Introduction As I stated in previous articles in this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are. Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers. As different as each of these sectors Read more about Is There Real Value in These 7 Distribution Services Companies? Part 6[…]
Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today. However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance? This article will present my personal perspectives on interest rates and their potential impact on stock Read more about The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction[…]
Most everyone would agree that the stock market as measured by the S&P 500 is not cheap today. However, there might be a great deal of disagreement regarding precisely how overvalued the S&P 500 currently is. Nevertheless, I would agree that in the general sense, stocks are not exactly bargains today. This might especially be true regarding best-of-breed blue-chip dividend growth stocks. Low interest rates have enhanced the attraction for high-quality dividend paying stocks.
After such an extended bull run it’s only logical to assume that many stocks are trading at frothy valuations. On the other hand, it’s also important to keep in mind that it is a market of stocks and not a stock market. Nevertheless, the truth is that many stocks are now significantly overvalued based on both historic norms and fundamental values. This is not true of all stocks, because it is also true that there are high quality stocks available today that are fairly valued. However, they are admittedly getting more difficult to find.
Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2
Choosing the most appropriate stocks for the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is vitally important. In part 1 of this series found here I presented the 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that renowned mutual fund manager Peter Lynch presented in his best-selling book “One Up On Wall Street.” I contend that the 6 categories that Peter Lynch wrote about establish a solid foundation of understanding of what’s generally available in the common stock universe. Additionally, I pointed out that these categories were very broad, and suggested that there were significant differences between the individual companies in each broad category. […]
Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed. Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business. The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock. The orange line Read more about McKesson Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]
This article is going to look at Fortune 500 company McKesson Corp (MCK) through the lens of FAST Graphs™, fundamentals analyzer software tool, which shows us 18 leading analysts reporting to Capital IQ forecast McKesson Corp’s long-term earnings growth at 13%. The prudent growth and dividend investor may want to do their own due diligence Read more about McKesson Corp: Stock Research Analysis[…]