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


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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 […]

Union Pacific Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis


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With this article we are going to examine Union Pacific Corp (UNP) through the lens of FAST Graphs™ – fundamentals analyzer software tool.  Union Pacific Corp is a company that is currently in value.  With analysts from Capital IQ forecasting earnings growth to continue at about 15.2%, this may be an opportune time for the […]

How to Forecast Future Stock Returns: Part 3


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Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series, we established the basic principles of valuation and provided evidence that backs those principles up.  Then we demonstrated that valuation is a function of soundness based on the current earnings yield that any given level of earnings offers you. From there, we illustrated how […]

Six In Value Large-cap Industrial Stocks with Forecast Earnings Growth of 15% or Better


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This article looks at six large-cap industrial companies that are expected to grow earnings at 15 to 20% over the next 3 to 5 years.  Even though these industrial stalwarts do possess moderate levels of cyclicality,they usually generate above-average earnings growth as they come out of cyclical troughs.  Consequently, if you can buy them when […]

The Top 25 Best Dividend Challengers To Buy Today


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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 […]

Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe Move: Foreshadowing the Growth of American Rail?


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In late October/early November of 2009, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire (BRK.A) was purchasing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNI). At the time, Burlington Northern Santa Fe was trading at just under 15 times earnings and offered a dividend yield of 1.9%. Even so, Warren Buffett received mixed reviews from the media. Some even went […]

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