Corning Inc

GLW-N

NYSE:GLW

31.20
0.51 (1.66%)
Corning Incorporated is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.
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BUY
BUY
August 22, 2018

Is in a great spot whether new home building or repairing an older home. Their business model is in great shape. The company has not had that much growth, so fits the model of value stocks, and having a jump. Great one to own for the longer term.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
August 22, 2018

Is in a great spot whether new home building or repairing an older home. Their business model is in great shape. The company has not had that much growth, so fits the model of value stocks, and having a jump. Great one to own for the longer term.

BUY
BUY
August 1, 2018

He expects double-digit earnings growth for the next 2-3 years. They have a pristine balance sheet and expects to see further dividend growth. They are involved in “gorilla glass” used in cellphone screens. They are a technology based company with not a lot of competitors.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
August 1, 2018

He expects double-digit earnings growth for the next 2-3 years. They have a pristine balance sheet and expects to see further dividend growth. They are involved in “gorilla glass” used in cellphone screens. They are a technology based company with not a lot of competitors.

BUY
BUY
April 9, 2018

Loves it and is still buying it. They make guerilla glass for iPhones. Share buybacks will aggressively continue. They have little competition.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
April 9, 2018

Loves it and is still buying it. They make guerilla glass for iPhones. Share buybacks will aggressively continue. They have little competition.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 30, 2018

This has been buying back shares like crazy. Bought back about a 3rd of shares outstanding. They are still sitting with a ton of cash. They make the Gorilla glass for iPhones. Fibre optics, which was their big business back in the late 90s, has re-emerged again. Also has some other businesses that are related in the medical business and the emissions business. A double-digit grower selling at about 13X this year's earnings, so it is really, really cheap. Dividend yield of 1.91%. (Analysts' price target is $33.95.)

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
January 30, 2018

This has been buying back shares like crazy. Bought back about a 3rd of shares outstanding. They are still sitting with a ton of cash. They make the Gorilla glass for iPhones. Fibre optics, which was their big business back in the late 90s, has re-emerged again. Also has some other businesses that are related in the medical business and the emissions business. A double-digit grower selling at about 13X this year's earnings, so it is really, really cheap. Dividend yield of 1.91%. (Analysts' price target is $33.95.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 3, 2018

A very good company. The key reason he doesn't own this is that he doesn't like the fibre business. A lot of people believe no more fibre will be necessary incrementally. As we increase productivity of multiplexing over fibre, we haven't had to install it in the same fashion as in the past as broadband grew. Their display business bothers him a little, because it is a business where customers demand price cuts sequentially. He doesn't like businesses that have to cut prices. What would interest him is if their ion impregnated glass (gorilla glass) can be used in automobiles. It would substantially reduce the weight in a car.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
January 3, 2018

A very good company. The key reason he doesn't own this is that he doesn't like the fibre business. A lot of people believe no more fibre will be necessary incrementally. As we increase productivity of multiplexing over fibre, we haven't had to install it in the same fashion as in the past as broadband grew. Their display business bothers him a little, because it is a business where customers demand price cuts sequentially. He doesn't like businesses that have to cut prices. What would interest him is if their ion impregnated glass (gorilla glass) can be used in automobiles. It would substantially reduce the weight in a car.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 11, 2017

A very flat revenue line relative to most technology companies. The reason is that most of the volatility in earnings comes via joint ventures. The joint ventures, in many cases, is 50-50, where they own less than 51%. By owning less than 51%, it comes as an equity earning, so you need to look at the equity line. He feels this is very expensive. The US$ is making it a little cheaper.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
August 11, 2017

A very flat revenue line relative to most technology companies. The reason is that most of the volatility in earnings comes via joint ventures. The joint ventures, in many cases, is 50-50, where they own less than 51%. By owning less than 51%, it comes as an equity earning, so you need to look at the equity line. He feels this is very expensive. The US$ is making it a little cheaper.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 16, 2017

This is really a technology company in glass. They made their name in fiber-optic cables during the .com era, and when that fell apart, their glass business took off. They make gorilla glass for iPhones and high end TVs. The company is sitting with a cash pile and have been buying back stock. This remains very undervalued. He continues to see huge upside with this company.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
May 16, 2017

This is really a technology company in glass. They made their name in fiber-optic cables during the .com era, and when that fell apart, their glass business took off. They make gorilla glass for iPhones and high end TVs. The company is sitting with a cash pile and have been buying back stock. This remains very undervalued. He continues to see huge upside with this company.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 17, 2017

Great company and has done a wonderful job over the decades, morphing from an old-line glass company into something that is really in the Tech mainstream. To the extent that there are some deemed protectionist policies promoted by Trump, he wonders what that does to a company like this, because so much of their business is global. There could be some real volatility.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
January 17, 2017

Great company and has done a wonderful job over the decades, morphing from an old-line glass company into something that is really in the Tech mainstream. To the extent that there are some deemed protectionist policies promoted by Trump, he wonders what that does to a company like this, because so much of their business is global. There could be some real volatility.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 8, 2016

(A Top Pick Oct 5/15. Up 31.92%.) This was famous for fibre optics, and now they are famous for making Gorilla Glass for the iPhone, TVs, etc. This came back after the whole .com thing. They always stuck with their businesses. Just sold their holding in Dow Corning for almost $5 billion, and are sitting with a ton of cash. Buying back massive amounts of stock. Earnings are growing at double digits. Huge free cash flow and is extremely cheap. Thinks the stock is worth about $30 a share.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
August 8, 2016

(A Top Pick Oct 5/15. Up 31.92%.) This was famous for fibre optics, and now they are famous for making Gorilla Glass for the iPhone, TVs, etc. This came back after the whole .com thing. They always stuck with their businesses. Just sold their holding in Dow Corning for almost $5 billion, and are sitting with a ton of cash. Buying back massive amounts of stock. Earnings are growing at double digits. Huge free cash flow and is extremely cheap. Thinks the stock is worth about $30 a share.

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May 24, 2016

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 14, 2015

It screens well on valuation and generates a lot of free cash flow, but it was not his best idea. The high growth is over for them.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
October 14, 2015

It screens well on valuation and generates a lot of free cash flow, but it was not his best idea. The high growth is over for them.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 5, 2015

That gorilla glass is on high end TV sets and on fiber optics. They are in high end ceramics and high end glass. They have net cash on the balance sheet, great free cash flow, and a great growth curve ahead of them over the next 10 years.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
October 5, 2015

That gorilla glass is on high end TV sets and on fiber optics. They are in high end ceramics and high end glass. They have net cash on the balance sheet, great free cash flow, and a great growth curve ahead of them over the next 10 years.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 19, 2015

(A Top Pick Aug 1/14. Down 9.05%.) Had bought this at about $12 and sold it this year at $21+. Whether he gets back in is highly dependent on LCD screens and TV production and also on fibre.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
August 19, 2015

(A Top Pick Aug 1/14. Down 9.05%.) Had bought this at about $12 and sold it this year at $21+. Whether he gets back in is highly dependent on LCD screens and TV production and also on fibre.

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SELL
July 22, 2015

Did a deal with Samsung where they bought out their joint venture and gave the company quite a boost. A lot of the products that this company is involved with can be commoditized. Whenever that happens, you tend to find that you sell more of it, but at a lower price. As an investor, that is not a great place to be.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
July 22, 2015

Did a deal with Samsung where they bought out their joint venture and gave the company quite a boost. A lot of the products that this company is involved with can be commoditized. Whenever that happens, you tend to find that you sell more of it, but at a lower price. As an investor, that is not a great place to be.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 15, 2015

The view on this depends on what your thoughts are about 4K TVs. Merrill Lynch says 4K TV is not coming out anytime soon and you should not be in this company. RBC is a believer in 4K TV as the next driver of the earnings growth for this company. As you see companies like Netflix and Amazon producing more and more of their content with 4K capabilities, it is going to bring on demand. Prices are coming down to not much more than a regular LCD TV, which will probably kick up the next leg of television purchases. This is where this company does 40% of their business. Dividend yield of 2.52%.

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Corning Inc (GLW-N)
July 15, 2015

The view on this depends on what your thoughts are about 4K TVs. Merrill Lynch says 4K TV is not coming out anytime soon and you should not be in this company. RBC is a believer in 4K TV as the next driver of the earnings growth for this company. As you see companies like Netflix and Amazon producing more and more of their content with 4K capabilities, it is going to bring on demand. Prices are coming down to not much more than a regular LCD TV, which will probably kick up the next leg of television purchases. This is where this company does 40% of their business. Dividend yield of 2.52%.

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