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Subject:  Re: Sycamore Networks - Classic G&D pick Date:  2/23/2006  10:28 PM
Author:  kahunacfa Number:  1908 of 1933

"I went to the local Library to browse through their copy of the Value Line Investment Survey."

Can you tell us (well, me really) more about Value Line Investment Survey? - stevenjklein | Date: 2/23/06 9:28 PM | Number: 1907

The Value Line Investment Survey is a service provided my Value Line in which they write a one page report on most public companies. When I first start to do research on a company, I go to a public library that subscribes to the Value Line service - most do and make a copy of the company's report.

A free Value Line Report on the DOW30 Industrial companies can obtained here: http://www.valueline.com. Look on the lower left portion of the web-page in the brown section where you will find DOW30. Click on that, and a page will come-up with the thirty companies in the DOW30 listed. Click on the company, then on the report and a pdf. copy of the report will be displayed which you can print a free copy.

I generally ignore the rankings on the report, because some of my best investments have had 5-5-5 rankings such as Philip Morris (MO) when I bought 1,000 shares of it for my IRA in the year 2000 at $20.0625 per share. At that price, on the year 2000 dividend MO had a 9.54% dividend yield, tax-free in my IRA. MO closed at $73.38 today, 23 February 2006.

Kahuna,CFA

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