Babulal Bachhawat

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  • The Semiconductor Industry is Sinking

    By Babulal Bachhawat - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: ADI, NXPI, TXN

    When I was preparing for my CFA exam my “BA II Plus” Texas Instruments was of great help to me. The Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) financial calculator was a boon for me then, but unfortunately I cannot say the same about the semiconductor industry as a whole. There have been signs of improvement in telecom infrastructure, but the consumer electronics and auto build rates are still slow thanks to concerns more »

  • A Little Ketchup to Add Flavor to Your Portfolio

    By Babulal Bachhawat - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: CPB, HNZ, NSRGY

    H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), a manufacturer of food products, including ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans, and pasta meals, reported its second quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2013. Earnings beefed up by 11.1% compared to last year because of the company’s growth initiatives in emerging markets, better volume trends in North America, and a lower tax rate that was slightly offset by currency more »

  • Is the Home Improvement Industry on Shaky Grounds?

    By Babulal Bachhawat - November 23, 2012 | Tickers: HD, LOW, WMT

    The world’s second largest home improvement retailer, Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) reported its third quarter earnings on Monday. The company has reported better-than-expected results which helped the share price surge. The Boom in the overall home improvement business and Lowe’s efforts to cut cost and improved merchandise selection has brought it almost neck to neck with its arch rival Home Depot (NYSE: HD).

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