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Diamonds and Dogs

November 15, 2018

The Oracle is buying Oracle (ORCL). The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett was busy last quarter buying $2 billion worth of Oracle Systems (ORCL) and putting $13 billion into US bank stocks including $4 billion into JP Morgan Chase (JPM). Warren Buffett also bought PNC Financial... Read More

November 14, 2018

Canada Goose Holdings (GOOS) flying higher today. The luxury winter coat maker is jumping 15% to new all-time highs following better than expected earnings. Earnings jumped 36% year or year as revenue rose 34% to $230 million. The company also raised sales guidance for 2019, now expecting 30% year... Read More

November 13, 2018

Beazer Homes (BZH) had a good day up 33% thanks to better than expected earnings. Beazer easily beat earnings and sales numbers for the quarter as sales rose 14% and earnings surged 79%. Looking into next year, management noted that in fiscal... Read More

November 12, 2018

Boring is beautiful today. Consumer staples like P&G, Coke, AT&T, Verizon and Kimberly Clark are modeslty higher on this solidly down day. The health-care technology company, Athenahealth (ATHN) is up 9% agreeing to sell itself for $135 a share, or about $5.7 billion. Private equity firm Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital... Read More

November 9, 2018

Disney (DIS) a bright spot in a down market. Disney is trading up 1.6% to new all-time high following earnings last night. Disney easily beat estimates as revenues rose 11.9% to $14.3 billion. Theme parks and studios business offset extended subscriber declines at its ESPN sports network. Theme... Read More

November 8, 2018

Crocs (CROX) is back. The rubber clogs, sandals and shoe maker is jumping 25% following earnings this morning. Similar to yesterday's diamond Twilio, Crocs is not making much money, but the good news is they are not losing money. Revenues rose 7.3% to $261.1... Read More

November 7, 2018

Twilio (TWLO) flying high today. The cloud-computing company that services Facebook and WhatsApp is up 35% following earnings. Twilio reported 7 cents a share, 5 cents better than expected as sales rose 68% to $168.9 million. The company issued upside guidance for the fourth quarter, but really the company... Read More

November 6, 2018

Mylan (MYL) rebounding following earnings. The maker of the EpiPen is up 15% to a two month high following better than expected earnings. Mylan easily beat earnings by 6 cents as revenue fell 4.2% to $2.86 billion. Most of the growth is... Read More

November 5, 2018

Warren Buffett is bullish on his company. Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) is up 4% following better than expected earnings over the weekend. Berkshire reported earnings of $6.88 billion, double a year ago numbers of $3.44 billion when hurricane costs reduced profits in the... Read More

November 2, 2018

Starbucks (SBUX) brewing up a nice earnings report. Starbucks is jumping 10% after beating earnings estimates by 2 cents as revenue rose 10.6% to $6.3 billion ahead of estimates. Global comparable store sales increased 3%, driven by a 4% increase in average ticket. Americas and U.S. comparable store sales... Read More

November 1, 2018

Fitbit (FIT) getting in shape. The number two smartwatch maker is jumping 25% following better than expected earnings and raised guidance for the fourth quarter. Revenue rose a modest 0.3% year to $393.6 million ahead of estimates. International revenue grew 10%. During the third quarter, Fitbit sold 3.5 million... Read More

October 31, 2018

General Motors (GM) revving its engines. GM is jumping 7% on track for the biggest one-day post earnings gain in six years. GM easily beat expectations as revenue rose 6.4% year over year to $35.79 billion, a billion dollars above expectations thanks to... Read More

October 30, 2018

Under Armour (UAA) shining brightly. The third-largest sportswear maker in the United States is up a whopping 25% following better than expected earnings. Under Armour has closed stores, cut jobs and rolled back promotions to bolster profit margins as it tries to recover from a bruising fight for market... Read More

October 29, 2018

Do you like my hat? Cloud software firm, Red Hat (RHT) is in the green up 43% after agreeing to be acquired by IBM to become the world's biggest hybrid cloud software provider. It was a bold move by IBM,... Read More

October 26, 2018

At least one chip stock moving in the right direction. Intel (INTC) is up nearly 3% following better than expected earnings as sales rose 18.7% to $19.16 billion, a billion dollars above estimates. The company also issued upside guidance for the fourth quarter. Data center, client computing, Internet of... Read More

October 25, 2018

Tesla (TSLA) is making money. The battery car company is jumping 8% after reporting real profits. The drumbeat for Tesla going out of business should slow as the company reported earnings of $312 million verse estimates of a loss of $169 million.... Read More

October 24, 2018

Boeing (BA) flying higher. Boeing easily beat earnings and sales estimates while also raising guidance thanks to strong defense spending. Full year revenue could top $100 billion for the first time. The total backlog for planes grew to $413 billion or 5,800 airplanes. Net new orders for... Read More

October 23, 2018

Two Dow components trading higher. Verizon (VZ) is up 4% thanks to stronger-than-expected third quarter earnings, adding more telephone users to its network than analysts had anticipated. With the beginning of the 5G era in the fourth quarter, Verizon expects the trend to continue. McDonalds (MCD) is up 6%... Read More

October 22, 2018

Tech one of the few sectors higher. Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), AMD (AMD) and Intel (INTC) are higher by a percent or more thanks to upgrades. Facebook and the Cyber-security stocks are higher on rumors... Read More

October 19, 2018

Procter & Gamble (PG) leading the Dow and the markets higher. The maker of detergent Tide and Gillette razors is trading up 8% after beating earnings estimates by 3 cents as revenues rose 0.2% year over year to $16.69 billion. The bulls are... Read More

October 18, 2018

Philip Morris International (PM) moving away from cigarettes. Phillip Morris is up 3% to a sixth month high thanks to better than expected earnings.  The Big Tobacco company is pivoting toward reduced-risk products that heat tobacco instead of burning it. Phillip Morris says these products are less harmful than cigarettes. Heated-tobacco... Read More

October 17, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) soars as they continue to spend billions. Netflix is up 6% as they beat earnings estimates while sales rose 34.0% year over year to $4 billion. Net subscribers added 6.96M vs 5M guidance, 1.09M in US vs 650K guidance. 5.87M... Read More

October 16, 2018

Adobe (ADBE) leading tech higher after raising guidance for 2019. The software maker is up 8% after giving a bullish sales forecast for 2019, reassuring investors that its widening creative and business products will continue to attract customers. Adobe sees 2019 revenue +20%  ahead of guidance as Digital Media... Read More

October 15, 2018

Merger in the defense space. Military communication equipment providers Harris Corp (HRS) and L3 Technologies (LLL) are both up over 8% after announcing an all-stock merger that will create the United States' sixth-largest defense contractor with a market value of $34 billion. President Donald Trump and the Republican-led... Read More

October 12, 2018

  The markets and the FAANG stocks are rebounding. After a 15% drop in the last week, Netflix is rebounding 5% on a upgrade from Citigroup with a price target of $375. The analyst believes the... Read More

October 11, 2018

Delta Air Lines (DAL) a bright spot in a down market. The Atlanta based airliner is up 4% after topping third-quarter profit expectations, offsetting higher fuel charges. Revenue rose 8% to $11.95 billion. Delta's solid 8% revenue growth, combined with flat non-fuel... Read More

October 10, 2018

Not so boring any more. On a day when the markets are down over 500 points, Campbell Soup (CPB) is up a percent on news Daniel Loeb's Third Point Management has increased their stake to 7 percent, according to a filing with... Read More

October 9, 2018

Papa John's (PZZA) on the rise. The pizza restaurateur is trading up 7% as activist hedge fund, Trian Fund Management run by Nelson Peltz may be interested in acquiring a stake in the firm and try and turn around the company. Papa John's has been on a roller coaster... Read More

October 8, 2018

Walgreens (WBA) trading higher on an upgrade. The pharmacy retailer is up 2.5% leading the Dow today ahead of earnings on Thursday on an upgrade from RBC with an $82 price target. Last week, Walgreens announced that it had purchased a stake in online beauty retailer... Read More

October 5, 2018

GE (GE) a bright spot in a down market. GE is trading up 4% to a new two month high with a new CEO with a new pay package. The new GE CEO, Larry Culp signed a compensation plan that could pay out $47 million in stock options... Read More

October 4, 2018

Beer is back. The Corona beer maker, Constellation Brands (STZ) is up 4% following better than expected earnings. Not only did Constellation beat expectations as revenue rose 10.1% year/year to $2.3 billion, but they also raised guidance for 2019. Demand was strong... Read More

October 3, 2018

Festival in Brazil. The Brazilian stock market (EWZ) is up 4% today and up 19% in the last month ahead of their Presidential election. Polls are showing the far-right presidential candidate ( And market friendly candidate) Jair Bolsonaro is gaining ground among voters. The markets have supported Bolsonaro partly... Read More

October 2, 2018

Paychex (PAYX) paying off for shareholders. The Rochester, NY payroll processor is up nearly 3% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. Paychex beat earnings by a penny as revenue rose 8.8% year over year to $862.8 million. Paychex typically outperforms in a strong economy with... Read More

October 1, 2018

Good news, the CEO is getting fired. The second time in a month, a prominent CEO is getting fired and the stock is up. General Electric (GE) is jumping 10% after ousted Chief Executive Officer John Flannery will be replaced with outsider and board member Larry Culp. The news... Read More

September 28, 2018

Chips rebounding into the quarter end. Graphic chip maker, Nvidia (NVDA) is up 4% thanks to a bullish upgrade at Evercore with a $400 price target, 43% above current levels. Intel (INTC) is rebounding up 2% after opening lower after making... Read More

September 27, 2018

  Alaska Air (ALK) poised to soar. The airline industry has struggled this year due in part to worries about higher fuel costs, but Alaska Air is up 4% on an upgrade. The analyst believes Alaska's capacity discipline, along with its potentially industry-leading unit sales growth will boost profits and... Read More

September 26, 2018

Big Blue having a good day. IBM is up 2.6% following an upgrade and a $180 price target. The analyst thinks his reverse discounted-cash-flow analysis suggests that the market is pricing in a 2% decline in sales, a figure that IBM... Read More

September 25, 2018

Hip to be Square (SQ). The online payment system is up 8% today and has nearly tripled in the last year was upgraded today with a $125 price target. Speaking at Recode's Code Commerce 2018 event recently, Square's CFO, Sarah Friar, said... Read More

September 24, 2018

Oil gushing higher. Crude oil breaks out to two-month high after Russia and OPEC ruled out a near term supply increase as US sanctions on Iran go into place. The Energy ETF is up 1.5% as one of the few sectors trading higher today. Exxon, Conoco, EOG... Read More

September 21, 2018

American Airlines (AAL) raising bag fees. The east coast airliner is up 4% after raising their first checked bag fee to $30 and the second bag fee to $40. The hike is only $5, but it has added $800M in market cap.... Read More

September 20, 2018

Under Armour (UAA) up 4% after cutting 400 jobs or 3% of their workforce as part of the sportswear maker's efforts to slash costs and to compete with Nike and Germany's Adidas. Under Armour now expects its pretax restructuring charges for the... Read More

September 19, 2018

Dividends paying dividends for the bank stocks. JPMorgan (JPM) is up 2.5% after hiking their dividend over 40%. The financial sector ETF is up 1.5% to a six month high. Plenty of good news for the banks with higher interest rates at a four month high, at least... Read More

September 18, 2018

Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) charging forward. The biotech is up 78% thanks to a positive mid-stage result for its experimental nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) medicine VK2809. Most critically, the drug seems to compare favorably to Madrigal Pharmaceuticals'MGL-3196 drug in terms of both safety... Read More

September 17, 2018

Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) looks good. The home décor retailer is up 5% thanks to an upgrade. The analyst at Raymond James is looking for better-than-expected same-store sales and earnings ahead of their report next week. The analyst said while the... Read More

September 14, 2018

The insurance stocks are rebounding as Hurricane Florence makes landfall. Metlife (MET) is up 2%, Prudential (PRU) is up 3% and Lincoln (LNC) is up 3%. While the hurricane will cause a lot of damage, the storm will not be... Read More

September 13, 2018

Apple (AAPL) riding high again. Apple is rebounding 3% following the unveiling of a trio of new iPhones — iPhone Xs ($999), iPhone Xs Max ($1099), and iPhone Xr ($749). Apple also released their new watch, the Series 4. The new watch... Read More

September 12, 2018

The price of oil is moving higher. Chevron (CVX) is higher by a percent due to an upgrade as the price of oil moves closer to the highs for the year. Hurricane Florence really won't impact the oil industry, but U.S. crude... Read More

September 11, 2018

Integrated Devices (IDTI) is no dummy. The chip design company is up 10% after agreeing to be acquired by Japan's firm, Renesas Electronics for $6.7 billion. The deal helps Renesas deepen its push into semiconductors for self-driving cars. The downside is the... Read More

September 10, 2018

It's hurricane season. Home Depot (HD) and Loews are up 2% as Hurricane Florence heads toward North Carolina. North Carolina officials today ordered residents to evacuate the state's Outer Banks barrier islands. Hurricane Florence is now a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 miles per hour and expected to... Read More

September 7, 2018

Chips rebounding thanks to Broadcom (AVGO). Chipmaker, Broadcom is up 7% to a two month high following better than expected earnings.  Sales rose 13.4% year over year to $5.06 billion. Datacenter demand is driving their growth while margins and cash generation remain strong. The stock took a hit back... Read More

September 6, 2018

Good news, the CEO is getting let go. Media Company, CBS (CBS) is up 3% on news their board is in settlement talks with CEO, Les Moonves to negotiate his exit. The negotiations are tricky as Les Moonves is entitled to... Read More

September 5, 2018

Cannabis stocks are taking off. Recent cannabis stock IPO, Tilray (TLRY) is up 16% today and up over 470% since its IPO less than two months ago. No news today, but the sector has been on fire. The largest publicly... Read More

September 4, 2018

AMD keeps steam-rolling ahead. The chipmaker is up 9% to new highs thanks to an upgrade at Jefferies. The analyst at Jefferies reiterated his buy rating on AMD citing the chipmaker's technological advantage over Intel.  AMD is seen as ready to beat Intel to market with a... Read More

August 31, 2018

Lulemon Athletica (LULU) stretches higher. The athletic apparel stock is up 13% to new highs following earnings. Lululemon beat by 22 cents as revenues rose 24.5% year over year to $723.5 million. Gross margins were 54.8%, an increase of 360 basis points... Read More

August 30, 2018

Signet Jewelers (SIG) is sparkling. The jeweler is up 25% to new highs for the year thanks to better than expected earnings. The company reported earnings of 52 cents a share easily beating estimates of 20 cents. Revenue climbed 1.5% year over year to $1.42 billion. The CFO... Read More

August 29, 2018

  Amazon (AMZN) up 2.8% on an upgrade. The online retail giant is making new highs not far from becoming the second trillion dollar company behing Apple. Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak lifted his price target by... Read More

August 28, 2018

The shoes have it. DSW (DSW) is soaring 20% to new highs following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. DSW beat estimates by 16 cents as revenues rose 16.4% year over year to $793.7 million way ahead of estimates. Nearly double-digit growth in comparable-store sales pushed... Read More

August 27, 2018

The chips are back. Nvidia (NVDA) is trading at a new 52 week high while AMD (AMD) is up 10% today and up 150% since April. Besides banging its head against the wall trying to beat Intel, AMD is... Read More

August 24, 2018

Autodesk (ADSK) on cruise control.  The software maker is up 14% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 21.9% year over year to $612 million ahead of estimates. The analysts seemed excited.  J.P. Morgan raised its price target to $175 from $150 saying the company "hit... Read More

August 23, 2018

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) trading higher following earnings. China's biggest e-commerce giant is up 3% after missing earnings estimates. Investments in its food delivery business hurt earnings and would continue to weigh on profits. The company said it had formed a... Read More

August 22, 2018

Retail is on fire. After a dismal 2017 (blame Amazon), the retailers have come roaring back with better than expected comps, earnings and same store sales. Target (TGT) is jumping 4% to new highs following earnings. Urban Outfitter is jumping 3% to... Read More

August 21, 2018

Medtronic (MDT) trading at all-time highs. The Dublin medical device maker is up 4% following better than expected earnings helped by strong sales of its diabetes and heart devices. The largest U.S. standalone device maker's diabetes unit that makes insulin pumps and... Read More

August 21, 2018

Medtronic (MDT) trading at all-time highs. The Dublin medical device maker is up 4% following better than expected earnings helped by strong sales of its diabetes and heart devices. The largest U.S. standalone device maker's diabetes unit that makes insulin pumps and... Read More

August 20, 2018

SodaStream (SODA) selling out. The Israeli producer of countertop (healthier) soda machines is up 10% after agreeing to be bought out by Pepsi for $144 a share in cash valued at $3.2 billion. The analysts are calling this a win, win helping... Read More

August 17, 2018

Nordstrom (JWN) is breaking out. The high-end department store chain is up 11% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Nordstrom easily beat estimates as revenues rose 7.1% year over year to $3.98 billion. Comparable sales increased 4.0% verse estimates of... Read More

August 16, 2018

Walmart (WMT) flexing its muscle. The retailing giant is up 10% to a 8 month high following earnings. Walmart beat by 7 cents as sales rose 4.2% year over year to $127.06 billion ahead of estimates. U.S. comps were +4.5% vs. estimates... Read More

August 15, 2018

Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) surging higher.  The global cannabis company is surging 28% to new highs following a big investment from alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands. Constellation is buying 104.5 million additional shares of Canopy for $4 billion — roughly 5 billion in Canadian dollars. The two companies are... Read More

August 14, 2018

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) is revving their engines. The auto parts retailer is up 8% today and up 100% since November following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates as revenue rose 2.8% year over year to $2.33 billion. Advance... Read More

August 13, 2018

Twitter (TWTR) gets an upgrade. Twitter has been on a roller coaster ride rallying 50% from April to July only to give up those gains. Today, Twitter is up 3% following bullish comments from Citron Research with a $52 price target.... Read More

August 10, 2018

The Trade Desk (TTD) is firing on all cylinders.  The data-driven ad buying platform company is jumping 35% following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 16 cents as revenues rose 54.3% year over year to $112.3 million. The Trade Desk also raised guidance for the third quarter... Read More

August 9, 2018

Roku (ROKU) streaming higher. The company known for device that connects televisions to streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.com is up 20% following earnings. Roku easily beat estimates by 15 cents as revenues rose 57.4% year over year to $156.8 million. However, the company has been witnessing intense... Read More

August 8, 2018

Boston Scientific (BSX) performing well. The stent maker is up 3% today and up 30% year to date following better than expected earnings two weeks and an acquisition today. Boston Scientific agreed to acquire VENITI, Inc., a privately-held company which develops... Read More

August 7, 2018

Twilio (TWLO) up in the clouds. The cloud communications platform company is up 16% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Twilio beat by 9 cents as revenue rose 54.1% year over year to $147.8 million. The company issued upside guidance for the quarter and the full year... Read More

August 6, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) flexing it's muscle. The conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett is up 3% to a five month high following earnings or the weekend. Berkshire said several business units benefited from a growing economy. Net income nearly tripled reflecting the... Read More

August 3, 2018

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) taking a bow. Take-Two is jumping 10% to a new high following earnings. The video game company actually missed estimates as sales fell 17.2% year over year to $288.33 million. But investors focused on guidance with better-than-expected recurrent consumer... Read More

August 2, 2018

Tesla (TSLA) moving closer to profitability. The electric car maker is up 13% following earnings. Tesla actually missed earnings estimates as revenues rose 43.5% year over year to $4 billion. But apologizing for past incendiary remarks to an analyst and promising profitability... Read More

August 1, 2018

Apple (AAPL) nearing a trillion dollars. Apple is up 4% following better than expected earnings. Apple easily beat expectations as revenues rose 17.3% year over year to $53.27 billion. Net income came in at $11.5 billion, and operating cash flow of $14.5 billion. Gross margins remain at 38.3%. iPhone... Read More

July 31, 2018

Illumina (ILMN) shining brightly. The genomic-sequencing leader is up 5% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Sales rose 25.4% year over year to $830 million. It's clear that NovaSeq isn't losing momentum. Illumina also reported strong... Read More

July 30, 2018

Boring is beautiful again. Value stock, AT&T (T) is up 3% after rallying 2.5% on Friday thanks to insider buying and an upgrade. After dropping over 20% since December to a six year low, five directors stepped in on Friday and bought $4.1... Read More

July 27, 2018

 Amazon (AMZN) is a beast. The online retailer is up a percent following much better than expected earnings. The company nearly doubled earnings estimates thanks to their higher-margin businesses, Amazon Web Services and advertising.  Sales rose 39.3%... Read More

July 26, 2018

Another massive buyback. Chipmaker, Qualcomm (QCOM) is jumping 4% following earnings and news they will not try to buy Chinese chip company, NXP Semiconductors. The collapse of the deal is likely to aggravate tensions between Washington and Beijing. The good news... Read More

July 25, 2018

New grub at Grubhub (GRUB). The online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up jumped 23% to new highs following earnings and an acquisition. Revenue skyrocketed 51% to $240 million, helped by a 70% increase in active diners to 15.6 million, and 29% growth in... Read More

July 24, 2018

Alphabet (GOOG) becoming the Berkshire Hathaway of the Internet.  Google jumped 3.8% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 25.6% year over year to $32.66 billion. Alphabet's investments in emerging businesses are starting to bear fruit —... Read More

July 23, 2018

The force is with Hasbro (HAS). U.S. toymaker is jumping 13% not far from a 52-week high following better than expected earnings thanks to Star Wars and Marvel toy sales. The sales boost is helping Hasbro recover from lost ground and sales... Read More

July 20, 2018

Microsoft (MSFT) riding high again. Microsoft is up 3% to new all-time highs following better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 17.5% year over year to $30.09 billion. Microsoft has transitioned to the new world of technology. Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $9.6... Read More

July 19, 2018

IBM (IBM) shining brightly on a down day. IBM is jumping 4% to a three month high following better than expected earnings. Earnings were able to surpass sales growth thanks to a shift towards higher-margin products and business segments it has dubbed "strategic imperatives" under the leadership... Read More

July 18, 2018

Warren Buffett changing his tune. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is jumping 5% after billionaire chairman, Warren Buffett has changed his mind and will now allocate capital to stock repurchases when he believes the price is below Berkshire's "intrinsic value." The financial conglomerate has not done so since 2012.Berkshire's old buyback... Read More

July 17, 2018

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rebounding following earnings. The world's largest healthcare company is up nearly 4% after beating earnings estimates as sales rose 10% to $20.8 billion. The company issued in-line guidance for the full year. JNJ's stock has been under pressure... Read More

July 16, 2018

Bank of America (BAC) shines today. The second-largest U.S. lender is up 3% after beating earnings estimates and hiking their dividend 25%. Bank of America was able to cut expenses while also growing loans and deposits on the back of a strengthening economy. Noninterest expense dropped 5 percent in... Read More

July 13, 2018

  Galmed Pharmaceuticals(GLMD) upgraded again. After rallying 13% yesterday on an upgrade from Cantor Fitzgerald with a price target of $59, Galmed Pharma is up 18% today on an upgrade from Stifel with a $35 target.... Read More

July 12, 2018

Galmed Pharma (GLMD) gets a big upgrade. The biotech firm is up 13% thanks to an upgrade at Cantor Fitzgerald with a price target of $59 a share. Galmed is developing Aramchol, a novel, once-daily, oral therapy to treat liver diseases using... Read More

July 11, 2018

Geopark (GPRK) keeps pumping oil. Chilean oil company, Geopark is up 3% following second quarter numbers which saw oil and gas production grow 37% year over year and up 11% from the first quarter. Most of the production is coming out of Colombian which saw production increased 33% and... Read More

July 10, 2018

  Pepsi (PEP) gushing higher. Pepsi is up 3% to a four month high thanks to better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 2.4% year over year to $16.09 billion. Every part of their North American beverages... Read More

July 9, 2018

Helen of Troy (HELE) looks pretty. The personal and household products company is up 15% to all-time highs after reporting blow-out earnings and raised its profit guidance for the fiscal year. The personal and household products company posted revenue of $354.7 million in the period. Helen of Troy expects... Read More

July 6, 2018

Biogen (BIIB) surges 14% on positive mid-stage results for their Alzheimer's drug. Phase 2 trials showed deterioration slowed significantly in Alzheimer's patients who received Biogen's BAN2401 versus a placebo at 18 months. Patients in the trial were treated with the highest dose... Read More

July 5, 2018

Praxair (PX) pushing higher. The German industrial gas company is up 5% not far from a 52 week high after agreeing to sell their European assets to rival, Taiyo Nippon Sanso for 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). Praxair needed to sell assets to... Read More

July 3, 2018

Herman Miller (MLHR) performing well. The furniture maker is up 10% not far from a 52 week high after beating earnings by 8 cents as revenues rose 7.1% year/year to $618 million. The company issued inline guidance going forward and increased the dividend 10% to reflect management's confidence in... Read More

July 2, 2018

Dell is back. The enterprise IT giant Dell Technologies wants to come public once again, courtesy of a complex share transaction involving its (DVMT) tracking stock. The tracking stock closed up 9%. Following months of rumors to the effect, Dell announced on... Read More

June 29, 2018

Nike (NKE) flying higher. The Dow component is up 10% at a 52-week high on better than expected earnings. Nike beat by 5 cents as revenues rose 12.8% year/year to $9.79 billion. Sales were driven by more direct (higher margin) sales, International... Read More

June 28, 2018

Consultants like Accenture (ACN). The consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm rose 5% not far from a 52-week high following earnings. The company beats estimate by 7 cents as revenues rose 16.3% year to $10.31 billion. New bookings for the quarter beat estimates... Read More

June 27, 2018

Energy stocks rallying into the quarter end. Energy and oil stocks are performing well after OPEC decided to raise production after restrictions were put on Iraq and Venezuela production declines. The Permian basin oil stocks, EOG Resources (EOG) and Pioneer Natural Resources... Read More

June 26, 2018

 The GE (GE) rollercoaster continues. GE jumped 7% after stating they would slim down the company to focus on jet engines, power plants and renewable energy. GE will spin off its healthcare business and divest its stake in oil-services firm... Read More

June 25, 2018

Campbell Soup (CPB), a recent dog, surged 9.4% due to rumors Kraft Heinz may be interested in acquiring the soup maker. Campbell Soup announced last month that its chief executive, Denise Morrison, is retiring and the company would conduct a strategic review of its... Read More

June 22, 2018

Marathon Oil (MRO) running well. The oil company is up 7% after OPEC decided to raise production by 600,000 barrels per day, significantly less than the 1 million barrels per day many feared. The U.S. oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, was... Read More

June 21, 2018

Kroger (KR) on a shopping spree. The grocery store company is up 10% to a four month high following earnings and raised guidance. The grocery store has been making more investments in online offerings while shedding more traditional convenience stores in an effort... Read More

June 20, 2018

Walgreens (WBA) is entering the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In a stunning move, the powers that be will remove GE from the Dow and replace it with Walgreens. The leading operator of U.S. retail drugstores is up 5%, but still down 18%... Read More

June 19, 2018

Verizon (VZ) is up 2% on an upgrade at Deutsche Bank with a $56 price target.  The analyst expects a return to (normalized) service revenue growth for the first time since late 2014 with margin improvement. Verizon is the largest player deriving nearly 90% of EBITDA from wireless. The... Read More

June 18, 2018

The Goose is loose. Canada Goose (GOOS), the maker of the $1,000 luxury parkas and winter wear jumped over 30% on Friday and is up 4% today following better than expected earnings. CIBC upgraded the stock with a $70 price target saying there is upside to 2019 guidance... Read More

June 14, 2018

Tesla (TSLA) higher on insider buying. Tesla is up 3% as Elon Musk stepped up and bought $25M worth of stock. This follows news earlier in the week that Tesla was laying off 9% of its global workforce, in a move that... Read More

June 13, 2018

Crazy like a fox. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is jumping 7% to new all-time highs after the courts allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner. AT&T's stock is taking a hit down 4%, but the news allows for a bidding war between Comcast... Read More

June 12, 2018

 Restoration Hardware (RH) restored to health. Back in 2016, the company was struggling in this new retail Internet age, but rather than give up, Restoration Hardware took on a remodeling project for its entire business model. Today the stock is... Read More

June 11, 2018

Boston Scientific (BSX) is jumping 9.6% following news that rival Stryker (SYK) has made a takeover bid. Both stocks are halted, but it looks like someone knew about the deal last Friday. An investor on Friday bought 7,482 July 32 call contracts for 75 cents. Before the stock... Read More

June 8, 2018

  Monster Beverage (MNST) having a monster day. The caffeine drink company is up 5% following a shareholder meeting yesterday when they said sales growth has remained solid and continues to expect global sales growth of ~10% through 2019. They also anticipate a gradual improvement in gross margins through 2019,... Read More

June 7, 2018

Five Below (FIVE) gets a high five. The retailer, which sells only products for $5 or less, is jumping 20% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Five Below beat earnings estimates as sales rose 27.2% year/year to $296.32 million ahead of estimates. Comparable-store sales in the quarter... Read More

June 6, 2018

Tesla (TSLA) stock roaring today. The stock is up 9%, its biggest percentage gain in more than two years and opened above $300 for the first time in two weeks on news Elon Musk believes Tesla can make its goal to produce... Read More

June 5, 2018

Twitter (TWTR) is acting a lot more like Facebook, in a good way. The online chat website is up 5% today and up over 100% in the last year to a three year high on news it is getting added to the S&P 500. Similar to Facebook when it... Read More

June 4, 2018

Apple (AAPL) closing in on a trillion. Apple is up a percent to new highs raising its market cap to $945 billion. Apple's CEO Tim Cook is conducting their worldwide developers conference. Apple now has 20 million registered developers on iOS, and collectively they have made about $100... Read More

June 1, 2018

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) stretching higher. The athleisure wear retailer is jumping 17% following strong earnings. Lululemon also raised second quarter and full year earnings and sales guidance. The company's recent push to renovate stores paid off in the latest reported quarter, with... Read More

May 31, 2018

General Motors (GM) going soft in a good way. The auto giant is up 10% to a three month high on news the Japanese investment firm, Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in GM's self-driving unit. The investment gives a big leg up to... Read More

May 30, 2018

Dicks (DKS) reports strong first quarter results, allaying concerns that its controversial decision to tighten gun policies would damp demand at the sporting-goods chain. Dick's stock is jumping 25% as earnings beat by 10 cents as sales rose 4% to $1.91 billion. Dicks also raised estimates for the full... Read More

May 29, 2018

Micron Technology (MU) jumping 2% to new highs following the positive analyst meeting last week when they announced a $10 billion share buyback. Micron is up 53% year to date poised for their best month since December 2009. The rally continues even with... Read More

May 25, 2018

Foot Locker (FL) is cool again. The shoe retailer easily beat estimates by 21 cents as revenues rose 1.2% to $2.02 billion. As one analyst put it, Foot Locker is the spot to find all the cool shoes. So far Foot Locker has not been spared in the changing landscape.... Read More

May 24, 2018

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) jumping 10% thanks to strong earnings. The owner of not only Williams Sonoma, but Potter Barn as well saw earnings easily beat expectations as sales rose 8.2% to $1.2 billion ahead of estimates. The company also raised guidance for the... Read More

May 23, 2018

A sluggish first quarter not bothering Lowes (LOW) shareholders. Lowes is jumping 10% following a miss on earnings as sales rose just 3% to $17.36 billion. Similar to Home Depot, miserable spring weather has delayed sales for the current quarter. Lowes is... Read More

May 22, 2018

Cash is king. Micron Technology (MU) is up 7% not far from a 52 week high following a bullish analyst meeting. The DRAM chipmaker raised guidance for the quarter, announced a strategic relationship with Intel for 3D NAND technology, but the... Read More

May 21, 2018

GE (GE) making new recent highs. General Electric is up 3% to a four month high after agreeing to merge its transportation business with U.S. rail equipment manufacturer Wabtec Corp for $11.2 billion. GE will own just over half of the combined business. The deal is the biggest to be... Read More

May 18, 2018

Deere (DE) bouncing back following earnings. Deere actually missed estimates by 19 cents on inline sales. Sales rose 34% to $9.75 billion. For the current quarter Deere dramatically raised estimates to $9.2 billion verse estimates of just $8.84 billion. The company also raised... Read More

May 17, 2018

Valero Energy (VLO) and the energy stocks look good. Valero is up 5% thanks to an upgrade at Morgan Stanley. The Energy sector jumped 4% last week and is now the second best performing sector year to date. The fundamentals for the oils and the refiners are only getting... Read More

May 16, 2018

Macy's (M) delivers great results. The big box retailer is up 10% to a new 52 week high beating earnings and sales results as sales rose 3.6% year to $5.54 billion. Macy's saw strong demand across all three brands—Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Bluemercury—as well... Read More

May 15, 2018

Chipmaker, Micron (MU) is up a percent on an upgrade from Stifel with a $101 price target or nearly  100% upside. Seasonally this is typically a slow time of the year, but Micron seems to be performing well. The company will have an analyst day on May 21st. Evercore span... Read More

May 14, 2018

Does the President like Qualcomm? Chipmaker, Qualcomm is up 3% on news President Trump may allow chipmakers to once again sell components to China's second-largest telecommunication company, ZTE. Qualcomm performed well last week after announcing a $10 billion buyback. Adding the cherry... Read More

May 11, 2018

Can you hear me know? Verizon (VZ) is jumping 3% thanks to an upgrade at JP Morgan with a $58 price target. The analyst said, hands down, Verizon is executing on its business, and could see its share improve commensurately. The analyst also expects Verizon to introduce a number of... Read More

May 10, 2018

Sun shining brightly on First Solar (FSLR). First Solar is having a good couple of days up 5% today on an upgrade from J.P. Morgan. The analyst turned bullish on the solar panel maker, citing valuation and "excellent" revenue and earnings visibility... Read More

May 9, 2018

TripAdvisor (TRIP) travelling higher. The online travel company is up 22% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Sales beat as well, but only grew 1.6% to $378 million. TripAdvisor has stabilized its core hotel-booking business, which... Read More

May 8, 2018

Nothrop Grumman (NOC) trading up 3% due to tensions with Iran. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal today has many defense stocks trading higher. Trump has long threatened to scrap the 2015 deal, saying the Obama administration negotiated a bad... Read More

May 7, 2018

Exxon Mobil (XOM) and oil stocks look good. Exxon is trading up 2% thanks to a positive cover piece on Barron's Magazine as the price of oil moved above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014. In the article,... Read More

May 4, 2018

Shake Shack (SHAK) shaking things up. The burger company is jumping 21% to a new high following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates by 13 cents as revenue rose 29% to $99.1 million, beating our consensus estimate of $96.1 million. Part of this success can be... Read More

May 3, 2018

Waste Management (WM) coming up spotless today. The garbage and recycling hauler is up 2% after beating earnings while missing sales estimates. Revenues rose 2.1% to $3.51 billion. The company reaffirmed 2018 guidance of $3.97-4.05 a share in line with estimates. One sore... Read More

May 2, 2018

Apple (AAPL) shining brightly. Apple is jumping 4% following better than expected earnings and sales. Each geographical area grew at least 25%. Apple also raised guidance for the current quarter. The cash keeps coming in. Apple has over $260... Read More

May 1, 2018

Apple (AAPL) is higher ahead of earnings tonight. Apple is up a percent ahead of earnings, but is down 8% in the last two weeks. All the suppliers to Apple are saying iphone sales are slow right now. The super cycle for... Read More

April 30, 2018

The golden arches are shining brightly today. McDonald's (MCD) is jumping 5% to a multi-month high following better than expected earnings. Revenue did decline 10% to $5.15 billion, but did beat expectations. Global revenue fell 9.5% this quarter, but the company produced... Read More

April 27, 2018

Amazon (AMZN) catching Apple. Amazon is up 4% to a new all-time high following flow out earnings. Sales rose 42% to $51 billion. Operating income rose 92% while operating cash flow rose to 4% to $18.2 billion. Amazon raised its second quarter... Read More

April 26, 2018

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is back. The long-beleaguered fast casual chain is up 22% to a 10 month high on earnings that beat expectations by 36%. In the coming months, management will be piloting various tests across key innovation focus areas such... Read More

April 25, 2018

Comcast (CMCSA) having a busy today. Comcast is trading up 3% after reporting better than expected earnings and a takeover bid for Filipino telecommunications and cable company, Sky. U.S. media group Comcast submitted a 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) bid for Sky... Read More

April 24, 2018

Boring is beautiful. Verizon (VZ) is up 2% following in line earnings. The telecom giant recorded 260,000 postpaid net additions of mobile devices and net gain of 220,000 postpaid smartphones with the lowest churn rate in the industry. The analyst at Barclays called... Read More

April 23, 2018

Alaska Air (ALK) flying higher following better than expected earnings. Alaska beat by 2 cents as revenue rose 4.7% to $1.83 billion. The really good news was Alaska will and expects capacity growth to be cut. Lower capacity growth plans means reduced competition and higher unit revenue among carriers.... Read More

April 20, 2018

General Electric (GE) is flexing its muscle up 3% following better than expected earnings. GE beat by 5 cents as revenues rose 6.6% to $28.66 billion. The company also reiterated guidance for the full year. GE continues to reduce expenses to maintain and... Read More

April 19, 2018

Amazon (AMZN) still kicking butt. Amazon is up 2% approaching its 52 week high after revealing its Amazon Prime subscription program exceeds 100 million members worldwide. The analyst at GBH Insights analyst said the big round number "speaks to how powerful... Read More

April 18, 2018

United Continental (UAL) adding some positive news to the airline industry. United is trading up 6% to a one month high after raising guidance for the quarter and full year. United sees improving sales, improving profit margins while fuel costs are under control.... Read More

April 17, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) shares are on fire. The stock is up 9% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Top-line sales rose 50% year over year to $3.7 billion. The streaming-video giant added 1.96 million net new subscribers in the U.S. along... Read More

April 16, 2018

Charles Schwab (SCHW) one of the few financials trading higher. Schwab is up 2.5% thanks to strong earnings up 39% year over year. Trading activity in the first quarter jumped 40% year over year, while new accounts totaled 443,000, the highest quarterly level in 18 years. New customers for... Read More

April 13, 2018

Tech rebound. Chipmaker, Broadcom (AVGO) is up 4% to a one month high after announcing a massive share buyback plan designed to boost shareholder returns. The San Jose, Calif.-based company announced late Thursday that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase... Read More

April 12, 2018

BlackRock (BK) leading the financial rally. The ETF leader is up 3% today thanks to better than expected earnings. Blackrock easily beat earnings estimates by 31 cents as sales rose 16% to $3.58 billion. The company reported $6.316 trillion in assets under... Read More

April 11, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) not lost in space. Netflix is up 3% ahead of earnings next week following an upgrade at Goldman with a $360 price target. Goldman predicts Netflix will post subscriber gains above expectations this year. Read More

April 10, 2018

  It doesn't Pay to be public. Payments company, VeriFone (PAY) is jumping 50% agreeing to be taken private for $2.6 billion in cash. In its most recent annual report, Verifone reported a lost of $174 million,... Read More

April 9, 2018

AveXis (AVXS), one of the leaders in replacement gene therapy, is trading up 81% after agreeing to be acquired for $8.7 billion or $215 in cash by Novartis. The deal is a strong endorsement of the developing biotechnology. AveXis has probably the... Read More

April 6, 2018

NetApp (NTAP) is up 2% on a large share buyback. The data-storage technology pioneer is just under its 52 week high after a positive annual shareholder meeting. The board of directors authorized an additional share repurchase of $4 billion or 23% of... Read More

April 5, 2018

Energy looks good. One of the few sectors to trade higher last month, Canadian oil sands company, Suncor Energy (SU) is jumping 4% to a two month high thanks to an upgrade with a $41 price target. Suncor has been outperforming the rest... Read More

April 4, 2018

Lennar (LEN) is ready for the spring housing season. The No.2 U.S. homebuilder is up 9% after raising the number of houses they expect to sell this year ahead of the crucial spring selling season. The homebuilder said it would sell 45,765... Read More

April 3, 2018

Spotify Technology (SPOT) is public. The Global music-streaming giant cane public today up 18% from the pre IPO pricing, but down 9% from its first trade. The company is using a so-called direct-listing process. That means it will let existing shares... Read More

April 2, 2018

Walmart thinking outside the box after considering to buy healthcare provider, Humana (HUM). Humana is bucking the trend up 3.8% on the news, one of the few S&P 500 companies trading higher. Walmart already operates 4,700 in-store pharmacies and a number of... Read More

March 29, 2018

Time to celebrate. Constellation Brands (STZ) is up 3% not far from all-time highs following better than expected earnings thanks to strong demand for its Corona and Modelo beers and premium wines. Rising demand for premium wines and imported... Read More

March 28, 2018

Defensive stocks look good. As tech takes a hit, defensive stocks look good. AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are both up 1.5% on upgrades. Tobacco stocks, Phillip Morris (PM) and Altria (MO) are both up 2%. Consumer staples, Colgate (CL), P&G (PG), Kimberly... Read More

March 27, 2018

Will Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway safe the beleaguered manufacturer, GE? General Electric (GE) is up 5% on market chatter that the billionaire investor, Warren Buffett will take a position or buy the whole company. In the past, Buffett has spoken to the... Read More

March 26, 2018

Finish Line (FINL) is done with their race. The shoe and clothing retailer is up 29% after agreeing to be acquired by the U.K.'s JD Sports Fashion Plc. Under terms of the deal, JD will pay $13.50 in cash for each Finish... Read More

March 23, 2018

New IPO, Dropbox (DBX) is the diamond of the day. The stock is up 39% after being priced at $21 a share, the biggest tech IPO in more than a year. The San Francisco-based company is a free service to share and store photos, music and other... Read More

March 22, 2018

Guess (GES) not guessing anymore. The clothing retailer is up 24% following better than expected earnings and raised guidance for the year. Guess is still struggling in the Americas, but it's offsetting its domestic sales declines with robust growth in Asia and... Read More

March 21, 2018

Chip and chipmakers continue to climb. Applied Materials (AMAT) is up 3% not far from a 52 week high thanks to an upgrade at Bank of Amercia /Merrill with a $80 price target. Applied Materials is one of the leaders in the... Read More

March 20, 2018

Energy looks good. The worst performing sector in 2017 and year to date is getting a bounce today. Conoco (COP) is up 2%, EOG and Apache (APA) are up 3% and South American oil company, Geopark (GPRK) is up 4% as the price of oil moves to... Read More

March 19, 2018

The sun is shining on Canadian Solar (CSIQ) following better than expected earnings. The solar company is up 4% beating on earnings and sales. Revenue rose 65.9% year over year to $1.11 billion. The company also issued upside guidance for Q1 with... Read More

March 15, 2018

Dollar General (DG) surged following earnings, improved 2018 outlook and a buyback. Dollar General is up 5% on lackluster earnings. Four quarter earnings were inline as sales rose just 2% to $6.13 billion. But Dollar General dramatically boosted 2019 guidance, increased their dividend... Read More

March 14, 2018

 Ford (F) revs higher after rare 'Double Upgrade' from Morgan Stanley. Ford is up 3% to a two month high after Morgan Stanley's analyst lifted his rating on Ford two notches, to "overweight" with a price target of $15 per... Read More

March 13, 2018

Bad news for Broadcom may be good news for Intel (INTC). The world's number 2 chipmaker is up 4% to new highs on speculation they will be able to buy out rival, Qualcomm after Broadcom was blocked from buying the company. The... Read More

March 12, 2018

 Micron (MU) on a roll. The DRAM maker is leading the chips and the tech sector higher today, up 8% thanks to an upgrade at Nomura Instinet with a new price target of $100 a share up from $55.... Read More

March 9, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) is on a roll. What some are calling the second coming of Disney, Netflix is up 2% on an upgrade today and up 60% year to date. Piper Jaffray analyst, Michael Olson raised his 12-month price target to $360 from... Read More

March 8, 2018

Steve who? Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is trading up 5.5% thanks to a mid-quarter update following the removal of their CEO and founder, Steve Wynn. Halfway through the quarter, Wynn Resorts is seeing 27% and 34% earnings growth thanks to their two Macau resorts. Wynn Macau resort is seeing... Read More

March 7, 2018

Autodesk (ADSK) in auto drive. The design software titan jumped 15% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Both revenue and earnings came in above expectations, overshadowing first-quarter 2019 guidance that fell a bit short. Sales rose 15.7% year over year... Read More

March 6, 2018

The chips are rolling again. DRAM maker, Micron Tech (MU) is up 3.8% to a new high thanks to positive analyst comments from Goldman.  Micron was up 6% yesterday breaking out of its trading range on positive comments from Bank of America. In a down market, the chip sector... Read More

March 5, 2018

XL Group (XL) making an extra-large move today. The property and casualty insurer XL Group is up 29% after agreeing to be bought out by French insurance giant AXA for$15 billion. The deal gives AXA access to Bermuda-based XL's extensive U.S. operations. The purchase will make AXA... Read More

March 2, 2018

Ambarella (AMBA) moving past GoPro.  The video-processing chip company jumped 13% following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 8 cents as revenues fell 19.3% year over year to $70.6 million. Ambarella also issued downside guidance for Q1, but investors seem to be relieved it wasn't worse. Ambarella... Read More

March 1, 2018

Salesforce (CRM) remains in the clouds. The cloud computing pioneer is up 3% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings by a penny as revenues rose 24.3% year over year to $2.85 billion ahead of estimates. Salesforce also raised quarterly and full year... Read More

February 28, 2018

Retailers and TJX look good so far in 2018. The parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshall's, and Home Goods is up 7% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates and more importantly beat sales estimates and lifted guidance for the first quarter and full year.  The... Read More

February 27, 2018

A miracle on 34th Street. Macy's (M) is up 7% thanks to a strong sales in the holiday season and upbeat outlook for 2018. Macy's and other department stores are revamping their businesses, from closing poorly performing stores to changing their product lineups to... Read More

February 26, 2018

Warren Buffett puts Apple's stock near breakout territory.  Samsung releases their new Galaxy s9 phone today, but Apple (AAPL) is stealing the show jumping 2% not far from their 52 week high on positive comments from Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha said in the interview that Berkshire Hathaway... Read More

February 23, 2018

Blue Buffalo (BUFF) all rosy today. The pet product company is up 16% after agreeing to be acquired by General Mills for $8 billion. This is General Mills first foray outside of food for human consumption, but feeding animals could bring a... Read More

February 22, 2018

Avis Budget (CAR) up 13% following earnings. The rental-car company swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as sales beat forecasts. Avis said it earned $220 million, or $2.65 a share, in the quarter, versus a loss of $31 million, or 35 cents a share, in the year-ago... Read More

February 21, 2018

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) likes cold weather. The auto parts company is up 10% after reporting better than expected earnings thanks to above-average demand for car batteries, wipers, and other parts. The company predicted better sales in those items to carry forward into the first quarter of the year... Read More

February 20, 2018

Home Depot (HD) one of the few Dow components trading higher. Home Depot easily beat earnings estimates as revenues rose 7.5% year over year to $23.88 billion. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 were positive up 7.5%. The home... Read More

February 16, 2018

Deere is (DE) sprinting higher. The industrial tractor company is up 3% to a new high following better than expected earnings and guidance. Deere easily beat estimates by 11 cents as revenue rose 27.2% year/year to $5.97 billion. Deere issued upside guidance for Q2 with sales growth of 30-40% above... Read More

February 15, 2018

Bristol-Myers (BMY) breaking out to new 52 week high. Bristol is up 5% thanks to positive Phase 3 data on the Opdivo-Yervoy combination therapy demonstrating superior progression-free survival over chemotherapy. These drugs will play a meaningful role in first-line lung cancer, which is the largest cancer market. The Morgan... Read More

February 14, 2018

Fossil (FOSL) skyrocketed over 70% following better than expected earnings. The fashion designer reported adjusted earnings of $0.64 per share on revenue of $929.8 million, soaring past Wall Street's expectations of $0.38 per share and $889.7 million. Sales of wearables grew 40%... Read More

February 13, 2018

Under Armour (UAA) flexing its muscles. Under Armour is up 16% to a three month high following earnings. The earnings were inline, but revenue for the quarter grew 5%, or 4% excluding currency changes, to $1.365 billion ahead of expectations. International revenue jumped 47% offsetting a 4% decline in... Read More

February 12, 2018

Stocks rebound. The cash rich companies like Apple (AAPL) and Cisco (CSCO) are rebounding 2% after last week's drumming. Apple has 20% of their market cap in cash while Cisco has 15% of their market cap in cash. With large share... Read More

February 9, 2018

Nvidia (NVDA) keeps shining. The chipmaker is up 3% following much better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 40 cents as revenue rose 34% year to $2.91 billion well ahead of estimates. Nvidia also dramatically raised guidance for the first... Read More

February 8, 2018

Twitter (TWTR) moving higher. The social network company is up 15% to a two and a half year high after beating earnings estimates as revenue rose 2% year over year to $731.6 million well above estimates. International revenue totaled $326 million, an increase of 17% year-over-year. Total ad engagements... Read More

February 7, 2018

Investors snapping up SNAP (SNAP). The camera social network company is up 38% following better than expected earnings. Snap reported better than expected earnings as revenue rose 72% to $285 million above estimates. Daily active users (DAU) increased 8.9 million... Read More

February 6, 2018

Micron (MU) led the chips higher after raising guidance following the departure of their CFO. The DRAM maker rose 11% after raising second quarter guidance to $2.70 -2.75 verse estimates of $2.56 a share. Revenue of $7.20-7.35 billion is also above... Read More

February 5, 2018

Federal Reserve restricts Wells Fargo's (WFC) growth until the firm improves governance and controls. Wells Fargo is down 6% to a two month low after the Federal Reserve over the weekend would restrict the bank's assets to the level where they stood... Read More

February 2, 2018

Amazon (AMZN) is one of the few stocks trading higher today. Amazon is up 5% to new highs and up 50% in the last two and a half months following earnings. The E-commerce giant blew away earnings last night reporting $3.75 a... Read More

February 1, 2018

Spin-offs going in different directions. eBay (EBAY) is jumping 6% following better than expected earnings. Revenue rose 9.1% year over year to $2.61 billion. The company is raising guidance for the first quarter and for the full year. eBay's board of directors authorized an additional $6.0 billion stock repurchase... Read More

January 31, 2018

Boeing (BA) leading a rebound in the markets. The world's biggest plane maker, Boeing is up 5% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Boeing easily beat expectations as sales rose 8.9% year/year to $25.37 billion. Boeing shipped between 810 and... Read More

January 30, 2018

At least one healthcare stock is up. HCA Healthcare (HCA), the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, is up 5% to new all-time highs following earnings. HCA reported $2.12 per share, excluding non-recurring items, 25 cents better than expectations. Revenues rose... Read More

January 29, 2018

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) is bubbling higher. Dr. Pepper is up 24% after Keurig Green Mountain agreed to buy them for more than $21 billion (£15 billion), bringing the world's biggest single-serve coffee brand, K-Cup, and beverages such as 7UP, Snapple and Sunkist under one roof. The deal is... Read More

January 26, 2018

Intel (INTC) shares back to dotcom levels. Chipmaker, Intel is up 9% to an 18 year high thanks to strong quarterly profits. The world's biggest PC chipmaker is continuing to shift business to data centers which grew 20 percent to $5.58 billion... Read More

January 25, 2018

3M (MMM) leading the Dow to new highs. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company is up 2.6% to all-time highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Broad-based organic growth across all segments allowed the company to beat earnings by 7 cents as... Read More

January 24, 2018

Abbott Labs (ABT) is performing well up 4% to all-time highs after beating earnings and sales estimates while also guiding full year 2018 estimates in line with consensus. The company issues upside guidance for the first quarter. Abbott repaid $4.0 billion of... Read More

January 23, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) is catching up to Disney. Netflix is jumping 10% to new highs following better than expected earnings, sales and subscription numbers. The Internet cable company reported in line earnings as sales rose 32.6% year over year to $3.29 billion. International revenue grew 59% year over year. The... Read More

January 22, 2018

Juno is jumping. Biotech, Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) is up 26% today after jumping 55% last week on now confirmed rumors that Celgene will acquire them to for $9 billion, or $87 a share in cash. Celgene said the deal, expected to close... Read More

January 19, 2018

Kohl's (KSS) is on a tear. After a year that most retailers would like to forget, 2018 and December/November of 2017, have been good to the old box retailers. Kohl's jumped 4% today after Jefferies raised their price target to $100 from... Read More

January 18, 2018

Cable companies in play. CBS (CBS) up 3%, Viacom (VIAB) is up 3% and Verizon (VZ) is up 2%. Shari Redstone, vice chairman of CBS, is pushing for Moonves, CEO of the broadcaster, to once again consider a merger with Viacom to combine the two companies... Read More

January 17, 2018

Big Blue looks good ahead of earnings. IBM is up 2% ahead of earnings tomorrow thanks to an upgrade at Barclays with a $192 price target. The analyst thinks the narrative can favorably shift for shares of IBM after years of... Read More

January 16, 2018

Merck (MRK) leading the Dow to another new high. Merck is up 7% thanks to drug trails for their blockbuster drug Keytruda and two chemotherapy medicines that helped lung cancer patients live longer while also stopping the disease from advancing. Merck received... Read More

January 12, 2018

Home is where the heart is. Over the past few months, Home Depot (HD) has been on the rise, increasing by just under 2% from the previous day. The home-improvement store has increased 41% in the past year, experiencing positive economic growth due... Read More

January 11, 2018

Netflix (NFLX) at new highs thanks to a bullish upgrade. The stock rose 2% as one analyst upgraded the stock with a $245 target saying in the next 3-5 years Netflix is likely to become the second biggest media company by revenue... Read More

January 10, 2018

Kodak (KODK) joining the blockchain craze. The paper and photocopy company rose 220% yesterday and is up 66% today after announcing they will launch a KODAKOne image rights management platform and a cryptocurrency called KODAKCoin to enable photographers and agencies to control... Read More

January 9, 2018

Target (TGT) back on target. Retailer, Target is up 4% after raising fourth quarter guidance to $1.30-1.40 from $1.05-1.25 a share. Fourth quarter comps rose 3.4% versus prior guidance of flat to up 2%. Comparable sales were positive and accelerated from the... Read More

January 8, 2018

Seagate Technology (STX) jumping 6% on a rumored investment in the digital currency, Ripple. The tech firm invested in two of Ripple's fundraising rounds, according to statements on the cryptocurrency company's website, though it's unclear whether it still has a stake. A... Read More

January 5, 2018

Xilinx (XLNX) charges ahead. Share prices of this programmable chip company have risen almost 5% on the back of an announcement yesterday that CEO Moshe Gavrielov will be stepping down, to be replaced by Victor Peng, the former COO. Peng... Read More

January 4, 2018

GE (GE) leading the Dow higher. The oldest Dow component was up 2% today and up around 6.5% year-to-date, outperforming the rest of the market in a big way. No news to push the stock higher, but as the worst Dow component in... Read More

January 2, 2018

Range Resources (RRC) trying to break out of its range. The natural gas stock is up 5% thanks to encouraging update with respect to its Trinidad operations. After a disastrous 2017, Range is looking forward to 2018 with improving pricing and results... Read More

December 29, 2017

GE (GE) finally had an up day thanks to analyst comments. The Dog in the Dow down over 40% year to date finally had an up day rising half a percent in a down market. The analyst at Tigress Financial Partners' Ivan Feinseth maintains a Neutral rating, but also said... Read More

December 28, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) shining bright into year end. The one of the great FANG tech stocks this year, Netflix rose 3% today thanks to strong Nielson ratings for their big-budget film, "Bright" starring Will Smith. The film garnered viewers in its first three days to rival the opening-weekend audiences... Read More

December 27, 2017

 UPS (UPS) keeps going up. The United Parcel Service company rose a percent thanks to strong year-end demand. The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence. Online... Read More

December 26, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) does it again. Amazon rose a percent in a down market as they added 4 million new members to Amazon Prime in just one week. Analyst estimate Amazon now has as high as 80 million Prime members paying $99 per... Read More

December 22, 2017

Weight Watchers (WTW) regaining its form. The diet company displaying relative strength rising 6%,  breaking out over the recent $48-resistance. Yesterday the company was upgraded by B. Riley at FBR with a $65 price target. With the holiday season in full swing, many of us with need Weight... Read More

December 21, 2017

Long Island Iced Tea (LTEA) has been drinking too much of their own drink. The maker of Long Island brand ready-to-drink teas is surging 166% as they plan to initiate a major rebrand in order to pivot its focus to blockchain technology... Read More

December 20, 2017

FedEx (FDX) heading in the right direction. The $66 billion delivery juggernaut is up 2% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings and positive comments for 2018. FedEx beat earnings estimates by 30 cents as revenue rose 10% beating estimates... Read More

December 19, 2017

Navistar (NAV) roaring like a lion. The truck and bus maker's stock is up 9% to new highs following blow out earnings. Navistar reported $135 million net income or $1.36 beating estimates of 67 cents a share. Revenue rose 26% to $2.60... Read More

December 18, 2017

Merger Monday.  At least three big deals today. Oracle (ORCL) is acquiring Australian firm, Aconex Limited for approximately $1.2 billion in cash. Penn National Gaming (PENN) is acquiring Pinnacle (PNK) for $32.47/share in cash and stock. Hershey (HSY) is acquiring Amplify Snack Brands (BETR) for... Read More

December 14, 2017

Teva Pharma (TEVA) is cleaning house. The drug company is up 16% after announcing a restructuring plan and additional measures to improve business and financial performance, including reducing the workforce by over 25% or 14,000 people while suspending the dividend for ordinary... Read More

December 13, 2017

Honeywell (HON) is coming up sweet. The Industrial giant is up a percent today and up 32% year to date thanks to better than expected guidance for 2018. The company guidance earnings to the high end of the range and raises sales... Read More

December 12, 2017

Boeing (BA) lifting the Dow once again. The aerospace behemoth is up 3% lifting the Dow to new highs thanks to a dividend hike and a new share buyback. Boeing boosted its quarterly dividend by 20.4% while also authorizing a new stock repurchase... Read More

December 11, 2017

Bluebirds are smiling today. Biotech, Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is up 16% to new highs thanks to positive drug trials for patients with advanced forms of the deadly blood cancer known as multiple myeloma.... Read More

December 8, 2017

Biotechs looks good. Celgene (CELG) is up 3% on an upgrade at Atlantic Equities while Alexion Pharma (ALXN) is up 6% as activist investor Elliott Management has built a stake and is pushing for changes at Alexion. Elliott Management has had good... Read More

December 7, 2017

Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) looks wise. The drug company's stock is up 75% just today thanks to positive mid-stage study results for their depression drug. The 89-patient study testing the drug, SAGE-217, showed statistically significant reduction of depression symptoms, when compared to a... Read More

December 6, 2017

DaVita Medical (DVA) making smart moves. DaVita Inc. will sell its underperforming managed-care group to Optum in a $4.9 billion deal that will allow the Denver-based kidney-care provider to reinvest in its core businesses and pursue new investments in other areas of... Read More

December 5, 2017

Wells Fargo (WFC) is up 3% to a six month high thanks to upbeat comments at a Goldman Sachs conference. Wells Fargo is the poster child for what's wrong with big banks as one hand doesn't know what the other hand is... Read More

December 4, 2017

The force is strong with Disney (DIS). Disney is surging up 5% to a six month high on renewed speculation that the company could make a play for 21st Century Fox. The company is rising as government tax reform moves one step... Read More

December 1, 2017

Mylan (MYL) in Amazon's crosshairs? The generic drug maker rose 4% today after gaining FDA approval for a generic blood thinner drug. The stock also got a lift from rumors Amazon has held 'exploratory talks' with generic-drug makers including Mylan. I guess that is the next logical step... Read More

November 30, 2017

Value stocks fight back. Grocer, Kroger (KR) is up 12% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 4 cents on in-line sales and reaffirmed 2018 guidance while also looking better than expected fourth quarter comps. Chief... Read More

November 29, 2017

Shareholders at Allergan (AGN) are smiling. The biotech known for their famous Botox drug is up over 3% thanks to an upgrade at Morgan Stanley. Allergan is having a tough fall season down 30% from the summer highs, but the analyst at... Read More

November 28, 2017

Thor is a hit in the box office and on Wall Street. Thor Industries (THO) is up 11% following better than expected earnings. Thor is in the business of design, manufacturing, and sales of recreational vehicles. CEO, Bob Martin said the... Read More

November 27, 2017

It's Cyber Monday and Amazon (AMZN) is up 2% as analysts expect them to capture 50% of all online sales today. Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day total online sales jumped 17.9% over last year to a record $7.9 billion and today could... Read More

November 24, 2017

Black Friday lifting the retailers. After a dismal year, Macy's (M) is making a rebound up 4% today and up 19% in the last several weeks thanks to positive comments from their CEO. Macy's CEO, Jeff Gennette said the holiday selling... Read More

November 22, 2017

John Deere (DE) flying high. The green machine industrial giant is up 3% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates as revenues rose 25.6% year over year to $7.09 billion. Agriculture and turf sales increased 22%... Read More

November 21, 2017

Apple dragging the Nasdaq to new all-time highs. Apple (AAPL) is up 2% as demand for their iphone 8 and iphone X will ramp up over the next several weeks and months. The analyst at Canaccord Genuity expects 78.5M in iphone sales... Read More

November 20, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Chipmaker and networking firm, Cavium (CAVM) is up 10% to new highs following a takeover bid for $6 billion from rival, Marvell.  The deal with create a combined chipmaker to compete with Intel and the other giants in the industry. Last week Qualcomm rejected a... Read More

November 17, 2017

Revenge of the retailers. Investors ae flocking back to the retailers for at least a day. Foot Locker (FL) is jumping 24%, Abercrombie & Fitch is up 20%, Ross Stores is up 10%, Gap is up 7% and Buckle is up 5%, all... Read More

November 16, 2017

Walmart (WMT) coming after Amazon. The big box retailer is up 8% to new highs as the company is transforming more into the Amazon business model. Walmart bought out Jet.com for more than $3 billion last year, adding online services and acquiring... Read More

November 15, 2017

  YY (YY) is up, up. YY, the Guangzhou, China based leading provider of a social media platform used for steaming live content is up 21% to new highs after reporting third-quarter results that soundly beat estimates... Read More

November 14, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is flying higher.  The chicken wing restaurateur is jumping 26% on a takeover offer from privately-equity firm. Roark Capital. Buffalo Wild Wings has faced some turbulence over the last year, as the company struggles with high wing costs and declining sales at stores open for... Read More

November 13, 2017

Revenge of the toys. Mattel (MAT ) is up 19% on rumors Hasbro (HAS) will make an offer for their largest rival. Hasbro (HAS) is up 7% as investors like the idea of a tie-up between the Barbie and Hot Wheels maker with the owner of the Nerf... Read More

November 10, 2017

The Mouse house is roaring. Walt Disney (DIS) is up 2.7% following lackluster earnings due to new video streaming plans a la Netflix to boost future sales. Earnings came in 5 cents light as sales fell 2.8% year over year to $12.78... Read More

November 9, 2017

Medtronic (MDT) is up 3% thanks to better than expected earnings and limited damaged from Hurricane Maria. Medtronic's stock has not performed well the last several months following Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico and damaged Medtronic's' manufacturing plants. It's true the... Read More

November 7, 2017

Weight Watchers (WTW) looks great. The weight-loss specialist is up 20% to new highs following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. The company easily beat estimates as revenue rose 15.3% year over year to $323.7 million. The company is excited about... Read More

November 6, 2017

Crazy like a fox. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is up 8% on news Disney has been in talks to buy many of their assets including 2st Century Fox's movie studio, TV production assets, entertainment channels such as FX and... Read More

November 3, 2017

Apple (AAPL) looks great following earnings. Some highlights from Apple's earnings. The company has $269 billion in cash. Revenue in India doubled, iphone 8 sales very strong, Mac had its best September ever, Apple Watch grew 50% in third quarter, wearables up... Read More

November 2, 2017

Yum Brands (YUM) cooking up something good.  The owner of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC is jumping 6% to new highs following better than expected earnings and sales. Worldwide system sales grew 6% as Pizza Hut broke a five-quarter streak of declining sales. Pizza Hut said it... Read More

November 1, 2017

At least one retailer is still doing well. Estee Lauder (EL) is jumping 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected sales and profits. Estee Lauder is trying to change its image to appeal to younger consumers and has started... Read More

October 31, 2017

Trex (TREX) is roaring today. The world's number-one brand of decking and railing and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products is up 23% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 13 cents as... Read More

October 30, 2017

Apple (AAPL) powering higher. Strong demand for Apple's iPhone X as pushed the stock up 3% today after a 4% rally on Friday. One well-known sector analyst raised his forecast for pre-orders by 10 million on Monday and another to predict iPhone sales overall next year would be higher... Read More

October 27, 2017

A good day for the FAANG stocks. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google are leading the Nasdaq to new all-time highs. Old techs Intel and Microsoft are higher as well following earnings. Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, and Google are at all-time highs.  Jeff Bezos at Amazon will surpass Bill Gates... Read More

October 25, 2017

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) climbing back. The Cambridge, Mass. based provider of content delivery network, or CDN is up 5% to a five month high following earnings. Third-quarter profits actually fell 9% from a year earlier but topped expectations. Revenue rose 6%... Read More

October 23, 2017

Seagate's (STX) having a good day. The electronic storage maker is up 11% to a three month high following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 10 cents even as revenues fell 5.9% year over year to $2.63 billion. Seagate's chief was upbeat about a deal with Toshiba... Read More

October 20, 2017

Paypal (PYPL) finding new friends. The digital payments company is up 4% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings expectations and raised sales guidance for the fourth quarter. Plenty of upgrades for Paypal this morning, but... Read More

October 19, 2017

Adobe Systems (ADBE) rocketing higher.  The digital media and marketing software firm is jumping 11% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. Adobe is targeting adjusted earnings per share of $5.50 next year, up 30% year-over-year and topping analyst expectations for $5.20. Sales... Read More

October 18, 2017

Big Blue flexing its muscle lifting the Dow. IBM is up 8% to a five month high following earning. The company beat earnings estimates by 2 cents as revenue came in higher than expectations thanks to strong cloud revenue which rose 20%.... Read More

October 17, 2017

The rollercoaster ride for W.W. Grainger (GWW) is pointing higher again. The Illinois-based company that supplies maintenance, repair and operating products is jumping 7% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The numbers were not great as revenue rose... Read More

October 16, 2017

So much for that pullback. Apple (AAPL) is rebounding 2.5% back to a four week high thanks to an upgrade and a $187 price target. The analyst said Apple's aggressive pricing strategy, an improved outlook for iPhone X margins and the App... Read More

October 13, 2017

HP raising guidance. The world's largest PC manufacturer, HP Inc. (HPQ) is up 5% to a new 52 week high after raising guidance to the high end of analyst estimates at an analyst meeting. Morgan Stanley and Loop Capital both raised their... Read More

October 12, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) higher on an upgrade. Netflix is up a percent to a new high thanks to an upgrade at Stifel. The analyst forecasts 753k domestic net streaming subscriber additions in 3Q, narrowly below Street consensus of 800k and in-line with the... Read More

October 11, 2017

ETFs keep growing in popularity. Top asset manager, Blackrock (BLK) rose a percent to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings thanks to the popularity of their iShares ETFs. The company easily beat estimates as assets under management surged... Read More

October 10, 2017

Airlines are flying higher. United (UAL ) is higher by 5% to new recent highs thanks to better than expected third-quarter passenger unit revenue. The numbers were down year over year, but better than expected. American and Delta have said similar things... Read More

October 9, 2017

Walmart wants to be more like Amazon. Walmart (WMT) is up 2.3% not far from its 523 week high on news they are launching a process to speed up returns of items bought on its website, in time for the busy holiday... Read More

October 6, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) keeps soaring. Netflix is up 2% today and up over 50% this year on an upgrade from Oppenheimer with a $215 price target due to higher subscription prices. Netflix needs to raise prices to pay for their original content which will cost $7 billion next... Read More

October 4, 2017

Mylan (MYL) finally has good news. After warning shareholders in August not to expect FDA approval for their multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone, the FDA did in fact give Mylan approval driving the stock up 17% back to levels not seen... Read More

October 3, 2017

Paychex (PAYX) is ringing the register. The Rochester based payment processing company is up 3.5% not far from its 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Paychex also raised its revenue outlook and projected sales growth to 12-14%, up from 8-10%... Read More

October 2, 2017

GM looks electric. General Motors (GM) is up 4% to new highs as the company announced it intends to achieve a zero emissions future with two new all-electric models in the next 18 months and at least 20 all-electric models launched by 2023.... Read More

September 29, 2017

A new tech IPO performing well. The streaming media player maker, Roku (ROKU) closed up 12% after being priced Wednesday night at $14, nearly a double in two days. Great performance, but the company is facing an increasingly competitive streaming video... Read More

September 27, 2017

The chips keep rolling. DRAM memory chip maker, Micron (MU) is up 8% to a new high on strong volume thanks to better than expected earnings. Micron not only beat expectations, but also raised guidance for the current quarter. The analysts are... Read More

September 25, 2017

GM (GM) is breaking out. GM is up 2% today and up 14% in the last month thanks to an upgrade and pending demand to replace all the cars and trucks destroyed in the recent hurricanes. Over a million cars and trucks will... Read More

September 22, 2017

The future is looking bright. Solar company, First Solar (FSLR) is up 3% at its 52 week high following an upgrade at Deutsche Bank with a new price target of $65 per share. First Solar may also benefit from possible future tariffs on solar modules from the Trump administrations. ... Read More

September 21, 2017

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) thinks their stock is cheap. The Houston based oil company is up 7% this morning after announcing a $2.5 billion buyback plan of which a billion will be spent before year end. The plan will buy back roughly 10 percent of its outstanding shares.  Some investors... Read More

September 20, 2017

A biotech shooting higher. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) is up 31% to new highs after the company unveiled positive topline results from a Phase 3 study of patisiran, which is being developed for patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy. In other... Read More

September 19, 2017

If you can't beat them, join them. Kohls (KSS) is up a percent to a new recent high on news they will accept returns on behalf of Amazon at 82 of its stores in Chicago and Los Angeles.  Kohls will pack them, ship them, and return them to Amazon... Read More

September 18, 2017

Orbital ATK (OA) is blasting off. The missile technology company is up 20% after agreeing to be bought out by Northrop Grumman for $9.2 billion deal in cash and debt. The acquisition of Orbital would strengthen Northrop Grumman's capabilities in military aircraft... Read More

September 15, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Nvidia (NVDA) is up 5% today and up 70% year to date, but the analyst at Evercore ISI says the price could soar by more than 40% from current levels because investors appear to "severely" undervalue the potential... Read More

September 14, 2017

Tenet Healthcare (THC) up on takeover talks. The Dallas-based healthcare services provider is up 4% on news the company was exploring options related to its future, including the possible sale of the company. Tenet announced last month that it would replace chairman... Read More

September 13, 2017

The piano may be playing its last song at Nordstrom (JWN). Nordstrom jumped 5% on news the company may get taken private. The Nordstrom's family who collectively own a 31.2% stake in the company, are nearing a deal with private-equity firm Leonard... Read More

September 12, 2017

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) is making deals. Teva's stock is down over 50% in the last year, but the stock is up 5% today and up 30% in the last several weeks on news of a new CEO and deals to... Read More

September 11, 2017

The insurance stocks are bouncing back. Travelers (TRV) is leading the Dow higher on 9/11 up nearly 3% as Hurricane Irma, while very severe and destructive, was less damaging than feared. Hurricane Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. However,... Read More

September 8, 2017

Marriott (MAR) hotels is up a percent as occupancy in the South is close to a 100%. First we had Hurricane Harvey. Now the state of Florida is in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma heads to the Florida Keys. People... Read More

September 6, 2017

Home Depot (HD) is higher again as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida, but today's diamond goes to Macy's (M). The department retailer is up 3% on news rival Hudson Bay is considering going private. The retail sector in general has been hit as Amazon encroaches on everyone's business. Value investors... Read More

September 5, 2017

Need more plywood. Home Depot (HD) is up a percent as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean. Home Depot will be busy rebuilding Houston and now thanks to Hurricane Irma, Home Depot will probably be busy in Florida for the next several months. On top of that, Home Depot... Read More

September 1, 2017

Cybersecurity is on fire. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) jumped 10% to new recent highs following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings by 13 cents as revenues rose 27% year over year to $509 million. Deferred revenue grew 43 percent year over year to $1.8 billion. Management stated... Read More

August 31, 2017

Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is flying high. The biotech stock is up 10.1% on news their rival, Novartis (NVS) received approval from the FDA for their therapy to reprogram immune cells to attack cancer cells. Bluebird Bio has a similar therapy that does not compete with the Novartis... Read More

August 30, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Analog Devices (ADI) is up 5% to new recent highs after beating earnings estimates. The company beat by 11 cents as rose revenues rose 64.9% year/year to $1.43 billion. For the current quarter, the company raised quarterly guidance... Read More

August 29, 2017

Defense stocks are higher once again as President Trump said "all options are on the table" after North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) which produce the High Altitude Area Defense systems and the Patriot... Read More

August 28, 2017

Kite Pharma (KITE) is flying high. The drug company is jumping 28% after agreeing to be acquired by Gilead for $180 a share or $11.9 billion. Gilead wants Kite for their pipeline of blood cancer drugs with huge potential for their Axi-Cel... Read More

August 25, 2017

The grocery retailers are bouncing back following news yesterday Amazon would lower Whole Foods prices. Dollar Tree (DLTR) is up 2% following an upgrade and better than expected earnings the other day. Dollar Tree also raised full year earnings above consensus and... Read More

August 24, 2017

Back to School season is upon us. Burlington Stores (BURL), a retailer known for their coats, is up 7% following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 21 cents on strong comparable store sales up 3.5% year over year. Going forward... Read More

August 23, 2017

  American Eagle (AEO) flying higher. The teen retailer has seen better years, but today it's the diamond up 7% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates as sales rose 2.7% year... Read More

August 22, 2017

Shoes are back. Shoe retailer, DSW (DSW) is up 22% following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 9 cents as sales rose 3.2% year over year to $680.4 million. The Board of Directors approved a new $500 million... Read More

August 21, 2017

Starbucks (SBUX) brewing up a winner today. The stock is up a percent, but still not far from a 52 week low. One analyst mentioned the company is near saturation in the US, but Barron's over the weekend put Starbucks on their... Read More

August 18, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Applied Materials (AMAT), the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors, is up 2% following better-than-expected quarterly profits. Revenue rose 41% to $2.53 billion. Management said, pervasive demand for electronics means that their markets are getting... Read More

August 17, 2017

Alibaba (BABA) on fire. The Chinese online and mobile commerce company is up 4% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Revenue rose 56% to $7.40 billion ahead of estimates. Revenue from core commerce increased 58%, revenue from cloud computing increased... Read More

August 16, 2017

Railroads keep rolling. Kansas City Southern (KSU) rose a percent to a new 52 week high after raising their dividend and increasing their share buyback program. The board increased the quarterly dividend on the common stock from 33 cents to 36 cents... Read More

August 15, 2017

Warren Buffett likes Synchrony Financial (SYF). The financial stock is up 3% on news that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway bought roughly 17.5 million shares as of June 30, worth a little more than half a billion dollars. All the hedge fund,... Read More

August 14, 2017

VMware (VMW) is shooting higher. The cloud solutions company is up 6% near all-time highs thanks to raised guidance and an upgrade. VMware raised quarterly and full year sales and earnings guidance thanks to broad-based strength across its portfolio of products. Mizuho... Read More

August 11, 2017

Trade Desk (TTD) is up 6% following better than expected earnings. Advertising may not seem like a high-growth business, but Trade Desk's software better allocates marketing spending for their customers. Customer retention is at 95% or better for 14 consecutive quarters as... Read More

August 10, 2017

The Trump trade. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is up a percent to a new recent high after beating earnings on in line revenue. Revenues rose 1.5% year/year to $6.75 billion. As one of the few conservative cable tv networks, Fox credits their investment in video brands, and programming to... Read More

August 9, 2017

Defense stocks take the spotlight again as Raytheon (RTN) is up 2%, Northrop (NOC) and Lockheed (LMT) are both up a percent as intensely aggressive rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea further throttles global stability. On the 72nd anniversary of the US dropping a second atomic... Read More

August 8, 2017

Biotech, FibroGen (FGEN) is jumping 47% thanks to positive study results for a potential blockbuster drug. The company's drug pamrevlumab, a treatment for fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, successfully completed a mid-stage FDA test. The analyst at Jefferies sees significant... Read More

August 7, 2017

Rockwell Collins (COL) is rocking and rolling. The aviation systems company is up 6% to new highs following rumors over the weekend than United Technologies is interested in acquiring the firm. A merger between the companies would combine the largest and fourth largest aircraft parts manufacturers in the country.... Read More

August 4, 2017

The Queen of Wall Street—Oprah Winfrey is losing weight and making money with Weight Watches (WTW). Weight Watchers jumped 25% thanks to better than expected earnings and raised guidance today. Oprah is now up eight times her original investment, or $340 million.... Read More

August 3, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) is the diamond, but not all the news is bullish. Tesla is jumping 7% following better than expected earnings and sales guidance. Quarterly revenue doubled as the company is receiving more than 1,800 daily reservations for the newly launched Model 3s. The downside is Tesla is burning... Read More

August 2, 2017

Apple (AAPL) lifts the Dow to 22,000 thanks to better than expected earnings. Apple beats estimates by 10 cents as revenues rose 7.2% year/year to $45.41 billion. Apple's services business continues to march higher, jumping 22% during the quarter to $7.3 billion in sales. The company's cash pile grew... Read More

August 1, 2017

Time to shop. Cloud-based commerce platform, Shopify (SHOP) is up 10% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company beat on earnings and sales while also guiding third quarter revenue above consensus. Shopify also raised full year estimates as well.... Read More

July 31, 2017

Charter Communications (CHTR) is on a roll. The cable company soared 5% today as it went from the acquirer to a potential acquire. Charter was the top gainer in the S&P 500 after the SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son said he may be interested in taking over the cable company. No... Read More

July 24, 2017

 A diamond from yester year. Not many stocks up today, but Xerox (XRX) is up 3% to a new high for the year following an upgrade Barclays. The stock conducted a one-for-four reverse stock split last month and is still down 25% over... Read More

July 21, 2017

Visa (V) hits par. The payment processing giant is up 2% to $100 a share at new all-time highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Quarterly profits rose sharply to $2.06 billion thanks to the purchase of Visa Europe. Besides adding Visa Europe... Read More

July 20, 2017

Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) jumping 25% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 32 cents while revenue of $35.01 million blew past estimates of $22.52 million thanks to strong sales of their Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) therapy, Exondys... Read More

July 19, 2017

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) jumping 25% to new highs thanks to positive drug data for fighting cystic fibrosis. The safety and efficacy data are clear and compelling, indicating significant potential benefit for people with cystic fibrosis. The positive drug data will also make... Read More

July 18, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) trading at all-time highs. The Internet television network is up 9% thanks to better than expected subscriber growth. The earnings actually were not great missing estimates on in-line revenue. Revenue did rise 32.3% year/year to $2.79 billon, but the company... Read More

July 17, 2017

Greenbrier (GBX) jumping on an upgrade. The railroad freight car equipment maker is up 6% as one analyst said investors are underestimating the benefit of recently inked deals to grow and diversify the business. The company has faced headwinds with profit margins,... Read More

July 14, 2017

  Boeing (BA) leading the Dow higher. The top Dow component year to date is up a percent to a new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at JP Morgan. The analyst is bullish on the entire... Read More

July 13, 2017

  Target (TGT) helping the retailers get back on target. The big box retailer is up 5% after the company said they would see a "modest increase" in second-quarter comparable-store sales, a metric closely watched by... Read More

July 12, 2017

Airlines look good. American Airlines (AAL)is up nearly 4% to a new 52 week high after raising second quarter guidance thanks to higher passenger yields. Airliner, UAL (UAL) is up 4% not far from a 52 week high thanks to... Read More

July 11, 2017

Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) jumped nearly 50% thanks to positive data for a lung cancer drug. Arena's experimental drug met its primary goal in a Phase II study for lung disease. One analyst reiterated an Outperform rating on the stock and raising their... Read More

July 10, 2017

Oil driller, Apache (APA) is up 2.5% thanks to a positive article in Barron's saying the stock could double.  Apache has done a good job of turning around the company focusing on profitable properties like the Permian Basin. On the sum of their assets, one portfolio manager says the... Read More

July 7, 2017

Lam Research (LRCX) keeps surging. The chip equipment maker is up 3% today thanks to an upgrade at Morgan Stanley. Lam Research is up over 50% in the last year due to strong capital spending in both semiconductor and display or phone... Read More

July 6, 2017

Diamond Offshore (DO) is actually a diamond today. The stock is up 4% today, but down 50% in the last year due to lower oil prices. The offshore drillers have been hit hard in the last year due to their high costs compared to fracking drillers on land. If supply-and-demand... Read More

July 5, 2017

NVIDIA (NVDA) is benefitting from demand for cryptocurrency. Nvidia is rebounding 3% following a recent sell off due in part to demand from a new industry. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are up 325% and 2,240% in the last 12 months.... Read More

July 3, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) Model 3 coming to market this month. The stock is up modestly on an abbreviated day thanks to news over the weekend on the Model 3. Tesla's 15-year-quest to reach mainstream consumers with a smaller, more affordable $35,000 electric car... Read More

June 30, 2017

NIKE (NKE) found its wings again. The shoe and apparel maker is up 8% back to a four month high following better than expected earnings.  The company easily beat earnings estimates while revenue rose 5.3% year over year to $8.68 billion. The earnings were helped by a repurchase... Read More

June 29, 2017

Cinco de Mayo was good to Constellation Brands (STZ).  The beer and spirits distributor is jumping 6% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings expectations while sales rose 3.4% year over year to $1.94 billion in line with expectations. Constellations Brands... Read More

June 28, 2017

The banks are back. The financials are all rallying 1%-2% at or near 52 week highs ahead of the Fed stress test. After hours all 34 big US banks passed their stress tests and proceeded to announce dividend hikes and increasses to share buybacks. Citigroup (C ) doubled their dividend and increased their... Read More

June 26, 2017

Micron (MU) is up 3% ahead of earnings this Thursday thanks to two upgrades. Wells Fargo upgraded Micron with a $40 price target. Cowen upgraded the stock with a $38 price target. Its seems pretty certain the company will beat earnings estimates and... Read More

June 23, 2017

Barnes & Noble (BKS) jumping following better than expected earnings. The good news is the company beat earnings expectations and is up 20% in the last two days. The down side is revenues fell 6.4% year over year to $821 million, comparable... Read More

June 22, 2017

Oracle (ORCL) is king of the cloud. The software firm is up 10% to new all-time highs following better than expected earnings thanks to clients shifting their business to the cloud. The Cloud revenue rose 61% and is expected to grow 48-52%... Read More

June 21, 2017

Red Hat (RHT) gets the nod. Plenty of stocks are up following earnings, but Red Hat is the diamond today jumping 10% to new highs after beating and raising guidance for the quarter and full year.  Revenue rose 19% year over year. The analysts love the stock with at... Read More

June 20, 2017

Biotechs are back. Regeneron Pharma (REGN) jumped 5% to a new high following an upgrade at Piper Jaffray with a $557 price target up from $446 a share. The stock also benefited from a drug trial that showed a Novartis (NVS) treatment for age-related macular degeneration was not... Read More

June 19, 2017

Clovis Oncology (CLVS) found a four leaf clover. The drug company is surging 43% following positive phase 3 drug data for ovarian cancer. Based on this data, Clovis will submit a supplemental New Drug Application within the next four months for a... Read More

June 16, 2017

Amazon's next industry to conquer, groceries. Amazon announced today they will acquire Whole Foods (WFM) for $42/share in cash for approximately $13.7 billion. Whole Foods is up 27% while rivals which were already struggling are taking this news on the chin. Another amazing day for... Read More

June 15, 2017

Lower interest rates and loosening of credit standards is good news for the homebuilders. Beazer Homes (BZH) is jumping 4% thanks to an upgrade at Wedbush. The analyst upgraded the stock to an Outperform from Neutral and set a price target of $15 a share based on loosening of... Read More

June 14, 2017

H & R Block (HRB) breaking out to new highs. The tax preparer is up 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Net income from continuing operations increased 10% to $421 million while sales only rose 1.3%... Read More

June 13, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) and the techs are bouncing back. Tesla is up 3% not far from all-time highs thanks to an upgrade and bullish comments from money manager, Ron Baron. The upgrade comes from Berenberg saying the battery car maker could have a... Read More

June 12, 2017

Good news GE, your CEO and Chairman are fired! GE is up 4% on news Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt will retire at the end of the year to be replaced with 30 year GE vet, John Flannery.  After taking over at the top of the tech bubble,... Read More

June 9, 2017

Nvidia (NVDA) is on fire. The graphic and A.I. chip company is up 5% today and up 17% in a week and up 270% in the last year. The company exploded last month following better than expected earnings and has not stopped... Read More

June 8, 2017

The retailers fight back. Nordstrom (JWN) is jumping 15% after the company filed a SC 13D related to pursuit of going-private. The family that started the company owns collectively 31% of the outstanding shares. Because of the changing dynamics in the retail... Read More

June 6, 2017

Thor Industries (THO) hit with a lightning bolt. The RV maker is up 10% following better than expected earnings and a 56.9% jump in year-over-year revenue, up to $2.02 billion. The big jump in sales was due to the acquisition of rival... Read More

June 5, 2017

Another $1000 tech stock. First, Amazon hit $1000 a share two weeks ago. Now Google or Alphabet (GOOGL) is joining the group. Tech has been on fire this year up 22% with the Nasdaq composite up nearly 18%. Adding up the market... Read More

June 2, 2017

Broadcom (AVGO) firing on all cylinders. The semiconductor equipment maker jumped 8% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates by 19 cents while revenue rose 17.9% year to $4.20 billion. The company also raised guidance... Read More

May 30, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) hits a $1000 a share. Jeff Bezos set out with a straightforward plan to sell books online, few anticipated the company would grow exponentially by offering the world's consumers virtually everything they need for everyday life. Amazon's market cap now stands at nearly half a trillion dollars... Read More

May 26, 2017

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) looks beautiful. The stock for the cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon service company is up 3.5% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings estimates as revenues rose 22.4%... Read More

May 25, 2017

Bitcoin and their ETF (GBTC) are all the rage. Bitcoin, the currency, is up 11% to all-time highs above $2,700, now doubling in the last three weeks. The currency has gained more than 45% in one week and up 180% since... Read More

May 24, 2017

 The S&P 500 (+0.1%) is fighting for its fifth straight win today and currently sits right at the 2,400 mark, which acted as a level of resistance for the benchmark index yesterday. The Dow (+0.2%) and the Nasdaq (+0.2%) trade just a tick above the S&P 500. Today's session has been... Read More

May 23, 2017

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) is taking the top spot in the markets. The video game maker initially sold off last night on the announcement that a sequel to one of their popular video games wouldn't be available until next spring. However, today the... Read More

May 22, 2017

Saudi Arabia is good for defense stocks.  On his trip to the Middle East, President Trump announced a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that could grow to $350 billion over 10 years. Lockheed Martin is up 2.5% winning contracts worth around $28 billion during the state visit, which... Read More

May 19, 2017

No Deere (DE) in the headlights today. The farm equipment company is up 8% to a new 52 week high following earnings. Deere reported earnings of $2.14 per share, $0.45 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $1.69. Revenues rose 2.2% year/year to $7.26 billion, the first time sales rose... Read More

May 18, 2017

Wal-Mart (WMT) leading the Dow higher. The largest box store retailer is up 3% to a new 52 week high following earnings. The company beat earnings estimates by 3 cents while revenue was in line. Revenues rose 1.3% to $116.53 billion for... Read More

May 17, 2017

Target (TGT) on target, at least today. Investors were prepared for nothing but bad news coming from Target Corp, but the stock is up 2% after beating earnings and sales numbers. The company also guided second quarter in line with indications a... Read More

May 16, 2017

Home Depot (HD) surviving in the Amazon world.  The No. 1 U.S. home improvement chain is up a percent reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and same-store sales, driven by increased customer traffic and more average spending at its stores amid a strong housing market. Online sales rose 23% while big ticket... Read More

May 15, 2017

Time to hit the road. The vacation website, Trivago (TRVG) is up 12% to a new high after coming public in December. The company reported better than expected earnings and sales. Trivago reported positive net income of $7.7 million euros ($8.5 million).... Read More

May 12, 2017

Insider buying at Twilio. The cloud communications platform company is up 2% on news of insider buying. The CEO disclosed the purchase of 100K shares at prices ranging from $22.96 to $23.76 per share. That's a good sign following disappointing earnings last... Read More

May 11, 2017

Valeant Pharma (VRX) moving higher again. After bad 2016 and a tough start to 2017, Valeant is moving in the right direction again following better than expected earnings last week and a big short position. Valeant is up 12% on an upgrade from RBC Capital Markets raising their... Read More

May 10, 2017

NVIDIA (NVDA) is white hot. The chip company is up 14% not far from an all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 4 cents as revenue rose 48% to $1.94 billion. The company also issued upside guidance for the second quarter. Several upgrades with... Read More

May 9, 2017

Wayfair (W) looks more than fair. The online home furnishings retailer is up 20% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. Wayfair reported revenue of $960.58 million, up 29% vs. a year earlier and beating the Wall Street consensus of... Read More

May 4, 2017

Build that Wall! Shares of U.S. Concrete (USCR) are up 12% making a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The major construction markets for ready-mixed concrete are dramatically improving. Sales for U.S. Concrete rose 22% to $299.1 million while... Read More

May 3, 2017

 FireEye (FEYE) on fire again. The cybersecurity company is up 14% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings and sales estimates. The company also raised earnings and sales guidance for the... Read More

May 2, 2017

The Hilton's are back on top. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) is up 3.6% to a new all-time high following earnings. The company easily beat expectations and guided higher for the rest of the year helped by a boost in business travel following... Read More

May 1, 2017

Twitter (TWTR) finally moving in the right direction. The Internet Company is up 5% following better than expected earnings last week and insider buying from CEO, Jack Dorsey. Jack Dorsey disclosed the purchase of 574K shares or roughly $10 million. The... Read More

April 28, 2017

Big cap tech is leading the way. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google have been leading the major averages higher year to date. Facebook (FB) is up a percent on an upgrade with a $165 price target. Google is up 4% on better... Read More

April 27, 2017

Exact Sciences (EXAS) is soaring 20% following earnings. The maker of a colon cancer test reported financial results that beat across the board. The company also raised guidance for their demand for the Cologuard tests which the analyst at Cowen believes may... Read More

April 26, 2017

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is back on top. The stock is up 5% to a two year high following better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 47.9% year over year to $1.48 billion. Steve Wynn says the elimination of corruption impacted the luxury market but that 'correction' is over and the... Read More

April 25, 2017

The Cat is back! Industrial Caterpillar (CAT) is jumping 7% to a new high after easily beating earnings estimates on better than expected earnings and raised guidance for 2017. Revenues rose 3.8% year/year to $9.82 billion. Going forward, Caterpillar sees earnings of... Read More

April 24, 2017

The Bard is the diamond. The medical products firm C.R. Bard (BCR) is up 20% after agreeing to be acquired by medical supplies giant Becton Dickinson. The two companies say the combination will create a highly differentiated medical technology company uniquely positioned to... Read More

April 21, 2017

Honeywell (HON) smelling like roses. The aerospace industrial is up 3% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Revenues actually fell 0.3% year over year to $9.49 billion. Management said their diversified portfolio, coupled with the investments they... Read More

April 20, 2017

American Express (AXP) is leading the Dow higher following better than expected earnings. The credit card company is up 5% after beating earnings by 7 cents while sales passed estimates as well rising 2.5% year to $7.89 billion. Return on average equity (span... Read More

April 19, 2017

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) surges higher. The company well known for their da Vinci surgical procedures jumped 6% today and up 30% from the December lows following better than expected earnings. The company reported earnings of $5.09 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.11... Read More

April 18, 2017

Good day to go fishing. With the markets taking a hit, Cabela's (CAB) is jumping 7% as the proposed merger with Bass Pro Shops looks to be back on again. Cabela's stock dropped 25% in the first three months of the year... Read More

April 17, 2017

Good new, the CEO is getting fired! But not by Trump. The aerospace and automotive-parts maker, Arconic (ARNC) is up 3.6% after ousting CEO Klaus Kleinfeld on improper and displaying poor judgement decisions. Billionaire investor Paul Singer has been on a campaign to get rid of Kleinfeld... Read More

April 13, 2017

Gold (GLD) shining brightly. Gold rose nearly a percent today back to levels not seen since November as the U.S. military dropped "the mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan to fight ISIS. The U.S. used the 21,000 lb GBU-43 bomb on... Read More

April 12, 2017

A windfall for BlackBerry (BBRY). The former high flyer cellphone maker is up 15% to a new 52 week high after receiving $814.9 million arbitration award in a dispute with Qualcomm. The sum which is equal to about 20% of its current... Read More

April 11, 2017

The mouse house continues to roar. Walt Disney (DIS) is up a percent to a new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at Goldman. Last week Disney was upgraded at FBR with a $116 price target. The company has a slate of movies like Star Wars and Beauty... Read More

April 10, 2017

Duck, Duck, Goose. Retailer, Canada Goose (GOOS) is up a percent following six upgrades as a number of brokerage firms initiate coverage following their recent IPO.  RBC initiated Canada Goose with a Outperform and price target of $19. The analyst said the company has a strong brand with... Read More

April 7, 2017

Military strike in Syria has gold and defense stocks trading higher. The U.S. launched missile strikes against a Syrian air base. Around 60 cruise missiles were launched at the al-Shayrat airfield, identified by the U.S. as the base from which a chemical attack... Read More

April 6, 2017

Yum China (YUMC) doing well. The operator of fried chicken outlet KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in China is up 10% following better than expected earnings last night. The company reported earnings of 44 cents a share, $0.06 better than estimates. Revenues did fall 1.5% year/year to... Read More

April 5, 2017

Plug Power (PLUG) is all juiced up today. The fuel cell company is up 60% after announcing a supply agreement with Amazon.com Inc., which could be worth up to $600 million and includes a potentially large equity investment. As part of the... Read More

April 4, 2017

Staples (SPLS) up 13% on takeover talks. Yesterday it was Panera Bread. Today its Staples that's higher as the company is considering a possible sale. It's only been a year since Staples tried to buy out Office Depot after Office Depot bought... Read More

April 3, 2017

Panera Bread (PNRA) is rising. The bakery chain is up 10% to a new high on news the company will explore strategic options including a possible sale after receiving takeover interest. The company now worth $6 billion, is working with advisers to... Read More

March 30, 2017

ConocoPhillips (COP) is slimming down. The oil conglomerate agreed to sell a 50% stake in their oil sands business in Alberta, Canada to Cenovus for $10.6 billion in cash and 208 million shares of CVE valued at $2.7 billion. Conoco also... Read More

March 29, 2017

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) soars 20% thanks to positive data on their cystic fibrosis treatment. The treatment results showed positive phase 3 results.  Vertex plans to file for U.S. and European approval for the combination of their drugs in the third quarter of 2017, with decisions likely in the first... Read More

March 28, 2017

Red Hat (RHT) is shining brightly. The software firm is up 6% to a 52 week high following in line earnings and a beat on revenue. Sales rose 15.7% year over year to $628.8 million. Billings were up 45% quarter or quarter to $986 million. Subscription revenue for the... Read More

March 27, 2017

Upgrades are a snap for SNAP (SNAP). The Internet social media stock did not performed well the first three weeks following its IPO. But the stock is performing better of late up 3% today and up 20% in the last... Read More

March 24, 2017

Micron's (MU) memory is getting better. The DRAM memory chip maker is up 12% to a 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings of 90 cents a share on in line sales of $4.65 billion. The company dramatically raised estimates for the current quarter to $1.43-1.57 verse... Read More

March 23, 2017

 Five Below (FIVE) is actually up 10%. The discount retailer is higher after beating earnings estimates as revenue rose 18.9% year over year to $388.1 Million. The company said they achieved another strong year of 20% sales growth, reaching... Read More

March 22, 2017

FedEx (FDX) is flying higher. FedEx actually missed earnings estimates, but the stock is up 2% not far from a 52 week high thanks to strong guidance. Revenues rose 18.1% year over year to $15 billion. Stifel upgraded the stock with a... Read More

March 21, 2017

The worst sell off for 2017 means not many stocks are trading higher. Investors may want to take a gamble on Wynn Resorts (WYNN). Wynn is up a percent on an upgrade at Aegis with a $121 price target. The analyst said... Read More

March 20, 2017

Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) is all jazzed up. The drug stock rose 7% to a six month high on positive test results for patients with breathing interrupts and sleep apnea. In a second six-week study, 126 patients reported "much" or "very much" improvement... Read More

March 17, 2017

Adobe Systems (ADBE) acrobat having no problem with the tight rope. Software maker is up 5% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings and raising second quarter guidance. Revenues rose 21.6% year over year to $1.68 billion. Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove... Read More

March 16, 2017

Oracle (ORCL) is looking clairvoyant. The software maker rose 6% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates while also raising guidance. Oracle raised dividend 27% lifting the yield to 1.6%. Their large, fast growing, high-margin cloud businesses are driving... Read More

March 15, 2017

 Harley Davidson (HOG) riding strong on the Ides of March. The American made biker company's stock is up 3% to a 52 week high following an upgrade this morning. The biker company is well liked by our President and... Read More

March 14, 2017

 Beauty and the Beast is coming. Disney (DIS) is up a percent to a new 52 week high following an upgrade this morning. The analyst said Disney's recent box office hits, the related consumer products surge, as well as a... Read More

March 13, 2017

Mobileye (MBLY) is in the driver's seat. Mobileye is up 28% after Intel agreed to take over the company for $15 billion. Mobileye is the tech sector's largest pure bet on driverless cars, and one that gives the chip maker a good chance at leapfrogging the competition for a... Read More

March 10, 2017

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) looking pretty following better than expected earnings. The cosmetics and fragrance company easily beat earnings estimates.  Revenues rose 24.6% year over year to $1.58 billion. For the full year the company issued in line guidance and says they can achieve comparable sales growth of ~8% to... Read More

March 9, 2017

National Beverage (FIZZ) is bubbling over. The beverage company known for brands such as LaCroix, Shasta sparkling water, and energy drink, Rip is up 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The company reported $24.29 million in... Read More

March 8, 2017

The Children's Place (PLCE) is the place to be. The children's retailer is up 20% to a new 52 week high after easily beating estimates guiding 2018 estimates above estimates. Revenues rose 4.5% year over year to $520.8 million. The better than... Read More

March 7, 2017

Momo has the momentum. Chinese technology and software firm, Momo (MOMO) is up 10% thanks to better than expected earnings and higher guidance for the first quarter. Earnings came in at 44 cents a share verse estimates of 30 cents. Revenue grew 524% year over year. For the first... Read More

March 6, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) is one of the few stocks trading higher this morning. Netflix is up 2% thanks to an upgrade and a new price target of $176 from $136 this morning. Doug Mitchelson, at UBS upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. Despite a period of fewer original... Read More

March 3, 2017

Snap (SNAP) is the newest and hottest IPO. The Internet chat website is up over 10% after jumping 44% yesterday from their IPO price of $17. The biggest IPO since Alibaba now has a market cap of $31 billion even... Read More

March 2, 2017

Broadcom (AVGO) keeps pushing higher. Communications chipmaker, a key supplier to Apple, is up 3% following better than expected earnings after beating on sales as well. Revenue rose 132.8% year over year to $4.15 billion while gross margins improved as well to... Read More

March 1, 2017

Lowe's (LOW) trading at a new recent high. The No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer is jumping 10% following better than expected earnings. Lowes also raised 2018 earnings and sales guidance above consensus. Revenue rose 19.3% year/year to $15.78 billion. Homebuilding in... Read More

February 28, 2017

Kite Pharma is flying higher following better than expected earnings. Kite jumped 24% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings by a penny even as they missed on sales. Kite issued positive topline results from the primary analysis of the ZUMA-1... Read More

February 27, 2017

La La Land and La Jolla Pharma (LJPC) are big winners today. La Jolla Pharma is up 83% following positive phase 3 study results. La Jolla's drug showed positive treatment for catecholamine-resistant hypotension, or CRH which is a life-threatening condition in... Read More

February 24, 2017

Let your Lumberjack loose. Retailer, Duluth Trading (DLTH) is up 6% following better than expected earnings. The fast-growing retailer of rugged clothing and solution-based workwear is about to crank up its expansion efforts in a big way. Building from its current base... Read More

February 23, 2017

Blue chip techs continue to shine. Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is jumping 8% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates while sales rose 3.6% to $12.68 billion ahead of estimates of $11.83 billion. The company continues to report strong free cash... Read More

February 22, 2017

Garmin (GRMN) is back on track. The maker of navigation, fitness and outdoor recreation devices is up 6% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Garmin earned 73 cents a share excluding items, down 1% from the... Read More

February 17, 2017

Something about market tops cause mergers and acquisitions. Kraft Heinz (KHC) is up 7% while Unilever (UL) is up 10% after news broke that Kraft is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would create a global food leader... Read More

February 16, 2017

Big Cap techs continue to shine. Cisco Systems (CSCO) rose 2% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings and forecasted better quarterly revenue for the current quarter. Both the CEO and CFO of the routing... Read More

February 14, 2017

Stop me if you've heard this… new highs let by the financials. Fed Chairman didn't seem to say much, but she certainly got the financial sector moving in the right direction pushing the major averages to new all-time highs. Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of America (BAC), and JP Morgan... Read More

February 13, 2017

The market is so strong even the drug stocks are higher. The world's biggest generic drug maker, Teva Pharma (TEVA) is up 4% following better than expected earnings. The company has struggled following a string of costly acquisitions and delayed drug launches... Read More

February 10, 2017

This is not your grandfather's Sears (SHLD). The news has not been good for Sears in a couple years, but the stock is up 29% today on a restructuring. Sears is looking to save a billion dollars by selling more locations, cutting more jobs and putting more of its... Read More

February 8, 2017

The force is with Disney (DIS). Disney is up a percent closing in on the 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Earnings came in at $1.55 per share, beating estimates by 6 cents. Revenue actually declined 3% to $14.78 billion.... Read More

February 7, 2017

Centene (CNC) jumped 5% to a six month high following better than expected earnings while also giving in line guidance. Earnings were helped by growth in its Obamacare individual business and along with the health insurer's efforts to turn around recently acquired Health Net. Early indications suggest if Obamacare... Read More

February 6, 2017

Hasbro (HAS) soars 15% to a fresh 52-week high following better than expected earnings. The toy maker reported a beat on both its top and bottom lines for its holiday quarter. Revenue jumped 11.2% to $1.63 billion, driven by strong demand for... Read More

February 3, 2017

The financials lead the Dow back above 20,000. Goldman Sachs (GS) is jumping 3.5%, the largest contributor to the Dow's gains, after President Donald Trump's administration begins a rethink of the way big American financial firms are regulated, with a focus on repealing... Read More

February 2, 2017

 Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) is jumping on takeover rumors that Reckitt Benckiser will acquire the children's' nutrition firm for $90 a share in cash. Mead Johnson notes that no agreement has been completed, and there are no assurances that any transaction will result from these discussions, but investors sure... Read More

February 1, 2017

Apple's earnings are ringing off the hook. Apple (AAPL) is single handedly keeping the major averages in the green following better than expected earnings. iPhone sales topped expectations, with 78.29 million units moved, up 5% from last year and a new quarterly... Read More

January 31, 2017

A chink in the Armour. Under Armour (UAA) is down 26% to a 4 year low after missing earnings and sales estimates for the fourth quarter, while also announcing that its chief financial officer is leaving. On the one hand, Under Armour... Read More

January 30, 2017

Fitbit (FIT) a little bloated following the holidays. The wearable health and fitness tracking device maker is down following disappointing 2017 guidance, slower sales, and a structuring including a 6% cut to the workforce. Not a good way to start the New... Read More

January 27, 2017

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) wins today. Las Vegas Sands was the dog yesterday, but today Wynn is the five star diamond following earnings. The earnings actually were not spectacular, but investors looked past the casino operator's earnings miss and focused on the strong... Read More

January 26, 2017

Sherwin Williams (SHW) is painting the town red. Sherwin Williams is jumping 8% just under the all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company reported 13 cents better than expected as revenues rose 6.8% year over year to $2.78 billion. Guidance... Read More

January 25, 2017

Boeing (BA) lifts the Dow above 20,000. Boeing is up 2.6% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The numbers actually were not great as revenue missed estimates and the company bought back $500 million worth of stock to... Read More

January 24, 2017

Open Sesame. Alibaba (BABA) is a jumping 3% back above $100 a share for the first time since October after beating earnings estimates and raising 2017 revenue growth rate above 50%. Alibaba says they are driving the age of 'New Retail,' which... Read More

January 23, 2017

Chinese New Year and Trump in the White House should be good for the casino operators. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is up 2% in a down market thanks to positive January data out of Macau ahead of the Chinese New Year which begins on January 28th. The New Year should be good for all the casino operators in China, plus Steven Wynn gets bonus points for throwing out designer, Tom Ford's clothing, cosmetics and sunglasses from his Vegas casino after the designer declined to cloth the first lady Read More

January 20, 2017

Big blue led the Dow higher on Trump's first day on the job. IBM rose 2% following better than expected earnings last night and raised guidance for the first quarter. The company said they exited 2016 in a stronger position with their fastest... Read More

January 19, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) is expanding overseas. Netflix is jumping 6% to a new all-time high after beating earnings estimates and dramatically raising guidance for the first quarter thanks to new subscribers overseas driven by strong acquisition trends in their International segments. Plenty of upgrades with price targets as high as $175 a share. But not every analyst is convinced. Wedbush analyst raised their price target from $60 a share to $68 a share. Read More

January 18, 2017

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is all jazzed up. The biotech drug maker jumped 11% even as a generic version to their drug to treat daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in narcolepsy patient receives FDA approval. On the plus side for Jazz, the FDA also approved a petition from Jazz... Read More

January 17, 2017

Boring is beautiful. Tobacco maker, Reynolds American (RAI) jumped 3% to a 52 week high after British American Tobacco (BTI) agreed to buy the rest of Reynolds American they didn't own for $49.4 billion, creating the world's biggest publicly traded tobacco... Read More

January 13, 2017

Investors are heading to the slopes. With the Dow coming up short once again to touch 20,000, it looks like investors have decided to start the three day weekend a little early and go skiing. Vail Resorts (MTN) is jumping 2% not far from all-time highs thanks to better... Read More

January 12, 2017

Amazon gets Trump's message. The online juggernaut, a target of Trump before the election, is looking to warm up to Trump with an announcement today to create an additional 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. Many of... Read More

January 11, 2017

Merck pushing the Dow back toward 20,000. Merck (MRK) is up 5% after receiving FDA acceptance of supplemental biologics license application for Keytruda in combo with chemotherapy for first-line treatment of metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Analysts believe the market... Read More

January 10, 2017

Bad news is good news. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is up 4% even though the company lowered fourth quarter earnings. Even though earnings will be below estimates, sales did improvement markedly in December as comps rose 14.7% versed estimates of 12%.  Maybe 2017 will be kinder to Chipotle. Read More

January 9, 2017

A dog turns into a diamond today. VCA Inc, an animal healthcare company, symbol (WOOF) is up 28% to a new all-time high after Mars Inc., the conglomerate that owns the IAMS and Pedigree pet food brands, agreed to aquire... Read More

January 6, 2017

 The Dow hit 19,999 while railroader, Greenbrier (GBX) steamed forward following earnings. The earnings were actually disappointing coming in at 79 cents a share verse estimates of 83 cents. Revenue fell 31.2% year over year to $552.3 million well... Read More

January 5, 2017

The first down day of the new year didn't hurt Amazon (AMZN). The online juggernaut rose 3% today retaking their 50 day moving average as most stocks fell for the first time this year. Amazon continues to extend their tentacles with announcements over the last several days including a... Read More

January 3, 2017

Ford (F) is jumping on the Trump bandwagon. After President elect Trump went after GM this weekend, Ford made an announcement this morning saying they will no longer build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and instead invest $700 million in a plant in Michigan.... Read More

December 30, 2016

Goldman Sachs (GS) ending the year on a high note. The investment banking firm seems to be benefiting more than most from the surprise Trump election. The stock is up 33% while the sector is up 17% since the election as it seems like half the executive suite is heading... Read More

December 29, 2016

Mylan (MYL) getting a boost. The generic drug maker is up a percent not far from its monthly high after announcing the launch of a generic drug version of Zovia, used by women to prevent pregnancy. 2016 is a year Mylan would like to forget as the stock and... Read More

December 28, 2016

Kate Spade (KATE) is shopping herself.  The high end retailer was not having a good 2016, but today the stock jumped 23% after the Wall Street Journal reported that Kate Spade was exploring a sale. The company hired investment bankers to explore a potential sale of the company after... Read More

December 27, 2016

Tesla Motors (TSLA) and Panasonic (PCRFY) are coming to Buffalo, NY. Tesla and Panasonic finalized an agreement this week to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be... Read More

December 23, 2016

FedEX (FDX) is busier than ever. FedEx dropped earlier in the week after missing earnings estimates, but the stock is rebounding a percent on an upgrade. The analyst at Aegis Capital upgraded the stock with a $215 price target. Yesterday Cowen upgraded... Read More

December 22, 2016

The chips keep running. Nvidia was the diamond two days ago. Today's its Micron (MU) up 13% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company only beat by 3 cents, but the outlook remains strong. Revenues rose... Read More

December 21, 2016

Yelp (YELP) heard loud and clear. The online reservation company is up 3% not far from a 52 week high after RBC Capital reiterated an outperform rating with a $55 target in the wake of positive results from firm's third annual... Read More

December 20, 2016

The Dow heading to 20,000 and chipmaker, Nvidia (NVDA) keeps powering higher up 3.5% to a new high on an upgrade. The Goldman Sachs analyst, Toshiya Hari reiterated a Buy rating with a $129 from $92 price target saying the company has... Read More

December 19, 2016

Trump is good for concrete sales. U.S. Concrete (USCR) jumped 2.75% today thanks to positive comments from the CEO. The stock is up 30% since the election as the CEO made optimistic projects for increased funding (infrastructure spending) and maybe a wall between the US and Mexico... Read More

December 16, 2016

Jabil Circuit (JBL) firing on all cylinders. The electronic manufacturing services and solutions provider jumped 15% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings and sales. Jabil reported first-quarter revenue of $5.1 billion, down about 2% year over... Read More

December 15, 2016

Brighter skies for Athenahealth (ATHN). The cloud-based healthcare service provider jumped 23% after the company issued a better-than-expected outlook for 2017. Athenahealth is forecasting that its total annual revenue could grow by as much as 21% next year to $1.33 billion. That upbeat estimate... Read More

December 14, 2016

Good news for people with knee pain. Drug company, Vericel (VCEL) saw its shares jump 57% after the FDA has approved its treatment of symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in adults, or MACI. The treatment of articular cartilage defects... Read More

December 13, 2016

JetBlue (JBLU) has had a mixed 2016, but it's ending the year on a high note. Its new routes to Cuba are getting strong buzz, demand is picking up, and its traffic is rising at a better rate than expected. The stock jumped 4.4%  after the company announced its... Read More

December 12, 2016

A CEO leaving can be a good thing or a bad thing. Investors sank their teeth into Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) up 3% today after the fast-casual burrito chain announced a streamlined corporate leadership structure with co-chief, Monty Moran stepping down... Read More

December 9, 2016

The major averages made new all time highs while chipmaker, Broadcom (AVGO) also made a new all time high. The conglomerate, Broadcom and Avago jumped 5% today after beating estimates on inline sales. Thanks to the merger of the two companies, sales rose 123.7% to $4.15... Read More

December 8, 2016

Lululemon (LULU) is back. The Vancouver yoga pants apparel maker is up 15% following better than expected earnings. Revenue came in at $544.4 million ahead of estimates as well. Lululemon's also bumped up guidance for the fouth quarter. Black Friday sales rose... Read More

December 7, 2016

Storage in strong demand. Disk-drive and NAND flash chip maker Western Digital (WDC) is surging 7% to a new 52 week high following raised guidance for the quarter. In a news release at the company's analyst day meeting, Western raised its... Read More

December 6, 2016

United Continental (UAL) is flying higher. The airliner is up nearly 4% making a new 52 week high following an upgrade at Merrill Lynch. The company also ratified a joint collective bargaining agreement with their company's technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood... Read More

December 5, 2016

National Beverage (FIZZ) is fizzing to the top. The beverage company that makes such drinks as Shasta and Faygo is up 7% on an upgrade from Credit Suisse. The stock performed well last week following better than expected earnings. National Beverage easily... Read More

December 2, 2016

Five Below (FIVE) is up $5 in the last two days. The discount retail store is up 11% today after beating earnings estimates as revenue rose 17.6% to $200 million.  Management is excited about the holiday season, as they believe they are well-positioned to wow their customers with their... Read More

November 30, 2016

The banks and the oil stocks look great, but Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) are stealing the show. Both Fannie and Freddie are jumping over 40% on rumors the new Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin in the Trump administration will... Read More

November 29, 2016

Maybe Trump isn't bad for Tiffany's (TIF). With Trump winning the election, customers were having a tough time getting to the Tiffany store on 5th Avenue, but today the stock is up 7% after better than expected quarterly numbers. Tiffany's beat earnings estimates by 9 cents while also beating... Read More

November 28, 2016

IT consultancy, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) is up 8% thanks to interests from private equity. Jesse Cohn, the 36-year old head of U.S. activism at hedge fund Elliott Management disclosed a $1.4 billion stake in the IT firm. The activist wants the... Read More

November 25, 2016

Quiet day for news, but travel services company Ctrip.com International Ltd (CTRP) jumped 9.8% thanks to better than expected earnings. Quarterly revenue rose 75% to $836 million, driven by the acquisition of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited at the end of last year.... Read More

November 23, 2016

Deere (DE) running strong. The construction-equipment maker blew out estimates making 90 cents a share, 51 cents better than expectations. Revenues did fall 4.8% year over year to $5.65 billion. Global farm recession, weak construction-equipment markets lead to lower sales and earnings for... Read More

November 22, 2016

Retail looks good ahead of Black Friday. Plenty of better than expected earnings in the retail sector from the likes of Cracker Barrel, DSW, Barnes & Noble, Signet Jewelry, Chico's, Movado, Burlington Stores, and Hormel Foods, but the diamond goes to Dollar... Read More

November 21, 2016

The FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) look great today, but shares of identity theft and fraud protection services provider, LifeLock (LOCK) is the diamond up 15% after agreeing to be acquired by Symantec for $2.3 billion. The deal... Read More

November 18, 2016

Marvell (MRVL) looks marvelous. The data storage maker beat estimates by 8 cents as revenue easily beat estimates as well. Management said their core businesses performed very well, with data storage and network infrastructure growing double digits year-over-year. The Board of Directors... Read More

November 17, 2016

Best Buy (BBY) looks the best. The big box electronic retailer jumped 11% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Best Buy easily beat estimates by 15 cents as revenue rose 1.4% to $8.95 billion ahead of estimates as well. The company also guided fourth... Read More

November 16, 2016

Target (TGT) is back on target.  After an up and down year, Target is jumping 7% to a six month high on better than expected earnings. The big-box retailer's adjusted EPS jumped 21% to $1.04 vs. forecasts for a 3.5% dip, while revenue slipped 6.7% to $16.44 billion,... Read More

November 15, 2016

 The Airlines are flying higher. American Airlines (AAL), Southwest (LUV), Delta (DAL) and United Continental (UAL) all opened higher trading at new recent highs following the SEC disclosure last night that Warren Buffett and Berkshire... Read More

November 14, 2016

Merger Monday. Mondays certainly haven't been boring of late. Harman International (HAR) is jumping 25% after agreeing to be acquired by Samsung Electronics for $8 billion. The U.S. auto electronics company will instantly transform Samsung into a major player in the highly competitive and rapidly growing market for auto... Read More

November 11, 2016

NVIDIA (NVDA) is on fire. The chipmaker is up 23% today following blow out earnings. The company easily beat estimates by... Read More

November 10, 2016

Financials reign supreme. The financial sector jumped 3% to a new 52 week high on rumors the Trump team will work to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act. It's true Trump will be good for the financials, but maybe we're pricing in too much optimism.... Read More

November 9, 2016

The healthcare sector (XLV) likes Trump! Healthcare, the worst performing sector and the only sector in the red for the year, is up over 2.5% today, rallying over 3% on the open. The drug companies have been under pressure for the last year due in part to Democrats coming after... Read More

November 8, 2016

  The price is right for Priceline (PCLN). The online travel specialist is jumping 6% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings even with a write down related to its OpenTable business.... Read More

November 7, 2016

Blue Nile (NILE) shining brightly. The online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry worldwide is jumping 35% after agreeing to be bought out by private-equity firm Bain Capital Private Equity for $500 million. Under terms of the deal, Blue Nile shareholders would... Read More

November 4, 2016

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) picks up the baton from Wynn Resorts. Wynn Resorts got the rally going this year with the casino stocks, now Las Vegas Sands is leading the charge thanks to better than expected earnings.  The stock is up 5% not far from a 52 week high... Read More

November 3, 2016

Energy is about the only sector trading up. Marathon Oil (MRO) is up 10% even though they missed earnings estimates. Sales fell 7.1% year over year to $1.23 billion, but beat estimates. The third quarter production averaged 402,000 net boed, above the... Read More

November 2, 2016

Eagle Pharma (EGRX) is soaring higher. The drug company is jumping 22% not far from a 52 week high after the company and Teva Pharma announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have established a J-code for Bendeka injection. The... Read More

November 1, 2016

Fertilizer had a good day. Mosaic (MOS), the world's largest producer of finished phosphate products, jumped 3% on better than expected earnings. The company sold 2.2 million tons of potash in the three months ended Sept. 30, above its forecast of 1.8 million-2.1 million tons, and up from 2.1 million... Read More

October 31, 2016

The other Loews (L) is trading higher. The commercial property and casualty insurance conglomerate jumped 5% to a new 52 week high on better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates by 25 cents per share as revenue rose 3.7% to $3.29... Read More

October 28, 2016

Oil keeps cooking. Dow component, Chevron (CVX) is up 5% not far from a 52 week high after easily beating earnings estimates even as sales declined 12.2% year over year to $30.14 billion. The trend is in their favor as third quarter... Read More

October 27, 2016

The drug stocks are back. Two diamonds, Celgene (CELG) and Bristol Myers (BMY) are both up 6% on better than expected earnings. Bristol has had a tough couple of months on disappointing drug trail results however the current quarterly earnings remain... Read More

October 26, 2016

Boeing (BA) flying higher. The worst performing Dow component for the year is now helping prop up the Dow with a 5% rally to levels not seen since December. The company easily beat earnings estimates by 20 cents as sales fell 7.5% year over year to $23.9 billion. Investors seem... Read More

October 25, 2016

Oil stocks keep cooking. Oil driller, BHI Baker Hughes (BHI) is jumping 4% to a 52 week high, but not an all-time high, after easily beating earnings estimates as sales declined once again. Revenues dropped 37.8% year over year to $2.35 billion, and the company actually reported a loss,... Read More

October 24, 2016

Merger Monday. Three big mergers this morning have the averages trading higher. AT&T (T) wants to buy TimeWarner (TWX) for $85 billion. Both stocks are lower. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) wants to buy privately held, Scottrade for $4 Billion. Ameritrade is up... Read More

October 21, 2016

Reynolds American (RAI) is heating up. The tobacco giant is up 20% after British American Tobacco (BTI), which already owns 42.2% of Reynolds American (RAI), has made a proposal merger of the two companies. The transaction would create a broader, larger... Read More

October 20, 2016

American Express (AXP) is flexing its muscle. The credit card company's stock is up 10% back to levels not seen since the start of the year following better than expected earnings. American Express beat earnings by 28 cents on in-line revenue thanks... Read More

October 19, 2016

The oil sector is back. Oil driller, Halliburton (HAL) is up 5% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates. Business remains tough as revenues fell 31.3% year over year to $3.83 billion, but the fundamentals are pointing in the right direction. Cash flow... Read More

October 18, 2016

UnitedHealth (UNH) is leading the Dow higher. The HMO giant is jumping 5% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings.  The company beat earnings by 9 cents as revenues rose 11.6% year/year to $46.29 billion while also raising guidance for the full year.... Read More

October 17, 2016

Hasbro (HAS) is ready for Christmas. With less than 70 days until Christmas, Hasbro is firing on all cylinders as their stock jumped 8% on better than expected earnings. Rhode Island-based company reported net income for the quarter of $257.8 million, topping last year's $207.6 million thanks to strong sales... Read More

October 14, 2016

The two worst performing sectors YTD are going in different directions today. The financials look good following higher interest rates and better than expected earnings from the likes of Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC) and JP Morgan Chase. For some reason, Goldman Sachs (GS) was the diamond of the day up 2% to... Read More

October 13, 2016

Airlines are flying higher. Delta (DAL) reported better than expected earnings, but it was American Airlines (AAL) stealing the show up 5%. No news, but American does report earnings next week. The sector is one of the cheapest around as slowly... Read More

October 12, 2016

Ooooooh Barracuda!!! Barracuda Networks (CUDA) has been on a roll this year up 13% today thanks to better than expected earnings. Following earnings the CEO said it was a good quarter in large part to strength in their email security offerings... Read More

October 11, 2016

Yum Brands (YUM) looks good. In a day when very few stocks are trading higher, Yum Brands is up a percent after the company announced plans for the spinoff of Yum! China to take place November 1, coinciding with a doubling in capital returns to shareholders of about $13.5... Read More

October 10, 2016

 Mylan (MYL) is whistling by the graveyard. The EpiPen maker, Mylan rose 8% after the company announced last Friday that it had reached a $465 million settlement with the Department of Justice about the classification of EpiPen in the Medicaid... Read More

October 7, 2016

Gap (GPS) is gapping higher. The specialty-retailer, Gap is up 15% following better than expected comps. The monthly sales remain dismal, but investors are expecting better future results thanks in part to a recovery at its Old Navy brand. Gap has faced... Read More

October 6, 2016

Zumiez (ZUMZ) is zooming. The skateboard, footwear and apparel retailer is jumping 16% toward its 52 week high after the company raised its outlook for the third quarter because of better-than-expected sales. The company forecast third-quarter earnings of 29 cents to 30... Read More

October 5, 2016

Caterpillar (CAT) is on a roll. No specific news today, but the mining and construction equipment maker's stock made a new 52 week high today, now up 12% in the last month and 30% year to date. Last Friday at the end... Read More

October 4, 2016

Rising to the Summit. Summit Therapeutics (SMMT) is surging 66% after the company said it has entered an exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) for the European rights to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline for the treatment of Duchenne... Read More

October 3, 2016

Bass Pro Shop hooks into Cabela's. The fishing and hunting equipment chain, Cabela's (CAB) is jumping 14% after agreeing to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion. The deal will help the privately held Bass Pro... Read More

September 30, 2016

At least one retailer can compete with Amazon. After a rollercoaster ride this year, big-box retailer, Costco Wholesale (COST) is jumping 4% following better than expected earnings. Costco beats earnings estimates by 4 cents even as sales missed estimates. Revenue did grow... Read More

September 29, 2016

The chips keep going higher. As the broader market sells off, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) is shooting higher up 15% on a Wall Street Journal article indicating Qualcomm is looking to acquire the firm at a value over $30 billion. Headquartered in... Read More

September 28, 2016

Sarepta Therapeutics  (SRPT) keeps shooting higher. Drugmaker, Sarepta is up 3% after HMO provider Cigna will now cover their Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, eteplirsen for their clients. Sarepta also received an upgrade at RBC Capital with a $108 price target based on some pretty conservative assumptions, which represent... Read More

September 27, 2016

Synnex (SNX) jumping 10%. The Silicon Valley contract-manufacturing company handily beat earnings and revenue expectations this morning while also raising their quarterly dividend. Synnex reported third-quarter profit of $58.7 million, or $1.47 a share, on sales of $3.67 billion; after adjustments for... Read More

September 26, 2016

Another drug stock shooting higher. GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) is jumping 14% to a new 52 week high after reporting positive Phase 3 clinical trial results for their drug to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe... Read More

September 23, 2016

Twitter (TWTR) is flying higher. Shares of the ailing social media company are jumping 20% to highs not seen since January on rumors the company has received expressions of interest from several technology or media companies like Google and Salesforce.com and may... Read More

September 22, 2016

The cloud is in demand. Cloud software maker, Red Hat (RHT) is jumping 4% after beating earnings estimates and guiding higher for the third quarter and full year estimates. Revenues rose 19% year over year to $599.8 million in the quarter as business once again accelerated. At least four... Read More

September 21, 2016

FedEx (FDX)is flying higher following earnings. The second largest US private mail carrier easily beat estimates as revenue grew 19.5% year over year to $14.7 billion and $890 million higher than what analysts had predicted. The biggest revenue sectors were Fedex Ground, which... Read More

September 20, 2016

A seven bagger in one day. Drug company, Tobira Therapeutics (TBRA) is up 700% in one day thanks to a buyout offer from Allergan for around $600M plus up to around $1.1B in contingent value rights payments based on milestones, for a... Read More

September 19, 2016

Good news for Sarepta and their patients. The Cambridge-based Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) is jumping 80% thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granting accelerated approval to the first drug in the U.S. that can slow the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.... Read More

September 16, 2016

The chips keep coming. Semiconductor, Intel (INTC) is up 2% after raising guidance for the third quarter driven by replenishment of PC supply chain inventory & improving PC demand. The company raised guidance for Q3 (Sep), sees Q3 (Sep) revenue of $15.3-15.9... Read More

September 15, 2016

Not feeling so Blue. Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is jumping 5% on strong volume as Goldman Sachs added the stock to their Conviction Buy list with a $135 price target. Impressive since the stock is only trading at $66 a share. Bluebird is... Read More

September 14, 2016

The Baker Brothers are making some dough. Drug company, Vitae Pharma (VTAE) is up 158% after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan (AGN) for $639 million or $21 per share in cash. Vitae's drug VTP-38543, a topical treatment for dermatitis, and... Read More

September 13, 2016

Apple is shining today. Apple's stock (AAPL) is up 2.66%, the only Dow component higher, following news the iphone 7 pre-orders are off to a good start. Phone carrier, T-Mobile said pre-orders for the iphone 7 have shattered all previous iPhone pre-order... Read More

September 12, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is riding a hot hand.  Wynn's stock has been on a roll coaster ride the last month.  After opening their $4 billion casino in Macau, China in August, the stock dropped 14% in just two weeks. But since then, the stock is up 17% in the... Read More

September 9, 2016

Not many stocks are higher, but Finisar (FNSR) is jumping 13% on 8 times normal volume following strong earnings. The optical component maker easily beat estimates on record quarterly sales. The analyst at MKM Partners upgraded the stock with a new... Read More

September 8, 2016

Apache (APA) struck oil and gas. Apache is up 4% today and up 11% in the last two days after discovering an "immense" oil and gas reserve in a relatively unknown corner of west Texas. Apache estimates there is more than 300,000... Read More

September 7, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is hot today. The restauranteur is up 4% on double the normal volume as Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital acquired a 9.9% stake in the company. Mr. Ackman said the shares were undervalued and that he intended to... Read More

September 6, 2016

FANG stocks are back. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are all trading higher. Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) are at new 52 week and all-time highs. No news on either today. After doubling in 2015, Amazon is up 14% year to date while the Retail index is unchanged... Read More

September 2, 2016

Brazil may be in the midst of its worst recession in decades, but their citizens still love to shop online. Latin American online retail firm, MercadoLibre (MELI) is up 6% to a new 52 week high thanks to an upgrade at JP Morgan with a $200 price target. The analyst... Read More

September 1, 2016

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) should change their name to Macau Sands. The casino operator is jumping 5% not far from a 52 week high thanks to better than expected August gross gaming revenue out of Macau, China. Gaming improved by +1.1% y/y,... Read More

August 31, 2016

Bob's got it right. Restaurateur, Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)  surged 6% to $41.03 thanks to better than expected earnings. Bob Evans posted earnings of 48 cents per share, surpassing Wall Street's projected 44 cents per share. Revenue came in at $306.3 million, below consensus estimates of $310.92 million. Bob... Read More

August 30, 2016

At least one airline is flying higher. United Continental (UAL) is jumping 8%, its best day in two years, after the former president of American Airlines, Scott Kirby decied to become president at rival, UAL. Raymond James upgraded the airline to "outperform" with a $65 price target, implying a... Read More

August 29, 2016

The chips keep rising. It's been a good couple of months for the semiconductor stocks as demand and pricing improves. Case in point, Micron Tech (MU) the volatile DRAM chip maker is up 2% today on an upgrade from Stifel with an... Read More

August 26, 2016

Autodesk  (ADSK) is on autopilot. The San Rafael, CA-based software firm jumped 8% to a new 52 week high after better than expected earnings. The company added 109,000 new subscribers during the second quarter vs. analyst estimates of 92,000 new subscribers. The firm said it was happy to see... Read More

August 25, 2016

The blue boxes are shining brightly. While other retailers struggle, Tiffany's (TIF) is performing well up 6% to a six month high. The company beat estimates by 12 cents on in line revenue while reaffirming full year guidance. Better than expected margins offset a miss on comps. Last quarter,... Read More

August 24, 2016

Another drug maker moving in the right direction. Shares of the Philadelphia-based generic pharmaceuticals company, Lannett (LCI) surged 15% to a six month high after better than expected earnings. The company reported adjusted earnings of 73 cents per share on revenue of... Read More

August 23, 2016

Best Buy (BBY) is back. The largest U.S. electronics retailer rose 18%, the stock's best single-day gain since 2001,  to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. Best Buy profits were up 16% to 57 cents per share, while total revenue rose 0.1% to $8.5... Read More

August 22, 2016

M&A heats up for healthcare. The leading prostate cancer treatment company, Medivation (MDVN) is the diamond today up 19% after agreeing to be bought for $81.50 a share, a deal valued at about $14 billion. Rival drugmaker, Sanofi was also interested in... Read More

August 19, 2016

 Deere is back. The John Deere tractor company is up 9% after easily beating earnings estimates while also raising full year net income guidance. Operating profits improved for the quarter due to price realization, lower production costs and a decrease in selling, administrative and general expenses. John Deere has been... Read More

August 18, 2016

Tech is acting much better. It started with the chips and now data storage looks good. The software and data storage maker, NetApp (NTAP) is up 16% not far from a 52 week high after better than expected earnings. Deferred revenue and... Read More

August 17, 2016

One retailer is working. Urban Outfitters (URBN) is up 15% not far from a 52 week high after beating earnings estimates by 11 cents on in-line revenue.  For the three and six months ended July 31, 2016, the gross profit rate increased by 179 basis points and 142 basis... Read More

August 16, 2016

Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) receives the gold today. Dick's Sporting Goods jumped 7% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates by 13 cents, beating on sales and raising third quarter guidance and full year guidance above consensus. Looks like... Read More

August 15, 2016

Hot summer means water is in demand. Water company, Xylem (XYL) is up 4% to a 52 week high on news they are acquiring a firm called, Sensus for $1.7 billion in cash. Looks like Wall Street likes the deal as Xylem... Read More

August 12, 2016

The chips are all in. Semiconductor, Nvidia (NVDA) is up 4% to a new 52 week high on better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 23.9% year over year to $1.43 billion. Gross margins improved to 58.1% thanks to strong demand. The company... Read More

August 11, 2016

Open sesame. Alibaba (BABA) is jumping 5% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Chinese Internet company reported earnings of 74 cents per share, 11 cents better than expectations. Revenue grew 59% to $4.84 billion. The China retail marketplaces revenue grew 49% year-over-year... Read More

August 10, 2016

Hearing YELP loud and clear. The Internet company is up 12% after beating by a penny while guiding third quarter revenue above consensus and full year guidance above consensus as well. Plenty of upgrades for Yelp from Mizuho, Axiom, Bank of America/Merrill,... Read More

August 9, 2016

Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) is soaring today up 19% following better than expected earnings. Total revenue came in at $40.9 million during the second quarter compared to $6.0 million in the second quarter of 2015. Sales of Ryanodex grew 81% quarter over quarter to $3.4 million.  Bendeka now commands 80% of a branded... Read More

August 8, 2016

Going to the mattresses. Mattress Firm Holding (MFRM) is springing to life up 114% after agreeing to be acquired by Steinhoff for $3.8 billion. South African retailer, Steinhoff is buying the debt-laden, largest U.S. specialty bedding vendor to cut its exposure to... Read More

August 5, 2016

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) shocked Wall Street by announcing Friday that its new cancer drug Opdivo has failed a trial as a single therapy for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. The stock is down 15%, dropping as much as 18% on the news.... Read More

August 4, 2016

Who knows Jack? Jack in the Box (JACK) is up 10% after beating earnings estimates by 20 cents while also raising 2016 guidance. The company reported better same-store sales closing the gap as compared to the industry while also looking to reduce... Read More

August 3, 2016

Scotts Miracle-Gro. (SMG) is growing again. The lawn and garden stock is up 6% to a new 52 week high after posting better than expected earnings even as revenue of $994.1 million came in light of expectations. I guess the dry summer... Read More

August 2, 2016

Soda is back! SodaStream (SODA) shares spiked 18% after strong earnings and sales. The carbonated drinks maker reported $119.2 revenue, a 17.2 percent increase from the second quarter of 2015. Management said the company is working to reposition the brand around sparkling water... Read More

August 1, 2016

Good news for Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) and children with spinal muscular atrophy. The Carlsbad,... Read More

July 29, 2016

A, B, C, easily as 1.2.3. Google, Alphabet, whatever (GOOGL) is up 4% not far from its 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company reported earnings of $8.42 per share, $0.38 better than estimates. Revenues rose an... Read More

July 28, 2016

NetSuite (N) is moving up to the penthouse suite. The cloud software firm is up 18% to a two and a half year high after agreeing to be acquired by Oracle (ORCL) for $109/share. Netsuite also reported earnings today beating estimates, but the scheduled conference to discuss... Read More

July 27, 2016

The Apple in Wall Street's eye. Apple (AAPL) jumped 6% to new recent highs following better than expected earnings. Earnings beat by 4 cents, but sales fell 14% year over year and down 33% year over year in China. But looking forward, Apple raised estimates ahead of the iphone7... Read More

July 26, 2016

The string of chip stocks rallying following earnings continues with Texas Instruments (TXN). Texas Instruments is up 6% to a 16-year high following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings by 4 cents as revenue beat as well. Gross margins came in at an impressive 61.2%... Read More

July 25, 2016

The restaurateurs have taken it on the chin so far in 2016, but Buffalo Wild Wings is flying high. The chicken wing restaurant company (BWLD) rose 5% on news private equity firm, Marcato Capital disclosed 5.1% active stake in a 13D filing.... Read More

July 22, 2016

Chips and tech continue their rebound. Chipmaker Nvidia, Qualcomm and others have reported strong earnings. Now its AMD's turn. AMD's stock (AMD) is up 13% following better than expected earnings. The semiconductor maker posted second-quarter results that reported an increase in revenue for the first time in two years... Read More

July 21, 2016

Joy today at JoyGlobal  (JOY). The mining equipment manufacturer company is up 19% after agreeing to be bought out by industrial manufacturing giant, Komatsu Ltd. Good news for the industrials, but even with the buyout, the stock is still half the value it was back in 2015. The analyst at... Read More

July 20, 2016

The cloud is kind to old tech. Microsoft is jumping 5% to within a penny of its 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft late Tuesday posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. It earned 69 cents... Read More

July 19, 2016

Netflix subscribers not so loyal after all. Netflix (NFLX) is down 13%, the worse day since October 2014, after missing estimates and lowering guidance. The company blamed weakness on higher-than-expected level of customer churn due to "un-grandfathering" of fees. The company is... Read More

July 18, 2016

ARM Holdings (ARMH) is flexing its muscle. The British based semiconductor firm is soaring more than 40% to a new 52 week high after agreeing to be bought out by Japan's SoftBank (SFTBY) for $31.4 billion in cash. Thanks to Brexit, the deal is 30% cheaper for... Read More

July 15, 2016

Herbalife (HLF) is ready to move on. Herbalife is jumping 19% to a new 52 week high after the company reached a deal with FTC to pay a $200 million fine and $3 million to the Illinois Attorney General. The company will adopt a two-tier membership structure to... Read More

July 14, 2016

Delta (DAL) flying higher again. Delta jumped 3% today after easily beating earnings estimates. Delta and the airlines are printing money right now, but the stocks have been on a roller coaster ride the last year. Even as earnings and cash continue to... Read More

July 13, 2016

Impravata Inc. (IMPR) is going private. Impravata jumped 31% today after agreeing to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm. The Lexington, MA based healthcare IT company provides authentication and access management solutions for hospitals along with services for customers in the financial... Read More

July 12, 2016

The disk drives are back! Two weeks ago it was rival, Western Digital with better guidance. Now it's Seagate (STX) with better than expected earnings guidance. Seagate is jumping 22% to a 3 month high after raising quarterly guidance and also announcing... Read More

July 11, 2016

Boeing flying high at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. The stock is up a percent and a half leading the Dow to new recent highs thanks to announcement of the potential purchases of 60 new aircraft and the release of its latest... Read More

July 8, 2016

Ooooh, Barracuda! Barracuda Networks (CUDA) jumped 18% following better than expected earnings. Barracuda reported first-quarter revenue of $86.7 million, up 11% year over year and nearly $3 million higher than the average analyst estimate. Recurring subscription revenue jumped 20% to $65.3 million,... Read More

July 7, 2016

Tech is looking better. The chip stocks have been acting better. Now the storage makers are perking up. Western Digital (WDC) is up 4% back toward recent highs thanks to better guidance for the quarter. The company now expects its fourth quarter... Read More

July 6, 2016

  Today's diamond is keeping things ventilated in this crazy market. The US company, Nortek (NTX) is jumping 38% after accepting the offer from the British firm, Melrose to be bought out for $2.81 billion. The... Read More

July 5, 2016

Bringing Marijuana back to the forefront with today's diamond. INSYS Therapeutics (INSY) rose 8% after the FDA approved the company's latest drug, Syndros an alternative to the drug, Marinol. Marinol has been used to treat vomiting and nausea in cancer patients caused by chemotherapy, and to increase... Read More

July 1, 2016

High on the Hog. Harley-Davidson (HOG) is jumping 18% on heavy volume due to chatter circulating the quiet trading desks that KKR & Co. could be interested in buying the motorcycle maker. Harley-Davidson did not immediately respond to requests for comments. Rival, Polaris Industries is jumping... Read More

June 30, 2016

The eyes have it. Mobileye (MBLY) jumped 10% to an 8 month high on news Intel (INTC) and BMW (BAMXY) will hold a press conference on Friday for what is expected to be an announcement that the three will... Read More

June 29, 2016

Turnaround Wednesday. Two days down, two days up. Now what? Most sectors and stocks were higher, but Tesaro (TSRO) had the best day of its trading life with the stock doubling thanks to great news from their phase 3 ovarian cancer trial. Tesaro reported data from its phase 3 span... Read More

June 28, 2016

Turnaround Tuesday. The first up day since the Brexit vote was good, not great. Biotechs were one of the better performing sectors up nearly 4% today. Gilead Science (GILD) is the diamond of the day up 5% after the FDA approved... Read More

June 27, 2016

Brexit shocker means another risk off day. Any stocks with UK or European exposure like the banks (Barclays) have been taking a hit. Today's dog is Ryanair (RYAAY) the passenger-airline service provider based in the UK (enough said). The stock dropped 10% even though management said bookings have remained... Read More

June 24, 2016

Brexit, not good for the banks. Huge uncertainty looms large over the banking sector following the UK's decision to leave the EU. Major European and US banks use the UK as a springboard for their services and operations across Europe. UK's exit from... Read More

June 23, 2016

The chips are back! The semiconductor stocks have been acting a lot better as pricing improves for those tiny little chips. One of the most volatile chip stocks, Micron Tech (MU) is our diamond of the day up 10% to a new recent high. The flash memory DRAM maker... Read More

June 22, 2016

Finally a ray of hope for our diamond, SolarCity (SCTY). The solar company is jumping 5% on news Tesla is interested in acquiring the firm for $2.8B. Great news for the once highflyer down over 50% in the last year as the company hemorrhages cash. The analysts are scratching... Read More

June 21, 2016

Staying United is showing that today's diamond can soar higher. United Continental Holdings (UAL), the merged company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines jumped 3% after disclosing plans to boost revenue and reduce costs to improve earnings. The company will focus on... Read More

June 20, 2016

Flying higher with today's diamond. Boeing (BA) led the Dow Jones higher up 2.2% on high volume. The air plane manufacture company reported that a Russian air-freight company has agreed to buy an additional twenty 747's with a current 10 as a firm... Read More

June 17, 2016

Green is a pretty color especially when you get more. Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) is jumping 48% thanks to a takeover offer. The beauty products company that makes a broad range of products has agreed to be bought out by their rival Revlon (REV) for $420 million. The merger... Read More

June 16, 2016

Today's diamond is quite Logical. QLogic (QLGC) is jumping 9% after agreeing to be bought by Cavium. The networking infrastructure solutions provider agreed to be bought by chip maker Cavium (CAVM) for $15.50 in cash and stock for a total value of $1.36 billion in a deal valued... Read More

June 15, 2016

Steel seems to be the new diamond for the day. United States Steel Corp (X) surged 8% on high volume today. The steel company based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was upgraded this morning. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded the US Steel's shares to... Read More

June 14, 2016

More auto parts? Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) jumped 10% in another down market following better than expected earnings. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, came to 50 cents per share. Revenue for the maker of remanufactured vehicle alternators and starters came in at $97.4 million... Read More

June 13, 2016

As the world becomes more and more connected, one of today's major social media platforms is being bought out. LinkedIn (LNKD) is surging nearly 50% on news the company has accepted a $26.2 billion cash buyout from Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 a share. LinkedIn's stock has been on... Read More

June 10, 2016

This block is getting larger, at least today. H&R Block (HRB) is jumping 13% intraday while the broader market is taking a hit. The tax preparation and banking service company reported earnings of $701 million, or $3.16 per share, beating estimates by... Read More

June 9, 2016

Peanut butter jelly time! Our diamond, J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM), is jumping $10 or 8% to new all-time highs after posting better than expected earnings in their fourth quarter. The company reported earnings of $1.86 per share which crushed expectations of $1.19... Read More

June 8, 2016

Beer, food and skee-ball are making our diamond shine. Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) is jumping 10% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings and a new share buyback plan. The restaurant/entertainment company blew past earnings and sales estimates... Read More

June 7, 2016

Tech is back! Facebook and Amazon have been strong all year, but now other sectors like the chips and the storage makers are coming back to life. Western Digital (WDC) is the diamond today up 3% following an upgrade.  The storage maker was upgraded at Mizuho with a $53... Read More

June 6, 2016

Positive news for ovarian cancer patients. Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) is jumping 70% to new recent highs thanks to positive drug trial results. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company develops and engages treatments for cancer and immune-inflammatory diseases. Vascular's VB-111 drug that treats patients with recurrent platinum resistant ovarian cancer saw statistically... Read More

June 5, 2016

A good day for gold. Kinross Gold (KGC) jumped 14.78% to $4.97 a share following a rise of 2.51% in the price of gold to $1,243 per ounce on the August contract. The latest jobs report sent gold prices skyrocketing as the U.S. added fewer than expected positions last... Read More

May 31, 2016

Few stocks higher on the last trading day of May. Celator Pharmaceuticals (CPXX) is jumping 71% after agreeing to merge with Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 billion in cash. Jazz Pharma agreed to buy the New Jersey-based Celator to expand its product portfolio and gain access to VYXEOS, Celator's... Read More

May 27, 2016

This stock looks as beautiful as their products. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) is jumping 8% to a new all-time high after posting strong earnings. The beauty retailer has been on a roll up 319% over the last five years. The... Read More

May 26, 2016

There is no lid on the stock of today's diamond, Genesco (GCO). The retail conglomerate is spiking over 10% thanks to earnings of their brand names like Journeys, Lids Sports, Johnston & Murphy and Schuh. Quarterly sales actually missed estimates by a slight margin, but earnings blew past estimates.... Read More

May 25, 2016

Spin off and merger ALERT! Today's diamond, Computer Sciences (CSC), is jumping 37% to a new high thanks to HP Enterprises ( HPE) decision to spin off and merge its business-services division with Computer Sciences in a deal valued at $8.5 billion.... Read More

May 24, 2016

Today's diamond builds luxury homes, and with today's spike, you might be able to buy one. Toll Brothers (TOL) jumped 8% back toward the April highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Toll designs, constructions, and markets homes and converts existing rental... Read More

May 23, 2016

As Phil Mickelson had to give back close to $1 million in capital gains on a stock tip, he should've bought the stock of one of his biggest sponsors, Callaway Golf (ELY). Callaway is jumping over 6% to a new recent high thanks to an upgrade. The golf equipment... Read More

May 20, 2016

Apply today's diamond to see gains in the semiconductor space. Applied Materials stock (AMAT), the semi equipment maker, is jumping over 13% to a new 52 week high, but below its 2 year high, following strong earnings. Second-quarter results beat analyst estimates... Read More

May 19, 2016

The eagle is soaring today. American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) is surging higher by more than 17% on heavy volume following earnings last night. Like most retailers, the teenager oriented clothing company has faced some tough times of late. American Eagle reported earnings of... Read More

May 18, 2016

SAAS is playing NICE. Cloud software and networking company,  inContact (SAAS) jumped over 50% today after agreeing to be acquired by Nice Systems (NICE) for $14 in cash per share or $940 million. Nice Systems' stock jumped as well, up 4% on the news so it looks... Read More

May 17, 2016

Vroom vroom goes today's diamond. Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) is seeing their shares rise on high volume today, up over 12% thanks to insider buying. The rental car company has seen their shares drop over 50% in the last six months as sales have sputtered and earnings estimates have... Read More

May 16, 2016

Pfizer's back in the acquisition news. The failed merger between Allergan and Pfizer hasn't stopped Pfizer's management from wheeling and dealing. Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) is the diamond of the day up 57% after agreeing to merge with Pfizer (PFE) for $5.2 billion. The deal strengthens Pfizer's inflammation and... Read More

May 13, 2016

The chips are making a comeback. NVIDIA Corp (NVDA) was one of the few stellar stand outs today up over 15% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Nvidia posted $1.3 billion in revenue on earnings of... Read More

May 12, 2016

Today's diamond is keeping things growing along with their share price. Monsanto (MON) is jumping 8% on rumors of a possible bid from German company, Bayer AG for $40 billion. Monsanto, known as the company that revolutionized the soy bean to grow almost anywhere thanks to genetic modification, would... Read More

May 11, 2016

The force is with today's diamond. Electronic Arts (EA) is climbing over 13% following better than expected earnings last night. The company reported revenue of $924 million above Wall Street consensus of $888.8 million. The company also produced its most-ever profits of $1... Read More

May 10, 2016

The sky is the limit for today's diamond. TransDigm Group (TDG) is soaring over 10% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company designs and produces aircraft components for the two largest plane manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus. Earnings per share jumped 35.5% to $2.86, breezing past expectations for $2.58.... Read More

May 9, 2016

The age old battle between fresh fast donuts will continue, but one is now going private. Krispy Kreme Donuts (KKD) is jumping 24% following a buyout offer from a German private equity firm, JAB for $1.35 billion. The offer is... Read More

May 6, 2016

Looking for places to eat has changed from using the phone book to using an app. Today's diamond allows us to read reviews and see the food before we ever get to a restaurant. Yelp (YELP) is seeing their shares skyrocket up... Read More

May 5, 2016

Mac and cheese and ketchup are adding fuel to today's diamond. Kraft Heinz (KHC) is surging 3% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. As one of the world's largest food companies, Kraft reported a nearly 38% increase in quarterly profits thanks to cost-cutting efforts, reduced expenses and... Read More

May 4, 2016

Ice Ice baby! Today's diamond, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose 7% back toward the 52 week high following double-digit earnings growth for the seventh straight quarter. Earnings actually accelerated to 20% year-over-year making it the best quarterly report in the company's history. Looking forward, the company will continue to integrate... Read More

May 3, 2016

Use today's diamond to help ease the pain with today's sell off in the market. Mallinckrodt (MNK) is jumping 6% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat consensus of $1.72 per share with an actual $2.01 per share. The company... Read More

May 2, 2016

Wynn on a win streak.  Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is jumping 7% following better than expected gambling revenue out of Macau, China for the month of April. The numbers were actually not great as the world's top casino gambling destination saw revenue drop 9.5% to $2.17 billion, topping some estimates.... Read More

April 29, 2016

Time to go shopping with today's diamond. Amazon.com (AMZN) is surging 9% to a new all-time high following blow out earnings.  Sales grew 28% to $29.1 billion in the first quarter, compared to a forecast of $27.99 billion. Earnings per share were $1.07, greatly exceeding Wall Street's expectations of... Read More

April 28, 2016

The more you use social media the more returns you'll see in your account with today's diamond. Facebook Inc. (FB) is surging 8% to a new all-time high following blow out earnings. The company easily beat earnings and sales estimates as total advertisers grew 50% year over year while monthly... Read More

April 27, 2016

Your dream might have come true with today's diamond. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) is surging higher by 17% today thanks to rumors that Comcast may make a $3 billion offer for the company.  Comcast currently owns Universal Pictures which created "Minions" and "Despicable Me." With the merger, Comcast would have... Read More

April 26, 2016

The British have invaded. British Petroleum (BP) is surging 5% to new 2016 high following better than expected earnings. BP and the rest of the oil industry are struggling with the low oil price, however the company was able to turn a profit in... Read More

April 22, 2016

Just like our diamond's name your portfolio is advancing. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is soaring 40% after the company announced a notable IP licensing agreement along with better-than-expected first-quarter 2016 results. AMD has struck a $293 million agreement to license its processor and SoC technology to a newly... Read More

April 21, 2016

Your portfolio and your athletic gear are gaining in value. Today's diamond, Under Amour (UA) rose nearly 7% following better than expected earnings.  The company easily surpassed many analyst estimates as revenue beat expectations as well. The company also raised their yearend outlook. The company has Steph Curry to thank... Read More

April 20, 2016

Would you prefer a robot operating on your head with steady movements or a doctor who could have some shaky hands? Our diamond offers the former rather than the latter. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) is the diamond today up 4% to a new 52 week high following better than expected... Read More

April 19, 2016

As today's diamond leaves Obama Care they see their share price rise. United Health Care (UNH) is up 2% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Minnesota based company reported $1.81 earnings per share on $44.53 billion... Read More

April 18, 2016

The force is strong with Hasbro (HAS). Hasbro is surging 5% to a new 52 week high thanks to strong earnings due in part to Disney franchises, Star Wars and Frozen. Hasbro reported earnings of 38 cents a share easily beating estimates... Read More

April 15, 2016

The basin just got bigger. Great Basin Scientific (GBSN) is shooting up over 80% following better than expected earnings. The company has struggled to produce positive results, but last night the company reported 59.4% growth in revenue and 119.8% customer growth year-over-year.... Read More

April 14, 2016

3D printers are back. After a dismal 2015, 3D Systems Corp (DDD) is surging 10%, up 115% year to date thanks to an upgrade this morning. After bottoming in January, the stock has been on a steady climb after hiring a new CEO, the former manager of HP's... Read More

April 13, 2016

A good day for the banks. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is leading the financials and the broader markets higher today on better than expected earnings. Earnings came in at $1.35 per share or 9 cents better than consensus of $1.26 a share. Revenue... Read More

April 12, 2016

The price of oil is up along with the oil stocks. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has had a tough couple years and months with their founder dying in a recent car accident, but today the stock jumped over 30% on new favorable revolving loan limits. The new amendment provides short-term... Read More

April 11, 2016

Disk drives are back. Seagate (STX) is jumping 5% thanks to a positive article in Barron's magazine over the weekend. The former disk drive maker is in a down turn right now since no one is buying PCs right now. But thanks to plans to move into cloud computing,... Read More

April 8, 2016

Your portfolio has an ally today. Today's diamond, Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) is surging 19% after agreeing to merge with customer, Corning for a $305 million. This deal will add to Corning's Optical Communications sector by adding AFOP's ability to create optical... Read More

April 7, 2016

A win for Wynn in a down market for  this diamond. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) surged 11% on four times its normal volume closing just below $100 a share. The casino owner and operator had a great day after pre-releasing quarterly results and also updating shareholders on future properties including... Read More

April 6, 2016

The light is shining bright on today's diamond. Acuity Brands (AYI) is jumping 11% to a new 52 week high thanks to strong earnings. The smart-lighting maker reported second-quarter results that soundly topped expectations, saying it would continue to gain from demand for connected, energy-conscious building management in the... Read More

April 5, 2016

Every dog has its day. The rollercoaster ride continues as Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) jumped 10% on positive news for once.  A special board committee completed an internal investigation without discovering additional financial fallout from the firm's previous ties to a controversial pharmacy company, Philidor. Valeant also said they plan... Read More

April 4, 2016

Alaska Air is reaching farther with today's diamond. Virgin America (VA) is skyrocketing 41% after accepting a buyout offer from airliner, Alaska Air. The all-cash offer will expand Alaska Airlines' exposure to California and the East Coast. Virgin founder, Richard Branson said he... Read More

April 1, 2016

Oil may keep going lower if the cars from today's diamond become main stream. Tesla (TSLA) jumped 3% to a new six month high after debuting their new Model 3 car with a starting price of $35,000. The good news is the company is taking preorders for these cars... Read More

March 31, 2016

IBM not feeling so blue anymore. IBM (IBM) has been a dog with flees the last several years, but 2016 is looking brighter for the blue chip stock. After dropping 15% to start the year, IBM has come roaring... Read More

March 30, 2016

Time to hit the gym and see gains there as well as in your portfolio. Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has been on a roll coaster ride the last six months as a diamond, then dog, then diamond, then dog again. Hopefully, the stock is starting a new trend as a... Read More

March 29, 2016

Someone hit the button on their table to make sure today's diamond is winning. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is known for beer, wings and sports along with the ability to change an outcome of a game with the flip of a switch in... Read More

March 28, 2016

Time to get rid of your migraine with today's diamond. Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR) is surging over $8 or 50% after announcing positive top line data for their clinical trial migraine preventative drug. The drug, ALD403, reduced migraine days by at least 75% in 41% of patients who took the... Read More

March 24, 2016

Road trip anyone? Winnebago (WGO) is surging 3% closing in on 52 week high following earnings. The leader in the RV industry saw sales actually declined 4% in the quarter, but earnings did improve. Thanks to cheap oil, customers are upgrading to... Read More

March 23, 2016

Keeping it warm even when the name implies it's cold. Retailer, Five Below (FIVE) is jumping 7% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings last night. The earnings came in at 77 cents per share beating estimates while... Read More

March 22, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) keeps rising. The stock has rallied 80% in the last two months, but the Morgan Stanley analyst, Thomas Allen sees more upside thanks to the soon to be open Wynn Palace, the new flagship casino in Macau's Cotai strip.... Read More

March 21, 2016

With today's diamond you can paint your house money green. Valspar (VAL) is popping 24% or $20 thanks to a buyout offer from Sherwin Williams. Sherwin-Williams, the third largest coating supplier in the industry is offering $113 a share or $11.3 billion in cash for Valspar. The combination will... Read More

March 18, 2016

If you have never used this company's product, then you've probably have never been on the Internet. Adobe Systems (ADBE) is the diamond today up 4% after jumping as much as 8% this morning to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings last night. The Digital... Read More

March 17, 2016

FedEx (FDX) soaring higher along with the broader market thanks to better than expected earnings. The world's largest cargo airline and delivery service company saw their stock jump 11% or $17 marking the best day in FedEx share history. Besides beating earnings estimates, FedEx also lifted its earnings forecast... Read More

March 16, 2016

Oracle (ORCL) is the oracle in the market today. The cloud computing company rose 4% in a volatile trading day following earnings last night. Oracle beat earnings estimates, but then missed on revenues due to negative currency translations and persistent weakness in traditional software sales. The good news is the company... Read More

March 15, 2016

Welcome to the inner wall with today's diamond, Outerwall (OUTR). The owner of Coinstar and Redbox is up 7% after the company announced they would explore their strategic options to boost shareholder value. So far so good. Outerwall is also hiking their... Read More

March 14, 2016

Acting below par is what today's dog is doing. PAR Technology Corp (PAR) is down over 12% today after firing their Chief Financial Officer for violating corporate policy. The technology solutions company terminated their CFO after discovering he used company... Read More

March 11, 2016

For good fried chicken you have to find a place with a southern recipe and today's diamond, Bojangles (BOLA) fits that bill. After a lackluster IPO last year, the Charlotte based southern chicken restaurant is jumping 19% thanks to better than... Read More

March 10, 2016

More bang with your buck with today's diamond, Dollar General (DG). The stock  is surging 10% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The discount retailer is the second best performer this year in the S&P 500. Besides strong earnings, Dollar General expects 10-15% span... Read More

March 9, 2016

Have you ever fed your pets a blue buffalo before? Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) surged 22% today thanks to better than expected earnings last night. The Connecticut based pet product company reported better than expected earnings and sales while also raising... Read More

March 8, 2016

Shake Shak (SHAK) taking a hit down 10% today. The burger joint restaurateur has been on a roll of late reporting better than expected fourth quarter earnings and strong same-store sales growth of 11%, ahead of Wall Street estimates of 7.3%. For 2015, Shake Shack's... Read More

March 7, 2016

Heck of a rebound in oil the last several weeks up 20% and up 5% today closing in on $40 a barrel. Plenty of diamonds in the oil patch and commodities in general as investors buy in and investors who were short covered their positons. Today's diamond,  EP Energy Corp (EPE)... Read More

March 4, 2016

Keeping us all connected is the job for our diamond, Broadcom (AVGO). The designer, developer and supplier of digital semiconductor connectivity solutions is jumping 7% closing in on its 52 week high after reporting better than expected earnings. The Singapore based company earned $1.30 per share compared to $1.26... Read More

March 3, 2016

The 3D printing stocks are back! Stratasys (SSYS) is jumping 17% today after reporting fourth quarter results that topped estimates. The company reported a loss of 1 cent per share which compared to Wall Street's expectations of a loss of 12 cents... Read More

March 2, 2016

Fun fact: a gallon of water is more expensive than a gallon of gas, so do we drink oil going forward? Today's diamond, American Water Works (AWK) is up 5% today and up over 10% year to date. The water utility company has been on a steady rise since... Read More

March 1, 2016

Enjoying the workday today? You should since the markets are up and today's diamond Workday (WDAY) is soaring 18% thanks to better than expected earnings. The cloud application company has been on a roller coaster ride in the last month. The stock dropped over 20% at the start of... Read More

February 29, 2016

As everyone talks about Apple and the FBI, today's diamond is making a move. BlackBerry (BBRY) is spiking up over 5% after receiving approval to buyback more stock. In fact, the company is doubling the amount of shares... Read More

February 26, 2016

Time to go shopping with today's diamond, J.C. Penny (JCP). The stock is climbing higher today up 15% thanks to better than expected fourth quarter earnings. The company came in with earnings of 39 cents a share easily beating estimates of just 23 cents a share. The company saw... Read More

February 25, 2016

Sprouting from the depths of the market to become today's diamond, Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM). The natural and organic food retailer posted fourth quarter revenue of $930.3 million exceeding Street forecasts. The Phoenix based company saw revenue rise 27% year over year... Read More

February 24, 2016

We all have dreams, and today's diamond makes those dreams a reality. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) is jumping over 20% after easily beating earnings estimates last night. Thanks to a shift in strategy, DreamWorks earnings and sales are moving in the right direction. The company is focusing on growing its... Read More

February 23, 2016

Home Depot (HD) is riding the housing wave. Home Depot is higher by 2% thanks to strong quarterly results due to a strong housing market and warmer than usual weather. Both helped lift the home-improvement's sales sharply, ending 2015 on a high note... Read More

February 22, 2016

Is United Technologies (UTX) getting bought out? United Tech jumped 4% lifting the industrial sector on news they held takeover talks with rival Honeywell. If Honeywell, a maker of aerospace parts and climate control systems merged with United Tech, a maker of... Read More

February 19, 2016

Applied Materials (AMAT), the world's largest chip equipment maker, surged 7% thanks to better than expected earnings. The supplier to Intel and other semi firms, easily beat earnings and sales estimates thanks to shifting demand for 3D NAND chips. The company... Read More

February 18, 2016

As Watson teaches you, he is also making you money. Watson is the famous artificial intelligence (A.I.) computer created by today's diamond, International Business Machines (IBM). The company's shares are having one of their better days in a long time spiking over... Read More

February 16, 2016

Keeping your home safe and making money on the stock. ADT Corp. (ADT) is jumping 48% after the company agreed to be bought out by Apollo Global Management for $6.94 billion. ADT works in the home and business security industry with a wide range of products. The... Read More

February 12, 2016

Finding a diamond in the rough can be a gamble, unless you know where to look. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is up 13% following better than expected earnings.  The earnings were actually down 20% year over year while sales declined 17%, but with the stock down over 50% in the... Read More

February 11, 2016

Time to travel and grow your worth with today's diamond. Expedia (EXPE) is jumping 9% after making a 52 week low on Tuesday following better than expected earnings guidance for 2016. The travel website firm reported lackluster fourth quarter earnings, but does... Read More

February 10, 2016

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) is bucking the trend up 21% thanks to better than expected earnings. Akamai's technology speeds up video streaming to mobile devices, e-commerce transactions and business software downloads reported earnings of 72 cents per share 10 cents better than expected.... Read More

February 9, 2016

In a volatile day, Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) is jumping over 10% after making a new 52 week low this morning following disappointing earnings, but better than expected guidance.  The seller of granite, limestone, sand and gravel posted revenue of $780.8 million in the fourth quarter missing estimates. However... Read More

February 8, 2016

Chapter 11 on the way for a number of oil companies? You expect some small no name oil companies to go under, but today Chesapeake Energy (CHK) was halted twice falling as much as 50% before the company made a statement saying they have no plans to file for bankruptcy... Read More

February 5, 2016

Get those frozen Buffalo wings out for the Super Bowl this Sunday! Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) is today's diamond up 10% thanks to better than expected earnings. While quarterly revenue fell from $10.8 billion in 2015 to $9.2 billion in the first quarter, operating income was up 38% and... Read More

February 4, 2016

Thanks to today's diamond, we can continue to drive our cars around. Cummins (CMI), known for their engines, is jumping 7% on rather lackluster earnings. Revenue fell more than 6% to $4.77 billion, but better than the steeper 8% drop many analysts... Read More

February 3, 2016

Maybe with today's diamond the Zika virus can be defeated before a mass pandemic occurs throughout the world. Gilead Sciences (GILD) is jumping 4% thanks to better than expected earnings last night. The biopharmaceutical giant focused on developing and marketing cures for... Read More

February 2, 2016

Look fancy while your share price rise with today's diamond, Michael Kors (KORS). Michael Kors, the luxury fashion and apparel specialist, is jumping 25% following better than expected earnings. Quarterly revenue came in up 6.3% year over year (9.9% at constant currency) to $1.4 billion. Net income declined 3% to... Read More

February 1, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is back. After dropping 30% in two months due to an E. Coli outbreak that sickened 60 customers, the stock is rebounding 4% today after the CDC department announce that the outbreak appears to be over. Chipotle... Read More

January 29, 2016

Almost everyone has used or owned a product from today's diamond, Sony Corp (SNE). Sony is jumping 17% after making a new 52 week low yesterday. The reason for the surge was better than expected earnings up over 21%. Sony gave deserved... Read More

January 28, 2016

Under Armour is flexing its muscle today up 20% thanks to better than expected earnings. The Baltimore based company that counts such sponsors as Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Steph Curry, Cam Newton, Jordan Spieth, Tom Brady, and Gisele reported better than expected earnings and sales growth of 31% and 28%... Read More

January 27, 2016

Biogen is back. Biogen (BIIB) is jumping 8% following strong earnings thanks to better than expected sales of its treatment for multiple sclerosis.  The company is forecasting 2016 revenue forecast of $11.1 billion to $11.3 billion assumes no price increases for its key multiple sclerosis drugs — Tecfidera, Avonex,... Read More

January 26, 2016

Boring is beautiful. Beauty and family care product maker, P&G is leading the Dow higher today, best day for the major averages this year (that's not saying much). Procter & Gamble (PG) is jumping 2.5% today following better than expected earnings of $1.04... Read More

January 25, 2016

Bacon, egg and cheese on an English muffin is perfect for anytime during the day for today's diamond, McDonalds (MCD). McDonalds is bucking the trend up a 1% this morning hitting a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. McDonalds... Read More

January 22, 2016

Robots are taking over the world, and making surgery safer for anyone under the knife. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) hit a new 52 week high today of $580 per share thanks to better than expected earnings of $5.18 a share easily beating estimates... Read More

January 21, 2016

Program your representative to make logical trades for you just like today's diamond, Xilinx (XLNX). Xilinx is jumping 8% following better than expected earnings and speculation of a takeover. The company that designs and develops programmable logic solutions, reported in-line earnings while... Read More

January 20, 2016

Not many stocks higher to start the day, but Amphenol Corp (APH) is bucking the trend thanks to strong earnings. The company designs and manufactures and markets wide range of products that focus on voice, data communications, commercial and military aerospace electronics,... Read More

January 19, 2016

Macy's (M) is bucking the trend up 3% continuing its rally since mid-December. The stock got hammered last year down 42% from the summer highs due to weak year-end sales, but things are changing. In December Macy's announced a restructuring that investors liked.... Read More

January 15, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is a win today. Wynn is jumping 8% today after lowering guidance for the fourth quarter.  With the stock retesting the August lows yesterday, Wynn preannounced fourth quarter earnings.  The numbers are not spectacular. Revenue in Macau, China is expected to be in the range of... Read More

January 14, 2016

Hopefully today is the first of many positive days to come.  With the stock market moving straight down to start the year, it's time for earnings reports to tell us if the selloff is justified or not.  If JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is any indicator, the banks are... Read More

January 13, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is finally bouncing. Chipotle's stock rose nearly 6% today in a down market after executives on Wednesday said they are confident that steps they are taking to tighten food safety at the popular burrito chain will prevent future... Read More

January 12, 2016

With the market volatility, we're all dreaming of a better market with today's diamond, DreamWorks Animation (DWA). DreamWorks rose 4% today on an upgrade to outperform from market perform by FBR & Co. analyst. The upgrade comes on the heels of... Read More

January 11, 2016

Smoke em if you got em. Tobacco and Philip Morris (PM) is the diamond of the day up 2.5% within 1% of its 52 week high. No real news on Phillip Morris or the tobaccos, but with the way the rest of the market is acting, investors are flocking to safe... Read More

January 7, 2016

As the markets move lower, investors may want a special liquid from today's diamond. Constellation Brands (STZ) is bucking the trend, up nearly 5% following better than expected earnings. The conglomerate based in Victor, NY that owns alcoholic beverage names like Corona, Svedka, and Modelo, along with a large... Read More

January 6, 2016

Maybe the International tensions will ease now that Netflix is available worldwide. Netflix (NFLX) rose 9% today after the CEO mentioned at his keynote session at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the company will now be able to reach two-thirds of the world's online population.... Read More

January 5, 2016

Today's diamond is Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) up over 10% due to tougher gun regulations coming down the pike.  President Obama, in an emotional press conference today, announced new initiatives that will implement tougher gun control rules, more specifically the sale of guns. It seems like every time... Read More

January 4, 2016

Is your new year's resolution getting in better shape? Then you should take a look at today's diamond, Lululemon Athletica (LULU). The Canadian based company known for their yoga and running clothes is jumping 6% thanks to not one, but two upgrades. Not many stocks are trading higher with... Read More

December 31, 2015

Hope you got everything you wanted this holiday season because 2016 is coming! Today we are picking one of this year's biggest gainers. The honor goes to Amazon.com, the E-commerce giant celebrating its 20th anniversary with results that sent investors into a buying frenzy. Amazon was the second biggest gainer... Read More

December 30, 2015

Today's diamond in the rough is Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) up 3% in a down market. The company that specializes in semiconductors for various applications from industrial, mobile, and automotive to lighting and consumer electronics agreed to be bought out back in November by ON Semiconductor for $20 per share.... Read More

December 29, 2015

Put some pep in your step while you shop for parts. Pep Boys (PBY) is jumping 8% today to a 52 week high, up 80% year to date thanks to Icahn Enterprises making an offer for Pep Boys after the firm, Bridgestone made an offer on Christmas Eve. The... Read More

December 24, 2015

Nike's (NKE) down on a stock split. Nike split its stock 2 for 1 today.  Back in the 90s stock splits were all the rage, but since then you have stocks rising to the moon like Pricline, Google, Amazon, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and others. Nike is down 2% or... Read More

December 23, 2015

Celgene (CELG) and the markets look good today. The biotech is jumping 10% after the company settled a patent dispute yesterday over its popular blood cancer drug, Revlimid. The settlement removes an overhang on Celgene shares pushing out the release of the... Read More

December 22, 2015

Ford tough today. Ford Motor (F) is up 3% on rumors the company is in talks with Google (GOOGL) to help build their self-driving cars. If the contract manufacturing deal is finalized, it's expected to be announced next month. Ford has trailed... Read More

December 21, 2015

The force may not be with Disney (DIS). Star Wars opened this weekend to record sales coming in at $238 million domestically and over $500 million globally. Only Jurassic World did better globally in their first weekend, but that included China. Star... Read More

December 18, 2015

Red Hat is red hot. Red Hat (RHT) is higher by 4% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings last night. As one analyst put it, Red Hat delivered an early holiday gift with their results. The analyst raised his price target to $97 from $85... Read More

December 17, 2015

You are going to get your presents by Christmas with today's diamond. FedEx (FDX) is delivering holiday cheer bucking the trend up 3% in a down market following better than expected earnings. FedEx easily beat estimates earning $2.58 a share on revenue... Read More

December 16, 2015

An early holiday gift for SolarCity (SCTY). The stock is jumping 26% along with the sector after U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend a key... Read More

December 15, 2015

Today's diamond is acting valiantly. After dropping nearly 100 points in a single month, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is on the mend up 15% today. Valeant made a 52 week low last month at $69.93 per share, but is currently trading 57% higher as fears of accounting scandals subside. Short... Read More

December 11, 2015

No bottom in the price of oil just yet. Chevron Corporation (CVX) is one of many dogs in the oil patch down 3% today. There is not much the company can do right now except hunker down and wait for the price of oil and fundamentals to improve. The price per barrel of crude oil dropped to a seven year low back or the financial crisis levels when nothing was going right. Today it's not demand, but more of a glut of supply of oil that causing all the problems. OPEC and in particular Saudi Arabia could change all of this, but they're trying to inflict some pain on US fracking companies. The number of active oil rigs in the US decreased by 28 this week dropping to new wells in service. Eventually we'll bottom, but not yet. Read More

December 10, 2015

Hope you got your video cameras ready for the holiday party shenanigans. After a dismal year, GoPro (GPRO) is jumping 15% on analyst comments suggesting Apple should buy them. Part of the Apple buyout speculation is due to the release of new... Read More

December 9, 2015

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas except when the CEO of today's diamond buys more of his own stock. Wynn Resorts  (WYNN) the owner of Wynn Casino's in Las Vegas and 72% of the Wynn Macau in China rose $8 or 13% after CEO Steve Wynn... Read More

December 7, 2015

Going private! Today's diamond is Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) up over 73% after agreeing to a $13.9 billion takeover bid from private equity firm, JAB Holdings.  It hasn't been a good year for Keurig down 32% year to date even with today's 73% surge. Sales and earnings have... Read More

December 4, 2015

"It's in the game," is the classic sports slogan from today's diamond, Electronic Arts (EA). Electronic Arts is up 4% on an upgrade and positive comments at a Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom conference this week. Speaking at the conference, Electronic Arts... Read More

December 3, 2015

Good news! With today's diamond your cellphone will still get service thanks to their chip. Chipmaker, Avago Technologies (AVGO) is the diamond today up 9% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company specializes in manufacturing and distributing semiconductors for wide range... Read More

December 2, 2015

The energy sector is getting hit once again. Kinder Morgan (KMI) is the dog of the day down 8% to a new low on a debt downgrade from Moody's after Kinder Morgan increased their stake in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America... Read More

December 1, 2015

Putting the alpha in Alphabet (GOOGL). Google, Alphabet, or whatever you call it is jumping 2.5% to new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at RBC. RBC upgraded the stock with a $880 price target or 12.6% upside from here thanks to improved profitability with Google's core... Read More

November 30, 2015

Fitbit (FIT) looks fit for the holidays. Fitbit is the diamond today up 3% thanks to an upgrade at Barclays. Fitbit, the top maker of activity trackers and fitness bands, went public on June 18 at 20. It climbed as high as 51.90 on Aug. 5 before investors got... Read More

November 27, 2015

Short squeeze anyone? KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO) is the diamond of the day up over 40% after the CEO Shkreli tweeted out on Thursday that he would stop lending stock to people hoping to short it. The new CEO has shaken up the company quite a bit in... Read More

November 25, 2015

Guess who the diamond of the day is? Guess jeans (GES). Guess is trading up 8% this morning after beating earnings estimates last night. The earnings were not spectacular, but the CEO was pleased with third quarter results better than his expectations.... Read More

November 24, 2015

Terrorist threats have put security software front and center. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) is the diamond to up 6% following better than expected earnings and guidance. The Santa Clara firm known for their next-generation firewalls, threat intelligence cloud and advanced endpoint protection topped estimates by 3 cents while revenue... Read More

November 23, 2015

 Turkey anyone? Tyson Foods (TSN), the biggest U.S. meat processor, is jumping 9% to a new 52 week high after reporting better-than-expected quarterly numbers thanks to strong demand for chicken products and a boost from its purchase of sausage... Read More

November 20, 2015

Nike just did It. Nike's the diamond of the day up 4% near all-time highs leading the Dow back into positive territory for the year after announcing $12 billion shares buyback, a 14% hike to their dividend and a 2 for 1 stock split.... Read More

November 19, 2015

I guess there is better coffee than Columbian. Keurig Green Mountain is our diamond today jumping over 17% after better than expected earnings.  While earnings did beat, sales and profits are down year over year.  Earnings per share came in at 61 cents down from 86 cents last year. Sales were... Read More

November 18, 2015

Apple (AAPL) flexed its muscle today leading the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 higher thanks to an upgrade from Goldman Sach. Apple rose 3% after Goldman said the stock could see a 43 percent rise over the next 12 months as investors shift their focus from iPhones... Read More

November 17, 2015

  Another day, another retailer trading lower. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) is the latest victim down 11% following disappointing earnings and lower fourth quarter guidance. Dicks has stopped the bleeding in its golf business, but unseasonably... Read More

November 16, 2015

Defense contractors Lockheed Martin (LMT) rose 3.5% while Northrop Drumlin (NOC) rose 4.3% on Wall Street today following the terrorist attacks in France over the weekend. The French president, Francois Hollande announced that his country would increase security forces and freeze job cuts in defense through 2019 in response to the attacks, which killed at least 129 and wounded hundreds more. Hollande also indicated that he will prioritize spending on security. "France is at war," said President Hollande, over the weekend in which he vowed that France will lead a "pitiless" war on ISIS. "The acts committed on Friday night in Paris and at the stadium are an act of war." Read More

November 13, 2015

 With today's dog, your watch might actually become a fossil. Fossil Group (FOSL) fell over 33% following disappointing full year guidance. The company specializes in making and distributing fashion accessories such as watches, jewelry, handbags, and much more. The... Read More

November 12, 2015

Expect great things with today's diamond, Kohl's (KSS).  The stock is up 5% thanks to strong earnings due in part to a strong back to school sales season. The company that specializes in clothing and home furnishings beat earnings estimates by 6 cents while sales came in better than... Read More

November 11, 2015

Macy's (M) gets coal in its stocking. Macy's stock is down 14% midday to a multiyear low in a continuing trend for retailers reporting disappointing earnings and lower guidance for the holiday season. Part of the blame for the a disappointing current quarterly... Read More

November 10, 2015

Raxspace (RAX) racking up the gains. The cloud computing and hosted server solutions company jumped 12% thanks to better than expected earnings. Rackspace is carving out a niche in the evolving cloud computing world, where the company provides high-quality support and management services for cloud platforms sold by other... Read More

November 9, 2015

Winter is coming so get your firewood ready. Plum Creek Timber (PCL), a supplier of wood products for housing and other projects is jumping 17% to new recent highs after agreeing to merge with Weyerhaeuser for $8.4 billion. Shareholders will have to approve the deal, but the merger would... Read More

November 6, 2015

Monster Beverage (MNST) is having a monster day up 13% after beating earnings estimates. The famous energy drink found in almost every convenience store, gas station, college campus, and everywhere else reported their strongest year-over-year sales growth since the summer of 2012.... Read More

November 5, 2015

Go to Macy's and support our diamond today, Ralph Lauren (RL). The stock is up over 16% or $18 to new recent highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Ralph Lauren has been riding a wave of positive news the last several weeks. First, the company hired away one of... Read More

November 4, 2015

The future is now for electronic cars. Tesla Motors (TSLA) is the diamond today up over 10% or 21 points thanks to better than expected guidance. While the third quarter's numbers were not spectacular, the company guided to 17,000 to 19,000 deliveries in the fourth quarter or 47% to 64%... Read More

November 3, 2015

Two for two for the energy sector. November has been kind to the oils including today's diamond, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD).  It's a tough time to be an oil company, but Pioneer Natural Resources is still trying to make the best of it. Production rose 7% year over year,... Read More

November 2, 2015

Diamond Offshore (DO) is the diamond today. The oils have underperformed for a while including October when the major averages jumped 8% to 9%, but today is a new month. The energy sector is the second best performer with Diamond Offshore up 11%... Read More

October 30, 2015

Find a job, make connections, and grow your wealth with this popular social media site and stock. Today's diamond is LinkedIn (LNKD) up over $26 or 12% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company easily beat 3Q analyst estimates with earnings up 50%... Read More

October 29, 2015

Stay healthy through this winter while you watch you portfolio grow with today's diamond. Allergan (AGN) rose over $300 a share today up 6% thanks to news that Pfizer approached them about a merger. If the deal is consummated, the combined companies will create the largest drug maker in... Read More

October 28, 2015

Keeping the American people safe without anyone knowing is what our diamond of the today does best. Northrop Grumman (NOC) is soaring $9 or 5% to new all-time highs after winning a stealth bomber contract from the Air Force worth at least... Read More

October 27, 2015

Rite Aid (RAD) is the diamond today soaring 40% to $8.50 a share on rumors Walgreens will make an offer to buy the drug company for $10 billion. The deal would combine the second and third largest drug-store operators, intensifying the already fierce competition with CVS Health. The... Read More

October 26, 2015

Piedmont shareholders must be pinching themselves. Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) is our diamond up 36% today to an all-time high thanks to a buyout offer from Duke Energy for $6.7 billion including debt. The buyout price equates to almost 29 times Piedmont's consensus... Read More

October 23, 2015

Tech is back! Better than expected earnings from Google or Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft sent the Nasdaq Composite up 2% for the day and up 6% year to date. It was back to the future week for Microsoft (MSFT) soaring 10% to highs not seen since 2000 or 15... Read More

October 22, 2015

It doesn't matter when you wake up, you can still get breakfast whenever you want. McDonalds (MCD) started breakfast all day this quarter and investors and customers are happy. The stock is surging up over 7% thanks to strong third quarter earnings... Read More

October 21, 2015

The sun is shining bright on SolarWinds (SWI) today up 16%. Today the company announced that they will be acquired by two private equity firms for $4.5 Billion. The two firms taking the company private are Silver Lake Partners and Thomas Bravo. SolarWinds ironically is not in the solar... Read More

October 20, 2015

Robots are taking over the world! Wrong, but your heating, elevators and air conditioning in your office will continue to work with maintenance thanks to today's diamond, United Technologies Corporation (UTX). United Tech is up over 5% after better than expected third-quarter earnings. The company reported an earnings per... Read More

October 19, 2015

Thank you Oprah! Oprah is expanding her power and reach to Wall Street. Today's diamond is Weight Watchers (WTW) up 105% on news Oprah Winfrey took a 10% stake in the firm which comes with a seat on the board of directors. Oprah who has been frank about her... Read More

October 16, 2015

GE's future is looking brighter. Thanks to better than expected earnings, GE continued its momentum today rising 3% to a new 52 week high reaching levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.  Besides the better than expected earnings, GE is making a lot of moves to improve shareholder... Read More

October 15, 2015

Today's diamond keeps your blood sugar level low while the stock moves higher.  DexCom (DXCM) jumped 19% today thanks to strong third quarter earnings with sales up 52% to $105 million year over year. Biotechs have taken it on the chin recently, but not DexCom. DexCom's products have been... Read More

October 14, 2015

Pay for your next trip with the gains from today's diamond, Trip Advisor (TRIP). Trip Advisor is up over 25% following news rival Priceline will use some of their services in a strategic partnership. Trip Advisor in turn will be able to use Priceline's online travel brands on their... Read More

October 12, 2015

Airlines are on fire, literally. A Jetlbue plane today out of Syracuse NY had to make an emergency landing due to smoke and a possible small fire on the plane. No one was hurt, but the airline stocks were on fire rising over 3% on strong September traffic numbers and... Read More

October 9, 2015

Lumber Liquidators (LL) is back. Lumber Liquidators has been on a roller coaster ride this year falling from $70 down to $11 after a hedge fund manager and 60 minutes piece stated that Lumber Liquidator was importing floor boards from China with excessive... Read More

October 8, 2015

EMC (EMC) is the diamond today up 4.7% on news Dell is talking with investment bankers to buy EMC. The world's No. 3 PC maker is looking to beef up its cloud-based offerings for corporate customers and EMC fits... Read More

October 7, 2015

Providing solutions that help your company and pay you at the same time (not literally). Today's diamond is Global Payments (GPN) up over 8% to a new all-time high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company provides payment solutions for multiple types of organizations throughout North American, Europe... Read More

October 6, 2015

DuPont (DD) is up 8% today leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher which is up 5% from Friday's lows. DuPont is shooting higher after the CEO, under pressure from activist investors, is stepping down. The activist investor is none other than... Read More

October 5, 2015

General Electric (GE) shining bright. GE is leading the Dow higher today following news activist, Nelson Peltz and his Triad Fund invested $2.5 billion in the industrial conglomerate. The activist put together an 80 page report of what changes they'd like to see at GE to get the stock moving higher once again. Good news for shareholders, but maybe not for management. Read More

October 2, 2015

A win for Wynn. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is the diamond today up 22% following a report that the Chinese government plans steps to revive the flagging gambling industry in Macau, where betting has been in freefall. Last year, Wynn Resorts generated 70... Read More

October 1, 2015

We closed out the third quarter, the worst quarter in five years led by the energy space, but today's diamond is bucking that trend. PBF Energy (PBF) is jumping 10% after acquiring Exxon Mobil's refinery business in Torrance, California. The plant has been closed since the beginning of... Read More

September 30, 2015

Suit up and smell nice with today's diamond. The well-known designer clothes brand Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) has jumped over 14% today with the announcement of their new CEO. Ralph Lauren will no longer be the CEO for the company as... Read More

September 29, 2015

After two straight down days for the healthcare/ biotechs, the sectors are bouncing back today. Cantel (CMN) is the diamond today up 8% following better than expected earnings. The medical equipment maker easily beat estimates while revenue grew 15%. When this correction... Read More

September 28, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is the dog of the day down 15% and down 38% in the last two months to a 7 month low. Hilary Clinton got the biotech sector heading lower after making statements she won't as President allow biotech companies to continue to charge these high rates... Read More

September 25, 2015

Let's get in shape today and, Just Do It with today's diamond, Nike (NKE). Nike is up over 8% today thanks to stronger than expected earnings. Unlike most companies preannouncing bad earnings due to slowing business in China, Nike was able to easily beat estimates thanks to strong sales... Read More

September 24, 2015

Today's dog is a cat, Caterpillar (CAT) that is. Caterpillar dug its' own hole today after lower guidance for the year. On the bright side you can use their equipment to dig yourself a hole to stand in while you watch the... Read More

September 23, 2015

Look to save your money and make some money with today's diamond. First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) is higher by 13% after announcing today they hired JP Morgan to advise them in a possible sale. Located in the Northeast with 394 branches, First Niagara should be an attractive bank... Read More

September 22, 2015

Plenty of dogs today. Goldman Sachs (GS) is down 2% on news their CEO has cancer. The CEO and the doctors believe he has a really good chance to make a full recovery and long term this sell off is a... Read More

September 21, 2015

The oils are starting to look like the banks from the financial crisis. Weatherfold International (WFT) is the dog of the day down 17% following the announcement of a $1 billion debt/equity offering. The stock has been on a steady decline down 60% since last October. The debt/equity offering... Read More

September 18, 2015

Not many stocks higher today, but Adeptus Health (ADPT) has been on a tear.  The industry leading patient-centered health care organization continues to expand their access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier health care providers. Today the... Read More

September 17, 2015

Buy clothes, buy TV's, buy paper, and buy Shopify (SHOP) stock. The cloud based sales platform shot up 20% after Amazon named Shopify as their preferred partner. Amazon decided to shut down their Webstore e-commerce services and to use Shopify instead. Shopify will also partner with Facebook to utilize... Read More

September 16, 2015

Watch those Clydesdales trot their way to the top. Today's diamond is the American classic brewer Anheuser-Bush (BUD). The stock is up 5% on news the company intends to make a proposal to acquire SAB. SAB is the brewery that... Read More

September 15, 2015

This is reality, and GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) is rising. Today they announced their Cannabidol (CBD) placebo test on Schizophrenia to have top line results, causing shares to be up 7% today. The patients that received the CBD showed a significant... Read More

September 14, 2015

The markets are taking a bite out of Raptor Pharmaceuticals (RPTP) today.  Raptor is down 37% after the announcement that their experimental drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children, RP103, failed to meet its primary endpoint in a second mid-stage trial. Because RP103 reportedly failed to make any... Read More

September 11, 2015

Time to restore your portfolio after August with today's diamond. Restoration Hardware (RH) jumped 7% today following better than expected earnings.  The high-end home furnishings retailer saw second quarter earnings rise 27% and lifted guidance for next quarter. To add fuel to the rally Restoration Hardware said they would be... Read More

September 10, 2015

Use Con-way (CNW) to truck your way to the top. Con-way is the diamond of the day up 33% after agreeing to be acquired by XPO Logistics (XPO) for $47.60 a share in cash. The acquisition is expected to be... Read More

September 9, 2015

Eat, Drink, Play, and make money. Dave & Buster's (PLAY) has increased over 9% today, making it our diamond for the day so far. They are the leaders for restaurants arcades that have everything for a family fun night or just a... Read More

September 8, 2015

FitBit's (FIT) in great shape. Fitbit sprinted out of the gates today up 8% thanks to an upgrade from Morgan Stanley. The analyst at Morgan Stanley indicated the consumer the market for wearable smart watches is large enough for Fitbit and the... Read More

September 4, 2015

Commodities continue their swoon. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is the dog once again falling 4% as the price of copper dropped 3% today. To add insult to injury, S&P revised the miner's outlook to negative, citing lower copper prices would increase the company's heavy... Read More

September 3, 2015

Joy Global (JOY) is seeing no joy as the stock dropped 15% following disappointing earnings and a dismal short term outlook. The mining equipment stock is the dog of the day and a dog for the last year down 70% as sales and earnings continue to slip. Joy Global... Read More

September 2, 2015

Once highflyer no more. Chipmaker, Ambarella is down 12% following strong earnings, but cautious guidance for the third quarter. Ambarella's stock this year more than doubled by June, but has since dropped 40% due to an overvaluation and slowing sales of GoPro cameras. I doubt Ambarella will be the only... Read More

September 1, 2015

The roller coaster ride continues. A majority of stocks are lower today, but the dog of the day goes to retailer, Dollar Tree (DLTR). Dollar Tree is down 7% following disappointing earnings. The company is in the midst of a merger with Family Dollar, but is blaming the shortfall... Read More

August 31, 2015

More bottom fishing in the oil patch. Phillips 66 (PSX) is the diamond today after billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in the oil refiner. Within the energy space, the refiners are benefitting the most... Read More

August 28, 2015

Chevron (CVX) is the diamond of the day up 3% as the top performing component in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Rumors have been flying that Chevron doesn't have the cash to maintain the dividend without dramatic cost cuts or asset sales. Part of the rally is short covering... Read More

August 27, 2015

Back to back big up days in the markets producing plenty of diamonds, but U.S. engineering and construction company McDermott (MDR) is up more than 25% this morning after it announced a new contract with Saudi Arabia's state oil company. The $1.5 billion contract is the largest single contract... Read More

August 26, 2015

Finally, a diamond in the oil patch. Cameron International (CAM) is jumping 42% after Schlumberger agreed to buy them out for $12.7 billion. The merger is a bet on a deep water resurgence in oil drilling. Let's hope they are right. On the downside, Transocean (RIG) is down 5%... Read More

August 25, 2015

Best Buy was a buy. The diamond of the day goes to Best Buy (BBY) up 15% following better than expected earnings. The guidance wasn't great, the stock is still down 20% since March, but after the last week we'll take it. All the blue chips are rallying today with... Read More

August 24, 2015

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) is one of the few diamonds today. The chip maker that counts Apple as a major customer rose 1.8% after Apple disclosed mid-quarter guidance indicating that business remains strong and is actually accelerating in China. Most companies can't say that. Apple's stock was also a diamond... Read More

August 21, 2015

A diamond in the rough. Not many stocks up today, but Hewlett Packard (HPQ)receives the diamond of the day award up 3% following better than expected earnings and solid guidance. A good day for HP, then again the stock is down 30% year to date. HP sells for less... Read More

August 20, 2015

Gold is golden today. Newmont Mining (NEM) is the diamond today up 3.66% as gold continues to rebound as the major averages crumble. A 2% decline in the Dow and a nearly 3% decline in the Nasdaq sent investors fleeing to the gold standard today. Hedge fund and private equity firms... Read More

August 19, 2015

The golden arches are golden again. McDonald's (MCD) is the diamond of the day and the only Dow component to sit at all-time highs. No real news on McDonalds today, but the retail sector in general is acting well. Home Depot, Lowes, TJX, and Target are other retail... Read More

August 18, 2015

A tale of two Dow components. Walmart (WMT) is the dog of the day down 3% following disappointing earnings and lowered guidance for the third quarter. Lower guidance and preannouncements may become the theme for the next month. With revenue of $119 billion in the quarter and $487 billion... Read More

August 17, 2015

Third strike for KKR. The private equity firm, KKR (KKR)fell 3% today after confirming privately held oil company, Samson Resources, who KKR purchased for $7.2 billion in 2011, agreed with its main creditors today to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  We should see more oil and... Read More

August 14, 2015

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Sysco Corporation is looking great today, up 6.78% to $41.14. The food distributor saw its shares rally after news that Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund disclosed a $42.1 million stake in Sysco. That stake equates to 7.1% of the shares outstanding, which would now make Trian the largest... Read More

August 13, 2015

Wayfair Inc. (W) Wayfair has just what I need, everything for my portfolio, and shipping was free. In all seriousness though, Wayfair is doing great today, up 9.81% to $53.75. The online retailer saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Wayfair had a net loss of... Read More

August 11, 2015

Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOGL) Google is actually being "googled" today, up 4.66% to $662.78. The online search provider saw its shares rally after news that the company would restructure itself under a holding company called Alphabet. Under the restructuring, Google's main web operations would be separated from its new... Read More

August 10, 2015

Precision Castparts Corp (PCP) Precision Castparts is the diamond of the day up 19% thanks to Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway paying a hefty price of $32.3 billion for the maker of aerospace and other parts. This is good news for Boeing and the aerospace fundamentals going forward.... Read More

August 7, 2015

Boring is beautiful. Carpet maker, Mohawk Industries (MHK) jumped 6% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. Mohawk's stock is up over 30% this year verse wood floor rival, Lumber Liquidators (LL) which is down over 80% this year... Read More

August 4, 2015

LendingTree, Inc. (TREE) LendingTree is up to new highs today as the stock is surging 44% today. The company announced that it made a profit during the second quarter, which is big news compared to last year's loss. After posting record revenue of $55.1 million, LendingTree is looking... Read More

August 3, 2015

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Lexicon Pharmaceuticals' stock is running up over 50% today after announcing that its experimental drug showed promising results from its late-stage trial. The biopharmaceutical company has struggled in the past with clinical products, so today's news means this could be a potential turning point for the... Read More

July 31, 2015

The energy sector has no energy. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) are the dogs of the day as both fell over 4% to new 52 week lows following disappointing earnings. Earnings for the oil giants came in at 10 year... Read More

July 30, 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) WWE saw a 19% increase in its share price today after reporting a positive earnings report. EPS came in at 7-cents a share, above estimates of a 1-cent loss, compared to one year ago when the company posted a loss. Profit growth came primarily... Read More

July 29, 2015

Buying defensive stocks and defense companies has worked the last few weeks. Today, defense company Northrop Grumman (NOC) is the diamond of the day up $10 or 6% following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. The stock broke through resistance of... Read More

July 28, 2015

MicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR) MicroStrategy's stock is on the move today, up 16%, after a positive earnings report that surpassed the Street's expectations. Revenue was $4 million higher than projections and EPS easily beat analysts' estimates by 44 cents. This surprisingly high EPS can be credited to management's ability... Read More

July 27, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) Teva Pharmaceutical is up 14% today to a new 52-week high after announcing this morning that it would acquire the generics business of Allergan. This deal is for $40.5 billion, giving Allergan $33.75 billion in cash and shares of Teva valued at $6.75 billion. Teva expects... Read More

July 24, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Amazon Inc. is absolutely on fire today, up $48.32 to $530.50. The online retailer saw its shares rally over $100 intraday today after beating on earnings estimates. For the second quarter, management announced that net sales rose 20% to $23.18 billion beating analysts' estimates of $22.39 billion.... Read More

July 22, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Chipotle, one of the most popular Mexican chains in the country, is up 8% today after releasing its earnings report after yesterday's close. The company earned $4.45 EPS on $1.2 billion in revenue, which was about in-line with analyst expectations. Even though these... Read More

July 20, 2015

Exelixis (EXEL) Exelixis, Inc. is up more than 50% today to a new 52-week high of 5.96. The biotech company released positive results from its phase 3 trial for its kidney cancer treatment, Cometriq. Investors had been waiting a year for these results after the drug failed in... Read More

July 17, 2015

Google (GOOG) is back as the diamond of the day.  The search-engine giant added $65 billion to its market capitalization today, more than the size of Hewlett-Packard Co. The surge, following earnings that topped analyst estimates, is the biggest one-day gain in value ever for a U.S. company, according to... Read More

July 16, 2015

Voltari Corporation (VLTC) Voltari is up again today following its strong day yesterday. The ad company is up $2.44 or 42.49% for the day. This extreme price jump comes from a majority shareholder, Carl Icahn announcing that he is still long, sitting at more than a 52% stake in the... Read More

July 15, 2015

Macy's (M) The department store saw a bump in its stock price today, up 8% to $72. This rise came after hedge fund manager Jeff Smith named Macy's his best idea for 2015. Smith even went as far as saying that the stock could go up to as high... Read More

July 14, 2015

Transgenomic, Inc. (TBIO) Transgenomic spiked sharply up 30.77% to $1.87 by mid-afternoon today, following the launch of a genetic test for the diagnosis of leukodystrophy, a grouping of rare brain conditions which combine to be fatal if not treated. The group of devastating diseases is difficult to diagnose and near... Read More

July 13, 2015

Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) Anacor Pharmaceuticals share price is up 57% to $133, continuing its hot streak for 2015. Anacor developed a topical lotion that cleared eczema skin rash better than a placebo. Now, the company is seeking U.S approval for the lotion in the first half of next... Read More

July 9, 2015

Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) Clean Energy Fuels, a gas utilities company, is up 18% on the day after announcing that their business plan to complete 36 new station projects is on track. This will be a record number for the company, and investors are anticipating future growth with... Read More

July 8, 2015

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TLSA) Very few diamonds today. The high flying Tesla Motors up 55% since April has experienced a downturn costing them $2.5 billion of market cap this week. At... Read More

July 7, 2015

DepoMed Inc. (DEPO) DepoMed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on products for neurology, pain and diseases for the central nervous system. After news that Horizon Pharmaceutical proposes to buy DepoMed for 1.75 billion, the company's shares are up 36.17% to 28.10. The California based pharmaceutical company... Read More

July 6, 2015

Weight Watchers (WTW) The struggling weight loss company finally caught a break today, as shares are up 16% to 4.75 on takeover rumors. According to the New York Post, an unnamed hedge fund has shown interest in acquiring Weight Watchers. The purchase price could be $2 billion including debt. Weight... Read More

June 29, 2015

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU)   Peabody Energy is up 9% today after... Read More

June 26, 2015

Nike, Inc. (NKE)   Nike's stock is up 4% today after reporting an increase in... Read More

June 25, 2015

Tenet Healthcare (THC) Tenet Healthcare is our diamond of the day, as the stock is gaining over 12% on the day after some big news about the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could continue issuing subsidies to Americans through Obamacare. Even though it was... Read More

June 24, 2015

Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (CPXX) Celator Pharmaceuticals saw a surge of investment following an announcement that their Phase III Study of CPX-351 yielded positive induction response results. The stock noticed a $0.53 rise to $2.77 by mid-afternoon. Skipping all the dense information and heading straight for layman's terms, the drug... Read More

June 22, 2015

Diamond: Fitbit Inc. (FIT)   Shares of Fitbit are once again trading higher, closing up 14% crossing the $40 mark at one point before... Read More

June 19, 2015

LiveDeal (LIVE) LiveDeal is moving up 13% to $2.88 after the marketing company announced that it expects record setting revenue and earnings growth in FY15. The increase of sales is due to the expansion into online sales of consumer products and growth of its subsidiary, ModernEveryday. LIVE... Read More

June 18, 2015

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) With the launch of the company to the public today, Fitbit had a strong first day of trading. The stock opened up at $20 a share and by mid-afternoon was sitting at $29.99, a $9.99 jump. The company is known for its wristbands, which can track your... Read More

June 17, 2015

Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP) Synergy is up $3.01 to $7.65 by mid-afternoon today, marking a 64.87% increase on the day. The company attributes this spike to the announcement of its drug plecanatide, and its success in relieving chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). The drug, tested against a placebo, yielded a... Read More

June 16, 2015

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) Aerie Pharmaceutical had a big day today as it was up around 50%. This was good news for Aerie investors after the stock had plummeted 64% in one day back in April on previous trial results. Today, the company announced that the FDA is allowing the... Read More

June 15, 2015

Bio Blast Pharma (ORPN) Bio Blast's stock price flew up over 25% midway through the trading day after the biopharmaceutical company announced the beginning of a Phase 3 study for Cabaletta in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. The company's CEO made a statement claiming that positive signals were seen throughout the... Read More

June 12, 2015

Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (FOLD) Amicus Therapeutics is trading higher today, up 8.58% to $14.43. The rare and orphan disease biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after announcing a secondary offering. Amicus priced its secondary offering of 16,981,132 shares at $13.25 per share sending its primary shares flying today. The company... Read More

June 9, 2015

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) Today's diamond is LightPath Technologies. The company is sitting pretty at $1.77 by mid-afternoon today. This share price comes from a 43 cent jump up 32.09% from the opening bell. One major factor for this surge of investment is the company's latest announcement that one of... Read More

June 8, 2015

Tobira Therapeutics Inc. (TBRA) Tobira Therapeutics is looking healthy today, up 22.55% to $21.86. The liver and HIV treatment company saw its shares rally after news that it completed its recruitment for its Phase 2b CENTAUR study. Now that the company has a full recruitment of patients, it... Read More

June 5, 2015

David's Tea Inc. (DTEA) Investors are drinking up David's Tea today with shares up 40.11% to $26.62. The tea and beverage company saw its shares rally on its IPO day. Today's the first day of trading for David's Tea and it appears that investors are intrigued by the company.... Read More

June 4, 2015

Shiloh Industries Inc. (SHLO) Shiloh Industries is trading in the green today, up 25.58% to $12.52. The light weighting, as well as noise, vibration, and harshness solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle company saw its shares spike after reporting a second quarter profit. For the quarter, Shiloh management announced revenue of... Read More

June 3, 2015

LightPath Technologies (LPTH) LightPath Technologies gained over 40% on the day. The company's stock was trading up .45 up to 1.55 during the middle of the day. The optical component designer provided an update on its infrared product line, saying its shipment volumes tripled in the fiscal third... Read More

June 2, 2015

Halcon Resources Corp (HK) Halcon is today's Diamond. It opened up at $1.08 and jumped up 22.43% by mid-afternoon to $1.31. This jump follows a harsh decline after an almost 11 month slump, with its 52 week high of $7.50 dwarfing today's increase. This decline was the result of falling oil... Read More

June 1, 2015

ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN) ImmunoGen spiked up 66% to $15.00 midday today after the company made an announcement at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. The company saw positive results from its ovarian cancer treatment, IMGN853. These Phase 1 results have led to a shift in Wall Street... Read More

May 29, 2015

Humana (HUM) jumped 20% today after the company announced they are putting themselves on the block for sale. Press reports say that Aetna (AET) and Cigna (CI) have held preliminary discussions with Humana already.  This move could possibly be the first domino to fall in an overdue managed... Read More

May 28, 2015

Rally Software Development Corp. (RALY) Rally Software is rallying today, up 44.04% to $19.46. The software company saw its shares skyrocket after news that CA inc. made an offer to buy Rally. CA said it agreed to acquire Rally for $19.50 a share, or about $480 million. CA expects the... Read More

May 27, 2015

Broadcom Corp (BRCM) Broadcom is soaring today, up 19.85% to $56.39. The semiconductor company saw its shares pop after news that Avago Technologies is interested in purchasing the company. The rumor broke this morning on the Journal's website, however it is unclear what terms the Broadcom and Avago were discussing... Read More

May 26, 2015

Geeknet Inc. (GKNT) Geeknet investors are looking smart today as the company rallied 115.32% to $17.01. The online retailer saw its shares skyrocket after news that Hot Topic would purchase the company. Under terms of the deal, Hot Topic will pay Geeknet shareholders $17.50 per share (more than double... Read More

May 22, 2015

The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the dog of the day, dog of the week, and dog for the year. While the other major averages are making new all-time highs, the Dow Jones Transportation Average is making new lows for the year down 7%. Each segment of the average is... Read More

May 20, 2015

Prima Biomed Ltd. (PBMD)  Investors should pay attention to the global biotech company, Prima Biomed Ltd. PBMD increased by 212.50% today after announcing their outstanding clinical trails of their new drug CVac. The Australian company is known for their products directed toward the treatment of cancer. CVac is a... Read More

May 19, 2015

Urban Outfitters (URBN) Urban Outfitters is unfashionably down 16.52% today. The trendy retailer, known as a style influencer for 18-28 year olds, prices their clothing much higher than competing brands. With a decline in quarter sales and profit, URBN is struggling to balance their fashion-forward apparel with... Read More

May 18, 2015

(ANN) Ann Taylor and Loft Brands  The stock for (ANN) is starting this summer in style. With a fashionable stock price of $46.10,  the women's clothing company is soaring up to 19.09%. (ANN) is currently trending due to Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) expanding its own women's apparel... Read More

May 15, 2015

Upgrade for Yum Brands (YUM) gives shareholders a warm feeling in their belly. JP Morgan's upgrade of Yum Brands with a $108 price target sent the shares higher by 4%. The real meat of the upgrade was the possibility of a potential... Read More

May 14, 2015

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (VBLT) Vascular Biogenics has its investors pulse racing today, up 53.90% to $6.28. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company saw its shares spike after announcing positive results at the ASCO conference. Last night, Vascular Biogenics reported  positive, statistically significant data evaluating the efficacy of VB-111 for the... Read More

May 13, 2015

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) Williams Partners is on fire today, up 22.30% to $57.97. The natural gas company saw its shares pop after news that Williams Co. would buy its subsidiary (Williams Partners) in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion. Williams Co., an energy infrastructure company, reported that the... Read More

May 12, 2015

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (ORIG) Ocean Rig is making a splash today, up 14.63% to $8.83. The offshore drilling company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Ocean Rig announced a net income of $41 million and a profit of $0.31 per share after... Read More

May 8, 2015

Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (ALDR) Alder Biopharma is on fire today, up 21.70% to $36.74. The clinical stage biotech company saw its shares pop after beating on earnings. For the quarter, Alder reported a loss of $14.7 million or a loss of $0.40 per share. While the numbers seem poor, the... Read More

May 7, 2015

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY) Quality Distribution is looking great today, up 60.51% to $15.74. The bulk chemical transporter saw its shares rally after new it would be taken private by Apax Partners in an $800 million deal. Under the terms of the deal, Apax will pay $16 per share, which... Read More

May 6, 2015

Synageva BioPharma Corp. (GEVA) Synageva is doubling its investors' money today, up 112.84% to $204.00. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares explode after news that Alexion Pharma would buy Synageva for $8.4 billion. Alexion is interested in Synageva's pipeline which includes; Kanuma, a potential treatment that's currently being reviewed by... Read More

May 5, 2015

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (PTBI) PlasmaTech hit the daily double today, up an astonishing 163.42% to $7.35. The cancer treatment company saw its shares explode after news that hedge fund manager George Soros has taken a 5.17% stake in the company. Soros announced that he purchased 1,166,667 shares of PlasmaTech. The... Read More

May 4, 2015

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) Cognizant Technology is painting the tape green today, up 7.12% to $63.36. The information technology company saw its shares rally after beating earnings estimates. For the quarter, Cognizant announced that it earned $382.9 million or $0.62 per share (actually $0.71 adjusted). Both numbers beat analysts'... Read More

April 30, 2015

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW) Everything is clicking for ClickSoftware today, with the stock up 26.58% to $12.43. The workforce management software company saw its shares rally after news the Francisco Partners would buy ClickSoftware for $438 million in cash. Francisco will buy all of ClickSoftware's outstanding shares for $12.65 each,... Read More

April 29, 2015

XPO Logistics Inc. (BPO) XPO Logistics is making its investors happy today, up 16.33% to $49.15. The transportation and logistics company saw its shares rally after news that they would acquire French logistics provider, Norbert Dentressangle, for $3.53 billion. Under terms of the deal, Founder Norbert Dentressangle will... Read More

April 28, 2015

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Rent-A-Center is trading in the green today, up 12.94% to $30.54. The household goods leaser saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. Rent-A-Center reported earnings of $0.52 per share for the first quarter, above analysts' estimates of $0.50 per share for the quarter. Revenue grew... Read More

April 27, 2015

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Tesla Motors is burning rubber today, up 6.64% to $232.94. The electric automobile maker saw its shares rally ahead of the debut of its new battery business. Tesla hinted at the new business line earlier this year, and has said battery-storage applications could account for a... Read More

April 24, 2015

Seattle companies are having a good day pushing the Nasdaq to a new 15 year and all-time high. Seattle based Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Starbuck (SBUX) are all trading higher thanks to strong earnings. Amazon is jumping 14% to a new all-time high thanks to strong... Read More

April 23, 2015

Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) surged 7.94% today, it biggest daily percentage gain since the company's 2011 IPO, after the company reported a better-than-expected 2.7% comparable-sales gain at its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts stores, which account for 75% of its sales. Same-store sales jumped... Read More

April 22, 2015

Burgers are in today. McDonald's (MCD) shares spiked 3% today despite the fast food giant missing earnings on both the top and bottom lines. Traders are banking on new CEO Steve Easterbrook's turnaround plan, which will be announced on May 4th. The stock has risen since he... Read More

April 21, 2015

Mylan N.V. (MYL) Mylan is watching its plot thicken today as shares climbed 8.20% to $73.63. Recently, Mylan shares rallied after news that the company was attempting to buy Perrigo Company for $29 billion. Today, Mylan shares are rallying for the opposite reason, Teva Pharmaceuticals made an unsolicited offer to... Read More

April 20, 2015

Genetic Technologies Limited (GENE) Genetic Technologies is soaring today, up 27.19% to $5.38. The genetic testing company saw its shares spike after announcing its two new breast health centers will start to offer BREVAGenplus, which is a scientifically validated risk test for sporadic breast cancer. Genetic Technologies said it expects... Read More

April 17, 2015

Mattel Inc. (MAT) Mattel is looking good today, up 4.78% to $26.73. The toy company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Mattel management announced a loss of $0.08 per share, which beat analysts' estimates of a loss of $0.09 per share. Furthermore revenues came... Read More

April 16, 2015

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix is soaring higher today, up 17.57% to $559.00. The internet television company saw its shares rally after subscriber growth outpaced forecasts. Netflix announced that it record an increase of 4.6 million customers from January to March, with more than half of that coming from overseas (2.6... Read More

April 14, 2015

Dover Saddlery Inc. (DOVR) Dover Saddlery investors are riding the pony today, with the stock up 67.03% to $8.35. The equestrian product maker saw its shares take off after news it would be acquired by Webster Capital. Under terms of the deal, Webster Capital will acquire all of the outstanding... Read More

April 13, 2015

Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) Builders FirstSource is skyrocketing today, up 67.83% to $11.57. The manufacturer and supplier of structural building products saw its shares shoot higher after that it agreed to buy ProBuild Holdings. The deal is an all cash deal of $1.63 billion, and creates a company with $6.1... Read More

April 10, 2015

General Electric Company (GE) General Electric is shocking investors today, up 10.77% to $28.51. The infrastructure and financial company saw its shares pop after news that the company would sell a bulk of its GE Capital banking business. The deal is already under way with, GE selling off a large portion... Read More

April 9, 2015

Mylan NV (MYL) Mylan is trading higher again today, up 2.59% to $70.14. The generic pharmaceutical company saw its shares jump on a continued rally from the news of their deal with Perrigo. Under the deal (which was announced yesterday), Perrigo shareholders would receive $205 per share in a combination... Read More

April 7, 2015

Shire PLC (SHPG) Shire is painting the tape green today, up 4.50% to $240.17. The large biopharmaceutical company saw its shares climb after announcing that it reached an agreement with the FDA for a clear regulatory path for SHP465, its ADHD drug for adults. Under the clear... Read More

April 6, 2015

UniQure N.V. (QURE) UniQure is on fire today, up 46.85% to $33.57. The biotechnology company saw its shares pop after news that Bristol Myers Squibb would invest in the company. Bristol-Myers will pay approximately $100 million, including an upfront payment of $50 million, a $15 million payment to select two collaboration... Read More

April 2, 2015

CarMax Inc. (KMX) CarMax is driving its price higher today, up 8.85% to $74.44. The used car retailer saw its shares spike after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, CarMax management announced net sales of $3.51 billion beating analysts' estimates of $3.50 billion. Furthermore, the company announced that it... Read More

March 31, 2015

Movado Group Inc. (MOV) Movado is on the move today, up 11.16% to $28.49. The fine watch company saw its shares pop after earnings were reported higher than expected. For the fourth quarter, Movado management announced a profit of $10.1 million on revenue of $133.9 million, which equates to $0.40... Read More

March 30, 2015

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ASPX) Auspex Pharmaceuticals is flying high today, up 41.53% to $100.36. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after news of a buyout. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition... Read More

March 27, 2015

Olin Corp. (OLN) Olin Corp is trading in the green today, up 19.27% to $32.43. The chlor alkali company saw its shares rally after news that Dow Chemical would separate its chlorine operations and merge it with Olin. The deal includes $2 billion of cash and cash equivalents to be... Read More

March 25, 2015

Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) Kraft Foods is getting eaten up today, up 35.59% to $83.15. The consumer packaged food and beverage company saw its shares rally after news of a merger with Heinz. The deal is headed by Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital and consists of the two... Read More

March 24, 2015

Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) Abiomed is having a great day today, up 18.10% to $72.55. The biotech company saw its shares rally after new that the FDA approved one of the company's devices. Abiomed management announced today that the FDA approved their heart pump, Impella 2.5, which had been... Read More

March 20, 2015

Prothena Corporation PLC (PRTA) Prothena Corporation is painting the tape green today, up 32.26% to $38.66. The biotech company saw its shares rally after positive trial news. Prothena said that their drug PRX002 lowered levels of free serum alpha-synuclein up to 96% in healthy subjects. Alpha-synuclein is potentially involved... Read More

March 19, 2015

Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (FOLD) Amicus Therapeutics is on fire today, up 34.87% to $12.61. The biopharmaceutical company saw its share rally after announcing they would seek accelerated U.S. approval for their disease therapy, migalastat. If approved, migalastat will be the first oral therapy for Fabry disease, a rare, inherited genetic mutation that... Read More

March 17, 2015

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) American Airlines is soaring high today, up 6.99% to $53.73. The airline company saw its shares rally after news that it would join the S&P 500. American Airlines will replace Allergan which was recently acquired by Actavis. CEO Douglas Parker said that as the... Read More

March 16, 2015

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO) Inovio Pharmaceutical is having a stellar day, up 19.89% to $8.44. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares pop today after better than expected earnings and news of a grant. For the quarter, Inovio management announced that the company lost $0.12 per share, which beat analysts' estimates... Read More

March 13, 2015

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO) El Pollo Loco is going crazy today, up 12.92% to $27.10. The restaurant company saw its shares rally higher after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, El Pollo Loco management announced revenue of $87.97 million or $0.12 per share. Analysts' were expecting revenue... Read More

March 12, 2015

Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (BONT) Bon-Ton Stores is trading higher today, up 28.66% to $6.03. The retailer saw its shares go green today after posting a fourth quarter profit. For the quarter, Bon-Ton management announced revenues of $963.5 million, an EPS of $3.55, and a profit of $71.7 million. Even... Read More

March 11, 2015

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SUPN) Supernus Pharmaceuticals is looking super today, up 9.47% to $10.87. The specialty pharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after beating earnings estimates. For the quarter, Supernus posted revenue of $30.8 million and earned $0.10 per share. Analysts' were expecting the company to report revenue of $26.4... Read More

March 10, 2015

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) Acadia Pharmaceuticals is making its investors happy today, up 17.29% to $45.66. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares pop after two cancelled meetings sparked the speculation that ACAD might be bought out. The company cancelled a meeting on March 3rd at the last minute, and... Read More

March 9, 2015

RTI International Metals Inc. (RTI) RTI International Metals is on fire today, up 39.30% to $38.00. The titanium and specialty metal company saw its shares rally after news that they would be bought out by Alcoa. The stock-for-stock transaction had an enterprise value of $1.5 billion and would... Read More

March 6, 2015

Foot Locker (FL) is kicking butt as better than expected sales and earnings sent the stock soaring 4% to new all-time highs.  The athletic-wear retailer said comparable store sales surged 10.2% in the quarter as net income rose 25% to $146 million, or $1.01 per share. Excluding items, net income... Read More

March 5, 2015

Shareholders of Joy Global (JOY) aren't so joyful today with their stock down 5% to levels not seen since September of 2009. Joy Global reported disappointing earnings this morning missing earnings estimates by a wide margin as sales fell 16% year over year. Even worse the company lowered guidance... Read More

March 4, 2015

Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson (SWHC)is jumping nearly 10% after beating analysts' estimates on its top- and bottom-lines. The company also raised its full-year earnings forecast as high as 89 cents a share from a previous 78 cents. Smith & Wesson has been on a rollercoaster ride the last... Read More

March 3, 2015

Small biotech Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) surged 32% to a four-year high on enormous volume Tuesday on news that its obesity drug might not only make people look better but also help them live longer. Late Monday, Orexigen disclosed that an interim analysis of an ongoing trial looking at cardiovascular... Read More

March 2, 2015

The Nasdaq is back above 5000 nearly 15 years later. The index only rose above 5000 seven times, closing about 5000 only twice in March of 2000. A lot has changed in the last 15 years. Only 3 stocks remain in the top 10 Cisco System, Intel, and Microsoft. Cisco,... Read More

February 27, 2015

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is a beast today, up 12.67% to $140.54. The beverage company saw its shares rally after beating earnings expectations. For the quarter, Monster announced net sales grew 12% to $605.6 million year over year, with an EPS of $0.72. Analysts were expecting the... Read More

February 26, 2015

Emulex Corporation (ELX) Emulex Corporation is painting the tape green today, up 25.47% to $7.97. The network connectivity and cloud company saw its shares pop after announcing a deal with Avago Technologies. Avago Technologies agreed to buy Emulex for $606 million, or $609 million net of cash and debt acquired.... Read More

February 25, 2015

Oneida Financial Corp. (ONFC) Oneida Financial is surprising its investors today, up 46.94% to $19.47. The bank saw its shares rally after news that it would be bought out by Community Bank. Under the terms of the deal, Oneida shareholders will have a choice to receive either 0.5635 shares of... Read More

February 24, 2015

Chegg Inc. (CHGG) Chegg Inc. is schooling its short investors today, up 25.93% to $8.50. The student-first learning platform saw its shares rally after news of a deal with Ingram Content Group. Ingram will take over the textbook rental business as of May 1. Chegg plans to stop managing the... Read More

February 23, 2015

Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (CLDX) Celldex Therapeutics is exciting its investors today, up 17.40% to $24.90. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after positive news from the FDA. The FDA granted rindopepimut (Rintega®) Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of adult patients with EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma (GBM). This... Read More

February 20, 2015

The Boeing Company (BA) Boeing Company is soaring higher today, up 3.10% to $158.49. The aircraft manufacturer saw its shares take off after news of an upgrade. Analysts at Sterne Agee upped their price target on the aerospace company to $196 from $164 this morning. The firm said it raised its price... Read More

February 18, 2015

Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) Potbelly is looking delicious today, up 14.58% to $16.27. The sandwich shop company saw its shares rally after better than expected fourth quarter earnings. For the quarter, management announced a profit of $0.06 per share which beat the consensus estimate of $0.03 per share. Revenue for the... Read More

February 17, 2015

Waste Management Inc. (WM) Waste Management is trading in the green today, up 5.17% to $53.94. The waste removal company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings and 2015 guidance. For the quarter the company posted earnings of $0.67 per share, higher than the $0.60 per share analysts expected.... Read More

February 13, 2015

Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) Rocky Brands is punching its naysayer's in the gut today, up 26.95% to $17.90. The apparel company saw its shares rally after posting a fourth quarter profit late last night. For the quarter, Rocky Brands announced revenue of $78.9 million, net income of $4.5 million, and... Read More

February 12, 2015

ComScore Inc. (SCOR) ComScore is racking up points with investors today, up 26.34% to $54.53. The digital media analytics company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings and news of a deal with WPP. ComScore announced fourth quarter earnings of $0.45 per share, beating analysts' estimates of... Read More

February 11, 2015

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Rite Aid Corporation is making its investors happy today, up 7.06% to $8.12. The chain drug store company saw its shares rally after news they entered into an agreement with Envision Pharmaceutical Services. Rite Aid will acquire EnvisionRx, a portfolio company of leading global private investment... Read More

February 10, 2015

Amkor Technology Inc. (AMKR) Amkor Technology is rallying today, up 23.97% to $8.74. The semiconductor company saw its shares pop after announcing a fourth quarter profit. For the quarter, Amkor management reported revenue of $853.1 million or $0.38 per share. The great quarter helped the company turn a profit of... Read More

February 9, 2015

Mattersight Corporation (MATR) Mattersight is looking good today, up 17.36% to $7.10. The analytic service company (which focuses on customer and employee interactions) saw its shares rally after a fourth quarter update. For the fourth quarter, Mattersight management announced that total ACV bookings were $7.0 million. The company's Annualized... Read More

February 6, 2015

LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) LinkedIn is connecting its investor to profits today, up 11.07% to $264.32. The professional networking company saw its shares climb after beating on earnings. For the fourth quarter, LinkedIn management announced revenues climbed 44% to $643.4 million and EPS rose 56% to $0.61 per share. Both... Read More

February 5, 2015

Hospira Inc. (HSP) Hospira Inc. is painting the tape green today, up 35.17% to $87.59. The pharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after news that Pfizer would buyout Hospira.  Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its established global pharmaceutical business. The... Read More

February 4, 2015

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Disney is making its investors sing and dance today, up 7.60% to $101.25. The entertainment company saw its shares pop as the movie 'Frozen' boosted earnings.  Disney said its first quarter earnings grew by 23% to $1.27 per share versus $1.03 per share a year... Read More

February 3, 2015

Office Depot Inc. (ODP) Office Depot is in business today, up 20.71% to $9.21. The office supply store saw its shares pop after news that Staples and Office Depot are discussing a merger. The two companies are discussing a deal that would create one major office-supply chain in the U.S.... Read More

February 2, 2015

Laredo Petroleum Inc. (LPI) Laredo Petroleum is trading in the green today, up 12.69% to $11.06. The US energy company saw its shares climb as oil prices rallied. WTI for March delivery was gaining 2% to $49.20 a barrel early this afternoon, and Brent crude oil for March delivery... Read More

January 29, 2015

The Boeing Company (BA) Boeing is flying high today, up 6.08% to $147.99. The jetliner, military aircraft, satellite, and defense company saw its shares skyrocket after beating on earnings. Boeing said that it expects this year's earnings to be $8.20-8.40 per share. The company also expects 2015 revenue of $94.5-96.5 billion,... Read More

January 28, 2015

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Apple is looking great today, up 5.89% to $115.57. The tech giant saw its shares pop after the close yesterday and into today after better than expected earnings. Apple announced it sold an astonishing 74.5 million iPhones during the last three months of 2014, which... Read More

January 27, 2015

Silicon Image Inc. (SIMG) Silicon Image is bucking the overall market, up 23.47% to $7.29. The video, audio, and data connectivity company saw its shares rise after news it would be bought out by Lattice Semiconductor for $600 million. The deal values Silicon Image at around $7.30 per share, and... Read More

January 26, 2015

Array Biopharma Inc. (ARRY) Array Biopharma is painting the tape green today, up 7.58% to $7.65. The small molecule biopharmaceutical company saw its shares jump after Friday's news that the company struck a deal with Novartis.  Array has an agreement to acquire a late-stage cancer drug from Swiss pharmaceutical giant... Read More

January 23, 2015

Starbucks gets a shot of expresso Starbucks (SBUX) surged 6% to a new all-time high, its biggest one-day gain in a year and a half, after fiscal first-quarter earnings came in well above Street views. Analysts at Wells Fargo called the coffee-maker's results "grande" and poured it a "venti" outlook.... Read More

January 21, 2015

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix is on a tear today, up 16.70% to $407.04. The movie and TV show streaming company saw its shares spike after beating fourth quarter earnings estimates. Netflix revenues rose 26% year over year to $1.48 billion, which equates to an EPS of $0.72. Revenues were... Read More

January 20, 2015

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) Smith & Wesson is shooting higher today, up 16.47% to $11.67. The gun maker saw its shares explode after saying it saw recent positive trends in the consumer gun market which is likely to lead to higher sales for them. Because of the positive... Read More

January 16, 2015

Courier Corporation (CRRC) Courier Corporation is delivering to its investors today, up 35.96% to $19.70. The book publisher saw its shares pop after news of a possible buyout by Quad/Graphics Inc. Under terms of the agreement, Quad/Graphics will acquire Courier in a transaction valued at approximately $260 million, with Courier... Read More

January 15, 2015

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) Pilgrim's Pride is giving its investors a feast today, up 9.64% to $34.57. The fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken company saw its shares jump after declaring a special dividend. The special dividend will be $5.77 per share and will cost Pilgrim's Pride approximately $1.5 billion.... Read More

January 14, 2015

Blackberry Limited (BBRY) Blackberry is looking sweet today, up 29.66% to $12.59. The cellular company saw its shares pop after a rumor from Reuters that Samsung recently approached the smartphone maker regarding a takeover. Samsung proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share, which represents a premium... Read More

January 13, 2015

Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC) Pharmacyclics is looking great today, up 16.43% to $144.04. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares soar after its fourth quarter sales and 2015 guidance beat expectations. Pharamcyclics' management announced revenue was around $185 million, up 31% and $15-$20 million above consensus estimates. The company also took in... Read More

January 12, 2015

Foundation Medicine Inc. (FMI) Foundation Medicine hit the daily double today, up 101.79% to $48.29. The molecular genomic company saw its shares explode after new that Roche holding bought a majority stake in the company. Roche bought about 20.6 million shares of Foundation Medicine at $50 per share for a total... Read More

January 5, 2015

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) Conatus Pharmaceuticals is trading higher today, up 25.22% to $10.13. The biotechnology company which focuses on liver disease saw its shares jump ahead of its January 8th after-market release of results from three clinical trials. Conatus will report top-line results from three clinical trials in subjects... Read More

January 2, 2015

Brainstorm Therapeutics is making its investors look like geniuses today, up 56.72% to $7.46. The adult stem cell therapy company saw its shares take off prior to their Monday announcement of their ALS trials. Brainstorm plans to release the final results from its Phase 2a trial of its stem... Read More

December 31, 2014

NephroGenex Inc. (NRX) NephroGenex is skyrocketing today, up 204.09% to $14.14. The pharmaceutical company that focuses on kidney treatment saw its shares pop after it announced that its lead drug was found to be safe in a cardiac safety study. NephroGenex is evaluating the drug pyridorin in a late-stage trial... Read More

December 30, 2014

NeuroDerm Ltd. (NDRM) NeuroDerm more than hit the daily double today, up 162.46% to $16.22. The pharmaceutical company saw its shares explode after encouraging news from their Parkinson's drug. NeuroDerm announced continuous, subcutaneous dosage of two of its proprietary liquid levodopa/carbidopa (LD/CD) product candidates, ND0612H and ND0612L, resulted in clinically... Read More

December 29, 2014

The Manitowoc Company Inc. (MTW) Manitowoc Company is trading higher today, up 9.27% to $22.86. The company is a crane designer and manufacturer, as well as food service equipment retailer. Manitowoc saw its shares jump after billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 7.77% stake in the Wisconsin-based conglomerate and revealed... Read More

December 17, 2014

Volcano Corporation (VOLC) Volcano Corporation is exploding today, up 55.18% to $17.83. The precision guided therapy tool company saw its shares jump after news it would be acquired by Royal Phillips NV for $1 billion. "Volcano’s impressive and unique product portfolio is highly complementary to our strong offering in... Read More

December 15, 2014

MicroFinancial Inc. (MFI) MicroFinancial Inc. is bucking the trend today, up 22.77% to $10.19. The commercial and consumer finance company saw its shares spike after news it would be acquired by Fortress Investment Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Fortress Investment Group will commence a tender offer for... Read More

December 10, 2014

Calithera Biosciences Inc. (CALA) Calithera Biosciences was painting the tape green today, up 29.88% to $17.17. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares skyrocket after positive trial news. Calithera announced results of studies with primary human breast tumors that support glutaminase as a potential target in triple negative breast cancer (span... Read More

December 9, 2014

BlueBird Bio Inc. (BLUE) BlueBird Bio is flying high today, up 72.35% to $84.26. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company saw its shares spike after positive news on its blood treatment. Management said that two patients with a killer blood disease have been able to forgo blood transfusions for at least... Read More

December 4, 2014

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE) Hawaiian Electric is shocking investors today, up 14.46% to $32.26. The electric and utility provider for the state of Hawaii saw its shares catch a spark after news it would be bought out. NextEra Energy Inc. said it plans to buy Hawaiian Electric for $2.6 billion... Read More

December 3, 2014

Technical Communications Corporation (TCCO) Technical Communications is securing a profit today, up 41.20% to $5.66. The security devices and system company saw its shares pop after news of a contract with Egypt. Technical Communications announced late yesterday that it signed a contract with the government of Egypt for $3.3 million... Read More

December 2, 2014

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) With a solid performance today, Twitter is the Diamond of the day. Twitter finished the day only up .15% to close at 38.91. However, Twitter recently came out with a new way to flag abusive tweets. Therefore this new improvement in Twitter technology should show in their... Read More

December 1, 2014

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (CANF) Can-Fite BioPharma is trading higher today, up 18.34% to $4.85. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares jump over $1.00 intraday after news of a potential breakthrough for its drug. Researchers from St. Louis University found that Can-Fite’s drug, CF-101, binds itself to the A3 adenosine receptor... Read More

November 28, 2014

Southwest Airlines (LUV) Southwest Airlines was flying high today up 3.80 to a 41.82 stock price close. Southwest is on the rise due to current low fuel prices and posting a positive financial report after the third quarter in 2014. Southwest plans to expand its new international operations to 50... Read More

November 26, 2014

Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV) Veeva Systems is filling up investors before Thanksgiving, up 10.68% to $31.92. The cloud solutions company saw its shares skyrocket after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, revenue was up 52% to $83.6 million for earnings of $0.09 per share. Both numbers beating analysts’ estimates... Read More

November 24, 2014

Prosensa Holding N.V. (RNA) Prosensa Holdings is on fire today, up 63.11% to $18.66. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares explode after news that BioMarin Pharmaceutical would buy Prosensa. The deal is worth as much as $840 million, which is a hefty price for a company that does not have... Read More

November 20, 2014

Kirkland’s Inc. (KIRK) Kirkland’s Inc. is looking great today, up 21.28% to $21.94. The home décor and gift company saw its shares jump after better than expected earnings. For the third quarter, Kirkland’s announced revenue of $117.2 million or $0.07 per share, both beating analysts’ estimates of $114.4 million and... Read More

November 19, 2014

Stage Stores Inc. (SSI) Stage Stores is trading in the green today, up 18.17% to $18.60. The specialty retail department store company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the third quarter, Stage Stores announced a loss of $5.3 million on revenue of $364.2 million (an span... Read More

November 18, 2014

SunEdison Inc. (SUNE) SunEdison is shining today, up 29.20% to $21.46. The solar energy and semiconductor company saw its shares skyrocket after news that it would acquire First Wind for $2.4 billion. The deal will allow for SunEdison to get into wind energy and help to increase its green installations... Read More

November 17, 2014

Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (CLDX) Celldex Therapeutics is trading in the green today, up 28.60% to $18.21. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares take off after positive results from its trials. During its mid-stage brain tumor trial, Celldex found that when its drug, rindopepimut, was combined with Roche’s drug Avastin, tumor... Read More

November 14, 2014

Geron Corporation (GERN) Geron Corp is looking healthy today, up 18.40% to $2.74. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares spike after news that it would sell the last drug in its pipeline to a branch of Johnson & Johnson. Geron management said Janssen Biotech agreed to pay $35 million upfront... Read More

November 12, 2014

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. (SUSQ) Susquehanna Bancshares is a high flyer today, up 33.35% to $13.20. The bank saw its shares soar after news that BB&T would purchase Susquehanna for $2.5 billion. Susquehanna stockholders will receive 0.253 share of BB&T common stock and $4.05 in cash for each share. The deal... Read More

November 11, 2014

Raxspace (RAX) Raxspace is racking up the gains today, rallying 13% to $42.25. The number one managed cloud company announced better than expected earnings results last night as the company saw its’ best sequential revenue growth in almost two years. The company is signing more large deals of over... Read More

November 10, 2014

Dean Foods (DF) Dean Foods is looking delicious today, up 14.29% to $16.48. The milk company saw its shares pop after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, management announced a loss of $0.03 per share on revenues of $2.37 billion. Both numbers top analysts’ estimates of a loss of... Read More

November 7, 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) Sears is not going down without a fight, up 33.21% to $43.52. The retailer saw its shares spike after announcing that the company would sell some of its stores to a Real Estate Investment Trust in order to raise capital. The deal consists of Sears selling... Read More

November 6, 2014

Planar Systems Inc. (PLNR) Planar Systems is lighting up today, up 72.84% to $6.40. The electronic display and LCD display company saw its shares pop after beating earnings estimates. For the first quarter, Planar announced a 17% increase in revenue, which came in at $53.6 million. Analysts’ were expecting... Read More

November 5, 2014

Elecsys Corporation (ESYS) Elecsys Corporation is making its investors very happy today, up 80.36% to $17.26. The machine to machine communication technology company is running up today after news that it would be acquired by Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay will acquire Elecsys for $17.50 per share in cash, for a... Read More

November 4, 2014

Mannatech Incorporated (MTEX) Mannatech Inc is a high flyer today, up 52.03% to $21.36. The nutritional supplement and skin care product company saw its shares explode after a solid earnings report. For the third quarter, the company announced that revenues were up 25.3% to $55.6 million. The increase in revenue... Read More

October 30, 2014

Omeros Corporation (OMER) Omeros Corporation is trading higher today, up 42.83% to $16.54. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares soar after being granted pass-through reimbursement status from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Omeros’ drug, Omidria (for use during cataract surgery), which received FDA approval earlier this year,... Read More

October 29, 2014

Usana Health Sciences Inc. (USNA) Usana is looking very healthy today, up 24.28% to $21.33. The nutritional and personal care company saw its shares move higher after a great earnings report. For the quarter, Usana reported a profit of $19.5 million or $1.47 per share on revenue of $191.9 million.... Read More

October 28, 2014

Receptos Inc. (RCPT) Receptos Inc. is making its investors happy today, up 37.50% to $93.14. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares soar after its bowel-disease drug succeeded in its mid-stage trial. RPC1063 had proven significantly better than a placebo in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease involving inflammation and... Read More

October 24, 2014

Digital River Inc. (DRIV) Digital River is moving higher today, up 47.30% to $25.60. The cloud and payment solution company saw its shares spike after news that it would be acquired by a private equity group led by Siris Capital Group. The private deal is an all cash deal for... Read More

October 22, 2014

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS) Regulus Therapeutics hit the daily double today, up 103.10% to $13.75. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares soar after positive results from their hepatitis C drug. A single injection of a microRNA therapeutic directed at a genetic target in the liver of hepatitis C patients produced... Read More

October 20, 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) Sears is looking good today, up 23.06% to $34.96. The retail company saw its shares trade in the green after announcing that the troubled retailer would raise up to $625 million through a rights offering of 8% senior notes and attached warrants. This offering is the... Read More

October 15, 2014

Penford Corporation (PENX) Penford Corporation is soaring today, up 70.43% to $18.73. The natural-based ingredients for food company saw its shares climb after Ingredion Inc. announced it would buy Penford for $340 million in cash. “Penford’s range of products addresses growing consumer trends, including nutrition, gluten-free, food textures, and sustainable... Read More

October 13, 2014

Lakeland Industries Inc. (LAKE) Lakeland Industries is on a tear today, up 43.73% to $29.00. The safety garment and accessory company saw its shares explode after the continued scare over Ebola has sparked the sales of hazmat suits. The nurse who contracted Ebola from Thomas Duncan in Dallas was wearing... Read More

October 10, 2014

Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) Exact Sciences is looking great today, up 35.76% to $24.60. The molecular diagnostics company saw its shares pop after Medicare officials recommended a $502 reimbursement for Exact Sciences colon cancer screening test. Colonguard is a non-invasive colon cancer screening test and was expected to see a... Read More

October 8, 2014

Trio-Tech International (TRT) Trio-Tech is on fire today, up 21.95% at $4.00. The semi-conductor equipment company saw its shares spike after better than expected earnings. For the fourth quarter, the company announced the revenue increased 10.2% to $9.38 million or $0.07 per share. Both numbers beat last year’s numbers of... Read More

October 7, 2014

CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) CalAmp is looking electric today, up 21.03% to $19.97. The wireless communication company saw its shares skyrocket after better than expected earnings. For the second quarter CalAmp announced revenue of $59.2 million which was in-line with analysts’ estimates. However the company earned $0.21 per shares which was... Read More

October 6, 2014

Durata Therapeutics Inc. (DRTX) Durata Therapeutics is looking healthy today up 74.64% to $24.24. The infectious disease and acute illness therapy company saw its shares pop after news that Acatvis agreed to purchase Durata for $675 million. An Actavis subsidiary will make a tender offer to buy all outstanding Durata... Read More

October 3, 2014

Mobileye (MBLY) It was a good day to be a bull. Positive economic data and a positive mention on CNBC’s Fast Money segment last night got the high flying tech stock, Mobileye going today. The Isreali based maker of autonomous vehicle control technology rallied 4.9% to close at $57.70... Read More

October 2, 2014

GoGo Inc (GOGO) Gogo (GOGO) was on the go today closing up 5.25% to $17.04 on speculation of a possible buyout offer from Verizon. Gogo, an airline in-flight wireless connectivity provider recently partnered with Virgin Atlantic to provide in-flight connectivity services for the airline. Virgin Atlantic is the... Read More

September 30, 2014

Move Inc. (MOVE) Move Inc. is moving on up today, climbing 37.08% to $20.96. The online real estate, finance, and moving company saw its shares spike after announcing the News Corp. purchased Move for $950 million in an all cash deal. News Corp paid a significant premium as Move Inc.... Read More

September 26, 2014

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) Janus Capital is on fire today, up 39.51% to $15.50. The asset management company saw its shares reach a 3.5 year high after news that “Bond King” Bill Gross was leaving his 43-year tenure at PIMCO to join the Janus team. Gross, a founder... Read More

September 25, 2014

LipoScience Inc. (LPDX) LipoScience is exploding today (admist a sharp market decline), up 62.70% to $5.19. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) company saw it shares pop after news that it would be acquired by Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings. NMR is being used to measures patients’ cholesterol... Read More

September 23, 2014

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GLMD) Galmed is trading in the green today, up 43.21% to $9.28. The pharmaceutical company which focuses on liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones saw its shares jump after news that the FDA approved a fast track designation of their drug, Aramchol. The fast track designation means... Read More

September 22, 2014

The Clorox Company (CLX) Clorox Company’s shares are looking fresh and clean today, up 7.35% to $97.23. The consumer product company saw its shares climb today after it announced it would discontinue its business in Venezuela. “For nearly three years, Clorox Venezuela was required to sell more than two-thirds... Read More

September 19, 2014

Concur Technologies Inc. (CNQR) Concur Technologies is flying high today, up 17.95% to $127.15. The travel and expense management company saw its shares pop after news of a buyout. German company SAP confirmed that it would buy Concur for $129 per share in a deal worth about $7.3 billion.... Read More

September 17, 2014

FedEx Corporation (FDX) FedEx is delivering to investors today, up 3.27% to $159.71. The delivery company saw its shares jump after better than expected earnings. The company saw its first quarter revenue climb 6% to $11.7 billion which equates to an EPS of $2.10, both beating analysts’ estimates. FedEx... Read More

September 16, 2014

Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd. (SINO) Sino-Global Shipping is going full speed ahead today, up 29.06% to $3.24. The shipping agency for ships entering and departing Chinese ports saw it shares pop after announcing that its revenue spiked 452.5% to $3.7 million, year over year. The company said that the huge... Read More

September 15, 2014

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AVNR) Avanir Pharmaceuticals skyrocketed today up 85.31% to $12.49 after announcing positive phase 2 trial results for their drug AVP-923. The drug showed better results than the placebo in treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The good news led analysts from Piper Jaffray to raise... Read More

September 12, 2014

Rewalk Robotics LTD. (RWLK) Rewalk Robotics may be the Diamond of the week. Rewalk Robotics surged ahead today with an increase in their stock value by 113.33% from their previous close of 12 to 25.60. Rewalk is a bionic walking assistance system that allows paraplegics to stand up, walk,... Read More

September 11, 2014

Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) Vail Resorts is on top of a mountain as their stock value increased 8.98 points, which is up to 11.70% from their previous close of 76.77. Vail Resorts runs different ski resorts all over the United States. The company is headquartered in Colorado and... Read More

September 10, 2014

Annie’s Inc. (BNNY) Annie’s Incorporated is up big 12.59 per share or 37.57% from their previous close of 33.51. Annie’s Homegrown is a California based company, which produces organic and natural based pastas, snacks and meals. They are widely recognized for their organic macaroni and cheese. Their increase in share... Read More

July 25, 2014

LyondellBasell (LYB) LyondellBasell Industries is up on shares today to $107.30 per share, which is a 4.72% increase. The American multinational chemical company headquartered in Houston, Texas saw its shares increase after a much better than expected second quarter. The prolific second quarter for LYB is due in... Read More

July 24, 2014

Under Armor (UA) Under Armor is protecting their house and then some today, up 13.31% to $68.70 a share. Earnings reported for the American Athletic Apparel Company showed 34% growth to $610 million and net income of $18 million. The reported earnings for UA shattered expectations and investors took note... Read More

July 23, 2014

Puma Biotechnology Inc. (PBYI) Puma Biotechnology exploded today up 219.82% to $230.51 after a previous close of $59.03. The biotech company saw its shares more than triple after their breast cancer drug neratinib passed its trial’s goals in a stage 3 trial. The scenario for Puma and its shareholders was... Read More

July 22, 2014

Chipotle (CMG) Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. soared on Tuesday up $74.89 from its previous close to $664.91 a share. The more than 12% increase on the day for the American Fast Casual Dining franchise is due to reported earnings for its second quarter blowing past analyst’s expectations. Analysts predicted... Read More

July 21, 2014

Diamonds and Dogs 7-21-14 Diamond: EMC Corporation EMC Corporation is on the way up today to $28.19, a 4.48% increase. The American multinational corporation headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts offers data storage, security, and analytics for businesses of all sizes. Their shares advanced on this day because activist investors Elliot... Read More

July 16, 2014

International Business Machine Corp. (IBM) IBM is flying high today up 2.5% to a posting of $193.18. IBM has struggled in the last eight quarters with a consistent decline in revenue. But in a surprising move, IBM has teamed up with their once fierce rivals in the... Read More

July 15, 2014

Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (KNDI) Kandi Technologies Group was impressive today up close to 5% to $19.53. The Chinese Technology Group’s stock spiked this week after they announced respectable sales of their electric cars produced in partner with Geely. Kandi Technologies has been acknowledged as the Tesla Motors of... Read More

July 14, 2014

Tenaris (TS) Tenaris is down today to $ 45.46 declining 4.80% from its previous close. The international manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products has traditionally dealt with oil and gas , energy and mechanical industries from its headquarters in Luxembourg. Share prices declined for Tenaris today after the stock... Read More

July 10, 2014

Lumber Liquidators (LL) Lumber Liquidators better be yelling timber today because they are crashing and burning down 19% to $56.10 a share. The American Lumber Company headquartered in Virginia is the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America. After second quarter results were posted they showed a dismal... Read More

July 8, 2014

Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) On a day were the Dow slipped below 17,000, Macquarie Infrastructure stock reached their 52-week high of $68.41 up 11.31%. The American Infrastructure Company is flying higher than ever today due to their acquisition of the other 50% of International-Matex Tank Terminals that MIC did... Read More

July 7, 2014

Penford (PENX) As reality sets in on this gloomy Monday after a long holiday weekend, there seems to be a handful of stocks that are on the rise. Penford (PENX) is trading at $13.61, which is up 8.79% from its previous close. Penford Corporation markets, manufactures, and develops naturally-based... Read More

July 3, 2014

Acuity Brands (AYI) It was not a very bright week for Acuity Brands; it ended at $118.33, down 17.43% for the week. The North American lighting company headquartered in Atlanta, released its third quarter results last week which were below analyst’s expectations. The posted third quarter earnings came to... Read More

July 2, 2014

Shutterfly (SFLY) As this hump day comes to a close, Shutterfly is flying high. Shutterfly is up 15.01% to $50.04. Shutterfly is an internet-based image publishing service with their main product being its photo book line. Shutterfly’s recent gains are caused by their recent addition of hiring an investment... Read More

June 30, 2014

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (DRNA) Dicerna Pharmaceuticals is flying high today up 18.74% to $22.37 from a previous closing price of $18.84. The American biopharmaceutical company saw its stock soar after they announced a viable treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type 1, which is a rare liver disorder. Making headway in... Read More

June 27, 2014

LightInTheBox Holding Co. (LITB) The diamond of the day is LightInTheBox Holding Co., an online retailing company headquartered in Beijing. After the company raised its revenue guidance for the second fiscal quarter by $2 million, LightInTheBox’s stock price skyrocketed 20% by noon. Recently, their stock price had taken a beating,... Read More

June 26, 2014

GoPro Inc. (GPRO) GoPro soared in its initial public offering today due to the popularity and excitement surrounding the value of the action sports first-person video camera maker. The stock rose on this day as much as 31% to $31.43 per share. Investors were keen to get in... Read More

June 24, 2014

Diamond: Ambarella Inc. (AMBA) Ambarella Inc. is on the way up today to $32.34, a 6.25% gain up $1.90 from yesterday’s close. The digital video processor supplier is experiencing this surge as a result of its role as lone supplier of system chips to GoPro cameras,... Read More

June 23, 2014

Diamond: Agile Therapeutics (AGRX) Agile Therapeutics started off the week with a boom of more than 50% by 1 o’clock. The stock soared to a yearly high of $12.55 and volume reached 1.4 million, about 5 times higher than its average. Agile Therapeutics, a women’s health specialty company, announced the... Read More

June 20, 2014

Diamond: CarMax, Inc. (KMX) CarMax, Inc. is on the rise today after reporting very strong earnings. The used-car retailer saw revenues rise 13% and EPS grow 19% year-over-year. Revenues were $3.75 billion compared to an estimate of $3.59 billion,... Read More

June 19, 2014

Diamond: StemCells, Inc. (STEM) The Biotechnology remains in the spotlight today as the diamond for the day is StemCell, Inc. The StemCell therapeutics developer had positive results from its Phase I/II clinical trial for a neural stem cell platform. The platform is used for age-related macular degeneration. Tests resulted in... Read More

June 18, 2014

Insmed Incorporated (INSM) The diamond for June 18th is the biopharmaceutical company, Insmed Incorporated. The company was granted the Breakthrough Therapy Designation, meaning the FDA is willing to expedite the development and review of the drug. Arikayce, the treatment drug for adults with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) that received... Read More

June 17, 2014

Giga-tronics Inc. (GIGA) The diamond of the day is Giga-tronics Inc. The company’s stock price exploded after receiving an order of $2.4 million for its precision scalar analyzers, which record precise power measurements. Giga-tronics hopes to send out the equipment within the next 6 months. Due to this large order,... Read More

June 16, 2014

Bluebird Bio, Inc. (BLUE) Bluebird Bio starts the week off with strong results from its gene therapy treatment, called LentiGlobin. The process was successful in replacing non-functional genes with functional ones. Two patients that were suffering from an inherent blood disease were able to stop relying on blood transfusions and... Read More

June 13, 2014

Diamonds and Dogs Diamond: OpenTable, Inc. (OPEN) Friday the 13th, a day usually known for its bad luck, marks the 52-week high for our diamond, OpenTable, Inc.. OpenTable, a restaurant reservation service, was purchased by Priceline (PCLN)this morning for $2.6 billion in an all-cash deal. This comes out... Read More

June 12, 2014

6/12/14 Diamond: Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) Our diamond for the day is subsequently Diamond Offshore Drilling, no pun intended. The drilling company is up 3.5% to $48.52 on a day where most markets are down. The surge experienced by Diamond Offshore Drilling as well as other energy companies was due... Read More

June 6, 2014

Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) Comtech Telecommunications is flying high today, up 17.49% to $38.76. The telecommunications company specializing in advanced communications solutions saw its shares climb after the increased revenue and earnings from its third quarter of the fiscal year were made public. This improvement in revenue turned out better than... Read More

June 5, 2014

CIENA Corporation (CIEN) Ciena Corporations is soaring today, up 18.48% to $22.50. The United States based global telecommunications company witnessed their shares rise after investors recognized their vast improvement in the second-quarter of the fiscal year. This vast improvement has been due to their innovative strategy centered on supporting... Read More

June 4, 2014

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA) Vanda Pharmaceuticals is looking great today, up 25.35% to $12.56. The biotech company saw its shares soar after news that the European Medicines Agency accepted Vanda’s drug marketing authorization application for their drug, Hetlioz. Hetiloz is a non-24 hour sleep-wake disorder drug for the totally blind.... Read More

June 2, 2014

Protective Life Corporation (PL) Protective Life is trading higher today, up 11.85% to $58.50. The insurance and investment company saw its shares pop after news of a possible buyout. The rumor is that the Japanese company; Dai-ichi Life Insurance is planning on spending $5 billion to buy Protective. Dai-chi said... Read More

May 29, 2014

The Hillshire Brands Company (HSH) Hillshire Brands is going ham today, up 17.77% at $52.78. The meat-centric food company saw its shares take off after an buyout offer from Tyson Foods. Tyson offered Hillshire $6.3 billion which was well above Pilgrim’s Pride offer for Hillshire (which is why Hillshire was... Read More

May 20, 2014

Aeroflex Holding Corp. (ARX) Aeroflex is trading in the green today, up 25.39% to $10.42. The microelectronic company saw its shares pop after news that they would be acquired. Cobham (a British aerospace and defense company) agreed to acquire Aeroflex for $10.50 per share in cash. Cobham is making the... Read More

May 14, 2014

Kate Spade & Company (KATE) Kate Spade & Company is on fire today up 8.51% at $37.60. The fashion apparel and accessory company saw it shares jump after better than expected earnings for the quarter. For the first quarter, management announced that it lost $0.06 per share, which was slightly... Read More

May 8, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Inc. (GMCR) Keurig Green Mountain Coffee is waking up its investors today, up 12.99% to $104.19. The K-cup coffee and coffee machine company saw its shares spike after better than expected earnings. Management announced an EPS of $1.08 on revenues of $1.1 billion. Both numbers... Read More

May 6, 2014

Office Depot Inc. (ODP) Office Depot is trading in the green today, up 15.83% to $4.83. The office supply retailer saw its shares jump after reporting better than expected earnings. Management stated that revenues came in at $4.35 billion with an EPS of $0.07. Both numbers beat analysts’ expectations... Read More

May 5, 2014

B/E Aerospace Inc. (BEAV) B/E Aerospace is soaring today, up 9.29% to $97.22. The cabin interior product company saw its shares jump after announcing it was looking to sell itself and may sell some of its assets of its German airplane seat maker Recaro. News of the sale came... Read More

May 1, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (BBW) Build-A-Bear Workshop is trading in the green today, up 21.48% to $13.63. The stuffed animal store saw its shares pop after beating earnings estimates. Build-A-Bear announced a net income of $5 million or $0.29 per share, which crushed analysts’ estimates of $0.11 per share. Shares of... Read More

April 29, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) Orbital Sciences is skyrocketing today, up 16.48% to $30.95. The small to medium size rocket and space system manufacturer saw its shares jump after news of announcing plans for a $5 billion combination with Alliant Technologies Inc. In the deal, Orbital shareholders will receive .449 shares... Read More

April 25, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. (PBH) Prestige Brands is soaring today, up 18.16% at $32.27. The over-the-counter healthcare and cleaning products company saw its shares jump after announcing it would acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the deal Prestige Brands will acquire Insight for $750 million in cash to expand... Read More

April 22, 2014

Allergan Inc. (AGN) Allergan Inc. is skyrocketing today, up 15.15% to $163.51. The healthcare company saw its shares pop after news that Valeant Pharmaceuticals offered to buy Allergan. The offer that Valeant made was for $48.30 in cash and 0.83 shares of Valeant common stock in exchange for each share... Read More

April 16, 2014

Autohome Inc. (ATHM) Autohome Inc. is trading in the green today, up 13.72% to $35.64. The online Chinese car retailer saw its shares spike after an upgrade by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse upgraded Autohome to neutral with a $36 price target based on valuations. Autohome shares almost hit that... Read More

April 14, 2014

Goodrich Petro Corp. (GDP) Goodrich Petro is both “good” and “rich” today, up 30.38% at $23.99. The oil and natural gas company saw its shares explode after it announced that it finished its Blades 33H-1 well in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. In a statement, the oiler said the well had achieved... Read More

April 10, 2014

Ruby Tuesday Inc. (RT) Ruby Tuesday is looking like a real gem today, up 11.91% to $6.67. The chain restaurant company saw its shares jump $0.71 after beating earnings estimates. For the quarter, Ruby Tuesday recorded a net loss of 4 cents a share and revenue of $295.55 million. Analysts anticipated... Read More

April 8, 2014

Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) Vipshop Holding is looking good today, up 10.84% to $142.29. The online Chinese retailer saw its shares climb nearly $14.00 today after Credit Suisse upgraded Vipshop from neutral to outperform. The firm also increased its price target from $145 to $178. Shares of Vipshop were... Read More

April 7, 2014

Vocus Inc. (VOCS) Vocus Inc. is soaring into the clouds today, up 47.13% at $17.92. The cloud computing company saw its shares take off after news that it would be taken private. Vocus will be taken private by the private equity firm GTCR Valor Merger Sub Inc. in a... Read More

April 4, 2014

Synnex Corp. (SNX) Synnex Corp is outpacing the overall market significantly today, up 23.26% at $76.94. The business process outsourcing company saw its shares skyrocket after beating earnings estimates. Synnex said revenue climbed 22.8% year over year to $3.02 billion in the three months to Feb. 28. The results exceeded... Read More

April 3, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Anadarko Petroleum is on fire today, up 14.44% at $98.96. The oil and gas company saw its shares jump after news that it reached a settlement in its ongoing Tronox case. The settlement was announced to be $5-6 billion instead of the $20.8 billion that the... Read More

March 12, 2014

Diamond Tesla Motors (TSLA) gets banned from Jersey today and boom! The stock is up by $7 to $241. No offense to the garden state, but investors must have realized that NY and PA do border them, and for those that need a Tesla Model X, they can cross... Read More

November 26, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) Barnes & Noble is trading in the red today, down 5.96% at $15.45. The book and NOOK retailer saw its shares drop after earnings showed revenues continuing to sink. For the quarter, Barnes & Noble announced revenues fell 8% due to lower sales across... Read More

November 18, 2013

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Supervalu is looking stale today, down 8.87% at $6.27. The food wholesaler saw its shares fall after a downgrade from Goldman Sachs. Analysts at the investment bank now rate Supervalu at “sell” and lowered its price target to $6. Goldman Sachs cited food stamp cuts and increased... Read More

November 13, 2013

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) Perry Ellis is not looking nicely dressed today, down 22.96% at $15.00. The apparel designer saw its shares crash after lowering its guidance for the second half of 2014. Perry Ellis management now sees full-year adjusted EPS of $0.95-$1.01 on revenue of $960 million-$970... Read More

November 12, 2013

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX) Rackspace is trading in the red today, down 12.37% at $43.21. The cloud computing service company saw its shares fall after reporting mixed third quarter results. Revenues rose 16% to $388.6 million, which translated into a 40% drop in net income and an EPS of... Read More

November 11, 2013

Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) Cirrus Logic is shorting a circuit today, down 13.48% at$19.25. The semiconductor company saw its shares fall $3.00 after news that Apple has trimmed the number of components it will use in its new iPad Air model. Barclays’ analyst Blayne Curtis wrote that he had identified... Read More

November 7, 2013

Checkpoint Systems Inc. (CKP) Checkpoint Systems is getting beat up today, down 22.37% at $13.50. The technology driven loss prevention (for retail companies) company saw its shares plummet after disappointing earnings. For the quarter Checkpoint announced an EPS of $0.22 on revenue of $174.5 million; both numbers fell short... Read More

November 5, 2013

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) Orbitz Worldwide is falling out of the sky today, down 19.62% at $7.70. The online travel company saw its shares drop after missing on earnings. For the quarter, Orbitz announced an EPS of $0.11 which was $0.02 short of analyst estimates. The miss was blamed... Read More

November 4, 2013

Blackberry Limited (BBRY) Blackberry is getting crushed today, down 16.35% at $6.50. The wireless solution company saw its shares fall after abandoning its plan to sell itself. After failing to get a buyout offer finalized by Monday’s strategic review deadline, BlackBerry said that it will instead sell $1 billion of... Read More

October 29, 2013

Dice Holdings Inc. (DHX) Dice Holdings isn’t rolling high number today, down 13.72% at $7.52. The career website and career fair company saw its shares fall after missing on earnings and lowering guidance. Dice reported a third quarter earnings of $0.12 per share, $0.01 worse than the analyst estimates of... Read More

October 28, 2013

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (SNTA) Synta Pharmaceuticals is getting crushed today, down 20.31% at $5.10. The small molecule therapy company saw its shares fall hard after announcing its one-year follow up results for its Galaxy-1 (ganetespib) trial. Ganetespib in combination with docetaxel reduced the risk of death from the docetaxel monotherapy... Read More

October 23, 2013

Usana Health Sciences Inc. (USNA) Usana Health Sciences is making investors feel sick today, down 13.72% at $78.87. The nutritional and personal care company saw its shares get crushed after its full year forecast came in below estimates. Original estimates from Usana management for the full year 2013 were for... Read More

October 21, 2013

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is continuing its downward spiral today, down 8.29% at $6.41. The clothing retailer saw its shares fall after Imperial Capital analyst Mary Ross-Gilbert slashed her price target on J.C. Penney shares to just $1, down from a previous target of $5, amid growing... Read More

October 17, 2013

United Health Group Incorporated (UNH) United Health Group is looking a little under the weather today, down 5.09% at $71.36. The health insurer saw its shares drop after releasing third quarter earnings. UnitedHealth earned $1.57 billion, or $1.53 per share on revenue 0f $30.62 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.53... Read More

October 16, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) Stanley Black & Decker is screwing investor’s today (pun intended), down 14.26% at $76.75. The power tool company saw its shares fall after lowering its guidance for the year. The company now expects 2013 adjusted earnings of $4.90 to $5 per share, which falls... Read More

October 9, 2013

K12 Inc. (LRN) K12 Inc. is getting sent to the principal’s office today, down 38.42% at $17.61. The technology-based education company saw its shares drop after the lowering its guidance for 2014. K12 said that it expects it sees full-year revenue of $905 million to $925 million along with operating... Read More

October 7, 2013

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) Cooper Tire has a flat today, down 12.88% at $25.71. The tire manufacturer saw its shares fall after news regarding its pending merger with Apollo Tyres. Cooper Management said that it does not agree with Apollo Tyres effort to obtain a reduction in share... Read More

September 27, 2013

J.C.Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is continuing its downward spiral today, down 13.15% at $9.05. The retailer has seen its shares continue to fall after announcing a secondary stock offering in an attempt to raise billions to help slow down the company cash burn. Further hurting J.C. Penney was... Read More

September 25, 2013

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney dropped to a 13 year low today, down 14.96% at $10.12. The retailer saw its shares crash after Goldman Sachs said it expects sales at the struggling department store chain to improve more slowly than expected and raised questions about its liquidity. J.C.... Read More

September 20, 2013

Prosensa Holding N.V. (RNA) Prosensa shares are crashing and burning today, down 70.42% at $7.10. The biopharmaceutical company which focuses on genetic disorders saw its shares fall after announcing that it and partner GlaxoSmithKline’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, drisapersen, failed to meet its primary endpoint in late-stage trials. The trial... Read More

September 16, 2013

Perion Network Ltd. (PERI) Perion Network traded in the red today, down 10.86% at $11.74. The consumer internet company saw its shares fall after investors were disappointed by the lack of premium in the merger with toolbar-developer Conduit Ltd.‘s Client Connect business. Conduit shareholders will get 81 percent of the... Read More

September 11, 2013

Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH) Restoration Hardware will need some restoration on its share price today, as it’s down 11.88% at $67.02. The home furnishing company saw its shares fall after releasing earnings. While earnings were slightly better than expectations a few areas caused investor concern. Restoration Hardware earnings per share... Read More

September 10, 2013

Model N Inc. (MODN) Model N is getting crushed today, down 31.77% at $10.05. The revenue management company saw its shares fall nearly $4.70 after being downgraded by three companies. Pacific Crest downgraded Model N from sector perform from outperform, and Stifel downgraded the company from buy to hold. Finally,... Read More

September 4, 2013

MiMedx Group Inc. (MDXG) MiMedx Group is trading in the red today, down 36.49% at $3.85. The regenerative biomaterial company saw its shares fall hard after the FDA addressed the company in a letter. The FDA said that the company is unlawfully manufacturing drugs at one of its... Read More

September 3, 2013

Cytokinetics Incorporated (CYTK) Cytokinetics is skipping a beat today, down 26.93% at $7.65. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares fall around $2.80 after news that the company’s heart failure drug did not meet its main goal in clinical trial. Cytokinetics and its partner Amgen said the drug, omecativ mecarbil, did... Read More

August 29, 2013

The Fresh Market Inc. (TFM) The Fresh Market isn’t looking so fresh today, down 11.59% at $47.99. The specialty grocery retailer saw its shares fall after missing estimates on its earnings. For the second quarter, management announced that it earned $15.6 million, or $0.32 per share, which was in line... Read More

August 27, 2013

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Western Digital Corporation is trading in the red today, down 5.19% at $61.44. The digital content company saw its shares fall after Forbes released an article regarding Western Digital’s short positions. The article which was published today stated that WDC is the 42nd most shorted... Read More

August 26, 2013

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Tyson Foods is cooked today, down 7.31% at $29.18. The chicken, beef, and pork company saw its shares fall after being downgraded by Merrill Lynch. An analyst at Merrill Lynch downgraded Tyson from buy to neutral. Although no news was cited as to what caused the... Read More

August 22, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) Abercrombie & Fitch is getting ditched today, down 17.67% at $38.53. The clothing retailer saw its shares fall after releasing its second quarter earnings report. Revenue for the company fell 1 percent from $951.4 million to $945.7 million, analysts were expecting revenue of $996.7 million.... Read More

August 20, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) Barnes & Noble is getting torn apart at the seam today, down 12.24% at $14.63. The bookstore and nook company saw its shares fall after two new events were released. First, Barnes & Noble released poor earnings. Management announced that first quarter EPS was... Read More

August 15, 2013

Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) Vipshop is selling off its shares today, down 14.06% at $39.50. The Chinese online retailor saw its shares fall after lower guidance for the third quarter. Vipshop management now sees third quarter revenue of $365 million-$370 million, below Wall Street’s view of $376.1 million. CEO... Read More

August 14, 2013

Cree Inc. (CREE) Cree Inc. isn’t shining today, down 22.24% at $58.91. The LED light company saw its shares fall after releasing new guidance for the first quarter of 2014. Cree management announced it expects to collect revenues between $380 million and $400 million. At the midpoint, that is... Read More

August 13, 2013

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) Orbitz Worldwide is traveling lower today, down 13.12% at $10.20. The online travel company saw its shares fall after a major investor sole of part of its stake in the company. PAR Capital Management dumped 8.1 million of the 24.6 million shares it held, a... Read More

August 12, 2013

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Sysco Corporation is trading in the red today, down 5.77% at $32.99. The food distributor saw its shares fall after releasing earnings and forecasts. For the quarter Sysco announced profit fell 8.5% to $283 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to $309 million, or $0.55 per share,... Read More

August 7, 2013

SunEdison Inc. (SUNE) SunEdison isn’t shining today, down 24.05% at $7.39. The photovoltaic energy company saw its shares fall after releasing earnings. For the second quarter, SunEdison announced an adjusted EPS of negative $0.19, which is a loss of $25.2 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of $0.14 per... Read More

August 6, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) TravelCenters of America is traveling downward today, falling 27.31% at $8.51. The travel center company saw shares fall after announcing second quarter earnings. For the quarter, TravelCenters reported an 8% decrease in EBITDA, which fell to $86.6 million. Furthermore, net income fell an astonishing... Read More

August 1, 2013

Hanger Inc. (HGR) Hanger Inc. is stumbling today, down 14.00% at $31.75. The orthotic and prosthetic company saw its shares fall after releasing earnings. For the quarter, Hanger management announced revenue of $273.7 million and an EPS of $0.52. Revenues were in line with analyst estimates, however EPS... Read More

July 31, 2013

Jive Software Inc. (JIVE) Jive Software isn’t making its investors dance today, down 21.32% at $13.43. The social business software company saw its shares drop after releasing earnings and cutting guidance. For the quarter, Jive had a net loss of $17.8 million, or $0.27 per share. That compares with a... Read More

July 30, 2013

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) Potash is stinking up the market today, down 16.49% at $31.65. The fertilizer company saw its shares drop after news that Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s largest potash producer, broke up a cartel with Belarus that controlled about 43% of global exports. Uralkali is making... Read More

July 29, 2013

Dataram Corporation (DRAM) Dataram is getting rammed today, down 33.83% at $3.11. The large capacity memory company saw its shares get crushed after releasing full year and fourth quarter earnings. Revenue for the fourth quarter and full year were $6.2 million and $27.6 million respectively. That compares to $7.0 million... Read More

July 26, 2013

Expedia Inc. (EXPE) Expedia is a bad trip for investors today, down 27.39% at $47.20. The online travel company saw its shares fall after a big miss on earnings for the second quarter. Expedia management announced an EPS of $0.64 on revenue of $1.21 billion. Wall Street analysts were... Read More

July 23, 2013

Computer Task Group Inc. (CTG) Computer Task Group is crashing today, down 24.14% at $18.16. The information technology company saw its shares fall after announcing earnings for the second quarter. Computer Task management announced a revenue of $107.1 million, missing analysts’ expectations of $111.9 million. Furthermore, gross margin was 40... Read More

July 22, 2013

Tower International Inc. (TOWR) Tower International is crumbling today, down 13.65% at $19.86. The auto part maker released great earnings which beat expectations, however it is trading lower on news that one of the largest holder of the stock will start to take profits. Cerberus Capital Management bought Tower out... Read More

July 18, 2013

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) Sherwin-Williams is painting its shares red today, down 8.37% at $167.86. The paint and coating company saw its shares fall after announced disappointing second quarter results and said that its bid to acquire a Mexican company was rejected by antitrust regulators. For the second quarter, Sherwin... Read More

July 17, 2013

Zagg Inc. (ZAGG) Zagg Inc. is zig-zagging its way lower today, down 17.06% at $4.86. The mobile accessory company saw its shares drop after it slashed its second quarter revenue outlook. Zagg said it expects revenue of $51 million, compared to the $57.5 million expected by analysts. The company blamed... Read More

July 16, 2013

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII) Heidrick & Struggles is struggling today, down 17.25% at $14.78. The executive search and leadership consulting company saw its shares fall when, ironically, their CEO decided to step down. The only news surrounding CEO Kevin Kelly stepping down was Heidrick & Struggles... Read More

July 15, 2013

Wi-Lan Inc. (WILN) Wi-Lan is trading into the red today, down 31.99% at $3.21. The communication and consumer electronic company saw its shares crash after news of its litigation verdict. Wi-Lan announced that a trial jury in ongoing litigation against Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Ericsson Inc., HTC Corporation and... Read More

July 11, 2013

RadioShack Corp. (RSH) RadioShack is getting crushed today, down 7.07% at $2.63. The electronic retailer saw its shares trade into the red after news was released that the company was considering hiring an outside source to help fix the company’s balance sheet. An unnamed source close to the company said... Read More

July 10, 2013

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX) Rackspace Hosting is falling from the cloud today, down 6.84% at $38.93. The cloud computing services company saw its shares fall after news that Amazon was cutting its cloud products by up to 80%! That’s a large price cut, even by Amazon’s standards; investors realize it... Read More

July 9, 2013

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) Intuitive Surgical is cutting through its share price today, down 16.15% at $419.30. The robotic surgery company saw its shares crash after releasing its second quarter forecast. Intuitive Surgical said it believes its quarterly revenue will grow 6%t to $575 million. That’s about $50 million less... Read More

July 8, 2013

Natus Medical Inc. (BABY) Natus Medical is not nourishing its investors today, down 13.37% at $12.38. The newborn care company saw its shares fall after disappointing preliminary revenue figures for the second quarter. Natus announced that it expects $81 million to $82 million in sales compared to its previous guidance... Read More

July 5, 2013

World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD) World Acceptance Corp is not be accepted by investors today, down 11.86% at $78.19. The small business loan company saw its shares fall after it announced it would delay the release of its 10k financial statement. The reason for the delay was said to be due... Read More

July 2, 2013

Linn Energy LLC (LINE) Linn Energy is getting crushed today, down 18.74% at $27.05. The oil and natural gas limited partnership saw its shares get crushed after news the SEC was investigating the company. The SEC has begun a private party investigation of the company and requested... Read More

June 28, 2013

Blackberry Inc. (BBRY) Blackberry is leaving a sour taste in investor’s mouths today, down 27.70% at $10.47. The mobile phone company saw its shares drop its newest cell phone, Blackberry 10, sales fell short of estimates. BlackBerry 10 smartphones amounted to about 40% of total smartphone shipments; which would equate... Read More

June 27, 2013

Tremor Video Inc. (TRMR) Tremor Video is struggling on its first day of trading, down 15.00% at $8.50. The company provides an in-stream video ad network for internet-connected devices like computers, smartphones and tablets. The company was able to raise $75 million in its IPO today; however shares slipped... Read More

June 26, 2013

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) Newmont Mining looks like fool’s gold today, down 5.91% at $27.22. The gold mining company saw its shares fall as gold prices continued their downward skid. Gold fell $45.30 an ounce today for two reasons, one the dollar showed gains, two investors fear the Fed will... Read More

June 24, 2013

Walter Energy Inc. (WLT) Walter Energy is burning investors today, down 16.15% at $10.60. The coal producer and exported saw its shares fall on worries of the Chinese economy and possible regulations on coal-fired power plants in the US. The worries of a slowing Chinese economy are coming off of... Read More

June 12, 2013

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) First Solar is burning up today, down 10.48% at $46.81. The solar panel company saw its shares fall after it announced it would sell more shares. Last night First Solar management said that it would sell 8.5 million new shares of its stock for “general corporate... Read More

June 11, 2013

Symmetry Medical Inc. (SMA) Symmetry Medical is looking asymmetric today, down 15.16% at $7.78. The medical device and instrument company saw its shares fall after releasing its second quarter earnings and full year guidance. For the quarter, Symmetry Medical is now forecasting that the company will earn $0.06-$0.08 in span... Read More

June 10, 2013

Titan International Inc. (TWI) Titan International is looking weak today, down 13.62% at $17.89. The off-highway vehicle company saw its shares fall after it was downgraded by William Blair and Jefferies. William Blair downgraded Titan International to Market Perform from Outperform citing weakness in the mining tire market outlook. The... Read More

June 7, 2013

Quiksilver Inc. (ZQK) Quiksilver is quickly moving lower today, down 10.95% at $6.83. The apparel company saw its shares fall after weak second quarter earnings. Quiksilver reported a loss of $32.4 million or $0.19 per share, for the quarter ended April 30. It lost $5.1 million, or $0.03 per share,... Read More

June 6, 2013

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone Systems is getting its card declined today, down 20.87% at $17.37. The electronic payment company saw its shares fall after worse than expected earnings. Revenue in the second quarter came in at $430 million, and net income per share was announced at $0.42. Both revenue... Read More

June 5, 2013

Trina Solar Limited (TSL) Trina Solar is flaring up today, down 8.73% at $5.60. The solar panel company saw its shares crash after news that European Union will initiate new tariffs on PV panels. The tariff which begins on June 6th, is an 11.8% duty on all crystalline silicon photovoltaic... Read More

June 4, 2013

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) Pluristem is trading in the red today, down 14.07% at $2.87. The cell therapy company saw its shares fall after news that the FDA put the Pluristem’s clinical trial on hold. Pluristem management said that its muscle pain clinical trial was put on hold by... Read More

June 3, 2013

Pandora Media Inc. (P) Pandora Media is silencing its investors today, down 10.58% at $15.22. The online music streaming company saw its shares fall after Apple announced it would release a competing service. Apple is pushing to complete licensing deals with music companies before it debuts a new Internet radio service.... Read More

May 31, 2013

Uni-Pixel Inc. (UNXL) Uni-Pixel is continuing its downward spiral today, down 23.15% at $15.20. The display and touch screen company has been plummeting over the past few weeks. Uni-Pixel shares have dropped over 40% in last month with the majority of the fall coming in the last two weeks. The... Read More

May 30, 2013

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots is not doing well today, down 8.99% at $34.93. The closeout retail company saw its shares plummet on worse than expected outlook. In the current quarter, Big Lots sees adjusted EPS in the range of $0.17 to $0.27, which would be down from... Read More

May 29, 2013

MRC Global Inc. (MRC) MRC Global is trading in the red today, down 14.14% at $28.50. The pipe, valve, and fittings company saw its shares fall after news that line pipe sales missed expectations. MRC disclosed that its line pipe sales in April and May would be... Read More

May 28, 2013

Cleantech Solutions International Inc. (CLNT) Cleantech is looking a little dirty today, down 16.93% at $6.38. The forged ring company saw its shares decline after a large run last week. Cleantech is a micro-cap company that made a huge run last week, from $3.68 a share to $10.38 per share.... Read More

May 24, 2013

P&G (PG) Boring is beautiful. Consumer staples sector was the lone exception as the group spent the entire day in positive territory thanks to the relative strength of Dow component Procter & Gamble (PG 81.89, +3.19). The second-largest staple stock advanced 4.1% after the company reaffirmed its fourth quarter guidance... Read More

May 23, 2013

Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) Cirrus Logic is making investors question their logic for purchasing the company, with shares down 19.44% at $17.78. The semiconductor (for audio purposes) saw their shares get crushed after Cirrus held an investors conference. At the Barclays tech conference, Cirrus Logic CEO Jason Rhode gave... Read More

May 22, 2013

Target Corp. (TGT) Target is taking bullets today, down 4.02% at $68.40. The general merchandise store saw its shares drop after missing on first quarter earnings. Target reported a 29 percent drop in first-quarter profits, citing cooler spring weather and consumer financial pressures (such as higher payroll tax) as sources... Read More

May 21, 2013

Hhgregg Inc. (HGG) Hhgregg is trading lower today, down 12.81% at $13.61. The television, appliance, computer, and consumer electronics company saw its shares fall on weak fourth quarter revenues. Hhgregg said late Monday that it earned $9.9 million, or $0.31 per share. Analysts expected earnings of $0.29 per share. Revenue... Read More

May 20, 2013

Team Inc. (TISI) Team Inc. is falling apart today, down 16.92% at $35.10. The high temperature and high pressure piping company saw its shares trade in the red after Team released a forecast for its fourth quarter. For the company’s fourth quarter, management sees earnings between $0.52 and $0.60 per... Read More

May 17, 2013

Uni-Pixel Inc. (UNXL) Uni-Pixel Inc. is shattering today, down 26.00% at $27.19. The glass display and touch screen company saw its shares fall after an article published by Barron’s. The article in Barron’s was published last weekend but is affecting the stock today, with investors fleeing as the stock began... Read More

May 16, 2013

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices is trading lower today, down 12.56% at $3.83. The microchip maker is trading in the red after Goldman Sachs hurt the company with a downgrade. Goldman downgraded AMD after the company had made a great run over the last week. Goldman’s... Read More

May 15, 2013

The ExOne Company (XONE) ExOne is trading into the red today, down 15.41% at $41.11. The 3D printer and material company saw its shares fall around $7.50 per share after releasing its earnings. For the first quarter, ExOne posted a loss of $1.9 million, or $0.20 per share. That compares... Read More

May 14, 2013

Trina Solar Limited (TSL) Trina Solar is burning up today, down 8.77% at $5.41. The Chinese solar-panel company saw its shares fall after reducing its first quarter shipping forecast. Trina now expects solar module shipments between 390 megawatts and 400 MW, compared with its previous guidance of 420 MW to... Read More

May 13, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) What the market gives, that market takes away. Barnes and Noble was up big last week on rumors that Microsoft wanted to but the company’s Nook. Today, B&N shares are down 9.48% at $21.10 after those rumors were hushed. A new report released today stated... Read More

May 10, 2013

Affymax Inc. (AFFY) Affymax is continuing its decline, down 25.41% at $1.35. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares fall after management announced it might be unable to continue operations. Affymax said it has experienced significant operating losses since inception. The recall of Omontys has severely harmed its business, financial condition,... Read More

May 9, 2013

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX) Rackspace Hosting is getting crushed today, down 24.68% at $39.35. The cloud computing company saw its shares trade in the red today after releasing their earnings. For the first quarter, Rackspace announced an EPS of $0.19 on revenue of $362.2 million versus analysts’ estimates of... Read More

May 8, 2013

Fusion-io Inc. (FIO) Fusion-io is getting crushed today, down 18.94% at $14.59. The storage memory company saw it shares drop as much as 27% intraday after shocking news. CEO and co-founder David Flynn abruptly stepped down alongside his fellow co-founder Rick White in order to “pursue entrepreneurial investing activities.”... Read More

May 7, 2013

Ruckus Wireless Inc. (RKUS) Ruckus Wireless is creating a ruckus today, down 26.21% at $14.02. The Wi-Fi solutions company saw its shares disconnect after missing on earnings and lowering outlook. For the quarter, Ruckus saw profits drop a jaw-dropping 92%. Needless to say, the company missed earnings across the board.... Read More

May 3, 2013

LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) LinkedIn is facing its largest down days this year, down 12.96% at $175.54. The online professional network company saw its shares trade into the red after releasing its outlook. LinkedIn expects second-quarter revenue between $342 million and $347 million, analysts’ forecasts were for $360 million. Furthermore, full... Read More

May 2, 2013

Boston Beer Co. Inc. (SAM) Boston Beer Co. is killing its investors buzz today, down 11.67% at $146.65. The brewing company saw its shares fall after it released its first quarter earnings. Boston Beer reported net income of $6.9 million, or $0.51 per share. That is down from $7.5 million... Read More

May 1, 2013

Cray Inc. (CRAY) Cray Inc. is going to be driving investors “Cray-z” today with shares down 17.01% at $17.56. The high-performance computing system company saw its shares crash after releasing earnings. Although earnings slightly beat analyst estimates the steep decline has scared investors away. For the quarter, Cray announced $79.5... Read More

April 30, 2013

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) Pitney Bowes is having a glitch today, down 15.62% at $13.67. The software and hardware company saw its shares crash after news that it would cut its dividend. Pitney Bowes announced that it would cut its dividend 50% in order to pay down debt. The new... Read More

April 29, 2013

Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) Choice Hotels International is trading in the red today, down 10.55% at $40.52. The hotel franchisor saw its shares fall out of bed after releasing earnings. For the quarter, Choice Hotels announced earnings of $0.26 per share which missed analyst estimates of $0.27 per share.... Read More

April 26, 2013

PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) PerkinElmer is trading lower today, down 11.96% at $30.35. The company, which offers products and services for laboratories, saw its shares fall after it missed on earnings. PerkinElmer announced revenue of $505.4 million and earnings per share of $0.36. Both numbers missed analysts’ forecast of $534 million... Read More

April 24, 2013

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) Edwards Lifesciences is giving its investors a heart attack today, down 21.99% at $64.60. The heart disease (technology treatment) company saw its shares lose nearly a quarter of their value after missing on earnings expectations. For the quarter Edwards Lifesciences announced an EPS of $0.72 on... Read More

April 23, 2013

Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) Arch Coal is burning its investors today, down 6.54% at $4.57. The steam and metallurgical coal company saw its shares fall after a poor first quarter earnings report. Arch Coal announced a loss of $70 million, or $0.33 per share. For the same quarter last year... Read More

