Commonwealth Bank
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Commonwealth Bank of Australia provides retail banking and financial services to personal, business and institutional clients.  The company has a market capitalization of $36 billion and a share price of $63.02.  

The bank is profitable.  In fact, it has very strong earnings, however they have been declining of late.  

 valuation finance   commonwealth bank financial services banks - global
Darden Restaurants
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a company that has many different restaurant chains such as Olive Garden, Longhorns, and many others that you are familiar with. The food industry is certainly one of the toughest industries to survive in as the competition is so fierce, but this company has managed to hold on strong. As the economy was gaining strength, people began eating out more and that benefits companies such as this on. However, when the economy slows, people are less likely to eat out and this negatively impacts the company and investors.

 fundamentals food   darden restaurants consumer cyclical restaurants restaurants hotels motels
Expedia
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Expedia is the company responsible for the services of Travelocity, Trivago, and many others that are used on a regular basis. These services that this company offers are the services of time management. Being able to find what you need all in one place allows people to focus on other aspects of their life. By organizing everything into one platform, it allows the user to stay at that one site, which increases the chances of a sale. This type of company does well when people are spending, but issues arise when there is a slight downturn in the overall market.

 fundamentals services   expedia consumer cyclical leisure transportation
Lennar
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Lennar is in the home industry and with the not so distant recession, it has been quite the ride back to normal levels in terms of stock pricing and fundamentals. The housing industry is certainly a risky place to invest and the same can be said for real estate in general. Although by looking at the recent course of events, these types of stocks can provide solid returns, but once the economy slows down, so do they. Now, let us take a look at their recent quarterly numbers and determine if they are a potentially good investment.

 fundamentals construction   lennar consumer cyclical residential construction
L Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

L Brands is a company that is the parent company for popular brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works. If you have ever stepped foot into a shopping mall or shopping center, odds are you have seen these stores. Women tend to go to these store for the brand and product quality. However, they are not immune to the ever shifting retail sector and have to maintain their edge by staying on top of the newest and greatest trends. 

 fundamentals retail   l brands consumer cyclical apparel stores
InterRent Real Estate
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

I have been very bullish on real estate for some time.  Think of all of the money that was printed by the central banks around the world.  That was inflationary and the one thing that happens during inflationary times is that asset prices increase.  Real estate will be going up in price and there is already indications that home affordability is at near-record lows.  This is because there has not been any real development over the past many years after the real estate bubble from 2008.  Too many investors got their fingers singed from that and investment in development waned considerably.  Now, the players are back in building at decent levels.  But, the supply has not necessarily been able to keep up with demand.  

 forecast services   interrent real real estate reit - residential
Saratoga Investment Corp
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By David Taylor

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company. The Company is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company invests primarily in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by private middle-market companies in the United States.  The company is traded in the United States under SAR.  Its market capitalization is $122 million and its stock is traded at $21.75.  The objective of this fund is to earn income through the debt payments.  To a lesser extent, they company does try and earn capital appreciation, however, that is a smaller portion of the company’s focus.  

 

 leverage finance   saratoga investment financial services asset management
TJX Companies
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

TJX Companies are known for their retail brands such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. As many people begin shopping more and more online, these brick and mortar stores have to find creative ways to keep customs inside and coming back. These types of stores sell discounted brand items and discounted home décor items. Being in this market sector certainly has its ups and downs with the overall market, but they still have the ability to provide healthy returns. Let us take a look at the latest quarterly numbers, which can be found in their 8-K filing.

 fundamentals retail   t.j. maxx consumer clothing wholesale and retail consumer cyclical apparel stores
Constellation Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Constellation Brands is a company that provides many brands of alcohol that many of us know. From Corona and Modelo, the consumption of alcoholic beverages will always be here to stay. A positive aspect of this company is that even when there is a market down turn, people still purchase alcohol as a coping method. Even though they still may be impacted by any recession or market slow down, they are less likely to be impacted as negatively as some companies.

 fundamentals food   constellation brands consumer beverage manufacturers consumer defensive beverages - wineries & distilleries
Reynolds American
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Smoking in America is becoming increasingly frowned upon, which is making it difficult for tobacco companies to thrive. Reynolds American is associated with brands such as Pall Mall. Even the cigar industry is trying to be regulated, which means hundreds of jobs and companies are in a position to be affected adversely. Although these negative factors are pressing on the industry, there are people that are addicted to smoking and this company is primed to take advantage of these addictions. Sure it is not the most ethical industries since it is damaging people’s health, but this is a business and they are there to make money.

 fundamentals retail   reynolds american consumer tobacco

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