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  • 2 Telecom Stocks For High Dividend Yield [View article]
    This reply seems really sagacious. I only wish I knew what "running off" and "celebrated runoff" mean in the lager discussion of Frontier's problems. I can guess, however, that a "runoff," whatever it is, isn't a good thing for the company and, consequently, its shareholders.
    Jan 24 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Telecom Stocks For High Dividend Yield [View article]
    Yes, the story you heard was about Frontier, whose management (Maggie, et al.) likely set new industry lows for in-your-face mendacity and overall incompetence. As one analyst recently said, Frontier is run primarily for the benefit of management (indefensibly high salaries, perquisites, lavish accommodations, etc.), not shareholders. As you might have guessed, I'm a repentant member of the latter.
    Jan 23 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Bancorp slips a little post-earnings [View news story]
    "Seventy-one" what?
    Jan 22 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Incentives Are Most Important [View article]
    Are you referring to the comments above written by "Bill Gates"? Is that "Bill Gates" the Bill Gates associated with Microsoft, someone else, or an imposer?
    Jan 22 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Telecom Stocks For High Dividend Yield [View article]
    Your reply strikes me as sagacious, but, sadly for me, I don't quite follow it. What do you mean, please? Thank you.
    Jan 22 10:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. declares $0.54 dividend [View news story]
    Something is really, really wrong with this story. Also, the inbox message says NSC declared a 2-cent dividend. (Good thing my heart is strong.)
    Jan 21 04:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Telecom Stocks For High Dividend Yield [View article]
    I think that this timely article contains excellence advice. Comparing the dividend to FCF was especially important. I marvel that Standard & Poor's analysts continue to give Windstream a five-star ("strong buy") rating, that is, given what I presume is the insecurity of its dividend. Also, I'm not 100% sure on this, but isn't it, "This binds the company" (not "bounds the company")?
    Jan 21 01:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bowl Of Trouble: Beware The Campbell Soup Story [View article]
    Depressing but unexceptionable (not open to objection) analysis. I'm heating up a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup as I write and planning an early bedtime.

    Long on Campbell's--maybe for 20 years now--and sleepy. Hope to awaken with news of a bid for Campbell's by Mr. Buffett.
    Jan 15 07:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Enroll In Microsoft's Dividend Reinvestment Plan [View article]
    Thank you for your valuable recommendation. I'm wondering, however, are there crippling fees and charges for Microsoft's DRIP--as there are, for example, for IBM?
    Jan 14 04:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon Corp.: Avoid This Utility Stock In 2014 [View article]
    What is "DGI" and a "DGI strategy"? Thank you.
    Jan 14 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Promise Has Become A Problem [View article]
    By way of a friendly suggestion, avoiding any instance or variation of "reason why . . . is because" will strengthen your positions. That is because readers tend to associate good writing (grammar, usage, etc.) with good arguments.
    Jan 10 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke Energy: A Utility Giant For Your Income Portfolio [View article]
    Payout ratios seem frightfully high--esp. if they are to continue as such. As a rule, utilities that pay out more than 80% are worrisome.
    Jan 10 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Utility Stock For Your Income Portfolio For 2014 [View article]
    I'm glad to read that AEP is now "an attractive choice among income-seeking investors and those who have a low-risk appetite." That wasn't always the case. In a letter dated 2/14/2003, the company announced "a 40 percent reduction in [its] dividend to a quarterly rate of $0.35[,] beginning in the second quarter."

    I would have to check to be sure, but, some fourteen years later, I don't think the dividend has fully recovered from its 2003 gutting.

    Understandably, some income-seeking investors might prefer companies who have never slashed their dividends and, especially, companies who have faithfully raised their dividends over the long term.
    Jan 10 12:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: Best In Class Power Fleet Valued At A Fraction Of Replacement Cost [View article]
    Thank you for your "best wishes" (euphemistic for condolences). For the moment, at least, I can't recall a more despised utility stock that Exelon. The contempt for this company's management is widespread and deep. I have to wonder how it (management) perceives itself and justifies its daily existence.

    Long of EXC.
    Jan 6 12:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why I'm Staying Bullish On Shares Of Consolidated Edison And Its 4.45% Yield [View article]
    Maybe because its value might collapse under the weight of its new construction programme, including cost overruns, delays, deteriorating relations with regulatory bodies, etc. Or everything might work out after all. The challenge for the investor prizing safety above all else is that we can't know what will happen. The best laid plans of even well-regarded utilities "oft gang agley."
    Jan 3 01:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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