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Is the New Pfizer an Attractive Investment?

2020-02-25

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Introduction Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) is a company in transition that will soon be smaller but hopefully more profitable.  Since many of their established drugs are coming off patent, the company is divesting its older drug platform under the Upjohn brand and selling it to Mylan a leading generic pharmaceutical company.  Pfizer believes that this […]

Passive and Buy-And-Hold Investing Don’t Work Unless!

2020-02-21

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Introduction Legendary investor and mentor to many investing greats Benjamin Graham once aptly stated that: “investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.”  Personally, I agree which is why I refer to what I personally adhere to and practice with my own investing as “business perspective investing.”  Stated more directly, I do not believe […]

The Right Way to Value Growth Stocks: Part 3

2019-12-11

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 Introduction In part 2 of this series I focused on how to value slow and moderately growing businesses. In this article, Part 3, I will shift my focus on how to value faster growing companies (growth stocks).  My definition of a fast grower (growth stock) is one that has consistently compounded earnings at 15% per annum or […]

Even After the Recent Correction I Still Think McDonald’s Is Overvalued

2019-11-12

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Introduction This article is offered as part of our ongoing FAST Graphs YouTube request series.  Although time does not allow me to cover every stock that is requested, I do try to provide analyze out loud videos on stocks that either are currently in the news, or that offer special lessons on valuation.  As most […]

Valuation Is More Important Than Politics or Interest Rates: And Most Stocks Are Overvalued Today

2019-08-29

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Introduction My personal investing strategy is based on the simple logic and reality that great businesses are by definition, better than average.  Therefore, to my way of thinking, it logically follows that the best investment returns would be achieved by investing in the best businesses that you could identify.  Moreover, it is also important to […]

Why A 15 P/E Ratio Is Fair Value for Most Companies: Part 2

2019-08-22

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Introduction To me, fair value, as it relates to common stock investments, is manifest when the current earnings yield provided by the company’s profits compensates me for the risk I am taking by providing both a realistic and acceptable return on my invested capital.  Most importantly, as will be explained later, current earnings yield and […]

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