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  • It Is Getting Ugly Out There [View article]
    Hi Bret, just read about Bristol Squibb exit from Hep C. Any comments re: GILD prospects with 1 less competitor? Thanks!
    Oct 7 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon: A Great Investment Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock [View article]
    "The annual rate of dividend growth over the past three years was high at 2.5%, over the past five years was at 3.1%, and over the past ten years was at 3.0%."

    I'm not sure why you would consider 2.5 - 3.1% dividend growth is considered high. It might be better regarded as "stable".
    Sep 17 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KKR: Solid Value, Great Yield [View article]
    Looked at S&P report. KKR describes itself to have "mezzanine strategies". Definitely a swing trading stock. I'll pass on this one. Thx anyway, Bret!
    Sep 9 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Or Kinder Morgan For Your Retirement Portfolio? [View article]
    KMI and KMR are ok they pay investors after corporate taxes. KMP pays investors before corporate taxes so the tax burden falls on the investor in recapture taxes should the investor ever liquidate. Just be aware.
    Aug 21 06:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead Beats Apple To $100. Who Will Win Race To $120? [View article]
    GILD by a day over AAPL in the 100 race. I agree that GILD will get to 120 substantially faster than AAPL. Their potential markets open up countries at a time. AAPL iPhone 6 is a replacement product, and iTime will take a while to gain traction as a legitimate market.
    Aug 19 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hard Times Will Continue At These Iconic American Retail Plays [View article]
    Hi Brett,

    Thanks for keeping us clear. Any opinion on the JC Penny turnaround? Do you think they can overcome their mountain of debt even with advancing sales?
    Aug 10 05:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Competitive Environment Doesn't Preclude A Good Investment Opportunity [View article]
    Actually, T is the perfect stock for young investors to place some of their $ in with auto re-invest. The compounding effect is enormous over decades
    Jul 19 02:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Getting From BooHoo! Back To Yahoo Again May Not Be That Far Off [View article]
    Marissa Mayer's performance so far is starting to remind me of Carly Fiorina at Hewlett-Packard. At that time she made some acquisitions that just didn't pan out (ex Compaq Computers)
    Jul 19 01:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Compelling Even Without Growth [View article]
    Compelling. The substantial lead that T (5.2%) has over a 3% yielding stock X makes it very difficult for X to overtake T in dividend yield in less than 10 years unless there is a real good capital appreciation story for X. Not so for KO or PG. Therefore, T is good for retiree portfolios.
    Jun 18 06:02 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: Have The Bulls Won? [View article]
    The next Q report is the important one. Clearance is done. The returning customer, not just the clearance customer, will tell the tale of re-establishing customer loyalty and brand name. If JCP can do it without pulling the debt trigger then we're good to go
    May 16 09:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney to exit pricey SoHo building [View news story]
    Good move that goes directly to the bottom line in upcoming Qs
    May 12 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: All In Now? [View article]
    No need to go all in just yet. Follow Bill O'Reilly's method. Look for a 3 month plateau (which jcp has), look for gapping up on good Q numbers now and for good future guidance before moving in.
    May 8 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: Volatility Is Your Friend, Strong Buy On Any Pullback [View article]
    It takes 1 day to vote, a few years to weigh
    Apr 29 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Every Dividend Income Investor Should Own Apple Now [View article]
    I'm of the same generation as you and have invested just as long. AAPL is a dividend gem in the making, a Dividend Aristocrat to be. Also, it's true that although institutional investors don't care about rounding lots, individual investors do. Now, if only those pesky shorters would go away.
    Apr 27 09:59 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Still Solid But Better Opportunities Elsewhere [View article]
    Correction: "has not come to fruition"
    Apr 7 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment