Stephen D. Simpson, CFA


Stock Analysis

  1. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  2. Eaton's Conservatism Clashes With Street's Enthusiasm

    Eaton's cautious outlook clashes with Wall Street's desire for a strong rebound in ...
  3. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance ...
  4. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  5. Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio? By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Sanofi (NYSE: ...
  6. Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    Kraft has the quality, but Wall Street's cheering section has the stock trading at ...
  7. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  8. Kellogg Reports Unimpressive Earnings

    Kellogg's weak volume is concerning as Wall Street looks for a big second half.
  9. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  10. After A Sharp Pullback, Is Allergan Pretty Enough?

    Down on fears about generics and the pipeline, the Street may be underestimating ...
  11. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no ...
  12. Does Amgen Deserve To Be Part Of The Biotech Bull Run?

    Amgen is beating growth targets today, but fears about generics and a dull pipeline ...
  13. If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    Alcatel's latest turnaround is off to a good start, and stronger edge routing and ...
  14. Better Margins Can't Hide Merck's Growth Challenges

    Merck's near-term growth is looking weak, but margin improvements and an underestimated ...
  15. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  16. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure. ...
  17. America Movil Sees An Uptick, But Strategy Still Uncertain

    America Movil reports a better quarter, but stokes investor worries about its long-term ...
  18. Fear Dominating The Broadcom Story

    Broadcom has been hammered on market share worries, but the long-term impact may ...
  19. Markets Playing Tetherball With F5 Networks

    Even after a big beat, F5 doesn't look fairly valued yet.
  20. Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    If Roche can balance out its sales mix, the long-term value could be quite compelling ...
  21. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, ...
  22. Wall Street Happy To Hum La AbbVie En Rose

    AbbVie's pipeline is better than some think, but valuation is no particular bargain ...
  23. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    Biotech valuations are into the nose-bleed zone, but Celgene continues to execute ...
  24. Is Cameron Seeing The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of ...

    Cameron's miss puts credibility and execution risk on the table, but a large opportunity ...
  25. At A Minimum, Amazon Is Consistent

    Amazon continues to see strong revenue growth and improving gross margins, but long-term ...
  26. ABB Gets Dinged On Orders, But Is It Timing Or Something ...

    Weak orders are a growing worry for ABB's growth thesis.
  27. 3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

    Another margin miss should make investors question 3M's valuation .
  28. Has Facebook Crossed The Mobile Threshold?

    Facebook takes a big step forward with its mobile ad revenue opportunity.
  29. Qualcomm Delivers, But Clouds Are Building On The Horizon

    Qualcomm outperforms on the top line, but concerns about competition and margins ...
  30. EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    In-line results may be stronger than they look, and EMC looks seriously undervalued. ...
  31. What's The Glide Path For Apple's Margins?

    Apple's earnings are a relief, but the long-term margin worries aren't going away
  32. PepsiCo Has Caught Up, Now It Needs To Outperform

    PepsiCo needs better operational execution to deliver more shareholder value.
  33. Caterpillar's Numbers Look Ugly, But That Was Expected

    Basic business conditions are still very challenging for Caterpillar, and likely ...
  34. United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    Defense drags down UTX, but its Otis and CCS that look like the bigger concerns for ...
  35. Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    The recovery is only starting, but TI seems to have significant margin leverage on ...
  36. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  37. Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    Halliburton is keeping pace with its siblings, and still looks like a good play on ...
  38. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness ...
  39. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different. ...
  40. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies. ...
  41. Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    Ingersoll-Rand's restructuring seems to be working, but the stock has already moved ...
  42. Baker Hughes Still Playing Third Fiddle

    Baker Hughes didn't execute particularly well, and expectations for a quick improvement ...
  43. Honeywell Rewarding Wall Street's Enthusiasm

    Honeywell outperformed on margins, keeping Wall Street stoked on its potential.
  44. GE Delivers Some Much-Needed Normalcy

    GE's core operations aren't exactly strong yet, but they're a little better than ...
  45. Stryker Seems Back On Track

    Stryker's revenue growth looks fine, but there are still pressures in the end markets. ...
  46. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value ...

    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ...
  47. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term ...
  48. Intuitive Surgical Burning Up On Re-Entry

    Intuitive Surgical has to reset expectations, and that's leading to a painful reassessment ...
  49. Is This The Turn For Check Point?

    Check Point may have bottomed out with its product revenue growth, and the shares ...
  50. Even IBM Subject To Gravity

    Strong software results couldn't outweigh weakness in services and hardware
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