My Best Ideas 21 January 2017 This is a list of companies that have a very nice estimated one year return on invested capital based on the sum of the delta of the one year estimated price target plus the calculated one year dividend yield. (Full List)
New Highs 21 January 2017 This is a list of companies that are currently hitting new highs plus have an estimated 5 year earnings growth rate in excess of 25%. As this growth is recognized, these shares are pushed higher and become good swing trades. (Full List)
Dividend Increases 22-26 January 2018 This is a list of companies that have recently increased their dividends. The list includes the amount plus the per cent increase, the forward dividend yield, and the ExDividend, Record and Payment dates. (Full List)
The US Runs Out of Money 21 January 2018 Friday night the Federal Government hit its debt limit, borrowing stopped, the US ran out of money, and all non-essential functions stopped. Wall Street took notice Friday but then shrugged it off and headed higher. It's now 5.49% higher than just three weeks ago. Traders are anticipating increased earnings announcements this week and are reacting to that more than the confusion occurring in the Capitol. Of more concern to analysts is a rising P/E that now stands just above 26. That's high by historical standards but traders believe earnings are increasing and can support even higher prices. Let's hope so because most indicators are quickly getting overheated. Monday Close: Another day, another new high. The DJIA moved up 142 points today and Congress upped the credit limit on the Government Credit Card. So things are basically back to normal. And traders are now starting to wonder if anything can derail this market.
Advanced Energy Industries 23 January 2018 Advanced Energy Industries has spent three decades perfecting power—enabling design breakthroughs and driving growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Their precision power and control technologies, along with their applications know-how, have created close partnerships and perpetual innovation in.... (Full Article)
Great Estimates and New Highs 17 January 2018 Thirteen companies hitting new highs, have more than 25% quarter over quarter sales and earnings, and have more than 25% estimated earnings growth over the next 5 years. Companies that fit this description are very appealing to investors looking to increase the value of their portfolios.
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General Electric 16 January 2018 This is purely a technical call. General Electric has been falling for what seems like forever and it's devastated a lot of old school portfolios. Personally I believe this goes back to earlier management that tried to get GE into everything and a lot of things GE knew very little about. It ended up being the worse performing stock of the DJIA for the year 2017. (Full Article)
10 Interesting Companies 15 January 2018 Ten companies with great estimates going forward. Each of these are worthy of further research and possibly accumulation. Some are already in my portfolio. Others will join soon.
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Valhi Inc. 12 January 2018 After consolidating throughout the month of December, these shares of Valhi are starting to look like they want to re-establish the upward trend. A move above $6.56 would be the confirmation.
Gardner Denver Holdings 10 January 2018 Gardner Denver provides critical flow control and compression equipment and all associated parts, consumables, and services in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.
Zayo Group 9 January 2018 Zayo provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services. The Company's primary customer segments include data centers, wireless carriers, national carriers, ISPs, enterprises, and government agencies. The Company was built largely through acquisitions. (Full Article)
Ampio Pharmaceuticals 3 January 2018 Ampio is a drug discovery and development company combining scientific, regulatory, and business capabilities to efficiently develop a portfolio of novel therapeutic candidates. These therapeutic candidates, if approved, will address significant inflammatory conditions for which limited treatment options exist. (Full Article)
Stocks with Low PEG Ratios and Hitting New Highs 1 January 2017 Companies with earnings growth rates greater than their P/E ratio are always interesting to analyze but those hitting new highs are especially interesting. Here's the ones for the start of a new year. They'll be interesting to watch what they do over the next few weeks.
Stocks with Low PEG Ratios and Hitting New Highs
Corcept Therapeutics and Exelixis 27 December 2017 Two companies on my list for accumulation in the upcoming year are Corcept Therapeutics and Exelixis. Both companies have strong estimated earnings this year, next year and for the next five years into the future. In addition, they have strong quarter over quarter sales and earnings. (Full Article)
Summit Materials 12 December 2017 Summit Materials is one of the fastest growing construction materials companies in the US, with a 76% increase in revenue between the year ended Dec 2012 and the year ended Dec 2016, as compared to an average increase of approximately 39% in revenue reported by competitors. Materials include aggregates and cement. (Full Article)
Q2Earth 6 December 2017 With no news being announced, Q2Earth moved a higher at the end of the trading day today. This is always good news but more important than the size of the move is the fact that it moved back above its 40 wma. This could be nothing at all or it could be the start of move a lot higher.
I.D. Systems 4 December 2017 I.D. Systems produces wireless asset management systems for companies with industrial trucks, rental vehicles, and transportation assets. The Company uses wireless communication technologies as well as sensor technology and proprietary software to manage high-value corporate assets (Full Article)
Penumbra 29 November 2017 Penumbra is a global healthcare company focused on interventional therapies. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative devices and has a broad portfolio of products that address challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs across two major markets, neuro and peripheral vascular. (Full Article)
Three Stocks on My Watchlist for Accumulation 21 November 2017 All three of these companies have great fundamentals but have recently pulled back in price making them desirable candidates for accumulation. (EXEL, ICHR, PCTY)
Exelixis, 5yr EPS 46%, PT $33
Ichor, 5yr EPS 45%, PT $36
Paylocity, 5yr EPS 32%, PT $55
RCI Hospitality 20 November 2017 If you haven't noticed the chart of RICK, you haven't been reading my articles here or my posts on StockTwits. You've also missed a very nice two year uptrend from $8, and I don't think the move is over yet. As this company rolls out its military themed casual dining restaurants, the stock should continue higher. A lot higher.
Best Inc. 16 November 2017 Bouncing around the net recently I got introduced to Best. It's a logistics and package delivery located in China. With earnings of a couple of pennies this year, about fifty cents next year, and over a dollar the next year, this could really take off. I'm buying.
Q2Earth 14 November 2017 Q2Earth, Inc. focuses on the manufacture and sale of compost and engineered soils from recycled waste for the agriculture, horticulture, construction, and infrastructure sectors. The company was formerly known as Q2Power Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Q2Earth, Inc. in August 2017. (Full Article)
Celgene 13 November 2017 Celgene is an established large cap BioTech company with a nice track record of profitability. Management is top notch and has a proven track record of bringing drugs to market. Celgene has a long list of drugs bringing in multiple streams of revenue into the company. It's sudden pullback may be an opportunity for investors. (Full Article)
Moving Averages and Momentum Indicators 9 November 2017 When I’m looking at stock charts with several indicators displayed, one of the indicators I like to see is three moving averages. My favorite ones are the 5, 10 and 20 period moving averages. On a daily chart that would be 5, 10 and 20 days. On a weekly chart that would be 25 days (5 weeks), 50 days (10 weeks), and 100 days (20 weeks). (Full Article)
Investing For Your Lifetime 6 November 2017 A long time ago when my son was a little boy he asked me what was the difference between capitalism and socialism. I thought about his question for a few moments and told him that capitalism was how I got my money, socialism was how he got his. (Full Article)
Always Have an Exit Strategy The exit strategy is always a mandatory precondition for any trade I enter. All other strategies will have disaster embedded at their core. All other strategies are simply an emotional reaction to events external to the markets. All other strategies will accentuate a reward while ignoring the damage that's incurred by accepting such an extensive implied risk. These are the strategies that I personally refuse to implement into my trading strategy. (Full Article)
The Spoils of Investing Sometimes it's good to take money out of the market and enjoy the spoils of investing. Not everything needs to be continually reinvested back into the markets. Three years ago I decided to spoil my son. So I got him this Nissan 370Z. It's been a great car. He's been a great kid!
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My Investing Strategy I like to keep things simple when I invest because I'm a pretty simple guy. And I don't think there's a simpler or an easier way to invest than "Buy, Write, Collect". Here's the three steps in their entirety. 1. Buy the Stock, 2. Write the Option, and 3. Collect the Dividend. (Full Article)
A Basic Options Strategy If you’ve ever considered an options strategy as part of your overall investment strategy, here’s a relatively simple trade that I often execute to supplement my dividend income. (Full Article)
Reviewing Those Dividend Increases I've listed companies increasing their dividend in the Dividend Increases part of this site because I've found this to be a fertile area for finding candidates for consideration. Companies that pay an annual dividend of at least 2% and increase that dividend at a rate greater than inflation for a number of years are the kind of companies that every DGI is attracted to. And if that company has a one year estimated capital gain of 10% or more, I start to buy shares in that company.
Buying Great Companies I've posted a lot of great companies that have raised their dividend pretty consistently over the years and that's the key to becoming a successful investor. It's really not as hard as most people think. Study those companies that raise their revenues, earnings and dividends over an extended period of time. Read their history. And learn what makes a great investment.
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