8 jolly giants that are cheap now

Years of market turmoil have the stocks of many leading companies -- think GE and Berkshire Hathaway -- trading cheap compared with the rest of the market.

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Feb 27, 2013 9:32AM
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Why can't you guys get an article printed on one page instead of taking  10 pages to list stocks that you like?
Mar 10, 2013 4:57PM
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I agree with Cheezy, it takes to long to read 10 pages.
Feb 27, 2013 12:54PM
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Of course as long as the nation continues to see poverty as a virtue and work, production, and profits as damaging-selfserving-greed, these companies will be screwed along with the economy and the American people.  Reward poverty and punish production.  What a great plan!  It works so well in Argentina, Venezula, Europe and worked so well in the Soviet Union.  But, people want to be able to steal other people's money and just want to believe that under such circumstances economies will prosper and that the productive people will just stand-by while others steal their wealth.  Well, beleiving in the tooth feiry does not make her real.
Mar 10, 2013 6:33PM
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Thank you MSN (sarcasm) for telling people to buy these stocks while the Dow is at a record high. We also haven't had a market correction of 10% in over 500 days, which means we are way overdue for one. By the time suckers like you/us decide to get into the market after reading things like these MSN articles, the Wall Street big boys have already dumped their shares and are shorting the market.

Would you buy a car that's really popular right now (market hype) and selling for more than it's worth, or would you wait for it to go on sale (market correction)?

Feb 27, 2013 9:35AM
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If you own this bank you have no soul - not for their role in the financial crisis but for the way they rip off their customers.
Mar 10, 2013 3:46PM
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Michael Brush is full of crap., Dont buy while the market is up.
Mar 10, 2013 8:02PM
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Put all of your information on one page for heaven sakes!! Who wants to flip through all these pages to read about something that can be listed on one page???
Mar 10, 2013 6:14PM
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GE like Goldman Sachs and Facebook screw the American people on a regular basis.  They pay in ZERO, NOTHING, ZIP in taxes and get BILLIONS back in refunds that come out of the taxes we pay in.  BOYCOTT companies that are known to screw us over.
Mar 10, 2013 5:54PM
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We all must always remember when companies like these list stocks to buy they are just waiting for you to buy them to drive the price up a couple of bucks so they can unload a few million shares they have been sitting on to make a few million bucks to make payroll at our expense. Ignore them and do your homework

 

Mar 10, 2013 4:29PM
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the only system with no soul isn't the bank but the government that caused it. Mostly Frank & Dodd
Mar 10, 2013 5:59PM
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It's not just GE that I would in no way invest in now, even though I most likely would make some money if I did.  It's all a matter of Principle to me, something our Country has gravely turned our heads to in the past 30 years.

GE is just 1 of 30 major corporations who reported more than $160 billion in revenues from 2008-2010, and not a single one of those 30 corporations paid ANY Federal tax, but instead those 30 RECEIVED almost $11 Billion in REFUNDS.

Others in that list include HP, PG&E, DuPont, Boeing, Wells Fargo and Mattel.

It's time we put Principle back in our society.  As long as we keep supporting these major corporations that use every loophole they can to avoid paying taxes on income earned like the rest of us do, they will continue to do nothing to help our economy as a TOTAL grown, only their own stockpiles of money.

And not buying or using their products isn't the answer.  The answer is to Stand Up and Fight to TERMINATE our most agregous Corporate Tax Loopholes.
Mar 10, 2013 4:58PM
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Well this is what I see. Obama who asked for and got Sequester included in the Balance Budget Act, which for some reason the Media TOTALLY IGNORES TELLING US, thank God I got a letter from my Congressmen telling me the truth... whose Labor Department has I feel played very freely with the Unemployment numbers because the Media is not allowing any comments to be posted on their stories about the numbers which tells me there is a lot being hidden, and we now have the Brown Nosing Media now "pushing" stocks of which they know nothing about and by their own picks all of them should be rich and retired but for some reason their still working...So either they are incrediable stupind or just plain greedy.... all of which leads me to believe that in the next few weeks there is going to be a "truthful" revealing of the unemployment rate, which will drive down the Stocks that the Media is recomending and Obama and his media flunkies blanketing the all the Media outlet with a blitz blaming the Republicans for it all.....Sorry, not falling for it,,,again...You suckers can if you want..but I am surely not going to.....
Mar 10, 2013 4:17PM
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BOYCOTT GE NO TAXES BIG PORK STIMULUS BAILOUTS AND GREEN ENERGY MONEY FROM OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS! AND

THEIR OTHER COMPANIES LIKE NBC NOTHING BUT COMMUNIST AND GE PRODUCTS ESPECIALLY THEIR CRAPPY GREEN

ENERGY RIPOFF APPLICANCES! THIS IS SOCIALIST CORRUPTION AT IT'S WORST! THEIR NEW LIGHTBULBS ARE TOXIC

AND EXPENSIVE JUST THE CRAPPY VOLT BATTERY BUT THEY GOT GREEN MONEY TO FORCE AMERICANS TO BUY CRAP!

