Intel Corporation

Overview

Intel is the largest chipmaker in the world. It develops and manufactures microprocessors and platform solutions for the global personal computer market.

Key Ratios

ROIC: 23.20%
Debt Ratio: 12%
EPS: $ 2.36
Cash Flow Per Share: $ 1.96
Tangible Book Value Per Share: $ 6.97
Dividend Payout Ratio: 46%

Cash Flow

Dividends


INTC’s current 10 year dividend growth rate is 26.51%!!

Balance Sheet

Outstanding Shares

Risk

In Chapter 8 of The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, describes the concept of Margin of Safety:

Any investor, who’s main goal is to preserve capital, should seek, in all his or her investments, a significant difference between the current value of a business and the price in which the business can be bought. This insures protection in case of an unfavorable event and to maximize the investment return if the analysis is confirmed.

In the words of his disciple, Warren Buffett: “Never depend on a good sale. Get a purchase price so attractive that even a mediocre sale will produce good results.

We must be vigilant in maintaining price discipline. We purchase operating companies at 8-10 times Cash Flow.

Conclusion & Valuation

INTC has consistent rising dividends, almost zero debt, and bumpy but upward trending cash flow!

 

Buy up to Valuation = $ 19.60

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Could Guru Fund Managers Be Right On Apple Again?

By Ganaxi Small Cap Movers:

Shares of Apple (AAPL) have gone nowhere in the last two years, currently trading at ~$ 520, not too far above its price in the $ 570′s at this time in 2012, an appreciation of about 10% in two years (see chart). This comes after a blistering near-hundred-fold move from the $ 7 lows in 2003 to its all-time high of ~$ 705 in Sept. 2012. While long-time Apple holders may be sitting cozy even with the meager returns recently, the question for newer investors rightfully is whether Apple shares after this long-term consolidation are ready to make a secular move higher, or whether the heyday is over for Apple and any rise above the recent $ 570′s highs is likely to meet a wall of selling.

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Anti-Rand Paul Sentiment Grows

Anti-Rand Paul Sentiment Grows

The anti-Rand Paul campaign is heating up among major GOP donors.

You see, Rand Paul’s intention to run for president in 2016 has become abundantly clear. Meanwhile, he’s established a growing following, especially among young, libertarian voters… and that doesn’t sit well with many of the party’s wealthiest supporters.

As Floyd Brown put it earlier this month when talking about the GOP establishment, “Their arrogance in dealing with social conservatives, libertarians and the Tea Party underscores the continued rejection of the ‘big tent philosophy’ they allegedly promote.”

A Seriously Divisive Figure

One of the biggest issues for establishment Republicans is Paul’s less aggressive foreign policy. Much like his father, Ron Paul, Rand often waxes noninterventionist, and that aggravates many members of the GOP.

Most recently, Paul refused to commit to a policy of nuclear containment in Iran, which went over like a lead balloon with neoconservative politicians and pundits alike. Rich Lowry, for instance, wrote in the National Review that Paul’s foreign policy instincts “sometimes seem more appropriate to a dorm-room bull session than the Situation Room.”

Meanwhile, nearly everyone at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) meeting, held in Las Vegas at the end of March, made it crystal clear that they’ll do whatever it takes to stymie Rand Paul.

Even though the Kentucky senator wasn’t in attendance, speakers continually referenced his foreign policy as a “rising tide of isolationism” that needed to be dealt with, while referring to America’s need to “be engaged” around the world. From Jeb Bush to Chris Christie, barely anyone took the podium without bashing Rand Paul and his policies.

Meanwhile, wealthy donors were equally vocal about their opposition, though most spoke off the record. As Time reported after the event, several attendees suggested that billionaire casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, is likely to spend vast sums of money against Rand Paul. To put that in perspective, Adelson spent over $ 100 million in support of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in 2012.

Sadly, until it stops, this sort of political infighting is going to continue to harm the Republican Party.

As Floyd wrote on April 2, “The Republican elite are skilled at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.” The 2016 election should, by all means, be a very winnable election, but the hostile and exclusive mindset of many of the GOP’s biggest supporters is an anchor holding the party down.

Just look at what Wall Street Journal columnist, Bret Stephens, wrote recently. “Maybe what the GOP needs is another humbling landslide defeat,” he quipped.

Admittedly, Stephens’ op-ed was also castigating Paul… but that makes it all the more ironic that it could be the Rand Paul opposition, not the Rand Paul supporters, who end up costing Republicans the 2016 election.

In Pursuit of the Truth,

Christopher Eutaw

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Ideally, your holding period should be forever. Investors who purchase shares in prominent dividend paying companies with the intent of flipping them within a few months are likely to make a lot of mistakes. This is because by frequently buying and selling stocks, investors incur costs such as taxes and commissions, which drain their capital. Studies have shown that the investors who make the…

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Kimberly Clark Corp

 

Overview

KMB is a leading player in the global health and hygiene category, selling bathroom tissues, diapers, feminine products, and paper towels. Kimberly sells its products directly and distributes them through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, and drugstores, among other outlets. KMB sells name brand products such as:

Key Ratios

ROIC: 15.19%
Debt Ratio: 38%
EPS: $ 4.54
Cash Flow Per Share: $ 4.12
Tangible Book Value Per Share: $ 4.82
Dividend Payout Ratio: 70%

Cash Flow

Dividends

KMB’s current 10 year dividend growth rate is 8.09%!

