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Wal-Mart Stock Analysis – Don’t Rule Out This Company

Summary This Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) stock analysis is based on Q4 and FY2017 results released February 21, 2017. WMT reported $4.38 Diluted EPS from continuing operations. Total revenue of $485.9B increased 0.8% or 3.1% to $496.9B if currency adjustments are excluded. Operating income decreased 5.6% to $22.8B or decreased 2.9% to $23.4B when currency adjustments [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Wal-Mart Stock Analysis – Don’t Rule Out This Company

You Want Financial Freedom? Rid Yourself of Debt.

I have previously written about my concerns re: consumer debt levels here and here. While I don’t like to harp on the negative, I can’t help but become increasingly concerned when I read that Deutsche Bank's chief international economist who has been staunchly bullish on the economy for quite some time is now talking about [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|Budgeting and Debt|Comments Off on You Want Financial Freedom? Rid Yourself of Debt.

United Technologies Stock Analysis – Another Company Making Huge Share Buybacks

Summary This United Technologies stock analysis is based on its Q4 and FY2016 results reported January 25, 2017. 2016 GAAP EPS of $6.13, up 35% vs. FY2015 and adjusted EPS of $6.61, up 5% vs. FY2015. Adjusted EPS of $6.30 - $6.60 projected for FY 2017. Treasury Stock has increased roughly $12B from FYE 2014-FYE [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on United Technologies Stock Analysis – Another Company Making Huge Share Buybacks

Cisco Stock Analysis – Sometimes Investment Ideas are Right Under Your Nose

Summary This Cisco stock analysis is based on Q2 results and outlook for remainder of fiscal 2017 which were released February 15, 2017. Cisco reported $11.6B in revenue, a 2% YoY decrease, but in line with guidance of a 2% - 4% YoY decline. "Cash” of $71.8B at the end of Q2 2017 with only [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Cisco Stock Analysis – Sometimes Investment Ideas are Right Under Your Nose

PepsiCo Stock Analysis – Don’t Complicate Your Investment Decisions

Summary This PepsiCo stock analysis is based on Q4 and FY2016 financial results and its outlook for 2017 which were released on February 15, 2016. Organic revenue, which excludes the impact of various items, grew 3.7%. 2017 core earnings of $5.09/share expected compared to $4.85/share in 2016. 2016 Free Cash Flow (FCF) of $7.786B with [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on PepsiCo Stock Analysis – Don’t Complicate Your Investment Decisions

Brookfield Asset Management Stock Analysis: A Solid Long-Term Investment

Summary This Brookfield Asset Management stock analysis is based on Q4 and FY2016 results and outlook for fiscal 2017 which were released February 9, 2017. Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) reflect a YoY increase in Funds from Operations (CDN$3.18 for 2016 vs. CDN$2.49 for 2015). The nature of BAM’s operations is such that I prefer to [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Brookfield Asset Management Stock Analysis: A Solid Long-Term Investment