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curley5 358 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 10, 2014 8:00 AM Member since: Feb 26, 2008
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  • curley5 curley5 Oct 10, 2014 8:00 AM Flag

    Could see 50% increase this morning Up nine dollars maybe more
    Exact sciences could be a double here by year-end

  • curley5 by curley5 May 18, 2014 8:02 PM Flag

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-18/melco-analysts-perplexed-by-18-plunge-as-buy-calls-mount.html

  • Blackstone is one of the best investors in the stock market it should be known that they BX has a 20% steak in this company be patient Blackstone will help them figure out a way to make money we will hear more about Kodak in the future

  • Sony's PlayStation 4 Completely Dominates Microsoft's Xbox One

  • http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ny-governor-unveils-medical-marijuana-plan-MgDD9oU_TWeSfudzGQT3AQ.html

  • Gaming and Leisure Properties declares special dividend of $11.85 per share (GLPI) 50.26 : Co announces that its Board of Directors declared a special dividend to shareholders in connection with its previously announced intention to qualify as a real estate investment trust in 2014 following its separation from Penn National Gaming (PENN) on November 1, 2013.

    The special dividend of $1.05 bln, or ~$11.85 per share, will be paid on February 18, 2014 to shareholders of record on January 13, 2014. The amount of cash to be distributed will be $210 mln, or 20% of the total distribution, with the remainder to be paid in shares of GLPI common stock. Although the Company does not anticipate the need for a further dividend to complete the purge of its historical earnings and profits, if the Company later determines that a subsequent dividend is necessary to qualify as a REIT in 2014, it would expect to declare and pay an additional dividend of earnings and profits no later than December 31, 2014.

    Each GLPI shareholder will be permitted to elect to receive the shareholder's entire entitlement in either cash or GLPI common stock, subject to the 20% aggregate cash requirement. Shareholders of record on the Record Date will receive an election form providing for a choice of all cash or all shares, which must be completed and returned by the close of business on February 10, 2014. Shareholders electing cash will receive all cash unless the aggregate amount elected by all shareholders is in excess of the 20% cash requirement, in which case, cash will be allocated on a pro rata basis to such shareholders with the balance in shares.

  • Cuomo Said Set to Revive New York #$%$ Law

  • curley5 curley5 Dec 17, 2013 9:58 AM Flag

    Coffee pot runs between 99 and $170 I have never seen so many coffeepots sold in the last month how many stores Cosco each store has sold skids of coffee pots at $149.00 each and looks to me like this 50 pots on each skid that’s a lot of coffee pots how many warehouse outlets does Cosco have now K cups hundreds of dollars per costumer my god that is going to be a number that’s going to knock people over hospitals doctors offices real estate offices businesses all over the country this has turned out to be the biggest Christmas Greenmountain has ever seen wait until the numbers start the show this is not A stock too short

  • I love New York everywhere I turn I see Greenmountain coffee at Cosco’s every shopping cart has two,three coffeepots every supermarket dedicates tons of shelving space take K cups this is 2013 Christmas of the year for GMCR what I don’t understand is why there is so many shorts this stock is going to fly, manipulation?

  • curley5 by curley5 Aug 5, 2013 7:07 AM Flag

    Lloyds aims to pay out 70% of earnings in dividends
    Lloyds (LYG) CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio aims to begin paying up to 70% of the bank's earnings in dividends within three years, the FT reports.Horta-Osorio revealed the target at investor roadshows the bank is carrying out ahead of the government starting to sell its 39% stake in the company.Some bankers thought the government could sell an initial sale £5B in Lloyds shares - or around a quarter of its stake - as early as today, although the Daily Mail reports that U.K. Treasury will wait until next month.Lloyds also aims to boost its return on equity to 12.5-14.5% from 9% currently.

  • curley5 by curley5 Jul 25, 2013 9:27 AM Flag

    %) Nil S&P 3-Yr. Proj. EPS CAGR(%) 20
    Trailing 12-Month P/E NM P/E on S&P Oper. EPS 2013E NM Dividend Rate/Share Nil
    $10K Invested 5 Yrs Ago $21,654 Common Shares Outstg. (M) 293.8 Institutional Ownership (%) 95
    Price Performance
    F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S
    2010 2011 2012 2013
    5
    30-Week Mov. Avg.
    12-Mo. Target Price
    10-Week Mov. Avg.
    Relative Strength
    GAAP Earnings vs. Previous Year
    Up Down No Change
    Volume Above Avg.
    Below Avg.
    STARS
    30
    73
    40
    50
    60
    80
    100
    0
    4
    8
    12
    Vol.
    Mil.
    5
    1
    Options: ASE, CBOE, P, Ph
    Analysis prepared by Equity Analyst J. Moorman, CFA on Apr 29, 2013, when the stock traded at $77.35.
    Highlights
    ä After a 20% rise in 2012, we expect revenues to
    be up 24% in 2013, 9% in 2014 and 7% in 2015,
    reflecting higher tower site rentals, as wireless
    carriers expand network capacity to handle
    strong traffic growth from enhanced services,
    and the acquisition of rights to operate roughly
    7,200 towers from T-Mobile USA, which closed
    in November 2012. Upgrades to networks to
    provide 4G and new carriers providing 4G coverage
    should also provide a boost.
    ä We have a positive view of CCI's operating discipline,
    which we think will continue to benefit
    results as the company adds tenants to its towers.
    We expect the EBITDA margin to contract
    slightly to 58.7% in 2013, from 63.2% in 2012, due
    to the addition of the lower-margin T-Mobile
    USA towers.We then expect margins to expand
    to 60.8% in 2014 and 62.6% in 2015.We believe
    the company will continue to generate
    strong free cash flow, which we expect will
    reach $893 million in 2013, $1,208 million in 2014
    and $1,411 in 2015, up from $664 million in 2012.
    ä We forecast EPS of $0.66 in 2013, $1.52 in 2014
    and $2.15 in 2015, including estimated stock option
    expense of $0.15 in 2013, $0.16 in 2014 and
    $0.16 in 2015.
    Investment Rationale/Risk
    ä We view the shares as highly attractive, given
    our expectations for strong free cash flow
    growth.We believe CCI's portfolio of towers,
    with 74% in the top 100 metropolitan markets,
    positions it well in the wireless market.We see
    new market buildouts, as well as the buildout of
    LTE, as potential catalysts for growth in 2013.
    Additionally, we believe the acquisition of
    NextG Networks will add to revenue growth, as
    will the integration of T-Mobile USA towers.
    ä Risks to our recommendation and target price
    include a slowdown in tower leasing expansion
    with wireless consolidation, delays in the deployment
    of 3G and 4G technologies, higher
    borrowing costs, debt or equity offerings that
    do not retire existing debt, and a depreciating
    Australian dollar.
    ä Our 12-month target price of $95 is mainly
    based on 21X the average of our 2014 and 2015
    free cash flow per share estimates, in line with
    the average peer multiple.We think CCI's EBITDA
    margins will expand and its cash flow per
    share will rise over the next few years. Our target
    price also represents an enterprise value of
    18.3X the average of our 2014 and 2015 EBITDA
    projections, in line with the industry average.
    Qualitative Risk Assessment
    LOW MEDIUM HIGH
    Our risk assessment reflects CCI's high debt level,
    which we believe is manageable. This is offset by
    our view of CCI's stable leased tower revenues
    and long-term contracts with its largest
    customers.
    Quantitative Evaluations
    S&P Quality Ranking BD
    C B- B B+ A- A A+
    Relative Strength Rank MODERATE
    68
    LOWEST = 1 HIGHEST = 99
    Revenue/Earnings Data
    Revenue (Million $)
    1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Year
    2013 740.1 -- -- -- --
    2012 551.8 585.5 621.3 674.1 2,433
    2011 499.0 500.3 513.9 519.5 2,033
    2010 444.3 456.1 481.9 496.3 1,879
    2009 402.9 409.9 429.1 443.5 1,685
    2008 370.6 379.5 384.4 392.0 1,527
    Earnings Per Share ($)
    2013 0.05 E0.17 E0.19 E0.25 E0.66
    2012 0.17 0.40 0.14 -0.07 0.64
    2011 0.12 0.09 0.15 0.16 0.52
    2010 -0.43 -0.36 -0.49 0.12 -1.16
    2009 0.02 -0.41 -0.13 0.04 -0.47
    2008 -0.07 -0.19 -0.13 -0.24 -0.25
    Fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Next earnings report expected: Late
    July. EPS Estimates based on S&P Operating Earnings; historical
    GAAP earnings are as reported.
    Dividend Data
    No cash dividends have been paid.

  • We’ve been listening to the fact that Baidu is the Chinese Google now with new Apps store,
    I guess we will be calling it the Chinese Apple , Baidu,will be known asThe Chinese” GoogleApple” or will it AppleGoogle

  • curley5 by curley5 Jul 15, 2013 10:11 PM Flag

    BIDU
    As of: 07/15/2013 9:01:02 PM
    Headline: *DJ Baidu in MOU to Buy 100% Interest in NetDragon's Subsidiary 91 Wireless
    Story: PRESS RELEASE: Baidu Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Acquire 100% Interest in NetDragon's Subsidiary 91 Wireless 15 Jul 21:00 Baidu Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Acquire 100% Interest in NetDragon's Subsidiary 91 Wireless PR Newswire BEIJING, July 15, 2013 BEIJING, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") on the Proposed Acquisition of all equity interests in 91 Wireless Websoft Limited ("91 Wireless") from NetDragon (HKEx:777). (Logo:

  • I would think that this is probably one of the best 1/4 Blackstone has had since it became an IPO they have been very successful with the IPOs that they put on the market sea world etc. Housing in theory is booming and politically starting to be very liked, dividends could be as much is $.50 , this quarter, I look at Blackstone as a star For a lifetime . This company going is to the moon!

  • Lloyds Banking Group Raised to Equalweight From Underweight by Barclays

  • Thank you Brightstone for doing such a great job keep up the good work! and thanks for that new BMW dividends paid me for the monthly lease of my BMW and my insurance

  • Reply to

    What's this Scottish Widow Sale ?

    by ricknagra Apr 18, 2013 12:56 PM
    curley5 curley5 Apr 27, 2013 9:07 AM Flag

    Scottish Widows Investment Partnership manages life assurance, pension and investment funds for Scottish Widows and its parent company, Lloyds Banking Group. In addition, SWIP promotes a range of mutual funds to private investors. SWIP also manages a diverse range of specialist funds for a range of clients, including large pension schemes, charities and local government.[citation needed]
    SWIP employs over 100 investment professionals.

  • Blackstone got thousands of dollars worth of free advertisement on the Dell deal
    I don’t think they were really interested from the start. BX is a company that Will be on top for a long time,
    Shareholder stock gain and dividends is the name of the game thank you Blackstone great quarter.

  • curley5 by curley5 Apr 9, 2013 3:35 PM Flag

    The first quarter has been excellent , I would not be a bit surprised if we see 20% increase in earnings, Blackstone is on fire, headed for IPO territory what was that $32+

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Going into earnings season I don’t think it's wise to be short here I'm buying my stock now
    Boston scientific I believe will go over seven by the end of the quarter

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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