PACCAR Beats But Shares Fall On Short-Term Mentality.

I consider myself to be a long-term investor who generally discounts quarterly earnings numbers on the basis of that if nothing major (and I mean major like obsolescence, natural disaster wiping out all production and inventory etc.) has changed at the business and its long-term fundamentals remain sound, I would still favor the business.

Truck maker PACCAR Inc. released Q3 numbers today and it beat both top and bottom line estimates by what many would consider a decent margin. However, a short-term mentality over quarterly numbers coupled with news that Management do not expect margin improvement next year sent PCAR shares down $4.27 or 5.7%.

Check out the link below to the Company’s earnings announcement and see for yourself why I still think PCAR is an excellent long-term hold and believe today’s sell-off is appealing for the patient investor:

http://www.paccar.com/news/current-news/2017/paccar-achieves-excellent-quarterly-revenues-and-earnings/

See the link below for my write-up on the company:

PACCAR; A ‘Truckload’ of Value?

 

 

 

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Marketing and Communications Giant Omnicom Group Inc. Boosts Quarterly Dividend.

Marketing and communications giant Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) boosted its quarterly dividend 9% or 5 cents to 60 cents per share.

While OMC and other such stocks have taken a beating recently, I still think the Company is an attractive hold and I am taking the 15% drop in price since I first made  mention of the stock on November 30th 2016 in stride. As at the close of business on October 16th, OMC is changing hands for less than 15 times future earnings.

Take a look below to read why I believe in this Company:

A Stock even “MADMEN” Would Love.

Every Little Bit Helps: PAG Boosts Quarterly Dividend to 33c Per Share.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG) today announced that it is increasing its quarterly dividend to 33c per share from 32c per share. This equates to a 3% qoq increase.

While “small” when considered in isolation, the most recent quarterly dividend increase is actually the Company’s 26th such consecutive quarterly dividend bump.

See here for why I believe PAG is a solid long-term hold for dividend investors:

Kicking The Tires On A New Car…And On A New Investment.

Updated: Scorecard to 2017-09-29

Better late than never.

MMC continues to lead the way with a gain of 60% (excluding dividends) since I first made mention of it in October of 2015. Check the link here to read my analysis of the Company: Boring Is Beautiful: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Marketing juggernaut OMC continues to struggle, but I still believe the Company is an attractive long-term hold for the serious dividend investor. You can read my write-up on the Company here: A Stock even “MADMEN” Would Love.

Check out “My Scorecard” page for how my picks have been faring since first mention.

Happy Investing!

 

 

Long-Term Pick Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN) Soars After Judgment Reversal.

Shares of Trinity Industries, Inc. soared more than 10% today on news of the reversal of a $663M judgment against the company.

You can visit my analysis of why I think TRN is good long-term hold for the serious dividend investor here (the stock is up a little over 36% since I first made mention of it on my blog):

A Street (Rail) Car Named Desire (Trinity Industries)