Published Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:33:20 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
First American Financial total return over-performed the DOW average for my 51-month test period by 80.62%, which is excellent for this financial services company.
First American Financial Has increased its dividend for 10 of the last ten years and presently has a yield of 3.1%, which is above average.
First American Financial one-year forward CAGR of 8% is good and will give you growth as the United States population and housing sector grow with the low-interest rates.
First American Financial (FAF) is a buy for the dividend growth and total return investor providing financial services to the real estate sector. FAF has sound management and has continued to grow its business by using its cash to expand by adding to its existing locations and also increasing its closing capabilities with the buy of bolt-on companies. First American Financial is being reviewed for The Good Business Portfolio, my IRA portfolio of good business companies that are balanced among all styles of investing. The dividend was increased in March 2020 to $0.44/Qtr. or a 4.8% increase from the previous dividend of $0.42/Qtr.
I use a set of guidelines that I codified over the last few years to review the companies in The Good Business Portfolio (my portfolio) and other companies that I am considering. For a complete set of guidelines, please see my article "The Good Business Portfolio: Update to Guidelines, August 2018". These guidelines provide me with a balanced portfolio of income, defensive, total return, and growing companies that hopefully keeps me ahead of the Dow average.
When I scanned the five-year chart, First American Financial has a good chart going up and to the right for 2016- 2020 YTD in a bumpy pattern, with the recent correction down. First American Financial is underpriced and is on sale at the present price due to the present correction.
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First American Financial is being reviewed in the following topics below.
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