# Research Articles

## Why I Am Now Interested In CVS Health Corporation

## 10 Reasons Why Growth Stocks Can Be Appropriate for Retired Investors

## Stocks for 2014: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? - Part 6

## Cyclical and Turnaround Stocks: There Is A Lot Of Value In This Market: Part 5

## Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats - There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

## Dividend Growth Stocks Can Provide Retirees Great Total Returns

## Part Two: The Truth About Earnings and How Forecasting Earnings is the Key to Success

## Nike (NKE): Just Do It - Sell

## Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity

## Aflac’s (AFL) Fair Value PE Ratio Should Be Double, and So Should Its Price

## Two High-Yield Choices - SCANA Corp.(SCG) and Darden Restaurants (DRI) - Similar PE Ratios But One is Much Cheaper

## Netflix - A Brutal Lesson On the Dangers of Overvaluation

## The Greatest Risk We Face: To Again Falling Into a Recession

## Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Innovation, Growth, Above-Average Yield and Low Valuation: (Part 7 of 7)

## Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7

## Cummins Inc. (CMI) Staggering Three-Year Annualized Performance? (Part 2 of 7)

1

### Testimonials

*
*###

*“I appreciate your work, Chuck. As a subscriber to FAST Graphs™, I use the tool to decide on whether to purchase additional shares of what I currently hold or to add a new holding. Your articles help me make full use of the tool and give other readers valuable information, if they take the time to learn. One of the biggest enhancements that I use is the FFO data added for MLPs and REITs.”*

*“When FAST Graphs™ were unavailable because of Hurricane Sandy, I realized how much I need them in order to make investment decisions.*

(Wish I could be) Long FAST Graphs!!!”

*“One more vote for the value of FAST Graphs™; just started a subscription to Chuck's great service (premium), and am having a ball analyzing so many stocks quickly.”*

*“I feel very ill-equipped to make investment decisions without Fast Graphs. :-)”*

*“Yesterday, I signed up for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. It's a really amazing, valuable tool for checking over/undervaluation of stocks. Wish I had it years and years ago!!”*

*“Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™: One glance and you know a whole lot.”*

*“About Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”*

*"Chuck -- Your proprietary ***F.A.S.T. Graphs™** are a VERY impressive tool!"

*“If there were an Investor Hall of Fame for people who have helped others with their investing, and sharing valuable information, you and your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ would get one of my selections.”*

*“I love Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™! Well worth the price of admission for what he gives you.”*

*"Chuck - Thank you for your well thought out articles. I tend to be a visual type of person so I really appreciate the ***F.A.S.T. Graphs™** approach."

*"Great article, as always! I always look forward to your articles, and am especially eagerly awaiting your next in this series. I find the ***F.A.S.T. Graphs™** extremely helpful."

*“Your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ put all of this in a single artful picture and the accompanying spreadsheets hammer home the point.”*

*“I use the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ method to evaluate all of my ideas. I recommend it for individual investors, since it helps them focus on data and get past the many emotional arguments.”*

*“I recently subscribed to the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, and these articles are helping me learn how to better use them. They really do give you a good quick look at the valuations picture. A much needed tool!”*

*“I also always appreciate the clear-cut information provided through your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and articles.”*

*“Thanks, Chuck, for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Each of these graphs is worth 1,000 words in describing a company's growth, consistency and valuation. Thanks for sharing your graphs.”*

*“Thanks, Chuck. Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™! It makes investing so much more clear.”*

*“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”*

*”I am amazed at the usefulness of your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and I plan on using them for a long time to come.”*

*“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™ will give you a tool to find those well chosen stocks...”*

*“Thanks for the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, Chuck. They are the best tool I've used.”*

*“I appreciate your work, Chuck. As a subscriber to FAST Graphs™, I use the tool to decide on whether to purchase additional shares of what I currently hold or to add a new holding. Your articles help me make full use of the tool and give other readers valuable information, if they take the time to learn. One of the biggest enhancements that I use is the FFO data added for MLPs and REITs.”*

*“When FAST Graphs™ were unavailable because of Hurricane Sandy, I realized how much I need them in order to make investment decisions.*

(Wish I could be) Long FAST Graphs!!!”

*“One more vote for the value of FAST Graphs™; just started a subscription to Chuck's great service (premium), and am having a ball analyzing so many stocks quickly.”*

*“I feel very ill-equipped to make investment decisions without Fast Graphs. :-)”*

*“Yesterday, I signed up for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. It's a really amazing, valuable tool for checking over/undervaluation of stocks. Wish I had it years and years ago!!”*

*“Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™: One glance and you know a whole lot.”*

*“About Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”*

*"Chuck -- Your proprietary F.A.S.T. Graphs™ are a VERY impressive tool!"*

*“If there were an Investor Hall of Fame for people who have helped others with their investing, and sharing valuable information, you and your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ would get one of my selections.”*

*“I love Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™! Well worth the price of admission for what he gives you.”*

*"Chuck - Thank you for your well thought out articles. I tend to be a visual type of person so I really appreciate the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ approach."*

*"Great article, as always! I always look forward to your articles, and am especially eagerly awaiting your next in this series. I find the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ extremely helpful."*

*“Your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ put all of this in a single artful picture and the accompanying spreadsheets hammer home the point.”*

*“I use the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ method to evaluate all of my ideas. I recommend it for individual investors, since it helps them focus on data and get past the many emotional arguments.”*

*“I recently subscribed to the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, and these articles are helping me learn how to better use them. They really do give you a good quick look at the valuations picture. A much needed tool!”*

*“I also always appreciate the clear-cut information provided through your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and articles.”*

*“Thanks, Chuck, for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Each of these graphs is worth 1,000 words in describing a company's growth, consistency and valuation. Thanks for sharing your graphs.”*

*“Thanks, Chuck. Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™! It makes investing so much more clear.”*

*“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”*

*”I am amazed at the usefulness of your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and I plan on using them for a long time to come.”*

*“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™ will give you a tool to find those well chosen stocks...”*

*“Thanks for the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, Chuck. They are the best tool I've used.”*

#### Recent Posts

- Is The Increase In Volatility Signaling A Dangerous Market Environment?
- When is the PEG Ratio Superior to the P/E Ratio? Part 2
- Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1
- Why I Am Now Interested In CVS Health Corporation
- What Rate of Return Will an Investment in Johnson & Johnson Deliver? Part 2
- Valuation is a Measurement of Soundness and Not the Primary Total Return Producer: Part 1
- Flowers Foods a High-Yield Risk Worth Taking
- Here is What I Don’t Want as a Dividend Growth Investor
- Canadian “Bank-in” for Delicious Yield and Great Value
- A Comprehensive Look at Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector by Sector: Part 2

#### Tags

- 3NSRGY (2)
- AA (5)
- AAN (1)
- AAP (1)
- AAPL (17)
- AB (2)
- ABBV (5)
- ABC (5)
- ABM (1)
- above-average (1)
- ABT (6)
- ACE (1)
- ACI (1)
- ACM (1)
- ACN (6)
- ACOM (1)
- ACQ (1)
- ACR (1)
- act (2)
- ADM (5)
- ADP (4)
- ADT (1)
- AEG (1)
- AEP (1)
- AET (2)
- AFAM (1)
- AFG (1)
- AFL (23)
- AFL,CVX,ED,JNJ,MCD,PG,SWK,T,WMT,TGT,ABM,AFL,BEN,BMS,CB,CBSH,CTBI (1)
- AFSI (1)
- AGLP (1)
- AGN (1)
- AIG (1)
- AIRM (3)
- AKRX (1)
- ALB (1)
- ALTE (1)
- AM (1)
- AMAG (1)
- AMBN (1)
- AMCX (2)
- AMG (1)
- AMGN (4)
- AMP (6)
- AMT (1)
- AMZN (2)
- ANDE (1)
- ANTM (1)
- AOS (1)
- APD (5)
- APEI (2)
- APH (3)
- Aristocrat (1)
- Aristocrats (2)
- ARLP (3)
- ARRS (2)
- ASNA (1)
- ATHM (1)
- ATW (1)
- AVD (1)
- AVP (7)
- AXP (5)
- AZO (2)
- AZZ (1)
- BA (6)
- BAC (5)
- BANF (1)
- banks (1)
- BAP (1)
- BAX (4)
- BBBY (1)
- BBY (6)
- BCE (1)
- BCOR (1)
- BCR (4)
- BDX (6)
- BEAV (1)
- BEN (5)
- best-of-breed (1)
- beta (1)
- BF.B (1)
- BG (3)
- BH (1)
- BHB (2)
- BHP (1)
- BIDU (1)
- BigFive,Canadian (1)
- BIIB (2)
- biotech (2)
- biotechnology (2)
- BKH (3)
- BLK (2)
- BLL (2)
- blue chip (1)
- blue-chip (2)
- BMO (1)
- BMRC (2)
- BMS (5)
- BMTC (1)
- BNS (1)
- BNS. (1)
- BOBE (1)
- BOFI (1)
- BOKF (1)
- Bond,TGT,UTX (1)
- BPL (1)
- BR (2)
- BRLI (2)
- BRS (1)
- Buffett (1)
- BWLD (2)
- BWP (1)
- C (3)
- CACC (1)
- CACI (1)
- CAH (6)
- CAM (1)
- CanadianBanks (1)
- CAPE (1)
- capital appreciation (1)
- cash flow (2)
- cash flows (1)
- cashflow (1)
- CASY (1)
- CAT (12)
- CATY (1)
- CB (3)
- CBI (3)
- CBRL (2)
- CBU (1)
- CCK (1)
- CE (1)
- CELG (9)
- CERN (1)
- CFR (1)
- CGY (1)
- Challengers (1)
- Champions (1)
- CHD (5)
- CHE (2)
- CHS (1)
- CINF (1)
- CIO (1)
- CKSW (1)
- CL (7)
- CLF (1)
- CLR (1)
- CLX (6)
- CLX,EMR (1)
- CM (1)
- CMI (8)
- CNC (1)
- CNSL (1)
- COH (3)
- COL (2)
- consumer (2)
- Consumer discretionary (1)
- ConsumerDiscretionary (1)
- Contenders (2)
- COO (1)
- COP (2)
- COST (2)
- CPB (4)
- CPN (1)
- CR (2)
- CRI (1)
- CRLI (1)
- CSCO (19)
- CSL (2)
- CSX (5)
- CTAS (1)
- CTBI (1)
- CTCM (1)
- CTG (1)
- CTL (2)
- CTRX (2)
- CTSH (11)
- CVS (4)
- CVX (16)
- CVX,SWK,MCD,TGT,PG,WMT,JNJ,MDT,AFT,T,ED (1)
- CXRX (1)
- cyclical (1)
- D (3)
- DAN (1)
- DD (4)
- DDS (1)
- DE (8)
- DECK (1)
- DELL (1)
- DFS (1)
- DGAS (1)
- DGX (2)
- DHR (2)
- DIS (5)
- diversified machinery (1)
- dividend (4)
- Dividend Champions (3)
- dividend growth (8)
- dividend growth investing (9)
- Dividend Ideas (20)
- dividend income (2)
- dividend paying (2)
- dividend paying stocks (2)
- DividendAristocrats (1)
- DividendChampions (1)
- dividendGrowth (4)
- dividend-growth (1)
- DividendIncome (2)
- dividendpaying (1)
- dividend-paying (1)
- dividends (51)
- dividends,earnings growth (44)
- DKS (1)
- DLPH (1)
- DLR (4)
- DMRC (1)
- DNB (1)
- DollarCostAverging (1)
- DOM (1)
- DORM (1)
- DOV (4)
- DOW (2)
- DPS (2)
- DR (1)
- DRC (1)
- DRI (6)
- DRIP (1)
- DTE (1)
- DTEGY (1)
- DTV (4)
- due diligence (5)
- DVA (1)
- earnings (16)
- earnings growth (68)
- EAT (5)
- EBAY (2)
- ECHO (2)
- ECL (1)
- economy (6)
- ED (12)
- ED:SCG (1)
- EE (1)
- EK (1)
- EMC (4)
- EMR (8)
- EMR, MMM (2)
- ENDP (2)
- EnergySector (1)
- ENSG (1)
- EPHC (1)
- ESI (1)
- ESRX (6)
- ETN (3)
- ETP (1)
- ETR (1)
- EV (2)
- EWBC (1)
- EXC (2)
- EXLS (1)
- F (2)
- FAF (1)
- fair valuation (3)
- fair value (3)
- FairlyValued (2)
- FairValuation (2)
- FAST (3)
- FAST Graphs (15)
- fastgraphs (5)
- fast-growing (1)
- FB (4)
- FBHS (1)
- FC (1)
- FCFS (1)
- FDO (3)
- FDX (1)
- FF (2)
- FinancialSector (1)
- FISV (4)
- FL (1)
- FLIC (2)
- FLO (3)
- FOMC (1)
- food service (1)
- FOSL (5)
- FRAN (1)
- FRED (1)
- free cash flow (1)
- FTI,HTZ (1)
- FTR (1)
- FUL (1)
- fundamental stock research tool (10)
- Fundamentals (32)
- GAS (2)
- GD (8)
- GE (12)
- GEOS (1)
- GES (2)
- GILD (5)
- GIS (5)
- GLT (1)
- GMCR (3)
- GME (3)
- GNTX (1)
- GOLD (1)
- GOOG (3)
- GOOGL (5)
- GPC (5)
- GPCM (1)
- GPI (1)
- GPS (1)
- growth (4)
- growth stocks (4)
- GrowthOriented (1)
- GT (2)
- GWW (1)
- HAS (1)
- HBI (1)
- HCA (1)
- HCBK (1)
- HCI (1)
- HCN (1)
- HCP (8)
- HD (6)
- HE (2)
- healthcare (2)
- HGT (1)
- HIBB (1)
- HighQuality (1)
- highqualityR (1)
- high-yield (2)
- HII (1)
- HNZ (2)
- HOG (1)
- HON (1)
- HP (1)
- HPQ (10)
- HRL (7)
- HRS (2)
- HSC (1)
- HSNI (1)
- HSY (3)
- hyper growth stocks (1)
- IBM (16)
- IBN (1)
- ICLR (1)
- IDA (1)
- Industrial (1)
- InformationTech (1)
- INFY (1)
- INGR (1)
- INT (1)
- INTC (14)
- interest rates (1)
- InterestRates (1)
- intrinsic value (17)
- intrinsic value,stocks,earnings,fundamentals,stock research tool,due diligence (2)
- intrinsicvalue (1)
- investing (11)
- investing for income (37)
- investing for income,growth and income (9)
- investing for total return (1)
- investment (8)
- INWK (1)
- IPAR (1)
- IR (1)
- IR, (2)
- ITC (2)
- ITW (2)
- ITW, (9)
- JAZZ (2)
- JCI (5)
- JCOM (1)
- JKHY (1)
- JNJ (44)
- JOY (1)
- JPM (3)
- JRN (1)
- JSFT (1)
- JWML.Y (1)
- JWN (1)
- K (2)
- KALU (1)
- KCAP (1)
- KFT (2)
- KMB (14)
- KMP (4)
- KMT (1)
- KO (18)
- KO,CLX,CELG,JCP,GT,MSI,PEP,ED (1)
- KR (2)
- KSS (6)
- LEN (1)
- LH (3)
- LINE (2)
- LKQ (6)
- LL (1)
- LLL (6)
- LLY (1)
- LMT (5)
- LO (1)
- long (1)
- long ideas (87)
- long-term (13)
- long-term growth (58)
- long-term investing (31)
- long-term returns (1)
- LOW (2)
- LQDT (2)
- LTM (1)
- LXU (1)
- LZB (1)
- M (2)
- MA (1)
- machinery (1)
- macro (1)
- Macro view (1)
- MAIN (1)
- MAN (1)
- market (7)
- market currents (2)
- Market Outlook (3)
- market timing (1)
- marketvaluation (1)
- MAT (1)
- Materials (1)
- MATW (1)
- MCD (25)
- MCHP (1)
- MCK (3)
- MCY (1)
- MDP (2)
- MDT (11)
- MELI (1)
- MGA (1)
- MGEE (3)
- MGRC (1)
- MHP (2)
- MHS (1)
- mid-cap (3)
- MIDD (1)
- mid-sized (1)
- MKC (5)
- MMM (14)
- MNK (2)
- MNR (1)
- MNST (3)
- MNTX (1)
- MO (4)
- MPW (1)
- MRK (2)
- MSA (1)
- MSCC (1)
- MSFT (12)
- MTW (3)
- MTZ (1)
- MUR (2)
- MYL (2)
- NA (1)
- NC (2)
- NEE (5)
- NFLX (3)
- NKE (11)
- NLY (2)
- NOC (2)
- NOG (1)
- NPM (1)
- NROM (1)
- NSC (3)
- NSR (1)
- NSRGY (1)
- NTES (1)
- NVS (1)
- O (1)
- ODFL (2)
- OGE (5)
- OHI (10)
- OHI,EPR,WPG,JLL (1)
- OII (1)
- OKE (1)
- OKS (1)
- ONE (1)
- ORCL (12)
- ORI (1)
- OSIS (1)
- OUTR (1)
- Overvalued (1)
- OXY (1)
- OZRK (2)
- P (1)
- PAG (2)
- PB (1)
- PBI (3)
- PCL (1)
- PCLN (5)
- PCP (2)
- PDFS (1)
- PE (1)
- PE Ratio (1)
- PEG (6)
- PEP (14)
- PFE (4)
- PFG (2)
- PG (22)
- PII (6)
- PKG (1)
- PM (2)
- PNM (1)
- PNR (4)
- PNRA (2)
- PNW (2)
- POM (2)
- POR (2)
- portfolio (1)
- PortfolioDesign (2)
- POT (1)
- PowerOfCompounding (1)
- POWR (1)
- PPG (3)
- PPL (4)
- PRAA (1)
- PRGO (3)
- PRXL (1)
- PSX (1)
- QCOM (9)
- QCOR (1)
- R (5)
- RAI (2)
- rate of return (1)
- Ratio (1)
- RatofReturn (1)
- RBC (1)
- RCII (1)
- RDS.A (1)
- regional banks (2)
- REITs (2)
- retirement (121)
- REXX (1)
- RIMM (1)
- RJF (1)
- RKT (1)
- RMD (1)
- ROSE (1)
- ROST (7)
- RRC (1)
- RRD (2)
- RS (1)
- RSG (1)
- RSG,RTN (1)
- RSO (1)
- RTN (1)
- RY (2)
- SAM (1)
- SAVE (1)
- SBR (1)
- SBRA (1)
- SBUX (8)
- SCG (11)
- SCHW (1)
- SCL (2)
- SEIC (1)
- sell (1)
- SFG (1)
- Share Buybacks (1)
- SHOO (1)
- short ideas (1)
- SHPG (2)
- SHR (1)
- SHW (7)
- SIG (1)
- SILVER (1)
- SIVB (1)
- SJM (2)
- SLGN (1)
- SLW (1)
- SNCR (2)
- SNH (3)
- SNI (1)
- SO (19)
- SON (3)
- SoundValuation (3)
- SPLS (1)
- SPY (2)
- SRCE (1)
- STE (1)
- STMP (2)
- stock (2)
- stock analysis (15)
- stock research (20)
- Stock Research Analysis (33)
- stock research tool (40)
- stockResearchTool (1)
- stocks (17)
- SU (1)
- SUBX (1)
- suvivorship (1)
- suvivorship basis (1)
- SWFT (1)
- SWK (8)
- SWKS (1)
- SXL (1)
- SYK (4)
- SYNA (1)
- SYT (2)
- SYY (7)
- T (11)
- TAC (1)
- TE (1)
- technology (2)
- TEF (1)
- TEG: WEC: (1)
- Telecommunications (2)
- TEVA (10)
- TGH (1)
- TGI (1)
- TGT (10)
- THC (1)
- THFF (1)
- THO (1)
- THRM (2)
- TICC (1)
- TIF (1)
- TIS (1)
- TMP (2)
- TNC (1)
- TNGO (1)
- TOT (1)
- total return (4)
- treasury (1)
- TROW (1)
- true worth (4)
- TRV (3)
- TSCO (1)
- TSM (1)
- TU (1)
- TUP (1)
- TWGP (1)
- TWX (2)
- TXT (2)
- UEPS (1)
- UHS (2)
- UL (1)
- ULTA (1)
- UN (1)
- UNH (4)
- UNM (1)
- UNP (3)
- URI (1)
- US Economy (1)
- UTHR (1)
- Utilities (2)
- Utilities Sector (2)
- utility (1)
- utility stocks (1)
- UTX (13)
- V (4)
- VAL (1)
- Valuation (11)
- value (1)
- value investing (28)
- value trap (2)
- value-oriented (1)
- VCO (1)
- VFC (11)
- VMI (2)
- VRTU (1)
- VRX (1)
- VTR (1)
- VVC (4)
- VZ (8)
- WAG (5)
- WASH (1)
- WBA (4)
- WEC (4)
- WFC (4)
- WFM (1)
- WGL (1)
- WHR (2)
- WIN (2)
- WLP (1)
- WMT (21)
- WMT,ROST,GIS,GE,JNJ,KO (1)
- WRLD (1)
- WSM (3)
- WST (1)
- WU (1)
- WVR (1)
- WWW (1)
- WY (1)
- X (1)
- XEL (2)
- XOM (12)
- XRX (2)
- Yield (1)
- ZBRA (1)
- ZUMZ (1)