Incredibly Microsoft had $136.636 billion in cash and equivalents on 30 September 2019. Moreover, Microsoft’s cash and equivalents grew from $133.819 billion on 30 June 2019. Thus, Microsoft is an incredibly cash-rich company that could make some big acquisitions if Satya Nadella wishes.Read more
The revenue shrinkage at Tiffany’s is odd, because its customer base; rich people, is growing.Read more
Capital One is the fifth largest credit card company in the United States. USA Today estimates Capital One has $336.91 billion; or a little over 10%, of the $3 trillion American credit card market.Read more
Toyota is making a lot of money from all those cars. For instance, the company reported an annual gross profit of $49.80 billion for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2019.Read more
If Statista is correct, over one third of Americans are Verizon subscribers. In detail, Worldometers estimated the US population at 329.093 million on 19 July 2019.Read more
Therefore, Procter & Gamble owns the laundry detergent business in the United States. Moreover, six of the top 10 US laundry detergents are P&G products, Statista reports.Read more
Value investors will like the Profit at MasterCard (MA) because the company is generating a lot of cash.Read more
In particular, “the Apple good, all other techs bad belief,” creates a base of loyal Apple customers. More importantly, those zombies give Apple a steady stream of cash it can tap for R&D or other purposes.
Therefore, one of Apple’s biggest value attributes is its reputation. To explain, the reputation brings in a lot of business at little or no cost. Hence, the reputation helped make Apple a value investment at $170.18 a share on 14 February 2019.Read more
Interestingly, we can call American Express (AXP) a value investment because its cards are used by those in their prime spending years.Read more
Shockingly, Oracle is also a good dividend stock. Oracle investors received a 19¢ payout on 31 July 2018. That payout was a 4¢ increase over 2017 when investors received 15¢ a quarter.
Importantly, Oracle has reported six straight years of dividend growth. Oracle investors enjoyed a dividend yield of 1.58%, an annualized payout of 76¢ and a payout rate of 24.9% on 17 August 2018.
Therefore, Oracle has two obvious advantages to Alphabet as a stock. It is cheaper, and it pays a dividend. Oracle by than Google for average people seeking a growth stock.Read more