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Their five-year sales growth ratios shine on the US market

Growing sales is an essential catalyst for stocks to trade at higher prices.

The S&P 500’s total sales grew by 4% on average every year over the past five years through Sept. 30, 2019. On the tailwind of this, the share price of the benchmark for the U.S. market gained 50.5% cumulatively in the past five years to close at $3,116.39 on Feb. 26, 2019.

The following stocks outperformed the benchmark for the U.S. market in terms of higher sales growth over the same time period, delivering share price increases in the range of 50% to 220%.

The past is

85 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-02-27 17:34
The trade deal is one step closer to being ratified by Congress

On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee cleared the way for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to be voted on in the full chamber later this week.

If ratified, the deal, which is intended to replace the 1994 accord called NAFTA, would boost the U.S.’s access to the Canadian dairy market, tighten restrictions for rules of origin for auto parts as well as update digital and intellectual property provisions. The sectors that are expected to benefit include agriculture, technology and manufacturing, among others.

After it is approved by the House of Representatives, the agreement will then be passed to the

224 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-12-18 16:48
Vertex Pharmaceuticals tops the list

Several large-cap stocks have had positive performances over the past month, year to date, the last 12 months and past three years.

Wall Street issued recommendation ratings ranging from overweight to buy for all of them, meaning they will likely continue to show positive momentum in the coming weeks.

In addition, the companies have solid balance sheets and run profitable operations.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) has climbed 2.2% over the past month, 4.3% so far this year, 10.3% over the last 52 weeks and 91.2% over the past three years through May 28.

122 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2019-05-29 16:39
As of late, multiple companies have manged to achieve yearly highs

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

KeyCorp (KEYLL) reached the 52-week high of $25.03

With assets over $130 billion, Ohio-based KeyCorp's bank footprint spans 16 states, but it is predominantly concentrated in its two largest markets: Ohio and New York. KeyCorp is primarily focused on serving middle-market commercial clients through a hybrid community/corporate bank model.

The price of KeyCorp shares has reached $25.03, which is 0.8% off the 52-week high of $25.24. Keycorp has a market cap of $17.44 billion; its shares were traded around $25.03

33 Views    yifan900    2019-05-14 15:27
As of late, multiple companies have managed to achieve yearly highs

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) Reached the 52-Week High of $79.39

Waste Connections Inc. is a solid waste services company in North America. The company provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the U.S. and Canada. Waste Connections handles collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in secondary markets across the U.S. In addition, the company owns intermodal facilities that operate waste-by-rail fleets to serve franchise markets in the Pacific Northwest.

23 Views    yifan900    2018-09-05 14:33
Recently, multiple companies have managed to achieve yearly peaks

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Baidu Inc. (BIDU) reached the 52-week high of $269.91

Baidu Inc. is one of the world's leading Chinese-language internet search engines. The company through its website primarily serves over 0.8 million advertisers which include small and medium-size businesses. Baidu is the largest internet search engine in China with mid-70s mobile traffic share in the search market. The firm generates 86% of revenue from online marketing services and the rest from other segments. Baidu is a technology-driven company and has been

32 Views    yifan900    2018-05-15 15:07
The former 'Tiger Cub' is heading into territory not known to the original Tiger Management group

Hedge fund founder and manager Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) has had a couple of rough years. At the same time, he has been testing quant investing strategies, a very different approach for this longtime value investor.

Although the fortunes of his two quant funds are still in the future, is it possible this expedition will help him generate better results with his conventional investing strategies?

Who is Ainslie?

In an interview with the Graham and Doddsville newsletter, Ainslie says he first became interested in investing while in school; he joined an investing club,

185 Views    Robert Abbott    2018-01-25 22:41
Waters, Global Payments, Masco, Waste Connections, Praxair achieve annual milestone

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

Waters reached the 52-week high of $178.07

Waters Corp. (WAT) is an analytical instrument manufacturer for pharmaceutical, biochemical and industrial customers. Roughly half of sales are attributable to instruments, which include liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry platforms, as well as thermal analysis tools. Consumables and services account for the remainder of its sales.

The price of Waters shares has reached $178.07, which is 0.6% off the 52-week high of $179.07. The company has a market cap of $14.25 billion; its shares were traded around $178.07 with a

44 Views    yifan900    2017-05-30 19:54
Valuations may be the only concern

Bloomberg published an article identifying Waste Connections (WCN) as the "MVP of Garbage" while being traded at a good premium compared to its peers.

The $16 billion waste management company reported its first-quarter fiscal 2017 results this month. The formerly Texas-based company delivered an impressive 112% sales growth to $1.09 billion and a whopping 66.8% profit decline to $14.9 million 1.4% margin vs. 8.7% in the year earlier quarter.

In review, Waste Connections recently underwent a $2.67 billion reverse merger deal with Canada-based Progressive Waste Solutions. As a result, Waste Connections is now Canada-based and logged

131 Views    Mark Yu    2017-05-09 16:02
Comparing 3 waste management companies to determine which is the better investment

Waste industry companies have historically offered both value and growth opportunities. For well-managed companies, strategically exploited opportunities can deliver exceptional results. By looking at specific stocks in the sector, it is glaringly obvious that even those businesses that are performing at high levels, not all are appraised equally, with inconsistent valuation metrics recorded across the board. To demonstrate the inefficiencies and to highlight an investment opportunity, a comparison between Meridian Waste Solutions (MRDN) and two of the industry giants, Waste Management (WM) and Waste Connections (WCN), is lined to determine which stock may offer the greatest value opportunity at current

121 Views    Joshua Rodriguez    2017-03-21 14:58
Meridian Waste Solutions is creating a compelling opportunity

Typically, when a CEO barks they are not in the business of producing garbage, the connotation is none too friendly. But for the team at Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. (MRDN), being full of garbage is a rally cry, promoting a sense of pride rather than despair.

