Sean O'Shaughnessey on January 5th, 2016
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Apple [[AAPL]] is known for brutal efficiency, regularly killing off features and products that no longer serve its purposes. So there is irony in the fact investors have taken a similarly ruthless view of Apple itself, penalizing the company heavily ahead of what is expected to be the slowest year on record for its key […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on October 4th, 2015
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Criticisms that Carly Fiorina is the worst technology CEO of all time fall extremely short of reality. Was she the best CEO? Absolutely not. But accusations that Ms. Fiorina was terrible simply do not hold water for any reasonable analysis of the market HP was in, the state of HP at the time, and the board that she worked with at the time.

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Company name International Business Machines Corp. Stock ticker IBM Live stock price [[IBM]] P/E compared to competitors Good MANAGEMENT EXECUTION Employee productivity Good Sales growth Poor EPS growth Fair P/E growth Poor EBIT growth Poor ANALYSIS Confident Investor Rating Poor Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $140.82 Target stock price (averages with growth) $184.37 Target […]

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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 August 11th, 2009
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Live stock price feed: [[IBM]] Company name: International Business Machines Corp. Stock ticker: IBM P/E compared to competitors: Good Employee productivity: Fair Sales growth: Poor EPS growth: Good PE growth: Poor EBIT growth: Fair Target stock price (high): 135.07 Target stock price (low): 89.92 At this price and at this time, I do not think […]

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