Coca-Cola: FAST Fundamental Analysis

Introduction Coke is one of the most, if not the most, recognized brands in the world.  As a stock, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is a blue-chip Dividend Aristocrat that has increased its dividend for 56 consecutive years.  The company is A+ rated by S&P Capital IQ, offers a current dividend yield of 3.6% and a Read more about Coca-Cola: FAST Fundamental Analysis[…]

PepsiCo: Rare Opportunity to Buy at a Better Valuation: Part 6

PepsiCo (PEP) is a Dividend Aristocrat, Champion and blue-chip stalwart that has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years.  Therefore, it should be no surprise that just as we saw with Procter & Gamble in part 5, this blue-chip stalwart has traditionally commanded a higher valuation (earnings multiple) than the average stock.  Over the past Read more about PepsiCo: Rare Opportunity to Buy at a Better Valuation: Part 6[…]

It Is No Longer a Gamble Investing in Procter & Gamble: Part 5

Introduction Procter & Gamble (PG) is a Dividend Aristocrat, Champion and blue-chip stalwart that has increased its dividend for 62 consecutive years.  Therefore, it should be no surprise that this blue-chip stalwart has traditionally commanded a higher valuation than most stocks.  Over the past couple of decades at least, it has been a very rare Read more about It Is No Longer a Gamble Investing in Procter & Gamble: Part 5[…]

Campbell Soup Company: High-Yield and Speculative Capital Gain Potential-Part 4

Introduction This is the fourth of what will be a long-running series highlighting dividend growth stocks that have technically entered bear market territory.  Many investors define a bear market as when prices fall at least 20%.  After coming out of the true bear market inspired by the Great Recession, stocks have generally been enjoying a Read more about Campbell Soup Company: High-Yield and Speculative Capital Gain Potential-Part 4[…]

The Final 10 of 50 Faster Growing Dividend Growth Stocks: Part 5

Introduction This is the fifth of a five-part series presenting 50 dividend growth stocks that I have screened for current fair value. With this article, I will be covering 10 additional dividend growth research candidates with moderate to higher yields in addition to the initial 40 that I presented in part 1 found here, part 2 found Read more about The Final 10 of 50 Faster Growing Dividend Growth Stocks: Part 5[…]

The S&P 500 is Overvalued These 10 Dividend Growth Stocks Are Not: Part 3

Introduction This is the third of a five-part series presenting 50 dividend growth stocks that I have screened for current fair value.  With this article I will be covering 10 additional dividend growth research candidates with moderate to higher yields in addition to the initial 20 that I presented in part 1 found here and Read more about The S&P 500 is Overvalued These 10 Dividend Growth Stocks Are Not: Part 3[…]

Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think

Introduction Walmart’s stock price took a bath early last week, and there are a lot of opinions regarding where the stock price now sits.  The catalyst was their 4th quarter and fiscal year-end 2018 annual report (note: Walmart has a January 31 fiscal year end).  The following headlines courtesy of “Google Finance” illustrate the variance Read more about Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think[…]

Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7

Introduction As a value investor, I am totally cognizant of the reality that attractively valued bargains are hard to find in a strong bull market.  Moreover, as an experienced value investor I clearly understand that low valuations in a raging bull market are usually associated with issues and challenges sometimes real, sometimes imaginary.  The key Read more about Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7[…]

Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5

Introduction This is the final installment of the five-part series where I examined the past operating histories and valuations of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks.  With this 5 Part series I attempted to cover the 30 Dow stocks in order of highest valuations to lowest.  For the most part, I suggested that the Read more about Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5[…]

Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5

Introduction Thus far, with the first 3 parts of this five-part series, we’ve examined 60% (18 of 30) of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  What we found so far were that the majority of these constituents are currently overvalued or at least fully valued.  Finally, with this Part 4, we will Read more about Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5[…]