If they keep current prices then they are sure to lose phone customers to more aggressive and smaller firms. If they cut prices then margins are shot. This is not a good situation for VZ. I believe it is time to take my money and invest elsewhere. VZ is looking like AT&T all over again. They are paying you 4% to hold the stock.
Why not just invest in AAPL who can maintain margins while rolling out new products, and has no peer?
AAPL is certain to return capital to its shareholders going forward….
There is no compelling reason to hold VZ any longer…
Solid EPS and subscriber growth. The market reaction is puzzling. This stock is starting to behave like (AT&T) T and that is not good. I am not willing to hold Verizon (VZ) just for a dividend. The stock will not outperform the indexes like that.
I am thinking of selling Verizon and buying WM and/or BMY...
Co announces that its tremco illbruck Group has acquired Firetherm Intumescent & Insulation Supplies, the UK market leader in fire-stopping solutions for the construction industry. Based in Kent, near London, England, Firetherm has annual net sales of approximately $10 mln. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed. Firetherm makes a broad range of fire-stopping products, intumescent coatings, and fire-rated sealants and fiber boards.
I do not care about the daily fluctuations of RPM. If you look at a weekly chart, then you will see how RPM has outperformed the indexes. This quarter they announced a 10% increase in revenues, and that is pretty stellar.
I would be happy if RPM traded around $50 for this year and $55 next year. That is a 10% increase and that is just fine for my portfolio.
RPM is a long term hold in an value investors portfolio. Yes, they are dealing with the challenges of a strong dollar, and next year there will be another challenge. But, this firm has good management, and a nice balance sheet. They are returning capital to shareholders by increasing dividends and stock buybacks.
RPM has more than doubled the indexes in the past 15 years.
I agree! The dollar has been way too strong for management to offset. I would bet a slight miss and guide down for 2015?
The problem with ACAD is the people who are a leadership position, and not the product itself. I have little to zero confidence in these knuckleheads to do anything right.
I am impressed that the stock has been holding around $34! I thought there would be more selling after the boatload of lawsuits filed after that last round of shenanigans.
I will give the CEO one quarter to prove himself. Otherwise, I am out....
I was in an Apple Inc. store this weekend, and there is huge interest in the watch. Consumers will be able to demo the watch on April 10, and that is when Apple Inc. will be taking pre-orders. We will soon know about the demand for the watch. I am thinking it will be similar to the iPad. However, it will not be like the iPhone. The watch will add just one more revenue stream for Apple Inc.
The latest Newsweek has an article painting a grim picture for California water supply. There is only one year of water left in the California water supply. Here is a quote from NASA….
"Plagued by prolonged drought, California now has only enough water to get it through the next year, according to NASA."
AAPL will have another blowout EPS report next month, and then long lines for the watch on April 24. All one needs to do is hold, and add on dips. Pretty simple stuff.
Yes, California is in a severe drought, and water is a precious commodity. The rainfall this year was actually a bit better than the past three years. However, it is not nearly enough to satisfy the water needs of the state.
AWR is already sporting a pretty rich premium for a utility company at 25. I am long, and would be happy if the stock hovers around $40-$45 this year
Yes! I am buying the watch on April 24. I like the Apple Pay function and the health aspects of the watch.I bet they sell 20 million in the first quarter the new product is on the market.
Well, that did not last very long! AWR popped well above its 10 week line today. The stock was under the key technical level for a grand total of four days. This stock is showing strength because of its balance sheet, solid earnings, and increasing dividend.
I sold all my shares as I cannot let a profit turn into a loss. I do not trust this management team either. The shorts are in control here, and ACAD is likely to have another earnings miss this quarter.
ACAD is a speculative stock. Congrats if you bought in under $20 as I believe you are safe for now.
The stock is down 25% on massive volume, and that is a recipe for more downside ahead.