No need to pay for this rag to get access. Just highlight the article title, left click mouse and do a google title search. A new page appears and then choose the page that the article is on. Over 90% of the time you will get access to the article and bypass the paywall. Example todays cover story for Barrons about 5 stocks to buy and 3 to avoid are:
"...A search for promising companies yielded five stocks, including drug maker Pfizer (ticker: PFE), industrial manufacturer Danaher (DHR), and wireless chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM). Three to avoid are jeweler Tiffany (TIF), industrial gas producer Praxair (PX), and home builder Lennar (LEN)...." The other two buys are Lear (LEA) and Oracle (ORCL) according to this article.
The rest of the piece is about Wall Street conning investors but Barrons is here to help you avoid this "waltz".
"...It's a familiar Wall Street waltz. Analysts start out with rosy projections for distant quarters; companies gracefully guide expectations lower as the year unfolds; and both sides end up with easily beatable numbers come reporting time. "
The Barrons can not be trusted and therefore is of no use.
Again, claiming Cooperman sold is not the same as any of the short claims they mouthed being proved correct. In fact the shorts claimed distributions could be paid for many, many years.
So Barron's team crowing only makes their lack of value worse. Journalists get facts and present them to inform their readers not take sides.
The price is down primarily because management was too aggressive in expansion in the leveraged mlp format. The balance sheet is efficient market theory perfect with the cheap leverage and extended hedging. Problem is there is behavioral finance too.