Analysis & Opinions

  1. Imperial Sugar's Sweet Fundamentals (IPSU)

    September 14, 2006
    Imperial Sugar's strong fundamentals make the stock a buy, provided its price pulls back to a good entry point.
  2. JoS. A. Bank Redux (JOSB)

    September 13, 2006
    Since the end of August, investors in JOSB have had a roller coaster ride. JOSB is a long-term value and investors should ...
  3. Three Stocks Worth A Look (AAPL, INTC, PG)

    September 12, 2006
    Do these three large caps have what it takes to move onwards and upwards?
  4. AT&T Is A Consolidation Winner (T)

    September 8, 2006
    Telecom consolidation will pay off for AT&T.
  5. Winners and Losers - September 4th - 8th (SYX, BNP, EFX, ADLR, ...

    September 8, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of September 4th.
  6. Do It Deeper (GSF, RIG, DO, NE)

    September 1, 2006
    Despite very strong fundamentals, share in the offshore oil drillers have languished so far this year. Why are investors ...
  7. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    August 24, 2006
    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  8. Countrywide Is On Your Side (CFC)

    August 17, 2006
    Countrywide Financial continues to post earnings and revenue growth in a difficult interest rate and housing environment. ...
  9. Don't Give Up On Sprint (S)

    August 14, 2006
    Sprint Nextel investors shouldn’t write off the possibility of a turnaround.
  10. Winners and Losers - August 7th - 11th (BN, SAX, IMAX, ECLG)

    August 11, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of August 7th.
  11. Radio Stocks Still Making Waves (CCU, CDL)

    August 10, 2006
    The radio broadcast industry is going through hard times, but will survive and thrive.
  12. Ryanair Flies High (RYAAY)

    August 8, 2006
    Irish air carrier Ryanair practically invented the no frills air service. The company should continue to profit from the ...
  13. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, MO)

    August 1, 2006
    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it. ...
  14. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  15. Debt Insurance Stocks Starting To Look Risky (ABK, MBI, AGO, ...

    July 18, 2006
    Spiraling state and municipal government debt loads are a concern for muni bondholders, but also pose surprise risk to equity ...
  16. The Spin On The Spin-Offs At Cendant (CD)

    July 14, 2006
    With Cendant set to split up, which of its many parts offer the best return potential going forward?
  17. General Motors: For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2006
    Is GM ready to drive over the competition?
  18. Eyeball To Eyeball

    July 10, 2006
    While Nokia and Qualcomm have been standing off, neither seems ready to back down.
  19. Insider Activity Analysis

    July 7, 2006
    Insider trading activity is a good place to start your analysis.
  20. These 2 Firms May Have a Few Good 'Puffs' Left...

    June 27, 2006
    Fallen Angels: Part 5 of 5
  21. Pfizer, Pass the Rolaids

    June 12, 2006
    $15 billion for its consumer products unit won’t cure Pfizer’s ailing stock.
  22. Are Video Games A Good Play?

    June 8, 2006
    A look at the early stages of the new wave of video game consoles.
  23. Qwest Says No, and Preps for Growth

    June 8, 2006
    Qwest forges onward despite poor history.
  24. Synergy Is BS

    June 5, 2006
    It’s about time Time Warner executives dropped the synergy charade and let loose AOL.
  25. What Volatility Really Means

    May 25, 2006
    When it comes to volatile, high-risk stocks, it's often much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.
  26. The Latest Expansion At UPS

    May 17, 2006
    A look at UPS and its recent expansion announcement.
  27. Molina Healthcare Targets The Uninsured

    April 18, 2006
    MOH investors have an opportunity to reap the rewards of Molina's noble efforts.
  28. ING Pays To Play

    March 29, 2006
    A look inside the financial services company's prospects.
  29. Cisco Is Stretched

    March 29, 2006
    There are lots of things to like about Cisco. Price isn’t one of them.
  30. Time to 'Double Double' Down on Tim Hortons?

    March 24, 2006
    A look at the recent IPO of Canada's iconic quick serve restaurant chain, Tim Hortons.
  31. Super Tankers Deliver

    March 9, 2006
    Just how super are the prospects of oil tanker companies?
  32. Roll Down The RIMM

    March 3, 2006
    Research in Motion shareholders have bigger worries than a lawsuit.
  33. Blackboard's Great Business Model

    March 1, 2006
    A look at the education technology company's recent acquistion and prospects for the future.
  34. Own a Part of the NYSE

    February 28, 2006
    A look at the merger between the NYSE and Archipelago.
  35. VOIP will soar, but Vonage needs a lifeline

    February 21, 2006
    A look inside the VOIP revolution and its implications for investors.
  36. The Good and Bad of Shareholder Activism

    February 13, 2006
    A look at the growing trend of shareholder activism.
  37. When Big Loss Leads To Bigger Gain

    February 3, 2006
    A look at the best performing stock of 2005.
  38. Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations

    January 31, 2006
    Taking a peek inside the semiconductor industry.
  39. Can AT&T Perform without Wireless?

    January 25, 2006
    A look at the competitive landscape of the telecom sector.
  40. Nike - Out with the New in with the Old

    January 24, 2006
    A look at the recent resignation of Nike CEO William Perez.
  41. Home Depot: The Five Year Plan

    January 19, 2006
    A look at the recently released growth strategy of Home Depot.
  42. Schwab's Stellar Year

    January 18, 2006
    A look at the turnaround at Charles Schwab.
  43. Intel Corp

    January 18, 2006
    Disappointing earnings from two of the tech industry's bellwethers, Yahoo! and Intel, played a significant role in pushing ...
  44. A+ or F? What Makes for a Good Value Stock Pick...

    January 17, 2006
    Trading near 20-year lows, is Ford a good value stock pick?
  45. Intel Moves Forward

    January 5, 2006
    Intel plans to "leap ahead" with a new approach.
  46. A Hot Sector?

    December 21, 2005
    Another example of a sector that "falls between the cracks" - elearning.
  47. Dimon Steps Up

    December 21, 2005
    J.P Morgan Chase's president, Jamie Dimon, is going to take over the roll of CEO as well. What can we expect as a result? ...
  48. Best Buy Shares Tumble

    December 13, 2005
    Best Buy's big drop.
  49. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...
  50. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  51. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 1

    November 15, 2005
    Part one of a two part piece on the Buffett- coined concept of "economic moat".
  52. Surveying the Business Intelligence Space

    November 9, 2005
    Decision makers always want real-time information to make better decisions but often can't get it - can these firms make ...
  53. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject. ...
  54. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  55. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
  56. You Know It Is a Real Estate Bubble When...

    October 3, 2005
    We've all heard about the "real estate bubble". But can't we all make money in real estate? Can't we all get rich by flipping ...
  57. AAPL Rotten to the Core?

    September 12, 2005
    We all love our iPods, but does this make Apple a good investment? Learn more as the Investopedia Advisor looks into AAPL's ...
  58. Our View on Stock Options

    August 11, 2005
    In this piece, David Harper wades deep into the option expensing ruling and what this really means to investors.
  59. The Law of Large Numbers

    August 8, 2005
    How big is too big? In this piece we tackle the problem of companies that may be 'too big' for your portfolio.
  60. Does Google's Price Tag Make Sense?

    August 3, 2005
    At times (the Advisor office no exception) there has been talk of a mini bubble in Google’s stock. The questions that needs ...
  61. Two Keys to Avoiding Disaster - Part 2

    June 28, 2005
    What does the Investopedia Advisor consider 'strong governance'? Let the Advisor's editor in chief explain.
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