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mr_dinky_dot_bomb 137 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 16, 2014 3:39 PM Member since: Aug 6, 2001
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    Everybody bagging on IBM...

    by hammerrm Apr 16, 2014 3:15 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 16, 2014 3:39 PM Flag

    Very hard to predict how earnings will grow. They should have a good outlook.

    The 50 day average is finally coming up and crossing the 200 day average off a triple bottom in the low $170's.IBM's 50 sank below the 200 day last August.

    Let's hope cloud revenue, software and GBS put IBM in a position to move past $18 Op EPS for the year.

  • Reply to


    by swaff52 Apr 15, 2014 10:37 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM Flag

    "When will the next payout of dividends be?"

    That comes on the Dividend Pay Date for the Q1 dividend.

    You are on the web. Just look it up.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 14, 2014 5:10 PM Flag

    "you will be buying closer to $44"

    Your rhetoric has weakened.

    The declarative language is gone.

    Like a fart in the wind.

    You're next.

  • Reply to

    Stock is basing next target 7.15

    by salatiyeh Apr 9, 2014 9:11 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 14, 2014 12:12 PM Flag

    "Too vauge #$%$? how else should I explain that? My valuation isn't just based on the dividend yield of the stock

    That's what I asked -- if it isn't just based on the dividend yield what else is it based on?

    If you can't answer then I'll assume it's your "feeling" and you just can't explain it.

    Get it yet?

  • IBM Business Continuity and Resilience Services (BCRS) for SoftLayer

    The overall market opportunity for business continuity/disaster recovery is expected to grow to almost $32 billion by 2015. As the industry leader for more than 50 years, IBM has been meeting commitments to clients during disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. Now through its cloud resilience portfolio, IBM delivers greater value by providing SoftLayer customers with increased resiliency in case of potential outages caused by issues such as human errors and cyber attacks.

    With today's news, SoftLayer customers will initially have access to IBM's Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery (VSR) managed service, which offers sophisticated, low-cost automation that helps enterprises recover mission-critical applications, servers and cloud-based data in the event of an outage or disaster. With VSR, SoftLayer businesses will be able to replicate entire systems in real-time including system files, databases, applications and user data in a way that is independent of the make and model of the underlying hardware. The ability to respond quickly is essential with analysts estimating that every hour of downtime can cost a business upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

    IBM's Resiliency Consulting Services will also be extended to SoftLayer clients. These services, which integrate legacy IT environments with a private cloud and the SoftLayer platform, will help with resiliency assessment, planning and design, implementation and testing and more. These include Resiliency Consulting for Cloud, Cloud Managed Backup, Cloud Data Virtualization, Cloud Application Resiliency and Cloud Virtualized Server Recovery.

  • Reply to

    Stock is basing next target 7.15

    by salatiyeh Apr 9, 2014 9:11 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 10, 2014 11:00 AM Flag

    "Maybe price objective is not just based on dividend yield"

    That's too vague for a reply.

    Please list what "Maybe price objective" is based on if not the dividend?

  • And is now holding up around the April 7 close.

    Given growing revenue, margins and Operating EPS you can buy VZ based on future payouts even though you have to wait for the next payout.

    And given that the priority for free cash flow is debt reduction, VZ may well take the dividend to $2.20 which would be up about 3.3%. The one time 10% shift up of Operating EPS should pave the way. A $.06 raise to $2.18 would be about 2.8%. That doesn't look big enough to reflect the increased earnings from the deal and that meaningful buybacks will have to wait

  • Reply to

    Stock is basing next target 7.15

    by salatiyeh Apr 9, 2014 9:11 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 9, 2014 9:26 PM Flag

    "Stock will breakout just wait for it, stock basing on low volume folks"

    The last time FTR hit $7 it paid $.75 per year. To get the $.40 back up to $.75 the dividend would have to be raised $.35/$.40 or jacked up by 87.5%.

    Go ahead and wait for it but I wouldn't hold your breath.

  • It was down around $.55 and then nosed up into the close.

    Still an impressive ex-day +1 performance to have paid $.58 and hang at $48 going into earnings.

    Given the way T has performed relative to VZ, I expect T to head towards $37 as VZ heads to $50 after the earnings report. T yield looks too generous under $36 -- yield is about 5.2% at $36.

  • Reply to

    $4.0% dividend is still excellent

    by billbill722003 Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 8, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    rkmtt sayz:

    "sell now buy back in June"

    nah -- buy now and sell in June.

    EPS will be up big this year -- debt will be descending starting in late March.

