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Shares of Mattel Inc. have not only climbed more than 5 percent during trading today.

Not only did Mattel Inc, announce Q4 earnings, and their 2011 Full Year Earnings, they biggest news was the announcement of a $0.31 Q1 2012 cash Dividend.

Mattel, Inc. – Manufactures, Designs, and Markets a broad variety of toy products on a Worldwide Basis through there sales to customers, and directly to consumers. Operating in two segments Domestic, and International. Portfolio includes Barbie fashion dolls, and accessories, Polly Pocket, Disney Classics, and Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tyco, and WWE Wrestling products.

Mattel’s Q4 Earnings announced an increase in net sales by 1 percent Worldwide from the previous calender a year ago. Sales jumped 5%.

Top Products

Barbie – 6 Percent Sales Gains

Hot Wheels – 11 Percent Sales boost.

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As we are now finishing up the First Month of the 2012 calender year, there is no questions that overall Mattel Inc, had one heck of a 2011 year with Worldwide sales increasing 7%, and International jumping 12%.

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Some people complain and say that when a company is repurchasing shares of there own company it may be bad, and some other to suggest that obviously the company feels there stocks are vary undervalued and would rather reinvest money into themselves rather than another company. It has been reported that back in 2011 Mattel Inc. repurchased 20.4 Million shares for upwards of $536 Million.

Currently I have Mattel Inc – (NASDAQ-MAT) a BUY/HOLD Rating. As the 52 week High has just been broke it is clear Mattel Inc, will touch new highs. I could see Mattel Inc, climbing to 33-35.00 a share over the coming weeks ahead. Not only are they an attractive buy with dividend increase. If you want to add a Value Investment with over a 3% Yield this might be a company to add to your Watch List. 

Currently I do not own any Shares of the above talked about investments and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

Great Panther Silver Limited (NYSE:AMEX-GPL) – Also known as (Great Panther) is a silver mining exploration company. This companies main activities are on the mining of precious and base metals from their wholly owned properties in Mexico. The Company has two primary mining properties: Topia Mine and Guanajuato Mine. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Minera Mexicana el Rosario, S.A. de C.V., Metalicos de Durango, S.A. de C.V. and Minera de Villa Seca, S.A. de C.V.

Over the past 52 weeks not only has this stock traded as high as $5.04 a share, since the New Year Great Panther Limited has climbed from $1.95 to just over $2.40 a share.  Not only do I feel this Stock will have gains the coming months ahead, any decent news out on this company could spike investors attentions. Currently I have Great Panther Silver (GPL) Rated a BUY, and as of 1/21/2011 have added (GPL) to the PoulTrend Alert List!

 

Verizon: Paying Politicians to Rule the Air (g...Verizon Wireless – announced on Friday, 12/30/2011 there intentions on abandoning a $2 fee for the single bill payments which were planned to be in effect next month. Not only is this wonderful News for the Consumers out their as it now seems their voices are being heard. It was believed that Verizon was doing this as they wanted to discourage ones of who pay their bill by phone or online, and ones who like last minute payments.

Verizon Communications Inc. (Public,NYSE:VZ) -Ended the 2011 Year off in Solid Fashion. Not only is VZ trading close to 52 week highs at $40.25, Verizon has been on a real climb. Since January 1st 2010 Verizon closed at $35.78. During the past year, traded at a low of $32.28, since this low making a beautiful rebound of $7.97 close to $8.00 per share. During these 52 weeks has also keep up its strong Dividend of $0.49 first 3 Pervious months of the Year, and $0.50 its more recent quarter a Yield of 4.99%.

Currently I rate Verizon Wireless, a Hold.

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) a diversified manufacturer/supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Operates on 8 Segments providing services to a range of industries, including appliance, automotive, agricultural, building and construction, chemical processing, electronics, furniture, house wares, oil and gas, packaging, paints, coatings and adhesives, personal care pharmaceutical processed foods pulp and paper textile. Its portfolio includes specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries. Google.com/Finance Section

Dow of which over the past 52 weeks has traded at a High of $42.23, and a low of $20.61 closed on Friday at $24.76. The Dow Chemical Company Currently has a $0.25 Dividend

Currently I am Calling a PoulTrend Alert on DOW, as I believe over the coming month ahead there is large upside potential.

