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Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Message Board

wooglin_kai 414 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Apr 3, 1999
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    KMI warrant question

    by fourltrs Aug 19, 2014 10:28 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 19, 2014 1:58 PM Flag

    Why not just sell the warrants?
    That said, I presume once one exercises their warrants and receives KMI shares, it's just like purchasing a stock; you can sell whenever you wish.

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 19, 2014 1:55 PM Flag


    As I have noted before, looking at price targets are fun, but take them with a large grain of salt.

    Different part of Goldman:
    "Kinder Morgan Inc., the biggest U.S. pipeline provider after buying El Paso Corp., won a Delaware court’s approval of a $110 million settlement of investor lawsuits over the 2011 acquisition.

    Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine in Wilmington said yesterday in court that the accord provided a “very large monetary settlement” of El Paso shareholders’ claims they were shortchanged in the $21.1 billion buyout by Kinder Morgan and that El Paso financial adviser Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) had conflicting interests in the deal."

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    Coke about to buy Monster who is next

    by billwcoln Aug 15, 2014 11:08 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 18, 2014 2:22 PM Flag

    Apparently I confused lack of professionalism with boredom! LOL.
    If you are right about Ed and Julie being bored, there may be hope that some day The Family will sell out. (Mom probably has a tad of influence). I have guessed that there are emotions involved; keeping their dad's vision alive...I'm not sure if their dad's vision also included milking the company.
    Scary thing is like father like daughter/son. Michael also invested company funds in EQUITIES--so very, very strange.
    Great product, but subpar management.

    I'd be very surprised if LWAY is not contacted several times a year re selling out.

    On another note, not that I'm a fan of it, but what happened to the "annual" dividend?
    The two dividends that were paid were disbursed on 6/28/13 and 6/29/14.
    So much for consistency.


  • Reply to

    hatchmatcher .............. Zero credibility

    by baghdadbobbarker Jun 26, 2014 10:28 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 18, 2014 12:30 PM Flag

    "could the planet have 2 bigger kweerz LOL"
    Yes, indeed!
    Let's start with the juvenile posters on this board, mr. "manjuice4u2swallow".
    At your next family gathering why not announce to all in attendance the name(s) you have chosen to post with; what kind of reaction will you get?
    My last post contained macro concepts that are valid and would be appreciated by intelligent people:
    Don't bet the farm on a speculative stock
    Use percentages

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 18, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

    "dividend was paid on 8-15. it's normal to see that reflected today."
    I disagree; the ex div date is relevant and that was 7/29. Buy on or after ex date and you don't get the next payment...share price on ex div date reflects not receiving the next div.

  • Reply to

    Bought 10k more before the close on friday.

    by charles_p_olson Aug 15, 2014 10:55 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 18, 2014 11:11 AM Flag

    I'm curious if your investment portfolio is heavily weighted with VAPE. Your topic states that you "bought 10K MORE" (my emphasis).
    When I was young, I lost a few bucks in speculative stocks (and made a few bucks as well). Be careful and don't bet the farm.
    I never state how much I have invested, nor how many shares I own of a company. "Talking" percentages is much more powerful.
    No position.

  • Reply to

    Coke about to buy Monster who is next

    by billwcoln Aug 15, 2014 11:08 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 15, 2014 4:03 PM Flag

    IMO, lil LWAY is too small a company for KO to care--$220M market cap and last year's sales were under $100M.
    But...IF KO, or any of a number of successful consumer product companies, were to acquire LWAY, I agree that they could grow it "10 times faster" than The Family.
    Of course, the obvious buyer would be Danone, given their 10+ year (give or take) substantial (relatively speaking) investment in LWAY.
    As I've written before, Mom, Julie and Ed have a great thing going. Until they get bored, I just don't see them selling out. Have you seen the annual compensation raises they have received (Mom's may have declined a bit, but she's doing just fine).
    I see potential with the product and that is why I remain long.
    Sadly, I remain unconvinced that The Family has the skills necessary to allow LWAY to realize its potential. Have you ever listened to a LWAY conference call? Listening to Julie and Ed does not instill much confidence.

