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blackoutbuzz 682 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 4 minutes ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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    part of an article on apple

    by franksaidso 13 hours ago
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 2 hours 4 minutes ago Flag

    So it turns out LG and Samsung will be supplying the oled screens for APPL's watch.

    @@@@@(Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and the display-making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply screens for Apple Inc's smartwatches, The Electronic Times reported on Monday.The report, which cited unidentified industry sources, said LG Display will be the sole supplier of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple watches that go on sale in April. Samsung Display will also become a supplier for the next version of the smartwatch that is expected to go on sale either sometime in the second half of this year or early 2016, the South Korean newspaper said

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    You remind me of Homer Simpson.

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    Is BTI the real deal now?

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 11:09 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    Not true... there is no UK tax withheld on dividends to US investors.

  • Reply to

    Is BTI the real deal now?

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 11:09 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 5 hours ago Flag

    Incorrect. There is no withholding tax on dividends.

    @@@@A few countries do not charge any taxes on dividends paid to foreign investors. So foreign investors receive the entire dividends paid by companies based in those countries. For example, the U.K. charges no taxes on dividends paid by British companies (excluding REITS) to U.S. investors.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 13 hours ago Flag

    A suitable response to neutralize the effect would be to terminate Senator McCain and incite peace protests here in the Land of the Free.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 13 hours ago Flag

    You wouldn't recognize a rainbow or ray of sunshine if it smacked you across the head. Not my problem you choose to live in PermaDoom while the world passes you by.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 13 hours ago Flag

    So what you are saying is there is PermaDoom (aka Hell aka right here right now) and there is Heaven... is that it? Great... glad to get that all sorted out.

  • Reply to

    Nice looking Chart building

    by railsnstocks Feb 27, 2015 4:40 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 5:43 PM Flag

    Tell that to Moody's

    @@@New York, February 27, 2015 -- Moody's today downgraded the ratings of Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody), including its Corporate Family Rating (CFR) to B2 from Ba3, probability of default rating (PDR) to B2-PD from Ba3-PD, senior secured credit facility rating to Ba3 from Ba2, senior unsecured rating to B3 from Ba3, and the rating on junior subordinated debentures to Caa1 from B2. The company's Speculative Grade Liquidity rating is affirmed at SGL-2. The ratings outlook is negative.RATINGS RATIONALE The downgrade reflects recent deterioration in performance as a result of weak market conditions and our expectation that meaningful recovery is unlikely over the next eighteen months. The company's Debt/ EBITDA, as adjusted, approached 7x in 2014, and we anticipate further deterioration in earnings in 2015. The company's credit profile has been especially impacted by the weak performance of the Australian division as a result of challenging metallurgical coal markets. Although the company's met coal operations continue to benefit from advantageous exchange rates, proximity to key markets in Asia and favorable cost position relative to the US peers, they are unable to generate meaningful EBITDA at current price levels. The negative outlook reflects our expectation that metallurgical coal markets will remain weak over the next eighteen months, with increasing risks to the downside, while the company's Debt/ EBITDA, as adjusted, will continue to track above 7x. A ratings upgrade is unlikely but would be considered if Debt/ EBITDA were to approach 5x, with neutral to mildly positive free cash flows. A further downgrade would be considered if liquidity deteriorated, free cash flows were persistently negative, and/or Debt/ EBITDA exceeded 7x on a sustained basis

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 4:59 PM Flag

    Really? I could sworn it was a lot sooner than that ten years ago.

    I still have not seen any news out on the Konica-Minolta roll2roll oled lighting fab that was supposed to start volume production by end of 2014. I wonder what the hold up is...

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    The liability that comes with this firm is

    by fredinpenn Feb 27, 2015 11:34 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 2:02 PM Flag

    Have you ever been long a stock in your whole life?

  • Notice how FE is desperately trying to hold this level? That is the current 50 week SMA line. Don't worry... when the NJ BPU issues their ruling (as soon as March) the stock price will break down through that line. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

    @@@@The state Division of Rate Counsel has endorsed a decision by an administrative law court judge to order a $107 million reduction in annual revenues for Jersey Central Power & Light. And the agency wants further reductions that could mean even lower bills for JCP&L customers.The case, originally brought by rate counsel alleged that the utility was earning more than state regulators had approved, has dragged on for more than three years. The administrative law court’s recommendation could be approved, modified, or rejected by the state Board of Public Utilities as early as next month.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    And that begs the question... what happened to the growth story? Wait let me guess... 2016 yeah that's the ticket...

  • seriously, what the hellla is up with the minute by minute Reuters 'news' releases?

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    LORILLARD INC 3/20/2015 $67.50 Call

    by axpkocop Feb 26, 2015 11:36 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 12:09 PM Flag

    Interesting... If the FTC issued a positive ruling before expiry, the discount between LO and RAI associated with risk arbitrage would disappear. That gap is ~6% or ~$4 potential upside to LO stock price, which is a lot more than the dividend amount.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 11:30 AM Flag

    But the stock is holding up nicely

    @@@@@Pembina Pipeline Cuts Q4 Profit; Blames Midstream Business, Costs 06:45 AM EST, 02/27/2015 (MT Newswires) -- Pembina Pipeline (PBA), provider of oil and gas transportation services, Thursday after market hours reported lower earnings for Q4 ended December 31 due mainly to reduced gross profit in its midstream business and higher taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The firm said net profit was C$84 million, or C$0.22 per diluted share, a decline from last year's C$95 million, or C$0.29 per diluted share. This was after generating revenues of C$1.3 billion, essentially unchanged from the previous year, and net revenues of C$304 million, down 20% year-over-year on the heels of the continuous drop in commodity prices. Operating expenses also weighed on earnings after rising to C$117 million from C$101 million a year earlier due to new in-service assets

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Feb 27, 2015 11:13 AM Flag

    Ahoy, there's a treasure buried there maties

    @@@@@(TSX: MBT) Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. ("MTS Allstream" or the "Company") will announce the refreshed strategy resulting from its top-to-bottom strategic review on Thursday, May 7, 2015. "We are making good progress in our review and uncovering the hidden gems within the organization," said Jay Forbes, Chief Executive Officer. "We are a great organization that has not met its full potential, and I look forward to sharing our refreshed strategic plans with all our stakeholders in May."

  • Reply to

    Large inventory buildup

    by serfbum1 Feb 26, 2015 6:11 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 10:16 PM Flag

    I have no problem with inventory builds, but I do sure have a problem with a $3.9M inventory writedown. With each quarter that passes, I am growing increasingly skeptical of management's ability to negotiate sales contracts.

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    BUYOUT PRICE NOW 71.78 AS OF 2-19-2015

    by jpf250 Feb 19, 2015 6:18 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 8:17 PM Flag

    Yes, if you hold LO shares when the deal closes, the price of RAI ultimately determines the value of your shares. And yes, absolutely LO is tracking RAI and will continue to do so.

    But in addition to all that, an arbitrage spread currently exists to factor in the risk that the deal fails to go through. Today, based on the closing prices of RAI=75.63 and LO=68.48 that spread amounts to (0.2909*75.63+50.50)-68.48=4.02, or 5.9% of LO price

    The day the FTC issues approval, that spread will instantly vanish - the prices of RAI and LO will adjust to exactly match up to the formula and then trade in lockstep until the transaction officially closes. That 'one-shot' adjustment is what I'm am referring to and wondering about. If the FTC approved the deal tonight, how do you think the stock prices would react tomorrow to close the arb spread?

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    Is AIXG destined for DUDness?

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 23, 2015 12:56 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 6:34 PM Flag

    I just took a quick look at FY14 financials. At the current burn rate, these guys can continue on for AT LEAST THREE MORE YEARS. Makes me wonder Loony... will you even live to see the glorious day AIXG finally dies?

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Feb 26, 2015 6:13 PM Flag

    revenue = volume * price I'm sure they know that. sheesh

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