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  • Big Mike Trading Forum Scam

    If you want to learn how to trade I have tips for you guys stay away from Big Mike Trading he knows nothing about trading he just enjoys talking about nonsense stuffs and destroying businesses of other people.

      


  • Biotech Momentum Indicators: Achaogen (AKAO), Novartis (NVS), VIVUS (VVUS)

    http://finance.crwe-pr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/akao.jpgAchaogen, Inc. (AKAO)


    Keep a close eye on AKAO. The company will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, March 31st at 4:30PM Eastern Time to update investors on its lead program, plazomicin.

      


  • What Are The Smart Picks In The Technology Sector?

    The technology sector is one of the growth-oriented sectors in the stock market today, and it is quite understandable that most of the investors want to make the best use of this growth by investing in these stocks right away. However, it could be a difficult challenge to choose one from the sea of technology stocks available today. There are big names and there are start-ups. How to make the right decision and on what basis should this decision be made? Here are some of the top stocks that experts recommend you to invest in, if technology industry is your preferred choice.


    The best in the business

      


  • Accenture Posts Decent Set Of Numbers At The Q2 Earnings Call

    Accenture (ACN) reported its second quarter results for the fiscal year 2015 on March 26 and the top and bottom line numbers clearly crossed the analysts’ estimates showing the phenomenal growth witnessed in the company’s services sector which caters to insurance, banking and the healthcare sectors. The company also emphasized on returning to the shareholders during the quarter.


    Accenture’s CEO, Peirre Nanterme, stated during the earnings call – “We are extremely pleased with our very strong financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2015. Our revenue growth of 12 percent in the second quarter was again broad-based across the different dimensions of our business, and we gained significant market share. We delivered excellent new bookings of $9.4 billion, demonstrating that our services continue to be highly relevant to our clients…”

      


  • Is It The Right Time To Invest In Macy?

    Macy Inc. (M) has entered into its third phase of growth in 2015. The company’s focus on its growth and expansion strategy made it a hit; proving it to be a greater competitive threat for its rivals Kohl’s (KSS) and J.C.Penney (JCP) sooner or later. The company has realised that it requires to go beyond departmental stores to achieve a complete new level of success. So, what is so appealing about Macy’s strategies being undertaken to secure its near future. Let’s visit the facts shared in the article.


    Growth Strategies in focus

      


  • Snap-on: Notable earnings

    Founded in 1920, Snap-on Inc. (SNA) is a $3.3 billion, S&P 500 company, headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education.


    Fourth Quarter Results

      


  • Unilever Is Out To Win Market Share From All The Geographies

    A well known brand globally, Unilever Plc. (UL) continues to give a tough fight to its biggest competitors on the brand portfolio front as well as well as stock front. The company has some power packed fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands which are used every day by billions globally. In all, the company has roughly around 400 brands, of which 14 are one dollar brands and 11 brands have found their way in the list of world’s top 50 FMCG brands of 2014. Lux, Knorr, Dove and some other famous brands of Unilever account for almost 54% of the company’s sales. The low oil prices and the resultant cheaper commodity prices have acted as a tail wind for Unilever. It has helped the company to achieve the desirable results and the stock has performed well on most benchmarks. The weakening Euro is also helping in Unilever’s case. Let’s check out how Unilever has grown into a FMCG giant while P&G (PG) has been in shrinking mode.


    Consistency in brand performance

      


  • Finish Line Gives A Solid Finish To The Fiscal Year 2015

    The Finish Line Inc. (FINL) recently revealed its fourth quarter results for fiscal 2015 wherein the company reported a 1.1% rise in non-GAAP earnings to $0.88 a share, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 a share. Moreover, Finish Line’s consolidated net sales for the quarter grew 6.3% to $551.3 million compared to $518.8 million in the year-ago quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $550.3 million. The company attributed the revenue beat to its promotional as well as cost cutting activities. Following the results, Finish Line’s shares surged 8.19% to $25.90 in pre-market trading before falling 1.34% to $23.62 at closing bell.


    Growth in Comparable-Store Sales Boosts Numbers

      


  • American Airlines’ Remains A Great Stock To Invest In

    The ongoing power struggles in middle-east comprises the latest one being the standoff between Saudi Arabia and Yemen Shia rebels. The latest geo-political scuffle in the Middle-East has given rise to speculative oil prices, in the fear of a possible shortage of oil. Millions of barrels pass through the 18 mile Bab el-Mandeb point which lies between Yemen and Djibouti separating the Gulf of Aden from the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. By the end of the trading season on March 26, this reflected on the recovery shown by the oil sector. The trading hours saw the industry standard Brent crude oil, due for delivery in the month of April rise by 4.46% to close at $59 per barrel and the West Texas crude gained 4.19% to close at $51.27 a barrel. Experts believe that this knee jerk reaction may have a temporary effect on oil prices; as Saudi Arabian, Nigerian and Mexican oil is waiting to hit the U.S. shores.


    Cascading effect

      


  • Google And Johnson & Johnson Likely To Collaborate For Developing A Break Through Technology

    Watching robots contributing heavily in changing human life style in movies has always been very mesmerizing, as we watch the robots accomplishing every piece of work that was earlier done manually. In reality, robots are now playing an important role, especially in the manufacturing line of business to improve production. It is interesting to note that mankind is taking a huge leap by involving use of robots in the medical field. Yes, Google Inc. (GOOG) has decided to shake hands with the health care giant Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in order to develop robot-assisted surgical program. Let’s discuss the details that have been made public till date on the partnership that is expected to be completed between April to June this year.


    A major breakthrough on the cards

      


  • Baron Opportunity Fund Fourth Quarter 2014 Commentary

    Baron Opportunity Fund had a modest fourth quarter, gaining 3.56%, but trailing both the Russell Midcap Growth Index, which rose 5.84%, and the large-cap S&P 500 Index, which increased 4.93%.


    Review & Outlook As I’ve written in past letters, 2014 was a challenging year for the Baron Opportunity Fund. Performance was not up to our (and my) historical standards. When the market turned in mid-March, we were a top decile fund against our peer group for the prior 5- and 10-year periods (according to Morningstar data).* But the Fund trailed the market averages materially last year. As I detailed throughout the year, the market environment presented a significant headwind to the Fund’s consistent strategy of investing in high growth, innovative businesses, and, with the clarity of 20/20 hindsight, we made some missteps of our own. For those investors who continue to place their trust in us, I want to personally thank you for your support and patience. It is our aim to prove 2014 the anomaly I believe it was.

      


  • Mario Gabelli's Top 5 Stock Picks

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of GAMCO Investors, a firm with $49.9 billion in assets under management across a range of funds. Investing at GAMCO centers on a fundamental, bottom-up approach.  


  • Grow Your Money Plant Into A Money Tree With These Dividend Stocks

    Though dividends are not the only yardsticks by which you measure the performance of a particular stock, they play an important role in influencing your investing decision. Not all dividend stocks are equipped with the capacity to sustain in the tough market conditions of the coming years. There are only few stocks that not only make their investors happy with reasonable pay-outs but also have it in them to grow at a phenomenal rate in the future. If you invest in these stocks, you are sure to see your money multiplying to great extents in the future. Let us see a couple of dividend stocks for whom the future is quite bright and nice as of now.


    Massive dividends and impressive financials

      


  • AMD’s FreeSync The New Blue Eyed Boy In The World Of Gaming Technology

    The gaming world is going gaga over FreeSync technology launched by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD). It is an open software standard for PC games. The software has been designed by AMD and offers effortless motion, while also deleting image tearing. The good part is that the frame rate remains intact and makes the gameplay better. This feature resembles the VSync setting, which the user can manually enable to prevent tearing, while gaming. In addition, v-sync h holds a game’s frame rate to 60 per second and can impact smoothness. FreeSync aims at offering the benefits of VSync, albeit not disturbing the amount of frames per second and overall gaming performance.


    As the name suggests, the FreeSync takes a dig at the costly GSync of Nvidia Corporation (NVDA), its direct competitor. However, AMD has not only received good response to its product, but Nvidia is definitely in trouble with analysts who have downgraded its ratings. With AMD’s technology doing well and being cheaper, it won’t be long before computer companies opt for it, good news for investors and shareholders.

      


  • ConAgra Q3 2015 Earnings Beat Estimates

    ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) recently revealed better-than-expected results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. However, although the company’s adjusted earnings of $0.59 per share for the quarter beat the consensus estimate of $0.53 a share, the figure represents a 5% decline in adjusted earnings compared to $0.62 in the year-ago quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, the company swung to a net loss of $954.1 million, or $2.23 a share for the quarter, from a profit of $234.3 million, or 52 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Following the results, ConAgra shares was up around 2.8% at $35.72 at closing bell.


    Revenues Slump across Segments

      


  • Technology Sector Dividend Aristocrats To Vie For

    When it comes to dividends paid out, the technology sector slightly lags behind other sectors, because most of the technology companies focus on reinvesting their profits back into business and spending on research and development or developing internal infrastructure. Even some of the biggest names in the technology industry cannot match some of the lesser known names in the pharma or consumer product sector as far as dividends are concerned. With these factors in mind, companies that pay out reasonable dividends too are considered in high regard by investors who want to invest heavily in this sector. Let us see some of the top dividend stocks in the technological industry.


    Huge cash flow and monopoly in the smartphone market

      


  • IVA Funds 2014 Year in Review

    The performance of global equity markets was dispersed this year with U.S. equities performing well along with indices in China, while other major International markets suffered, especially with their performance measured in U.S. dollars. The Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing program in October 2014, and in the latter half of 2014 we saw the U.S. dollar strengthen significantly against all major currencies while the price of crude oil fell drastically, sliding to a five year low. Broadly speaking, the global economic recovery is being led by the U.S. while economic conditions in Japan, Europe, and China have weakened. Despite Japan ramping up their quantitative easing program, it is struggling to hit its 2% inflation target and it slipped into a recession in November after two quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Europe continues to struggle with low inflation and slowing growth, thus the European Central Bank seems willing to expand its balance sheet in 2015 in an attempt to boost lending and avoid deflation. And growth in China continues to slow.


    It wasn’t a smooth ride for global equity markets as they exhibited quite a bit of volatility this year: from late January to early February 2014, from late July to early August 2014, from the beginning of September to mid-October 2014, and in the first half of December 2014. We capitalized on the market volatility this year by finding some new opportunities and adding to existing positions when their share price fell. Over the year, we built meaningful positions in Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (XKRX:000830) (technology, South Korea) and News Corporation (NWSA) (consumer discretionary, U.S.), and also added positions in Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. (HKSE:00012) (financials, Hong Kong) and Altran Technologies SA (XPAR:ALT) (technology, France) in both Funds. Our equity exposure totaled 52.2% in Worldwide and 57.5% in International at year-end.

      


  • Other Highly Concentrated Fund´s Portfolio

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into David Tepper (Trades, Portfolio)´s Appaloosa Management LP.

    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio, as at the end of December. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $4.05 billion. The filing revealed that at the end of December, the fund added 18 new positions to its equity portfolio, and sold out of 12 other companies. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 75.69%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings were in the consumer discretionary, industrials and finance sector.  


  • Fit and Focused - Global Perspectives From PIMCO

    • Many powerful forces are driving markets and asset prices; chief among them are global monetary policy, technicals and fundamentals.
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  • Comment for Southern Copper Corp - SCCO DCF and Reverse DCF Model

    is there something wron with terminal value? please check.  


  • A Closer Look at ConocoPhillips' Prospects

    ConocoPhillips (COP) remains quite optimistic on production in 2015. It anticipates its production base to rise about 2% to 3% in 2015. Its production is expected to range between 1.57 and 1.61 MMboe/d for the first quarter 2015. This is approximately 1.57 MMboe/d higher than the fourth quarter in 2014. Also, the company expects approximately 3% to 5% volume and margin growth this year.


