Many small shareholders did not want to sell to Berkshire, they were happy with the 3% dividend. Many seniors relied on the undervalued company for dividends, why would Berkshire want it then? Kick the bullies that went along with the deal out of the company.
Over the decade LO tripled their RPS, while RAI only increased if by 50%. IMHO, LO should be the one in charge. LO is an American Icon. Founded in 1760 are we going to give the company up to a bunch of cell phone, potato chip eating, young punks founded in 1875?
I know this will cause blood to boil but I get the feeling of communism when I enter the store. Someday they will be selling craftsman toothbrushes. Why not allow capitalism to occur in the store and allow every vendor equal chance?
Compared to JCP which destroyed the fiduciary duty to shareholders by diluting the heck out of the shares outstanding, SHLD has at least tried to win. I talked to my sister and she said she thinks Sears is improving and recently joined Shop Your Way and thinks the stores are getting more popular. I JCP, DDS and now TIF can go up, there is no reason why SHLD can't also. When your on the streets shorts and and somebody gives you 5 dollars, at least you can go to Sears and buy a shirt.
After watching Ackman's presentation on HLF, can you not say the same for himself or his companies like Burger King Worldwide. Burger King costs millions in obesity and healthcare costs, all the money goes to the top and the workers end up with minimum wage. Then the post below says he was paid $265 million last year. To me the problem is Ackman not Herbalife. The people signed up as a choice, maybe someday they will find a good product to sell.
BDCs were suppose to be removed March 21st from the indexes? Thus, they should already be rebounding.
The dividends are listed at $.37 which is the same as last 3 quarters. They seem optimistic about the future.
I bought SWY March 28th, I sold April 1st. Should I not receive the shares of HAWKB since I owned the stock on the day of record April 3rd? Can brokers make mistakes? Should not April 1st be the ex-spin-off date?
This stock is a cash and dividend cow. Easily worth $1000 in the long run.
Yes, the stock has stalled the last 6 years with no revenue growth. However, I think you can make some changes at the top. however, it is better to keep the current management than to allow the private equity monsters to take it.
Now take these dividends, say they do not even grow the dividend anymore. Say the company is run conservately pays down debt and just keeps up with inflation. Over the next 1000 years, the company will pay out $1240 in inflation adjusted dollars. Thus BOBE is worth with current management $1240. If the stock goes private equity becasue some frauds get on the board we lose the $1240.
made a typo. The present dividend is higher than most in the Sp500. The dividend still grows 10% a year. We need to get private equity away from this stock. They are financial terrorists and only care about buying and undervalued company on the cheap. The board was correct, a 95% vote like Crimea should be required to take a company private.
We should offer them $9.50 for all their shares. They want the small shareholder to sell to them without their permission, why not just give them $9.50 a share and tell them to go back to Texas?
A stock is not meant to be sold to private equity for pennies on the dollar. Poor individuals are suppose to buy a businesses via stocks they can pass on to their grandchildren. In the last decade or so, there has been an assult by private equity on the public sectors. IMHO, they do this because it is much more tax advantageous being a private equity firm. You can load a company up with debt issue a dividend, then use the debt as income in another private equity firm to avoid corporate income tax.
Warren Buffet generally pays no dividend tax or capital gains tax. He can tap into the dividends that would be normally going to investors and take a train in China as a business deduction. Anyone associated with private equity should immediately be removed from the board. Stocks are not meant to unlock value, but to be value by issing dividends and stock growing dividends 10% a year meets that criteria. Please Sandell sell your shares and move on. Please BOBE end the buybacks for a while until the raiders are gone and bump the dividend to 7%. All you are doing is risking the firm by increasing their share percentage.