Opko is a "development stage" company. That makes is extremely difficult to value the assets with any degree of certainty, which means that any offer will be way below the eventual potential value. I'd be a lot happier to wait and get a better price based on actual sales and earnings rather than take a huge discount based on no demonstrable history. Dr. Frost impresses me as someone who likes being in full control and who has the patience to take things one step at a time. Most longs have a nice gain at the present price, so I see no need to cut and run when the party is just getting started. (Sorry shorts.... you're screwed!)
You're definitely right about Cramer. GE is typical of his mistakes. He's a total buffoon, a fraud, a professional tout, and a clown. He was dead wrong last October when he warned to avoid the MLPs. That was right at the bottom.
IMO, MMP and EPD are top rated, financially strong, and have good distribution coverage. The yield on both are lower than average, but that's because of their coverage ratio. The others you mention are also excellent, but I lean toward MMP and EPD. When oil is plentiful, they make lots of money on storage. When oil is moved, their huge pipeline network is very beneficial. Earnings are less important than distribution coverage when it comes to evaluating MLPs. Gulfcoastwocher (below) has it right on the split error. I've been trying for months to get this changed, but Yahoo doesn't seem to care that they're disseminating wrong information. EPD has also been trying with no success. Use another chart to get the correct picture.
I don't put all the blame on Immelt, although he hasn't been wonderful for GE. Welsh was the guy who loaded the company with financial operations that GE never should have been involved with. It's fine for GE to finance stuff that they sell; most big companies do that. It increases sales as well as generates extra profits over and above what they make on the sale. GE is not an easy company for any one individual to run, and Immelt seems to be in over his head. Welsh was in way over his head, but he was a master of self-promotion and a lot of bluster and hype to push the stock price. It all came crashing down on Immelt who also got hit by 9/11 at the worst possible time. GE stock price will probably recover - someday - if they can make the present businesses work. Meanwhile, the dividend seems to be safe and fairly generous. Don't expect a lot, because you probably won't get a lot.
The last paragraph is wrong. The potential downside (profit) is FINITE with short selling... the potential upside (loss) is infinite.
The first 4 trades in sequence: 1666+134=1800, 700+1100=1800.
Followed by 300+1000+4809+1091=7200 1800 divides into 7200 exactly 4 times.
The last 4 trades were almost certainly entered as a single, market, buy order of 7200 shares. The prices are always within a cent or two of each other indicating partial executions of the same order.
Those 1800 share buys keep popping up nearly every day.
This is one very religious and/or superstitious individual. Now that the code has been broken, let's see if the pattern changes.
I'm inclined to call it normal profit-taking, but GE has done this many times before. The rally was artificially induced to create a feel-good moment for shareholders, so this was to be expected.
Dr. Frost doesn't have time for a buffoon like Cramer. I doubt that he'd lower himself to even take a phone call from the show's producers. Cramer is all about hype and hot air. Frost is a man of substance and integrity. He's not interested in jawboning the stock higher. They're in totally different leagues. Frost wouldn't let Cramer shine his shoes.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
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