Well , Philly was in the Wall Street Journal this week on the front page on Thursday May 3rd, in an article by Brad Reagan. The headline read like this:
"For D.C. Baseball Team, Deluge of Phillies Fans is National Disgrace" "Washington tries to keep out the Phanatics with the Ticket Rules; Poking the Hornet's Nest".
"Well there are certain sections of Philly, Major Strasser, that I wouldn't advice you on trying to invade"
The company has 5 year sales growth of 10.68%. Net Profit margins are 19.19% .
If you want to go little further west to find your bank investment you might look to the hometown of the Minnesota Twins.
U.S. Bancorp (Symbol USB, $31.84) would be my choice for the Mid-West bank in Minneapolis MN. , if you are looking to heading out that way with your investment to get away from all the bantering here. Similar numbers here, 2012 earnings per share of $2.76 and 2013 of $3.00 per share.USB pays a dividend yielding 2.45% and has a Net Profit margins of 23.67% . PEG on the stock (Price/earnings-to-growth ratio) is a very reasonable 1.17.
Three Year Total Return are Rod Carew type numbers, of 78.48%. I guess I am dating myself back to the bygone days of Twins baseball. I think Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger may have looked over this balance sheet once or twice. It seems they own 69 Million shares of USB. ...... I guess they don't get out east much. Although Warren was seen in a Diner in Iowa this morning with Becky Quick of CNBC. I guess that is somewhat east of Nebraska.
Well it is time for the 7th Inning stretch. I guess I'll get a hotdog and a cold brew and cheer for my Phillies to whoop up on those Bernie Madoff invested, New York Mets. Had to take a shot at them too! That's the NL East.
Well see you at the World Series,