Now we come to the $1 billion question; can Lowe’s growth continue? My short answer to that would be yes based on the changes in the retail landscape. There’s plenty of opportunity for growth in Lowe’s sphere and limited competition.Read more
The company has not paid a cash dividend in over 12 years, since March 16, 2005 to be exact. That was in spite of the obvious fact that Adobe has the resources to pay a cash dividend if its management wanted to.Read more
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is proving that there is a vast market for digital entertainment out there. Unfortunately the streaming serviceRead more
The old truism states that death and taxes are the only two certainties in this world. Not surprisingly that hasRead more
Those numbers indicate that Visa’s revenue growth; and perhaps its business model, is not sustainable. Particularly disturbing is the sudden; and inexplicable income, drop which threatens the whole value investment argument for Visa. This company might not be the cash cow that some of us have assumed.Read more
If you are looking for a stock to short in July, Nucor might be it. If you are looking for a long-term value investment, look elsewhere because declining demand is slowly taking the value out of steel.Read more
Caterpillar is no longer a value investment; instead it was grossly overpriced at the $77.37 the shares were trading at on July 8, 2016. Despite the cash and float, Cat’s shares will take a major tumble if the next earnings report is as bad as the last one.
The revenue and income declines indicate that the company’s 4.11% dividend yield and 7.84% return on equity are not sustainable. Instead expect both those numbers and Caterpillar’s share price to fall dramatically.Read more
Interestingly enough the biggest threat to Big Lots, could be Overstock.com; which can be considered Big Lots’ closest competitor. Like Big Lots, Overstock has seen steady revenue growth in recent years. The online close out store’s revenue grew from $1.554 billion in March 2015 to $1.673 billion in March 2016.Read more
Investors would be well advised to stay away from Toyota; until it can get over its revenue struggles. My take is that Toyota could be setting up for a major fall in share price, because it cannot retain its revenue growth; despite the company’s size.Read more
There is finally some evidence to validate the hypothesis that networked-transportation solutions such as Uber are a threat to car-rental companies.
The percentage of North American business travelers that listed Uber and Lyft on their expense reports exceeded the percentage those who listed car rentals for the first time, Bloomberg reported. The accounting software firm Certify reported that 40% of professionals listed car rentals as an expense and 43% listed ride-hailing apps as an expense during fourth quarter 2015.Read more