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  • Guidance looks light on V.F. Corp, sandbagging in play? [View news story]
    KORS up
    UA up
    GPS up
    VFC down

    The numbers do the talking. VFC - what a disappointing piece of junk!
    Feb 16, 2014. 07:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: SoftBank, Deutsche Tel look to resolve merger differences [View news story]
    I'm confused about your comment. Where does the article mention BofA?
    Jan 19, 2014. 03:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Bearish Homebuilders [View article]
    Peter the market has proven you wrong. Look at PHM and LEN's results, rising prices, rising community demand, financing looks favourable, we are in a seasonal strong period for's not too late for you to capitulate on your short, go long and make a few extra dollars.
    Oct 25, 2013. 11:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric And UnitedHealth Group: Why Both Should Be Added To Your Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks. I am long UNH. I have made 33% on this stock.

    Where would you sell it?
    Sep 9, 2013. 12:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb: Valuation Dependent On Pipeline [View article]
    Hi Tom,
    Can you explain to me how you do valuation for this stock? You mention using a 15% R&D cost figure and a 5% dividend yield to compute a $40 stock price. Can you outline your computations for me please? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Secondly, have you done any work on comparing the stock's R&D ratio and its dividend yield to comparable stocks in the rest of the pharmaceutical space? (e.g. MRK, PFE)

    Thanks so much
    Sep 7, 2013. 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Infosys And Cognizant Are Buys Here Despite Downgrades And Negative Chatter [View article]
    Hi Jay,
    You haven't addressed this in your article, but it is a very important point and the reason the stock traded down 5% today. The big elephant is US immigration reform. What are your views on the downside to the shares if immigration reform in the US is passed as is currently proposed by a bipartisan group of senators?
    May 10, 2013. 10:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allied Nevada: Buying Gold At $170 Per Ounce [View article]
    Thank you. So, what I'm hearing is: Wait until they report a miss, stock tanks, then be an opportunistic buyer.
    Jan 26, 2013. 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Allied Nevada: Buying Gold At $170 Per Ounce [View article]
    Guidance was revised downward in Q4 and they still missed. What gives you confidence that they won't miss again?
    Jan 24, 2013. 09:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Profit From Obamacare With Amerigroup [View article]
    If AGP were truly a way to play Obamacare, WLP's shares would have skyrocketed after President Obama got re-elected. Instead, the shares have traded down from 63 to 55. You say that managed care insurance companies will benefit from the law. Really? The market certainly doesn't think so. Let's take a closer look at the space. Humana - post-election drift - down from 76 to 66 and still ticking lower. United Health Group - down from 56 to 53. Aetna - down from 44.5 to 42.You're right about Cigna outperforming, but you're wrong about the reason. Cigna isn't outperforming because "insurance companies will profit." Cignas is outperforming because it's INSULATED from the effects of Obamacare through its international exposure in healthcare IT consulting AND its limited exposure to government run Medicare programs. Because of this fundamentally different business model and payor mix, the street is willing to give the shares a free pass.

    You're right about the hospitals, but you're too late. If you had published your article on Nov 6, this article would have at least been of some use.

    Do your homework.
    Nov 22, 2012. 10:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Tenet-ative' Times For One Of The Largest U.S. Health Providers [View article]
    The author of this article predicates a number of his arguments on the assumption of a Romney presidential victory. I would not be holding my breath anytime soon for that to occur. This is a desperate man in a desperate situation whose campaign, I believe, we are witnessing the beginning of an end to. An Obama re-election, on the other hand, would tremendously benefit THC. The stock has not fully priced in an Obama victory. So far, it is clear that the +5-6% jumps in the stock are correlated to days on which Romney has made damning political errors in judgment, such as his ill conceived comments about the "47%".
    Sep 22, 2012. 03:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cliffs Natural Resources: Cheapest Way To Play Iron Ore Recovery, But 7% Dividend Yield Not Sustainable [View article]
    hit the nail on the head. Great article!
    yes, the iron ore prices appear unsustainable.
    I suspect we will see further shorting into the quarter.
    Sep 7, 2012. 01:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Price Is Right For Priceline [View article]
    Hi Andrew,
    Are PCLN's competitive advantages with sustainable? Darius
    Sep 4, 2012. 01:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tobacco Bonds Are Likely To Outperform Tobacco Stocks Significantly Over The Next Decade [View article]
    Thank you for writing this insightful article. However, I am still confused about the tax that the author stated. Does the author mean 5 percent or 5 percentage points?
    Jul 28, 2012. 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dimon on CIO activities: JPM has suffered a $2B loss in the synthetic credit portfolio. "The strategy was flawed ... There were many errors, sloppiness, and bad judgment ... risk managers are fully engaged in helping to monitor the current portfolio." He goes on to say volatility could remain high over coming quarters and could cost the bank another $1B.  [View news story]
    I look forward to the day that Obama nationalizes the banks.
    May 10, 2012. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chesapeake Energy: At Least 50% Upside Potential [View article]
    Excuse me? Did I just read that correctly? Did the author just state that the world is "bullish" on natural gas? Anyone care to plot the chart of natural gas on bloomberg?
    Mar 18, 2012. 06:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment