Colgate-Palmolive has achieved moderate growth over the historical period, but does not meet the requirements of either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. For the Defensive Investor, the company’s current ratio is too low and the company is trading at too high a PEmg ratio and a too high PB ratio.
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Gap Inc. is a very attractive company for both Defensive Investors and Enterprising Investors. The company has very strong financials, having passed all of the requirements for either investor type, with the exception of the price to book ratio requirement of the Defensive Investor.
Genuine Parts Company should be on the radar of every Enterprising Investor. The company does not pass the requirements of the Defensive Investor, by having a current ratio that is too low and currently trading at a PEmg ratio just a little high, but it passes every single requirement of the Enterprising Investor.
General Dynamics Corp is a company that is damaged considerably by an extremely poor 2012 showing. That year, the company’s EPS totaled a negative $0.94, a result that has had a clear effect on the company’s EPSmg (normalized earnings) as well as its performance in the tests for the Defensive Investor and Enterprising Investor.
Exelon Corp presents a rare situation where the ModernGraham valuation model returns a valuation of $0. The earnings history of the company simply does not support a positive valuation, after having shrunk EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $3.28 in 2008 to an estimated $2.56 for 2013.
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Entergy Corporation fails to pass the requirements for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The company’s current ratio is too low for either investor type and the earnings growth have not been strong.
Dover Corporation is an intriguing company for Enterprising Investors. The company’s current ratio is too low and the PB ratio too high for Defensive Investors, but the company passes enough of the requirements for Enterprising Investors to qualify to be on their radar.
CVS Caremark is a very good company, but it just barely does not qualify as suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. For the Defensive Investor, the company’s current ratio is too low and the company is trading at a PEmg ratio above 20.
Chubb Corp is a very attractive company, having passed all of the requirements for both Defensive Investors and Enterprising Investors (note because Chubb is an insurance/financial company, the tests have been slightly modified). The company has very strong financials, dividend history, and stable earnings.