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  • AT&T: Classic Value Coupled With High Yield
    Wed, Dec. 24 T 8 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T is out of favor.
    • Free cash flow is constrained.
    • Internet of Things as a new growth outlet.
    • High starting yield makes up for the lack of dividend growth.
  • Year-End Portfolio Review And My 5 Best Ideas For 2015
    Mon, Dec. 22 BAC, CVX, GILD 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Reviewing my current portfolio at year end.
    • Analyzing the dividend stream.
    • Best investment ideas going into 2015.
  • Why I'm Considering Buying Into Boeing
    Wed, Dec. 17 BA 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Boeing's newly announced dividend and buyback plan are enticing.
    • Earnings were strong last quarter.
    • Falling oil prices may have an effect.
    • Valuations are reasonable and the balance sheet looks strong.
  • Artesian Resources: Small Company, Big Dividends
    Mon, Dec. 15 ARTNA 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Water utilities operate in stable, recession-proof markets.
    • ARTNA has a 17-year streak of raising its dividend.
    • Valuations appear stretched, however.
  • Connecticut Water: A Stable Dividend Stream In An Uncertain Market
    Thu, Dec. 11 CTWS 6 Comments

    Summary

    • The market is getting choppy -- time to play defense?
    • Everyone needs water; Connecticut Water provides it.
    • An impressive 45-year dividend streak is the definition of reliability.
  • General Motors: Still Bullish On The Back Of Strong Sales
    Thu, Oct. 2 GM 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Sales up by double digits.
    • Continued innovation beginning to come online.
    • Credit upgrade and improving fundamentals.
  • Silver Wheaton: The Best Way To Play Silver?
    Mon, Sep. 15 SLW 41 Comments

    Summary

    • Silver Wheaton tends to outperform physical silver historically.
    • Allows an investor to own a business instead of a commodity.
    • Also gives an investor minor exposure to gold.
  • Why I'm Considering An Investment In GM
    Tue, Sep. 2 GM 44 Comments

    Summary

    • GM's recent recall issues will continue to haunt it.
    • This has led to a depressed share price, adding to existing negativity from its bailout.
    • High-yielding dividend adds to attractive total return prospects.
  • Distinguishing Between 'Core' And Financing Debt
    Mon, Sep. 1 F, IBM 7 Comments

    Summary

    • The popular debt-to-equity ratio may not give a completely accurate picture of a firm's true solvency.
    • Companies with financing divisions often appear to have abnormally large debt loads on the balance sheet.
    • Debt originating from financing units can facilitate growth.
  • I.D. Systems: An Attractive Investment In M2M And Analytics
    Tue, Aug. 26 IDSY 6 Comments

    Summary

    • I.D. Systems' revenues are heating up.
    • Management is focused on increasing recurring revenue streams.
    • Valuations are attractive.
    • Profitability is on track for 2015.
  • Microsoft: Fairly Valued And Heading Into A Year Of Big Changes
    Tue, Aug. 19 MSFT 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Microsoft is shifting its legacy businesses onto the cloud.
    • Satya Nadella's vision is perfect for this change.
    • The company continues to grow earnings and revenues at a good clip.
    • Microsoft is extremely shareholder friendly with a fortress-like balance sheet.
    • The company is entering its fiscal year 2015 focused with a new vision.
  • MetLife: A Value Play
    Tue, Aug. 12 MET 3 Comments

    Summary

    • MetLife currently led by a solid, shareholder-friendly management.
    • Company is de-risking and narrowing its focus on profitable businesses and shareholder returns.
    • Regulatory uncertainty still surrounds share price.
    • Valuations are historically cheap.
  • General Electric: Yield And Growth At A Good Price
    Fri, Aug. 8 GE 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Record backlog indicates healthy future growth.
    • Narrowing focus should attract higher multiple.
    • Increasing dividend and potential capital appreciation indicates solid total return prospects.
    • Valuations are attractive.
  • Kraft: I'm Buying This Dip
    Sat, Aug. 2 KRFT 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Earnings related sell-off provides an opportunity to "buy the dip".
    • Shares are reasonably valued.
    • A dividend yield approaching 4% makes the company attractive as an income play.
  • Revisiting Corning: Is There Still Room To Run?
    Wed, Jun. 25 GLW 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Shares of Corning have accelerated upward at a rapid pace.
    • The run-up is warranted, given the company's financial performance.
    • The company exhibits strong financial health.
    • The growth story will likely continue, but valuations appear stretched.
    • Holding shares appears to be the best course of action.
  • Disney: Excellent Growth, But At What Price?
    Sat, Jun. 21 DIS 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Disney has an incredible ecosystem and moat.
    • The company will continue to fire on all cylinders through the summer.
    • Shares of Disney look fairly valued going forward if the growth story remains intact, barring an overall market correction.
  • AT&T: A Steady Source Of Income
    Wed, Apr. 9 T 6 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T is fairly valued with an above average dividend.
    • The company has strong financial flexibility.
    • Growth opportunities exist going forward.
    • Shares are good as a defensive position.
  • State Street Corp: Why I'm Long
    Mon, Mar. 31 STT Comment!

    Summary

    • State Street led the stress test results with its strong tier 1 capital ratio.
    • The bank's CCAR plan is impressive.
    • The company will benefit from rising rates.
  • Follow Cisco Into The Fog
    Fri, Feb. 14 CSCO 4 Comments
  • Microsoft: Cheap And Changing For The Better
    Tue, Feb. 11 MSFT 23 Comments
  • Western Union: A Value Play With A Few Risks
    Thu, Jan. 30 WU 9 Comments
  • Collectors Universe: Will Dividend Problems Drop Shares?
    Thu, Jan. 23 CLCT 57 Comments
  • CSX: The Good, The Bad, And The Cheap Valuations
    Sun, Jan. 19 CSX 18 Comments
  • Wal-Mart: Creating A 'Seamless' Retail Ecosystem
    Wed, Jan. 15 WMT 4 Comments
  • Numerex: An Internet Of Things Play
       • Mon, Jan. 13 NMRX 5 Comments
  • AT&T: More Growth Drivers Ahead?
    Wed, Jan. 8 T 27 Comments
  • Altria: A Great Dividend At A Good Price
    Dec. 26, 2013 MO 14 Comments
  • Cisco: 3 Positives In A Sea Of Bad Sentiment
    Dec. 17, 2013 CSCO 15 Comments
  • Eastman Chemical: A Global Recovery Growth Play With 40% Upside
    Dec. 7, 2013 EMN 4 Comments
  • Microsoft: Unappreciated, But Still Growing Shareholder Value
    Dec. 5, 2013 MSFT 13 Comments
  • Xerox: Emerging As A Leading Services Company
    Editors' Pick • Nov. 26, 2013 XRX 17 Comments
  • Citigroup: The Best 'Bang For Your Buck' Bank?
    Nov. 22, 2013 C 15 Comments