if any of them downgrade RAD do not follow them as they are not doing their job. RAD IMHO is not even close to fair value currently if you base it on fundamentals which are only strengthening. Todays news on the Feb same store sales were good considering the weather in the east where RAD has it's majority of stores. Now factor in when the weather gets better, how much better we will see the same store sales and you should come to the same conclusion I did by looking at Feb as not a normal month but did great considering the fluke of the weather. Analysts should be looking out a year not just one months numbers..., that would be just plain stupid. All JMHO.
If you are holding it in a Roth IRA you will no tax at all after age 59.5. That is the best way. If it is in a taxed cash account then look for your losers sell them to offset the gain somewhat. I think it is better to hold mutual funds because of the way they distribute the Capital gains, in a IRA. The thing to watch when investing is how the so called dividend is coded. It is better to hold IMHO, capital gain distribution investments in an IRA and pure dividend investments in cash accounts. But that's just me. IMHO this is an area the IRS can clean up easily by just treating any and all dividend paid as income..., at our age the brackets are less of a concern for most people. Or maybe at least offer options to reporting them. For me I just want to do my taxes the easiest way an average guy can do them and understand them without a need for someone like H&R block or a CPA . Make it simple so compliance is easy to understand and get rid of all the garbage they added to the tax code over the years. But then again I am an old guy that likes things simple to understand.
She has the reason, she is just being held back right now. As earnings and new products are announced they will get what they deserve and move much higher if the deliver. So we wait for now. I expect more from the company in the second half of the year than now. That said any pull back is an opportunity to buy IMHO.
If true it would show up in the sales numbers and it isn't. There are some that may not like change but then again some do, like share holders looking at the cost of these promotions.
Maybe so, but so many Democrats are standing right behind him. Look at the XL Pipeline override veto vote today, it went down in flames. Unless there is a change from a Democrat President I do think Unions and others you mentioned above are in for a world of hurt more than they will get in the next 22 months. It will be the longest time we have to wait..., maybe. But then again it seems from the approval ratings he is well liked..., maybe socialism is the way the country wants to go now. I for one wouldn't be too surprised if he ran again and found a way to do so.
You may be right bondto, but if the Republicans tie the subsidies paid to oil right now $8 billion per year, this could be a way. Yes I can not figure out Obama..., one would think with the Union backing he gets from the Union leadership, he would have created more opportunity for Union jobs bu just the reverse has been going on for the past six years buy not just Obama but most of the Democrats as a whole. Look at what they did today with the pipeline. Wow, it is looking like a war on Union jobs lately with coal and now the pipeline and oil jobs that are being lost, which are mostly union jobs too. Just can not figure this guy out. But the Unions continue to back him.
HERO, will continue to hunker down to protect cash for now IMHO. We have yet to see the next shoe drop in oil prices to IMHO $35, this should come soon. With todays news that oil inventories are about to top off in capacity, we will see a Four step process but with a hic up in between. One oil will have to then ship to refineries automatically and two refineries will hit full capacity in their oil storage as they hit a hic up in spring change over, not to mention the strikes going on in the industry. Refineries will then hit capacity in finished product (number three) and four oil will drop in price further as demand in the U.S. is still not there.
How can the U.S. address this situation? A two step process. One Congress passes and the President signs a measure allowing the U.S. to ship oil to foreign countries like the EU. Two refineries Unions agree to return to work for now while they continue to talk and do so for safety reasons to help the industry and the environment.
If Obama can sign a measure lifting the prevention of shipments of oil to foreign nations abroad he could prevent a possible environment disaster IMHO and help companies like HERO to improve operations sooner and stabilize prices to the $50's per barrel oil. I would suggest Congress remove the subsidies to oil to gain Obama's signature. There is a lot on the line here and not just with HERO. Another note, the Saudies are causing a lot of this by not cutting their production because they want the U.S. to stop drilling. Plus without the U.S. ability to sell oil abroad helps the Saudies to control the world price. If the U.S. had the ability, the EU would have more competition to choose from then OPEC and that would bring prices in line once again. The Saudie action is having an effect by shutting down a third of drilling in the U.S., they are winning, just like their embargo did in the 70's but in reverse this time..., we need to change this.
Robert, It is about the financing of the debt and the ROR of the asset and synergies that deal provides to the buying company. As I stated with the low rates to finance these deals right now, it can be said it is worth it and increases share holder value sooner. FTR is a billion dollar company so it is not considered a small company by far. It has 17+ thousand employees..., that is not a small company. I do not see this the same as you for sure because right now the market is not calculating the company fairly as what we see in the Market Cap.., thus the company is undervalued against its financials..., in other words, it is out of favor on wallstreet. As the company improves IMHO wallstreet will take notice and that could come in 2015. Fair Value IMHO is right now around $12.50, so we have a ways to go..., but I do think it is a good buy right now and with the dividend being paid while we wait, a good investment.
They are on the right track, I'm a hold currently until they get a drug through FDA approval. Been a share holder since the 90's...., it has been a long time and hopefully the light is being seen at the end of this dark tunnel we've been in.
I am a share holder in CIM also, but I also know that REITS will struggle when interest rates start to rise and the spreads narrow. I also own BDC's for income. Since CIM had that huge drop because of some issues in accounting a few years back, I do think the are straightening out and are finally on the right track. A year from now if they stay on track, I look at a price target of $4.25 too $4.50 and maybe a penny increase in the dividend. However, spread the risk and not putting all the eggs in a basket is prudent. Diversify.
The market cap is where shareholder's market value is set. Whereas the true value is in the financials. FTR adds value when they acquire assets and at the low interest rate where it is to be able to afford the transaction is great for them by doing it now. These moves will made recently are adding true value right from the start. FTR is in a business of being a cash cow which most tele's are. What is helping FTR right now is the low interest rates on long term asset builds which lessons the risk and strengthens the balance sheet. That said IMHO watch the cash number, Book value and Price to sales, then factor in the debt but only the cost of debt annually which will fall in at the operations level IMHO.
With the change in CEO coming up, the company has put the right guy in place for the future..., after all he was the behind the scenes guy in the transaction.
They do have other divisions in the business, so they will just have to rely on those segments for now. But it will take at least a year to see oil go back up just on a supply and demand factor. With China pulling back and many countries still in recession, the demand for oil will still be under pressure. I am looking for a double bottom in oil at $35 before it turns up in the fall. However if China picks up and the EU gets their act together that would help oil to rise once again. If HERO can survive (and that is the risk here) then when economies start to comeback they will do just fine. However, for the U.S. it will depend on a more favorable political landscape that promotes business and jobs which lacks right now, at least on the current Administration's side. We need a more pro growth President so I hope we get one Democrat or Republican, because then we could have a huge boom, along with higher wages and then money to spend to create more jobs by those who have jobs creating demand. Now add in the rest of the world and oil then will go higher because demand will be there.
Boy if SNGX could get FDA approved the pps would take off as there is just below 15M shares in the float. We are getting close..., hopefully management can take it across the finish line with a positive phase III and FDA approval. This goes for all their properties.