Good post. UDBS - you prove my theory that there's alot of wasted talent in the USA sitting on the sidelines. I'm serious-not trying to blow smoke up your #$%$. Thanks for thinking outside of the box.
HAL CAN give BHI there 3.5 billion, let BHI drop to $29.00 and then do the real deal for $35.00 in June or July. Total Savings to HAL $30 Billion. Anybody who thinks this is going to happen given the latest OIL Decline is nuts.. Texans are not stupid.
More than likely after December 15. Australia is doing their inquiry and they said they will make a decision by then. If they give their blessing this could be hopefully done by Christmas.
I think it has more to do with GE than Cheney. GE wants as many divestitures as the DOJ can wring out of HAL. The DOJ stance that all of HAL's divestitures have to go to a single buyer was a dead giveaway. If HAL doesn't sell a boatload of assets to GE for a song, regulators will kill the merger. GE stands to get a huge return on its investment (if you consider political contributions to be investments rather than bribes.)
What are their qualifications-the new service you are touting? Who are they and what have they prognosticated correctly? If you are selling something-you need to promote it a little better,
yes, having to pay taxes on income is terrible. hoepfully i won't have to pay any taxes in the future and live off the government (BHI shareholders taxes).
the biggest disadvantage for BHI shareholders is the $19.00 cash, which is fully taxable as income, that income in certain accounts can alter their social security and have people come up with a huge TAX Bill has their stock value deflates. Big problem in the last weeks of the year..
You are a brainwashed dope bv - the Republicans always end up screwing the small investor-where have you been? How could you post such a dopey comment. At least 4me is objective. Go back to eating your grits.
This is what happens when you let liberals run things: the people, the jobs, the shareholders, the freedoms that are protected by the Constitution don't matter. As long as they get their political revenge (they hate HAL/Cheney regardless of facts), that's all they care about.
I don't know if I'm that brilliant but I just think it's a bit much when you consider BHI is basically gonna be bankrupt without a deal.. it started out hostile but it's more than agreeable to both.. If this deal doesn't happen BHI more than likely will go bankrupt under the weight of bank debt unless oil miraculously goes to $50+ a barrel. Then you still have a big #2 but now number 3 is not even close . It does no good and jobs and tax revenue is lost. I hate to say it as someone who voted for Obama before but starting to the this DOJ thing is more about making HAL twist than it is about Baker Hughes.