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b_hesford2000 48 posts  |  Last Activity: 10 hours ago Member since: Jan 3, 2008
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    oil service is hot

    by thegreatone561 May 9, 2015 3:50 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 16, 2015 8:03 PM Flag

    mid summer....that would be nice!!! I personally think it is gonna be a slow grind higher which stinks b/c they don't pay a divvy. The good news is that they were able to sell there Russian assets before the bottom fell out. Even if they sold at the same price today, people would assume it was fire sale prices whereas selling last year is just great timing and a more focused company. 20s are coming....30s too....I just don't think it is going to be this year. Perhaps in 2016...for now though, buy and hold...perhaps even hope for another swing down to test the low which I don't see happening either. GL to all, B

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    Well, I finally filled up my position I see....

    by b_hesford2000 May 13, 2015 11:28 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 16, 2015 11:44 AM Flag

    kirk- I do wish that I new more about options. I have read up on them in years past but just never felt comfortable enough to enter into trading/buying them, not even sure what the correct terminology is. I appreciate the strategies you've outlined, perhaps I will try them out as an exercise on paper. Though I don't even know how I would know if I made a profit or not. Life is an education. Thanks, B

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    Up up up

    by scasie36 May 13, 2015 4:46 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 15, 2015 11:20 PM Flag

    Scasie36- I am curious as to why you are feeling so optimistic about the stock performance considering the fact that the analysts expect the stock (and this is very general) to go from losing 2 dollars this year to losing 3 dollars next year. I'll be honest, I just bought but I think I may have been a bit hasty in that buy....the more I look, the more I think I should look to get out. Thoughts or info that I may not yet have? I'm a taker of any and would appreciate the help. B

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    mos and agu both!

    by data_analyst_dude May 14, 2015 6:53 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 15, 2015 8:58 PM Flag

    data- I'm gonna say it like this... You made a very leading post which made POT seem like it was at fault, whether you think so or not. You used info that painted this picture of negativity regarding POT and you either didn't know (which is weak if you're heavily invested) or chose to leave out the info that POT just raised their divvy the quarter before by 9%. As a long who is heavily invested, I find it interesting that you would expect (or at least you implied as much) the company to raise dividends a quarter after they had just raised it 9%. Oh, and what I gave you was fact....those which made your original post look foolish, and why did I do that? Because to the normal, educated person who may be uninformed but reading on this board....your post would paint a half-truth at best. Forgive me for being on the POT board as a LONG and provide facts that you didn't. Enjoy your weekend, B

  • could you also double the share price as well....thanks in advance. B

  • Reply to

    Well, I finally filled up my position I see....

    by b_hesford2000 May 13, 2015 11:28 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 14, 2015 10:14 PM Flag

    Abbaman- Your posts are the only reason I come to this board. I am glad I finally was in a position to comfortably add the number of shares needed to fill my position. I got them over a week ago at 32/sh which I am happy with. To be quite honest, I didn't realize that I had the shares until I went in last night to set another limit up....and to my surprise....anyway, now it's just a matter of trading around the position in hopes to strengthen it. Hoping for opportunities at some point but not expecting anything compelling any time soon. But who knows with the market....Have a great weekend, B

  • Reply to

    mos and agu both!

    by data_analyst_dude May 14, 2015 6:53 PM
    b_hesford2000 b_hesford2000 May 14, 2015 10:07 PM Flag

    This is just to easy to rebuttal. Laughable really. But here goes anyway....POT just raised their dividend by nearly 9% 2 months ago (.12/sh on 1.40)....do some fact checking the next time you type. MOS raises its divvy for the first time in 3 years and the longs over there get giddy I guess. If having a divvy raised gets you giddy, perhaps you should buy some POT. It's pretty normal for us longs here. As for the share buyback, POT recently finished its 2B buyback. Please data analyst dude....live up to your name and read some data before you sit behind that keyboard and type a bunch of inaccuracies.

  • I am pretty happy to finally say that I have a full position in POT with respect to my modest portfolio. I really like the idea of investing in a company that helps feed the World and I do like the dividend that the company rewards to investors. Hope the stock continues to reward share holders for years to come....and then I hope the stock is flat for years, but dividends that are being reinvested accumulate, then the stock rips higher!!!! LOL, ok, it's ok with me if the stock does well along the way. GL all, b

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