Ulta Beauty Inc. – A Robust Retailer That You Will Want in Your Portfolio

SUMMARY As the retail landscape continues to experience a sea of changes, many companies struggle to keep up with the competition. Ulta Salon has proved to be exceptional as it has grown sales, profits and store count over the years. CEO Mary Dillon demonstrated to shareholders that she is more than capable of directing the company’s growth.   Introduction Investing is never easy because it requires people to think further …

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Markel Corp : A Company Similar To Berkshire Hathaway’s track record?

SUMMARY Markel is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets with their principal business in the underwriting of specialty insurance products. The company has a structure which is fairly similar to Berkshire Hathaway and has a stunning track record of compounding its business over time. While it is similar to Berkshire in some ways, it does not have the same accomplishments. Hence, this could mean that …

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Should You Invest In Snapchat?

SUMMARY Many investors were excited about hot stocks like Snap Inc. After its recent earnings, investors had a glimpse of what is it like to chase after trendy and fashionable stocks. Here are 3 quick takeaways about what investors can learn 1. Introduction On 02 March 2017, investors’ anticipation the long-awaited debut of Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) on the New York Stock Exchange has finally come to an end. Since …

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Marriott International – Buying A Piece of the World’s Largest Hotel Chain

SUMMARY After its merger with Starwood Hotels, Marriott International has increased tremendously in scale which will give it a huge advantage in the industry it operates in Marriott’s competitive advantage includes not only scale but superior branding, pricing power and a crown-jewel leadership team. The company has proven to be financially robust as it generates a high return on capital and steady free cash flows. Patient investors will be handsomely …

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Investing In Facebook – The largest social media company in the world

Investing In Facebook – The largest social media company in the world SUMMARY Facebook continues to dominate the online target advertising space as it plays the role of the largest social media company in the world Excellent financial metrics, growth prospects and a formidable economic moat should make this company an attractive investment for the long term CEO Mark Zuckerberg has demonstrated that good leadership matters and his 15% stake …

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A GOOD SINGAPORE COMPANY WORTH INVESTING? ISOTEAM (SGX:5WF)

52-Week range: $0.29 – $0.425 Last closing price: $0.425 (as of 27th January 2016) SUMMARY Strong order book, growing at 5.2% since its IPO in 2013 Government policies are beneficial to ISOTeam’s business Defensive yet niche service offering WHAT BUSINESS IS IOSTEAM IN? Source: ISOTeam’s website ISOTeam is a company specialized in building maintenance and estate upgrading in Singapore. ISOTeam operates in mainly in Singapore. In 2016, ISOTeam ventured its …

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Fitbit : A Good Way To Invest In Your Wealth and Health?

Source: Google Finance (Based on 1 year chart. Stock Ticket: FIT – NYSE) 1. Summary of the Company Pioneered the connected health and fitness market in 2007. Offered a broad range of products to suit a variety of users. Grown into 1 of the leading global health and fitness brand. 2. Products Offered They offered a wide range of wearable which help to cater from the everyday users to performance …

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IS TRIPADVISOR A GOOD STOCK TO INVEST?

1) Summary TripAdvisor has many traits of a successful business despite the dip in its share price. While the business faced many headwinds during the recent quarter, it has invested strategically so as to expand its offerings. Deteriorating financials does pose some risk while diversification in revenue streams are expected to give the business a much needed boost. The business continue to delight its customers and partners which is crucial …

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An Out-Of-Favor Retailer That Pays Amazing Dividends.

Summary Strong fundamentals. Consistent and growing dividend payments. High ROC compared to its competitors. Source: Buckle’s Corporate Page The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) is an out-of-favor retailer that offers investors an attractive opportunity to grab this dividend stock. After consecutive quarters of sagging sales number, its stock price plunged from a high of $45 to current price of $22.30 per share. Trading at a current PE ratio of 9.25 with …

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Raffles Medical Group : Is This Renowned Hospital Brand A Good Buy?

Summary Growing demand for medical tourism Growing demand for preventive healthcare Expansion plans to China helps to boost Raffles Medical Group’s revenue Raffles Medical Group (SGX:BSL) What business Raffles Medical Group is in? Raffles Medical Group (“RMG”) is an integrated healthcare provider that provides a wide variety of medical services. It operates in Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and China. Raffles Medical have three core business segments. Namely: Healthcare services – …

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