The Diversified Buybacks portfolio seeks to own a diverse group of companies that have all bought back their own shares.
My goal is to invest in companies that are buying back their own shares. In doing so, companies reduce their total number of shares outstanding. That potentially increases value for existing shareholders.
I focus on income-producing companies that have strong Standard & Poor’s credit ratings.
I invest in companies that buy back their own shares, thereby decreasing the total number of shares outstanding. My investment decisions are based on fundamental analysis, including discounted cash flow, earnings growth and overall financial health as measured by debt ratings of greater than B-.
I attempt to find companies that are buying back shares either because they believe they are bargain-priced, or they believe it’s a way to build long-term shareholder value.
In addition to my buyback research, I select what I believe are a diversified mix of stocks based on discounted cash flow, earnings momentum and free cash flow metrics. My research also attempts to find companies that are healthy enough that they can continue to pay dividends.
This portfolio seeks a greater mix of diversification than my High Yielding Buybacks strategy. I attempt to hold about 20 stocks.
I typically sell positions when I believe that a company’s fundamentals have changed, when my research indicates that the financial health of the company is compromised or when the market price exceeds my calculated price target.
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