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  • qtrnomore qtrnomore Jan 24, 2013 4:50 PM Flag



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    • another stunning performance by Aldo and crew....and just to be safe, lets muddle the financials as much as we can so no one can figure out the dividend coverage...back to sub 10 imo

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      • re: "no one can figure out the dividend coverage...back to sub 10"

        You probably need to move on to another stock because you don't get it. The dividend coverage is well understood by many investors. So if you don't understand it yet, you're never going to.

        To anyone looking at ORI for the first time, the losses in the mortgage insurance division have no impact whatsoever on the dividend paying capacity of the parent company. In the middle of the financial crisis, when not only the mortgage insurance division was under water, the title insurance division was also - yet, even then, the company could easily pay the dividend out of the general insurance division.

        Since that time, the general insurance division has become a lot more profitable - and the title insurance division went from large losses to large profits. So the dividend paying capabilty of the company is increasing - it's not in jeopardy. Sub 10 is not likely. Weren't you shorting in the low 9's? Don't tell me you haven't covered yet!!!

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