If you're practically vegetarian, why do I see you often post about how you like that at all the fast food joints... burgers, pizza, etc. You could do worse than a salmon burger at MCD. Most of their meals are franken-processed food anyway. Even if this fish is GM food, it is quite revolutionary, in that this frankenfish and similar innovations could pull the world out of poverty and hunger.
If BAT does make a run at ITYBY (Japan Tobacco is also rumoured to be a suitor), I'd think any potential takeover of RAI would go on the backburner
@11/20/2015 | 04:59am US/Eastern LONDON (Alliance News) - British American Tobacco PLC is understood to have put together a syndicate of investment banks to support a potential takeover of London-listed rival Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, the Financial Times reported. The FT Alphaville blog, citing people claiming to have direct knowledge of the process, said no approach had been made and no certainty one will, but BAT is understood to have corralled a syndicate of banks willing to back a possible offer.
You nailed it dude. A split, a new buyback, and a dividend increase to boot.
Coming soon to a grocery store near you.
@A genetically modified salmon that grows at twice the rate of regular salmon has been approved as food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The eggs for the salmon are raised in a facility in the eastern P.E.I. community of Bay Fortune and exported to Panama, where they're grown in above-ground tanks. This is the first genetically modified food animal approved for sale in the world.
Beachsidefreddy is nowhere in sight. Pumping the DWCH beachball furiously did not help (unless he was short all along). The ball has deflated and the party is over.
Every time I check out this board all I see is a long list of posts to some character called Ron pointing out how #$%$ his investing strategies are. So what about you then.... how great is your return on EMC? It looks like it's been pretty much dead money for 5 years now. I assume you post here because you follow EMC?
The only recent news I am aware of is the layofrs and cancelled mine at TCK and the IO pellet plant idle time at CLF.
@The company also plans to withdraw its Coal Mountain project, in southeastern British Columbia, from the Environmental Assessment process and suspend further work on it in a bid to save cash. The suspension of the project will means that mining will end at the existing Coal Mountain operations in the fourth quarter of 2017.
@Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced today that it is temporarily idling iron ore pellet production at its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by Dec. 1, 2015. The Company stated that until its domestic customers' blast furnace capacity utilization rates improve, existing customer demand will be satisfied from its current pellet inventory.
Likely yes. Also hitting the newswire the last couple of days is that TCK is closing a met coal mine and CLF is idling an IO pellet plant. All the negative news in the steel sector is at least partly responsible for the downward pressure on SXCP.
But unless MT, AKS, or X goes BK and their contracts with SXCP are voided, or any of these three steelmakers shuts down more capacity and pay instead of take provisions kick in and that results in lower revenues to SXCP, this 'sector news' does not impact SXCP in any direct way.
What's so great about it? I saw nothing new there just a fluffy rehash. Last night on CBC I saw an interview with a senior bloomberg energy reporter discussing TRP. The host knew more about the company than that snirking dickhed did. He tried to fluff his way through most of the interview... wasn't even aware TRP had a division operating in energy generation. Doomberg reporting is a joke as far as Canadian companies are concerned... why do you think they hired Amanda Lang?
I don't have a problem with a sale of a 30% stake in the rail division, but unlike a conventional IPO that would have injected cash that would be freely available for deployment, the deal they've struck with the pension fund appears to offer no such advantage. It simply puts 1.25B in what is to all intents and purposes, a locked-in account. How exactly that is supposed to help is beyond me. Like I said, this is very disappointing.
----The only bright spot is that if they were to be folded into an existing stable of GI drugs, they would instantly become quite profitable.---
Months ago, there was speculation that SHPG was contemplating to buy IRWD. It was actually that rumour that led me to this stock, since I am a longtime Shire shareholder. Since then, SHPG has offered to buy DYAX to expand and secure their HAE franchise. IRWD would similarly seem to be a good fit to their GI portfolio. I wonder if, in view of their failure to lock in a buyout of BXLT, at least in the near term, they might decide to revisit IRWD as a target? Their CEO has indicated the firm continues to seek opportunities, even after the DYAX purchase.
@Nov. 02--Irish drugmaker Shire announced Monday that it is buying a Massachusetts biotech for up to $6.5 billion but says it still wants to buy Baxalta, the Chicago biosciences company it has been wooing since summer. "Even with this transaction, we will continue to have the financial firepower to pursue other value-added strategic acquisitions, including Baxalta," Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov said
@Fri, 20th Mar 2015 10:20 LONDON (Alliance News) - Shares in Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc were trading higher in the US on Thursday after rumours the company has become an acquisition target and has been approached by European suitors, including Shire PLC, the Daily Mail reports. The paper said Ironwood has rejected cash offers thought to be in the region of USD30 per share, which would value the company at around USD3.7 billion. Ironwood is considered an attractive takeover target as its Linaclotide treatment for irritable bowel syndrome is a potential blockbuster after being approved by the US Food & Drug Administration in December 2012.
I'm a long, and I could care less about this 'action'. I will be impressed if and when the price breaks out to new highs.Until then, it's all just speculative noise.