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  • Altria Hits A New 52-Week High: Buy, Sell, Or Hold? [View article]
    Buy, Hold, Re-invest dividends. That's the secret.
    Jun 20 09:49 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uproar in Spain over Coca-Cola plant closures [View news story]
    Capital doesn't understand. Capital is an inanimate object. Capital is used to make our lives better.
    Feb 4 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uproar in Spain over Coca-Cola plant closures [View news story]
    They want people to boycott the products they make, so the company will make less money, thereby causing their jobs to be more secure. Total nonsense...
    Feb 3 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Congressional Democrats pen letter urging higher wages for fast food workers [View news story]
    All 53 of these morons have now shown their complete and total ignorance of economics to the entire country. Please feel free to ignore anything else they may say in the future.
    Dec 4 03:24 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis: Labor protests should go from Main Street to online [View news story]
    Who is Douglas McIntyre and why are his economically ignorant comments relevant to readers of Seeking Alpha, investors in McDonald's or Walmart?
    Sep 9 01:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Very Undervalued Stock Yielding 5% Plus A 7.3% 'Special Dividend' [View article]
    Further, while people have known that cigarettes are bad for their health for more than a decade (and perhaps as much as fifty years if you go back to when doctors first start talking about tobacco use)..."

    A decade? Surely, you jest. How young are you? The Surgeon General put warnings on cigarette packs in 1966. Cigarette advertising was banned from broadcast Television in 1970...because of health concerns.

    But, anyways, love MO.
    Jun 10 09:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The insurance sector is broadly higher following the MetLife dividend hike. Worth remembering - Met (MET) is a special case, until recently under the Fed's regulatory thumb due to its banking operations (now divested). PRU +2.8%, HIG +2.4%. Maybe most interesting is AIG +4.1% as investors ponder the capital return possibilities. [View news story]
    Benmosche said a few months ago that he would like to see a dividend in the third quarter...which could be this summer. $.10 per share quarterly sounds good to me.
    Apr 23 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Word Of Caution About Bank Of America's Share Buyback [View article]
    Even if they quadrupled the dividend, it would still be paltry and offer no reason to dividend investors to buy or hold shares.
    Mar 19 07:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AIG eliminates the government's final financial interest in the company, buying back from Treasury for $25M warrants issued in 2008 and 2009. So-called TARP warrants trade publicly and are a favorite vehicle of AIG fans, but have curiously lagged recent gains in the common stock. [View news story]
    "..but have curiously lagged recent gains in the common stock."

    I don't think it's curious at all. If the strike price is $45 and your paying $14 for the warrant, the future stock price has to be above $59 before you make a profit on exercising the warrant. Perhaps the warrant holders/ buyers/ sellers have less confidence the stock price will go above $59 before the warrants expire. (2017?) At some point the price of the warrants must de-couple from the stock price. It seems that point is now.
    Mar 1 02:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Coca-Cola Overdone? [View article]
    The sell off yesterday still leaves the stock price higher today than it was 2 weeks ago. Long term buy.
    Feb 13 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: Healthy Yield, But Richly Valued [View article]
    The payout ratio is above 1.0. That means the dividend is not entirely "safe" in my book. Its unsustainable in the long run.
    Jan 25 07:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Poised To Double? Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    I guess I should make my point that, as Obama is leading us apparently towards a European style, social democracy in which the Federal government comprises a larger portion of GDP, it's a good bet to go with companies that do a lot of work with the government.
    Dec 14 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Poised To Double? Don't Drink The Kool-Aid [View article]
    Some tidbits from John Ransom...

    “Every day,” reports the left-wing Mother Jones, “the Pentagon publishes a list of all the contracts worth more than $5 million that it's awarded that day. And nearly every day, GE makes the list.”

    According to the federal government, GE currently is the prime contractor for 100,099 projects with a total dollar value of $34,122,729,377.

    At one contract per day, it would take GE 274 years to get 100,000 contracts.

    The $34 billion in revenue is enough to get them the 14th spot amongst federal contractors."---they are a behemoth.
    Dec 13 11:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's LTE Prospects Bolstered By FCC Chairman's Support [View article]
    Seeing as how T is the most widely held stock among members of Congress and we seem to have gone to a place in this country where politics trumps actual accomplishments, it's tough NOT to own T.
    Oct 3 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Westport: Market No Longer Impressed With Growth [View article]
    "Since the huge spike after the earnings report, Westport has dropped 24% while the market is up over 5%."---Am I wrong, or were those financials reported on Aug, 2? The spike occurred before the earnings release. I don't know what the market was looking for, but I thought that latest report was phenomenal. I will be adding significantly at under $25.
    Sep 19 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment