Round Table (January 2016)

Our Round Table is a complimentary webcast — generally offered on the last Tuesday of the month at 8:30 PM ET.

What: Round Table Discussion of Favorite Stock Study Ideas

When: Tuesday, January 26 at 8:30 PM ET

Where: Online. Register via

Who: Cy Lynch, Ken Kavula, Hugh McManus, Mark Robertson and The Audience

Why: Because we like to share ideas for successful investing. The selections made by Round Table participants have beaten the market over the last five years with a relative return of approximately +3.0%

Stocks Likely To Be Featured

  • Favorites from January Sweet 16
  • Biogen IDEC (BIIB)
  • Conoco Phillips (COP)
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods (HIBB)
  • TBD

The session (webcast) is FREE. Please invite your friends and family to attend.

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Sweet 16 (January 2016)

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$100/bbl On The Wall, $100/Barrel

Take one down, pass it around …

Here’s a 20-year look at the price of crude oil ($WTIC).

$100/barrel will be back before most people expect — perhaps in the 2018-2020 range. Unless somebody propagates a successful and sustained fusion reaction in their garage.

It is interesting that the slope of the long-term trend following the Great Recession resembles what we’re seeing for top-line growth from all companies, collectively.

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Value Line Low Total Return Screen (6/7/2013)

Companies of Interest

All things considered (e.g. return forecast, quality, sentiment, momentum) Total (TOT) still ranks as a favorite among this group of study candidates. S&P agrees, checking in with a fair value of $51.40 and a “buy” rating. yields a “bullish” point-and-figure rating with +42.4% price pressure. There is modest potential for P/E expansion and neutral with respect to margin enhancement.

Materially Stronger: American Vanguard (AVD), Conoco Phillips (COP), Ferro (FOE)

Materially Weaker: Walter Energy (WLT), Suncor Energy (SU), Kronos Worldwide (KRO), SBA Communications (SBAC), Viasat (VSAT)

Market Barometers

The median Value Line low total return forecast (VLLTR) is now 6.4%, down from 6.5% last week.