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  • Revolution Lighting Technologies Shares Offer Upside With New Distribution Deals
       • Thu, Jul. 24 RVLT 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Company recently raised second quarter and full year guidance.
    • New acquisitions and backlogs adding to fiscal year total revenue.
    • New deal with Ganga Hospitality gives access to 12,000 potential customers.
    • Launch with Staples.com in August is near term catalyst and gives Revolution another entry point to small businesses.
  • Time For Time Warner To Get Defensive
    Mon, Jul. 21 TWX 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Time Warner needs to make its own acquisition to fend off Twenty First Century Fox.
    • CBS offers immediate synergies, including some that aren't being talked about.
    • AMC offers a small acquisition that Time Warner could greatly improve, with increased carrier rates.
    • Time Warner has exciting road with monetization of DC Comics brand.
  • Gladstone Land Worth A Look With Shares Trading Below Net Asset Value
    Fri, Jul. 18 LAND 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Gladstone shares trading 15% below net asset value.
    • Shares are down 25% in 2014.
    • Three new acquisitions show strength of portfolio and will lead to increased rents.
    • Recent renewals are strong and adding to revenue.
  • Under Armour's Rumored Work With Samsung Strengthens MapMyFitness Acquisition
    Thu, Jul. 17 UA Comment!

    Summary

    • Under Armour and Samsung would form strong duo against Nike and Apple.
    • Under Armour paid $150 million for MapMyFitness, a brand that could do extremely well in wearables.
    • Footwear and accessories continue to provide strong growth for Under Armour.
  • Insure Your Pets And Your Portfolio With Trupanion IPO
    Wed, Jul. 16 TRUP 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Trupanion is increasing market share and growing key financial metrics like revenue and the number of pets insured.
    • Less than 1% of pets are insured in the United States and Canada, representing a huge growth opportunity for Trupanion.
    • The company's territory managers have a chance to increase veterinarian awareness and recommendation of product.
  • Covanta: Turning Trash Into Cash For Shareholders
    Wed, Jul. 9 CVA 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Rising dividend now represents 5% yield.
    • Several upcoming catalysts through new and renewed deals.
    • Strong contracted revenue provides safety.
  • Starz Continues To Look Strong Long Term With Original Programming And 'American Gods' Announcement
    Tue, Jul. 8 STRZA 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Addition of "American Gods" continues CEO's path to 75 to 85 annual hours of original programming.
    • Continued strength in international deals.
    • Shift of focus to also appealing to women providing strong numbers, will help upcoming lineup.
    • Several shows renewed after posting strong ratings.
  • American Science & Engineering Has Game Changer With Handheld X-Ray Gun
       • Mon, Jul. 7 ASEI 2 Comments

    Summary

    • World's first handheld x-ray scanner offers huge opportunity for American Science & Engineering.
    • Minimal training needed for device, making sales to international customers easier.
    • Strong 2014 orders and backlog.
    • Shares unchanged in 2014.
  • Bona Film Group Continues To Be Best Way To Invest In China's Growing Box Office
    Fri, Jun. 27 BONA Comment!

    Summary

    • Strong upcoming film lineup.
    • Investments from Fox, Fosun, and Sequoia Capital.
    • Increasing theater count, which will boost overall margins and capitalizes on huge growing Chinese market.
    • Could see positive coverage with upcoming IPO of China Film Group.
  • MusclePharm: 5 Reasons Why Shares Remain Undervalued For Long-Term Investors
    Fri, Jun. 27 MSLP 24 Comments

    Summary

    • New Deal with Tiger Woods could Accelerate Launch of Dropz energy drink brand.
    • FitMiss continues to see retail expansion and gains valuable endorsee in Jen Setler.
    • Company trades at less than 1x sales and 11x expected forward earnings per share.
  • Dreamworks Animation: Felix The Cat, Santa, Netflix, And China All Upcoming Catalysts
    Tue, Jun. 24 DWA 3 Comments

