That would be wise if they were about to expire ? I think even a dummy would figure out to sell before they expire.
Like I said, I sold mine regularly as soon as I was vested in them, maybe I am not wise, but in my experience the market can go dumper with some frequency. I have seen it three times in my life. If you think you would hold them until the are close to expiration..that is your call. Like I said, and like you already know...sellling stock or options to cash in on grants is not much of an indicator of anything. So good luck with using that metric.
That would be wise if the options were expiring near term..
However.... when you have 2 years before expiration at a low price
well you judge for yourself..
being a self stated savvy stock guy, you know the only real insider trades of interest are buys. Insider employees can only profit from stock and option grants if they sell. And being savvy guys, the sell regularly. When I use to get option grants I sold some every year.
I picked up some TTS recently because of insider buys...wish me luck. Put your money down and take your chances.
What Happened to Walgreens Chief Financial officer ? Last week he was working on this merger with Alliance boots and over the weekend..... POOF.....he is out...gone...no longer in charge..
And now a second SEC form 4( sale of Stock) was filed by someone inside Walgreens finance department,
before WAB bonds are rated/ issued even before this "Fait accompli merger" is Voted on by shareholders and completed..
Appears insiders are not feeling all warm and fuzzy....
You could post that to the SEC if you believe they got insider info...or some Class Actions lawyers would be very happy to get your info. If not, I have to think you are just kidding around....mr robbs. My last name is very close to that.
Common practice in corporate land these days.....my company has been pulling out costs for several years...likely in about the WAG proportion (based on revenue)
since your not a stockholder, they didn't invite you. when they have a meeting of select WAG shoters, maybe you will get an invite ?
The meeting you mention was about picking a new Mission Statement :)
Look at the eps, the div, and the pe. this is under value imo. We should see up tick to at least 68 very soon.
They been here for a long time and I just don't think they are going anywhere.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
He annualized stock price increase for a 15 day period for ebay in 2014 to 76 % ? What did he do in that two weeks to make that claim ?
I found his list of companies that he touted for having board members in place, and their performance from Jan 2009 to date insteresting (entertaining) ?
"Even more telling is the annualized return of a person who invested in 23 companies whose Boards Icahn designees joined between January 1 2009 and June 30 2014: if the person invested in each company on the date that the designee joined the Board and sold on the date that the Icahn designee left the Board (or continued to hold through June 30, 2014 if the designee did not leave the Board) they would have obtained an annualized return of 27%"
Hmmm...I am thinking I likely averaged about 20-25 % per year since that bench mark also....I recall Jan 2009 being near the bottom of the market down draft ? I know my overall net worth of investments is like 125-150 % higher than it was then.
just saying, was it picking the bottom of the market as the benchmark...or his stellar board activism ?
that said, there is some wisdom to his thoughts...just not a bottom line I don't think
As for Walgreens promoting products...LOL if its not on as seen TV product, A convenience product or a monster drink, Walgreens is not operationally structured to promote prestige or healthcare services with a pharmacy staff left untrained in all but drug interactions and usage.
There are some that understand so don't misjudge what I am saying.
I have shopped at Walgreens and IMO they are set up to run as a convenience store model, this will take years to change this structure..
Also with 1billion in operational in cuts, Walgreens new CEO president will have to move mountains not just go over them with restructuring operations