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Take a ride on TAXI

|Includes: Medallion Financial (MFIN)

 This morning while using Barchart to screen for smaller stocks hitting the most frequent new highs I came across the chart of Medallion Financial (TAXI).  I never heard of this company but the business plan is unique.  As the economy recovers travelers will be using taxis, trying to find financing to open new businesses and the general consumer will be buying more toys -- RVs, boats, motorcycles.  If that happens this is a company that will benefit.

Medallion Financial Corp (TAXI), through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. The company engages in originating, acquiring, and servicing loans that finance taxicab medallions and various commercial businesses. It also originates consumer loans for the purchase of recreational vehicles, boats, motorcycles, and trailers, as well as provides other debt, mezzanine, and equity investment capital to companies in various industries. In addition, the company originates commercial loans that finance the purchase of the equipment and related assets necessary to open a new business or the purchase or improvement of an existing business; and loans to small businesses for the purpose of financing inventory and receivables. Further, it raises deposits and conducts other banking activities. Medallion Financial Corp. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Technical Factors:
  • 80% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend spotter buy signal
  • 15 new highs and up 15.99% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 74.50% and rising
  • Trades around 8.95 with a 50 day moving average of 8.13
Fundamental Factors:
  • Wall Street is barley following this one
  • Sales projection not great but earnings are expected to increase by 35.30% this year, 6.20% next year and continue by 10.00% annually for the next 5 years
General Investor Sentiment:
  • Wall Street may not be following this stock but 141 investors on Motley Fool are
  • CAPS members vote 96 to 6 that the stock will beat the market
  • The All Stars vote 38 to 1 for he same result
If you think the economy is on the mend and looking for a niche finance institution this might be one to put on your watch lists.
Jim Van Meerten is an analyst for  Marketocracy Capital Management.  He shares his knowledge and experience from over 40 years of investing in stocks, mutual funds and ETFs  in his daily blog -- Barchart Portfolio Blogs.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.