Update on Owens & Minor Inc.: An Undervalued Speculation or a Value Trap?

Introduction Owens & Minor Inc. reported earnings yesterday and simultaneously revised their 2018 earnings outlook lower.  As fate would have it, I produced an article and a video where I highlighted 12 undervalued dividend growth research candidates which included Owens & Minor.  When I produced the video, the FAST Graph fundamentals analyzer software tool was Read more about Update on Owens & Minor Inc.: An Undervalued Speculation or a Value Trap?[…]

My Dirty Dozen Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks

Introduction Relative to historical norms the overall stock market as measured by the S&P 500 is overvalued with the current blended P/E ratio of 19.2.  Historically, the S&P 500 would be considered fairly-valued when its P/E ratio was between 15 to 16.  Therefore, some could argue that the market is not terribly overvalued, but instead Read more about My Dirty Dozen Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks[…]

Long-term Microsoft Shareholders Your Money May Be in Jeopardy

Introduction Microsoft (MSFT) reported strong 4th quarter and fiscal year 2018 earnings.  The company’s earnings per share beat the analyst estimates by $.05 and their revenue of $30.09 billion beat analyst estimates by $860 million.  All in all, it was a great quarter and investors initially responded positively in after-hours trading. Clearly, there was an Read more about Long-term Microsoft Shareholders Your Money May Be in Jeopardy[…]

Have You Noticed That Many Dividend Stocks are Finally in a Bear Market? General Mills Inc.: Part 1

Introduction For quite some time I have been complaining that most best-of-breed dividend growth stocks were overvalued.  Frankly, for the most part I continue to hold that opinion.  On the other hand, I am also starting to see what I’ll call a stealth bear market for many dividend growth stocks.  In some cases, this stealth Read more about Have You Noticed That Many Dividend Stocks are Finally in a Bear Market? General Mills Inc.: Part 1[…]

I Purchased United Parcel Service Inc. to Meet These Specific Objectives

Introduction United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) currently offers a dividend yield in excess of 3%.  Moreover, it is also available at a valuation that is slightly below historical norms.  The company has provided a stable and growing dividend since it went public in 1999.  However, the company did keep their dividend the same for fiscal Read more about I Purchased United Parcel Service Inc. to Meet These Specific Objectives[…]

Happy 8th Birthday Bull Market! Has the S&P 500 Become Dangerously Overvalued?

Introduction According to an article in Quartz today, March 9, 2017, marks the 8th birthday of the US bull market which started on March 9, 2009.  According to the article, this is the 2nd longest and 4th strongest bull market in history for the S&P 500.  However, before we celebrate too excessively, we should pause Read more about Happy 8th Birthday Bull Market! Has the S&P 500 Become Dangerously Overvalued?[…]