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World Fuel Services: Fueling A Growing World


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For the average person, filling the fuel tank for your mode of transportation – whether it’s a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle – is a relatively straightforward task. You pull up to a gas station, swipe a card, pump the gas and you’re on your way in less than 5 minutes. Yet if you have […]

Franklin Resources: Gain From Their Perspective… Advertising


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For a long time running, the Franklin Resources’ (BEN) joke was that the underlying equity position of the company actually outperformed the management’s mutual fund selections. That is, an investor might have been better served to just own the company rather than one of its funds. For instance, in the period from 1995 to 2005 […]

Deere & Co: Short-Term Risks, Long-Term Opportunities


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Nothing runs like a Deere (DE). Well, perhaps with the exception of John Deere’s recent stock price – year-to-date the ownership claims are trading about 5% lower. However, here at F.A.S.T. Graphs™ we find it essential to underscore the difference between temporary price movements and the merits of the underlying business. In other words, Deere’s […]

Can Energizer Holdings Energize Your Holdings?


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Most of us know Energizer Holdings (ENR) from its self-titled, world’s longest lasting battery line. Or perhaps you associate the brand with the drumming Energizer bunny. You know the one that keeps going and going and going and… you get the point. However, what might not be readily apparent is the fact that Energizer Holdings […]

Darden Restaurants: Popular Food, Unpopular Stock


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Darden Restaurants (DRI) is the world’s largest full service restaurant company, with over 2,100 operations in North America. If you haven’t visited one of their chains, it seems especially likely that you have at least heard about one of the eight brands: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Season 52, The Capital Grill, […]

Ball Corp: Boring Company, Interesting Prospects


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Ball Corporation (BLL), founded in 1880 by five brothers, is a metal packaging company that employs more than 14,500 people in over 90 locations worldwide.  At first glance it might seem as though this is a rather boring company. In fact, seeing the company’s products touted as “solutions” may even sound a bit odd – […]

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