Home Depot Inc: Stock Research Analysis

With Tropical Storm Isaac still wreaking havoc on the United States, we thought we would analyze the world’s’ largest home improvement specialty retailer, Home Depot, Inc (HD), through the lens of FAST Graphs™. About Home Depot Inc:  Directly from their website “The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,255 retail[…]

Dividend Growth Stocks Can Provide Retirees Great Total Returns

Introduction to Dividend Paying Stocks When people talk about dividend paying stocks, their focus is often on the dividend income they provide. This is especially true for the investors that fancy themselves purists as dividend growth investors, who seemingly care more about their dividends than they do their capital. However, this article intends to illustrate[…]

General Mills Inc: Stock Research Analysis

General Mills Inc (GIS) is a high quality blue-chip dividend growth stock with a consistent long-term record of earnings growth averaging approximately 8% per annum. About General Mills Inc:  Directly from their website “General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One,[…]

Energizer Holdings Inc: Stock Research Analysis

With Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) declaring their first ever quarterly dividend payment to all shareholders of record at the close of business yesterday (August 22, 2012), we decided to review Energizer Holdings Inc through the lens of F.A.S.T. Graphs™.  The stock currently appears undervalued based on its historical operating history, especially since the company just[…]

Nordson Corp: Stock Research Analysis

With Nordson Corp (NDSN) reporting “the strongest quarterly results in company history,” we decided to take a look at this almost 60-year-old company through the lens of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. About Nordson Corp:  Directly from their website “Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features,[…]

Addendum To – Investing in Eastern Utility Stocks – Do Today’s Valuations Make Sense, Part 4

This instablog looks at the eight example Eastern utilities covered in part 4. This instablog will primarily look at valuation through the lens of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. I consider this powerful graphing tool an essential first step when attempting to determine both fair value and the potential return that a common stock offers me.  However, they[…]