Blue Chips, Hot Chips: Identifying Emerging Growth Companies Most Likely to Succeed

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Investing in emerging growth companies is often thought to be a "crapshoot." But, as this book demonstrates, there's a proven strategy for investing in these companies to maximize return. How can investors spot signs to suggest that a company may be the next Microsoft, Liz Claiborne, or Home Depot? And how can they spot warning flags to suggest that a company may be the next Kaypro, ZZZZ Best, or Silk Greenhouse? This guide provides investors with the essential skills for picking undervalued securities and ...
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Overview

Investing in emerging growth companies is often thought to be a "crapshoot." But, as this book demonstrates, there's a proven strategy for investing in these companies to maximize return. How can investors spot signs to suggest that a company may be the next Microsoft, Liz Claiborne, or Home Depot? And how can they spot warning flags to suggest that a company may be the next Kaypro, ZZZZ Best, or Silk Greenhouse? This guide provides investors with the essential skills for picking undervalued securities and avoiding overvalued, hyped offerings. The skills can help any investor, even ones with little or no previous training, in finding future "gems." Blue Chips & Hot Tips starts off explaining why the reader should consider investing in emerging growth companies, why the "experts" usually recommend these companies too late, and how to rely on information readily available to all of us to make intelligent investment decisions. It then compares the performance of several successful stock offerings to some of the failures (e.g., Compaq to Kaypro, Genentech to Genex), and explains how to look for "red flags" to differentiate the winners from the losers. It also spells out market-tested suggestions, significant conclusions, and strategies to help readers spot early signs that will reduce risk while providing higher returns for investors. Detailed and comprehensive, yet written in a user-friendly style, Blue Chips & Hot Tips explains:. how to find companies with strong earnings and strong earnings growth. what to look for beyond the net income. why companies with proprietary technologies are so valuable to investors. how low tech companies can be shining stars. why investors should beware of "hot stocks" in "hot industries" why a company's management is more valuable than its technology. how to determine if a company is overvalued. and much more. In short, investors who wish to maximize returns with a minimum of risk will do well to heed this book's advice on when to i

Perfected over 15 years of evaluating initial public stock offerings, this guide's practical screening method makes it simple to identify "born winners and losers." Discover exactly what to look for in an IPO, key questions to ask, how to examine a prospectus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130894427
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 3/2/1992
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Turnons and Turnoffs
Ch. 1 Watch Out for Buffalo Chips 3
Ch. 2 Yesterday's Red Chips...Today's Blue Chips 15
Ch. 3 Spotting Turnons and Turnoffs--Predictors of Performance 35
Pt. II Evaluating The Winners and Losers Based on the Predictors
Ch. 4 Look for a Unique Product in an Attractive Market 69
Ch. 5 Invest in a Quality Management Team 95
Ch. 6 Strong Earnings and Cash Flows Plus Low Debt Equals a Winner 121
Appendix to Chapter 6: The Basics of Financial Statement Analysis 157
Ch. 7 Study the Terms of the Deal--Does It Seem Fair? 173
Pt. III Tomorrow's Winners and Losers
Ch. 8 Identifying the Companies 197
Ch. 9 The Winners 203
Ch. 10 Bumps...and Bruises 219
Ch. 11 The Losers 231
Pt. IV Putting It All Together
Ch. 12 Summary of Checklists 247
Subject Index 253
Company Index 255
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