Stocks for 2014: High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income – Part 5

Introduction Chuck Carnevale Retired investors seeking high income to live off of during retirement, face greater challenges today than almost ever before.  The days of high yields available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are long gone.  Consequently, generating an adequate level of current income on retirement portfolios is difficult to say the least. Read more about Stocks for 2014: High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income – Part 5[…]

Stocks for 2014: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks with an Emphasis on Dividends – Part 4

Introduction

I am a firm believer that common stock portfolios should be custom-designed to meet each unique individual’s goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  With that said, I believe it logically follows that in order to create a successful portfolio, the individual investor must first conduct some serious introspection to be sure that they truly “know thyself.”  Therefore, I believe the first, and perhaps most critical step, towards designing a successful equity portfolio is to ask your-self, and honestly answer several important questions.

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Darden Restaurants: Popular Food, Unpopular Stock

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, Read more about Darden Restaurants: Popular Food, Unpopular Stock[…]

Darden Restaurants Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

This article is going to examine Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI), the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, through the lens of FAST Graphs™ – fundamentals analyzer software tool.  The 15-year historical chart on Darden Restaurants Inc shows a picture of undervaluation.  With a nice dividend yield, the prudent dividend growth investor may want to conduct his Read more about Darden Restaurants Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Darden Restaurants Won’t Be This Cheap For Long

. . . . Therefore, it logically follows that measuring performance without simultaneously measuring valuation is a job half done. At its current price, which is attractively aligned with its True Worth™ valuation, Darden Restaurants Inc. represents a potential opportunity to invest in a Dividend Challenger at a reasonable price. The important factor is that Read more about Darden Restaurants Won’t Be This Cheap For Long[…]

The Top 25 Best Dividend Challengers To Buy Today

This is the third and final article of a series of articles we have prepared on dividend paying stocks with a history and legacy of increasing their dividends each year. Our first article covered Dividend Champions, dividend paying stocks with a history of increasing the dividend every year for at least 25 years and can Read more about The Top 25 Best Dividend Challengers To Buy Today[…]

Think F.A.S.T.: Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) After a Big Price Drop Has Become a Low Cost Feast

The stock market often behaves in very peculiar ways. After announcing a modest reduction in revenues and earnings for fiscal 2012, attributed mostly to modest weakness with their Olive Garden Italian restaurant concept, Darden Restaurants, Inc.’s (DRI) is off over 11% today in active trading. We believe this is an overreaction that has created an Read more about Think F.A.S.T.: Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) After a Big Price Drop Has Become a Low Cost Feast[…]

Aflac’s (AFL) Fair Value PE Ratio Should Be Double, and So Should Its Price

This is the third in a series of articles that have been designed to provide investors greater insights into the proper understanding and utilization of the PE ratio as a valuation measurement tool. With this iteration we’re going to look at Aflac (AFL) as our example for using the PE ratio to identify significant undervaluation.  Read more about Aflac’s (AFL) Fair Value PE Ratio Should Be Double, and So Should Its Price[…]

Two High-Yield Choices – SCANA Corp.(SCG) and Darden Restaurants (DRI) – Similar PE Ratios But One is Much Cheaper

Why Darden Restaurants is so Much Cheaper than SCANA Corp. even though their PE Ratios are Approximately the Same This article is the second in a series of articles designed to elaborate on the proper utilization and understanding of the PE ratio as an important investing metric. Our first article in this series looked at Read more about Two High-Yield Choices – SCANA Corp.(SCG) and Darden Restaurants (DRI) – Similar PE Ratios But One is Much Cheaper[…]

Not All Dividends Are the Same, Even When They Are

Introduction The better informed the investor is, the better the investment decisions they can make. But being an informed investor can be a very arduous task, and some would even say that conducting research on common stocks is a real snoozer. Poring over mounds of financial data and trying to piece this information into meaningful Read more about Not All Dividends Are the Same, Even When They Are[…]