Today one global phenomenon, which is mentioned over and over again, is Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). At the beginning of the month, Facebook has hit the milestone of 1 billion active users. It now has the third largest population in the world, only after China and India. The number of users on Facebook is 3 times higher than US population. People use Facebook to share pictures, feelings, and events to relatives more »
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) just recently reported impressive quarter earnings results. It seems that KO is still a growth story. The global volume growth for the quarter was 4% and 5% year-to-date. The main area, which contributed to KO’s growth story, was Eurasia & Africa, with 11% growth in both this quarter and year-to-date, whereas the least growth area was Europe. North America stayed at 2% growth.
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Wall Street cares so much about earnings announcements, whether quarterly or annually. It places heavy emphasis on a company’s recent results and on whether they meet analysts’ expectations. During earnings announcements, share prices of many companies will be the most volatile. It is also when opportunities arise.
As a value investor, I often search for mispriced securities, which are trading well below its estimated intrinsic value. The business should have a high return on equity with low price/book and single digit P/E valuations. However, the screening should only be the very beginning of the investment process. Investors should look further to see whether it’s a real bargain or not.
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