The Superstock Investor


  • Pages: 313
  • Format: PDF
  • Published Date: 2001


The Superstock Investor: Profiting from Wall Street’s Best Undervalued Companies

In The Superstock Investor, stock-picking icon Charles LaLoggia provides the tools and insights sharp investors need to uncover ready-to-perform stocks—and walks the reader step-by-step through the process of identifying and selecting these stocks before they break out to become true Superstocks.Whether sniffing out prime consolidation candidates or spotting takeover candidatesin multiple-bidder situations, The Superstock Investor provides every clue active investors need to find the best in undervalued stocks.

Author’s Introduction:

The Superstock Investor shows you the clues, or Telltale Signs, that can point you toward stocks like these. I know these Telltale Signs exist because I have been using them for 25 years to pick countless takeover targets. My success in recognizing these signs is a matter of public record, as you will see. During one particularly productive 55-month period through September 2000, a total of 48 of my recommended stocks received takeover bids.

I want to make one thing perfectly clear at the outset, though: What you will learn in this book is not a “get rich quick” method of investing. There are no sure things in the stock market except this: There are no sure things! I have seen countless systems and approaches to stock selection and market timing come and go.

Many work for a while—sometimes for quite a while—and then fall into disfavor and disrepute because they simply stop working. Nobody knows why. Some resurface years later and begin working again, “discovered” by a new generation of investors.


  • A Defining Moment
  • A Superstock Is Born
  • Stock Selection
  • Investing Paradigms: A New Way of Thinking about Stock Selection
  • The Twilight of Index Investing
  • Experts: What Do They Know?
  • What Is Value?
  • Chapter Eight
  • If Everybody Knows Everything, Then Nobody Knows Anything
  • Creeping Takeovers
  • How to Create Your Own “Research Universe” of Takeover Candidates—The Telltale Signs
  • How to Use the Financial Press
  • Family Feuds
  • “Beneficial Owner” Buying
  • The “Pure Play” and the Drugstore Industry
  • Using Charts
  • The Domino Effect
  • Merger Mania: Take the Money and Run
  • Look for Multiple Telltale Signs