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blackoutbuzz 699 posts  |  Last Activity: 37 minutes ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 37 minutes ago Flag

    Stop the mindless cheerleading. The new VMW is constantly hitting new 52 week lows.

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    CREE & GE?

    by moneytb Feb 7, 2016 4:59 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 41 minutes ago Flag

    It is, but really only to secure access to chips. If multiple vendors can deliver the quantities of chips GE requires, then from their perspective, it makes more sense to have more, not less, competitors vying for sales to the firm in order to keep prices low.

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    Up on an ugly day

    by monkeypull2 Feb 8, 2016 12:52 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 47 minutes ago Flag

    I wonder what the average price is of all the shares CREE has bought back?

    @@Companies lose billions buying back their own stock When a company shells out money to buy its own shares, Wall Street usually cheers. The move makes the company's profit per share look better, and many think buybacks have played a key role pushing stocks higher in the seven-year bull market. But buybacks can also sap companies of cash that they could be using to grow for the future, no matter if the price of those shares rises or falls. And the recent losses highlight another criticism: Companies may be good at finding oil or selling bathroom trinkets, but they aren't always smart stock investors. Some corporations bought ever more of their own shares even as prices tripled from financial-crisis lows and several measures showed the market was overvalued.

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    No Proxy Fight!

    by skyblade5605 3 hours ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 51 minutes ago Flag

    Don't you have to be a shareholder to put forward a resolution for consideration at the annual meeting? Does CP hold shares in NSC?

    @Canadian Pacific said Tuesday that it plans to submit a shareholder resolution on a possible deal at Norfolk Southern's annual meeting this spring.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 3 hours ago Flag

    What about for a company growing at 25%? Is it too high for that?

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    What is the short thesis?

    by spence1012002 23 hours ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    Unlike DHT and TNK, NAT is fully exposed to the spot rate market. Does that justify a valuation premium? Apparently it does.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz 17 hours ago Flag

    So a COS executive team and BOD will live on after all, with salaries and bonuses now going to SU personnel re-assigned to the new positions at COS, while the SU positions they leave open are backfilled. What happened to all those cost savings SU would achieve through elimination the COS leadership, huh lobsterhead? Poof... right out the window.

    @CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - (COS.TO) — Canadian Oil Sands Limited ("COS") today announced the new membership of the COS Board of Directors and senior leadership team. Effective immediately, COS Board is now composed of the following individuals:

    Ernest F.H. (Harry) Roberts, Chair
    Maureen McCaw
    Mel Benson
    Steve Reynish
    Alister Cowan
    Effective immediately, COS senior leadership team is now composed of the following individuals:

    Sandy Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Jolienne Guillemaud, Chief Financial Officer
    Jacquie Moore, Corporate Secretary

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    RAI Green

    by notsoobviousman1 Feb 8, 2016 12:20 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 8, 2016 12:29 PM Flag

    Yup tobacco stocks continue to hold up in this down market. NSRGY also holding up fairly well, but in that case there's the annual dividend in April to consider. If these defensive stocks start to dive and VIX spikes intto the 40+ ranges then that's about the strongest indicator you can get that the bear is on the loose. Right now he's still just rattling the cage.

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    Can Shire get any cheaper?

    by gizmondo123 Feb 5, 2016 11:58 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 8, 2016 12:25 PM Flag

    Yup, but markets continue to correct so no need to rush in. SHP closed at 3498 GBp on the LSE so still another ~3% drop to test support at 3400. Also looking to add more NVO... that one is priority since I already have a decent sized position in SHPG-BXLT.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 8, 2016 12:15 AM Flag

    The meeting today was not intended to lead to any oil production agreement, but simply to determine if an emergency meeting of oil exporting nations to do that was viable.

    @The two ministers, who met on Sunday in Riyadh, discussed Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino’s recent discussions with other crude producers and the results of those meetings that seek cooperation among suppliers to bring stability to the market, the Saudi ministry said in an e-mailed statement. Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, the biggest exporter, are both members of OPEC, which supplies about 40 percent of the world’s oil. “I’m very happy to meet and consult with my colleague Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino,” Naimi said in the statement. “It was a successful meeting in a positive atmosphere,” he said, without elaborating.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 8, 2016 12:01 AM Flag

    There's a battle looming, and no-one knows who will win. Certainly not you or I.

