Tag: defense

Go Inside the $56 Billion ‘Black’ Budget

Filed in Bank Gold, gld, inflation, o by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

The Pentagon dropped its $533 billion budget this week. Some line items get a thorough public debate — like stealth jet engines and soldier health care. Others have opaque names like “RETRACT MAPLE,” and are totally hush-hush. Welcome to the Defense Department’s classified, or black, budget. It appears to be about $56 billion, the same as last year, less some inflation.

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General Dynamics (GD): Value in Defense

Filed in Bank Gold, dividend, earnings, EPS, o, shares by on December 20, 2010 0 Comments
General Dynamics (GD): Value in Defense

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy , General Dynamics Corp (GD) “Aerospace & defense contractor General Dynamics ( GD ) is a buy based on our value criteria,” says J. Royden Ward . The editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Letter explains, “In our view, the shares are undervalued at 9.4 times forward 12-month EPS. Dividends have been paid since 1979 and currently provide a solid yield of 2.5% “The company has an impressive record of increasing sales, earnings and dividends during the past 20 years which will continue unabated during the foreseeable future. Continue reading General Dynamics (GD): Value in Defense General Dynamics (GD): Value in Defense originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ehud Barak: History Will Judge Obama on Nuclear Iran

Filed in Bank Gold, obama by on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

“History will judge this [Obama] administration when it comes to the end of its term whether Iran has nuclear weapons or not,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Fox News in an interview. He also said sanctions are not enough to stop Iran from reaching nuclear capability.

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.17 (TXN, ORCL, LMT, NOC, NKE, DRI, more)

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Market Wrap-Up for Sept.17 (TXN, ORCL, LMT, NOC, NKE, DRI, more)

Texas Instruments ( TXN ) is the latest big name out today with a headline-grabbing $7.5 billion share buyback. When you look at some history on the company, you will find the company has now spent a whopping $27.5 billion in buybacks since 2004, with very little real price appreciation to show for it. What would have happened to the stock price if the company had looked to make some acquisitions that could have boosted the growth prospects/bottom line? Or invested the money in research & development? T.I. could have also been a bit more generous with their dividend payouts as well (you knew my bias would hit on that point). Wall Street loves to applaud the buybacks and the “reduce the float” argument. We’ll politely agree to disagree. Elsewhere, Oracle ( ORCL ) came out with a monster earnings report this morning and the stock traded nicely higher on the day. This is another company that could be doing much more with its dividend payout (granted they recently started paying a dividend in the last year). We also saw some buying in the defense sector, as we continue to see the rotation into sectors that have been under-performing. Lockheed Martin ( LMT ) and Northrop Grumann ( NOC ) led the charge for the defense names. Volume climbed to 4.09 Billion shares on the NYSE. The Dow has closed higher 10 out of 12 sessions so far this month, while the Nasdaq made it 8 winning sessions in a row. As we look ahead to next week, we inch closer to the next deluge of earnings coming in October. There are some big names reporting next week already, including Darden Restaurants ( DRI ) , Nike ( NKE ) , and General Mills ( GIS ) , to name a few. I want to thank everyone that has sent us feedback so far on how Dividend.com has been helping our subscribers’ portfolio returns. We want to continue to shine, so please keep any and all feedback coming. If you haven’t sent us any feedback yet, please take the time to do so. Don’t forget to check

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They only come out at night: “The Dark Side of Climate Change”

Filed in Bank Gold, gld, Gold by on September 15, 2010 0 Comments
They only come out at night: “The Dark Side of Climate Change”

Looks like they’ve discovered what great heat sinks asphalt and concrete make: Photo by Tyrone Turner/National Geographic – infrared showing heat loss from NYC buildings From the National Resources Defense Council via press release posted at investorideas.com (h/t to Mark) … Continue reading →

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Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

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Ted Barrett CNN Sept 15, 2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week. The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues – the other being the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Reid called the DREAM Act “really important” and said it should be passed because it provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. DREAM is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act. Full article here Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD)

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Homeschoolers Interrogated by Secret Police, Face Imprisonment

Filed in Gold, Gold Spot Market by on September 6, 2010 0 Comments

Home School Legal Defense Association | Estimates suggest that only a few hundred children are homeschooled in Botswana, a country of 2 million located just north of South Africa and that has acceded to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Barak to U.S., France: Take steps to stop Lebanese flotilla

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After announced delay in departure of women’s flotilla, Defense Minister speaks with foreign ministers of U.S. and France, stresses that flotilla is an “unnecessary provocation.”

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Global Defense Technology (GTEC): ‘Mission Impossible’

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Global Defense Technology (GTEC): ‘Mission Impossible’

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “The government is funneling cash into a new breed of defense companies that specialize in nonconventional warfare and intelligence gathering. Global Defense Technology ( GTEC ) is one such company,” says growth stock specialist Karim Rahemtulla . The contributing editor to White Cap Research Group explains, “The company was met with little fanfare when it went public in December 2009. But with earnings in hypergrowth mode, and sales ready to leap beyond its $140 million market cap, this company won’t remain Wall Street’s best-kept secret much longer. Continue reading Global Defense Technology (GTEC): ‘Mission Impossible’ Global Defense Technology (GTEC): ‘Mission Impossible’ originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Raytheon (RTN): A Bargain in Defense

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Raytheon (RTN): A Bargain in Defense

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy , Raytheon Company (RTN) “While others will focus on the fear, we will continue to focus on the facts and figures; and right now, they show that there are plenty of good values out there,” says John Reese . The editor of Validea explains, “The market often turns when things look bleakest, and fear is running rampant. That’s what so many of the gurus I follow knew. David Dreman has written extensively about buying unloved stocks, or being bullish in times of outright crisis. “Warren Buffett has said that the time to be greedy is when others are fearful. And Peter Lynch has said having the stomach to stay disciplined during emotional times is critical to making money in stocks. Continue reading Raytheon (RTN): A Bargain in Defense Raytheon (RTN): A Bargain in Defense originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Northrop Grumman Added to Goldman’s “Conviction Sell” List on Defense Spending Concerns (NOC)

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Northrop Grumman Added to Goldman’s “Conviction Sell” List on Defense Spending Concerns (NOC)

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) saw its shares added to Goldman Sachs’ “Conviction Sell” List on Monday. The firm also cut its price target on NOC from $52 to $48, citing an unfavorable defense spending climate. That new target represents a potential 13% downside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $55.45. A Goldman analyst commented, “In the past two months we have heard the Secretary of Defense, other members of the Administration, and a Defense panel commissioned by Congress provide comments that suggest lower Defense spending.” Northrop Grumman shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Monday. The Bottom Line We have avoided shares of NOC since our early June 2008 coverage began, when the stock was trading at $71.70. The company has a dividend yield of 3.39%, based on Friday’s closing stock price of $55.45. The stock has technical support in the $50 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $60 price level. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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How the MSM is reporting the attack on Gaza aid ships

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold Spot Market by on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

CBC down plays the number to 9 people killed and claims Israel was acting in self defense Israeli raid of ships was self-defence: Netanyahu CNN down plays the number dead to 9 people and claims self defense Fox head line read Self Defense … WRH permalink

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