    What next

      


  • A Few Reasons to Invest in Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods (TSN) recently demonstrated impressive financial results in the fourth quarter of 2014. Its sales rose 14% while its operating income and adjusted earnings per share increased 20% and 32% respectively for the quarter. The company continues to grow exceptionally well and quickly. Looking forward Tyson Foods should benefit from the growing demand for chicken, pork and beef. Also, the recent acquisition of Hillshire brands should turn out to be a catalyst for the company in the long run.


    Growing demand for chicken, beef and pork to boost its growth …

      


  • Want to Go in Kimberly-Clark Corporation?

    In this article, let's take a look at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), a $39.44 billion market cap company, which is best known for brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies and Kotex.


    Extensive Reach

      


  • Corning: A Solid Long-Term Investment

    Corning (GLW) has performed consistently well in the past 12 months. Its top and bottom line rose 29% and 24% respectively for fiscal year 2014. The main driver for its earnings growth was the integration CPM and Korea. Also, its non-display segment remained quite profitable for the company throughout the year. GLW added more than $100 million from synergies of its product portfolio from multiple businesses. These businesses demonstrate great prospects for Corning in the long run.


    Corning sees great opportunities attached with its synergy from CPM, optical communication, environmental LCD Glass and Display segment. These segments look fairly progressive and should drive its growth in 2015 and beyond. Moreover, its cost-reduction efforts have been outstanding in almost all the departments of its businesses. The continual innovation in products with better technology is helping the company to reduce its manufacturing costs. These pains should assist the company to improve its profitability and yield higher returns to shareholders going forward.

      


  • Recap Of Bond Guru Jeff Gundlach's Monthly Webcast Entitled "Blockhead"



  • Mattel Is losing Ground Due to New Trends and Higher Competition

    In this article, let's take a look at Mattel Inc.(MAT), a $7.65 billion market cap toy company whose successful brands and products include Barbie dolls, Fisher-Price toys, American Girl dolls and books and Hot Wheels.


    Current patterns

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: PM, TSU, SINA, HMSY

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Philip Morris International Inc (PM), Tim Participacoes SA (TSU), SINA Corp (SINA) and HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY) have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Philip Morris International Inc (PM) reached $76.92

      


  • George Soros and Ken Heebner Sold Out this Life Insurance Company

    In a previous article we analyzed Torchmark Corporation's (TMK) dividend hike of 6.6% in its quarterly dividend to $0.135 per share from the previous $0.1267, generating an annualized dividend of $0.6 cents per share and a dividend yield of nearly 1%.


    In this article, let's take a look at Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU), a $35.93 billion market cap company that provides insurance, investment management and other financial products and services to individual and institutional customers in the U.S. and internationally.

      


  • Torchmark´s Dividend Hike Does Not Justify Its Market Price

    In this article, let's take a look at Torchmark Corporation (TMK), a $6.95 billion market cap company, which provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.


    Dividend Hike

      


  • Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: ICPT, TGT, AET, ROST

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (ICPT), Target Corp (TGT), Aetna Inc (AET) and Ross Stores Inc (ROST).


    The overall trend of insiders is illustrated in the chart below:

      


  • This Home Improvement Retail Stock Looks Like a Good Bet

    Restoration Hardware (RH) has been an up trending stock ever since its IPO was launched and has grown more than three times over the period. Even in the second quarter the company reported significant growth in both revenue and profits. On the flipside, revenue failed to impress the street as it lagged behind the analysts’ consensus and the stock declined.


    However, the stock mainly tumbled as the seller of high-end home furnishing cut its sales forecast for the year. But this could be seen more as a consolidation after having a rally in the month of June. Moreover, the company has strong fundamentals and with an improving housing market there could be more upside to Restoration Hardware in the days ahead.

      


  • Is Hess a Good Long-Term Investment?

    Just like any other oil company, Hess (HES) has been severely affected by falling crude prices. However, the company got some relief while stating its recent quarterly numbers. The results were mainly driven by increased production at its Bakken shale formation along with lowered costs. But the stock is behaving just like any other stock in this space and tanked considerably in the past year with the current price trading near its 52-week low. Leaving the near-term volatility apart, let’s see how the company is doing from a long-term perspective.


    The way ahead

      


  • Investors Can Take a Slice of This Uncooked Pizza Manufacturer

    Pizza is an all-time hit among people of all ages. Whenever the word “pizza” comes to mind, it usually means it will be delivered at home or it will be enjoyed in the restaurant itself. But Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. (FRSH) has presented the concept of Take 'N' Bake. Papa Murphy’s unique business model creates a niche in this pizza industry. Unlike others, this company allows its customers to make their own customized pizza with high-quality ingredients and then the customers can take it home and get it baked. This Take 'N' Bake concept provides customers more value, freshness and lower costs.


    Founded in 1981, Papa Murphy's is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take 'N' Bake pizza chain in the United States and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and company-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 states and three countries. The company operates through three business segments: Domestic Franchise, Domestic Company Stores and International. Domestic Franchise segment consists of its domestic franchise stores, which represent the majority of systemwide stores. Domestic Company Stores segment consists of company-owned stores in the United States. International segment consists of its stores outside of the United States, all of which are franchise stores.

      


  • Should You Buy Dr Pepper Post Recent Analyst Upgrades?

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (DPS) was recently upgraded to buy by Stifel analysts Mark Swartzberg and Christopher Sinnott. The analysts expect Dr Pepper Snapple's multiple to expand "as earnings momentum continues and given DPS's valuation history." I believe Dr Pepper is a good buy at current valuations given its history of earnings growth and share buybacks, good dividend yield, and reasonable valuations. Here's a look at the company's business in detail.


