It would appear to be so, except: It seems every time there is an Olympics, summer or winter games, the buzz from everyone is how the water is no good, the air is dirty, the facilities won't be ready, the venues are too far apart, there's inadequate transportation for spectators, there are not enough tickets, there are too many tickets. China, Sochi, South Korea are recent examples. Yet, in the end, except for a few minor hitches, the games are wildly successful. Hope this holds true for Brazil.
BGS does not have enough bottom line to support the current dividend. I hate to see them dipping into cash for the dividend when the money could see better use to acquire more product lines. It just worries me that I should take profits and sit this out and watch what earnings do the next quarter or two.
What happens if oil prices remain where they are for, say, another 18 months? How does COP survive? It could very easily be forced to start selling off assets just to avoid going into bankruptcy. Shedding assets at current fire sale prices is not a pretty scenario. If you are considering I position in COP (or any oil related company) I would urge you to just cool your jets for at least a few months. Better to buy on the way up than on the way down.
Your math is correct but I don't think we fall that far. What COP investors need to ask themselves is how much premium are you willing to risk against a future recovery of oil prices. And more important how long are you willing to wait. The longer the wait the bigger the risk of a dividend cut.
Just saw this on the Edward Jones web site:
01/15/15: We are lowering our 2015 earnings per share
(EPS) estimate to $3.00 from $3.85. The change primarily
reflects lower oil price assumptions given the recent
I know exactly what you mean about real estate people, Manuel. Here's my favorite quote: "God's not making any more real estate! Haw, haw, haw!" (When said it is always accompanied by a knowing wink of the eye.
the energy market and the securities markets can be manipulated so easily by a few computer programmers. I'm feeling so generous right now, I think I'll write a really fat check and send it to the Castro brothers because they deserve it.
The dividend should provide some support. The earnings are there to keep the div where at it is. At least at this point.
Still some way to go to get back to 2012-2013 highs. Div hike is always welcome but it will take more than that. What if Republicans start to dismantle O'Bammacare? Or at least go back and clean it up a little. A friend's son just had his health insurance policy cancelled effective Jan. 1. And a new policy will cost a lot more. The poor kid can't find a full time job so his family has been helping him with the premiums.
All things remaining equal and at today's numbers - one million shares taken off the table puts AVA at about $35 per share. Anyone see anything similar? Good day to add shares?
always press #1 to talk to a representative. It costs them time = money to have a live person pick up on a line. Once they've answered have yourself some fun. Lead them on, talk with a funny voice, keep repeating the same question, make rude noises, bombard them with four letter words. They're #$%$ so treat them as such.
Couldn't agree more. I sold my shares over the winter cause BGS seems to have lost it's direction. They are taking the scattergun approach to growth accumulating a portfolio of seemingly unrelated products. They don't seem to be able to generate any growth with the products they already own. Then they'll buy a new product and let the processing, packaging operations stay in place. Seems they should consolidate some of this processing and push the savings thru to the bottom line. The only place they are saving is on packaging materials and distribution. Anyhow, like I said, I sold my shares (at a decent gain) and put the money in ADM.
I see VZ is monkeying around with their email site again. Verizon, I'm begging you, please leave well enough alone. I don't need a bunch of bright colors and fancy graphics. I don't want things moved to another part of the screen; please leave them where they are. It's not a video game it's just email. If you are that determined to mess around with a website I believe the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is in need of a crack I.T. team right now.
what do you think would be the catalyst to cause the drop? this divvy is not worth sticking around for if the share price takes a nose dive.