Stock Analysis

  1. Who Ordered The Combo Plate? (IHP, APPB)

    The rumored IHOP-Applebee's merger looks tasty, but there are several issues to consider ...
  2. Jamba Juiced (JMBA)

    Up-and-comer Jamba Juice had a solid first quarter and could be an interesting long-term ...
  3. Turning The Rumor Mill (DELL, TRMP, NFLX, MRK)

    A roundup of the week's popular news stories and market rumors.
  4. Prudential Drops Equity Research (PRU)

    The cut will cost 420 people their jobs, but it could be a good move for the company ...
  5. Wal-Mart Scaling Back Growth (WMT)

    Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce the number of supercenters it will open this year. ...
  6. Playboy Still Sexy After 50 (PLA)

    Playboy's Q1 earnings were solid, and the company continues to expand its licensing ...
  7. Payless Earning More (PSS)

    Payless is coming off a solid Q1, and its fundamentals suggest earnings should only ...
  8. A Limited Short-Term Outlook (LTD)

    Victoria's Secret parent, LTD, has a solid long-term future, but faces many problems ...
  9. Autozone Could Lose Momentum (AZO)

    Autozone is coming off a solid Q3, but high gas prices could hurt the auto parts ...
  10. Topps May Still Be In Play (TOPP)

    The baseball card maker recently received another unsolicited bid from Upper Deck ...
  11. Skechers A Takeover Candidate? (SKX)

    Private equity firm KKR is rumored to be interested in Sketchers, but don't believe ...
  12. Don't Jump Into JC Penney... Yet (JCP)

    JC Penney recently reported solid Q1 results, but tough times ahead could hurt the ...
  13. Merck Needs Investor Relations Lesson (MRK)

    A top Merck exec said the company isn't considering any mega mergers. Is this a case ...
  14. Insiders Dumping BE Aerospace (BEAV)

    With BE Aerospace stock trading near its 52-week high, insiders at the company have ...
  15. Disney's Drop May Be An Opportunity (DIS)

    Disney's second-quarter earnings exceeded expectations, but its revenue line fell ...
  16. Checkout Time At The Hilton (HLT)

    Despite decent Q1 earnings, dwindling travel numbers will hurt the hotel chain in ...
  17. Office Depot's Mediocre Q1 (ODP)

    Office Depot reported a so-so first quarter, leaving investors little to get excited ...
  18. Buyout Or Not, Wendy's A Good Deal (WEN)

    Billionaire Nelson Peltz is interested in Wendy's, but the company has upside beyond ...
  19. Johnson & Johnson Blows Away Q1 (JNJ)

    J&J beat its Q1 consensus number with ease, so where is the stock is headed from ...
  20. Netflix Struggles In Q1 (NFLX)

    Dismal early numbers could be a sign of future trouble for the DVD rental giant. ...
  21. McDonald's Eats Up The Competition (MCD)

    McDonald's is serving up success, giving its stock plenty of upside potential.
  22. A Buying Opportunity for PetSmart Shares (PETM)

    The recent pet food recall is having an adverse impact on pet food sales. However, ...
  23. Best Buy Turns in Terrific Q4 (BBY)

    A look at Best Buy's strong quarterly results and the firm's prospects for the future. ...
  24. Monster's Stock Is Just Too Scary (MNST)

    Monster Worldwide - the parent company of Monster.com indicated that it's Q1 sales ...
  25. Buybacks Aren't Always What They Seem

    I will discuss stock buybacks - and why they aren't always what they're cracked up ...
  26. Why PE Firms May be Interested in the Trump Brand (TRMP)

    A look at the characteristics of Trump Entertainment and why it may be a good target ...
  27. Sabre Provides Insight into What PE Firms Look For (TSG)

    Sabre, the well-known travel firm, has accepted a buyout offer from two private equity ...
  28. Starbucks' Growth Aspirations Might Come at a Cost (SBUX)

    Starbucks has a bold plan to open 10,000 new stores, but such rapid expansion in ...
  29. An Injunction Threatens Vonage's Existence (VG)

    Vonage recently received a permament injunction against it this past week. This means ...
  30. Nike Walks The Walk (NKE)

    Nike's third quarter earnings were pretty decent. And going forward the company actually ...
  31. There's Still Room for Two Winners (WAG, CVS)

    Analysts have been battling over whether WAG or CVS is the better play, but the pie ...
  32. Market Musings (HPQ, WMT)

    Two interesting pieces of news about two big name stocks -- should investors be paying ...
  33. Is The Fed Going To Cut Rates Or Not?

    Producer Prices were up 1.3% in February. This unexpected jump leads me to believe ...
  34. The Advantages of Going Private

    A look inside the advantages of private equity deals, and what stocks may be prime ...
  35. What Happens When Warren Leaves? (BRK.A)

    What do Warren Buffett's recently announced replacement plans mean for Berkshire ...
  36. Go On, Take the Money and Run (FD)

    Despite strength in its recent quarterly numbers, FD shares might not be such a hot ...
  37. Are Changes Needed After Tuesday's Sell-Off?

    In the wake of Tuesday's dramatic sell-off, what portfolio alterations are needed ...
  38. "Sorry" Just Doesn't Cut It (JBLU)

    JetBlue is doing its best to make ammends for its recent flight delays, but investors ...
  39. You Gotta Know When To Bail

    When your stock's prospects take a turn for the worse, bailing out can be the best ...
  40. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at ...
  41. Margins Matter (MCD, WEN, BKC)

    Just how important are margins on your stocks' prices?
  42. Is Ford Headed For Disaster? (F)

    What can Ford do to avoid heading for disaster?
  43. Boeing's Upward Flight Set To Level Off (BA)

    Despite strong forward guidance, Boeing appears to offer limited share price upside ...
  44. P/E Ratios Still Matter

    High P/E stocks are almost always more glamorous than their low P/E counterparts, ...
  45. Place Your Bid on eBay (EBAY)

    With a strong recent quarter and solid outlook, investors would be wise to bid on ...
  46. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high ...
  47. Minding The Gap (GPS)

    Despite recent buzz about a potential buyout, investors should wait until The Gap ...
  48. Chipping Away The Competition (ELY)

    With strong growth prospects in play for 2007, investors would do well to tee off ...
  49. Stock Options Take A Bite Out Of Apple (AAPL)

    With stock option problems still in the mix, investors should steer clear of AAPL ...
  50. Short Circuited (CC)

    With a weak recent quarter and few catalysts for the near-term future, Circuit City ...
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