What is FAST Graphs™?
FAST Graphs™ is the "Fundamentals Analyzer Software Tool;" a stock research tool that empowers subscribers to conduct fundamental stock research deeper and faster. Developed to provide "essential fundamentals at a glance," they are offered as a fast and efficient "tool to think with." Warren Buffett, the greatest capital allocator of all time, says: "There are only two things an investor needs to know; how to value a company and how to think about stock prices." With the FAST Graphs™ fundamental stock analysis research tool at their disposal, subscribers are able to do both those tasks easily and quickly. FAST Graphs™ are offered as the first step in every fundamental stock research project and should be your first step too.
Our graphs provide the essential company fundamental information you need to know in order to make smart investment decisions. Within a matter of minutes, subscribers can examine the relationship of operating results to stock price performance on thousands of companies. The US and Canadian version of FAST Graphs™ has access to up to 20 years of historical fundamental data on thousands of U.S. and Canadian public companies. The FAST Graphs™ stock research tool takes all the hours of manual stock researching of business fundamentals and reduces it to seconds, giving you critical stock research information in an instant.
Introduction There is the old adage: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I have been a “card-carrying” and fully committed value investor for more than 45 years now. I think that qualifies me as an “old” value investing dog. But more to the point, I have been consistently following and practicing the Read more about Has Amazon (Jeff Bezos) Taught This Old Value Dog a New Trick?[…]
Introduction In his best-selling book “One up on Wall Street” Peter Lynch included this subtitle on his cover: “How to use what you already know to make money in the stock market.” And later in the book he talks about “the power of common knowledge.” Stating it over simplistically, Peter Lynch often talked about getting Read more about Peter Lynch Taught Me to Invest in Ultra Beauty Inc.[…]
Introduction Recently, I have had several requests to write an article about Owens & Minor Inc (OMI). I had not looked at this company in a while, and boy oh, boy, was I surprised at what I found. Owens & Minor is on the “Dividend Contender” list produced by David Fish. Owens & Minor has Read more about Owens & Minor Inc.: Irresistible Yield, Irresistible Valuation[…]
Introduction For many years now, investing in healthcare related stocks has presented me with a conundrum of sorts. Demographic forces, primarily the graying of America (and the world for that matter), suggests powerful future growth potential and demand for healthcare related products and services. On the other hand, healthcare and its costs have long been Read more about Invest In Walgreens Or CVS – Speculate In Rite Aid[…]
The Principles of Valuation: A Year-Long Series Elaborating On Sound Value Investing Principles Introduction Every year I take the holidays off in order to reflect on what I have accomplished for the year, but more importantly, to think deeply about and contemplate what I might do better in the upcoming New Year. This process has Read more about Mister Valuation plans for 2018: A New Year a New and Better Approach[…]
Unfortunately we do not currently subscribe to the S&P Capital IQ Index database. The database we subscribe to only provides earnings information on the S&P 500 index (^SPX). You can find price information on: Russell 1000 Growth Index (^RLG) NASDAQ Composite Index (^COMP) Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) To search for other indexes, if you Read more about S&P 500 Index is ^SPX, are there other indexes on FAST Graphs?[…]
Introduction As a value investor, I am totally cognizant of the reality that attractively valued bargains are hard to find in a strong bull market. Moreover, as an experienced value investor I clearly understand that low valuations in a raging bull market are usually associated with issues and challenges sometimes real, sometimes imaginary. The key Read more about Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7[…]
How is the FAST Graphs dividend payout ratio calculated? Is it div paid / earnings, or div paid / cash flow, or something else?
The dividend payout ratio reported by FAST Graphs is relative to the metric utilized. If you are looking at “Adjusted (Operating) Earnings” then the dividend payout ratio would represent the portion of Operating Earnings paid. If you are looking at “Operating Cash Flow” the dividend payout ratio would represent the portion of Operating Cash Flow, Read more about How is the FAST Graphs dividend payout ratio calculated? Is it div paid / earnings, or div paid / cash flow, or something else?[…]
I’m struggling to understand the definition of the orange P/E line especially in comparison to the blue P/E line. Do you have something you recommend me reading to fill in the gaps?
One of the most valuable features of the research tool is its dynamic capabilities. Each time you draw a different timeframe, important calculations such as earnings growth rate (or the growth rate of whatever metric you are drawing) will be calculated relative to the timeframe drawn. Therefore, it’s imperative that you always check the color-coded Read more about I’m struggling to understand the definition of the orange P/E line especially in comparison to the blue P/E line. Do you have something you recommend me reading to fill in the gaps?[…]
Introduction Aflac (AFL) is a Dividend Aristocrat that has increased its dividend for 35 consecutive years. However, it is only one of seven Dividend Aristocrats that I consider attractively valued in light of the current bull market. Therefore, this will be the first in a series of seven articles where I will cover these seven Read more about Aflac: A Valuation Conundrum? Fairly Valued Dividend Aristocrats: Part 1 of 7[…]