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  • Tableau Software: Price Matters
    Today, 5:02 PM DATA 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Business Intelligence is an attractive secular story with every company deluged with data.
    • The major change in the Tableau Software story over the last year has been the wild price swings.
    • Once the recent rally cools, the stock offers an attractive value with growth potential.
  • Invest Directly In The Public Firms Owned By GSV Capital
    Today, 11:02 AM CHGG, TRUE, TWOU Comment!

    Summary

    • GSV Capital is now invested in several public stocks that investors should follow.
    • Education tech offers intriguing opportunities in Chegg and 2U.
    • GSV Capital identified TrueCar as a disruptive platform in the car buying process.
  • Update: Investors Too Impressed With New Sprint CEO At Communacopia Conference
    Yesterday, 9:13 PM S 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure impresses the market at investor conference.
    • Investors should continue avoiding the stock and use the recent gains to exit positions.
    • Recent stock gains aside, the disruptive pricing was anticipated and will eventually hit the stock when quarterly losses mount from a pricing war.
  • Update: T-Mobile's Momentum Continued In August
    Yesterday, 5:19 PM TMUS 2 Comments

    Summary

    • T-Mobile announced record branded customer additions.
    • Stock remains a short-term buy based on subscriber momentum.
    • Subscriber additions were anticipated to help T-Mobile bounce back, but long-term issues loom with plunging earnings estimates.
  • Nuverra Environmental Solutions: No Longer Investing In The Hope
     • Sat, Sep. 13 NES 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Nuverra Environmental continues to provide investors with hope that never materializes.
    • Large capital spending plan is unfunded.
    • Inability to hit financial targets suggests a large cut to the EBITDA multiple is warranted with downside potential of at least 35%.
    • Better opportunities exist in the oilfield services sector that don't involve high levels of leverage.
  • FireEye: Price Matters
    Fri, Sep. 12 FEYE 23 Comments

    Summary

    • Enterprise security is an attractive secular story.
    • The only change in the FireEye story over the last year was the price.
    • Investors should wait for a dip in the stock price or expenses before buying.
  • Will Alibaba Unearth The Biggest Weakness In The Amazon Story?
    Thu, Sep. 11 AMZN 37 Comments

    Summary

    • Amazon continues to push earnings out to future periods.
    • Decelerating growth at Amazon to pressure the stock.
    • The Alibaba IPO will present Amazon investors with an investing dilemma.
  • Apple: Pay And Watch Offerings Unlikely To Move The Needle
    Thu, Sep. 11 AAPL 133 Comments

    Summary

    • Apple released exciting new products - Apple Watch and Apple Pay.
    • Apple Watch introduced a high price point and inventory requirements that reduce the impact to earnings for FY15.
    • Simple analysis suggests Apple Pay doesn't materially impact revenues for now.
  • Buy Seadrill After Analysts Pressure The Price Down To 2012 Levels
    Thu, Sep. 11 SDRL 40 Comments

    Summary

    • Seadrill remains under pressure due to analyst concerns on debt.
    • Fundamentals of the offshore market continue to support the stock.
    • Seadrill continues to lead the sector with proactive financing and plenty of assets to cover future debt obligations.
  • Ensco: Some Perspective In Offshore Drilling Values
    Thu, Sep. 11 ESV 28 Comments

    Summary

    • Ensco remains solidly profitable with future estimates strong.
    • Highgrading fleet showing up in strong quarterly results and high margins.
    • Low leverage in the industry provides more ability to cover dividend in the case of further market weakness.
  • Staying Invested In Zynga
    Tue, Sep. 9 ZNGA 15 Comments

    Summary

    • New mobile game releases continue to struggle.
    • Assets including cash prevent significant downside risks.
    • Results from other mobile games continue to suggest that brands and franchises have an inside tract to success.
  • Zillow: Keep An Eye Out For The Fall
    Tue, Sep. 9 Z 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Seasonal trends continue to dictate the price movements of real estate related traffic and stocks.
    • Zillow's stock tends to peak in September and reach lows in December.
    • Despite the recent drop due to a cooling of the Trulia merger excitement, investors should avoid the stock for now.
  • CenturyLink: Riding Buybacks And Video Customers Higher
    Mon, Sep. 8 CTL 1 Comment

    Summary

    • CenturyLink continues growing high-speed Internet and video customers.
    • The company is following the path of DirecTV with strong buybacks.
    • Stock remains attractive with a net payout yield of 10%.
  • Top 10 Net Payout Yield Stocks For September 2014
    Mon, Sep. 8 CF, ITW, NOC 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Top net payout yield stocks outperformed the market in August.
    • The top ten net payout yield stocks average 12.6% yields to start August.
    • CF Industries and Illinois Tool Works jumped to the top of the list with massive stock buybacks.
  • Frontier Communications: Capital Structure Doesn't Make Sense
    Sun, Sep. 7 FTR 17 Comments

    Summary

    • Frontier Communications has a capital structure too focused on maintaining a historical dividend.
    • High debt load causes interest expense to hit operating income.
    • Stock is reasonably valued but the large stock gains leave limited upside from these levels.
  • The Financial Metrics That Make The C&J Energy Services Deal Shine
    Sun, Sep. 7 CJES 3 Comments

    Summary

    • The Nabors deal is substantially accretive to C&J Energy shareholders.
    • The ability to add leverage and reduce taxes provides compelling investment.
    • Investors should buy C&J Energy before the market catches on to the value creation of the deal.
  • Twitter: Tailored Timelines Are The Future
    Sat, Sep. 6 TWTR 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Unstructured data on Twitter reduces user experience suggesting the need for a filtered product.
    • Logged-out experience needed to provide true media alternative.
    • Tailored timeline initiative will help Twitter close the gap with users and monetization with Facebook.
  • Interesting Trends At Verizon Communications
    Fri, Sep. 5 VZ 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon makes impressive progress in turning around wireline revenues.
    • At quarterly revenue of $9.8 billion, the wireline division remains a large scale operation.
    • The improvements in wireline aren't enough to impact the stock direction still dictated by wireless.
  • Qunar: Taking Market Share In The Chinese Travel Market
    Fri, Sep. 5 QUNR Comment!

    Summary

    • Chinese online travel reservation market is relatively untapped.
    • Qunar is producing industry leading growth at a cost.
    • Stock is a compelling buy for high-risk investors.
  • Update: Delta Air Lines' August '14 Traffic Report
    Thu, Sep. 4 DAL 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Delta released disappointing August traffic numbers.
    • Stock remains a strong buy.
    • The original investment thesis anticipated hiccups from Russia and Ebola.
  • Planning For The Next Growth Phase At EOG Resources
    Thu, Sep. 4 EOG 4 Comments

    Summary

    • EOG has industry leading liquid growth for large oil exploration firms.
    • New oil plays set EOG up for more expansion.
    • Stock gains of the last few years still don't leave the valuation stretched.
  • Energy XXI: The Problems With Major Corporate Events
    Wed, Sep. 3 EXXI 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Oil production trading at multi-year lows.
    • History of successful reserve growth suggests the EPL acquisition will eventually work out.
    • Energy XXI trades at an attractive multiple once it regains the confidence of the market.
  • Ignore The Haters On Zoe's Kitchen
    Wed, Sep. 3 ZOES 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Zoe's Kitchen continues to produce strong growth.
    • Stable margins despite extremely fast expansion is a good sign.
    • Stock remains relatively cheap compared to peers.
  • Update: Goodrich Petroleum TMS Denkmann Well Result Impresses
    Wed, Sep. 3 GDP 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Goodrich Petroleum reported new well results for the TMS.
    • The stock remains a buy at the current level and on further dips.
    • The original investment thesis anticipated the stock bouncing around based on inconsistent well results providing for opportunities to own the stock on weakness.
  • Update: Under Armour Loses Out On Kevin Durant
    Tue, Sep. 2 UA 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Nike matches or exceeds Under Armour offer for KD.
    • Stock remains too expensive to own at the current price.
    • Original thesis was bullish on the potential to add KD, but losing out on him turns the thesis bearish, especially for a high priced stock.
  • Sears Holdings: Cost Burdens Weigh On The Stock
    Mon, Sep. 1 SHLD 45 Comments

    Summary

    • Another quarter, another disappointment from Sears Holdings.
    • Cost pressures drove losses higher.
    • Some silver linings existed in the details of the Q2 numbers that provide opportunities for the future.
  • Seadrill: Riding The Long-Term Wave
    Sun, Aug. 31 SDRL 44 Comments

    Summary

    • Jack-up market fears overblown.
    • Consistent dividend increases provide for stable income.
    • Seadrill investors should sit back and enjoy the large dividend while waiting on capital gains.
  • Chesapeake Energy: Realizing A Nightmare
    Sun, Aug. 31 CHK 28 Comments

    Summary

    • Chesapeake Energy has failed to shift production towards oil.
    • The large natural gas producer still struggles to realize market prices.
    • Valuation gap with other E&P firms is attractive, but the company is too trapped with natural gas focus.
  • Deutsche Telekom Wants Out Of T-Mobile And Now
    Sun, Aug. 31 TMUS 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Deutsche Telekom lowered the hurdle for buying T-Mobile.
    • The potential acquirers face debt concerns, especially if Deutsche Telekom still wants mostly cash.
    • Domestic wireless war is likely pressuring Deutsche Telekom to exit via a lower offer.
  • WPX Energy: Finally Sloshing Around With Oil
    Sat, Aug. 30 WPX Comment!

    Summary

    • WPX Energy saw a significant ramp in oil production during Q214.
    • The new Gallup play has significant upside potential.
    • Analyst earnings estimates are rapidly rising for 2015.
  • Freeport-McMoRan Expansion Numbers You Shouldn't Miss
    Thu, Aug. 28 FCX 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Expansion plans in both copper and oil that have attractive fundamentals.
    • Attractively valued based on strong earnings profile and growth plans.
    • Expects to sell onshore energy assets to reduce debt to acceptable levels.
  • Sobering News For Clean Energy Fuels
    Thu, Aug. 28 CLNE 60 Comments

    Summary

    • More evidence of a slow shift to natural gas as a transportation fuel for trucks.
    • WSJ uncovered some unexpected roadblocks to the switch to natural gas.
    • Clean Energy Fuels continues to face an uphill climb.