The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned

Introduction My investing career officially started in 1970.  However, for several years prior to that time I was an avid and interested student of common stock investing.  My initial lessons were taught by studying the behavior and practices of the most renowned stock investors.  Although these academic pursuits taught me a great deal, nothing taught Read more about The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned[…]

A Comprehensive Look At Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector By Sector: Part 2

Introduction

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do.  The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many years now, and high quality dividend paying growth stocks have been leaders.  Consequently, valuations have become extended beyond historical norms and I contend prudence.  Nevertheless, there are attractive dividend growth stocks available if you’re willing to look hard enough.

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These Are The Only Dividend Champions And Contenders That Appear Attractively Valued

Introduction

As the stock market continues its relentless advance, attractive valuations are getting harder and harder to find.  This is especially true for the highest quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks.  Perhaps more importantly, in addition to the market’s relentless advance, there has also been a clear flight to quality – especially with dividend growth stocks.  Therefore, the vast majority of the best-of-breed blue-chip dividend paying stocks are currently trading at elevated levels.  In other words, finding high quality and value is very rare today in the dividend growth segment.

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F.A.S.T. Fundamentals On CSX Corp

  • CSX has performed exceptionally well over the past decade.
  • The “usual suspect” metrics like P/E ratios, dividend yield and expected earnings growth indicate that the company might be a reasonable investment.
  • This article takes a “behind the scenes” view of a variety of additional fundamental data.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, CSX Corporation (CSX) has roots dating back to the early nineteenth century – starting in 1827 when the nation’s first common carrier was chartered between the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.  Today 30,000 plus employees are responsible for 21,000 route miles in 23 states with access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals. Railroads remain as the low cost transportation option where no waterway connects the origin and destination of shipments.

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

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 Read more about Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3[…]

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[…]

CSX Corp – 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 CSX Corp – Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

CSX Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

This article is going to examine CSX Corp (CSX), one of the nation’s leading transportation companies, through the lens of FAST Graphs™ – fundamentals analyzer software tool.  CSX Corp is a company that appears undervalued based on historical earnings. Given that analysts are forecasting this company to grow at 15%, this may be a good Read more about CSX Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Investors In Common Stocks Must Get Valuation Right; Here’s How

The investment industry is replete with pundits and self-proclaimed experts espousing various principles and rules that allegedly are the best way to value a stock correctly. Unfortunately, and in most cases, these rules are stated as fact, but unfortunately very few facts are ever presented to back them up.  In other words, much of it Read more about Investors In Common Stocks Must Get Valuation Right; Here’s How[…]

The Top 25 Best Dividend Challengers To Buy Today

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 Read more about The Top 25 Best Dividend Challengers To Buy Today[…]