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  • Dynavax Technologies: Positive Catalysts Right Around The Corner [View article]
    As I understand it, the rejection was based the sample size being too small to prove safety. The effectiveness of the vaccine was demonstrated to be adequate. The increased study size is designed to prove the vaccine is as safe or safer than the current vaccine on the market.
    Apr 13, 2015. 10:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dynavax gets a boost from JPM upgrade [View news story]
    Heplisav is undergoing another Phase 3 trial for safety with 8500 subjects. It's efficacy was already proved to be better than the current best vaccine. If the safety profile is shown through this study, it will surely get FDA approval. $75-80 per share after that.
    Mar 23, 2015. 01:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Westport Innovations Is A Buy After Weak Second-Quarter Results [View article]
    If you need the government to make your technology work, perhaps your technology isn't that great.
    Aug 27, 2014. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Hits A New 52-Week High: Buy, Sell, Or Hold? [View article]
    Buy, Hold, Re-invest dividends. That's the secret.
    Jun 20, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2012. 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment