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stormfront2020 58 posts  |  Last Activity: 13 hours ago Member since: Apr 2, 2009
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  • Reply to

    Earnings this week

    by dogk13 May 1, 2016 12:09 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 13 hours ago Flag

    I just hope they don't miss. With the run-up we've had (growth of about 7.00% a year, trading at around 25x earnings) it's priced to perfection IMHO, & could/would drop a significant amount if there's anything but positive numbers/news.

    This being said, I'll hold.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What $8B could have bought

    by edvasquez Apr 29, 2016 2:01 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 29, 2016 10:49 PM Flag

    I agree with you edvasquez. This orgy of share buybacks by GILD and other companies is going to come back to bite him them in the #$%$ someday. Companies are supposed to grow organically. They're supposed to invest part of their earnings in R&D to develop new drugs/products that people want/need to buy.
    They are not mutual funds.

  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Apr 29, 2016 1:17 PM Flag

    'Possible' new investor today.
    Just finished reading an article on earnings. Early in the report it states the following.
    “The company's profit slipped to $2.53 per share, compared with $2.76 in the prior-year period. Adjusted for one-time costs and events the company would have earned $3.03 per share. That was below the average forecast of Wall Street analysts looking for earnings of $3.12 per share, according to Zacks Investment research”

    Later in the article it states.
    “Gilead maintained its full-year earnings outlook of $1.10 to $1.16 per share, with revenue in the range of $30 billion to $31 billion” this is from an AP article written by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer
    This is a typo right ?

    According to the small amount of research I've done today, GILD is expected to make $12.44 per-share this year.

  • Reply to

    2,63% raise,

    by nyjets_0001 Mar 10, 2016 5:30 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 28, 2016 12:46 PM Flag

    You could always put it in a money market at one-one-hundredth of 1 percent.

  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Apr 27, 2016 2:40 PM Flag

    Not a huge dividend by any means, but why would you sell today & miss out on it ?

  • I have to (at least somewhat) agree with something donkergen mentioned recently.
    That is the concern, that over time, more & more commerce will be done over the Internet.
    Possibly reducing real estate values, along with the 'rent' companies pay Realty Income.

    Was hoping someone here could tell me if this is a concern for O management ?
    And if so, are they taking any steps to address it ?

    In my taxable brokerage account at Fidelity, I have a rule (for diversification purposes) that once an individual holding reaches $20,000.00, I stop reinvesting the dividends. Realty Income reached that level sometime last year, & I began taking the cash. It's now worth $25,000.00 & I'm up about 47.00% :)

    I'm considering opening a positon in Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)
    Is anyone here familiar with this REIT ?

    From the small amount of research I've done, it looks like it compares favorably to O, & if yahoos numbers are correct, it's dividend yield is actually a little higher.

    This isn't in any way a slam on O, I realize O is the king of all REIT's & I plan to hold it for a long time.
    But I also believe in diversification.

  • Reply to

    Dividend Raise

    by gstine11 Jan 26, 2016 10:35 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 22, 2016 1:25 PM Flag

    ATTN samuel: Of course I understand how share buybacks reduce the amount of shares outstanding ,therefore increasing EPS. A 3rd grader could figure that out !!

    But 3M and other companies aren't supposed to 'buy' earnings increases.
    They are supposed to grow organically. Stock buybacks also open the door for manipulation, and in some cases done so just to let CEOs reach performance goals which in many cases, are based on quarterly EPS & involve HUGE financial rewards to them. Funnel that money to R&D and create new, innovative products

    Reuters: Karen Brettell, David Gaffen, & David Rohde

    NEW YORK – When health insurer Humana Inc reported worse-than-expected quarterly earnings in late 2014, it softened the blow by immediately telling investors it would make a $500 million share repurchase.

    In addition to soothing shareholders, the surprise buyback benefited the company’s senior executives. It added around two cents to the company’s annual earnings per share, allowing Humana to surpass its $7.50 EPS target by a single cent and unlocking higher pay for top managers under terms of the company’s compensation agreement.

    Thanks to Humana hitting that target, Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard earned a $1.68 million bonus for 2014.

    Most publicly traded U.S. companies reward top managers for hitting performance targets, meant to tie the interests of managers and shareholders together. At many big companies, those interests are deemed to be best aligned by linking executive performance to earnings per share, along with measures derived from the company’s stock price.

