Great Undervalued Small Cap – Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. (CVR)

Johnny HopkinsStocks Comments

One of the great little stocks in our Small & Micro Cap Screener, which you can register for here, is Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. (NYSEMKT:CVR). CVR operates in two segments of the fastener industry: fasteners and assembly equipment. The fastener segment consists of the manufacture and sale of rivets, cold-formed fasteners and parts and screw machine products. The assembly equipment segment … Read More

Still A Powerhouse – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

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With a market cap of $153 Billion, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the largest company in our Large Cap 1000 Screener, which you can access for free here. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. While there’s been a lot written about Cisco, I believe the company is … Read More

Standout Apparel and Accessories Retailer – Cato Corp (CATO)

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One of my favorite stocks in our All Investable Screener is Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO). The company was founded in 1946 and operates approximately 1,300 apparel and accessories specialty stores in 32 states under the names “Cato”, “Versona”, “It’s Fashion” and “It’s Fashion Metro”. Stores primarily range in size from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet with the “Cato” and “It’s Fashion” concepts primarily … Read More

Cashflow Beast – Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

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Starting this week I’ll be providing a series of articles on Cashflow Analysis and Capital Allocation on the Top 30 companies in our Large Cap 1000 Screener, which incidentally you can access for free here. Today, I’m going to take a look at Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). One of the things I like most about Southwest can be found in a quick analysis of … Read More

Beware The Profit Makers – Cash is King!

Johnny HopkinsResearch Comments

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about analyzing financial statements over the years, it’s that you must analyse all three financial statements, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cashflows before you consider making an investment. Here’s a real-life example to show you what I mean. In 2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reported a Net Profit of $13.34 Billion. That’s the good news, but … Read More

Warren Buffett on Benjamin Graham

Johnny HopkinsBenjamin Graham, Warren Buffett Comments

Much has been written about Warren Buffett’s relationship with Benjamin Graham. But one of my favorites is from an article he wrote for the Financial Analysts Journal back in 1976. I think it sums up their relationship perfectly. My favorite Buffett quote is, “And if encouragement or counsel was needed, Ben was there. Walter Lippmann spoke of men who plant trees … Read More

‘Noise’ is Costing Wall Street Billions – Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). In 2015, The Economist listed him as the seventh most influential economist in the world. Kahneman has also written a number of … Read More

The Three Principles of a Successful Value Investing Strategy – George Athanassakos (Ben Graham Chair)

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Dr. George Athanassakos is a Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School, which he joined in July 2004. He’s also the Founder & Director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing. Athanassakos has been ranked among the top 10 researchers in Canada by research published in Financial Management and among the top 10 … Read More