The Real Earnings Season Starts Now


Corporate earnings season may be winding down, but the real earnings season—annual 10-K filing season—starts today.

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Top Stocks & Model Portfolios From 2016


Our Long Idea reports aim to identify those firms that the market has overlooked and that when analyzed beyond standard metrics, are significantly undervalued. In addition to individual Long Ideas, we provide Model Portfolios that provide well-screened lists of companies based on specific criteria

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Long Idea: Don’t Throw The Baby Out With the Bathwater

With a track record of profit growth, and a cheap valuation, this week’s Long Idea is also new to December’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio.

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Long Idea: Lear Corp (LEA)


Impressive profit growth and a valuation well below peers helped land Lear Corp on July’s Most Attractive Stocks list. Even better, aligning executive compensation with return on invested capital earns the stock a spot on July’s Linking Exec Comp to ROIC Model Portfolio.

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Top Two Long Ideas


CEO David Trainer appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell on July 11, 2016 to discuss high quality investment opportunities in the current market

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Model Portfolio: Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC

We’ve created a new Model Portfolio, one that only includes those companies that not only receive our Very Attractive rating, but also tie executive compensation to return on invested capital (ROIC). Tying executive compensation to ROIC is important as ROIC is the primary driver of shareholder value creation.

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The Best and Worst of the Mid Cap Growth Style 4Q15

The Mid Cap Growth style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 4Q15 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Mid Cap Growth style ranked eighth. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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Add This Worldwide Producer to Your Portfolio


If you ever pause to think about all the components being used by your car, it can be quite astonishing. Identifying these components, however, could lead you to a great investing opportunity.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Value Style


The mid-cap value style ranks tenth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 196 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of February 12th, 2013.

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