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Dec 11, 2019
Apple Charging Higher
Image Shown: Shares of Apple Inc continue to climb higher and we like the name in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios. This is a long-term holding with substantial potential capital appreciation and dividend growth upside. We like Apple’s pristine balance sheet, top quality free cash flow profile, and decent growth outlook. The company retains an enormous amount of firepower for additional share buybacks and material dividend increases going forward. Depending on whether the US decides to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports soon will be very material to Apple’s near-term performance, but the long-term trajectory remains the same. Beyond Apple Pay, the company has its new streaming offering (Apple TV+) which launched on November 1 to drive services-related revenue growth.
Dec 9, 2019
Intel’s Resilient Free Cash Flows and Improving Outlook
Image Shown: Shares of Intel Corporation have resumed their upward climb after stumbling during the middle of 2019. We continue to like the name in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios. Intel Corp is another one of our favorite companies and is included in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios. After coming under fire during the middle of 2019, INTC is back on a nice upward trajectory. The top end of our fair value range estimate sits at $61 per share of INTC, indicating there’s plenty of room for Intel to run higher. Shares of INTC yield 2.2% as of this writing, and we view the company’s dividend growth trajectory as stellar (we give Intel an EXCELLENT Dividend Growth rating which is supported by its GOOD Dividend Safety rating, a product of its 2.1x Dividend Cushion ratio).
Nov 13, 2019
Intel Still One of Our Favorite Ideas
Image Source: Intel Corporation – August 2019 IR Presentation. We continue to like Intel in both our newsletter portfolios and see the company’s investments in the IoT space (and elsewhere) supporting decent free cash flow growth over the coming years. As Intel continues to monetize portions of its non-strategic equity and debt investments, expect a lot of those proceeds to go towards buying back its stock. That should help see shares of INTC continue converging towards the upper end of our fair value estimate range.
Oct 25, 2019
Portfolio Holdings Intel and Visa Hit It Out of the Park
Image Shown: Shares of Intel Corporation leapt higher on Friday October 25 as the market digested its solid earnings report and guidance for this quarter. We continue to really like Intel in our Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio and Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, and Visa in our Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio. The share price action seen in shares of INTC and V on Friday October 25 seem to indicate the market really appreciated each company’s latest earnings report, with shares of both companies marching higher as of this writing.
Oct 12, 2019
ICYMI: Interview with Valuentum's President Brian M. Nelson, CFA
Catch up with Valuentum's President Brian M. Nelson, CFA in a recent interview with dividend growth investor Arne Magnus Lorentzen Ulland of the blog stockles.
Sep 15, 2019
Semiconductors Broadcom and Cree Push Forward in an Uncertain Environment
Image Source: Broadcom Inc -- IR Presentation. While the free cash flow outlooks for AVGO and CREE are relatively strong, weakening business confidence and investment around the world and mounting geopolitical tensions between the US and China (short-term tariff reprieves aside) create monstrous headwinds that the semiconductor industry can only do so much to mitigate. We don’t include many semiconductors in our portfolios given how notoriously difficult the space is to play. As things stand today, Intel is included in both our Dividend Growth Newsletter and Best Ideas Newsletter portfolios, and we continue to like INTC as our way to gain exposure to secular growth trends within the semiconductor space.
Aug 20, 2019
Nvidia Beats Low Expectations and Shares are Rewarded Accordingly
Image Source: Nvidia Corporation - IR Presentation. Nvidia beat low expectations and its share price was rewarded accordingly, keeping in mind NVDA trades well off its 2018 highs. Our fair value estimate for NVDA stands at $184 per share, meaningfully above where shares are trading at, as of this writing. We are staying away from the name given risks associated with its purchase of Mellanox, weakness in data center demand in the face of trade war concerns and the synchronized slowdown in global economic activity, and in light of Nvidia’s low VBI rating. We think there are better investment opportunities out there, but we can respect that Nvidia is showing promising signs of improvement.
Aug 18, 2019
Our Reports on Stocks in the Broad Line Semiconductor Industry
Image Source: Laineema. Our reports on stocks in the Broad Line Semiconductor industry can be found in this article. Reports include AMD, AVGO, FSLR, INTC, TXN.
Aug 12, 2019
Intel Seeks 5G Network and IoT Growth to Offset Data Center Weakness
Image Source: Picture taken by the author. We still like Intel but are closely monitoring the news for any material changes to the ongoing US-China trade war, particularly as it relates to how that could impact Intel’s future financial performance. Our fair value estimate for Intel stands at $53/share.
Jul 28, 2019
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