This is No Band Aid!



Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a leading blue chip company that has typically commanded a premium valuation. It weathered the recession extremely well. In fact better than most. However, its current valuation is significantly below normal. Today’s video looks at Johnson & Johnson from the perspective of valuation based on earnings. Best when viewed in full […]

Maybe They Should Copy It?



Xerox (XRX) is buying Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) for $6.4 billion. That is a $2.1 billion dollar premium over Friday’s closing price for Affiliated Computer Services. I found the deal interesting as both companies could be considered classic examples of earnings determine market price. Today’s video looks at both companies based on earnings, a real eye […]

RIMM Reamed!



Yesterday Research In Motion, Ltd. (RIMM) reported earnings. Apparently they disappointed The Street with a 35% increase in revenues and 45% increase in units sold. However, they were a little light in their forecast and the market reacted severely. As of the time of this writing, the company is down almost 15% today. And it […]

Earnings Determine Market Price!



In the long run it really doesn’t matter what the market’s doing. Unless, of course, you own an index fund, then it matters a lot. However, if you own individual companies then only their business results truly matter. The evidence is overwhelming. In the long run earnings determine market price. There is also the issue […]

Which is the Smart Call?



During all the doom and gloom of 2008, there was one strength that I felt people were forgetting. Never underestimate the power and potential of the indomitable human spirit. So many people were focused on the past that they blinded themselves to the future. Not only have we persevered through past hardships, we become better […]

Dividend Dilemmas?



Did you know that the higher dividend yielding stock might generate less income? This is because, quite often, or even most of the time, a higher yielding stock is also the slower growing one. Companies that pay a dividend pay a percentage of earnings out to shareholders called a payout ratio. Slower growers tend to […]

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