Investing Wisely - Comcast: Forecasts / Confirmations = Results!

By: Steve Bauer | Mon, Sep 24, 2012
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It is Really Quite Simple - F / C - R

It begins with Accurate Forecasting and Analytic Procedures that produce consistent profits, then it requires Well Honed Fundamental, Technical and Consensus Opinion --Conformations, and it nearly always ends with Profitable - Results. (F / C = R)

My most recent series of articles, posted here in are: AA, AAPL, BAC, C, CMCSA, CSCO, F, GE, GOOG, INTC, MSFT, AT&T and XOM. These are my High Profile / Bellwether Companies I primarily use in my work / analytics. (They are NOT often my favorite Companies to recommend Buying to my Clients! They are too stogy and other Companies often have a much better - Risk to Reward Ratio.) You may want to re-read these articles to confirm the accuracy of my forecasts and guidance for these Companies.

Report Card on ALL 13 of these Securities from the Professor -- Dr. Steve

Time Frame Status Approximate
Profitability to
Report Card -
Grade for this
Bullish Cycle:
All the Above 13 Symbols Date of publishing my Article on the Company. (please see my Archive). Still Holding - - It has been about 3 months.
As noted below, I expect to take profits in the very Near-Term.
13 of 13 are Profitable.
18% Average Profitability. A+

Professors, F / C = R - Forecast /Opinion of: Comcast (CMCSA): (June 22nd.)

Quoting my (June 22nd.) Forecast: "My Forecast is that CMCSA will have a bounce (near-term) rally in the near-term and then continue lower. There is not a bright picture for CMCSA in the foreseeable future."

That Forecast was clearly very accurate. On June 22nd. - Comcast was selling for $30.00 and it is currently at $36.00. (Not much, about 20% but an accurate and profitable forecast during this three month period. I expect to be taking profits in the very near-term - remember GE is amongst one of the most stogy Dow Companies to own!). You may also want to check my June 22nd.. - Report Card on CMCSA - that too was very accurate. (see below)

If you will read this and my last six Company postings, here in you will note that ALL my previously written Articles (about 3 months ago) have provided: Accurate Forecasts and were All Profitable to date.

It is most important for you to understand that my work / analytics, as has been mentioned many times, is based on a Methodology that focuses on two key aspects of analytics. The first and primary is Fundamental Valuation and the second is Inflection Point (Technical) analysis. It is also critical for consistent profits to understand My Rotation Model.

My article here in on "My Rotation Model" supports the above notes. (click here).

At this time and based on the above mentioned "focus" that I expect to take profits in ALL the thirteen Companies listed above, based on my rather accurate Forecasts of about three months ago. Future articles on the balance of the above Symbols that I have posted will likely be sold and this profits locked in. Unfortunately I cannot post these articles on Companies in the same manner I can communicate (Email) my private Clientele.

If you would like to have private Email Alerts or Warnings first please thoroughly study and read my notes in the following graphic of the Dow Jones 30 Industrials -- then Email me. URL:$INDU&p=W&yr=1&mn=6&dy=0&id=p50720233760&a=270034212

Current - Professors, F / C = R - Forecast / Opinion of: Comcast (CMCSA): (September 24th.)

I am now Forecasting a pull back for Comcast but (like my recent article on Cisco Systems) my next Forecast is pending on much more data from my Confirmations procedures. (see below for my definition / explanation of "Confirmations") Unfortunately, the timing of my Forecasts depends on the Company and not the calendar. Providing Forecasts that are not in sync with the fundamental valuations and technical price movement, for me, is just plain foolish as well as expensive.

Note: If you are interested in privately receiving my on going forecasts for any of the above Symbols or perhaps your current holdings - just send me a request by Email. I will have a couple of questions for you but promise to reply with my best guidance.

So, how much higher will CMCSA go? Not much and certainly not enough to consider taking a long position at this level. Remember, the longer term trend is down. I suggest it is simple not very smart to "buck" a trend such as this by owning or holding any common stock.

Future Fundamental Valuations for Comcast and its Industry Groups are NOT becoming more positive as those I have reviewed over the past number of months. For those of you who believe Fundamental "Valuations" are not extremely important, not an excellent lead indicators, and not essential to consistently profitable analytics you hopefully will accept my encouragement to change your mind. I have continued to diligently do my Valuation Analytics for over 50 years. May I say that work has been very good to me as well as for my Clients.

My below two charts tell the story of the future direction of Comcast.

There are similar charts for the above listed securities and my entire universe to that job very well. Clearly, my Forecasts for CMCSA have been accurate for a very long time. I publish and have published articles with warnings on Comcast in early 2011 as being a Company in the Dow 30 - "Not To Own." Clearly, as noted on the below charts, it has under-performed the Market since that time. At this time, it does not give any hope or promise of recovering soon.

You should understand that my Technical Analysis work is always supported by my Fundamental Valuation of all companies in my universe. I stress the word "all" and my simple little formula noted above works like nothing I have ever seen or read about. I can offer a similar review on any or "all" companies at your request. I will be simple responding to your query with a couple of questions and then give you my most current analytic forecast / opinion.

Conservative Guidance, Direction and Forecasts is what Authors, Financial Analysts and Asset Managers should be paid to do specifically for you. Consistent Accuracy is why I publish these thumbnail articles for your evaluation. I believe 50 years of experience will give you reason to find my work very much worth and profitable.

