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  • Kinder Morgan Merger: Where Are The Bears Now? [View article]
    I'm waiting for the brilliant Hedgeye analyst to bob to the surface with more wisdom...don't hold your breath.
    Aug 13, 2014. 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Major Victory For Linn Energy [View article]
    Not having seen an answer to several legal questions, here's what "with prejudice" means. It means the case is over and can't be amended. It can, however, be appealed. This was pre-trial meaning Summary Judgment. That means given the facts that are not in dispute, there is no legal merit to the claims. Summary Judgment is a pre-cursor to a Motion for Attorneys fees for a baseless case. There may be a basis for filing such a motion but it is a separate and oftentimes expensive motion. Not knowing how much was spent on defense, it would be hard, at this stage, to decide whether to do so. As far as being greatly favorable to Line, I agree, it is best. I wrote last year that this was an oil and gas company doing O&G things brilliantly. I still have my Line at 37--not back yet--but selling puts at 25 and 27 and calls at 35 made up the difference. Also, Year 46 in civil litigation in October. So I think I know what is up here.
    Jul 10, 2014. 05:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All Clear Sounding On Controversial Linn Energy [View article]
    Just exercised the 31 Call I bought last June, which adds to my long and my Bry conversion. Suck that Barrons!!!
    Jan 6, 2014. 05:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 0.2416 Reasons To Own [View article]
    I see FEb 30's 2.20 and May 30's bid 3.30 . That puts you in from 26,70 to 27,80. Whoever is buying is betting on a total collapse.
    Dec 3, 2013. 07:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 0.2416 Reasons To Own [View article]
    Actually, I am long the stock and long call options going in to the vote. This is an oil and gas company that will have its ups and downs, but, its potential, viewed as a wild cat play is unbelievable and viewed as a development play is solid. If the shorts aren't out now, they will be in two weeks or they are stupid.
    Dec 3, 2013. 05:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SEC declares S-4 effective in Linn-Berry merger [View news story]
    Where's Barrons now?
    Nov 14, 2013. 04:52 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Takes Next Step To Survive And Thrive [View article]
    As I am intimately familiar with O&G class action litigation from a historical and on hands point of view, and as I said earlier last month, I am long LINE and BRY for the long haul and the people who joined the "Class" are suckers and Counsel who have started these cases will be rewarded with NADA, in my opinion based on 45 years in the legal biz. But maybe there is something these guys know that they haven't disclosed. Wouldn't that be interesting?
    Sep 11, 2013. 02:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Distribution Coverage Deteriorates At Linn Energy [View article]
    This article is "highly" charged with comments like "highly controversial". Sounds like a bear raider shill. It states "most important metric" being DCF. Excuse me. In an O&G enterprise, the most important metric is its success at finding (or buying) and selling oil & gas or its constituents. Sounds like a plant to me. Not an O&G investor.
    Aug 22, 2013. 06:18 PM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Distribution Coverage Deteriorates At Linn Energy [View article]
    These points are are well taken and have a logical base. However, this is an oil and gas company, not a utility. Utilitie distributables go down when the interest rate goes up because the constant is the user base. An O&G company distributable goes down when its income goes down due to bad asset choices, the O&G market (apropos here), the high cost of acquisitions, wells that blow up in the deep. Not brain damage. So what? This is a company that has substantial assets on shore and someone investing in it should be in for the long haul and count on the imagination of its officers. If they fail, dump it. If they succeed, you've made a good choice.
    Aug 22, 2013. 05:43 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy: 30% Upside, Even Agreeing With The Critics [View article]
    I read these comments with interest because they all raise good points. 40 years ago I was asked by a Federal Judge to help keep a Exploratory oil company going that was subject to an SEC investigation and a Class Action. Ever hear of John King in Colorado? Anyway, it kept going and one day hit a huge field. Line is a thousand times bigger than the one I was involved with and it has actual assets in its pocket. It is not a development O&G issue, it is a Wild Cater hoping to go development. Big Rewards, Big Losses. The Bear Baiters love to kill the Goose with dippie articles from Barrons. It's still a throw of the dice and I'm in for the long term. I believe in Oil Companies-and especially-- in this day and age. Remember 20 years ago and 10 buck oil? Another 40 years, I won't care.
    Aug 15, 2013. 05:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We reiterate Sell," says Hedgeye's Kevin Kaiser, responding to the Goldman upgrade of Linn Energy (LINE) and LinnCo (LNCO). "Maintenance capex is understated by $150M per quarter - nearly 100% of distribution ... Derivatives accounting method generated 29% of DCF in Q1. Concerns are not overdone." [View news story]
    I will take GS over Hedgeye any day of the week. H is a discredited source for anything to do with LINE. The SEC should be investigating whether there is Bear pricing collusion.
    Jul 17, 2013. 07:59 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "I have become Mr. Linn Energy (LINE). I don't want to be. I happen to like the stock" Jim Cramer writes, citing the Berry Petroleum (BRY) merger: "It's an incredibly valuable property, much more than I think most people realize." Short-term traders should stay away, but for long-termers, the Berry deal - if it goes through - is a huge win for LINE shareholders. "If it doesn't, it will be because the bear raid worked." [View news story]
    we have been long LIne and Linco quite awhile. Linco got called at 40. Last Friday I bought BRY due to the arbitrage. This is a deal made in good places. It is no Ponzi. I have reped Ponzi types. It is real. I believe because i read. I also believe JC. If we are wrong and the bear raid is successful, we need legis. I go with Cooperman.
    Jun 19, 2013. 07:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Major Insider Buys Filed On August 3 [View article]
    I agree with DAG1996. Long at 16.51 and short Jan 20 Puts. If GE breaks through 21 in a meaningful way, it could easily get through 22 by late fall. GE is the real deal. Guess the director thought so too.
    Aug 4, 2012. 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment