Featured Stocks in November’s Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio

Four new stocks made November’s Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Model Portfolio. Get a free look at one of the stocks in November’s Model Portfolio.

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Acquiring Revenue Can Quickly Destroy Shareholder Value

This firm moved to bolster its position within its market by acquiring a competitor in 2016, but it paid too high a price. The expected synergies from the deal have not come to fruition and the profitability of the combined firm has fallen instead of rising.

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ICYMI: New Long Idea & Long Idea Updates, Keynote Speaker for St. Louis CFA Society, Proof Is in Performance of Model Portfolios

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Focus List Stocks: Short – Update

We’ve added the following stock to our Focus List – Short Model Portfolio as of November 17, 2017.

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Focus List Stocks: Long – Update

We’ve added the following stocks to our Focus List – Long Model Portfolio as of November 17, 2017. 

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Hasbro Mattel Merger Could Produce Big Profits

A Hasbro/Mattel merger could create significant profit growth opportunities through cross-licensing, increased bargaining power, and cost control.

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Podcast: Why Morningstar is in the Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and to talk about our Danger Zone pick this past week: Morningstar (MORN).

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Hidden, Classic Value in A Rich Market

This firm has a long history of profit growth, over four decades of dividend growth, and an executive compensation plan that properly incentivizes executives to create shareholder value. Add in a cheap valuation, and it’s clear why this firm is this week’s Long Idea.

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Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Model Portfolio: November 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access November’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Wednesday, November 15.

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Things Are Looking up for Disney

In our long thesis on Disney in January, we wrote that there were four key catalysts that could help the stock overcome ESPN fears and break out of its rut. After a down year, Disney looks poised to deliver significant returns for shareholders.

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New Service: Sector & Subsector Ratings & Analyst Commentary

We now provide Sector and Subsector ratings to our Unlimited and Institutional members. Clients access these ratings by clicking the Ratings tab and, then, clicking on “Sectors”.

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St. Louis’ CFA Society Event Features New Constructs

CEO David Trainer will be speaking at the St. Louis CFA event on Wednesday, November 29. Read on for more information about the event.

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Performance of the Focus List Stocks (Long) Model Portfolio

Our goal in tracking the performance of the Focus List Stocks (Long) Model Portfolio is to show the return that a client would achieve with an equal-weighted investment in each stock on the day it was added to the Focus List.

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Performance of the Focus List Stocks (Short) Model Portfolio

Our goal in tracking the performance of the Focus List Stocks (Short) Model Portfolio is to show the return that a client would achieve with an equal-weighted investment in each stock on the day it was added to the Focus List.

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Danger Zone: Morningstar’s Dominance Harms Investors

We believe that Morningstar’s size and stronghold on the rating industry do not always serve investors’ best interests as much as perceived.

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ICYMI: New Long Idea, New Model Portfolios, Presenting at Upcoming Conferences, and Two Stocks with Downside Risk

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Podcast: Why PDF Solutions is in the Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and to talk about our Danger Zone pick this past week: PDF Solutions (PDFS).

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Betting on the Future of Wealth Management

This wealth management business delivers consistent profitability and has invested in technology to fuel significant growth.

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Featured Stocks in November’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios

Our Most Attractive Stocks (-1.1%) underperformed the S&P 500 (+1.5%) last month and our Most Dangerous Stocks (-1.9%) outperformed the S&P 500 (+1.5%) as a short portfolio last month. See two of the featured stocks from this month’s model portfolios.

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Viola Risk Advisors’ Conference Features New Constructs

CEO David Trainer will be the keynote speaker at Viola Risk Advisors’ 2018 Capital Structure & Risk Management Outlook conference on Thursday, November 16.

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