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  • Analyzing Apple's Expected Cash Dividend Increase In April [View article]
    My guess is a 4 cent raise to .51/qtr.

    Slow and steady is the way to go. No need for a special dividend. That wouldn't make sense as most of the cash is overseas.

    Buy AAPL to own not trade.

    Long AAPL.
    Mar 26, 2015. 03:52 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron's Lack Of FCF Is Worrisome [View article]
    Thanks for the article and charts.

    With a long term perspective I'm a buyer of CVX at these levels. The dividend is safe and will continue to increase in the coming years. I think this year we will see a very modest increase a la 2009 which is fine with me.

    On another note, I have no problem with the large oil companies borrowing money at these low rates. The fed policies of cheap money make it a prudent decision long-term.
    Mar 5, 2015. 01:09 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Tobacco Industry Suffers Slow Death: Altria Trading At Premium Despite Major Headwinds [View article]
    Thanks for the article. I think any discussion around Altria also needs to include their stake in SAB Miller and their wine business.

    I'm long Altria and plan to stay that way. Vices will always be with us. MO has proven time and time again they can execute and turn profits for shareholders.

    Sure, I could pocket my gains and try to time a re-entry, but that is harder than it sounds. MO pays me every year like clockwork.
    Jan 31, 2015. 05:16 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron suspends share buybacks for a year, shares -3% [View news story]
    I would use AAPL as an example of a very successful buyback plan by management. Buybacks aren't always bad for shareholders. In Apple's case, they know what is coming down the pipeline. They know when their stock is cheap. Buying back shares while they are cheap benefits long-term holders.
    Jan 30, 2015. 01:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Couldn't Apple Double Its Dividend? [View article]
    There will not be a split any time soon. Many years from now maybe.
    Jan 27, 2015. 03:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Driving Our $120 Price Estimate For Apple? [View article]
    @bjnflicks - I've seen you post often on AAPL related items on SA. You are obviously bullish on the company as am I. I have a good percentage of my investments in AAPL. However, I would not recommend to anyone that they mortgage their home or go on margin to buy a stock as a slam dunk investment. These next two quarters will be huge, but everyone already knows that.

    Regardless of fundamentals, AAPL could always take another tumble in the future and a margin call could ruin many folks. My advice is invest money that you will not need in the near term. Any other method is playing with fire.
    Dec 11, 2014. 12:21 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP declares $0.60 dividend [View news story]
    I'll take it. Thanks BP.
    Oct 28, 2014. 01:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria On Track To Growing Top Line Despite Hardships Across Industry [View article]
    Buy and hold forever. Can't go wrong with MO.
    Oct 7, 2014. 02:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy [View news story]
    Sorry to everyone who was burned by GTAT. Tough break. Hopefully, no life savings were lost.
    Oct 6, 2014. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple hires famous industrial designer Marc Newson [View news story]
    I disagree. Having owned Apple products for over 20 years I'd say their industrial design at this point in time is the best it's ever been.

    Just look at the progression of the iPhone since it's initial release. Or any of their machines for that matter. Of course we are all entitled to our opinion.
    Sep 6, 2014. 01:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: A Few Thoughts On The Company's Upcoming Earnings [View article]
    thanks for the article. MO is a core holding. Excited to see the next Div raise.
    Jul 21, 2014. 12:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: HomeKit, 3rd-party keyboards, Touch ID, widgets [View news story]
    Awesome keynote today. Apple really hit it out of the park. I can't wait to see the new hardware that will be running the new kit.
    Jun 2, 2014. 06:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple may make largest acquisition with $3.2B Beats deal [View news story]
    Well said @Fat Banker
    May 9, 2014. 02:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mizuho's checks point to July iPhone launch. MS notes institutional selling. [View news story]
    Apple will deliver when they are ready. Sell if you can't handle the wait.
    Feb 27, 2014. 11:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mizuho's checks point to July iPhone launch. MS notes institutional selling. [View news story]
    So many complainers on here. Apple has always been secretive and ONLY releases products when they are ready. They focus on a few things and do those incredibly well. If you are long AAPL you have to be patient. The company is build for the long haul. They will not change their ways to prop up the share price short term.

    Be thankful for that, as retail investors are usually the ones left holding the bag when short focused, Wall Street appeasing companies crash and burn.

    Also, no way an iPhone launches in July. It will be fall.
    Feb 26, 2014. 08:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment