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)[…]

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)[…]

The Dividend Kings and The Essence of Valuation: Parker Hannifin (NYS:PH) 63 Consecutive Dividend Increases

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud on Parker Hannifin (NYS:PH) Parker-Hannifin Corp. engages in the manufacture of motion and control technologies and systems. The firm also provides engineered solutions for mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. It operates through the Diversified Industrial and Aerospace Systems business segments. The Diversified Industrial segment offers products to original equipment manufacturers. The Read more about The Dividend Kings and The Essence of Valuation: Parker Hannifin (NYS:PH) 63 Consecutive Dividend Increases[…]

$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.

$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[…]

Subscriber Request Series: Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL)

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL) Carnival Corp. engages in the operation of cruise ships. It operates through the following business segments: North America; Europe, Australia, and Asia (EEA); Cruise Support; and Tour and Other. The North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. The Read more about Subscriber Request Series: Carnival Corp (NYS:CCL)[…]

Subscriber Request Series: United Rentals Inc (NYS:URI) Undervalued Growth Stock For Total Return

FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on United Rentals Inc. United Rentals, Inc. engages in the equipment rental business. It offers rent to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and government entities. The company operates through two business segments: General Rentals; and Trench, power and pump. The General Rentals segment engages in the Read more about Subscriber Request Series: United Rentals Inc (NYS:URI) Undervalued Growth Stock For Total Return[…]

$TGT arget Corp.: Defying the Retail Apocalypse (NYS:TGT)

Introduction My personal anecdotal experience suggests that many investors operate under the fallacy: “my mind’s made up – don’t confuse me with the facts.”  This behavior often results from only reading the headlines while skimming over the in-depth analysis that is truly needed to make a sound or prudent investing decision. A current case in Read more about $TGT arget Corp.: Defying the Retail Apocalypse (NYS:TGT)[…]