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(NFLX) AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism Falls to Lowest Level in a Year

April 17, 2014 Optimism among individual investors is now at levels not seen in 12 months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment, meanwhile, is above average for the 15th consecutive week. Bullish...

23Jun2014 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GPC) My (Future) Life of Leisure

Last month, I figured out what I want to do when I retire. I plan on being a guest lecturer on cruise ships. You make some money, live the good life and see interesting places. Sign me up. I discovered this while sailing with The Oxford Club Chairman’s Circle Wealth Cruise from Australia...

8Apr2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DAL) Will Oil Refineries Take Flight in 2014?

Airline stocks have been flying high in 2014 after notching up robust gains in 2013. Year-to-date the Dow Jones U.S. Airline Index (^DJUSAR) is higher by 14% after returning 85% in 2013. The strong performance comes despite rising fuel costs, which can make up approximately...

17Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KTOS) Dowdy Dow Stock

About a month ago I started seeing a lot of chatter online about a small defense contractor called Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS). The thinking was that a lot of its contract issues and order delays that resulted from the sequestration would resolve themselves...

12Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ISH) Finding Winners in Last Year’s Bargain Bin

February 14, 2014 One of the most-cited value investing studies says stocks with low price-to-book ratios outperform stocks with high price-to-book ratios. Investment firm GMO’s Ben Inker says the study’s findings still hold, but work better when a one-year lag is used. In...

6Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NFLX) Technical Tuesday: Buy High, Sell Higher

Last week I wrote an article stating that the best time to buy on a dip is when the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) generates a buy signal. So far, the S&P 500 still needs to decline a bit more before an RSI buy signal is even possible. I wouldn’t be a buyer of anything until the S&P...

18Feb2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NSC) Norfolk Southern Opens New Terminal

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) unveiled its Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Knoxville. The $5.9 million facility is adjoining to Interstate-275 and within two miles of Interstate 40 and Interstate-75 at Tennessee Avenue. Located...

10Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DPZ) Domino’s Pizza Dishes out Pizza in New Orleans

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) is set to launch its new restaurant in Metairie, New Orleans in association with its franchisee owner, Glenn Mueller, on May 28, 2013. The opening will mark the debut of the company’s first ‘pizza...

21Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(APOL) Apollo Group to Partner With American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

One of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL), University of Phoenix, recently announced its plan to collaborate with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) in order to provide more academic...

17Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(EAT) Brinker International Builds Up in Canada

Brinker International Inc. (EAT) is set to buy 11 of its franchised Chili’s restaurants based in Alberta, Canada from Speedy Creek Ltd., which has long been one of its franchisees. The acquisition, which is expected to be carried...

9Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire HD Gets Apartment Guide App

Apartment Guide has launched an exclusive real estate rental app for Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle Fire HD. Apartment Guide helps millions of people look for new homes or apartments. It advertises through Internet, mobile, social...

8Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Airlines Unveils New Lounge

The wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – United Airlines – launched the new United Club in Concourse A at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 6,096-square-foot United Club – the second...

4Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KBR) KBR Secures Another Contract

Recently, KBR Ltd. (KBR) announced that it has received a contract by the Dos Republicas Coal Partnership to provide detailed engineering and technical assistance services for the Eagle Pass Mine near Eagle Pass, Texas. The financial...

1Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Continental Holdings Unit United Airlines to Fly More E175s

United Airlines, the wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) entered into a deal with partner SkyWest Airlines – an affiliate of SkyWest Inc. Per the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) between the two carriers,...

23Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DLTR) Dollar Tree’s Earnings Beat – Revenue Misses

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) reported robust results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The company’s quarterly earnings of 59 cents per share came in ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 57 cents. Moreover, it outperformed the...

22Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(URS) URS Corporation Analyst Stays Neutral on Shares

On May 20, 2013, we retained URS Corporation (URS) at Neutral, following its first-quarter 2013 results. Strong performance in the oil & gas business has been fully offset by weak performance in the Federal and Construction business. Why...

19Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(WAG) Walgreen and AmerisourceBergen Get Green Light for Deal

The largest retail pharmacy chain in the U.S., Walgreen Co. (WAG) and Alliance Boots continue to make steady progress to boost their global presence in the prescription drug purchasing space. The regulatory approval for the companies’...

12Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(URS) URS Awarded U.S. Army Contract

URS Corporation (URS) recently received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, multiple award contract from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL. The scope of the contract includes providing design-build...

10Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DISH) DISH Network to Acquire More Airwave

A recent Bloomberg report stated that satellite-TV operator DISH Network Corp. (DISH) has made an offer of $2 billion to purchase the wireless frequencies of the bankrupt wireless wholesale service provider LightSquared Inc. However,...

1Aug2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(VIAB) Viacom Remains Neutral

We reiterate our long-term Neutral recommendation on Viacom Inc. (VIAB). The company reported mixed financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. While the net income beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues fell below...

26Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ACN) Accenture Secures Tokyo Government Job

Accenture plc. (ACN) has secured a big job order from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (“TMG”). As per the new task order, Accenture has been entrusted by TMG with the responsibility of recruiting 10 or more foreign companies...

19Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(VMED) Virgin Media Shares Remain Neutral

We reiterate our long-term Neutral recommendation on Virgin Media Inc. (VMED) based on the company’s strong financial results in the first quarter of 2013. Why Kept at Neutral? In the reported quarter,...

15Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(JCP) JC Penney’s Loss Widens – No Turnaround

J. C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) once again fell short of expectations, with its turnaround plan failing to deliver the desired results. The company remained in the red with adjusted loss per share...

14Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAP) Advance Auto Parts Hits 52-Week High

Shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) hit a new 52-week high of $86.92 on May 16, which is above its previous level of $86.23, and closed at $85.42 on the same date. The closing price represented a one-year return of 4.4% and a solid...

11Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KTOS) Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Upgraded to Strong Buy

On May 15, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (KTOS) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been witnessing...

10Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(JWN) Nordstrom Misses Earnings Estimates

Upscale department store operator, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2013 earnings of 73 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 76 cents. However, quarterly earnings rose 4.3% from the year-ago earnings...

10Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(JACK) Jack in the Box Lags Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) recently posted second-quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings of 30 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 31 cents by 3.2% and comparable year-ago quarter’s earnings by 37.5%. Earnings...

10Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ACN) Accenture Helps Insurance Companies

Accenture Plc. (ACN) is winning deals from insurance companies across the globe. Recently, the company won a deal from the Reale Mutua Assicurazioni Group of Italy to provide back office and IT services, expanding the company’s business...

2Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IRM) More Acquisitions for Iron Mountain

In a bid to strengthen its storage business, Iron Mountain (IRM) recently acquired three record management companies from Information Storage Consolidation Company (“ISCC”) namely Safe Records Center, Archives USA and The...

1Jul2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CMCSA) Comcast Expands Business Services

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), the largest cable TV operator in the U.S., is quickly shifting its focus from the small-sized business segment to the mid-sized business segment. Recently, the company entered into a deal with hospitality...

29Jun2013 | | Comments Off | Continued