You're smart to post the suggestion. I hear the MDT board members read this message board all the time.
"I got No raise for 10 years! "
And you're not doing well here either. Sad, very sad.
I guess it's the old story.
Some guys got it and some don't.
smalls blurts out:
"The shock won't be the Fed, it will be satellite TV turning into a dial up service rerun...
Same hackneyed, repetitious, threating language from smalls62.
I read about a diary found in England that had numerous volumes of incredibly boring details about this old mans life. He would document how much water he drank, measured how much he would pee, how many sheets of toilet paper he used and everything else that nobody wanted to know. I believe he was confined to a couple of rooms in an institution of some kind. I realize now that is what smalls does on the T board. But to his credit, everyday of the old man's life was new. smalls never changes his tune.
T Board Monitor
"T. Would be surprised to see it move higher with the gap trades from earnings day. If DTV is approved soon, I would expect this resistance line to be breached."
Yada, yada,yada, smalls -- your just spitting in the wind..."might give those trapped at higher money a window to exit before the hangover shows up and the head starts throbbing from the bad move for a tranny with a tan."
smalls constant MO -- he keeps trying to threaten T shareholders with the future -- he's constantly in the "Boy you're gonna get it" mode. So far he's rolled craps.
Come off it smalls -- you don't have a clue as to how telecom will unfold and everybody knows it....we know that 50's style little black phone sits on your shoulder and rings every so often compelling you to post your threats...gotta go ...
harry is that you? I thought we had lost you in the wind today.
You dodged the board during the rally today and then swooped in for 5 posts AH?
Show up next time she runs green #$%$.
"Aaron Slator who holds the important job of Ad sales but doesn't know how to transfer data from one phone to another is busy goofing around"
Why do you know this?
sniff, sniff ... hey smalls is that you?
I thought the wind took ya.
On a serious note, what do you think about the "synergy savings" of T/DTV? I would love to have a job where my bonus was based on synergy savings levels. The guy in the CFO office who calculates synergy savings is going to get promoted if he brings it in for Randy and the cadre. There are so many estimates in dem synergy savings. Like doing present value analysis on assumed streams of cash flows -- love that stuff.
But as long as old T can bump up a couple points on fiz and short covering what do I care?
I added this morning -- in for a dime, in for a dollar. MDT is now my biggest position by cost and second in market value.
It doesn't look that bad. No serious injuries to patients reported that I saw.
Sounds like a screw up by an MDT group. I saw that MDT agreed to retain an expert to work on the problems and given all the biomedical engineers available within MDT they should be able to work this out. I didn't see any estimates of the financial impact of this but I'll be looking for that. Unless it's a bigger event than it looks to be, If the weakness continues tomorrow I will be tempted to add MDT.
""Nobody likes the facts about Stephenson's actions buying back $27B resulting in zero share price appreciation."
Looks like a false statement.
Another misleading statement from this ID.
I retract the above statements. My statement was not true. My mistake.
"Nobody likes the facts about Stephenson's actions buying back $27B resulting in zero share price appreciation."
Looks like a false statement.
Another misleading statement from this ID.
What is coming in wireless at the 5g level will be wireless TV broadcast competing with cable.
The key will be to recognize any early signal of this (pun intended) and get out of cable and into whoever has the spectrum and technology. Names that come to mind are VZ, T, TMUS, S and DISH. This may be the reason spectrum prices have rocketed up.
As an aside, there is only one thing that's for sure, Maggie will do exceptionally well until she retires and starts to collect retirement payments that owens will love. What's your guess owens? I'll call it $5 mil a year plus perks..
"Not ANY stock, especially given the $27B in share buybacks done by AT&T over the past three year period."
Hey smalls, are you still trying to call the issue of T preferred stock into the pension plans a buyback?
In case you are it wasn't a buyback of T public common stock. In fact it wasn't a buyback at all.
T hasn't been at the $31.50 level for over 3 years.
You could pick a low price and post the same thing about any stock.
I'd like to find a 5 - 10 acre parcel in Upstate NY in Lewis or another county that boarders south Lake Ontario. My house is SE and I would like to put a cedar house up there for summers. There are plenty of listings at $5k per acre up to big bucks for waterfront dirt. Forest and a slope down so the house main view is down would do for me. There are reasonably priced parcels with streams and small lake or pond settings.
I would get a house and detached out building approved and then put in a well & septic and hopefully the outbuilding can be a garage with power & water. I would like to put in the tank and septic field behind an out building/garage and have that to live in while the house is being built. I'd like to put in a Lindal cedar kit. I'd hire a local GC but I would want to pound some nails and inspect starting with the foundation.
I figure a well and a septic system would run about $20 - $25k. If I can get a garage structure that can be plummed for a bathroom it probably would run $25 - $30k and if it had to be a second story guest quarter then more like $50 - $75k. A possible design would be to side a two story garage in cedar and attach it to the house with decking. I am not going to put in a big house -- around 2000 sq ft. So at the point that the 2 story garage/house is in I would have a decent hunting camp that will have cost about $75k in improvements plus land cost in a range of $25k - $50k or around $125k assuming I can get permits. Doing it that way would hopefully give me something I could sell if I changed my mind. Lots of hunting up there.
So is this a plan? Anybody put a house in a rural area especially Upstate NY?
". If you purchased almost, and I say almost, ANY stock in 2010 you made a profit through 2015, and probably MORE than you made on this pig. And for that reason I'm out!"
Let me help harry, the cap gain part from $26 to $50 is $24. So that's a 92% cap gain. The divvy 6/10 was $.475 per Q which is $.55 today so using the average of the two of $.5125 x 19 quarters = $9.75 so on a cost of $26 that's a total cash gain of 37% + 92% = 129%.
Not too shabby. Like being paid to eat cake.
See ya BWA HA
"How much are you down if you bought verizon at 54 a few years back? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!"
You would be down 4 harry.
We'll have to start calling you the professor -- the funny professor -- BWAH WHO back at ya dimwit..
This will stump ya -- how much would you be up on $26 VZ shares? How much in dividends since 6/10?
Now get lost again.
Before the next long puts another beat down on you.
"Nope. You're breaking up. Must be on an ATT connection driving cross country. Switch to VZ."
Your smart to stay frivolous since your "serious" ideas about DTV, GOOG and telecoms in general have been unintentionally frivolous -- like DTV=AOL. So your nothing if not consistent smalls, now back to the VOD board where you belong....go!
Where is treturdXX? He had an acute case of postiarrhea.
Off enjoying the twit persona elsewhere off T's 4% snapback today.