5 Technology Titans Offering Growing Dividend, Capital Appreciation Potential (Part I)

To think that only 50 years ago there was no Intel (INTC) or Microsoft (MSFT) is mind-boggling. Certainly a lot has happened over the past five decades. But as it applies to investing in common stocks, something perhaps even more remarkable is now occurring. Our once, hyper growth technology stocks have morphed into stodgy old Read more about 5 Technology Titans Offering Growing Dividend, Capital Appreciation Potential (Part I)[…]

FedEx

After suffering from shrinking earnings during the great recession, FedEx (FDX) appears on track to once again deliver the goods profitably. However, the market seems to have already recognized the current opportunity and pushed valuation to the outer limits of fair value. Therefore, FedEx may be an investment that requires patience. Aggressive investors could take Read more about FedEx[…]

Crane Co: An Undervalued Dividend Challenger

Crane Co. (CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered products with over $2.5 billion in sales.  Fluid Handling is their largest segment with $1.1 billion in sales, followed by Aerospace & Electronics with $6.78 million, followed by Merchandising Systems with $374 million, followed by Engineered Materials with $220 million, and finally Controls with $120 Read more about Crane Co: An Undervalued Dividend Challenger[…]

A Closer Look At Dividend Contender A.O. Smith Corp.

. . . . A.O. Smith Corp: A Dividend Contender with 18 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases Since dividends are paid out of earnings, a clear perspective of a company’s historical earnings growth record is a vital component of a dividend investor’s prudent due diligence process. The following graph plots A.O. Smith Corp.’s earnings per Read more about A Closer Look At Dividend Contender A.O. Smith Corp.[…]

Accenture: No Debt And An Attractive Valuation Make This Dividend Challenger A Strong Buy

. . . . . The Estimated Earnings and Return Calculator Tool is a simple yet powerful resource that empowers the user to calculate and run various investing scenarios that generate precise rate of return potentialities. Thinking the investment through to its logical conclusion is an important component towards making sound and prudent commonsense investing Read more about Accenture: No Debt And An Attractive Valuation Make This Dividend Challenger A Strong Buy[…]

ADM’s Earnings Growth Slowdown Creates Buying Opportunity

. . . . Performance Table Archer Daniels Midland Co. The associated performance results with the earnings and price correlated graph, validates the above discussion regarding the two components of total return, capital appreciation and dividend income. Dividends are included in the total return calculation and are assumed paid, but not reinvested. When presented separately Read more about ADM’s Earnings Growth Slowdown Creates Buying Opportunity[…]

Darden Restaurants Won’t Be This Cheap For Long

. . . . Therefore, it logically follows that measuring performance without simultaneously measuring valuation is a job half done. At its current price, which is attractively aligned with its True Worth™ valuation, Darden Restaurants Inc. represents a potential opportunity to invest in a Dividend Challenger at a reasonable price. The important factor is that Read more about Darden Restaurants Won’t Be This Cheap For Long[…]

Avon Products: Dividend, Earnings And Valuation Analysis

. . . . The Estimated Earnings and Return Calculator Tool is a simple yet powerful resource that empowers the user to calculate and run various investing scenarios that generate precise rate of return potentialities. Thinking the investment through to its logical conclusion is an important component towards making sound and prudent commonsense investing decisions. Read more about Avon Products: Dividend, Earnings And Valuation Analysis[…]