Thu, 17 Jul 2014
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Although the Motorola sale and proposed stock split aren't the best for shareholders, the Internet giant has a very wide moat and excellent management, says StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: The Dow hits a new high, potential M&A deals continue, Dell's buyout gets activist pushback, and more.
The Internet giant's network effect, mobile capabilities, and PayPal platform have it positioned for long-term growth, say Morningstar's Matt Coffina and R.J. Hottovy.
Companies that have solid intellectual property and very strong portfolios around software will continue to drive earnings growth and are good long-term holdings, says Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina breaks down how cash flow analyses, uncertainty ratings, and economic moats play key roles in our equity valuation methodology.
StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina tracks the trends and valuations in the durable goods, discretionary, and tech sectors, as well as the impact of higher rates.
Apple's record-making bond issuance was met with tremendous demand this week, but it's not our favorite large-cap tech bond idea today.
The search giant's first-quarter results underscored the fact that even with Android's explosive growth, Google's bread and butter remains its still-fast-growing advertising business, says Morningstar's Rick Summer.
With the tech and telecom sectors becoming more fully valued, it's time for investors to be selective.
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