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2015-05-20

  • SerenityStocks commented on Dividends4Life's article 05-20 11:14
    Verizon Communications Dividend Stock Analysis
    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ). Below are some highlights from the above linked...
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    SerenityStocks 05-20 12:14
    • Benjamin Graham - also known as The Dean of Wall Street and The Father of Value Investing - was a scholar and financial analyst who mentored legendary investors such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss.

      Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) once wrote a detailed article explaining how Graham's record of creating exceptional investors (such as Buffett himself) is unquestionable, and how Graham's principles are everlasting. The article is called "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville".

      But most Graham analyses today only follow the quantitative part of Graham's recommendations (NCAV, Graham Number, etc.) without the supporting qualitative criteria, thus leading to the misconception that Graham only recommended inexpensive stocks.

      For example, given below are the actual Graham ratings for Verizon Communications Inc (VZ), with no adjustments other than those for inflation.

      Defensive Graham investment requires that all ratings be 100% or more.

      Enterprising Graham investment requires minimum ratings of - N/A, 75%, 90%, 50%, 5%, N/A and 137%.

      Verizon Communications Inc - Graham Ratings

      Sales | Size (100% ⇒ $500 Million): 25,650.00%

      Current Assets ÷ [2 x Current Liabilities>: 52.78%

      Net Current Assets ÷ Long Term Debt: 1.41%

      Earnings Stability (100% ⇒ 10 Years): 100.00%

      Dividend Record (100% ⇒ 20 Years): 100.00%

      Earnings Growth (100% ⇒ 30% Growth): 77.27%

      Graham Number ÷ Previous Close: 24.69%

      Note: Stocks failing Graham's rules are not necessarily bad investments. They may fall under Graham's "special situations" category. Graham's rules are also extremely selective.

2015-05-19

2015-05-15

  • SerenityStocks commented on Dividends4Life's article 05-15 14:26
    Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Dividend Stock Analysis
    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Waste Management, Inc. (WM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company...
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    SerenityStocks 05-15 15:26
    • Benjamin Graham - also known as The Dean of Wall Street and The Father of Value Investing - was a scholar and financial analyst who mentored legendary investors such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss.

      Buffett describes Graham's book - The Intelligent Investor - as "by far the best book about investing ever written" (in its preface).

      Graham's first recommended strategy - for casual investors - was to invest in Index stocks. 

      For more serious investors, Graham recommended three different categories of stocks - Defensive, Enterprising and NCAV - and 17 qualitative and quantitative rules for identifying them. 

      For advanced investors, Graham described various special situations or "workouts".

      The first requires almost no analysis, and is easily accomplished today with a good S&P500 Index fund.

      The last requires more than the average level of ability and experience. Such stocks are also not amenable to impartial algorithmic analysis, and require a case-specific approach.

      But Defensive, Enterprising and NCAV stocks can be reliably detected by today's data-mining software, and offer a great avenue for accurate automated analysis and profitable investment.

      For example, given below are the actual Graham ratings for Waste Management Inc (WM), with no adjustments other than those for inflation.

      Defensive Graham investment requires that all ratings be 100% or more.

      Enterprising Graham investment requires minimum ratings of - N/A, 75%, 90%, 50%, 5%, N/A and 137%.

      Waste Management Inc - Graham Ratings

      Sales | Size (100% ⇒ $500 Million): 2,800.00%

      Current Assets ÷ [2 x Current Liabilities>: 52.24%

      Net Current Assets ÷ Long Term Debt: 1.87%

      Earnings Stability (100% ⇒ 10 Years): 100.00%

      Dividend Record (100% ⇒ 20 Years): 90.00%

      Earnings Growth (100% ⇒ 30% Growth): 56.54%

      Graham Number ÷ Previous Close: 43.02%

      Note: Stocks failing Graham's rules are not necessarily bad investments. They may fall under Graham's "special situations" category. Graham's rules are also extremely selective.

      Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) once wrote a detailed article explaining how Graham's record of creating exceptional investors (such as Buffett himself) is unquestionable, and how Graham's principles are everlasting. The article is called "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville".

2015-05-13

  • SerenityStocks commented on Dividends4Life's article 05-13 07:27
    AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Stock Analysis
    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AT&T Inc. (T). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description:...
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    SerenityStocks 05-13 08:27
    • Benjamin Graham - also known as The Dean of Wall Street and The Father of Value Investing - was a scholar and financial analyst who mentored legendary investors such as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss.

      Buffett describes Graham's book - The Intelligent Investor - as "by far the best book about investing ever written" (in its preface).

      Graham's first recommended strategy - for casual investors - was to invest in Index stocks. 

      For more serious investors, Graham recommended three different categories of stocks - Defensive, Enterprising and NCAV - and 17 qualitative and quantitative rules for identifying them. 

      For advanced investors, Graham described various "special situations".

      The first requires almost no analysis, and is easily accomplished today with a good S&P500 Index fund.

      The last requires more than the average level of ability and experience. Such stocks are also not amenable to impartial algorithmic analysis, and require a case-specific approach.

      But Defensive, Enterprising and NCAV stocks can be reliably detected by today's data-mining software, and offer a great avenue for accurate automated analysis and profitable investment.

      For example, given below are the actual Graham ratings for AT&T Inc (T), with no adjustments other than those for inflation.

      Defensive Graham investment requires that all ratings be 100% or more.

      Enterprising Graham investment requires minimum ratings of - N/A, 75%, 90%, 50%, 5%, N/A and 137%.

      AT&T Inc - Graham Ratings

      Sales | Size (100% ⇒ $500 Million): 26,510.00%

      Current Assets ÷ [2 x Current Liabilities>: 42.95%

      Net Current Assets ÷ Long Term Debt: 0.00%

      Earnings Stability (100% ⇒ 10 Years): 100.00%

      Dividend Record (100% ⇒ 20 Years): 100.00%

      Earnings Growth (100% ⇒ 30% Growth): 85.26%

      Graham Number ÷ Previous Close: 80.16%

      Note: Stocks failing Graham's rules are not necessarily bad investments. They may fall under Graham's "special situations" category. Graham's rules are also extremely selective.

      Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) once wrote a detailed article explaining how Graham's record of creating exceptional investors (such as Buffett himself) is unquestionable, and how Graham's principles are everlasting. The article is called "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville".
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