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sponge_bob_is_no_square 115 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 18, 2014 3:09 PM Member since: Mar 16, 2004
  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 18, 2014 3:09 PM Flag

    I happened to catch this on TV last night, while clicking around lamenting the fact that there was no football to watch.

    It's worth a watch when it re-airs. He was a great American.

    Almost exactly 50 years ago when the opportunity arose for me to sit on his four-legged stool (with one short leg), I made the decision to pass.


  • Reply to

    OT: Fracking Banned in New York

    by lewis_whokeyser Dec 17, 2014 8:21 PM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 18, 2014 2:28 PM Flag

    " It eats actinides also."

    So do I after a greasy meal. My preference is Rolaids though Tums will do in a pinch.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 18, 2014 1:33 PM Flag

    Kite Realty Group? Suddenly this name appeared in my Schwab account with a CUSIP of 49803T102.

    Anybody know the history? Was this part of some spin-off or other corporate action? I see no clues at the Company's website.


  • Reply to

    New CEO?

    by sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 9, 2014 1:09 PM Flag

    What makes me say that?

    It's just taking so long. I'd love to be wrong, believe me.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM Flag

    Looks like nobody wants the job.

  • Reply to

    every equity income,income,mlp that owns this

    by barc37000 Nov 26, 2014 2:59 PM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 26, 2014 3:07 PM Flag

    That's what produces overselling, no?

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 20, 2014 11:39 AM Flag

    There goes the NYSE listing compliance again. The share price drifts lower because we have no visibility on future earnings.

    Just what will the future gross margins be at a given level of sales? Give us a range for assumed prices of LEU and SWU. The only reason that the Company won't give us this information is that they are excessively defensive about SEC disclosure rules. That hurts the Company and its shareholders.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 17, 2014 12:58 PM Flag

    The Company has added guidance in the I.R. section of its website to help holders of the old notes and stock to account for the tax impact.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 12, 2014 5:13 AM Flag

    If I remember correctly, you are in the paperclip business. What is your web site domain?

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 10, 2014 2:52 PM Flag

    From Dow Jones (MarketWatch) today:

    "After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, many investors wrote off nuclear power stocks as dead money. But reports show nuclear power will be back online in Japan in 2015, and it's important to remember that Europe never went off nuclear energy even after the disaster; France generates more than 70% of its total electricity from nuclear plants.

    "This promises strong baseline demand for Cameco (CCJ) , the world leader in uranium fuel for these nuclear power plants. Furthermore, emerging markets across Asia and Eastern Europe continue to show strong demand for nuclear power as a cheap and clean energy source to fuel their growing economies. This is especially true for China, where coal power has blackened the skies and the nation is eager to implement cleaner energy solutions.

    "Natural gas is cheap now, so there's no great desire to build dozens of nuclear reactors right away. But the U.K.-based Weinberg Foundation estimates nuclear energy generation will jump 30% by 2020 as the demand for energy rises, even as the world remains focused on pollution and climate change.

    "Given the focus on carbon emissions, coupled with the importance of cheap, ready power in emerging markets, nuclear energy makes a lot of sense -- and so does Cameco stock as a long-term holding to capitalize on this megatrend."

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 7, 2014 10:19 PM Flag

    If Obama vetoes anything with an Ohio nexus, Hillary will personally do a Joni Ernst on him.

  • Reply to

    latest pump & dump underway

    by acrediblepost Nov 7, 2014 10:37 AM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 7, 2014 10:44 AM Flag

    UncrediblePost, you have no evidence of any pumping, not on this board anyway, now that Roscoe is gone.

    If you have such evidence, call the SEC.

  • Reply to

    yay, a bounce! time to prematurely celebrate again.

    by gojeera Nov 7, 2014 10:08 AM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 7, 2014 10:37 AM Flag

    While these bounces are nice, to be sustainable LEU investors need transparency that the Company simply is not providing at this time. My take is that they're constrained by attorneys who only understand management and board of directors liability protection, and don't have a clue about how they're damaging the Company in other ways.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 6, 2014 9:57 AM Flag

    I'm wondering if the search committee is having trouble finding somebody qualified who is also sufficiently masochistic?

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 5, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    At the time, the capital structure was totally different. It's a mistake to apply two reverse splits and a debt conversion to the current price and then claim that LEU shares once ever traded at that level.

    With 9.0 million shares now outstanding, that would be a market cap of $54 billion. We all know that that never happened. Not even the enterprise value with the long-term debt at par.

    So ignore those charts showing a 2007 value of $6,000+. The chart maker is using fuzzy math.

  • Reply to

    Election impact on LEU

    by jjpcat Nov 5, 2014 10:16 AM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 5, 2014 11:52 AM Flag

    I don't know what effect the election will have on a possible loan guarantee but, with the notes (CUSIP 15643UAA2) valued at 57 and yielding about 17.1 percent, it doesn't look like the bond market is giving much consideration of the benefit of having this company protected by the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Nor for that matter Senate majority leader Harry Reid being vanquished to his apartment at the Ritz-Carlton or wherever he's hiding.

  • sponge_bob_is_no_square by sponge_bob_is_no_square Nov 3, 2014 7:38 AM Flag

    "The Company maintained its NYSE listing throughout the Chapter 11 process, and its 30 trading-day average market capitalization is now above $50 million."

    The Company is barely over that level now at about $55 million.

    "In accordance with NYSE regulations, the Company will be subject to a 12-month follow-up period to ensure that the Company does not fall below any of the NYSE’s continued listing standards."

    In the circumstances I wouldn't even have issued this press release. It just shows how tone-deaf the Company continues to be. If the share price drops another 10 percent, they'll be back in the same old soup.

    What we need is a press release that talks about sales and margins!

  • Reply to

    as we watch 666 cents,

    by gojeera Oct 30, 2014 1:02 PM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Oct 31, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    The market cap is less than $55 million for the whole enchilada.

    The Company continues to treat shareholders like mushrooms, providing no visibility on revenues and margins. There is no reason why the continuing operations (exclusive of ACP) of Centrus Energy need to be so opaque. They should provide guidance, and report monthly sales just like the retail sector does.

    They don't need to wait to hire the new CEO. What LEU needs is sunshine. This is a perfect example of how the information gatekeeping franchise of the SEC hurts shareholders.

  • Reply to

    sorry guys

    by gojeera Oct 31, 2014 10:06 AM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Oct 31, 2014 10:42 AM Flag

    Thanks for your concern. I'm leveraged but not THAT leveraged.

    I wish that I could explain weakness in the 8% notes and LEU, both of which I own, but I cannot.

  • Reply to

    Japan startup

    by tiger850 Oct 28, 2014 10:48 PM
    sponge_bob_is_no_square sponge_bob_is_no_square Oct 29, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    "Still in the dirt I'm afraid."

    In the dirt is better than under the dirt.


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