tljarvis--You are right. But as I grow older I become less tolerant of intolerant hypocrites.
I guess I don't get it. Whether you say "cut the dividend" or "reduced the dividend" it's still a penny. The only reason I can think of for keeping the dividend at all was to avoid having to say "eliminated the dividend." If so, did they really believe retainiing a penney would have a positive psychological effect on shareholders?
". . .the electorate rejected the conservative message and Barack Obama was reelected President and Democratic gains were seen in the House and Senate."
Looks like your clock stopped, Wally. Drop by the local library and check the results of the November, 2014 election for the House and Senate. As you have been wont to say: You lost, get over it.
Slashed to nearly zero for the quarter. Very prescient call, history. Down in premarket trading. A tug of war between shorts, dividend players and long-term investors may prove interesting, if not significant.
Thanks. From what I can see, SE has stronger revenue growth, better gross margins and operating margins, better EPS, and much lower PE. SE seems to have a solid growth plan with proven implementation. I don't know if SE is flying under most analysts' radar, but seems to be a clearly better buy than KMI. I have owned SE since the spinoff from Duke, and have been adding shares over time. Seems like a good time to buy more at this price, but the divergence in 52-week high and low between the two companies is still puzzling.
Today Imperial Capital upgraded BTU from Underperform to Marketperform, with a price target of $6.50, up from $5.00. Don't know anything about Imperial Capital or the reason, for the "upgrade" but it's amusing to watch an analyst set a price target just below the current price. Maybe the new upgrade did contribute to the bump in the stock price, however.
PBI should benefit from this new digital service kicked off by the US Post Office today. Better tracking, built-in insurance, and mailing cost savings. PBI offers a system to get it done. Just one more example of management moving the company forward.
I agree. This is nothing more than a thinly-veiled organized hedge fund conspiracy. It is evident every time Intel goes down and ARMH goes up. It's time for action! Call out the SEC, PTA, FBI, ACLU, NAACP and the Civil Air Patrol. It's un-American!
CLF--Like the man said as he fell past the eighth-floor window of the sixteen-story building: So far, so good.
I wasn't alluding to the confidence, or lack thereof, by the buyer. Only pointing out that he owned more shares than the 5K reported by Yahoo.
Be careful what you wish for. In January 2009 the CEO of GE said the dividend would never be cut "on his watch," and it bumped higher. A month later the dividend was cut by 68 percent and it fell out of bed. I owned the stock before and after.The CEO is still there. The incoming CEO of BTU might not look favorably on such an announcement from Boyce.
Wally should write a book-- "Investment Book For Dummies" --and include a chapter on how to stay happy losing money in the stock market.
Ayscue: "Bet we will hear again about cost cutting UNTIL BUSINESS GETS BETTER."
Seems like pretty basic economics to me. Smart people reduce spending when times are tough, whether you're the CEO of a company or the family bread winner. What do you suggest?
Today, gurufocus reported that Glenn Kellow now holds nearly 98,000 shares of BTU. Don't know if those were out-of-pocket purchases, but it's more than the 5k that Yahoo reports.
A "Tall" at Starbucks is $1.75 wherever I go in California. For me it's $1.65 because I bought one of their reusable cups for a buck.
Sad and pathetic. Wally, who claims to have several college degrees, has spent more than a year (and maybe longer) on a message board trying to convince someone he doesn't even know that he actually graduated. Hard to believe. No, actually it isn't.