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Has ANYTHING become the perfect stock?



December 13, 2012 – Comments (2)

Hello, Motley Fool and Caps people!

A simple question. I see Motley Fool articles pop up on a regular basis reading: Has [company] become a perfect stock?

I avidly read the article, and always find to my disappointment that no, [company] is not a perfect stock.

So let me ask: has this question ever been answered in the affirmative? Or even 9 out of 10?

Is there somewhere where this quest for perfection is being documented on a database or spreadsheet?

Thanking you kindly,


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#1) On December 13, 2012 at 3:23 PM, TMFGalagan (80.24) wrote:

Hi ryanalexanderson -

I get that question all the time. The answer is yes, there have been 10s. The most recent is Gold Fields (GFI): 

There've been plenty of 9s, too. If you do a Fool search on "9 out of 10", you'll get plenty of articles from my perfect series, including GA, TNH, RGR, and INTC from this year and more from earlier years. For some reason, searching for "10 out of 10" doesn't list Gold Fields.

In my retirement series, WMT and BDX got 10s in the past year:

I haven't done a database or spreadsheet, but my current plan is to aggregate the articles by sector and do a set of summary articles comparing companies based on their perfection score. Watch out for those in the New Year.

Finally, I don't think a stock has to get a perfect 10 in order to be a strong contender. To me, it's just a fun way to assign a score to a stock and see how it compares with the way it has actually performed.

Thanks for reading.


dan (TMF Galagan)

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#2) On December 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM, ryanalexanderson (< 20) wrote:

Thanks! Looking forward to the summary.

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