    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc is a leading integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico with a diverse portfolio of flavored (non-cola) carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages, including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks, water and mixers. Approximately 84% of the company's volume comes from brands that are either #1 or #2 in their category. The company posted $6.1 billion of net sales in 2014 with the U.S. Contributing ~88% of the revenues.

      


  • Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: SIAL, GIS, TJX, HSP

    According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, Sigma-Aldrich Corp, General Mills Inc, TJX Companies, and Hospira Inc. have all reached their 52-week highs.


    Sigma-Aldrich Corp (SIAL) Reached the 52-Week High of $138.21

      


  • Pioneer Natural Resources Looks Like a Good Buy

    Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) delivered a solid performance in the recently reported fourth quarter. The company is now well positioned for a better performance in 2015. The main contributor to Pioneer’s upbeat performance was a strong growth in production, mainly led by impressive performance in the SpraBerry/Wolfcamp.


    It is now successfully transforming its SpraBerry/Wolfcamp position to a world-class horizontal play. The lower oil price environment is still a challenging situation for Pioneer. However, it is undertaking many initiatives such as cost reduction to be still profitable in the soft pricing environment. Let us have a detailed look.

      


  • Trina Solar's Momentum Will Continue in the Long Run

    Trina Solar (TSL) ended fiscal 2014 with an impressive improvement in its key metrics. Trina performed well on the back of strong performances across its downstream business, which led to record shipments. Trina is now optimistic about its performance in the future, as robust growth in the PV industry is creating opportunity for the company.


    What's driving growth

      


  • A Few Reasons Why MDC Holdings Looks Like a Good Long-Term Buy

    The recovering housing market is creating good opportunities for home builders to improve their financial performance. One such key player in this market is MDC Holdings (MDC), which recently ended fiscal 2014 on a positive note, delivering impressive growth in the fourth quarter. However, the company fell shy of earnings estimates, but with the growth in revenue on an year-over-year basis, MDC Holdings seems well-positioned for a better financial performance in 2015.


    MDC's moves

      


  • Eating Our Seed Corn: The Causes Of U.S. Economic Stagnation and the Way Forward – John Hussman

    Executive summary




  • Frank Sands' Low PE Stocks

    Frank M. Sands, Jr., CFA, is chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Sands Capital Management, an investment management firm focused on investing in quality growth businesses throughout the world.


    Sands Capital believes that over time stock prices reflect the earnings growth of their underlying businesses. Their team is dedicated to identifying the relatively small number of truly exceptional growth businesses that they expect to own for many years.

      


  • Ford Motor Is One Stock You Must Have

    Ford Motor Company (F) has been having a decent run at the market. The company's last announcement regarding its earnings results was on Thursday, January 29. The company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $33.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.71 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Ford Motor Company will post $1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.


    The company saw a large drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 27, there was short interest totaling 69,833,058 shares, a drop of 4.9% from the February 13th total of 73,404,481 shares. For the record, the VP of Ford Motor Company, Stuart J. Rowley, sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 20. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.47, for a total transaction of $197,640.00.

      


  • Elon Musk Comes Up With Another Bold Idea for Tesla Motors

    Legendary entrepreneur Elon Musk has gifted the world a lot of amazing things and with this latest move he plans to add another feather on his cap. The man behind Tesla Motors (TSLA) announced his vision of an autonomous car last week. The billionaire entrepreneur said that Tesla’s Model S sedans would see a software update that will enable the car to go on an auto-pilot mode, at least for some time. The company has made a full- fledged game plan to develop and integrate self-driving features in its future offerings. Let’s take a quick look at Tesla’s strategies going forward.


    Tesla’s latest additions to the Model S

      


  • Royce Funds Commentary – Signs of a Normalizing Market

    In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Fed's monetary stimulus programs had the unintended effect of suspending the historically typical functioning of capital markets in terms of the productive and destructive uses of capital. Today, the fiscal climate is beginning to change. President and co-Chief Investment Officer Chris Clark takes a look at what's happening in the current market and talks about why our discipline could be rewarded in the foreseeable future.


    Strange things happen every day in the capital markets. Consider the recent fortunes for the 10-year Treasury, which hit a low of 1.68% on 1/30/15. (It reached an all-time low of 1.38% on 7/24/12.) Its yield then rose to 2.13% on 2/20/15 – a nearly 27% increase in yield in three weeks. (The rate finished February at 2.00%, remaining volatile through the rest of that month.)

      


  • Q4 2014 Commentary From Asian Market Thumping Value Partners


  • Howard Marks Google Talk – The Most Important Thing Illuminated

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) has been quoted as saying that when he sees a memo from Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) it is the first thing that he opens and reads.


    I can't image there being a higher level of praise than that.

      


  • Argus Research Initiates Coverage on Delta Air Lines Following Approval to Seattle-Tokyo Route

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday that Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) will maintain its route between Seattle and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport under the condition that it flies between the two locations at least twice a week year-round.


    If Delta does not comply with the Department of Transportation’s condition, it will transfer the route to American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) from out of Los Angeles.

      


  • Pioneer Natural Resources Will Continue To Move Higher

    After suffering due to an oil slump in the second half of 2015, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) has started well in 2015. Year-to-date, the stock has moved higher by 9.9% and I believe that there is more potential in the rally for the stock. This article discusses some positive related to the company that makes me bullish on the stock for 2015. Even for the long-term, Pioneer Natural Resources is a good stock to gradually accumulate amidst the depression in the energy sector.


    Before taking about the positives, I must first mention here that a potential nuclear deal with Iran and subsequent lifting of sanctions against the country can flood the market with oil supply. Therefore, investors need to remain cautious and watch for the outcome of the nuclear deal before considering big exposure to any energy stock.

      


  • Looking Ahead of Wall Street: RXI Pharmaceuticals, Titan Pharmaceuticals, Micron Technologies

    It’s an exciting week ahead for the biotech and technology sectors as three big players are scheduled to announce their quarterly financial results. What should investors watch out for this week?


    RXI Pharmaceuticals Corp. (RXII):

      


  • Chicken or Beef? Time for a Stock Diet?

    The stock market has been gorging on gains over the last six years and the big question is are we ready for a crash diet? In other words, have we consumed too much, too fast? Since the lows of 2009 the S&P 500 index has more than tripled (or +209% without dividends).


    In our daily food diets our proteins of choice are primarily chicken and beef. When it comes to finances, our investment choices are primarily stocks and bonds. There are many factors that can play into a meat-eaters purchase decision, including the all-important factor of price. When the price of beef spikes, guess what? Consumers rationally vote with their wallets and start substituting beef for relatively lower priced chicken options.

      


  • Merus Labs International: A Pharma Stock With Growth Potential

    Contributing editor Ryan Irvine is here this week with a new stock pick and updates on two previous recommendations. Ryan is the CEO of KeyStone Financial and one of the country’s top experts in small cap stocks. He lives in the Vancouver area. Here is his report.


    Ryan Irvine writes:

      


  • Whirlpool Looks Attractive After the Recent Earnings

    Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries.


    Quarter Results

      


  • Analysts Are Still Bearish on BlackBerry Despite Posting Positive Cash Flow

    Mobile company turned software company Blackberry (BBRY) announced its fourth quarter 2015 financial results on Friday, March 27, revealing a surprise profit.


    Highlights from the report include earnings of $0.04 a share on $76 million in profit, beating analysts’ estimates of a loss of -$0.04 a share and marking a huge comeback from a -$0.08 a share on a $784 million loss from the same quarter a year prior. Blackberry posted revenue of $660 million, falling short of analysts’ estimate of $778 million and marking a 32% decrease year-over-year.

      


  • Best Restaurant Stocks On The Platter For 2015

    The fast food and casual dining sector is one of the most competitive sectors in the market today, because there are lots of players here fighting for a reasonable market share. Investors who are particular about investing in the restaurant sector are sure to have a tough time in choosing the best among the various stocks as there are quite a lot of good and sensible options here. You have to choose the right stock that matches your requirements. If you are willing to take a few risks for greater returns, some of the new-age restaurant stocks that are discussed below will be the right options for you.


    Powered by enthusiastic investors

      


  • What Makes Kroger Foods The Best Amongst Its Peers

    The grocery market in the US has seen some big players of late like Walmart (WMT), Costco (COST), Whole Foods (WFM) and the like. Each of these companies has quite a few good points to their credit. However, one stock has managed to come up as one of the most promising stocks in the grocery sector. It is Kroger Foods (KR). The top management of this company is currently in the midst of launching some positive initiatives, due to which, Kroger Foods is well on its way to give its competitors a run for their money. The following figures are enough to prove this point – Kroger Foods had reported 35% gross profit margins for last year, whereas this number was 25%, 29% and 13% for Walmart, Target (TGT) and Costco respectively. Let us now see how Kroger Foods has been climbing up the corporate ladder effectively and successfully.


    Great numbers look highly promising

      


  • McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of McDonald's Corporation (MCD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:



    Company Description: McDonald's Corporation is the largest fast-food restaurant company in the world, with about 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries.

      


  • Carnival Shares Makes New 52-week High On Upbeat Q1 2015 Results

    Carnival Corporation’s (CCL) recently revealed first quarter results for fiscal 2015 was a mixed bag with earnings comfortably beating the consensus estimate but revenues falling short. Carnival reported adjusted EPS on $0.20 a share for the quarter, way ahead of the consensus estimate of $0.09 a share as well as the company’s own guidance of $0.11-$0.17 a share on the back of better-than-expected revenues as well as revenue yields. Earnings were also significantly higher than the year-ago quarter’s breakeven earnings. Following the results, the Carnival shares climbed to a new 52-week high of $47.70 before dropping to $47.12 at closing bell.


    Lower Operating Costs, Fuel Prices Boost Earnings

      


  • Logitech Unveils Its Latest Tech Marvel - MX Master Wireless Mouse

    Logitech International (LOGI) is the leading global provider of computer peripherals and software that connect users to the digital experiences they aspire. Spanning a multitude of entertainment, communication and computing platforms, the company’s innovative products enable or improve user experiences related to digital navigation, video and music entertainment, social networking, video and audio communication over the internet, gaming, home-entertainment control and video security. Logitech’s recent launch of its new state-of-the-art wireless mouse that combines the best of the company’s industry-leading technology with hand-sculpted design, is likely to fuel growth to support its guidance of around $2.11 billion in net sales for fiscal 2015 and overall sales of about $2.15 billion for fiscal 2016. The innovatively named Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse opens up a world of possibilities with novel features that allow users working across multiple devices, screens and operating systems to precisely control the complex environment. The MX Master is likely to hit the market in April 2015 at a retail price of $99.99.


    Product Features & Specifications

      


  • American Express Presently Under Close Watch By Investors And Analysts

    New York based American Express Company (AXP) presented its business strategy for this year during the annual investor meet held on March 25. There was a presentation given by the CEO Kenneth Chenault which highlighted an earnings guidreance figure of 12-15% for the entire year. But investors were sceptical about the ability of the company to achieve the ambitious number, when last year it could barely manage to attain 50% of its annual revenue growth guidance of 8%. Let’s check in and find out how the company’s projections do not match the analysts’ or investors’ expectations.


    Lacklustre investors’ meet

      


  • Chesapeake Energy: Maintain Positive View After Revised Spending Plan

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) announced a revised spending and capital expenditure plan for 2015 on March 23 and I maintain my positive view on the stock after the announcement. This article discusses some of the key highlights of the plan and the reasons to remain bullish on the stock.


    From a previous guidance of $4.0 to $4.5 billion, Chesapeake Energy has revised the capital expenditure plan to $3.5 to $4.0 billion. After adjusting for 2014 asset sales, the revised capital expenditure plan would result in production growth of 1% to 3% for 2015. Considering the point that oil prices remain weak, the production growth target can still be considered to be good. Even if Chesapeake Energy clocks the same production as FY14, I believe that the overall performance can be considered as strong for the year. Therefore, moderate production growth for FY15 even after a revision in capital expenditure is the first reason to be positive on Chesapeake Energy.

