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  • Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: ATHN, GILD, JPM, WAG

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: AthenaHealth Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Walgreen Company.

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


  • 5-year lows: American Eagle Outfitters, Intrexon Corp, Mack-Cali Realty Corp, and Weight Watchers International Inc

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: American Eagle Outfitters, Intrexon Corp, Mack-Cali Realty Corp, and Weight Watchers International Inc

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Reached the 5-year Low of $10.99


  • Beware of Rear View Mirror Analysis

    It's Safer Pretending to Explain the Past than Predicting the Future

    Brave souls who write about stocks always subject themselves to potential embarrassment if they take a stand on the future movement of their selected company. Including both a price target and a time horizon makes you accountable if things don’t go as predicted.


  • Do Rational Investors Prefer Coke?

    Investment has always been the best way to earn easy buck. The truth about investment? It is risky. More so because one cannot be sure about the results. I mean you put your money on a stock of your choice and you still cannot be sure about how nice or big a return you can expect. By choice I do not mean one is guided emotionally. Obviously not. Becoming emotional while investing would be the silliest or for that matter the most dangerous thing one can be expected to do. Of course, there are emotions attached while investing but all those ties are with your money and not the stock you’re investing in. By choice I also did not mean that investors have particular favorites at the stock markets. It’s a simple WPM (whoever pays more) rule that governs their decisions.

    The beginning of this year saw many an investor diverting their funds to high paying sectors like the REIT (real estate investment trusts) and energy limited partnerships (LPs). This move was a result of the slow economy of the US. This stagnation had as a result reduced the overall return on investment. The only way out was to invest in high paying and highly risky REITs or certain blue chip corporations which are not much affected by business cycles.


  • Tesla Motors: An Unusual Story

    Tesla Motors (TSLA), the pioneers of the Electric Car are anything but conventional. The model on which the company runs is revolutionary and beats conventional wisdom. Not surprisingly, the company has tasted heights of success and the only challenge faced so far has been a good one! That is trying to meet demand by increasing supply.

    The Unusual Success Story


  • Comment for Steven Romick | FPA Crescent Fund Portfolio - 2014 Stock Picks and Performances

    Why short VZ? Is it a race to the bottom on price plans?  

  • Comment for Steven Romick | FPA Crescent Fund Portfolio - 2014 Stock Picks and Performances

    Why long Oracle when execs just unloaded $70 million in shares?  

  • What to Expect from McDonald’s First Quarter Results

    The world’s largest burger giant McDonald’s (MCD) is expected to come up with its first quarter earnings in on Tuesday. In 2013 the Big Mac maker faced difficulty due to macro economic conditions. However, the company expects some improvement to come its way in 2014, although there won’t be significant shift in market dynamics.

    McDonald’s fourth quarter 2013 results didn’t live up to the expectations of the shareholders with comparable store sales dropping 1.4% in the domestic market.


  • Apple Needs to Turn Around iPad’s Fortune

    The Cupertino tech giant Apple (AAPL) is slated to release its second quarter earnings coming Wednesday. Several industry experts predict that the company would report a decline in the iPad sales. Increasing competition from rivals such as Samsung (SSNLF) and Amazon (AMZN), as well as the rising popularity of phablets is weighing on the sales volume of iPads. Presently the iPad is the second highest source of revenue for the company accounting for around 20% of the total sales, the major source being the iPhone.

    Going Back in Time


  • T-Mobile Disrupts Norms but Delights Customers

    In many ways T-Mobile (TMUS) are the revolutionaries of the US Telecom space. Ever since charismatic CEO John Legere took over the reins of the then beleaguered Company, the fortunes have turned. While the company is trying hard to change the bureaucratic and high margin driven strategies of the bigger players, one might easily mistake T-Mobile to be a non-profit organisation, given the series of announcements that have been made that clearly seems to have put the interests of the American Customers before anything else.

    The “Uncarrier” Revolution


  • What Google Should Do to Make $100 Nexus Phone a Hit

    Rumor mill is moving again and this time the talks are about Google’s (GOOG) next smartphone that’s expected to come at a much lower price band. According to the rumors Google is secretly working on a device that will add up to its lineup of Nexus devices, but unlike others will belong to the sub-$100 category. Analysts are sure that this obviously won’t be Google’s next flagship device; rather it will be launched alongside the Nexus 6. Many suspect Google might call the $100 device “Nexus 6 Mini”, following trends set by Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF).

