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vwdiesel10 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 24, 2014 3:31 PM Member since: May 2, 2012
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    Kinda disappointing action

    by oshinator54 Jul 23, 2014 3:59 PM
    vwdiesel10 vwdiesel10 Jul 24, 2014 3:31 PM Flag

    It could be a "guilty by association" penalty on them because of their inclusion in industrial ETF's like the XLI. The likes of GE, CAT, BA, and UTX are suppressing the performance of those ETF's which thus brings downward pressure on HON. They can escape this, of course, with heavy buying of HON stock by institutions. This is currently unlikely due to the stretched technical indicators showing the stock to be overbought.

    Several factors running here. Brent/WTI spread cutting into US refineries-- will they still run at high utilization rate thus increasing their demand for UOP catalysts and services. Will aerospace keep humming along moving forward allowing for HON to maintain and grow sales in that segment?

    Some variables and questions out there that could be removing some bulls from the stock. Otherwise, buy JAN '16 calls and sit back and watch over the next 18 months.

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    High volume at open

    by augie_the_gasman May 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    vwdiesel10 vwdiesel10 May 20, 2014 4:33 PM Flag

    Currently 5.7% under their all time high. Not exactly the worst place to perhaps quicken some buy backs. They are trading at a low forward multiple so I'm not sure how much more downside they have versus touching their 200 moving averages in the $88 range. Even their 365 day average is roughly $80. $80's would be better than $90's for buybacks, but that is presuming it will trade low into that range. I would begin buying them back now and use at least 50% of the year allotment for buybacks in the upper $80's. If it falls lower, they can use the other half, otherwise, they would dollar cost average down their overall buys for the year.

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