Here is what I did know about the stock: It falls into the miscellaneous (consumer staples) sector and its market cap is a mere $220 million, so it is a microcap stock. Microcaps are doing very well this year. In fact, they are a leading asset class in 2013.
As far as its risk profile, I placed TIS in my growth and income portfolio because it also pays a 5.1% dividend.
Data from Best Stocks Now AppI did not know anything about the stock's performance or valuation, however. This is vital information in my stock assessment process. After the market closes every day, my database gathers all the new data: closing prices, earnings estimates, historical data, etc., and it crunches the numbers using the formulas that I've embedded into that process. A few hours later, out come the new rankings (one to 3,500) of all the asset classes, sectors and stocks that I follow. There is not a lot of movement from day to day as trends can stay in place for a long time. The current general trends in the market have been in place all year long. During my cursory look at TIS, I could tell that its numbers were going to come out very good. Here is why:. Let's begin with a very impressive three-year stock chart. The chart is almost always the first place I look when I hear about a new stock that I know very little about. With a chart like this, why hadn't I already heard about this company in the mainstream media? Well, it is not exactly a glamorous company. TIS manufactures tissue paper, paper towels, bathroom tissue and paper napkins for the consumer and at-home markets. Maybe nobody whispered it to you at the water cooler but you could have found it while blowing your nose! Performance Let's next look at the performance of the stock for its shareholders over the years: Data from Best Stocks Now App From a performance point of view, over the last five years TIS has delivered almost an average of 34% per year to investors. Over the last three years, it has delivered 30%; it has almost doubled the returns of the market.
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