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Alliance Aviation Services

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2017 Oil & Gas Industry Review

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I am excited to announce the new ModernGraham Industry Review report series! Each month I will be releasing a new report on a different industry, with a plan of covering the twelve industries which have the highest number of companies in the MG Universe. This month, I cover the Oil & Gas Industry, which currently includes 64 companies in the MG Universe.

Podcast interview plus a new investing system course

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  • We had a great conversation that ranged from investing in microcaps, to bank investing, and some background on how I got started.
  • Scattered throughout old posts are theories on how I look at investments and how I find new ideas.
  • One question I'm asked over and over is "How do you find investments?" and "How do you evaluate investments?" In one sense finding an oddball investment is like finding my posts on how I do it.

7 Dividend Growth Stocks on Sale

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My goal is to purchase quality companies that grow earnings and dividends at an attractive price. Most members of the dividend champions list exhibit characteristics of a quality company. After all, only a company with a strong business can afford to consistently grow earnings and dividends every single year for a quarter of a century.

To come up with the companies below, I started with a custom made list of the dividend champions I keep at Yahoo Finance. Being a dividend champion fulfills the quality criterion.

What We're Reading ~ 2/8/17

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Dividend Yield: Definition, Calculation, & Relationship

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The dividend yield has historically provided approximately one-half of long term total stock market returns to investors.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Whole Foods Market is the 5th largest public food retailer in the United States and the largest natural and organic foods supermarket. WFM is the undisputed leader in a mega trend towards healthier eating and wellness.

9 Higher Yielders With A Low Free Cash Flow Payout

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10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy - February 2017

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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 either fairly valued or undervalued by the market.

Becoming Warren Buffett: HBO Documentary

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Foxhaven Asset Management Shows Trivago Stake

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  • Michael Pausic's hedge fund firm Foxhaven Asset Management has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding Trivago.
  • Per the filing, Foxhaven now owns 8.7% of Trivago with over 2.61 million shares.
  • At the end of the third quarter in 2016, Foxhaven also owned almost 800,000 shares of Expedia too.

ValueAct Capital Sells Allison Transmission Shares Back to Company

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  • Jeff Ubben's activist firm ValueAct Capital recently announced an agreement with Allison Transmission to sell shares back to the company, per an 8-K filed with the SEC. Allison will buy 10.52 million shares at a price of $34.50 per share and the transaction is expected to close tomorrow.
  • Just yesterday, we highlighted how ValueAct also sold some Microsoft shares.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Verizon Communications Inc. is the largest U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon also offers wireline and broadband services primarily in the northeastern U.S...

Mr. Market and a Valuation of the Dow For Value Investors - February 2017

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Legendary value investor Benjamin Graham is probably most famous for his Mr. Market parable. In the story, an investor is greeted each day by Mr. Market, who offers to purchase the investor's stocks. Every offer is different, and sometimes the price is insanely high, sometimes it seems fair, and other times it is clearly too low. But one thing remains the same - the intrinsic value of the investments does not change. As a result, the investor is left to decide when to buy and sell based on the relationship between the intrinsic value and the price Mr. Market is offering.

Eight Dividend Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

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Every week, I review the list of dividend increases as part of my monitoring process. I usually focus on companies I already own. However, I also focus on companies that have raised dividends for at least a decade, in order to observe their performance from the grounds up. Over the past week, there were several companies that raised dividends. In the case of Diageo, I missed this company during my review last week, which is why I wanted to include it here. I have highlighted the ones that have managed to reward shareholders with a raise for at least ten years in a row.

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