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Oct 20, 2019
Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Problems Hit Another Bump
Image Shown: Johnson & Johnson’s embattled ‘Baby Care’ segment performed poorly during the third quarter of 2019. Image Source: Johnson & Johnson – IR Presentation. Johnson & Johnson was back in the news Friday October 18 when the company announced it was voluntarily recalling “a single lot” of its embattled Johnson’s Baby Powder product in the US due to alleged asbestos contamination risks. The US Food and Drug Administration tested a single bottle from this lot, according to Johnson & Johnson, with the federal regulator noting that sub-trace levels (no greater than 0.00002%) of chrysotile asbestos had been detected in the bottle. Johnson & Johnson plans to vigorously contest these allegations and maintains that its talc products don’t contain asbestos.
Oct 15, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Raises Full-Year Guidance Yet Again
Mounting legal liabilities have been weighing negatively against Johnson & Johnson and its stock price over the past year as investors fret about the size of these potential settlements/judgements. We see the firm’s latest quarterly performance and guidance increase for 2019 as validation of the strength of Johnson & Johnson’s broad-based healthcare business model. Once the market gets a better idea of Johnson & Johnson’s total potential legal liabilities, shares could begin to converge towards their intrinsic value given the underlying strength in the firm’s businesses. Our fair value estimate for shares of JNJ stands at ~$150 per share.
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.
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.
Jul 23, 2019
Roaring 20s? -- Consumer Staples Valuations Stretched
Image Source: Alan Levine. Strong outlooks for Kimberly-Clark, United Technologies, Hexcel and Lockheed Martin point to an economy that is still gaining momentum. We caution investors of consumer staples stocks, however, with many equities holding large net debt positions, and the sector trading at almost 20 times forward earnings. Learn about the difference between the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and the Exclusive publication and much more in this note.
Jul 23, 2019
ICYMI -- The Valuentum Economic Roundtable
We sat down with the Valuentum team to get their thoughts on the global economy and key issues that may threaten this near 10-year bull market.
May 14, 2019
Markets Swooning, Expect Extreme Volatility, Finger on Put-Option Trigger
Image shown: We notified members December 26 that we had moved the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio to a "fully invested" position, from a 30% and 20% cash "weighting" at the high end of the range, respectively.
Apr 24, 2019
Earnings Reports Flying In!
Earnings reports are flying in. We thought Air Products', Hasbro's, and Lockheed's quarterly updates were standouts.
Apr 15, 2019
Our Reports on Stocks in the Household Products Industry
Our reports on stocks in the Household Products industry can be found in this article. Reports include CHD, CL, CLX, ENR, KMB, HELE, JNJ, PG.
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