There is a lot of interest in the newly reconstituted Barron’s 400 Index, and the question underlying much of it is: Are the companies in it starting today as “growthy” as the old bunch? It sure looks like they are. Positive growth and value characteristics are among the 24 factors used by MarketGrader to evaluate some 6,000 U.S. stocks [...]John A. Prestbo
We are proud to present you with our latest research explorations. In our pursuit of Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP), MarketGrader takes a systematic bottom-up fundamental approach to analysis of companies and markets, globally.
With the stock market off to a solid start two weeks into the new year and following a string of mostly positive economic reports, investors have warmed up pretty quickly to U.S. equities. This, of course, has been playing out for a couple of months as market pundits and equity strategists developed and announced their predictions for the [...]Carlos Diez
If there is a company that seems to have leveraged itself for permanently higher oil prices, Apache is it. The company went on an acquisition spree last year (biggest in its history), with $11 billion in transactions in 2010. It also picked up its exploration pace, apparently expecting oil prices to stay elevated for years to come. Altogether [...]Carlos Diez