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Vol.16 #6 Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:50PM EST

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Market Stance: BULLISH (since December 8, 2017)


Typical Client Performance
Bought Forward Air Corp. (FWRD)
Sold iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) +3.0%
Typical Client Portfolio
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Deen Capital S&P 500
Year-to-date as of January 10, 2018 +1.7% * +2.8%
12 months (Jan 10, 2017 to Jan 10, 2018) +19.3% * +23.4%
24 months (Jan 10, 2016 to Jan 10, 2018) +44.6% * +48.7%
36 months (Jan 10, 2015 to Jan 10, 2018) +30.6% * +42.6%
48 months (Jan 10, 2014 to Jan 10, 2018) +27.9% * +61.3%
60 months (Jan 10, 2013 to Jan 10, 2018) +70.2% * +105.8%

* An average of managed accounts, net after all commissions and fees.

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Bought Forward Air Corp. (FWRD)

Initial percent of portfolio (approx.)9.1%
Net buy price in managed accounts*$60.50
Most recent close (Jan 10)$59.20
Net change (based on net buy price)+1.30
Today's volume as of 4:00PM EST399,828 ($24.2 million)
Average daily volume139,900 ($8.5 million)
This year's earnings-per-share$2.32 (est)
Next year's earnings-per-share$2.75 (est)
P/E using next year's earnings22.0 (est)
Earnings growth rate, next 5 years13% per year (est)

* Buy prices shown are net after commissions and fees.

Today, Thursday, January 11, 2018, I bought FWRD, for both client and my personal accounts.

Here's why I bought this stock:

+ Breakout: Three days ago, on Monday, Jan 8, the stock was up sharply on heavy volume. This was a breakout from a 34-month range to a new 24-year high.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the stock gave back some of those gains on profit-taking. Today, the stock is up again, again on heavy volume.

+ Solid recent sales growth. Here are the quarterly year-to-year sales growth rates from the last four quarters, in chronological order: +3%, +8%, +12%, and, most recently, for the quarter ended Sep 30, +12% to $280.2 million.

+ Three quarters of excellent recent earnings-per-share growth. Here are the quarterly EPS figures for the last eight quarters:

Dec 16 vs Dec 15: 58c vs 61c
Mar 17 vs Mar 16: 47c vs 43c
Jun 17 vs Jun 16: 64c vs 57c
Sep 17 vs Sep 16: 58c vs 51c

+ Strong and rising earnings-per-share estimates for next year: According to recent data from First Call, the consensus earnings estimate for 2017 is $2.32, revised downward from $2.35 90 days ago (but up from 2016 actual earnings of $2.08); and the consensus estimate for 2018 is $2.75, revised upward from $2.63 90 days ago.

Valuation: At 22 times next year's estimated earnings and a projected 5-year annualized earnings growth rate of 13%, the stock may not be a bargain, but is, in my opinion, priced within reason.

+ History of earnings surprises: This company has reported earnings-per-share at least 3c above estimates in each of the past three quarters. Most recently, for the quarter ended Sep 30, they "beat the Street" by 6c.

- The company's industry group ("Transportation - Truck") is ranked #6 for relative strength out of 197 industry groups tracked by Investor's Business Daily. This ranking changes daily, and it has been generally fairly stable over recent weeks and months.

+ The stock's 200-day moving average is rising, indicating a long-term uptrend.

-KD, Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sold iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) +3.0%

Net sell price in managed accounts*$277.70
Date(s) boughtDec 27 2017; Dec 28 2017
Net buy price in managed accounts*$269.57
Holding period2.1 weeks
Gain/loss in managed accounts*+3.0% (after commissions)

* Buy and sell prices shown are net after commissions and fees. This means that the gain/loss shown is also net after transaction expenses.

Today, Thursday, January 11, 2018, I sold IVV, for both client and my personal accounts.

I sold just enough IVV to pay for FWRD. We remain fully invested.

-KD, Thursday, January 11, 2018

Typical Client Portfolio

Company Name Stock
% of
Forward Air Corp. FWRD 01/11/18 $60.50 $60.39 0.0 9.1% -0.2%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY 01/10/18 $273.76 $275.66 0.1 27.0% +0.7%
iShares Core S&P 500 IVV 12/29/17 $269.64 $277.68 1.9 34.7% +3.0%
iShares Core S&P 500 IVV 12/28/17 $269.58 $277.68 2.0 0.8% +3.0%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY 12/08/17 $265.44 $275.66 4.9 28.4% +3.9%
Cash 0.0%  
Total 100%  

* Buy prices shown are net after commissions.

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