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  • With Care Capital A Separate Company, Ventas Is 'Slim And Fit' To Rise [View article]
    Thanx David, for a concise summing of the CCP spinoff from VTR.
    Those of us that were holding shares of VTR at the time of that change,
    have benefited, at least in the present.
    I do agree that more risk with CCP stock is possible in the next year.
    However, if a holder of CCP is bothered by that possible risk increase,
    he/she could sell the CCP while it is at an increased value and buy VTR with
    the proceeds of that sale.
    I'm not selling, yet, that dividend is generous, and it bolsters my cash on hand
    in my IRA.
    Sep 21, 2015. 04:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Do You Own Kinder Morgan? [View article]
    BUT, what about pipelining 'gray water' discharges from the large water
    treatment plants in the Great Lakes region?
    This could be a win-win for the rivers and lakes in the Great Lakes, because they would be cleaner and the gray water could be used for irrigating the crops in the hotter and drier regions.
    AND the Great Lakes cities could receive financial compensation, that would
    bolster their tax base.
    NOT necessarily a 'pipe dream'.
    Sep 11, 2015. 04:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Do You Own Kinder Morgan? [View article]
    For me, its all about the size and scope of this company.
    When I buy into a company for the long term, I want to go with the
    company that has the largest footprint, That's Kinder-Morgan.
    I like the idea, that the company is run by its founder and idea manager.
    Also, fundamentals are very important to my investment process, and
    this company is balancing the dollars well.
    Yes, I know there are some mountains and rivers to traverse, but Richard
    Kinder has shown he is up to the challenges, that have and will occur going
    If I have any investment in the oil and gas sectors, my first investment dollar
    will go toward owning KMI stock.
    Full disclosure, I am holding and adding long term, KMI stock.
    Sep 10, 2015. 04:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas declares $0.73 dividend [View news story]
    Go to the Ventas website, and look for the events and news releases.
    This event is described in detail.
    Sep 3, 2015. 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas declares $0.73 dividend [View news story]
    .1425 dividend for CCP plus .73 dividend of VTR = .8725 total dividend this quarter.
    Thats an increase of .0825 per quarter per share.
    Come on SA, get the misleading information out of there.
    Report this event correctly.
    Sep 3, 2015. 11:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Care Capital Properties declares $0.57 dividend [View news story]
    If you considered just taking the CCP without any trading afterward,
    this works out to 87cents per share vs. the 79cents a share that we
    had prior to the split off of the CCP.
    [one quarter of .57 = .1425, VTR new dividend = .73]
    That's .08 more dividend per quarter than before,
    AND we didn't have to buy anything.
    Sep 3, 2015. 11:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas completes spinoff of Care Capital [View news story]
    I just read a statement issued on July,31st by Debra Cafaro, where she states
    that the CCP shares of the spin-off are a 'pro-rata special dividend to
    Ventas stockholders'.
    Aug 19, 2015. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas completes spinoff of Care Capital [View news story]
    My account with Scottrader added the shares of CCP this morning.
    They show an average unit cost of $0.00, but the VTR shares in the account
    continue to hold an average unit cost that existed pre-spinoff.
    Considering this was a one for every four shares held before spinoff, the added
    cash value numbers of VTR and CCP are close to the same as they were before the actual close on monday.
    In my case +$34, holding 200 shares of VTR common.
    Aug 19, 2015. 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ventas completes spinoff of Care Capital [View news story]
    Just take the VTR close before the CCP was taken out and subtract
    the opening VTR price this mornings session start and that's the cost of
    the CCP to your portfolio.
    Aug 18, 2015. 11:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Verizon Finally Taking FiOS Serious? [View article]
    After giving up ever getting a fiber-optic connection, Verizon came through
    our stretch of country road this summer and hooked us up to FIOS with
    50meg service.
    This is an outstanding connection, and the only time I've seen this high
    performance, was on a closed US government service.
    I previously ran the gamut, with dialup, wireless, and most recently satellite.
    My satellite was with EXCEDE, which was the best I experienced up until getting
    the fiber-optic connection with Verizon.
    Of course a satellite connection cannot compete with a fiber-optic connection,
    especially during high use times and stormy weather.
    The other plus is that FIOS internet is considerably lower cost to the customer,
    on a monthly billing.
    Aug 18, 2015. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This REIT's Dividend Grows On Trees [View article]
    I love this company, BUT am worried about the vast amount of fire damage
    that has been occurring in the western North American forests.
    The loss of valuable timber is a concern for this Weyerhaeuser investor.
    Aug 10, 2015. 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett pays high price for Precision Castparts [View news story]
    Considering that Mr. Buffett has continually made piles of money with
    his investments, I look forward to the value of BRK in the coming quarters.
    Aug 10, 2015. 12:06 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Fantastic Fundamentals, Ventas Beat And Raised In Q2, And More Is Coming [View article]
    Heh heh ya, I agree with the positive vibes felt here.My take is, 'if you are serious' about investing in senior healthcare, then you probably should be interested in this
    healthcare company that can give you a great long term dividend, but wonderful
    So here is our chance to grab it low, and make it go.
    Jul 26, 2015. 09:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Continues Down Unsustainable Path [View article]
    Come on Mr. Nelson, you are just trying to reinforce your shorts.
    Jul 17, 2015. 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy sinks, apparent cause is Cramer put-down [View news story]
    Monthly dividend of about 1%, with hedged oil into 2017@ $90, that should
    be around 40 months of dividends, which now pay .1042.
    I can wait, but surely its not the best of times for LNCO or LINE.
    'You pays your fare, and you can ride until the end of the line.'
    IMHO, if you are not in, find a different ride, if you are in, best of luck.
    Jul 14, 2015. 06:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment