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Exited American Greetings: 36.62% Total Return in 15 Months

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As you probably know, American Greetings (AM) is going private. A group of the founding family members (Weiss) have offered $18.20/share and the board has accepted the offer. The deal is expected to close in Jul 2013. I recommended and bought the stock first in Dec 2011. Over the last 15 months, I have added […]

[Member] Thoughts on American Greetings Go Private Bid Increase

About an hour ago I sent out an email alert indicating that Zev Weiss and family (current CEO and the founding family) have raised their bid for taking the company (AM) private to $17.5/share from the earlier $17.18/share. This follows 2 days of unexplained decline in the stock that allowed us to increase our stake […]

[Member] Recommend Continue to Hold American Greetings

American Greetings (AM) today received a buyout offer from a group led by its CEO, Zev Weiss, the President/COO Jeffrey Weiss, other executives and their families. The offer values the company at $580 million, or $17.18/share. While the offer is a 20% premium to the closing price yesterday, it still undervalues the company. The shares […]

47 Top Dividend Stocks for April 2012

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For investors searching for dividend yield, the amount of dividends paid is as important as whether the dividend can be sustained or even grown over time. For a value investor, it makes sense to look at dividend paying stocks as these stocks have a way of realizing value with each dividend payment. For this edition […]

[Member] Reducing My Targets for American Greetings (AM)

American Greetings (AM) released its Q3 earnings before the market opened yesterday morning and I have to say, they shocked everyone that follows this company and its stock. AM’s management is clearly testing investors’ patience and their reticence in the conference call to elaborate on certain items did little to assuage the shareholders. Here are […]

Best Dividend Stocks Based on Valuation

In today’s screen I pick out 5 dividend stocks with nice yields and low valuation based on earnings and/or book value. These companies maintain a payout ratio of less than 50% so the dividends are relatively safe. Additionally, I screen for stocks below $1.5 Billion in market value to give a good selection of smaller […]