AN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Why You Might Buy Your Next Car from Costco

    July 30, 2015
    Costco, one of the strongest retailers around, has its hooks in all sort of sectors, including autos.
  2. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    June 18, 2015
    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  3. The High-Yield 'Sweet Spot' That Led Me To A 10.5% Yielder

    January 28, 2015
    As many of my long-time readers know, I generally like to have my portfolio holdings equally split among three types of dividend ...
  4. This May be the Best Trade Earnings Season Has to Offer

    January 28, 2015
    From a quick glance at AutoNation's (NYSE:AN) recent price action, you'd probably have no idea that the company has been ...
  5. Building A Better Mousetrap With Smart Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    More smart beta and altermative indexed funds are coming to brokerage account near you. But what exactly are these funds ...
  6. Not Every Stock Buyback Is A Good Thing. Here's The Difference...

    July 2, 2013
    You hear about it often. A company buys back its own stock. The right way to do this -- good for long-term holders of shares ...
  7. The U.S. Auto Industry Is Back

    May 14, 2013
    For investors, betting on the U.S. auto sector could lead to plenty of profits.
  8. Coach and More Big Movers in Services on September 21, 2012

    September 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little so far today. While the market overall ...
  9. West Marine Continues Its Recovery

    March 12, 2012
    After four years of operating losses, West Marine finally posted solid year-end earnings. Now may be the time to buy.
  10. Strong U.S. Jobs Growth: Will These Profitable Companies Benefit?

    January 9, 2012
    With a rebounding U.S. job market, the economy might be rebounding faster than initially expected.
  11. CarMax's Potential Remains Wide Open

    January 2, 2012
    Find out how well the leader in used car sales has been performing and why they could double their store count over the next ...
  12. CarMax's Less Than Maximum Results

    September 26, 2011
    CarMax boosted sales in its recent quarter as its selling prices for vehicles rose. Overall results, however, were disappointing.
  13. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  14. CarMax Suffers For Investors' Over-revved Expectations

    January 3, 2011
    CarMax suffers a common fate for highly valued companies.
  15. Interested In The Short Interest Leaders?

    September 15, 2010
    For those with a bullish tilt, this data series can prove to be most valuable.
  16. Is There Any Value Left In Retail?

    March 30, 2010
    With more than half of the retail companies in the S&P trading right around their 52-week highs, is there any value left ...
  17. Stocks Showing The Importance Of Free Cash Flow

    December 2, 2009
    We look at why five-star mutual fund manager Bruce Berkowitz loves using free cash flow yields as a great barometer for buying ...
  18. Auto Dealerships On Fire

    June 24, 2009
    Most of these stocks are trending solidly higher, with their 50-day moving averages rising.
  19. Chico's Tops Companies With Insider Buying

    April 21, 2009
    When a company is trading near its high and has recent insider buying, it's definitely worth a closer look.
  20. Four Companies Buying Its Own Debt

    February 18, 2009
    During the current crisis the proper action to take is to buy back debt, reduce interest expense and leverage.
  21. Sonic Won't Run Out Of Gas

    September 12, 2008
    Sonic's Q2 earnings dropped by 59%. Are auto sales out of gas? I don't believe so. I'll discuss why now is a great time to ...
  22. Should You Endorse A Blank-Check Company?

    April 9, 2008
    Blank-check companies are the saviors of the IPO markets. They're great for the founding shareholders, but do they make sense ...
  23. Kick The Tires (GPI, AN, SAH)

    April 24, 2007
    Selling cars involves more than a slick smile and a cheesy moustache. We glimpse the inner workings of three mega-dealers.
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