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  • National Bank Of Greece Reached My Price Target Of Zero - Now What? [View article]
    Thought any article with such an interesting headline deserved the payment earning click to open it. It's all Greek to me.
    Nov 22, 2015. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ONEOK: Is The 10% Distribution Yield Sustainable? [View article]
    Nice detailed analysis. Thanks for your work here.

    As I read the presentation, I'm not sure if my OKE holdings warrant a double Black Label shot on the rocks or an Aleve-Excedrin cocktail.
    Nov 22, 2015. 08:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications: It's Almost Over [View article]
    Hence my concern the article does not address operational issues. If the acquisitions are primarily land lines typically offering DSL internet services, it's difficult to understand why an under-capitalized Frontier can succeed where VZ could not. As a VZ holder, it's clear where they are heading. Dumping the decades old technology for space age mobile communications.

    On the other hand, unlike Frontier's primary business model, the acquisitions are not in their typical rural areas where demand for state-of-the-art services tend to be low. This space has become a capital intensive business. Frontier's balance sheet cannot finance technology growth demands witness the debt rates cited in the article.
    Nov 22, 2015. 08:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mimecast IPO Could Be A Safe Deal [View article]
    Looks like MIME initial trading started at noon @ 10.4, spiked initially over 11, and has settled down 10.5 on 4.6M share traded through 1:45 est. Company was hoping for 10-12 opening. At this juncture albeit early, not too ompressive.

    This is a very competitive field. We're talking security here not everyday consumer item which incidentally depend upon brand recognition. In addition, transactional security is a broad swipe. Customers generally inclined to deal with a single source the SAS product/service thereby covering their entire security needs.
    Nov 19, 2015. 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Army to test hydrogen Chevy pickup [View news story]
    With their budget being squeezed amidst termoil throughout the world, the U.S. Army has no business spending precious resources on a hydrogen fuel witch hunt
    Nov 19, 2015. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors: More Room To Run, Following Strong Q3 Earnings [View article]
    From where I sit and what I hear, GM's "more room to run" may be nothing but around an oval track as the Buick import from China materializes. As a stock holder, the plans appear to have questionable merit especially in an election year.
    Nov 16, 2015. 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Plains All American Pipeline's Q3 2015 Distributable Cash Flow [View article]
    Given the PAA - MLP article analysis sans final recommendation, is it a sell, hold, or buy?
    Nov 16, 2015. 12:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Verizon With A Possible 3% Dividend Yield [View article]
    As a stock holder, you'd be better served to consider the 3% return on your original investment NOT upon the progressively growing value. The question one must answer is at what anticipated stock price growth rate, coupled with 3%, equates (or bearts) 5.5% potentially earned if holding AT&T.
    Nov 16, 2015. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New production strategy emerging out of Detroit [View news story]
    All this shifting of car production must be helping the Trump campaign immensely. Clearly will garner attention of organized labor but will the message turn working class voters away from their traditional Democratic Party bent.

    In a recent trip to visit relatives in the northeast, a friend was quite surprised to discover her entire family of democrats now support Trump. Given their ardent long time prior political allegiance, this is a big time shocker.
    Nov 16, 2015. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Increasing Uncertainty In Rooftop Solar's Long-Term Business Model [View article]
    NRG Energy's free "rent your roof" program may be offering a very competitive program to the traditional solar installers. NRG, a large cap multi-plant electric power generator, installs their panels on your roof and pay you a percentage of the power output, essentially renting your roof space at no up front cost to the homeowner.
    Nov 16, 2015. 09:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM to sell Made-in-China Buick [View news story]
    Importing cars with a foreign brand, such as BMW, Volvo, etc., has occurred in the US for many years. Cars are also imported from Mexico but not with a Mexican brand. The difference here involves importing an iconic US brand made off shore. Let 'em call it something else. How about an easily identified and recognized Chinese brand. Any suggestions?
    Nov 14, 2015. 12:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM to sell Made-in-China Buick [View news story]
    Cars are safety concerns. While the finished product may appear the same, GM cannot control Chinese parts suppliers. At issue here is the vast quantity of poor quality issues found in recent Chinese goods ranging from clothing factories to food items. In essence, there is no functioning quality control at the "street level" economy.
    Nov 13, 2015. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble: A Rare Dividend Growth Buy For Income-Starved Investors [View article]
    The truism of the authors initial summary -

    <Adverse currency effects, brand divestitures, and a portfolio transformation plan are adversely affecting near-term revenue performance.>

    may likely continue and affect all aspects of this brand giant. There are better opportunities at least in steady customer demand scenarios. All income stocks, all things considered, will be negatively affected as interest rates rise. Best to stick with non-consumer entities wherever possible, in my view.
    Nov 12, 2015. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM to sell Made-in-China Buick [View news story]
    Announcing its intention to sell made in China Buicks in the US is a HUGE mistake. "Made in China" is a HOT button GM doesn't need right now. Would likely top the Yugo disaster
    Nov 12, 2015. 01:13 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Buy Starbucks Now, You're Asking For Trouble [View article]
    Thus the single most important metric in the investor equation. And many people continue to compare SBUX with DNKN because the latter serves a less expensive cup of joe. They just don't get it! Thanks for the salient comment.
    Nov 11, 2015. 07:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment