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axpkocop 95 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 2, 2015 11:37 AM Member since: Aug 24, 2008
  • axpkocop axpkocop Aug 11, 2015 9:28 AM Flag

    WTM and BRK both have 17% positions in SYA. It' up about 20% in the last two trading days.

    WTM should have a good day on this news.

  • Symetra shareholders will receive $32 per share in cash at closing, plus a previously announced special dividend of $0.50 per share in cash, payable on Aug. 28.

    I believe BRK still owns 15% of SYA and I own it in most of my accounts,

  • Reply to

    Bought more SYA-SYMETRA FINL

    by axpkocop Feb 23, 2015 1:47 PM
    axpkocop axpkocop Aug 10, 2015 1:54 PM Flag

    Symetra Surges on Report That Sumitomo Life Weighs Acquisition

    Now trading around 29/share.

  • I didn't but I did sell more puts against it today when it was trading down 1% to 213,000/share and SPY was up 1% at 210/share.

    BRK historically has traded higher after making major buys. The exception to the rule would be GenRe.

  • axpkocop by axpkocop Aug 10, 2015 10:29 AM Flag

    Buffett is breaking bad.

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    BV 149,735

    by nomorehomes Aug 7, 2015 5:09 PM
    axpkocop axpkocop Aug 8, 2015 8:30 AM Flag

    "The company did not buy back any shares during the first half of 2015. Given Berkshire's current book value per share, and the company's ongoing share repurchase authorization, which allows the firm to buy back stock at prices no higher than a 20% premium over book value, Buffett should be willing to buy back stock at prices up to $179,682 per Class A share (or $120 per Class B share), implying a floor on the company's common stock that is about 17% below where Berkshire's shares are trading right now." Morningstar

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    2nd Quarter Book Value Guess?

    by axpkocop Aug 3, 2015 12:06 PM
    axpkocop axpkocop Aug 7, 2015 5:08 PM Flag

    "Since the beginning of the year, Berkshire’s shareholders’ equity has increased $5.9 billion and our book value per Class A equivalent share has increased by 2.4% to $149,735. Insurance float (the net liabilities we assume under insurance contracts) at June 30, 2015 was $85.1 billion"
    I'm wrong again.

  • axpkocop by axpkocop Aug 7, 2015 11:44 AM Flag

    Why you ask? Share buybacks, Dividend reinvestments and Grandma is short the Sep 85 call options.

    In other news-hop picking starts in about two weeks.

  • "Marcus Mariota has stood out as one of the early rookie stars of training camp (for all that means), turning in another excellent performance during the Titans' Monday night practice. Mariota went 11-for-15 passing, and still has yet to throw an interception in camp.

    Of course, there are a thousand ways to interpret practice numbers. Some like CBS's Pete Prisco have presented the hottest take, which is that the fact that Mariota isn't throwing picks is a sign that he's tentative to take chances downfield."

    "In contrast to Mariota, Winston had a horrible Monday practice, throwing three interceptions, two of which came on consecutive throws. If Buccaneers fans are worried, that's understandable, too. Jameis Winston was the No. 1 overall pick, after all. But again, rookie quarterbacks are supposed to do dumb things, and to pretend that Winston ought to be polished at this point would be wrong.

    Lovie Smith apparently isn't worried:

    "We're doing a lot of things that we normally don't do this early," Lovie Smith said. "Defensively too -- to try and give him as many looks as we possibly can. The blitz period is where he had the most trouble. That's how it should be for a young quarterback."


  • "Graham Holdings (NYSE: GHC) announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off of Cable ONE (NYSE: CABO). Effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, one share of Cable ONE common stock was distributed for every share of Class A and Class B common stock of Graham Holdings outstanding on the June 15, 2015, record date. Beginning today, Cable ONE will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CABO.”

    No action is required by Graham Holdings stockholders to receive the shares of Cable ONE stock. Stockholders who held GHC common stock on June 15, 2015, will receive a book entry account statement reflecting their ownership of CABO common stock or their brokerage account will be credited with the CABO shares."

    Another stock in my portfolio to follow.

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    Book Value--62.79 as of 3/31/15

    by axpkocop Jun 11, 2015 5:21 PM
    axpkocop axpkocop Aug 5, 2015 9:44 AM Flag

    Capitalization and Shareholders` Equity

    At June 30, 2015, Endurance`s shareholders` equity was $3.30 billion or $63.32 per diluted common share versus $3.19 billion or $61.33 per diluted common share at December 31, 2014. For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015, Endurance declared and paid common dividends of $0.35 and $0.70 per share, respectively

  • axpkocop axpkocop Aug 5, 2015 8:27 AM Flag

    Capitalization and Shareholders` Equity

    At June 30, 2015, Endurance`s shareholders` equity was $3.30 billion or $63.32 per diluted common share versus $3.19 billion or $61.33 per diluted common share at December 31, 2014. For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015, Endurance declared and paid common dividends of $0.35 and $0.70 per share, respectively

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    2nd Quarter Book Value Guess?

    by axpkocop Aug 3, 2015 12:06 PM
    axpkocop axpkocop Aug 4, 2015 12:09 PM Flag

    Thanks, Then I'll lower my estimate to 157,157/share.

  • axpkocop axpkocop Aug 3, 2015 8:07 PM Flag

    "NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- American International Group (AIG - Get Report) more than doubled its quarterly dividend and announced a $5 billion stock-buyback plan after posting higher second-quarter profit than analysts estimated.

    Earnings of $1.32 a share topped the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey by 13%. Net income of $1.8 billion still fell 42% from a year earlier, the New York-based company said in a statement, after losses on debt extinguishment and lower capital gains on investment sales. Earnings in the second quarter of 2014 were boosted by the sale of its aircraft-leasing business, International Lease Finance, to AerCap.

    Shares, which had dipped in anticipation of Monday's report, picked up in after-market trading following the announcement of the quarterly dividend increase, to 28 cents a share, and the buyback, which brings the total authorization for share repurchases to $6.3 billion.

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    AIG's strong quarter comes amid a fairly buoyant year, with shares up more than 14% year-to-date. The company bought back more than $2.3 billion in shares in the second quarter and an additional $965 million through the end of July, according to the statement
    "We're taking action today to create long-term value for tomorrow," AIG CEO Peter Hancock said in the statement. "We continued to proactively manage our capital resources through both common stock and debt repurchases." Hancock became CEO on Sept. 1 after the retirement of Robert Benmosche, who revived the company in the wake of the financial crisis, when it was forced to take a $182 billion government bailout. Benmosche had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer since 2010 and died earlier this year.

  • "American International Group Inc. AIG, -0.16% reported quarterly earnings Monday that were far better than analysts expected, and announced plans to buy back more shares. The insurer announced net income of $1.8B, or $1.32 a share, on revenue of $15.7 billion; after adjustments, profits reached $1.39 a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected AIG to report adjusted earnings of $1.22 a share on revenue of $14.9 billion. The company also detailed an increase in share buybacks, adding $5 billion to a current stock-repurchase plan. AIG stock wavered between slight gains and losses in late trading after adding 2 cents in the regular session to $64.14"

  • $150,150/share.

    Year end BV prediction--$160,160/share.

  • ENH-Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Through its operating subsidiaries, Endurance writes agriculture, professional lines, property, marine and energy, and casualty and other specialty lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines and specialty lines of reinsurance. We maintain excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A (Excellent) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A (Strong) from Standard and Poor`s on our principal operating subsidiaries. Endurance`s headquarters are located at Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda and its mailing address is Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Suite No. 784, No. 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda. For more information about Endurance, please visit

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    Bought GSK for IRA

    by axpkocop Jun 8, 2015 11:15 AM
    axpkocop axpkocop Jul 30, 2015 12:08 PM Flag

    IRA #3 -- 7/22, Bought 2.4% position in GSK at 42.18/share. Today sold the Nov 45 call options which effectively lowers my per share cost to 41.58/share.

    IRA #1, now has a cost basis net of options of 41.76/share. Purchased 6/8/15.

  • axpkocop axpkocop Jul 28, 2015 12:58 PM Flag

    Hillary Clinton Futures Trades Detailed
    By Charles R. Babcock
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, May 27, 1994; Page A01

    "Hillary Rodham Clinton was allowed to order 10 cattle futures contracts, normally a $12,000 investment, in her first commodity trade in 1978 although she had only $1,000 in her account at the time, according to trade records the White House released yesterday.

    The computerized records of her trades, which the White House obtained from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, show for the first time how she was able to turn her initial investment into $6,300 overnight. In about 10 months of trading, she made nearly $100,000, relying heavily on advice from her friend James B. Blair, an experienced futures trader.

    The new records also raise the possibility that some of her profits -- as much as $40,000 – came from larger trades ordered by someone else and then shifted to her account, Leo Melamed, a former chairman of the Merc who reviewed the records for the White House, said in an interview. He said the discrepancies in Clinton's records also could have been caused by human error.

    Even allocated trades would not necessarily have benefited Clinton, Melamed added. "I have no reason to change my original assessment. Mrs. Clinton violated no rules in the course of her transactions," he said.

    Lisa Caputo, Clinton's spokeswoman, said the documents were released yesterday "to give as complete a picture as possible" of her trades. She said Clinton had never before seen them.

    Blair, who urged Clinton to enter the high-risk futures market and ordered most of her trades, said in a recent interview that he "talked her into" her first futures trade in October 1978 before paperwork on her account was completed. It was liquidated quickly, he recalled, because "it was bigger than she wanted and required more money."

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    Bought more COP & BP

    by axpkocop Jul 22, 2015 10:54 AM
    axpkocop axpkocop Jul 24, 2015 6:12 PM Flag

    IRA upped its position from .4% to 1.44% today in COP at 52.25/share. The dividend yield is 5.66%.

    Thankfully I'm out of cash until August options expire in 4 weeks. How low does COP go?

40.39+0.59(+1.48%)Oct 2 4:01 PMEDT