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  • A Burger Stock You’ll Want in Your Portfolio

    By Ranu Devi - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    When it comes to the quick-service restaurant industry, or QSR, two of the big players that come to my mind are McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King (NYSE: BKW). However, there is one more company that deserves attention: Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN). Wendy's is well known for its best-tasting burgers, salads, and sandwiches. 

    In order to improve its market share, Wendy’s came up with its Image Activation more »

  • 3 Clothing Companies You Should Buy This Month

    By Ranu Devi - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, LTD, LUX

    The apparel and accessories industry is heavily dependent upon consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-third of U.S. economic activity. Despite weakened spending early in the year, U.S. consumer spending rose 0.5 % in June and is expected to continue increasing. This should be beneficial to three well-known apparel and accessories companies, which are best suited for the long-run.

    Frames for solid growth

    Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUXmore »)

  • Burger Stock You’ll Want in Your Portfolio

    By Ranu Devi - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    When it comes to the quick-service restaurant industry, or QSR, of the big players that come to mind are McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW). However, there is another company that deserves attention: The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN). In its earlier years, Wendy's was known for its best-tasting burgers, salads, and sandwiches. However, over the past years, it has seen a growth decline because of more »

  • A Coffee at Starbucks Will Be Sweeter for Google

    By Ranu Devi - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: T, GOOG, SBUX

    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has always remained a jewel for investors. Recently, it announced robust third quarter earnings for fiscal year 2013, the best performance in its 42-year history. Starbucks reported net revenue of $3.7 billion, an increase of 13% over last year. It recorded growth in Starbucks store sales across all the regions, opening 341 new stores in the quarter. EPS grew 28% over the same period last year more »

  • Enhance Your Portfolio With These FMCG Companies

    By Ranu Devi - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CHD, ECL, PBH

    Despite challenging macro-economic conditions, the global fast moving consumer goods, or FMCG, industry has grown consistently over the last few years due to continuous engagement in innovation and expansion moves. Three FMCG companies have strong potential for long-term growth due to their strategies to capitalize on industry growth.

    Strong foothold in OTC products

    The over the counter, or OTC, healthcare business is Prestige Brands (NYSE: PBH) main strength. It accounts more »

  • Perk up Your Portfolio With These Restaurant Companies

    By Ranu Devi - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, MCD, YUM

    Despite being a fast growing business, the restaurant industry also suffered from lower consumer spending, inflation, and an overall weak economy. Now that the economy is improving, the Consumer Confidence Index reached 84.1 in June, which is the highest reading in the last five years. This is evidence of increasing consumer spending and movement towards a booming restaurant sector. Here, I have listed three restaurant companies that have great more »

  • What’s Going On With These Tech Companies?

    By Ranu Devi - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, JNPR, PANW

    Network security is becoming one of the top concerns for industries all across the world. The internet has accelerated the threat from malicious content, which is affecting operating systems, hardware, software, mobile devices, data centers, etc. This has prompted businesses to secure and boost their network security. I have analyzed Palo Alto Network (NYSE: PANW), Juniper (NYSE: JNPR), and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) in the network security segment. Let’s see more »

  • Betting on Coal and Cranes Is Safer This Year

    By Ranu Devi - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: JOY, LNN, MTW

    The global economy is slowly recovering. As machinery and equipment are a significant part of any industry, a recovering economy leads to industrial expansion, which eventually leads to higher sales for machinery equipment. I have analyzed three machinery companies: Joy Global (NYSE: JOY), Lindsay (NYSE: LNN) and Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW). Let’s find out whether these stocks are worthy of long-term growth or not.

    Return of coal

    The rising demand more »

  • This Airline Company Is Worth Buying

    By Ranu Devi - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAMRQ.PK, DAL, LUV

    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always been admired as the largest low-cost carrier in the United States. Even during times of economic weakness and rising fuel costs, the airline reported profits. In fact, as of June 2012, it has a record of 40 consecutive years of profitable operations. But these aren’t the only points to consider. Investors should look at the following factors which make this company more attractive more »

  • (Re) Discovering Auto Stocks: Is It The Right Time to Invest?

