Sadly, the same can be said for the majority of TV outlets be it national or local. Women get a very raw deal when there's such emphasis on appearance. After 35 years in B'cast journalism, it's nothing new to me and it's criminal. Once in a while, a news director or station manager realizes the potential in a female employee with all the active ingredients, and looks take a back seat to her writing skills, insight, the ability to interview and 2 minutes into the broadcast the women around her, hired for looks alone, begin to exude just that. They aren't capable of a stand alone report or a late breaking story without a prompter..forget the ability to report off the cuff and think on their feet!
Many a "field promotion" has come from a female reporter in the right place at the right time. She's doing stand ups one day and behind the anchor desk shortly thereafter, when the intelligence and ability exuded just that once puts her in the spotlight.
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Not sure when you got in, however many bought RAX in October of '08 (just 41/2 years ago). Knowing the ups and downs a growth stock would encounter, gladly laid out $5 for a share and bought on the way up to $14 - $15 over 6 months. When you look at it that way, you're up around 150%. Just go with the flow. We went through the same thing with CCU. IPO at $10..sold at $88. All you need is patience. Rackers have done a terrific job..just allocate a reasonable percentage of your 401ks to Company Stock...and relax. One down quarter does not a future make.
This is a strange place. For every civil answer, you'll get 10 suggesting you perform some unnatural act. The trick is to cull through the inane replies and try to find one with a semblance of financial awareness. My guess is the mental demographics here run from age 12 to 16. Just one person's opinion. J.
I agree. Got in @ $11.50 yesterday on it's way down to $11.47 and glad I did. Hope it maintains their diversification in the long haul. TWO has always been good to me and shows no sign of change as it's just a hair off +6.00%...Good Luck To All! J.
I hear you, koestlerp. West End by any chance? Recorded an album at the "Sound Shop." But..staying on course, judging from the grief others have expressed regarding their Comcast "phone experience" and customer service in general, I'd say the idea of a Class Action is a viable reality. There are numerous locations on the web to get info on how to get one rolling. With CMCSA's penetration, one would have to think you'd have no problem getting the required number..good luck, j.
Closing in on $43...and so soon, too. W.N., you might consider reworking the formula you're using! $39? $42.74 as we post. +$3.74 from your assertion we'd be at $39. In this market's atmosphere, CMCSA will hit $44 before you have a chance to put your foot in your mouth..again.
Tough, as most of them are no more than paid heads selling their allotment of brokers and analysts. But, if pressed, any time you get two involved in a "discussion" they talk over each other to the agonizing point of viewers making the change to Bloomberg, or other channel, an audible event. You can hear the remotes "clacking!" The entire channel is no more than one continuous commercial.
I own shares of the company. That, skipto.mylou, gives me all the right in the world to criticize my employees. A clean sweep is in order. It (CMCSA) has great potential. To achieve it, you need great people, and the ones in place now don't approach that status. I've "put up" with their ineptness and have not a remote inclination to "shut up" until my company is a lean, mean money making machine. Johnny / San Antonio
Why would I take ANY form of advice from someone calling his target demo a punk!? What's your ADI? Less than a city block would be generous.
This is PR ...no more..no less. The primary problem with Comcast (CMCSA) is people. They need a house cleaning. They are competitive in every way with the other media giants with one glaring, agonizing exception...those in place now haven't got a clue as to what they're doing. Like having a fine sports car but no knowledge as to how to drive the darn thing. The people behind the wheel will only continue to wreck it and the share holders in the passenger's seat are the ones getting killed.
From acquiring movie rights of great books to spending money for descent (if not exemplary) writers, Comcast is an embarrassment to all of us that own the company. It's far more than a cable company (which is worse than Time Warner in Customer Service ..something I didn't think possible). It's a movie producer, distributor, and so much more. And not ONE (1) component is being handled correctly so as to generate a profit. CMCSA is, in a word, pathetic.
The only way to get this thing off the dime is a massive change in people, structure and organization. Johnny / San Antonio
Oh, yes indeed! Time Warner is as bad or worse. I won't elaborate..you know the drill. It's the little surpri$e$ I detest the most. $171 one month..$181..the next and last month..$239 without me asking for anything or contracts running out. I find I spend quality viewing time (I'm a 67 year old vidiot and investor) either on the phone looking for someone with an understandable command of the language or..rebooting my DVR and regular HD boxes (I can do it blindfolded). How dare they say "Enjoy Better!" It's the world we live in friends. ALL that matters is money. Once they hook you, they see "Customer Service" as a pet's name or a new way to kick us in the pants. Good Luck. Johnny / San Antonio
Not to intrude, but saw my old friend Vinnie and had to say, "hey!" Hope all of you are well and are keeping the faith. I can watch this ebb and flow all day! Take care all! Johnny...now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
There's a Starbucks across the street. Maybe dodging traffic on Walzem is just what they need to get back in the groove.
Things will happen sooner rather than later now that the FTC has told both companies to get off the dime and get it done.
Correction: Gates got $300 million for his MSNBC slice. " If there was a network who reported truthfully, they would win the ratings wars." Watch BBC. It's the closest you'll ever get. I tip my hat to the English for another item: Their Parliament goes toe to toe live..not in hidden committees. I think of all the men and women who fought and died for this country's "free speech" and I tend to get my "Irish Up" when I realize the heads you watch are being told what to say. So, yes, with a deal of this magnitude, we may very well see some changes starting at the top.
Sentiment: Strong Buy