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  • Russia sets terms for Schlumberger’s bid to buy Eurasia Drilling [View news story]
    SLB dealing with Russia is like GE dealing with France. The smell is enough to gag a maggot. But, their BOD's must know what they're doing or, at least think they do. Only time will tell.
    Mar 26, 2015. 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barclays cuts outlook for multi-industry group but likes GE to outperform [View news story]
    One more " 'atta boy " for GE that will probably mean nothing.
    Mar 23, 2015. 03:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis: ConocoPhillips may withstand oil price disruption better than most [View news story]
    bousinvestments: That may be a long wait. Are you serious ?
    Mar 17, 2015. 09:30 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EIA: Oil production falling at Eagle Ford, Bakken, Niobrara shale plays [View news story]
    Topcat: Gasoline is running around $ 1.75/gal. at market prices. Total taxes are about $.65/gal. Add them together and you get an average price of $ 2.40/gal. The $.65 varies by state and local, therefore the price at the pump also varies by state and local. I hope this helps explain why gas at the pump can vary from approximately $ 2.00 to $ 2.40 /gal., or more in places like CA.
    Mar 17, 2015. 09:21 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Nomura teaming with TPG in bid for GE Capital portfolio [View news story]
    That aught to make the stock skyrocket to $25, don't ya think ?
    Feb 2, 2015. 05:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Tobacco Industry Suffers Slow Death: Altria Trading At Premium Despite Major Headwinds [View article]
    I think that as soon as enough states legalize MJ to where it becomes profitable to distribute it, the tobacco companies will jump in and offset the diminishing tobacco loses. I think they have been preparing for it for a long time.
    Jan 31, 2015. 06:18 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria misses by $0.01 [View news story]
    EDGI: I'm terrible at math. At least I got the numbers right. And, I agree with you that it's still nothing worth talking about.
    Jan 31, 2015. 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: Dividend Is A Priority [View article]
    I have a paper loss on COP from it's high, but fortunately bought in at $58.41, so haven't really lost anything yet. And I don't expect COP to drop below 60.
    Jan 30, 2015. 12:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Does It Again: Q4 Results Show Management's Capital Allocation Skill [View article]
    What seems evident is that MO products have a significant mark up on cost to produce.
    Jan 30, 2015. 12:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Premarket Gainers / Losers as of 9:10 am [View news story]
    If it wasn't for the generous dividends, I would have lost 50% of my investment dollars on CIG. But, since it can't go much lower without total failure, time will restore my original investment through those dividends.
    Jan 30, 2015. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria misses by $0.01 [View news story]
    Doesn't that figure out to about a .15% drop in earnings ? Well within the parameters of estimating error.
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Needs To Earn Back Its Credibility [View article]
    A group of speedboats can maneuver and change in direction much better than a Titanic-like battle ship that is presently known as GE.
    Jan 29, 2015. 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bullish Investment Thesis On General Electric [View article]
    sbally4: More than it's worth today !
    Jan 28, 2015. 10:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid big oils stuck on misguided view of return to higher oil prices, Citi says [View news story]
    SLB has dropped ~30% while oil has dropped ~60%, which, to me, is a good sign that they have planned ahead for the present circumstances. In MHO they will weather this storm as they have previous downturns and patience will overcome panic.
    Jan 28, 2015. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Notable earnings before Thursday’s open [View news story]
    If the insiders know what's coming with BABA, today's results portend bad news.
    Jan 28, 2015. 06:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment