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Are Best Places to Work Also Best Places to Invest?

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/27/21 10:00 AM

Great Place to Work just released its annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2021. The top five slots went to: Cisco, Salesforce, Hilton, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and Rocket Companies in that order.

Is this something that stock pickers, and not just job-seekers, should be paying attention to?

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How Companies Pay Shareholders: Attractively Valued Companies Do More Buybacks

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/19/21 11:00 AM

As part of our ongoing series on Stock Selection, today we’re looking at the question of valuation. London Business School Professor Alex Edmans has suggested that companies can use a buyback mechanism to purchase undervalued shares, thus supporting share prices (and helping investors) at times when the market is not valuing the company properly. In this case, the company acts as its own value investor.

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High Earnings Quality Companies Do More Buybacks

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/12/21 11:00 AM

In our ongoing series about stock selection which has first focused on how companies pay their shareholders, we're going to take a slightly deeper dive into buybacks.

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Back to Buybacks: Is It More About Dilution Than Concentration?

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/6/21 10:00 AM

We mentioned previously in this series that buybacks may not capture everything (or even the most important things) when it comes to the question of whether companies should be concentrating (by taking shares off the market) shareholder ownership or diluting (putting new shares on the market).

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