SWK

Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

2016-10-28

Research Articles

Introduction Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties […]

Safe Large-Cap Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2

2014-08-28

Research Articles

Summary Retired investors should appropriately be more concerned about safety and growth of income than about earning high returns. Retired investors no longer have the opportunity for pay raises associated with working. Most recognized blue-chip dividend paying stocks have been in business for many decades, and in some cases for a century or more. Many […]

25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1

2014-08-28

Research Articles

Summary The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 continues to hover near an all-time high. It is getting harder to find reasonably valued dividend growth stocks to invest in today. There are still high-quality attractive blue-chip dividend growth stocks available for current investment. 25 Dividend Champion research candidates at or near fair value […]

Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3

2014-01-21

Research Articles

Introduction When investing in common stocks, there is no one strategy that fits all investors.  Some investors are focused on investing for income, some for capital appreciation and others for various combinations of both.  Additionally, there is the issue of risk tolerance.  Some investors are willing and capable of assuming greater risk if they believe […]

Stanley Black & Decker: Powering Its Way Toward Fair Value

2013-12-10

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is a machine tools company built on namesakes of – you guessed it – three individuals with the last names: Stanley, Black and Decker. Frederick Stanley started a hardware manufacturing company in 1843. Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started a similar shop in 1910, becoming known for the world’s first […]

Searching For Value And Finding It In Today’s Market – Sector By Sector

2013-06-14

Research Articles

Introduction “I think the market is overvalued now,” is a common refrain that I’m hearing from most of the individual investors I have recently been coming in contact with.  Consequently, many of these same investors are also currently eschewing investing in common stocks because of that fear.  Although I do not agree that the market […]

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