MAT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Early Q3 Earnings Not Driving the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2014
    This morning's solid jobless claims report and a slew of earnings announcements will likely have no bearing on the overall ...
  2. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Mean Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  3. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Means Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  4. Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2014
    Semiconductors Remain Key for IoT - Industry Outlook
  5. This Bargain-Priced Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative ...

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  6. This Tech Star Might Have The Key To Alternative Energy

    September 1, 2014
    There is likely nothing that has done more to shape the modern world than energy – both for good and evil. It created ...
  7. Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT) - Bear of the Day

    July 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Mattel (MAT) - Bear of the Day
  8. Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook

    May 19, 2014
    Semi Plays for the Internet of Things - Industry Outlook
  9. Barron's Recap: Detroit Will Rise Again

    March 16, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to fix Detroit, an ETF special report, the annual ranking of online brokers, as ...
  10. Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About This Well-Known Company

    January 31, 2014
    Whether this industry's products are in a mansion owned by the wealthiest 1% or a poverty-stricken housing project, it ...
  11. Dividends, Options And You: What You Must Know

    January 31, 2014
    There are a number of strategies available to investors that use option contracts to generate attractive levels of income. ...
  12. Short Sellers Pile On Applied Materials and STMicroelectronics ...

    October 26, 2013
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: STM) saw the most significant rises in short interest ...
  13. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  14. Solar energy is growing again and it could be time to invest.

    It's Finally Time To Bet On Solar

    September 30, 2013
    After experiencing some of the worst years in its history, the solar energy sector could be having one of its best. New installed ...
  15. Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Sep/Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 26, 2013
    Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Sep/Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  16. Applied Materials Still Waiting For Orders To Materialize

    August 19, 2013
    Applied Materials seems to be well-positioned for the next big cycle in equipment demand, but the timing is still highly ...
  17. Short Sellers Jump on ARM Holdings, Broadcom (AMAT, ARMH, BRCM)

    June 26, 2013
    Among the semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: BRCM) saw the most significant rise in short interest between ...
  18. Death Industry Consolidates-Time To Buy Service Corporation's ...

    May 30, 2013
    Service Corporation, the largest funeral company in America, announced May 29 that it was buying Stewart Enterprises, the ...
  19. Ultratech Knocked Back, Not Knocked Out

    May 23, 2013
    Expectations for market growth are aggressive, but Ultratech could be a major winner over the next three to five years.
  20. Should Investors Hang Around For More From Applied Materials?

    May 17, 2013
    Applied Materials is showing progress, but has the 50% recovery already anticipated these improvements?
  21. The Lodging Sector Finally Rebounds

    March 27, 2013
    After being commercial real estate’s whipping boy since the Great Recession, the lodging sector is finally beginning to bounce ...
  22. LeapFrog Inexplicably Leaps Backward

    November 9, 2012
    LeapFrog's stock drop of 15% provides investors with a good entry point.
  23. Growing Niches Should Propel Ultratech Higher

    September 19, 2012
    Ultratech has solid technology for emerging applications with above-average growth potential.
  24. Advanced Energy Industries Looking For Recoveries In Semis And ...

    September 19, 2012
    AEIS has been strong recently, but could go further with sustained recoveries in semis and solar.
  25. Still Little Good News From Applied Materials

    August 18, 2012
    Applied Materials continues to struggle.
  26. Summer Infant Still Colicky

    August 15, 2012
    This quarter was a disappointment for Summer Infant, as the company reported a loss of 0.02 per share instead of the 9-cent ...
  27. A Melancholy Farewell To FSI International

    August 13, 2012
    Tokyo Electron will look to use FSII's technology to expand its efforts in surface conditioning.
  28. Hasbro Reports a Mixed Bag - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Hasbro Inc. (HAS) has reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of 33 cents, flat year over year. The quarter's ...
  29. Is Moore's Law Fueling Intel's Investment In ASML?

    July 11, 2012
    ASML attracts a major committment from Intel to drive next-gen product development. The stock is not only at a 52-week high, ...
  30. Volatility Is The Price Of Opportunity At FSI International

    June 25, 2012
    FSI is stumbling, but the potential is still worthwhile.
  31. The Applied Materials Rorschach Test

    May 22, 2012
    Applied Materials may be cheap, but nobody cares in the absense of believable growth.
  32. CVD - The Semiconductor Equipment Company That Isn't

    May 12, 2012
    CVD Equipment is trying to bring a proven technology to a much wider audience.
  33. Attractive Tech Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Diversify your portfolio and strike a good balance between income and growth with tech dividends
  34. Playing With Toy Stocks

    April 26, 2012
    If you're looking to get into the toy industry, consider investing in Mattel and LeapFrog. Find out why.
  35. 7 ETFs for Givers, Bears, and Others

