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  • Ensco Slashes Dividend, But Here's Why I'm Not Selling [View article]
    ernie that was an excellent comment and should be sent to every offshore executive. This industry lost its way. It's called the Seadrill syndrome whereby you build new rigs at a maniacal pace and flood the market while leveraging to the gills and paying a high dividend payout ratio. real reckless strategy in a highly capital intensive and deep cyclical business. These cos were not run like this before seabloat hit the front page. Just go back and look at many cos balance sheets in 2008. Most were conservatively managed. These executives should be fired for such gross negligence. Just look at the massive writeoff Ensco took of over $3 billion in goodwill from pride acquisition. So shareholder destructive that these execs should forego a bonus and stock options for several years. Huge disastrous purchase.
    Mar 2, 2015. 08:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Resist The Urge To Bet On A Rebound At Weight Watchers International [View article]
    good call george. saw the 30% + price collapse today. looked and looked at this stock over the last year or so but thankfully never pulled the trigger. just could not understand its current predicament and competitive landscape. ya think it is worthwhile to look now or is it a dire situation?
    Feb 27, 2015. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ensco Slashes Dividend, But Here's Why I'm Not Selling [View article]
    ensco just wrote down 3 bil in goodwill so cut about 13 from bv. so lets say 35-36 approx. now. ensco is still spending money on new builds this year. esv had no choice but to cut this ridiculously high dividend payout ratio.
    Feb 27, 2015. 01:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pengrowth Energy EPS of -$0.95 [View news story]
    insane this company has been mismanaged for many years by insisting on paying an overly generous dividend and selling off assets at the wrong time. why do you think the share price sits at or near record lows?
    Feb 27, 2015. 06:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Don't Worry, Seadrill Will Make It Through A Sector Downturn [View article]
    many commenters on SA warned about this bloated company at the highs but most Bulls just were not open minded to listen. In addition what you should learn user from this experience is simply you want to remain flexible and open minded about your investments and always to the contra bear thesis. You should welcome it! It will not prevent poor decisions always but it will reduce them.
    Feb 26, 2015. 04:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Don't Worry, Seadrill Will Make It Through A Sector Downturn [View article]
    <When releasing fourth quarter earnings, Chief Executive Officer Per Wullf acknowledged that Seadrill "operates in a market that is, and will continue to be cyclical".> This must be a newish revelation for Seadrill management; the maniacal way they spent money, built new rigs on spec, went into debt and paid out a nosebleed dividend payout ratio showed reckless abandon and arrogance.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:46 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waste Management: Looking For Dividend Growth? Look Elsewhere [View article]
    Insiders selling aggressively at these prices too. just fyi.
    Feb 26, 2015. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waste Management: Looking For Dividend Growth? Look Elsewhere [View article]
    Buybacks are not a good indication of value. Most mgts flounder when it comes to buying back shares at value prices. You want to learn about buybacks. "Henry Singleton, teledyne" I bought this stock at about 13 in late 1990's following the acctg irregularities. reinvested all dividends over that period and recently sold all shares at or near record price levels in this company Do not like the financial engineering going on here or the valuation. So owned it like 15 years.
    Feb 26, 2015. 09:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ensco slashes its quarterly dividend by 80% to $0.15/share [View news story]
    This mgt has atrociously managed the company for shareholder value. The pride acquisition was a massive shareholder value killer. The goodwill being written down $2.998 billion goodwill impairment . Good job. BUT it was non-cash? Sure it was. Non-cash to mgt but shareholders paid dearly. Probably under 20 may be a consideration.
    Then they did that irresponsible dividend jackup just not to long ago and are now taking it back. This mgt was so out of touch with the dynamics of this cyclical business .
    Also mgt has run up the debts at 42% debt to capital.
    Feb 26, 2015. 09:30 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's DirecTV Purchase Will Pay Dividends For Shareholders [View article]
    $13B in adjusted free cash flows in 2014, resulting in an adjusted dividend payout ratio of 64%
    what is adjusted fcf and adjusted div payout ratio?
    Feb 25, 2015. 06:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    so with so little fcf left over after cap ex and dividend how will this company ever be able to reduce debts and buy spectrum and m&a? i know rates are going to stay down at or near record low levels forever but you never know.
    Feb 25, 2015. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    sorry to much caffeine, does the 18 billion in cap ex include dtv? how much of the 18 bil is maintenance vs growth cap ex? the problem i have with this industry is that technology is constantly in need of updating so it is very difficult to know what is maintenance and what is growth cap ex. will the 3 billion reduction in cap ex be required in the future.
    2015 estimated fcf for the entire enterprise is? thanks
    Feb 25, 2015. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    no mention of free cashflow and cap ex requirements
    Feb 25, 2015. 08:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron down 6.1% on Samsung/Apple mobile DRAM report [View news story]
    it ain't easy gett'en rich. a year or two or three from now we are going to hear regrets from investors who jumped off this gravy train at every correction from single digits. Investors have had their sell finger on the eject button all the way up from single digits.
    Feb 24, 2015. 01:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Over Think It, Buy Johnson & Johnson [View article]
    just an observation when mega cos reach 200 bil it gets tough. you picked a few cos that have especially apple and you really can't go on and on cuz there are not many megas that have proven they can sustain it but i could show you many more cos demerging and or selling off assets. pg comes to mind.
    Feb 24, 2015. 07:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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