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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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!

 

 

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