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May 2008

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Looking for Moats in Healthcare

May 30, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AMGN , ZMH , ABC

Demographic trends and the persistence of medical afflictions should continue to drive revenue growth for healthcare providers, and the non-discretionary nature of their products limits volatility. This article examines some of the sub-industries within healthcare and their potential to provide good investments.

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Magic Formula Stocks That Aren't

May 27, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SNDA.DL , MCO , AN

Using alternative screens that mimic the Magic Formula Investing strategy can lead to interesting investment opportunities not uncovered at the official site.

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Magic Formula Business Sector #3: Consumer Goods

May 22, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COH , KO , PG

The venerable Consumer Goods sector has been a favorite of famous gurus such as Warren Buffett and even Joel Greenblatt. However, it's also where value destroying fad and trendy stocks usually live. This article shows what makes an attractive Consumer Goods investment.

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Book Review: The Future for Investors by Jeremy Siegel

May 20, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , IBM , CSCO

The Future for Investors is a 2 part book investigating what the future will hold for stock investors, and what investing strategies are likely to be successful. The lessons of the past outlined in this book help explain why the Magic Formula strategy works.

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Understanding Financial Health

May 19, 2008 – Comments (0)

Financial health is an important thing to consider when looking for investment opportunities. Companies with good financial health can survive tough times and even gain market share during them. Companies with bad financial health could find themselves in bankruptcy court. Here are 5 measures of financial health, how to calculate them, what's good and bad, and simple examples.  [more]

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NVIDIA - The Fleeting Advantage

May 16, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NVDA , INTC , AMD

NVIDIA is a leading graphics processor maker. Over the last 3 years it has crushed it's rival AMD (formerly ATI) in the technology battle, delivering huge revenue and earnings gains to shareholders and improving margins by 400%. But in the face of strong competition, does the company really have any durable advantage?

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Understanding Valuation Measures

May 15, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ

In the second of this three part series, MagicDiligence examines the most common statistics for valuation of a stock based on the underlying business. This article outlines how to calculate them, what they mean, what is good or bad, and simple examples.

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Garmin: Growth at a Resonable Price?

May 13, 2008 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GRMN , AAPL , NOK

Garmin is the dominant player in the fast growing GPS market. The company has delivered nearly 50% annual earnings growth since 2003, and is expected to grow at 17% per year going forward. With it's current 11 P/E, is Garmin a textbook example of growth at a reasonable price?

http://www.magicdiligence.com/articles/garmin-GRMN-stock-pitch

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Is Marvel's New Business Model a Hit?

May 12, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MVL.DL

Marvel Entertainment runs an attractive business, licensing it's stable of superhero characters for use in movies, TV, video games, and general merchandise. It's position on the Magic Formula indicates it's attractiveness as a value play. But can the company succeed in it's new venture as a movie studio?  [more]

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Understanding Business Statistics

May 11, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT

For a number of the most commonly used statistics for evaluating a businesses' efficiency and profitability, this article outlines how to calculate them, what they mean, what is good or bad, and simple examples.  [more]

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