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  • Sprouts Farmers Market: Insider Selling Nearing End Triggers Buy Signal
    Nov. 13, 2014 SFM Comment!

    Summary

    • Apollo Global Management announced intention to complete another stock offering of up to 17.25 million shares.
    • Sprouts Farmers Market trades at a high PE ratio, but the growth rate appears to support the valuation.
    • Sprouts Farmers Market should start rallying as insider selling wraps up.
  • Update: Vodafone Reports Q2 '15 Results
    Nov. 12, 2014 VOD Comment!

    Summary

    • Vodafone reported Q215 results.
    • Stock remains a buy on stabilizing results.
    • Results were anticipated to stabilize and improve as the 4G rollout advances and customers move to the more advanced network.
  • Update: Zoe's Kitchen Q3 '14 Preliminary Estimates And Franchise Purchase
    Nov. 12, 2014 ZOES Comment!

    Summary

    • Zoe's Kitchen reported Q3 '14 preliminary estimates and purchase of Louisiana franchise.
    • Stock remains a Strong Buy.
    • The original investment thesis continues to anticipate that growth will lead to higher stock prices.
  • Update: Time Warner Reports Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 11, 2014 TWX Comment!

    Summary

    • Time Warner reports Q3 '14 earnings.
    • The stock remains a solid buy.
    • The original investment thesis anticipated solid quarterly earnings and the expectation remains that Fox will return with a sweetened bid.
  • Pershing Gold: Catalysts Provide Upside Potential
    Nov. 11, 2014 PGLC 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Junior gold miners are down substantially over the last couple of years due to declining gold prices.
    • Pershing Gold continues to report strong drilling results that could counter the headwinds of lower gold prices.
    • The company appears set to reopen a mine in Nevada next year, providing a strong catalyst for the junior gold miner.
  • Update: DirecTV Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 11, 2014 DTV Comment!

    Summary

    • DirecTV reported Q3'14 earnings.
    • The stock remains a solid buy.
    • The original investment thesis remains intact as investors hold the stock looking to collect the $95 deal value from AT&T.
  • Top 10 Net Payout Yield Stocks For November 2014
    Nov. 10, 2014 HIG, CF, GLW 24 Comments

    Summary

    • The top net payout yield stocks underperformed the market in October.
    • The top ten net payout yield stocks average 13.3% yields to start November.
    • Seadrill now tops the list following a large loss in October.
  • Update: American Capital Q3 '14 Earnings And Split Into Three Companies
    Nov. 10, 2014 ACAS 3 Comments

    Summary

    • American Capital reported Q3 '14 earnings and split up details.
    • Stock remains a buy with NAV solidly above stock price.
    • The attractive split was anticipated to add value, but the complexity of the transaction will possibly delay the value enhancement of the plan.
  • Update: CenturyLink Reports Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 9, 2014 CTL 2 Comments

    Summary

    • CenturyLink reported Q314 earnings.
    • Stock remains a solid buy.
    • The continued progress and strong free cash flow generated by CenturyLink was anticipated and builds on the investment thesis of long-term value.
  • Update: Sprouts Farmers Market Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 9, 2014 SFM 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Sprouts Farmers Market reported Q314 earnings.
    • Investors should avoid the stock.
    • The original investment thesis anticipated strong results, but the warning to investors still holds that the stock is trapped until more insider sales occur.
  • Update: Zynga Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 8, 2014 ZNGA Comment!

    Summary

    • Zynga reported Q3 '14 earnings.
    • Zynga remains a strong buy.
    • The weakness in the stock wasn't anticipated in the original investment thesis, but the company continues on a development path suggesting huge value at the current stock price.
  • Update: Tableau Software Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 8, 2014 DATA Comment!

    Summary

    • Tableau Software reported Q3 '14 earnings.
    • The stock is a tentative buy after the recent rally.
    • The original investment thesis supported investors picking the stock up on dips in anticipation of strong growth going forward.
  • Update: TripAdvisor Q3'14 Earnings
    Nov. 7, 2014 TRIP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • TripAdvisor reported Q314 earnings.
    • The stock recommendation is now on hold.
    • The original investment thesis didn't appreciate the level of expenses by TripAdvisor compared to the market expectations.
  • Stratasys: Don't Fear The Higher Costs
    Nov. 7, 2014 SSYS 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Stratasys reports strong Q314 results, but disappoints the market with weak Q4 guidance.
    • Higher costs and lower margins from new acquisitions are likely to trouble investors throughout 2015.
    • The stock will likely re-test the May lows around $85.
  • Update: Zillow Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 7, 2014 Z 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Zillow reported Q3 '14 earnings.
    • Stock remains a sell until the typical trough in early December.
    • The seasonal slowdown in results were anticipated to impact the stock despite Q3 earnings that smashed estimates.
  • Update: Jive Software Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 6, 2014 JIVE 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Jive Software reported Q314 earnings.
    • Investors should start buying the stock.
    • The weak stock price over the last year was anticipated, but the improved results suggest a reversal is at hand.
  • Update: EOG Resources Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 6, 2014 EOG Comment!

    Summary

    • EOG Resources reported Q3'14 earnings.
    • Stock remains a buy for a diversified portfolio needing energy exposure.
    • The strong results were anticipated, but the weak oil prices weren't anticipated in the original thesis.
  • Update: FireEye Q3 '14 Earnings Disappoint
    Nov. 6, 2014 FEYE 8 Comments

    Summary

    • FireEye reports Q3 '14 earnings.
    • Investors should continue avoiding the stock.
    • The original investment analysis anticipated that the stock would struggle until the cyber security specialist could show the ability to scale towards profits.
  • Update: Goodrich Petroleum Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 5, 2014 GDP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Goodrich Petroleum reported Q3 '14 earnings and updated well results.
    • Investors should avoid the stock.
    • The large sell-off wasn't anticipated, but investors were warned that it was a high risk stock.
  • Is Citigroup Really Free Candy?
    Nov. 5, 2014 C 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Bank analyst predicts that buying Citigroup at these prices is like free candy.
    • Citigroup trades below book value despite solid earnings profile.
    • A relaxing of the strict regulatory environment could help banks rally.
  • Update: Frontier Reports Solid Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 5, 2014 FTR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Frontier reported Q3'14 earnings.
    • Remain neutral on the stock.
    • The original investment thesis remains intact based on the higher payout ratio.
  • Update: Sprint Reports Dismal Q2 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 5, 2014 S 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Sprint reports Q2 '14 earnings.
    • Stock remains a sell.
    • The weak quarterly results were expected in the original investment thesis due to the ongoing pricing war in the domestic wireless market.
  • Update: Clean Energy Fuels Loses Long-Time CFO
    Nov. 4, 2014 CLNE 42 Comments

    Summary

    • Clean Energy Fuels replaces CFO effective November 3.
    • The stock is a strong sell.
    • While executives departures were not contemplated in the original investment thesis, this is a typical fallout from continuous losses and a beaten down stock.
  • T-Mobile: Best Quarter Ever Except The Bottom Line
    Nov. 4, 2014 TMUS 5 Comments

    Summary

    • T-Mobile continues making impressive progress in growing the customer base.
    • The lack of focus on the bottom line is a red flag to investors.
    • As long as the 2015 EPS trend is down, investors must avoid the stock.
  • Update: C&J Energy Services Produces Solid Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 3, 2014 CJES 2 Comments

    Summary

    • C&J Energy Services reports Q3'14 earnings.
    • The stock is a Strong Buy.
    • The strong operations were anticipated in the original investment thesis, but the weak stock prices due to slumping oil prices was a surprise.
  • Update: HP Finally Announces 3D Printer
    Nov. 2, 2014 HPQ 4 Comments

    Summary

    • HP releases details on new 3D printing platform.
    • The stock remains a sell.
    • The original thesis suggested that investors ignore the hype and realize that the printers wouldn't likely reach the market until after the corporate transition.
  • Update: MobileIron Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 1, 2014 MOBL 9 Comments

    Summary

    • MobileIron reported Q314 earnings.
    • Stock remains a strong buy.
    • The previous article anticipated strong results and a passive stock until the market identifies the potential for MobileIron in enterprise mobility growth.
  • Update: Seventy Seven Energy Makes Progress With Q3 '14 Earnings
    Nov. 1, 2014 SSE Comment!

    Summary

    • Seventy Seven Energy reported Q314 earnings.
    • Stock is a buy.
    • The solid results were anticipated despite hiccups with analyst estimates, but the large industry drop caught us off guard.
  • Does The Entry Into The S&P 500 Signal The Peak For Level 3 Communications?
    Nov. 1, 2014 LVLT 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Level 3 is being added to the S&P 500 index after the close on November 4.
    • Level 3 will be finalizing a merger with TW Telecom around the same time.
    • History suggests additions to major indexes don't perform well over the next year.
  • IBM: The Tastier Yields
    Oct. 31, 2014 IBM 43 Comments

    Summary

    • The lower stock price for IBM produces higher yields for investors.
    • The $5 billion added to the stock buyback authorization is very positive.
    • Investors need to focus more on the buyback yield than the concept of stock buybacks.
  • Update: Glu Mobile Q3 '14 Earnings
    Oct. 31, 2014 GLUU 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Glu Mobile reported Q3 '14 earnings.
    • The stock remains a strong buy.
    • The solid results were anticipated, but the stock reaction was unexpected for a stock trading at a low P/S multiple.
  • Update: InvenSense Q2 2015 Earnings
    Oct. 30, 2014 INVN 6 Comments

    Summary

    • InvenSense reported Q2 '15 earnings.
    • Stock remains a long-term buy for investors willing to accept the volatility.
    • Investment thesis anticipated the company meeting stated technology goals, but it missed that margins would take a severe hit during the quarter.