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unclefulbert 68 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 2, 2015 3:35 PM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 30, 2015 9:11 AM Flag

    But who the heck is this guy:

    Hewlett-Packard: Chris Hsu Will Continue to Lead Enterprise Separation Efforts
    DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC. 6:05 AM ET 6/30/2015

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  • NAS off 2.4% on Greek debt and end of zirp soon. Decent job data may push first rate hike in 8 years up to Sep and one more in Nov.

  • The pink slips are not done flying at Hewlett-Packard.

    CNNMoney (New York) June 4, 2015: 4:16 PM ET

    Since being hired to run HP (HPQ, Tech30) in 2011, Meg Whitman has overseen a dramatic downsizing that has cut about 55,000 jobs. The painful moves have been central to Whitman's efforts to turn around a once-iconic company.

    But Whitman is now warning more layoffs are likely in the near future, given turbulence in the global economy.

    "I think we are through the vast majority but I suspect there will be more fine-tuning over the next couple of years," Whitman told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an interview at HP Discover this week in Las Vegas.

    Asked how many cuts are ahead -- Whitman declined to specify, but noted it will depend on how the economy fares between now and November 1. That's when the 76-year-old company is splitting itself into two publicly-traded entities.

  • What a shame:

    NBC (CMCSA -1.3%) is ending its business relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump over "recent derogatory statements" about immigrants, it said in a statement.
    The move means that the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants (a JV between NBC and Trump) won't air on the network.
    Trump also won't participate in The Apprentice reality competition show.
    Univision had previously indicated that it wouldn't be broadcasting the pageants in the wake of Trump's remarks.

  • was criminal in many many ways (Can't paint those sinful ways to avoid yahoo sanctions). Here is more thoughts from a local paper reader:

    'Traditional' marriage has an ugly history

    Before the calls for Southern secession start coming in, let's pause for a moment to consider traditional marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts may be a competent jurist, but he's a lousy historian.

    He wrote in his opinion that "since the dawn of human civilization," marriage was between one man and one woman. This is why we don't use the Bible as a history book. If we traveled 7,000 years back in time to ancient Mesopotamia, what kinds of "traditional" marriage would we find? How does an arranged marriage between one man and one or more newly pubescent girls sound to you? Comfortable with polygamy, which was also common in the ancient world? And what about the blushing brides? Commonly considered chattel, like livestock or other property.

    An enthusiastic congratulations to the millions of Americans who are no longer second-class citizens.

    Mark Finhill

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 29, 2015 2:35 PM Flag


    Ellson is passe' as well. He missed the boat on the cloud and SalesForce is eating his lunch on ERPs. Meanwhile, as the googles and facebooks grew all around him, he bought sun micro and gave away its Java.

  • Meg but still maintain a buy rating? What a dunce. SEC should make sure he put his own money in this stock until his target hits:

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report) had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies to $40.50 from $42 with a "buy" rating.

  • and struggling to defend $30.

    She touted that HP is on her 5-year recovery plan ?

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 27, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    New York Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
    BRUSSELS - Eurozone finance ministers on Saturday rejected Greece's request to extend its debt negotiations beyond Tuesday's deadline, seeming to bring a bitter end to months of discussions of how or whether to continue providing bailout loans to .

    New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
    HONG KONG - Acting a day after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets plunged more than 7 percent, China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday and reduced the reserves that certain banks must hold.

  • as major market indices remain near record all time highs.

    Wonder how the breakup is enhancing those executive jobs --- instead of one set of CEO, Directors, EVPs ... now they have two sets. Meanwhile, give themselves bonus for retention and success in spin off. What a way to increase share holder values, serve your customers, enrich your employees etc.

    Ain't it great to have cronies and lap dogs in charge of their corporate treasury?

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 26, 2015 11:09 AM Flag

    June 26, 2015 — 7:00 AM PDT
    Updated on June 26, 2015 — 7:25 AM PDT

    Consumer confidence climbed in June to a five-month high as an improving job market boosted Americans’ attitudes about the world’s largest economy.

    The University of Michigan said Friday that its final index of sentiment increased to 96.1 during the month, exceeding all estimates in a Bloomberg survey, from 90.7 in May. The median projection of economists polled called for the measure to hold at its preliminary June reading of 94.6.

    A stronger job market, near-record stock prices and stabilizing fuel costs are making households more upbeat about their financial situations. Sustained hiring that’s accompanied by faster wage growth would provide an additional boost to consumer spending after a report Thursday showed the biggest gain in purchases since mid-2009.

