Funds From Operations (FFO)

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There Is Nothing Uniform About UniFirst Corporation’s Profits

UniFirst Corporation (UNF) is one of the nation’s largest providers of uniforms and accessory products to businesses of all types. Today the stock is up strongly because the company beat analyst estimates as earnings jumped approximately 18% year-over-year.  All of their business segments participated with improved margins and profits, leaving the company to raise their[…]

Think F.A.S.T.: Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) After a Big Price Drop Has Become a Low Cost Feast

The stock market often behaves in very peculiar ways. After announcing a modest reduction in revenues and earnings for fiscal 2012, attributed mostly to modest weakness with their Olive Garden Italian restaurant concept, Darden Restaurants, Inc.’s (DRI) is off over 11% today in active trading. We believe this is an overreaction that has created an[…]

Was the precipitous drop in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ stock price a wake-up call for coffee stock investors?

Up until very recently, specialty coffee stocks were among the best performing stocks in the market since the great recession of 2008. The following performance table comparing four of the leading specialty coffee companies against the S&P 500 (the average company) illustrate just how extraordinary their performance has been. Even more amazingly, these performance results[…]

Cursory Analysis of Dover Corp’s Earnings and Dividends

Cursory Analysis of Dover Corp’s Earnings and Dividends This all adds up to the potential that Dover offers an attractive long-term investment with above-average growth coupled with an increasing dividend income stream.  Even though Dover displays periodic bouts of earning cyclicality, the have raised their dividend every year for 55 years running.  Consequently, even though[…]

S&P 500: Modestly Overvalued!

S&P 500: Modestly Overvalued! After a strong price recovery in 2009, the question on every investor’s mind is what about 2010? To us, it’s always a function of valuation based on earnings. In fact, the correlation between earnings and price explains a lot about past, present and ultimately future performance. This is true for individual[…]

The Dreamliner Comes True!

The Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” finally took flight with much fan fair. In anticipation, Boeing Co.’s (BA) stock has risen off of lows and currently is valued at almost 35 times earnings. Headlines can be very misleading and lead investors into overvaluation traps. Today’s video looks at Boeing based on fundamentals as well as a competitor or[…]