Balance Sheet


 

Outstanding Shares

Risk

In Chapter 8 of The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, describes the concept of Margin of Safety:

Any investor, who’s main goal is to preserve capital, should seek, in all his or her investments, a significant difference between the current value of a business and the price in which the business can be bought. This insures protection in case of an unfavorable event and to maximize the investment return if the analysis is confirmed.

In the words of his disciple, Warren Buffett: “Never depend on a good sale. Get a purchase price so attractive that even a mediocre sale will produce good results.

We must be vigilant in maintaining price discipline. We purchase operating companies at 8-10 times Cash Flow.

Conclusion & Valuation

KMB has consistent rising dividends and stable cash flow

Buy up to Valuation = $ 41.20

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Orange Is Turning Green

By Lee Boy:

Overview and 2013 results

Orange (ORAN) is the main French Telecommunication Corporation and a global provider for mobile phones, Internet and television services. Orange was born in 1994 when Hutchinson Telecom acquired a controlling stake in Microtel Communications Ltd. The company became a subsidiary of Mannesmann and was acquired by France Telecom in 2000. France Telecom changed its name to Orange in 2013. The Group has now more than 236m customers, operates at the European and African levels, and employs more than 172,000 collaborators.

The stock has performed very badly over the last years as a new mobile operator, Free, has risen in France. Moreover, Orange has been considered a dividend machine by the French government (main shareholder) at the expense of innovation.

However, the company seems to be back in the game and should benefit from various catalysts at short and medium-term. Orange is turning Green.

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Cliven Bundy’s Federal Land Protest

Cliven Bundy's Federal Land Protest

Lately, Cliven Bundy‘s revolt against federal bureaucrats has gotten plenty of attention.

The literal standoff between the Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made for good TV, but the media has failed to explain how deep these tensions truly run.

You see, I came of age in the West during the 1970s and, for those of us bred in the wide-open spaces out there, the use of government lands was an issue of universal concern.

During the ’70s and ’80s, the Sagebrush Rebellion galvanized those of us who wanted the federal government to give more control of federal lands to state and local authorities. We were called Sagebrush Rebels.

Even Ronald Reagan, then Governor of California, embraced the movement, saying: “I happen to be one who cheers and supports the Sagebrush Rebellion. Count me in as a rebel.”

In fact, land use was one of the issues Reagan rode all the way to the White House. He swept every western state on his way to presidential victory in 1980. So even though Cliven Bundy’s struggle against the BLM seems like an anomaly today, it’s really just the latest chapter in an ongoing struggle.

A Lengthy History

Today, the states in the West are largely owned by the federal government because of a few strange historical twists.

In the East, the 13 original colonies belonged mostly to private landowners and the British Crown. After the Revolutionary War, the title to the King’s lands was passed to each individual colony. But land out West was acquired much differently.

Most of it was purchased from competing colonial powers. The famous Louisiana Purchase, for instance, gave the United States wilderness stretching from New Orleans to Oregon in one single transaction.

Years later, millions of acres of that land were ceded to private hands by railroad rights of way and, later, the Homestead Act. But to this day, much more of the land remains in federal hands.

And for over a century, this land has been used by private cattle ranchers, miners and sheepherders, even though it was publicly owned.

But during the 1990s, the elites who control Washington, D.C. had a change of heart. They decided to put an end to the private use of their public lands by instituting a series of grazing fee increases and restrictive regulations that made ranching on BLM land next to impossible.

The result was predictable. A time-honored way of life, the life of the rancher/cowboy, came to an end.

The Last Cowboy

Except, that is, for one man named Cliven Bundy in Clark County, Nevada. Bundy simply ignored the federal bureaucrats and continued to ranch pretty much the way he’d always done it. Bundy watched as his neighbors slowly pulled up stakes and quit the business. But he stuck with it.

The only problem was that he refused to pay millions of dollars in grazing fees, and fines slowly accrued over the years. After 20 years, the issue seemed destined to go unresolved.

Then the improbable happened. Bundy was set upon this year by the Obama administration, and he was told that bureaucrats were going to round up his cattle and seize what assets he has left.

So Bundy appealed online for help, and thousands of frustrated Americans converged on his property. The protesters literally built a human shield around Bundy and his cattle. Officials then overreacted by tasering unarmed people and throwing Bundy’s elderly sister to the ground in a display of violence that shocked America.

As the protest grew, the Feds finally announced this week that they’re pulling back… though it’s clearly a strategic pullback. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday, “It’s not over.”

Reid and the other elites in D.C. aren’t happy about the drubbing that they took at the hands of a citizen’s movement. You see, the most effective tool the elites have against the citizenry is learned helplessness. They make examples of people like Cliven Bundy so that others won’t be brave enough to take on the government.

Therefore, Cliven Bundy is now enemy No.1 because he showed that you can beat Washington with nothing more than the help of your neighbors and some brave volunteers. Their protest sent a message to anyone with a beef against Washington that if you stick to your guns, you can win.

Let’s remember the lesson that if we stand together, we can defeat the powers in charge.

Viva the Sagebrush Rebellion.

Your eyes on the Hill,

Floyd Brown

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