Friday, February 20, 2015

Have Contact, what do I do with it now?

I bought this share in August 2011 thinking that the worst was over and that Contact was about to bring in the divs.

The company had just appointed a stonking CEO called Dennis Barnes and all was right with the world.

Or so we thought.

All the talk from Dennis, yes Dennis, I'll call him that from now since the folks at Contact will be reading this.

Anyway, he has been talking about a return to shareholders since taking over the reigns.

What made him change his mind?

Has Contacts prospects gotten so bad, he simply can't entertain the idea?

No, the company is doing well, and looks good to return $1 billion.

But what is this, oh no Dennis your 53.1 per cent shareholder Origin Energy has made some bad choices over the years as well and now looks to treat Contact as its own personal ATM by using that very same money that is supposed to be mine, ok ours, on buying up overseas energy companies.

Come on Dennis they are big boys.

Let them find their own money!

You have been talking about this for a long time. Expectations are that you would return it, to us.

Do you want to treat shareholders like your previous CEO treated your customers?

We know how that ended.

So I urge you, do the right thing. Treat us like owners as well as Origin Energy and return the money where it belongs, to us.

Don't be a paid lacky, we share in the fortune that you started with in this company.

Lets make it a long, mutually beneficial fortune.

*nobody from Contact has had a look yet

CEN @ Share Investor

Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 8
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 7
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 6
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 5 
Contact Energy look set to gain customers
I'm Buying: Contact Energy Ltd
Share Investor Portfolio 2: Value @ 7 July 2011
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 4
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 3
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd 2
Share Price Alert: Contact Energy Ltd
Stock of the Week - Reprise 5: Contact Energy Ltd
Origin Energy asset stripping Contact Energy
Stock of the Week - Reprise 4: Contact Energy Ltd
Stock of the Week - Reprise 3: Contact Energy Ltd
Long Term View: Contact Energy Ltd
Stock of the Week: Reprise 2 - Contact Energy
Stock of the Week: Reprise - Contact Energy 
Not so fast Davy Boy
Still Watching Contact Energy
Beam me up Davy
Stock of the Week: Contact Energy
MarketWatch: Contact Energy - June 2009
MarketWatch: Contact Energy - Jan 2009
Contact Energy looks bright during dark times
Share Investor's 2009 Stock Picks
Follow the Monopoly Board

Discuss this stock at Share Investor Forum - Register free
Download CEN Company Reports

c Share Investor 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Headliner: Stop Sending Me Your Paper (Unless it is free!)

The owners of that wonderful financial rag The Headliner are going to have to stop sending me their rag!

So far I have been sent zero,zip,nada, nothing at all.

So Derek Freear from Mercantile Gazette Marketing Ltd listen up-I'm not getting it anymore!

If you wanna send me say 6 months worth ill make it worth your while. Free publicity.

I would love to hear from that mysterious benefactor once again.


Darren Rickard
309a Charles St
Hastings 4120.

Related Links

c Share Investor 2013, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kathmandu: How much in a week from now?


No, not the price of the sugar in a cup of Auckland latté but the price of something similar.

Kathmandu stock after a day of trading on news that its shares are down again, that came out today it failed to make the grade over Christmas.

Well below the IPO price of $2.15, the share price is likely to head south tomorrow before it does its typical dead cat bounce sometime in the next few days.

Its not the first or second time in its history, although it has been 3x in as many months lately, that the stock has been punished due to missing sales targets.

It has missed them before in the past - got down these levels vis a vie price - but this time it feels a little diff.

Something tricky going on with the reporting. I mean how can the reporting vary from Dec 22 2014 to Jan 31 2015. You have to question that?

What were the staff doing, giving up?

Thought they had a touch of a pumpkin or worse still a postman?

You just hope that they can get over this rather large hiccup and move on but something just nags at me.

Could this be the beginning of the end?

Kathmandu @ Share Investor

Share Price Alert: Kathmandu Holdings Ltd
Kathmandu Holdings: Profit Upgrade lacks accurate comparison
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd: The First Year
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd: 2010 full year profit analysis
Chart of the Day: Kathmandu Holdings Ltd
Kathmandu Holdings: Market Update Misleads
Kathmandu's 2011 Results Under Pressure from Jan Cameron
Kathmandu IPO: Prospectus Analysis
Kathmandu IPO: Jan Cameron lands a blow to IPO
Kathmandu IPO: What is it worth?
Kathmandu IPO: Retail Interest HighKathmandu IPO: A tough mountain to climb
Kathmandu No.1 but IPO should get the Bullet
Download the detailed Kathmandu Value Cruncher Report - Requires free registration at Share Investor Forum to download
Download Kathmandu IPO Prospectus
KMD Investor Presentation to Macquarie

Discuss Kathmandu @ Share Investor Forum

Download KMD Company Reports

c Share Investor 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Share Investors Portfolio Picks Updated

Well, its been a busy couple of months.

NZX up around 200 points and the portfolio up in all cases except for 3x.

I'll start with those 3 first.

That's Trademe, The Warehouse and Team Talk.

Trademe down about 25c, the Warehouse around the same and Team Talk down 60 cents due to a downgrade.

Auckland International Airport is up over 50 cents, Air NZ up over 40 cents, Contact Energy up over $1, Fisher & Paykel Health up 90 cents, Hallensteins Glassons up 20 cents, Mainfreight up just over $1, NZ Refining up over 60 cents , Heartland Bank up nearly 30 cents Sky City even and Xero just 20 cents below what it was Nov 20.

They range from Heartland up 30 per cent, to Sky City even stevens and everything else in between.

Easy to pick good ones in a market that is rising but hopefully you can see what I mean about brief profits.

Real money is to be made long term.

An Alternative to that biased, joke that is Sharetrader.

Share Investor's Annual Stock Picks

Share Investor's 2014 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2013 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2012 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2011 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2010 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2009 Stock Picks
Share Investor's 2008 Stock picks

Broker Picks

Brokers 2014 Stock Picks
Brokers 2013 Stock Picks
Brokers 2012 Stock Picks
Brokers 2011 Stock Picks

c Share Investor 2014, 2015