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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

6 Health Services Stocks Offering Growth at a Reasonable Price: Part 10

Introduction The Health Services Sector is one of the smallest sectors as presented by FactSet as it only contains 137 companies out of more than 19,000 in the US and Canadian universe.  Furthermore, since I was also screening for quality based on investment grade S&P Credit Ratings of BBB- or better, I was additionally surprised Read more about 6 Health Services Stocks Offering Growth at a Reasonable Price: Part 10[…]

There is More Value to be Found in the Finance Sector than in any other Sector: Part 9

Introduction I found more value in the Finance Sector than I did in any other sector that I screened.  All in all, I identified 131 attractively valued companies out of the 1,888 companies in the Finance Sector.  This is approximately 10 times as many as I found in any other sector.  Stated succinctly, there is Read more about There is More Value to be Found in the Finance Sector than in any other Sector: Part 9[…]