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Markets green, shares of Texas Instruments fall on quarterly results

US Markets

U.S. stocks were in the green on Wednesday morning. The Dow gained 0.37% to 28,412, the S&P 500 index rose 0.48% to 3,459 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.63% to 11,589.


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• Carmax Inc (KMX) +0.7%


• KeyCorp (KEY) -4.7%

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• Union Pacific Corp (UNP) -2.4%

• Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) -0.3%

• Valero Energy Corp (VLO) -0.7%

Global Markets

The main European stock markets

45 Views    Omar Venerio    2020-10-21 15:30
Brady Corp, Microsoft and Texas Instruments recently raised their dividends

As a dividend growth investor, I always look forward to companies announcing dividend increases. Three companies that have recently done so have more than 70 years of dividend growth combined.


Brady Corp. (BRC) manufactures and markets specialty materials that are designed to improve safety, security and performance. The company is composed of two segments: Identification Solutions and Workplace Safety. End markets include telecommunications, manufacturing and construction, among others. Brady has a market capitalization of $2.2 billion and has generated $1.1 billion in sales over the last four quarters. Shares are down almost 27% in 2020.

Brady might be a

136 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-09-20 20:16
The ratio indicates whether or not the company makes efficient and effective use of its resources

When a company's return on equity (ROE) ratio outperforms its industry median, it usually implies the company has been better than many of its competitors in terms of generating profits.

Thus, investors may be interested in the following stocks, as they are outperforming most of their competitors in terms of a better ROE ratio.

Amazon.com Inc

The first stock to consider is Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), a Seattle, Washington-based online retail giant.

Amazon.com Inc has a ROE ratio of 21.22%, outperforming the industry median of 2.94% tremendously, as it ranks higher than 877 out of 977 companies operating in its

74 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-09-09 15:36
Recently, multiple companies have managed to achieve annual milestones

According to GuruFocus data, these stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Cintas reached the 52-week high of $320.39

In its core uniform and facility services unit (81% of sales), Cintas Corp. (CTAS) provides uniform rental programs to businesses across the size spectrum, mostly in North America. The firm is by far the largest provider in the industry. Facilities products generally include the rental and sale of entrance mat, mops, shop towels and restroom supplies. Cintas also runs a first aid and safety services business (10% of sales), a fire protection services business (6% of sales)

57 Views    yifan900    2020-08-25 16:59
Lots of attractive qualities for income and value investors—when the price comes down

For those of us of a certain age, the Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) brand is synonymous with calculators. But this is not your father’s Texas Instruments; it is now a semiconductor or “chip” company that makes electronic circuits out of transistors.

According to its 10-K for 2019, it has three lines of business:

  • Analog: Semiconductors that start with real-world signals, including sound, temperature and pressure. These chips condition or amplify these signals, and often convert them into a stream of digital data. This segment is responsible for 71% of last year’s revenue.
  • Embedded Processing: Chips in this segment often
202 Views    Robert Abbott    2020-07-28 19:02
S&P 500 gains 0.82%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,742.65 on Tuesday with a gain of 267.63 points or 1.05%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,080.82 for a gain of 25.09 points or 0.82%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,608.37 for a gain of 56.33 points or 0.59%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 26.84 for a loss of 1.39 points or -4.92%.

Tuesday’s market movers

U.S. stocks reported a third day of gains on Tuesday. Investors overlooked social unrest with optimism over reopening success. The energy sector also helped gains. The S&P 500 energy sector was up 3.04% as OPEC

68 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-02 21:59
Fund's new buys include Ackman holding Lowe's

David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Elfun Trusts, disclosed this week that his fund’s top five buys in the first quarter included an increased bet in Facebook Inc. (FB) and new holdings in four companies: Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW), Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN), Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ).

The fund, which is part of State Street Corp. (STT) subsidiary State Street Global Advisors, seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in U.S. companies that have potential to pay good dividends in the future.


A former manager of the

751 Views    James Li    2020-05-01 21:26
Texas Instruments shares tumble despite strong fourth-quarter results

U.S. stocks were in the red on Thursday on the back of global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.23% to 29,118, the S&P 500 index declined 0.10% to 3,318 and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.04% to 9,387.

Non-index stocks have also posted gains and losses recently. Shares of Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) fell 0.3% on Thursday after the company announced fourth-quarter 2019 results. The company posted earnings

43 Views    Omar Venerio    2020-01-23 19:57
The chipmaker's strong results were tempered by an industry-wide decline

After market close on Jan. 22, Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) posted the results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended on Dec. 31.

Revenue for the quarter was $3.35 billion, beating analyst expectations of $3.25 billion, while diluted GAAP earnings per share came in at $1.12, beating analysts estimates of $1.03. These number compare to revenue of $3.71 billion and earnings of $1.27 per share in the prior-year quarter. Net income was $1.07 billion compared to $1.23 billion in the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, revenue was $14.38 billion, while net income was $5.01 billion. This compares

105 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-01-22 23:07
Discussion of markets and holdings

The Partners III Opportunity Fund’s Institutional Class returned +2.95% in the third quarter compared to +1.70% for the S&P 500 and +1.16% for the Russell 3000. For the year to date, the Partners III Opportunity Fund’s Institutional Class returned +27.60% compared to +20.55% for the S&P 500 and +20.09% for the Russell 3000.

Although the pace of gains slowed, the Fund’s positive third quarter return (both absolute and relative) added to an already strong calendar year. Quarterly returns were led by Intelligent Systems (Q3: +44%), Alphabet (Q3: +13%) and Texas Instruments (Q3: +13%). Intelligent Systems recouped prior quarter declines on

67 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-10-22 20:51
United Technologies jumps on strong 3rd-quarter results

U.S. stocks were in the green on Tuesday, with several companies reporting financial results, including Kimberley-Clark (KMB), Procter & Gamble (PG), Hasbro (HAS), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Snap (SNAP). The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.33% to 26,916, the S&P 500 Index rose 0.19% to 3,012 and the Nasdaq Composite Index slid 0.13% to 8,152.

