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  • Pershing Square's Bill Ackman responds to Herbalife's (HLF -3%) Analyst Day presentation, saying that "Herbalife promised to provide a detailed refutation of each of the facts... Instead, the company distorted, mischaracterized, and outright ignored large portions of our presentation." Ackman notes that HLF explicitly ignored most of his key accusations, such as overstatements and inaccuracies in the company's earnings statement for distributors, which among other deceptions, excludes the 93% of distributors that have zero gross earnings. [View news story]
    Do you know when can they do the share buyback? I do not think anything was mentioned about the buy backs.
    Jan 10 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PNC Financial: A Regional Bank Deserving Greater Investor Attention [View article]
    Thank you Caiman.
    Dec 20 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PNC Financial: Extraordinarily Well-Run Bank Selling At A Discount [View article]
    Could you tell me what happens to warrants if some other big bank buys PNC? I do not see that happening but just want to know.

    Thanks
    Dec 17 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PNC Financial: A Regional Bank Deserving Greater Investor Attention [View article]
    Caiman,
    Could you please let me know what happens to the warrants if some other big bank buys PNC? I am not seeing that happening but just in case would like to know as it is 6 years down the road.

    Thanks
    Dec 17 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stay Married To Your MLP - Divorce Is Expensive [View article]
    Thanks Howard.
    Dec 17 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stay Married To Your MLP - Divorce Is Expensive [View article]
    Howard please advice how the tax works on a short term trade kept less then a year for an MLP. example bought at $100 and sold at $110 with $2 distribution.

    Thanks
    Dec 12 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stay Married To Your MLP - Divorce Is Expensive [View article]
    plasmo123,

    If the increase in value is not taxed as capital gain how else was it taxed? was it taxed as ordinary income? I thought any short term gains for MLP's is taxed as regular capital gains tax. Please let me know as I am in the similar boat and thinking to sell some of my winners.

    Thanks
    Dec 12 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs cuts 2013-14 met coal prices, predicting a slower, longer grind back to mid-cycle. The firm says reductions to its forecasts for China, Europe and Japan seaborne imports mean less Australia and U.S. exports should be needed. Goldman remains neutral on U.S. coal stocks, but cuts price targets for ANR, ACI, CNX, BTU, SXC and WLT[View news story]
    ANR is up 8.5%
    Dec 10 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alpha Natural Resources (ANR): Q3 EPS of -$0.16 beats by $0.28. Revenue of $1.63B (-29% Y/Y). (PR[View news story]
    Does any one knows the expectation on Revenues? I see that it beat the EPS estimate but not sure about the Revenue.
    Nov 2 07:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shrinking U.S. Trade Gap No Fluke; Weakening Asian Export Subsidies The Reason [View article]
    I think the author clearly agrees with your comments by saying
    "Japanese capitalists who own stakes in exporting industries benefit since the subsidies will increase their volume of sales, but almost everyone else gets burned. Middle-class consumers must pay higher prices for goods. Inflation strips away the value of salaries every year. Overall, the vast majority of Japanese are worse off in our scenario; the only beneficiaries are a select few wealthy individuals. But once again, we can see how this mercantilistic system can increase the gap between the wealthy and the poor."

    The exporters will benefit but everyone else will suffer. I like the article and I do not think the basic premise as per your explanation is wrong.
    Aug 31 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Save For Your Kids' Retirement: The Power Of Time [View article]
    will you be able to open a ROTH IRA account for your son who is 6 months old? I thought you are eligible only if you have earned income. If you open a regular brokerage account then I am not sure how the tax works.
    Jul 17 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paulson Is Right To Short Bunds: The Pain Will Flow To Germany [View article]
    Very nice read I added you to my follower list!!!
    Apr 19 08:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Of These Two Giants Should You Invest In? [View article]
    Looks like for GE you are showing Operating Margin for Net Profit Margin.
    In Etrade I see
    GE Net Profit Margin as 9.75%, Operating Margin as 13.64%, Gross Profit Margin 34.04%
    SI Net Profit Margin as 8.83%, Operating Margin as 11.5%, Gross Profit Margin 29.21%
    GE still has slightly better Margin than SI but not very attractive when we consider other valuations.
    Feb 24 05:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Of These Two Giants Should You Invest In? [View article]
    I agree that margins make big difference but where did you get the Net and Gross margins for GE? I see different numbers in google finance and couple other sites. I want to make sure I am taking decisions based on reliable data.

    Thanks
    Satish
    Feb 24 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zero Percent Withdrawal Retirement Plan [View article]
    HigherAlpha,

    Could you explain on tax being higher for dividends vs capital gains? I thought capital gains on long term gains are taxed at15% and only qualified dividends are eligible for 15%. Regular dividends are taxed at your highest tax bracket. I am in the accumulating phase and trying to add most of the dividend paying stocks in IRA and growth stocks in Taxable account. Any information will be helpful for my long term planning.

    Thanks
    Satish
    Jan 25 01:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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