Johann Galt

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  • SolarCity +2.7% premarket as Baird calls top pick, raises target to $81  [View news story]
    What will the effect of rising interest rates and/or inflation be on this stock? Just wonderin'.
    Jan 9, 2014. 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple claims no knowledge of alleged NSA spying program  [View news story]
    Ummm.... billions?
    Jan 1, 2014. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EV automakers ponder the sound of non-silence  [View news story]
    I have to disagree- you must not run on or near roads. A car's sound is the #1 indicator of proximity to me when running (when car is approaching from behind, obviously). I usually run opposite traffic, but this is not always possible. Even when facing traffic, a car's sound is a valuable source of information.

    EV's worry me because of how quiet they are, and due to the local tendency to get "target fixation". Outside of running, EV noisemakers will be invaluable in busy parking lots and the like.
    Dec 31, 2013. 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks cards: Easy gift for consumers, cash cow for the company  [View news story]
    The only reason I bought a $5 gift card- for my wife, was the $5 credit to my card. In other words- a 50% discount! Of course, we burned those in 2 consecutive days . . .
    Dec 17, 2013. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo faces uproar over partial e-mail outage  [View news story]
    The "revamp" is a disaster. My AOL dial up email in the 90s was quicker. Opened a gmail account as a result.
    Dec 11, 2013. 08:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart sees another headwind  [View news story]
    I find it extremely unlikely that Walmart shoppers are that forward looking. More likely shoppers are finding that while the prices are great, it's not worth the tuberculosis.
    Nov 18, 2013. 07:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]
    No, I don't think it's too much to spend, considering, i.e., that I have a significantly better chance of surviving cancer, as the article observes.

    I can't believe PBS cites the U.K. as an example, considering the disaster that is their healthcare system. Yeah, by all means, our healthcare is too expensive, let's follow the other "developed" nations- dying on a gurney in an ER because no one got to me is a small price to pay. And it cuts down our healthcare expenditures!
    Oct 28, 2013. 11:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: 5S/5C mix, Apple TV software, A7 production  [View news story]
    A tiny data point, but FWIW there were 40 folks or so in line at a small Verizon store here in Memphis- all for a new iphone. I've never seen more than 5 people in the entire store- and I walk by it 3x a week at least on my way to SBUX.
    Sep 20, 2013. 03:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blankfein: Fed shouldn't taper more than $10B  [View news story]
    In other words- me and my boys are fine, nothing to see here, and you better keep the free cash flowing.
    Sep 18, 2013. 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: Icahn has $1B+ Apple stake, sees shares topping $600  [View news story]
    Not to defend Icahn, but 1 Billion dollars seems like a pretty significant vote of confidence to me.
    Aug 13, 2013. 04:10 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DOJ again objects to Tom Horton's $20M AMR severance package  [View news story]
    20 million for driving an airline into bankruptcy. The reward for doing so has apparently gone up- Delta's CEO only got 8 million.

    I'd ruin an airline financially for half of either.
    Aug 13, 2013. 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada's oil sands industry turns to algae to appease Obama  [View news story]
    because the world might possibly melt if Keystone is built . . .
    Aug 12, 2013. 03:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry halted  [View news story]
    No- Thurston Howell is missing.
    Aug 12, 2013. 08:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annie's misses by $0.02, misses on revenues  [View news story]
    These are last quarter's numbers aren't they? Other outlets show EPS 12c v. 14c expected.
    Aug 8, 2013. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News  [View article]

    Your insurance company paid the cash price, or less for the CT Scan. The charge is completely irrelevant, and is so exorbitant because Medicare pays nothing for a CT scan, and instead lumps it in as included with the payment it makes for the treatment code. Medicare's reimbursement for the treatment is usually less than 10 percent of the hospital's billed charges, and almost certainly well below the hospital's costs for same.

    That's why so many doctors are dropping out of the Medicare system, BTW.
    Jul 10, 2013. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment