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Over 10 years of investing experience, I use dividend reinvestment to accumulate stocks. I view myself as a Long-Long investor, very rarely (if ever) making short term trades. My three model portfolios--Widows and Orphans, Climbers and Dogs, and Pretty Girls and Railroads, are basically each 1/3... More
  • Composite Portfolio Midday Report (7/18/13) 3 comments
    Jul 18, 2013 12:25 PM | about stocks: FRO, HLF, KKR, COG, ALSK, INTC, HTS, DHY, KCAP, EXD

    Pretty Girls and Railroads  +0.84%   
    Widows and Orphans  +0.84%   
    Climbers and Dogs  +0.27%   
    Total  +0.66% 

    • TSMC: chip chop
      Jul 18 2013 14:27 BST
      Had you put money into TSMC, the Taiwanese chip-making giant, three years ago it would have doubled by now. The same funds into Intel, meanwhile, would have returned a quarter. Three months ago Morris Chang, chief executive of TSMC, promised that the best was yet to come and upped his...
    • No laughing matter as investors lose patience with Commerzbank
      Jul 18 2013 13:40 BST
      It was not one of the best moments in Martin Blessing's career. When the chief executive of Commerzbank last November addressed shareholders and analysts, he was briefly thrown off course after one investor broke out in loud and sustained laughter, according to one participant. The incident at a Frankfurt investor...
    • Trading boosts Morgan Stanley earnings
      Jul 18 2013 12:35 BST
      Morgan Stanley said its second quarter net income almost doubled to $980m following a jump in demand for trading and investment banking activity. Revenues increased 22 per cent to $8.5bn in the three months to July. Adjusted earnings per share, which strip out the effect of an acquisition and an...
    • Nokia reports weak mobile phone sales
      Jul 18 2013 11:58 BST
      Nokia sold the fewest number of mobile phones in a quarter for eight years as shipments of both top-end smartphones and basic devices disappointed. The Finnish mobile phone group sold 61.1m mobile phones in total in the second quarter, down 27 per cent on a year previously and below analysts'...
    • Rate fears drive convertible bond rally
      Jul 18 2013 10:40 BST
      Demand for convertible bonds is expanding sharply as fears of rising rates have hit prices in traditional debt markets, while at the same time equity markets are bouncing to record highs. The convertible bond acts as a powerful weapon for investors looking to get the potential upside of the equity...

    Portfolio Movers

    GainersToday's Market Change
    Frontline Ltd
    FRO:NYQ
    0.13USD+6.31%
    Herbalife Ltd
    HLF:NYQ
    2.77USD+5.31%
    KKR & Co LP
    KKR:NYQ
    0.73USD+3.70%
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
    COG:NYQ
    2.48USD+3.56%
    Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
    ALSK:NSQ
    0.06USD+3.14%
    LosersToday's Market Change
    Intel Corp
    INTC:NSQ
    -0.92USD-3.79%
    Hatteras Financial Corp
    HTS:NYQ
    -0.17USD-0.72%
    Credit Suisse High Yield Bond
    DHY:ASQ
    -0.02USD-0.65%
    KCAP Financial Inc
    KCAP:NSQ
    -0.07USD-0.63%
    Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund
    EXD:NYQ
    -0.09USD-0.58%

    Analysts' Upgrades

    • Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) was upgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from an "underperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. 5.2% Downside.
    • Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) was upgraded by analysts at FBR & Co. from an "underperform" rating to a "market perform" rating.
    • Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from an "underperform" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ: AKZOY) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays Capital from an "underweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating.
    • British American Tobacco (LON: BATS) was upgraded by analysts at Natixis to a "buy" rating. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($58.90) price target on the stock.
    • Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating.
    • British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI) was upgraded by analysts at Natixis from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.
    • BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating. They now have a $107.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $87.00. 22.7% Upside.
    • Carpetright PLC (LON: CPR) was upgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a GBX 710 ($10.72) price target on the stock.
    • Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI) was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an "underperform" rating to a "market perform" rating.
    • Investors Real Estate Trust (NASDAQ: IRET) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating.
    • Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.
    • Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.
    • LinnCo LLC (NASDAQ: LNCO) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.
    • Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a GBX 74 ($1.12) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 59 ($0.89). 33.3% Upside.
    • Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $27.00 price target on the stock. 13.9% Upside.
    • ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating.
    • RSA Insurance Group (LON: RSA) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a GBX 146 ($2.21) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 124 ($1.87).
    • RSA INS GRP PLC UNSP (NASDAQ: RSANY) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.
    • Synergetics Usa Incorporated (NASDAQ: SURG) was upgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $5.80 price target on the stock, up previously from $5.50. 45.0% Upside.
    • Solvay S.A. (NASDAQ: SVYZY) was upgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Taylor Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TAYC) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating.
    • Telefonica SA (NYSE: TEF) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP) was upgraded by analysts at DNB Markets from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating.

    Analysts' Downgrades

    • Alamos Gold Inc (NYSE: AGI) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $15.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $18.00. 13.4% Upside.
    • Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (NYSE: ANH) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR) was downgraded by analysts at Maxim Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: ASI) was downgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $27.00. 0.3% Downside.
    • athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a "strong-buy" rating to an "outperform" rating.
    • AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "buy" rating to a "sell" rating.
    • American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: BMTC) was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore Partners to an "equal weight" rating.
    • Capita Plc (LON: CPI) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a "sector performer" rating to an "underperform" rating. They now have a GBX 870 ($13.14) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 840 ($12.69).
    • Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) was downgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Croda International (LON: CRDA) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays Capital from an "equal weight" rating to an "underweight" rating. They now have a GBX 2,520 ($38.06) price target on the stock.
    • Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) was downgraded by analysts at GARP Research from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Forum Energy Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FET) was downgraded by analysts at Johnson Rice to an "equal weight" rating.
    • FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $62.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $61.00. 9.5% Upside.
    • FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) was downgraded by analysts at Merrill Lynch from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE: GSS) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. They now have a $0.20 price target on the stock, down previously from $1.00. 61.1% Downside.
    • Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Cos. from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $27.00. 6.6% Upside.
    • Iberdrola SA (NASDAQ: IBDRY) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating.
    • NASDAQ (NASDAQ: IBDRY.PK) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating.
    • Imperial Tobacco Group (LON: IMT) was downgraded by analysts at Natixis to a "neutral" rating. They now have a GBX 2,400 ($36.25) price target on the stock.
    • Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating.
    • Imperial Tobacco Group (NASDAQ: ITYBY) was downgraded by analysts at Natixis from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Johnson Matthey (LON: JMAT) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a GBX 2,900 ($43.80) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 2,700 ($40.78).
    • Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE: JMI) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $93.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $92.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 2.9% Upside.
    • LG Display Co Ltd. (NYSE: LPL) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp. to an "underperform" rating.
    • McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) was downgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $105.00 price target on the stock. 4.1% Upside.
    • Midway Gold Corp. (NYSE: MDW) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating.
    • Mechel (NYSE: MTL) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating. They now have a $2.20 price target on the stock, down previously from $5.60. 25.9% Downside.
    • New Gold (NYSE: NGD) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $7.75 price target on the stock, down previously from $11.00. 11.5% Upside.
    • Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. 3.0% Downside.
    • Pan American Silver Corp (NASDAQ: PAAS) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $19.50. 5.4% Upside.
    • PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) was downgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $45.75 price target on the stock. 1.3% Downside.
    • Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $50.00. 6.8% Upside.
    • Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI) was downgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They now have a $77.00 price target on the stock. 6.2% Upside.
    • NASDAQ (NASDAQ: SWDBY.PK) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating.
    • Thompson Creek Metals Co (NYSE: TC) was downgraded by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove from an "overweight" rating to a "market perform" rating.
    • Thompson Creek Metals Co (NYSE: TC) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating. They now have a $5.00 price target on the stock. 72.4% Upside.
    • Team Inc. (NASDAQ: TISI) was downgraded by analysts at BB&T Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Tullett Prebon (LON: TLPR) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a "conviction-buy" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a GBX 410 ($6.19) price target on the stock.
    • tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
    • NASDAQ (NASDAQ: TWTW) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Unilever (LON: ULVR) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating. They now have a GBX 2,730 ($41.23) price target on the stock.
    • Unilever NLG 1.12 (NYSE: UN) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating.
    • Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was downgraded by analysts at Argus to a "sell" rating.
    • Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE: WMC) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating.
    • Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) was downgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00. 11.5% Downside.
    • Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) was downgraded by analysts at FBR & Co. from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating.
    • Yara International ASA (NASDAQ: YARIY) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating.

