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

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 Read more about Illinois Tool Works: An Exercise In Fair Value (ITW)[…]

Principles for Designing A Dividend Growth Portfolio for Retirement: Part 1

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. Managing an investment portfolio is a very personal matter. Consequently, Read more about Principles for Designing A Dividend Growth Portfolio for Retirement: Part 1[…]

Subscriber Request Series: Celgene Corp (NAS:CELG) and Bristol Myers (NYS:BMY)

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Celgene Corp $CELG: Celgene Corp. is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. Its primary commercial stage products include REVLIMID, POMALYST, IMNOVID, OTEZLA, ABRAXANE, and VIDAZA. The company was founded by David Stirling and Read more about Subscriber Request Series: Celgene Corp (NAS:CELG) and Bristol Myers (NYS:BMY)[…]

$SKT Tanger Factory Outlet (NYS:SKT)

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud on Tanger Factory Outlet (NYS:SKT) Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. It focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers. The company was founded by Stanley K. Tanger in 1981 and is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.

$ABBV AbbVie Has It All: Growth, Dividend Growth and Compelling Valuation (NYS:ABBV)

Introduction I have held AbbVie (ABBV) since it was originally spun off from Abbott Labs.  Moreover, I have been aggressively adding to my position for clients needing current income and dividend growth.  All in all, it has been an excellent performer in spite of the fact that it is being ridiculously undervalued by Mr. Market.  Read more about $ABBV AbbVie Has It All: Growth, Dividend Growth and Compelling Valuation (NYS:ABBV)[…]

$TSN Subscriber Request Series: Tyson Foods (NYS:TSN)

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on Tyson Foods (NYS:TSN) Tyson Foods, Inc. engages in the production of processed food. It operates through the following segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. The Chicken segment involves in domestic operations related to raising and processing live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products, as well Read more about $TSN Subscriber Request Series: Tyson Foods (NYS:TSN)[…]

$GE General Electric: Important Lessons on Valuation (NYS:GE)

Introduction A regular viewer of our FAST Graphs channel has asked me to review General Electric (GE) on several occasions.  His real question is could FAST Graphs have alerted us to the forthcoming pending problems that General Electric suffered back in 2001 or 2003?   The answer is straightforward and would apply to investing in any Read more about $GE General Electric: Important Lessons on Valuation (NYS:GE)[…]

$LOW Nice Work Dividend Sensei – But I Choose Lowe’s (NYS:LOW)

Introduction I am a firm believer and ardent supporter of conducting comprehensive research and due diligence on any company (stock) you might consider investing in.  However, I have also experienced the reality that far too many investors make their decisions based on opinions, emotions or vague ideas about a company, instead of on comprehensive knowledge Read more about $LOW Nice Work Dividend Sensei – But I Choose Lowe’s (NYS:LOW)[…]

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[…]