The top 5 execs average compensation exceeds 5 million.
They are totally clueless about shareholder needs.
Mylan nixed Teva’s $43 billion hostile takeover bid, saying the cash and stock offer fall short!
We thus have a $20 billion market cap company, 50% less than shareholders should have.
They turned down an excellent offer.
They then moved to Ireland.
They then moved to Israel.
Will they now move to Sweden?
I think they will.
What impact on Facebook will Banning Private Gun Sales on Its Social Network have?
When margarine / fake butter was first developed and for over 20 years thereafter, it was believed margarine is better for your health because it is plant based and researchers also believed it to be true (hundreds of research trials proving margarine to be healthier).
Then heart and cardiology problems INCREASED due to types of "healthier fats" in margarine. Researchers at NIH and other government R&D entities then proved the cause was the types of fats in margarine.
Disaster by LACK of evolution.
LESSON: When humans have evolved to adjust and thrive on traditionally consumed fats, they became genetically compatible with those fats. The problem came when industry came up with artificial alternatives with hydrogenation & partially hydrogenated fats to change the fat form to solid instead of liquid.
THE SAME IS TRUE FOR GMOs. NOBODY has proven anything about the safety of GMO foods and humans have NOT evolved to survive on them. It is quite possible GMOs could cause cancer due to ingestion of incompatible food content.
Disaster by LACK of evolution.
At June 30, 2015, total debt outstanding was $13.08 billion, compared with $12.70 billion at September 30, 2014.
The Company’s cash balances were $421 million at June 30, 2015, a decrease from $1.0 billion at September 30, 2014.
Change that to market cap of $16.3 billion and debt of $13 billion.
Ratio getting worse by the day.
What is their plan to come into the modern age to meet the entertainment demands of the new consumers?
I have seen no strategic plan whatsoever, neither financial nor entertainment business plan.
Interesting. At this rate, six months could begin tomorrow.
More likely to be unlisted due to SEC filing compliance than stock price.
"A ‘frustrated’ Monsanto makes its case for Syngenta to the world"
Is the problem for Monsanto is being "up the creek" on Roundup causing Cancer?
Is that why it is so desperate to take over Syngenta (to obtain their weedkiller)?
If so, what happens if Syngenta weedkiller is also banned?
Monsanto said it plans to spin off Syngenta seed business if it takes over Syngenta.
The problem with that is Monsanto becomes even more dependent on chemicals that it is now.
Note: I hold positions in Syngenta (SYT). Watching.
Wed, May 20, 2015:
"Scotts Miracle-Gro paying $300 million to extend Roundup deal at American City Business Journals.
"Sunday, June 14, 2015
"French minister asks shops to stop selling Monsanto Roundup weedkiller"
Does Scotts have any recourse if Roundup is banned worldwide due to Cancer?
"recall of weed-and-feed variety after flood of grass-killing complaints"
Do these weed killers and insecticides present a risk to children and ... adults touching the grass too soon after application?
I wouldn't worry about glyphosate on crops because it is being handled by professionals.
I would worry more about insecticides and weed killers embedded in lawn fertilizers due to high risk of incorrect applications, runoff into the watershed, children or even adults touching the lawns / turf too soon after application. Very high risk of cancer result.
Long term debt rose.
Accounts receivable dropped.
Accounts payable rose.
But, as you stated, so long as they do not decrease the dividend.... and as someone else said you have a long term horizon /holding period, should be o.k.
Yes. In this "risk off" market since October 2014, the safest ways to proceed include:
a. Wait until earnings on higher risk / overpriced stocks and decide after 24 hours to see what the market REALLY thinks (such as when SSYS dropped 25% on last weeks earnings).
b. Use fundamentals including price/sales under 5 and PEG under 1.5 (and balance sheet data).
c. Wait until a "low risk", fundamentally sound, large cap, 100 year dividend stock gets whacked and buy for the long term return (eg: applies to companies like SYT (agriculture / seeds).
On Z, good company.
On Z, I'm waiting to see.
There are thousands of great companies out there, hundreds with fast growth and great fundamentals. Z has fast growth. Z has no real fundamentals.
On Z, when a company decides not to have an earnings conference call, it is because they do not want to answer questions.
18.97B debt is massive from my perspective.
Companies with little or no debt OR huge cash positions are more in the safety arena.
You now say it was your friend.
Before you said it was you on your 2001 Harley after you did your own brake job.
Did anyone ever consider the thought that WPRT could be making passenger vehicle engines? If that were to come to fruition, WPRT stock would rise to $1000 per share. Trucking is NOTHING compared to the passenger vehicle market, particularly in the United States.
I guess I do understand why people keep referring to passenger vehicles because that is where the real money is.
Those who travel in other countries where natural gas is a passenger vehicle fuel do know that.