Priceline: A Growth Powerhouse – Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices!

Introduction This is the second in a series of articles where I will cover popular and/or high profile stocks. The primary objective of this series will be to put a spotlight on the importance of forecasting future growth prior to making an investment decision. The central idea is to determine whether or not a reasonable Read more about Priceline: A Growth Powerhouse – Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices![…]

Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase

Introduction There are many that consider the stock market the big casino.  Because I believe in adhering to a business perspective on investing in common stocks, I am not one of those people.  To investors like me, the stock market is simply the store that we shop at in order to buy (invest in) great Read more about Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase[…]

My Top 10 Fairly Valued Fast-Growing Stocks

Introduction This is part two of a series on investing for growth, part one can be found here. One of my primary objectives for preparing this series is to dispel some of the common myths that many investors hold regarding investing for growth.  For example, many believe that growth stocks are, by definition, riskier than Read more about My Top 10 Fairly Valued Fast-Growing Stocks[…]

Forecasting Future Earnings Is The Key To Successful Stock Investing, Consensus Analysts’ Estimates Provide A Solid Starting Point

Looking for good dividend paying stocks to add to your retirement portfolio?  You might want to try trusting analysts’ estimates to aid in your selection process. Putting Analysts’ Estimates Into Perspective I believe that estimating future earnings growth is a major key to successful long-term stock investing.  If you’re a true investor, then you are Read more about Forecasting Future Earnings Is The Key To Successful Stock Investing, Consensus Analysts’ Estimates Provide A Solid Starting Point[…]

If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny

Introduction: The Current Mispricing of Technology At the risk of jumping on the everybody’s-writing-articles-on-Apple-bandwagon, this article is offered at the request of a loyal reader.  Our objective is to put not only Apple’s valuation into perspective, but also what we believe to be the current undervaluation of technology stocks in general.  If looking at how Read more about If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny[…]

Growth Stocks: There is a Lot of Value in this Market Part 2

Introduction In part one of this series we introduced the notion that in all markets whether bear or bull, there will always exist individual stocks that are fairly valued, overvalued or undervalued. In this same vein we argued that it’s a market of stocks, not a stock market. For those who missed it, here’s a Read more about Growth Stocks: There is a Lot of Value in this Market Part 2[…]

A Primer on Valuation: 9 Very Fast-Growing Super Stocks

Introduction This article is going to deal with growth stocks and how to value them. First of all, it’s important to point out that growth stocks are very different than ordinary stocks. Growth stocks need to be thought about differently, because they possess powerful attributes that their more ordinary cousins do not. Even though this Read more about A Primer on Valuation: 9 Very Fast-Growing Super Stocks[…]

Principles of Valuation Part 2: How to Value a Business, And How to Think About Stock Prices

In Part 1 of this three-part series we focused on how to value slow and moderately fast growing businesses. In this article, Part 2, we will shift our focus on how to value faster growing companies. Our definition of a fast grower is one that has consistently compounded earnings at 15% per annum or better Read more about Principles of Valuation Part 2: How to Value a Business, And How to Think About Stock Prices[…]