Analyst Articles

What a difference five months can make. Back in January, McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) was trading at $102, thanks to 2011’s strong 34% rally, and more and more investors were excited to step into what looked like a well-established ride up.  Looks can be deceiving…  Not only did the rally not… Read More

A couple of weeks ago I talked about finding bargains among blue-chip stocks, pointing out how all of the stocks I mentioned had reached bargain-basement levels in terms of their price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios. And while I’m sticking to my guns and affirming that — for those three stocks — a… Read More

As investors have become more and more sophisticated, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio has begun to be viewed as a less-sophisticated, overly-simplistic tool. But sometimes, there’s power in simplicity. The fact of the matter is, the P/E ratio is still the ultimate “… Read More