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Jul 19, 2019
Pounding the Table on Bank of America
Image Source: Bank of America 2Q19 Earnings Presentation. Bank of America can be bought for a valuation that reflects the bank as if it were to stand still, even though it is steadily going after the competition and improving its own efficiency and return on capital metrics. We may look to add Bank of America to the newsletter portfolios.
Jul 18, 2019
Kinder Morgan Modestly Disappoints But Its Problems Are Transitory
Image Shown: Kinder Morgan Inc expects a lot of organic growth opportunities will be generated via surging domestic demand for natural gas and rising natural gas export capacity in the US. Image Source: Kinder Morgan Inc – IR Presentation. We remain optimistic on Kinder Morgan’s dividend growth opportunities, and our fair value estimate still stands at $23 per share.
Jul 18, 2019
Netflix Misses Net Subscriber Growth Estimates, Shares Plummet
Shares of Netflix were crushed during the trading session July 18 after the video-streaming company posted second-quarter 2019 earnings. The big miss in its net subscriber additions was the main reason why.
Jul 18, 2019
The Market is Getting Ahead of Itself with Pool Corp
Image Source: Pool Corporation – IR Presentation. While Pool Corp is a good company with a solid growth trajectory and strong free cash flows, we think the market’s getting ahead of itself. Its stock trading activity is indicative of lofty investor expectations that may not come to pass.
Jul 18, 2019
Goldman Sachs May Continue to Suffer
Image Source: Goldman Sachs 2Q2019 Earnings Presentation.  We don’t find Goldman to be very attractive trading above its tangible book value when its return on capital barely clears its cost of capital in the 10th year of a bull market.
Jul 17, 2019
In the News: Second-Quarter Earnings Season Begins
Second-quarter earnings season is upon us. The markets aren’t expecting much growth. Core industrial names may not fare well, but thus far, big pharma is solid. We’re not making any changes to the newsletter portfolios.
Jul 17, 2019
Wells Fargo Showing Damage from Scandals
Image Source: Mike Mozart. Wells might be leaking core deposits as compared to peers and paying up for interest earning deposits.
Jul 16, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Revises Sales Guidance Higher Yet Again
Image Shown: Johnson & Johnson revised its expected sales growth rate for 2019 upwards, however, pressures on its operating margin forced management to keep adjusted EPS forecasts the same. Image Source: Johnson & Johnson – IR Presentation. Consumer packaged goods and healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, a holding in both our simulated Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios, reported second-quarter 2019 earnings July 16 that received mixed reviews from the market. Shares of JNJ initially sold off before recovering later in the trading day.
Jul 16, 2019
J.P. Morgan’s Net Interest Margins to Come Under Pressure
Image Source: Trending Topics 2019. It remains very clear that the Consumer & Community Banking segment is the crown jewel of JPMorgan's business with an ROE of 31% in the quarter with the Asset & Wealth Management not far behind at 27% ROE in the quarter.
Jul 15, 2019
Citigroup Still Has A Lot to Prove
Image Source: Citigroup Quarterly Presentation. Citigroup still has a lot to prove to the markets judging by the skepticism baked into the stock price, which might be well warranted if it turns out we are late in this economic cycle.

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