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Jun 14, 2024
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Jun 10, 2024
Update: Frequently Asked Questions About Valuentum Securities, Inc.
Valuentum (val∙u∙n∙tum) [val-yoo-en-tuh-m] Securities Inc. is an independent investment research publisher, offering premium equity reports and dividend reports, as well as commentary across all sectors/companies, a Best Ideas Newsletter (spanning market caps, asset classes), a Dividend Growth Newsletter, modeling tools/products, and more. Independence and integrity remain our core, and we strive to be a champion of the investor. Valuentum is based in the Chicagoland area. Valuentum is not a money manager, broker, or financial advisor. Valuentum is a publisher of financial information. We address a number of questions from both subscribers and visitors to our site.
May 5, 2024
Apple Raises Dividend; Launches $110 Billion More in Buybacks
Image: Apple’s fiscal second quarter of 2024 didn’t disappoint. Apple’s massive buyback announcement stole the show, but on a fundamental basis, things are looking on the up and up for iPhone sales, despite a heightened competitive environment in China. According to reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that “overall sales would grow in the ‘low single digits’ during the June quarter.” We’re huge fans of Apple’s Services business, the expected pick-up in iPhone sales coupled with a strong showing with respect to returning cash to shareholders.
May 3, 2024
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week of May 3
Let's take a look at firms raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Apr 8, 2024
3 Dividend Growth Stocks for the Long Run
Image: Mike Mozart. There are many applications for the discounted cash-flow model. Not only does the tool help to derive a fair value estimate for a company, but the core drivers behind the intrinsic value calculation are also key drivers behind the health of a dividend payer. Stocks with a solid net cash position and also generate strong expected free cash flows more than their cash dividend obligations are in a much better position to grow their payouts in the future than stocks burdened by a net debt position and where their free cash flow comes up short. Apple, Microsoft and Dick’s Sporting Goods make the cut and are three of our favorite dividend growth stocks on the market today.
Mar 17, 2024
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Mar 8, 2024
Understanding Share Buybacks
Image shown: Buybacks aren't always positive for shareholders. An image showing when RadioShack bought back its own stock, just a few short years prior to filing for bankruptcy.Let’s explain how some share buybacks can be considered value-creating and some share buybacks can be considered value-destroying.
Feb 29, 2024
3 Catalysts for Apple’s Stock
Image: Apple’s shares have done quite well since the beginning of 2023. We see three positive catalysts on the horizon for Apple. First, Apple is now shifting resources from its electric car endeavor to work on generative artificial intelligence [AI]. Though an Apple Car would have been a nice deliverable later this decade, we like the move, as it relates to future iterations of the iPhone, which will likely have varying levels of AI features. This should drive a meaningful upgrade cycle across its installed base of iPhones. Second, we think Apple’s Vision Pro is another revenue driver, and recent reports indicate that demand has been higher than expected. Third, we think the Apple Watch X, the next iteration of its wearables line-up that will likely have features to measure blood pressure adn detect sleep apnea, will also drive a lot of upgrades across its installed base, in our view.
Feb 27, 2024
Berkshire Hathaway Caps Off Strong Year of Operating Earnings Growth
Image: Berkshire’s operating earnings experienced a strong advance during 2023 from last year’s levels. On February 24, Berkshire Hathaway reported strong fourth-quarter results that capped off a year where operating earnings advanced 21% on a year-over-year basis. Warren Buffett tipped his hat to his long-time partner Charlie Munger, who passed away in November of last year, crediting him as the architect of Berkshire and himself merely in charge of the “construction crew.” There weren’t many surprises in the annual report, and Buffett made several references to areas that he has long talked about in the past, including pointing investors to operating earnings, as opposed to net income, which includes unrealized capital gains that can make reported results seem more volatile. All things considered, we liked Berkshire’s update, and we continue to like the firm as an idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio.
Feb 25, 2024
We Remain Bullish; Is This 1995 – The Beginning of a Huge Stock Market Run?
Image: Large cap growth stocks have trounced the performance of the S&P 500, REITs, and bonds since the beginning of 2023. We expect continued outperformance in this area of the market. We’re now roughly four years past the depths of the COVID-19 meltdown, where equities collapsed in February and March of 2020. As the markets began to recover through 2020, our long-term conviction in equities only grew stronger. We think the biggest risk for long-term investors remains staying out of the market on the basis of what could be considered stretched valuation multiples. As we outlined heavily in the book Value Trap, valuation multiples hardly tell the complete story about a company and often omit key long-term earnings growth, cash flow dynamics, and balance sheet health considerations. We remain bullish on equities for the long haul, and we think the next couple years will be incredibly strong. Our best ideas can be found in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio, High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio, ESG Newsletter portfolio, and via the Exclusive publication as well as options idea generation.

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