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  • Update: Eastman Chemical - Becoming Stronger With Its Expansion Strategy [View article]
    Winning Strategies has supplied investors with a succinct but compelling case for investing in Eastman Chemical. Investors already in or contemplating investment in the shares of the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company might want to consider switching from DD to EMN.

    Eastman demonstrates strong fundamentals and cash flow, while the crumbling conglomerate in Delaware remains under siege in turmoil. DuPont appears to be on the verge of credit downgrades as it spins off its remaining chemical businesses and dumps $7 billion of its total yearly revenue of $34 billion. Ex Chemours, the spin-off, DuPont revenues are an anemic $27 billion, which may even put it at risk of being purged from the venerable Dow-Jones Industrials Index. Moreover DuPont's decisively mediocre Management is distracted from the operations at hand fighting off Nelson Peltz, an aggressive and astute outside investor, and trying to save their excessively lucrative jobs.

    Merely the perspective of one individual investor, long EMN, short DD…funfun..
    Jan 31, 2015. 07:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - I'm Pounding The Table After The Fed Catalyst [View article]
    Moments ago, BAC traded hands at 15.24. 15.24?

    Hmmmm…Why 15.24 is the exact price BAC opened at on Jan. 4, 2010 after current Bank of America Chief, Brian Moynihan, became CEO.

    Notwithstanding all the table pounding by a multitude of enthusiastic analysts and cheerleading and cartwheels by PR operatives and Management surrogates on the net, this moribund stock has gone rigorously nowhere in five years. The tired and tiresome Moynihan team simply does not inspire excitement, or demonstrate any clear-cut vision.

    Merely the viewpoint of one individual investor in bank equities…funfun..
    Jan 30, 2015. 02:14 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont cut bonuses, delays raises; ratings placed on review for downgrade [View news story]
    Collected empirical evidence suggests a very demoralised and degraded DuPont workforce, and that does not bode well for DD shareholders. Disincentivised employees, production workers on the line, scientists, researchers, middle Managers undsoweiter do not out-produce and compete well against DuPont's superior-managed competitors. They are distracted and concerned for their jobs and their financial security.

    In a shrinking organisation, there are limited professional and financial opportunities. In the case of DuPont, what few opportunities for advancement there are will be going first to those favoured by gender and colour preferences under the mandate of DuPont Management's Diversity Model, a Model, which historically has been divisive and demoralising to both women and men alike.

    Merely the observations of one individual investor…funfun..
    Jan 30, 2015. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont cut bonuses, delays raises; ratings placed on review for downgrade [View news story]
    There is no reason to disparage Nelson Peltz, a highly respected and astute investor who has taken a significant stake as an owner of DuPont through his Trian Fund. The continuum of mismanagement and malmanagement of the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company in the 21st century to date cannot be laid at his feet.

    Indeed and in fact, the last 20 points inflation of the price of DD shares can be attributed to the Peltz bump, the belief Peltz might be able to wring some value out of this dysfunctional crumbling conglomerate based and isolated in the dwarf state of Delaware. DD is not 72 because of anything Ms. Kullman and her under-performing under-bosses have done. Imprelis, Tell Us!

    …funfun..
    Jan 30, 2015. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont cut bonuses, delays raises; ratings placed on review for downgrade [View news story]
    On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 during the Q4 2014 Conference Call, you heard DuPont CFO, Nicholas Fanandakis, expound about the big multi-$billion dividend he was planning to extract from an already poorly capitalized Chemours. Well, this may have triggered the interest of Moody's which is now considering a credit downgrade for DuPont.

    We are more than mildly curious: Given the massive latent legal liabilities and costs of environmental remediation embedded in Chemours, is DuPont Management desperately trying to rid DuPont of staggering pay-outs down the road?

    For instance, there are pending 2545 individual lawsuits filed in federal court by gravely ill men and women or their survivors who were exposed through their drinking water for decades to DuPont's extraordinarily toxic, cancer-causing Teflon chemical C8, also known as PFOA. Conservatively speculating each such claim on average may be valued at $2 million, there is a potential legal liability of circa $5 billion in settlements or judgements or jury awards! $5 billion is sufficient to wipe out Chemours' small equity and conceivably thrust the Chemours spin-off into insolvency and bankruptcy. No wonder, Mr. Fanandakis wants to extract $4 billion out of Chemours via a dividend payable to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company with dispatch!

    Merely the speculative opinion and commentary of one individual retail investor…funfun..
    Jan 30, 2015. 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont cut bonuses, delays raises; ratings placed on review for downgrade [View news story]
    Unfortunately, middle Managers and regular DuPont employees can expect untold job eliminations and severe cost-slashing of compensation and benefits, and perhaps a return of Ms. Kullman's notorious forced "voluntary furlough" without pay. And you can bet Ms. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess, will not see her whopping $15 million in annual pay and perks cut.