Mar 10, 2013 8:28PM
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And anyone who buys these stocks now will be a moron considering this was an obvious attempt to boost the stock value of these companies by making their stock in sudden high demand by claiming they are "bargain stock". The stock price is low because people don't want to invest in these companies not because of some price lowering that you should jump on. This is the stock market not wal-mart.
Mar 10, 2013 11:06PM
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Why do you guys keep running the same stupid articles over and over?  If it's old, it's not news.
Mar 10, 2013 11:50PM
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I wouldn't buy Chase because it is not someplace I would bank. My bank was bought buy Chase several years ago and I had quite a bit of money there. Quite a bit for me but maybe not others. It is my 8 month money reserve. As the next couple of years went by I was noticing that my interest payments were dropping. I used my financial software to run a report on it and it was way off. I checked the statements and that is when I noticed they were slowly reducing the interest rate each month. So being diligent in looking for options I started checking other banks and found that most were paying more than double and triple what Chase was paying and some were paying a lot more. I went to Chase and discussed my options with Account Services and they would only say that I could bundle some services, which would have committed me to having all my money with them, and keep a really high balance in all the accounts and have at least 2 automatic transfers each month and they would "give" me a 0.02% better rate. I told them that their options were too restricting and the rate was not near high enough to use their options. I told them I wanted to withdraw all the money to take to another bank that paid better with lower account balance and no bundling of services. It took almost 2 hours to get them to cut me a check. I literally went across the street and opened the exact same type account and went from getting 1.09% to 4.97% on the same amount of money. I didn't have to have any other accounts, anything to happen automatically, or to have direct deposits. Obviously this was about 10 or 12 years ago but even today the difference in rates and restrictions is about the same as then. Chase wants you to believe that they are doing you a favor and giving you the privilege of putting your money in their bank. I told them when I left that the bank works for me and my money is working for me and not them. I can see where they make all their money. They are either really greedy or they have so much overhead (read into that high paid management) that they have to gloss up their minimal services so you believe you are being smart with your money. One other thing about Chase, their credit card services is another money maker. I know 3 people that don't know each other and use a Chase card and all three say that they pay their bill off each month but for some some reason Chase will not send their bill or it will come in the mail so late that any attempt to mail in a payment will result in a late payment. I actually had the same issue with an HSBC card and that is how we got onto that subject. We all had to go to paperless billing to avoid the statement problem. Was that a way to make money or raise your rates? Or was it a way to force you to paperless billing? Either way they win. I think Chase is an expensive bank for the service and rates you get. Maybe it's different if you have a few million there but for the normal everyday person it's very expensive. I always tell others to look around for the best deals. Shopping for a bank or credit union is like shopping for insurance. Don't be lazy and look for the best deal.
Mar 10, 2013 6:55PM
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GE?  I bought GE several years ago at 25 1/2 and it still has not broken even, even with the present bull market and the sale of NBC for cash.  It is a dog; look at the price and dividend history..  Mine is about 25% below compared to the the S&P increase over the time period besides remaining below cost.
Mar 10, 2013 7:44PM
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GE stock years ago was the apple pie of the average shareholder. Not anymore, have come to realize that a conglomorate company like GE who has stock only in the $20 dollar price range, is not right. There are many companies who's stock are in the 60-75 dollar price range. Why not GE? They give nothing back to the shareholder BUT they will go and buy another company in the billions. They did just that during the recession. Now once again they are promising a stock buy back. No thanks, you should have thought of me during the recession, keep your dividend you must need it, you don't pay taxes, so why did you lower it from .31 to .10 and presently sit at .19. Sorry, have shipped out from GE.
Mar 10, 2013 11:23PM
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didnt you ding dongs just run a story about big investors dumping them same stocks? now your telling people to buy them , why? so the general public can go broke and the big investers will make a bundle, NO THANKS.
Mar 10, 2013 11:01PM
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Who really knows. Perhaps we are merely heading over a bump at the edge of a cliff
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