Seeking Alpha


Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View doc47's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Why I Am Exiting My Position In General Electric [View article]
    It looks like a good move. With the plan not to raise dividends, I'm with you. What ever happened to the SYF deal? It seems to have gone from the back burner to off the stove. Is there anything tangible there being returned to shareholders or is it just part of the 'big buyback' that seems to be Immelt's and the BOD's new panacea for all that ails GE?
    Apr 17, 2015. 06:53 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big pension funds set to vote against Barrick Gold board [View news story]
    I hope this carries over to the GG vote.
    Apr 17, 2015. 01:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE posts loss amid plans of finance sale [View news story]
    I agree Beamseeker (is that Jim Beam?). It looks like at least 60% of last week's "big up move" has been erased and were back to the narrow trading range. I'm sure that pundit, ABBA, will have something unprofound to say about it any minute now!
    Apr 17, 2015. 08:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Allegheny Tech Finally Raise Its Dividend Again? [View article]
    I owned the stock years ago and made more money on covered calls than on price appreciation and dividends. Nice job here, thanks for all the hard work. Unfortunately, your title for the article completely wrong. It should read, "Can ATI Maintain Its Current Dividend?"
    Apr 16, 2015. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Reports First Quarter Earnings On Friday And Here Are My Projections [View article]
    That isn't my job. Reading informative, accurate articles and making sound investment decisions based on same is my job. GE has way too many articles like this that say next to nothing. This guy has been wrong on the stock for years, then it goes up for one day and thinks he has his fingers on the pulse of the company! He is on his third GE story this week. I'd be glad to reprise my old job as an editor; SA obviously needs one.
    Apr 16, 2015. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ensco: Complete Fleet Status As Of April 15 And Commentary [View article]
    Great work and analysis. I see no reason to buy back my covered calls. I can't see this late upward surge holding let alone going higher in the coming months. As you point out so well, the numbers just aren't there.
    Apr 16, 2015. 09:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Reports First Quarter Earnings On Friday And Here Are My Projections [View article]
    Gee everybody, ABBA says the GE energy section will underperform, that the stock price won't move much, and has moved his "only buy GE price from "under $26" to "$26.05"!! Catch me, I may faint! There is minutiae, then there is ABBA.
    Apr 16, 2015. 07:37 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Examining General Electric's Capital Strategy [View article]
    The only thing we know for sure is that Immelt and upper management will get a big raise and the shareholders will get to live with the same dividend for another year.
    Apr 13, 2015. 10:25 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [View article]
    As I stated on another SA GE article today, the dividend policy is just the latest in a long series of direct slaps in the face to shareholders. Does anyone think Immelt, upper management and the BOD will not handsomely reward themselves this year and next while the shareholders get nothing?
    Apr 13, 2015. 09:25 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: Traders May Sell, But Investors Should Hold [View article]
    As I and several others have stated before, GE has always shown a preference for rewarding the bulk of any windfalls to upper management, not the shareholders. Do you really think that Immelt, the big shots and the BOD will not grant themselves huge bonuses and pay raises while the shareholders sit there with no increased dividend this year??? They stuck it to us last year and have done it multiple times before that while rewarding themselves handsomely. If there is no extra dividend or double digit percentage increase in the regular dividend this year it will be just the latest in a long series of slaps in the face to the shareholders from a greedy, self-serving management.
    Apr 13, 2015. 09:08 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's on GE: Sell the news [View news story]
    Hope you get well soon!
    Apr 12, 2015. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's on GE: Sell the news [View news story]
    Unless they give a decent amount of that new money directly to the shareholders, I'm gone. This company has almost a perfect track record of meting out big pay days only to Immelt, upper management and the Board, i.e., themselves.
    Apr 11, 2015. 09:49 AM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP: Default Probabilities Have Risen And The Implied Rating Is At Its Lowest Level In A Decade [View article]
    Right, "mediocre." Does that mean 'run out in buy' In BP fanatic speak??? To me it means there are literally hundreds of better stocks and there is no reason on earth to own this proven loser! The only thing going for it is that it has, for the moment, stopped sinking. Enjoy that "big yield" while most of the rest of the market passes you by.
    Apr 10, 2015. 12:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is General Electric Finally Getting Some Respect? [View article]
    To answer the question: GE has received and will continue to get exactly the "respect" they deserve. The only thing moving the needle on the stock today was selling off yet more assets. All that shows is that GE made a mistake buying/developing those assets and or managing them. They are not worthy of any higher price than they currently have and that, in turn, means they have underperformed the market.
    Apr 9, 2015. 07:32 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McEwen robbery highlights risks for miners in Mexico [View news story]
    Who has been warning everyone for more than a year about the dangers of owning/working in third-world mines? Oh, it was me!
    Apr 8, 2015. 07:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment