Sean O'Shaughnessey on February 2nd, 2016
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Google parent company Alphabet [[GOOGL]] has taken away Apple’s title as the most valuable company in the world by reaching a market value of about $544 billion in after-hours trading today. Alphabet closed Monday at around $518 billion, but its after-hours stock spike means that it’s bigger — for now. We’ll see if it maintains […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on July 20th, 2013
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I recently came across this list on Forbes on the largest 25 tax payers. Forbes does a bit of analysis on each of them. It is probably worth your time to jump over, but I thought I would give the highlights here:   Rank of tax expense Company Symbol Effective Tax Rate 1 ExxonMobil XOM […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on March 8th, 2013
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CNET recently put out an article discussing the most profitable US corporations. The article shows that even with Apple’s disappointing quarter that caused a major drop in stock price, Apple is still had more income than anyone else. The issue is that the analysts thought that the results were going to be even better, so […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on March 11th, 2010
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To be honest, I never considered this approach before. I typically do not like paying fees to fund managers. I am especially skeptical of standard mutual funds when their track record can be worse than the market almost as frequently as above the market.  According to that great champion of individual investors, Motley Fool: The […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on January 25th, 2010
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Company name Exxon Mobil Corporation Stock ticker XOM Live stock price [[XOM]] P/E compared to competitors Good MANAGEMENT EXECUTION Employee productivity Good Sales growth Good EPS growth Good P/E growth Poor EBIT growth Good ANALYSIS Confident Investor Rating Good Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $73.14 Target stock price (averages with growth) $74.76 Target stock […]

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