TMFDitty

Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Thu Jul 21

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Leidos Holdings (LDOS) . 9:49 PM

LDOS Outperform

EV/FCF is 9.8 on a 10% growth rate and 2.6% dividend yield. This isn't the most exciting defense play in the world, but in today's overvalued market, it's a rare bargain.

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 9:49 PM

Leidos Holdings (LDOS) will Outperform the S&P 500
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TMFDitty published an article 7:51 PM

Better Buy: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. vs. Leidos

Some questions are easy to answer. This is one of those times.

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TMFDitty published an article 3:19 PM

Better Buy: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. vs. L-3 Communications

Given your druthers, which would you buy: High-tech and diversified, or concentrated and cheap?

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TMFDitty published an article 1:24 PM

Nokia Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Investors got excited over the Samsung licensing deal. But did they get excited enough?

Wed Jul 20

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TMFDitty published an article 3:29 PM

Lockheed Martin Takes Another Crack at the Submarine Market

The world's biggest military aerospace company has a strange fascination with warships.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:30 PM

Disney Stock Downgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Everything looks great at the House of Mouse. Everything but the stock price.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:04 PM

Like Legal Monopolies? Try These 3 Pipeline Stocks

Invest in oil and gas pipelines -- for fun and profit!

Tue Jul 19

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TMFDitty published an article 5:28 PM

Navy to Help Coast Guard Double Its Icebreaker Fleet in Early 2020s

The Coast Guard says it needs icebreakers -- has been saying it for years -- but somehow never gets around to building them.

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TMFDitty published an article 4:11 PM

Carrier-Based UAVs to Begin Flying in 2020s

No one knows quite what the MQ-25A Stingray stealth drone will look like, but here's what we do know about it.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:17 PM

Lockheed Martin Beats Earnings, Lockheed Stock Goes Nowhere

A big earnings beat yields a stock price basically right back where it began pre-earnings.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:46 PM

3D Systems and Stratasys Stock Downgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Piper Jaffray issues a doomsday prediction for 3-D printing stocks. But not for all of them...

Mon Jul 18

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TMFDitty published an article 3:04 PM

SpaceX Scores Another Touchdown

But investors still can't bet on this game.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:04 PM

Groupon Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Groupon stock is down, but is it out? One analyst sees a light at the end of the tunnel.

Fri Jul 15

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TMFDitty published an article 2:20 PM

Obama Budgeted $30 Billion for Science & Tech in 2016: Which Companies Stand to Benefit?

That's a lot of zeroes, here's who stands to benefit the most.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:40 PM

AMC Networks Downgraded: 3 Reasons AMC Could Be a Dead Man Walking

Zombies aren't famous for having a good shelf life, and one analyst thinks that AMC is starting to stink.

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TMFDitty published an article 2:10 AM

The Simple Reason Why I Won't Buy ExxonMobil Stock

There are many reasons for an investor to avoid Exxon stock, but I only need just one.

Thu Jul 14

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TMFDitty published an article 4:09 PM

3 Terrible Reasons to Buy Tesla Stock

The electric car company has plenty of legitimately positive attributes. But if any of these shaky ideas are part of your investment thesis, you might want to rethink adding it to your portfolio.

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TMFDitty published an article 2:06 PM

3 Beaten-Up Big-Brand Stocks: Are They Bargains?

These household names are down, but they don't look out.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:42 PM

Buy Bank of America and Citigroup, Sell JPMorgan? 3 Things You Need to Know

Two little piggy banks get buy ratings, but one of them gets none.

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CAPS Player Rating 99.59
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Score 5202.04
Score Change Today +8.20
Accuracy 75.84%
Active Picks 47
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