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Stanley Black & Decker: Powering Its Way Toward Fair Value

2013-12-10

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is a machine tools company built on namesakes of – you guessed it – three individuals with the last names: Stanley, Black and Decker. Frederick Stanley started a hardware manufacturing company in 1843. Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started a similar shop in 1910, becoming known for the world’s first […]

Aflac: Still Cheap Despite The Recent Price Run-Up

2013-12-04

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Georgia based Aflac (AFL) is probably best known among the general public for the Aflac duck parading about television commercials. However, investors probably know Aflac just as well by its consistency towards rewarding shareholders. Over the past 31 years this supplemental insurer has not only paid a dividend but also increased each year; during the […]

Wal-Mart: Fairly Valued Retail Powerhouse

2013-11-26

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This Bentonville, AR based mega-retailer perennially ranks amongst the top of the Fortune 500 list and likely needs no introduction. In lieu of a business summary, we thought it might be interesting to highlight some prominent statistics. For instance, every week more than 245 million customers visit Wal-Mart’s (WMT) 11,000 stores under 69 banners in […]

Accenture: Continuing To Deliver A Growth Story

2013-11-12

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Accenture (ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  As of the end of fiscal year 2013, the company had revenues just shy of $29 billion and a market capitalization that was roughly double that amount. Additionally, Accenture provides services to […]

Penske Automotive Group: Fast Cars, Fast Growth

2013-11-08

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If we told you about a company that saw earnings per share drop by nearly half – from $1.49 a share to $0.86 – during the recession, what would you think? Before you answer, it’s important to also point out that the company suspended its dividend from late 2008 until early 2011 as well. At […]

General Dynamics: Short-term Uncertainty, Long-term Opportunity?

2013-10-30

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General Dynamics (GD) is a leading business aviation, combat vehicle, weapons, marine and information system company. Founded in 1952, General Dynamics has integrated and acquired more than 60 different businesses – growing revenues to about $32 billion and employing approximately 95,000 employees today. The company’s sales are divvied up roughly equally between four basic areas. […]

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