    April 20, 2012
    AdvisorShares sponsors a number of actively managed ETFs. Today, company CEO Noah Hamman discusses several of these, including ...
  36. Cymer Still A Leading Light

    March 30, 2012
    Normally large market share would sound like a golden ticket for shareholder returns. It's not so simple when it involves ...
  37. There's Still Time To Buy FSI International

    March 22, 2012
    FSI is tiny, but the growth is big.
  38. Investors Can Do Better Than Taiwan Semiconductor

    March 20, 2012
    Taiwan Semiconductor will likely track the chip sector for better or worse.
  39. The Hunger Games’ Stock Index

    March 16, 2012
    The highly acclaimed young-adult book series helped push up the share price of Scholastic Corp to 13.8% on Thursday.
  40. Dividend Stocks Highly Undervalued By Target Price

    March 9, 2012
    Dividend stocks can offer consistent payouts.
  41. Applied Materials A Long-Term Play In A Short-Term Market

    February 21, 2012
    Applied is looking up, but the Street isn't buying.
  42. Eric Sprott Is Very Bullish On Gold And Energy

    January 24, 2012
    Commodities guru Eric Sprott expects bullish news in the future for both precious metals and energy.
  43. LeapFrog's Revival Continues

    December 16, 2011
    LeapFrog's LeapPad is a Christmas hit with parents. Find out why now is the time to buy its stock.
  44. Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    October 21, 2011
    Many of the semiconductor firms offer strong dividend payments and can provide a great income opportunity at current levels. ...
  45. EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    October 21, 2011
    EMC is a best of breed trading at mutt prices.
  46. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  47. Hasbro Is A Great Play

    August 1, 2011
    Hasbro is transforming a tough summer into a great long-term investment.
  48. GT Solar Shines Brightly

    July 12, 2011
    I'm a GARP guy. GT Solar's EV is less than 10 times EBITDA. Even though its stock's up 170% in the past 52 weeks, I'll look ...
  49. Applied Materials Gets Two For One With Varian

    May 5, 2011
    Applied Materials is getting two interesting businesses with one deal.
  50. Barbie And Bratz Are The Mattel Story

    April 20, 2011
    The real action for Mattel and the toymakers begins this summer with their movie tie-ins.
  51. Demand Versus Doubt With ASML

    April 14, 2011
    ASML's business looks strong, but chip bears are out in force these days.
  52. Top Tech Dividend Stocks To Own

    March 31, 2011
    There are only a few tech stocks that fit a dividend growth model. Check them out here.
  53. Hot Stocks To Start 2011

    March 2, 2011
    We'll look at the hottest sectors so far this year.
  54. A Royal Present For Martek Shareholders

    December 23, 2010
    DSM furthers its transition to a food and health-focused chemical company.
  55. Hillenbrand Buried Too Deep?

    November 25, 2010
    Hillenbrand's stable business model and apparent undervaluation make it an interesting value opportunity.
  56. 3 Holiday Shopping Stock Picks

    October 15, 2010
    Find out where the hot spots are going to be this holiday shopping season.
  57. Riding The Semiconductor Wave

    April 22, 2010
    Blow-out earnings results from some semiconductor companies signal the next wave for the tech sector. Play it with the semi ...
  58. Five Mid Caps The Pros Own

    September 17, 2009
    We look at what stocks the most successful mid-cap funds have in common.
  59. Transformers: Revenge Of The Once Fallen Stocks

    July 1, 2009
    The success of the "Transformers" sequel has also meant success for these stocks.
  60. Semiconductors Conduct A Comeback

    May 15, 2009
    Bottom may be at hand for semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment companies.
  61. Stuffing Knocked Out Of Build-A-Bear

    May 7, 2009
    Disappointing earnings results prompted a 20% share price plunge. Is the picnic over for this retailer of customized teddy ...
  62. Getting Technical With Biotech

    July 11, 2008
    Watch as a blend of technical and fundamental analysis reveals hidden gems in this unpredictable sector.
  63. Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession

    April 21, 2008
    Contrary to conventional wisdom one toy maker looks recession proof. Strong branding and nagging kids trump logic every time. ...
  64. Lam Research Has Memory Problems (LRCX)

    July 13, 2007
    The memory sector is wavering. Lam Research could falter right along with it, despite strong the fundamentals.
  65. You Gotta Know When To Bail

    February 22, 2007
    When your stock's prospects take a turn for the worse, bailing out can be the best possible option.
  66. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  67. Winners and Losers - September 11th - 15th (NSS, EMBT, MATK)

    September 15, 2006
    A look at the winners and losers for the week of September 11th.
  68. Semiconductors Show Strength but Watch the Valuations

    January 31, 2006
    Taking a peek inside the semiconductor industry.
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