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bjspokanimal 27 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 1, 2014 4:46 PM Member since: Feb 11, 2002
  • bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Feb 11, 2014 4:04 PM Flag

    Judging from the last few earnings reports, it appears that everybody's main hope is that they'll do a spinoff.

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    Holy Mackerel... Big Miss!

    by bjspokanimal Feb 10, 2014 5:17 PM
    bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Feb 10, 2014 5:20 PM Flag

    NAV dropped from 19.54 to 18.97. Not sure how much bigger the drop would have been without the mitigating impact of the share buybacks below NAV.

    Net Operating Income (NOI) came in at 19 cents VS street expectations of 24 cents. Not much different from the Q3 miss.

  • bjspokanimal by bjspokanimal Feb 10, 2014 5:17 PM Flag

    NOI came in 5 cents under aggregate estimates and NAV declined significantly... especially so when you exclude the affects of the share buybacks.

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    Tony; So Stupid That He Hurts His Own Causes

    by bjspokanimal Feb 8, 2014 1:16 PM
    bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Feb 8, 2014 1:20 PM Flag

    BTW, I just stopped by to see how bad this board has become. Worst destruction of a one-time useful message board that I've ever seen.

    Adios until March or April, my friends, and sorry to see that Tony has become such a destructive and out-of-control influence here.

    Spok

  • bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Feb 8, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    Marti, a person living at the poverty line in the U.S. has a higher standard of living than anyone living at the poverty line in any other country on earth.

    U.S. top corporate tax rates (the rate Apple pays on U.S. earnings) is the highest tax rate on earth.

    The top individual income tax rate in the U.S. is the highest such rate outside of Europe.

    When Apple chose to borrow money to pay it's dividend instead of repatriating Hundreds of $Billions of dollars of foreign earnings that it holds overseas, the reason was because of punative, U.S. taxes... and that is money that we need HERE, in the US, to build business and employ AMERICANS, Marti.

    The more we raise taxes, the more we see investment capital flee overseas. The more we grow social programs, the more government-dependent the 47% of Americans who pay no federal income taxes becomes.

    The WHOLE REASON for the big income disparity in the US is Obama-style socialism... yet the only answer they provide us to solve income disparity is higher taxes and increasingly bloated social welfare programs.

    Welcome to the insidious decay of socialism, Marti, just like we've seen in EVERY OTHER society that has gone this path over the past 100 years.

  • I could see the concern over un-contracted rigs and dayrates for 2014 if Crude Oil were dropping to $80 or $90 a barrel, but it isn't. Brent is not only over $100, but it is showing stability at those prices for almost 3 years now, and that's EXACTLY what exploration companies want to see when they decide whether or not to drill.

    Any decline in dayrates just makes drilling that much more feasible when Oil prices remain firm.

    This stock is surprisingly cheap.

  • bjspokanimal by bjspokanimal Jan 28, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    Very exciting, to see such a compelling, contrarian play amongst such an elevated, overall market.

    It's a "stock pickers" market, as they say, and contrarian investors such as Buffett and Icahn usually pick 'em the best during such times.

    Spok

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