While I tend to prefer investing in businesses with a long history of rising dividends, there are some companies that I believe still make attractive investments for the long haul. I believe Merlin Entertainments PLC (LSE: MERL LN) is one of those companies that despite not having a long dividend history, would make an ideal investment. Continue reading
Oh Snap! Snap-On Incorporated Looks Appealing.
Sorry for the title folks, but I couldn’t think of a catchier one. Continue reading
Don’t You Just Love Stock Splits :)
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD), my favorite consumer goods company, just split its stock two for one on September 2…its fourth stock split since 1999.
http://www.splithistory.com has a pretty good write-up on how CHD has done after splits were factored in.
WARNING: ITS PRETTY GOOD!
Nice! Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) CEO buys 300k shares of PAG.
Heavy Duty Success: Toromont Industries Ltd.
Sometimes “simple” businesses can be the most attractive (and profitable) to own for the long haul. Continue reading
My Year-End Scorecard
As I consider myself to be a long-term investor, I take short-term disappointment in stride…not a few months does a successful investment make. Having said that, periodic performance reviews should be undertaken to ensure the ‘story’ that lead you to invest in the business in the first place has not materially changed (i.e. obsolescence, regime change etc.) and the businesses are still attractive for the long haul. Continue reading
Nice…Church & Dwight joining S&P 500 Index
Shares of Church & Dwight (CHD) jumped 1.4% yesterday on news that it was going to be joining the prestigious S&P 500 Index after Intel’s acquisition of chip maker Altera Corp. closes, which is expected to be after the close of trading on December 28th. The celebratory mood continued today with CHD jumping a further 1.7%!
This inclusion should see higher demand for the Company’s shares in the near term as managers of index products, and both retail and other institutional investors react to the announcement.
The Management and staff of CHD must be commended on such a great achievement…I believe this is just one of many more good things to come from the Company.
The Caribbean: Sun, Sand, Stocks!
While visitors know the Caribbean for its pristine beaches, great natural beauty and warm hospitality, those fortunate to live in the islands know that the region can offer attractive returns for locally-based investors and in some instances those domiciled farther afield. Continue reading
Updated: Where Are They Now?
Check out the updated “Where Are They Now” page to see where the stocks I like are currently trading.
Buy One, Get One Free! (Not Really…But Energy Stocks Are Definitely On Sale).
OPEC’s decision to keep pumping crude thereby keeping a lid on oil prices has had a devastating effect on many players in the oil sector. Continue reading