    Analysts' New Coverage

    • Air France-KLM (NASDAQ: AFLYY) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set an "underperform" rating on the stock.
    • NASDAQ (NASDAQ: AFLYY.PK) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set an "underperform" rating on the stock.
    • American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) is now covered by analysts at Muddy Waters. They set a "sell" rating on the stock.
    • Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NASDAQ: BXMT) is now covered by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They set a "buy" rating on the stock.
    • Cameron International Corp. (NYSE: CAM) is now covered by analysts at Credit Suisse. They set an "outperform" rating on the stock.
    • Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set an "outperform" rating on the stock.
    • Cytokinetics (NASDAQ: CYTK) is now covered by analysts at Leerink Swann. They set an "outperform" rating on the stock.
    • Deutsche Lufthansa AG (NASDAQ: DLAKY) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "buy" rating on the stock.
    • Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC) is now covered by analysts at Cowen and Company. They set a "market perform" rating and a $66.00 price target on the stock. 4.0% Upside.
    • EasyJet PLC (NASDAQ: ESYJY) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "hold" rating on the stock.
    • easyJet (LON: EZJ) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "hold" rating and a GBX 1,420 ($21.45) price target on the stock.
    • Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) is now covered by analysts at RBC Capital. They set an "outperform" rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. 24.7% Upside.
    • Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set a "market perform" rating on the stock.
    • Frontier Resources International plc (LON: FRI) is now covered by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They set a "speculative buy" rating on the stock.
    • Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is now covered by analysts at Evercore Partners. They set an "overweight" rating on the stock.
    • International Consolidated Airlines (LON: IAG) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "buy" rating and a GBX 320 ($4.83) price target on the stock.
    • Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set an "outperform" rating on the stock.
    • JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set a "market perform" rating on the stock.
    • Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is now covered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They set an "overweight" rating on the stock.
    • Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is now covered by analysts at Argus. They set a "hold" rating on the stock.
    • Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a "buy" rating on the stock.
    • Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT) is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Corp.. They set a "positive" rating on the stock.
    • W Resources PLC (LON: WRES) is now covered by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They set a "speculative buy" rating on the stock.

    Disclosure: I am long FRO, HLF, KKR, COG, ALSK, INTC, HTS, DHY, KCAP, EXD.

    Stocks: FRO, HLF, KKR, COG, ALSK, INTC, HTS, DHY, KCAP, EXD
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  • No disrespect intended. What is your reasoning for going long on FRO?

     

    (My idea of long is weeks, months and years) Your's might be anything over a daytrade.

     

    Just can't make myself pull trigger on these shippers. Dry bulk or crude.
    18 Jul 2013, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I got trapped on FRO two years ago actually----I'm too far down to cut. I am waiting above hope that it finally does turn around. If oil prices go up then FRO could very well be in a very good spot.

     

    If I thought for sure that there would be a rebound I might very well double down on my current position. As it is I am just hoping and holding. I would not recommend FRO as a buy for ANYONE right now.
    18 Jul 2013, 04:10 PM Reply Like
  • Gotcha. Dig your holdings. Success to you WaO.
    18 Jul 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
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