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February 2014



What is Verizon getting for its $130B?

February 27, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ , VOD

I saw a green thumb pitch for Verizon today, citing the company's P/E and P/FCF metrics.  From some past research I've done for VZ (my dad owns some VZ), I knew that some of the cash flows aren't actually attributable to shareholders.  Over the past 2 years, the company paid out more dividends to Vodafone ($12B or so) than to shareholders ($11B or so).  This doesn't show up in the Operating Cash Flows or the Investing Cash Flows, so it's often overlooked.  [more]



Market Cap Growth vs Share Price Growth

February 26, 2014 – Comments (0)

A common misconception with stock investors is that once a market has been "saturated" and a company migrates into it's mature phase, the potential for capital appreciation is over.  There's not much left for the likes of WMT, XOM, etc, right?  Growth investors want young (sometimes relatively unproven) companies that still have potential for growth.  [more]



"C-system" thinking is best for investing

February 25, 2014 – Comments (0)

Generally speaking, the price of a share of stock will grow in line with EPS growth, as long as the multiple attached to the per share earnings remains stable.  For instance, if a stock priced at a 15x multiple is expected to grow earnings 8% per year, and throughout the foreseeable future the 15x multiple sticks, then the price of the stock should also grow roughly 8% per year.    [more]



A grocer with a 14% ROA

February 20, 2014 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: TFM.DL

Kroger has an ROA of 6.3%  [more]



Stocks that make progress

February 19, 2014 – Comments (13)

What is it that makes you want to buy a stock?  What is it that makes you want to hold that stock?  Does a nice 2, 3, or even 4% dividend get your attention?  Or does a momentum boost, such as a positive increase in comps or same store sales, get you on the momentum bandwagon?  Does it involve growth in earnings, dividends, or book equity?    [more]



Retail vs e-Commerce

February 14, 2014 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: XRT

Retail is a sector that I've taken notice to over the past few weeks, particularly due to the fact that it's become fairly reasonable from a value perspective.    [more]



Is KORS still undervalued?

February 05, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KORS , COH

After an absolute blow out quarter, KORS stock price ended the day up 17%.  It's trading at all-time highs, and is up 270% since it IPO'd.    [more]

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