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  • American Realty Capital: A Lump Of Coal For Christmas [View article]
    "In any event, it looks like ARCP will be offering non-dividends for at least 3 months of 2015, saving the company around $227M. Hopefully, this saved capital will be used to pay down debt and get this mess straightened out ASAP."

    Can a REIT legally stop paying dividends and keep the funds for other purposes? I thought they needed to pass the net income to stockholders to avoid paying taxes on it?
    Dec 26, 2014. 06:08 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interest Rates Are Coming: My Top REIT Picks For 2015 [View article]

    I feel that if a writer is going to wax poetically on how well their picks did, the warts should also be included.

    In all fairness, Brad did publish an article calling out the ARCP negatives, coincidental to ARCP beginning to unravel.
    Dec 26, 2014. 04:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: ARCP - And Here Goes The Dividend [View article]
    "Many illiterate posters here: ...

    Year end selling ENDS TODAY!! not thru the end of the year!!

    Amazing how little knowledge some poster's have.

    They demonstrate their ignorance daily!! Good for a laugh at best!!"

    I think I just read an illiterate post.
    Dec 26, 2014. 04:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interest Rates Are Coming: My Top REIT Picks For 2015 [View article]
    Wasn't ARCP one of the recommended ones earlier in 2014?
    Dec 26, 2014. 11:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: ARCP - And Here Goes The Dividend [View article]
    Christmas wish: May Nick Schorsch rot in jail.
    Dec 26, 2014. 11:15 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can I Consider Mattel A Value Stock? [View article]
    The jury is still jury is still out on wether Mattel will be able to adapt to the changing tastes in toys.
    Dec 25, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Realty -7% as accounting fallout continues [View news story]
    The plot thickens. If I read the release correctly, they are delaying the filing of their financials, from January to March? This makes it sound like a heck of a lot messier than the misstated $0.03

    I've been hanging to this POS in my IRA, but with a dividend freeze until March and a –to be determined later– dividend cut, I'm out. I learned a very expensive lesson and hope Nick rots in jail.
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:22 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ARCP Provides Update on Business Priorities, Lender Consent and Dividend [View article]
    What a mess!
    Dec 24, 2014. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons We Think The McDonald's/Ackman Rumors Are True [View article]

    I understand, but most buybacks happen for different reasons. For example, a significant amount of the stock bought back by KO, goes back out in the form of executive comp. In this case, MCD is trying to prop up the stock price with cash simply to keep investors from storming the golden arches. The management should really focus on righting the business and the stock will take care of itself.
    Dec 24, 2014. 09:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons We Think The McDonald's/Ackman Rumors Are True [View article]
    Buybacks don't really return that much value to the stockholders. It makes management look better because because it makes the per share numbers look better, without making any improvement in the absolute top line or bottom line numbers.
    Dec 23, 2014. 11:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Memo To Microsoft: Spin Off Xbox [View article]
    The Xbox One dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Sony’s PlayStation 4, meanwhile, managed to capture 31 percent. The Xbox One was on sale for $330 at a number of big stores like Target and Walmart, and Microsoft bundled it with big games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. That helped gamers choose the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, which was $400 bundled with Bungie’s sci-fi shooter Destiny or with the rereleases of Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us.
    Dec 23, 2014. 08:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Offshore drillers under pressure to scrap rigs at unprecedented pace [View news story]
    I think ESV is better positioned to weather this storm.
    Dec 23, 2014. 08:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Philosophical View Of General Electric's 4.5% Dividend Hike [View article]
    "The recent 4.5% dividend hike is not a concession that the industrial division will grow slowly, but rather, a recognition that the dividend payout ratio must be conservatively managed."

    Yes, but the board gave Immelt a bonus package with metrics that make Immelt richer by cutting down on the dividends. Coincidence?
    Dec 23, 2014. 07:58 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Official: Zoetis Belongs In Your Dividend Growth Portfolio [View article]
    Yes, I am in retirement and I demand a 2% yield or higher and a decent chowder number. I don't think this requirement is unique among DG investors.
    Dec 23, 2014. 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Job cuts around the corner at Coca-Cola [View news story]
    Got to lay off the little guys so Muhtar Kent can receive his lavish pay.
    Dec 23, 2014. 12:55 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment