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  • Nvidia's Innovation Is a Long-Term Catalyst for the Stock

    Nvidia (NVDA) reported some solid set of numbers for the second quarter that was broadly in line with the estimates. In fact, its earnings exceeded the expectations led by strong growth in gaming, data-center and cloud, and mobile operations. The chip maker is best known for its components used in computers and video games that produce high visual effects. However the company has been expanding its product mix to counter tough competition and also to adapt to the changes in the industry. Starting with its numbers, let's have a detailed analysis of this stock.

    Results and beyond


  • This Software Company Is Set to Get Better

    Red Hat (RHT) cheered the street with its second quarter results, which were better than the analyst’s consensus on all metrics. And for the upcoming quarter as well, the management seems to be positive, anticipating higher than expected revenue, while earnings are expected to be in line with the estimates. Such confidence by the company stems from strong fundamentals of the business along with increasing demand from enterprises for its software products, which have varied applications such as in data-centers, for cloud computing and others. Let’s start with its numbers and have a descriptive analysis of this stock.

    Moving forward nicely


  • Panera Bread: A Stock That Investors Need to Watch Closely

    Retail bakery-cafe operator Panera (PNRA) looks great with its strategic initiatives that are driving its growth. It is investing in many of its capabilities such as Panera 2.0, operational integrity, creating hubs, investing in off-premise catering program and deploying technological capabilities that should enhance its growth over the long-run. This is why; the company has lowered down its earnings guidance for the fourth-quarter 2014.

    Strong growth is expected


  • SAP: On Track to Deliver Long-Term Growth

    Software giant SAP (SAP) delivered better-than-expected performance for the third-quarter 2014. It is making significant progress into cloud-based platform. Its cloud business grew approximately 41% to $352.6 million year-on-year basis as it adopted subscription and support fee-based model. This shift from packed software to cloud-based software is certainly a good move taken by the company as most of its clients are now moving to cloud technologies, due to its highly cost-control efficiency. This move should accelerate its growth in the long-run but it will pressurize its bottom line growth in the near-term. In addition, SAP has also boosted its cloud revenue outlook for the full year.

    Robust growth


  • Why This Automotive Parts Company Is Set for Growth

    Genuine Parts (GPC) recently reported fantastic results for the third quarter. It posted better than expected results, beating analysts’ estimates on both revenue and earnings. The company is seeing solid traction for its products which is evident from a solid improvement in sales. But the analysts think Genuine Parts has done well mainly on the back of successful acquisitions in the past. Management is further confident of a better performance in the future. With future looking bright and the solid cash flow with impressive balance sheet, Genuine Parts is well positioned for a solid performance in the coming days.

    Closer look at the results


  • Why Wolverine World Wide is a Value Stock

    Wolverine World Wide (WWW) has been struggling thus far in 2014. The stock hasn’t performed nicely for investors and the recent earnings report wasn’t great either. However, the company is making some smart moves, and should start to get better going forward. Hence, the company looks like a great buy at present valuation. Let’s take a look at the company’s recent earnings report along with its prospects.

    Mixed quarter


  • A Few Reasons to Invest in Perfect World for the Long Run

    Mobile game developer Perfect World (PWRD) recently came up with better than expected results. It impressed everyone with a robust improvement in its top line. Some of its best PC client-based games such as flagship title Swordsman Online delivered an increase in revenue, and the world-class DOTA2 also contributed to the sequential revenue growth with its growing contribution in the second quarter.

    As the mobile gaming is gaining traction and the large number of users are transitioning to smart phones, companies such as Perfect World is seeing many growth opportunities in future and the company’s game are also well accepted in the market which can be seen by its recent launches such as 3D mysterious fantasy MMORP mobile game Forsaken World and its 2D turn-based, cartoon-style RPG mobile game which became a hit game right after the launch.


  • Portfolio Holdings - Why I'm Long AAPL

    Apple Inc.

    (AAPL) is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets various products. These products include mobile communication and media devices (iPhone and iPad, and Apple TV), personal computers (Mac), portable digital music player (iPod), as well as software (iWork), services, accessories and networking solutions (iCloud, Apple Pay). AAPL was created in 1977 and has been committed to creating innovative products and solutions for consumers, businesses and governments.


  • Why You Should Avoid TriQuint

    TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT), along with RF Micro Devices and Skyworks Solutions, has been on a great run thus far. The stock has appreciated over 100% in 2014 and it delivered a strong earnings report in the latest quarter. However, given the magnificent growth, is TriQuint Semiconductor still a value stock? We’ll find out but first, let’s take a look at the company’s latest quarterly earnings.

    A Great Quarter


  • Honda´s Risks Don´t Scare Me

    In this article, let's take a look at Honda Motor Co Ltd (HMC), a $55.31 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers, and is the largest manufacturer of motorcycles, which operates in an industry that is so cyclical that in bad times even the best automakers could have problems.

    Some Risks


  • My Watch List For November 2014

    What an October, huh?

    The broader stock market was certainly volatile, as we watched the S&P 500 index drop by slightly more than 5.5% from the 1st to the 15th.


  • Visa: A Payment That Will Bring You Gains!

    The penetration of internet and increasing reach of e-commerce players has definitely helped the booming e-tail segment. However, the benefit of this boom has not been limited only to the e-commerce players and one big taker of this pie has been the payments processing industry. On Wednesday, Visa Inc. (V) the World’s largest credit and debit card company reported a better than expected adjusted quarterly profit as improving consumer confidence worldwide encouraged more shoppers to use plastic. As a result of this strong performance, the share price surged approximately 4.6 percent in after-hours trading.

    The results


  • Valeant Part XIII: channeling Jeff Skilling - or trying to reconstruct Valeant's balance sheet

    There was a very famous conference call once where Highfields Capital analyst Richard Grubman asked for a balance sheet with Enron's earnings statement. Jeff Skilling's response is a key part of the Enron legend.

    Grubman: You’re the only financial institution that can’t produce a balance sheet or cash flow statement with their earnings.

  • Having a Bullish Sentiment on The Gap

    Apparel brands are increasing their focus on new product lines, e-commerce, investments in company-owned retail, as well as international expansion. In this article, let's take a look at one apparel retailer in a better consumer spending environment in most major markets.

    Margin Expansion


  • SodaStream International Stock Loses Steam After Dismal Third Quarter Results

    SodaStream International (SODA) is engaged in manufacturing, and marketing home beverage carbonation systems and related products. The company had reported lacklustre third quarter preliminary results on October 7, when it had projected that revenue would be down sequentially by 11.5% to around $125 million. When the results were out on Wednesday, October 29, the stock immediately plunged close to 3%, as the results almost matched the announcement made on the previous date this month on the quarterly earnings. Investors are worried as the revenue has literally shown a drastic fall from the previous year third quarter and the management are undertaking a restructuring program to keep numbers from further falling off in the subsequent quarters. So, what’s the crux of the earnings posted by SodaStream? Let’s have a sneak peek into the earnings call.


  • Betting on a Fairly Valued Stock

    In this article, let's take a look at The Walt Disney Company (DIS), a $153.68 billion market cap company, which is a media and entertainment conglomerate that has diversified global operations in theme parks, filmed entertainment, television broadcasting and consumer products.

    Revenues, Margins and Profitability


  • Baidu Takes Investors by Surprise with Phenomenal Third Quarter 2014 Performance

    On October 29, 2014, the Chinese search engine Baidu (BIDU) came out with its fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings release.

    "We had another very strong quarter as we continued to leverage our tremendous assets, especially in mobile. This quarter, mobile traffic surpassed PC traffic and mobile revenue contributed 36% of our total revenue. We are particularly pleased with the progress we have made in connecting people with services through innovative O2O initiatives like Baidu Connect—a better way for businesses to connect with their targeted consumers on mobile devices," said Robin Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu.


  • Visa Posts Spectacular Q4, Stock Remains Promising Investment Option

    The world’s largest credit and debit card company, Visa Inc. (V), disclosed its results on Wednesday, October 29, and the results were fantastic that enthralled the investors and speculative analysts. It has been confirmed that both the company’s top and bottom line grew phenomenally to outpace the Street’s expectations. Soon after the fourth quarter report was released by the company, the stock market reacted positively sending the stock up 4.35% in after-hours trading session. Let’s peek into the fourth quarter highlights, and assess the performance of the company enlarge. Here’s the total story.


  • This Company Looks Good To Go, Despite A Mixed Quarter

    Consumer spending in the U.S. rose 0.5% in the month of August over the previous month. This is mainly because of the increase in income of the people, which resulted in higher spending. Thus, people are expected to spend more on the most important thing, which is food. The food industry should definitely witness the gains. However, there are some exceptions which are facing other problems despite an increase in demand.

    B&G Foods (BGS) is working hard to overcome its existing problems and perform well. However, its recently reported third quarter results were mixed, enabling its share price to fall. Let us dig deeper.


  • Is Hasbro Racing Ahead Of Mattel?

    Shares of Hasbro (HAS) are in an uptrend. It has surged 22.2% in the last one year, whereas peer Mattel (MAT) has registered a decline of 30.8% during the same time period. Hasbro has been able to do well despite unfavorable macro-economic factors which are keeping customers away from toy stores. Lower consumer spending in the U.S., people’s unwillingness to spend on non-essential items and a significant change in children’s tastes and preferences to electronic gadgets, has made lives difficult for the toy makers.

    However, Hasbro is an exception. It continues to perform well, which was once again reflected in its third quarter results. The numbers were ahead of Street’s estimates, enabling its share price to inch up slightly. Let’s check it out.


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