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wtb41 73 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 15, 2015 2:20 PM Member since: Oct 19, 1999
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#### Make me understand what is happening

by lescolddew Apr 15, 2015 1:15 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 2:20 PM Flag

I suggest you ask those who computed the 16.6B how they got their number.

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#### Make me understand what is happening

by lescolddew Apr 15, 2015 1:15 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

My analysis is simple, and it uses data known now. If the exchange were to occur today, at NOK's current price of \$7.70 a share, the .55 of a NOK share that I would get for each of my ALU shares would be worth \$4.235. Since the value of the ALU share I give up to get that .55 NOK share was worth \$4.93 at yesterday's closing, one should expect a significant decline today in ALU's shares. That logic seems pretty simple and straightforward to me.

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#### Make me understand what is happening

by lescolddew Apr 15, 2015 1:15 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 1:28 PM Flag

I should have said ".55 of a Nokia share for each ...."

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#### Make me understand what is happening

by lescolddew Apr 15, 2015 1:15 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 1:24 PM Flag

A Nokia share is quoted now at \$7.70. If the deal goes thru, you will get .55 shares for each of your ALU shares. Fifty-five % of \$7.70 = \$4.235. ALU closed yesterday at \$4.93. That's a big part of today's decline.

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#### So two banking brothers represented ALU

by acatt14u Apr 15, 2015 12:30 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 1:09 PM Flag

And Einstein was a patent examiner in Bern, Switzerland's patent office in 1905 when he published 5 papers that revolutionized physics. Until 1909, he did physics in his "spare time."

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#### So two banking brothers represented ALU

by acatt14u Apr 15, 2015 12:30 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Apr 15, 2015 12:38 PM Flag

Just because they are "2 brothers" doesn't mean much to me. If you will recall, the Wright brothers did OK for themselves, and they were "just" 2 bicycle mechanics, and 1 of them (Orville) did not finish high school.

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#### Poor old ALU

by wtb41 Mar 20, 2015 10:08 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Mar 20, 2015 12:25 PM Flag

For your info, I have owned LU and now ALU for 15 years!

• #### 5 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 2 Reply Poor old ALU

wtb41 by wtb41 Mar 20, 2015 10:08 AM Flag

Since June 15 of 2014, the Dow Jones has risen a little over 1,000 points. ALU has risen nil. It's depressing.

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#### Splits and reverse splits

by wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 3:56 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 10:17 AM Flag

Mucho gracias, amigo.

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#### Splits and reverse splits

by wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 3:56 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 8:35 AM Flag

Sorry. He is on my ignore list; so I did not read his post. I thought your post was for me. I should have looked more closely. I'm busy with some other work, and I just was careless. Hopefully, I'll do better next time!

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#### Splits and reverse splits

by wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 3:56 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 7:25 AM Flag

Would you care to give me an English lesson?

• #### 1 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 1 Reply Splits and reverse splits

wtb41 by wtb41 Jan 23, 2015 3:56 AM Flag

A stock split replaces a \$10 bill with two \$5 bills. A reverse split replaces two \$5 bills with one \$10 bill.

It's as simple as that.

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#### The CFO is still a bankruptcy specialist right?

by tasteslikechicken5 Jan 21, 2015 2:43 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Jan 21, 2015 3:51 PM Flag

A cancer specialist also is an expert at avoiding cancer.

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#### Gain and loss

by wtb41 Dec 24, 2014 11:27 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Dec 24, 2014 1:11 PM Flag

You don't seem to be able to read and understand. I did not say I bought any shares of LU. I said "been aware of" LU. I have "been aware of" many companies over the years, including GE, Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney, Nestle, and others. Does that awareness imply "bought some of their shares?" No!

Moreover, it's easy to see things clearly in hindsight. In hindsight, I would have done several things differently from that which I did, and I'm not thinking of the stock market. Just look at all the marriages that fail. I believe Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times.

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#### Gain and loss

by wtb41 Dec 24, 2014 11:27 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Dec 24, 2014 12:04 PM Flag

For those of us who have been aware of Lucent since circa 1999, I 'd say your argument is just about worthless.

• #### 2 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 4 Reply Gain and loss

wtb41 by wtb41 Dec 24, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

Over the course of the last year, the Dow Jones Industrial average has risen 18%, and ALU has declined 21%. Investors in ALU have not fared very well overall. I can think of better places to put my money than in ALU.

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#### CEO also manages his own chain of restaurants

by bluebloodedtrader Nov 24, 2014 10:17 AM
wtb41 wtb41 Dec 13, 2014 7:14 AM Flag

In what year did Pappas rescue Luby's? I used to keep up with Luby's, but I haven't for several years.

• #### 0 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 1 Reply e-commerce and B&M stores

wtb41 by wtb41 Dec 11, 2014 7:50 AM Flag

The Wall Street Journal (12-2-2014, B1) has an interesting article on e-commerce and B&M stores. It says, inter alia, that “many retailers … lose money online after factoring in the cost of shipping, handling and higher rates of return.” It also says, “Primark, the European discount retailer that plans to open 8 U.S. stores, has shunned online retailing altogether because it deems it unprofitable.”

The full article is online. Its author is Suzanne Kapner.

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#### To hiremis

by wtb41 Dec 10, 2014 12:29 PM
wtb41 wtb41 Dec 10, 2014 1:03 PM Flag

- When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping. - Maria Callas

• #### 1 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 3 Reply To hiremis

wtb41 by wtb41 Dec 10, 2014 12:29 PM Flag

You should have done your homework.

1. Re plagiarism, a Google search produces this text:

pla·gia·rism
ˈplājəˌrizəm/
noun
noun: plagiarism; plural noun: plagiarisms

the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing;

Notice the words “theft” and "stealing."

2. You clearly do not understand the scientific method, on which you rest your argument. You say, “...it is impossible to disprove something.” That statement of yours is false. Natural laws are universal in character. They are of the form “All swans are white.” That statement cannot be proved, but it can be disproved. One counterexample (a non-white swan) suffices to disprove the theory. You should read Karl Popper and Albert Einstein. I recommend Popper’s “Conjectures and Refutations.” Let me quote Einstein, who said, “The scientific theorist is not to be envied. For nature, or more precisely experiment, is an inexorable and not very friendly judge of his work. It never says ‘Yes’ to a theory. In the most favorable cases it says ‘Maybe,’ and in the great majority of cases simply ‘No.’ If an experiment agrees with a theory it means for the latter ‘Maybe,’ and if it does not agree it means ‘No.’ Probably every theory will some day experience its ‘No’—most theories, soon after conception.” [Dukas and Hoffmann 1979, 18-19] To say “No” to a theory is to say it is false.

Go back to school, sonny. Maybe the second time through you will learn something.

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