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malagasysloth 75 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 21, 2014 10:44 PM Member since: Jul 27, 2012
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    PT $100

    by billbill722003 Oct 17, 2014 10:36 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 21, 2014 10:44 PM Flag

    no. the guy has not responded. misprints on target prices are really common. it's weird.
    regarding this particular "$100" target price, i've also seen it listed as $110. i'll email him again.

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    KMI target price... $49 and $50

    by malagasysloth Oct 19, 2014 12:58 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 19, 2014 12:01 PM Flag

    those are 12 month targets. target prices issued by analysts are always for 12 months... so it's important to note the date they are issued. personally, i dont pay as much attention to the specific target, as much as the sentiment... because stocks can always outperform or under perform for no reason specific to them. also, in the last couple of years many MLPs have rocketed right past most analysts price targets.

  • malagasysloth by malagasysloth Oct 19, 2014 12:58 AM Flag

    after the KMI earnings call, goldman sachs reaffirms $50 target price, and Credit Suisse reaffirms $49 target price.

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    Anybody else think this price is crazy?

    by tobypharma Oct 14, 2014 3:51 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 18, 2014 11:51 PM Flag

    PFLT seems to be the pick of the litter for floating rate BDCs. growing NAV, and superior management compared to flailing and gasping fifth street.

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    Update on Meadows

    by stanley.gettis Sep 11, 2014 3:34 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 18, 2014 11:40 AM Flag

    i saw this yesterday: New York, October 17, 2014 -- Moody's Investors Service today revised the rating outlook of Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC (Cannery) to negative from stable. The company's B3 Corporate Family Rating and B3-PD Probability of Default Rating were affirmed. The B2 rating on Cannery's first lien term loan and revolver and Caa2 rating on its second lien term loan were also affirmed.

    The change in Cannery's rating outlook to negative from stable reflects the company's declining revenue and EBITDA for the first six months of 2014 -- down 6.3% and -11.6% respectively -- and Moody's expectation that gaming demand will remain weak putting pressure on the company's covenant cushion. The Meadows Racetrack and Casino ("The Meadows") near Pittsburgh, which Cannery derives approximately 70% of its property-level EBITDA, has seen year-over-year declines in monthly gaming revenues due to lower visitation and competitive pressure from neighboring states. This has caused Cannery's leverage to increase above 8.0 times and EBITDA/interest to drop to 1.2 times.

    In May 2014, Cannery announced it plans to sell the Meadows Racetrack and Casino near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. (Ba1, stable) for $465 million. Cannery expects to complete the sale in 2015 after securing the requisite approvals from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania Racing Commission.

  • Reply to

    PT $100

    by billbill722003 Oct 17, 2014 10:36 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 17, 2014 4:47 PM Flag

    btw, here's the bio of the analyst who made target price call of $100.... "Bradley Olsen serves as a Managing Director in the Equity Research department covering midstream companies and energy infrastructure. Olsen also covers a variety of macro topics, including NGLs, Northeast gas markets, and North American crude dynamics. Olsen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences on topics such as NGL markets and energy infrastructure. Olsen was named the top stock picker in the US by the Financial Times in 2013, a “Best on the Street” analyst by the Wall Street Journal in 2013 and a “Rising Star of Wall Street Research” by Institutional Investor in 2012. Olsen previously served as a Research Analyst at Eagle Global Advisors in Houston. Prior to joining Eagle Global Advisors, Olsen served as an analyst covering MLPs and the broader energy space for Strome Investment Management in Los Angeles. Olsen began his career in the Global Energy Group at UBS Investment Bank. He received a BA cum laude in Political Science, Slavic Studies, and Philosophy from Rice University."

  • Reply to

    PT $100

    by billbill722003 Oct 17, 2014 10:36 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 17, 2014 4:40 PM Flag

    i saw that last week. i've emailed the analyst. bradley olsen, to make sure it wasnt a typo.

  • Reply to

    Unlikely takeover

    by purpletrader44 Oct 13, 2014 1:58 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 17, 2014 1:39 AM Flag

    was that supposed to be funny?

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    huge insider buying at ETE

    by malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 11:20 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 3:47 PM Flag

    the best explanation i've heard is hedge funds had margin calls. that makes more sense to me than anything else i've heard... and that means the sell off in MLPs was unrelated to their business. i actually bought ETE this morning at $47.80. that's the good news. the bad news is my total portfolio is down over 10% since sept 1st. ...and in the red for the year.

  • malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 2:43 PM Flag

    i've heard it widely expressed that margin calls (for the hedge funds) were the core reason for the sell off in MLPs.

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    huge insider buying at ETE

    by malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 11:20 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 2:17 PM Flag

    ETE would be in the mid $50s today if not for our crashing market.

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    huge insider buying at ETE

    by malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 11:20 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 11:53 AM Flag

    it's true. go on StockTwits and type in $ETE. you'll find the link from there. Baird also came out yesterday and pinned a $65 target price on ETE. and morgan stanley reiterated "overweight" today, but i dont have the target price.

  • malagasysloth by malagasysloth Oct 15, 2014 11:20 AM Flag

    CEO Kelcy Warren bought 1,178,567 shares at $51.30 on 10/14/14 for at total investment of $60,500,000

  • Reply to

    Stcok price keeps tanking...

    by rafael202 Sep 24, 2014 5:59 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 14, 2014 11:52 PM Flag

    calm down. REITS occasionally raise capital via secondary stock offerings. STAG is a growing company with a growing dividend.

  • Reply to

    Stcok price keeps tanking...

    by rafael202 Sep 24, 2014 5:59 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 14, 2014 11:47 PM Flag

    the book runners for the offering likely jacked the price today to get a higher price for the spo.

  • malagasysloth by malagasysloth Oct 13, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    as stunning as the sell off is, if you look at ETE, EPD and MWE year to date, MWE and EPD are now only up 1%, while ETE (at the moment) is still up about 15% ytd.

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    Sick of this, time to sell

    by abraxaoil Oct 10, 2014 3:23 PM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 11, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

    abraxaoil...... selling is a bad bad idea. if you bought for the dividend, then you're going to get the dividend... and an increasing dividend over time. virtually every price target from analysts since the merger was announced are projecting a 12 month price target of $46 to $50. KMI is a rare bird... growth and income in one. be patient, collect the dividend, and price appreciation will come in time. future acquisitions will likely push KMI well into the $50s with time.

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    by s.eranger Oct 10, 2014 10:14 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 10, 2014 11:17 AM Flag

    that's a programmed text. a human being did not sit down and write that specifically about LINE/LNCO. it's part of "the street's" automated rating system. the exact same language and phrases are dropped into all their automated calls. it's pathetic.

  • Reply to

    Anyone notice Natural Gas Price Higher!

    by tradersfirstgroup Oct 10, 2014 10:57 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 10, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    the sell off in LNCO is ridiculous. hell, small drillers are down less than LNCO today. and "the street" downgrade on LNCO is equally annoying, because it's a totally automated call, with no human beings involved.

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    KKR Coverage today...tgt..$32

    by lawstuff22 Oct 8, 2014 8:45 AM
    malagasysloth malagasysloth Oct 9, 2014 11:20 PM Flag

    that's a very strange number.... $21.52. and i dont see how it would qualify as "outperform." ...although granted its higher than the current price.

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