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[…]

Chuck Carnevale on Financial Sense Newshour-Value Lacking in Today’s Market, Says Mr. Valuation

Recently Chuck appeared on the Financial Sense Newshour with Cris Sheridan and we wanted to share his radio broadcast with you. FAST Graphs creator Chuck Carnevale, aka Mr. Valuation, discusses current market valuations, the most overvalued and least overvalued sectors of the market, how he picks stocks and what he looks for. Click on the Read more about Chuck Carnevale on Financial Sense Newshour-Value Lacking in Today’s Market, Says Mr. Valuation[…]

4 Transportation Sector Research Candidates: Do You Dare Have Your Money Travel With These Stocks?  – Part 18

Introduction As a rule, I have never been very fascinated by the Transportation Sector.  This is especially true regarding airlines and air transport companies.  Nevertheless, there are two airlines and two air freight carriers in the Transportation Sector that I felt comfortable featuring in this article. However, I still admit to having trouble suggesting that Read more about 4 Transportation Sector Research Candidates: Do You Dare Have Your Money Travel With These Stocks?  – Part 18[…]

5 Rare Fairly Valued Companies in the Technology Services Sector: Part 17

Introduction Throughout this series I have referenced the idea that the stock market in the general sense may be overvalued, or at least fully valued.  On the other hand, I have also pointed out that it is a market of stocks and not a stock market.  In that vein, I have suggested that there are Read more about 5 Rare Fairly Valued Companies in the Technology Services Sector: Part 17[…]

Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16

Introduction Simply Google the phrase “what effect is Amazon having on retail” and you’ll discover a significant amount of information, articles and theories.  Personally, I found the following article written by Susan Ward that articulated the sales of brick-and-mortar versus online to be quite illuminating.  Her opening paragraph mirrors the title of this article as Read more about Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16[…]

12 Exceptional Investments in the Process Industries Sector: Part 14

Introduction One of the main goals of this series of articles is to illustrate the significant differences between individual stocks, and the significant differences between different sectors.  Therefore, from this perspective, I have been attempting to illustrate the “nature of the beast” for each of the sectors I have covered.  The Process Industries Sector as Read more about 12 Exceptional Investments in the Process Industries Sector: Part 14[…]

Are stocks in the Non-Energy Minerals Sector Investable? Part 13

Introduction The Non-Energy Minerals Sector is mostly comprised of very cyclical and typically commodity-based companies.  Consequently, very few companies in this sector offer the consistency and predictability that prudent and/or conservative investors might require.  As a result, I personally tend to eschew investing in companies in this sector.  In addition to the general cyclical nature Read more about Are stocks in the Non-Energy Minerals Sector Investable? Part 13[…]

10 Fairly Valued MLPs: Are the High Yields Worth the Risk and Effort? Part 12

Introduction A major goal of this series on sectors is to illustrate the reality that it is a market of stocks rather than a stock market.  With this article I am technically covering the Industrial Services Sector.  However, all the research candidates I will be presenting come from the Oil & Gas Pipelines subsector.  There Read more about 10 Fairly Valued MLPs: Are the High Yields Worth the Risk and Effort? Part 12[…]