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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Mon Jan 16

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Rocky Brands (RCKY) . 12:24 AM

RCKY Outperform

At 6x EV/FCF, Rocky Brands is an awful company that's selling really cheap. The 3.7% dividend alone is almost enough to justify the price. Long term growth estimate is 20% -- which I do *not* accept at face value given miserable historical sales [more]

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 12:24 AM

Rocky Brands (RCKY) will Outperform the S&P 500

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Fluor (FLR) . 12:21 AM

FLR Outperform

I calculate 14.5x EV/FCF on FLR, with a 1.5% divvy and 12.5% projected growth. That's still *just* short of fair value for me, and I don't really expect it to outperform strongly from this price. Just jotting the idea down in CAPS to remind me to [more]

Caps Pick

TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 12:21 AM

Fluor (FLR) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Jan 13

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TMFDitty published an article 5:32 PM

Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Stock Jumped 9% on Friday

A big share issuance could provide liquidity -- and quick profits.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:40 PM

Facebook Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Up 33% over the past year already, Raymond James thinks shares of the social titan could fly even higher.

Thu Jan 12

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TMFDitty published an article 5:07 PM

Why AK Steel Holding Corporation Lost 10% Yesterday

Analysts aren't convinced that a Trump presidency will save the steel industry.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:48 PM

Why General Dynamics' Gulfstream Business Could Crash

Fierce pricing pressure and dying rivals could sap margins at General Dynamics' most profitable business -- for a time.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:56 PM

Why Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Stock Dropped 11% Today

Are analysts losing faith in the housing market?

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TMFDitty published an article 12:41 PM

Why Vista Outdoor Inc. Stock Crashed 26% Today

There's a big hit to earnings a-coming round the bend.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:30 PM

2 Upgrades In 1 Day for Merck -- and 3 Things You Need to Know

Why Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim both love this stock.

Wed Jan 11

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TMFDitty published an article 1:56 PM

Bernstein Hates Baidu: 3 Reasons Why

Baidu's profits statement is still a shambles, and until that gets fixed, its stock will remain nixed.

Tue Jan 10

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TMFDitty published an article 11:59 AM

Illumina Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Multiple analysts see multiple reasons to love the gene-sequencing pioneer.

Mon Jan 9

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TMFDitty published an article 1:23 PM

Goldman Sachs Blasts Procter & Gamble Stock as Too "Rich" to Own

And slashes its price target by $9.

Fri Jan 6

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TMFDitty published an article 5:03 PM

Why Greenbrier Companies Inc Stock Jumped 18% on Friday

Earnings fell short, but the forecast is for sunnier days ahead.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:33 PM

Nuance Communications Stock Upgraded (Again): What You Need to Know

Priced under $16 today, one analyst sees Nuance going to $19.

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TMFDitty published an article 3:17 AM

Success! SpaceX Figures Out Why Its Rocket Blew Up

Whodunit? Hint: It wasn't Mrs. Peacock, in the library, with a candlestick.

Thu Jan 5

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TMFDitty published an article 5:53 PM

How to Trade Stocks Online

Here's a step-by-step guide for beginners on how to start investing in the stock market.

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TMFDitty published an article 2:07 PM

Western Digital Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Two buy ratings in two days make the memory maker worth a look.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:18 PM

Olin Stock's Fantastic Run in 2016 Was Way Too Much

Olin's not all bad -- but its debt load is bad enough.

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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 99.52
Player Rank 362 out of 74694
Score 5412.62
Score Change Today +0.56
Accuracy 76.24%
Active Picks 29
Total Picks 371
Best Pick PCLN (+312.56)
Worst Pick TSL (-200.40)
Average Score per Pick 14.59
Charms Earned 12
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Board Posts 2340
Recs Received 2287
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Percentage of Posts Rec'd 44.32 %
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