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  • Kroger: Can This Strong Gainer Deliver More Upside?
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM KR 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Kroger has beaten the market handsomely this year and its results indicate that it is moving in the right direction.
    • Kroger's acquisitions will expand its reach and increase its customer base.
    • Kroger has strong fundamentals.
    • Kroger, however, faces a threat from a resurgent Target.
  • Looking Beyond J.M. Smucker's Disappointing First Quarter
    Wed, Sep. 17 SJM Comment!

    Summary

    • J.M. Smucker disappointed with its first-quarter results and outlook.
    • J.M. Smucker is facing a number of challenges, but it is also focusing on strategies to make a comeback.
    • J.M. Smucker's fundamentals, valuation, and growth strategies look impressive, making it a good long-term pick.
  • A Few Reasons Why The Fresh Market Can Get Better
    Wed, Sep. 17 TFM 3 Comments

    Summary

    • The Fresh Market's recent results show that the company is gradually making a turnaround.
    • The Fresh Market is expanding its footprint in order to attract more customers.
    • The Fresh Market's bottom line is expected to grow at a higher rate going forward than what it has achieved in the past.
  • Why Investors Should Continue Betting On A Turnaround At J.C. Penney
    Fri, Sep. 12 JCP 10 Comments

    Summary

    • J.C. Penney's idea of gaining customers by way of reintroducing popular brands is a smart one.
    • Penney's focus on the omni-channel can help it accelerate its turnaround.
    • Penney is making its operations better by cutting costs and focusing on efficiency, leading to impressive growth in EBITDA.
  • Why Target's Turnaround Should Continue
    Fri, Sep. 12 TGT 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Target's results indicate that it is steadily turning around after the data breach.
    • Target is adopting smart strategies to bring customers back.
    • Target's fundamentals are strong and its earnings are expected to grow going forward.
  • Better Times Lie Ahead For ArcelorMittal
    Wed, Sep. 10 MT Comment!

    Summary

    • ArcelorMittal's focus on expanding capacity to address the steel market's growth should lead to long-term gains.
    • ArcelorMittal should benefit from the improvement in the construction and automotive end markets.
    • ArcelorMittal's estimated bottom line growth is way ahead of the industry average, which indicates that the stock can continue getting better.
  • Why DryShips Looks Ripe For A Turnaround
    Tue, Sep. 9 DRYS 16 Comments

    Summary

    • DryShips looks like a turnaround candidate after its second-quarter results, supported by its decent fundamentals.
    • DryShips is seeing an increase in charter rates and this will aid its recovery.
    • DryShips will also benefit from increasing demand for seaborne transportation as a result of improving economic conditions.
  • A Few Reasons Why Under Armour Can Still Deliver More Upside
    Tue, Sep. 9 UA 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Under Armour's new products with improved technology can help the company get better in the future.
    • Under Armour is focused on diversifying its user base, and it has increased its marketing budget to tap more customers.
    • Under Armour is expensive on a trailing P/E basis, but its earnings are expected to grow at an impressive pace in the future.
  • Why Chico's FAS Looks Like A Good Bet Near Its 52-Week Lows
    Sun, Sep. 7 CHS 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Chico's FAS failed to match up to expectations in the previous quarter, but the company is undertaking moves to improve performance.
    • Chico's expansion in international markets and customer-focused strategies should make it better in the long run.
    • Chico's valuation shows that its earnings are expected to improve in the future.
  • A Few Reasons Why Guess Is A Stock To Avoid
    Sat, Sep. 6 GES 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Guess reported a massive decline in its earnings, and its bottom line is expected to remain under pressure going forward.
    • Guess is seeing weakness across its end markets, and its products are not being received well by customers.
    • Although Guess is aiming at a turnaround, its outlook and valuation indicate that investors should avoid the stock.
  • Why Investors Should Continue Holding Southern Company For The Long Run
    Thu, Sep. 4 SO 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Southern Company has an attractive valuation, impressive growth estimates, and a strong dividend.
    • Southern Company's Plant Ratcliffe project can be a long-term catalyst.
    • Southern's focus on renewable energy is a move in the right direction considering the potential of the solar market.
  • A Few Reasons Why Nike Should Continue Getting Better
    Thu, Sep. 4 NKE 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Nike's focus on launching products with new technology should help it gain more customers.
    • Nike is adopting various strategies to engage with customers and increase its brand presence, which have allowed it to gain share from Adidas.
    • Nike's strong cash pile will enable it to continue investing in the business and deliver more innovations.
    • Nike's earnings are expected to grow at a superior pace in the next five years as compared to the last five.
  • Looking Beyond Best Buy's Short-Term Pain
    Wed, Sep. 3 BBY Comment!

    Summary

    • Best Buy recently said that its business will be weak during the holiday season, but investors should focus on the long-term prospects.
    • Best Buy's focus on online sales, which are already improving, and new product introductions should help it gain momentum going forward.
    • Best Buy's strategies helped it deliver an improvement in the bottom line last quarter.
    • Best Buy's focus on operational improvements and cost-cutting should help the company sustain its turnaround.
  • A Decent Valuation And Growth Oriented Strategies Make Ross Stores A Good Pick
    Wed, Sep. 3 ROST Comment!

    Summary

    • Ross Stores has bounced back remarkably after dropping to its 52-week low.
    • Ross Stores' focus on store expansion and merchandise will help it get better in the future.
    • Ross Stores' strong cash position and an attractive valuation make it a good long-term investment.
  • Why Yum Brands' Recent Weakness Looks Like A Buying Opportunity
    Thu, Aug. 28 YUM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Yum Brands' shares have dropped after the company released weaker-than-expected results and ran into trouble regarding the freshness of meat used in its products.
    • Yum, however, has faced problems in China earlier, and has bounced back well. It is already working to fix the current problem.
    • The long-term prospects in China are strong, due to the impending growth in the consumer class, and this will benefit Yum, as it derives 53% of its revenue from China.
  • Will Aeropostale's Turnaround Succeed?
    Thu, Aug. 28 ARO Comment!

    Summary

    • Aeropostale is under pressure due to broader weakness in the apparel retail industry and stiff competition from rivals.
    • Aeropostale is undertaking several strategies to improve its situation, but the company's weak outlook indicates that it is not executing properly.
    • Aeropostale's balance sheet is not in good shape, and this is another reason to stay away from the stock.
  • Hain Celestial: Record Results Set The Tone For More Improvements
    Thu, Aug. 28 HAIN 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Hain Celestial delivered record results recently as its brands gained traction across several end markets.
    • Hain Celestial's acquisition of Tilda and the introduction of new products will allow it to benefit from the organic food market's growth.
    • Hain's focus on productivity savings will enable it to sustain its strong earnings growth going forward.
  • Cheetah Mobile: This Fast-Growing Chinese Internet Company Can Be A Growth Pick
    Mon, Aug. 25 CMCM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • The growing demand for internet security and mobile advertising has opened up a big opportunity for Cheetah Mobile.
    • Cheetah Mobile is doing its best to tap the opportunity ahead with impressive product development and acquisitions.
    • Cheetah Mobile's growth projections are hugely impressive along with its forward valuation.
  • Activision Blizzard's Strong Gaming Pipeline Should Help It Continue Beating The Market
    Mon, Aug. 25 ATVI 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Activision Blizzard's games have been adopted well on the new-generation consoles.
    • Activision Blizzard has lined up a number of new launches in the coming months that will lead to strong growth in its financials.
    • Activision's impressive fundamentals, and the problems of its competitors indicate that the stock hasn't run out of steam yet.
  • Time To Buy American Eagle's Turnaround
    Mon, Aug. 25 AEO Comment!

    Summary

    • American Eagle's latest results show that the company is indeed turning around.
    • American Eagle is focusing on fresh inventory, e-commerce growth, and new stores to power its comeback.
    • American Eagle's debt-free balance sheet and better bottom line growth in the next five years are positive indicators that investors should not ignore.
  • Take-Two Interactive's Growth Is Not Done Yet
    Thu, Aug. 21 TTWO 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Take-Two Interactive's strong gaming pipeline has allowed the company to deliver growth even in sluggish times.
    • Take-Two Interactive is also making smart moves to tap the online gaming market in China.
    • Take-Two's valuation and future games indicate that the company's strong performance will continue.
  • E-Commerce China Dangdang Looks Set To Continue Its Strong Momentum
    Thu, Aug. 21 DANG Comment!

    Summary

    • Chinese Internet growth should continue powering Dangdang's impressive run going forward.
    • Dangdang is already tapping the growing Chinese Internet market as its revenue growth shows.
    • Dangdang's strategies to improve shipping times and customer acquisition moves will help it stay ahead of the competition.
    • Dangdang's bottom line growth is expected to outperform the industry average, making it a sound pick.
  • Why Electronic Arts' Recent Pullback Is A Buying Opportunity
    Mon, Aug. 18 EA Comment!

    Summary

    • Electronic Arts has pulled back slightly after latest results due to launch delays of a couple of key games.
    • EA, however, has a strong gaming pipeline, and it is already delivering impressive growth that can be sustained going forward.
    • EA's strategy of keeping gamers engaged with new expansion packs and cult games should lead to stronger growth.
    • EA is cheap on a forward P/E basis, and its bottom line is expected to grow at a fast clip, making it a stock to buy on the dip.
  • Hain Celestial: A Way To Profit From A Booming Organic Food Market
    Mon, Aug. 18 HAIN 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Hain Celestial's smart acquisitions and joint ventures have allowed it to expand its business across key regions of the globe.
    • Hain Celestial is focusing on productivity savings, which will propel its earnings higher.
    • Hain Celestial has a wide distributor network, and it is not surprising that its earnings are expected to grow at a brisk pace in the future.
  • Why There Might Be No Respite For SodaStream In The U.S.
    Fri, Aug. 15 SODA 1 Comment

    Summary

    • With 30% of the overall revenue, the U.S. is an important market for SodaStream.
    • SodaStream, however, is seeing a steep drop in sales of its soda maker units in the U.S., and this is a big red flag.
    • Stiff competition from Keurig Green Mountain and Coca-Cola will make it difficult for SodaStream to make a comeback in the U.S.
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market
    Wed, Aug. 13 WFM 33 Comments

    Summary

    • Whole Foods has reduced its revenue forecast four times in the last nine months.
    • Whole Foods is under tremendous pressure from bigger and more established rivals in the organic foods space.
    • Whole Foods is making investments to turn the business around, and this will keep its bottom line under pressure.
  • Is The Fresh Market A Good Buy Near 52-Week Lows?
    Tue, Aug. 12 TFM 17 Comments

    Summary

    • The Fresh Market is in a soup due to stiff competition from peers.
    • The Fresh Market is trying to execute a comeback with a smart store opening strategy.
    • The Fresh Market is also looking to improve productivity, and its bottom line is expected to grow at above industry averages going forward.
  • Why A Leaner Nokia Is A Good Investment
    Sat, Aug. 9 NOK 56 Comments

    Summary

    • Nokia is facing competition in networking, but it should improve.
    • Nokia's focus on maps, telematics, and location based services should allow it to tap new markets.
    • Nokia's licensing opportunity remains strong.
    • Nokia's earnings are expected to improve at an astronomical rate.
  • Tyson Foods: Strong Earnings Growth In The Cards Due To Smart Strategies
    Fri, Aug. 8 TSN Comment!

    Summary

    • Tyson Foods reported mixed third-quarter numbers due to operational disturbances, but investors should look at the long run.
    • Tyson's acquisition of Hillshire, and its simultaneous move to cut its debt are positives that investors should not ignore.
    • Tyson's focus on operational efficiencies will also push up earnings, and a cheap valuation is another reason why it is a stock worth considering.
  • E-Commerce China Dangdang: This Chinese Stock Looks Set For Solid Growth
    Wed, Aug. 6 DANG Comment!

    Summary

    • Dangdang shares have pulled back in the last few months, giving investors an opportunity to buy a high-growth stock for cheap.
    • Massive growth is expected in China's Internet industry, and being an e-commerce player, Dangdang is positioning itself nicely to profit from it.
    • Dangdang has delivered solid growth so far, and the same is expected in the future due to the company's cost-cutting moves and innovative new products.
    • A strong balance sheet and an impressive bottom line growth projection make Dangdang a solid bet.
  • A Few Reasons Why Kroger Is A Solid Long-Term Investment
    Tue, Aug. 5 KR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Focus on customer-centric strategies and innovation will drive results for Kroger.
    • Kroger's integration of Harris Teeter is progressing well, allowing the company to cut product prices without hurting the bottom line.
    • Kroger's attractive valuation, solid dividend yield, and impressive cash flow are some more reasons to consider this stock.
  • Is Chipotle Mexican Grill Still A Buy Near 52-Week Highs?
    Tue, Aug. 5 CMG 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Chipotle Mexican Grill has appreciated tremendously in 2014, and is now trading at 52-week highs.
    • Chipotle's brand strength and focus on ingredients has helped it win over customer confidence, allowing it to report better sales despite increased pricing.
    • Chipotle has got impressive expansion plans, along with a focus on developing a solid employee culture.
    • Chipotle's valuation and growth projections look attractive.