gene, I'm not sure of the cost of electricity. It was just a cut & paste, but it was on the internet so it must be true! I personally consider the Volt to be a COAL DRIVEN car.
Do you understand the meaning of the word "Theory"? Obviously not since you stated " einstien proved the cosmos is an ever expanding entity how can creationists compete with that truth" For your benefit, a theory is just that. It doesn't prove ANYTHING! Yet you have the unmitigated gall and audacity to call other people "Stupid" for putting forth their theory or beliefs. What do you suppose that makes you? By the way, I can tell that you haven't read "The Shack" yet. I can absolutely guarantee that it will improve your life. But then, maybe you aren't interested in improving your life.
The actual dividend is listed at $.60/share annually or 1.89%. However, since I have owned it, they have paid out considerably more based on capital gains, sales of assets, etc. On 8-30-2013 I received $1.07, on 11-29-2013 it was $1.01 and on 2-26-2014 it was $1.08. Based on my purchase price of $22.53 on 6-25-2013, let's just say that I couldn't be happier.
If this continues, the class action lawsuits can't be too far behind. Remember last summer when hardly a day went by that some shyster wasn't starting another one? Wasn't it the Georgia Attorney General who started one IN ALL CAPS? Funny though, they all seemed to disappear as soon as the merger happened. Go figure.......
Eric Bolling (Fox Business Channel's Follow the Money) test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors.
For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine. Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9 gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
It will take you 4 1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh.
16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery.
Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32mpg = $0.10 per mile.
The gasoline powered car costs about $15,000 while the Volt costs $46,000........
So the Government wants us to pay 3 times as much, for a car that costs more than 7 times as much to run, and takes 3 times longer to drive across the country.....
Where do I sign !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We're nearing the end of the 1st quarter and it's time for the Institutions to work on their "Window Dressing" for their quarterly reports. Could be a positive.
New2, great! I started buying LINE at $39+ in Sept. 2012 based on my own research. I managed to hold on through all the drama last year although there were times I questioned my own sanity. Then I decided that LINE was the same company I believed in at $39 only stronger so I managed to buy more in the low to mid $20's and that worked out pretty well. Now they are a WAY stronger company so I'm doing my best to shrug off the recent weakness. I have a couple big losers (with huge potential?) that I'm holding onto and they aren't paying me a nice monthly income while I wait.
I run hot and cold on these message boards. There is a wealth of knowledge here on both sides, but sometimes I get sick and tired of the moronic nonsense you have to wade through to reach it. Last November, one of the posters here mentioned HYGS at $16 and I ignored it. Then when he mentioned it again in January at $21 it got my attention and I bought some. Now it is bouncing around in the low to mid $30's and it looks like it might have a VERY bright future. It's certainly worth a good hard look. Your optimism would be very welcome on their board.
In my opinion, a 3 for 1 split at this price level would not be attractive to large institutional investors. Most are reluctant to invest in a $10 stock. Although that might not present that much of a problem since the total number of outstanding shares would still be relatively tiny. It would seem to make more sense if the stock price goes above $40 or so. Just my opinion.