Stock Analysis

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Bank balance sheets are not black boxes: AMB Financial

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A bank's source of a strength can also be a source of doubt or weakness; their balance sheet.  A bank's balance sheet is their most important financial statement.  A bank makes or loses money via their balance sheet.  If they have a poor balance sheet they won't generate earnings, a...

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EDP half-year shows up susceptibilities

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A slump in revenue and profit at the half-year shows up weaknesses in software house Electronic Data Processing. Despite its enviable financial position, it's running hard to stand still.
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Share Sleuth Digest: No strategy, no investment

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This week: Perhaps the best strategy for investors is to invest in companies with strategies. Many lack them. Also: confessions - mine, yours, Warren Buffett's.
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The risk with owning closely held companies

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One of the hallmarks of my investing style is that I usually invest in closely held companies.  A closely held company is one where a shareholder, often a founder, or founding family owns a controlling stake.  The idea is that with a closely held companies minority shareholder interests...

Dividend Growth Stocks: Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

Stocks Moving In and Out of the Magic Formula Screens Last Week

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What's new in the Magic Formula® screens this week? A look at stocks that entered - and exited - the screens over the past week.

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Xchanging fortunes could lead to turnaround

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On the face of it, business service and software provider Xchanging is on the cusp of a turnaround and the shares could be good value. The story is complicated, but getting simpler.
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Here's A Quick and Easy Way to Find Great Magic Formula Stocks

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For finding great stock opportunities, the Magic Formula® screens are a good place to start. This easy trick filters those screens down even more.

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Share Sleuth Digest: Investors get the reports we deserve

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While a company’s financial results tell investors how it’s done, the narrative in annual reports, which tells us about the future, is often lacking. It’s partly the fault of investors.
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Scalable businesses and growth

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Value investors have a reputation for not caring about growth.  They want to buy a dollar for fifty cents regardless of any growth prospects.  While value investors might not care about growth, businesses do.  Businesses have an innate desire to grow, a longing to become larger and...

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Cranswick: still sizzling

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If Cranswick’s premium sausages and cuts of pork are worth a premium, then its shares may be too.
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Crawshaw results show promise

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Investors have been drawn to a butchers chain operating in the north of England by an unusual business model and its controlled roll-out.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., OXY has global exploration and production operations. Its subsidiary, OxyChem, is one of the largest U.S. merchant marketers of chlorine and caustic soda. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

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One for the long-term: Camellia

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The Agricultural, industrial and banking conglomerate is one of the most unique companies on the London stock market. It may also be undervalued.

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Walker Greenbank: growth by design

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Resurgent wallpaper and fabric designer and manufacturer Walker Greenbank is investing heavily to put its designs on more products in more places.
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