"Shhh....don't tell beeess and d.i.n.k.y !!!
Let's let them think they were right all along.
Its better that way."
Yo sage -- I sold my FTR long position out in 2011 at $8.08.
I then traded it a few times -- always long -- and made some money.
But went she went under $5 I just watched.
But you on the other hand have been on DRIP since FTR peaked at around $16 right before Maggie started to jack things up so she would have a bigger sand box -- so the stock is down from $16 to about $6.75 today or a slide of about $9.25 -- that's about a 60% slide. And that parallels the divvy cut. Funny how that works.
"This is about the middlemen bundlers finding a jam packed room full of competition after being in a room of only three competitors in most local markets...yada, yada..."
That's your prospective. Another is that "this" is about your repeating the same things over and over and day after day. Your addiction compels you to type or die -- at some point a 1920's style telephone appears on your shoulder and starts to ring in your brain and you answer with another negative post-- could be a matter of minutes until it rings again. I've seen this before, you have a company fetish and it's Ma Bell.
And before I forget to ask, what do you think of the DTV deal?
I got a phone call from an 800 # that read service something on the ID and then a guy asked me about voting my shares but then quickly said I see all your shares have been voted -- never mind.
So COV is going after the vote. I'm sure it's a shoe-in given the nice northern trajectory of the stock since the deal was announced of about 44% from $72 a share.
"Another log in??? You got it wrong though. It should be byeverizon,NOW!!!!"
Ah, another gem from harry -- VZ's message board Bard of Avon.
Periodically there are tenders for fractional shares and very small share count holdings. This results when a position is sold after the dividend record date and shares had been on DRIP (dividend reinvestment) -- the fractional shares or small share count takes the same record keeping as a 10k share count position.
So it's probably just a house keeping measure.
"They say every dog has its day. T longs must wonder when our day will come."
Your T add around $32.25 was good timing -- you seem to be getting ahead via buying opps.
While many others here just mouth off. Congrats to you.
T will have a good chance of closing at or above today if something key is announced today.
I assume the BOD recommended vote wins. I believe COV was trading about $72 per share when the MDT deal was announced. The 30 points can be converted into cash up to the exchange date or into cash and shares in new Irish MDT. I'm going to stay invested and enjoy the cash while I decide if I want to put it into MDT.
"Aon is an insurance exchange not a health insurance provider.... And they do not call back or keep their appointments."
That's what that other guy said. So I guess the problem is widespread. Are you an old fart too? Because I think it's you.
"any old guys getting the run around from AON?? They don't keep appointments or call back."
I might be able to help if you will answer a couple of questions. Please understand that I have to ask standard questions when addressing an important issue like AON not being responsive to policy holders. Before we take action however, please provide brief answers at your convenience:
1. Are you an insured? Please check or ask a relative to check for you.
2. Briefly describe the current medical issues. If you can't think of medical names try Web MD first.
3.How many times a day have you been calling?
2.Have you gotten any phone messages from the police?
Please be brief. Please ignore any other reply you might receive.
" I've written on many occasions...AT&T is buying an antiquated video bundling business that is flat lining subscriber growth which will come under revenue pressure as 100X faster bandwidth is rolled out allowing for IPTV"
Yes you have written something like this many times. Your method of teaching seems to be based on redundancy.
I hope you will indulge me a few questions:
What does "as100x faster bandwidth is rolled out" mean exactly? How will it be "rolled out'? How much will the "roll out" cost? Who will be paying for the "roll out" in 2015 by firm by dollar amount?
IBM's share price is going to be under pressure from a downsizing outlook and charges for divestitures. Given the strong buck and weak oil, the BRIC countries and emerging markets are going to be weak -- we already know about China and Russia now with Russian capital fleeing to USD or Euro -- IBM's revenue will be clocking backwards due to demand off a cliff for oil economies as well as the x86 server unit & microelectronics. IBM's gross margin should continue to go down. Given the shift to cloud, IBM's 88% software segment revenue and gross margin could take a leg down in run rate. If that happens it makes sense to throw in the kitchen sink and reserve to write down assets that don't produce a positive or good enough return Given all the possible Q4 negatives I see too much downside to add IBM until we see what a $90b a year IBM management forecast looks like -- what Revenue, Operating Margin and Free Cash Flow look like next year. Time to focus on Backlog and what kind of margin is in it as well as how much has to be invested in the GFS sub. IBM counts money invested in GFS as a use of reported cash flow while many others don't. IBM's net Free Cash Flow available to pay dividends and buy back stock has been shrinking. Interesting times -- risky times....
"Actively managed accounts and brokers for that matter rarely beat the market indices."
You forgot something in your sentence -- I've added it for you:
"Actively managed accounts and brokers for that matter rarely beat the market indices, but of course my 50 year investment in FTR lags so far behind the S&P or NASDAQ Index the experience has equipped me to speak in broad market platitudes."
Really sage, your stuff is like a typical Seinfeld episode. Only more vague.
Now, why did Maggie raise the divvy?
It's going to last. I think a market selloff could see VZ hit $44 for a 5% yield.
Cramer says buy at $44. I might.
Hey anybody seen harry? You would think he would be posting like crazy but I haven't seen anything?
At $32.25 it's a nice yield. I do think the $.04 divvy hike is priced in. When announced the stock might get a lift but will run with the market and the market looks weak. I'm waiting for the market to do what it often does and suddenly surprise to the downside. T has been weak so a selloff should be overdone.
I sold just under half of my T at an av of about $35. That trade was about 15% a year for 4 &1/2 years with 1/2 in cash. I don't think the next 4 years will do as well -- which is why my trigger point is about 6% cash yield to average in again.
"After re-reading din kee theories I should say he is probably right.."
Thanks cd, I can always count on your support when I make the tuff calls.
"Maybe their supervisor should be looking into that. I know you are in Cinci or somewhere around there. Why didn't you call anyone. Didn't you find it odd that WIN vehicles were out of territory and you never notified anyone? hmm"
If you want to figure out cd fast Google the link...hmm..
"On Thursday, Dec 11 two Winstream Vehicles were parked in a FTR area facing South on a Northbound shoulder. Don't know what the crews were doing, but I commented to the wife "Is it possible that there is a merger in the works?" We live outside the city so we are not able to get fast service from FTR. So we use VOIP for our phone service."
Well lynn, no I don't think the FTR and Windstream trucks parked in the FTR area is a sign of a merger.
Think about it -- if the guys driving the trucks knew about a planned merger then the cat would be out of the bag and we would all know. If you are really doing something like that only a few insiders from Frontier, Windstream, lawyers and investment bankers would know about it. The union rank and file would not be plugged into the deal info loop.