Company name Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
Stock ticker VLTR
Live stock price [stckqut]VLTR[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $21.73
Target stock price (averages with growth) $44.67
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $55.06
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $22.02

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=vltr

Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (Volterra) designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking, and consumer markets. Volterra’s products are integrated voltage regulator semiconductors, integrated power protection and distribution semiconductors, and scalable voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets that transform, regulate, deliver, and monitor the power consumed by digital semiconductors. Through its power system architecture and mixed-signal design techniques, it has integrated power, analog, and digital circuits onto single complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) semiconductor. The Company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), contract equipment manufacturers (CEMs), and merchant power supply manufacturers, directly through its internal sales force and indirectly through distributors and outsourced suppliers.

 

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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Company name Vale SA (ADR)
Stock ticker VALE
Live stock price [stckqut]VALE[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $8.82
Target stock price (averages with growth) $14.75
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $15.01
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $47.27

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=vale

Vale SA (Vale) is a Brazil-based metals and mining company. The Company services are divided into four segments: Bulk Material, including the extraction of iron ore, manganese and ferroalloys, as well as pellet production; Basic metals, comprising the production of non-ferrous minerals, including nickel, copper and aluminum; Fertilizers, including the production of potash, phosphate and nitrogen; and Logistic services, including cargo transportation for third parties divided into rail transport, port and shipping services. Additionally, Vale is active in investments in joint ventures and associate in other businesses. The Company operates in more than 38 countries, including mineral exploration activities in 21 countries. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated through 18 subsidiaries and three jointly-controlled entities, incorporated in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Chile, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Switzerland, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Oman, Singapore and the USA.

 

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Company name Tractor Supply Company
Stock ticker TSCO
Live stock price [stckqut]TSCO[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Fair
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $150.88
Target stock price (averages with growth) $195.67
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $137.49
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $147.51

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=tsco

Tractor Supply Company is an operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. The Company operates retail stores under the names Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Farm Supply and operate a Website under the name TractorSupply.com. The Company's stores are located in towns outlying metropolitan markets and in rural communities, and offer a selection of merchandise, which include equine, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; hardware, truck, towing and tool products; seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; maintenance products for agricultural and rural use, and work/recreational clothing and footwear. The Company operates at farm and ranch retail sales segment, both at its retail locations and online.

 

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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Company name Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR)
Stock ticker TEVA
Live stock price [stckqut]TEVA[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Fair
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Poor

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $31.24
Target stock price (averages with growth) $42.79
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $45.39
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $37.21

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Teva) is a global pharmaceutical and drug company. It develops, produces and markets generic drugs in all treatment categories. The Company has a pharmaceutical business, whose principal products include Copaxone and Azilect. Teva’s active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business provides vertical integration to Teva’s own pharmaceutical production. The Company’s global operations are conducted from North and Latin America to Europe and Asia. As December 31, 2010, it had direct operations in approximately 60 countries, including 40 finished dosage pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in 19 countries, 28 pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) centers and 21 API manufacturing sites. On October 14, 2011, it acquired Cephalon, Inc.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. Due to these concerns, I am removing Teva Pharmaceuticals from my Watch List.

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Company name Skyworks Solutions Inc
Stock ticker SWKS
Live stock price [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Fair
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $30.15
Target stock price (averages with growth) $42.26
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $33.59
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $28.7

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=swks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Skyworks) offers analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Skyworks offers custom linear products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and cellular handset applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure radio frequency (RF) subsystems, isolators, mixers/demodulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops (PLLs)/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches and technical ceramics. Its portfolio includes customized power amplifiers and front-end solutions. On June 10, 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. (SiGe), a semiconductor provider. On April 27, 2011, the Company acquired 100% ownership of a private company engaged in the design and manufacturing of optical components.

 

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