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  • Dun & Bradstreet Gets A Poor Rating

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: ACXM, CLGX, EFX, FICO, MCO, DNB

    Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) tanked earlier this month after posting fourth quarter numbers below Wall Street expectations, which was a result of weakness in its North American business. D&B's stock fell more than 7%, but I think it's worth taking a look at the company to see if it could be a buy on the weakness (check out the hedge funds owning Dun & Bradstreet). However, I have more »

  • Want to Invest Like Buffett? Then Don't Buy BRK

    By Ted Cooper - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, FICO, DNB | Editor's Choice

    I recently enjoyed reading an article by Jake Mann of Insider Monkey titled "Want to Invest Like Buffett?" The article makes several good points; it notes that Buffett likes to buy simple businesses that have durable competitive advantages and strong management teams. He then argues that it is difficult to know how to invest like Buffett, so we should just buy Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) and call it a day more »

  • Business Services: A Few Quick Ideas

    By Chris Hodge - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: CTAS, FICO, GA, QUAD

    The business services industry is a pretty general term, which I like because it lets me look at several different kinds of companies. If it serves others, that's a business services company. So let's take a look at a few potential contenders for a spot in the best portfolio ever.

    Soggy Rags

    Quad Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) seems to be doing reasonably well in an under-appreciated business. While I more »

  • A Stock Set to Benefit From QE3

    By Lee Samaha - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: ADP, EFX, FICO, PAYX

    Here we go again. Another round of QE and another pop at stimulating the economy by pumping liquidity into it and keeping interest rates low. I’m not saying it’s right, I’m not saying it’s wrong but what I am saying is that it is usually a good idea not to fight the Fed and try to invest in line with what they are doing. With that more »

  • How Equifax's Results Read Across the Market

    By Lee Samaha - April 30, 2012 | Tickers: ADP, EFX, FICO, PAYX, WFC

    Essentially, the recovery theory goes like this. Interest rates are cut, which encourages consumption, that leads to growth, and creates demand for loans, then the banks start lending again as they see employment gains and better credit quality ensues. Then we have the icing on the cake of a recovery.

    All said, if you believe in the ongoing recovery, then the primary credit bureaus should be set for significant upside more »

  • FICO, Vantage and Plus...Oh My! How to Know Your Credit Score

    By Angelique Andrae - March 14, 2012 | Tickers: EFX, FICO

    Do you know your credit scores from all three reporting agencies? Are you looking at your FICO score, the VantageScore or the Plus Score? If you’re not sure, or you’re not looking at all three, you may be in for a rude awakening the next time you need to borrow or refinance. If you’re only looking at one of your scores and your lender is looking at more »