    But these metrics may not be solely a reflection of a company’s operating performance. They can be, and often are, influenced through stock repurchases. In addition to cutting the number of a company’s shares outstanding, and thus lifting EPS, buybacks also increase demand for the shares, usually providing a lift to the share price, which affects other performance markers.

  • stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 21, 2016 4:09 PM Flag

    Where do we think it could drop to??
    If you were asking me, sorry but I have no idea.

  • Reply to

    Zero is in a Death Dive !

    by donkergen Apr 20, 2016 12:59 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 21, 2016 2:29 PM Flag

    " large load in your depends"

  • 'Flipped A Switch' yesterday morning at about 9:30 AM

  • Reply to

    Huuuuuge Loss for the O-Tards !

    by donkergen Apr 20, 2016 3:32 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 20, 2016 4:40 PM Flag


  • Reply to

    Huuuuuge Loss for the O-Tards !

    by donkergen Apr 20, 2016 3:32 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 20, 2016 3:48 PM Flag

    You r correct.
    I just turned on the tv & all major networks are reporting that the sky is indeed falling.

  • stormfront2020 by stormfront2020 Apr 20, 2016 1:47 PM Flag

    Stock has had a nice run up since February 8
    Sure hope they meet or beat earnings tonight
    Fingers crossed

  • Reply to

    JNJ Now Officially at Split Levels

    by cunningoceanarrow Apr 19, 2016 9:19 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 19, 2016 1:57 PM Flag

    ATTN dbtunr:
    I agree that splits are meaningless, especially for a company like JNJ that already has 2.76 BILLION shares outstanding.

  • Reply to

    Stock split

    by kadds_1234 Mar 4, 2016 2:44 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 18, 2016 5:05 PM Flag

    "would definitely increase dividend earnings, so maybe"
    I'm hoping your just kidding

  • Reply to

    2 for 1 stock split

    by cid1000 Apr 15, 2016 10:28 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 18, 2016 1:08 PM Flag

    As far as I'm concerned, hopefully never.
    Splits are irrelevant in my opinion.

  • Reply to

    Last Dividend

    by calient99 Apr 17, 2016 8:42 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 18, 2016 12:51 PM Flag

    You talking to me kabuki ?
    Let me explain this in such a way, so that even someone of severely limited mental capabilities, such as yourself, might understand it.

    If you bought it in early December when it traded below 26$, then indeed you are up 30% actually more. I seriously doubt you were intelligent enough to do that.
    But if you've held it long term, in this case 10 years, the return is -39.00%
    FYI: This stock was close to $90.00 in 2008

    (( I understand your 'a little slow', so I'll try to be extremely clear ))
    I'd include the link here, but Yahoo, in its infinite wisdom, sometime ago decided not to allow them. Again, I realize you're a special-needs investor, so I'll give you step-by-step directions on how to see the 10 year chart for yourself.

    Click the EXC chart to the right of the message board.
    Click the chart again: This opens a much bigger chart.
    Now click on 'comparison' This is located on the top left of the chart.
    By default, you're offered 3 choices. Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500, or the NASDAQ. Choose one of these & hit the enter button. Then click on 10 year

    You can also choose a different stock if you like.
    I'd suggest Wisconsin energy. Symbol WEC
    Then click on 10 year

    Your welcome

  • Reply to

    Last Dividend

    by calient99 Apr 17, 2016 8:42 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 17, 2016 8:49 PM Flag

    Sounds like a good company to stay away from.......
    According to Yahoo, the ten-year return for EXC is -39.29%
    Sounds like solid advice

  • Reply to

    I was pondering the other day,

    by connerd76 Apr 15, 2016 1:21 AM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 15, 2016 3:34 PM Flag

    ATTN connor: As well as this stock has done over the past five years, I like it as a stand-alone company.

    I realize there's usually a nice 'pop' when a takeover is announced, but if it were to get swallowed up by a conglomerate like GE, the future performance of the GE stock may pale in comparison to what AWK might have done on it's own. All this IMHO

  • Reply to

    Secondary? What for?

    by antsyindapantsy Mar 9, 2016 5:23 PM
    stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Apr 14, 2016 1:10 PM Flag

    Isn't issuing new shares to pay the dividend a bit of a paradox ?
    On the one hand, you have the money to pay out the dividend, on the other hand, there's more shares to pay the dividend on the next quarter

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