The sale of the brands will (should) also reduce the the overhead associated with running and managing those brands (at the corporate level). The announcement of the intention to divest also came with the announcement to cut several billion in expenses....
The last time P&G announced this (~10B in cuts a few years back) very little seemed to fall to the bottom line EPS. We will see if they do a better job letting savings drop to the bottom line this time..
I was under the impression the Berkshire shares would be retired. At ~2%, equates to $1.86 of the recent share price gain...
If this is like te last spins, It will be March before the brokers have the correct basis for the shares. We had to wait until march for the final corrected 1099 from Fidelity.
Still 11% below the spin price... New Media and NRZ have been the spin leaders. This dividend increase has "baked" in the specials. So an increase in forecasted dividends should move the share price accordingly to maintain the Dividend % @ ~10.5%
No, it looks like spam or another basher... If you know anything about this board, all posts seem to get read. Honest questions are answered. But there is the tendancy to strike first at questionable ones.
Personally, only adding on the dips... especially when the event is dependant on a gov't timetable. No possible way to predict it happening.
I'll throw an answer out there:
There are still 60+M short shares out there. at some point they will have to cover. Good chance there will be more attempts to bring this into the ~2.50 range.
Not worth trading in and out of unless they are dedicated scalping shares and you trade around your core position.
At least a decent trading pattern has emerged in this. If indeed barrons has decided to quit publishing his extreemly over done "opinions" every 2 weeks, then Jay needed a new outlet. The Model the author of the article published was so skewed as to be ridiculous. Likely there is a connection...
Pretty much, and as long as there is no company inside information is contained, it is 100% legal. Ethics are a whole different ballgame... There is difinately an axe to grind at play here.