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Robert Freedland is a medical professional by trade and an amateur investor who has been blogging on Stock Pick Bob's Advice since 2003. He has been investing in the stock market for 46 years, having made his first purchase at the age of 13 of five shares of Global Marine in September 1967. He ...more


Stock Analysis: Nanometrics
I wanted to share with an idea that I came across today while reading the Investor's Business Daily IBD50 rankings: Nanometrics. Let's take a closer look...
Looking At Lam Research Corp
Lam Research is firing on 'all cylinders'. The company has reported strong earnings that exceeded expectations, it has a 5 year record of growing its business, it has great value with a PEG under 1.0 and the company even pays a dividend.
Stock Pick: Arista Networks Inc.
Arista Networks, Inc. has steady earnings and revenue growth, excellent financials, valuation is satisfactory, recent earnings surprised on the upside, and the chart looks encouraging as well.
Masimo (MASI)
For the most part, I don't really like story stocks. I like to pick stocks with real earnings, real revenue growth and bullish price charts. (Don't we all?) So let's take a look at the numbers that MASI has recorded.
Avago Technologies (AVGO): A Terrific Buy
On October 17, 2014, I purchased shares of Avago Technologies at $75.54. Yesterday, AVGO closed at $100.09 and has been a terrific buy as the company benefits from the sales results of the iPhone 6. Let's take a closer look...
AmerisourceBergen (ABC)
On October 10, 2014, I purchased shares of AmerisourceBergen (ABC) at $77.70 a share. ABC closed yesterday at $86.73 down $(.67) or (.77)% on the day. The stock has performed well since my purchase and I would like to share with you the reasons underlying that performance.


AAPL Apple Inc.
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation
ALG Alamo Group Inc.
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AMMJ American Cannabis Company, Inc.
ANIK Anika Therapeutics Inc.
APOG Apogee Enterprises Inc.
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
AZO AutoZone Inc
BABY PishPosh, Inc.
BAX Baxter International Inc
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BEAV BE Aerospace Inc.
BITS Bitstream Inc.
BKE The Buckle Inc.
CATM Cardtronics Inc.
CHD Church & Dwight Co Inc.
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co.
COO The Cooper Companies Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
CPRT Copart Inc.
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
CTAS Cintas Corporation
DHR Danaher Corporation
DNUT Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.
DXPE DXP Enterprises, Inc.
ECL Ecolab Inc.
ESE Esco Techologies Inc.
ESV Ensco plc
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
FLR Fluor Corporation
FLT Fleetcor Technologies Inc.
GEF Greif Inc.
GHM Graham Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GPC Genuine Parts Company
GPN Global Payments Inc.
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc.
HAE Haemonetics Corp
HIBB Hibbett Sports Inc.
HMSY HMS Holdings Corp
HPY Heartland Payment Systems Inc.
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
INFA Informatica Corporation
IRM Iron Mountain Inc.
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc.
JCI Johnson Controls Inc.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
KSS Kohls Corporation
LL Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc.
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
LQDT Liquidity Services, Inc.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MCK McKesson Corporation
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MORN Morningstar Inc.
MRK Merck & Co Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MWIV MWI Veterinary Supply Inc.
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc.
NUS Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.
NVS Novartis AG
NXPI NXP Semiconductors N.V.
ORLY O'Reilly Automotive Inc.
OSK Oshkosh Corporation
PBH Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.
PETM PetSmart Inc
PKI PerkinElmer Inc.
RMD ResMed Inc.
ROST Ross Stores Inc.
SCOR comScore, Inc.
SJM J. M. Smucker Company
SLB Schlumberger Limited
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc.
SYY SYSCO Corporation
T AT&T Inc.
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TTS Tile Shop Holdings, Inc.
V Visa Inc.
VAR Varian Medical Systems Inc.
VIVO Meridian Bioscience Inc.
WOR Worthington Industries Inc.
WSM Williams-Sonoma Inc.
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Work Experience

Seeking Alpha
March 2008 - Present (15 years 6 months)
I am a contributor to the multi-author website "Seeking Alpha". My blog "Stock Picks Bob's Advice" is the source of articles that are used in this website to examine the current investing and business climate.
2008 - Present (15 years 8 months)
I currently manage four model portfolios including Growth and Momentum, Sustained Momentum, Healthcare, and the Large Cap Momentum model.
Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse
May 1995 - Present (28 years 6 months)
General ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract and refractive surgery.
The Sheboygan Clinic
June 1986 - April 1995 (9 years)
General Ophthalmology with interest in cataract and refractive surgery.


University of California, Davis - School of Medicine
1976 / 1980
Princeton University
1972 / 1976