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  • General Electric Will Reward Patient Shareholders [View article]
    You are certainly welcome to voice your opinion. I can state some facts re: the ownership of GE shares. I have accumulated and held GE over the past 3 years, with an average per share cost of $15.26 / share.
    As of 9/13/2013 closing price ($23.78), that is a return on share price alone of 55%+. The $.76 dividend, which I expect to increase based on factors such as discussed in this article, represents a dividend yield on my cost of 4.98%.
    The above are facts, not opinions, and they certainly don't make me either weary or exhausted. As for being underappreciated, I could care less what GE thinks of me, as long as the company keeps paying me a great return to own its shares.
    Sep 16, 2013. 09:24 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America Is Ready To Take-Off [View article]
    Yeah, the guys that said that 12 months ago have to suffer with a 41% gain. Gee that sucks.
    Mar 27, 2014. 08:23 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Android Problem [View article]
    Wow a handle with and the attitude that "consumers don't know the difference and don't care that much" ?? Pretty telling, in my opinion.
    Dec 29, 2013. 08:34 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AT&T Has Vast Potential As An Income Stock [View article]
    AT&T has not increased its dividend per share by more than $.04 (that's one penny per share per quarter) since 2008. Do not expect that to change any time soon. Your projection of $2.03/share dividend in 2015 goes against the factual trend, and is quite unreasonable.
    Oct 7, 2014. 09:27 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Overvalued Intel Will Correct In 2012 [View article]
    There's a lot of conjecture here about potential sales and thus margins. One point I can't help but consider is Intel's strength in server and storage chips, and the fact that all of these mobile devices keep exploding. I believe demand may well be changing, but I don't really see how Intel will be short-changed. I would absolutely love to pick up INTC shares in the 19-20 dollar range, but I fear that opportunity may have passed. It's still possible to pick up some change on the $20 put option, so that if the time does come, maybe my real cost will be $19 or less. I also think the INTC dividend will see reliable increases over the next few years, so that the yield to purchase price will be better than any bonds you can get that have safety.
    Dec 27, 2011. 10:19 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Growth Investing: An Open Portfolio For Your Review [View article]
    @Christinebitg Nice self-reliance story. My 30-yr-old daughter just called me last evening. She has had no financial assistance from any direction and was so excited to announce that her investable assets just topped $100K. It can be done, starting from scratch, and it is being done, every single day in America.
    Jul 25, 2014. 12:26 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America Is Ready To Take-Off [View article]
    You fail to mention that if you owned BAC shares in the neighborhood of $90 that you got 2 shares for 1 in the 2004 split.
    Mar 27, 2014. 08:38 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Intel Subsidizing In 2014? [View article]
    We have seen multiple articles like this over the last 2-3 years encouraging us to have faith in the INTC expertise and processes, and projecting that Intel will figure things out "next year".

    I am long INTC and have no doubt they are pouring resources and brain power into solutions to help growth in the mobile areas. The thing that worries me is that the companies who are already there in SOC and power consumption, etc. are not just going to be sitting on their hands. They have engineers, too, and because of their current leads, might be able to see farther into future needs/wants/capabilities than Intel, because INTC keeps playing catch-up.
    Dec 26, 2013. 07:47 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Hitting On All Cylinders [View article]
    I am long INTC and excited about the future. I'd like to make a couple of observations that I hope will enhance this positive article on Intel's future: 1) I think we have not yet seen what will come out of the Mcafee acquisition-- I believe INTC will develop chips for all devices that have their own internal security and they will be unique in all the world for that; 2) I believe INTC is working hard to expand into smaller devices, but what I think is often overlooked is their lead, and growing lead, in servers--- Cloud computing will be a great growth area, IMO; 3) I think I read that INTC is discussing foundry work, as other manufacturers don't have the capital to keep building newer and better FABs-- I believe that will turn out to be a cash flow for decades to come.
    Mar 11, 2012. 08:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America And The Big Denial [View article]
    Fact check .. The author references that investors:

    "could have been holding shares of AT&T (T) and received 10% just in dividends during the same time frame. " (referencing the 7 months from October 2013 to May 2014.

    In October, 2013 T shares sold in the range of $33.09 to $36.49 per share. Since October, 2013 AT&T has paid out two dividends (on January 8, 2013 and on April 8, 2014) each for $.46 / share. So ... on a hundred shares of AT&T stock, an investor would have received $92 in dividends at this time.

    Based on the lowest possible purchase price of $33.09 in October, 2013, that would make the dividend return an absolute return of 2.78%. If you annualize that out to $1.84 for the entire calendar year, the return is 5.56% for dividends alone, based on the very lowest possible purchase price in October, 2013. If your cost of T shares was in the middle of the range ($34.79), then the annual return of the $1.84 dividend would be 5.29%. These types of "facts" shown in your article make the rest of your "theories" less believable, in my opinion.
    May 25, 2014. 12:13 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Is A Return To Glory In 2015 In The Cards? [View article]
    I think Mr. Moynihan is doing everything in his power to make good things happen for BAC, like front-end loading the most recent $400 million charge for currency transactions. I think he sees the light at the end of the tunnel and is scrapping real hard to get back to just "running a bank".

    IMO, once that actually happens, Bank of America will be making Billion$ in annual profits. It has always been part of my long-term plan that if BAC could pay out $2.56/share in the heyday, that $1/share will not be unreasonable in the future, and that $1 will represent a high yield-on-cost for me.
    Nov 16, 2014. 12:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Motor: Strong Reversal Pushing Shares Towards $17? [View article]
    @ devlau .. The last time F traded at $10 was in October of 2012. So, at Friday's close of $15.14 that's a 51.4% gain in just over two years, not including the generous dividend yield on a $10 investment.

    That's a "slow, long, hard trudge" ? You must just be greedy, because I believe most investors are exceedingly happy with such gains.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: 2008-2014 [View article]
    Sorry, author, but CFO Stacy Smith repeatedly explains on the quarterly calls and guidance that the 40% target you make reference to is based on "cash flow" and not on earnings per share. It can confuse the readers, and possibly disappoint, if they believe that earnings per share are going to be strong enough to signal a coming dividend increase, when the cash flow will not do that, due to rate INTC is spending on R&D.
    Oct 18, 2014. 07:47 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: The End Of Moore's Law [View article]
    INTC has the 3rd highest dividend yield in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, behind only T and VZ. I hardly think that qualifies as "lackluster".
    Feb 24, 2014. 10:48 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: A Bank Fit For Investment [View article]
    The most recent time (according to Yahoo Finance) that BAC could have been purchased very near $5 was the week of November 28, 2011. Subsequently, it sold very near $11 during the week of December 17, 2012 where it ranged between $10.64 and $11.52.

    Theorizing that your ownership was between those periods, then based on todays market price of $14.32, and assuming your "11ish" was actually $11.25/ share (which it likely wasn't), then those "dead shares" have produced a return in the market, since the week of December 17, 2012, of 27.29% + have paid a meager dividend to shareholders. That is in a period that falls almost 6 weeks shy of a complete calendar year. IMO, that is converse to "dead" money..... I actually find those returns to be rather lively.
    Nov 9, 2013. 09:23 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment