I do the grocery shoping in our family and over the course in life have worked in grocery stores, that said, the real inflation is now the can of Beans , or vegetables is 14 ounces instead of 16 ounces. Many packages of lunch meat are 7 ozs instead of 8 ozs. loaves of bread are 1.25 lbs and not 1.5 lbs.
Sausage is sold as 14 ozs instead of the traditional 16 ozs.. the price also has had upward creep.
A week ago the financial pundits were complaining on a 4.5 % home loan.. and if the rate went to 5 % that housing could collapse. ( his words not mine ). Heck the cheapest home loan I ever had was 8 % and we worked like crazy to pay down the mortgage to hold down the interest costs.
What gets me with Unemployment and Employment numbers, industrial production and Retail sales, they Seasonally adjust them.. WHY.. Ford , Chevy, Chrysler can give accurate ( Not seasonally adjusted ) Sales numbers by 8 AM MST the first day after the end of the month..
All of the govermints numbers should be real time. cause computers add, and are instantaneous..
A Brokerage house buy/sale numbers are updated in a Micro second..so if our gov. got off the horse and cart days, life could move on.. Good luck investing.. don
CNBC was talking about the usage f Junk Bonds by many corporation to refinance debt. this is the 3 rd year of this event.. I assume all companies with better credit qualities are also doing refinancing.
When one can clip 2 % interest rate off 400-6000 Million , you are talking about REAL money that flows Instantly to the bottom line, no matter what industry you are in.
I also Use ticker ( TBT ) as a reflection of near instant interest rate sentiments.. When it comes to the 17 + Trillion $$ US debt the rate increase would stagger the amount of incurred interest charges for Uncle, so I believe this Administration will do its best to Jaw bone the rates low , at least until Jan of 2017.. JMHO.. don
ND is flaring about 28 % of NG. there are 60 large flaring well in ND. Most. are on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. part of problem is 2 extra layers of GOV. blm, and native, over and above the state and Fed.
Another slowing on FBIR is the georagphy.. the coulees and hills make placing pipeline astruggle.. NOT much flat land . if you google 60 highest volume flaring wells in Bakken, or ND you should find answer... don
If KMI paid $ 22 per share for DNR that is a 30 % + premium to a stock that has had a huge buy back from the company itself.
DNR does a REAL Lousy Job of Marketing themselves as a resource company. , their are 10 Billion BO to be brought to surface using EOR and the world does not Know or care.. As a shareholder it ticks me off..
ndls was doing great this morn, till the Russian got into the market..
for those interested in the TMS, Goodrich petroleum at its web site has a August Update as a PDF showing the acreage area owned by 7 different operators in MS and Louisiana . I believe it is slide 18.. don
they were saying that the MID Atlantic states sales have been giving them difficulty.. so Apparently around DC, Baltimore Noodles format is not as well excepted.. I am sitting on my hands and watching this unfold.. don
I bought a small stake tonight , the price was cheap. maybe I am all wrong.. but will see.. don
:04 pm Noodles & Co misses by $0.03, misses on revs; Lowers FY14 guidance (NDLS) : Reports Q2 (Jun) earnings of $0.12 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.03 worse than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.15; revenues rose 11.5% year/year to $99.5 mln vs the $103.04 mln consensus.
•Comparable restaurant sales decreased 0.6% for company-owned restaurants, 1.2% for franchise restaurants and 0.7% system-wide.
• Comparable restaurant sales, when adjusted for the Easter holiday shift, increased 0.3% for company-owned restaurants and 0.2% system-wide.
•Quarter-to-date Q3 2014 (through August 12th) company-owned comparable restaurant sales increased 1.3%.
For 2014, management expects the following:
•45 to 50 new company-owned restaurant openings, reflecting 14% to 16% unit growth;
• 10 to 15 new franchise restaurant openings, reflecting 16% to 24% unit growth;
• Flat comparable restaurant sales growth;
•Flat adjusted diluted earnings per share growth (Prior was growth of approx 25%);
•An annual estimated tax rate of 40% to 41%.
Jmhnkwas926 Are there Drilling restrictions from the BLM on sites in the Paradox basin for spring/early summer because of nesting wild life.
The Converse county wy property Fidelity just purchased has that application and this was discussed in A CC on the purchase/ earnings of this wyo land. don
3-5 degrees cooler then normal, with approx. 50 % more rain then normal..crops in this corner of the world are to die for..All rivers and stock ponds have water in them. grass in pasture is up past the cows belly.. need some warm days and nights cause it was a late planting season, due to rain. don
Hare are you in Colorado , or TX..
Winter wheat to start to combine here in ND this week.. lots of HAY..don
over 14 years. CNBC has a video , I got the copy thru Reuters. I believe if you google ( Kinder CEO sees deal opportunity under combined company ) you can retrieve the video also.
CEO was talking to Cramer this morning.. don
I do not own any of this, but to ask ( does one of these divisions have a Huge tax loss accumulated that they might loose) . are there investment tax credits that would apply under a different Corp entity .. ( C corp to a MLP )
but the total revenue of the parts should equal the whole.. don
John , I disagree , I think MDU has been going down in price, because it was Over priced. About 4 months ago I made and posted on this board a Estimate of High price on MDU Stock at $ 35.85. so It went to $ 36 and change..
Today at Noon the S+P 500 is down 22.50 points or 1.15 % and MDU with a Beta of .73 is down $ 1.62 or 5.14 %. MDU has a forward P/E of 16.5 .
AAPL a stock I purchased 15 months ago Also has a similar forward P/E of 13.47 and a beta of .74 , pays a Almost identical Percentage of dividend as MDU does. , and this stock is down .less then 1 %.
So I completely disagree that the Potential of Moving interest Rates is MDU stock Problem for the last 3 or so Weeks.
One other side note, today is the 3 rd anniversary of the S+P Debt downgrade on USA debt... GLTA.. don