    Success Formula Google Should Follow


  • A Few Reasons Why Elizabeth Arden Is a Sell

    Heavy promotions are key for retailers during the holiday season. This is especially true when people are less willing to open their wallets. Moreover, when all of the other industry players promote their products and provide deep discounts to attract customers, the ones who don't will face the consequences. Elizabeth Arden (RDEN), a provider of beauty products, is an apt example.

    Elizabeth Arden's decision not to promote its products weighed on its sales during the holiday season. Its revenue from the North American region plunged 9% for the first six months of fiscal 2014. Hence, the company lowered its outlook for the second quarter and cut its full-year guidance, which made its share price fall considerably.


  • Starbucks: A Good Buy Despite Competition from Dunkin Brands

    Online business has taken a toll on brick-and-mortar stores. This was affirmed when ShopperTrak, a data firm, declared there was a decline of 14.6% in shopper traffic in the U.S. during the holiday season. On the other hand, online sales grew 9.3% during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. Lower shopper traffic means fewer people visited malls, leading to lower footfall at restaurants and other eateries.

    However, coffee retailer Starbucks (SBUX) seems to be immune to such macroeconomic conditions. Its earnings were ahead of Mr. Market's expectations, sending its stock higher.


  • Why You Should Sell Twitter and Buy Facebook

    A quick look at the performance of tech stocks in 2013 would definitely tell you the story of the phenomenal show put up by the new kid on the block, Twitter (TWTR) . Now, once this name comes up, investors and analysts jump in to concoct a convincing story by comparing this microblogging giant's successful IPO to a not-so-successful offer by the social-networking colossus, Facebook (FB). As a matter of fact, Facebook's share price saw a poor gain of 0.7% in comparison to Twitter's 73% pop on the first day.

    Underpricing at play


  • Competition from Apple and Lenovo Will Hurt Sony

    Sony (SNE) investors should not only have been disappointed, but also worried, after credit rating agency Moody's downgraded the company's credit rating to junk. The company has been downgraded by other agencies as well, which has strongly put forth the lack of sustainability in its core business segments. The electronics giant is facing a rough patch due to increasing obsolescence of televisions and fierce competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple (AAPL) in the smartphone and tablet markets.

    Can PlayStation turn around Sony's fortunes?


  • Hewlett-Packard Will Dethrone 3D Systems and Here's Why

    Though the technology of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) is still in its early stages of development, many analysts are estimating that it will grow at a CAGR of 20%-30% for the next seven years and will nearly quadruple its value by 2020. It was widely assumed that the pioneer of the 3D printing industry, 3D Systems (DDD), was well positioned to capitalize on this growth, but the impending arrival of another big-name player in the form of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) may restrict 3D Systems from fulfilling its potential.

    Why 3D Systems Will Not Succeed


  • Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: AthenaHealth Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sales were: AthenaHealth Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    AthenaHealth Inc (ATHN): CFO and SVP Timothy M Adams sold 30,000 Shares


  • Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Groupon Inc., Micron Technology, Sysorex Global Holdings Corp.

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO sales during the past week: Groupon Inc, Micron Technology, Sysorex Global Holdings Corp.

    Groupon Inc (GRPN): CEO, 10% Owner Eric P Lefkofsky sold 454,166 Shares


  • April Buffett-Munger Bargain Newsletter is Ready for Download

    The Buffett-Munger Bargain Newsletter pick is a loaded spring. The company has room to grow and the balance sheet to support it. This company is a widely regarded to be one of the best managed companies on the planet. On the board of directors there are two superinvestors. In all the markets it competes in, its operations are extremely efficient leaving the company with untapped pricing power. The future of this reasonably priced company looks bright. This fact may be missed by investors still blinded by its fantastic past.

    “It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price….when buying companies or common stocks, we look for first-class businesses accompanied by first-class managements.”

    - Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) (1989)


  • Mental Model Application - Simplicity

    In my previous article, I highlighted a few points from Alice Schroeder's speech at UVA about Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio). One of the points was how Buffett always identifies the one or two factors that will make a business succeed or fail. This ties back to the simplicity mental model that I mentioned in my Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio)'s mental models article. Simplicity is enormously important but it's missing in almost all the investment write-ups that I have ever read. In this article, I'd like to share with the readers my thoughts on the subject of simplification and the application of this mental model in the investment process.

    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Such are the wise words from Albert Einstein. The message is clear and powerful. Yet it is rarely adequatly applied in our daily lives. Understandably and ironically, in the world of investing, the word "simple" is often misconstrued as unrealible and inferior. Just take look at all those strategies the hedge fund industry utilitzes. There are macro, quant, event-driven, credit, absolute value, low volitility and etc. The selling point to investors is often the high degree of sophistication of the system being deployed, as opposed to the risk-adjusted performance information.


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