Verizon is making a lot of Money

Verizon is a classic value stock for another reason – it is neither sexy nor popular. Even though almost everybody uses its products, few of them think about Verizon.
That keeps the stock price low, and shields the company from media attention. Verizon is definitely a stock for you if you hate drama.

Most importantly, Verizon has a very lucrative business that is not going away. Americans love their smartphones; because of that simple fact, Verizon is most definitely a value investment for today.

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TJX makes more Money Lays off Workers

By then TJX will be America’s dominant department store and a pretty good value investment. The experience at TJX proves that retail apocalypse is actually good for some brands. One has to wonder why more retailers are not copying TJX’s business model of deep discounting, and taking over from dying competitors.

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Is Monster Beverage a Value Investment?

Buffett loves to invest in “toll-booth companies;” such as Coke and Pepsi, that control the gateway to an industry. A gateway company does not have to worry about next-generation competitors; because it can simply charge them a toll, if they want to sell through its market channels.

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Is UPS Making Money?

Currently, I’m leery of both UPS and FedEx because of the danger they are in, in a changing retail market. Threats to these companies abound from both new businesses and new technologies.

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Does Intuit Make Money?

The Republicans efforts at “tax reform” are likely to make the tax code even more confusing and cumbersome, creating more demand for Intuit’s tax-preparation software. That means Intuit will end up selling more copies of Turbo Tax and Quick Books next year.

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Is Kansas City Southern on Track to Stock Market Catastrophe?

Those who doubt that American stocks might be in a potentially catastrophic bubble need to take a look at the Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU). The railroad makes little money, yet its stock is dangerously overpriced.

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Waste Management, is Garbage the Ultimate Value Investment?

Okay, the elevator pitch for Waste Management sounds good, but does it make money? Yes, it does, but it has a hard time keeping that money.

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Wells Fargo and the Future of Monster Banking

The potential challenges Wells Fargo faces are vast. The greatest of these is falling revenues, which probably reflects the growing implosion of the mortgage market.

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Bank of America Has Turned Around

That indicates Bank of America’s current operations might be unsustainable. It may need to cut back on some activities or close a lot of branches just to survive. A big problem here is that brick and mortar bank branches might no longer be profitable. Perhaps they should be closed and replaced with automatic teller machines.

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Can Barnes & Noble be saved??

Nordstrom has demonstrated that retailers like Barnes & Noble might have more value than many people think. Unfortunately, that value is not presently being exploited in any sort of meaningful way. Barnes & Noble is doomed without an acquisition or a radical change in business plan.

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