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Category Archives: Stock Analysis
In February, I wrote a post on the conglomerate ITT (ITT)and its spinoff plan into three separate companies, Defense, Water, and Industrial Products. The market loved the announcement, sending shares of the company from $51 to a high of $64. … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I opened a position in Lexmark International (LXK). At around $30 per share, I think the company is ridiculously cheap. Despite having a market cap of over $2B, there really aren’t many people writing about the … Continue reading
The recently announced merger of Express Scripts (ESRX) and Medco Health Services (MHS), two of the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) provides an excellent opportunity for CVS Caremark (CVS) and their investors. As I wrote previously, I think CVS is … Continue reading
Last summer, the Miami Heat won a fierce free agent battle to sign LeBron James, arguably the best basketball player on the planet. He was to be teamed with the Heat’s incumbent superstar, Dwyane Wade, one of the most dynamic … Continue reading
Investing in companies selling at a discount to their assets requires a keen eye to monitor ongoing events. In March, I posted about 3 stocks selling below their NCAV. Since then, two of the stocks have had significant developments. At … Continue reading
ADDvantage Technologies Group (AEY), a distributor of cable equipment (think set top boxes, encoders, etc) to large and small cable companies, reported a nasty looking Q2 earnings report last week . Sales were down 16%, margins decreased, and every product … Continue reading
Last week, Barron’s published an article featuring 27 potential LBO candidates. Easier credit, low rates, and growing cash piles are increasing private equity activity and make these 27 companies attractive targets. Using historical financial statements, I evaluated each of the … Continue reading
Recently, industrial conglomerate ITT (ITT) announced they will split the company into three separate businesses: Defense, Water, and Industrial Products (The “New” ITT). The stock immediately jumped 20% in anticipation of the spinoffs, which are expected to be completed by … Continue reading
As value investors, we are always seeking a Margin of Safety. The MoS can be found in several different areas, including normalized earnings power, discounted cash flow, or hidden real estate or land values. I wrote last week that based … Continue reading
One of my favorite things about investing is looking at the financial statements of different companies to find really good businesses. To save time, I usually start by looking at the standardized financials on sites like Yahoo Finance, Morningstar, or … Continue reading