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  • DXP Enterprises' CEO Hosts Investor Conference Call (Transcript) [View article]
    Large portions of this transcription are nearly unintelligible. Poor grammar and punctuation. It should have been edited to correct all of the run-on sentences and explain the acronyms.
    Dec 12, 2013. 06:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP PLC Bonds: An Updated Market View [View article]
    Not sure that I understand all the graphics, but they clearly show BP's default risk is low. They also show the bond yields aren't that much different than treasuries.

    If so, why buy the bonds when the stock has almost the same dividend yield, the price is unlikely to drop further, and there is a BIG potential of reversion to the mean PE's of other stocks in this industry as BP's legal problems are resolved?
    Nov 9, 2013. 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Covidien Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Where are the projections for next quarter and 2014?
    Nov 9, 2013. 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Covidien's (COV) pharmaceuticals business, which it's spinning off under the name Mallinckrodt, will apply to list its shares on the NYSE and will trade with the ticker symbol MNK. Covidien expects to complete the process in the middle of the year. Mallinckrodt generated sales of $2B in 2012. (PR[View news story]
    What are the details of the spin-off? Will MNK be a leveraged buyout, or will existing COV shareholders get pro-rata shares in the new company?
    Feb 5, 2013. 05:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP sues Argentina's Bridas Corp. over last year's collapsed $7B asset sale, saying it is willing to pay a $700M breakup fee so long as it will not face fraud claims arising from its conduct. BP says it had wired the money after the transaction fell apart, only to have Bridas return it, claiming that the sale agreement was void from the start.  [View news story]
    Judging from its safety and environmental record over decades, I think the senior managers have already had one.
    Apr 23, 2012. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Covidien plc's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    How about boosting the dividend by 19%?

    BTW, I will recommend to both the Presidential aspirants they should pass a law to force companys to continue to pay both the company's and individual's FICA and unemployment taxes on the wages/salaries of their outsourced jobs for at least one full year. You can recoup these added expenses by reducing executive compensation by an equal amount. Bon appetite!
    Jan 27, 2012. 11:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital (ACAS) says that since early August, it has made open market purchases of 9.1M shares of at an average price of $8.21 per share, totaling $75M. The company also announced a plan to extend its buyback program to allow additional purchases through December 31, 2012, and use the shares for dividend payments. ACAS +1.8% AH.  [View news story]
    About time. Earnings have been good for some time since the low in 2008. Your business model is shaking free from the malaise. I will appreciate the receipt of (preferably) cash dividends. Hope ACAS returns to its previous dividend rates soon.
    Sep 29, 2011. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Battery Technologies: An Egregious Chinese RTO [View article]
    I bought ABAT based on the info I found on "" and "MarketGrader" which gave ABAT its highest ranking. If this article has substance, then "MarketGrader" et al has been thoroughly hoodwinked.

    I notified the SEC to investigate for fraud: either by the company, or this article's author. I also sold 2,000 shares of ABAT at a loss based on the sudden crash in the stock's price and negatives given in this article..

    The Rosen law firm made a public announcement that it is starting a class action lawsuit against ABAT based on the allegations ( If you were burned by ABAT, or the author, get on the bandwagon.
    Mar 30, 2011. 03:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment