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Tim Travis is a veteran deep value investor and money manager. Travis has extensive experience in traditional investments such as stocks and bonds, in addition to having a unique methodology of combining options and distressed investing with value investing to generate income, reduce risk, and... More
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  • WellPoint's Profit, Membership Shrinks-WSJ

    Wellpoint's (NYSE:WLP) earnings decreased but beat expectations this morning. The company raised its full-year earnings estimate to at least $7.65 meaning that at $71.77 the stock is trading at just over 9 times earnings. Wellpoint is a cash flow machine and management consistently buys back stock, and because the valuation is reasonable, the buybacks are accretive to both earnings and intrinsic value. We've sold some puts on Wellpoint as we'd like to own a bit cheaper than it currently trades, but we do believe Wellpoint is one of the more attractive names in the healthcare sector, particularly amongst the HMO's.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304811304577365640340787690.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

    Disclosure: I am long WLP.

    Tags: WLP
    Apr 25 11:14 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Apple Profit Rises 94% On Growing Global iPhone Demand-Bloomberg

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) beat expectations as usual earning a mind boggling $11.6 billion or $12.30 a share in their fiscal second quarter. Much of the growth came from international markets where Apple still has a really good opportunity to increase market share. The iPhone is generating 60% of revenue and the higher gross margins are having an extremely positive effect on the company. I question whether or not they can maintain these gross margins over the long term, but regardless the company is operating tremendously and should be commended.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-24/apple-profit-rises-94-on-growing-global-demand-for-iphones.html

    Disclosure: I am long AAPL.

    Tags: AAPL, Earnings
    Apr 25 10:18 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Home Prices Lowest Since 2002-CNN Money

    It is amazing to think that housing prices have gotten to their 2002 levels. Affordability is extremely attractive and renting is getting much pricier. With interest rates so low the opportunity to but a home is one that should certainly be taken advantage of particularly for first time home buyers.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/24/real_estate/home-prices/index.htm?hpt=hp_t1

    Tags: housing
    Apr 24 4:16 PM | Link | Comment!
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