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Valuation analysis for Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS)

Slow but steady is sometimes very good, but slower than before can be dangerous.  Stocks that grow more slowly than they had before eventually experience valuation adjustments, but sometimes the process takes a little while.

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Has Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) Turned the Corner?

For the year, the stock price of Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) is up about 32 percent, strongly outpacing both the Dow and the DRG, a market-capitalization index representing a cross section of widely held, high capitalized pharmaceutical industry companies.

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Valuation analysis for Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS)

Some stocks grow faster than others, and when we find stocks like this it is important for us to make note of them.  It is not always right to chase the stocks when they run, but it can be rewarding to buy them when they dip.

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Valuation analysis for Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK)

When earnings decline in the face of increasing revenue the first thing that comes to mind is margin pressure.  This is not always true, sometimes companies can redirect revenues towards growth instead, but eventually those companies need to bring those added revenues to the bottom line to satisfy shareholders.

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Valuation analysis for Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

In financial circles where valuation matters investors typically like to see a parallel relationship between earnings and revenue.  This relationship is not expected to be one for one, but if earnings are increasing at the same time revenues are declining investors who look for value often become concerned.

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