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  • Pike Electric: Attractive Valuation, Low Volatility, Shares Offer 80-100% Upside Potential [View article]
    I am a retired Naval Officer with a modest portfolio ($250,000.00) and relying for income on Navy Retirement (21 years), retirement from a State position (post naval service) and Social Security.

    I am quite interested in exploring the possibility of investing in PIKE; however, my investigation has led me to a pending investigation launched by Faruqi and Faruqi, LLP
    alleging breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with a proposed plan of merger between PIKE and its subsidiary, Pike Corporation, which includes a proposed reincorporation under North Carolina law (from Delaware). Could you speak to this matter?
    Feb 9, 2014. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 Fail: Now, What? [View article]
    Retired bank president. Long in MSFT and INTC. The bears have been trumpeting the demise of the PC as the downfall of both
    MSFT and INTC. While the above forecast is dated 9/30/13, nothing is mentioned about the Nokia acquisition and the apparent change in direction (albeit substantially delayed) on which MSFT appears to be embarked. Nor is there any mention of the unquestioned research capability still residing at INTC. I would like to see the doomsday prediction above presented after consideration of these factors.
    Sep 30, 2013. 10:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) will be removed from the Euro Stoxx 50 index on March 18 (translation), along with GDF Suez (GDFZY.PK). Replacing them are EADS (EADSY.PK) and Schneider Electric (SBGSY.PK). [View news story]
    Retired Navy Captain, ex-bank president, now an attorney with a specialty in real property law. Have visited Helsinki and have always followed and been fond of Nokia. I'm disappointed in its present
    position. I believe that management should be more open with the stockholders about plans and projections.
    The complete elimination of the dividend was a big shock. It would have been more favorably received if the use of the savings to the company was disclosed and/ or the dividend was not completely eliminated.
    Mar 2, 2013. 03:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) will be removed from the Euro Stoxx 50 index on March 18 (translation), along with GDF Suez (GDFZY.PK). Replacing them are EADS (EADSY.PK) and Schneider Electric (SBGSY.PK). [View news story]
    I bought Nokia a few months ago at 2.60, when the majority of analysts said it was a strong buy, and when it paid a handsome dividend.
    One of its alleged strong points was that, because of its huge trove of patents and the siemens connection, there was "unquestionably no cash flow problem".
    Suddenly, the headquarters building was sold to raise capital, and then, the crowning blow, the dividend was completely eliminated in order to provide $750 M to the bottom line (not a very strong picture for a company with "no cash flow problem").
    If nothing else, the company has a lousy, if any, way of communicating with its stock holders (It just doesn't tell them anything!). I sold at $4.11. Now the stock is around 3.50 and the company has been de-listed. I'm glad I got out!
    Mar 2, 2013. 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) signs a deal to sell its headquarters in Finland to scrounge up more cash. The home for Nokia's top execs sold for $221.9M. A statement from the company acknowledges it needs to continue to sell non-core assets as opportunities arise. [View news story]
    77yr old, U.S.Naval Academy graduate, retired as Captain, USNR;
    Bank president for eleven years; presently active in real estate law practice;
    married with 12 grandchildren; manage my own retirement portfolio
    Dec 4, 2012. 08:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) signs a deal to sell its headquarters in Finland to scrounge up more cash. The home for Nokia's top execs sold for $221.9M. A statement from the company acknowledges it needs to continue to sell non-core assets as opportunities arise. [View news story]
    The diversity of comments is most confusing to the small investor. One day we are told by analysts that NOKIA is sitting on a treasure-trove of patents, which insure a stable and significant source of income. The next day we hear that they are selling the headquarters building to raise cash. One day we hear that the Lumia 920 is a "sell-out"; then another source informs that the "sell-out" is a managed strategy accomplished by under-supplying product to retail outlets!
    WILL THE REAL NOKIA PLEASE STAND UP !
    LBG
    Dec 4, 2012. 08:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: A Look Back, A Look Ahead [View article]
    It would be most helpful if an analysis of SIRI was provided by a researcher other than Satwaves. I am a relatively large holder of SIRI and am put off by the consistent overly-optimistic rantings of Satwaves - a long-time long-position holder, whose reports lack objectivity and smack of being self-serving.
    Feb 12, 2010. 08:40 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 [View article]
    Hope springs eternal, if one hearkens back to how terribly wrong Moody's has been in its "rankings", many of which helped precipate the shock of failure caused by businesses which Moody had ranked as superior.
    I think I'd just as soon get a ranking from a fortune cookie.
    Feb 8, 2009. 12:22 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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