CSX Corp: Weighing Efficiency Against Risks

In true monopoly board game fashion, CSX Corporation (CSX) – based in Jacksonville, FL – is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers.  Operating about 21,000 railroad miles in 23 eastern states and Canada, CSX has access to over 70 ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. In turn, roughly two-thirds of the American population Read more about CSX Corp: Weighing Efficiency Against Risks[…]

International Business Machines: A Road Map To Reasonable Valuation

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) likely isn’t flying under anyone’s radar. From its humble beginnings as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in the early 20th century, this Armonk, New York based mega technology corporation has grown to a top 20 company in the world.  But even without that tidbit of information, you’ve surely heard about the company. Read more about International Business Machines: A Road Map To Reasonable Valuation[…]

Southern Company: The Wait For Fair Valuation Is Over

Thesis For Growth To be perfectly blunt, there really isn’t much of a growth thesis for the Southern Company (SO). Founded in 1945, Southern Company is an electric utility company that serves over 4.4 million customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. As a regulated utility, the company is better known for its high payout Read more about Southern Company: The Wait For Fair Valuation Is Over[…]

Qualcomm: Where Innovation Meets Results

Thesis For Growth Qualcomm (QCOM) is a global company founded in 1985 that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications products and services. The company’s passion is “to continue to deliver the world’s most innovative wireless solutions.” Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the company is the underlying licensing business model. As Qualcomm indicates: “the Read more about Qualcomm: Where Innovation Meets Results[…]

Humana Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Humana Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Valmont Industries Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Valmont Industries Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Advance Auto Parts Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Advance Auto Parts Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Lorillard Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Lorillard Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Aetna Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Aetna Inc:  Fundamental Stock Research Analysis Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business Read more about Aetna Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]