    Summary

    • How to Train Your Dragon performing well overseas, market has overreacted to number two debut weekend.
    • Strong television revenue and slate of upcoming Netflix shows.
    • New details from China joint venture show potential live action films.
  • Univision's Strong World Cup And Potential Sale To Provide Boost For Grupo Televisa
    Tue, Jun. 17 TV 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Grupo Televisa owns 38% of Univision.
    • New regulation worries overblown with growth of television market in Mexico and growing Hispanic population in United States.
    • World Cup viewership boosting valuation of Univision and provides great bartering room in bidding war.
  • OraSure Technologies: HCV Opportunity Huge, Enhances 4 Key Drivers For 2014 And 2015
    Fri, Jun. 13 OSUR 5 Comments

    Summary

    • OraQuick HCV only FDA-approved test.
    • New legislation for baby boomer testing in New York serves as a major catalyst and sets up benefits from other states following lead.
    • At-home HIV test remains a game changer and offers market opportunity of over $500 million.
  • 2014 World Cup Investing By Country: Europe
    Thu, Jun. 12 ADDYY, BSAC, BSBR 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola HBC is second largest bottler of Coca-Cola branded beverages in the world.
    • Puma and Adidas both well represented at 2014 World Cup by players and countries.
    • National Bank of Greece and Santander are two banks that were hit hard by the European financial crisis.
  • 2014 World Cup Investing By Country: Africa/Asia
    Thu, Jun. 12 BHP, DXJT, DXKW 1 Comment

    Summary

    • MTN Group is the largest African telecommunications company and offers great growth with growing mobile penetration.
    • Nigeria is now the largest GDP country in Africa, offering several opportunities.
    • Shoprite has exposure to several key growth markets.
  • 2014 World Cup Investing By Country: South America
    Thu, Jun. 12 ARCO, ARGT, AVH 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Brazil companies will get a boost from the 2014 World Cup.
    • Arcos Dorados has over 800 McDonald's in Brazil and could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the World Cup.
    • Avianca Holdings and LATAM Airlines both offer exposure to growing aircraft, flights, and infrastructure in South America.
  • 2014 World Cup Investing By Country: North America, Central America, Caribbean
    Wed, Jun. 11 EWW, FMX, KOF Comment!

    Summary

    • PriceSmart offers great exposure to Caribbean area and operates similar to Costco.
    • Manchester United will have huge sponsorship deals in 2014 from Nike and GM.
    • Fomento remains a great pick for a thriving Mexican convenience and beverage market.
  • Microvision Shares Too Cheap To Ignore With Upcoming 2014 And 2015 Production And Delivery
       • Mon, Jun. 9 MVIS 5 Comments

    Summary

    • New partnership with major global consumer brand strengthens validity of technology.
    • Ramping up production on announced deal with Sony.
    • Mine of technology and patents in growing field of projectors.
    • Delivery to UPS of projectors in third quarter, could quickly lead to additional deals with major global company.
    • Delivery of prototype to major global automobile supplier in quarter 2.
  • Could Theme Parks And Video Games Provide A Lift For Lions Gate Entertainment?
    Wed, Jun. 4 LGF 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Lions Gate Entertainment has strong assets that could see demand as theme park rides and attractions.
    • Lions Gate partners with Kabam, which has had success with games based on movies before.
    • Shares are down 30% from 52-week highs and offer good buying point.
  • Pizza Inn Holdings Looks Tasty With Growth Of Fast Casual Pie Five Brand
    Tue, Jun. 3 PZZI 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Pie Five brand offers great growth in hot fast casual pizza market.
    • 170 units signed to franchise agreements.
    • Pie Five will double its store count by the end of 2014.
    • Franchise revenue and increased unit sales at Pie Five locations padding top line sales for Pizza Inn Holdings going forward.
  • Key Takeaways From Boeing's Annual Investor Conference
    Fri, May. 30 BA 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Huge backlog of $441 billion will power the company going forward.
    • Operating margins increasing, providing better earnings power.
    • Company is buying back shares and increasing its dividend payout to reward patient shareholders.
  • 7 Mid-Cap Companies Loved By Hedge Funds
    Tue, May. 27 ARCP, EQIX, LAMR 7 Comments

