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gardner5555 144 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 15, 2016 5:03 PM Member since: Feb 22, 2002
  • Reply to

    Btu paid bond

    by fbtb3905 Mar 15, 2016 2:03 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Mar 15, 2016 5:03 PM Flag

    yes, Ameritrade took the interest out.. ouch.. Oh well. Bummer.

  • gardner5555 gardner5555 Mar 15, 2016 1:40 PM Flag

    Unless Ameritrade made a mistake.. I am showing that I got the interest payment for these 6.5% of 2020. Hope it is true.. and would assume the 10% 2022s will show up later today. Taken a loss on BTU common but this interest payment would help.

  • Reply to

    A Corvex takeover

    by infinitidrivr Oct 11, 2015 8:47 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Oct 16, 2015 12:03 AM Flag

    Corvex did all CWH, now EQC shareholders a favor. RMR the outside manager of CWH was a horrible manager.. self serving, buy #$%$ assets just to inflate management fees, mediocre to return over many years. RMR and whatever that family that controls RMR should be indicted for malfeasance and locked up. This is the reason the CWH was selling so low that allowed Corvex to come in and most shareholders agreed.. fire RMR and CWH, now EQC will do much better. Corvex put in a decent management and did not strip asset or do self serving deals. While Corvex is raider or hedgy fund.. it gives me confidence that VER is cheap if they are in the deal. Things should only get better. Heck.. I just sold some Jan 18 Puts at 7, getting $1.40 .. VER will never get to 7 come Jan 2018.. think it will be free money or I will get VER at 5.60, which I will take all day long.

  • gardner5555 gardner5555 Jun 10, 2015 1:38 AM Flag

    RMR and portneys are a horrible outside manager. With this deal they have just locked us into a20 year deal. At least before, there was a chance that we could get away from RMR, now there is little chance. So the market is speaking, rmr sucks and SNH will be with RMR , so sell now or take #$%$ management for 20 years.

  • Reply to

    Portney's stink...

    by gardner5555 Jun 9, 2015 1:53 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Jun 9, 2015 1:57 PM Flag

    I am not a big fan of SEC or Gov in general mixing with business.. but this is really a case that FBI/SEC should take a look at .. systemic extortion of shareholders by entrenched management.

  • gardner5555 by gardner5555 Jun 9, 2015 1:53 PM Flag

    One more convoluted move to entrench themselves for another 20 years. Portney retained 10X voting rights on shares of RMR retained.. so effectively they still control RMR. Nothing changed.. but now if SNH, or SIR or Gov or .. wants to get rid of them or if hedge fund wants to get rid of them.. they harm themselves. So, we are stuck with portney for long haul. These stocks are only trading at a price that one says is tolerable with the stink from Portney.. yes, a little better yield but no real growth.. and rate of overall returns have been lower than comparable reit market.. not a good deal overall.,.. but what did you expect from a Portney.

  • gardner5555 gardner5555 Dec 19, 2014 8:43 PM Flag

    Curious, can ARPC actually go into the market and buy back just some bonds at current prices??
    I don't think they can. Seems like there are bond covenants that restrict this practice. Just don't remember seeing it ever done. Yes, full tender offer at par, but not selective discount buy back.
    Comments.. please.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Even With a Dividend Cut

    by alexalekhine Dec 17, 2014 2:18 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Dec 17, 2014 8:29 PM Flag

    It is surprising that people don't get that concept. Yes, 90% of taxable income which is not equal to AFFO or FFO or Revenue or ?? Just looked at last three years.. ARCP had no taxable income.. So they could have paid "0" Yes, 0 in dividends and still been OK with REIT status. Got to love Depreciation. I would really prefer if ARCP paid out 50% of FFO, so yes cut div by 50% and then pay down debt for a bit, then use cash flow to purchase more properties or to buy back shares if we are still trading at these levels.... whatever is best use of cash flow.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    What is the new adjusted FFO?

    by frdmhr Nov 4, 2014 11:28 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Nov 4, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    Correct, of earnings, but ARCP has little if any earnings. Depreciation charges eat up most earnings.. thus the industry uses cash flow for valuations. ARCP may not have had any earnings in past few years. So, if they wanted to.. ARCP could not pay any dividends and still be OK with the IRS.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Incredible

    by insiderinfo911 Oct 16, 2014 3:10 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Oct 17, 2014 6:39 PM Flag

