Little late to this convo. I've been watching HMC since i read an article about their co-generation units that they've been field testing in the northeast. They've had a program in Japan for a few years:http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FZX/is_8_71/ai_n15341475or google honda, propane and cogeneration and you'll get a bunch of hits.I've been riding their motorcycles for years and their bikes are crazy reliable. i've heard the same of their cars but have only owned a 77 civic in the mid 80's(ran the wheels off it though before crashing in an ice storm) :) Anyway, I've been biding my time and trying to be patient watching HMC instead of jumping in on emotion. Lately been reading:Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy with No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market by James "RevShark" DePorre. Also been a Fool member for a year or two but really haven't dedicated the time to the site i should've been during that time. I've been changing that lately since my company 401k opened up an option to have a brokerage account so i've been looking to dump some mutual funds and go long in some quality stocks.So basically I haven't done an enormous amount of research on HMC (as frankly i'm still reading about how to do TA and understand what fundamentals mean what etc.). That being said, look at this company. Quality products in a variety of markets. They also obviously have engineers sitting around dreaming stuff up (even though management has reigned in those dreams over the years in some aspects of the business). The co-generation project is proof that this company is still about good ideas though. Maybe not new ideas, but making good ideas work. And think about this....all this solar bruhaha in the market lately...yeah whatever. That's cool, but really that's growing out of everyone being hot on the conventional wisdom that global climate change is no longer being ignored so we need to find better ways to use and be efficient about energy. Hell if cogeneration doesn't have a niche there i don't know what does. What's more likely for a consumer in a cold climate who is worried about efficientcy? This may not be hippies anymore. This is going mainstream. Are you going to cogenerate? Buy a traditional gas furnace? Or take out a home equity loan to meet the capital outlay for buying photovoltics and batteries? (ok the equity line of credit won't even be there for a while anyway so that's out).Now of course oil can go down to $25/barrel in a year or two and everyone may forget about being responsible about energy consumption but it's quite possible that enough societal pressure will have built to prevent this. heh....nothing is guarunteed after all :)Toyota is the hybrid darling but i wouldn't be surprised if you see honda end up winning the war (ending up with longer service levels and superior quality).OK...this has turned into a bit of a rant....nothing really technical here but really...i like HMC a lot. And just a $1.25 up from their 52 week low. I'm tempted to put every dime i have into this and just have it BE my retirement plan :) I'm such a wuss though that i still may not even buy tomorrow. Reguardless HOLD THIS STOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sameas...same as....
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