    Headed to $50 on Q1 outlook for the year.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb by mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 8, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    I don't think it will happen but if VZ closes up $.53 then it's going to be a nice evening over in my neighborhood. The new shares are finding their way into the hands of income investors. Even though the debt rating agencies lower VZ, the big bond offering last fall saw an almost immediate price rally signaling that VZ is seen as investment grade even with the debt load. VZ will be paying down debt from the Q1 peak to 3/31/14 for openers.

  • Reply to

    $4.0% dividend is still excellent

    by billbill722003 Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 7, 2014 3:10 PM Flag

    I would adds that VZ will be paying a rising dividend after the next 3 payments.

    Let's hope the Fed will be able to drive private demand for MBS & long Treasury's.

  • Reply to

    ex date

    by wallstsx Apr 4, 2014 6:14 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 4, 2014 6:48 AM Flag


    No -- if you buy a stock the day before the ex-date you will get the dividend.

    The 3 day rule comes into play thusly: 3 days includes the ex-day +2 days until the Record Date -- if you buy the day before the ex-date you will be the owner of record for the dividend.

    If you buy VZ Monday, April 7 you will get the divvy.

  • Update at 5:05 p.m. ET: About Trends And Safety Data

    Under questioning by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., NHTSA's Friedman says the agency is using tools derived from IBM's Watson supercomputer to help it see trends in data that could indicate a safety defect in passenger vehicles.

    Asked what he would have wanted to know from GM 8-10 years ago, Friedman says it includes "information that they had changed parts on the ignition switch," and conversations that seemed to suggest GM was concerned about the algorithm that controls airbags in the vehicles in question.

    "It's my understanding that none of that information was available," he said.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 3, 2014 1:42 PM Flag

    Here's the answer harry -- some of your relatives at work helping your short:

    "Many Verizon landline customers experienced an outage Tuesday due to a rodent problem in Eatonville, a community 6 miles north of Orlando, Verizon officials said Verizon spokesman Bob Elik said that a rat nest was discovered in an aerial cable splicing case. The Eatonville rats had eaten through the cables, causing many customers in Central Florida to lose service for about five hours Tuesday afternoon.

    Fixed -- local rats killed -- yahoo board rats on the run...

  • Reply to

    Where did all the people go?

    by gypsymann Apr 2, 2014 2:29 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Apr 2, 2014 4:30 PM Flag

    " ur wife should have those same swings, BTW My tongue has been occupied Between ur wifes thighs"

    What a vulgar low life.

  • Reply to

    Dan Niles is short IBM

    by tlee22202 Mar 27, 2014 12:38 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Mar 31, 2014 1:14 PM Flag

    Dan Niles tried to talk IBM down. So far he's rolled snake eyes.

  • Reply to

    10 Reasons to Buy VZ:

    by oracleofny Mar 28, 2014 5:05 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Mar 28, 2014 6:12 PM Flag

    Do you know what VZ's ROIC was in the last year?

  • Reply to

    fios? verizon even concedes it's a bust!

    by vvall_st_shark Mar 26, 2014 12:16 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb Mar 28, 2014 6:05 PM Flag

    Vvall-sht-fish said:

    "What I'm talking about is Verizon not expanding anymore due to huge losses from fios. If they were making money with it they would expand it more."

    VZ laid over 20,000 miles of fiber optic cable in 2013 and started to lay an incredible new cable developed by an R&D group of VZ employees -- Magic Wire...

    You are the flamer who dissed my poetry. It takes a great audience.

    "A Quick Overview

    So what, exactly, IS Magic Wire? It’s a clear, clean, almost invisible fiber optic cable that can deliver the speed and power you’ve come to expect from FiOS. It’s currently right now only in use in the tri-state area, but may expand to other parts of the country in the future. It was conceived by Verizon, who reached out to Samsung to help bring it to life and help make the product.

    Magic Wire is also laying the groundwork for the future of FiOS. The service’s next generation of set top boxes will also have Wi-Fi, which means even less cables will be needed in the house. Verizon says that once these boxes start making their way into homes, the only cables needed in the entire house will be a piece of Magic Wire to the FiOS hub and a coax cable to the first set top box. That’s it. No matter what other connectivity needs you have in your home, those are the only cables you’ll ever need. That’s awesome."

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb by mr_dinky_dot_bomb Mar 28, 2014 4:15 PM Flag

    VZ Prayer,
    Now I lay me down in bed;
    I pray, don't call Big Red dead;
    But Wait! I am to have no dread?
    Can you hear me now?, he said;
    Yes, I can hear you now ahead;
    You say the stock is building cred?
    And VZ is a dividend rocket sled!
    We pray for souls short Big Red.

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