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shabamoon 280 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 28, 2014 4:35 PM Member since: Oct 15, 2012
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  • Sure some of that was because of the recognition of deferred tax assets but heck no matter how you look at it this is BIG BIG BIG.
    "NBG reported improving underlying trends including an SLOWDOWN in growth rate of bad loans" and "improved interest income" a core measure of a bank's revenue" showing Greece's banking systems is "TURNING THE CORNER".

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This pres release came out last Friday (7/25) but was not widely published. Google for further detail or see it under the NEWS at TD Ameritrade site.

    NBG goes up to B-/Stable/B, Viability Rating to B-....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NBG if it manages to break out above its 50-day moving average of $3.56 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action 5.86 million shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then NBG will set up re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.90 to $3.97 a share, or even $4.16 to $4.50 a share.

    Traders can look to buy NBG off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits just below some key near-term support at $3.25 a share. One can also buy NBG off strength once it starts to take out $3.56 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • shabamoon shabamoon Jun 25, 2014 6:52 AM Flag

    Obviously everyone by now knows that NBG is one of the few banking stock bargains remaining in Europe. Just look at all the upgrades of late...Investors are also becoming more comfortable and aggressive in investing in NBG; for proof you simply look back at last months oversubscribed share offering; And of course this new analysis by most credible Bankingnews will only add fuel to the fire of sending the share price way higher than the dirt cheap price where they are today.

    As a matter of fact if not for the ratting of all European markets of late over situation in Iraq the climbing of the wall of worry of the share price had already begun and will resume in due time.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • China and Greece have signed business deals worth about $5bn (£2.9bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit.

    Deals signed covered areas including exports and shipbuilding. China also showed an interest in buying railways and building an airport in Crete.

    China is eager to take a majority stake in the Piraeus port. A Chinese company already runs two piers at the port.

    Greece is keen to attract foreign investment to reduce its national debt and high unemployment rate.

    Mr Li has been in Greece as part of a tour of European countries. It is his first visit there since he took office in 2013.

    'Win-win deal'
    "China attaches great importance to Greece's unique geographic advantage of being a gateway to Europe," the two countries said earlier in a joint statement.

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said China was interested in Greece's airports, and he hoped the country could "become a transit hub for air transport".

    Mr Li described the port of Piraeus as "a pearl in the Mediterranean Sea" and said it could become "one of the most competitive ports of the world".

    China's state-run shipping company, Cosco, won a 35-year lease to expand two main container terminals at the port in 2008.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of National Bank of Greece in a research note on Wednesday. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

    Barclays started coverage on shares of National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • shabamoon shabamoon Jun 11, 2014 9:25 AM Flag

    National Bank of Greece Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Barclays (NBG)
    Posted by Max Byerly on Jun 11th, 2014 // No Comments
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    National Bank of Greece (ADR) logoResearch analysts at Barclays started coverage on shares of National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
    NBG has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of National Bank of Greece in a research note on Wednesday. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of National Bank of Greece from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 5th. Finally, analysts at Nomura upgraded shares of National Bank of Greece from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold”.
    National Bank of Greece (NYSE:NBG) opened at 3.88 on Wednesday. National Bank of Greece has a 52-week low of $2.85 and a 52-week high of $6.48. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.65 and its 200-day moving average is $4.88. The company has a market cap of $9.298 billion and a P/E ratio of 5.67.
    National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG) is a Greece-based financial institution.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Google for the report.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    NBG among JPM top picks.....

    by shabamoon Jun 10, 2014 5:39 AM
    shabamoon shabamoon Jun 10, 2014 9:12 AM Flag

    Hey Maria,

    Of course I too have my opinion and at times strong feelings about most every issue discussed here; However, I also believe that this MB is to be used only to discuss NBG and other financial related issues. Of course occasional indulge into social, political, and other matters is acceptable but I refuse to take part in turning this MB into a forum other than what its intent is and what folks expect to see which is get a deeper perspective on NBG...

