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15 Best Stocks For Value Investors This Week - 2/13/16

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I evaluated 27 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. I 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 27 companies, only 15 were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors.

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Is screening completely worthless?

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  • We're told screens never turn up good ideas, and screens are a one way ticket to value trap heaven, or a million other things.
  • The unanimous view that screens are worthless has led to a predictable result, almost no investors screens for stocks anymore.
  • Before running a screen make sure the data source used for the screening tool is sound.

10 Most Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor - February 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 ten most undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

January 2016 Progress Report

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Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in January, extending the streak to 40 consecutive months of increases. As noted in the June 19, 2015 post, in July 2015 I changed to reporting on total dividend income instead of just income from my Dividend Growth Portfolio.

Since I began tracking my total income progress, annualized dividend income has increased in 40 of the last 40 months...

Birth of the Pill

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  • Religious extremists took the view that sex was only for procreation, and that this view should be assumed even by those who weren't religious.
  • So it took some mavericks to do what the large companies wouldn't.
  • There were some female heroes who changed the societal view of female sexuality, some financial heroes who financed the research no one else would, and the scientific heroes who didn't care how they were perceived by the public as they pressed forward.

5 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor Near 52 Week Lows - February 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 Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Types of Cash Flow and Cash Flow Calculations Guide

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Cash Flow is one of the most important investment concepts to understand. For the value investor it is more important than accounting profits because it paints an untainted or truer picture of the company and its finances.

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Dividend Stocks Analysis

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The Illinois Tool Works dividend has been paid continuously since 1933 and increased for 41 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

10 Most Undervalued Companies for the Enterprising Investor - February 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 ten most undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

4 Secrets To Finding The Best Dividend Stocks

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Dividend growth stocks come in all shapes and sizes. Some are high-yield and low-growth, while others are high-growth and low-yield. There is an endless spectrum of stocks in between those two extremes.

The natural inclination is to buy the stock with the highest yield, Sometimes it may be the best stock. Other times the high-yielding stock is the next in line to cut its dividend and/or see its price collapse. So how do find pick and choose between the alternatives to find the best available dividend stock?

McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

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McDonald's Corporation is the largest fast-food restaurant company in the world, with about 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

January 2016 VSG Portfolio and Market Update

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Value Stock Guide portfolio bested the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices in January in the middle of a prolonged exodus from equities.

What is January Effect?

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January Effect defined and reasons outlined why it does not work today.

Book Value Per Share

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Defining book value per share and how to use it

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