Almost all of us investors have felt the way Bob Chapman or Dan Loeb at one point in our lives. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve wanted to grab a member of management and give him what for. Well, there are times when just sitting back and searching for 13D letters just isn’t enough.
A look at two representative business' balance sheets and how different operational decisions can make for very different cash flow dynamics. This article goes over the basics of working capital analysis as well as showing you how to analyze a company's balance sheet to better understand its operational risks.
Apple’s stock is fast approaching its 52-week high of $177.50 set almost exactly 1-yar ago and seems within striking distance of its all-time high valuation near $200. I wrote at the beginning of the year about Apple’s intrinsic value and recommended buying the stock when it hit $89/share amid rumors of Steve Jobs’ declining health and Apple’s inability to continue to make hit products.
For more information on the basics of stocks, I wrote a series of posts on my blog all about reading a stock quote. Check it out - http://thecuriousinvestor.com/category/tutorials/reading-a-stock-quote/
The S&P has rallied nearly 50% from its lows and is up over 10% year to date. For those that sat out the rally afraid to get in, the market is starting to look (at the very least) fairly valued. It’s hard to say where things will go from here. But, a closer look at the leaders of the recent rally sheds some light on some stocks which just might have been over looked.