The best source for information like this on any company is the investor relations section of the company's website. If you ask on the BBs you'll get good information from some people and not so good from others.
The information from the website, which almost always includes a history showing the dividend declaration date and amount is always reliable.
Are you going to go away now that it's been proven that you don't know what you're talking about (again - how did those May 29th 100 calls work out for ya? Bwahahahahahaha) ,
In general, you'll drive yourself nuts trying to divine the reasons for relative movements of stocks in the short term. Sometimes there will be news that is driving one's price, and you are right that these stocks should be correlated, but other times they will move for no discernible reason.
For that reason, I think you're better served by focusing on which will generate better long term earnings.
That is good news on two fronts:
1) Calpers is gigantic, so losing them as a client would be bad; and
2) Calpers is gigantic, so increasing the relationship them as a client would be great.
Yahoo is good for many things, Walt, but financial statistics aren't among them. As Tony says, you should look at financially oriented sites (like your broker's, or the investor relations section of the BX website) if you want that kind of company information.
For complete disclosure don't you think you should add the line "Advice received on internet bulletin boards is worth what you paid for it."
Thank goodness he told me that he has sold; that tells me...nothing. For all I know, as I said, he sold google at 100. For all I know, he never had any to sell, so what conceivable relevance does the fact that he has sold have to anyone? (unless he is trying, by implication, to say that he thinks the readers should sell, too.)
Are you really so naive that you think someone who has mischief in mind would come out an say so?
I didn't tell him how to post, I told him how to post in a way that is constructive. If your first name is not "Warren" and your last is not "Buffet", then "I say that below 40" scarcely qualifies to be elevated to the status of theory, do you think?
There are lots of people who post on these boards for reasons that are not honest. I try to flush them out - if they can offer a rational then that benefits everyone. If not, then they are exposed for what they are so that the readers may evaluate whether that person's posts are valid for them. When someone doesn't post for several months and then claims some sort of expertise, I think it's fair to push them to prove that expertise, don't you?
If you read the sequence, I did suggest how he could make his posts constructive. I noted that perhaps that wasn't what he was interested in, and it is clear I was correct - he is not interested in such.
well how do we know how much experience you have? The above is your very first post in the BBs, so you sound like a newbie who is looking for the attention your father never gave you.
If you think about it, "I say..." really isn't constructive, which is why your post should be getting all the down votes. For all we know you said the same thing about google at 100, so why should anyone care what you say?
Provide some better rationale than "I say" and "Golly it's gone up a lot" and then we can have an intelligent discussion (though perhaps that's not what you want or are capable of.)
I agree with you, Dan; if there was a value to penveu, someone would buy out the company. That there has not been such a buyout tells you what you need to know. There might still be a buyout, but I can't imagine it being much per share. Certainly less than a buck.
I've said since it was announced that penveu is a nice technology, but not "disruptive" in the least. Since school budgets are being cut rather than expanded, INPH misjudged the product and the market. They would have done better to stick with their original business.
We can only hope that y2kg1oryinph is still in!
Leo, let me first say that a yahoo BB is a poor place to look for tax advice. This is true for all tax advice; not just complicated tax questions like the distributions from BX. I suspect the reason there have been so few responses is that the members of this board recognize that this question is more complicated than should be addressed on the board.
The investor section of the Blackstone website offers tax information, so it is a good place to start. Be prepared to feel your eyes glazing over, though.
The above having been said, my opinion and experience ("your results may vary") is that, for the vast majority of retail investors (whose may buy up to a few thousand units) holding them in an IRA will be like holding a "regular" stock and so is the best way to own this security since it avoids complicating your tax return..
All that having been said, remember that advice you receive on the yahoo BBs is generally worth what you paid for it.
please post links to your claims. I have seen increases in forecasts, not decreases, and revenues and eps are increasing. I think you are confused.
Do you really find them interesting, Mike (My browser has a sarcasm blocker to go along with the pop up blocker.)
They look like the same old crowd, but with new names so they don't have to answer for the poor quality of their old posts (which time has proven to be utterly fallacious.)
What I can't wait for is BX to rename the Sears tower (I refuse to call is "Willis") to "Blackstone Tower". The symbolism and name recognition would be worth a pretty penny.
Maybe SS can buyout the naming rights from Willis sometime when they want to make their quarterly earnings.
Well jk (I'll just go ahead and call you "arbi" from now on, unless you are going to present some pretty compelling reason why your first ever post needed to be one to defend a complete stranger), by your post here you implied that you had some sort of ability that was beyond most. I've had lots of target prices to buy different stocks, but unless someone asked me, I never posted them on a yahoo BB because the price I would claim to buy at should irrelevant to a complete stranger unless it was accompanied by some sort of analysis. (By the way, since you want to use it, charting is NOT analysis, as I will discuss shortly.)
No, you wanted us to see how clever you were, even posting some dumb chartist statistic. (Here's one for you; we're all alive until the day we die so perhaps induction isn't the best form of reasoning.)
You wanted us to see how clever you were, with the implication being that you should be listened to. You even told us to "watch and see". Well we watched and we saw that you were wrong. You're not clever. Don't bother trying to tell us that you are under any alias.