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

Three Of My Favorite Dividend Stocks For 2017

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In the beginning of this New Year, many investors review their portfolios. We all hope for a good year on the market and, most importantly, steady dividend growth increase among our portfolio. I selected three companies I think will perform well in 2017 and will increase their dividend payouts.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Illinois Tool Works Inc. is a diversified manufacturer that operates a portfolio of 60 business units that serve industrial and consumer markets globally...

5 Companies for Enterprising Investors Near 52 Week Lows - 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 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.

Net Financial Debt and Ratios: Analyzing Leverage & Risk

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Net Financial Debt and its ratios are an effective and efficient metric when analyzing companies for risk & leverage. These metrics are more important than ever because of the corporate trend to leave cash overseas and borrow domestically.

10 Low PE Stock Picks 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 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.

17 Quality Dividend Stocks For 2017 ( and after)

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One of the advantages of being a dividend investor is that I invest in businesses that meet a certain qualitative and quantitative criteria. This allows me to focus on quality compounding machines with established track records. This discipline also allows me to avoid overpaying for those companies. Even the best company in the world is not worth overpaying for. The third trait I have is patience - I am willing to sit on a stock for years, which reduces transaction costs and lets me take advantage of the maximum power of long-term compounding.

Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Kimberly Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company producing tissue, personal care and health care brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Scott...

10 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Dividend Stock Investor - December 2016

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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.

Helmerich & Payne (HP) Stock Analysis

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Helmerich & Payne (HP) is the Blue-Chip of the Oil & Gas Drilling Industry. The Trump Administration is Going to be Very Pro-Business for this Industry!

J. M. Smucker (SJM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company is a member of the dividend achievers index, and has boosted distributions for nineteen years in a row.

The company’s last dividend increase was in July 2016 when the Board of Directors approved an 11.90% increase to 75 cents/share. The company’s largest competitors include Conagra (CAG), Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Hershey (HSY).

Phillips 66 (PSX) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Phillips 66 (PSX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Phillips 66, spun off from ConocoPhillips in 2012, is one of the largest independent refiners and marketers of petroleum products in the U.S...

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products...

CVS Health: A High Dividend Growth Machine to Consider

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CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS), together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services Segment provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (NYSEMKT:PBM) solutions. The Retail Pharmacy segment includes retail drugstores, online retail pharmacy Websites and its retail healthcare clinics.

8 Best Stocks for Value Investors This Week - 12/27/16

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I evaluated 21 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 21 companies, only 8 were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors.

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