robbsbeach, you're doing much better. Misunderstanding the topic aside, cutting and pasting helps you eliminate spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes. Keep working. We're all proud of your progress.
Jim Cramer from the street news letter was a former hedge fund manager, perhaps you don't know what hedge funds do to make money.. so here is a primer for your misunderstanding.
"Hedging is actually the practice of attempting to reduce risk, but the goal of most hedge funds is to maximize return on investment. The name is mostly historical, as the first hedge funds tried to hedge against the downside risk of a bear market by shorting the market (mutual funds generally can't enter into short positions as one of their primary goals). Nowadays, hedge funds use dozens of different strategies, so it isn't accurate to say that hedge funds just "hedge risk". In fact, because hedge fund managers make speculative investments, these funds can carry more risk than the overall market."
So taking a position and then betting the stock will go down is what they look at in making money..
Cramer also commented that Walgreens CEO was blinded or blindsided and may soon be out.
LOL and GLta!!!
"We rate WALGREEN CO (WAG) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
WALGREEN CO has improved earnings per share by 15.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, WALGREEN CO increased its bottom line by earning $2.56 versus $2.42 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.30 versus $2.56).
The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Food & Staples Retailing industry average. The net income increased by 15.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $624.00 million to $722.00 million.
The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level wh.....
If it was not for the press, Walgreens continues to believe its ok to hold private meeting and not release the meeting transcript to the retail investors.
The Wallstreet Journal today released some of the issues discussed with large Institutional investor over the last few weeks, here is the link to WSJ http://online.wsj.com/articles/walgreen-shakeup-followed-bad-projection-1408494546
Now I'm sure more was discussed than we know, as all meetings have questions and answers leading to strategic solutions being offered..
so, big shot Robb beach now knows what goes on in private meetings ?? does he think they will lose money off their new buy ??
Why on earth would a day trader waste so much time on researching long term fudamentals? Sounds counter productive.
"How about discussing Walgreens current selling price??"
Looks to me like it just keeps going right back up. Is that enough discussion for you?
"Or why the CFO resigned in the middle of a merger??"
Who cares? Evidently they found a better man for the job. That's great!
Looks to me like investors are reacting favorably.
If you remember, and I doubt that you do, WAG stock went from 60 to 76 in a very short period of time. Most of that increase was coming at a time that tax inversion possibilities were being discussed. When WAG made the right decision, most of that run-up was given back.
I remember you bashing WAG for what you mistakenly thought was a done deal on the tax inversion.
When they announced that they would not be doing it, why didn't you praise WAG for making this decision?
WAG stock is right where it would have been had this inversion thing never had come up, and it is gaining most every day. Just another great chapter in this company's history.
Don't you feel kind of ridiculous for bashing this stock ever since it was in the twenties?
Look at all the money you could have made.
Oh well, I guess we all can't be intelligent investors.
How about discussing Walgreens current selling price??
A 10 billion dollar loss in selling price is what investors are currently looking at, how about
discussing this overvaluation by the majority of big money investors, was this based on uninformed speculation???
Or why the CFO resigned in the middle of a merger??
These are shake up events, however you are more interested in pumping Walgreens next chapter .
Well the last 4 chapters failed and Walgreens is spinning the same old tail, More cuts, increasing Daily living sales, higher margins, and Divi growth..
Sorry, your dog just cant hunt, and now the Hedge fund managers moved into play the spread .
and should they pull their 5%+ holdings you could be looking at 55.00 a share and a collapse of this merger.
You're doing a nice job building sentences, robbsbeach. I'm offering you a little constructive criticism as a means of furthering your progress.
"CC43578 is confused and I can understand why." This sentence is complete with subject and predicate and also is well punctuated. The only problem is ---you never go on to explain why you think I'm confused. Nothing in your 2 paragraphs supports your opening remark.
The rest of your first paragraph attempts to compare the stock market to a retail merchant, but you never really show any comparison. "Buying in" or "stay at home with the hoping thing" are the only two options you give. I don't know of any retail merchant that allows you to walk into the door and buy into the company. As far as the other only option available----what about going out to eat, golfing, fishing, mowing the grass, etc.
In the second paragraph, you take a dramatic turn back to the grammar mistakes I thought you had gotten past. Again, this is not a personal attack. It is designed to help you convey whatever message you are trying to get across.
" The Stock Market employees many highly skilled folks" There's no verb in this part of your sentence. "Employees" is a noun.
"their job is to take money off the equities table" Really? Is that their only job? They don't ever put money ON the equities table?
"in the bid ask spread" As opposed to what?
"based upon a companies revenue/growth outlook model" That's it??????????? Do you really believe that EARNINGS play no part in investing strategies?
"and there debt interest payments" "there"???????????
"debt interest payments will increase so the model was not working" That's cute, imaginative, and nonsensical, but at least you're trying.
To be continued..............
CC43578 is confused and I can understand why. . The Stock market is similar to being a retail merchant.
The market is where you go too buy and sell a limited ownership in a company... otherwise staying at home and hoping you did not buy into Sears, Woolworths, Boarder Book etc., is your other option
CC believes buying and holding is the only way to make money and if that suites CC fine, I prefer to trade the Highs and low's making my money along the way, and using the skills of others investors and analysts.
The Stock Market employees many highly skilled folks and their job is to take money off the equities table in the bid ask spread, based upon a companies revenue/growth outlook model.. Well Walgreens revenue outlook had been rewired downward, and there debt interest payments will increase so the model was not working.. This is why Walgreens lost 10 billion in Value in 1 day.. Walgreens CFO the second most important manager in a company for no announced reason resigned in the middle of a merger.... so more than we the retail investor are being told is in play on Walgreens selling price..
Good luck trading all..
Agreed. That's why I no longer respond to him and skip over his post that he puts up all day long. It's like theWAG/Rorbbsbeach negative mumbo jumbo message board.
By now you've noticed that there's something a bit abnormal about the posts made by robbsbeach. He seems to inappropriately string words together without fully understanding their meaning. If you try to make sense of any of his posts, you can't.
I occasionally criticize him, but now I am having regrets.
Mental illness is not something to be chastised.
I say that we should let him do his thing, and offer him our support. I'm sure it would mean a lot to robbsbeach.
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Our friends(cough) on Wallstreet, hedge funds, Investment banks and market makers are chumming the water before selling off again
Watch the Volume with a disproportional price offering, these are the professionals in liar's poker who will build the pot before they sell, shimming money off the bid/offer price.
I doubt they will take this to 63.00 before selling again...
Just remember you are sitting at the equity gambling table , where the real value is what Walgreens bond rating agencies will do with Walgreens credit ratings..