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sam_0534 181 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 45 minutes ago Member since: Feb 8, 1998
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    by jim_nyc10025 Jan 15, 2015 10:01 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 15, 2015 12:07 PM Flag

    earnings and conference call Jan 29th...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • acting well for this market..should fly when market picks up if it does :)

  • the big gap is now lets get back up there :) all in due time...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • all doing great..has 147 million shares or 58% before selling 17,5 million today... BX is doing great....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • For sure, not all energy firms are equal.

    Civeo represents scores of companies whose fortunes are tied to the shale oil boom that made the United States the world's top producer, but also helped create a global supply glut that sent prices tumbling.

    In such a market, the safest bets are pipeline companies like Kinder Morgan Inc, whose shares have risen more than 16 percent in the last six months. Their business depends on traffic volumes, much like toll roads, and the U.S. government still forecasts production to rise this year.

    Independent refiners and integrated oil majors such as Exxon Mobil that combine exploration with production, refining and distribution, are also expected to brave the storm fairly well.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 12, 2015 11:08 AM Flag

    this is a winner...

  • or 52 million shares vs 7.47% and 44 million last reprot.. Janus next big holder.. smart money is here..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • BX has been in a 1 yer high level consolidation between approimately 28 and 34...this is adjusted for a break out from this level indicates a 6 point move to 40..the longer the consolidation the stronger the move...of course there are options like the consolidate will continue .. just my opinion...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Nice 10% uptick in 3 days

    by samsa1 Jan 9, 2015 3:16 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 9, 2015 4:00 PM Flag

    3 is in canadian dollars...

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    Press Release

    by arbitragem Jan 9, 2015 11:11 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 9, 2015 12:46 PM Flag

    The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) (Previous Close: $33.71, Get Quote) (Ratings, Earnings and Dividend History)
    The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. ( ) from $37.00 to $38.00. They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. 12.7% upside from the previous close of $33.71. Tweet This.
    The Blackstone Group L.P. was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 9,622 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 290% compared to the average volume of 2,470 put options.
    PRESS RELEASE: (01/09) Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Media Call
    PRESS RELEASE: (01/09) Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Investor Call

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 8, 2015 7:32 PM Flag

    long time holder here is completely confidence holding this stock..great value and dividend stocks will prevail....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The sixth is Mallinckrodt, and Cramer is on board with this stock. Though it is expensive, he wants to buy buy buy this one.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • both making new highs and HLT doing great too...will give some nice dividends in the future

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • But, hey, RealtyTrac in a Dec. 12 report estimated that Wall Street buyers will glean as much as $512 million on Phoenix real estate it bought in the wake of foreclosure mania and sold in better times. Nationwide, Wall Street is sitting on $1.2 billion in gains if it sold properties it bought at the bottom right now.

    Blackstone-owned Invitation Homes has made $523 million in paper profits on its recession-era purchases, American Homes 4 Rent AMH, +0.06% founded by billionaire B. Wayne Hughes, is sitting on more than $400 million in profits.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The Blackstone Group L.P. was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,269,556 shares, an increase of 45.3% from the November 28th total of 7,756,045 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,093,877 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • 11:59 EST - KKR's private-equity business "is among the best positioned for the later innings of the current bull market," Credit Suisse says. Bank picks KKR and Blackstone (BX) to outperform the pack in 2015, projecting total returns of 38% and 29%, respectively. In both cases, CS sees dividends making up about a quarter of the return. KKR, down 5.9% in 2014, is the "most undervalued" alternative asset manager, and should benefit from mature investments from which to cash out, and a balance sheet that invests in deals alongside its funds and boosts returns to firm and shareholders. KKR down 2.6% at $22.74; BX falls 3.3% at $32.53.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    Spike in IPCI price.....

    by samsa1 Jan 3, 2015 9:14 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Jan 5, 2015 9:45 AM Flag

    what was the volume? that is important..

  • Blackstone Commits Up to $500 Million for Oil Drilling With Linn
    By Devin Banerjee Jan 2, 2015 8:13 AM PT 0 Comments Email Print
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    BX:US33.930.10 0.30%
    Three weeks after Chairman Steve Schwarzman said it’s going to be the best time in years to invest in energy, Blackstone Group LP (BX) is putting money to work.

    Blackstone’s $70 billion credit arm, GSO Capital Partners, committed as much as $500 million to fund oil and natural gas development for Linn Energy LLC (LINE), according to a statement today from the Houston-based energy producer. The company has lost almost 70 percent of its value in six months as crude prices plummeted.

