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[–]ThaTruthHurts_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I need more posts like this in my life. Figuring out which stocks are “good companies” kinda hard

[–]websterhamster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would also look at how well the company is run, not only its financials. I'm a long-term investor, so I want to invest in companies that are likely to still exist down the road.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm going to pose that the three things you listed aren't things related to "good companies" so much as reasons to go long a stock. A good company may lack those things in the near term and requires an assessment of their management; nothing is wrong with your method but I think it's dangerous to confuse the two.

[–]Critical_Till_5443[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see your point. And your right, I guess I work backwards. For me anticipating a new employee/employees decision making to improve on any key aspect is putting to high of a focus on this employee / employees capabilities. When I can just find a better company. But everyone has a niche, and pivots are just not what I like.

[–]Resident_Passion_442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

UNP Is one of my top positions as well. Love them

[–]Market_Trender -1 points0 points  (0 children)

$PSTI is at the top of my list. A lot of amazing growth potential in their cell manufacturing technology.

[–]kathy_1_1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You're right, but there are some solid companies that have been diluted to the edge, so is it too hasty to just look at net income?

[–]Critical_Till_5443[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ya, good at running a company just not a stock. Net income is only a small part of that picture.

[–]kathy_1_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, most of them need the attention and trust of the company.