I�m looking for feedback from the APU group about
a program that helps retrieve stock price data from
online charts. There is a free demo at
http://www.datatrendsoftware.com and it handles high/low/open/close and generic
graph types. All comments welcome!
I must have hit a nerve, first of all it was not
me suggesting that a monoply of the big companies it
was your message#18, I was just giving my thoughts
about the fact that there is no way it would ever
happen. And you are right energyanalyst is usually right
on the money. I would be willing to bet that when he
is wrong, he doesn't call you or even care what you
think, the same as myself.
This board is not for
downgrading of anyone or many times facts, just thoughts. You
may not agree with me that is fine, but don't show
your true colors by turning it into pissing contest. I
at least try to disagree with you respectfully and
by your name LPisMe. Why don't you just get off of
your high horse and maybe someone would take your
comments with the respect they are due.
Oh yea, those
checks I send, I pray they are not paying your salery.
I'm not smart enough to figure this one out,
either. I'm calling for extra help myself. When I got up
this morning, I had email. My first thought was,
"Great! Must be the NPL-APU merger announcement."
Instead, it was this thing. Of course, they're calling it
a distribution company. I guess they'll have to
spend some time finding new things to distribute. The
possibilities are endless. This thing reminds me of
Triarc--they're in the beverage business, the fast food business,
and the propane business. Wow! Look at the great
result with NPL. Oh well. If you don't sell, all you can
do is wait and continue to speculate.
Somebody help a self described dummy here and
explain the synergy of a propane company combined with a
paper products company. I checked EDGAR and UWW isn't
necessarily cash rich, nor a cash flowing machine-in fact the
merger looks to help UWW more than UGI to me. Will the
spin off of the utility division provide a chunk of
cash? Is that how APU proposed to complete the
acquisition of NPL-if that rumor is actually true? I don't
get it! Somebody out there is a lot smarter than me.
Try this website http://www.hoversonline.com They
have charts, graphics, and other downloadable items
including research anaylsis on not only this company but
other top performers as well without the additional
need of additional plug-ins. Small fee for indept
subscriber info but well worth the price. Lots of "inside
assumptions" that are usually close if not on target.
Look for a weather driven merger between
Amerigas, NPL and Ferrellgas. This consolidation would
bolster all three companies. This re-enginering would
reduce costs of delivery, staff, training, marketing and
tank breeding. Rmember Citi-travelers merger? Think
Your insight, while good on paper is worthless in
a real world enviorment. (Are you a ex-employee of
NLP?) While the big picture would make sense to do this
it would create not only SEC problems with a
monopoly in a large part of the country. This plus smaller
companies would start filing unfair pricing suit's the
followingmorning in just about every market it affects. Second the
operational standards, business structure, and management
structure of the companies are too different. Amerigas I do
not feel would go after the NLP deal, it would be too
costly for the way they complete acquisitions. Look for
a deal between National and one of the other top
companies such as Ferrell, Cornerstone, or Heritage. Don't
expect action fron Suburban, Amerigas, or Thermogas.
Earnings look surprisingly good considering
weather. Last quarter was below predictions, but first
quareter should be strong. This is the time to buy and
benefit over next 6 to 12 months. All indicators from new
business growth, internal morale and "street sense" look
good. We have a buy on this one.
talk by insiders suffering from huffing syndrome.
Ferrellgas is a definite stand alone and NPL is a bird that
crashed from its nest that even a mother robin wouldn't
rescue, never mind a competitor.