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Map of Bridgeton on BOETTCHER, PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN Fiat EVER SINCE JULY 11, 1899, when the Societ Anonima Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili-Torino was formed, Fiat and the family that manages it, the Agnellis, have played a crucial part both in the development of Italian capitalism, and on the stage of Italian politics. Italian governments have always been more than willing to help out the Turin car industry both financially and politically. The first car to be produced was a 4-horsepower engine capable of about 23 miles per hour, built by 150 workers. Other models soon followed and Fiat began to mass-produce cars and to expand to European and American markets. During the company’s first 10 years, Fiat also diversified into the production of trucks, buses, trams, and marine and aero engines, and became involved in racing. Map of Bridgeton 2016.

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Perception Rules Prices

The problem, as you might recognize, is that when investors base stock prices on perceptions, situations arise in which a particular stock, a certain industry, or the market as a whole is either wildly exuberant or depressingly morose. Neither attitude might be accurate. That one of those moments has arrived is sometimes apparent, though often it’s not, because the stock market spends much of its life moving back and forth from one side of that spectrum to the other. Sometimes the moves are driven by market fundamentals, other times stock-price movements seem as random as the toss of the dice. (I’m not going to detail how to divine the fundamentals. Many books have been written on that subject. Pick one or more of those if you want a deeper understanding of how investors value stocks and analyze a company’s financial statements.)

No matter where on the spectrum you find the market, an industry, or a single stock at some particular moment, the play-book is the same: You have to determine your perception of the investments you own or the opportunities you’re interested in pursuing. The wisest decisions are almost always made independently of the crowd. When investors are rushing in and every pundit you hear is screaming buy, buy, buy, step back and consider whether t’s time to sell based on the fundamentals. Perceptions might have

moved so far ahead of reality that taking some profits off the table and awaiting a more rational environment is the smarter strategy.

And when it seems that every investor is diving for the exit, and the talking heads are bemoaning a falling sky, look for the buying opportunities. In those moments, stocks might be priced well below their fair value, letting you in on the cheap before the market as a whole recognizes it overshot the downside yet again and pushed an otherwise good company to unrealistically low levels.

The P/E ratio is a good way to determine that a stock is at unrealistically low levels, or even exuberantly priced. A company’s shares will typically trade within a historical range, and that history could be anywhere from five to twenty-five years or longer. If shares are trading well below that range, the stock may be a bargain. Above the range, it may be overpriced.

I say may because no rule on Wall Street is set in stone. Company dynamics change, and when that happens investors recalibrate the P/E ratio accordingly, either up or down depending on the circumstances. Shares that fall below their historical range, for instance, are not always a good buy; they could be falling for good reasons, such as decaying fundamentals. For decades, General Motors was an American blue chip, a stalwart of the New York Stock Exchange, a safe investment for just about any portfolio. Yet by the late nineties and into the 2000s, you could see the collision coming. GM’s fundamentals were weakening, hurt by a rash of lower-priced, higher-quality Asian imports, among other woes, and a U.S. labor force that kept the carmaker’s expenses too high. By late 2004, the shares were at roughly forty dollars, less than half their value in early 2000. Had you chosen that moment to buy GM, a moment when the shares seemed a giveaway at a P/E ratio of about eight, you would have been grabbing at a falling knife”and would have lost a few fingers in the process. GM was still a fundamentally flawed company, and the stock by late 2008

had crashed to less than five dollar a share, a price GM hadn’t seen since the late 1940s.Dividends

Dividends can help value a stock and create a floor under the share price. Some Wall Street pros will rely on a mathematical model that calculates the net present value of future dividend payments to determine a stock’s current worth. That’s a mouthful of mathematical jargon to basically say that a stock is worth all of its future dividend payments discounted back to today. Essentially, if you know a stock will pay you $100 in dividends over the next ten years, then that stock has a particular value today.

Problem is, you don’t know if that $100 will actually arrive. As the GM example shows, corporate circumstances can change dramatically in a relatively short time. GM’s downfall forced the company to slash its dividend. Companies are quite proud of their dividends; some will even include in their marketing campaign the fact that they’ve paid a dividend for fifty years, more than a century, or whatever. Thus, they are loath to cut their dividend because of the underlying message it sends”our business is struggling. But it does happen. In October 2008, amid panic in the banking sector fueled by the ever-expanding housing crisis, Bank of America, which had paid an ever-increasing dividend for years, was forced to slash its dividend payment in half to conserve capital at a time when the banking industry and the economy were on the verge of ruin.

So, you cannot simply own a stock for its dividend stream. Even the strongest companies will cut or curtail their dividend payments on occasion. When that happens, the share price is usually whacked. In the days immediately following Bank of America’s dividend cut, its stock price fell by nearly half. To be sure, that occurred during a particularly volatile moment on Wall Street, as

the stock market crashed, the economy trembled, and global markets melted down. Nevertheless, a dividend cut is never good news for a stock’s price.

That’s largely because dividends provide a floor for the stock’s price. A number of academic studies, as well as market history, have shown that in a run-of-the-mill bear market, dividend-paying stocks hold up far better than their non-dividend-paying peers. The reason: Investors often own dividend-paying stocks specifically for that consistent quarterly payment, and when stock prices fall they don’t rush to dump their shares. While the stock will still weaken, at some level it generally stabilizes, even as other companies continue down, because the dividend payment”defined by the stock’s dividend yield”entices investor into the shares. The stock price may not be headed higher any time soon, they concede, but at least the company is paying them a nice dividend to wait.

Amid a stock-market crash, however, all bets are off. Crashes incite panic, and panic leads to uninformed selling as investors dump stocks to raise cash out of fear that not doing so will lead to, ever-deeper losses. It’s at those moments that judiciously wading into the carnage can lead you to otherwise strong companies with big dividend payments that are going to survive the bloodletting.

Dividend yield: Annual dividend payment divided by stock price. Yields, like P/E ratios, run the gamut from less than 1 percent to 10 percent or more, depending upon company and industry. And like P/E ratios, yields that are above or below historical norms can signal an expensive or a cheap stock. If a yield is higher than normal, the stock might be cheap; lower than normal and it might be too expensive. But beware: Exceedingly high yields can signal trouble, since they mean the stock price is deeply depressed, a sign that investors have lost faith in a company for whatever reason. These are the companies most likely to cut their dividends to conserve cash.



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