Normally VIG pays a dividend at the end of each qtr. Schwab has not posted the June dividend. Is that a VIG or a Schwab problem? Anyone with other brokerage accounts have a comment?
My wife and I are long time holders of McCormick in IRA accounts. We currently have more than 1,600 shares with a basis of as little as $18/share. The current price seems to be a bit out of line with earnings and the current dividend (2%). Is the company in play? Any thoughts?
Agree. I have been playing this with calls (not doing so well right now on them but they still have some time). I like BWLD and agree that it is a sports bar with pretty high margins as well as the ability to bring the family. I go a couple of times a month and with two beers and some wings, with taxes and tip I am generally at a tab of $30 per adult.
Actually the CC sounds pretty good. I have been a long term investor (in fact I started this board many years ago). I had over 100,000 shares at one time but have sold that down to a hold position of 5,000 shares. The balance sheet is strong, the dividend rate is fine and management is ok, so I will continue to hold this level of investment.
According to Yahoo, Morgan Stanley has a fairly big position (about 1.5 million shares); the next largest holding of mutual funds and/or institutional investors is in the 350,000 range.
SYK CEO mentioned robotics on CNBC this morning. ISRG has been pretty much dead money for some time. Any thoughts why the two companies shouldn't become one? Over the years there has been some talk of GE doing this with their medical business but frankly GE is still a mismanaged company even with the plan to divest much of their financial business. Any thoughts? Note I am new to this board but have owned ISRG for more than a decade and it is one of my very few ten-baggers.
Thanks for a comprehensive review. All extraction companies have risk associated with them given the current administration and the regulatory environment. But I think the return is worth the risk. For companies like this I normally reinvest the dividends in the company but in this case I might want to take that return and invest it elsewhere effectively reducing my invested capital in the stock over time (this is in an IRA).
tallartcarney is right. Too small for institutions. Probably quite illiquid in a crunch. I have another like this in an IRA - PMD. I like very small caps that pay a decent dividend understanding that it is not easy to escape if a crash occurs.
I picked up 400 more shares at $23.05 today; have about 1100 shares in an IRA, mostly to bring in a little income to the account. Any thoughts on the stock?
There was a negative article in this morning's WSJ about drug prices more or less aimed at companies that buy other companies for their products and/or patents and then jack the hell out of the prices. This has become the model for several major pharms which basically buy their R&D by acquiring companies like CLDX. I think that is the reason for the slide.