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  • ironyworks ironyworks Sep 9, 2013 1:31 AM Flag

    NYT article about VZ anti-net neutrality lobbying

    Just saw an article in the NYT that VZ is spending our money to lobby against net neutrality.
    That doesn't just mean it'll get more expensive for us on the web,
    But, it means that VZ risks #$%$ off the majority of internet users!
    That is a hell of a lot of customers, who will want to look elsewhere for services.
    To add to that, it could a whole lot of folks to dump their VZ stock holdings.
    With an inflated PPS and lots of debt,
    we are a set up for a short attack and huge losses.
    I inherited some VZ years ago, and have added a bit to that.
    I'm pleasantly ahead and wondering if it isn't time
    to take my profits here at the top.

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    • If VZ is the only stock you own, I suggest that you diversify, to sell some VZ and buy other stocks. Maybe buy some growth stocks or maybe some dividend stocks that have a lower dividend payout ratio. The dividend payout ratio for VZ seems way too high - The amount VZ pays out in dividends in proportion to how much money VZ makes or earns. I believe sooner or later either VZ will have to increase it's earnings or decrease it's dividend. If VZ reduces it's dividend by half, the price per share would probably fall to 25 dollars per share. If you own other stocks in addition to VZ, the VZ price decrease and your dividend income decrease wouldn't be as bad because it only effects one of a number of stocks you own.

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