Ignore Political and Economic Forecasts: Mind Your Owned Businesses

Introduction In his Berkshire Hathaway 1994 annual report Warren Buffett said ignore political and economic forecasts.  I considered this one of the more profound pieces of investment advice and wisdom that I ever came across.  It has been my opinion prior to and since I read this advice that investors spend way too much time Read more about Ignore Political and Economic Forecasts: Mind Your Owned Businesses[…]

Subscriber Request Series: Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL)

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL) Carnival Corp. engages in the operation of cruise ships. It operates through the following business segments: North America; Europe, Australia, and Asia (EEA); Cruise Support; and Tour and Other. The North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. The Read more about Subscriber Request Series: Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL)[…]

Subscriber Request Series: United Rentals Inc (NYS:URI) Undervalued Growth Stock For Total Return

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on United Rentals Inc. United Rentals, Inc. engages in the equipment rental business. It offers rent to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and government entities. The company operates through two business segments: General Rentals; and Trench, power and pump. The General Rentals segment engages in the Read more about Subscriber Request Series: United Rentals Inc (NYS:URI) Undervalued Growth Stock For Total Return[…]

$TGT arget Corp.: Defying the Retail Apocalypse (NYS:TGT)

Introduction My personal anecdotal experience suggests that many investors operate under the fallacy: “my mind’s made up – don’t confuse me with the facts.”  This behavior often results from only reading the headlines while skimming over the in-depth analysis that is truly needed to make a sound or prudent investing decision. A current case in Read more about $TGT arget Corp.: Defying the Retail Apocalypse (NYS:TGT)[…]

$AVP Avon is Calling: Invest In The Growth or Speculate On The Takeover NYS:AVP

Introduction Avon’s Historical Operating Results and Price Action Since 2008 Avon’s earnings have continuously eroded and its stock price has followed.  Moreover, after its dividend grew for many years, the company cut it by 18 ½% for 2012, slashed it an additional 68% in 2013 and then eliminated their dividend altogether in 2016.  As a Read more about $AVP Avon is Calling: Invest In The Growth or Speculate On The Takeover NYS:AVP[…]

McKesson Corp, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Cardinal Health Corp., CVS Health Corp: Medical Distributors an Industry on Sale

Introduction This is a follow-up to my first article in a continuing series where I will be identifying and presenting dividend growth stocks for an above-average long-term total return objective.  My first article in this series covered AmerisourceBergen, a leading medical distributor that I presented as significantly undervalued.  However, I offer this follow-up to illustrate Read more about McKesson Corp, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Cardinal Health Corp., CVS Health Corp: Medical Distributors an Industry on Sale[…]

Invest in AmerisourceBergen for its Growth and Valuation – Speculate in a Potential Takeover

Introduction This is the first in a continuing series where I identify and present dividend growth stocks for an above-average long-term total return objective.  Throughout this series I will be illustrating that there are several prudent sources of long-term return and there is also luck or chance.  Personally, I suggest that investors strive to build Read more about Invest in AmerisourceBergen for its Growth and Valuation – Speculate in a Potential Takeover[…]

3M Company: Finally, a Great Dividend Growth Company Becoming a Good Investment!

Introduction I find it serendipitous that after just completing a 19-part series on how highly valued the general market is, I get the pause that refreshes.  Now please don’t read more into my words than are being offered.  I still believe that the market at large is fully valued.  Consequently, finding great companies at great Read more about 3M Company: Finally, a Great Dividend Growth Company Becoming a Good Investment![…]

Slim Pickens in the Utilities Sector: Part 19

Introduction This is part 19 and the final part of my series covering all the various sectors reported by FactSet.  However, the popular idea of saving the best for last does not apply in this instance.  As I indicated throughout each installment, there were some sectors that I felt offered better investment opportunities than others.  Read more about Slim Pickens in the Utilities Sector: Part 19[…]