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b_hesford2000 9 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 13, 2015 9:30 PM Member since: Jan 3, 2008
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  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Jan 13, 2015 9:30 PM Flag

    At the end of the day the only thing that matters is what your timeframe is. If you are in the name for the next few years, you will do really well buying at these levels. Do so with caution so that you have more to add if things get worse before they get better. Personally, I first bought at 27...then at 21. I will continue to add slowly and comfortably as the stock dips. When I feel like the bottom is in. ?.I will double down. That time is not here yet.

  • Reply to

    x-Div Tuesday

    by dumpbernanke Jan 9, 2015 5:56 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Jan 9, 2015 10:51 PM Flag

    Well if it is going ex divy on Tuesday then the action will be on Monday.

  • b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Dec 16, 2014 11:32 PM Flag

    Are you seriously comparing Kodak to fcx? Apple's and oranges man. Get a clue. Technology vs minerals and energy. ?.something tells me that there's a better chance of Exxon being around 50 years from now than Apple.

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Dec 10, 2014 1:14 PM Flag

    For the first time in nearly 2 years (not including reinvested divy). I only nibbled b/c who knows where the knife will stop, but this seems exhausted on a technical basis and I'd enjoy turning this into a trade if we get a nice bounce or if it goes lower, I have no problem sitting on shares at this level. GL all, B

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    FNFG TAKEOVER LOOMING!!! Hot News Alert

    by stocksinc_c Nov 13, 2014 9:02 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 19, 2014 8:23 PM Flag

    I don't see any danger in the divy being cut and there is zero chance of the yield getting to those levels....I wish they would up the divy but that isn't fiscally responsible yet either. No need to get that negative. BUT....if it does go to 4/sh (which you are implying) and the payout is 8-9% or so, I will be buying hand over fist....heck, perhaps even take out a loan to buy some...and pay back the loan with the divy payouts (plus some other funds obviously) over the course of a few years. The company has been put through the rigger....and in the end it is 'dirty'....but it is capable of getting cleaned up and when it is, the pieces are pretty darn good. GL, B

  • When it comes to the best companies in their sectors, you rarely get a chance to buy them at discounts...unless the markets in general are getting crushed (but usually that is when people don't have a lot of funds to put into the market b/c it is already there). However, this may be one of those time....I have held a very small position in this name for a few years and got lucky with the buy and never averaged up BUT kicked myself for not buying more.....well, I find myself 'hoping' for a big pullback like I see some of you are predicting. Just remember those of you who are routing for it.....you need to buy on it b/c it will be a BIG OPPORTUNITY!!! I plan to nibble soon. My limit buys are set....but it will take one heck of a gross day for them to hit. Good luck all, B

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    Well...I sold at LONG last

    by b_hesford2000 Nov 5, 2014 12:08 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM Flag

    Split? A split doesn't mean anything other than the stock price gets cut in half while the share count doubles.....it's a numbers game is all. Understand that the dividend gets halved as well. It would be cool if the share count doubled and the divy stayed the same though. Anyway, everybody loves a stock in and around a top....I feel OK letting it go. I do hope to get back in at some point...lower. I think we see a 20% pullback at some point from these prices. Not saying it won't go to 160/sh first...but I do think 105 or so is in the cards as well. In the long run.....I do think GD will have a CAP of 100B....but not for years to come.

  • b_hesford2000 by b_hesford2000 Nov 5, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    I'll been long for 10 years....well, longer. sold at 91 before the collapse (sadly I reinvested and lost right along side everyone else, only a different name) and got back in a couple times. Needless to say, this name has been great. Time for it to be great for someone else though. It has reached some long term trend lines and while it may blast though them....it may fail too. If it goes through them, there will likely be a retest of these levels at some point and I can pick the shares back up. If it fails.....I can buy them back much lower...aka low 100s. Risk/ Reward.....either way, a great company but a pricey stock....finally. GL all, B

  • Reply to

    Overvalued?

    by walterbyrd Sep 22, 2014 11:37 AM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 Nov 3, 2014 9:23 PM Flag

    What are you thinking when it comes to water? I have been thinking about investing in water for years and just can't seem to find a company that seems to fulfill ideas about what I want. I was considering SJW, AWK, and the likes...perhaps that is the only way to go...thoughts?

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