Should Investors Stay away from GM?

General Motors has not made money off vehicle sales in Europe since the 20th Century; an analysis by Karain indicates, yet it waited until March 5 to sell its European Division. That division includes two storied brands Germany’s Opel and Britain’s Vauxhall, a European financing division, 11 manufacturing plants and an engineering center.

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Is Warren Buffett Right about Walmart?

Buffett likes Amazon and dislikes Walmart. Something that a lot of us stock geeks overlook is that Buffett has been bullish on Amazon for a long time. Uncle Warren has never been fond of the Everything Store’s stock, but he’s been investing in the company’s debt for a long time. He bought $98.3 million worth of its junk bonds back in 2003. Therefore Buffett was an Amazon bull long before it was fashionable. He’s also on record as a Jeff Bezos fan.

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Is eBay Relevant Anymore?

Naturally this piques the interest of value investors, if eBay is an unfashionable company that makes money; it meets some classic Ben Graham criteria for a value bargain. That means we will need to ask the all-important question here: is eBay making money?

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Netflix Can Digital Entertainment Make Money?

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is proving that there is a vast market for digital entertainment out there. Unfortunately the streaming service

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Twitter was too Sleazy for Disney

Executives at the Magic Kingdom want nothing to do with Twitter even though it has 313 million users; and generated $2.476 billion in revenue during second quarter 2016. Bloomberg reported that Disney CEO Bob Iger was worried that Twitter’s reputation as a venue for bullying, racism, bigotry, sexual misconduct and other bad behavior would tarnish the Disney brand.

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Can Norfolk Southern Survive?

NSC proves that railroads may no longer be a reliable value or income investment. Instead they are facing a struggle for survival in a changing world.

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Is Western Union Doomed or an Income Value?

Western Union is making a lot of money and generating a lot of float for its size. It’s also easy to see why its stock value is going up. Ycharts reported that investors were rewarded with a dividend yield of 3.13% and a return on equity of 63.2% on September 16, 2016.

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Is Berkshire Hathaway right about Apple?

That’s what makes it a widows and orphans stock, no matter what happens it will make money for the foreseeable future perhaps the next 10 years or so. This reminds me of another major Buffett investment; Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Like Apple, Walmart has so much money $483.83 billion in revenues in June 2016; that it can survive what would be catastrophic losses for the average company several times over.

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Uncle Warren Picks a Dud Torchmark Corporation

A big reason why Torchmark stinks is that it’s overpriced. This is a company that reported revenues of $3.679 billion and a net income of $540.8 million on June 30, 2016 yet it was trading at $62.04 a share on August 16, 2016. Okay to be fair one of the companies ycharts listed as its direct competitor American Equity Investments (NYSE: AEL) reported a net income of $100.95 million on the same day.

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Allstate is Auto Insurance Still a Value Investment?

It might not be long before we see major revenue and share-price drops throughout the auto insurance sector. Expect Allstate and Progressive’s share prices to take a major nosedive in the near future if these trends continue.

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