    Please accept this as my first and last comment on the subject.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    NBG among JPM top picks.....

    by shabamoon Jun 10, 2014 5:39 AM
    shabamoon shabamoon Jun 10, 2014 5:45 AM Flag

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) --National Bank of Greece (NBG_) was added to the "model portfolio" of JPMorgan's European banking analysts Monday, who also added Banco Popular to the list following last week's moves by the European Central Bank to improve funding to the banking sector.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • see Yahoo for details.....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • NBG is spent this past few weeks crawling up a wall of worry and testing the waters while building a solid foundation by only gaining a few pennies a day rather than big jumps. However the multiple days of small gains along with several upgrades and the fact that markets, at least in my view, wrongly gave it a large hair cut from 5.70 of April gives me this crazy idea and gut feeling that it is being set up to use its built foundation for some major gains.

    Again remember NBG has gaps to fill until 5.70 but once it passes 5.70 it should fly. My estimate 9-12 before year's end.

    Keep the change you dirty filthy animals....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • By Seeking Alpha...Google it or check out Yahoo.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • shabamoon shabamoon Jun 6, 2014 10:44 AM Flag


    The gaps are usually filled in a U-shape 0r even V-shape manner but usually the first leg of these letters are more steep than the second as stock climbs back up a wall of worry. Of course every situation is different but looking at NBG and noticing that the markets seem to have already at least partially noticed the error on even giving NBG a hair cut after a share issue which as explained before I consider positive, and worthy of stock going up and not down, I suspect your assertion of filling the gaps by mid to end of July to 5.70 is where I am thinking with any company specific and/or Greece/markets specific news effecting that assertion. Nonetheless, my estimate would still be 9-12 before the end of the year.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Don't get fooled folks. NBG raised billions in open market for the first time in 5 years and MADE money last quarter and along the way cut states's share of stocks to 57% from 84% and now is planning to buy back its preferred shares to the tune of 1.3EUR billion and since id gotten multiple upgrades almost all switching from sell or reduce to outright BUY and Greece's economy is shown major signs of improvement and today European central bank lowered its rate to an extremely low of 0.15 and during above very time the NBG's stock, through manipulation and market's knee jerk and unthoughtful reaction, is DROPPED from 5.70 to today's under 4 and market expects us to get excited? do they real think we are that ignorant or that retail investors are bunch of morons?

    NBG needs to get to double digit before I can even remember how to pronounce excited?

    I believe all the news since April has been nothing but extraordinarily great and not only NBG needs to get back to its April level of 5.70 but it needs to account for all the good news since plus at least some of the news since 2009 which Greek banks have not participated in before I can feel we are anywhere near getting excited.

    Conservatively 9-12 before end of the year but won't be surprised if we hit 2013's high of 24.


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Like I have been saying the stock was at 5.70 this past April and heading higher before the news of share offering. Of course in normal situations the stock prices suffer with new share offerings as the funds are used to pay off debts or simply survive. But in the case of NBG the funds were only used to buy back preferred shares from state and deposit the balance right into their savings accounts hence raising the cash from $14 billion and change to nearly $17 billion.

    But what is even more important was that by going to the investors and markets and being able to raise billions for the first time in 5 years and while it was over subscribed by a factor of 2 showed that the main reason the stock was pummeled in the previous 5 years to the tune of over 95% , because of credit worthiness issue, did not exist any longer.

    In such a unique situation such offering should not have not only caused a hair cut but I have been arguing that it should have gone higher from 5.70 and not lower. Markets reacted in usual fashion to any share offering not realizing this was an exception as they are always exceptions in everything in this world. But market always come around and correct their errors.

    My guess is that once we fill all the worthless gaps to 5.70 we will then see real upward movements.

    In April 26th bucanam_1 posted a message here entitled "How dumb is shabamoon" in response to same above assertions by me then and when the stock was hovering under 3.

    Now that buchanan is been proven completely wrong you think he would apologize. But he is stubborn as we all know...may be he'll come around once NBG hits double digit which I think will be sooner than most optimist here presume.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    My "fair value."

    by furphyharuspex May 31, 2014 12:14 PM
    shabamoon shabamoon Jun 1, 2014 2:10 PM Flag


    Just want to give you my admiration for so well put and yet cordial and sophisticated statement in stating your position and in guiding someone that is been anything but cordial. I wished our world had more folks like you. I also wished I had your patience and thoughtfulness.

  • shabamoon by shabamoon May 29, 2014 3:37 PM Flag

    I am referring to the whiskey in front of me...But also to NBG.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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