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Edwards Lifesciences: Priced For Perfection

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Daniel Schönberger


  • Edwards Lifesciences is a global leader of patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease as well as critical care monitoring.
  • The company not only can expect high growth rates in the years to come, it also has a wide economic moat around its business.
  • But, right now, the stock is priced for perfection.

Konzept des Berufskardiologen, Weltherztag. Kardiologe trägt einen medizinischen Mantel mit einem herzanatomischen Modell und Herzphysiologie
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When searching for companies, that could have a wide economic moat, I often screen for different metrics. These are metrics like high – and consistent – growth rates, stable margins, outperformance of a stock and high RoIC as well as RoE. And one

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My analysis is focused on high-quality companies, that can outperform the market over the long-run due to a competitive advantage (economic moat) and high levels of defensibility. Focused on European and North American companies, but without constraints regarding market capitalization (from large cap to small cap companies).My academic background is in sociology and I hold a Master’s Degree in Sociology (with main emphasis on organizational and economic sociology) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and History.I also write about wide economic moats in my Substack: https://stockmarket101.substack.comI also write about investing, economy and similar topics on Medium: https://medium.com/@danielschonberger

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Comments (10)

On The Lake profile picture
This did not age well
Bocaita profile picture
I notice one of your longs is MMM, a mediocre industrial that hasn't bested SPY and/or XLI in How Long (?),reaching its peak 3 1/2 years ago. Value Lovers have their own version of "Priced for Perfection", but at the opposite end of the spectrum. As I write, EW is $110; it will reach your "Fair Value" on the 12th of Never or the arrival of the Apocalypse, whichever comes later
donzoab profile picture
EW was under $86 when this was written , now new ATH at $102.38 and rising. A premier company with cash over debt and growing fcf. When their new valves area approved next year the stock will be over $200. Held since 2009
LookingAtStocks profile picture
@donzoab Would nice to see them pay a dividend.
I think it is reaching perfection
The stock will be at 150 in 12 months
Great company, products and leadership. I am very bullish on this company and the products they provide to help the lives of people.
cdgingrich profile picture
Great business, substantially over-priced. Thanks for the excellent article.
LookingAtStocks profile picture
I'm writing monthly Covered Calls to bring in some income...wish it paid a dividend.
serpo profile picture
Long EW and this article did nothing to change it.
Steven Miller profile picture
Thanks for the write up. It's on the radar now.
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