Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

Introduction

Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties assume that their adversary holds or supports a specific position which may or may not be a fact. […]

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Premier Dividend Growth Stocks: Is There Any Value? A Sector By Sector Summary Review: Part 1

Introduction

As a value investor, I must admit to being very frustrated with the valuations I’m seeing on high-quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks.  I have been vigorously searching for fairly valued dividend growth stocks to invest in.  I have thoroughly screened and evaluated every company in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats, all three of the CCC (Champions, Contenders and Challengers) lists produced by David Fish, every dividend paying stock on the S&P 500, Fortune 500, NASDAQ 100, S&P 100 Large-cap, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and even the S&P 400 mid-cap universe.

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Many Of My Dividend Growth Stocks Have Become Overvalued, What Do I Do Now?

Introduction To me, there’s almost nothing better than finding a great company that I truly want to own at a fair valuation, or better yet, undervalued.  In the long run, it has been my experience that this usually leads to outsized future returns, especially if you buy stocks when they are undervalued at the time.  Read more about Many Of My Dividend Growth Stocks Have Become Overvalued, What Do I Do Now?[…]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior Read more about Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4[…]

Our Top 40 Favorite Dividend Champions: Blue-chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option for Retirement Portfolios Part 2

In part one of this two-part series (Found Here) I laid the groundwork for why I believe that blue-chip dividend paying US equities represent not only a viable, but also a safer investment choice than many give them credit for. I also pointed out why I believe the risk profile on bonds is currently upside Read more about Our Top 40 Favorite Dividend Champions: Blue-chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option for Retirement Portfolios Part 2[…]

Gilead Sciences Inc: Strong Growth At An Unreasonably Low Price

Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) is an innovative healthcare company with a strong record of historical earnings growth and expectations for above-average growth into the future.  Nevertheless, Mr. Market seems unwilling to recognize the past and future earnings power of this niche pharmaceutical growth stock.  Consequently, the company trades at a single digit PE ratio that Read more about Gilead Sciences Inc: Strong Growth At An Unreasonably Low Price[…]

Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade

Introduction There are many people who continue to hold a jaundiced view of stocks because they were traumatized by the last two recessions.  Precipitous drops in equity prices drove them to distrust stocks and stock markets.  However, I believe that most of the negative sentiment is a function of what I would describe as vague Read more about Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade[…]

Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity

We believe that based on earnings, 2012 is starting out with the stock market undervalued. We believe in the long-term ownership of great businesses purchased at sound and attractive valuations. Consequently, we view the stock market as merely the store that we shop at in order to buy the businesses we want to own. Furthermore, Read more about Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity[…]

Sell your Bonds and Gold and Buy Dividend Growth Stocks Before it is Too Late

Introduction Early in their careers investment professionals are taught the importance and benefit of properly diversifying their client’s portfolios.  Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), which was developed and promoted by academia, has taken diversification to the extreme.  According to Modern Portfolio Theory, asset allocation is the primary determinant of future returns and in the reduction of Read more about Sell your Bonds and Gold and Buy Dividend Growth Stocks Before it is Too Late[…]