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  • BP Prudhoe Bay Trust: Potential 38-60% Imminent Cut To Dividend, Worth 67% Less Than Current Price [View article]
    HMMM, "Financial Pupil" is Short BPT and promoting the sale of BPT shares?

    Why would an honest analyst do that?

    "PUPIL", you should look to the honesty of your greed motives before posting an undocumented negative article looking to bolster the value of your BPT shorts, OK?

    We always go to experts for advice, not "PUPILS".
    Oct 1, 2015. 10:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • M&A Daily: New Tobacco Deal In The Works? [View article]
    We do not smoke cigarettes and we do not advocate anyone initiating or continuing the very dangerous and health threatening addiction.

    Nicotine addiction is a REAL ADDICTION and tobacco companies profit from that addiction.

    We do not gamble at casinos but we sometimes invest in casino gambling stocks because they can often be very profitable for investors due to the gambling addiction of many folks.

    Investing in vice stocks is not advocating vice though it does involve profiting from the proceeds.

    BUY PM, MO, VGR, RAI for the great income.

    Ed Rudy
    Oct 1, 2015. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • M&A Daily: New Tobacco Deal In The Works? [View article]
    Reynolds American (RAI) has always been a vice stock that is very healthy for the portfolios of lucky and savvy income oriented shareholders.

    We certainly do not recommend smoking the products but investing in RAI, MO, VGR and PM can be excellent for your financial future.

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 25, 2015. 03:20 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Slow And Steady 6% Dividend Yield Can Win Lots Of Races [View article]
    We love AT&T (T), the BLUEST of the original BLUE CHIPS!

    Of course we agree with Portfolio Management 101 who, in their infinite wisdom, stated:

    "AT&T should earn $2.79 per share next year. At an average 10-year P/E multiple of 13.5, the estimated price at the end of 2016 is $37.66, for a 17% gain.

    It doesn't seem too unreasonable, considering the earnings estimate is just 5% above the 2015 estimate of $2.65, and the current multiple is 12.3.

    Add in an estimated dividend of $2.44 (6% yield) per share, and the potential return of AT&T stock is approximately 24.5% through 12/2016, which is a 19% annualized return. Not too shabby for a slow-growth company!

    So, while analysts are tooting the horn of fast dividend-growth companies in a rising rate environment, don't completely ignore the slow but steady growth characteristics of a company whose revenues are boringly predictable and which is paying a 6% dividend."

    BUY AT&T (T) for your future and your families heritage.

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 25, 2015. 08:45 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier: Failing On All Cylinders [View article]
    This article is a self-serving effort by John Zhang to increase the value of his FTR shorts...A VERY SELFISH AND DISHONEST REASON TO SUBMIT AN "UNBIASED" ANALYSIS AND NEGATIVE PROGNOSIS TO SA.

    THe FTR shareholders are happy, the FTR customers, new and old, are very happy with FTR service, and probably most importantly, a consortium of analysts currently give FTR a very healthy 35% upside, including the new profitable VZ and T acquisitions.

    We certainly agree with a comment by our colleague, Broadcaster 1:
    "Please realize that the author of this article has a SHORT position on Frontier. When what he writes causes the stock price to go down, he makes money. Among the analysts who cover FTR, the median price target is $6.33. I am long FTR."

    Yes, we are also very long FTR, and in a buying, accumulating and holding mode.


    BUY FTR.

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 23, 2015. 04:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vector Group: A Hidden Gem In The Tobacco Sector [View article]
    VECTOR GROUP (VGR) IS AN AMAZING DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENT...7% dividend PLUS annual 5% stock bonus for VGR shareholders!

    There is a whole section in "BUSINESS MONDAY" 9/19/15 Miami Herald that agrees "VECTOR GROUP (VGR) IS AN AMAZING AND SAFE DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENT!"

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 22, 2015. 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • E-cigs and the Atlantic divide [View news story]
    E-Cigs are currently being developed that can deliver the beneficial health effects of cannabis without the detrimental involvement of tars, resins or other carcinogens and will, as soon as enabling legislation is passed, become a huge boon to VGR, PM, MO, RAI and other shareholders.


