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Conservative Portfolio

MasterCard is an Underappreciated Investment

MasterCard (MA) has many great qualities, including a stock that’s grown faster than 20% a year during the past decade. It’s an underappreciated investment.

McCormick’s Profit Growth Simmers Down

McCormick (MKC) bought Frank’s Red Hot in 2017, which kicked sales and profits up a notch. But that was more than a year ago. Now growth has simmered down.

Illinois Tool Works Powers Through Challenges

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) delivered 8% profit growth and powered through challenges such as higher raw material prices, tariffs, a slowing auto market & currency costs.

Apple’s Lost that Growing Feeling

Apple’s (AAPL) profit estimates just got gashed, as iPhone revenue (62% of sales) declined 15% last qtr. Sharek feels AAPL is done as a growth stock.