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  • Exelon Corp.: Difficult Time Ahead [View article]
    That EXC is no longer a stock warranting a "buy" rating isn't breaking news. Some SA articles are analogous to a physician's concluding that a patient was in poor health by the fact of his death. Generally, it is more helpful to have critical information beforehand, that is, in time to take action that prevents or reverses an otherwise likely or possible outcome, including death or buying stock in an ill-fated company.
    Nov 29 01:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Dog For An Uncertain Market [View article]
    After reading this article and the comments to date, I have to wonder if AT&T is becoming like America in general: something we have to strain still to have faith or believe in, all while confronted with mounting evidence to the contrary.
    Nov 28 10:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Moving Toward A Better Future [View article]
    This fine article is especially appropriate for the season--Thanksgiving and Christmas, a time of faith and hope. Microsoft shareholders need both.
    Nov 27 02:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Still Buy Frontier Communications At $4.67? [View article]
    You are exactly right, of course. But remember that the 19% tax is deductible on page 2 of Form 1040. Were the payout in the U.S., you would be subject to 15% tax on dividends (i.e., for most income brackets, except for the very low and the very high). So, in effect, you are paying 4% more--certainly not good, but also not horribly bad if the company in question is a strong long-term investment.
    Nov 27 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • High Dividend Yield And Compelling Valuations Set Southern Company Apart [View article]
    My one-line reply to this article's title is "And so do its inherent risks." Although the author concludes on a hopeful note, the fourth paragraph of his well-done analysis is critical--construction problems can overturn the applecart. Right now, it looks as if the Southern Company is fast on its way to becoming what some financial analysts typically call "a worry stock."
    Nov 26 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CenturyLink - Scraping The Bottom, But Yielding More [View article]
    I think the payout is relative to "cash flow" not reported "earnings" per se. S&P's, which gives WIN a four-star rating (viz., "strong buy"), believes that its dividend (which is indeed a high percentage of its cash flow) is safe, at least for the time being.
    Nov 26 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TECO Energy Deserves A Look Near 52-Week Lows: A Dividend Over 5% And A Diverse Asset Mix [View article]
    This shareholder thanks you for your up-to-date analysis and, especially, your optimism. We will want to recall, of course, that, in 2003, TECO gutted its dividend (to $0.19 from $0.355 per quarter), and, some ten years later, the dividend stands at only $0.22 per quarter. One wonders whether the next ten years with see another $0.03 in per quarter dividend growth or, instead, another cut in the payout.
    Nov 22 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuclear power operators win $750M reprieve on court decision [View news story]
    "[S]hould stop" or "must stop"? It is a suggestion or an order?
    Nov 20 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does JPM Settlement Mean For Our Bank Of America [View article]
    I wonder how much of this--what part of it--is essentially extortion: pay up what we ask or face an adversary (the federal government) with limitless and mostly unaccountable power and resources to traduce you, to pursue you, to sue you, and, ultimately, to destroy you.
    Nov 20 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • American Electric Power - Not Much Power Left After Strong Performance [View article]
    Yes, American Electric Power has paid dividends for a long time, but its dividend still hasn't fully recovered from being gutted not too long after it acquired Central & South West in 2000. When looking for the highest possible security of a payout (dividend), investors might want to look elsewhere.
    Nov 20 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Union Pacific Corporation: Betting On America's Largest Rail Company For The Long Term [View article]
    And . . . UP claims--and I have no reason to doubt the claim--that it has the longest history of any American company of giving an annual calendar to its shareholders. The calendar features beautiful pictures of its trains operating in various scenic locations. Your otherwise excellent article overlooks this important benefit to shareholders. :)
    Nov 19 12:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Buying 4.3% Yielding Consolidated Edison [View article]
    Are your perhaps forgetting all those years, long years, when ED raised its quarterly dividend by an entire one-half cent? Moreover, last year, I think it was, ED raised the rate of its annual dividend increase by an entire 100%, that is, the usual rate of increase zoomed like a rocket from one-half cent to a full cent. I was so happy that I took my wife out to dinner at McDonald's, purchasing most (but not all) of her Happy Meal with just the increased amount of my ED dividend. How does it get any better than this?
    Nov 18 01:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospects Brighten For This High Yield Teleco [View article]
    To be credible, any research supportive of, or positive about, Frontier's prospects has to be wholly independent of anything said or produced by its management, especially, its CEO. The reason, of course, is that management has--over and over again--proved itself to be less than truthful.
    Nov 15 12:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will CenturyLink Maintain Its Dividend? [View article]
    You are obviously a wise man, for "time is treasure; spend it wisely." And you have.
    Nov 14 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windstream Did Not Miss Earnings - They Prudently Gained For The Future [View article]
    Standard & Poor's continues to rate Windstream as a "strong buy" (5 stars), which, obviously, is encouraging to those of us holding the stock. Unfortunately, Windstream's share price has been damaged (collaterally) by the unbelievably mendacious management of peer company Frontier Communciations.

    Like Windstream's management, Frontier's assured shareholders--over and over and over again--that the dividend (first $1, then $0.75, and then $0.40) was safe, which it wasn't (and isn't). Only time will tell whether Windstream's management is truthful.

    Right now, however, as you report, the situation is hopeful. Thank you for the analysis supporting that conclusion.
    Nov 13 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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