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Subject:  Re: Selecting stocks the Ben Graham way Date:  12/22/2004  11:06 AM
Author:  StarryNightShade Number:  35148 of 46837

Hi

The following link is to an excerpt from a book called Exposing the Myths of "Can't Miss" Investment Strategies, by Aswath Damodaran. The excerpt explains why some or even many low PE / PB stocks deseve those low price - i.e. they have low growth potential or are high risk.

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=170894&seqNum=3

Clearly this appears to be the view of analysts for the two companies you mentioned. Unless you are fairly confident that the analysts are wrong these stocks would not be bargains. This is why many people combine fundamental analysis with things like Ben Graham criteria.

SNS

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