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What is your opinion of the stock price as it currently stands? Is it a buy?

It's a good question, and one I avoided answering. Here are the reasons why:

a) You don't know me from Adam. Maybe I'm a total schmuck. Maybe my 'buy' recommendations are the world's best 'sell' signals.

b) I don't know you. Are you a long-term investor? Do you intend to follow your investments quarterly, yearly, more often, or not at all?

c) Stocks are part of portfolios, and I don't know your portfolio. I might like a stock as a 2% investment (percentage of total stock portfolio) but dislike it as a 10% because it is too much of a speculative bet for a substanial position.

d) Even if I believe a stock to be a buy, I might change my mind tomorrow if a new piece of information is released. Chances are I'm not going to email you with my revised recommendation.


You have to make up your own mind about EV's attractiveness. I'm sure plenty of other Fools and investors are happy to give buy/sell advice ... I think it's the wrong way to go.

If I presume correctly, you are new to the game (or at least the Motley Fool). My only advice to you can be to learn and read as many boards as possible. It's your money, and only by raising the quality of your own analysis can you guarantee long-term investing success.

Go the Peter Lynch and Liquid Lounge board and search for any message or thread with Howardroark's participation. He's a brillany guy.

Also, you can venture over to and read old posts of stock ideas offered by some very smart value investors. There's a stock idea by a roark304 (same guy) about a company called ARKR; read an idea posted about GBL (another asset manager) that's a few years old.

Sorry I can't be of more assistance.

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