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  • First Solar Is Not So Bad

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, GE, SCTY, SPWR

    First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) was punished heavily last week after it announced less than desirable earnings for the last quarter. In the quarter, the company earned 39 cents per share; whereas, the analysts were looking for 52 cents per share. Furthermore, the company generated $519 million in revenues and the analysts were looking for $720 million in revenues. As a result, the company shaved off nearly 20% from its market more »

  • Will LinkedIn's Valuation Ever Make Sense?

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YELP

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a stock that just keeps going up, up and up. Every time the company beats the arbitrary estimates of the analysts, it keeps being pumped up to the moon as if it wasn't overvalued the begin with. Even though much of the company's current and future success is already baked in the share price, investors still act as if they are greatly surprised every more »

  • Disney is still a good investment

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: LGF, SIX, DIS

    On Tuesday, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced its quarterly earnings and the investors were a little bit disappointed with the results. As one of Disney's latest movies The Lone Ranger performed far below expectations, the company posted flat earnings year to year and the investors were hoping to see growth in the company's earnings. 

    The results were mixed

    The company earned $1.8 billion in the more »

  • Is Weight Watchers Oversold?

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GIS, KRFT, WTW

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) produces weight-loss products, solutions, and services. On Friday, the company's shares sold off in high volume and the stock fell below $40 for the first time in years. Basically, all its gains for the last three years were erased in one day.

    The company generated $465 million in revenue and $1.39 per share in earnings this last quarter. It had to take a $20 more »

  • Tesla: Priced for Perfection

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    The current market value of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is $15.56 billion. At this level, Tesla's market cap is a little less than a quarter of Ford's (NYSE: F) market value or about a quarter of GM's (NYSE: GM) market value. Even though last quarter was Tesla's first profitable quarter (and even that came thanks to selling certain tax allowances), the company is already priced for more »

  • Microsoft May Make More Money From Windows Phone Than Google From Android

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    We live in a world full of ironies. In this article, I will present you with one of these situations. While Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) boasts about dominance of its Android operating system and Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Phone is still in its infancy, in about one year, we will see an interesting trend where Microsoft's revenue from Windows Phone may be higher than Google's revenue from Android more »

  • Amazon: Do Profits Even Matter?

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, WMT

    Last week Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced its quarterly earnings, and the results were less than impressive. The company failed to beat estimates both in the top and bottom lines, reported a loss, and yet investors still continued to buy the company. It looks as if Amazon investors don't really care about profits, and that the fundamentals don't really matter for the company.

    Last quarter's results

    Let more »

  • Starbucks: The Growth Story Continues

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    On Thursday, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced its quarterly earnings, which made it clear once again that the company's growth story is far from over. As the sales of the company increased sharply and costs related to coffee purchases fell at the same time, the company's margins expanded more than what the analysts were looking for.

    Not only the results for the last quarter were good, but the company more »

  • Caterpillar Warrants Some Caution

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, IAG

    Just a couple years ago, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) was one of my favorite stocks. The Chinese economy was booming and there was so much demand for all kinds of materials (including but not limited to the precious metals like gold and silver), which fueled strong results for the company. Then things came to a halt as some materials lost value and the Chinese economy came to a slowdown. On Wednesday more »

  • Will Yelp's Business Model Get it in Trouble?

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, YELP

    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) is a website that allows people to review local businesses. Interestingly enough, the company also engages in the advertisement business, and there is no way of telling what happens when the two lines of business clash. On the internet, there are many business owners complaining that Yelp actually works like a "mafia" that collects money from small businesses in return for "protection" against negative reviews.

    Is Yelp more »

  • A Lot of Growth Is Already Priced in For Tesla

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one of the hottest stocks of the year. Half way into the year, the company’s stock price has appreciated by 250%, beating the market by a large margin. Many shorts were “killed” along the way and many longs got rich. I’m one of the lucky ones who bought the stock when it was trading for mid $30s, but I made the mistake of selling more »

  • Can Lululemon Athletica Go Back to $80 Per Share?

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 5, 2013

    Just a few weeks ago, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) was trading for $83 per share. Since then, the stock’s price plunged down to $61 and it is currently on its way back up to $67. It looks like the investors are done with worrying about the departure of the CEO Christine Day. During her reign, the company was able to increase its earnings by 300% and many people believed more »

  • July 3rd 2013: Why These Stocks Moved

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: CMG, ELX, XCO, MJN, THC

    On July 3rd 2013, we had a short trading day. These were some of the stocks that saw the largest movements. 

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE: CMG)This company's stock price jumped up by 3.48% for the day and the stock is up 29.5% since the beginning of the year. On July 3rd, Argus upgraded the stock's target price to $430 and suggested that the company more »

  • Constellation Brands Fails To Impress Investors

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, STZ

    Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) saw its earnings fall by 27% in the last quarter due to restructuring costs which led to a sell-off in the company's stock. In addition, the company announced an increase in its revenues due to higher demand on products like Corona and Modelo Especial. 

    The company earned $52.9 million for the quarter, down from $72 million in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding more »

  • Will American-US Airways Merger Be Blocked?

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAMRQ.PK, LCC

    The merger between US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and American Airlines (NASDAQOTH: AAMRQ.PK) is about to happen within the next few months. After the American Airlines filed for bankruptcy, the two companies decided to merge in order to become the largest airline in the world. Now it seems like the opponents to this merger are taking action as the merger is almost ready to take place. Recently, the attorney general of more »

  • Disney Hits Another Gold Mine With Monsters University

    By Jacob Steinberg - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: SNE, DIS

    Last weekend, Disney's (NYSE: DIS) latest movie Monsters University generated another $46.2 million in revenues in the US and Canada. The movie was developed by the Pixar Studio which was bought by Disney for $7.1 billion in 2006. Since then, Disney's movie strategy switched from making a lot of movies and throwing everything at the wall to see what it sticks, to making fewer movies with more »

  • Will Wal-Mart's Stock Buyback Make a Difference?

    By Jacob Steinberg - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, COST, TGT, WMT

    In the last couple years, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has been under a lot of pressure. The company's slowing growth rate, alleged scandals in Mexico and safety in Bangladeshi factories have been points of criticism recently. In the last shareholders meeting, which was held last week, Wal-Mart decided to implement a buyback of $15 billion. Many people believe that the company is simply trying to silence the upset investors. Regardless more »

  • Disneyland in China: A Great Addition to The Walt Disney Company

    By Jacob Steinberg - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: SEAS, SIX, DIS

    I always say that if I had a portfolio consisting of one stock, it would be The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). The company has many qualities that makes it a great investment. It's a pretty large company with a greatly diversified portfolio, it has accomplished consistent growth over the years, and management has been running the company really well and investing carefully. Just about every movie and product more »

  • It May Be Time to Invest in Turkey

    By Jacob Steinberg - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: NBG, TKC, TUR, TKF

    With political turmoil in the past week, Turkish stock prices fell sharply. The index for the Istanbul Stock Exchange fell from 93,300 points to 76,900 points between May 22 and June 3. Turkey might offer a good investment from here. Despite all the bad events occurring recently, the country continues to be one of the safest and most stable countries in the Middle East. Even the National Bank more »

  • Microsoft Is Still A Good Investment

    By Jacob Steinberg - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is one of the most well-known companies in the world. The company has been shaping the technology world for more than 20 years, and it continues to be a cash cow. While Microsoft is a giant company that reached maturity a while back, there is still a lot of room for it to grow and provide further value for investors.

    Company shows resilience 

    2012 was another successful more »

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