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rgchjr1945 251 posts  |  Last Activity: May 8, 2015 2:35 PM Member since: Sep 27, 2011
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    Seems like they should be raising div

    by genem7169 Apr 28, 2015 11:39 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 May 8, 2015 2:35 PM Flag

    You did not read my note below. There is a site Dividendinvestor that gives all the dividend dates each quarter from declaration to pay date and the histories. Most companies follow the same pattern every year. In the Fall PSX also said at least a double digit % increase each year out for the foreseeable future and reiterated that on the last conference call. The CEO would not say double digit % increases unless the board agreed with the strategy. He is not only the leader of the company but the spokesperson.

    This company is doing all the right things. They are using their huge cash flow to reinvest (primarily in the non refining businesses), increasing the dividend by a decent amount every year and with excess cash buying back stock as long as the management things the company is undervalued. Plus the two big JV's, Chevron Phillips Chemical and DCP midstream are self funding with money going one way, back to the parents.

    Yes refining can be flaky, but over the long pull it evens out and throws off huge cash flow. It also supports the Marketing and Specialty segment.

  • rgchjr1945 by rgchjr1945 May 7, 2015 10:02 AM Flag

    As bad as things look with brady, Harper hit 3 HR's last night to lead the Nats to a win. He signed with UA a few years ago when he looked like the NL version of Trout. Injuries have curtailed his games played the past two seasons. However this year he has 8 HR's and 20 RBI and looks like the guy that has stardom written all over him.

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    UA cannot condone Tom Brady for cheating

    by s_ells May 7, 2015 7:44 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 May 7, 2015 9:54 AM Flag

    Depends on what the contract reads. I would be surprised if there was not a clause covering an event like this. If not they may need to just pay him off and not use him in any promos.

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    DCP Midstream

    by jerrykrause Apr 30, 2015 10:57 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 May 6, 2015 10:31 AM Flag

    Phillips in the past has said that money only moves in one direction with DCP and that is from DCP to the two owners. They do not want to inject any additional capital.

  • May 5 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday that executive Vicki Hollub will replace Chief Executive Steve Chazen after "a thorough transition period."

    As part of the announcement, Oxy said Hollub would be promoted immediately to senior executive vice president from vice president.

    Chazen, who has been CEO since 2011, said he would help Hollub take the top job "when she is ready to take it on."

    Oxy also boosted its annual dividend 4 percent on Tuesday to $3.

  • Reply to

    Helpful Find

    by chippicardo0149 May 5, 2015 12:52 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 May 5, 2015 12:56 PM Flag

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  • Reply to

    Parker vs. Eaton

    by danzak44095 Apr 29, 2015 5:24 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 May 4, 2015 4:22 PM Flag

    All the industrials that run portfolios of businesses have been marking time. PH is up 32+ % in the last 2 years compared to ETN up only 14%. Both have similar gains over 5 years. Both have 75% + institutional ownership so share price should not be a problem.

  • Reply to

    market correction

    by janmccabe200 Apr 30, 2015 2:15 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 30, 2015 3:56 PM Flag

    Head winds due to low oil price. Not enough spending with the savings and too many industrials that provide material and support being hurt. However, prices have recovered some.

    Currency problems due to strong dollar for internationals. In a year this will be a trailing wind as many companies continue to have good sales. Just not translated into US dollars.

    Profit taking in high fliers like Biotechs, semiconductors, social media and other's such as under armor.

    Long term Interest rates moving up due to lack of clarity on Fed policy.

    I'm sure there are other issues but this names a few. I still think we are in a long term secular bull market resulting from collapse of commodity prices due to over investment in the last 15 years that resulted form lack of supply across the board (energy, metals and minerals and agriculture products. The last time this happened was 1982. So we can have a sell off but it will be within a greater bull market.

  • rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 30, 2015 3:44 PM Flag

    Too many antitrust problems. Plus XOM needs oil and gas production and reserves.

  • Reply to

    Twitter style leak???

    by scottgogo Apr 29, 2015 3:21 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 30, 2015 12:12 PM Flag

    Does not smell good since the stock opened up higher and is currently over $50. Maybe the early conference call helped. I have just started to listen to the replay now.

  • Reply to

    Seems like they should be raising div

    by genem7169 Apr 28, 2015 11:39 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 30, 2015 9:40 AM Flag

    Generally the dividend is announced during the 1st week of May. Two years of company history May 8 & May7 which were the Wednesday in the first full week of May.) X-dividend is a week later with payout 1st day of June that is not a Sunday. Should be June 1st this year.

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    celg keeps selling off for months now

    by creativeforce65 Apr 27, 2015 2:55 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 27, 2015 3:17 PM Flag

    CELG is up about 93% in the last 24 months. During that time there have been months at a time where the stock is flat or goes down. Big announcements and earnings surprises are what moves the price. You are also dealing with the law of large numbers. Market cap is $92 billion. As the MC gets larger and larger it is hard to have large earnings gains.

  • rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 25, 2015 3:20 PM Flag

    I do not think the dividend is a problem but I would not expect any increases for quite awhile. When you look at their financial results depreciation is over $2 million per quarter and will be going up due to all the new plant and equipment. You really need to look at cash flow here at least in the short term. Once the new shares are added they will be paying about $3.5 million in dividends per quarter. They are not building the new plant in SC just to collect dust. It will take a little time to get all the projects settled but at the end of the tunnel this could be a very good company to own. I am long and will collect the dividend while they finish all the construction which should ultimately lead to share price growth.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    A Good Sign ?

    by stormfront2020 Apr 7, 2015 7:25 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 6:59 PM Flag

    Its about time. They finally broke the downward spiral. We will have to wait until tomorrow to see effect. Only 1407 shares traded after hours and the price ended unchanged from the close. BGS needs to find a couple of good brand acquisitions at the right price.

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    Great recovery by UNP - if DOW turns we will see

    by k1ltnow Apr 23, 2015 11:12 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 11:58 AM Flag

    Just as I wrote the above MMM started to move higher and cut loss. It was down $5.50 all morning but something is happening so you may see UNP trade up for the day. Just goes to show you it is hard to predict market in short run. That is why I am not a trader but sell when I need to buy something I like more or buy to reinvest dividends.

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    Great recovery by UNP - if DOW turns we will see

    by k1ltnow Apr 23, 2015 11:12 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 11:53 AM Flag

    The Dow is being hurt almost exclusively by MMM. Currency translation hurt earnings by about 3.5%. It is down around $5.50. I own MMM and do not see it bouncing back today. It has had a pretty good run in the last year and momentum traders jumped out.

  • rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 10:58 AM Flag

    The move into Fitness and Wellness through mobile could end up having revenues just as great as the clothing and shoes. This is something that has developed recently and was not even considered in my original investment decision. Not a lot of chatter about it but it is huge. This brings in all the 20 - 40 somethings that jog and are causal athletes.

  • Reply to

    Coming back up!!

    by nedelkay Apr 23, 2015 10:07 AM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 10:40 AM Flag

    Don't know about green but it looks like the low was in early from the knee jerk reaction of momentum players. Depends also on how the overall market does. There are a number of international stocks that have done well recently that are down due to currency issues. All that has to work its way through the process. As a long term investor I like UNP the best over all the rails and I have owned some of the others in the past. It sounds like the port strike was a real killer but I need to listen to the conference call replay which probably will not be available for awhile.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 23, 2015 10:32 AM Flag

    I think all the biotechs are a little tired. CELG is up 62% in the last 12 mos., second only to REGN, up 68%, among the big companies Out of the other three, AMGN, BIIB & GILD, none is up more than 50% or less than 40%. Earnings on the other hand are estimated to be up more than 30% per year for CELG in 2015 or 2016. This is not a small biotech that has been losing money for 5 years and then all of a sudden hits the mother lode and is approved for a $ billion drug. Investing in those stocks in my mind is a #$%$ shoot. This is not a get rich company but one that will deliver superior earnings over a long period of time.

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    ABT should take a look at EXAS

    by bioimmunomabman Apr 22, 2015 2:06 PM
    rgchjr1945 rgchjr1945 Apr 22, 2015 9:58 PM Flag

    According to Miles they are in no rush to deploy the cash but are looking at making deals across all their businesses. The key factor is always price and does ABT believe they can generate superior returns. There is always stuff on the market but they will not over pay for it. They also have all the Mylan shares that they did not sell which will eventually be monetized.

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