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Magic Recipe Roundup For 1/29/2017

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New stocks and 10% movers for the Magic Recipe screen this past week.

4 Best Stocks for Value Investors This Week - 1/28/17

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I evaluated 36 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 36 companies, only 4 were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors.

10 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Dividend Stock Investor - January 2017

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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.

Operating Earnings Yield = Operating Income / Market Capitalization

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Operating Earnings Yield is a profitability and valuation ratio; one of my favorite for company stock analysis. This metric provides valuable information about a company’s profitability and how much you are paying for those profits via the stock price.

10 Undervalued Stocks for the Enterprising Investor - January 2017

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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.

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in Japan and the U.S. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary coverage...

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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  • I can't believe it took me more than three decades to read How to Win Friends & Influence People.
  • Contrary to what the title of the book may imply this book is not about scamming or tricking people into doing what you want.
  • I think How to Win Friends & Influence People should probably be required highschool reading.

AT&T (T) Stock Analysis

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The AT&T dividend has been paid continuously since 1881 and increased for 33 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Champion and Dividend Aristocrat.

What We're Reading ~ 1/25/17

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Apple Inc Valuation - January 2017 $AAPL

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Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk. This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy - January 2017. By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company's historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.

Hormel Foods (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) produces and markets various meat and food products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and International & Other.

The company is a dividend king which has managed to increase annual dividends for 51 years in a row. There are only twenty dividend kings in the world, which have each managed to boost annual dividends every single year for at least half a century.

Are The Dividends Safe For These High-Yielding Stocks?

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Everyone wants to earn more. For investors in dividend growth stocks, the quick way to earn more is to select dividend stocks with higher yields. Swap those 2-4% yields in for stocks earning 6-10%, or more. Before making the trade, you should ask yourself the following two questions...

IWG Technologies Goes Private

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  • Two years ago I wrote about a tiny company called IWG Technologies that makes water systems for aircraft.
  • I've become more patient in letting positions run up before selling, but of course that has left me more susceptible to corrections where I could have booked gains but prices came back down before I could.
  • The lesson for all investors though is that low EV/EBIT generates good returns versus the risk, with IWG Technologies just being the latest example.

Homemade economic indicators

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  • Similar houses are now listed a year later for $200k, a $40k jump in a single year.
  • How can people at their first job afford a $230k house? Who's paying $5k for a 20 year old truck that will probably need another $2,500 in parts and a hundred hours of labor? Is there really demand for this stuff? And what is the demand that pushed starter home prices up 25% in a year?
  • Where are the net-nets? Where is the distressed debt? Where is anything that isn't having the best quarter and year ever?

Best Dividend Paying Stocks for Dividend Growth Investors - January 2017

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Dividend growth investing is a very popular approach which can fit within the ModernGraham methods. This article will look at companies reviewed by ModernGraham which have grown their dividends annually for at least the last 20 years.

For all 643 companies covered by ModernGraham, I track the number of years a company has grown its dividend, and provide that information in my individual company valuations.

Out of the 643 companies, only 63 have grown dividends annually for at least the last 20 years. Here is an overview of those companies:

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