    By Ranu Devi - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    The auto industry is highly condensed, with the top 10 global auto manufacturers responsible for 80% of worldwide production. With the US market showing recovery signs and emerging markets promising growth, auto makers are targeting these markets through low-cost manufacturing and advanced technology initiatives. This includes shifting their production houses to regions driven by cheap labor. However, the economic crisis in Europe is still a drag. In this article, I more »

  • These Cable Companies Are Still Standing Strong

    By Ranu Devi - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, DTV, TWC

    DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) posted strong earnings in the first quarter of 2013. The company's revenue of $7.58 billion exceeded consensus expectations of $7.53 billion, and its earnings per share of $1.20 also surpassed the Street’s expectation of $1.08. The main catalyst behind this earnings increase was significant subscriber growth in the U.S. and Latin America.

    Significant growth in the U.S. and Latin more »

  • Tongue-Tied At Social Gaming

    By Ranu Devi - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, EA, ZNGA

    Zynga's (NASDAQ: ZNGA) trouble underlines the difficulties with social gaming. The publisher behind games like FarmVille and Words with Friends recently reported that its number of monthly active users was down 13% year-over-year to 253 million in the first quarter of 2013. These figures are the lowest since the third quarter of 2012, which stood at 331 million. Daily active users also fell 20% year-over-year to 52 million. Seeing more »

  • Is it The Right Time to Buy This Search Giant?

    By Ranu Devi - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SINA

    Baidu's (NASDAQ: BIDU) fourth quarter earnings for 2012 were in line with the street’s expectations. The transition from PC to mobile led to a 42% increase in sales year over year -- leading to total sales of $1 billion. Online customers accelerated 31% year over year, up from 28% last quarter and 13% a year ago. Though Baidu’s dominance in PC search is expected to decline over time more »

  • Painting a Perfect Investment With Windows

    By Ranu Devi - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFTNASDAQ: MSFT)) strong earnings in the third fiscal quarter of 2013 have proven that this technology stock is continuous on its growth path. Revenue of approximately $20.5 billion was slightly lower than the consensus estimate of $20.6 billion and EPS of $0.72 was $0.04 better than the Street's expectation. The better-than-expected results were due to better margins and cost controls.

    All of Microsoft more »

  • Internet Giants: All-Set for the Next Growth Curve

    By Ranu Devi - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, GOOG | Editor's Choice

    While analyzing an Internet company, I always try to find the answer to one question - Where does the company actually lie in the growth curve? These stocks have a track record of shooting up like a rocket. And, when they touch the trough - their growth story is almost over. In contrast, there are some stocks which are based on pure innovation. And every new innovation develops an interesting investing window more »

  • This Sleeping IT Stock is Back on Track

    By Ranu Devi - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: CTSH, QGEM, INFY

    The Indian Blue chip firm Infosys Technologies (NYSE: INFY) has discarded its sluggishness by announcing remarkable growth in its Q3 FY13 earnings and by beating analysts’ expectations. The company reported net income of $434 million against $431 million in the last quarter. Revenue, including Lodestone, rose by 5.8% from a year ago to $1,911 million, and excluding Lodestone revenues posted a 3.7% year-over-year growth at $1,872 more »

  • 3 Agriculture Stocks You Must Buy For the Long Haul

    By Ranu Devi - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CNH, DE

    Last summer the US economy was suffering from drought and low agriculture production, and the analysts were writing a flurry of reports about how agriculture stocks will be doomed for the rest of the year. They even anticipated these stocks will take a long time to recover from the lows. I like to imagine what they would say now, when each of those stocks has shown performance well above and more »

  • Growth Story for Open Source Leader …Continued

    By Ranu Devi - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: EMC, RHT, VMW

    Despite macroeconomic uncertainty and currency headwinds, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) reported strong Q3 FY13 financial earnings. The company generated double digit revenue growth where its billings increased by ~ 18% on a y/y basis to $378.8 million. The major revenue drivers were “Renewal Subscription” (up 22% year over year) and “Training & Services” which showed remarkable growth because of the availability of new online classes in North America and open more »