Submitted by Dividends4Life on Tue, 2015-04-21 07:32
Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest military weapons manufacturer, is also a significant supplier to NASA and other non-defense government agencies. LMT receives about 93% of its revenues from global defense sales. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 17:58
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 15:58
- Range Resources is a domestic producer of natural gas and natural gas liquids based in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Range is the 14th largest natural gas producer in the continental United States, with average daily production of approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent.
Submitted by George on Mon, 2015-04-20 13:53
- If you can identify which companies have sustainable economic moats, you'll pay up for only companies that are really worth it.
- The dark area is the aggregate economic value generated by each company, and you can see how much larger it is for the company that has a moat.
- Think about Coca-Cola's disastrous launches of New Coke years ago - it was a complete flop that cost the company a lot of money, but because Coca-Cola could fall back on its core brand, the mistake did not kill the company.
Submitted by MarketFolly on Mon, 2015-04-20 13:09
- Reas Halvorsen's hedge fund firm Viking Global has just filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Envision Healthcare Holdings.
- Per the filing, Viking now owns 6.3% of the company with over 11.5 million shares.
- You can view additional recent portfolio activity from Viking Global here.
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 12:32
- We're pleased to write that for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Thornburg Value Fund outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 Index, returning 3.47%, versus the index's 0.95%. In October, the Value Fund will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and we'll use the time up to that point to highlight some encouraging performance metrics.
- One of the things that characterized that rough patch was increased volatility: for the life of the fund up to that point, raw beta had been 0.94, meaning that the fund was slightly less volatile than the market.
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 10:50
- U.S. information technology companies declined as the dollar strengthened and foreign customers shied away from U.S. software/hardware purchases for fear of NSA oversight.
- These results reaffirm our commitment to fundamental stock picking, identifying companies across country, sector and market capitalization that prove resilient in volatile markets, and rebound in healthier macro?economic conditions.
- The company maintained good product pricing across its business lines, while benefitting from lower gas prices.
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:47
- My largest positions are the ones I don't think I'm going to lose money in.
- It is never about the upside potential but rather limiting the downside risk.
- The post Thoughts on Capital Allocation appeared first on ValueEdge.
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:32
- Below, I share thoughts on why we present cumulative returns as well as thoughts on the predictability of short term vs. long term returns.
- In contrast to unpredictable short term returns, long term returns tend to be driven by more fundamental variables.
- Given the inherent unpredictability in short term returns over a quarter or even a period of a couple of years, we focus on maximizing long term returns.
Submitted by jacobwolinsky on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:27
- Bank assets grew from $22 billion to $29 billion Deposits grew from $15 to $21 billion, while improving the quality of the deposit mix Loans increased from $12.6 to $14.2 billion Capital levels strengthened from 7.2% to over 10% Tangible book value per share increased by over 80%. While BOK Financial's history dates back to 1910, its modern era began in 1990 when investor/philanthropist George Kaiser recapitalized the bank.
Submitted by MarketFolly on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:22
- On oil: "Well, I'm pretty optimistic on crude prices. I think they're going to do better than the forward curve. Well, because as my protégé, Zach Schreiber, said a year ago, the cure for high prices is high prices. Well, he would also say now the cure for lower prices - low prices is low prices."
Submitted by MarketFolly on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:07
- Tiger Management's Julian Robertson recently was interviewed by Fox Business and touched on bubbles developing, interest rates, the US Dollar and select US equities.
- Robertson thinks the equity rally will be stalled by an increase in interest rates.
- As to what stocks Robertson likes, Gilead Sciences was mentioned.
Submitted by MarketFolly on Mon, 2015-04-20 08:00
- Barry Rosenstein's hedge fund firm JANA Partners has gone activist on Qualcomm.
- JANA now owns around $2 billion worth of Qualcomm shares.
- Embedded below is the video of Rosenstein's interview with CNBC:. For more from this hedge fund, we've highlighted other recent portfolio activity from JANA.
Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2015-04-20 07:36
Over time, a conservative dividend growth based investment strategy usually does quite well versus the market as a whole. My goal as a dividend growth stocks investor is to build a steadily increasing income and not necessarily to outperform the market via capital gains. But given the choice, I certainty don't mind having both.
Below are several dividend stocks building shareholder returns with higher cash dividends...
Submitted by sajid.karsan on Mon, 2015-04-20 06:07
- Because the book covers so many topics, it really doesn't go into a lot of depth into any one.
- For someone who has already read a lot about some of these topics, the book is likely not that useful, which is why I wouldn't recommend it to people who already read. The authors also have perhaps a little too much confidence in their assertions.
- If you accept the contents of the book as the opinions of two very talented people rather than as fact, I think you can easily accept the book as far as it goes.