TMFWillSommers

Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews (TMFWillSommers), a northern Virginia native, began following the Fool as a teenager as part of his lifelong love of investing. He graduated from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar, after which he promptly began a nine-year career in the corporate strategy practice of a big consulting firm. Along the way, he picked up an MBA from UC Berkeley and worked briefly at two California hedge funds. But he never forgot about his passion for finding great investments, and he's thrilled to be back in his hometown, working for the Fool. He enjoys scouring financial statements, pontificating on competitive advantage, and any outdoor activity.

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Tue Aug 29

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Tue Aug 22

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFWillSommers wrote about 3M (MMM) . 11:45 AM

MMM Outperform

3M isn’t nimble – but it is consistent. It has beaten the S&P over the past 1, 3, 5, 10, and 15 year periods. In heady up-markets, I’d expect it to lag. In flat or bear markets, it should do at least a little better than the market. Considering we’re [more]

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3M (MMM) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Aug 11

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFWillSommers wrote about Edwards Lifesciences (EW) . 3:44 PM

EW Outperform

Selling medical products, especially non-recurring, complicated devices, is a tough business. Aside from competition, there are worries about heavy R&D spending, FDA approval, payor reimbursement, doctor/patient acceptance, etc… And Edwards is [more]

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Edwards Lifesciences (EW) will Outperform the S&P 500

Thu Jul 20

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Wed May 31

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Thu May 25

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFWillSommers wrote about The Clorox Company (CLX) . 10:49 AM

CLX Outperform

Thanks to consumer brand loyalty, product innovation, and the nature of its products (necessary, consumable, and a small part of a consumer’s overall disposable income), Clorox has pricing power. Since 2005, the firm has made 66 price increases [more]

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TMFWillSommers made a pick in CAPS. 10:49 AM

The Clorox Company (CLX) will Outperform the S&P 500

Tue May 9

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Tue Apr 25

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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 99.67
Player Rank 237 out of 71203
Score 7438.16
Score Change Today -55.04
Accuracy 83.13%
Active Picks 125
Total Picks 682
Best Pick CMG (+470.16)
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Average Score per Pick 10.91
Charms Earned 12
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Boards Stats & Trivia

Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool SN Odyssey
Board Posts 1383
Recs Received 4076
People who have rec'd these posts 881
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) N/A
Threads Started 381
Threads Started Percentage 27.55 %
Most Frequent Board Motley Fool Stock Advisor
Very First Post Re: TMFarticle on Berkshire; - $71 billion of fl (4/5/2012)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 69.27 %
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