April 22, 2013

First Advantage Bancorp (FABK) First Advantage Bancorp has no advantage today, down 11.13% at $11.26. The bank holding company saw its shares fall after news that the company would cease to trade on the Nasdaq on May 10th. First Advantage released a statement stating that it would go private and... Read More

April 19, 2013

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) IBM is dragging the entire Dow Jones down today, with shares trading down 8.27% at $190.02. The information technology company saw its shares fall after a rare miss on earnings. IBM announced revenue of $23.41 billion, or $3.00 per share. Analysts’ were expecting... Read More

April 18, 2013

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Nokia dropped its call today, down 11.70% at $3.16. The cell phone company saw its shares lose service after reporting its first-quarter earnings. For the quarter, Nokia announced revenue was $7.7 billion, which equates to a loss of $0.07 per share. The loss comes from total smartphone... Read More

April 17, 2013

Textron Inc. (TXT) Textron is falling out of the sky today, down 13.44% at $25.41. The aircraft and defense company saw its shares stall out after it announced a miss on earnings and lowered its forecast. For the quarter, Textron stated it earned $0.40 per share on revenue of $2.86... Read More

April 16, 2013

Pep Boys- Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY) Pep Boys “does everything for less;” including trading its shares which are down 5.69% at $10.61. The automotive repair and maintenance company saw its shares fall after releasing its fourth-quarter earnings. For the quarter, Pep Boys announced a loss of $14.5 million, or... Read More

April 15, 2013

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and Gold Commodity Are gold stocks actually fool’s gold? SPDR Gold ETF took quite a hit today, down 8.82% at $131.25. The ETF which tracks the commodity dropped as gold continued its downward spiral. Between Friday and today gold has had its... Read More

April 12, 2013

Infosys Ltd. (INFY) Infosys is getting crushed today, down 20.83% ay $43.02. The business consulting and technology company saw its shares fall after releasing its quarterly earnings and lowered full-year guidance. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.94 billion missing analyst estimates of $1.99 billion. The miss on earnings... Read More

April 11, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Hewlett-Packard is short circuiting today, down 6.47% at $20.88. The computer company saw its shares slide lower after the IDC released PC sale data. For the first quarter PC sales(across all companies) fell 14% compared to the same period last year. That decline is the largest... Read More

April 10, 2013

Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) Health Management is making its investors feel nauseous today, down 16.36% at $10.53. The hospital and care facility operator saw its shares flat line after lowering its full year forecast. Management now sees full-year operating EPS of $0.86-$0.95 on revenue of $6.8 billion-$7 billion,... Read More

April 9, 2013

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is continuing its downward spiral today, down 12.29% at $13.92. The retail company saw its shares drop after news that the company fired its CEO Ron Johnson. Johnson was brought in just over a year ago to help shake up the company... Read More

April 8, 2013

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc. (GAI) Global-Tech is short-circuiting today, down 17.14% at $6.72. The consumer electrical product company saw its shares “shock” investors after announcing its third quarter results. For the third quarter (2013), net sales were $20.6 million, compared to $22.3 million for the corresponding quarter in fiscal 2012.... Read More

April 5, 2013

Radware Ltd. (RDWR) Radware Ltd has investors calling it REDware today, with shares trading down 22.70% at $29.05. The network security company saw its shares crash after news that the company lowered its first quarter earnings and revenue. Radware management said that it now expects earnings of $0.30 per share,... Read More

April 3, 2013

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Global Payments had its card declined today, with shares down 9.18% at $44.51. The electronic payment company saw its shares fall after the company announced it missed on earnings. For the third quarter, Global Payments said its net income rose nearly 4% to $67.9 million, or... Read More

April 2, 2013

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) Nordic American Tankers is sinking today, down 10.62% at $9.85. The company which leases shipping tankers saw its shares trade in the red after a secondary common stock offering. Nordic management announced that it would sell an additional 9.75 million shares in a secondary offering.... Read More

April 1, 2013

Panasonic Corporation (PC) Panasonic is trading in the red today, down 8.46% at $6.71. The electronic company saw its shares fall due to two significant reasons. First, Panasonic announced that it would be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The delisting is voluntary, and the company says the... Read More

March 28, 2013

PVH Corp. (PVH) PVH is dressing in red today, down 5.36% at $106.75. The apparel retailer saw its shares crash after the company released news regarding an acquisition and announced its 2013 outlook. PVH announced that its recent acquisition of The Warnaco Group (Calvin Klein clothing) will... Read More

March 27, 2013

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) Cliffs Natural Resources is falling apart today, down 13.82% at $18.47. The iron ore company saw its shares fall nearly $3.00 today after Wall Street downgraded the company. Wall Street analysts downgraded the company from equal-weight to underweight. Along with the downgrade, Morgan Stanley cut... Read More

March 26, 2013

Reeds Inc. (REED) Reeds lost its fizz today down, 6.38% at $4.26. The non-alcoholic beverage company saw its shares go flat after releasing its 2012 full year earnings. Reeds showed some improvement with revenues increasing 20% to $30 million. However, the company was still unable to turn a profit and... Read More

March 25, 2013

eBay Inc. (EBAY) eBay is auctioning off its shares at a discount today, down 3.68% at $51.31. The online auction site saw its shares decline after continued worry from investors regarding the company’s PayPal unit. The worry surrounding PayPal stems from new fees being charged by Visa and Mastercard and... Read More

March 22, 2013

TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX) TIBCO Software is trading in the red today, as they are currently at $19.70, which is down 15%. This cloud platform provider’s fiscal first-quarter earnings also dropped 54%, “primarily on execution-related” problems. CEO, Vivek Ranadive, believes the problems at TIBCO... Read More

March 21, 2013

Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) Scholastic Corporation is not doing too hot today, as they are down nearly 15% trading at $26.49. The children’s publishing, education, and media company saw a huge decline in their shares after reporting a third quarter loss which nearly doubled. The biggest impact of this... Read More

March 20, 2013

FedEx Corporation (FDX) FedEx might see some of their shareholders ship out today, as they’re down 5.3% at $100.82 midday today. The transportation, e-commerce, and business services company also announced their awful third quarter performance, where their profit fell 31%. This decline occurred because customers shifted towards slower,... Read More

March 14, 2013

E*Trade Financial Corporation (ETFC) E*Trade is trading in the red today, down 8.21% at $10.85. The online brokerage company saw its shares crash after news that one of its largest shareholders was bailing. The hedge fund, Citadel, reveled Wednesday that it was selling off its entire stake in E*Trade. Citadel... Read More

March 13, 2013

Dole Food Company Inc. (DOLE) Dole is making its investors go banana’s today, down 9.12% at $10.66. The fresh fruit and vegetable company saw its shares fall after releasing earnings late Tuesday. For the quarter, Dole announced an adjusted loss of $0.59 per share. Revenue dropped 8 percent to $888... Read More

March 12, 2013

Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Red Hat shares are trading in the red today, down 4.74% at $50.62. The software company saw its shares crash after being downgraded. Citi analyst, Walter Pritchard, downgraded the company from buy to neutral and cut his price target by $8.00 down to $56.00. Pritchard stated... Read More

March 11, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) Dick’s Sporting Goods is striking out today, down 10.85% at $45.11. The sporting goods retailer saw shares drop after reporting lower than expected earnings. For the fourth quarter, Dick’s announced that net income was $129.7 million or $0.88 per share, which missed analyst estimates of... Read More

March 8, 2013

Skullcandy Inc. (SKUL) Skullcandy isn’t leaving a sweet taste in investors mouth’s today, down 22.47% at $5.21. The headphone and audio company saw its shares fall after a few intertwined factors. First, Skullcandy announced that it would likely incur losses during the first quarter due to declining sales. Secondly, the... Read More

March 7, 2013

PetSmart Inc. (PETM) PetSmart is falling today, down 6.57% at $62.18. The pet supply company saw its shares crash after releasing a weak forecast for this year. PetSmart management said that it expects to earn $3.76 to $3.92 per share for 2013. Analysts’ were expecting the company to earn... Read More

March 6, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) American Eagle isn’t flying high today, down 10.20% at $20.25. The apparel retailer saw its shares crash after releasing their fourth quarter earnings and their first quarter forecast. American Eagle announced that fourth quarter earnings jumped 57% to $0.55 per share, missing analysts’ estimates... Read More

March 5, 2013

Impax Laboratories Inc. (IPXL) Impax Labs is getting crushed today, down 26.00% at $14.80. The biopharmaceutical company saw shares fall after announcing an update on the FDA’s inspection of the company’s facility. The FDA inspected Impax’s Hayward, California facility and found 12 points of concern. Three of these... Read More

March 1, 2013

Atlantic Power Corporation (AT) Atlantic Power looks like some of its lines fell down with shares dropping 28.59% at $7.12. The power generation and infrastructure company saw its share crash after cutting its dividend and announcing shareholder rights plan. Atlantic Power cut its dividend by 65 percent down to $0.033, starting... Read More

February 28, 2013

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is getting beat up once again, down 16.97% at $17.57. The retail company saw its shares get crushed after a massive loss for its fourth quarter. J.C. Penney announced a loss of $552 million or $2.51 per share for the quarter. Management... Read More

February 26, 2013

Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) Vitamin Shoppe is not looking healthy today, down 18.64% at $51.44. The nutritional product company saw shares crash after missing analyst estimates for earnings. For the quarter, revenue was announced at $218.9 million missing analyst forecast of $223.6 million. Earnings per share was $0.32, which... Read More

February 25, 2013

Affymax Inc. (AFFY) Affymax is getting destroyed today, down 85.23% at $2.44. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares lose over $14 per share today after a drug recall. Affymax recalled its anemia drug, Omontys, after the FDA found that three deaths have already been caused by a lethal allergic... Read More

February 22, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) Abercrombie & Fitch is being torn up like their jeans today, down 4.53% at $46.83. The apparel company saw its shares crash after the company released a poor quarterly forecast. Abercrombie management said that it was expecting a loss for the first quarter this year.... Read More

February 21, 2013

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone’s card is being declined today, down 42.80% at $18.24. The electronic payment service company saw its shares crash after profit forecasts trailed analyst estimates. VeriFone announced that they were expecting earnings for the quarter ending in April to be between $0.45 and $0.50 per share.... Read More

February 20, 2013

Office Depot Inc. (ODP) Office Depot is writing in red today, down 16.73% at $4.18. The office supply company fell after news that the company would not combine forces with Office Max. Instead a statement was accidently released stating that Office Depot was planning on buying out Office Max for... Read More

February 19, 2013

Humana Inc. (HUM) Humana is making investors feel sick today, down 6.46% at $72.95. The health care and insurance company saw its shares fall around $5.00 after the proposed Medicare cuts. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released news that they would cut reimbursement rates for insurers. Humana management said... Read More

February 15, 2013

eHealth Inc. (EHTH) eHealth is making investors feel sick today, down 22.40% at $19.71. The internet-based health insurance company saw its shares after a miss on its fourth quarter earnings. For the quarter, eHealth reported an adjusted profit of $0.18 per share on revenue of $45.1 million. The company’s numbers... Read More

February 14, 2013

Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) Whole Food’s shares are rotting away today, down 9.96% at $87.25. The organic supermarket chain saw its shares fall after management released their 2013 outlook. Whole Foods now expects revenue to climb around 10 percent for 2013, down from its previous view of 12 percent.... Read More

February 13, 2013

Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX) Rackspace is free falling today, down 19.72% at $60.19. The cloud computing company saw its shares drop after a miss on its fourth quarter earnings. Rackspace announced revenue of $352.9 million or $0.21 per share for its fourth quarter. The reported numbers missed analyst estimates of... Read More

February 12, 2013

The Valspar Corporation (VAL) Valspar is painting itself red today, down 7.44% at $61.95. The paint and coatings company saw its shares fall after the company missed estimates on its earnings. Valspar announced that it earned $55 million, or $0.60 per share for the period ended January 25th. Analysts were... Read More

February 11, 2013

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Novo Nordisk is burning up today, down 13.97% at $165.42. The international healthcare and pharmaceutical company saw its shares crash after the FDA rejected two of the company’s drugs. The FDA declined approval for Tresiba and Ryzodeg, both of which are insulin related. The... Read More

February 8, 2013

Moody’s Corp. (MCO) Moody’s is putting investors in a bad mood today, down 7.73% at $43.36. The credit rating company saw its shares fall on continued worries regarding a lawsuit. Moody’s is under investigation by the Department of Justice regarding pre-financial crisis ratings which did not show how bad the... Read More

February 7, 2013

Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) Akamai is falling from its cloud today, down 15.20% at $35.26. The cloud infrastructure company saw shares crash after missing on revenue in its earnings. For the fourth quarter, Akamai announced that revenues increased 17% to $378 million. Although this is a good increase in revenue... Read More

February 6, 2013

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) CH Robinson Worldwide is crashing today, down 9.71% at $60.50. The freight and logistics company saw its shares fall after missing on its earnings report. CH Robinson had a fourth quarter profit of $0.68 per share which missed analyst estimates of $0.70 per share. The... Read More

February 5, 2013

Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) Arch Coal is imploding today, down 12.91% at $6.04. The coal production company saw its shares burn up after it missed on earnings. For the fourth quarter, Arch Coal lost $295.4 million or $1.39 per share. That compares with a profit of $70.9 million or $0.33... Read More

February 4, 2013

The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (MHP) McGraw-Hill is trading in the red today, down 13.34% at $50.56. The financial information service company saw shares crash after the S&P confirmed its Department of Justice lawsuit. McGraw-Hill said the Justice Department has plans for A CDO-ratings civil suit. The Justice Department is... Read More

February 1, 2013

Life Time Fitness Inc. (LTM) Life Time Fitness is losing weight today, down 22.39% at $39.37. The fitness center company saw its share crash diet after a poor forecast. Life Time announced that it expected earnings for 2013 to be $2.85 to $2.95 per share on revenue of $1.2... Read More

January 31, 2013

Celsion Corp. (CLSN) Celsion is getting crushed today, down 81.17% at $1.51. The chemotherapy drug company saw its shares get demolished after negative news regarding its clinical trial. Celsion announced that its experimental liver cancer therapeutic, ThermoDox, failed to meet its phase 3 endpoint. ThermoDox is being tested for... Read More

January 30, 2013

Spansion Inc. (CODE) Spansion is short circuiting today, down 10.86% at $11.74. The flash memory semiconductor company saw its shares fall after releasing disappointing earnings. The company posted a net profit of $6.9 million or $0.11 per share for the quarter. The adjusted net profit of $0.34 per share which... Read More

January 29, 2013

VMware Inc. (VMW) VMware is falling out of its cloud today, down 21.45% at $77.23. The cloud infrastructure company saw its shares drop after the company released news regarding a restructuring. VMware management stated that the company would lay off 900 workers, and take on a charge of around... Read More

January 28, 2013

3D Systems Corp. (DDD) 3D Systems is crashing and burning today, down 13.93% at $59.54. The 3D printing company saw shares fall nearly $10.00 after a negative article was released. An article released by Seeking Alpha said the stock may be overvalued and that the company faces stiffer competition.... Read More

January 25, 2013

Joy Global Inc. (JOY) Joy Global investors are not experiencing joy today, with shares down 4.14% at $63.21. The mining equipment company saw shares crash after the company was downgraded late yesterday. Susquehanna downgraded Joy from Positive to Neutral. Investors took notice of the downgrade and moved money out... Read More

January 24, 2013

Apple Inc. (AAPL) The Apple is rotten today, down 12.36% at $450.46. The tech giant saw its shares short circuit today after an earnings report was released. For the company’s first-quarter, profit rose less than 1% to $13.1 billion, or $13.81 a share. Furthermore, sales climbed 18% to $54.5... Read More

January 23, 2013

Coach Inc. (COH) Coach is not looking fashionable today, down 16.25% at $50.82. The designer retail company saw its shares come unzipped after it released its earnings. Coach said its second earnings rose 23% to $1.23 per share on sales of $1.5 billion. Analysts were expecting $1.28 on sales of... Read More

January 22, 2013

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARNA) Arena is losing weight today, down 9.72% at $8.82. The obesity pill manufacturer saw its shares slip after news the FDA raised questions regarding its safety. The FDA allowed Arena to move forward with trails of its drug, Belviq, last year. The company still... Read More

January 17, 2013

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) Williams-Sonoma is burning its share price today, down 5.22% at $44.67. The home products and cookware company saw its shares fall after releasing its holiday sales and forecast. Williams-Sonoma expects to earn $1.21 to $1.28 per share for its fourth quarter on revenue of $1.36 billion to... Read More

January 16, 2013

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Chipotle is getting grilled today, down 5.48% at $281.03. The Mexican restaurant saw its shares crash after warning about its fourth quarter earnings. Chipotle is expecting fourth quarter earnings of $1.92-$1.97 per share, well below analyst estimates of $2.09 per share. Furthermore, food costs are expected... Read More

January 15, 2013

Yelp Inc. (YELP) Yelp investors need help today with shares down 5.92% at $20.67. The online urban city guide allows users to connect with other users to find place to eat, shop, drink, and relax. Yelp saw shares fall after Facebook released a new service that will allow for users... Read More

January 14, 2013

hhGregg Inc. (HGG) HhGregg Inc. is getting burned today, down 5.70% to $7.44. The appliance, home furnishing, and electronics company saw its shares trade down after net sales declined last quarter. Hhgregg reported that net sales for the company’s third quarter were $799.6 million, down 3.6 percent. Furthermore, comparable store... Read More

January 11, 2013

Perrigo Co. (PRGO) Perrigo is trading lower today, down 5.79% to $103.85. The generic pharmaceutical company saw its shares begin to dissolve after a downgrade. Goldman Sachs downgraded Perrigo from neutral to sell, citing the potential for slower growth during the next few quarters. Goldman also lowered its price target... Read More

January 10, 2013

Molycorp Inc. (MCP) Molycorp is in the red today, down 22.80% at $8.33. The rare earth mineral company saw shares crash after the company slashed its 2013 outlook. Based on a revised schedule, and drops in prices of rare earth materials, Molycorp said it expects its revenue and cash flow... Read More

January 9, 2013

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) Apollo Group is crashing back to earth today, down 7.74% at $19.32. The online and on-campus educational provider saw shares fall after worse than expected earnings. Apollo’s net income dropped 10.59% year over year to $1.18 per share. Furthermore, revenue fell 6.68% year over year to... Read More

January 8, 2013

GameStop Corp. (GME) GameStop management should stop playing games because its stock is falling today. Shares fell 6.30% to $23.19 after the company reported worse than expected holiday sales. GameStop said that for the 9-week holiday period, total sales were $2.88 billion down 4.6% from the same period last year.... Read More

January 4, 2013

Finish Line Inc. (FINL) Finish Line is going to finish last today, down 8.25% at $17.47. The shoe and apparel retailer saw its shares trip over its shoe laces after releasing earnings. Finish Line reported that net income fell to $0, or $0.00 per share, down from $0.11 per share... Read More

January 3, 2013

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) Family Dollar is finding it hard to make a buck today, down 13.16% at $55.61. Shares of the discount retailer dropped after the company released earnings. Family Dollar announced that net income fell to $80.3 million, or $0.69 per share, for the last fiscal quarter.... Read More

January 2, 2013

Dole Food Company Inc. (DOLE) Dole Foods is not looking fresh today, down 13.60% at $9.91. The fresh fruit and vegetable company saw its shares fall after releasing their 2013 forecast. Dole expects to report full year earnings of $150-170 million, which is well below analysts’ estimates. Janney Montgomery Scott... Read More

December 31, 2012

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (CALM) Cal-Maine investors aren’t going to be calm today with the stock down 9.54% at $40.22. The egg company saw its shares crack after news that its second quarter net income fell. Net income fell significantly from last year, with the figures coming in at $14 million... Read More

December 28, 2012

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO) Carrizo Oil & Gas is burning down today, down 5.41% at $20.63. The oil and gas exploration company saw its shares fall after news it was selling its North Sea assets. Carrizo is selling its UK business and oil field in the North Sea... Read More

December 27, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is erasing its gains today, down 5.93% at $19.52. The retailer saw a 4% gain yesterday, however it has given that all back and then some today. An Oppenheimer analyst was bullish on J.C. Penney early this week partially adding to the recent... Read More

December 26, 2012

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Michael Kors is not looking luxurious today, down 6.66% at $50.00. The fashion retailer saw its shares crash after worse than expected holiday spending. This year holiday spending was up only 0.7% from last year, far worse than being up 3-4% as expected by analysts’.... Read More

December 21, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife is on a crash diet today, down 19.08% at $27.27. The weight management and nutritional supplement company has lost about 40% of its value this week. It began the week trading over $44.00, but after Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital Management, released news saying that... Read More

December 20, 2012

Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT) Arctic Cat is ice cold today, down 12.62% at $33.36. The snowmobile and off-road vehicle company saw its shares crash after news was released that it was downgraded. BMO Capital downgraded Arctic Cat based on disappointing dealer feedback on off-road vehicle and snowmobile sales and... Read More

December 19, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife is losing weight today, down 12.12% at $37.35. The weight management and nutritional supplement company saw its shares crash after a CNBC report. The report stated that Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, took a short position in the company. Ackman said that... Read More

December 18, 2012

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) Smith & Wesson is shooting into the ground today, down 9.99% at$7.79. This week is looking like the downfall for gun related stocks. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many gun companies are seeing shares in the red. Yesterday Cabela’s was down... Read More

December 17, 2012

Cabela’s Incorporated (CAB) Cabela’s Incorporated is in the red today, down 5.10% at $41.69. The outdoor retailer saw its shares drop today following expected tightening of gun laws. After the recent shootings in Oregon and Connecticut, there will be meaningful talks regarding current gun laws. President Obama along with many... Read More

December 14, 2012

Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) Investors don’t think Best Buy is the best buy today, with shares down 14.73% at $12.04. The electronics company saw its stock drop after releasing news that they would extend the deadline for an offer to buy the company. Ex-CEO of Best Buy, Richard... Read More

December 13, 2012

Basic Energy Services Inc. (BAS) Basic Energy is struggling today, down 7.35% at $10.33. The oil and natural gas drilling company saw its shares drop after releasing operating data for November. Basic’s well servicing rig count remained unchanged at 431 rigs. However, well servicing rig hours for the month were... Read More

December 12, 2012

Central Garden and Pet Co. (CENT) Central Garden and Pet Co. is crashing today, down 13.62% at $9.64. The pet, lawn and garden company saw its shares fall into the red after releasing their earnings report. Central Garden and Pet lost $10.1 million in the quarter ended Sept. 29, which... Read More

December 11, 2012

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Dollar General was selling off today, down 7.77% at $42.95. The discount retailer saw shares get marked down after the company released a negative outlook for the fourth quarter. CEO Rick Dreiling said, “We are facing a significant same-store sales comparison from our 2011 fourth quarter,... Read More

December 10, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is no diamond today, down 10.06% at $13.32. The snack product company saw its shares go stale after a recent probe into the company’s earnings showed a loss for the fourth quarter. Diamond Foods announced a loss of $32.9 million, or $1.52 per share,... Read More

December 7, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots is having a big sell off today, down 5.72% at $28.18. The closeout retailer saw its shares get discounted after the SEC began to look into stock trades made by the CEO of the company. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and federal... Read More

December 6, 2012

UTi Worldwide Inc. (UTIW) UTi Worldwide is a weak link in the chain today, down 8.22% at $12.88. The global supply chain management company saw its shares breakdown after a miss on earnings for the third quarter. Revenue for UTi Worldwide dropped 10.7 percent from $1.28 billion down to $1.26... Read More

December 5, 2012

The Diamond and Dog of an acquisition: Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) Freeport-McMoran is not a golden stock today, down 15.99% at $32.16. The exploration and mining company saw its shares crash after news was released that the company was expanding into the energy sector. Freeport said that it would... Read More

December 4, 2012

Pep Boys-Manny, Moe and Jack (PBY) Pep Boy’s slammed on their breaks today, crashing 10.58% to $9.55. The automotive company saw its shares get hit head on after missing on earnings. Pep Boys reported a loss of $6.8 million, or $0.13 per share, down significantly from last year when the... Read More

November 30, 2012

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Yum Brands is not tasting good to investors today, down 9.90% at $67.10. The parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, saw its shares crash after Yum Brands warned of weak China sales. The company said that fourth quarter sales in China will... Read More

November 29, 2012

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) La-Z-Boy Incorporated is not making investors feel comfortable today, down 9.71% at $14.60. The furniture company saw its shares fall apart after missing earnings expectations. La-Z-Boy earned $6.6 million or $0.12 per share, which is down from the $7.9 million or $0.15 per share earned last year.... Read More

November 28, 2012

The Fresh Market Inc. (TFM) The Fresh Market is looking rotten today, down 12.38% at $52.78. The specialty grocery retailer saw its shares tumble after weak earnings and guidance. The Fresh Market, which operates 128 stores reported net income of $0.23 per share, missing analysts’ estimates of $0.26 per share.... Read More

November 27, 2012

Thor Industries Inc. (THO) Thor Industries isn’t looking like a titan today, down 11.47% at $38.60. The recreational vehicle designer saw its shares crash after missing estimates for their earnings report. Earnings per share came in at $0.58 easily missing analysts’ estimates of $0.63. Thor’s management blamed the missed earnings... Read More

November 26, 2012

Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) Generac is getting electrocuted today, down 9.10% at $32.08. The generator company saw its shares drop lower after releasing a secondary offering. The secondary offering will introduce an additional 11.5 million shares to the market. The majority of the shares are coming from directors and senior... Read More

November 23, 2012

Dreamworks Animation Inc. (DWA) Dreamworks Animation is going to be giving investors nightmares after today, down 3.84% at $18.05. The movie maker saw shares decline after analysts stated that their latest movie, Rise of the Guardians, had lower than expected opening day sales. Analysts now think that the five day... Read More

November 21, 2012

Zale Corporation (ZLC) Although Zale’s sells diamonds, the company is not a diamond today, down 29.97% at $5.21. The fine jewelry company saw its shares crash after reporting a loss on their earnings report. Zale’s announced late Tuesday that it lost $28.3 million or $0.88 per share, which is significantly... Read More

November 20, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Hewlett-Packard (HP) is freezing up today, down 12.03% at $11.70. The computer company saw its shares crash today after it released news that it was a victim of a $5-billion-plus fraud. HP purchased the British company, Autonomy Corporation PLC, last year and is claiming that the... Read More

November 19, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is a dog again for the second time in three trading sessions; down 11.90% at $13.33. The snack food company saw its shares down again today (even with the market moving up significantly) after being downgraded by analyst’s. Last week, Diamond Foods restated their... Read More

November 16, 2012

Best Buy Co Inc. (BBY) Best Buy is not even an ok buy today, down 9.90% at $13.74. The electronics retailer saw its shares short circuit after two major news events. The first report was that Best Buy would match competitor’s prices during the holiday season. While this doesn’t seem... Read More

November 15, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is no diamond today, down 21.23% to $15.36. The snack product company saw its shares go stale after a restatement of its earnings report. The restatement showed a loss of $53.4 million for the past three quarters of 2012. The restatement was forced after... Read More

November 14, 2012

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP) Stamps.com didn’t have enough postage to send its shares higher, today the stock is down 10.96% at $24.36. The online stamp provider saw its shares crash after its website had technical difficulties. Stamps.com’s site was down for 4 days in November due to a software upgrade that... Read More

November 13, 2012

Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP) Hi-Crush Partners is getting crushed today, down 23.78% at $15.51. The mining and sands company (sands used in hydro-fracking) saw its shares deteriorate after news was released that a large contract was being cancelled. Hi-Crush announced that Baker Hughes was terminating a supply agreement with the... Read More

November 12, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is going to be trading for a penny if it has a few more days like today; shares fell 13.17% to $17.92. The department store company saw its shares lose a lot of value after missing estimates for their third quarter earnings report.... Read More

November 9, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon is offering a sale on their stock today, down 29.34% at $2.77. The online coupon company saw its shares get cut after releasing their third quarter earnings report. Sales missed both analysts’ estimates and the company’s own guidance. Revenue growth slowed sharply compared with the second... Read More

November 8, 2012

American Public Education Inc. (APEI) American Public Education received its third quarter report card today and is failing with shares trading down 8.58% at $32.94. The post-secondary online education company saw its shares crash after releasing their latest earnings report. The earnings report was not terrible but American Public’s fourth... Read More

November 6, 2012

Weight-Loss Battle: Healthy Eating or Obesity Drug? Vivus Inc. (VVUS) Vivus Inc.‘s shares are slimming down today, down 23.61% at $11.42. The biopharmaceutical company (well known for its obesity drug) saw its shares get liposuction after a bad third-quarter earnings report. Vivus saw its loss amount to a substantial $40.4 million.... Read More

October 26, 2012

Dean Foods Company (DF) Dean Foods is making its investors feel sick today, down 10.96% at $16.73. The food and beverage company saw its shares rot away after a poor spinoff. Dean Foods spun off its Dairy sector into a company called WhiteWave, which began trading today. WhiteWave traded higher initially,... Read More

October 25, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (BBW) Build-A-Bear is getting its stuffing ripped out today, down 21.80% at $3.30. The teddy bear/stuffed animal company saw its shares fall after a poor earnings report. Build-A-Bear reported a net loss of $4.3 million, or 26 cents per share. The loss was well below estimates, with... Read More

October 24, 2012

Tempur Pedic International Inc. (TPX) Tempur Pedic investors won’t be sleeping well tonight with the stock down 19.49% at $25.66. The mattress maker saw its shares hit rock bottom today after releasing a nightmare earnings report. Tempur Pedic reported an EPS of $0.70 which beat estimates by a penny,... Read More

October 23, 2012

DuPont De Demours Company (DD) DuPont is rotting away today, down 9.10% at $45.23. The science and technology company (mostly noted for their hybrid corn and soybeans), saw its shares crash after a terrible earnings report. DuPont announced that its third quarter net income fell to $10 million or $0.01 per... Read More

October 22, 2012

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is drowning today, down 14.23% at $45.73. The energy drink maker saw its shares go drastically lower after an FDA report was released stating that five deaths may be related to Monster’s energy drink. The FDA report stated that since 2009 there... Read More

October 18, 2012

Google Inc. (GOOG) Google is going to be the most “googled” word on Wall Street today with the internet giant falling 7.95% ($60.07) to $695.42. Shares of the company tanked as much as $79.00 today after an accidental release of the company’s third quarter earnings. Google was not expected to... Read More

October 17, 2012

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) Apollo Group was failing all of its investors today, down 22.14% at $21.41. The parent company of the University of Phoenix saw its shares drop after releasing a poor earnings report. Apparently, not as many people are saying “I’m a Phoenix” these days, as enrollment fell... Read More

October 16, 2012

Bankrate Inc. (RATE) Bankrate is getting crushed today, down 22.41% at $11.25. The personal finance company saw its shares crash and burn today after releasing its preliminary quarterly earnings estimates. Bankrate’s third-quarter outlook was an adjusted EPS of $0.11 to $0.13 on revenue of $115.5 million to $117.5 million... Read More

October 15, 2012

Amedisys Inc. (AMED) Amedisys is looking very sick today, down 9.38% at $12.08. The at home healthcare and hospice company saw its shares falls after announcing a contract with Humana Inc. will provide half the revenue that was previously expected. The agreement to provide home health-care services to Humana will... Read More

October 12, 2012

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Dollar Tree looks like it’s trying to get its shares down to a dollar today, down 4.99% at $41.12. The discount variety store saw its shares dropped after being downgraded by two companies today. Piper Jaffray downgraded Dollar Tree to neutral from overweight, citing comp trend... Read More

October 10, 2012

ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) ESCO Technologies had a power line fall down today, down 7.84% at $34.66. The utility, industrial, and aerospace production company saw its shares fall after news that the company would close one of its plants. In an attempt to consolidate test segment facilities from... Read More

October 9, 2012

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) Edwards Lifesciences is giving its investors a heart attack today, down 22.87% at $84.99. The heart valve therapy company lost nearly $22.00 today after management lowered their company’s forecast. Edwards said that preliminary sales for the quarter were $448 million, below the company’s July expectation of $465... Read More

October 5, 2012

LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) LifeLock is losing life today, down 10.62% at $7.32. The identity theft security company is not a secure investment today with shares falling following the company’s IPO. LifeLock seems to be another company that was plagued by overvaluation from the private market prior to their span... Read More

October 4, 2012

NuVasive Inc. (NUVA) NuVasive was invasive today, dragging down investor’s accounts. The minimally disruptive surgical company saw its shares drop 32.85% to $15.19 after releasing a weak third quarter estimate. NuVasive said it expects about $147 million in revenue in the third quarter down from the previous estimate of $154.4... Read More

October 3, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Hewlett-Packard fell to a nine year low today, down 13.02% at $14.90. The computer company saw its shares download a virus after CEO Meg Whitman warned of an unexpected steep decline in earnings for 2013. HP’s business revenue is expected to fall in every division, with... Read More

October 2, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc. investors are expressing disdain today, with shares down 22.32% at $11.66. The clothing company saw shares dropped when management announced that third quarter earnings would be down. Express announced that the earnings would come in below expectations due to a mix of weak sales and... Read More

October 1, 2012

Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) Molson Coors investors are going to want a cold one after shares dropped 4.95% to $42.82. The beer brewing company saw its shares drop after announcing that it would combine its European businesses into a single unit. The Denver-based company said Molson Coors Europe will... Read More

September 28, 2012

Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) Gentiva Health is making investor feel sick today, down 4.07% at $11.32. The healthcare company saw its shares diminish after revenue was announced lower than expectations. The company announced revenue of $427.7 million versus analysts’ estimates of $436.2 million. Furthermore, GAAP reported sales were... Read More

September 27, 2012

Cepheid (CPHD) Cepheid is tearing the bond with its investors apart today, down 10.17% at $35.17. The molecular diagnostic company saw its shares drop after announcing that its third quarter revenue would fall short of expectations. Cepheid expects revenue of $79 million to $81 million, down from its previous estimates... Read More

September 26, 2012

Blyth Inc. (BTH) Blyth Inc. crashed today down, 21.12% at $25.69. The distribution company saw its shares tank after news was released that one of Blyth’s subsidies, ViSalus, was no longer going to IPO. ViSalus, Blyth’s weight-loss, energy-drink and nutritional-supplement business, said that while its sales have more than... Read More

September 21, 2012

Vivus Inc. (VVUS) Vivus Inc. is weighing down shareholders today, down 11.47% at $21.00. The diet drug company saw its shares drop sharply after news was released that the European Union would most likely reject their drug. The formal decision on Qsiva is not expected until October, but the company... Read More

September 20, 2012

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Norfolk Southern was heading south today down 9.05% closing at $66.11. The rail transport company saw its shares drop after cutting its third quarter outlook. Norfolk cut its earnings per share forecast from $1.59 to a range of $1.18 to $1.25. The company expects poor coal... Read More

September 19, 2012

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR) Questcor was on a quest to be the largest loser today, closing down 47% at $26.35. The prescription drug company saw its shares crash after news was release that Aetna dropped most of its coverage of Questcor’s drug Achtar. Aetna disclosed that after studies, it found... Read More

September 18, 2012

HNI Corp. (HNI) HNI Corp broke the legs off of its chair today, crashing down 15.25% at $26.01. The office furniture maker saw its shares fall after slashing its 3rd quarter profit, sales prediction, and lowering full year guidance. The Iowa based company expects adjusted third-quarter net income... Read More

September 13, 2012

FirstMerit Corporation (FMER) FirstMerit was not ranking high with investors today, down 11.25% at $15.23. The bank holding company saw its shares plummet after releasing news that the company would purchase Citizens Republic Bancorp. The deal would be beneficial for FirstMerit as it would make for a larger footprint and... Read More

September 12, 2012

Monster Mash Before Halloween? Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is scaring investors away today, down 9.90% at $50.78. The energy drink company saw its shares crash after two U.S. Senators called for greater regulation of energy beverages. Senators Richard Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, wrote the U.S.... Read More

September 11, 2012

Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) Shuffle Master saw its shares get discarded today, down 4.67% at $14.71. The casino gaming-device company saw its shares crash after a poor earnings report. For the third quarter, Shuffle Master announced earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $63.4 million. Although these numbers were... Read More

September 10, 2012

Geron Corporation (GERN) Geron Corporation lost over half of its value today, down 55.86% at $1.28. The pharmaceutical company saw its shares get demolished after announcing two setbacks for its experimental cancer drug, imetelstat. Geron ended a mid-stage trial of imetelstat as a treatment for breast cancer because women who... Read More

September 7, 2012

Pandora Media Inc. (P) Pandora opened its box and let evil out on its investors today, down 16.79% at $10.46. The internet radio company saw its shares drop after the Wall Street Journal released an article announcing that Apple was planning to license an online radio similar to Pandora. The Journal’s... Read More

September 6, 2012

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone Systems’ card was declined today, down 13.65% at $30.55. The electronic payment system company saw its shares sink after releasing a poor quarterly earnings report. For the third quarter, VeriFone missed estimates on the top line, with revenues of $489.1 million versus the consensus of... Read More

September 5, 2012

Calavo Growers Inc. (CVGW) Calavo Growers needs to sprinkle some miracle-grow on its shares to recoup today’s loss, down 11.85% at $22.46. The avocado grower and distributor saw its shares wilt after releasing a poor third quarter earnings report. Calavo reported earnings per share of $0.38 on revenue of $153.2... Read More

September 4, 2012

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix Inc. had the curtains close on them today, down 6.35% at $55.93. The company saw its shares plummet after news was released that Amazon had reached a deal with Epix, a premium cable network. The deal between Amazon and Epix will allow Amazon to significantly increase... Read More

August 31, 2012

Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) Zumiez Inc. is zooming downward today, down 9.37% at $29.20. The teen-apparel company saw its shares take a hit after the company issued a soft outlook on the third quarter. Zumiez same-store sales for August grew by 3.7%, falling short of analysts’ and the company’s own estimates.... Read More

August 30, 2012

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) First Solar Inc. got burned today, down 18.71% at $19.67. The photovoltaic panel company saw its shares drop after news was released that the company was stopping deliveries to its Agua Caliente project. The 397 MW project in Arizona is well ahead of schedule and construction... Read More

August 29, 2012

Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) Dycom Industries dropped $3.60 today, down 19.07% at $15.28. The engineering company saw its shares plummet after releasing a poor earnings report. Revenue for the company rose 4.7% to $318 million or $0.39 per share. However this missed analysts’ estimates of $323.7 million in revenue and earnings... Read More

August 28, 2012

Polypore International Inc. (PPO) Polypore International dipped lower today down 7.58% to $34.76. The filtration product maker saw its shares stumble after General Motors announced it would temporarily halt production of the Chevrolet Volt. Polypore makes the filtration system for the Volt’s lithium battery separator. The company sells its separation... Read More

August 27, 2012

K-Swiss Inc. (KSWS) K-Swiss was tripping over their laces today, down 6.64% at $2.67. The shoe company saw its shares stumble after releasing its second quarter earnings report. K-Swiss announced a net loss of $11,631,000, or $0.33 per diluted share. Furthermore, total worldwide revenues decreased 31.5% to $44,752,000, with domestic... Read More

August 24, 2012

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) Autodesk Inc.is a mess today, down 15.63% at $30.13. The software company saw its shares crash today after a terrible earnings report. For the second quarter ended, Autodesk missed estimates on revenues, missed estimates on earnings per share, operating margins dropped, and net margins contracted. Autodesk booked... Read More

August 23, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots is a big miss today, down 20.91% at $30.72. Big Lots saw shares crash after releasing a poor second quarter earnings report. The company announced that its net income was down 38 percent, and they earned $22.1 million or 36 cents per share, down... Read More

August 22, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc.‘s investors were expressing anger today, as shares dropped 11.10% to $15.03. The clothing retail company saw its shares lose more than 10% after the company released disappointing quarterly earnings and full year outlook. Express’ second-quarter revenue was a clear miss, with the company announcing $454.9... Read More

August 21, 2012

RadioShack Corporation (RSH) RadioShack continues its downward spiral today, down 7.61% at $2.67. RadioShack has lost 72.00% of its value year to date and has not been able to catch a break. Today, the company saw its shares drop based on news released by Best Buy. Best Buy released earnings... Read More

August 16, 2012

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) Perry Ellis is not very fashionable today, down 15.58% at $18.80. The apparel company saw its shares sink after announcing a loss for the second quarter. Perry Ellis posted a $2.4 million second-quarter loss. Earnings were pulled down by costs related to its restructuring and... Read More

August 15, 2012

Staples Inc. (SPLS) Staples Inc. was not looking sharp today, down 14.98% at $11.44. The company saw its shares sink after announcing a poor earnings report. Both US and International sales declined significantly at, 5.5% and 18% respectively. Staples announced and EPS of $0.18 and saw declines on the... Read More

August 14, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon Inc. is offering their stock at a discount today, down 27.02% at $5.51. The online discount provider saw its shares crash after some concerns arose from the company’s earnings report. Groupon released that their earnings line was higher than many analysts forecast, led by a 45%... Read More

August 13, 2012

Oil and gas making moves in both directions Quicksilver Resources Inc. (KWK) Quicksilver Resources is struggling today, down 10.92% at $4.08. The oil and gas company saw its shares get drilled after announcing it lost $673 million in the second quarter. The loss equates to a loss of $3.96 per share;... Read More

August 10, 2012

Roundy’s Inc. (RNDY) Roundy’s Inc. fell hard today, down 24.63% at $7.71. The retail grocery store saw its shares deteriorate after they released an earnings report that missed analyst estimates. Second-quarter earnings per share came in at $0.42 versus a forecast of $0.43, and sales were reported at $996.8 million... Read More

August 8, 2012

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) Orbitz Worldwide had a crash landing today, down 25.97% at $3.45. The online discount travel company saw its shares lose altitude after releasing lower than expected earnings and cutting its full year forecast. Gross bookings for the Chicago travel site declined 1 percent year over year... Read More

August 7, 2012

WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) WMS Industries picked losing numbers today, down 17.74% at $15.02. The video lottery/gaming machine company saw its shares flop after it released that net income for the fourth quarter missed estimates. The company reported that net income was $22.1 million, or 40 cents per... Read More

August 6, 2012

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Tyson Foods got burned today, down 8.05% to $14.16. The company saw its shares plunge after the latest earnings report fell short of analysts’ estimates. For the fiscal year, the company lowered its revenue estimate by $1 billion and now expects $33 billion. Third-quarter profit fell... Read More

August 3, 2012

Zipcar Inc. (ZIP) Zipcar Inc. had a flat tire causing it to crash today, down 37.00% at $6.70. The “car sharing” company saw its shares run of the road after it released a horrible second quarter earnings report. The earnings fell short of Zipcar’s estimates and caused management to slash... Read More

August 2, 2012

Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG) It was a “Knight-mare” of a day for Knight Capital Group as it crashed an astonishing 62.82% to $2.58. In the mother of all computer glitches, market-making firm lost $440 million in 30 minutes yesterday when its trading software went awry. Between 9:30 a.m. and... Read More

August 1, 2012

Digital River Inc. (DRIV) Digital River lead investors over a waterfall today, down 20.10% at $14.21. Shares of the e-commerce and marketing solutions plummeted after the company’s quarterly results and guidance came in below Wall Street expectations. Digital River missed slightly on revenue, announcing $90.77 million versus the consensus of... Read More

July 31, 2012

Coach Inc. (COH) Coach Inc. went on sale today down, 18.62% at $49.30. Shares of luxury handbag maker crashed after its quarterly sales came in below Wall Street expectations. Strong sales overseas helped boost Coach’s first-quarter profit 24%, but sluggish U.S. demand is triggering serious concerns over high-end spending. Coach’s... Read More

July 30, 2012

Lufkin Industries Inc. (LUFK) Lufkin Industries is crashing and burning today, down 21.37% at $46.65. The oilfield service company saw its shares fall after a poor earnings report was announced. Lufkin’s disappointing second-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.66 versus the consensus of $0.82.That factor coupled with a gloomy full-year outlook... Read More

July 26, 2012

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Zynga is getting zinged today down 37.57% at $3.17. The company saw its shares get crushed today after releasing its earnings report. Revenue came in at $332 million, turning into an adjusted profit of just a penny by the time it reached the bottom line. Analysts were... Read More

July 25, 2012

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix Inc. looked like it was reaching “The End” today, down 25.02% at $60.28. Netflix saw its shares crash to levels not seen in at least two years as investors showed more animosity toward the company. The company’s stock gave up more than $20 a share following... Read More

July 24, 2012

WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD) WedMD needs a check-up today as it is looking sickly, down 18.25% at $14.65. The company saw its symptoms begin after it cut its 2012 forecast to a projected loss. The health care information company also said it expects a second-quarter shortfall of nearly $6 million.... Read More

July 23, 2012

PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) PetMed Express is a dog today, dropping 14.39% at $9.64. The company reported quarterly results that missed Wall Street expectations as it offered more discounts and customers bought smaller quantities. PetMed, which sells both prescription and non-prescription products for dogs and cats, earned $4 million, or... Read More

July 20, 2012

Chipolte Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Chipolte Mexican Grill had its fiesta ruined today, down 21.45% at $317.22. The company’s shares plunged after its second-quarter sales and fears of rising food costs led to analyst downgrades on Wall Street. While Chipolte’s revenue increased by 8 percent from a year ago, the... Read More

July 19, 2012

Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. (IRG) Ignite Restaurant Group imploded today, crashing into the red, down 20.75% at $15.11. The company saw its shares get burned today after announcing a restatement and accounting review. Ignite Restaurant determined it necessary to correct non-cash related errors related to its accounting treatment of certain... Read More

July 18, 2012

Rovi Corp. (ROVI) Rovi Corp. last nearly half of its value today, dropping 43.29% to $10.01. The provider of digital entertainment guides tumbled the most since its initial public offering, in 1997, after cutting its annual sales forecast amid delays in adding new patent licensees. The company projected full-year revenue... Read More

July 17, 2012

New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) New Oriental Education was failing today as its score fell 34.37% to $14.61. The company tumbled the most on record after news was released stating that the SEC started a probe into the consolidation of its units’ financial statements. New Oriental, China’s... Read More

July 16, 2012

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR) Alpha Natural Resources got burned today, down 10.22% at $6.85. Shares of the coal producer fell to a new 52-week low after a former coal investor talked poorly regarding the future of the industry. Billionaire Wilbur Ross, who built a coal company that he sold... Read More

July 13, 2012

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI) Bridgepoint was a dog on Monday and today has it continued its downward spiral, falling 24% to $9.77. The company’s stock continued to fall as its accreditation problems continue to get worse. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) stated that Ashford University (operated by Bridgepoint)... Read More

July 12, 2012

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Supervalu Inc. isn’t super and has little value today, down 49.05% at$2.70. The retail and wholesale grocery chain lost half its value today after it suspended its dividend and said it is reviewing “strategic alternatives” to boost shareholder value. The company faced another brutal quarter, which prompted... Read More

July 11, 2012

Hhgregg Inc. (HGG) Hhgregg has some wires that are shorting out today, down 36.40% at $7.34. The appliance and electronics chain cut its Q1 and full-year outlook due to surging costs and flagging consumer demand for electronics products bought in brick-and-mortar store. Hhgregg cut its earnings guidance for its 2013... Read More

July 10, 2012

Mako Surgical Corp. (MAKO) Mako Surgical was dissected today, down 43.03% at $14.02. The company saw its shares plunge after the medical device maker said it would sell fewer-than-expected surgical robots this year, raising concerns that the company is struggling to find takers for its technology. One surgical robot is... Read More

July 9, 2012

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI) Bridgepoint Education is failing its exams today, down 33.67% at $14.26. The for-profit college company that owns Ashford University lost as much as a third of its value after Ashford’s accreditation application was denied by a regional accreditor. Ashford didn’t comply with multiple aspects of the... Read More

July 6, 2012

Navistar International Corp. (NAV) Navistar needs to navigate its way upward after a bad day today, down 15.21% at $24.41. Shares of the company stalled out on investor worries that the heavy engine and truck maker will have to incur additional costs to get a crucial new engine approved by... Read More

July 5, 2012

Cato Corp. (CATO) Cato Corp had a rough day, closing down 10.53% at $28.37. The company said that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 10 percent in June, driven by bad weather and continued economic uncertainty. Needless to say that number was well below what Wall Street... Read More

July 3, 2012

SourceFire Inc. (FIRE) SourceFire crashed and burned today, down 3.76% at $50.43. Shares of SourceFire fell as much as 9 percent after the cyber security software maker said Chief Executive John Burris has taken medical leave of absence. The company, which said on Monday that Burris is being treated for... Read More

July 2, 2012

OpenTable Inc. (OPEN) OpenTable had no seats available today, down 9.33% at $40.81. Shares of the online reservation company plunged after Barclays Capital analyst, Mark May, downgraded the company. May downgraded his rating on the company to “Equal Weight” from “Overweight”, saying that his quarterly checks suggest the company is... Read More

June 29, 2012

Nike Inc. (NKE) Nike Inc. lost its traction today, slipping down 9.43% to $87.75. Thursday’s earnings release left many investors feeling like their shoelace broke right before running the Boston Marathon. The company’s earnings report showed that earnings per share fell from $1.23 to $1.17. The report caused Nike to... Read More

June 27, 2012

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) The wheels are falling off of O’Reilly’s car today, down 14.40% at $82.55. In a note released after the close Tuesday, the company revised its second-quarter sales growth to between 2% and 2.5%, down from its earlier forecast of 3% to 5% sales growth. This lower... Read More

June 26, 2012

ValueClick Inc. (VCLK) ValueClick lost some of its value today, down 7.24% at $14.47. Shares of the internet advertising company fell after an analyst downgraded the stock on concerns about the advertising climate. Piper Jaffray analyst Mark Zgutowicz cut his rating on the company to “Neutral” from “Overweight,” saying Internet... Read More

June 25, 2012

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MNTA) Momenta Pharmaceuticals saw its momentum only heading downward today as it dropped close to $4.00, or 22.40%, closing at $13.20. Momenta saw its decline begin after news was released that a federal court has upheld Teva Pharmaceutical Industries patents for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.... Read More

June 20, 2012

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IDIX) Atop the leader board among gainers for June 20th, Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., up from $9.37 to $10.70 per share, posted a daily gain of nearly 15%. An early breakout in 2012, Idenix had since traded back down to sub $9 per share levels, moving back towards... Read More

June 13, 2012

Constant Contact Inc. (CTCT) Constant Contact had constant contact with the bottom of the market today, down 14.96% at $16.60. The company has acquired privately owned Single Platform, a smaller company that helps small businesses get discovered through Web and mobile searches. Constant Contact paid $65 million in cash, plus... Read More

June 12, 2012

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) FactSet’s research will show horrible results today, down 12.37% at $91.63. FactSet said that its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 11 percent on higher revenue both in the U.S. and overseas. For the quarter ended May 31, the financial information company reported net income of $48... Read More

June 11, 2012

Centene Corp (CNC) Centene Corp was beat up today, down 22.19% at $27.60. Centene shares fell last week on worries that it would be pressured by the same cost troubles that have been weighing on rival Molina. Today, the company confirmed those fears, stating that it also is seeing significantly... Read More

June 8, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee was ice cold today, down 4.81% at $23.13. Over the past few years, the company has gone on an acquisition binge, buying Diedrich, Timothy’s Coffee, Tully’s, and Van Houtte. These companies had substantially more efficient manufacturing operations and much better inventory... Read More

June 7, 2012

The Men’s Wearhouse Inc. (MW) Men’s Wearhouse got undressed today, down 18.79% at $28.89. For the first time in over two years, the company’s per-share profit fell short of analysts’ estimates, coming in at $0.52 versus the $0.55 expectation. To make things worse, Men’s Wearhouse announced that second-quarter earnings per share... Read More

June 6, 2012

Tempur Pedic International Inc. (TPX) Tempur Pedic shares fell out of bed today, down 48.73% at $22.39. Tempur Pedic threw the market a curve this morning, cutting its second-quarter and 2012 outlook and citing intense competition. The company predicted its earnings will be cut in half this quarter and warned... Read More

June 5, 2012

Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) Shuffle Master fell downward today, down 13.20% at $12.37. The gaming device company (card shufflers and slot machines for casinos) saw their stock decline after reporting earnings. Shuffle Master’s second-quarter results were in line with estimates with an EPS of $0.20 on revenue of $66.1... Read More

June 4, 2012

Delta Airlines Inc. (DAL) Delta Airlines dropped in altitude today, down 11.56% at $10.18. Delta saw their stock crash and burn after releasing that the company intends to use add-on fees to generate income. The add-on fees will be extra fees for snacks, certain seats, and internet on the plane.... Read More

June 1, 2012

Stock Market Today, the dog is the entire market, as every index dropped significantly. Dow closed down 274.88, S&P 500 down 32.29, and the Nasdaq down 79.86. The Dow erased all of its gains for this year after this dismal day. The cause of the drop comes from a very poor... Read More

May 29, 2012

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Tractor Supply is getting mowed down today, down 7.18% at $92.47. The company saw its stock drop after Cleveland Research said Tractor Supply’s same-store sales had slowed in the last month, and lowered its estimate of same-store sales growth for the farm equipment retailer. Tractor Supply... Read More

May 25, 2012

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone Systems has been beaten up today, down 15.53% at $38.01. The company which provides electronic payment services released their third-quarter outlook which fell short of Wall Street estimates. VeriFone said it expects to report an adjusted profit of 68 to 70 cents per share... Read More

May 24, 2012

NetApp Inc. (NTAP) NetApp Inc. is netting a large loss today, down 12.29% at $28.82. Shares of NetApp Inc. slid to their lowest point in two and a half years after the technology company disappointed investors with its outlook. The company predicted that the current quarter profit will be 34... Read More

May 23, 2012

Dell Inc. (DELL) Dell was a sell today, down 17.18% at $12.49. The company saw its worst day in over eleven years, the stocks last time down this much was in November 2000. Dell forecasted revenue of $14.7 billion to $15 billion in the current quarter, well short of analysts’... Read More

May 22, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc. is on a one way track south today, down 27.46% at $16.75. The apparel retailer fell the most since its IPO two years ago after forecasting full-year profit that trailed analysts’ estimates. Express projected profit excluding certain items of $1.79 to $1.89 this year,... Read More

May 21, 2012

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) Lowe’s Company has gone lower today, down 10.17% at $25.58. Lowe’s’ first-quarter profit climbed 14 percent due to warmer weather helping boost sales earlier in the quarter. However, the company lowered its full-year earnings forecast, saying it’s still cautious because of the weak housing market... Read More

May 18, 2012

Facebook Inc. (FB) What happened with the Facebook IPO? The most highly anticipated IPO did nothing today, finishing the day up just 0.6%, at $38.23 (For institutional investors and a few retail investors who were able to get in at the $38.00 mark). Facebook opened trading today at $42.50, and... Read More

May 17, 2012

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (RRGB) Red Robin is leaving a bitter taste in investor’s mouths today, down 14.60% at $30.53. Red Robin’s top line of their earnings report was a point of concern for analysts and investors. Revenue increased just 4.4% from a year ago and missed Wall Street’s... Read More

May 16, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is making no “cents” today, down 19.72% at $26.75. Today will mark the company’s worst day since Black Monday in 1987. J.C. Penney posted a loss of 25 cents a share which was significantly worse than analysts’ expectations of a loss of... Read More

May 15, 2012

Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT) Arctic Cat’s stock was freezing today with its temperature dropping 10.45% at $37.89. The company posted a smaller quarterly loss but the snowmobile maker forecasted weak full-year results as it expects softness in North America sales. Arctic Cat said it expects North America industry retail sales... Read More

May 14, 2012

Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM) Ancestry.com Inc. wants to look back into its past and remember better days. Today the stock has taken a dive, down 13.72% at $22.57. The company saw its shares crash after U.S. network NBC decided not to renew the company’s TV show for a fourth season.... Read More

May 11, 2012

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) JPMorgan got crushed today, down 9.30% at $36.95. JPMorgan was down significantly following the news that the company had a $2 billion trading loss and $800 million or more blow to earnings as a result of some rogue in England known in the markets as... Read More

May 10, 2012

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Cisco’s system is crashing today, down 10.28% at $16.85. This marks the company’s biggest percentage drop since February 2011, making it the biggest drag on the market. The Dow component reported higher-than-expected earnings but said the latter half of the year was “really hard to read”... Read More

May 9, 2012

Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) Chiquita Brand’s stock went bananas today, crashing 28.93% to $5.70. The company saw a downward spiral come after poor first quarter earnings. The current stock price sets a three year low for the company. Chiquita Brands said that it lost 24 cents per share in... Read More

May 8, 2012

Fossil Inc. (FOSL) Fossil Inc. is history today; getting buried, down 37.57% at $78.52. Fossil missed sales estimates for the second straight quarter and warned that a weak European market will continue to weigh on its results through the year. The news prompted investors to wipe off more than $3... Read More

May 7, 2012

Petmed Express Inc. (PETS) Petmed Express was looking sick as dog today down 19.55% at $11.07. The companies downward spiral came from a weaker than expected earnings report. Net income fell to $16.7 million, or 80 cents per share, down 13% from $20.9 million, or 90 cents per share. “Moving... Read More

May 4, 2012

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU) Caribou Coffee didn’t have its caffeine today, looking very lethargic down 13.51% at $12.10. Caribou reported EPS in line with what was expected, however the company’s revenue was down. The coffee maker stated there was much slower growth in its K-Cup sales than expected.... Read More

May 2, 2012

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Chesapeake Energy got drilled today, down 13.13% at $17.02. The company saw its Tuesday gains disappear based on poor earnings and a conflict with the CEO Aubrey McClendon. Chesapeake reported a net loss of $71 million, or around $0.11 per share, for the first quarter.... Read More

May 1, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife focuses on providing products to health conscious consumers; it sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports, fitness, and personal care products. Herbalife seemed to go on a crash diet today, losing 22.87% of its value; with shares now trading at $54.24. Herbalife shares tanked after hedge... Read More

April 30, 2012

Humana Inc. (HUM) Humana operates as a health care company; however it is not looking healthy today, down 8.13% at $80.68. Humana stock fell due to a lower than expected earnings report for the first quarter. The company reported that first-quarter net income fell to $248 million, or $1.49 per... Read More

April 25, 2012

Hess Corporation (HES) Hess isn’t feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies striking it rich with oil, down 6.98% at $51.20 today. Hess went down nearly $4.00 today on a lower than expected earnings report. The company reported adjusted first quarter earnings of $1.50 per share, compared to analysts’ estimates of $1.53.... Read More

April 24, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots got crushed today, down 24.06% at $34.71. Over the past year Big Lots has been rallying nicely, however today the market is correcting the company. Big Lots sales have been significantly hurt, especially in the electronics and food/clothing sectors. The declining sales in these... Read More

April 23, 2012

Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) Walmart famous for cutting prices seemed to cut its stock price today, down 4.66% at $59.54. Walmart was down nearly $3.00 due to a scandal brought around by their Mexico division. Walmart Mexico faced claims about bribery and cover-ups. Several executives paid bribes to obtain permits... Read More

April 18, 2012

Cree Inc. (CREE) Cree Inc. is inCREEdibly down today, down 6.05% at $29.97. The company’s stock has been doing well this year up 45%, but today it saw a drop due to a poor earnings report. Revenue for Cree was reported at $285 million, falling short of analyst’s estimates of... Read More

April 17, 2012

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Zynga’s logo is a dog and today that is just what Zynga is, down 5.80% at $10.31. The company is thought to be down today due to the fact that Zynga executives told Bloomberg that they were looking to make more acquisitions in the next few years.... Read More

April 16, 2012

Apple Inc. (AAPL) The Apple is rotten today down 3.39% at $584.72. Apple has been having a stellar year up roughly 47% year to date, with very few down days. So to see Apple down over $20 is quite surprising to many, especially considering over the past five days Apple... Read More

April 13, 2012

Infosys Ltd (INFY) Infosys Ltd an Indian IT service company sank today, down 13.58% at $49.06. The drop was brought on by the full year forecasts falling well below analysts’ expectations. Infosys stated a full year EPS of $3.12-$3.17 and revenue of $7.55 billion-$7.69 billion. Wall Street’s expectations were... Read More

April 12, 2012

Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) Avid Technology a digital media creator of products such as NewsCutter, a program used to edit advertisements and news feeds; is getting crushed today down 17.32% at $8.50. Avid saw its common stock fall based on its first quarter sales number coming in well below the... Read More

April 11, 2012

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Can you hear Nokia now? NO. Nokia is disconnected today down 15.71% at $4.24. Nokia released that it believes its first quarter operating margin to be down around 3%. The company also released that the expected number of mobile phone sales is 71 million, down from 108... Read More

April 9, 2012

Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK) Mitek Systems Inc. is crashing today, down 13.33% at $6.37. Mitek develops software, such as Mobile Deposit, a program designed for cellphones in which the user can take a photo of a check and deposit it into their bank account. The company has lost around... Read More

April 5, 2012

Ruby Tuesday Inc. (RT) Ruby Tuesday is serving up burnt hamburgers to its investors today, down 18.24% at $7.26. Ruby Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings, which came in significantly lower than last year. Earnings were at $4.5 million compared to the $16 million stated at the same time last year. Furthermore... Read More

April 4, 2012

SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) SanDisk is scratched and unreadable today, down 11.07% at $44.51. SanDisk is a manufacturer of flash memory storage solutions for consumer electronics. The company received two downgrades today after cutting their first quarter outlook, stating weaker than expected demand as the cause. Furthermore, SanDisk released that their... Read More

April 3, 2012

Research In Motion Limited (RIMM) The Kentucky Wildcats just won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, because they played well above the RIMM. Similarly, most stocks today are playing above RIMM, which is down 9.46% at $13.01. Research in Motion has been very volatile lately, due to the... Read More

April 2, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon the company based around saving consumers money; couldn’t save themselves today, down 16.89% at $15.28. Groupon’s fourth quarter earnings were cut by $22.6 million, which figures to be around 4 cents per share. Furthermore, the law firm Federman & Sherwood has initiated an investigation regarding a... Read More

March 30, 2012

The Finish Line Inc. (FINL) Finish Line couldn’t break the tape for a win today, down 16.26% at $21.22 due to its current quarter outlook coming in lower than Wall Street expectations. The current quarter forecast shows the company tripping over its shoe laces, with a 30% profit decline. Finish... Read More

January 4, 2012

Cabot Oil & Gas The Marcellus shale gas explorer is not only the diamond of the day, but was also the best performing stock within the S&P 500 last year rallying over 100%. Cabot is up 4% today after announcing a 2 for 1 stock split and a 33% hike... Read More

June 30, 2011

Slippery Oil, Slippery Politicians As the days wind down to the end of QE2, or the governments’ desperate attempt to stabilize the economy by keeping rates low, a new easing tactic may have been born. Last week the US and other developed nations agreed to release 60 million barrels from the... Read More

June 20, 2011

Noted economist Lawrence Lindsey recently opined in the Weekly Standard that the Fed had painted itself into a corner. In a nutshell, Mr. Lindsay suggested that the borrowing cost for the US government is now at 2.5% as the Fed keeps interest rates negative to spur growth and save... Read More

June 8, 2011

The stock market continues to falter as we head into summer. The markets have been down for 5 consecutive weeks and the first two days of this week. The bearish drop has not been dramatic, as the drop from the highs is still about 5%. It feels... Read More

May 31, 2011

We have gotten through May without too much damage. Similar to last year, May has been a rough month for investors as stocks fell for the past four weeks and will close negative for the 31 days. For the year, stocks are still strongly in the plus column as... Read More

April 25, 2011

Ying and the Yang As stock prices continue to rise, currently the Dow is up over 8% year to date, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq up over 6% respectively, the US dollar continues to fall. Stocks are trading higher than they were in June of 2008 while at the same... Read More

April 4, 2011

CHEATERS NEVER WIN What a week for cheaters. We begin the week with the continuing saga and trial of billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon Group. In this instance they were cheating for an “edge”. Later on, we were surprised to learn of... Read More

March 26, 2011

This is What a Bull Market Feels Like The headline news could be seen as tremendously bearish. Rip Van Winkle would awaken to see the combination of a 9.0 earthquake triggering a deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown, the credit rating of Portugal being downgraded, no-confidence in Canada, and war with... Read More

February 17, 2011

Chicken Wing Surplus Over the recent Super Bowl weekend, over 1.5 Billion chicken wings were eaten. Good for stocks like Sanderson Farms (SAFM) but bad for your cholesterol. As the government debates spending cuts and freezes this week, keep this in mind. If there are 300 million... Read More

February 16, 2011

America is for Sale It’s one thing to have the Belgium’s buy the king of beers, Budweiser, right from under our throats. Today, US capitalism took a hit, long expected, as the venerable New York Stock Exchange was sold to the Germans. Who would have imagined that the bastion... Read More

February 4, 2011

Stocks see their Shadow It is undeniable, we are going to have an early spring as Phil the ground hog saw his shadow on Wednesday, which only happens 20% of the time, guaranteeing the nice weather. It is also undeniable that the market is on a tear. January was... Read More

January 30, 2011

Blame it on Cairo Stocks gave up all the early week gains on Friday as the tensions in Egypt took center stage for traders. Earnings this month have so far been quite solid with no major surprises and stocks have been mostly steady until Friday’s drop. This week Washington... Read More

December 11, 2010

Bowl Fever It’s that time of year again with the annual tradition of college football bowl games. This year there are 35 bowl games, including the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl in NYC. 35 bowls equates into 70 lucky teams that get to play for a championship. With... Read More

December 1, 2010

With Winter Weather Comes a Freeze The White House proposed putting a freeze on federal civilian employee wages this week in the first post-election act of partisan politics. Although a freeze is a step in the right direction, it will barely make a dent in the cost of government. ... Read More

November 21, 2010

US Government Gets Paid Back This week the big news was the IPO of the “new” GM which became the largest IPO in history as it was priced after the close on the 17th. “Old” GM shareholders and bondholders can be allowed to be disgusted by this turn... Read More

November 11, 2010

In 1966, the government estimated the cost of Medicare would be roughly $12 billion in 1990. The actually cost in 1990 came in way over $100 billion and in 2002 the expenditures from the US government was $256 billion dollars. When the government makes long-term predictions about the cost... Read More

October 29, 2010

Today is the Day to Put Some Hay in the Barn Based on our previous experience of this year, the pattern for November could be down. Over the past three quarters, the earnings reporting months January, April, July, and October have been outstanding for stock investors. With comparisons still... Read More

October 28, 2010

Oh, What Tangled Webs We Weave Politics is certainly not for the faint of heart, or for the morally strong. A high profile Wall Streeter recently accepted a multi-year ban from the securities industry for an alleged kick-back scheme involving the New York State Common Retirement Fund. This is... Read More

October 21, 2010

Cruel and Unusual Punishment Believe it or not, the French continue to riot in the streets, shutting off refineries (closing 50% of the gasoline supply), and various forms of destruction because the government has the audacity to lengthen the pension benefit age from 60 to 62 years old. As reported... Read More

October 20, 2010

Stocks Rally with the Falling Dollar The US dollar, whether it rises on the news of a Chinese interest rate hike (Tuesday), or whether it falls on the news of more Quantum Easing is the puppet master to the stock indices these days. Today we rallied back almost what we... Read More

October 15, 2010

I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today The key number this week has been 4.4 million. Forget about stellar numbers from both Google and Intel. Don’t worry about all the earnings reports that peak during the next two weeks, the number this week is 4.4 million... Read More

October 5, 2010

Third Quarter Results Prove to be Stellar The third quarter of 2010 was outstanding for stock investors as the Dow was able to gain 10.4% as investors picked up bargains after a second quarter that fell by almost the same amount. In fact for the last two quarters, the Dow... Read More

September 30, 2010

The Good Old Days Back in 2005, thanks to the American Jobs Creation Act, US companies were able to bring back foreign subsidiary earnings and be taxed at 5.25%, a far cry from the traditional 35% tax that bringing home the money would cost them. Imagine that, instead of taxing... Read More

September 9, 2010

So which is it? Yesterday the lead article in the journal addressed the up-coming rate increases in health insurance premiums as a direct result of Obamacare. Later that afternoon, before a crowd of admirers in Parma, Ohio, President spoke of the need to pass Obamacare in order to keep premiums... Read More

September 5, 2010

September starts off with a bang. As we enjoy the Labor Day weekend and with labor the main concern of business leaders and politicians as they sit on the beach, stocks have been strong so far. Friday saw the fourth consecutive day of gains for the Dow, which... Read More

September 4, 2010

A Big “W” For “W” This week marked the presumed end of military operations in Iraq. For sure, there will still be over 50,000 of our courageous soldiers still stationed there as they transition to a new order but with much fanfare and deserving gratitude to the military, the seven... Read More

July 21, 2010

Diamond Halliburton Company, HAL Halliburton shares increased close to 4 percent on Tuesday after analysts’ revaluation and they upgraded their stock and its price target. Analysts stated that HAL’s leverage in North America, as well as their diverse international portfolio will lead to solid growth in earnings and strong returns... Read More

July 21, 2010

July 20, 2010 Diamond Harley-Davidson Inc, HOG It’s a nice day to take your hog out for a ride, especially if it’s a Harley. After struggling financial services Harley-Davidson jumped 13.6%. This Milwaukee based motorcycle maker made this jump after unexpected strong accelerated second earnings. The rebound... Read More

July 19, 2010

Diamond The Charles Schwab Corporation, SCHW In the bearish market that sent us into the weekend it was interesting to see The Charles Schwab Corp emerge as not only a stock in positive territory but also become the largest gainer at the end of trading on Friday. Schwab... Read More

July 15, 2010

Diamond NBTY Inc Common Stock, NTY Stocks looked good for NTY early in trading. Shares were up to $53.92, an increase of 43.9% or $16.45. However, the growth was not natural. The nutritional supplement company was recently bought out by a private equity firm,... Read More

July 13, 2010

Diamond Playboy Enterprises, Inc PLA This media and lifestyle company has surfaced as the diamond of the day. The well known company was up $1.63 to $5.57, an increase of 41.37%. Hugh Hefner, the company’s chief creative officer, has decided to send the company private by buying back... Read More

July 13, 2010

Diamond Vivus, Inc. (VVUS) Vivus’ shares have been one of the most active NASDAQ-traded stocked today. Their stock had jumped after a briefing was sent to the Food and Drug Administration that stated that according to researchers their diet-drug is an effective weight-loss agent. Vivus’ new weight-loss pill, Qnexa,... Read More

July 9, 2010

Diamond Google, GOOG Google shares were up early in the trading day as a licensing agreement with China was finally made. The problem stemmed from Google no longer willing to obey China’s self censorship rules due to the government putting new limits on free speech and Google suspecting... Read More

July 8, 2010

Dog Gap Inc, GPS Retailing company Gap Inc has fallen $1.50 to 18.22 on the day due to flat comparable store sales in June. Their competition has been seen as better managed teams and thought to have better products than the Gap clothing company. The only way... Read More

July 2, 2010

Diamond Verizon Wireless, VZ With some of the news about the Apple’s Iphone 4 simmering down, Verizon has emerged as a diamond stock. Verizon has been one of the few stocks showing positive results on the day with shares up $.5 or 1.9% to 26.78. The talks about the Iphone... Read More

June 30, 2010

Diamond Argon ST, STST The diamond of the day goes to Argon ST who shares jumped 40.24% to $34.26, up $9.83. This substantial increase in share prices comes after Boeing bought out the company for $775 million in cash. The purchase is said to be completed by the end... Read More

June 24, 2010

Diamond Hasbro INC, HAS Hasbro, the world’s number 2 toy maker, has had a good day in a slower market. Hasbro takes part in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of toys and games. It was reported that the Providence Equity Partners have been in contact... Read More

June 21, 2010

Diamond Visa, V Visa has seen an increase in the market since the regulation of the credit card swipe fees and debit card transactions. The proposal to ban the regulation of fees that card networks and even banks charge to debit card consumers was recently passed. The new... Read More

June 17, 2010

Diamond J M Smucker Company, SJM Earnings came in for the fiscal fourth quarter and for J M Smucker there was good news to spread. Smucker surpassed Wall Streets expectations by posting a profit of $120.6 million, or $1.01 a share which is up from .80 cents a... Read More

June 16, 2010

Diamond Priceline.com Incorporated , PCLN Priceline Incorporated is an online travel company that provides multiple travel services right from Priceline.com. It is today’s diamond in the rough trading at $198.12, 12.35% or $6.64 higher. The share rose today after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to a buy.... Read More

June 15, 2010

Diamond RIMM Research in Motion Limited has emerged as the Diamond of the day in what appears to be a healthy market. This company designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for mobile products like Blackberrys and smartphones. Despite the recent introduction of the iphone4 and ipad to the... Read More

June 14, 2010

Dog BP It comes as no surprise the Dog “award” goes handedly to BP. The significant ongoing oil spill has the company screaming S.O.S. Despite the increasing barrels of oil that is able to be captured a day, 15,000 with 10,000 more barrels a day expected to be... Read More

May 19, 2010

Dow Goes Negative for the Year We are 4 ˝ months into 2010 and we are watching the early gains disappear into the night as the Dow is now negative for the year intra-day. With 9 out of the last 12 session’s negative, the bears are winning the recent battles.... Read More

May 8, 2010

Dark Pools High frequency trading and dark pools have been dominating the exchanges for several years now and the machine finally took over the humans as the market collapsed at the hand of computers yesterday. With at least 75% of the trades now done through algorithmic, computer generated trading... Read More

April 29, 2010

The Dollar Mirage If you watch too much CNBC, not only is there a chance of your mind going soft, but you may also get mixed signals, a surprising amount of the time. For the past two years, a popular (and crowded) trade has been to be short the... Read More

April 18, 2010

Stocks continue to show strength, even with Friday’s mild set back due to SEC charges that Goldman defrauded investors. For the year, stocks are strongly in the positive column, amidst a very positive April so far. As for Goldman, it should not surprise anyone that the span... Read More

March 26, 2010

The week ended on a muted note, what with the historic Obamacare approval on Sunday night to kick things off. Stocks gave up early gains on Friday as it was the second straight day of lackluster follow-through by the Bulls. The Dow is now at 10,850, Nasdaq at... Read More

March 19, 2010

The Dow is looking to be positive for the ninth day in a row, a record not seen since 1997. This stealth bull market run has not been accompanied by any volume to speak of, which has caused some concern amongst market players. Some are blaming the low... Read More

March 16, 2010

Four more banks were shuttered by the FDIC over the weekend as the body count for failed banks has now hit 30 this year so far. Strategists are expecting the rate of failure to climb and we are currently pacing ahead of 2009. Much of the economic... Read More

March 11, 2010

Forbes magazine recently released their list of the richest people in the world. For the first time ever, a person from a developing nation, Mexico, is now considered the richest in the world as Carlos Slim hurdled over Billy Gates and Warren Buffet to gain the top crown. ... Read More

March 1, 2010

I AM SO SORRY First it was Tiger Woods, “I am so sorry” as he looked into the camera, apologizing for previous transgressions to a hand-picked crowd of friends. It seems to me that Tiger needs to deal with his demons privately and the circus that was his public... Read More

February 8, 2010

Pointing to his timeless wisdom, our founding father Ben Franklin remarked in his autobiography that “&when you run in debt: you give to another power over your liberty.” As the national leaders push us to borrow and borrow more and more, we risk the loss of our financial freedom.... Read More

January 28, 2010

Four More Years “Helicopter” Ben Bernanke was confirmed as the Fed Chief for a second term today in the closest, albeit political, vote ever for the post. I don’t believe market players ever doubted that Ben would not be chosen for a second four years, believing that the “No” votes... Read More

January 25, 2010

Henry David Thoreau once remarked “That government is best which governs least.” Once again, the US government took an active role in the markets this week, with very disappointing results. On the heels of a democratic defeat in Massachusetts, which basically defeated the president’s hope for business unfriendly... Read More

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade! Today we close out 2009, one of the wildest and unpredictable years in history. With amazing strength, the markets closed the year just off the 52 week highs, even with a nice sell-off today. It was the best year since 2003 as the... Read More

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All! We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and also a prosperous and healthy new year in 2010. This has been quite the year, what with the worst January in history, the Dow at 6,000 and change in March, and then the meteoric rise... Read More

December 8, 2009

For Merrill Lynch, there is a Santa Claus Bank America (BAC), the proud owners of Merrill Lynch and Countrywide Financial, recently completed an equity offering in order to raise money to pay back the US government for the TARP money they received. By diluting the shares again, shareholders... Read More

December 7, 2009

Say Yes to November November was a great month for market players. November 2009 is in the books with a 6% total return (dividends included) for the S&P 500. That is the best November since 2001. Year to date, the S&P 500 is up 24.1% versus a loss... Read More

November 28, 2009

Pick Your Poison As President Obama and his team try to decide on additional troops for Afghanistan, they must feel that their Thanksgiving plates are full. Between the on-going conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and terrorism in general, the economic crisis (which today rolled into Dubai), and health care, they have many... Read More

November 16, 2009

The Thanksgiving Feel You know that feeling on Thanksgiving night. After several helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, not to mention the beer, wine, and pumpkin pie, the feeling hits. That bloated, not able to move quickly, unable to make good decisions feeling that is almost like... Read More

November 12, 2009

Do You Believe? On this date in 1933, the Loch Ness Monster was “photographed” for the first time in Scotland. You can’t argue with a photograph, right? There are still some non-believers in the recent stock market rally. The Dow hit new yearly highs on Monday, gaining back... Read More

November 9, 2009

Talk about Your Snoozer The house on Saturday night approved the first leg of a historic plan by the government takeover of health care. The document came in at almost 2000 pages, maybe the biggest of all-time. That is more pages than War and Peace or the Bible. ... Read More

November 4, 2009

Taking the Easy Way The easy way is not always the best way. The Fed has taken interest rates to the lowest levels ever. I repeat ever. Their actions have been in direct response to a financial crisis that almost took the entire money system down. Like... Read More

October 27, 2009

Tale of Two Cities Caterpillar (CAT) is a great example of the conflicting information that has economists and market players heading in two different directions. On the one hand, CAT reports earnings last week and blows away estimates as the positive news propels the large equipment manufacturer to... Read More

October 21, 2009

Zombie Stocks Dead in the Water A year ago, who would have thought that the US government would have a pay czar controlling the pay of some of America’s formerly great companies? Kenneth Feinberg, appointed by the Treasury Department, is the pay czar in charge of letting the lovable loser... Read More

October 15, 2009

10,000 Dow and You Can Feel the Tension The Dow crossed 10,000 on Wednesday with much fanfare and optimistic hope that all is well. Stocks are acting great, as any down move is greeted with strong buying from the exchanges. For the short term, the direction has to be... Read More

September 17, 2009

Wake up Rip On the day before 9/11, September 10th, 2001 the DOW closed the session at 9605. Last Friday, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, the DOW closed its trading session at 9605. If you had been asleep for the last eight years, you would... Read More

September 3, 2009

Clunker According to a study done by the NADA, National Auto Dealer Association, only 5.7% of the money owed to the dealers from “Cash for Clunkers” legislation has been paid. By law, the money was to be paid in ten days and now, according to the government, the... Read More

August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Diamond Burger King (BKC) may be retaking its throne atop the fast food giants, judging by the stock’s performance today. The king increased their profits more than 16% from last quarter citing lower costs. However, they do admit that sales have continued to... Read More

August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009 Diamond Citigroup© has finally started to lose its reputation as the “sick man of Wall Street” today after rallying 30 cents or about 6%. Analysts have begun to acknowledge the fact that the banking giant was undervalued at 4 dollars and CNBC analyst Jim... Read More

August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Diamond The retail sector is performing well after experiencing losses earlier in the week. Ann Taylor led the retail rally after an upgrade by UBS to a buy recommendation. UBS set a target price at $15 and the stock shot up almost 6% despite... Read More

August 15, 2009

Giant Tail Wagging the Little Dog An ominous headline this past week in the Wall Street Journal spoke about the recent arrests of four employees of Rio Tinto in China. Arrested on suspicion of bribery and stealing commercial secrets, the one Australian and three Chinese Nationals have been in detention... Read More

August 14, 2009

Diamonds and Dogs Friday, August 14, 2009 Diamond Autodesk (ADSK) the software modeling conglomerate was one of the few stocks to close higher today, after reporting better-than-expected earnings. This Silicone Valley based company surged almost 5% today despite a downward trend in most other tech stocks, led by losses... Read More

August 10, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009 Diamond Who thought the day would come? Freddie Mac (FRE) reported its first quarterly profit in over two years. This unforeseen news drove the stock skyward, causing a more than 80% surge as the market opened today. We may be finally seeing an end... Read More

August 5, 2009

Diamonds and Dogs Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Diamond Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG) really got a bang for their buck today as their stock rallied almost 7% after reporting better than expected earnings. The vehicle-leasing agency company operates under the Dollar and Thrifty brand names. This may signal American’s... Read More

July 31, 2009

545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against... Read More

July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 Diamond Insurance Companies The diamonds for today are insurance companies after several companies have rallied today. The leading financial stocks, such as Lincoln National (LNC), Hartford (HIG), and Aflac (AFL), were mostly up in early trading, buoyed by positive earnings. Even though Lincoln... Read More

July 30, 2009

Stocks Power Higher Stocks have shown new life this month as the Dow is up over 7% during the last 30 days. Today was no exception, as “green” was the color of money on most quote screens. Where do we go from here? Stocks have momentum, but the... Read More

July 28, 2009

Who’s Still Counting? On Friday, seven (7) more banks failed according to the FDIC. That brings the total to 64 for the year and 19 for the month of July alone. With the Dow hitting 9000 and corporate earnings being well received by Wall Street, investors need to... Read More

July 27, 2009

Diamond VARI Varian Inc. Science instrument maker Varian Inc. will agree to sell company to Agilent Technologies Inc. for $1.5 billion. Agilent Technologies will pay $52 per share in the cash deal. Agilent Technologies is a manufacture of research instruments and vacuum devices. The agreement was made during... Read More

July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 Diamond Intuitive Surgical, Inc ISRG On a day where the market is at its best since last January, one of the companies that are doing well is ISRG. Despite the troubling times in our economy, hospitals, surgeons, and doctors recognize the value of ISRG and... Read More

July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009 Diamond Pepsi Bottling GRP PBG PBG is a diamond today because they have posted bigger than estimated profit this quarter. This rise in profit had to do with their growth in international business. These results were posted just after their rival, Coca-Cola Co, had... Read More

July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009 Diamond Human Genome Sciences HGSI HGSI shares have ski rocketed over 200% on a massive volume burst. This morning, Human Genome Sciences announced a success of their Benlysta drug in the treatment of lupus. A late phase resulted in 57.6% of the patients taking a... Read More

July 10, 2009

Felix and Oscar What an odd pair, Jim Cramer and Lenny Dystra. One is a self-described investment genius and non-athlete. The other is a well-known former professional athlete and maybe the worst investor “du jour”. But here they are, the athlete idolizing non-jock who is best friends with... Read More

July 8, 2009

Stimulus Part Deux? There is talk on the street that another stimulus package may be needed to stem the growing numbers of unemployed, which now stands at about 1 in 10 total Americans. We have an economy based on consumers and many in Washington are beginning to throw out the... Read More

July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday America! Markets traded lower into the close of the week on very slow volume. The week before the 4th is traditionally one of the slowest of the year as market players head to their beach homes and mountain cabins. On the bank closure watch, two more banks... Read More

June 22, 2009

Chutzpah Redefined According to London’s Observer newspaper, Goldman Sachs is on track to pay out record bonuses to their executives this year. Based on the first half of the year, this could be the best year ever for Goldman. So, let me get this straight, Goldman repays taxpayer span... Read More

June 19, 2009

Charles Ponzi Would Be Proud Today, Allen Stanford was charged with 21 counts related to his diversion of billions of dollars from customers to himself. A typical Ponzi scheme, Stanford first gained the trust of his clients and brokers became larger than life by buying his way into... Read More

June 18, 2009

Kick Into Home Stretch The week started out on the downside, as the S&P drifted lower by almost 4% on Monday and Tuesday. The Bulls had some signs of life though on Thursday, as financial and health care stocks rallied throughout. With Options expiring tomorrow, the market could see... Read More

June 11, 2009

Market Head Fake Early in today’s session, stocks in the Dow climbed over 132 points as investors cheered a drop in jobless claims, better retail numbers, and a better than hoped for 30 year treasury auction. As the session wore on, investors came to grips with the early news. Yes, jobless... Read More

June 6, 2009

Beware of Strange Men Offering Tips Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) have become very popular of late as investors are all aboard the train that says the dollar will fall, inflation and interest rates will rise, and commodities will spike as the government floods the economy with money. Much of that... Read More

June 4, 2009

LOOKS GOOD ON YOU, OR, OTHER PEOPLES MONEY Over the last several weeks big banks have raised at least $85 billion to bolster their balance sheets. They are selling shares to the public, people like you and I, as fast as they can so... Read More

June 2, 2009

CATS CHASING DOGS Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that a bankrupt GM would be unceremoniously eliminated from the DOW 30. Who could have predicated that Travelers, the company that had put Sandy Weil back in the game of empire building, would... Read More

May 18, 2009

Oh, what a rally! Stocks are back in the black after popping nearly 40% from the lows. Economic numbers issued over the last two weeks have been very bad, but it is seen as improving. Maybe the more amazing thing would have been if the market hadn’t rallied... Read More

May 7, 2009

Ten principles for a Black Swan-proofworld By Nassim Nicholas Taleb Published: April 8 2009 03:00 | Last updated: April 8 2009 03:00 1. What is fragile should break early while it is still small. Nothing should ever become too big to fail. Evolution in economic life helps those with the maximum... Read More

April 28, 2009

Great companies (and great investments) are bigger than their founders, bigger than their current CEO’s, and larger than any one person. A truly great company will survive and flourish even with the departure of its founder or with the departure of a high profile CEO. The concerns... Read More

April 26, 2009

It’s just like Paris Hilton; it doesn’t make the headlines anymore. On Friday, the 24th, four more banks were taken over by the FDIC, bringing the 2009 total to I believe 29 banks that have closed their doors. We have lost, through April, more banks than we... Read More

April 23, 2009

What is the end game? The markets have rallied off their lows significantly as we hit the mid-point of April. With the help of the government, our financial system has, for the time being anyway, averted disaster and may be primed for a recovery in late 2009 or early 2010.... Read More

April 3, 2009

The Bear that Roared In what is very typical fashion, stocks have staged a historic comeback over the past four weeks. In fact, by all accounts, it may have been the best four weeks for stocks since 1933. We closed the session over 8,000 for the first time in... Read More

March 25, 2009

The Bulls Are Back in Town Guess who just got back today? Those wild-eyed boys that had been away Havent changed, havent much to say But man, I still think those cats are great! Great it is. Stocks have now moved significantly higher over the last week or so as... Read More

March 13, 2009

Let it rain, let it rain. No, I am not quoting Pacman Jones; I am talking about the devastating tsunami that has hit our investments. This is a tsunami that has been the biggest destroyer of wealth of all time. We are right in the middle of it. Even... Read More

March 8, 2009

Nothing like a Good Stimulus On Friday, horrific numbers were reported by the federal government with respect to the economy. These numbers, another 600,000+ jobs lost in February, 14 million unemployed, and 17 million receiving food stamps were actually expected by market players. The Dow ended up for the... Read More

February 21, 2009

It is time for you to shine. The markets struggled this week to a six percent loss, and that is thankfully with only four trading days, as major markets were closed for the presidents’ birthdays. One additional day like these, may have done us in! The financial crisis... Read More

February 14, 2009

Dyslexics Are Teople Poo! Capitalists are also people too, but they certainly do not reside in Washington. As lawmakers scrambled to cob-job together a stimulus package this week, stocks drifted lower. Economic growth comes from savings and innovation. Trying to spend our way out of an economic crisis... Read More

February 6, 2009

Wall Street Firms are making a deal with the devil. With traders hopefully and anxiously waiting for Monday morning’s government intervention into capitalism, stocks staged a modest rally late in the week and now, interestingly enough, NASDAQ stocks are in the black for the year. Bernie Madoff... Read More

January 29, 2009

Someone asked me the other day, in reference to the year of 2008, what do we do next? These are obviously tough and unprecedented times, but I will give it a shot. First, we need to turn off Jim Cramer and business media shows in general. The... Read More

January 28, 2009

John Hussman, founder of the Hussman Mutual Funds, “it is impossible to be a successful equity investor without the willingness to accept some amount of market risk when conditions appear frightening. If anything should be clear from the bubbles of recent years, the greatest risks are not when prices... Read More

January 22, 2009

Let me get this straight. Bank America borrows $25 billion from the TARP bail-out program in the fall. They agree to purchase the plummeting Merrill Lynch and close on the deal January 2, paying $19.6 billion for the humbled brokerage. For some reason, they believe that... Read More

January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9th, 2009 Listen to the giant sucking sound. Starting off the New Year where we left off on the job front, employment data was released today that was less than stellar. Unemployment jumped to 7.2%, the highest level since 1993. And that is the number... Read More

January 1, 2009

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Phew!! How bout’ we recap Leigh Baldwin & Company’s top ten stock picks of the year on this last day of 08’. This was the year of all-time low housing market and mortgage rates combined with job lost, auto lending, CEOs are taking commercial flights, loosen credit... Read More

December 29, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008 Diamonds Today’s small-cap percentage diamond is Linn Energy (LINE) up more than 17% today. LINE is trading over $14 after Barron’s called the company’s stock “enticing” in a favorable article published this weekend. The article noted that analysts expect the gas and oil developer, which... Read More

December 26, 2008

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 Diamonds Times sure have changed!! Fedex Corp (FDX), who won’t advertise in the Super Bowl 43 for the first time in 12 years, reaffirmed its full-year profit guidance of $3.50 to $4.75 a share after reducing their workforces. The courier barely beat expectations, but it’s cutting costs... Read More

December 19, 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008 In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 175.86, or 2.04 percent, to 8,780.85. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 17.89, or 2.02 percent, to 903.17, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 37.08, or 2.39 percent, to 1,589.45. Diamonds Another life line to automakers! The... Read More

December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 Financial markets remain quite strained and credit conditions tight. Diamonds Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) is among big movers. BBY, the largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics in North America, rose $3.44 to $27.22. Shares of BBY climbed more than 15% after profit fell 77% in... Read More

December 15, 2008

Diamonds and Dogs Thursday, December 11th, 2008 Diamonds Oil prices rallied to $48 per barrel today as the US dollar fell in value and the weather is starting to get quite a bit cooler in the Northeast. Higher oil prices are usually good for oil companies and Chevron was a big... Read More

December 15, 2008

The total is now 25. Two more banks were closed over the weekend, Haven Trust Bank of Georgia and Sanderson State Bank of Texas, bringing the number to 25 banks that are in the hands of the FDIC this year. These guys are nothing compared to the... Read More

December 5, 2008

Friday December 5th, 2008 Diamonds Shares of many financial companies were higher today, in spite of the dramatic loss of jobs reported in the morning. JP Morgan (JPM) was the leader of the pack, banking a 67 cent gain to $31.75. In a sign of the times, span... Read More

December 5, 2008

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft wants Yahoo! At least the search engine part of the business and the stock is responding in after hours trading tonite, up over $12 per share. The stock could get some action on Monday. Have a great weekend. ... Read More

December 4, 2008

December 4, 2008 Diamonds Stock up!! Del Monte Foods Co. (DLM), up 17.72% or 98 cents to $6.51. The food distributor said profit nearly doubled, beating analyst estimates. (DLM) producer and distributor of branded food and pet products reported second quarter revenues rose 11.5% to $901.0 million... Read More

December 4, 2008

We hear a lot about the volatility index lately, but I wonder how many of our clients really understand what that is. On their weekly presentation the folks at Dorsey Wright and Associates put it in a different light: From1961 thru 2007 there were 14 days that the... Read More

November 28, 2008

November 28, 2008 Investors can be thankful as stocks closed the week up about 10% across the board. In the holiday shortened week, stocks gained every day, averting what was shaping up to be a disaster in the markets. It is black Friday, so go do what good... Read More

November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008 Diamonds and Dogs Diamonds A brutal week finally comes to a close. Stocks closed at 11 year lows during the week, down about 15%. Friday’s diamond was JM Smucker (SJM) rose almost 7% on strong earnings news, proving that business is still being done around the... Read More

November 17, 2008

Wall Street’s Dirty Little Secret The Wall Street Journal recently reported that brokers from Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and UBS were being offered substantial, sometimes in the millions of dollars, bonuses to stay at the firm they are currently with. So let me get this straight, the brokerages that are... Read More

November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008 Friday, November 14th, 2008 Diamonds Anheuser-Busch (BUD) is the diamond of the day as they are all but guaranteed to be purchased before the end of the year by InBev of Belgium. BUD is up 51 cents to $68.44 as most stocks are down on the... Read More

November 6, 2008

November 7th, 2008 Diamonds and Dogs Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Diamonds The rout was on today in anticipation of tomorrow’s unemployment number as stocks fell almost 500 points for the second day in a row. We can’t blame Barry Obama yet, but the market has shown some weakness since the election. ... Read More

October 31, 2008

Friday, October 31st, 2008 Diamonds The market celebrated Halloween in what turned out to be a very scary month in deed. This was the 12th worst monthly decline in stocks since the year 1900. Guess what, we have survived and now maybe we can get on with some... Read More

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