The Boston Beer Company, Inc. ($SAM) Possible Buy to $114 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Several times a year, a Confident Investor must reevaluate the companies in the portfolio. Keeping your money in a stock that no longer qualifies as a “Good” company can end up hurting your investment performance a great deal.  Also, there are a lot of Good Companies so losing the worst of the best is not going to impact the ability to have a balanced portfolio.  Over the coming days, this site will evaluate each stock on the Watch List.


Company name The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Stock ticker SAM
Live stock price [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good
Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Fair
EBIT growth Good
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $142.68
Target stock price (averages with growth) $134.94
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $100.53
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $114.62

The following company description is from Google Finance: The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Boston Beer) is a craft brewer and an independently owned brewer overall in the United States. The Company produces malt beverages and hard cider products at company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. The company-owned breweries are located in Boston, Massachusetts (the Boston Brewery), Cincinnati, Ohio (the Cincinnati Brewery) and Breinigsville, Pennsylvania (the Pennsylvania Brewery). During the fiscal year ended December 26, 2009 (fiscal 2009), Boston Beer sold approximately two million barrels of its products (core brands) and brewed or packaged approximately 200,000 barrels under contract (non-core products) for third parties. During fiscal 2009, the Company sold over 20 beers under the Samuel Adams or the Sam Adams brand names, eight flavored malt beverage products under the Twisted Tea brand name, and one hard cider product under the HardCore brand name.

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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