I think IDEXX has pretty much saturated the private practice market with the lab equipment they predominantly sell. They make money selling supplies and reagents for those devices. Also the veterinary practice market is consolidating left and right as smaller practices get bought and rolled up into larger ones. The pet population is, at best, stagnant so actual client visits to private practices is also pretty flat. Revenues are going up more slowly than in past mostly due to increased prices and adding new services.
MWIV is in better long term shape than IDEXX.
To me, the only risk to BP is a dividend cut and nothing in today's report suggested that's imminent. It's going to take several quarters for this to play out.
I wouldn't mind if the stock goes down a little so my DRIPPED dividends can buy more shares. I don't want it to go down, but if it does there is a positive...more shares from the divvy.
Down $1 is nothing. I've owned BP since just after the Gulf fiasco. Most of my shares were bought in the $30s and low 40s. No....I didn't pick the bottom. I was underwater (figure of speech) for quite some time, but now I'm clearly in the black with my BP shares. I've been collecting a very nice dividend for the last couple years now and reinvesting in the stock.
I don't really need, in spite of wanting to, buy more shares. I'm quite comfortable with BPs share price and dividend.
Now....if this Russian thingy worsens my biggest fear is earnings get whacked and BP cuts the dividend. I'm doubting that happens. BP pays a generous dividend to keep shareholders on board while the Gulf litigation continues to drag on.
In the end....the Gulf settlements will be manageable. I also think the Russian issues will dissipate over the coming months. And....worse case scenario....the Russian thing turns into a disaster and Russian oil/gas gets cut off from the West....then the losses BP suffers in Russia will be offset by the rise in the cost of energy and oil/gas reserves around the rest of the world...of which BP has a lot and at current prices is very undervalued.
Maybe BP just sits here around $45-50/sh. But....in 2-3-4 yrs. BP will be $60-70. I'm just holding and watching and collecting dividends.
Filling the sell the news crowd orders first then they will start filling the buy, buy, buy crowd. I would think GILD should tack on a couple bucks in next couple days.
The 6 is going to be incredible. I've already bought it thru my AT&T phone plan. I didn't want to buy but when I changed my plan to include another family member my monthly rate dropped so much I could essentially upgrade my phone to the 5S (April '14) then the 6 (next April) basically for free. Instead of the $$$ going to AT&T for service it goes to AAPL of equipment. AT&T benefits by locking me into a longer service contract. AAPL wins by guaranteeing iPhone 6 sales in advance.
Again....anybody have a name or quote from this supposed Ladenburg Thalman report? Who wrote it? Give some numbers? It's not hard to quote someone if you attribute the quote accurately.
Funny how HIPP/AUGT is the only stock in this universe where all the good news is secret. Insiders can't buy because they are "negotiating" or it's the "quiet" period. Nope, it's not that they won't buy. They can#$%$ sad. And you know? These reports extolling the virtues of the company...they're great...but, they can't be referenced or posted or cited. They can only be alluded to in anonymous message boards. Heaven forbid if an actual positive assessment of this stock were actually made public. And the management. Yep, they talk about the great things they do to anonymous posters on message boards, but nope....they don't say it openly to shareholders or the investment public. That would be manipulation. Certainly can't have that in a stock that's gone from over $4/sh to almost a dime.
I find this board absolutely hilarious. Keep it up.
Let's see the Ladenburg Thalman report, OK? If they thought a stock had a 500% appreciation target (12 cents to 70 cents is 58 cents which is almost a 5 fold increase) that would be meaningful. The troll is the guy who posted about a fictitious report from a tertiary brokerage firm that he thought no one would call him on. Rather than attacking me, why don't you demand proof of the LT report.
You won't, because you know there isn't one. What a pathetic loser.
Really? Ladenburg Thalman is not a big player, but they are hardly unknown nor fly by night brokerage. For them to even bother following and placing a price target on a 12 cent stock is pretty surprising. Care to copy and paste their comments? A link? I wouldn't say it's impossible that they commented on HIPP. Just really unlikely.
I can absolutely assure you that anyone placing a 70 cent target on HIPP is merely trying to juice the price a little so they can unload some shares that have burned a big hole in their pocket.
HIPP will never see 20 cents again.
Of course no one cares about you. This is an anonymous board. I also don't consider myself a basher of HIPP/AUGT. I am a disgruntled investor who lost some serious change on this stock. If anything we who lost money should be mad as hell at those of you who kept "pumping" this turd. Anybody seen or heard from Arn in a year or so? The real manipulation of this stock has been by pumpers. Any drop in the share price has been the result of the company's putrid performance and the failure of patents to turn into anything.
I sold when the patent case vs. Yahoo was tossed 2 years ago. I've, from time to time, posted on this board more for it's entertainment value than anything else.
HIPP is a company that should never have been public. It's operated now, simply as a job revenue conduit for the people who work there. It has no investment value to anyone not working there. As long as they can peel some cash to operate with from dilutions or borrowings...they will. When that stops, they will shut down. It will be worth "zero" in bankruptcy.
But make no mistake, if you own this stock, if you keep buying it, you're on your own. Whatever you end up with you will deserve. It's your money. Do with it whatever you want. If you like #$%$ into the wind, by all means, feel free to do so.
Companies are doing this stuff in house. It's very easy to do. That's why companies like HIPP don't take off. Nobody needs them. A decent high school kid can get these kinds of programs up and running. Since the patents are meaningless, who needs HIPP?
$80 unlikely in near future. However, BP sells for less than 1/2 the industry average price/sales ratio which is around 1x sales. BP is currently around .47 sales. They do $375 bil. in annual sales. Put .65 x that and you get a market cap of $245 bil......or $81/share.
Once the Gulf thingy is finally put to bed (still going to be years) it will trade closer to a market/industry norm. Yes...we will see $80 down the road. I think 15% annual return over next 3-5 years is almost a guarantee. $50s this year. $60s next year. $70's in '16. $80s by 2017. Hold it. Collect and DRIP the dividends. You'll be happy.
If they bump the dividend to $3 it would be about an 8% rise. Not unreasonable. I don't know if they raise it or not. I've owned COP for years. Dripping my dividends until retirement down the road. COP has been a very nice holding for me.
Goldman always, always, always wants to buy the stocks they put sell/underperforms on. They never, ever follow stocks they don't want to buy. There is absolutely no incentive for them to pan or beat up on a stock they have no interest in anyway. So....when GS is lukewarm on a big, liquid stock that's been going up you can be assured they want to sop up the selling they create.
The same works in the opposite direction. When they say sell a beat up, down trodden stock that means they want it. They just don't want to pay up.
GS creates their own market.
I can absolutely guarantee you GS is buying GILD on any dips. Guaranteed.
I read Barrons every week. It is my opinion that when managers recommend stocks in interviews they are looking to sell and when they pan a stock they are looking to buy. I think MONIF is a good stock, but I didn't buy it until this morning. Kass is no different from anyone else. Watch the Round Table recommendations. Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs is the worst. Buy when they say sell and sell when they say buy. She pumped MOS in '12 as a buy in the $60's and a sell in the $40's. Hmmmm...shouldn't it be the other way around? MONIF was a sell above $1 and should be a buy under .80 cents. Not the other way around.
Moving higher? To what? .16 cents?
Trust me, you will never see .20 again. Let alone the $2-3-4 range that many bought at over the last 3 years.