Without Jesus Christ as your savior, there is no direction in life that ultimately/eternally means anything, so if you don't know Jesus as savior........TAKE YOUR PICK,...................IT DOESN'T MATTER !
As so many have commented in these posts, this stock has baggage, yet many still aren't considering it, and are jumping in blindly ...(guess somebody has to lose for another stock-price-puffer-upper to make his money). Caution Ahead: Do your homework -- You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover! At current risk levels, this stock at just under $4 per share offers better argument to own. Soon the truth will catch up with the price, and only one of them will fall.
One additional noteworthy item: CTL's bond rating has been adjusted to a riskier rating: From BBB- to BB+. Is this colateral damage they hadn't considered and does it mean that their interest expenses have just jumped higher.
Can anyone offer a thought on the net outcome from the two actions taken today by the CTL board along with the reduced bond rating? What's the math to figure out the effect?
Wrong! This is a good company that works, plans, and executes more rights than wrongs to maintain stability and yet grow their business.going forward. The type business they're in is tough, changing, competitive, and fraught with government intervention. It is, quite frankly, a very challenging business to be in today, yet this firm has quality management and highly skilled employees in place who are motivated to consistently perform to get the right job done. A joke? Please give it a rest!
What effect will free WiFi (via the 'cloud' I'm speculating, and provided it should happen) have on CenturyLink? CenturyLink doesn't generate a lot of revenue from cell phone sells and services like with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon. Could this negatively effect CenturyLink due to their part in electronic communications, or will it enhance their 'cloud' business? Does anyone have a thought about this subject?
In the last couple of days I'm sure many good-intentioned investors were suckered into this stock at prices that do not reflect the 'real risks' that aren't yet fully known at this time, but hang over this stock like a dark cloud. Today's fall is (I'm sorry to have to say) likely bringing a bit of stressful reality to them. In going forward with the stock, so much will depend on the outcome of arbitration with XTO over the currently settled lawsuit and the extent of damages (if any) from the other two approaching lawsuits, the price of nat gas, and the remaining produceable/depletable volume of the trusts' reserves. This stock is for "the true risk takers" at this point in time....they could be rewarded handsomely or absorb deep loss of their capital. My suggestion is: Be carefull, and study-up to know what you're getting into.
Hell will be so full of Liberals there won't be room for many others. All will see THEN who the hysterical fools!
The re-election of Barak Obama was a (50% of Americans) mistake. Sadly now, 100% of us will have to pay for it. The good thing though....Republicans (people with budgets and plans) can weather it far better than the Lib, Unions, and US Treasury can. If I owned a business and had enough wealth already, I'd simply close the business down and lay-off everyone. If in four years, IF a Republican president is elected, I'd re-open the business and smile. IF NOT, oh well. If every business did this, the money well would quickly go dry up for the spend-happy Democrats and their entitlement constituency establishment would, well, have to find a job in a no-jobs environment. Oh no, what a mean-spirited idea....make some poor unaccustomed-to-it-soul have to seek WORK!
Call an HGT trust officer and they will confirm the two other 'potential cases', and advise you that they are for the same cause(s) as the settled case.
Even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then, even if it's a rotten one that will sicken him down the road.
My view is that there's a 1-2 years of OK distributions before the effects of the other two suits...(they are currently in the very early stages). THEN the distributions will (for a forward 4-year period) be: 'the 10% of distributions uneffected by any of the suits, plus the return of distribution from the 'now' paid off first suit'. Further, the post-four year periods forward will have all suits paid off. All of this will be effected by the price of nat gas and oil, the depletion of the trust's reserves, and additional drilling/production brought online. SO, what's a fair average POS over the next 2-years. THEN, what's a fair average POS after the 4-year period of the last two suits. And finally what about post-four years down the road. Hard to say...simply not enough info! Thus, a true gamble...Heads -or= Tails.