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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 23, 2014

Rode the turnaround from $1.30 to $16 and sold his holdings. Stock got weak and went down to $13 or lower. They took their cash flow and increased the dividend by 50%. A conservative board and they wouldn’t have done that unless they were super confident about the future. Also, announced a share buyback of 2 million shares. This goes from being a turnaround story to a dividend story. Thinks that the last legs of the turnaround will produce enough cash to increase the dividend another 50% or more over the next couple of years. Stable, safe and well run.

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Rode the turnaround from $1.30 to $16 and sold his holdings. Stock got weak and went down to $13 or lower. They took their cash flow and increased the dividend by 50%. A conservative board and they wouldn’t have done that unless they were super confident about the future. Also, announced a share buyback of 2 million shares. This goes from being a turnaround story to a dividend story. Thinks that the last legs of the turnaround will produce enough cash to increase the dividend another 50% or more over the next couple of years. Stable, safe and well run.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 23, 2014

Like all European banks, they have gone through a very rough time. Thinks that the balance sheet repair job is done. Didn’t have to, but was forced to raise a lot of equity which hurt the stock price. Feels the balance sheet is in good shape. Have lots of excess capital. Owns a lot of government bonds, which are going up in value. Now it is just a question of a turnaround in the economy in Greece.

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Like all European banks, they have gone through a very rough time. Thinks that the balance sheet repair job is done. Didn’t have to, but was forced to raise a lot of equity which hurt the stock price. Feels the balance sheet is in good shape. Have lots of excess capital. Owns a lot of government bonds, which are going up in value. Now it is just a question of a turnaround in the economy in Greece.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 23, 2014

Has done really well, but feels there is more room to go. At some point big institutions will come around and re-enter the stock. Trades at a big discount to Book. It could be liquidated today, and give every shareholder almost $70 a share. Should give you a decent return, not a huge one, but maybe 15%-20%. Yield of 0.91%.

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Has done really well, but feels there is more room to go. At some point big institutions will come around and re-enter the stock. Trades at a big discount to Book. It could be liquidated today, and give every shareholder almost $70 a share. Should give you a decent return, not a huge one, but maybe 15%-20%. Yield of 0.91%.

HOLD
HOLD
July 23, 2014

Made a lot of acquisitions lately, and he wants to see the earnings power of the company. Revenues are there, but he wants to know where profitability comes in. Have talked about lodging students, but this doesn’t seem to be a priority in the short term.

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KGIC Inc (LRN-X)
July 23, 2014

Made a lot of acquisitions lately, and he wants to see the earnings power of the company. Revenues are there, but he wants to know where profitability comes in. Have talked about lodging students, but this doesn’t seem to be a priority in the short term.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
July 23, 2014

Hit a rough patch awhile ago with a bribery scandal. Not a super risky company. They own a part of Highway 407, and they had really strong numbers from this. If you own, consider taking some profits.

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Hit a rough patch awhile ago with a bribery scandal. Not a super risky company. They own a part of Highway 407, and they had really strong numbers from this. If you own, consider taking some profits.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 23, 2014

Doesn’t know this bank well, but obviously the US banking sector is in rebound mode. To the extent that this bank is participating in that, you are probably going to be okay. Very attractive looking chart. The recent drop is probably a temporary thing.

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Doesn’t know this bank well, but obviously the US banking sector is in rebound mode. To the extent that this bank is participating in that, you are probably going to be okay. Very attractive looking chart. The recent drop is probably a temporary thing.

BUY
BUY
July 23, 2014

Used to own it, and regrets selling it. Thinks it has legs and is a turnaround story. Have some international operations that could kick in, in a big way. Well run. Strong management team. Valuation is reasonable. Decent dividend.

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Used to own it, and regrets selling it. Thinks it has legs and is a turnaround story. Have some international operations that could kick in, in a big way. Well run. Strong management team. Valuation is reasonable. Decent dividend.