OK, now you're going a little wild with the punctuation. Calm down and take deep breaths.
The word "topic" refers to the subject of a particular discussion. On these discussion boards, you can usually find out what the "topic" is by reading the bold face title of each discussion thread.
Usually what happens is that someone will read the "topic", click on the link, and read what the poster has to say about the "topic".
The reader can then respond to the post with his/her own opinion of the "topic".
Responding to a "topic" with a completely different "topic" usually shows that the responder did not understand the original "topic".
How can I help you understand the original "topic"?
robbsbeach, you're doing much better. Misunderstanding the topic aside, cutting and pasting helps you eliminate spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes. Keep working. We're all proud of your progress.
"We rate WALGREEN CO (WAG) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
WALGREEN CO has improved earnings per share by 15.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, WALGREEN CO increased its bottom line by earning $2.56 versus $2.42 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.30 versus $2.56).
The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Food & Staples Retailing industry average. The net income increased by 15.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $624.00 million to $722.00 million.
The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level wh.....
"How about discussing Walgreens current selling price??"
Looks to me like it just keeps going right back up. Is that enough discussion for you?
"Or why the CFO resigned in the middle of a merger??"
Who cares? Evidently they found a better man for the job. That's great!
Looks to me like investors are reacting favorably.
If you remember, and I doubt that you do, WAG stock went from 60 to 76 in a very short period of time. Most of that increase was coming at a time that tax inversion possibilities were being discussed. When WAG made the right decision, most of that run-up was given back.
I remember you bashing WAG for what you mistakenly thought was a done deal on the tax inversion.
When they announced that they would not be doing it, why didn't you praise WAG for making this decision?
WAG stock is right where it would have been had this inversion thing never had come up, and it is gaining most every day. Just another great chapter in this company's history.
Don't you feel kind of ridiculous for bashing this stock ever since it was in the twenties?
Look at all the money you could have made.
Oh well, I guess we all can't be intelligent investors.
You're doing a nice job building sentences, robbsbeach. I'm offering you a little constructive criticism as a means of furthering your progress.
"CC43578 is confused and I can understand why." This sentence is complete with subject and predicate and also is well punctuated. The only problem is ---you never go on to explain why you think I'm confused. Nothing in your 2 paragraphs supports your opening remark.
The rest of your first paragraph attempts to compare the stock market to a retail merchant, but you never really show any comparison. "Buying in" or "stay at home with the hoping thing" are the only two options you give. I don't know of any retail merchant that allows you to walk into the door and buy into the company. As far as the other only option available----what about going out to eat, golfing, fishing, mowing the grass, etc.
In the second paragraph, you take a dramatic turn back to the grammar mistakes I thought you had gotten past. Again, this is not a personal attack. It is designed to help you convey whatever message you are trying to get across.
" The Stock Market employees many highly skilled folks" There's no verb in this part of your sentence. "Employees" is a noun.
"their job is to take money off the equities table" Really? Is that their only job? They don't ever put money ON the equities table?
"in the bid ask spread" As opposed to what?
"based upon a companies revenue/growth outlook model" That's it??????????? Do you really believe that EARNINGS play no part in investing strategies?
"and there debt interest payments" "there"???????????
"debt interest payments will increase so the model was not working" That's cute, imaginative, and nonsensical, but at least you're trying.
To be continued..............
By now you've noticed that there's something a bit abnormal about the posts made by robbsbeach. He seems to inappropriately string words together without fully understanding their meaning. If you try to make sense of any of his posts, you can't.
I occasionally criticize him, but now I am having regrets.
Mental illness is not something to be chastised.
I say that we should let him do his thing, and offer him our support. I'm sure it would mean a lot to robbsbeach.
Too small for WHAT???? If there's an extra weekend or bad weather, investors want to know about it. If there's nothing to hide, why is CVS hiding it? We don't want excuses, we want FULL DISCLOSURE!
What is it ashamed of?
Yeah RIGHT! That's at least a dozen congressmen who've said they were going to "introduce legislation next week" over the last 2 months to address this situation. It just doesn't seem to ever happen. When exactly IS "next week"??????????
Plus, how can you have a "BACKLASH" when nothing has happened yet?
Just another mindless, clueless, ignorant basher along with previous failures such as gayboy_fl, jeffrey_vs, yank-tard, etc.
Can you give a few examples? I suspect not. Just another basher.
In case you missed it, WAG sales (19,401MIL) beat expectations. Sales were up 5.9% and same-store sales were up 4.8%.
In fact, prescription numbers, Rx sales, and total profits were ALL up.
Looks like whatever WAG is doing is working.
The pumpers always resort to name-calling when they feel threatened. I asked a simple question and I was attacked.
If CVS has nothing to hide, why are they hiding it? Why not trust investors to make our own decisions based on up-to-date information?
Check out the difference between the performance of CVS vs WAG on the MAX chart on the summary page. By refusing to offer full disclosure, CVS is stifling their stock growth. WAG still offers full disclosure, and look how it's stock did compared to CVS. CVS investors are being railroaded into stock performance that is less than it's potential.
"So they don't have to waste their time answering stupid questions on a monthly basis."
So you're saying CVS investors aren't intelligent enough to be able to analyze monthly data????????????????