Meridian Waste Solutions is not what I would call an under-the-radar stock, but I would consider it to be both under-recognized and undervalued in terms of operations and enterprise value.

If Meridian was purely an emerging market play, a comparison to industry competitors may not necessarily be in order. With Meridian Waste Solutions having

221 Views    Joshua Rodriguez    2017-03-14 17:00
Company's competitive advantages allow it to remain profitable during recessions

As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. No company epitomizes that more than Waste Management (WM).

Waste Management will never be a hot investment idea. Its business model is based on garbage, so it certainly does not qualify as exciting.

But, what Waste Management does offer is stability. It remains steadily profitable each year and pays dividends. It also grows the dividend regularly.

Waste Management is a Dividend Achiever. It has increased its dividend for the past 14 consecutive years.

It is easy to write off Waste Management as a boring stock, but it has proven

456 Views    Ben Reynolds    2016-12-19 02:58
S&P Global, Adobe Systems, Waste Connections, General Dynamics, Ingersoll-Rand achieve milestones

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

S&P Global reached the 52-week high of $125.43

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) together with its subsidiaries is a benchmarks and ratings, analytics, data and research provider serving the capital, commodities and commercial markets. The capital markets include asset managers, investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, exchanges and issuers; the commodities markets include producers, traders and intermediaries within energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture; and the commercial markets include professionals and corporate executives within automotive, financial services, insurance and marketing / research information services.


580 Views    yifan900    2016-09-06 16:33
Waste Connections was largest acquisition

Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity (Trades, Portfolio) added five new holdings to its portfolio in the second quarter.

The largest addition was the purchase of 463,173 shares in Waste Connections Inc. (TSX:WCN), a company based in The Woodlands, Texas, that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services, for an average price of 91.91 Canadian dollars ($70.13 in U.S. currency) per share. The acquisition had a 1.8% impact on the portfolio.

Waste Connections reported an increase in revenue of nearly 37% in the second quarter compared to the second quarter of 2015, most of which was

795 Views    David Goodloe    2016-09-01 21:44
Institutional Shares fell 2.75% for the quarter

Dear Baron Small Cap Fund Shareholder:


The stock market swung wildly in the first quarter, down dramatically for the first six weeks and recovering almost back to even during the second half of the quarter. Baron Small Cap Fund (the “Fund”) declined 2.75% (Institutional Shares) for the quarter. This compared favorably to the Russell 2000 Growth Index, which declined 4.68%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 1.35%.

Stock markets around the world fell sharply at the beginning of the year based on a variety of factors, most important being the continued drop in the price of

1747 Views    Cody Eustice    2016-04-30 18:38
Stocks may be overpriced, but have reported positive performance over past year

The following are some of the stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the last 12 months and have been bought by gurus during the last quarter.

Facebook Inc. (FB) with a market cap of $327.41 billion, during the last 12 months has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 55.7% and currently, 14 gurus are holding the stock that has returned 14% year-to-date and 205% during the last five years. It is now trading with a P/E ratio of 116.45 but according to the DCF calculator, it looks overpriced by 1,000%.

Facebook has a profitability and growth rating

1374 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-02-04 22:19
Guru stock highlight

We invested in Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN), a solid waste collection and disposal service, in 2009. At the time, revenues were $1.1 billion. Today, revenues have nearly doubled to $2.1 billion. The company enjoys a monopoly in the majority of the regions in which it operates due to high barriers to entry and avoidance of high-competition urban markets, and volumes are increasing through steady organic growth augmented by strategic acquisitions.

From the Baron Funds Small Cap Fund winter newsletter 2016.

484 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-01-14 17:05
By Baron Small Cap Fund Portfolio Manager Cliff Greenberg

Compared to large-cap stocks, the landscape of small-cap stocks is broader, less well-known, and more volatile. While these aspects of the small-cap space may cause some investors to steer clear, it has its distinct advantages. Historically, small caps have outperformed large caps while providing investors with diversification. We also believe that, given current market conditions, now may be an opportune time in which to invest in small cap stocks. This equity asset class tends to outperform large caps in a rising interest rate environment. In addition, small-caps are typically less exposed to foreign exchange headwinds generated by a strong dollar

862 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-01-14 16:40

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Waste Management, Inc. (WM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Waste Management Inc. is the largest U.S. trash hauling/disposal concern.

Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:

1. Avg. High Yield Price
2. 20-Year DCF Price
3. Avg. P/E Price
4. Graham Number

WM is trading

914 Views    Dividends4Life    2015-05-14 19:55

In this article, let's take a look at Waste Management Inc. (WM), a $24.33 billion market cap company, which is the largest U.S. trash hauling/disposal concern.

Pricing Pressure

Current macro conditions continue to place pressure on customers and led to higher prices. Further, the waste generation is lower than in the U.S. housing boom. Moreover, it is a higher-margin business, so competition is always a threat.

These things couldlead to pricing pressure and makes it difficult for the company to surpass it. Nevertheless, we still believe that waste volumes would recover in the future so we think the firmcould sustain

761 Views    Omar Venerio    2015-01-28 23:15

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