Dr. Martin Weiss
Dr. Weiss began his career in 1971 when he founded Weiss Research, dedicated to economic research and evaluating the safety of financial institutions. After working in Japan as a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Weiss returned to the United States in 1980 to begin issuing ratings on banks and savings institutions. He issued the nation’s first independent insurance ratings in 1989, the nation’s first HMO ratings in 1994, and the nation’s first safety-oriented ratings on stocks in 2001. Unlike major Wall Street rating agencies, Weiss is free of any conflicts of interest, never accepting compensation from the rated companies. That’s why the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that Dr. Weiss’s ratings of insurance companies greatly outperformed those of Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, A.M. Best and others. It’s also probably why a study in the Wall Street Journal reported that his stock ratings outperformed those of all major Wall Street banks and research organizations. Dr. Weiss is a philanthropist and contributor in the field of education. In 1989, he cofounded the Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for gifted students from pre-K through 8th grade, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has also donated to the Campaign to End Child Homelessness as well as other causes. Dr. Weiss has testified several times before Congress, spoken frequently at major educational forums and appeared on most major television networks in the U.S. and overseas. He has presented papers on the economy and financial institutions to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the National Press Club, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and others. His educational background is diverse: Dr. Weiss studied economics and finance under the mentorship of his father. He earned a B.A. degree in political science from New York University; a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University; and fluency certifications from the Berlitz School of Languages in various foreign languages, including Cantonese, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.
Articles by Dr. Martin Weiss
This consumer packaging company beat analysts’ estimates by $0.06 last quarter. Current quarter estimates are $0.95, and earnings are scheduled to be announced on November 3.
Ball Corporation (BLL)
From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
We will allocate 2% of our original $100K portfolio to buy shares in Corporation...
Both Bank of America and Argus recently upgraded the shares of this communications company to ‘Buy’.
Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR)From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
We will allocate 2% of our original $100K portfolio to buy shares in Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR, Weiss Stock Rating B) at limit...
This tech company beat earnings forecasts by two cents last quarter, posting EPS of $0.34, and next quarter looks even more promising.
Applied Materials (AMAT) From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
Applied Materials (AMAT) provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV) related...
This building products manufacturer beat last quarter’s earnings estimates by two cents. The company’s analysts are forecasting growth next quarter of 34.3%, and 41.4% for this year. Our second recommendation today is profit-taking on a recent pick.
Quanex Building Products Corp. (NX) From Martin’s Portfolio
Sell: Pool Corp. (POOL)
From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio updated from WSBI 782, June 15, 2016
We’re putting in an order to sell all our shares in Pool Corp. (POOL) at a limit price of $95.42. Figuring in a buy price of $90.12, we should bank gain...
Our first idea today is a swimming pool company that beat EPS estimates by $0.13 in its latest quarter. Analysts are betting on growing earnings, with five raising their forecasts for this year in the past month. Zacks has also chimed in, rating company’s...
Sell: Constellation Brands (STZ) From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio Updated from WSBI 781, May 18, 2016
We’ll put in orders to sell our shares in Constellation Brands (STZ) handing us a gain of 13.8%.
• Constellation’s shares have been on a tear since early February and broke...
This beer and wine maker beat analysts’ earnings estimates by five cents last quarter, and the company is now forecasting 2017 earnings of $6.05 to $6.35 a share, compared to analysts’ estimates of $6.11 per share.
Constellation Brands (STZ)From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
Just this week, Beverage...
Sell: CBOE Holdings (CBOE) From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio Updated from WSBI 776 & 777, December 16, 2015 & January 20, 2016
We’ll put in orders to sell all our shares in CBOE Holdings (CBOE) at a limit price of $63.33 or better, handing us small...
The top five holdings of this REIT ETF are Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG, 10.33% of assets); Public Storage (PSA, 6.46%); Equity Residential (EQR, 4.77%); AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AVB, 4.13%) and Welltower Inc. (HCN, 3.97%). The ETF has a current dividend yield of paid...
Five analysts have raised their 2016 earnings estimates for this REIT. The company currently has a 3.02% distribution, paid quarterly.
Sovran Self Storage (SSS) From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
Sovran Self Storage (SSS) is an excellent example of extreme high quality.
The stock pulled back this week announcing...
This insurance company beat earnings estimates by $0.43 last quarter, and five analysts have increased their forecasts in the past 30 days. The company has a current dividend yield of 1.97%, paid quarterly.
AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)
From Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
I’m going to scoop up nice...
The goal of Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio is to provide you with a wealth-building investment strategy that does more than just grow your money. Personally designed by Dr. Martin Weiss, it aims to protect you and preserve your wealth by buying not only the safest...
This asset management firm has a reasonable P/E and pays a 5.9% dividend yield, paid quarterly.
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (AB)
from Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio
We’ve upgraded AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.’s (AB) Weiss Stock Rating from A to A+. We’ve just seen it rise to the top ten our...
This ETF has a current dividend yield of 2.37%, paid twice yearly. Its five largest holdings are: Tencent Holdings Ltd (TCTZF), 9.36% of the portfolio; China Mobile Hong Ko (CHLKF), 8.17%; China Construction Bank Corp (601939), 7.37%; Industrial & Commer (IDCBF), 6.71%; and Of...