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First American: A Stock I'd Love to Own
The key to successful value investing is to identify great companies and wait for the market to put them on sale.

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By Philip Durell (TMFAdmiral)
August 1, 2005

A superior financial firm
First American (NYSE: FAF) is usually characterized as a title insurance company, but it is so much more than that. Sure, title insurance is a major part of the business, but the key to First American's success is its focus on creating, expanding, and improving its consumer and business databases. I also happen to like First American because its share price has risen by 50% since I first recommended the company to Inside Value members last September. Despite the rise, I still believe the company to be significantly undervalued -- just not quite at the margin of safety that I would require before purchasing shares...
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