Shares of United Technologies Corp. (UTX) gained more than 2% on Tuesday after announcing third-quarter results. The company posted earnings of $2.21 per share on $19.5 billion in revenue. The company beat earnings estimates by 18 cents and revenue expectations by $190 million.

"United Technologies

25 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-10-22 18:55
Income investors may have a tendency to focus on stocks with the highest dividend yields. But dividend growth is also an important consideration

Income investors may have a tendency to focus on stocks with the highest dividend yields. But dividend growth is also an important consideration when constructing an income-focused portfolio.

While high-yield stocks are appealing for the income they provide today, dividend growth stocks are equally appealing due to the potential for even higher dividends down the road.

For example, the Dividend Aristocrats are an exclusive group of high-quality dividend growth stocks. The Dividend Aristocrats represent 57 companies in the S&P 500 Index, that have each raised their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.

The Dividend Aristocrats are widely regarded

226 Views    Ben Reynolds    2019-09-30 22:29
Gurus cheer on trade talk progress between the US and China

In light of the U.S. and China’s agreement to meet next month regarding trade talks, the most-broadly-held guru stocks within the semiconductor industry as of the second quarter are Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), Intel Corp. (INTC), Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM).

Dow soars as U.S.-China trade talks materialize

According to CNBC, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday that China’s Liu He spoke with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The news outlet mentioned that the U.S. and China should work together and create “favorable negotiation

866 Views    James Li    2019-09-05 21:48
Semi-annual review 2019


  • The Davis New York Venture Fund increased shareholder wealth by 17.7% in the first half of 2019 and has compounded at double-digit rates for the last 10 years.
  • Over the most recent one, three, five and 10-year periods, a $10,000 investment in the Fund grew to $10,014, $14,165, $14,669, and $30,964 respectively.
  • The Fund's holdings can be characterized by three characteristics: selective, attractive growth potential and undervalued. Selective: The Fund has 50 holdings vs. the S&P 500 Index’s 505 holdings. Attractive growth: the Fund’s holdings have grown earnings per share at 20.1% vs. the S&P 500 Index’s 16.4%
65 Views    Holly LaFon    2019-08-26 19:04
Recent sells from company CFOs

According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sells were: Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL), Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND).

Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL): CFO Henning I. Jakobsen sold 33,854 shares

CFO Henning I. Jakobsen sold 33,854 shares for $73.45 per share on July 31. Since then, the stock price has decreased by 2.63%. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a market cap of $61.36 billion and its shares were traded around $71.52. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 27.19 and price-sales ratio of 4.02. The trailing 12-month dividend yield of Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 2.38%, while the forward dividend yield is

53 Views    Myra Ramdenbourg    2019-08-12 14:29
Chipotle and Texas Instruments rise, but Caterpillar falls

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) fell 4% after the company posted second-quarter results on Wednesday morning. Revenue grew 3% from the prior-year quarter to $14.43 billion, falling $40 million short of estimates. The company posted earnings of $2.83 per share, missing analysts' estimates by 28 cents.

"Sales and revenues increased this quarter, including a record performance from Construction Industries, which reflected our strong competitive position globally," Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby said.

For the quarter, the operating profit was $2.213 billion, up 2% from the prior-year quarter. The increase was the result of favorable price

51 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-07-24 20:13
Salesforce.com tops the list

These large-cap stocks have had positive margins over the past week, month, year and three years, topping the S&P 500 index in each period. The benchmark for the U.S. stock market has increased 1% over the last week, 3.2% over the last month, 16.7% so far this year, 10.5% over the last year and 42.2% over the last three years through April 26.

These stocks will likely continue heading higher as Wall Street has issued recommendation ratings that range between overweight and buy.

Further, the following stocks have either a low debt-equity ratio or a return on invested capital that

58 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2019-04-29 18:26
Semiconductor industry improves on 'bull narrative' in China

According to the “High Quality” screener, one of several predefined screens under the All-in-One Screener, four semiconductor companies with strong growth potential are Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM), Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) and Intel Corp. (INTC).

Dow trades higher on improving U.S.-China trade talks

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,384.63, up approximately 166.5 points from Wednesday’s close of 26,218.13 on improving trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.


CNBC columnist Fred Imbert said the Wall Street Journal reported President Trump expects to announce

265 Views    James Li    2019-04-04 20:50
The creator of the CAN SLIM system explains how his approach works

Do an online search for great investors or great investing books, and you’re sure to see William J. O’Neil’s name show up in the top-10 lists. He has an excellent investing record based on a system of his own devising called CAN SLIM and founded the advisory service Investor’s Business Daily. After starting in the investment industry in 1958, he started his own brokerage business in 1963 and Investor’s Business Daily in 1984.

His book, “How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad,” was first published in 1988 and has since racked up four

213 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-02-04 19:25
Conservative investors should look for top management that recognizes change, cares for all employees and is disciplined

The First Dimension of conservative investing, according to Philip Fisher in “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings,” was an outstanding company, one which competently managed its production, marketing, research and financial controls.

The Second Dimension, he wrote in In chapter two of part two, was people, the managers who made success possible in these outstanding companies. It’s not just good or competent managers he had in mind, but good teams. Such teams must be focused on corporate goals, not power struggles.

In turn, that means top management must invest time to identify and train motivated junior

75 Views    Robert Abbott    2018-12-18 21:42

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