Stephen D. Simpson, CFA


Stock Analysis

  1. Keep An Eye On Biobutanol

    Could biobutanol ultimately supplant ethanol as the biorenewable fuel of choice? ...
  2. Does A123 Have The Juice?

    A123 has well-regarded technology, but can it deliver for its shareholders?
  3. An Increasingly Small World For Disney

    Can Disney still bank on beloved brands to boost earnings?
  4. Penn Virginia Turning Coal Into Cash

    If you want exposure to America's two major energy sources and a hefty dividend, ...
  5. Meaty Results From Zhongpin And Tyson

    The U.S. food market is cyclical and slow-growing, but overseas markets may still ...
  6. Transocean Far From Sunk

    The Deepwater Horizon accident dominates the news about Transocean, but the stock's ...
  7. FDA Makes InterMune Sick

    Should investors hang on despite a devastating FDA decision?
  8. Relief With Bristol-Myers Squibb

    BMY's strong reaction after first-quarter earnings seems more like relief, as the ...
  9. Shopping Time In Medical Technology?

    Is Medtronic's acquisition of ATS Medical the beginning of another M&A wave in ...
  10. Australia Proves Taxing To Miners

    Does a proposed new mining tax in Australia sully one of the brightest areas for ...
  11. Becton Dickinson More Interesting Than You Think

    Becton Dickinson is often dismissed as "boring" but a diversified cash-generating ...
  12. Can Boston Scientific Ever Get It Right?

    Boston Scientific has been a perrenial underperformer. Can the company turn it around? ...
  13. Silicon Labs - Quality Doesn't Come Cheap

    Strong first quarter earnings should remind investors of the earnings power at Silicon ...
  14. WellPoint Still On Point

    Amid all of the furor over healthcare reform, WellPoint leveraged a tough environment ...
  15. Cummins Comes On Strong

    Cummins knocked it out of the park on Tuesday, and this should be only the beginning. ...
  16. All Clear In Energy Services?

    Schlumberger's management talked about a bottom in energy services, but do fundamentals ...
  17. The Shape Of Dry Bulk Shipping

    With the global economy recovering, is it time to set sail with shipping companies? ...
  18. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

    Are a few deals the herald for a wave of M&A activity in energy?
  19. Small Med-Tech Names You Should Know

    These three med-tech names aren't well-known by most investors, but they should be. ...
  20. Investors Could Reap Profits From Monsanto

    Monsanto's mistake could lead to a large payday for opportunistic investors.
  21. Is Sony Doomed?

    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  22. Medtronic Sneezes, Investors Feel Sick

    Is Medtronic's stumble a buying opportunity?
  23. Microsemi Not Your Average Semi Stock

    Microsemi isn't a typical semiconductor stock - and that's a good thing these days. ...
  24. Colgate Cleans Up

    Forget the short-term worries and focus on the fact that Colgate-Palmolive is a proven ...
  25. Hospital Spending Fears Expose SonoSite

    Small med-tech player SonoSite struggles to stay ahead of frozen hospital budgets ...
  26. Banking Stress Spreads To India's ICICI

    ICICI Bank has managed to stay profitable, but bank is still seeing pressure from ...
  27. Compass Minerals Still On Course

    The commodity meltdown has highlighted the dependability of this leading salt producer. ...
  28. Riptide For Tidewater

    Plenty of energy service stocks look cheap, but that doesn't mean investors should ...
  29. Are BP's Dividends Safe?

    Current performance looks flashy, but BP isn't investing enough in finding new resources. ...
  30. A Stumping Valuation On Plum Creek

    Timber demand has softened with the housing market, but Wall Street seems to be assigning ...
  31. Varian Keeps Beaming

    Frozen credit markets are no match for a product that makes money for hospitals. ...
  32. When Will Vale Shake Off The Rust?

    The global slowdown has hammered this leading producer of iron ore ... perhaps too ...
  33. No Butterfly In Sight For Caterpillar

    Falling commodity prices and a moribund housing market will make it hard for Caterpillar ...
  34. Swiss Power Company ABB Flickers

    ABB has been hammered on worries about the global economy. It's a good play for the ...
  35. Take A Pass On Boston Scientific

    With so many high-quality medical device stocks trading lower, the argument for Boston ...
  36. Missing Forest Labs For The Trees

    Forest Labs is facing a lull in its pipeline, but prior lulls have been good buying ...
  37. How Much Vigor In Invitrogen?

    Invitrogen is in the right space, but does management have the right plan?
  38. The Peabody Story Is Elementary

    Coal has held up much better than other industrial commodities, leaving Peabody as ...
  39. Polaris Still Shining

    You wouldn't think that a recreational vehicle company would be holding up well, ...
  40. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this ...
  41. The Curious Bid For Atmel

    Is the Microchip Technology/ON Semiconductor bid for Atmel a fair deal for shareholders, ...
  42. Wachovia-Wells Fargo A Victory For Us All

    Wells Fargo made a rival bid for crumbling Wachovia, one that didn't require a taxpayer ...
  43. Cold, Hard FactSet

    We examine how the severe market environment is impacting this provider of market ...
  44. The Strange Case For Nike

    Consumer stocks don't top many watchlists in this economy, but Nike has long-term ...
  45. For FedEx, It's All About Oil

    FedEx is a bellwether of the economy. How is the bell ringing?
  46. No Shadow On Pall

    Pall offers a growing business free of the doom and gloom surrounding housing, credit ...
  47. High-Risk Acquisition The Right Prescription For Pfizer?

    Pfizer needs to refresh its pipeline, but taking on a high-risk/high-reward experimental ...
  48. An Ill Wind River

    Disappointing quarterly guidance sent the stock down more than 10%, but there's a ...
  49. It's Not Easy Being Wimm-Bill-Dann

    Fears of government intervention have shares of Russia's dairy leader near a 52-week ...
  50. World Tour, Wall Street Style - Brazil

    Brazil isn't just about sambas and raw materials; interesting ADRs wait to be investigated. ...
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