DCI shines. . .outgains some composite indexes year to date

By Funeral Director Daily / February 13, 2023 /

    Funeral Director Daily’s Death Care Index (DCI), which is reflective of Death Care public companies public stock prices, has grown at a pace of about 9.7% for the first six weeks of calendar year 2023.  That rate of increase surpasses both the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 indexes during the same…

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Death care stocks down 18% Year to Date

By Funeral Director Daily / June 27, 2022 /

I read this interesting article on Saturday morning from Yahoo Finance’s Morning Brief entitled “What to expect from a recession everyone sees coming“.  The author of the article makes this statement, “. . . recessions can be mild and short if the causes are anticipated and less systemic, and more severe and longer if they…

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Investors enamored with Death Care in 2021

By Funeral Director Daily / December 8, 2021 /

It’s certainly been a strong year for the stock market. . . .even with recent declines last week tipped by rising inflation and fears of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.  And, the strong year has not only been good for investors in America’s best known industries and services, but in the companies that make a…

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Death Care Index rises 14.7% year to date

By Funeral Director Daily / July 6, 2021 /

As we move into the seventh month of the calendar year, we felt that it was a good time for a check up on the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI).  The DCI is a composite dollar amount of owning one share of stock in each of the seven public companies in the United…

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Checking in on the DCI. . . up over 10% year to date

By Funeral Director Daily / March 12, 2021 /

The last time we checked in on Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary Death Care Index (DCI) was in this article from January 4, 2021.  At that time we noted that the stock index of companies in the death care realm had a total return (capital appreciation plus dividend) of about 6.85% for the calendar year of…

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Matthews 1Q 2021 shows improvement, Memorialization segment grows revenue

By Funeral Director Daily / February 2, 2021 /

Earnings period is upon us again in the death care industry.  Over the next 8 weeks the eight death care public companies that make up the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI) will report sales and earnings for the October, November, and December periods.  To those on a calendar year accounting format that will…

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Death Care Index still lags the market

By Funeral Director Daily / December 3, 2020 /

We checked into Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary Death Care Index (DCI) after the markets closed on Monday, the last day of November.  That check-in allowed us to take a look at the eight stocks that make up the DCI and see where they were individually and as a group and how that group compared to…

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Earnings season on its way: Zacks on Service Corp

By Funeral Director Daily / October 26, 2020 /

If you watched the stock market last week you would see that it bounced around a little bit.  That happens all the time dependent on world events and the business environment, but also four times per year we get in a period where public companies report the business results for the past three month period. …

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Checking up on the DCI — down about 34% year to date

By Funeral Director Daily / April 6, 2020 /

It’s been a while since Funeral Director Daily has updated its proprietary Death Care Index or DCI.  While not a scientific weighting of public company death care stocks it does give some semblance to what the investment community is thinking about the funeral, cemetery, crematory, and preneed services business community and the direction that they…

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Earnings week fast upon us. . . DCI moving up

By Funeral Director Daily / July 17, 2019 /

If you follow Wall Street and the American stock market you will know that we are in the period of the summer where public companies start to report their earnings as of June 30.  For most of the companies who operate on a calendar year this is their 2nd Quarter results and gives investors a…

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