Wintoat has a way of shooting off his mouth without any thought and will not analyze, Retired looks at into the future. His forecasted price of $30 per share is the target for the year and I agree with it.
You got me thinking . First off, one of the best measurements that I use is return on equity. Aflac's ROE is about 20%' which proves that long term debt is not a burden on it's profitability. Insurance companies hold premiums paid in, but no claims paid out as bonds and cash, Aflac is holding over $106 Billion to pay out any claims, as of last quarter . Long term debt in corporate bonds is around $4 Billion, but this has gone up recently, because the company is using the money for acquisitions and diversification in the insurance industry.. Another thing to note is how the book value of the stock has tripled in the last 10 years. And, yes, I am a long term shareholder because I know, in part, that I do not have to worry about the stock. It is a safe, but not spectacular investment.
There is a good little blurb on CSX. It shows the decline of coal, of course, but highlights the increase in intermodal. They also highlighted the analysts target of 43 cents per share.
On Morningstar, they added this neat little option under BONDS that you can see the distribution of the bond debt. Great tool.
This ain't no Penny stock.Besides, I can go to the library and read Value Line. The only difference between me and Warren Buffet is that he has a subscription and I don't.
Why would you want a split? It is a major cost and adds nothing to the value. Does 3 shares at $30 each have more value than 1 share at 90?
Tarsands oil does not have anywhere near the same volatile fractions as the Bakken oil.
Ever drive on the back roads of the Florida panhandle? There is a laaaarge supply of wood there. Green Circle is building 3 more plants, with one plant right now selling the chips in Sweden or Norway.
I was working in -30 degrees getting the trains ready. There will be a lot of men out there keeping the trains rolling. On the other hand, there are a number of men taking vacation in Florida now.
You want to look at today's paper; there is quite a dispute going on about people getting paid.
A Panamax ship will hold 4,400 containers, the new locks will allow ships that will hold 12,800 containers.
Was anything said about the Utica shale underlying the Marcellus shale? Also, when you say Utica, I think more of the potential of New York state, which is still not a large producer of shale gas or oil. The area in New York state that looks the ripest for drilling is the area called "The Southern Tier" which is now served by NS, several G & W lines and the Western New York & Pennsylvania RR, which is owned by the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville RR, which in turn is privately held.
CSX is in a better position in the Erie, PA to Cleveland. OH region to get traffic.