airborne,.......A little background music, .dg_946_f and I were frequent posters on the FCEL board going back to year 2000. After 9-11-11, the board discussed political events, not a good idea. There was one very vocal poster who applauded the invasion of Iraq. I posted my views. I maintained that Iraq never attacked the US and never threatened the US and that the invasion was illegal in accordance with international law. The jihadists, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Joe Lieberman, Richard Perle et. al. couldn't wait for war. They also never served in the military, most had numerous deferments. Wolfowitz said that the US would be greeted with flowers and sweets, he was wrong. Saddam Hussein was the only person that could keep Iraq unified in spite of the tribal factions, so, he was killed. The US tore down his statue, not the Iraqis and then hoisted an American flag, very poor judgment. Iraq has been destroyed and the US played a big part in that. I would rather that the $ trillions that we spent in Iraq were spent in the US and that the thousands of Americans who were killed and injured could have been spared. airborne, it seems that you were in the military and I respect you for that. Your views may differ from mine and I accept that. This board has been devoid of ideological propaganda and I don't want to encourage debate not related to UTX......Regards,....Kid
dg_946_f,...............ALLY is down about 4% from it's IPO price of $25., not too bad. There are many considerations, ALLY had good sized losses and has a discrimination settlement to pay out. The FB IPO went boom and then bust. I stayed away from FB until it was considerably below the IPO and have been trading it heavily, my best performer this year. Sometimes, it is prudent to wait for the dust to settle. Interest rates will rise at some time and the majority of the banks will benefit.................Regards,.....Kid
skinz,......I've posted in the past that a split doesn't add much shareholder value. If you have a 10 pound loaf of baloney and cut it in half, you now have 2 five pound loaves of baloney, but, still 10 pounds total. When you have goofy splits like 20% or some other percentages, your bookkeeping becomes more difficult to maintain. I once owned Taiwan Semi and they used to do splits annually which were then taxed by the Taiwanese government,...not good. Berkshire Hathaway has never split, they also have never paid a dividend. Yogi Berra is alleged to have ordered a pizza and was asked how many pieces to have it cut into, 6 or 8, his response was , Cut it into 6 pieces, I can't eat 8 pieces.......Kid
Shares of United Technologies Corp. (UTX) scaled a new 52-week high of $120.49 on April 4, 2014, before closing the trading session a little lower at $118.18. This translated to a healthy year-over-year return of 26.1%.
This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock has witnessed a roller-coaster ride since the beginning of the year and is currently trading at a forward P/E of 17.3x. With long-term growth expectations of 11.1%, United Technologies expects organic growth and order volume to continue to accelerate in 2014 and beyond.
United Technologies is flourishing on lucrative contracts for jet engine replacements and fresh demand for helicopters in the public services sector. It is investing heavily in technological innovation to come up with new products to fend competition.
While Sikorsky, a unit of United Technologies, is Pentagon’s leading helicopter supplier, Pratt & Whitney is a dominant player in the worldwide helicopter market and is recognized for outstanding reliability, durability and exceptional operating economics.
Furthermore, United Technologies serves various end-markets such as aerospace, defense and commercial construction, which move according to their own cycles. This business mix and diversification allow the company to remain profitable even during tough economic times, delivering consistent earnings and dividend growth. The company has an experienced management team that is likely to capitalize on the continued global economic recovery and deliver sustainable earnings growth in 2014.
United Technologies also has a strong balance sheet with adequate liquidity to fuel its growth engine. The company generates strong free cash flow. The cash flow allows management to invest in product innovations, acquisitions and business development. The company continues to invest in innovative new products delivering value to its customers and securing orders that are likely to drive top-line growth in the future.
According to the company chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD, Tesla’s brand of luxury electric vehicles are a plaything reserved for the wealthy.
A Shanghai Securities News interview with Wang Chuanfu paraphrased the BYD chairman as calling Tesla’s cars a “rich man’s toy” that only a small segment of the population would ever be able to afford.
In contrast, BYD vehicles are “mass oriented and designed for everyone," Wang said.
Wang added that China was the “world’s largest market,” and that BYD would continue with their plans for electric vehicles despite increasing competition from foreign car-makers like Tesla, an American company based in California.
