Intercontinental Exchange – Growth At A Fair Valuation

In my opinion, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) currently offers growth at a fair valuation. I last analyzed ICE in my May 6, 2022 post,  at which time I provided a brief overview of the company and the proposed acquisition of Black Knight, Inc. (BKI). This $13.1B cash and stock transaction ($85/share which is in line with [...]

By |August 4th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Intercontinental Exchange – Growth At A Fair Valuation

S&P Global – Wait For A Better Valuation

S&P Global (SPGI) is a great long-term investment but investors would be wise to wait for a better valuation. I last reviewed SPGI in this May 5, 2022 post following the release of Q1 2022 results. My Final Thoughts in that post are: S&P Global is accelerating revenue prospects in high-growth markets which bodes well [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on S&P Global – Wait For A Better Valuation

Intact Financial – A Fragmented Canadian Insurance Market Leader

Intact Financial (IFC), a fragmented Canadian insurance market leader, holds a ~20% market share in the property and casualty insurance space; the top 5 hold a ~49% market share. Not only is IFC a market leader in Canada but it is becoming a specialty solutions leader and following various strategic acquisitions, it now has access [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Intact Financial – A Fragmented Canadian Insurance Market Leader

Wait For ADP’s Valuation to Improve

  On July 27, 2022, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) released strong Q4 and FY2022 results and an encouraging FY2023 outlook. Despite an increase in ADP's adjusted diluted EPS guidance relative to FY2022 results, the sudden surge in ADP's share price has led to a slight deterioration in its valuation from the time of my last [...]

By |July 29th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Wait For ADP’s Valuation to Improve

Rollins Is Richly Valued

In my recent CME Group – The Risk Of Relying On Stock Screeners post, I disclose that all the stock screeners I have reviewed reflect incorrect dividend metrics when a company has a special variable dividend policy. Rollins, Inc. (ROL), like CME, has a special variable dividend policy. I last reviewed ROL in my April [...]

By |July 29th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Rollins Is Richly Valued

CME Group – The Risk Of Relying On Stock Screeners

Some investors rely exclusively on stock screeners to make investment decisions. CME Group, with its unique dividend policy, is a good example of the risk of relying on stock screeners to make investment decisions. Looking at several different stock screeners in preparation for this post, I see not one that accurately reflects CME's dividend yield! [...]

By |July 28th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on CME Group – The Risk Of Relying On Stock Screeners

Raytheon Technologies – A Defense And Commercial Aerospace Powerhouse

Raytheon Technologies (RTX), a defense and commercial aerospace powerhouse, is benefitting from an increasingly hostile global political climate. I last reviewed RTX in my January 26, 2022 post at which time it had just released its Q4 and FY2021 results and FY2022 outlook. RTX has now released Q2 and YTD2022 results and its FY2022 outlook [...]

By |July 27th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Raytheon Technologies – A Defense And Commercial Aerospace Powerhouse

Increasing My Exposure To Wide Moat Moody’s On Weakness

Investors should invest in great companies, such as Moody's Corporation (MCO), when they temporarily fall out of favour. I have been increasing my exposure to wide moat MCO on weakness. I last reviewed MCO in my May 4, 2022 Moody's Current Headwinds Present a Buying Opportunity post. At the time, it had just reported Q1 [...]

By |July 26th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Increasing My Exposure To Wide Moat Moody’s On Weakness

Intuitive Surgical Remains Hyper Focused On Capital Allocation

I last reviewed Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) in my April 23, 2022 post at which time it had just released Q1 2022 results. Following the July 21 market close, ISRG released Q2 results. It continues to experience headwinds from: COVID-driven lockdowns in China, ISRG's 2nd largest market; supply chain disruptions with semiconductor component delays impacting the [...]

By |July 23rd, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Intuitive Surgical Remains Hyper Focused On Capital Allocation

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks Now

Portfolio Insight asked authors of leading investing websites to share the 10 best dividend stocks now. I recommend Blackstone Inc. (BX) and Brookfield Asset Management (BAM-a.TO and BAM). The remaining 8 companies are recommendations by other guest contributors. My reasons for liking these two asset managers are found in the following posts: Blackstone Should Richly [...]

By |July 22nd, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on The 10 Best Dividend Stocks Now
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