    Summary

    • A Wall Street Journal list shows most loved companies by hedge funds.
    • Looking at the companies with market capitalizations of under $10 billion shows strong growth ahead.
    • Conversions to REIT and high dividend yields are among the reasons hedge funds love these 7 companies.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation A Winner With New Hess Acquisition
    Fri, May. 23 MPC 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Acquisition expands retail presence from 9 states to 23.
    • Marathon has success at boosting EBITDA at convenience stores and can turnaround Hess's operations.
    • Gives Marathon market-leading position in convenience stores.
    • Strong portfolio of stores will help boost cash flow and lead to strong shareholder returns.
  • The Cheesecake Factory Is Padding Profits With New International Licensing Deals
    Thu, May. 22 CAKE 5 Comments

    Summary

    • The Cheesecake Factory adds new deal to bring 14 licensed restaurants to Asia.
    • Combined with two existing deals (Middle East, Mexico & Chile), this brings minimum international total to 50.
    • Each licensed location is bringing over $0.01 in earnings per share annually.
  • PepsiCo Heats Up Fountain Beverage Battles Against Rival Coca-Cola With New Spire Device
    Tue, May. 20 PEP 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Coca-Cola dominates the fountain beverage market with 70% share.
    • New kiosk system from Pepsi could hit into Coke's market share and already helped lure Buffalo Wild Wings.
    • Pepsi's new model has higher profit margins for restaurants with traditional bag-in-a-box system.
  • After 40% Fall From IPO, SFX Entertainment Is Too Cheap - Marketing And Festival Revenue Will Power Turnaround
       • Tue, May. 20 SFXE 10 Comments

    Summary

    • SFX's latest acquisitions are powering the company further.
    • Heavy back loaded schedule of festivals in 2014 will improve financials in third and fourth quarter.
    • Shares are down too much from IPO price, offering great entry point with many catalysts to come.
  • Abbott Laboratories Acquires CFR Pharmaceuticals: What It Means And Why Shares Are Undervalued By 20%
    Sun, May. 18 ABT 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Acquisition provides open door to Latin America and Central America growth.
    • Latin America pharmaceutical market is expected to grow 70% by 2018.
    • Abbott Laboratories trades at 15.9 times fiscal 2015 estimated earnings per share prior to acquisition.
  • Michael Sam Documentary On Oprah Winfrey Network Will Create Value For Discovery Communications
       • Fri, May. 16 DISCA 4 Comments

    Summary

    • OWN lands exclusive rights to Michael Sam draft story, creating docuseries.
    • Joint venture is just now turning profitable, bringing free cash flow and returned loans to Discovery Communications.
    • Shares trade at 52 week lows and offer growth stock mentality with a new momentum play on the Michael Sam story.
    • Money from OWN will help fund massive $5.5 billion share buyback, retiring over 20% of current shares.
  • Zoosk And TrueCar IPOs Ready To Show How Undervalued Keating Capital Shares Are
    Fri, May. 16 BDCV 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Company trades below net asset value.
    • TrueCar and Zoosk IPOs in spotlight, with possible valuation increases overnight.
    • Other portfolio companies eyeing upcoming IPOs.
    • Strong capital return plan that yielded over 8% in 2013 and looks strong for 2014.
    • Sale of Millenial Media stake will free up cash for future investments.
  • Yoga Pants: Why High-Growth Columbia Sportswear Should Be In Your Portfolio
       • Tue, May. 13 COLM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Acquisition of Prana diversifies business and helps company see more revenue in off season quarters.
    • Prana gives Columbia Sportswear a possible second key brand.
    • Columbia's strong international presence and retail channels can expand the Prana brand immediately.
  • Lions Gate Boosts Lineup With Power Rangers Franchise And America Documentary
    Mon, May. 12 LGF 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Divergent box office has sent shares down to attractive levels.
    • The addition of Power Rangers adds to an impressive lineup of potential franchises.
    • Controversial documentary could be a box office surprise and help boost revenue and profits.
  • Pepsi Should Buy Chobani Before It Faces Head-On Competition
    Thu, May. 8 PEP 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Pepsi continues to be undervalued with potential for food and beverage unit splits.
    • Combination of Chobani and Muller Joint Venture would make Pepsi a key player in growing yogurt market.
    • Chobani invading Pepsi's oatmeal dominance.