Sorry for the title folks, but I couldn’t think of a catchier one. Continue reading
Six of my nine picks are in the black.
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!
Sometimes “simple” businesses can be the most attractive (and profitable) to own for the long haul. Continue reading
I’m glad to be back after a six month hiatus. Look out for more analysis and stock picks. In the meantime, I have updated the “My Scorecard” page to track how my picks have been doing.
Global stock markets have taken investors on a wild ride since the beginning of the year and indications are that we are still in for more and possibly similarly large ‘bumps’ along the road as 2016 chugs along. Continue reading
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
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.
PACCAR (NYSE: PCAR) is one of the largest manufacturers of premium light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles in the world. However, the Company thinks of itself as a technology business involved in truck manufacturing…truck or technology, I believe PACCAR offers good long-term value for investors. Lets take a look at the Company’s last five years shall we? Continue reading
Check out the updated “Where Are They Now” page to see where the stocks I like are currently trading.