Consumer Goods Business with Increasing Profits and an Undervalued Stock

Despite consistent profits and improving margins, this stock’s valuation does not reflect the potential for future profit growth and now holds significant upside potential.

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This Financials Company Gives You Growth and Value

With a track record of high profitability, significant growth opportunities, and a cheap valuation, this stock could offer significant upside for investors.

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Position Update: NVR Inc. (NVR)

Following a 59% gain, driven by strong earnings beats, NVR now receives an Attractive risk/reward rating.  Despite the price increase and rating downgrade, the stock still remains undervalued.

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Closing Long Idea Pick: Orbotech (ORBK)

Due to the increase in its valuation, ORBK has been downgraded from Attractive to Neutral, and we are no longer recommending investors buy the stock.

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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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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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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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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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Transitioning Business Model Coupled with a Competitive Advantage

While transitioning from a commodity based business to a consumer facing and branded product business, this firm has consistently grown profits, improved margins, and properly incentivized executives to create shareholder value.

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Position Update: Lear Corp (LEA)

Despite the downgrade, we are maintaining our Long recommendation largely because LEA remains significantly undervalued and the business’ fundamentals remain strong.

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High ROIC Business Model with an Undervalued Stock

With strong fundamentals and an undervalued stock price, this firm not only finds itself in October’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio, but is also this week’s Long Idea.

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A Value Stock in the High Flying Tech Sector

Unlike many unprofitable tech firms whose stocks have outperformed, the stock of this high-ROIC tech firm has lagged significantly over the past year. A strong competitive position and recent roll-out of new products make the profit growth expectations embedded in this stock look too low.

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Position Update: Carter’s, Inc. (CRI)

CRI was downgraded to Neutral by our rating system on 9/28/17. Despite the downgraded risk/reward rating, we are maintaining our Long recommendation due to solid fundamentals and the stock’s low valuation.

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A High-Quality ETF in the Neutral Rated Industrials Sector

This ETF has ranked in the top 5 of Industrials sector ETFs for six consecutive quarters. It is poised to remain near the top of the rankings based on its superior holdings and low total annual costs.

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Position Close Update: Tenneco, Inc. (TEN)

Following a downgrade in its risk/reward rating, and a subsequent accounting-related rating suspension, we are closing out our long recommendation on Tenneco, Inc. (TEN) with a modest gain.

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A Standout ETF in the Recently Upgraded Financials Sector

This focused sub-sector ETF stands out as a potential alpha-generating opportunity within Financials sector funds. It ranks fifth among 59 Financials sector ETFs and mutual funds, which include 31 Attractive-or-better rated funds.

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Dividend Growth Stock with Strong Corporate Governance Trading at a Discount

Not often do investors get an opportunity to invest in a global leader at an attractive valuation, yet the expectations baked into this firm’s stock price seem overly pessimistic and create significant upside potential.

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Long Idea Update: Spirit AeroSystems (SPR)

Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) was selected as a Long Idea on 6/26/17. SPR is up 40% since publication, but still earns an Attractive risk/reward rating based on earnings quality and low market-implied expectations for future profits.

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Position Update: Lear Corp (LEA)

Lear Corp was selected as a Long Idea on 7/22/16. The stock still earns a Very Attractive rating and is up 49% since the original report was published. Despite the price increase, LEA remains undervalued.

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Excellent Corporate Governance Driving ROIC Higher

This firm aligns executives’ and shareholders’ interests by tying compensation to economic earnings and has increased its return on invested capital (ROIC) for five straight years. We expect management’s strategic focus on “maximizing economic profit” to continue creating value for shareholders.

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