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  • Siemens makes its counteroffer for Alstom gas turbine assets, GE -1% [View news story]
    Walk away with the cash.
    Jun 16, 2014. 02:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan (KMP) agrees to acquire Copano Energy (CPNO) for $3.2B in stock, or $5B including debt, with Kinder's offer of $40.91 a share representing a 23.5% premium to Copano's close yesterday. The deal will provide Kinder with natural gas assets in Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming, adding 6,900 miles of pipelines to the company's 46,000 existing miles.  (PR[View news story]
    It probably means they will come out with a new offering as they have in the past diluting current stockholders value.
    Jan 30, 2013. 07:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alpine Total Dynamic Fund's (AOD) recent distribution cut may have permanently alienated its fans, but at least one knock - its premium to NAV - no longer remains. At $3.99/share, the stock is trading at more than a 13% discount to NAV. Samuel Lieber - the President - is a buyer, picking up 50K shares at $4.01 on Friday. [View news story]
    Hope it's finally found a bottom.This may be some indication of such. I got suckered into the initial IPO by my Stifel broker at the time pounding the table saying it and AWP were the best thing since slice bread for my IRAs. They said Stifel had a meeting with all their brokers and pushed both as being the best for their clients.
    Jan 29, 2013. 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deutsche Bank downgrades Ford (F) to Hold on a valuation call after shares ran up past $14. The firm thinks Ford could see a tough pricing environment in certain segments and expectations could slip. F -1.3% premarket. [View news story]
    Totally agree with above. I wonder if they are trying to push stock down so they can buy like Goldman Sachs does.
    Jan 23, 2013. 08:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Alpine dividend funds (AOD -8.2%, AGD -12.6%) dive after slashing their monthly payouts by 50%. The AOD distribution will go to $0.027/share from $0.05, and AGD to $0.03 from $0.06. [View news story]
    In IRA can't even use the loss. Thanks Stifel another bust you put me in.
    Jan 22, 2013. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Continues To Work On Things That Matter [View article]
    The main thing that is holding the value of GE down in the market is Jeff Immelt GE CEO. If the board would replace him with someone of Jack Welch's capabilities the stock would move up rapidly. A lot of investors I know won't touch GE as long as Immelt is running company.
    Jan 17, 2013. 09:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment