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blackoutbuzz 674 posts  |  Last Activity: 4 minutes 28 seconds ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 4 minutes 28 seconds ago Flag

    Do they know what oled even is?

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    by notsoobviousman1 Mar 4, 2015 7:46 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    Not so sure there's going to be any big pullback. What's your target entry point?

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    Is it confirmed that it uses pholed (phosphorescent oled) technology? I only recall seeing references to p-oled (plastic oled).

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    by ggggg51 Feb 26, 2015 10:26 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 4, 2015 5:59 PM Flag

    ya gotta love that price spike a few days before the news broke... a nice opportunity for the big dogs to dump it on unsuspecting investors who thought things were maybe set to turn around. Take a listen... this dog had its last bark arf arf, now it's just whimpering before it gets put down.

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    by ggggg51 Feb 26, 2015 10:26 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 4, 2015 5:55 PM Flag

    up shiatts creek. This ugly dog was long overdue to be taken out back behind the shed and shot down. Brookfield bled it dry and now they will acquire the company by paying off their debt. Then they will clean up the mess made by management, make it lean and mean, and sell it for a tidy profit. Shareholders on the other hand, will get nothing.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 4, 2015 5:45 PM Flag

    To get any WJS article in its entirety, just do a google search on the preview text you have and you will find the link to the complete article... here's the crux of the one you posted about.

    @@@@@Bombardier Children’s Stake in Company to Drop Just Below 50% Recent equity offering diminishes voting control of company founder’s four children By PAUL VIEIRA March 4, 2015 3:23 p.m. ET The four children of Bombardier Inc. ’s founder will see their voting control over the plane and train maker dip below 50% as a result of a recent equity offering aimed at bolstering the company’s balance sheet. When combined with the votes controlled by other relatives who are active in the company, family control sits at 53.20%, down from a pre-offering 58.24% level. Those relatives are Executive Chairman Pierre Beaudoin , grandson of founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, and Laurent Beaudoin and Jean-Louis Fontaine, sons-in-law of the founder who sit on the company’s board. The details were contained in a proxy circular filed with Canadian securities regulators ahead of a special meeting the Montreal company will hold later this month to seek shareholder approval for an increase in the company’s number of shares outstanding. The reduced control over voting shares will put a premium on family harmony and agreement on the future direction of the company, which has struggled amid an ambitious plan to compete with Boeing Co. and Airbus in the smallest category of mainline passenger jets.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Mar 4, 2015 5:33 PM Flag

    Believe it or don't. Today SHPG closed at 5250 pence on the LSE. So that target has a 10% upside.

    @@@@Shire : *GOLDMAN RAISES SHIRE PRICE TARGET TO 6400 PENCE - 'CONVICTION BUY LIST' 03/03/2015 | 01:38am US/Eastern

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    Earnings miss

    by garroty Mar 4, 2015 9:37 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 4, 2015 11:20 AM Flag

    Does this sound like a company in trouble to you?

    @@@@@1:35 am Middleby misses by $0.04, reports revs in-line (MIDD) : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $0.94 per share, $0.04 worse than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.98; revenues rose 15.3% year/year to $435 mln vs the $432.5 mln consensus. Net sales increased 15.3% in the fourth quarter and 14.5% for the full fiscal year of 2014 over the comparative prior year periods. Excluding the impact of acquisitions, sales increased 7.4% during the fourth quarter and 8.4% for the full year. Net sales at the company's Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group increased 14.8% in the fourth quarter and 16.3% for the full fiscal year of 2014 over the comparative 2013 periods. During fiscal 2013, the company completed the acquisitions of Celfrost and Wunder-Bar. During fiscal 2014, the company completed the acquisitions of Market Forge and Concordia. Excluding the impact of these acquisitions, sales increased 9.0% in the fourth quarter and 8.9% for the full year.

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    Is BTI the real deal now?

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 11:09 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 3, 2015 7:50 PM Flag

    Both look interesting, but I have to wonder how ITYBY is going to grow in USA after they integrate the brands they acquire from the RAI-LO merger. There are not many opportunities to expand further.... maybe VGR? For BTI the path is clear... eventually they can buy out RAILO.

    I definitely want to invest the cash proceeds from the LO takeover in the tobacco biz, but I prefer to keep the risk spread out across multiple companies. From that perspective, BTI, ITYBY, and VGR all fit the bill ( I currently hold shares in MO, RAI, and LO).

    RAI has had a very strong runup leading into the merger, so the expected benefits may already be largely priced into it. Buying BTI would offer some risk reduction but still keep me indirectly invested in the RAILO story and the jewel of the LO business - Newport Menthol. I don't get that with ITYBY or VGR. Decisions, decisions....

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    lumber at 19 month low

    by nadsmis Feb 25, 2015 2:23 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 3, 2015 6:50 PM Flag

    The OP is correct. Prices at HDI are irrelevant. Lumber futures have been steadily declining and are down roughly 15% in the last few months. Log prices are also trending down. Not very good news for WY in the near term.

    @Because of lower demand for wood and high log inventories in China, the country reduced its log imports towards the end of 2014 with import volumes in the 4Q/14 being at their lowest levels in almost two years. The biggest year-over-year declines were seen in the importation of logs from New Zealand and the US, while Russian import volumes have been fairly stable the past three years.
    Not only have the log volumes arriving to China declined this fall, so have the costs of the imported logs, which were seven percent lower, in US dollar terms, in the 4Q/14 as compared to the same quarter in 2013, reports the WRQ. Prices for radiata pine from New Zealand and hemlock from the US fell more than ten percent year-over-year, while Russian log prices remained practically unchanged. Russia, New Zealand and Australia continue to be the low-cost softwood log suppliers to China.

    @Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Lower lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia resulted in generally lower sawlog prices in both the US and Canada in the 3Q/14, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The biggest price declines were seen in the US South and in the Interior of British Columbia, where prices were down 3-10% from the 2Q/14.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 3, 2015 10:37 AM Flag

    Saying it has an oled screen doesn't cut it. Neither does saying it's a p-oled screen. He needs to say the display uses pholed technology. What are the odds he says that? Yeah... I thought so.

    @@@@@LONDON, 16th February 2015 —LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its first all-metal luxury Android Wear device, LG Watch Urbane, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. he LG Watch Urbane follows closely in the footsteps ofthe LG Watch R, the first smartwatch with a full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which LG launched in October 2014. The LG Watch Urbane is crafted around the same 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display as the LG Watch R but features a narrower bezel that gives it sleeker lines.

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    SPY Weekly Chart

    by ibdman15 Feb 27, 2015 12:20 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 5:08 PM Flag

    Yeah, cause Greenspam is credible...

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    Obama and Netanyahu

    by ibdman15 Mar 2, 2015 8:38 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 5:06 PM Flag

    Who invited the Israeli PM to speak at Congress anyway?

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 5:03 PM Flag

    And yet, as I have stated on numerous occasions, I am not a banker, just a simple individual investor... go figure huh. You OTOH are definitely a religious zealot and/or alien cult follower, fan of conspiracy theory, and above all a Loony! Life is rich....

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    translation please

    by herjrr Feb 28, 2015 7:20 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 4:54 PM Flag

    Well, now that they've done this large new round of financing - shares and debt - there is NO excuse to break the company into large pieces, and I doubt that is going to happen. That kind of move will certainly result in class-action suits and close government and even police scrutiny, as attested to by the events surrounding SNC.TO. If they do decide to divest a major division like trains or private jets, then the proper way to do that would be through a spin-off to current shareholders.

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    translation please

    by herjrr Feb 28, 2015 7:20 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 3:58 PM Flag

    Yes that's what it means. But then why did BBD put out a new debt offering if they plan to divest assets to reduce debt? And why oh why did they do secondary share and debt offerings before the CS300 first flight? Surely waiting until after that occured would have gotten them better terms. This silliness has to stop.

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    Is BTI the real deal now?

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 11:09 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 3:40 PM Flag

    Well, as the dividend_man you should know better! All kidding aside, I found that out when I first started buying shares in various EU companies.

    UK seems to be very oriented at attracting corporations and investors. Look at all the recent tax-inversion attempts by USA companies to move to Ireland for example... ABBV-SHPG comes to mind.

    Anyway, I am thinking what to do with the proceeds from LO when they buyout closes... was originally thinking VGR but now leaning towards BTI.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    First they bought DUK Ohio assets. Now maybe AEP's. I suppose FE could follow after that.

    @@@@@State regulators last week rejected AEP Ohio's proposal to guarantee the Columbus utility a profit on its share of a coal-fired power plant. The amount of power in that proposal was relatively small, but AEP and Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) have similar proposals for more plants that will be impacted by the decision. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled that such agreements are legal but AEP's specific proposal was not beneficial for ratepayers. That leaves the door open for future plans, but such proposals would have to show a better benefit for customers. AEP Ohio said it is evaluating the decision "and considering how to address those newly disclosed factors," spokeswoman Terri Flora said in an email.
    "We have not made a decision about the future of our competitive generation assets," AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said. "We are still evaluating strategic options and aren't going to speculate."

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 1:57 PM Flag

    And yet SHPG is down quite a bit the last couple of days. Maybe some funds are taking end of month profits?

    @@@@@SAINT HELIER (Alliance News) - Shire PLC on Monday said it has submitted a New Drug Application or NDA with the US Food and Drug Administration for its investigational compound Lifitegrast for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. The company noted that the NDA submission is supported by the totality of evidence from four clinical trials with more than 1,800 patients. These included one Phase 2 study, two Phase 3 efficacy and safety studies, and one long-term Phase 3 safety study. Lifitegrast is a novel small-molecule integrin inhibitor. It binds to the integrin LFA-1 or lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1, a cell surface protein found on leukocytes, and blocks the interaction of LFA-1 with its cognate ligand ICAM-1 or intercellular adhesion molecule-1. Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface.

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    Nasdaq 5k bubble

    by bulls_are_sheep Mar 2, 2015 1:04 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Mar 2, 2015 1:43 PM Flag

    Bulls are more like wolves in sheep's clothing. Bears are the real sheep these days it seems...all flocking together on the SPY board for comfort.

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