Setting investing benchmarks helps to keep your eye on the long term during inevitable market gyrations.
Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL) has 'Premier' status being in the upper percentiles of this month's stock universe, and has increased dividends for 44 years. It's a Growth stock.
Based on our calculations, looks like Allstate insurance is currently on sale. It's not a huge sale, but it's a sale. How do we determine that? By looking at the average PE ratio and the average dividend yield and comparing today's - and looking for value. And that's how we came up with Allstate! Allstate... Continue Reading →
The amazing Costco at a stratospheric price! Quality should be expensive. We rate this rock solid company a solid "B+" for many reasons: Low payout ratio of 0.3, meaning the dividend is most likely secure Reasonable free cash flow growth of 9.3% per annum Great dividend growth rate of 12.7% per year Low debt-to-equity ratio... Continue Reading →
We rate Dollar General (DG) and "A-" due to its low payout ratio, high cash flow growth, high dividend coverage ratio, and reliability. The yield is a low 0.64% but the total return above 20% annually makes up for it! The debt-to-equity ratio at 1.8 is troubling, but perhaps offset by a low beta of... Continue Reading →