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5 Undervalued Stocks for Value Investors with a High Beta - December 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.

Southern Company (SO) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Southern Company (SO). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Southern Company is an Atlanta-based energy holding company and is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S...

Five Consistent Dividend Payers Raising Distributions to Shareholders

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Each week, I go through the list of dividend increases in order to monitor performance of existing holdings, and uncover hidden dividend gems. I then narrow down the list by eliminating companies with a short dividend growth streak. I also look at things like trends in earnings per share, dividends per share, dividend payout ratios, in order to determine the likelihood of future dividend growth and growth in intrinsic value. My basic analysis also focuses on valuation and dividend sustainability.

5 Companies for Enterprising Investors Near 52 Week Lows - December 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 reviewed by ModernGraham trading closest to their 52 week low. Each of these companies has been determined to be suitable for the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

11 Dividend Stocks Raising Their Payouts And Yields

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When you purchase individual stocks, risk is inherent. Sometimes bad things happen to good stocks. Eventually, every investor will hold a stock that falls out of favor and endures a double-digit decline. Understanding this from the onset makes it easier to deal with. To minimize the risk of significant declines, your core portfolio should focus on blue-chip dividend growth stocks.

Listed below are select companies that have recently elected to raise their payout and yield by increasing their cash dividends to shareholders...

10 Low PE Stock Picks for the Enterprising Investor - Dec 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 10 low PE stocks for the Enterprising Investor. These companies have the lowest PEmg (price / normalized earnings) ratio out of all companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Enterprising Investor and undervalued according to the ModernGraham approach.

Holiday Gift Guide For Investors & Financial Professionals

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  • Each year we highlight some relevant gift ideas for investors & financial professional besides the obvious.
  • Hedge Fund Wisdom - Our quarterly newsletter summarizing 13F filings.
  • So You Want To Start a Hedge Fund - Somewhat cheesy title, but in reality a good book & quick read with lessons on success and failure from major funds.

Hedge Fund Links ~ 12/2/16

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  • The next generation of hedge fund stars: data-crunching computers [NYTimes].
  • Credit Suisse said raising $2 billion for hedge fund stakes [Bloomberg].
  • Hedge fund strategies no longer correlated with equity returns [Investing].

Fairholme Capital Adds To Sears Canada Position

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  • Bruce Berkowitz's investment firm Fairholme Capital has filed a 13D on shares of Sears Canada.
  • Per the filing, Fairholme now owns 20% of SRSC with 20.37 million shares.
  • Per Yahoo Finance, Sears Canada "Operates as a multi-format retailer in Canada. It operates department stores that offer a range of merchandise, including apparel, home fashions, and appliances; home stores, which provide home furnishings, appliances, and home electronics; outlet stores that sell surplus merchandise."

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Dividend Stock Analysis

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The company is not a typical dividend growth stock, although it has paid dividends since 1957, and has never cut them. Disney is a dividend angel which often raises dividends several years in a row, after which it keeps them unchanged. This is followed by another round of dividend raises again.

Dear Chairman

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  • Dear Chairman is the latest book to get me fired up.
  • These include managers who hoard huge cash balances and/or spend shareholder funds with poor processes, which is what's going on in most of the book's cases.
  • If you read Dear Chairman, you'd think activists have a great track record.

Did Buffett Miss JetBlue In His Airline Spending Spree?

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After Warren Buffett went against his past statements and bought in wholesale to the airline industry, are these cheap stocks an opportunity? We look at JetBlue in this context.

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Medtronic Inc. (MDT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Medtronic Inc. is a global medical device manufacturer with leadership positions in the pacemaker, defibrillator, orthopedic, diabetes management and other medical markets...

20% Off Boyar's Forgotten Forty Report: Special Offer for Market Folly Readers

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  • Each year, Boyar Research publishes their Forgotten Forty report which features the 40 stocks they believe have the greatest potential for capital appreciation in the year ahead, with an emphasis on near-term catalysts.
  • Their 2017 report will be released soon and Boyar has kindly given Market Folly readers a special 20% discount if you purchase by December 12th. Each stock profiled in their report features a one page write-up summarizing the investment thesis, valuation, and what the potential catalyst is.

What We're Reading ~ 11/30/16

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  • Warren Buffett's meeting with University of Maryland students [UMD].
  • CBRE: industry deep dive to detect an emerging moat [Punch Card].
  • Google's online travel adventure upsets its biggest advertisers [Bloomberg].

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