    Ed Rudy
    Sep 12, 2015. 10:58 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5% Dividends For A Best Of Breed Player Should Only Get Better [View article]

    Our wonderful capitalist system has produced wonderful American dividend paying telecommunications giants like AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Frrontier (FTR), etc.

    We fully agree with Joe Springer's "Seeking Alpha" assessment of Verizon (VZ). -BUY VZ NOW!

    "The US is a special economy in the world, and there are good reasons to think it will only get better in the decades ahead. Likewise, there are good reasons to think that interest rates will stay low for a very long time.

    We agree with Verizon's CEO that the outlook for the US wireless market is quite bullish. Verizon is an excellent example of a business that is perfectly positioned to capitalize on US bullishness and a long-term low interest rate environment.

    At its current price of $45.22 Verizon is yielding 5% on the button, and we think that this company will be healthy for a very long time, and that yield will only continue to grow. Verizon is an outstanding buy, especially for income investors with a long time horizon."

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 10, 2015. 03:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Dividend Increase On The Way, Here's What Investors Should Expect [View article]

    Altria Increases Quarterly Dividend by 8.7% to $0.565 per Common Share
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2015-- Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend by 8.7% to $0.565 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.52 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 9, 2015, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2015. The ex-dividend date is September 11, 2015.


    Ed Rudy
    Sep 4, 2015. 03:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris Starting To Look Attractive Again [View article]

    Philip Morris shares have fallen under $80, things are starting to look attractive again. The annual dividend yield has a 5 handle again, and this is before this year's expected raise.

    Philip Morris is worth a look under $80, and we are there now."

    Correct! 5+% safe dividend, too!

    Ed Rudy
    Sep 1, 2015. 04:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Delivers With A 9% Dividend Hike [View article]
    Yes, WE AGREE:

    "9% dividend hike is a welcome surprise
    On August 21, 2015, Altria announced that it was increasing its quarterly dividend by 8.7%, or 4.5 cents, to $0.565 per share, compared to its previous level of $0.52 per share. Annualized, this new dividend equates to $2.26 per share, good for a yield of slightly over 4.10%.

    With this dividend increase, Altria continues its impressive streak of dividend growth, now at 46 consecutive years. Indeed, over the past 5 years alone, Altria's dividend has grown by 61%, while the yield on cost for someone holding since then has risen to over 11.5%."

    ALTRIA (MO) is a vice company but a very healthy holding!

    Ed Rudy
    Aug 21, 2015. 05:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria: Dividend Increase On The Way, Here's What Investors Should Expect [View article]
    Altria (MO) is doing very well for shareholders.

    "I'm projecting Altria increases its quarterly dividend to $0.56 per share, which would amount to a 7.6% increase."

    Pretty, pretty good!
    Aug 20, 2015. 04:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier up 0.9% premarket; Stephens launches at Overweight [View news story]
    Frontier up 0.9% premarket; Stephens launches at Overweight
    Aug 19 2015, 09:28 ET | About: Frontier Communications Co... (FTR) | By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) is up 0.9% premarket after Stephens initiated coverage of the stock, at Overweight.Shares have gained 5.5% over the past month.With funds releasing their 13F filings for Q2, Seth Klarman's Baupost Group took one of its largest new stakes in Frontier, acquiring 13.5M shares (about $66M worth) to take a place among the company's top institutional investors.Another group that added Frontier heavily in Q2 was Ken Griffin's Citadel Advisors (14.75M
    Aug 19, 2015. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Very Safe 5% Dividend Yield [View article]
    This should sound good to all income and growth oriented investors:

    " AT&T offers a great dividend yield for income investors as well as price appreciation upside for value investors."

    (Price appreciation target is $44.)

    Buy AT&T (T)
    Aug 18, 2015. 07:53 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Are We Going Sideways For Another Year? [View article]
    We fully agree with the writers conclusion:

    "GE securing EU approval for the Alstom deal would likely be a positive catalyst for General Electric's shares.
    Since the U.S. economy is in increasingly good shape AND General Electric's business transformation is well under way, the odds are in favor of rising share prices.
    Long GE."

    BUY & HOLD GE, the world's largest international conglomerate based in the USA, paying a good dividend and showing good numbers generally.
    Aug 17, 2015. 02:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment