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  • Bull Of The Day: Green Mountain Coffee [View article]
    I do not have any problem with the facts presented in the article. However, I do have a problem with understanding the choice of calling this stock 'Bull of the Day'. When I read something like this, I simply expect this stock to be at least among the top best 10 stocks of today, if not one of the best 3.

    The fact is that today was a day of many stock going upwards, and the sad thing is to see that GMCR remained behind hundreds of stocks that moved up much more than GMCR did.

    So, when this keeps repeating, I cannot really understand the reason of publishing this 'Bull of the Day' articles. They publish one everyday, but only one. This mind has to change and be more dynamic. When there are no real bulls of the day, why do you force yourself to pick one? and when there are multiple candidates for the bull of the day, why do you force your self to eliminate all of them but choose only one?

    The other fact is when other rating companies upgrade a stock, their choice of Stock makes an outstanding jump compared to other stocks. Take SCSS for today for example. It has not been upgraded, it has been only re-iterated with the same rating and same target price from the past by Piper Jeffray, and the result is above 7% increase. And the bad thing with this stock is it is still rated as Strong Sell by Zacks. They picked it as the Bear of the Day on May 1st or so, and the stock kept going up, only until Bernanke's commens which brought all stocks down, not only SCSS.

    By looking at their ratings and picks from the past, I am having difficulty in jumping over GMCR just because it was picked by Zacks. Instead, I prefer to pay attention to ratings of other companies. If Zacks picked it as Bull of the Day, this actually means to me ' Wait'. It will go down more, and then I can buy around $60, and if overall market is still healthy.

    The bottom line is, either I do not know how to get the message from Zacks ratings, or Zacks do not know what they are doing, or at least, the market do not care about what Zacks says.
    May 29 12:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons To Buy Michael Kors Holdings Ahead Of Next Week's Earnings [View article]
    Thanks for the nice article.

    My reason to buy:

    3 months ago, this stock hit $65 after the earnings. Now, I assume, the company will announce another profitable quarter. That will mean the value of the company should have been increased that much more. So, the stock should go to $65 + the value added in the last quarter.

    But, I also know, this is not the way stock market values the stocks.
    At least I wanted to share my perspective.
    May 28 10:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kick Far Overbought, Triple Topped Lululemon To The Curb [View article]
    You are wasting your time for unfruitful discussion. Leave this guy by himself. That is my humble suggestions. You will not be able to change his choice from Wal-Mart to another polo brand. LULU may go up or down, but not because this author likes to buy his polos at wal-mart.

    One suggestion to him: Keep in mind that there are lots of readers who know more than some authors here. Writing an article does not make you more knowledgeable than your readers.
    May 27 09:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kick Far Overbought, Triple Topped Lululemon To The Curb [View article]
    Is this article written to teach us how to buy our polo shirts?
    then why is it published on site of investment discussions?

    I am also surprised to see how the author can argue with his readers for personal choices of anything that is not related to investing.

    it was waste of time.
    May 24 03:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gordmans Stores: High Growth And A Fair Price [View article]
    I checked Bon-Ton stores. They have near to 300 stores under different names. They are similar to Macy's and compete for the same customers. The market cap of Bon-Ton is $380M.

    Gordman has less than 100 stores, and unable to pay its rent. But, their market cap is $280M. So, do you really expect an increase in GMAN stock? I would not. or I would expect Bonton to go much higher, if we compare business values. However, Bonton made a noce progress from around $12 to current prices of $19 just in 30 days. And it is rated as Sell, at least at some rating firms whose ratings I actually thinks sucks. But, it is still a rating.

    On the other hand, TJX stores market cap is $38B !!!
    But, not with 100 or 300 stores. I do not have the number but I know in every big city they 10-15 stores, and the they are almost everywhere in the US, and they do business in UK and other counties of Europe.

    So, if GMAN can be operated better, I see a potential for growth. But, the question is if that is possible. I have never been to GMAN stores, and I like to see one when I get a chance. They are only 6 hours away from me.

    This was the time to grow when economic climate has been positive for a while. If GMAN could not take the advantage now, I do not know when they are going to do that.

    I would prefer to put my money somewhere else.
    May 22 08:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's First Red Flag [View article]
    Rather than calling this case a Red flag, and preferring to stay away from TSLA, I prefer to take this is an innocent mistake, if it is defined as a mistake, and be part of TSLA. I will not consider this was a pre-made scenario that must have been kept as a secret from public and reveal it after the stock rises enough to take some advantages for TESLA.

    I believe Elon Musk is pretty much aware of where he is placed by public and investors. He is holding the golden key for more profits than today. He will not hand over the key to someone else before he extracts everything possible. If he makes a mistake, I believe he will honestly admit that and apologize and pay the cost in terms of losing some value of stock. But, later he will gain back multiple times of that cost.

    I prefer to count the number of green flags and go with Elon Musk. There is certainly a bright future. Every drop is an opportunity for more and cheaper buy. Just be cautious and keep some cash for any downs.
    May 18 12:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bull Of The Day: Kroger [View article]
    The guys who are following these articles: You are behind a wrong guide. Wake up, and find a better guide to follow. These guys at Zacks do not know what they are doing. Take their recommendation here for example: KR = The Bull of the Day. What does it mean to investors? Buy, buy, buy, before anyone else does. OK, let's say I did. Then, what? Just wait and watch how your profit rises like a rocket? Noooo. Do not expect anything to happen. If the stock did not drop, you are luckier than anyone else.

    Let's see what happened since they rated this stock as Bull of the Day?
    The stock closed at $34.28 on Apr 25. And moved just between $34 and $35 since then. So, what kind of Bull of the Day was it?
    I cannot understand their ratings.
    Can you? Then, please let me know too.

    Is anyone paying for their services? You should ask for full refund. It should be your legal right. Because they do not give you anything. And even worse, their suggestions always make you lose.
    May 15 05:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bear Of The Day: Monster Beverage [View article]
    Zacks Bull of the Day: Z = 4% down !!!
    Zacks Bear of the Day: MNST = 4% up !!!

    What an amazing research company is this ?!?!?
    Who decides to publish them here?
    and who gives them the number 4 spot?
    Put them where they belong to, that is the trash can.

    Market does not care about Zacks at all.
    In fact, Zacks do not know what they are doing.
    I can prove it with many many examples.

    Take GRPN for example. It is up almost 9%. But, you know what Zacks rating is: #3, that is Hold. They degraded from #2 = Buy.

    Want another one? I will keep it for another article.
    May 15 05:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bull Of The Day: Zillow [View article]
    I would suggest you to comment on the original article instead of taking the discussion to unuseful details. Let us know what you liked in the article and what you did not.
    May 12 03:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bull Of The Day: Zillow [View article]
    If this article says that Zillow is the Bull of the day, then it is my duty to call this article the shit of the day. We are talking about an Analyst company whose records are not compatible within its own organization. This author says it is ranked #2, while it is published on their web site as #4, which indicates Sell rating.
    And the market decided that the value of the Z should be 4% less today.
    In this case, this is what I take from this article:

    - Market does not care about Zack's ratings.
    - Zacks cannot keep the records on their web site as good as necessary.
    - Zacks employs people who do not know what they are doing.
    - If a stock is picked as the Bull of the day, why can't you rate it #1?
    May 10 11:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clouds Lifting On These Retailers [View article]
    You said: All four have online presence, similar products and pricing.
    Probably that's why I was thinking they were the same company. How can they become so similar?
    I made online purchases from Dicks, Sports Authority and Models.
    They carry exact same products, with same prices. Their shipping and invoicing looks almost 100% similar, except the logo and store names. Unbelievable similarity !!!
    Thanks for correcting me.
    May 8 11:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clouds Lifting On These Retailers [View article]
    The analyst who upgraded ANF says that they believe ANF now offers better styles !!!
    And I am saying, ANF always offers the same styles, nothing is quite different. Moreover, they had better styles in the past. The fact is that their fashion is not new any more.
    To me, it sounds like a speculative play, especially with GS involved.
    May 7 11:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clouds Lifting On These Retailers [View article]
    Are Dicks & Sports Authority not the same company?
    Let me know if you know a city where they have both stores.
    May 7 11:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Genworth Financial: Shares Up On Mortgage Profits, Still Undervalued [View article]
    Zack's rating for this was #4 - Sell on Apr 18th.
    After the earnings released, they changed their rating to #5 - Strong Sell.
    Something to keep in mind.
    May 1 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Probably Won't Hold All After-Hours Gains [View article]
    Who decides the number of top most watched movies and shows should be 100+100?
    What is the situation when these numbers are 10+10, or 25+25?
    Just like choosing 500+500 does not make sense, I think 100+100 is just misleading too. I believe, when that number comes down, for example to 25+25 or so, the gap between Netflix and its rivals will come to quite normal numbers that will show a situation where Netflix is not leading by far by the most favorite content.
    Apr 23 02:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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