    Private equity firms, while taking steps to shore up energy companies in their portfolios, are hunting for investments in oil and gas producers after Brent tumbled more than 50 percent since June. Energy presents the best opportunity for Blackstone in many years, especially for the New York-based firm’s credit unit, Schwarzman said at a Dec. 11 conference.

    “There are a lot of people who borrowed a lot of money based on higher price levels, and they’re going to need more capital,” he said at the conference in New York. “There are going to be restructurings to do. There’s going to be a fallout. It’s going to be one of the best opportunities we’ve had in many, many years.”

    Under the five-year agreement with Linn, Blackstone would fund drilling programs at locations selected by Linn for an 85 percent working interest in the wells, according to the statement. If the projects produce a 15 percent annualized return for Blackstone, its stake will drop to 5 percent.

    Oil ‘Crisis’

    The plunge in oil may usher in a new era for investing in distressed debt, according to Howard Marks, the billionaire co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group LLC. In a letter to clients last month, Marks said his Los Angeles-based firm is becoming more aggressive as companies that borrowed heavily in the low-interest rate environment now come under pressure.

    “We knew great buying opportunities wouldn’t arrive until a negative ‘igniter’ caused the tide to go out, exposing the debt’s weaknesses,” Marks wrote. “The current oil crisis is an example of something with the potential to grow into that role.”

    Linn, a master-limited partnership, is the latest producer to cut spending on expectations of lower oil and gas prices. The company said today it expects oil to average $60 a barrel in 2015, although it has hedged about 70 percent of its expected output at higher prices. Brent fell 2.4 percent to $55.98 a barrel at 10:14 a.m. in New York.

    The agreement with Blackstone, which is non-binding, is “designed to allow Linn to be an active developer of assets with growth capital,” Mark Ellis, Linn’s chief executive officer, said in the statement. “This agreement creates a dynamic alliance.”

    GSO, which Blackstone acquired in 2008, is run by Bennett Goodman, Tripp Smith and Doug Ostrover. The unit produced 9.5 percent of Blackstone’s profit in the first nine months of last year. Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative-asset manager, oversees $284 billion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Dec 31, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    Private equity deal-making may have accounted for less than 20% of the overall mergers and acquisitions market during the year, but buyout firms were hardly sitting on their hands.

    Rather, they spent a good portion of the year prepping assets for market as corporate acquirers finally sidled up to the auction block after years of hoarding cash. The result was a record year for exits via sales, according to data provider Dealogic.

    The year proved particularly lucrative for firms that had software, services and security assets to sell. Buyout firms sold some 85 technology companies for roughly $28.2 billion during the year.

    Thoma Bravo scored one such sale when Belden Inc.(BDC) agreed in December to buy cybersecurity software developer Tripwire Inc. for $710 million-a deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

    Meanwhile, Vista Equity Partners'$4.3 billion take private-deal for data management and analytics software maker Tibco Software Inc., which ranked as one of the largest private equity deals of the year, ended up being a bit of a bargain as a calculating error meant that the firm's offer was some $100 million less than shareholders were entitled to.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers chalked the activity in the technology space up to pressure on large and medium-cap companies brought on by "disruptive" innovations in the cloud, social and mobile spaces.

    The advisory firm predicts divestitures, spinoffs and take-privates will be the dominate themes in the technology sector in 2015, along with consolidation in the semiconductor segment and transactions in the securit

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Dec 31, 2014 1:09 PM Flag

    The Blackstone Group L.P. Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:BX)
    Posted by Hossein Forouzandeh on Dec 30th, 2014 // No Comments

    The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the company, American Banking News reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year pricetarget among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $40.00.
    Shares of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) opened at 33.89 on Friday. The Blackstone Group L.P. has a one year low of $26.56 and a one year high of $36.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $33.18 and a 200-day moving average of $32.56. The company has a market cap of $19.979 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.45. The Blackstone Group L.P. also saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,269,556 shares, a growth of 45.3% from the November 28th total of 7,756,045 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,093,877 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 2.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.
    The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 16th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.45. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.60 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.56 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that The Blackstone Group L.P. will post $3.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
    BX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of The Blackstone Group L.P. in a research note on Monday, December 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of The Blackstone Group L.P. from $35.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Friday, December 12th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of The Blackstone Group L.P. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 12th. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock.
    The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) is a manager of private capital and provider of financial advisory services.
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