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Mr. Trainer is a Wall Street veteran and corporate finance expert. He specializes in reversing accounting distortions on the underlying economics of business performance and stock valuation. He is author of more

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Featured Stocks In May’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios
Since 2016, PCAR has grown revenue by 17% and after-tax operating profit (NOPAT) by 25% compounded annually.
Avoid These Overvalued Momentum Stocks
These stocks are some of the best performing so far in 2019, but they have misleading earnings and significant downside risk.
Featured Stock In April’s Dividend Growth Model Portfolio
Snap-On has increased its annual dividend each of the past 10 years. SNA’s annual dividend has grown 17% compounded annually, from $1.85/share in 2014 to $3.41/share in 2018.
Beyond Meat’s First Day Pop Is A Double-Edged Sword
It remains to be seen how big an appetite consumers have for Beyond Meat’s products, but investors sure are hungry for its stock.
What’s A Few Billion Among Friends?
Uber’s (UBER) bankers are getting cold feet. Lowering the anticipated IPO valuation from a rumored $100 billion to $80-$90 billion means investors are not buying the pitch as well as hoped.
Featured Stock In April’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio
Canadian Telecom company BCE Inc. is the featured stock in April’s Safest Dividend Yield Model Portfolio. Since 2015, BCE has grown both revenue and after-tax operating profit (NOPAT) by 4% compounded annually.
How EV/EBITDA Misleads Investors
Enterprise value to EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes depreciation, and amortization) is one of the most commonly used valuation ratios.
Uber’s IPO Valuation Makes No Sense
The most anticipated IPO in years is almost here. Ridesharing giant Uber (UBER​) filed its preliminary S-1 on Thursday, April 11, and it will reportedly begin trading in May.
Featured Stock In April’s Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio
Cracker Barrel is the featured stock.
Featured Stocks In April’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios
AutoZone Inc. and ACI Worldwide are the featured stocks from April’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio.
Industrials Sector 2Q19: Best And Worst
The Industrials sector ranks seventh out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our 2Q19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Industrials sector ranked sixth.
Poor Governance Could Ruin This Food Giant
From 2016 to 2018 MDLZ’s GAAP net income grew 43% compounded annually. Economic earnings fell from $508 million to -$413 million over the same time.
Energy Sector 2Q19: Best And Worst
Investors should not buy any Energy ETFs or mutual funds because none get an Attractive-or-better rating. If you must have exposure to this sector, you should buy a basket of Attractive-or-better rated stocks and avoid paying undeserved fund fees.
Real Estate Sector 2Q19: Best And Worst
Buying a fund without analyzing its holdings is like buying a stock without analyzing its business and finances.
No Real Earnings Growth In 2018 – Just Lower Taxes
Reported earnings grew at a rapid 23% rate in 2018, but deeper research shows that growth continues to be an illusion.
Featured Stock In March’s Dividend Growth Model Portfolio
Carter’s has increased its annual dividend in each of the past five years. The annual dividend has grown from $0.76/share in 2014 to $1.80/share in 2018, or 24% compounded annually.
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