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HE9412 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 28, 2016 12:53 PM Member since: Jun 2, 1998
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    by harehau Jun 27, 2016 4:45 PM
    he9412 he9412 Jun 28, 2016 12:53 PM Flag

    if you look closely at your numbers, 38B is 24B. Both companies are to some extent dependent on the nat gas market, but generally profitable if neglecting one time expenses.

    The mistake by ETE (perhaps now made moot by the ruling) was locking in a dollar price in a volatile commodity market. If merging by exchanging stock rather than paying cash, the deal might have sailed through without a fight, I expect. Companies should stand by their contracts, even if in hind-sight foolish. A break up fee was clearly identified in the contract which should have applied.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    The New Deal

    by jjbcbb May 31, 2016 8:35 AM
    he9412 he9412 Jun 3, 2016 11:02 AM Flag

    This is a valid question. Why is the stock at $22 if the deal offers $43.5?
    Presumably some people think the deal will not go through, but if so what is the harm in a yes vote?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • he9412 he9412 Apr 21, 2016 12:15 PM Flag

    I believe that ULBI makes RF amplifier and battery packs for the Harris radios. Some percentage of the Harris orders should result in purchases of these kits for improved range and battery life.

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    I'd rather buy SSYS!

    by sometihinggood Apr 14, 2016 2:42 PM
    he9412 he9412 Apr 18, 2016 3:51 PM Flag

    That is a false choice; you own either, both or neither. I personally own both.
    Picking winning companies is typically hard but picking winning industries is easier.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    And How is HP coming into this market

    by institutionman Apr 1, 2016 4:03 PM
    he9412 he9412 Apr 4, 2016 8:58 AM Flag

    I personally doubt that HP will enter the market now that it has "cratered". Sure there is still growth and some profit but the profitability needed after investing billions in market entry would be hard to get back. HP would be smarter just buying one or more of the bigger 3D printer companies on the market today and using their marketing and logo to make a go of it. In general, most large companies can no longer innovate due to a self fulfilling prophecy that they can only grow buy acquisition (and after starving internal development for years).

    Sentiment: Buy

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