My comment is a silly myth and yours is gospel truth?
"Yes, the Crusaders slaughtered everyone inside of Jerusalem. But that was a matter of Dark Age Warfare and not policy or church teaching."
Have you ever read a real, not biased history book?
"The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic Church during the High Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages. In 1095, Pope Urban II proclaimed the First Crusade with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to holy places in, and near Jerusalem."
Do you know what "sanctioned by" means? The Crusades were undertaken for a variety of reasons including economic and political as well. The Catholic church isn't the wealthiest institution on earth by coincidence and It has a long history of hypocrisy at least to those with open minds.
"Please stop with the worn out old cartoon posts. You are showing your implanted reactive ignorance in public."
I guess all you have to do now is go to confession and church on Sunday and then you can return to your usual, hateful self for the rest of the week, how convenient.
I guess you never heard of the Crusades and how they tried to physically force Muslims into Christianity. BTW how again did Noah fit a pair of all the animals in the world on that wooden ship he and his family built in a few weeks and how did they feed all of those animals for 40 days and 40 nights. I bet Fox has the answer.
Milunovich complied statistics between Apple’s current $126 stock price and when it peaked at just over $100 in September 2012. Some of the more interesting ones are:
•% of the S&P 500: 4.86% in 2012, 3.89% now
•Next 12 months PE: 14.2x in 2012, 14.7x now
•Premium/(Discount) to S&P 500: 1.5% in 2012, (15.4%) now
•Net cash per share: $18.27 in 2012, $24.07 now
•Dividend yield: 0% in 2012, 1.5% now
•Dividend yield and Buybacks as % of shares: 0% in 2012, 6% now
•% above 200 day moving average: 26.0% in 2012, 24.4% now
•14 day Relative Strength Index: 78 in 2012, 72 now
"Milunovich is increasing his PE multiple from about 14.5x to 16.5x and using his $9.00 fiscal 2015 EPS estimate (Street is at $8.58) to arrive at a $150 price target. He points out that at $150 Apple’s shares would still be at a 5% discount to the market."
Hold onto them shares and watch the shorts squirm.
"On the day that I wrote Apple’s shares are poised for a short-term pullback one of the BEST Apple analysts, Steve Milunovich at UBS, raised his price target from $130 to $150. The increase is based on a higher PE multiple as Milunovich did not change his revenue or earnings estimates."
Why would you take all that risk shorting a hot stock hoping to recover a few pennies? This isn't rocket science, stop trying to over think every move.
Maybe because the price of WTI spiked to $51.41 and fell back to below $50? Could it be that Line is just mirroring the price of the black stuff?
The right pocket must be 100 times larger than the left pocket. Are you aware that a company such as Apple with outstanding credit rating can borrow money and pay almost no interest. Why should they repatriate cash and be max-taxed when they can borrow the cash and keep the other profits away from the US's ridiculous tax structure. Some day when our congress actually does their job and changes the corporate tax codes, which would encourage investment in the US and interest rates are no longer this low, apple will start paying dividends from cash. It's basic economics.
Probably investors who don't own any and want in on the best revenue and profit generating company on planet Earth. Average in over time and your future will be bright.
Actually the premature decision by Bush to invade Iraq is the reason why Isis is in Iraq today. If Saddam was still in power the republican guard would have crushed them long ago.
It wouldn't be the first time in history that the US empowers freedom fighters. I remember a President named Reagan who not only empowered some fanatic named Bin Laden and his upstart gang named Al Qaeda to fight the Russians in Afghanistan but also Saddam Hussein and his chemical weapons to fend off Iran. Sometimes you have to choose the lesser of 2 evils in that part of the world.
They will be buying back shares starting in a few days when allowed, they see good value in their own stock right now at this price.They will NOT issue more shares while stock price is trading below book. Dividend cut is temporary and their goal is still to grow to a 3 billion business. They are receiving many kudos from callers for decision to buy back shares at these prices. They are only 6.8% invested in energy in only 5 positions most being mid-stream and they are first lien holders in all of them. Origination platform continues to grow along with their long term strategic plan.
Citi set the table with their BS call on oil prices yesterday for their short attack. "It's impossible to call a bottom but we think it could go to $20 in the short run before ending the year in the $50's." Why clients pay for this trash is beyond me. OPEC sent oil down and will bring it back up when they want to and they said yesterday that demand is a lot higher than they previously thought and they also cut their outlook for crude supply growth in non-OPEC countries. More demand less supply means higher prices in near future.
So Citi says it's impossible to call a bottom in oil prices but they also say it could go to $20 but it should average $54 a barrel for 2015 based solely on a guess. Meanwhile OPEC says they forecast demand for the cartel's oil will average 29.21 million barrels per day in 2015, up 430,000 bpd from its previous forecast.
They also slashed their outlook for crude supply growth in non-OPEC countries, citing a slowdown in the U.S. shale boom and lower capital investment by energy firms. I'll go with OPEC on this one.
Her question was:
"What's With LNCO Today?"
"LINE up over 1.00 and LNCO up 18 cents .. Any thoughts?"
Jack said he sold all of his Line at $14.50 not LNCO so you never answered her inquiry as to why Line was trading much higher than LNCO. And I have a problem?
Don't pay attention to AH for MCC because it's so thinly traded, which is a good sign with the very low volume. The CC tomorrow will decide if MCC finishes green or not, I'm betting a nice bump similar to PNNT last week. If they say .30 for rest of 2015, I can live with that. BTW it's trading at $9.12 with only 5400 shares traded.