Smart move by Costco to cut out Amex. Amex charges businesses too much for use of their card. Had Amex card capabilities at my business and cut them out for they charged 3% more then M/C,Visa, and Discover. Maybe it will teach Amex a lesson and they will cut their fees.
RIG is an accidentially high yielder..which is so high now I would be afraid on the dividend. Owned SDRL here for several years, but once it when into a downspin and the % yield kept getting higher..they finally dropped the dividend. NYCB is a good takeover target with strengths in several markets. Would love for someone to acquire it. Wish you luck with RIG.
Sometimes something simple like a name change, etc. gives an uplift and more legitimacy and relevance to a company. Hoping this works out for the best. Seems to have given it a more upbeat attitude. anyway.