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Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric?


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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when General Electric Co. (GE) was the darling of Wall Street and everybody’s favorite stock to own.  This was especially true during the Jack Welch Era, which spanned the years 1981 to 2000.  In truth, I agree that Jack Welch should have been given a great deal […]

Five Undervalued Blue Chips with Above-average and Growing Yield


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Yesterday the following PRNewswire press release reported that S&P indices announced a powerful uptrend in dividend increases for calendar year 2011.  This provides continued validation of the unique opportunity that blue-chip dividend paying stocks offer investors today. Five Dividend Paying Blue Chips Offering Yields Above the 10-year Treasury Bond The following table lists five blue-chip […]

The S&P 500 ends Q2, 2011 Fairly Valued, Year-end Target 1467


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Earnings Yield the Foundation of Valuation Individual companies derive their value from the amount of earnings and cash flows they are capable of generating for their stakeholders.  The market will inevitably capitalize a publicly traded company’s shares based on the velocity and volume of earnings generated.  A PE ratio of plus or minus 15 generally […]

Visa and MasterCard Deserved a Higher Price


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Introduction Both Visa, Inc. (V) and MasterCard, Inc. (MA) enjoyed explosive moves in their stock values on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.  Visa was up over 15% and MasterCard over 11% thanks to the Fed’s more liberal-than-expected stance on debit fee regulations.  In our opinion, this perceived regulatory overhang had caused the share prices of these […]

5 Dividend Paying Giants of Technology Trading at Absurdly Low Valuations?


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Any owner of a business will tell you that the value of their business is based upon the earnings and cash flows it generates on their behalf.  The more profitable the business is, the more valuable it is to its owners.  In addition to just being common sense, this principle is also mathematically sound.  When […]

Sysco (SYY): Gourmet Stock at a Fast Food Price with a Sweet Dividend Dessert


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Sysco Corp. is the largest food service distributor in the United States with an approximately 17% market share of this highly fragmented industry. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sysco went public in 1970 with a base of $115 million in combined sales from their originating nine small food distributors with the dream […]

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