NO, but, SBUX should start buying every Public Library it can! Many Cities are faced with cutting costs and a Public Library, though a steadfast landmark across america are becoming far less relevant than EVER BEFORE. The INTERNET has rendered a library almost obselete. Add to this, the mobile internet, and NUMROUS existing and up and coming sites that again, will further reduce the need to have a library.
I know, its sad but like the horse drawn buggy and the buggy whip, libraries are no longer a necessity.
That said, Libraries could become VERY RELEVANT again by PRIVATIZING them! Why not let a SBUX buy your library and relieve your town of having to staff and revolve book inventory? Not to mention ADDING a property to the tax rolls!
SBUX could keep the current staff, re-fit the library to include a coffee/tea counter, shop area with wifi etc., etc.
This is a WIN-WIN-WIN scenario for everyone involved including those who still want to use a library!
Howard? Any comments? I mean talk about helping out communities across America as well as expanding your distribution network etc., etc. and I'd bet the price will be substantially less than tax payers were billed to build, staff, stock, and upkeep the facility!
Just an IDEA !
approaches! Good news on FB data, teens who claim they have left for some other service admit they check FB often to check for any news/updates from friends or Family..............Hmmmmm, someone must be using FB!
Instagram is one the the growing harbors where new users AND TEENS can be found and it is just now entering the REVENUE phase of its biz plan!
Whatsapp!? well I ask the same question, Whats up!? Enjoy the dip, cause earnings are alittle more than a month away and I think FB rocks the boat again! all IMHO.....todays funk is not tomorrow new rule!
LMAO! Data suggests otherwise in fact an interesting note of teens is that while they say they are walking away from FB, they ALWAYS check FB to see whats going on!? LMAO! Oh also many who do "leave" like Instagram which is just now generating revenues!
Enjoy the dip cause earnings are around the corner! Put a cup on cause SHORTS are gonna get kicked......AGAIN! IMHO !
Of course one more explanation is that Waxman was born without testicles. Of course we'll never know and I am not volunteering to check! LMAO!
In fact between Pelosi, Reid, and Waxman, I believe Pelosi is the only one with a SET! However, she doesn't have a brain............oh woe are we without the "Wizard of Oz" to provide a couple sets and a brain!
BAC got a loud and clear NO (Nein) in 2011 after a fairly convincing message to shareholders that the DIV would be increased (!) that year.
Here we are 3 whopping years later and no change. With I might add, a status of possible, continued .... no change.
As I understand it (since I am too lazy to do the math) a doubling of the DIV from 4 cents to 8 cents per year would run over 400+ million bucks so IF, indeed, BAC has between 5 and 10 billion that COULD be used to reward shareholders, then a 5 cent (or 20 cent per year) DIV is not unreasonable AND...leaves plenty for a share buy back. All IMHO.........and...time will soon tell !
I'm expecting a nickle a quarter and the rest applied to a share buyback............a nickle talks...a penny walks.........IMHO
The FDA just surprised EVERYONE with its earlier than expected approval of OTEZLA!
I LOVE the SMELL OF PANIC coming this MONDAY MORNING as SHORTS, NAYSAYERS, and GREEDY Hedgies get their REARENDS handed to them by the MARKET.......it kind of........well it kind of.......well, it SMELLS LIKE VICTORY!
LMAO! Oh and to the DUMB ETFs slimming back on their positions.........I have to ask........why do you charge ANY KIND OF FEE for your BLIND actions?
SCALPED! OUCH !!!!!! ...and no, you don't deserve a KISS before the MARKET and LONGS have their way with you! LMAO!
Can you please tell us how many elected officials benefited from the announcement and subsequent sell-off of GILD? In otherwords how many were SHORT? How many have so called DARK POOL accounts they (supposedly) know nothing about who coincidentally BENEFITED from the GILD sell-off? How many of their staffers/relatives benefited?
Thank you! Oh wait, whats that? You don't follow this kind of activity? EEEffffffffffffffffff the SEC....
Hey Waxman, what is GILD's GOV'T cost ratio? I mean after licensing, staffing, FDA protocol adherence as well as IRS adherence and the NUMEROUS other Gov't agencies, ( FED, STATE, and LOCAL) are involved (and the associated cost of compliance with such) in JUST BRINGING ONE DRUG to market through efficacy phases etc., what is GILDs COST?
You don't know!? Neither do I but I'm not asking GILD to drop their prices, YOU ARE !
Okay, lets assume the ratio is ONLY 1 to 1 ! Thats STILL TOO MUCH ! Geeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !
it is the gov't process that brings costs up so high.
You see Mr Waxman, the costs of developing a new drug are often the lowest costs involved in the process! The rest of the costs come from compliance with the FDA, and numerous gov't protocols, regulations, laws, entities, agencies and thats before addressing specific State/Institutional requirements.
Do you want a balance sheet to figure out how much GILD is making on Solvaldi? I only aks becuase you must realize you already get numerous reports via the SECs regualtions/protocals/reports as well as via the IRS with NUMEROUS protocals/reports.
These cost go on for YEARS...via mandatory PHASED TRIALS. Now no one wants to compromise the process BUT Mr Waxman, I hope YOU can understand the magnitude of NONSENSE and COSTS our innovation medical industry must endure JUST TO BRING ONE DRUG to the marketplace.
Mr Waxman, YOU already have the powert to bring costs DOWN and it is in EVERYONES interest to do so! Consider all the costs mentioned above and I think you and your cronies in DC can find some cost cutting in this bogus, ring around the rosie process IMPOSED on a LIFE SAVING industry. DO YOUR JOB first please and answer your constituents questions truthfully when they call you complaining about drug costs. Educate them on how YOU and your buddies have committed a monetary INTERDICTION MISSION of EVERY INNOVATINE DRUG COMPANY in the US. You can't have it both ways Mr Waxman, you own this.
especially given the forward looking pipeline.
Solvaldi too expensive? Every new discovery/innovation comes to market with a rich price and as time goes by economy of scale kicks in and prices come down ESPECIALLY when a competitors product comes along.
Mr Waxman, alot of that 1000.00 per day is to recover cost of development as well as the LENGTHY PROCESS and cost of the FDA's phased trial process which of course costs ALOT of $$'s.
After costs, the FOR PROFIT INDUSTRY likes to MAKE A PROFIT. Remember, the FOR PROFIT industry has employees who pay income taxes as well as spend $$ within their communities etc., etc.
Perhaps Congress wants a balance sheet to see how much a company is actually making OH HEY! GUESS WHAT, YOU already get such Mr Waxman, its called financial reporting IAW the laws and regualtory bodies such as the SEC etc., .......as well as filing taxes. Yet two more costly requirements imposed upon the corporate world by Wa. DC and clowns.
By the way Mr Waxman, how many levels of government, government agencies/entities/protocols/elements must a corporation like GILD deal with/satisfy/report too, pay, adhere to policy, procedure,law, regulations etc., etc.? For ONE NEW DRUG ?
Mr Waxman, if you want to see costs come down, then I would suggest you best get to work on it !
#$%$ FORD? What is holding F back? hedgies? Leadership? the government? This is an OUTRAGE for shareholders. Talk about a fixed/locked market, there is ZERO justification for the GROSS GAP between GM and F PE ratios. ZERO !
...and then the GE range bound syndrome from essentailly 2011 to present except for a dip and a pop but gravity brought it right back to the 25 range +/-. Ge Cap has not benefited shareholders at all. In fact, buying back shares hasn't benefited shareholders.
Now Mr Cheyn I made good money with GE.....but it seems the train stopped in this inexplicable RANGEBOUND zone of about 23 to 26 (if one is lucky).
There have been SO MANY better places to have ones money over the last 3 years and GE has been little more than STUCK IN THE MUD.
When will GE get back to the 40's? How about at least a buck dividend? GE has become little more than SO BIG its real value is not refelcted in its stock price which in my view, equates to a pretty looking utility stock wearing lipstick.
However, in the VERY LONG term, GE is probably worth the wait......if you're in your 20's! LMAO! All IMHO of course.....and its good to see GE has at least one fan !
along with it's buddies, CSCO, EMC.....and a host of others.
Read an article stating GE might be ripe for an activist investor.......................I would say this is a gross under-statement of the situation.
GE did well to climb ut of the ashes during the last major correction BUT...it is NO WHERE near its highs of the last decade or so.
GE is to stocks what Sears has become to retail, NOTHING. All IMHO...........
Ya made me stop to reflect! Given the backdrop of momentums like NFLX and TSLA...and the accelerating advertising trends in MOBILE, combined with FBs REVENUE MINING efforts, I think we could look back 9 months from now and say FB was under priced ! I might be wrong but there is really little to compare FB too other than to say that a continued increase in MOBILE as evidenced by the YELPs/GRPNs/ GOOGs and others coupled with the growing interest advertisers have with MOBILE and the new Video Ads concept that is coming.......I think MOBILE takes some wind out of TV adver. Budgets and benefits directly in this transition. This may prove to be an advertsing tsunami changing lanes from TV to Mobile.......you see I can MUTE or change channels on my TV ! LMAO! All IMHO !
I might add here, IT's ALL ABOUT WIRELESS ! That's where we are headed! Assuming this is accurate, there is no better time than now, to start picking your players! I think its safe to assume FB fits in regardless of who the players end up ultimately being! At least, so far............! IMHO !
I think so! Mobile advertising is JUST NOW gaining momentum and of course, FB is the main attraction. Instagram recently announced its intention to advertise and a contract is or is about to, be inked.
Whatsapp starts to see subscription revenue before years end and with a gaining audience of users/subsrcibers, this is yet another FB source of revenue.
To add to all of the above, the communications and entertainment industries are headed into a slow merge where firms like NFLX, AMZN, all tel-co's including CALL, all CABLE co's......adding SIRI and we can't forget the big techs who want in as well, like AAPL, GOOG, MSFT.....to name a few.
Simply put, it is easier than ever before to step back, view the above sectors and ask why they haven't already merged into one major sector with a handfull of players. The answer is simple it is slowly merging right now! Cable co consolidation is merely the first step to an ongoing process that will reshape the above!
FB is becoming a tool one takes everywhere they go. A form of communication/research/ and simply put, a Life-ictionary! Where just about anything one wants can be found be it an opinion, a message, a work device, or merely checking the weather or boating conditions! LMAO.....you get the idea! All IMHO and to be sure, I am sure there are many more players/applications that FB presents or will create and to be fair, there are those trying to chisel into the game to compete with FB but right now, FB has transformed itself into a 8 lane highway from the two lane country road of a few years back IMHO !