You're kidding about the bulky rail traffic, right? All those consumer products in intermodal containers on double-stacks running from seaports on the three coasts? The largest single source of rail freight revenue?
The CEO of ADM, the world's largest ethanol producer, stated in the 4Q earnings conference call yesterday ADM is exploring strategic options for its dry mills that produce ethanol fuel. Maybe some are concerned VLO will try to snap them up, or maybe they figure if ADM is feeling the stress VLO should too.
Selling VLO for a loss is what's crazy. They pay well to wait if underwater, which usually is not very long.
May be a tough climb beyond $7. Would not be surprised to see individual investors' target prices down from $15 in Q3 2015 to $8 - $10, leading them to sell into any rallies.
Saw another report indicating the tax credit would not apply to refiners with retail operations. That seems strange, so we will have to wait to see what the actual provisions if the bill passes.
Read an analyst comment in reply to prospect of lifting the ban in which he stated VLO relies more on imports than domestic crude supply and would experience less impact than other refiners. An aide to Delaware senator sponsoring the proposed tax credit was quoted elsewhere as saying it would benefit about 65 percent of all U.S. refineries, primarily in the Northeast, Midwest and on the West coast. Presuming from that comment the tax credit may apply to rail transportation.
No excuses. TSO has a higher beta than other refiners. Price movements in either direction are amplified. Who would advise against taking profits after an historical $100+ run in the share price, especially in the cyclical energy space?
All that language is standard for corporate incentive programs. Leaves wiggle room for environmental circumstances beyond the participants' control.
Amberchrom is a little further up the supply chain. It's the actual polymer manufactured by Dow Chemical for use in the CytoSorb HemoDefend products.
When Missourii Pacific merged with the smaller Union Pacific under the Union Pacific name, MoPac's CEO headed the combined company.
You say you have been a CTSO investor for six years. Back that long ago, we had a voice of reason (also an ICU nurse) sharing professional insight in a patient (no pun intended) manner somewhat resembling yours. She used the alias kastlem but stopped posting in 2010. No offense intended, but since meso.dedo is a relatively new alias, were you kastlem? Granted, there could be dozens, if not hundreds, of such nurses following CTSO.
We can believe everything we read at Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha, right? Those articles are just the conclusions of other amateurs like us, based on the facts (and opinions) they choose to incorporate in their arguments and those they choose to discount.