    @Money managers’ combined short and long positions in WTI, rose to 497,280 futures and options contracts in the week ended Feb. 2., according to the CFTC. Shorts increased by 9.7 percent to near the all-time high reached three weeks ago, while longs, or bets that prices will gain, climbed to the highest level since June, the data shows.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 5:17 PM Flag

    LULU founder and former CEO, whom I admittedly know nothing about, had this to say recently. It strikes me as a particularly accurate description of the current state of the media.

    @“As human beings, let’s call it like it is,” the statement said. “Any attempt by the press to make this controversial and into something it is not – is because media is a digital commodity product, unable to differentiate itself in any way but through manufactured fantasy. The media needs to create news in order to manufacture media hits, and sell ads. I understand and I am sympathetic.”

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    Utopia for Gild and any American company

    by vanzinf Feb 6, 2016 10:58 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 5:05 PM Flag

    The problem is USA wants to have its cake and eat it too. Tax the corporation sure, but let market forces determine US product prices. If the company US profits rise in consequence, then the government obtains more in tax revenue. If the government object to the high prices of drugs, then as another poster stated, they should improve the structure of federal agencies to ensure higher negotiating leverage. If government adopted a single-payer drug insurance program for all its citizens, they would exert much more power in determining drug prices.

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    How many of you can say

    by mavrick.hounded Feb 7, 2016 2:02 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 2:07 PM Flag

    What is your problem? If I was your mother (and how I feel sorry she had to deliver you into this world and raise you), I would shove two bars of soap in your filthy mouth and tape it shut for an hour.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 1:57 PM Flag

    He uses it deliberately. How else would he capture the ears of America?

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    Have decided to vote for Sanders

    by aaplbash3345 Feb 6, 2016 8:49 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 1:52 PM Flag

    I agree. My point was that Americans label Canada as Socialist when in fact the nation has a strong capitalist base and tendancies, as evidenced by the popularity of Dragons Den here. The fact is you can have the best of both worlds.

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    Have decided to vote for Sanders

    by aaplbash3345 Feb 6, 2016 8:49 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 7, 2016 1:43 PM Flag

    I find it amusing that socialist Canada was several years ahead of Capitalist and TV Reality Show inventor USA in bringing a business venture reality show to the public. To boot, Canada's Dragons' Den, based on a show of the same name initially developed by Japanese media, was brought to the Canadian market by no less than a Public TV broadcaster CBC, and two of the original Canadian dragons Kevin O'Leary and Robert Herjavec starred in the USA Shark Tank series from its inception.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Feb 6, 2016 7:20 PM Flag

    Look no further than Canadair.

    The Federal government must demand transfer of the multiple-voting Class A shares from the family to the government and seats on the BOD as a condition of any equity injection. This would effectively prevent foreign or private equity takeovers that would be to the detriment of both Canada and BBD shareholders alike.

    Last time around government sold the crown corporation to BBD after incurring huge losses on development of the Challenger jet, while BBD and the family profited immensely afterward. Well think of this as payback time... a reverse Canadair transaction that allows the government to recover those lost profits via the new CSeries. And the family and common shareholders can stick along for the ride if they like.

    @Federal officials are privately telling reporters the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is concerned about how Bombardier is run, particularly the company’s ownership structure that gives its founding family control of the company through a special category of multiple-voting shares. Some industry observers point out that the dual-class shares are in fact protecting the company from a foreign takeover, which would be made easier as the company’s stock price has fallen below $1 (Canadian). They note that a buyer would likely break the company up, creating a political and economic crisis for Canada’s aerospace sector as the effects ripple to suppliers and other companies.

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    Trucking Stocks

    by echk06 Feb 6, 2016 11:58 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 6, 2016 12:54 PM Flag

    I've been riding the rails, specifically CNI (more accurately CNR.TO), down through this correction. CNR.TO has been stuck in a wide trading range of 70-90 for well over a year now, but overall has been pretty resilient. It's a long-term holding for me that has provided a very decent return over the years, and I plan to hold it forever, as I do tobacco stocks.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 6, 2016 12:45 PM Flag

    This puts USA (aka the coalition) firmly between a rock and a hard place. After years complaining about the lack of commitment by SA to put men into direct ground combat with the 'enemy' , that nation has now called USA's bluff.

    An invasion of Syria, even if under the guise of attacking ISIS, will be rightly viewed as a declaration of war. I do not see how Russia and Iran would stand idly by. No unanimous approval by UN Security council will be forthcoming. So once again, USA (aka the coalition) will be drawn into an illegal war.

    If USA rejects the offer, which I think they will end up doing if they have any common sense remaining, then SA will be exposed as a false ally. It's about time this all came to a head.

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