Company name Boston Beer Company Inc
Stock ticker SAM
Live stock price [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

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

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $237.13
Target stock price (averages with growth) $236.85
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $177.28
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $190.58

 

The following company description is from Google Finance: https://finance.google.com/finance?q=sam

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. is a craft brewer in the United States. The Company is engaged in the business of producing and selling alcohol beverages primarily in the domestic market and in selected international markets. The Company operates through two segments: Boston Beer Company segment, and A&S Brewing Collaborative segment. The Boston Beer Company segment comprises of the Company's Samuel Adams, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard and Truly Spiked & Sparkling brands. The A&S Brewing Collaborative segment comprises of The Traveler Beer Company, Coney Island Brewing Company, Angel City Brewing Company and Concrete Beach Brewing Company. Both segments sell low alcohol beverages. The Company produces malt beverages and hard cider at the Company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company sold its products to a network of approximately 350 wholesalers in the United States and to a network of distributors.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Boston Beer Company Inc as long as the price is correct and the indicators that I describe in my book The Confident Investor are favorable. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. Due to these concerns, I am removing Boston Beer from my Watch List.

If you would like to understand how to evaluate companies like I do on this site, please read my book, The Confident Investor. You can review the best companies that I have found (and I probably invest my own money in most of these companies) in my Watch List.

How was this analysis of Boston Beer Company Inc calculated?

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Company name Boston Beer Co Inc
Stock ticker SAM
Live stock price [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

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

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $189.05
Target stock price (averages with growth) $167.2
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $94.19
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $201.47

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

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Boston Beer) is a craft brewer in the United States. The Company is engaged in the business of producing and selling alcohol beverages primarily in the domestic market and in international markets. As of December 31, 2014, Boston Beer sold approximately 4.1 million barrels of its products. As of December 31, 2014, the Company sold over sixty beers under the Samuel Adams or the Sam Adams brand names, eleven flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand name, ten hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard brand name, and over twenty beers under four of the brand names of its subsidiary, Alchemy & Science. Boston Beer produces malt beverages and hard cider at the Company-owned breweries and under contract arrangements at other brewery locations.

 

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

If you would like to understand how to evaluate companies like I do on this site, please read my book, The Confident Investor. You can review the best companies that I have found (and I probably invest my own money in most of these companies) in my Watch List.

How was this analysis of Boston Beer Co Inc calculated?

For owners of my book, "The Confident Investor" I offer the following analysis (you must be logged in to this site as a book owner in order to see the following analysis). If you have registered and cannot see the balance of this article, make sure you are logged in and refresh your browser.

I hope that this makes you a Confident Investor.

The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback. There is a very good chance that the week will be flat so individual stock choices will be important.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from November 15. Those stocks are:

  • Agilent Technologies Inc,
  • Apple Inc.,
  • ABIOMED Inc.,
  • Autobytel Inc.,
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation,
  • Allergan Inc.,
  • Akamai Technologies Inc.,
  • AMETEK Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • ANSYS Inc.,
  • Aspen Technology Inc.,
  • BlackRock Inc.,
  • Broadcom Corporation,
  • Buffalo Wild Wings,
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.,
  • Cerner Corporation,
  • Cummins Inc.,
  • Capital One Financial Corp.,
  • Carter's Inc.,
  • Catamaran Corp (USA),
  • Darling Ingredients Inc,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • EOG Resources Inc,
  • Equinix Inc,
  • First Financial Bancorp,
  • Fossil Group Inc,
  • Gulfport Energy Corporation,
  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc,
  • Harley-Davidson Inc,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Lululemon Athletica inc.,
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Merck & Co. Inc.,
  • Nordson Corporation,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Priceline Group Inc,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA),
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Royal Gold Inc USA),
  • Boston Beer Co Inc,
  • Constellation Brands Inc.,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.,
  • Tractor Supply Company,
  • Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.,
  • Under Armour Inc,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). This index has begun to slow down a little this week but overall is positive. As always, smart selection of individual stocks is important.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). This index is starting to show signs of slowing down. It will continue to be important to choose great individual stocks.

Agilent Technologies Inc
Agilent Technologies Inc [stckqut]A[/stckqut] had a decent week last week but showed ...
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Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut] had a very good week last week. The stock is curre...
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ABIOMED, Inc.
ABIOMED, Inc. [stckqut]ABMD[/stckqut] has been a bit flat since it gapped up a few we...
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Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. [stckqut]ABTL[/stckqut] hasn't been overly smooth in its growth but st...
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Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Alliance Data Systems Corporation [stckqut]ADS[/stckqut] has slowed a bit last week. ...
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Allergan, Inc.
Allergan, Inc. [stckqut]AGN[/stckqut] has been growing steadily for the past many wee...
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. [stckqut]AKAM[/stckqut] ended the week quite strongly. Look...
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AMETEK, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc. [stckqut]AME[/stckqut] had a complicated week last week with a major dro...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] had a decent run last week although droppe...
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ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc. [stckqut]ANSS[/stckqut] has had a decent run for the last several weeks a...
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Aspen Technology, Inc.
Aspen Technology, Inc. [stckqut]AZPN[/stckqut] has probably stopped its downward slid...
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. [stckqut]BLK[/stckqut] had a bad week last week with steadily declini...
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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation [stckqut]BRCM[/stckqut] finished the week strong. Has had nice g...
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Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings [stckqut]BWLD[/stckqut] slowed down a bit last week after growing ...
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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. [stckqut]CBI[/stckqut] is basically moving sideway...
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Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation [stckqut]CERN[/stckqut] had a decent run last week but not as stro...
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Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc. [stckqut]CMI[/stckqut] has been flat for a couple weeks now. I think the...
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Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp. [stckqut]COF[/stckqut] is not showing a strong buy signal...
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Carter's, Inc.
Carter's, Inc. [stckqut]CRI[/stckqut] has essentially been in a sideways channel for ...
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Catamaran Corp (USA)
Catamaran Corp (USA) [stckqut]CTRX[/stckqut] has seen a slight growth since a major g...
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Darling Ingredients Inc
Darling Ingredients Inc [stckqut]DAR[/stckqut] was basically flat for the entire week...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] had a nice week last week but not a huge...
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EOG Resources Inc
EOG Resources Inc [stckqut]EOG[/stckqut] essentially was down for the week. Not a str...
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Equinix Inc
Equinix Inc [stckqut]EQIX[/stckqut] had a strong early week and then went flat. Still...
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First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp [stckqut]FFBC[/stckqut] dropped last week and its buy signal ...
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Fossil Group Inc
Fossil Group Inc [stckqut]FOSL[/stckqut] started the week strong and then dropped bac...
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Gulfport Energy Corporation
Gulfport Energy Corporation [stckqut]GPOR[/stckqut] dropped for most of last week. Th...
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Genesee & Wyoming Inc
Genesee & Wyoming Inc [stckqut]GWR[/stckqut] had a great run for the past several wee...
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Harley-Davidson Inc
Harley-Davidson Inc [stckqut]HOG[/stckqut] has had nice growth since it earnings anno...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] has shown nice growth for the past month although ...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] was essentially flat last week. Not sh...
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Lululemon Athletica inc.
Lululemon Athletica inc. [stckqut]LULU[/stckqut] has been growing over the last few w...
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Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. [stckqut]LVS[/stckqut] is playing around with its 52-week low. ...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] has been growing steadily for 3 months....
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. [stckqut]MRK[/stckqut] was essentially flat last week and is not sh...
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Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation [stckqut]NDSN[/stckqut] has been growing steadily for the past mo...
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] has been flat for several week...
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Priceline Group Inc
Priceline Group Inc [stckqut]PCLN[/stckqut] has been going sideways for the past coup...
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Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] has been growing nicely since August. May be ...
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Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA)
Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) [stckqut]POT[/stckqut] has been gradually moving down...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] is very close to its 52-week hi...
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Royal Gold, Inc USA)
Royal Gold, Inc USA) [stckqut]RGLD[/stckqut] has shown growth for a couple weeks but ...
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Boston Beer Co Inc
Boston Beer Co Inc [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut] the stock has been growing nicely for sever...
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
Constellation Brands, Inc. [stckqut]STZ[/stckqut] has been growing strongly for a yea...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. [stckqut]TMO[/stckqut] has been moving sideways for a c...
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Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company [stckqut]TSCO[/stckqut] has been growing slowly since its very...
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. [stckqut]TTWO[/stckqut] has been flat since havin...
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Under Armour Inc
Under Armour Inc [stckqut]UA[/stckqut] grew nicely last week and is trying to get bac...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. [stckqut]ULTA[/stckqut] has been growing stea...
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] has been growing aggressively for the past month....
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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. [stckqut]WFM[/stckqut] dropped slowly all week after a massi...
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The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well even though the indicators for the entire market are not extremely optimistic. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback. Be cautious with any stock that is setting a 52-week (or close to it) as I do not believe the big investors are excited about big new growth.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from October 25. Those stocks are:

  • Apple Inc.,
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation,
  • Allergan Inc.,
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
  • AMETEK Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • Cerner Corporation,
  • Cummins Inc.,
  • Extra Space Storage Inc.,
  • Fossil Group Inc,
  • Harley-Davidson Inc,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • QUALCOMM Inc.,
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Boston Beer Co Inc,
  • Constellation Brands Inc.,
  • Tractor Supply Company,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut] had a very good week last week. The stock is curre...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Alliance Data Systems Corporation [stckqut]ADS[/stckqut] had a very good earnings rep...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Allergan, Inc.
Allergan, Inc. [stckqut]AGN[/stckqut] is basically flat as it approaches its 52-week ...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [stckqut]ALXN[/stckqut] had a great run last week befor...
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AMETEK, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc. [stckqut]AME[/stckqut] had a good run in the last week or so and is now ...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] had a good run in the last week or so and ...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] has had a good run for the past couple we...
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Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation [stckqut]CERN[/stckqut] had a great run last week and we are now a...
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Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc. [stckqut]CMI[/stckqut] had a good week last week. Look for resistance at...
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Extra Space Storage, Inc.
Extra Space Storage, Inc. [stckqut]EXR[/stckqut] has been going strong all month. I s...
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Fossil Group Inc
Fossil Group Inc [stckqut]FOSL[/stckqut] has been rising fairly well for the last cou...
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Harley-Davidson Inc
Harley-Davidson Inc [stckqut]HOG[/stckqut] had a good earnings report but I think all...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] had a great run last week and we are approaching 5...
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Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. [stckqut]LVS[/stckqut] is basically moving sideways with small ...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] has been growing at a slow pace for mon...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] is running nicely for a couple...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] is having a nice run for the past few weeks. ...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

QUALCOMM, Inc.
QUALCOMM, Inc. [stckqut]QCOM[/stckqut] appears to have recovered from the pullback of...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] is growing very strong right no...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Boston Beer Co Inc
Boston Beer Co Inc [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut] looks like it is recovering from the pull b...
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
Constellation Brands, Inc. [stckqut]STZ[/stckqut] has shown nice growth this week but...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Tractor Supply Company
...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. [stckqut]ULTA[/stckqut] has been essentially ...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] blew away its earnings early last week and has be...
The remainder of this investment indicator analysis is for registered owners of my "The Confident Investor" book

The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback. There is a very good chance that the week will be flat so individual stock choices will be important.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from August 16. Those stocks are:

  • Apple Inc.,
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • ANSYS Inc.,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR),
  • Carter's Inc.,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • Equinix Inc,
  • Extra Space Storage Inc.,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Merck & Co. Inc.,
  • Netflix Inc.,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Boston Beer Co Inc,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.,
  • Trimble Navigation Limited,
  • Under Armour Inc,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). This indicator is about to bust into a buy signal. It is simply waiting for a bit more time to have the downturn of a couple weeks ago to be in the distance a bit more.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). This indicator is showing that the market has recovered from its correction of a couple weeks ago. The market looks quite strong for this indicator.

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut] is showing strength again. I anticipate continued ...
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [stckqut]ALXN[/stckqut] had a nice growth week last wee...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] has been generally immune to the bad news ...
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ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc. [stckqut]ANSS[/stckqut] looks like it has broken its channel. You may wan...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] is approaching resistance at about $56. N...
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Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR)
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR) [stckqut]BVN[/stckqut] has been doing well f...
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Carter's, Inc.
Carter's, Inc. [stckqut]CRI[/stckqut] had a huge price gain a few weeks ago. If you w...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] has been growing nicely for almost a mon...
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Equinix Inc
Equinix Inc [stckqut]EQIX[/stckqut] suffered a bit of a stumble with the rest of the ...
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Extra Space Storage, Inc.
Extra Space Storage, Inc. [stckqut]EXR[/stckqut] looks like it has found some new lif...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] is probably going to set a new 52-week...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] saw a big spike due to an investment by...
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. [stckqut]MRK[/stckqut] is probably just moving back to its channel ...
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Netflix, Inc.
Netflix, Inc. [stckqut]NFLX[/stckqut] is trying to regain its big loss of a couple mo...
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] appears to be approaching resi...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] has established a 52-week high....
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Boston Beer Co Inc
Boston Beer Co Inc [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut] If we break $235 then look for $245. We mig...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut] went flat with the market downturn and...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. [stckqut]TMO[/stckqut] appears to be afraid of its 52-w...
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Trimble Navigation Limited
Trimble Navigation Limited [stckqut]TRMB[/stckqut] is trying to stop a downward slide...
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Under Armour Inc
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] a move above $37 could break the trend and let us...
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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. [stckqut]WFM[/stckqut] seems to be showing a weak signal. Do...
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