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  • Let Your Portfolio Touch the Clouds With This Stock

    By Mihir Mehta - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DOX, CTXS, JCOM

    This is the information age, and here, people accept a company’s merit on the basis of its ability to quickly and efficiently convert data into results. This need for results has led to the rapid emergence of cloud service providers that have equipped businesses with the tools and services they need to succeed. J2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading cloud services provider, has become a known brand in the more »

  • Are You Linked to This Company's Growth?

    By Mihir Mehta - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    In the last few years, growth of social media has overwhelmed people across the globe to such an extent that everyone from big business houses to small scale investors is trying to reap some benefit by participating in the tide. It is extremely difficult for any player to just rush into the space and establish its business among the likes of Facebook and Twitter. However, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is one more »

  • Order This Pizza maker in Time For Big Gains!

    By Mihir Mehta - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DPZ, PZZA, YUM

    I don’t remember the number of Sundays I have craved for a slice of the yummy cheese-burst pizza from Domino’s (NYSE: DPZ). Fondly termed in the industry as Pizza delivery expert, this food chain has not only pleased its customers with great taste but also investors with massive returns. Its stock has almost doubled over the past 12 months as a result of sustained growth in earnings and more »

  • Give More Credit to This Credit Card Company!

    By Mihir Mehta - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DFS, MA, V

    The economic recovery in the United States and consistent growth in emerging economies like China have resulted in higher consumer spending across the globe. This has proved to be a blessing for industries like retail, housing and automobile.

    Apart from these, one other industry that has benefited from greater consumer spending is the credit card business. One of the leading companies in global payments technology, Visa (NYSE: V) reported robust more »

  • This Giant Is Not Getting up Anytime Soon

    By Mihir Mehta - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares plummeted over 10% within a span of four days after it announced lower than expected results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. The last few quarters have seen Microsoft battling the gradual decline in PC demand by churning out new products and entering the new and revolutionary world of tablet and mobile devices. Of late, Microsoft has become an ardent follower of the “learning more »

  • It Is Not The Right Time to Invest in This Stock!

    By Mihir Mehta - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, CLX

    How would the idea of going on an adventure without any safety equipment whatsoever sound to you? Many would call it completely absurd. While investing in stock markets is not completely an adventure, it is definitely an activity that entails some risk and calls for some safety measures. It is always prudent to have some safe investments in your portfolio that allow you to trade with confidence and satisfaction. Clorox more »

  • This Is Not the Company You Should Invest In!

    By Mihir Mehta - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GRPN, OPEN

    In the last year, there has not been a single instance when I have skipped checking Groupon’s (NASDAQ: GRPN) website before taking out someone for dinner or buying myself a new wrist watch. However, it’s not just the reasonable prices that have kept me hooked on the site, but also a plethora of great products and services it has to offer. A very young company on Wall Street more »

  • Is Facebook Feeling Lucky With Graph Search?

    By Mihir Mehta - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG

    It would not be wrong for me to say that most of the people across the globe would have typed google.com on their browsers, when asked to test if they have a working internet connection. It is nearly impossible to estimate the impact Google has made in our lives. After Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), if there is an internet behemoth that has become unimaginably big in a short span of more »

  • Allow This Stock to Take Your Portfolio to New Heights II

    By Mihir Mehta - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, BA, UTX

    The recent crash landing of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 would have been a major setback for frequent flyers with regard to safety. It is not only about this incident, but any other flying accident that sends out shock-waves in the passenger fraternity.

    For Boeing (NYSE: BA) however, this accident testified to the quality of design and tenacity of its airplanes, as experts claimed that the design of the Boeing more »

  • Should You Invest in This Company Ahead of Results?

    By Mihir Mehta - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, COST, EBAY

    It is quite certain that a lot of individuals who have aspired to run an independent business must have executed their first sale on eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY). It is like a mini platform for entrepreneurs to test their selling skill, which is indispensable for doing any business. The company's business model is so canny and unique that it has carved out a separate space for itself in the world more »

  • This Company Needs More Time to Bounce Back!

    By Mihir Mehta - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK

    The launch of new handsets like Z10 and Q10 based on the new Blackberry 10 operating system led most of us to believe in the turnaround story of the Smartphone giant Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY). Company patrons marketed its revival across the globe on the basis of these new revolutionary products that would compete directly with giants like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google, Samsung and Microsoft. However, the company's latest quarterly more »

  • Can Oracle Make Its Own Luck?

    By Mihir Mehta - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: ORCL, CRM, SAP

    Shares of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) fell nearly 9% after earnings as total revenue grew a meagre 1% year-over-year amid concerns about its hardware business. In 2008, Oracle’s CEO, Lawrence Ellison, remarked cloud computing to be a “nonsensical “concept with absolutely no strategy on maneuvering the company in that direction. Five years hence, cloud computing has become an indispensable tool for huge companies seeking a sophisticated IT support system.

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  • This Company Is the Phoenix of the Business World!

    By Mihir Mehta - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    I am an ardent fan of Greek mythology, as well as of the long-living Phoenix, which displays a very unique feature of being born out of the ashes of its predecessor. This bird is obviously a myth, but General Motors (NYSE: GM) has achieved a similar feat in the real world. After filing for bankruptcy in 2009 and being funded by the government, the company has come a long way more »

  • The Gainers and Losers After E3 2013

    By Mihir Mehta - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: GME, MSFT, SNE

    E3 2013 is now over. It was a three-day event teeming with leading gaming companies, console manufacturers, industry analysts, developers and other visitors, who were all there to witness amazing new technologies and never-before-seen products. The buzz around the rivalry between Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PS4 and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox One could be seen before the expo. Both these consoles were officially showcased during the show, with implications more »

  • Invest in This Stock for Turbo Growth

    By Mihir Mehta - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, HRB, INTU

    In late April, shares of Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) plummeted when it lowered its guidance owing to a slowdown in its consumer tax business. It revised its third quarter EPS outlook to $2.92 to $2.94 per share because the performance of the consumer tax business disappointed management. Almost a month later, it announced its Q3 results, beating its guidance on revenue. The shares surged around 4% after the results more »

  • Can This Stock Offer Security to Your Portfolio?

    By Mihir Mehta - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADT, BCO, TYC

    The home security market is becoming a difficult nut to crack as new entrants are making the industry more competitive. The recent purchase of LifeShield Home Security by DirecTV marks yet another pay-TV distributor entering the home security business after Time Warner and Comcast put ADT’s (NYSE: ADT) stock on watch.

    Secure earnings

    ADT’s first quarter results were announced recently. Net income for the quarter increased by 1 more »

  • How Is This Retailer Leading the Race?

    By Mihir Mehta - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: COST, TGT, WMT

    Most of us have seen how the advent of online retail giants like Amazon and eBay has taken away a good chunk of market share from traditional brick and mortar retailers. This has led to quarters of weakening sales for huge retailers, who are now focusing on expanding their e-commerce operations. However, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) provided a needed break to continuing retail weakness with excellent third quarter results.

    Doing things more »

  • AOL Growth Saga Continues

    By Mihir Mehta - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, YHOO

    Around 3 months back, when I wrote this article, it was an eventful period for AOL (NYSE: AOL), as it had posted a revenue growth on a y-o-y basis for the first time in 8 years. The impressive thing is that it has maintained that feat by delivering good growth in Q1. Its share price took a good beating because the results fell short of Street expectations. But in spite more »

  • This Game is Complex and Risky

    By Mihir Mehta - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, GME, MSFT

    The last few days have been super exciting for gamers across the globe with the announcement of the much awaited Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox One, as well as the announcement for the launch of the PlayStation 4. Even though Xbox One has been caught in a privacy issue, its functionality and other aspects have been lauded by gaming experts across the board. This could well be the break the more »

  • The Housing Recovery Is Making Luxury Affordable

    By Mihir Mehta - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, TOL

    I have generally observed that investing in a company catering to a niche segment can go either way; it can be pretty lucrative, or lead to disastrous consequences when that particular segment faces economic crisis. Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) is one of those companies that has successfully created a niche market for itself over time. It is the nation’s leading luxury home maker with a market cap of approximately more »

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