Advance Auto (AAP) is a stock that I’ve liked at points in the past but of late, I’ve found the stock to be expensive. One reason is that shares have rallied enormously from their late-2017 bottom without any sort of commensurate improvement in the fundamentals. In this article, using data from SEC filings, I’ll show that a critical metric for any retailer – comp sales – has been and remains a very weak point and that this necessarily handicaps the bull case for AAP at current prices.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has spent the last two years bouncing around from just over $100 to about $130. The stock has long been a dividend king and indeed, its current yield well in excess of 3% is still strong. But the stock has been stuck in its range and cannot get out, the product of ho-hum results that I’ve said indicate the stock is too expensive. Heading into Q4 results in a few days, the stock is near the bottom of its range.
Best Buy (BBY) has been flying in the past few months. The company’s shares are hitting new highs seemingly every trading day as sentiment continues to power the bulls. I’ve been on the sidelines as I see BBY overdue for a pullback but the stock keeps climbing. It isn’t all bad - results so far this year have been OK. But as we’ll see in this article, using data from company filings, the fact that the stock keeps making new highs makes no sense.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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