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  • Did Archer Daniels Midland Get A Good Deal By Acquiring Wild Flavors?
    Today, 1:58 PM ADM Comment!

    Summary

    • The food industry is changing rapidly, as the preference of consumers change.
    • Food companies struggle to combine nutritional value with good taste.
    • ADM should be able to fill this gap with the help of Wild Flavors.
  • Just How Big Is GE's Alstom Deal?
    Mon, Jul. 7 ALSMY, SIEGY, GE 13 Comments

    Summary

    • GE is buying 3 of Alstom's 4 business units and a joint venture is being set-up.
    • Although Alstom had a relatively weak year, things are improving for the company.
    • Synergies between the two companies will maximize the benefits of the deal.
  • What Do Nokia's Recent Acquisitions Tell Us?
    Sat, Jul. 5 NOK 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Nokia now has plenty of cash to spend on new initiatives.
    • The company's recent acquisitions tell us a lot about the company's new direction.
    • The company will be focusing more on "big data" to differentiate itself from the competition.
  • Did Oracle Get A Good Deal By Acquiring MICROS Systems?
    Tue, Jul. 1 MCRS, ORCL 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Oracle recently acquired MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion.
    • This acquisition makes sense when we look at it fundamentally.
    • MICROS Systems complements the existing Oracle products in several industries.
  • Did Alcoa Get A Good Deal By Acquiring Firth Rixson?
    Sun, Jun. 29 AA 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Alcoa is changing its business model to focus more on engineered-products and less on raw materials to improve its margins.
    • The Firth Rixson acquisition makes sense due to the product integration and a huge potential of the two companies together.
    • The company's high level of debt is likely to increase further and keep some investors on the sideline.
  • Microsoft: Worth More Than $37.07 Per Share
    Mon, Jun. 23 MSFT 22 Comments

    Summary

    • A recent article claimed that Microsoft is worth $37.07 per share by using discounted cash flow analysis.
    • Microsoft's current cash reserves and stock buybacks were excluded from this analysis.
    • Adding these two factors into equation allows a much better valuation of the company.
  • American Investors Should Not Ignore This Car Company
    Sat, Jun. 21 TM 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Toyota gets largely ignored by American investors since most of the attention goes to Ford, GM and Tesla.
    • Toyota is unique as it has been able to post profitable growth in all segments (from cheap sedans to the luxury brand, Lexus).
    • The company is cheap both in terms of trailing and forward figures.
  • Are Ford's Bonds Preferable To Ford's Stock?
    Mon, Jun. 16 F 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Ford's stock performance has been pretty flat in the last 10 years.
    • Many people buy Ford's stock because of the dividends but those investors can also benefit from Ford's bonds.
    • Since we are in a low-interest environment initiated by the Fed, it pays to be extra cautious when it comes to investing in bonds.
    • Whether to buy Ford's stock or bonds will depend on one's circumstances, timing and goal.
  • How NOT To Pick Your Stocks
    Mon, Jun. 9 BA, DIS, MSFT 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Being able to identify some of the most common pitfalls of stock investment is pretty helpful.
    • Having a long-term horizon, keeping emotions out, and examining the "big picture" are very crucial.
    • There is no substitute for doing your own homework; investors should conduct sufficient research before making any investment decision.
  • Pepsi Offers An Attractive Entry Point
    Feb. 21, 2012 DPS, KO, MNST 6 Comments
  • Community Health Systems Is One Cheap Stock
    Feb. 14, 2012 CMG, HMA, LPNT 6 Comments
  • This Is Why I Bought IRobot Today
    Feb. 9, 2012 IRBT 22 Comments
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Is Not On Sale
    Feb. 8, 2012 AEO, GPS, JWN 17 Comments
  • Don't Miss The Google Train, It's Taking Off Soon
    Feb. 6, 2012 GOOG 7 Comments
  • Don't Buy Into Telefonica's Valuation
    Feb. 3, 2012 CHA, DTEGY, VZ 47 Comments
  • Did RadioShack Just Become A Buy?
    Feb. 1, 2012 BBY, RSH 10 Comments
  • Novartis Looks Very Attractive At This Price
    Jan. 31, 2012 ABT, JNJ, MRK 4 Comments
  • Who Is The King Of The Defense Industry?
    Jan. 27, 2012 GD, NOC, RTN 3 Comments
  • Is Chipotle Overvalued? Let's Compare It With Peers
    Jan. 26, 2012 JACK, MCD, YUM 10 Comments
  • Why I'm Bullish on PetSmart
    Jan. 23, 2012 PETM, PETC 2 Comments
  • Nike Will Continue To Deliver Strong Results
    Jan. 22, 2012 ADDDF, NKE Comment!
  • Why Philip Morris Is Falling
    Jan. 20, 2012 PM 10 Comments
  • BP Is Too Risky For Me
    Jan. 20, 2012 BP 40 Comments
  • Disney: A Stock To Hold Forever
    Jan. 20, 2012 CBS, NWSA, TWX 4 Comments
  • For Courageous Investors, It's Time To Buy European Banks
    Jan. 20, 2012 ING, SCGLF, DB 7 Comments
  • Will Nokia Continue To Yield 10% In Dividends?
    Jan. 20, 2012 NOK 11 Comments
  • Where Will Exxon Mobil Be In 2040?
    Jan. 19, 2012 XOM 18 Comments
  • Chipotle's Correction Overdue - Hold Your Positions
    Jan. 19, 2012 CMG 15 Comments
  • Johnson Controls Looks Attractive At This Price
    Jan. 19, 2012 F, GM, JCI 4 Comments
  • Carnival Corp Is Still A Buy
    Jan. 19, 2012 CCL 7 Comments
  • This Is Why I Will Buy IBM Post Earnings Regardless Of The Results
    Jan. 19, 2012 IBM 1 Comment
  • U.S. Markets Have Built Up Eurozone Tolerance
    Jan. 19, 2012 FXE 5 Comments