      


  • Google Set To Bring In A Difference In The World Of Surgery

    The technology giant, Google (GOOG), has always striven to develop the best-in-kind products for the market and is often branded as the tech expert in the industry for its expertise in search optimization and its roaring popularity in the technology space. However, Google’s advent in the healthcare segment has been a sporadic one and does not find much of a mention by the analysts who follow the healthcare segment in the U.S. But currently the Google research team of biologists and chemists are in the top news section as Google is hoping to bring in advanced technology that could help surgeons to perform surgeries in a better way. Let’s get into the facts which have come into the limelight in the past few days with respect to Google’s strategic move to cater to the healthcare domain.


    Joining hands with the healthcare giant

      


  • Dow Divest Chlorine Business For $5 Billion

    In a move that market watchers are calling “highly complementary to the strategic objectives of both companies” The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) has split its chlor-alkali and derivatives business from other petrochemicals, and merged chlorine operations with Olin Corporation (OLN) in a deal worth $5 billion. Through a tax-efficient Reverse Morris transaction, the two have created a company that could be the industry leader in chlor-alkali operations, tentatively valued at $7 billion.


    Chemical advantages

      


  • Blackberry Struggles To Keep Revenue On Growth Track

    The Canadian smartphone manufacturers Blackberry Ltd. (BBRY) are in serious need of new revenue sources as the company announced lowest sales figures in eight years, in its quarterly results reported on Friday.


    Quarterly revenue stood at $660 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 – with approximately 42% from hardware, 47% from services and the remaining about 10% from software sales. This is despite unveiling new models – Blackberry Classic, Blackberry Leap and square-shaped Blackberry Passport – and a new software suite – Blackberry Experience Suite that brings Blackberry’s security, productivity, communication and collaboration software to smartphones across manufacturers and operating systems. The current quarterly revenues are one-third of the quarterly revenue earned in the same quarter last year.

      


  • Top 3 Stocks in this Highly Concentrated Fund's Portfolio

    Hedge funds have recently been filing their 13-F forms--quarterly reports of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate on one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Elliott Management.


    The fund recently reported its equity portfolio at the end of December. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $9.59 billion. The filing revealed that at the end of December, the fund added 18 new positions to its equity portfolio and sold out of 12 other companies. The top ten portfolio holdings at the end of the quarter represented 83.20%. The largest changes from previous 13-F fillings were in the consumer discretionary and energy sector.

      


  • Target Streamlining Its Operation For A Brighter Future

    In middle of 2013, the share price of Target Corporation (TGT) took a dive following the massive financial data breach. But in the last one year, the stock has gained over 35% and is hovering around its all-time high levels. Unlike its competitor Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) which is opening or planning to open more stores in many countries, Target is folding up its Canadian operations. And like another competitor Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT), it has recently raised the minimum wage for its employees. How do these, and other developments, affect the company and its stock?


    A quick exit from Canada

      


  • Carl Ichan Increases Stake in One of the Worst Year-to-Date Performers of the S&P 500

    Undoubtedly Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the best investors in the world. He founded Icahn Capital LP, which had $31.89 billion under management at Dec. 31, 2014. The investor reported increasing his stake in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), a $9.33 billion market cap, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks.


    The filing

      


  • BlackBerry Q4 Earnings Report Surprise Profit Despite Slip In Revenue

    BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) witnessed its lowest quarterly sales in a period of eight years. Revenues witnessed a drop of 33% in the fourth quarter The company launched two new models – the Classic and the Passport, of which both failed to nullify the effect of the drop in sales. In order to make up for lost sales, the company has come up with software that enables companies to manage their employees' electronic products. This, however, hasn't reaped much incentive for the company. A surprise profit was however reported for the quarter. After the announcement was made, share value rose around 5.1% due to the unexpected profit.


    Quarter review

      


  • Angry Birds To Make Debut In 3D Movie Space To Rev Up Profits For Rovio

    The company which gave the very popular game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Limited is all set to make a class apart 3D movie on angry birds in association with Sony (SNE). The Finland based company decided to jump on to movie making from mobile gaming due to its ever decreasing profits which went down as much as 73%.


    Angry Birds’ current market scenario

      


  • General Dynamics' Gulfstream G650 to Benefit Greatly from the Collier Trophy Win

    General Dynamics' (GD) Gulfstream Aerospace is a renowned name in the aerospace and defense sector and has a rich history of making machines that define the standards of the space – the very fact that now got confirmed as the company won the prestigious Collier Trophy for its flagship business jet offering, G650. Back in 2008 the jet was announced with a promise to revolutionize business travel and today it seems that something the model has pulled off really well. Here’s a look at what this accomplishment means for Gulfstream and General Dynamics.


    A little about the prestigious Collier Trophy

      


  • GameStop Q4 Earnings – Profits Rise Though Outlook Is Weak

    Gamestop Corporation (GME), the American video company, reported an increase in its yearly revenue while it saw a decrease in sales in the fourth quarter. Sales decreased by 6% while profit increased by 13%. The gaming retailer also saw an upward increase in its working capital for 2014. The working capital as on January 31, 2015, was $422.80 million as compared $223.60 million on February 1 ast year. Just before the company announced its earning report, shares saw a slump of 2.6% to $38.79 on Thursday.


    Financial equations

      


  • Boeing Might Need to Consider a 757 Replacement to Stand up Against Airbus A321neo

    American aero major Boeing’s (BA) 757 model has attracted huge attention in recent times as airlines across the globe are pushing the plane maker to build a 757 replacement. The popular aircraft went out-of-production a decade ago as Boeing didn’t see enough demand to sustain its production line. Back then Boeing couldn’t have imagined that years later it would be pressed by carriers to build a replacement, thanks to the 757’s uniqueness – narrow-body long-range aircraft thanks to its immensely powerful engines. Now airlines and lease companies such as United Continental (UAL) and Air Lease Corp. (AL) are again very keen on having a plane that could fly the 757 routes. Here’s a lowdown on what’s going on.



