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TransAlta Corp T.TA

Sector: Utilities | Sub-Sector: Utilities - Independent Power Producers

Price: $13.13 | Change: $-0.04 | % Change: -0.30%
Volume: 1.8m | Day High/Low: 13.22/13.085 | 52 Week High/Low: 15.72/12.43

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After falling from near $25.00 a year ago to a low of $15.85 just before Christmas, the Cumulative Rate Reset First Preferred Series A shares rallied in early January to $17.90. Falling again to as...read more
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Preferred Bidder in Western Australia Development

April 15, 2014 16:30 ET TransAlta Named Preferred Bidder in Western Australia Development     CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - TransAlta Corporation (TSX:TA) (NYSE:TAC...read more
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RE:RE:RE:Slap on the wrist?

I hear you. But a downgrade to junk is just not in the cards as they raise cash. Need a very negative event to trigger this. But until it happens what does one do. You might argue stand aside. But pay...read more
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RE:RE:Slap on the wrist?

Good points.  With respect to the insider buying, I'm sure this was so typically planned with Gellner and his banker buddies at BNS to provide the market an indication/illusion of a market bottom...read more
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RE:Slap on the wrist?

Airedales, thanks for posting this. Its a pleasure to see clearly stated and understandable opinions hit the boards. I respect your opinion. Having said that, still not convinced as to the outcome and...read more
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Slap on the wrist?

Thanks Ranger but I've read pretty much the entire file of the MSA investigation posted on the AUC website and come to my own conclusions. This is much more serious than scheduling practises to block...read more
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RE:Selloff of Transalta Renewables Continues

BINGO! Akin to raiding the kids' college fund or hawking Grandma's silverware to pay your bad gambling debts?  rate and reply
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RE:RE:Notice this about the annual meeting

You be the judge on this, but my opinion is there maybe a negotiated fine and a slap, but it will not be material. Although this is a headline, I just don't think for a minute this will drive share...read more
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Yea, 507K shares traded hands on the TSX in the last few minutes the market was open. Some kind of manoeuvering going on? Anyone?  rate and reply
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1.6 million shares today  rate and reply
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Selloff of Transalta Renewables Continues

What's Up With This? http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140409-912581.html  Transalta reducing their interest in Transalta Renewables in favour of cash. I can only speculate... Transalta needs...read more
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RE:Notice this about the annual meeting

Can't wait to hear Farrell's reply to the question about how much TA's set aside as contingency to a possible loss against the MSA and it's market manipulation case.  Anyone got an extra $100 million?...read more
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Notice this about the annual meeting

coming up on April/29. What you should notice is the market reaction and price action at the last annual meeting on April/25/2013. Here is what happened, On April/24/2013, TA closed at about 13.72...read more
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RE:RE:Go back to Jan 2012

I agree.  TA troubles were evident even before Farrell returned as CEO.  In 2008, there was evidence that growth was extremely challenged given corporate strategy.  One could also point to the...read more
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RE:Renewable energy prices per kwh

However you look at it we are paying either thru taxes or per KWH. Sold my TA today as have most of the smart investors.  rate and reply
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Renewable energy prices per kwh

TransAlta has 20 year wind power contracts in Ontario at 13.5 cents per kwh. Check this item on the CBC news site from 22 Mar 2012: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-to-cut-rates-paid-for...read more
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RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Go back to Jan 2012

The Annual Report for 2013 that I just received in the mail gives you a complete breakdown of revenues and profit contributions by energy source (wind, solar, gas, hydro, coal).  This is required by...read more
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RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Go back to Jan 2012

damorsoft - thanks for the useful insight. I'll not be attending the AGM (I am in Newfoundland & Labrador) but it may be a question worth raising at the meeting. Has a cost of service analysis been...read more
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RE:RE:RE:RE:Go back to Jan 2012

I dont think TA is going to itemize the true costs or even separate them for us, as that would only prove how costly it is. Just do a google search ie. "the true costs of generating wind power". Then...read more
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RE:RE:RE:Go back to Jan 2012

damorsoft - Thanks for the insight. I hadn't seen a cost of service analysis by generation type. Clearly selling a KWH for less that it costs to produce is an outrage from the perspective of buidling...read more