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Company Description: Sysco Corporation is a large distributor of food and related products, primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description

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Earlier this week I wrote about my process of doing a quick initial company review to get an idea of whether I might be interested in adding a company to my watch list or not. I used 4 companies to show as examples and one of those companies that I wanted to do a more in depth analysis of was 3M Company (MMM).

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Company Description: Community Trust Bank Corp. owns and operates Community Trust Bank, Inc. of Pikeville, KY, which provides commercial banking services in Kentucky and West Virginia; and a trust company. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description

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One of these overlooked dividend stocks in the current bull market has been McDonald’s (MCD). Although 2013 was an outstanding year for the U.S. market as a whole, McDonald’s was a notable laggard. Here is a price graph with the 2013 performance for MCD and the S&P 500:

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Company Description: Kellogg Company is a leading producer of ready-to-eat cereal also sells snack and convenience foods such as cookies, crackers, potato chips, cereal bars, fruit snacks and frozen waffles. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Procter & Gamble (PG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: The Procter & Gamble Company is a leading consumer products company markets household and personal care products in more than 180 countries.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. This dividend champion has paid dividends since 1935 and has increased them for 41 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in February 2013 when the Board of Directors approved a 9.50% increase in the quarterly annual dividend to 81 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), and Clorox (CLX).

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Darden Restaurant Inc. (DRI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Darden Restaurant Inc. operates the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille chains.

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It seems the older I get the more I fight with my weight. I know how to lose weight – I have done it several times. The formula is not difficult, eat less and exercise more. My problem, like many others, is in the implementation. In much the same way, the formula to building wealth is rather simple – spend less than you earn and invest the difference. Once again implementation is where many people come up short. With the right focus and some positive feedback, building wealth can be much easier than shedding the spare tire around your mid-section. Here’s how to do it…

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Consolidated Edison, Inc. is an electric and gas utility holding company serves parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.