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Aug 21, 2019
Home Depot, Lowe’s Largely Unfazed By Lumber Price Deflation
Image Source: Mike Mozart. The home improvement retailing market appears very, very healthy, and while consumers could have already taken advantage of ultra-low rates to do home repairs, additional Fed cuts certainly won’t hurt the backdrop for home improvement retailers. Home Depot and Lowe’s continue to put up solid results.
Aug 2, 2019
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending August 2
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Jul 31, 2019
A New Measure of Leverage for Dividend-Growth and Income-Oriented Shareholders, One That Is Dividend-Adjusted
As more and more investors rely on company dividends for income, dividends, in our view, have become more debt-like commitments in nature, especially from the perspective of dividend-growth or income-oriented shareholders. We plan to roll out a new measure of financial leverage that considers both the company’s debt and the present value of its future expected cash dividend obligations, which, in the eyes of die-hard dividend-growth or income-oriented shareholders, may be implicitly assumed to be debt-like commitments in substance. We think this leverage ratio can be used in conjunction with the Dividend Cushion ratio to gain additional insight into the dividend-paying financial health of an entity.
Jul 28, 2019
Update: Frequently Asked Questions About Valuentum Securities, Inc.
We address a number of questions from both subscribers and visitors to our site.
Jun 13, 2019
RYAM: Terrible Business, Potentially Cheap Stock
Image Source: First-Quarter 2019 Presentation Materials. Rayonier Advanced Materials has seen better days, but has the market overreacted? We don’t think there are many businesses that have poorer industry structure, but if the company can get things back on track, normalized free cash flow indicates substantial upside potential. Commodity prices and tariffs remain big wild cards to this story, and the Valuentum investor always waits for technicals and momentum indicators to turn decidedly positive first.
May 22, 2019
Our Reports on Stocks in the Building Materials Industry
Image Source: Scott. Our reports on stocks in the Building Materials industry can be found in this article. Reports include CSL, LPX, MAS, MHK, MLM, OC, OSB, VMC.
May 15, 2019
Caution Is In Order For Investors of Armstrong Flooring
Image Shown: Armstrong Flooring’s gross and operating margins deteriorated last year, in part due to inflationary pressures according to management. Image Source: Armstrong Flooring’s 2018 10-K.Armstrong Flooring could surprise to the upside in the back half of 2019, but we think caution is in order.
Feb 7, 2019
Industrials Sector Ideas -- Examining the Fair Value Distribution
Image shown: Parker Hannifin's fair value distribution. The Red X marks the company's share price. The image corresponding to each company in our coverage universe can be found on page 6 of their respective stock reports. Let’s have a look at some recent reports from a few of our favorite businesses in the industrials sector: Danaher, Dover, Eaton, Emerson, Illinois Tool Works, Ingersoll-Rand, Lennox, Parker-Hannifin, and Roper.
Jan 3, 2019
Brace for More Volatility
Image shown: The S&P 500 ETF (SPY) since August of last year. The markets have broken through key support levels, and now support has become resistance. Volatility remains heightened since the low-vol ETN blew up in February.This article is the introduction to both the Dividend Growth Newsletter and High Yield Dividend Newsletter, both of which will be released today due to the holiday January 1.
Dec 31, 2018
Valuentum Stock Screeners
Brian Nelson provides members with an update on Valuentum's stock screeners and the significant number of forward-looking data we provide. This article was sent to members via email December 29.


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