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uacflyer 693 posts  |  Last Activity: 22 hours ago Member since: Jan 9, 2006
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  • Reply to

    Rheem Waterheaters - UTX

    by meteorbyte Aug 24, 2014 9:30 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer 22 hours ago Flag

    kid, I am aware of Sears'/Kenmore approach. But, Sears is not Home Depot or Lowes. I have first hand experience with the difference (unfortunately). And I was told by a friend who works for a wholesaler that products made for HD and L are made to be cheap...the emphasis is on price. Try this: Go to a HD, get the model no. from a GE dish washer, for example. Then try to find that model either on GE's website or at an independent retailer. It will be as if the model doesn't exist.

    In its advetisements Stihl, maker of power tools, etc. emphazises that "There is a reason why our products can not be found at Home Depot or Lowes". I am not suggesting that 100% of the products sold at HD or L are made to different specs....but many are. I've been burned and I know why. If it has "moving parts" or parts that "wear" I will not buy from HD or L.

  • Reply to

    Rheem Waterheaters - UTX

    by meteorbyte Aug 24, 2014 9:30 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Aug 25, 2014 1:33 PM Flag

    What would concern me is buying any product having moving parts from either Home Depot or Lowes. Companies,,...even major companies like GE,...make products specifically for those big box stores to the specs and cost requirements of the the stores. They are not the same products you'll find from the same manufacturers at independentlly owned stores and wholesalers. To meet cost targets corners have to be cut.

  • Reply to

    Surrender

    by kidmadeira Aug 8, 2014 3:45 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Aug 9, 2014 2:59 PM Flag

    As much as I loved seeing UTX hovering around $120, I think the stock was overpriced at that level. In my opinion, ~ $105 is about right considering the PE, anticipated growth rate, dividend yield and dependence on Europe. Also, while Pratt's new engine, going into production in 2015, is great for the long term, it will put pressure on Pratt's margins for quite some time.

  • Reply to

    $15 BB in market cap lost in July

    by mullam4444 Aug 1, 2014 8:09 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Aug 8, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    Semantics? Kid, if a company increases its dividend once a year, annually, would you say the dividend is increased every 5 quarters? The payout is the same for 5 quarters and in the 5th Q it goes up. Similarly, UTX's payout is the same for 5 quarters and in the sixth quarter it goes up. The company and analysts refer to that as increasing the dividend every FIVE quarters even though the first higher payout occurs in the sixth quarter. Semantics, me thinks.

  • Reply to

    $15 BB in market cap lost in July

    by mullam4444 Aug 1, 2014 8:09 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Aug 6, 2014 2:47 PM Flag

    Kid, usually you're a bit better with your facts. UTX has been increasing its dividend every 5 quarters, not every 6....there is no payout in November. Payout mounts are Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec. The next increase will occur in the Mar 2015 payout. Also, UTX's relatively low payout ratio, ~ 35%, is a good thing,...makes the div more secure. As for a 10-11% increase in Mar `15....I'm betting on less than 10%. UTC's cash flow is being squeezed a bit.

  • Reply to

    kidmadeira

    by dg946f_lives Apr 15, 2014 8:30 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Apr 23, 2014 12:46 PM Flag

    Good for you! Hang in there.

  • Reply to

    pinned at $120.00

    by kidmadeira Apr 22, 2014 1:17 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Apr 22, 2014 3:45 PM Flag

    I think there is better than a 50-50 chance that a split will be announced at the annual meeting next week.

  • Reply to

    kidmadeira

    by dg946f_lives Apr 15, 2014 8:30 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Apr 19, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    946, I think you may have misunderstood the purpose of my questions. A person's age and investment strategy are important factors when considering a stock. And you made an inquirery re purchase of a specific stock. I thought you were interested in some feedback. My mistake.

  • Reply to

    kidmadeira

    by dg946f_lives Apr 15, 2014 8:30 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Apr 17, 2014 4:48 PM Flag

    946....what is your age?....are you looking for a quick buck?....or are you an investor?

  • Reply to

    We need a split.

    by myyddogal Apr 2, 2014 3:44 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Apr 4, 2014 9:23 AM Flag

    If UTC intends to split it will be announced at the annual meeting this month. There will be no dividend increase. The dividend will be reduced in proportion to the split so that the yield is unchanged.

  • Reply to

    UTC/UTX

    by m08827565 Jan 8, 2014 4:20 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Jan 14, 2014 3:35 PM Flag

    I looked at my Income Fund balance from the beginning of 2013 to the end....the balance increased by 3.3%.....not 3%. So, while I, too, have read about the 0.31% management fee, it must come before the rate is given, i.e., the 3.3% is the "net" rate. As for 3.3% "not being too attractive", as one person said. In fact, when weighed on the basis of risk it's exceptionally attractive.

  • Reply to

    Interest rate

    by m08827565 Jan 1, 2014 7:36 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Jan 2, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    m088,....I presume you mean you have reached the age where required minimum withdrawals are mandatory. First, the RMDs are a small percentage of your savings...about 4%, Just pay the taxes and put the money in the bank. Second, don't be "afraid" of stocks. If you don't have any money invested in stocks you should...but, not now with the market at an all-time high. As airborne suggests, when there is a correction of ~ 10% consider investing in a "dividend growth" mutual fund. Many good firms like Fidelity, T.Rowe Price and Vangard offer such funds. Growing dividends are a very important element of investing and are paid by solid blue chip companies like UTC. Investing in companies like that through a dividend growth mutual fund is most definitely not "gambling". But, you can't worry when the market declines.....that happens. Pay no attention to the daily ups-and-downs of the market....take a long term view. Re the dividends payed by such a fund; you can either have them payed to you or reinvested.
    Bottom line: Don't worry...modern life depends on good companies....they survive and thrive over time.

  • Reply to

    Connecticut sucks

    by rotorbuilder Dec 30, 2013 6:28 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Dec 31, 2013 1:21 PM Flag

    While $1.8 million is outrageous....the marketplace dictates the payscale for such positions. The real drain on CT's economy is not the pay of coaches; it's the benefits of state employees, especially retirement benefits. The resulting high tax rates drive businesses away..not the least important of which is UTC..

  • Reply to

    no big orders from dubai?

    by it_aint_fair Nov 18, 2013 3:01 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Nov 21, 2013 7:42 PM Flag

    Pratt doesn't offer an engine for the latest 777s......the GP-7000 has more than half the orders for the very slow-selling A380. Pratt's focus is on the A320 narrow-body and the smaller regionals. You're right, of course, UTC makes tons of other stuff for those planes.

  • Reply to

    Up big time, pre-mkt

    by kidmadeira Oct 22, 2013 7:41 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Oct 22, 2013 9:33 AM Flag

    How in the world did you come up with that?

  • Reply to

    Dividend Increase Next Quarter?

    by stevek332 Aug 15, 2013 12:30 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Oct 9, 2013 2:39 PM Flag

    Today UTC announced a dividend increase by the rather odd amount of 58.9 cents per quarter. That correspponds exactly to a 10% increase, indicative of UTC's intent to increase the dividend by "double digits" every five quarters.

  • Reply to

    Dividend Increase Next Quarter?

    by stevek332 Aug 15, 2013 12:30 AM
    uacflyer uacflyer Oct 7, 2013 7:00 PM Flag

    Dividend increase to be announced within a few days. Hope for 10+%.

  • Reply to

    Fix income rate

    by want2bik Sep 23, 2013 2:12 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Sep 25, 2013 2:29 PM Flag

    Thanks biker

  • Reply to

    Sikorsky's Canadian screw up

    by airbornetrppervet Sep 5, 2013 9:35 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Sep 9, 2013 8:36 PM Flag

    I don't understand this. S didn't develop a helo from scratch for the Canadians. The military version of the S-92 (H-92?) was flying...a proven design. What possibly could Canada wanted changed that would result is such incredible trouble for so many years?

  • Reply to

    Stable value fund

    by want2bik Jun 21, 2013 4:13 PM
    uacflyer uacflyer Jun 21, 2013 10:32 PM Flag

    Thank you.

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