      



  • McDonald’s Launches The Big Mac Fashion Collection

    McDonald's Corporation (MCD) has decided to treat its customers with something out of the box- and that includes its Big Mac collection of pajamas, rain gear, thermal sets, pet clothing at what not! The Illinois-based fast food chain revealed its collection at the McWalk Fashion show which was based in Sweden. Jessie J, the English singer and songwriter, was a part of the celebrity guest list. All the clothing collection have the iconic burger imprinted on them. Burger lovers are all grabs for this new idea! Yes, we shall call this McStyling! The unveiling of the fashion line comes close to Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s (BKW) announcement of its plans to make a new perfume that smells like a Whopper.


    Fashion collection

      


  • Kraft And Heinz – The Unique Merger Of 2015

    The mega merger between H.J. Heinz Company (HJH) and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) was announced recently. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) brought together H.J. Heinz Company and, Kraft Foods Group with participation from private equity firm 3G Capital Partners. The new company will be called Kraft Heinz Co.


    Jorge Lemann of Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital has partnered with Warren Buffet at Heinz and now in the mega-deal with Kraft, they have together discovered new ways to run their packaged food business, a segment that was considered to have reached its termination date. Kraft will own 49% of the newly formed company and Heinz, which is currently owned by Brazil's 3G Capital Partners and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A), will jointly own the rest of the 51% share. Mergers as huge as this one are not new these days. Consumers are highly cost sensitive, and there is always a constant effort for cost-cutting solutions among businesses. The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, said that this is his kind of deal transaction as it unites two world class organizations to deliver shareholder value. He proclaimed he was delighted to play a role in bringing the two companies together.

      


  • GE Resorts To Job Cuts To Cope Up With Falling Oil Price Pressure

    Under fluctuating global oil and gas market, General Electric Co. (GE) planned to increase job cuts in its Lufkin oil unit in Texas from earlier figure of 330 to 575 now. There is a lot of pressure on the Lufkin unit due to a huge drop in the oil prices due to which the job cuts will take place between March 26 and April 30.


    Crude oil situation across the globe

      


  • Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC, Ryerson Holding Corp, Ferrellgas Partners LP.

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sales were: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR), Ryerson Holding Corp (RYI), and Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP).


    Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR): Executive VP and CFO Richard A. Robert bought 20,610 shares

      


  • Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ross Stores Inc, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sales were: Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ICPT), Ross Stores Inc. (ROST), and Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (SBH).


    Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ICPT): CFO Barbara Gayle Duncan sold 141 shares

      


  • Louis Moore Bacon's Top 5 Stock Buys of Q4

    Louis Moore Bacon (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of the New York-based hedge fund Moore Capital Management LP who uses global macro strategies to invest. Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.75 billion as of March 2015.


    At the end of the fourth quarter, Moore purchased 71 new stocks, for a total of 305 names listed in his portfolio and 33% turnover from the same quarter last year. The top sectors represented in his $3.2 billion portfolio are ETF, options and preferred at 29.7%; Consumer Cyclical at 16.8%, Financial Services at 13.2% and Industrials at 10.2%.

      


  • You Should Consider this Casino Stock

    In this article, let's take a look at Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), a $43.72 billion market cap company that operates casinos in Las Vegas; Macau, China; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Singapore.


    Key market

      


  • Why I Bought Praxair, Inc

    I’ve been a little busier this month than I planned on, which is certainly not a bad thing.


    After the return to the car-free lifestyle, my available investment capital has been a bit higher than I anticipated even just a month or so ago. And since I favor cash flow over cash to a substantial degree, I’ve decided once more to turn the latter into the former.

      


  • GuruFocus Names Three Dividend Growers of the Week

    During the past few weeks, GuruFocus recognized three companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to:




  • 5-year lows: PICO Holdings Inc, Black Box Corp, Vivus, and Electro Rent Corp.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: PICO Holdings Inc, Black Box Corp, Vivus, and Electro Rent Corp.


    PICO Holdings Inc (PICO) Reached $16.26

      


  • Is Clean Energy Fuels a Good Buy?

    Clean Energy (CLNE) is progressing smoothly by winning key contracts with minor, local haulers all over the country. Clean Energy now works with nearly 250 refuse fleets, depicting more than 9,000 natural gas trucks.


    Seeing strong traction

      


  • PACCAR's Improving Traction Can Help It Deliver Better Results

    PACCAR (PCAR) is seeing tremendous traction for its DAF vehicles in the European market. It recorded 13.8% market share, with 16 tonne truck market totalling about 227,000 units in 2014. Looking forward, the company expects its European above 16-tonne truck market to grow in the range of 200,000 to 240,000 vehicles in fiscal 2015. This is really an encouraging growth and should improve its bottom line performance this year. Moreover, the U.K economy is expected to grow more than 2% this year that should add extra growth to its truck market.


    Better times ahead

      


  • Investing in This Solar Stock Will Lead to Long-Term Gains

    Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is seeing growing demand for its high-quality, high performance solar module products. It expects its shipment to for the first-quarter 2015 to remain between 1,000 MW to 1,030 MW. This includes 55 megawatts of shipments to its own utility-scale solar project. It expects its revenue for the quarter to be in the range of $725 million to $775 million. This represents about 60% growth over the first-quarter 2014, considering the middle point of the range.


    Canadian Solar has enhanced focus on downstream market, increasing project pipeline, leading costs structure, and its own YieldCo concept. These factors make it quite appealing in the future.

      


  • Lockheed's Flying High

    Of late, the defense industry has not been the best place to put money on. With all the threats involving federal budget cuts and recalls by major industry players, the industry, though a rewarding one, has had its own share of downturns. Lockheed Martin (LMT) though has been having a decent run on the market. With all the uncertainties looming large on the company, the defense segment has consistently been generating good revenues for the company. This has primarily been for the consistent demands for military aircrafts and the concerted efforts by the company’s management to diversify the product base of the company. The investor community has been quite impressed with LMT’s ability to take advantage of all the government funded programs.


    The recent performance:
      



  • What Does Kraft Foods’ Merger With Heinz Mean for Investors?

    Kraft Foods (KRFT) announced that it shall merge with H.J. Heinz in a statement released on March 25. The combination declaration came as a big surprise to the company investors. Shareholders’, however, took the merger announcement positively, which sent the company shares up a staggering 30%. Before the announcement, earlier during the day a Wall Street Journal reported that Kraft was in discussions to be acquired by 3G Capital.


    The combined entity (Kraft and Heinz) would be the third largest food company in North America, and the fifth largest globally. Let’s look into the details of the merger and try to identify the synergies from the deal.

      


  • Why Jeremy Siegel Is Feeling Much Better About Stocks

    Jeremy Siegel thinks that we are going to be range bound in the market for a while but he is feeling much better about stocks than he did a couple of weeks ago.


    The reason for his optimism?

      


  • Chou Funds 2014 Annual Report



  • What Tomorrow Will Bring - The Buttonwood Gathering Including Kyle Bass

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) thinks that the Federal Reserve is backed into a corner and he is worried about equities.

    His concern is rooted in the fact that the American Central Bank has no tools left in its toolbox.  


  • Living In A Free-Lunch World - Market Strategist John Mauldin

    “Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them.”


    – Edward R. Murrow, US broadcast journalist & newscaster (1908 – 1965), television broadcast, December 31, 1955

      


  • What Is Apple Doing to Make the Next iPhone Even Better?

    Apple (AAPL) generally launches its new iPhone in fall. Typically the company keeps away from sharing details regarding the upcoming device, but rumors give some idea regarding what to expect from the Cupertino’s upcoming flagship product.


    It’s been around half a year that Apple released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and already rumors about the next model are spreading far and wide. According to Apple Insider, the company is expected to launch three iPhones in the latter half of this year - iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and a smaller version dubbed as iPhone 6C. It’s difficult to ascertain what to expect from the highly anticipated device, but it’s always interesting to know what Apple is up to.

      


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  • Republic Services: A Good Long-Term Bet

    Republic Services (RSG) ended fiscal 2014 strongly, delivering impressive improvement in key financials. This year, Republic is confident of delivering better results as it plans to undertake several strategies to bolster its performance. Let us take a look at its strategies.


    Key growth driving initiatives

      


  • Investors Need to Consider This Housing Stock for Long-Term Gains

    D.R. Horton (DHI) recently released strong results for the first quarter, beating consensus estimates. The company posted an impressive improvement in both the top and bottom lines. With a solid 37% growth in revenue and 16% growth in earnings, D.R Horton seems well positioned for a strong 2015.


    Better times ahead

      


  • KB Home's Impressive Growth Is Set to Continue

    KB Home (KBH) has entered the new fiscal 2015 on a strong note, delivering solid growth across its key metrics, topping consensus estimates. KB Home now looks confident for a better performance in future as it sees many positive signs ahead. With an expanded community count and healthy buyer demand, KB Home is geared up for better performance throughout 2015. With some growth focused strategies such as expansion, KB Home is expecting to produce sequential margin improvement in upcoming quarters. Let us have a detailed look at the overall housing industry and long term prospects for KB Home.


    A closer look at the performance

      


  • Better Times Lie Ahead for Honeywell International

    Honeywell International (HON) had a terrific end to fiscal 2014 as it delivered growth across different metrics. This year, Honeywell will mainly focus on increasing sales on an organic basis, while ramping its investments in new products and technologies. This is expected to improve its ROI CAPEX helping it to expand its global footprint. Let us have a detailed look at its prospects.


    Strong growth

      


  • JA Solar: This Solar Stock Looks Primed for Long-Term Gains

    The strategic decision to shift the product mix to more profitable modules and better geographies has paid off for JA Solar (JASO), as the company delivered solid results in the recently reported fourth quarter. Management is now confident of an upbeat performance this year. Let's see how the company will be able to achieve a better performance in 2015.


    A closer look at growth drivers

      


  • EP Energy's Asset Profile Makes It a Good Investment

    EP Energy (EPE) ended fiscal 2014 on a positive note and is now aiming for stronger results in 2015. The company’s results were impressive last quarter, with a strong improvement across all its key financial metrics. EP Energy is now optimistic about the growth in oil production as it is seeing some positive signs from its key operational areas such as the Eagle Ford and Wolfcamp. Let's take a look.


    Opportunities to consider

      


  • Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Globus Medical Inc, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc, Zendesk Inc, and Amicus Therapeutics Inc.

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Globus Medical Inc, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc, Zendesk Inc, and Amicus Therapeutics Inc.

    Globus Medical Inc (GMED): CEO, 10% Owner David C Paul sold 1,922,000 Shares  


  • Investing in This Auto Components Supplier Could Lead to Long-Term Gains

    BorgWarner (BWA) released outstanding results in the recently reported fourth quarter. However, the results were soft on an year-over-year basis. Still, BorgWarner managed to impress investors with good results in fourth quarter. But just 6% growth in the revenue on year-over-year basis is not so impressive and BorgWarner should give a thought on improving its financial performance in 2015. However, the management is confident of achieving better results in future on the back of solid sales growth across its engine segment which is expected to ramp up in 2015 with the recovering U.S economy. Let us have a look at some of BorgWarner’s core strengths.


    End-market opportunity is strong

      


  • Dividend Yield Investing in American Financials

    Dividend Yield Investing in American Financials


    Investors use various methods for valuing financial companies, such as discounted cash-flow valuation, residual income valuation, as well as price multiple and momentum valuation. Dividend yield investing is another common approach. In its simplest form, dividend yield investing involves identifying among a group of comparable companies the firms offering the highest dividend yields and then investing in those companies.

      


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