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  • Constellation Brands: Belly Up To The Bar! [View article]
    Hi Gerry,

    Why is the P/E (ttm) of this company only 7.5? How did you calculate that?
    Dec 26, 2013. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Not so fast in Italy. Updated post-election polls show Berlusconi's coalition leading in Senate races. The FTSE MIB (EWI) gives up nearly half of earlier gains, now +2%[View news story]
    A country is not a business.

    Our worst presidents were exactly those that had an MBA or "ran a business".
    Feb 25, 2013. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ takes issue with the assertion by the White House, and echoed by the NYT, that "a range of economic studies" show that increasing the minimum doesn't "measurably" hurt jobs. That "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence," says economist David Neumark, with 85% of studies finding "a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers." Especially hard hit are young black adults, the WSJ argues. [View news story]
    If a company does not have a strong board and simply caves to what the CEO wants, then I'm not interested in owning their stock.

    LOL!!!

    Just a curiosity. What stocks do you have?
    Feb 18, 2013. 03:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ takes issue with the assertion by the White House, and echoed by the NYT, that "a range of economic studies" show that increasing the minimum doesn't "measurably" hurt jobs. That "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence," says economist David Neumark, with 85% of studies finding "a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers." Especially hard hit are young black adults, the WSJ argues. [View news story]
    In theory, yes. But the reality is that these CEOs and the associated board don't have any commitment to their companies. They just want the stock price to rise in the short term and get out in their golden parachute. Look at the turnover of high executives. It is pure looting. Look at the difference between the CEO salaries and the average workforce in the last 20 years. How can you defend that? There is no reason for such disparity.
    Feb 18, 2013. 03:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ takes issue with the assertion by the White House, and echoed by the NYT, that "a range of economic studies" show that increasing the minimum doesn't "measurably" hurt jobs. That "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence," says economist David Neumark, with 85% of studies finding "a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers." Especially hard hit are young black adults, the WSJ argues. [View news story]
    You guys don't like the rising of the minimum wage, but would you agree to have some kind of maximum wage?

    These CEOs and executives of underperforming banks and companies making millions and millions and nobody says anything,. Doesn't that cost jobs? I guess no... Everybody is fine with that.

    But when the minimum wage is raised from miserable cents to a few more miserable cents, the world will come to an end.
    Feb 18, 2013. 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A U.S. government decision to subsidize steel, chemical and other manufacturers by restricting exports of liquefied natural gas would violate global trade rules and damage U.S. credibility after years of challenging exports curbs by China and others, experts warn. Price concerns raised by industrial users such as Dow (DOW) and Nucor (NUE) are "contrary to what the U.S. has been arguing against other countries." [View news story]
    There are also a lot of industries - I should even say the whole economy - that is benefiting from low NG price. If the US starts to export LNG as the energy industry wants, it will be a new ballgame. We need to do what is best for most of the country, not what is best for one sector of the economy.
    Jan 31, 2013. 05:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. drivers are paying an average of $3.72/gallon today for gasoline, the highest price ever on this date and even higher than the $3.717 average on Aug. 20, 2008, AAA reports. Prices range from a low of $3.43 in South Carolina to $4.32 in Hawaii. Arizona, Mississippi and New Mexico also have average prices below $3.50; California and Illinois are above $4/gallon. [View news story]
    That's right. Send Bush back!!! I hope this time he finds the WMD...
    Aug 20, 2012. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The debate on Chick-fil-A's unofficial stance on same-sex marriage keeps getting ratcheted up by politicians and activists from both sides pandering to crowds. While seemingly only a minor event a week ago, the large crowds gathering inside and outside of the chain's restaurants day after day has caught the eyes of at least a few restaurant analysts wondering if the flareup could affect U.S. sales at rivals MCD, WEN, and BKW[View news story]
    So the right doesn't boycott? Sarah Palin never asked anyone to boycott a business? Or Bill O'Reilly? Or Limbaugh?

    Richard, I truly believe that it is because of people like you that we are where we are...
    Aug 3, 2012. 07:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For anyone wondering why Pres. Obama keeps blaming Bush for the state of the U.S. economy, it's because it's smart politics. More than two-thirds of Americans, including half of Republicans, still blame former Pres. Bush for the country's economic ills, according to a new Gallup poll. The data suggests Obama's argument that he needs more time to fix the economy could fall on receptive ears.  [View news story]
    "If you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, then you should vote for Mr. Romney," Obama said.

    He doesn't need to say anything else. Four more years to Obama. Very easy decision.
    Jun 14, 2012. 07:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's no middle ground in a debate between Ron Paul and Paul Krugman. Paul: "I don't want the government or Federal Reserve fixing the rate of interest... Governments aren't supposed to run the economy. The people are." Krugman: "I want the market economy to be left as free as it can be, but there are limits. You do need the government to step in to stabilize." (video)  [View news story]
    The problem is that if someone that wants to do exactly what you are asking for, he is labeled as a socialist. You cannot have both ways.
    May 1, 2012. 01:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's no middle ground in a debate between Ron Paul and Paul Krugman. Paul: "I don't want the government or Federal Reserve fixing the rate of interest... Governments aren't supposed to run the economy. The people are." Krugman: "I want the market economy to be left as free as it can be, but there are limits. You do need the government to step in to stabilize." (video)  [View news story]
    That is not what Krugman says.

    What he says - and I agree - is that free market needs regulation so they can function.

    The libertarians don't like regulations even if the free market is about to destroy itself. FDR intervened and saved the capitalism and there are still people out there that says that he was a socialist...
    Apr 30, 2012. 08:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SanDisk (SNDK) -6.1% AH after warning it expects Q1 revenue of $1.2B, below a guidance range of $1.3B-$1.35B. The NAND flash memory vendor, which blames the shortfall on weak pricing and demand, also says its gross margin will be below a guidance range of 39%-42%. Rival Micron (MU), which mentioned seeing weak NAND pricing during last month's FQ2 earnings call, is down 1.1% in sympathy.  [View news story]
    Doesn't Samsung pay royalties to SNDK? I believe I read that somewhere. Theoretically SNDK has the best of both words. The only problem seems to be margin. I wonder if this is result of a legacy technology in the process of being upgraded.
    Apr 3, 2012. 08:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • South Korea lowers the share of dollars in its fx reserves to 60.5% at the end of 2011 from 63.7% a year earlier, reports the Bank of Korea. It's the lowest level of dollar reserves since 2007. Central banks are under "pressure" to find assets with better returns, says a strategist.  [View news story]
    Once they find out, let me know.
    Apr 2, 2012. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even as Linux vendor Red Hat (RHT) produced a strong quarter and guidance, Jim Cramer thinks EMC (EMC +0.9%) is the place to be in big data storage. EMC goes for ~14.7x earnings with a 15% long-term growth rate; with EMC having positive exposure and being a leader in storage and analytics, enterprise storage, data protection and security, Cramer sees shares going much higher.  [View news story]
    From what I see, EMC P/E is 27, not 14.7
    Mar 30, 2012. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wedge Partners' Brian Blair tells Apple (AAPL -0.4%) investors to stay on the sidelines until the company releases its FQ2 report. Blair is worried new iPad sales will miss the Street's high expectations in spite of a strong opening week, noting Apple Stores have ample supplies. Moreover, he now thinks 2012 iPad shipments will likely be at the low end of a forecast range of 56M-60M. A Chinese site recently reported Apple has slashed production of new iPads.  [View news story]
    I saw iPad ad on the TV yestarday. I felt it was weird. Why did they need the ads? Maybe they are not selling enough...
    Mar 29, 2012. 12:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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