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$CCL Carnival Corp.: Great Value Maybe Great Yield

2019-07-30

Research Articles

At first glance, this company qualifies as both a blue-chip and a high-yield opportunity that is simultaneously deeply undervalued.  However, what we often see on the surface does not always reflect the deeper issues that may be lurking. From a business point of view, Carnival Corp. is cruising right along.  In contrast, price action over […]

$PRU Prudential Financial Inc. – Subscriber Request Series

2019-07-26

Research Articles

Prudential Financial, Inc. engages in the provision of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and investment management to both individual and institutional customers. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Individual Solutions, U.S. Workplace Solutions, PGIM, International Insurance, Closed Block, and Corporate and Others. The U.S. Individual Solutions segment consists of […]

$ALGN Align Technology Inc: Subscriber Request Series

2019-07-26

Research Articles

Align Technology, Inc. engages in the manufacture, design, and marketing of global medical devices. It operates through the Clear Aligner, and Scanner and Services segments. The Clear Aligner segment consists of invisalign full, teen and assist products, and vivera retainers along with training and ancillary products for treating malocclusion. The Scanner and Services segment comprises […]

Designing The Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options: Part 2

2019-07-25

Research Articles

Introduction This article is a refresh and an update of an article I originally posted in 2015.  However, the principles I am presenting are timeless and worthy of being revisited.  Moreover, I have updated the supporting examples to more precisely reflect our current market environment. In part 1 of this series I discussed two important […]

Beware the Valuations of The Dividend Kings Fortress Portfolio

2019-07-24

Research Articles, Uncategorized

One of the great benefits for subscribing to The Dividend Kings service are the carefully-selected portfolios presented in our portfolio tracker.  However, I want to caution the subscriber that these portfolios should not be looked at as simply cut-and-paste investment options.  Instead, I believe our subscribers should understand that these portfolios are suggested research candidates […]

Illinois Tool Works: An Exercise In Fair Value (ITW)

2019-07-18

Research Articles

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures industrial products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Automotive OEM, Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products, and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment manufactures equipment, consumables, and […]

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