    Insider..
    I don't agree with the strong sell rating you have, but share some of concern with how they will get funds for development. There is only so much coming in from current operating plants that the funds needed for pipeline of projects is a big question mark in my mind. While I do think this last stock for reservoir was a good deal.. would like to see plan for development and timeline. Additionally, the gov and states seem to be starting to recognize the benefits of constant output and green aspects of geothermal.. so there should be some funds or tax credits flowing in our direction over the next few years.. hope and expectations are good but cash in the bank for development would be better. Show us a solid development budget and stock will be over $1.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Still a sub $5.00 stock

    by owens132000 Feb 25, 2014 9:51 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Mar 19, 2014 1:57 AM Flag

    I guess we broke 5 solidly. I don't see FTR going below 5 any more. Still holding tight.

  • Reply to

    Still a sub $5.00 stock

    by owens132000 Feb 25, 2014 9:51 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Feb 28, 2014 12:22 PM Flag

    Looks.. like the chart pattern has been pushing up to 5 for a year now.. and with this good news we broke 5, now re-testing below 5, and then will move higher.

  • Reply to

    Still a sub $5.00 stock

    by owens132000 Feb 25, 2014 9:51 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Feb 27, 2014 11:10 PM Flag

    Looks to me like FTR is going to break above 5.. soon... and not return below 5 for a long time. Holding tight.. just waiting for that next dividend, and next one, and next one, and probably a few more.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • gardner5555 by gardner5555 Feb 24, 2014 5:51 PM Flag

    Interesting that message on FTR were scant. Seemed like a decent Q, revenue essentially flat lining (Q over Q)which is better than ever before. No issues on debt for 2+ years, CT purchase will be accretive but boost debt levels = more risk is revenue declines. I would say we will head to 5 to 6 range in 2014. Still holding .. maybe last DRIP in March.. we shall see.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Rise in SCCO share price.

    by rogluther Feb 11, 2014 11:19 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Feb 20, 2014 2:41 AM Flag

    I would say we are headed to 15 before 45. time will tell.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Well got a few more at 6.3 cents.. No news yet. Got my fingers crossed. Either they sell off a development property, get 65MW or sell ALL.. either way, I am hopeful that we will come out of this OK and in the black. Time will tell.. most likely within the next month. All the best.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Buying FTR Now

    by tonto.warrior Jan 28, 2014 11:15 AM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Jan 31, 2014 6:49 PM Flag

    If FTR gets above 5, it is going to hit 6 or 7 or more. All the best. Unless I get some on DRIP, I am full up on FTR.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Short Interest INCREASING? 40K

    by trash_bin_2000 Jan 27, 2014 4:12 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Jan 27, 2014 4:47 PM Flag

    Wonderful.. it is still large and we have been testing 5. I had thought that short repurchases had moved the price up. I guess not, just plain ole.. company looking better and dividends staying around. Once we break 5, shorts repurchases could really drive the price up. As I said wonderful. Yes, please keep posting short interest.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Was today about the 14600 5$ Option calls?

    by cfarer_2000 Jan 16, 2014 10:48 PM
    gardner5555 gardner5555 Jan 17, 2014 4:26 PM Flag

    Interesting.. perhaps. I have experienced that stocks will tend to gravitate toward specific round option prices when there is large outstanding interest, due to some hedging or other characteristic of options trading. Wow, all those calls expired worthless. It will be above 5 next year.. they can try again.

    I have to say I am thrilled FTR closed below 5 today. I had sold some (lots for me) Jan 2014 Puts at 5, getting about $2.... about a year and a half ago or more. So, I was nervous when I saw it bounce to 4.97 yesterday. I wanted and now will be put the stock for an effective cost of $3 ! Time to sit back and collect some dividends. Expect to FTR to slowly improve also. Would not be surprised for a dividend boost in 2016. We shall see.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • gardner5555 gardner5555 Jan 2, 2014 7:06 PM Flag

    I would not be surprised if Ram trades over .08 as the rights offering was a special offer only to shareholders given at a discounted price. Based on last Qs CC, I expect stock to rally to .25 through a sale of company or merger or better yet a hopeful recovery of operation in Nicaragua. Guess we get either .25 or more or BK if can't keep it going. We shall see. I got some recently at .08 with the dip in share price.

    Sentiment: Buy

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