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The Coca-Cola Company(KO)Coca Cola, a Stock that has always been known for its Great Dividend, Great Yield.

Today Coca Cola (KO) traded at a Low of $63.34 – $65.43.  KO ended up closing at $65.23, and in the Eyes of many investors this is around or close to a Bargain Price, However I beg to differ. KO of which is a company I do not see going anywhere, anytime soon. However I think over the coming years ahead this may be one stock of which will a gradual long term decline. Not because its financials are out line or anything like that. However I feel as more, and more baby boomers get closer to retirement they will be selling off their shares of Coca Cola of which will bring it down even as it continues to outperform.
Over the Past year, Coca Cola has traded at a High of $71.77, and a low of $58.55

Since 1986 – 1996 Coca Cola has split 4 separate times a 3 to 1 split, and 3- 2 to 1 splits. During this time, the Baby Bombers were in there peak times of their life where they may of had the extra cash lining around to invest into KO.

If a Baby Boomer owned just 1 share, by the end of these 4 splits they would have 24 Shares.

Split 1 – 1 Share * 3 = 3 Shares

Split 2- 4 Shares *2= 6 Shares

Split 3 – 8 Shares*2= 12

Split 4 -16 Shares*2= 24

During 1946-1964 the so called 19 years of the Baby Boom, there was close to 76 Million Births in the USA.

Lets Estimate that 15 Million of these Baby Boomers invested in Cola during that time, each buying just 10 Shares of Coca Cola.

During Split 1- they would have 30 Shares Each * 15 Million = 450 Million Shares.

During the Next 3 Splits lets Say 9 Million of these decided to sell all their investments in KO 5 Million Continued to hold there shares of 30 and 1 Million of them Buying 30 More after the First Split.

During Split 2 – 5 Million * 30 Original Shares = 150 Million Shares with a 2 for 1 Split, Making their shares increase to 60 for a total of 300 Million Shares. The 1 Million of who invested into buying 30 more shares before that split now held 60 Shares each = 60 Million * 2 for 1 Split = 120 Million Shares. Meaning Now 6 Million Baby Boomers owned 420 Million Shares which is Lower than the Previous 450 Million However lets continue on.
During Split 3 – Lets say those 5 Million held their Shares and Still hold 30 Shares Each, for a total of  150 Million Shares * 2 for 1 = 60 Shares Each times 5 Million = 300 Million Shares. The 200,000 of the Original 1 Million who double their stock after the initial Split now added 20 More shares. They now own 80 Shares Each * 200,000 * 2 for 1 = 16 Million Shares. The other 800,000 decided to buy 25 More Shares bring there grand total to 85 Shares * 2 for 1 split = 800,000 * 85 *2= 136 Million Shares. Meaning now that a total of 6 Million people own a total of

300 Million Shares + 16 Million Shares + 136 Million Shares grand total of 452 Million Shares.

During Split 4- Lets Say 2 Million sold off their shares and now only 3 Million held their shares of 60 * 2 for 1 split = 120 Shares * 3 Million = 360 Million Shares. The 200,000 of who have 80 decided to buy 20 more bring there total to 100 Shares * 2 for 1 Split = 200 Shares. 200,000*200 Shares each = 40 Million Shares, and Finally the 800,00 0f who had 85 Shares decided to buy 40 More shares bringing total to 125 Shares * 2 for 1 = 250 Shares each * 800,000 = 200 Million Shares . Meaning that Now these 4 Million people own a combined

360 Million Shares + 40 Million Shares + 200 Million Shares bringing their Grand total to 600 Million Shares. Out of the 2.3 Billion shares Available 1,439,688,448 of which are owned by institutional Investments, owners meaning now that

1,439,688,448 + 600,000,000 = 2.3 Billion Shares.

Obviously this is not a for sure, and these are all estimates, but what if there was out of those 4 Million Baby Boomers 1/3 or 1/2 decided to sell off  in a gradually during a 3 year span.

The Stock that has a 52 week low of $57.00 could see more levels close to $45.00-$50.00 range. Meaning why not wait for the storm to happen, and for KO to see Lower Lows!

