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3/03/2015

The Secret Guide to Stocks That Warren Buffett Targets

When you look for attractive investment opportunities, you might have taken a deeper look at the activities of the professionals like George Soros, Bill Ackman or Warren Buffett.

Warren Buffett is one of the most respected investors in the world and his investment criteria are simple: Buy a growing business with inimitable assets at a reasonable price. Here are his criteria from his annual letter in detail:


(1) Large purchases (at least $75 million of pre-tax earnings unless the business will fit into one of our existing units), 

(2) Demonstrated consistent earning power (future projections are of no interest to us, nor are “turnaround” situations), 

(3) Businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt, 

(4) Management in place (we can’t supply it), 

(5) Simple businesses (if there’s lots of technology, we won’t understand it), 

(6) An offering price (we don’t want to waste our time or that of the seller by talking, even preliminarily, about a transaction when price is unknown).


It sounds simple but often it is hard to find concrete stocks that could meet his restrictions.

Today I like to close this gap by introducing some stocks that would appear on Warren Buffett's investing radar.

These are the results....

3/02/2015

5 Stocks With 30+ Percent Upside in 2015

I've read an interesting article on CNN Money, called: 7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year.

The author introduced seven stocks about which the Wall-Street guys seeing good upside potential this year.

Normally, I don't care about those articles, especially when I see that Tesla, Facebook or some Biotech’s are recommend but this time, I agree with 
five stocks from the list.

Here are the results...5 Stocks With 30+ Percent Upside in 2015 are...

3/01/2015

Cracking The Best Healthcare Dividend Stock Secret

This Weekend my eyes and thoughts curved around the Healthcare sector. 

I read several interesting articles from the sector, mostly about the biotech’s and new Hepatitis C drugs from Gilead, Sovaldi and Harvoni.

Those are very expensive drugs with potential to kill the current medical systems but they also generate tons of cash for their corporate.

I also noticed that the Healthcare sector grows at a much faster pace than the economy does, with 10+ percent. How can you benefit from this trend? I don't know. Prices are high, even on free cash flow basis.

Second, the old synthetic drug cash cow system from Pfizer doesn't work anymore. PFE is losing revenues. Even Teva, a generic drug manufacturer, struggles.

In order to get an overview about modest valuated growth stocks from the Healthcare sector, I've created a screen for large capitalized sector members with the following main criteria:

- EPS growth next five years: over 5 percent
- Sales growth past five years: over 5 percent
- Forward P/E under 20
- Positive Dividend

14 attractive healthcare growth stocks remain. It's a very selective list with focus on sales and earnings growth. You can find the full results attached. 

You may also interested in my older articles about healthcare dividend stocks.

Below are also five of my favorites. Which stocks do you like? Please let me know.


2/27/2015

Why You Should Look At These 16 Stocks With Cheap Free Cash Flows

When you put money into the market, you should be aware of the market valuation. One of the major problems in valuation is definitely to predict future cash-flows.

Nobody of us has a crystal-ball and no one can predict the future.

The second problem is that there are companies that must invest massively into the business model in order to boost growth or to replace old machines or buildings.

Investors often calculate with free cash flows. Those are the real income of the company, available for dividends, buybacks or mergers and acquisitions.

Today I like to introduce the cheapest Dividend Achievers with a low price to free cash flow of less than 15.

16 companies fulfilled my criteria of which four have a dividend yield over 3 percent. The most of the results come from the property and casualty insurance industry.

Insurer generates massive cash but they have also big problems with decreasing premiums and increasing competition. There are always good reasons why some companies are cheap.

You may also like my article about the best dividend stocks from the title insurance industry. I still prefer, like Warren Buffett, the fastest growing companies from the insurance sector. Those are ACE, UNH and TRV.

What do you think about the screen?

2/26/2015

4 Most Hated Dividend Stocks You Should Know Before You Invest

Shorting stocks is always risky for investors. But it can be a sure way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet.

Well, it’s not the classic way for dividend growth investors. I've looked at my dividend growth database and noticed that most of the stocks have a low short interest rate and float short.

Today I like to give you an overview what kind of stocks have the highest share of short sellers in their shareholder structure.

These are the 4 highest shorted dividend stocks with a float short of 40 percent or more....


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