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  • Microsoft Continues To Exploit Android's Dominance In Mobile [View article]
    Martinko, I agree with your view and would add that, having been in
    the position of receiving stock options myself (bonus), I did not view
    the option as an investment but rather as compensation as soon as it
    was exercisable. My point is that it was not a matter of whether or not
    I thought the stock was a good investment. I, and many others. simply
    sold when we could to supplement our income. Some of the recipients
    did not possess any stock in any company since they had no interest
    in investing in the market. Obviously, I cannot speak for the officers and
    directors of Microsoft.
    May 27, 2015. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson And Finicky Share Prices [View article]
    Very nicely done! Thank you, Eli.
    I have known so many people who continue to
    confuse good company performance with good
    stock performance in the near term. This article
    illustrates the point perfectly.
    Apr 24, 2015. 05:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Internet Explorer heads toward retirement [View news story]
    In its heyday, Netscape was far superior to any other browser.
    Mar 18, 2015. 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Your Share Price Stagnates... Forever? [View article]
    “Watching a stock price rise, even at a rate greater than earnings growth means that you've likely purchased at sound valuation and yield point and the market is now realizing the wisdom of your purchase. I'm not sure how
    one could possibly find that troublesome.”
    The reason one would find that troublesome is because when a stock rises at a greater rate than the company’s earnings, its price earnings ratio climbs, by definition. The stock now becomes overvalued. If this trend continues, you can bet on a correction. You now have to be careful (and concerned) about the reason that this is happening. Unless there is some unusual growth story involved I would be very careful about owning such a stock. In any event there is no question that you are safer with a company whose earnings outpace its share growth than vice versa. In the first instance you are looking forward to some likely good share gains. In the second instance (unless there is a valid reason for this) you are looking forward to some likely share decreases. All of this assumes that we are talking about income type investors. If you are a trader, there a lot more considerations other than yield, price earnings ratios and safety.
    Mar 4, 2015. 06:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Your Share Price Stagnates... Forever? [View article]
    Eli, while the message of the article is that “stagnant” is not a bad thing for a growing company, what it indirectly points out is that “stagnant” forever is impossible for a growing company. There is no way a growing company can ever have a price earnings ratio of 1 or 2 and a yield of 50 to 100%. All of which leads us to the obvious conclusion of the importance of fundamentals to the serious investor. Company growth will unquestionably eventually lead to share price growth, and as you point out, for that serious investor, it really doesn’t matter when.
    Mar 4, 2015. 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: The Benefit Of A Stagnant Share Price [View article]
    Yes, it could still be stagnated. If JNJ were selling at half its current price, its price earnings ratio would be fantastic and its dividend yield would be
    double what it is now. Would that be a reason to avoid it? Yes, if you
    are a trader but absolutely not if you are a conservative investor. How
    could you ignore it in such a situation, knowing that you would be looking forward to ever increasing dividends and increased earnings? Of course this is all hypothetical but if the same situation continued and five years from now it was still selling at 50, think of the incredible yield you would
    be getting then. Remember, we are taking about companies that are fundamentally sound but their share prices are not keeping pace with their performance. For me such companies are gems. But I do understand that not all of us have the same investment objectives so I've always maintained that there is no one right or wrong way to investing. Additionally, I'm the first to admit that we all want to see our companies' share prices rising. My original comment was only meant to defend the
    author's premise that you should take advantage of a solid company's stagnation period.
    Feb 28, 2015. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: The Benefit Of A Stagnant Share Price [View article]
    To Buffalo,
    No one disputes the fact that we are all happier when our stock price increases.
    The point is that if a good company's shares stagnate, we should use
    that opportunity to buy more shares so that we will be even happier when
    those shares eventually increase.
    Feb 27, 2015. 10:22 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: The Benefit Of A Stagnant Share Price [View article]
    Thank you for the article. One of the investment strategies that the article clearly
    illustrates is that if you have a solid, well rated, well liked business that continues
    to improve its earnings and balance sheet each year (or almost every year) and,
    especially if it is increasing its dividends each year, the fact that the share price
    does not increase becomes a golden opportunity to add to your position. While none of us can predict the future of stock prices in a given company, it becomes apparent that at some point in time, the "market" will catch up to what is happening. Of course, you have to be careful and make sure that there isn't a valid fundamental reason for the stagnation.
    If you like a solid company which is earning a dollar a share and selling for $15, you should like it a lot more if it earns $1.30 a share and selling for $14, provided of course that the fundamentals have not changed.
    Unfortunately many of us become disillusioned when we don't see price appreciation corresponding to company performance and we tend to doubt ourselves...not adding to our position and sometimes selling out our position. This is the very type of situation where we should be adding to our position.
    Feb 26, 2015. 10:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Am Buying The Pullback In Johnson & Johnson For Yield And Break-Up Potential [View article]
    To Marilyn.....
    You are almost correct. Buy it on or before 2/19 to get the dividend
    on 3/10. Also, re: your other inquiry, the price will be adjusted downward
    on the ex dividend date of 2/20 and not on the payment date. However,
    no one can predict whether the stock price at the close of 2/20 will be
    higher or lower than the previous day in spite of this. So I and some
    others would rather buy before the ex dividend date. Others may disagree.

    Feb 13, 2015. 05:41 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Am Buying The Pullback In Johnson & Johnson For Yield And Break-Up Potential [View article]
    To Marilyn...
    You are correct. Buy it on or before 2/19 to get the dividend which
    will be paid on 3/10.
    Feb 13, 2015. 05:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Apple And Google Bonds, Buy Microsoft Bonds [View article]
    To Illuminati,

    Well, you sure called it!!! It seems that most of these people do not
    read the articles...they just read the headlines. But then again, the
    author may have gotten little to no clicks if he revised the title.
    Feb 11, 2015. 05:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bet Is That Microsoft Will Outperform Apple In 2015 [View article]
    For the life of me, I cannot understand why many of you insist of bashing
    either Apple or Microsoft. Forgetting the companies for a while and looking
    solely at their stocks, they have both done well last year and in MHO they
    will both do well next year and in the foreseeable future. There is room for
    both of them in this vast universe.
    Jan 7, 2015. 05:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Two Harbors Announces Dividends But They May Be Unsustainable [View article]
    Wade, I believe you're correct. Of course there is the possibility that
    some of his contributions were made without benefit of a deduction
    which would make them completely tax free. As I see it, distributions
    from a regular IRA are taxed as ordinary income, or in some cases
    partially not taxed, but never as capital gains.
    Dec 17, 2014. 05:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Johnson & Johnson A Stock Worth Having In The Portfolio Right Now? [View article]
    Richin...I gave you the answer a couple of days ago but apparently it was not seen. I am a former accountant and currently use Turbo Tax. I am
    in the same position you are in with the carryover long term losses. All current gains (both long and short term) are offset by the long term capital loss carryover. If you still have a loss after doing so, $3,000 of that loss is deducted in the current year. The remainder is carried over to the nexr year where the cycle repeats. For individuals. long term capital losses can be carried over indefinitely.
    Nov 17, 2014. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Johnson & Johnson A Stock Worth Having In The Portfolio Right Now? [View article]
    To Richin,

    Yes, I have also been carrying long term capital losses into current years
    and offsetting all gains (long and short term) against those losses. You
    can definitely do so under the tax rules.
    Nov 14, 2014. 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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