Stephen D. Simpson, CFA


Stock Analysis

  1. As One Problem Fades at lululemon athletica, Another One ...

    More unsettling news from lululemon sends the shares down hard.
  2. AstraZeneca Pays Up To Patch Up Another Key Area

    In buying Pearl, AstraZeneca is taking some of the risk out of its valuable COPD ...
  3. Increasing Regulatory Burdens Depressing America Movil's ...

    Increasing competition is going to cost America Movil margins and growth
  4. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  5. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on ...
  6. Will Chatter Around Samsung Shipments Spook Components Stocks?

    Weaker sales of the Galaxy S4 could put a few potholes in the road for Samsung's ...
  7. Honeywell Is Popular, But Built To Perform Well

    Honeywell has the growth and margin drivers to be a solid stock for the long term. ...
  8. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  9. UTi Worldwide Still A “Hurry Up And Wait” Story

    UTi Worldwide's success from here really does rely on successfully executing a long-anticipated ...
  10. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of ...
  11. Even With Steady Guidance, Titan Machinery Has A Lot To ...

    Titan needs to come through with a strong second quarter after this weak start to ...
  12. Growing Pains For Francesca's Holdings

    Francesca's misses on growth and margins, but could still be a successful growth ...
  13. Wall Street Clearly Underestimating VeriFone's Struggles

    VeriFone continues to see its once-solid payments business erode under competitive ...
  14. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been ...
  15. Femsa Is A Delicate Balance Between Growth Opportunities ...

    Femsa's stock got a little too popular, but the long-term prospects are very good.
  16. Cameron – Come For The Orders, But Should You Stay For The ...

    Orders continue to accumulate for this leading energy equipment company.
  17. IBM Spends $2 Billion To Improve Its Offense … And Defense

    IBM pays up to build out its cloud service offerings.
  18. Salesforce.com Doesn't Wait Long To Build Its Marketing ...

    As expected, Salesforce.com pays up to build out its marketing cloud capabilities. ...
  19. Statoil's Turnaround Proceeding Much Too Slowly

    Statoil continues to struggle, and the valuation reflects it
  20. Fifth Third Is One Of The Few Banks With Positive Levers ...

    Fifth Third's capital return capabilities make it a relative standout in the sector.
  21. Apple Hopes iRadio Keeps Users Tuned In

    Apple's gearing up to launch its own internet radio service, but how much will this ...
  22. LSI Looks Too Cheap, But Only If You're A Believer

    LSI has the opportunity to leverage flash technology into a higher stock price
  23. Riverbed Technology Waiting On Synergies And Performance ...

    Riverbed's efforts to expand its addressable market hold significant promise relative ...
  24. F5 Networks On Its Heels, But Hasn't Fallen Down Yet

    F5 has work to do in convincing the Street that it can be a real growth company again
  25. WellPoint Cheaper Than UnitedHealth, But The Risks Are Higher

    WellPoint may deserve a discount, but the shares look cheap even on modest expectations.
  26. OmniVision Showing Much-Needed Signs Of Improvement

    Always-volatile OmniVision is moving in a positive direction again.
  27. Palo Alto's High Multiple And Slight Miss Prove To Be A ...

    Palo Alto really didn't stumble that badly, but huge expectations drive a nasty reaction.
  28. Splunk Delivering When Other Techs Are Not

    Splunk's price is white-hot, but the company's performance is very strong as well.
  29. Sanderson Farms Riding Investor Enthusiasm For Protein

    Even with weaker margins, investors have bid the #3 poultry producer to all-time ...
  30. Joy Global's Quality Not The Issue, But The Mining Capex ...

    Joy Global is holding up well in this cyclical rough patch.
  31. Uncertainties Keep UnitedHealth In Value Territory

    UnitedHealth will likely continue to thrive in the new regulatory environment, but ...
  32. EMC Opening Its Wallet And Bracing For The Next Evolution ...

    Facing a slowdown in storage demand, EMC looks to the future.
  33. Avago's Beat-And-Raise Speaks To A Strong Story

    Avago's strong market share and multiple product opportunities make it an appealing ...
  34. Will Improving Thermal Coal Markets Boost Arch Coal?

    Arch Coal has been through the wringer, but are better days on the horizon?
  35. Familiar Challenges, Familiar Opportunities At Chico's

    Chico's is seeing the same weak business conditions as other retailers, but there ...
  36. Smithfield Get It's Deal, But From A Surprising Bidder

    Smithfield gets a lucrative bid from a Chinese buyer, but will the deal go through? ...
  37. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its ...

    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation ...
  38. Brown Shoe Continues Its Turnaround With Sharper Execution

    Brown Shoe delivers another strong quarter in its turnaround.
  39. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should ...
  40. A Summer Window Of Opportunity For Altera

    Altera has lagged and languished a bit, but that could be setting up an attractive ...
  41. Alnylam Basking In Orphan Drug Attention

    Alnylam has already seen a big run, but clinical success could bring even more gains.
  42. Scotiabank's Balanced Model Continues To Deliver

    Scotiabank looks undervalued on the prospects for balanced long-term global growth ...
  43. Tiffany Logs A Big Beat, But Fiscal 2014 Still A Work In ...

    Tiffany still needs to work out its silver strategy, but a strong rebound in comps ...
  44. Seadrill Still In Motion, But Delivering Better Utilization ...

    Still an aggressively-run company, Seadrill offers highly leveraged exposure to the ...
  45. AstraZeneca Looks To Fish Oil To Round Out Its Cardio Portfolio

    AstraZeneca validates the purified fish oil concept, but not at an especially high ...
  46. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  47. Lenovo Still Far From Getting Its Due

    Lenovo's leading share in emerging market IT seems undervalued.
  48. Pandora Goes To Up To 11

    Pandora is showing that it can deliver on its model and its goals.
  49. Salesforce.com Still Growing And Still Expensive

    Cloud software and services continues to take share in the enterprise IT market, ...
  50. Marvell Unloved, But Does That Mean Undervalued?

    Marvell has a lot of doubters, but also a history of building solid market share ...
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