yeah. what a joke. TGT concerned about being politically correct as their earnings erode. i just heard someone remark the other day that they won't shop there anymore because of that. guess that would hold true for shareholders as well?
regardless, brick and mortar stores are becoming less and less attractive to buyers as the internet continues to exert influence. Walmart goes and buys Jet to boost their internet prescence. TGT has done little. last quarter earnings indicative.
i closed my TGT position and took a slight 3% capital loss offset by yield. however, opportunity costs high as TGT vastly underperformed a bull market.
Long Term sentiment = Strong Sell
Sentiment: Strong Sell
am seeing a down trend in an up market. not too surprising and will only accelerate. the largest customer base for Six Flags are the teenagers. in today's world, teens are becoming more inactive. they are entertained not by thrills on rides but by laying in bed on their phones or sitting in chairs in front of a screen playing video games. Six Flags should expect to see attendance drop YOY in every quarter.
i'm out as of today with a modest 10% capital gains plus yield.
good luck to you all....
picked up shares at 22.28 PPS and intended to just reap the dividend for a quarter. the yield was nice at 4.22% and thought it a good harbor to hold cash. did not expect shareprice to soar as it did and am now enjoying a nearly 43% capital gain at current 31.83 price. that drives current yield down to 2.95% as today's close. would sell but would now incur a significant short term capital gains tax come next filing. don't want that...! Uncle Sam takes too much already. guess i will have to view this holding as a long term investment and go sell something else for cash holdings. at least my yield will hold at 4.22% based on purchase price.
a nice problem.
i found no news as to why GNRC PPS took a nose dive on the 2nd. should have increased my holdings as shareprice is rebounding nicely. GNRC is becoming very volatile. i see the first hurricane brewing and has now made land fall but far south in Mexico. could be a strong season which will drive sales. i'm betting on it.
just checking in... up nearly 20% on initial buy. while there are faster movers, this is a good, comparatively low risk equity. i am liking their growth and apparently, so does Mr. Market.
agreed. WEN product is mostly superior to MCD's. unfortunately, MCD's marketing and management team is much better than WEN's and the share price performance proves that out while yield at MCD is higher. my bet is that upside is better with WEN which is why i hold WEN not MCD. just difficult to understand why WEN hasn't ventured into the breakfast market. so much to gain with so little risk. also extremely disconcerting to see Jr. Bridgeman sell all his Wendy's stores and reinvest into Coke distributing.
gotcha. you're right on a couple things - we all have our own thoughts and investment strategies. i always like to hear how others go about that business. always have a lot to learn. you're also right on MAIN being a high percentage holding. one of my loose rules (that i break frequently) is the Rule of 15. No more than 15% of my portfolio in any one equity, sell if capital losses and gains surpass 15%. like i said, it's a loose rule but has helped me avoid some big losses. while it may top off winners, i frequently reinvest after realizing gains. just try not to make them short term gains due to tax implications.
MAIN has been a long term holding that i've been in and out of several times. by and large it's been a very good holding while returning a nice yield on an extremely consistent basis. special dividends have also been consistent. a good holding for retirement income with monthly payouts that go directly to my Ameritrade checking and savings account.
gl to you.
a big play by WEN.
now, how about a breakfast menu? until they get on board, WEN will continue to be panned by Mr Market. their marketing team is a joke and leadership is pedestrian at best.
dead money here. used to trade over $30 PPS.
dle0312 - be nice.
anyway, i have approx 11.25% of my stock portfolio with MAIN. altho the yield is attractive (but lower than most BDC's) i elect to not DRIP. i'd rather accumulate dividends in cash and pick my own time to reinvest. at less than $10 a trade, there is little benefit on transaction savings. very minimal.
my question is, "why not accumulate the cash and buy back in during dips or even diversify further by selecting another equity"? why let the calendar decide for you when to buy with dividend distribution? if nothing else, wait a few Q's, accumulate additional cash, and buy back into MAIN post ex-dividend date.
i just don't see the DRIP as all that much of a good deal. that applies whether you play the game as either an investor or a trader.
well, i tire of the daily dips that have become a trend. i see no catalyst that will reverse the losing trend to the share price and so dumped this position. hate to sell on a down trend but may as well book this transaction as a tax assist to offset other capital gains and dividend income. the BOD has shown nothing by allowing Flynn to keep the CEO position. took a big loss at nearly 19% not counting yield. an ugly position in a poor sector. will put proceeds into a utility stock once i see a hard hit there.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
heavy selling today. i see Benzinga downgraded douglas dynamics to neutral this morning. can't find the press release or anything on it. what's the reason? apparently just a downgrade without an explanation is still enough to send weak hands to hit the panic button.
can anyone provide a link to Benzinga downgrade?