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If you have been checking out stocks on GuruFocus by looking up any stock ticker, you should notice that we added a valuation box that shows the stock prices relative to a few valuation matrices. For instance, this is the valuation box for Wal-mart (WMT): [ Enlarge Image ] The valuation box shows the current price of Wal-Mart at $67.59 relative to the following parameters. Put your mouse of the chart to see the values for each parameter. 1. Net Cash of – $26.5 a share2. Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) of $16.1 a share3. Intrinsic Value (DCF Projected) of $58.65 a share4. Graham Number of $38.9 a share5. Median P/S Value of $76.946. Peter Lynch Fair Value of $45.2 The valuation box we display will in no way replace your valuation process of the company, but it gives a rough idea of where the company is traded relative to … Continue reading

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Only little people pay income taxes, in the immortal words ascribed to Leona Helmsley. Big people avoid them with sophisticated loss-harvesting schemes. Let us suppose that you bought 1,000 shares of Barrick Gold (ABX) two years ago at $50. With the stock down to $18, youre looking at a $32,000 paper loss. You could sell the stock, capturing a capital loss deduction. But you dont want to sell out at what may be a bottom. You are sure that shares of the gold miner will recover as soon as soft-money advocate Janet Yellen takes over at the Federal Reserve. Sell for the loss and then buy right back? That doesnt work. Congress thought of that trick and, close to a century ago, defined a wash sale as the repurchase within 30 days of what was sold at a loss. Someone with a wash sale cannot deduct the loss immediately; instead, … Continue reading

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 250 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 14. That compared with an expected drop of 248 to 252 billion cubic feet anticipated by analysts. Natural gas futures prices were trading about 1% lower in advance of the EIA report, at around $6.09 per million BTUs, and slipped to around $5.94 immediately following the report. Natural gas prices rose to a five-year high near $6.15 per million BTUs Wednesday, up almost $0.50 since last week’s inventory report. Forecasts call for continued cold weather and snowy conditions in the Midwest and Northeast. Natural gas storage levels could even fall to below a trillion cubic feet by the end of the winter heating season in March, according to a report at MarketWatch. Thursday’s drop was in line with expectations, dampening what might have been a … Continue reading

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BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) — Big pharma has been a solid performer for most of this year. The pharmaceuticals industry is up more than 8.5% since the calendar flipped to January, outpacing the S&P 500 and the other big indexes by a meaningful margin. Put another way, pharma stocks have been a welcome remedy for the lackluster performance seen elsewhere in the equity world. >>5 Big Stock Trades to Buy in June But as the summer fast approaches, pharma and medical device stocks are starting to show some nasty side-effects. In June, some of the biggest, most widely-owned pharma and device names could be hazardous to your portfolio’s health. So today, we’ll take a closer technical look at five stocks that are starting to look toxic — and exactly what conditions need to get hit for the sell signal to trigger. Just to be clear, the companies I’m talking about today aren’t … Continue reading

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The Korea Times is reporting thatApple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has cut Samsung out of producing its next-generation A7 chip. The Mac maker continues to diversify its component supplier base away from Samsung. Apple has already begun moving display sourcing toLG Display (NYSE: LPL  ) . The A7 business is reportedly going toTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM  ) and its 20-nanometer process. The transition could hurt Samsung, since it would be left with excess unused. Samsung has supposedly been trying to grow its business withNVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA  ) to mitigate the risk of losing some Apple business. In the video below, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, explains what it means for investors. There’s no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology’s largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool’s senior … Continue reading