5 companies we love (and 5 we hate)

The concept is simple: Consumer companies we love will be better investments than those we hate. See how GM, Comcast, Wal-Mart and Bank of America and others rate in one study.

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Nov 14, 2012 1:07PM
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Im shocked to see GM on the list of most loved.  I would have certainly figured Ford would be on there because they went bankrupt first where the credit markets werent frozen so they could reorganize without the US government unlike GM and Crapsler.
Nov 14, 2012 2:30PM
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General Motors!  What about the billions the government poured into GM to save them because of poor management for the last 30 years?
Nov 14, 2012 12:32PM
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If Walmart would just give up $1B a year in profits, and pay for their employee's health coverage instead of passing it on to the government to take care of, I might shop there again.
Nov 14, 2012 3:02PM
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The house of cards is about to fall. The economy is nothing more than government iou's. There is not enough gold on the planet to cover the worthless paper monies and banking electronic entries. The future will be about survival in the collapse. No more rich or poor, just animals looking for food and water.
Nov 17, 2012 6:38AM
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THERE IS NOT A WORSE COMPANY TO WORK FOR THAN RADIO SHACK. THEY ARE GOING TO THE DUMPS SOON. RECENTLY THEY STARTED TO FIRE ALL SENIOR EMPLOYEES ( BY AGE AND BY TIME WITH COMPANY) AND SUBSTITUTE THEM WITH FRESH KIDS FOR MINIMUM WAGE.
COMMISSIONS ARE GONE. SPIFF ON CELL PHONE SALES SLASHED 50%. IF YOU DON'T MAKE THE "NUMBERS" YOU'RE GONE FOR GOOD !!!!!.PLEASE, DON'T BUY ANYTHING THERE! . HELP THIS COMPANY GO 6 FEET UNDER !!!
Nov 14, 2012 7:23PM
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Dillards is the wosed place to work.From management down they are rude tough and the most disgusting store I have ever shopped.The people work on commison and  try to sell you anything you don't need..Thy have quota's which have to be met or else BYE,BYE They have great merchandise,it is what they do the the people who employed by the company!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 14, 2012 2:03PM
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I think Sam Snead was the best golfer ever.
Dec 7, 2012 11:37AM
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Lens Crafters ,( mother company) Luxicottca. Should be in with the worse companies by far.

They have horrible customer service. One hour glasses, not true they have no staff in which to help you and the ones that do no longer care, due to the companies morale that they have placed on them.

 I was a long time customer for years but every year I saw a decline when I asked finally what was going on was the company bought out, or for sale?  I was told it was the new normal throughout the company that the district managers hired were only concern about the bonuses and therefore have made all stores reduce help big time. They are slowly weeding out there senior and knowledgeable employees and mainly management, to replace with outside shoe salesman, managers that used to manage sunglass stores or kiosk at half the rate and have no experience in eyewear. What a joke I guess only bonuses numbers count and not the care of there patients eyes. 

Nov 17, 2012 10:26AM
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I won't look at companies I "love", I will try to pick those that are a wise investment. You might be wiser to buy those companies who produce what people really need, in a tough economy look at necessities not "stuff" or fads or big retail, like ConAgra foods or General Mills, Proctor & Gamble is soap and toothpaste, Kimberly Clark is Kleenex and diapers, Johnson and Johnson or big pharma with pills for us old people, plus they pay a modest but steady dividend. I was surprized some of these companies of who owns who such as Pepsico owing Quaker Oats, or look at major utility power and water. Personally I would stay away from GM and big financials  Spending "trends" are just that, trends, but I will buy food before I will buy the latest gadgets or fashions, what you want vs what you need. Expect the markets to be a bumpy ride in at least the short term.
Apr 21, 2013 11:44PM
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3M sucks to work for but their stock is holding up well
Jan 5, 2013 5:44PM
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GM??   It basically has the same old management. If the bankruptcy court hadn't absolved GM of its sins, it wouldn't be viable.  That old management  culture is going to take it down the tubes again.

One shouldn't invest in anything they are not intimately familiar. I know manufacturing, mining and mineral processing. I am successful when I stay in that arena. I don't look at areas where fast changing environments can sink a company in months. Some of these would be fashion, electronics, telecom equipment, etc. I am appalled at the management practices in the fast food and restaurant industries.
Nov 17, 2012 11:30AM
Apr 25, 2013 2:33PM
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Since I don't have COMCAST, I can't comment on its service and prices.

This is what I don't like. Comcast ruined the skyline of Philadelphia with that ugly headquarters building they built recently.
Nov 17, 2012 3:54AM
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I'll never shop at Costco for as long as I live.  My wife and I went to sign up for a membership.  After waiting around 20 minutes for the individual to process the people who were in line ahead of us, the customer service rep. closed the line.  The next person who was starting their shift began with the people who had just walked in the store behind us.  My wife wrote a letter to Costco and they couldn't even be bothered to respond.  We weren't asking for anything, just an acknowledgement that we were given poor service.  I'm sorry I'd rather spend a little more at a store that respects me as a person, than one that just sees me as part of their bottom line.

Nov 14, 2012 4:08PM
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I just love when lefties write articles about WalMart.

They are the worlds greatest retailer. If Sam were still around he would be the richest

man in the world by several miles. The reality is that if you don't find it at WalMart, you

probably do not need it. I have owned it for a long time and it has outperformed most

everyone else in every fashion. 

As for GM, are you off your rocker?

Nov 14, 2012 10:33AM
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There`s screaming buys out there.I`ve been buying big time.I`m buying more today.These

are the times investors just love.When the Dow`s over 14,000 you`ll be bitter you didn`t

buy now!!!

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