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  • ECOtality plunges on potential bankrupcy fears [View news story]
    Hey, maybe Obammy can take the profit from A123 and save these guys. Wait...
    Never mind.
    Aug 12, 2013. 01:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The percentage of the stock market now owned by hedge funds (5%) is the highest since Q2 2008, BofA Merrill Lynch finds in its Hedge Fund Quarterly Report. Hedge funds reduced cash holdings to the Q2 2007 trough of 4.3%, and raised net equity exposure to the Q2 2007 peak of 59%. Their largest exposure is to consumer discretionary stocks (XLY) followed by IT (XLK) and financials (XLF). [View news story]
    I worry about the ETF structure of things. The hedgies are using these baskets, but whose holding the eggs? I can't put the pieces together, but I'm thinking this will be the next 'synthetic' catalyst to cataclism.
    Jun 9, 2013. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Chesapeake Energy (CHK) CEO Doug Lawler will make more than $22M in 2013 - a cash salary of $1.25M plus a signing bonus, stock awards and other perks - according to an SEC filing. Predecessor Aubrey McClendon's 2012 compensation package totaled $16.9M, with a $975K cash salary. [View news story]
    And the beat goes on...and the beat goes on.

    At least Lawler will be able to afford a place in Aubry's Saugatuck.
    May 23, 2013. 06:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp (MCPsheds 6.6% premarket after announcing about a 2-week delay in the filing of its 10-K and its Q4 earnings call. The delay is necessary to determine the amount of a non-cash goodwill charge, which the company "estimates will be substantial." (PR[View news story]
    sell the bounce
    Feb 28, 2013. 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whitney Tilson may be cringing a bit today, as shares of Herbalife (HLF +9%) continue to claw their way back from last weeks drubbing. The stock is rising again for a fourth session as some big hedge funds take advantage of the opportunity to cover shorts on the weakness created after Pershing Square's Bill Ackman accused the company of being a "sophisticated pyramid scheme." The stock has now risen nearly 30% since hitting a fresh two-year low last Tuesday. [View news story]
    How bad does this smell. Clubby little hedge fund boys with access to National media.
    Dec 31, 2012. 01:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The chances for a fiscal cliff deal in the next 48 hours are "exceedingly good," says Senator Lindsey Graham, appearing on Fox News. "Hats off to the President, he won," Graham adds. "The President campaigned on raising rates and he's going to get a rate increase." [View news story]
    I just wish I knew if these 'public servants' were buying puts or calls.
    Dec 30, 2012. 12:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A123 Systems (AONE) officially files for bankruptcy protection. The electric car battery maker warned last night it might file for bankruptcy after defaulting on a loan payment. It remains to be seen how the filing affects A123's financing deal with China's Wanxiang Group. Shares -50% to $0.12. [View news story]
    There was a time Obammy would mention these guy's every time he came to Michigan.

    Maybe he should stay focused on health care. heheheheh
    Oct 16, 2012. 09:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A123 Systems (AONE) says that it may not have sufficient cash to fund operations and may need to seek bankruptcy protection. The company failed to meet interest payments on approximately $143M of its material debt agreements today, and as a result, expects to be in default by tomorrow. Shares -47% AH. [View news story]
    I have no shares--but I pay taxes.
    Oct 16, 2012. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A123 Systems (AONE) says that it may not have sufficient cash to fund operations and may need to seek bankruptcy protection. The company failed to meet interest payments on approximately $143M of its material debt agreements today, and as a result, expects to be in default by tomorrow. Shares -47% AH. [View news story]
    what is my portion for tax purposes next year.
    Oct 15, 2012. 07:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - Paypal Is The Thing (9/14/12) [View article]
    Gotta agree Cramer is only one leg of a shaky stool. Do not agree Pay Pal is the only reason to own ebay.

    It;s like the guy who makes the sticker for the door on your new car. He makes a nickle at a time...times a gillion.
    Sep 16, 2012. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P cuts the outlook of seven Canadian financials to negative, based largely on a "prolonged run-up in housing prices and consumer indebtedness" in the country. The ratings service did affirm the ratings of the institutions: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Toronto-Dominion (TD), Central 1 Credit Union, National Bank of Canada (NTIOF.PK), Laurentian Bank of Canada and Home Capital Group.  [View news story]
    In a related story, The Opening Ceremonies for 2012 were unanimously voted the worst and most boring of modern times...maybe in history.
    Jul 28, 2012. 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The BoE could get sucked into the Libor scandal as Barclays (BCS) managers believed they were making false submissions under the instruction of BoE deputy governor Paul Tucker, writes Robert Preston. A phone call in autumn 2008 between Tucker and Bob Diamond (not yet CEO) wound up being interpreted as the central bank giving the green light to report a lower borrowing rate in order to give the appearance of financial strength. Diamond testifies on Wednesday.  [View news story]
    Sweet. Big class action for the lawyers. My adjustable's rot
    Jul 1, 2012. 10:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Facebook: Henry Blodget points out that even if Facebook grows profits at a 50% clip in 2012 and 2013 (could be tough given slowing growth and soaring capex), it will trade at over 40x 2013 EPS. Apple, by contrast, trades at 11x its expected 2013 EPS. Back in February, Michael Comeau noted how Google's multiples compressed in the years following its IPO. And Google was both growing faster and sporting lower multiples at the time of its IPO than Facebook currently is.  [View news story]
    Henry should know, he was pumping like that before they threw him out of the industry.
    May 17, 2012. 08:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook (FB) will likely price its IPO at $38, the high end of its $34-$38 price range, the WSJ reports. That would translate into a market cap of $104B. However, it's added "discussions are still fluid." Facebook is also expected to sell its entire over-allotment option, which means $18.4B worth of shares will be sold in the offering.  [View news story]
    I have a facebook page. If they value me at $100, they are about $100 too high.

    But I'll take what I can get on the IPO.

    Hoping to get 20% of my order from Schwab. Anyone wanna bet my % fill?
    May 17, 2012. 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herman Miller (MLHR +3.6%) gains despite missing across-the-board on its FQ3 results. Earnings actually fell 25% as the office-furniture company reported weaker revenue on a slowdown in U.S. government and health-care sector sales. The stock is trading higher however, after the company announced plans to change its employee retirement programs from a defined benefit-based model to a defined contribution structure.  [View news story]
    miller sucks their people dry and spits out the good ones with integrity and vision.
    Mar 22, 2012. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment