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Finance

Death Care Index rises 14.7% year to date

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 States that have at least part of their business in the death care industry. As we said in our last check in with the DCI, […]

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

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 2020.  We mentioned that was not as high as the returns of the NASDAQ index or the S&P 500, but it was a solid “grind […]

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DCI rebounds. . . .Total return almost 7%

I was very fortunate as a youngster because I was schooled on investments and the market by my father.  Giving me, what is now termed “financial literacy”, is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.  As a matter of fact, as a board member of a Big Ten institution, I have pushed our academic department, with the students’ blessing, to have a required course on Financial Literacy for all students during their Freshman year.  It has not been […]

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Funeral Nation TV, stock market thoughts, and advertising

As we head into the week before the Christmas Holiday I reprise my role as a guest of hosts Jeff Harbeson and Ryan Thogmartin on their Funeral Nation program. . . this time Episode #210.  The hosts have me back quarterly to discuss death care companies in the public stock markets. . . where I think those companies have been and where I think they are going.  It’s always a fun discussion and you never know, maybe we will eventually […]

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DCI indicates “Death Care” stocks left behind. . . appearance on Funeral Nation

With today being the last day in the business calendar of the first eight months of the year and April to June reports all in, I thought it might be a good time to find out where the Death Care Index is sitting in relation to the stock market in general.  The Death Care Index, or DCI, is Funeral Director Daily’s proprietary monitoring system of the death care public company financial values. The DCI is non-scientific, but represents the total […]

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Investors still reluctant with death care stocks

I happened to see that at the close of the markets Friday that funeral home and cemetery operator and consolidator Park Lawn Corporation’s stock closed down over 9% from the previous day.  I looked for news on the company but could not find anything in the public world that would cause a precipitous drop in valuation like that. What it did cause me to do was take a look at all the other death care stocks that comprise the Funeral […]

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Public funeral home companies and 2019

I will preface this article to say that it is being written on Friday, January 10.  Because of that all prices quoted come from the end of the day on Thursday, January 9.  I will also say I am not a stock security analyst and all opinions are mine alone.  Finally, I do own stock positions in Service Corporation International and Park Lawn Corporation. With that said, I thought it might be fun to compare what these public funeral home […]

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New Carriage Services COO puts some skin in the game

As reported last week on Funeral Director Daily, Carriage Services has hired William Goetz as its new Chief Operating Officer.  Late last week we learned that Goetz has came out of the chute by showing confidence in the company the he will lead.  It was reported in this article that on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Goetz purchased 10,000 shares of Carriage Services common stock at an average share price of $27.48 leading to a total value investment of $274,800. Funeral […]

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Earnings week fast upon us. . . DCI moving up

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 look at how a company is doing midway through the year.  For some companies who have differing fiscal years, the report may represent their 3rd […]

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Death Care Index lags Dow Jones

For those of you who follow the public companies in the death care industry we at Funeral Director Daily have initiated coverage of  what we call the Death Care Index (DCI) for the last couple of years to help you get a context of how our industry is comparing to the market as a whole.  Our DCI consists of eight stocks who have at least a portion of their business in the death care industry. We follow companies that manufacture […]