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Sep
1
John Murphy
Can Hormel Foods Keep Rising?
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Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), the maker of Spam and other processed meat products, is up for the last week, month, quarter, six months, and year of market action (chat below).  It is now trading at an all time high, up more than 13.6 percent for 2014.  Long term investors should follow Hormel Foods for three […]

Aug
28
Ida Hansen
Buy McDonald’s for the Profit Margin and the Dividend
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the year (chart below). That should be looked upon as an opportunity to buy at a discount for long term investors.  The dividend yield, profit margin, and return-on-investment are all superior.  Over time, those should result in strong returns for the long term investor. McDonald’s has a profit margin […]

Aug
18
Ida Hansen
3 Reasons to Buy Illinois Tool Works
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Manufacturing is recovering from The Great Recession which means there is a bullish outlook for Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW).  While Illinois Tool Works has recovered strongly from The Great Recession, it is still appealing (chart below).  Here are 3 reasons why long term investors should be interested in Illinois Tool Works. There is a […]

Aug
16
Ida Hansen
3 Reasons to Remain Bullish
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It is has been a rewarding bull market for those who bought stocks such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), and others during The Great Recession.   As to be expected, there is now increasing discussion of a correction that will take away much of the profits.  There are three reasons […]

Aug
4
Ida Hansen
WalMart is Going for Half Off!
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Investors never want to catch the proverbial “falling knife!” That is when a stock appears to be so cheap that investors step in buy up shares, thinking there is a bargain.  This is especially lethal in the retail sector, where the price-to-sales sales ratio can be very enticing.  That is a measure of how much […]

Aug
2
Tim Lambert
Buy Stocks “Whenever You Have the Money”
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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) falling, many are calling for a correction of 20 percent in the stock market.  At times like these it is wise to go back to the advice of Shelby Davis, a billionaire investor, when asked when was the […]

Jul
28
Ida Hansen
PepsiCo continues its Surge
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Along with being a growth, value, and income stock at various times, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is now a momentum stocks! PepsiCo is up for the last week, month, year, six months, and year of market action (chart below). For 2014, PepsiCo has risen by almost 12 percent.  By contrast, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is down for […]

Jun
24
John Murphy
“Dividend Aristocrat” Royalty Continues to Outperform
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Many previous articles on this site have recommended Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) (chart below).  These are excellent investments for many different reasons.  The fact that Warren Buffett is a major shareholder all of three is certainly compelling.  So is the fact that all are royalty when it comes to […]

Jun
17
Tim Lambert
Is Sherwin Williams the Perfect Stock for Writing Covered Call Options?
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Previous articles on this site have detailed how Big Oil stocks like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) are ideal candidates for writing covered call options. Add Sherwin Williams (NYSE: SHW) to that list. Sherwin Williams makes paints, coatings, and other products related to housing and other sectors.  Like other […]

Jun
11
John Murphy
McDonald’s is Still Tasty for any Portfolio
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McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is down for the last week and month of market action (chart below_. Like other blue chips such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), investors should look upon any dips in the share price of McDonald’s as an opportunity to accumulate a position at a discount.  As with WalMart and […]