Good point. If there a lot of employee stock options outstanding a split might be necessary but could go for that.
"natural" is a term having NO clinically relevant, objective criteria.and is therefore meaningless. However, if "organic" sells give the suckers all they want to buy.
I think I'm talking to myself in the mrror when I read you, deedo LOL :-) I, too, have a grunch of T and VZ (mostly from the Judge Greene breakup and reaggregation) and am a "seasoned citizen".
In a nutshell, you hit it on the head. I don't object to the transaction, I own and like GAS and SO very much and think it makes sense (although I'll miss the diversification of a standalone gas company) . My objection is the structuring.
Sooooo......donate your gain AND your basis to avoid a, say 20%, CGA hit ? Thanks but I'm not Bill Gates et al. I'm in the business of making $ for myself, not give it away thenk you veddy mush. LMAO
Earth cycles ? Think solar cycles as the ultimate cause of any climate variation. As far as I know, O'Bammy can't come up with an executive order to cool the sun (or force China, India and the third world to clean up.)
The "rainbows and unicorns" speech. Meanwhile GAS holders will be thrown under the capital gains taxes bus. The right thing to do would be to a choice of cash buyout of GAS shares or a tax neutral exchange for SO shares.
In any event, even with the favorable state regulatory environment GAS and SO operate in, regulatory approval is not a lock.
Disagree. Did extensive due diligence before building a position in GAS in 2011 @$39 NOT with the idea of reaping a major CG but building retirement dividends in a sector that was on the rise and GAS was (is) the "pick of the litter. Now I'm going to be forced to pay significant CG that my tax planning took into account and broker fees to reapply the proceeds of the sale. FOUL !
That makes me nervous inasmuch as I am a customer of both GAS and Southern and I purposely took long positions in both for the diversification. I kind of hope the deal gets shot down.
Agree re share appreciation, Disagree re consistent dividend in the face of low share appreciation. There HAS to be growth in PPS or DPS (preferrably both) otherwise what's the point ?
Well, here we are 90 days post de-merge.
- price -33% in a sustained decline since issue
- no guidance
- no analyst coverage
- no news
- dried up market for its products
Looking more and more like the proverbial "falling knife".
Setting stop loss.
My understandng from info on the BBL website (investor relations) is that the basis is the opening day price because the demerge was treated as a dividend disribution the proceeds of which went directly to purchase (and instanly capialize) SOUHY shares without BBL shareholder election RE: how they wanted to receive their dividend. I think it's because Aussie heads spin the some direciton as their toilets.
Cap'n Cramer has been spouting "all's well; rman calm" on EMR but.I think I'll look for my lifeboat station and try on my flotation vest.
For the record to all, I started this out by saying I "Don't understand the popularity of CBRL ..." I may have unclear wthat I was referring to. CBRL's appeal to me as an investor was not implied and shouldn't be inferred from its appeal to me as a customer. It's numbers and coventional wisdom say I (as a rational investor) can buy it even if I don't feel compelled to patronize it
You're right ! I now see the light ! How could I have been so blind ?! I surrender to to the CBRL God ! It is all things great and benificent !
I didn't know CBRL was in healthcare. Unremarkable means just that; nothing on which to base (favorable or UNfavorable) remarks....one person's opinion. This isn't SCOTUS where the meaning of words are illusory.
"It's the weather...it's oil....it's China....[repeat}" Anything but our fault.
Who's to say what she meant ? Sounded to she knew EXACTLY what she was talking about (facetious......not really). If she can't get it right she should get out.