    “Consumers are feeling confident about their job and income prospects,” said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, who predicted the sentiment index would rise to 95.5. “Consumer spending is going to look pretty good in the second quarter.”

  • Reply to

    HPQ near 52 week low and those insider sellers

    by unclefulbert Jun 25, 2015 9:51 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 25, 2015 10:22 AM Flag

    The insiders always get their money's worth. Kathy did real well selling big chunks near $40.

  • knew what they were doing selling "CHEAP":

    Jun 4, 2015 VEGHTE WILLIAM LOfficer 17,255 Direct Sale at $33.49 per share. 577,869
    Jun 3, 2015 KEOGH TRACY SOfficer 209,530 Direct Sale at $34.07 per share. 7,138,687
    Jun 2, 2015 KEOGH TRACY SOfficer 3,992 Direct Sale at $34 per share. 135,728
    Jun 2, 2015 LANE RAYMOND J.Director 126,300 Direct Sale at $34.16 per share. 4,314,408
    May 29, 2015 BANERJI SHUMEETDirector 7,113 Direct Sale at $33.48 per share. 238,143
    May 28, 2015 BANERJI SHUMEETDirector 7,113 Direct Sale at $33.67 per share. 239,494
    May 28, 2015 RICCI JEFF TOfficer 2,600 Direct Automatic Sale at $33.67 per share. 87,541
    May 26, 2015 SCHULTZ JOHN FOfficer 2,672 Direct Automatic Sale at $34.44 per share. 92,023
    May 26, 2015 YOUNGJOHNS ROBERTOfficer 117,185 Direct Sale at $33.35 per share. 3,908,119

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 25, 2015 9:24 AM Flag

    Yes, except children and senile old people. Also, make it a national holiday with paid time off with a stub etc.

  • Leading Indicators show a positive sign
    May Leading Indicators: Leading Index +0.7% to 123.1 vs. +0.4% expected, +0.7% in April.
    Coincident Index +0.1% to 112.1 vs. +0.2% prior.
    Lagging Index +0.2% to 117.0 vs. +0.1% prior.

    June Philly Fed Business Outlook indicator jumps to 15.2
    June Philly Fed Business Outlook: 15.2 vs. 8.0 expected, +6.7 prior.

  • Jobless claims

    Initial Jobless Claims: -12K to 267K vs. 275K consensus, 279K prior (unrevised).
    Continuing Claims -50K vs. 2.22M prior.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 17, 2015 4:08 PM Flag

    Oracle misses by $0.09, misses on revenue

    Oracle (NYSE:ORCL): FQ4 EPS of $0.78 misses by $0.09.
    Revenue of $10.71B #$%$ Y/Y) misses by $240M.
    Shares -4%.

  • Connecticut-based gun maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy protection, as it grapples with a heavy debt load.

    The company says it plans to continue its normal business operations during its restructuring.

    The company is struggling with more than $350m (£225m) in debt, as well as waning sales.

    The company previously filed for bankruptcy protection in 1992, emerging again two years later.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 5, 2015 9:02 AM Flag

    Jobs up 280K in May; UE rate ticks higher
    Jun 5 2015, 08:31 ET | By: Stephen Alpher, SA News Editor [Contact this editor with comments or a news tip]

    May Nonfarm Payrolls: +280K vs. consensus +225K, +221K previous (revised from 223K).
    Unemployment rate: 5.5% vs. 5.4% consensus, 5.4% previous.

    The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised
    from +85,000 to +119,000, and the change for April was revised from
    +223,000 to +221,000. With these revisions, employment gains in March
    and April combined were 32,000 more than previously reported. Over the
    past 3 months, job gains have averaged 207,000 per month.

  • Released On 6/5/2015 8:30:00 AM For May, 2015
    Prior Consensus Consensus Range
    Nonfarm Payrolls - M/M change 223,000 220,000 190,000 to 289,000
    Unemployment Rate - Level 5.4 % 5.4 % 5.3 % to 5.4 %
    Private Payrolls - M/M change 213,000 215,000 185,000 to 280,000
    Participation Rate - level 62.8 % 62.7 % 62.7 % to 62.7 %
    Average Hourly Earnings - M/M change 0.1 % 0.2 % 0.2 % to 0.3 %
    Av Workweek - All Employees 34.5 hrs 34.5 hrs 34.5 hrs to 34.6 hrs

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