I did not make it back on those stocks. They both are no longer listed.
The both were about 25% of my portfolio. I was way too heavy into those. I found some pretty good bargains at the bottom of the market in 2008. One stock was OHI preferred.
It was trading at $15 and was callable at $25 plus paying a dividend. I backed up the truck.
I collected about 15% in dividends until they called it awhile later and paid me $25 a share.
So now, I don't fall in love with any stock and I keep the percentage down.
I sold last week. Years ago I had a lot of money tied up in two stocks, CHC and MMA.
They paid nice dividends but MMA had to re-state years of accounting. It sucked them dry.
I don't even remember exactly what happened to CHC but I sat and watched about $100,000
dry up and evaporate believing the issues will get corrected soon.
Today, I assume the accounting takes place with computers. I do my taxes with computers.
I think it should not take that long to re-calculate the quarters and get it filed.
My fear was that there is something else going on that we don't know about yet.
I made back my $100k but I would have been better off to sell and take my lumps when my losses
were at 25%. If you are holding, good luck to you!
Bought what was supposed to be an ACDelco part listed on Ebay complete with ACDelco logo in the picture.
Received an after market part made by Standard Motor Products. Now I have to pay to ship it back.
Now I have to take time to run to the post office. I can't seem to open up a case in the resolution center anymore. I guess they were too busy.
So now Ebay is very friendly to the fraudsters.
The business model is broken.
It's hard to imagine they don't know what they are doing.
One guy screws up and then tries to cover it has caused this #$%$.
Shorts better not stay short though the weekend.
Don't I know you from you shorting FDP a few years back?
I bought 1000 shares yesterday, you sold too soon, this will go back into the forties.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
oh yeah? Buy something and find out a couple weeks later that it was defective and try to get it made good. I had this happen several times in the past few weeks. People selling returned goods.
People who forget to ship it buy the time you get it you don't need it anymore.
People who ship the wrong thing then they don't answer emails.
Look at how many car auctions end with the winning buyer have zero feedback.
This business model is broken. I've had nothing but good experiences at Amazon.
Once there was a problem, Amazon took care of me so fast I could not believe it.
Amazon has reviews not only for the seller for the product as well. Not so at Ebay, you can sell crap all day and nobody will know the item is crap.
Ebay rules also make you wait and wait and wait. Try waiting ten days for your phone battery because the seller didn't ship it because he got sick. Then he whines, I was sick please reverse my negative feedback.
They are all about helping the seller, they don't care about the buyer.
Hence people will stop buying through them. I have. I'm tried of being ripped off
and having to wait to file a complaint and leave negative feedback. Meantime the selller
can keep ripping people off.
Used to be you got good stuff at Ebay, no more. Recently I bought a six year old CO detector, noisy fan that was listed as quiet running, a small lead acid battery that has been sitting on a shelf for two years. The first one was DOA so they sent me another which works but is old also. I complained to Ebay about the sic year old CO detector because someone could get killed but they are still listed.
Ebay now has as many scams as Craigslist IMHO. I'm thinking I'll buy more from Amazon. They have reviews about the product not just the seller.
I predict sales will fall and the stock will follow.
so I guess this utility company is going out of business soon and all it's customers will be left in the dark?
From what I see in the dividend history, they move the divey up and down as needed. I'm not sure that is a good policy but I don't think they are going out of business any time soon. All electric companies have been cutting dividends. This one seems to have the highest yield even after the cut.
What a bunch of crud. S & P downgrades yet they raised the dividend last month.
I assume this is why the drop in the price including preferred shares?
PR has had troubles for years and now S & P decides it's suddenly worse?
What happened? To me this is just S & P helping the short sellers.
The SEC ought to look into S & P.
funny how you post a report which I couldn't find before an article was published on Saturday. Then that article published on Saturday causes the stock to drop Monday. This small volume stock was good for you short sellers to manipulate wasn't Sol? I hope you enjoy your short seller profits. I'm reporting you to the SEC.
Year over year revs and profits are up. Insider sold as part of latest
offering so it really did not dilute shares very much.
Earlier offering, about 1/3 money was used for acquisition.
Maybe they plan more acquisitions?
Long history of dividend payments with little or no cuts.
This stock dropped a couple months ago and came right back up.
Low volume stock so when people want out, the price drops.
yielding about 6% at these levels.
So, I think I will be glad I bought more in a few weeks. You never know but I can't really find any
real reason for the stock to drop like this.
what the Fzzz are you talking about?
I did the search and found nothing of any substance, some stuff dates back to 2006.
Care to elaborate or are you just talking trash?
You send #$%$ in the mail EVERY couple days. You have TV commercials on EVERY few minutes.
Perhaps if you cut back these things you could offer lower rates. Didja ever think of that!!!!!!!!
I just tried to call to see what the catch is on your $14.99 special economy internet special but I couldn't get through. You don't have any email method of contact. I'd like to know how much installation charges would be.
So I guess I'll just stay with AT&T.
When I got U-Verse, I paid $100 for the WiFi box. Now they are charging me $2 a month for something I bought.
Nothing like getting it shoved up your #$%$ without lube!
I'm thinking of going with Clear.
I owned some before the downgrade and now I own more because I bought
more on the downgrade.
It makes no sense. St Nic downgrades it, for what? If their clients own it,
they just got screwed because the stock fell on the downgrade so what is the point?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
My village has acted to make MC Squared my supplier of electricity.
There is no free lunch. How can they sell me power for less?
Com Ed charges line charges etc. So if they don't make money off my KWHR, I assume they will need to raise my line charges. Over time, I wonder if I won't wind up paying the same. I don't think ComED is raping anybody for electricity.
I can opt out but I don't see the harm in trying it and save what I can, while I can.
This can't be good for the stock.
There used to be Constellation energy and ComEd bought them.
I wonder if ComEd will just buy MC Squared.
Anybody else have thoughts on these alternative suppliers?