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b_hesford2000 62 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 2, 2014 10:36 PM Member since: Jan 3, 2008
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    It seems to me...

    by miguel3449 Apr 1, 2014 7:31 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Apr 2, 2014 10:36 PM Flag

    Iguanaman....as a Marine Corp Vet, enlisted 0311 but also educated b/c I know the stereo-type, you must agree that economics will always be a factor in everything that people do. The same way that any possible consequences are always are factored into any adult decision.
    Now to say that the only reason we went to war in Iraq was economic is absolutely absurd. While the economics or business opportunities of a victory in the Middle East I'm sure seemed compelling back in 2003, there were more compelling reasons reasons. Some of them were....to gain a foothold in the region so that the War on Terror could commence, to right a wrong of the past (putting Saddam in place who turned out to be a mass murderer), or even the possibility that the US did have evidence of WMDs.
    The last point is the one that I would like to end on. The fact that the US actually did think that there were WMDs in Iraq. If, as you claim, the 'republicans' sent are military to war over economics. Lets at least get the facts straight. Yes, the executive office was run by a republican who ended up giving the order BUT a president must first be given that authorization. You know, so if there is a madman in office he can't randomly send us to war with....say....Iran? Anyway, the President GOT THAT AUTHORITY from a DEMOCRATIC RUN CONGRESS!!!! The vote was 77-23....NOT CLOSE!
    In conclusion.....be careful when you throw around blame. When it comes to politics you will likely find that it doesn't matter what party it is that 'did it'. The other party likely has dirty hands as well. Personally, as long as lobbying is considered 'legal' (which is an absolute joke.....CAN YOU SAY BRIBE), there will never be a majority of politicians in Washington that are actually there to represent the people as they are supposed to do. That is the damb shame of it all. Well, that and the fact that they have us arguing with each other about ourselves rather than focusing on THEM!!!!!!

  • Reply to

    Can we hold above $20?

    by rtemplin2000 Mar 31, 2014 3:23 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 31, 2014 7:45 PM Flag

    and you waited all this time to finally post that comment???

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 31, 2014 7:38 PM Flag

    So that tells me that a high short interest actually saves the company money when it comes to paying out the dividend. If I am getting paid by a short seller (which I can't because I don't have a margin account...but just saying) those are shares that the company doesn't have to pay on. Thanks for all the info all, B

  • Reply to

    Buying FNFG!!!

    by b_hesford2000 Feb 13, 2014 4:18 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 19, 2014 9:31 PM Flag

    I have to agree with you. Now, if it does get bought out....great....but in a way it brings about another problem. I feel really good about this position. I will babysit it sure but I think I'm in a good place with the $ invested here. If it gets bought out, while great, I have to go find a new place to park the money........a good problem, but a problem none-the-less. I hope some other of my positions get bought before this...lol. GL, B

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Mar 19, 2014 9:22 PM Flag

    Seems like yesterday that they were all done....then all of a sudden the markets saw the value and a couple years later, it's back to being a $7B company. I'm not saying it'll be the same timeline for WLT but if the market improves a bit in the next 5 years and they are able to pay down the debt, the enterprise value which is over 3B right now with a CAP of only 570M....if they are able to pull this off which clearly the private equity
    firms (THE PROS) think they can......that CAP will catch right up to the enterprise value!!! That gives you a stock price of $50/sh. That 50/sh is a low ball number too because growth isn't really factored into it. I keep going back to the idea that the insiders were buying at 17/sh....insiders are not professional investors, but good forecasters of long term trends. They see opportunity, they buy their companies stock....they buy early, they ride the wave. I think I'm adding more on any further weakness in the coming days and weeks. The global economy is getting better = more steel need = more Met. Coal need = higher prices = WLT digging out.

  • Reply to

    game over

    by weaz8 Mar 19, 2014 12:02 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 19, 2014 8:45 PM Flag

    I subtracted 3B in debt.....I guess it was a give or take....heck, subtract 10B in debt and it's 518.70/share.

  • Reply to

    Pickens

    by ladder26fdny Mar 18, 2014 2:28 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 19, 2014 8:31 PM Flag

    If people who bought in the high teens and 20s are here complaining....well, it was a terrible buy at those prices. Stock was parabolic and that was the time to sell. This has been one of the most predictable stocks I have owned over the last 16 or so months....albeit the last 6 weeks have been the most difficult to maneuver.

  • Reply to

    game over

    by weaz8 Mar 19, 2014 12:02 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 19, 2014 12:42 PM Flag

    If my super quick math serves me correctly.....630.55/sh!!!!

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 18, 2014 12:11 PM Flag

    hmmmm....thanks guys.

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 17, 2014 9:41 PM Flag

    Good info guys. A quick question regarding the shorts paying the divy....do you guys know whether that saves POT money since they aren't the ones who have to pony up the cash??? I've always wondered that and never done any DD on the topic but since it's being discussed and the question popped in my head.....B

  • Reply to

    STAY TUNED...

    by phantomtrader75 Mar 14, 2014 2:30 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 16, 2014 12:26 AM Flag

    Are you kidding me....I find that there is often more stress with positions that are the big winners than those that aren't. There is always a good reason to take profits, especially when you are fighting against 'historical averages'. The facts are, it looks REALLY BAD for longs right now....BUT....that usually means that it is a Fantastic time to buy!!! Why, because these are markets and when one thing gets to cheap...people start to like it, not overnight, but eventually. In 2 year WLT will be extremely viable which means in 18 months the stock will begin to soar....but will it survive to see it???? That is my question?

  • I've been long here a long time....I read an article in the yahoo science by rueters....

    Google this article.......Experts see cheaper, easier way to turn natural gas into fuels
    By Will Dunham21 hours ago

    I posted it this afternoon and nobody responded and I was shocked...but then I realized it looked like spam so shame on me for being to excited. But in all seriousness, the technology described in the article may be a game changer for UPL in the next 4-5 years.....huge upside right? Read it and give your input please. GL all, B

  • Google this article.......Experts see cheaper, easier way to turn natural gas into fuels
    By Will Dunham21 hours ago

    I found it in Yahoo. news and then in Science....

    Very interesting....heck, exciting. Would love to hear some thoughts on it. B

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Mar 13, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    after hours trade made....and up

  • Reply to

    GS: Met Coal Normalized Price is $190/MT

    by fksfvip Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 13, 2014 4:27 PM Flag

    The you're comment was an edit for starters. Second, nobody here seems to be concerned with their debt load which is rather substantial (aka 6 times the CAP at 3+B). And last....They don't have an EPS for next year b/c everybody expects them to lose b/w 1-2 dollars a share. So again, there is a difference of 9-10 dollars a share between yannismail24 and the average analyst expectations. Again, I'm not trying to argue or anything even remotely close to that, I just want to know what we are all missing. Quite frankly, I think being long this name because there are high expectations for next year is dangerous at this point. Be long b/c you think at some point, steel will be viable at some point, or coal will have a use somewhere, or that a republican may win the Oval Office....anything other than, an ESP of $8/sh next year.

  • Reply to

    GS: Met Coal Normalized Price is $190/MT

    by fksfvip Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 12, 2014 8:36 PM Flag

    you're

  • Reply to

    GS: Met Coal Normalized Price is $190/MT

    by fksfvip Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 12, 2014 8:36 PM Flag

    Your numbers don't work....not even close. I wish you were correct but your clearly missing something huge. The only problem is....I am too.

  • Reply to

    GS: Met Coal Normalized Price is $190/MT

    by fksfvip Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 12, 2014 3:13 PM Flag

    Come on all.....this all sounds a bit to good to be true......I am long but I personally am just hoping WLT makes it though this down turn. I am in the same boat as some others. I got it wrong!!! I'll been wrong!!! I have made the decision to either burn the money and own it to 0 or watch it go back to the 30-50/sh range. I'd be shocked if it ever gets more than a 2-3B CAP again. Just trying to be a realist. Thoughts??? Also, sorry if this seems argumentitive....that wasn't the tone I was going for. Just over happy thoughts about this vaccuum of a stock.

  • Reply to

    bottom

    by weaz8 Mar 11, 2014 11:28 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 11, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    Listen, I bought today but I tend to disagree with you that it won't go sub-9. The fact is, the volume hasn't been at 'washout' levels and until it does washout, I say it continues down. With that said....the risk/reward here is pretty nuts.....100% downside BUT hundreds of % upside!!!!! I just have a hard time thinking that coal is done and that the 'steal' sector isn't going to come back soon...in fact I think it is coming back with some obvious hickups. GL all, B

  • Reply to

    Buying FNFG!!!

    by b_hesford2000 Feb 13, 2014 4:18 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Mar 9, 2014 8:57 PM Flag

    If you are in at these levels, DRIP the dividend and forget you even own it. When you look at it 3 years from now you'll be pleased.

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