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    Icahn just took a 10% stake in WFM..

    by expertoptiontrader Aug 14, 2014 10:17 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 15, 2014 3:40 PM Flag

    I was pleased when I heard Carl had taken a position in HAIN. At the time, HAIN's share price was much lower than today. My take back then: either Carl is going to force a sale at a higher price or he was being a value investor. As noted, he did well, as a value investor, during the short time he held HAIN.
    I'm a former WFM long; I remain long HAIN. I bought HAIN before Irwin or Jim got on board...I do like Jim's take: buy the arms dealers of the nat/organic business; more retail stores, whether WFM, SFM, TFM etc. presumably equals greater sales and profit for HAIN.
    (sorry for the soft pump; not my intent, since I don't believe pumps via message boards are effective for any of the stocks mentioned above given their market cap.)
    P.S. I am a frequent shopper at WFM.

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 15, 2014 2:06 PM Flag

    Given your emotional rants, you're suggesting that I "lighten up"? LOL.

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 15, 2014 12:50 PM Flag

    "sell off"???
    So far, at it's "worst", WFM traded 2 CENTS below its close, hence there has not been a "sell off" you feel better now?

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    by snowcats42 Aug 13, 2014 11:15 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 15, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    snow, wow! you got me good! How could I counter such an explosive post?

    Remember (actually I don't think you will know what I'm writing about, nor do I believe you have the ability to remember, but what the heck) what Leona said about paying taxes!

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    by snowcats42 Aug 13, 2014 11:15 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 14, 2014 4:08 PM Flag

    rdietsche, I'm listening! You would sell because you have the ability to remove emotion from the investment equation; or in other words, you are a logical person.
    snow, on the other hand...
    I do recall she once stated the reason why she didn't want to sell her inherited shares in one fell swoop: taxes. Yeah, that made zero sense.

  • Reply to

    Shark facts pt 2

    by sharkbitemcnasty Aug 13, 2014 6:26 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 14, 2014 4:03 PM Flag

    Thank you! (you beat me to it)

  • Reply to

    Jump in to get the Dividend !

    by marylee1414 Aug 14, 2014 2:26 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 14, 2014 3:59 PM Flag CVX tomorrow for 1.07 cheaper, all else being equal.
    There are no free lunches on Wall Street.

  • Reply to

    Icahn just took a 10% stake in WFM..

    by expertoptiontrader Aug 14, 2014 10:17 AM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 14, 2014 3:39 PM Flag

    "I do not want any billionaire buying up shares of Whole Foods Market. If they do, everything that is good will disappear from Whole Foods Market."
    Not necessarily; could be a passive investment. Irwin did just that with HAIN. Although Irwin got two HAIN board seats, I don't recall any radical actions. He exited that (very profitable position).

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    Law suit update

    by verioinc Aug 1, 2014 1:08 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 14, 2014 1:42 PM Flag

    Sounds right to me; I did a quick web search yesterday (something I should have done before posting!)

  • Since Yahoo won't let me post the URL, if interested, Google "Death of Sprint Deal" and voila!

    One would think more carriers would be good for the tower companies, but...

    First few paragraphs:

    "Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- By warding off a merger that would cut the number of wireless providers to three from four, U.S. regulators are betting carriers will keep prices low while still investing enough to offer robust mobile-phone service.

    That strategy may backfire.

    In France and Brazil, each with four large mobile-phone providers, price wars have resulted in underinvestment in networks and slower data speeds for customers. The French government is urging companies to merge, while in Brazil, regulators are pushing for more spending to improve coverage.

    “Not everybody has enough resources to keep investing,” said Chetan Sharma, an independent wireless analyst. “Because of that, anyone below No. 3 falls to consolidation.”

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has repeatedly argued that the market needs four competitors, fending off AT&T Inc.’s attempt to purchase T-Mobile US Inc. in 2011 and sending strong signals to Sprint Corp. to back off from a merger bid for the same company this year.

    “Four national wireless providers is good for American consumers,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement last week. An agency press official declined to comment.

    Wheeler can point to Canada, where regulators are pushing to add a fourth national provider to ignite more competition. Still, with the U.S. market close to saturation, carriers are turning to price cuts to lure users, putting pressure on profit margins and making it harder to spend on network upgrades. That could eventually force Sprint and T-Mobile into each other’s arms down the road."

  • I almost miss the paid spammers lol.

  • wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 13, 2014 4:52 PM Flag

    "fact" I do not have a position in vape.
    fact: lots of people have bought weed paraphernalia BEFORE it was legal (in some states).
    P.S. nice, apt moniker.

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    Challenge to those who keep changing IDs

    by wooglin_kai Aug 13, 2014 12:15 PM
    wooglin_kai wooglin_kai Aug 13, 2014 4:50 PM Flag

    Why advertise that you are such an insecure person?

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