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June 22, 2013 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ

Greetings my fellow Foxies

Before we get to our featured stock-

I'd like to bust out some Random thoughts.

So the fed said that fiscal policy will remain unchanged.

If Pro and Con are oppsites, wouldn't the opposite of progress be Congress?

The Bernank said, not so fast let me piss on that parade.

If money doesn't grow on tree's then why do banks have branches?

Market down >300. Put me in the mood to add to custodial accounts.

How fast do hotcakes sell?

Picked up some FSC for my Parental units. Gotta love those monthlys.

If a bunch of cats jump on top of each other, is it still called a dogpile?

Our Featured stock is Verizon Wireless, picked by markmhere @ $44.44 on the forth day of Festivus for a fiesty stock gain of +13.92.


11 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (87.99) wrote:

Hmm! can't embed.....

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#2) On June 23, 2013 at 4:38 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (87.99) wrote:

Treat yourself to the Midweek update-

Features some excellent tunage, and also our not so excellent player rating of 30.70 (were still avoiding the beanie hat, so we got that going for us)

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#3) On June 23, 2013 at 5:35 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (87.99) wrote:

Take a look at this to behold VZ in all it's glory

                             Apr 8, 20130.515 DividendJan 8, 20130.515 DividendOct 5, 20120.515 DividendJul 6, 20120.50 DividendApr 5, 20120.50 DividendJan 6, 20120.50 DividendOct 5, 20110.50 DividendJul 6, 20110.488 DividendApr 6, 20110.488 DividendJan 6, 20110.488 DividendOct 6, 20100.488 DividendJul 7, 20100.475 DividendApr 7, 20100.475 DividendJan 6, 20100.475 DividendOct 7, 20090.475 DividendJul 8, 20090.46 DividendApr 7, 20090.46 DividendJan 7, 20090.46 DividendOct 8, 20080.46 DividendJul 8, 20080.43 DividendApr 8, 20080.43 DividendApr 1, 20080.17 DividendJan 8, 20080.43 DividendOct 5, 20070.43 DividendJul 6, 20070.405 DividendApr 5, 20070.405 DividendJan 8, 20070.405 DividendNov 20, 20061.313 DividendOct 5, 20060.405 DividendJul 6, 20060.405 DividendApr 6, 20060.405 DividendJan 6, 20060.405 DividendOct 5, 20050.405 DividendJul 6, 20050.405 DividendApr 6, 20050.405 DividendJan 6, 20050.385 DividendOct 6, 20040.385 DividendJul 7, 20040.385 DividendApr 6, 20040.385 DividendJan 7, 20040.385 DividendOct 8, 20030.385 DividendJul 8, 20030.385 DividendApr 8, 20030.385 DividendJan 8, 20030.385 DividendOct 8, 20020.385 DividendJul 8, 20020.385 DividendApr 8, 20020.385 DividendJan 8, 20020.385 DividendOct 5, 20010.385 DividendJul 6, 20010.385 DividendApr 6, 20010.385 DividendJan 8, 20010.385 DividendOct 5, 20000.385 DividendJul 6, 20000.047 DividendJul 3, 20000.385 DividendApr 6, 20000.385 DividendJan 6, 20000.385 DividendOct 6, 19990.385 DividendJul 7, 19990.386 DividendApr 7, 19990.385 DividendJan 6, 19990.385 DividendOct 7, 19980.385 DividendJul 8, 19980.385 DividendJun 30, 19982: 1 Stock SplitApr 7, 19980.385 DividendJan 7, 19980.385 DividendOct 8, 19970.385 Dividend

Wow that is one messy looking graph, but you get the drift...

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#4) On June 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM, TMFLegendPhoenix (< 20) wrote:

I find it interesting that you called the ticker VZ, "Verizon Wireless".  Although most of VZ's revenue (and all of their dividends) comes from Verizon Wireless,VZ is actually "Verizon Communications", which owns 55% of Verizon Wireless.   The other 45% of Verizon Wireless is owned by Vodafone (VOD).

This distinction may seem insignificant, but as their legacy business of land lines is declining and their Fios service is still taking off, Verizon Communication would very much like to own more of their Wireless cashcow. 
I only bring this up for anyone who may be interested, you may want to follow the VZ-VOD-verizonWireless dynamic as it is currently unfolding.

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#5) On June 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM, TMFLegendPhoenix (< 20) wrote:

I don't bring this up as a correction, just as a point of interest.  When I think of "Verizon," it's their wireless service that comes to mind (rather than their land lines or fiber network). 

Their dividend lives and dies with Verizon Wireless and they're working to wrestle a larger stake from Vodafone.

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#6) On June 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (87.99) wrote:

Great point Legend, I really should have posted this instead-

Business Summary 

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its Verizon Wireless segment offers access to various wireless voice and data services comprising Internet access through smart phones and basic phones, and notebook computers and tablets; messaging services, which enable customers to send and receive text, picture, and video messages; and consumer-focused and business-focused multimedia applications. This segment also provides location-based services; global data services; HomeFusion Broadband, a high-speed Internet service for homes; other connection-related services, such as data access and value added services to support telemetry-type applications; and machine-to-machine services that support devices used in healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, distribution, and consumer products markets, as well as sells smart phones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. The company’s Wireline segment offers video services over its fiber-optic network; data Services comprising high-speed Internet and FiOS broadband data products, as well as local exchange capacity, managed, mobility, and security services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional, long distance, wire maintenance, and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP, and landline and wireless services; and local dial tone and broadband services to local, long distance, and other carriers. This segment also provides networking products and solutions, such as private Internet protocol services, and Ethernet access and ring services; and infrastructure and cloud services. As of June 20, 2013, it served 98.9 million retail customers. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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 Do you think they'll be able to gain more share of Vodafone, and  if not, how safe do you think the dividend is?

Hey man, how's the little stormtrooper doing?


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#7) On June 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM, TMFLegendPhoenix (< 20) wrote:

I think Vodafone is amendable to parting with their 45% stake in the wireless venture, but they seem to be haggling over the price.  There was speculation that Verizon and Vodafone might merge, but it seems like this will not happen.  So with the merger off the table, the question becomes: How will Verizon come up with the dough to buy out Vodafone's share?

Verizon is being tight-lipped about their plans but I read rumors that they've even contact AT&T about joining forces to acquire the remainder of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone. Stay tuned.


Regarding our little ewok, I need to produce a blog post about this.  Just in case anyone else is curious, I don't want to have to direct people to the FFJ, verizon discussion, comment #7 for the big announcement

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#8) On June 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM, constructive (99.97) wrote:

"Verizon is being tight-lipped about their plans but I read rumors that they've even contact AT&T about joining forces to acquire the remainder of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone. Stay tuned."

It seems incredibly unlikely that would pass antitrust review.

I think a Verizon-Vodafone merger is still on the table, possibly with Vodafone's European assets sold off to another company.

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#9) On June 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM, awallejr (33.93) wrote:

I had bought AGNC back in 2008-2009.  Well I wondered why my basis never fell quick after dividends.  This time I kept a record.  My basis prior to the recent divy was 7.68.  I received a dividend of $1.05 and the adjusted basis is 7.34.  So 1.05 got me .34.  Dividend stocks just seem to me to get the short end.

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#10) On June 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (87.99) wrote:

Hey Andy, that's why I put stock gain for the winner. I'll adjust the dividends manually for viewing purposes. (we might have a scandal if a divi payer outperforms the stock gain winner)


Still for this contest stock gain rules.

CAPS really doesn't reflect a dividend investors point of view, but like you said-

Who really want's to sign up for a five year contest?

Someone else needs to explain how Caps figures dividends since I'm still partying from the Hawks winning the Cup.




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#11) On June 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM, awallejr (33.93) wrote:

lol on the Hawks, grats ;)  Gives you something at least as a hopeless Cubbie fan!

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