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kansaskeith 4 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 37 minutes ago Member since: Jul 16, 2008
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  • kansaskeith kansaskeith 2 hours 37 minutes ago Flag

    Update, Thursday afternoon. The manager, Mr. Feltus, seemed generally upbeat in the conference call. He once again said, regarding the dividend, that nothing is forever. And he referred to the last paragraph in the company's written report that he said communicated exactly that. But in today's call he also indicated the divvy "is secure" for now, and by "now" he seemed to indicate one year and hopefully two. As I left the call, not one person had queued up to ask a question. Mr. Feltus must have known that, saying we could even ask about what the Red Sox should do if we wanted to. The operator was making one last offer so somebody may have come in later after I disconnected, but I doubt it. Generally seemed a relatively happy, and short, afternoon.

  • PHT over the years has been very, very good to me. That's an understatement. However, I took money off the table this morning and sold my wad at 18.36, having already locked in the July dividend when it went "ex" last week.

    May get back in, but not until we get a little more clarity after Thursday afternoon's conference call from management. Here's my reasoning. We know that PHT has been "dipping into the kitty" of undistributed earnings to keep the dividend level, and the last conference calls have made it clear that while the dividends were level for now, that nothing is guaranteed to go on forever. Since the fund has been continuing to use undistributed earnings to pay the dividend since the last call, I am figuring there might be a slight change in tone after this week's call, maybe preparing us more or an (eventual) reduction in the monthly divvy.

    If I am right, that could drive the share-price down and allow me to buy back in to this wonderfully managed fund at a better price. If I am wrong, I suppose the share-price could drift even higher while I am out of it. But how much higher can it go? As of yesterday's close, by my calculation it was already at a 30.5% premium over NAV. Anyway, that's what I did. We'll see. . . .

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    NII not covering distribution

    by jchambers1 Jun 13, 2014 8:15 AM
    kansaskeith kansaskeith Jun 28, 2014 5:36 PM Flag

    That's correct. And the conference calls I've listened to, literally for years, and a recent written report or two, have made it clear that nothing is forever. They're having to use part of the "kitty" to make the dividend payment so in the long run the current div level is certainly no sure thing. When one looks what's happened to interest rates, it's quite amazing it's lasted as long as it has.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    by johnsonjoel1 May 8, 2014 8:48 AM
    kansaskeith kansaskeith May 8, 2014 6:39 PM Flag

    I did note that their C.I.O.'s final comment on the conference call this morning -- right before they opened it up to questions from analysts -- was an upbeat comment about being optimistic to being able to continue attractive dividends. Obviously he didn't say what they would be -- and I am not trying to overanalyze what he said -- but I did find it at least a little notable that he ended on that note.

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