Personally I believe many of the High Dividend, and High Yield Stocks will be on a Moderate Lower decline over the coming years ahead. I will wait for my Opportunity of  when to get in with KO, However I do not think that time is right now.

 

 

 

 

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Apples stock of which has a 52 week High of $422.86, and its 52 week low $277.77.

 

Currently Apple is Trading around $373.00. Not only do they have great products, and Everyone out there wants an Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad. Being a company with this much demand makes you more viol ital. Not only do I feel that Apple is Overbought, but I think it is close to $100.00-$125.00 overbought. Over the coming months ahead, it is obvious that there products will be the top sellers especially during the holidays. However, The facts are people like, change, and I personally do not think that the iPhone will be as hot of an item as it is right now until they change the looks to it. They not only need to make the screen bigger. For them to get into the Business  market and take full control of that cell phone sector the phone has to change. Personally I love all Apple products they continue to blow my mind with some of the things you can do with them. However there price is unmatched, there products are TO EXPENSIVE for the Average American, and I think this may hurt them long term. If they can lower price and compete with other products that are more than half the price, I think they will continue to miss out on a large market share. I expect Apple to continue a downtrend, and when it hits under $250.00 then maybe will I think about Investing in them. I would rather have my money in At&t, Verizon Wireless as not only do you get a Dividend, and Great Yields, but if Apple falls out someday in the Future, it does not matter because they would obviously have the new Hot Item, and Cell Phones are not going anywhere. Over the coming years ahead I believe these phone companies will increase in price, Dividend, and Yield which over the Long run will benefit me more than a investment in Apple. Currently I have Apple as a SELL, and have no intentions of investing in them until a change is underway.

 

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Netflix (NFLX) of which was a $300.00 Stock back in July 2011, is not trading at a $114.00.

Shares of Netflix obviously were overvalued, and it has showed have been overbought for sometime.

Netflix is currently at a Price now most people would want to take a look at for a long term investment however I tend to disagree. Not only do I think that Netflix has not seen its Bottom. Netflix is a stock to stay clear of until it starts to establish a better Video Portfolio. Another thing to look for is, when will Netflix start streaming in Blu-Ray. I recommend that people stay Clear of this Stock as any bad news will Rock, it. If Netflix can establish themselves in the Streaming of Blu Rays, and signing some better Movie Companies, and TV shows it will then open my eyes for a possible investment. Do not forget that Microsoft has now announced it will be entering the streaming of content, this may hurt Netflix Long term.

If or When Netflix starts trading under $80.00 will I look to a possible investment in the company. However it also would rely solely on good news such as an announcement of New TV show Releases, and the Streaming of Blu Ray content.

 

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Bank of America (BAC) is a SELL!!

Bank of America has a 52 week High of $15.31, and a Low of $5.66. Today Bank of America has hit its year low, and I would not be surprised if this stock continues to FALL, and Quickly. After its announcements on Debit Card Fees, and all the Law Suits it is currently Facing, I do not see how anyone could want to even take the Gamble, you are better off putting a match to your cash than investing it with Bank of America. All I have to say is TO BIG TO FAIL?

Over the coming months ahead, I would not be Surprised if Bank of America, Turns into a $4.00 Stock especially with all the Crisis’s all over the world with Banks. Financials are a Stay away right now.

As I have discussed in recent Blog Posts, the Market has Slight bull action, but is in a deep Bear Market of which I figure will continue possible threw into the New Year, or beyond. Some ETF’s I recommend to be on your Watch List this week are

 

Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE:KOL)

Direxion Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x Shares (NYSE:COWS)

ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 (NYSE:SRTY)

Direxion Daily Finan. Bear 3X Shs(ETF)

Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bear 3X Shs(ETF)

My plans come Monday morning, are simple. Not only will I be cancelling any Debit cards of which I hold with my local banks but I am going to continue to put less, and less money in the banks. If you have not already heard news broke this morning that Bank of America was going to be issuing $5 monthly fee, on all customers of who use their debit card. Even Wells Fargo has announced they will be trying to push a $3 fee on debit accounts. How ridiculousness is that? Not only do these stupid BANKS own, America, now we have to pay them fees like crazy, and they do not want to give us shit. I expect things to continue to get worse before they are better. Watch for mortgage regulations to change, loan regulations, and even Student loan issues. This is pathetic, Way to ruin America.