My article here in on "My Rotation Model" supports the above notes. (click here).

Comcast is not a company to Buy or Short at this time. I am just saying there are many other Companies (on my lists) that are currently excellent prospects for Buying or Shorting. I suggest those Companies are more prudent to own. They will also help you with understanding my logo of - Investing Wisely.

Two-Year Chart of Comcast

Two-Year Chart of Comcast

Twenty-Year Chart of Comcast

Twenty-Year Chart of Comcast versus S&P500
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Notes: a Forecast is just that, an opinion based on the fundamental - valuation, technical charts and consensus opinion on data as well as the information and data that is available at the time of publishing the article. The single factor that can upset a very good forecast is the News. That is why it is important to stay with the facts and real data and not be influenced by outside and temporal flows of media information. Each week I intend on featuring a new and well-known company for your consideration. I am sorry that cannot possible keep a weekly update for you. If you would like my most current thoughts on this or another company, please contact me by Email. (Serious investors only - Please!)

Important Caveat for - My Opinions and Forecasts:

Caveat (an example): I am currently Forecasting a pull back for Comcast. I must use the following explanation to qualify the "When" the pull back will actually begin. It (a pull back or a rally) is always dependent and pending much more data from my Confirmations procedures. (see below for my definition / explanation of "Confirmations").

On any given date it is easy for me to accurately determine a short or long term trend. It is not all that easy to "Pin Point" the "When" a new Bullish or Bearish Inflection Point will occur.

Understand I write these article once or more times per week for my financial blogs and other Advisory Consulting and individual Clients. And, it is a fact that the combined Bullish and Bearish Inflection Points (historically) only occur 3 - 5 times per year.

Comcast is another perfect example: I am Forecasting yet another Bearish Inflection Point. It may have (that) Bearish Inflection Point in the next few days or the Bearish Inflection Point may not occur for several more week. I can forecast, with high probability the Inflection Point is in the making, but I need my "Confirmations" to tell me "When" actual Bearish Infection Point occurs.

That is your problem of being a Follower and not a Client. I Email my Clients on the day my Conformations all kick in and make specific formal (low risk) security recommendations specifically for their needs, goals and objectives. Remember - That event occurs just 3 - 5 times per year. Projected profits are always a minimum of 15% per security per recommendation for Buying or Short Selling.

I hope you will want to Email me with your questions and thoughts about this Caveat and my procedures for guidance in making consistent annual profits.

Confirmations: "Confirmations" occur "When" about a dozen of my special fundamental valuation models and technical chart configurations - kick in. This (waiting) requires much Discipline and Patience for making Wise Investment decisions. I can anticipate a "Conformation" kicking in, but there are always times when I am disappointed. It just does not happen as expected! That, in a nut-shell, is the incredible value of my "Conformations. So, it is back to using my Methodology and waiting for the next investment opportunity to come along.

Results: Positive results, like most things in life, come after doing a superior job. A superior job comes from experience and hard work.

Report Card on Comcast - (June 22nd.)

Fundamental -
weighting (40%)
Technical -
weighting (35%)
Consensus Opinion -
weighting (25%)
Financial Analysts are ALWAYs WAY TOO Bullish...
Report Card -
(0 - 100 / A - F)
CMCSA Good Good Good 73 / C- - - Descending

Current - Report Card on Comcast - (September 24th.)

Fundamental -
weighting (40%)
Technical -
weighting (35%)
Consensus Opinion -
weighting (25%)
Financial Analysts are ALWAYs WAY TOO Bullish. . .
Report Card -
(0 - 100 / A - F)
CMCSA Good Very Good Good 72 / C- - - - Descending

My weighted Fundamental, Technical and Consensus Opinion ratings range from Excellent to Very Poor. Grades below 90 / A are not current (never are) candidates for buying. Grades above 60 / F are not current (never are) candidates for short selling. Information and data are ever changing, so be alert. Every companies "Grade" can from a neutral grade (60 to 90 / D to B) to a buy (greater than 90) or short sale (less than 60) in a very short time.

My article here in on "My Rotation Model" supports the above notes. (click here).

Do not buy or short Comcast, Inc. without talking with a seasoned financial analyst or perhaps visiting with me via Email.

I suggest that you to take a long look at this 20-year chart. Having a longer-term perspective of a possible future investment will always give you a more consistent bottom line. Comparing CMCSA with the SPDR, S&P 500 ETF (SPY) tells a very compelling story. If you would like my guidance as to why I suggest that this chart is so important, just let me know.

I am the guy who wrote the 38 week course on Investment Basics. See the link on the right column (side-bar) of - Home Page.

General Market - Where are We and Where are we Going?

My fundamentals are over-valued. My technicals are over-bought. My consensus opinions are much too bullish. The economy is in much more peril than is being reported by the media.

Therefore, I continue to be bearish on the general market and the economy for the foreseeable future.

I will keep you posted ...

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Steve Bauer

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Steven H. Bauer, Ph.D.

Steve Bauer

Steve has several degrees, i.e. post graduate degrees and doctorate and a great deal of (too much) continued education. For seven years, he did a stent as a University Professor of Finance and Economics.

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