In particular, BYD’s newest plug-in electric sedan - the BYD Qin - would be “a hot seller this year,” Wang said.
The Qin began retailing in Shenzhen in December 2013 for a starting price of 189,800 yuan (HK$242,000). It is scheduled to enter the Shanghai market in March of this year.
“In a short time, the Qin will become a best-selling automobile in Shanghai, and this success will carry over into other markets,” Wang said. “This process is already happening quickly… Currently, the demand for the Qin exceeds our supply.”
In contrast to the Qi, Tesla announced on Feburary 11 that its Model S electric sedan would retail in the mainland for a starting price of 734,000 yuan (HK$941,000).
Tesla spokespersons have stated that minus customs duties and taxes, the mainland price of the Model S is exactly the same as it is in the United States.
Founded by Wang in 1995, BYD originally developed as a rechargeable battery supplier before extending its reach into the buisness of electric car development.
While the majority of BYD automobiles are only sold on the mainland, primarily in Shanghai, Beijing, Shaanxi, Guangdong and Changsha, the company has also established a presence in Europe and the United States, where it supplies fleet vehicles including an electric bus.
Mac...."You forgot to mention points and plugs and oxygen sensors. :)"...You must be an old guy like me, cars don't use breaker points anymore. That was 30+ years ago. I recall doing them myself and setting the gap with a feeler gage. There also was vacuum advance for timing, also history.......Kid
facts....."sends less money to guys like putin".....Russia accounted for 2% of US oil imports in January 2014. Try fact checking, you'll like it. It's nice to be pontificated to, but, those of us driving ICE cars pay road use and other taxes and subsidize you so that you can tell us how dumb we are. It takes me 5 minutes to refuel, about 2-3 times a month, how inconvenient is that? I'm OK with you driving an electric vehicle or a camel, I'm not OK with being forced to endorse your choices......Kid
"Longs, do not worry, the underlying high dividend yield and low PE ratio based on solid earnings will put a floor in this stock."..........Surely you jest, and don't call me Shirley. There are no dividends and there are no earnings......Kid
I may never take off my sunglasses..........W2B and not-so-calm don't need sunglasses in the bomb shelter. I may swing by and throw down a few sandwiches and a couple cans of Busch heavy.....Kid
ctb,...Kid; are you graduating to Sam Adams? I like Sam Adams, what I really like is Stella Artois draft. I was in Interlaken, Switzerland on a ski trip, they had a vending machine in the hotel lobby, Coke was the same price as beer, I chose beer. A few days ago, I had some visitors and I had some Corona, la cerveza mas fina, and Busch. My visitors were drinking the Corona and I was drinking Busch. I thought, there's something with this picture. New England had many breweries, some cities had a couple of breweries, now, they're all gone. I think I'm going to complain to O'Bama. I used to buy Carlings Black Label, 99¢ a six pack, brewed on the shores of Lake Cochiuate in Natick, MA. Enough about beer, Viva UTX!....Kid
abc,.............I'm very familiar with USEG. It's a very dangerous stock to buy, the founder's family is using USEG as a piggy bank. Earnings are non-existent. They can't seem to decide what they want to be, uranium, gold, natgas, oil, moly or apartment houses.....Kid
dog,....I'll buy more at $60,but not at $120.
Funny how my mind works.
Arghh.................I just had an home energy audit done, it was $99. I told the guy, $99. seems a lot less than $100. We did punch through $120. today.....Kid
ctb We're getting precariously close to the much anticipated $120 level. I'll go out on a limb and guess "not today". Any contrary predictions?........ UTX was 20¢ away from $120, I think there's a very good chance at piercing $120. today....Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Pompous #$%$ Bill O'Reilly confirms that TSLA is a myth. O'Reilly believes that TSLA will punish OPEC and Putin. He's wrong, TSLA is subsidized and could not make it on merit. Electricity doesn't come out of a bottle, in the majority, you have to burn something to produce it, e.g., coal, natgas, oil , garbage, etc. This burning process produces CO2 and other gases that are harmful to the environment. This is the next Solyndra, a big flush of taxpayer $$......Kid