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19-Dec-2014 Option rolls (part 2)

By Alex Hebelka on 18-Dec-2014 11:37 am (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, final part of our wwekly rolls follows. We have to update last 5 positions - see trade alerts below. Please read also a comment written by Mike Ray:... (more)

18-Dec-2014 Option rolls (part 1)

By Alex Hebelka on 17-Dec-2014 18:45 pm (4 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We have to roll our monthly positions, as it is 3rd week of December. So we decided to start a bit earlier.... (more)

15-Dec-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 15-Dec-2014 18:59 pm (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, The sharp drop in oil weighed on investors and led to a sharp selloff on Friday (12/12/2014). Worries about weak economic data from China also prompted fears of a global economic slowdown. The S&P 500 index was down 33 points (down 1.62%) on Friday and closed the week at 2,002.33 for a weekly loss of 3.46%. ... (more)

11-Dec-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 11-Dec-2014 14:43 pm (1 week ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, option rolls for this week are here. Highlights: SPY and IWM hedges adjustment, GILD and EBAY adjustments, INTC closeout and some minor changes. ... (more)

Weekly Dividend Lab Newsletter: 12.10.14

By Todd Johnson on 10-Dec-2014 19:20 pm (2 weeks ago)Alert
12.10.14 Hi Folks, Confusion on this Week's Dividend Lab Newsletter I want to apologize for the confusion with this week's newsletter. I thought I had sent it to Alex - and instead ... (more)

DividendLab Newsletter postponed

By Alex Hebelka on 10-Dec-2014 8:53 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Comment
Hello all, We had to postpone this week’s newsletter. We are aware that it is the second time in short time period. ... (more)

05-Dec-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 5-Dec-2014 12:57 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello, we have to roll our remaining weekly positions; let's do it: ... (more)

04-Dec-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 4-Dec-2014 12:33 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, it's time to roll our weeklies. We decided to close one position, the rest is rolled out one week, except... (more)

01-Dec-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 1-Dec-2014 7:11 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, , , ,
Good morning, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their families. Oil took center stage and it’s the one topic everybody will be watching on Monday. This week I focus upon Targa Resources $TRGA together with three other securities. I’ll be also looking to add some opportunistic purchase. ... (more)

Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 1-Dec-2014 6:10 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Organic Investment and Atlas Acquisition Drive 35% Dividend Growth, 23%+ Capital Appreciation Potential $2.6 billion investment on capacity expansion and Atlas Energy acquisition will drive earnings growth and increase distributions by 35% in 2015 Steady quarterly dividend growth since IPO offers solid dividend income Shares trade 23% below average Wall Street price target Targa Resources Corp. (NSYE: TRGP) owns general and limited partner interests, and incentive distribution rights (IDRs), in Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE: NGLS), an energy Master Limited Partnership (MLP) focused on the midstream gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) sector. Targa Resources Partners (the "Partnership") owns, develops, acquires and operates midstream energy assets that gather, compress, treat, process, store, fractionate and sell natural gas and NGLs, and gather, store and sell refined petroleum products and crude oil.... (more)

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 30-Nov-2014 17:19 pm (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Strong Revenue Growth, Robust R&D Pipeline, Strong Operating History and Recent Share Price Drop Make Shares Compelling Strong growth prospects with breakaway results in 2014 and on-track to achieve $1 billion revenue target 90 products pending FDA approval with $8.6 billion addressable market Excellent history of beating earnings guidance, shares up 2156% over past 5 years Akorn Inc (NASDAQ: AKRX) is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a full line os diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, as well as niche hospital drugs and injectable pharmaceuticals. In addition, through its subsidiary – Advanced Vision Research, Inc. (AVR) – it manufactures and markets a line of over-the-counter ophthalmic products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand, as well as a portfolio of private label OTC ophthalmic products.... (more)

Allergan, Inc. (AGN) – Analysis of Acquisition

By Todd Johnson on 30-Nov-2014 16:39 pm (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Acquisition, Analysis, ,
Recent Acquisition by Actavis (ACT) Strengthens Value Proposition for Shareholders Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) is a global specialty pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Irvine, California, and operations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions, with the proven ability to build and sustain leading brands through a multi-targeted sales and marketing approach, appropriate to each product line. On November 18, 2014, Allergan agreed to be acquired by Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), an Irish specialty pharmaceuticals company, for $66 billion, or $219 per share. Allergan shareholders will receive $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each Allergan share held. ... (more)

UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (NYSE Arca: LMLP) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 30-Nov-2014 16:33 pm (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Attractively Priced for Income, Distribution Growth, Low Risk and Long-Term Distribution Stability Underlying ex-energy MLP Index offers strong distribution income and growth potential with a compelling 14.12% annualized yield Recent dip in ETN market value relative to 52-week high makes LMLP a compelling investment at current levels Issuer UBS is an investment grade Swiss bank with minimal credit risk... (more)

Dividend Lab: Quantitative Screen Rationale – 11.29.14

By Todd Johnson on 29-Nov-2014 20:29 pm (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
11.29.14 ... (more)

27-Nov-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 27-Nov-2014 9:39 am (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, we have three option positions expiring this week, so let's make the rolls on Friday morning. Remember - trading hours on Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST time); markets are closed on Thursday. ... (more)

Dividend Lab – Advance: Adding 14% Yielder with Protective Put

By Todd Johnson on 24-Nov-2014 5:47 am (4 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
11.24.14 Hi Folks I am going to make a few trades to benefit/improve the portfolio. 1. Buy Ellington Financial $EFC: Adding due to low rates and high yield. We currently ow 625-s... (more)

Dividend Lab: Names/Intros – Jerry Chavez & Georgiana

By Todd Johnson on 22-Nov-2014 20:58 pm (4 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
11.22.14 Hi Folks, I want to let folks know of a individuals helping me out on various projects: Jerry Chavez and Georgiana. Jerry Chavez & Georgiana On the forum you may se... (more)

21-Nov-14 Option rolls – last update

By Alex Hebelka on 21-Nov-2014 12:29 pm (4 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello, yesterday I promised you to send the the update of remaining positions; here we go: ... (more)

AdvanceDL: ETP and BRKB trades explained

By Alex Hebelka on 21-Nov-2014 3:20 am (1 month ago)AdvanceDL Comment, ,
Hello all, we received several questions concerning our recent trades, so I decided to write a couple of words to you. ... (more)

20-Nov-2014 Option rolls – part 2

By Alex Hebelka on 20-Nov-2014 14:35 pm (1 month ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello, 2nd part of the rolls is here. Most important positions are adjustments on AAPL, BABA and YHOO. Four positions expiring this week aren't covered so far: MBLY (likely to expire worthless), IWM puts (part of our hedge), EBAY calls and CLR  puts. I will provide update for these tomorrow morning.... (more)

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