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Super stocks

Author: Fisher, Kenneth L. Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2008.Edition: Reissued ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 270 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0071499814Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


CONTENTS Super Stocks Super Stocks Preface xi Acknowledgments-How PART ONE This Book Came to Pass xv THE ANATOMY OF A SUPER STOCK Chapter 1 Get Rich with the "Glitch" 3 Analyzing Super Stocks-In Search of "The Perfect Glitch" Chapter 2 What Makes the Glitch Twitch? 17 Tough Times Separate the Men from the Boys: A Warning First. They'll Bitch at the Glitch. "Success Has a Thousand Fathers, but Failure Is a Bastard." Some Companies Make It-Some Don't. . PARTTWO VALUATION ANALYSIS Chapter 3 Conventional Approaches to Stock Valuation-The Riddle: Ten Times Earning's Is too High and a Thousand Times Is Too Low 31 The Problem: If Left Field and Right Field Don't Work, Get Out of the Stadium. Earnings-Based Methods: The "Underpriced, Low P/EU School. The Growth Stock School of Thought. The Ben Graham Approach"Remarkable but Not Enough.'' The Solution. Chapter 4 Pricing Is Everything-Use Price Sales Ratios 39 Bulls, Bears, and Turkeys. Understanding Price Sales Ratios (PSRs). What Does the Relationship between Price and Sales Mean? A Case in Point: The Datapoint. A Super Stock Is a Super Company Bought at a Low PSR Relative to the Company's Size. What Is a Low PSR, What Is a High PSR, and Why? Studying the Solution. Getting the Right Slant on Stocks. Swimming Upstream as You Grow. A Fear of Heights. The Threshold of Never-Never Land. The Economics of Going Public. Chapter 5 Price Research Ratios-The Cost of a Good Set of Brains 61 The Problem-Landing a Whale. What is the Price Research Ratio? Research Is Just a Commodity. Market Research Wags Technical Research: The Solution. Rules for Using PRRs. Problems with PRRs. Chapter 6 Applying Price Sales Ratios to Nonsuper Stocks 75 PSRs, the Broader Concept. Lessons of the Past-PSRs in the Bull Market of the 1960s and Early 1970s.PSRs and the Great American Smokestack Stock. Use PSRs as THE Stock Market Tming Device. Fisher's Rules for Erning the Stock Market. PSRs in the "Garbage Dump" of the Stock Market. Chapter 7 Fortunes from Failures-The Myth of the 1930s 95 Through the Time Warp. IBM Not a Growth Stock? Spectacular Profits with Low-PSR Stocks. What about All Those Great Companies? PART THREE FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS Chapter 8 Super Companies: The Business AspectsStalking Excellence 109 Basic Business Traits. Growth Orientation. Marketing Excellence: Quanta-Ray: "Underpromise;Overperform"-Customers Are the Best Salesmen. Is Management in Control of Marketing? How Are Sales and Smice Handled? Find the Unfair Advantage: Does the Customer Get the "Best Bang for the Buck"? Labor Relations Are Critical. Financial Controls--Question the Answers. Chapter 9 Avoid Risk-Avoid Competition 127 David and the Anteaters. Avoid the Maces Anteaters Hang Out. The Japanese Zap Large Markets-Sometimes. Small (and Different) Is Beautiful. Remember Your Teddy Roosevelt-Walk Softly but Carry a Strong Balance Sheet. Who Stands behind the Financials? Who Has Controlling Interest? Chapter 10 Margin Analysis-All I Really Want in Life Is an Unfair Advantage 135 The Problem. Some Definitions. Look for Clues from the Past: Who Kicked the Sleeping Dog? When i n Doubt, Ask! From Rags to Riches. Something Rather Unique Must Be Done. All I Really Want in Life Is an Unfair Advantage: High Market Share Can Be an Unfair Advantage. Relative Market Share Is More Powerful Still. Chapter 11 Margin Analysis Continued-Fomzulas and Rules 149 A Forecasting Formula for Margin Analysis: Some Examples. Rules for Margin Analysis. No One Is Perfect-You Don't Have to Be. PART FOUR DYNAMICS Chapter 12 Into Action-There's Method to the Madness 159 Where Is the Magic Key? Opportunities Are Seldom Labeled: Scan for Low PSRs. Scan for Money-Losing Companies. Scan for Qualitative Assessments of Superior Companies. The Best Research Facilities Cost Nothing to Use. Take an Important Side Step in Time. The Key to Esoteric and Little-Known Publications. Avoid Competition from Wall Street. Visit the Company: Getting Your Foot in the Door. Contact Customers, Competitors, Suppliers, and Investment Professionals. It's Time to Reach a Conclusion. - Chapter 13 Bringing It All Back Home-When to Sell 179 When Is the Bloom off the Rose? Beware of Heights: There Is Nothing Like a Good Long Ride. After You've Sold, You've Reached the End of the Line. Chapter 14 Verbatim Corporation-Disco Baby 183 Early History: The President Is Gone. A Competitor by Comparison. The Stock and the PSR: Taking the Plunge. The Competitive Nappers Wake Up. Smiling All the Way to the Bank. - Chapter 15 California Microwave-Ride the Wave 209 Early History. This Company Was Worth Further Investigation. Oops! The Other Shoe Drops. Taking the Plunge. Riding the Wave. New Blood. Everybody Loves a Happy Ending. Appendixes Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Index 263 235 239 241 245 249 253

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