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How Does a Change in Shares Outstanding Impact Stock Returns?

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My backtest indicated a 11.33 percent difference between the first and fifth quintiles in the 2000 to the end of 2015 time period.

Mr. Market and a Valuation of the Dow Jones Industrial Average - February 2016

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Mr. Market's Mental State

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Waste Management Inc. is the largest U.S. trash hauling/disposal concern. linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

The Rational Optimist

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  • Matt Ridley sets them straight in The Rational Optimist.
  • The book was still a great learning experience for me because of the range of topics in which Ridley is able to tackle with seeming expertise.
  • I think the book is a must-read for the chapter on climate change alone!

PPG Industries (PPG) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Dividend Aristocrat PPG Industries (PPG) has paid a dividend since 1899 and increased it for 44 consecutive years.

10 Companies Benjamin Graham Would Invest In Today - February 2016

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Out of the multitude of companies, which ones would legendary value investor Benjamin Graham buy today? I've compiled ten great companies that fit the ModernGraham criteria, based on Benjamin Graham's methods. The companies in this list pass the rigorous requirements of either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor and are undervalued by the market.

Here are the ten companies Benjamin Graham would invest in today:

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)

What Determines A Dividend Stock's Yield

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If income investing were as simple as picking the stock with the highest yield, everyone would be an expert. Most assume (rightfully so) that yield is heavily influenced by risk, but much more goes into determining yield. Below are several important factors that influence a stock's yield, along with some illustrative examples...

10 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Dividend Stock Investor - February 2016

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There are a number of great companies in the market today. I’ve selected the highest dividend yields among the undervalued companies for defensive dividend stock investors reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) Dividend Stock Analysis

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ConocoPhillips Co. is of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in the world, COP spun off its downstream assets in May 2012. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

Temple Hotels: potential distressed debt opportunity

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  • The following company appeared on the screener and as I dove in to research I found what might be interesting from a debt but not equity perspective.
  • A potential problem for hotel companies is they have high levels of operating leverage, and for Temple Hotels they piled on significant financial leverage as well.
  • In the latest financial report the company stated that they are in breach of multiple covenants on a portion of their debt, but they expect to restructure the terms or pay off the offending debt.

10 Stocks Not Missing Their Opportunity To Raise Dividends

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At some point in the future will we look back at our actions today and refer to them as our greatest missed opportunity? A successful dividend growth strategy takes time. Unfortunately, many income investors don't have the luxury of time on their side and must focus on high-yield investments to meet current expenses. These high-yield investments are often accompanied by high-risk. For those with time, a solid long-term strategy focusing on quality stocks that grow their dividends will treat them well in their retirement years.

18 Best Stocks For Value Investors This Week - 1/30/16

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We evaluated 35 different companies this week to determine whether they are suitable for Defensive Investors, those unwilling to do substantial research, or Enterprising Investors, those who are willing to do such research. We also put each company through the ModernGraham valuation model based on Benjamin Graham's value investing formulas in order to determine an intrinsic value for each. Out of those 35 companies, only 18 were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors.

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5 Undervalued Companies for Value Investors with a High Beta - January 2016

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There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected the five undervalued companies for value investors reviewed by ModernGraham with the highest beta.

A company's beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta greater than 1 indicates a company is more volatile than the market.

The best research might be no research at all

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  • Time spent researching a company not worth investing in means less time spent researching a potentially good investment.
  • In some markets net-nets are attractive investments, other times low P/B value stocks, and at times companies that trade at earnings discounts to their peers.
  • Spending time on what you own, or what you want to own that is qualified is much more valuable than spending time on something that isn't qualified.

5 Undervalued Companies with a Low Beta - January 2016

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There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected five undervalued companies with a low beta reviewed by ModernGraham.

A company's beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta less than 1 indicates a company is less volatile than the market.

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