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  • Options shorter for Norfolk Southern takeover, CP Rail CEO says  [View news story]
    What part of the word "no" is Norfolk & Southern not clearly communicating to CP Rail?
    Feb 10, 2016. 07:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia fails to sweep up remaining Alcatel-Lucent shares  [View news story]
    So, then, I was a dummy to sign over my 83 shares to Nokia when asked(?) It won't have been the first time I was a dummy because those 83 shares came from 400-and-some-odd shares of Lucent, which I clung to when wiser men took their profits and visited Hawaii.
    Feb 10, 2016. 10:38 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Canadian Pacific to pull plug on proxy battle for Norfolk Southern  [View news story]
    Works for me.
    Feb 9, 2016. 11:27 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon’s payout ratio could top 100% in 2016, Bespoke says  [View news story]
    Well said, custaderofs@aol.com
    Feb 9, 2016. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon’s payout ratio could top 100% in 2016, Bespoke says  [View news story]
    Shouldn't you have an attribution? It would read:

    -Bob Dylan
    Feb 8, 2016. 05:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Electric Power: Stay Wary Of That Valuation  [View article]
    Good review. Thanks.

    AEP may be a "dividend challenger" today, but it is well to recall that the company's common dividend still hasn't fully recovered from its March 2003 gutting, when it fell from $0.60 to $0.35 a quarter. Today, it stands at $0.56 a quarter, approximately 7% below where it was thirteen years ago.

    For older investors who depend on predictable dividends, what will likely be fourteen years is like a long, long time to "recover" a position.
    Feb 8, 2016. 03:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Foot Locker: A Winning Investment In An Olympic Year  [View article]
    No argument here. Thanks.
    Feb 5, 2016. 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola could become eventual target for AB InBev, analyst suggests  [View news story]
    It ain't just you, samkon.
    Feb 5, 2016. 08:09 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Cut, What's Next For ConocoPhillips?  [View article]
    And before that, American Electric Power, CenturyLink, Frontier Communications, Windstream, and GE, among others that could be cited in an article entitled "Adventures in Management Mendacity."
    Feb 5, 2016. 07:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Electric Power: Downside Ahead  [View article]
    Many readers' comments are quite favourable towards AEP as a gppd investment vehicle. I would, however, remind us all that the company's common dividend still hasn't recovered from its March 2003 gutting, when it fell from $0.60 to $0.35. Predictable, perhaps, the 60% reduction came just three months after then CEO E. Linn Draper assured shareholders of the Company's "objective of being able to pay the dividend that is so important to many of you."

    Today, of course, the dividend has recovered to $0.56, still about 7% below what it was some twelve years ago. No one, however, wants to own very many stocks with this kind of track record, especially older investors with relatively limited "time frames."
    Feb 5, 2016. 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips extends losses after dividend cut decision  [View news story]
    No surprise here. The next big question is whether Exxon Mobil can weather the hard times without gutting or at least trimming its dividend. Of course, that would mean saying "good bye" to its no doubt coveted status as a "Dividend Aristocrat" (a company increasing its common dividend for twenty-five or more years).

    So far, I can't find a Las Vegas or London "line" on a dividend cut, so I don't know what to expect. As a rule, professional odds-makers are more accurate that financial analysts, pollsters, "think tanks," telly's "talking heads," or any other group that attempts to forecast events and outcomes of public interest.
    Feb 5, 2016. 11:11 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vodafone -2.5% after earnings; recovery in Europe continues to build  [View news story]
    And yet the share price is down 2.5% at 7:58 a.m. PST (2/4/16).
    Feb 4, 2016. 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo reduces 2015 income after settling housing charges  [View news story]
    I wonder if this is the usual 1% truth, 99% government "shakedown" of a company.
    Feb 3, 2016. 10:41 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Old Republic beats by $0.02, beats on revenue  [View news story]
    rstino: I do if the DRIP is shareholder friendly. Some aren't, meaning there are stiff fees on reinvesting dividends, optional cash purchases, etc. A company's prospectus will disclose all costs. Some companies charges over $3 simply to reinvest dividends. That amounts to $12 a year, which makes little sense when one consider that one could purchase all the shares he can afford at Scottrade for a flat $7. Good luck with your investing!
    Feb 1, 2016. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU down over 11% after Samsung ruling; BofA, Canaccord downgrade NOK  [View news story]
    But why? That is, if it is a "disaster"?
    Feb 1, 2016. 12:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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