales people, so they are making progress, but it is still a question of if it can be turned around. If it does it will do well, if it doesn't it will go under.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$0.280
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
October 18, 2007
Congress has been taking a look at it, which is a bad sign. They have gotten behind on their accounting. They are giving all the positive signs, he is wondering though. He's "happy to hold" but wouldn't buy.
Congress has been taking a look at it, which is a bad sign. They have gotten behind on their accounting. They are giving all the positive signs, he is wondering though. He's "happy to hold" but wouldn't buy.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$5.810
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 18, 2007
Would not be interested in investing in a drilling company at this time.
Precision Drilling (PD-T)
October 18, 2007
Would not be interested in investing in a drilling company at this time.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$18.520
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 18, 2007
It could be in play, but at a much lower level. Too expensive.
It could be in play, but at a much lower level. Too expensive.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$2.500
Owned
Unknown