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tongoapeman 10 posts  |  Last Activity: 21 hours ago Member since: Mar 21, 2001
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    by bobacequ Aug 20, 2014 6:54 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman 21 hours ago Flag

    This company's strategy was always flawed and they never had a safety net in place. As you mentioned, the strategy pretty much consisted of acquisitions. Their game plan worked fine when we had $5++ per bushel corn and high prices in other grains - this meant farmers had money to burn on new equipment purchases. In addition to that, there had been this continual bonus depreciation tax benefit being offered to purchasers of capital equipment where the purchaser could deduct a huge chunk of the purchase in the year acquired. These tax incentives are now finally being phased out. Lastly, the Company enjoyed low interest rates and that too may be coming to an end.

    The convergence of the all the above moving against Titan is sort of the perfect storm against them. I wonder to what level Case/New Holland (the manufacturer) would step in to support this dealer, in the form of inventory buybacks or anything like that. I'd say chances are slim.

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    Why is the stock up today (4 Aug) $1.45???

    by fcfguy Aug 4, 2014 3:24 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Aug 5, 2014 7:54 AM Flag

    Well, fcfguy, now you have your answer. Obviously the big boys got word of the spinoff before the rest of the market. Seems pretty obvious.

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    by davidfheckman Jul 30, 2014 3:42 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Aug 2, 2014 3:58 PM Flag

    Did you see how much short interest took a jump in the last reporting period? I tried to post a link here to a short interest site, but the board doesn't take the post. I suppose that could be tied to some of the massive open option positions (look at the September expirations) but that makes me sort of nervous going into earnings.

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    Who will PPC buy now?

    by snogreen Jul 27, 2014 4:32 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jul 28, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    All right I'll keep guessing - since you state "no analyst follows it" that means it's a public company, so I'll say you're referring to Seaboard. There's not many others to pick from that are not privately held, or a smaller part of a bigger entity.

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    Who will PPC buy now?

    by snogreen Jul 27, 2014 4:32 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jul 28, 2014 10:31 AM Flag

    I believe the logical guess here would be SAFM

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    Who will PPC buy now?

    by snogreen Jul 27, 2014 4:32 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jul 28, 2014 9:31 AM Flag

    My prediction is that they will purchase the Mexican poultry operations of Tyson Foods.

  • tongoapeman tongoapeman Jul 16, 2014 3:55 PM Flag

    The stock has had a great run, and not surprisingly the PPC stock chart runs pretty much inverse to a corn price chart over the same time span. In fact, the way the stock price has gone nowhere but up, you'd think corn prices are down to near zero. Enjoy it while it lasts, as you guys that follow commodities know full well, these sort of situations don't continue in one direction forever.

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    Muscle Milk

    by shtrans10 Jun 30, 2014 6:10 PM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jun 30, 2014 10:42 PM Flag

    It's not a fit. This seems like the type of product line that a food company like Hormel would DIVEST themselves of as opposed to acquire. And to a lesser extent, I'd say the same thing about Skippy peanut butter. HRL must be using an acquisition criteria that it it's something that can be ingested by a human, it's an appropriate strategic acquisition.

    This gives them a better access to GNC? For what pray tell, SPAM?

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    How is this a media company?

    by noworriesboys Jun 26, 2014 8:19 AM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jun 26, 2014 11:22 AM Flag

    The sweet spot market for this camera of course is homemade p--o--r--n. Let's not be naive here folks, that's the kind of selfie they're most known for.

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    What's up with CBS today?

    by inarkansaw Jun 25, 2014 10:15 AM
    tongoapeman tongoapeman Jun 25, 2014 10:18 AM Flag

    The Supreme Court ruling came in on the Aereo case ruling in favor of the broadcast networks stating Aereo violates copyright law.

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