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Just Looking At The Price Is Not Investing

There is a big difference between investing and gambling. Do not merely look at the fluctuation in a company's stock price. Look at the underlying fundamentals of a business.   The current volatile market conditions make it doubly important to adhere to the teachings of Warren Buffett. Here is a brief interview conducted in February [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Just Looking At The Price Is Not Investing

Paychex – Stock Analysis

Paychex (PAYX) released its Q2 and YTD 2019 results on December 19 and provided an update on its recently announced Oasis Outsourcing acquisition for $1.2B which is expected to close in Q3. In this article I look at whether PAYX is attractively valued after having retraced ~14.55% from its 52 week high recorded in late [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Paychex – Stock Analysis

FedEx – Added to My Position Following ~12% Pullback

Following the release of FedEx's (FDX) Q2 2019 less than stellar results after the close of business on December 18th, the investment community shaved ~12% from FDX's stock price on December 19th. Weak FedEx Express results were reported due to international revenue challenges driven by international economic weakness. Projected earnings for the remainder of the [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FedEx – Added to My Position Following ~12% Pullback

Johnson & Johnson – Is It Now Fairly Valued After 15% Pullback?

  Reuters has recently published a story indicating that Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has known internally about the presence of asbestos in its talcum powder for decades. This is not a new revelation as a review of JNJ's 10-K reports from several prior years discloses the talc issue under 'Legal Proceedings'. There are currently ~9,000 [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson – Is It Now Fairly Valued After 15% Pullback?

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True….It Probably Is!

Investing in high quality companies already carries an element of risk. Why anyone would gravitate to higher risk investments is beyond me as many of these higher risk investments end in heartbreak. Be careful out there!   I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but here is another article devoted to warning you [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on If It Sounds Too Good To Be True….It Probably Is!

FedEx – Tough to Overlook at Current Valuation…So I Bought More

FedEx (FDX) has seen its share price drop ~31% from its 52 week high. FedEx Express’s CEO will retire effective Dec. 31, 2018, after just two years at the helm with this ‘retirement’ announcement coming in the midst of the crucial holiday season. While Q2 2019 results will be released December 18th and we could [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on FedEx – Tough to Overlook at Current Valuation…So I Bought More

General Mills – I am NOT Biting Despite Attractive Valuation

General Mills (GIS) is scheduled to release Q2 FY2019 results shortly. While the ~5.1% dividend yield and current attractive valuation will appeal to many investors I see far too many headwinds. Investors should be investing in companies which provide products/services that are growing in demand. Looking at GIS’s suite of products and considering that the [...]

By |December 9th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on General Mills – I am NOT Biting Despite Attractive Valuation

Korn/Ferry International – Attractively Valued

Korn Ferry International (KFY) shares pulled back ~$19 in early September when the company took a sizable Goodwill writedown as part of its strategic reorganization. This resulted in KFY shares becoming fairly valued. KFY has now just reported the best quarterly top line and bottom line results in the company's history. Shares have pulled back [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Korn/Ferry International – Attractively Valued

Stock Price Pullbacks – You Should be Excited

Many investors worry about stock price pullbacks. Don't be like the masses. Invest in good solid companies which have (1) competitive advantages, (2) are profitable, and (3) which generate strong Free Cash Flow (FCF). If you do this then you will have a greater appreciation for lower stock prices.   Worldwide equity markets are certainly [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Stock Price Pullbacks – You Should be Excited

Annual Variable Dividend Just Announced

Stock screeners can be misleading. In the case of this company, in 2012 it introduced a variable dividend component to its dividend policy. This variable dividend is not picked up by stock screeners which likely results in many investors completely overlooking this company as a worthwhile long-term investment.   On August 5, 2018 I wrote [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|General Investing|Comments Off on Annual Variable Dividend Just Announced

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