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  • lateraldrop lateraldrop May 6, 2007 8:08 AM Flag

    Long Term Prospects For This Stock?

    I am a long term investor with a focus on the aging Baby Boomer population. It seems that this and related companies would be a relatively safe bet over the next decade or so and I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

    I'd also like to hear of other "Death Services" companies that provide products or services to what is an increasing customer base.

    Thanks in advance for your input!

    Semper Fi.

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    • Check out wain right bank as well.
      Just finished due diligence and bought some.
      does well, small profitable less than 10 million shares in
      real good areas around Boston.

    • Yes Look at the long term return.
      The merger doubles the company.
      Death rate to spike exponentially.
      Health Insurance squeezing folks.
      Corporations abandoning their older workers
      in retirement to survive global competition.
      Keep buying those Chinese goods.
      This is a double bagger easily maybe a triple...

    • I've been long since Q4 2003 and it has been a very rewarding stock for me. They seem to be doing the right thing by shareholders by paying a dividend and buying back stock. They aren't the screaming bargain they once were, but they are certainly well-positioned to profit from increased deathrates in the U.S. Also, could be some solid near-term earnings increases because of the recent merger with Alderwoods.

      Negatives are the increasing cremation rates and some significant debt. (They reduced their debt level over the last couple years, but I'm not sure of the net affect from the Alderwoods merger.

      I'm still holding but not adding to my position in SCI because my 10,000 pound gorilla is Dearfoams (DFZ). They make comfort slippers and other footwear accessories. I'm putting all of my new money in this stock. This might be another play for ya especially with an aging population. They have been growing earnings 10% a year for the last couple after a remarkable turnaround, and they are targeting new growth areas in new retailers. They have a conference call on May 14 which you can listen to and see if you are interested. Good luck and happy investing.

      Of course, do your own due diligence.

    • The Bush Administration's Iraj Policy.

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