    From an investor's perspective, a demoralised and degraded workforce does not go all out to create and innovate and produce. This lumbering conglomerate being dismembered part and parcel is in serious trouble.

    …funfun..
    Jan 30, 2015. 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM rejects senators’ request to extend compensation claim deadline [View news story]
    Folks,

    Systematic hecklers cannot understand the opening price of GM shares in first trading on November 18, 2010 upon the General Motors IPO was 35 according to Yahoo! Finance data provided for the historical price of GM! That is an undeniable FACT, repeat 35!

    We cannot educate the ineducable. They simply do not comprehend that the opening price of GM in first trading, 35, was quite different than the pre-market IPO price configured and projected at 33 and advertised in the media.

    Bottom-line, the corrupt and inept Management of General Motors has propelled the stock downward, not upward after circa 51 months, during which the overall market soared! …funfun..
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM rejects senators’ request to extend compensation claim deadline [View news story]
    Folks, it's comical how the proponents and protectors of GM Management are desperate to discredit any independent questioning of the performance and quality of the leadership of this lumbering car conglomerate.

    FACT: The opening price in trading of GM shares on November 18, 2010 following the IPO of GM was 35. Repeat 35.

    REFERENCE: Yahoo! Finance Historic Prices for GM

    Where is GM trading this morning, Jan. 29, 2015? 32 and change. These dreary shares have gone rigorously nowhere for 51 months! A monument to the mediocre Management inbred and embedded in Ren Cen.

    …funfun..
    Jan 29, 2015. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: The Heavy Earnings Week Continues [View article]
    Let's see if we have this right:

    The mendacious Management of General Motors conspires and collaborates for over ten years, deceitfully, if not criminally to conceal the deadly defects in millions of their deficient GM cars, and they are not willing to extend their deadline for claims by the maimed or survivors of those murdered by a month or more pending the outcome of criminal investigations? …funfun..
    Jan 29, 2015. 09:24 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analyzing Bank Of America: Part 1 - Consumer And Business Banking [View article]
    Our take: The unwieldy Bank of America conglomerate is far too complex and confusing for its middling Management to run successfully. The price of BAC at 15 and change is exactly where it was on Jan. 4, 2010, 15.24, more than five years ago when Brian Moynihan took over as the captain of this leaking, storm-tossed ship.

    …funfun..
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors: 3.6% Yield And 40%+ Upside Potential [View article]
    Best of luck to you as you approach retirement.

    On the other hand, GM shares have gone rigorously nowhere in nearly a half decade. At their closing price today, January 28, 2015 at 32 and change, GM shares are trading below their opening IPO price of 35 set in November 2010! Hardly an outstanding long term growth play. …funfun.
    Jan 28, 2015. 08:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can GM Continue Record Breaking Growth? [View article]
    Fellow Investors, notwithstanding the abusive heckling of shills and supporters for GM Management, the opening IPO price for GM in November of 2010 was indeed and in fact 35. This is easily verified by looking at the Yahoo! price history for GM shares.

    And yes, the stock closing at 32 and change today, January 28, 2015 is trading below its IPO opening price of 35! Dreary GM shares have gone rigorously nowhere in over four years. What a "great long term investment" for nearly a half-decade.

    …funfun..
    Jan 28, 2015. 08:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM rejects senators’ request to extend compensation claim deadline [View news story]
    All the elements of a criminal conspiracy are present to cover up and conceal deadly defects in their shoddy-built cars for over a decade. The least the mendacious Management of this intractably corrupt car-maker could do would be to extend their deadline until Justice completes its criminal investigation! But there is no decency in Ren Cen.

    In the meantime, the shares of GM trade below the opening IPO price of 35 set more than four years ago.

    …funfun..
    Jan 28, 2015. 08:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can GM Continue Record Breaking Growth? [View article]
    "Record-Breaking Growth"?

    As in the record-breaking growth in…

    * Recalls of defective GM cars and trucks.

    * Gross compensation of GM top executives.

    * The number of deaths, now 42 according to GM, caused by GM's deadly defective cars.

    * The credibility gap of GM's integrity-depleted Management.

    * The satisfaction of short-sellers in GM shares, which sell for less than the opening price of 35 in the IPO more than four years ago.

    …funfun..
    Jan 28, 2015. 04:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors: 3.6% Yield And 40%+ Upside Potential [View article]
    The overriding factor dragging down these long moribund shares is GM's inept, inbred, and integrity-depleted Management, a middling Management, which simply inspires little confidence or enthusiasm.

    Merely our humble opinion…funfun..
    Jan 28, 2015. 02:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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