ADP – An Overvalued Dividend Aristocrat

My most recent guest post entitled ADP - An Overvalued Dividend Aristocrat at Dividend Power - The Power of Dividend Growth Investing is based on Q3 2021 and YTD results and guidance. I will now be periodically contributing guest posts for Dividend Power. Previous article contributions are Genuine Parts Company – A Slightly Overvalued Dividend King [...]

By |May 15th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on ADP – An Overvalued Dividend Aristocrat

Alimentation Couche-Tard – An Appealing Valuation

As a long-term investor seeking to invest in undervalued/fairly valued high-quality companies, investment opportunities that meet my investment criteria are currently few and far between. Following Alimentation Couche-Tard's (ATD-a.TO and ATD-b.TO) recent $1B private debt offering Press Release, however, I now revisit this existing holding to determine if I should increase my ATD exposure. Based [...]

By |May 15th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Alimentation Couche-Tard – An Appealing Valuation

Merck – Reasonably Valued and Poised for More Rapid Growth

On April 29th, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) released Q1 2021 results and on May 3rd it held its Merck/Organon Investor Day. I continue to think Merck is reasonably valued and is poised for more rapid growth following my review of the material presented at both events. This brief article is a follow-up to my [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Merck – Reasonably Valued and Poised for More Rapid Growth

SPGI – A Richly Valued Dividend Aristocrat

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) is a high-quality company that has amply rewarded long-term shareholders. Acquiring grossly overvalued shares, however, can result in inferior investment returns even if the company happens to be high-quality. I think SPGI is a richly valued Dividend Aristocrat after reviewing Q1 2021 results and FY2021 guidance. A Dividend Aristocrat is a [...]

By |April 30th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on SPGI – A Richly Valued Dividend Aristocrat

UPS – Reaping the Benefits of the American Rescue Plan Act

I suspect many of us have equity holdings to which we pay little if any, attention. In my case, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is such a holding. On April 27, 2021, however, it released Q1 results and the share price closed ~$18 higher than the prior day's closing share price. This is puzzling since [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on UPS – Reaping the Benefits of the American Rescue Plan Act

3M Company – A Slightly Expensive Dividend King

In this brief May 21, 2020 article, I analyze and disclose a new position in 3M Company (MMM) for our daughter's taxable account. I subsequently analyze and disclose in this November 4, 2020 article the purchase of additional shares for that account. In both instances, I conclude MMM shares are undervalued. Fast forward to the [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on 3M Company – A Slightly Expensive Dividend King

OTIS – A Dividend Aristocrat In Its Infancy?

Hidden gems are often lost when part of a conglomerate. This appears to have been the case with Otis Worldwide Corporation (OTIS). For more than 15 years, it was used as a cash cow to fund capital expenditures at United Technologies' two aerospace divisions (now Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX)). OTIS is now a stand-alone entity [...]

By |April 26th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on OTIS – A Dividend Aristocrat In Its Infancy?

CME Group Is A Unique Dividend Gem

I am continually searching for attractively valued high-quality companies in which I can invest. In August 2018, I delved into the historical financial results and earnings guidance of CME Group Inc. (CME). Based on my analysis I came to the realization that CME Group is a unique dividend gem and disclosed that I would be [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on CME Group Is A Unique Dividend Gem

How I Fixed My FedEx Valuation Issue

In my recent Two Questions I Ask Before Investing Money post I touched upon the Return versus Risk aspect of an investment. I followed up that article with my Buying Stocks When Valuations Are High where I discussed three possible approaches to investing; I indicated the Valuation approach is my preferred method. Sometimes, however, you [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|Equity Investing|Comments Off on How I Fixed My FedEx Valuation Issue

Buying Stocks When Valuations Are High

Several existing holdings, or companies on my watch-list, are trading at forward-adjusted diluted PE levels above the upper-20s. These companies with lofty valuations, however, have hundreds of thousands and millions of shares trading hands daily. This has me wondering what type of investors are buying stocks when valuations are high. Before I delve into this, [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|Equity Investing, General Investing|Comments Off on Buying Stocks When Valuations Are High
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