New York – On Monday Yesterday January 23th a Jury awarded a surgery patient $10 Million in punitive damages in a suit against HCA Holdings.

This as a result of a 2007 gastric bypass surgery of which complications arose, resulting in Clay Chandler to go into a coma.  Late Friday, January 20th, the Jacksonville Federal Court found Memorial Hospital Liable for $168 Million in Damages.

HCA Currently has plans to appeal the decision, a spokesman said in an email – The Wall Street Journal

“While we sympathize with him and his family and respect the judicial process, we do not agree with the outcome of the case,” HCA said

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) – is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health careand related services. HCA provides services through a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. As of September 30, 2010, it operated a diversified portfolio of 162 hospitals (with approximately 41,000 beds) and 104 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the United States and in England.

HCA Holdings Inc. released as an IPO in March of 2011.  Has a 52 week trading ranging from a high $35.37-$17.03. Yesterday HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Closed at $24.64 +(o.57%)

Currently I have HCA Rated a Hold with a Target Price at $25.75-26.50 Range.

Biggest worry for this company is the greater than expected Medicare, and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, also an increase in uninsured admissions (charity care resulting in higher uncompensated care) Also have worries from this their could be large swings in stock price.

 

Currently I hold no position in HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), and have no plans to within the next 3 trading days.

 

Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Since 10/31/2011 Transocean hit a High of $59.24 of which then resulted in a downtrend to a New 52 week Low of $38.21 right before the New Year. However since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

Currently I own a Long Term Position in Transocean (RIG).

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE)  Founded in 1996, Clean Energy (CLNE) provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the US and Canada. The company designs, builds, finances, and operates fueling stations, supplying compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in the public transit, refuse hauling, airport, taxi, seaport, and regional trucking markets. Clean Energy is based in Seal Beach, CA.

 

Over the past 52 weeks has bounced back over 55% from its 52 week low. Since the New Year, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has climbed from closing 2011 at $12.46 to over $14.00 a share.  Over the coming month ahead, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. should continue to climb to Higher levels possibly surpassing their current 52 week high $17.85.  Since the PoulTrend Alert of which was announced back on  10/14/2011 @ $11.48 (CLNE) has climbed over 22%. As of close on Friday January, 20th, 2012

 

On the Day – Clean Energy Fuel Corp. traded up +0.20 (+1.45%).

Even at $14.oo a share, I still believe (CLNE) is Undervalued. I still have them a BUY, with a 2012 Target Price at $17.00 a share.

 

I currently hold a Long term position in this company, and have no plans of adding a new position within the next trading days.

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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.

Over the past 2 1/2 months we have seen the Market all over the Place.

Here are some of the 5  Best Performing Vanguard ETF’s Since August 22nd.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF – (VIG) – Has climbed from under $48.50 to close today at $53.64 of which is a $5.19 dollar climb, or +10.70%.

Notes : Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.28/2.14

Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF- (VCR) – Has climbed from $56.00 to close today at $61.34 a climb of $5.31 or +9.48%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.60/0.98

Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Index ETF- (MGC) – Has climbed from $38.50 to close today at $42.12 which is a $3.63 climb or +9.43%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.21.5/0.55

Vanguard Value ETF – (VTV) – Has climbed from $46.70 to close today at $50.89 which is a $4.21 dollar climb or +9.02%.

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/ Yield of 0.36/2.65

Vanguard Information Technology ETF – (VGT) – Has climbed from $57.37 to close today at $62.00 a climb of $4.63 or +8.07%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.36/0.58

 
For some of you Value Investors out there, or the Long Term Investor these might be ETF’s to add to your Watch Lists!

One Stock I am Building my Portfolio with! Of which I feel may be a High Risk, but at the same time offering me a possible long term growth investment both in value of share price threw both split’s, and dividend is

HollyFrontier Corp  Public, NYSE: HFC – formerly known as Holly Corporation, is an independent petroleum refiner that produces light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. Operates on two segments: Refining and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP).

 December 31, 2010,owned and operated three refineries consisting of a petroleum refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. This refinery of which operates in conjunction with vacuum, and crude oil distillation, and other facilities 65 miles away in Lovington, New Mexico (the Navajo Refinery, and a refinery in Woods Cross Utah/Tulsa Refinery.Owns and operates Holly Asphalt Company, and owns 75% interest in a 12-inch pipeline project from Salt Lake City Utah to Las Vegas Nevada.

In July 2011 had a Merger with Frontier Oil Company. Over the Past 52 week period HollyFrontier has traded between 15.69 – 38.90. During this span it also has announced a Dividend, and had a 2:1 Split.  Currently the Dividend is 0.09/1.10 which in time I expect to grow, and possible at Rapid Rates over the coming years ahead. Their may also be the possibility of a Bigger Company coming in, and making an offer on buying them out.

For instance if you read my post (9/6/2011) of this year I recommend (BEXP) of which opened at $29.31

Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP) – of which  engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The company owns property interests in the Onshore Gulf Coast consisting of the Vicksburg trend in Brooks County, Texas. Frio trend in and around Matagorda County, Texas. (BEXP) also has joint venture interests […]

Since this Post on October 25th their was an announcement that Brigham Exploration Company, was going to buy out all the outstanding shares of Brigham for $36.50.

HollyFrontier Financials

Not only do I believe we will still need oil, and oil refiners, for at least 10 possible 20 years. I tend to like Oil Refiners because of overall demand in supply of which has continues to grow each, and every year, and with the USA still number one in oil consumption from Cia.gov numbers. With the USA Dollar of which dropped some bit this year this may result in more demand from other countries which would essentially grow profits. Not to mention refiners do better when oil is down and Gas Climbs which for the better part of this past year Oil, has been quiet low. As of late oil however has made a climb back, and gas has dropped but Overall Long Term, I expect them both to climb. As I overlook the Balance Sheet there was a few things of which sparked my attention. One being Yes, that HollyFrontier has a solid Dividend, and has already had a 2:1 Split,Its P/E is 9.94 which I feel is quiet low.  My only concern is their accounts payable is equal to about 2/3 rds of their liquid assets, especially since a very serious chunk of those assets are accounts receivable. With the Economy as of late their could be a lot of debtors unable to pay at some point in time, or for long periods of time, even some not paying at all. This would then result in difficult paying their creditors. If this scenario was to occur they could possible drop long term assets. Over the coming months and years ahead I think there is great growth possible.

2010 Total Financials for year

Revenue at 8,322.93

Gross Profit 955.78.

Q1 & Q2 2011 Financials 

Revenue Q1 of 2,326.59, Q2 of 2,967.13 – Revenue has climbed each year since 2006 with one slight off year in 2009, which revenue was still over 50%.

Gross Profit has been Q1 of 341.97, Q2 of 520.04 – Has been solid since 2007, with 2010 out beating 2009 by 359.52

Numbers from 2010 Total Financials Down, are all in Millions.

Today (HFC) is trading around $31.50 around $7.50 off of its 52 week highs, and down $0.62 from yesterdays open.With a dividend of 0.09/yield of 1.11, EPS of 3.20, and AVG Volume around 4.10 Million which for today has only moved 700,000, and for less than 3 hours of trading left, its obvious many are sellers are offsetting the buyers, and that Volume on the day may not even meet Half the Avg. My theory being many are holding out the storm, waiting for Q3 earnings.

Currently I hold a long term position in (HFC)

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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.