Increase in revenues versus earnings ... he's right; that's tripping investors up.
Parking at medical buildings looks like a big issue ... they all charge now. Who gets all those fees?
Yellen determined to make a name for herself. Never been a Fed Chairman who didn't make a change right off the bat. She will taper sooner than expected; screw it up ... and rates will shoot in 2014.
Jerry Shearer and Jerry Zucker both died. See ... that activist investing is too aggravating. Warren Buffett has the right idea ... why kill yourself when you can move on to something better?
Who is going to buy stock now when they don't even know last quarter's earnings?
And since it didn't sound so bullish, odds are earnings release won't be good.
Conferences are good for secondary offerings and PIPE deals ... nothing for the average shareholder.
Can't stand all the crying ... or part of world-wide conspiracy to depress gold and mining shares ... or maybe it's not rigged and crushing deflation is coming. Who knows?
As long as SBLF is unpaid, it doesn't make sense to keep paying the dividend. Now that everyone has gotten used to no dividend, just skip it and save the money for SBLF repayment.
Taper talk is heating up. Rates will increase dramatically in early 2014. That won't be good.
Rates could rise fast in early 2014 ... rising rates would actually help HBKS! (More home lending types will be hurt.)
Once the professional traders latch on to this reset problem, you will see a big slide in some of these banking stocks. Search for "home equity line" in 10-Q.
They are too close together. Theory that customer base will be different won't pan out ... the operative word is "theory." Look it up ... Theory: "an idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true."
Study history ... every big recession has been followed by an echo recession a few years later. Another housing bust is brewing now. HBKS looks very well prepared.
Of course, every 5 - 15 years you gave a recession; have to hope bank doesn't go bust in the meantime.