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  • The Perfect Time to Get This Stock on Your Radar

    By Neha Chamaria - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, CAT, CNH, DE, TEX

    Record quarterly numbers that easily trampled Street estimates should have ideally charged up the bulls. Instead, Deere’s (NYSE: DE) stock has lost about 7% since it announced results last week. The markets behaved as unpredictably in February when Deere’s stock was punished for another record quarter.

    What is wrong with the market? Wasn't the cautious outlook expected? It doesn't even sound as murky as the market more »

  • Why You Should Hold Off on This Stock for Now

    By Neha Chamaria - May 21, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, ITW, MTW, MCD

    The past few weeks have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) investors. Between mid-April and the end of the month, the stock rallied from $17 to nearly $19 when an earnings fallout sent its stock tumbling to the $17 mark again. It was just a one-day spill. The stock can kiss the $20 mark just about any time now.

    Which compels me to think – were more »

  • 5 Reasons Bulls Will Have Their Way With This Stock

    By Neha Chamaria - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, NAV, PCAR

    PACCAR’s (NASDAQ: PCAR) first-quarter numbers were a bummer. Top and bottom lines missed Street estimates and the truck maker didn’t have anything substantial to say about the year ahead. Yet PACCAR’s stock has surprisingly gained momentum after the earnings announcement, rising more than 8% (as of this writing) since then.

    Do bulls really have a reason to stay active in the stock, or is the run going more »

  • How to Dig Out the Real Meat From an Earnings Report

    By Neha Chamaria - May 5, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, CF, POT, MOS

    PotashCorp’s (NYSE: POT) first-quarter report was a pleasant surprise. Revenue as well as profits inched up on strong domestic demand for nutrients. It refueled the market’s interest in the stock – It has already gained more than 3% in less than a week since the earnings announcement.

    Was everything really so good about PotashCorp’s numbers? Not quite. Ironically, investors of rival companies must feel greater excitement after PotashCorp more »

  • This Stock Could Move Big Over the Next Few Days

    By Neha Chamaria - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: CF, UAN, POT, MOS

    Mr. Market has pounded CF Industries’ (NYSE: CF) stock so hard that it has lost 20% value in just three months’ time. Seeing no real reason behind the bloodbath, I urged investors to start pumping money into the stock three weeks back. Those who paid heed are already in the green. Those who didn't still have a chance. But this is the last call, because CF could be just more »

  • It’s About Time You Started Taking This Stock Seriously

    By Neha Chamaria - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, MTW, OSK, TEX

    After a strong run for a month through the end of March, Terex’s (NYSE: TEX) stock had hit a point where I thought it may be time to take some profits off the table. Fools who paid heed must be a happy lot, as the stock has lost 17% since then.

    A disappointing first-quarter earnings report last week ensured that the stock remains in the red. Yet Terex is more »

  • When You Shouldn’t Believe Everything That Management Says

    By Neha Chamaria - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, RIO, DOW

    When I initially sifted through DuPont’s (NYSE: DD) first-quarter earnings release, I was happy. The company had mustered better-than-expected earnings, strengthened its balance sheet, reiterated its outlook, and even increased dividend by 5%. Good enough to tag DuPont a buy, or so I thought till I dug deeper into the numbers. It’s not as rosy as it appears.

    Beneath the surface

    The markets were abuzz with news of more »

  • 2 Reasons This Stock’s Strength Could be Short-lived

    By Neha Chamaria - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: DD, PPG, RPM, SHW, VAL

    Sherwin-Williams(NYSE: SHW) stock has been on a tear this year. As of this writing, the stock has gained a solid 17% year-to-date. A great first-quarter scorecard some days back sent the stock soaring to a 52-week high.

    Positive housing data has been a huge factor behind Sherwin’s wild run, but now that Sherwin’s stock has gained a massive 54% over the past one year, it may be more »

  • 2 Reasons This Highflier Will Lose to Peers

    By Neha Chamaria - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, PPG, RPM, SHW

    Even before Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) reported its first-quarter numbers, Nomura Equity Research put faith in the stock and upgraded it to a buy. The company followed with an earnings report good enough to send its stock to a 52-week high.

    Were Sherwin’s numbers really that good? Peers are selling their cans of paints faster even as Sherwin fights the loss of a big customer. These two factors could make more »

  • 4 Reasons Caterpillar Could Trend Lower in the Near Future

    By Neha Chamaria - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, JOY

    Caterpillar’s (NYSE: CAT) fortunes depend more on the economy than its own internal doings, something that was evidenced in its recent quarterly report. Challenges are aplenty, and there are signs that suggest that the weakness in Caterpillar’s shares is here to stay. So before you decide to dive in, here are four things you should consider.

    Weakness ahead?

    Caterpillar’s first-quarter numbers were disastrous. Earnings per share slumped more »

  • Is the Market in Denial About This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, MTW, MCD, TEX

    I was checking out McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) earnings report while munching some salad when I realized there’s nothing to write home about. Flattish top and bottom lines…nothing interesting. But Mickey D's lackluster earnings report almost instantly took my attention to another company that is set to report numbers next week. No, it's not another restaurant chain, but an equipment maker that is also a supplier more »

  • 1 Stock to Buy Before Earnings

    By Neha Chamaria - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CF, UAN, RNF, TNH

    Among the fertilizer companies about to announce their quarterly reports, one I am particularly looking forward to hearing about is CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN). The stock started the year with a bang, but is deep in the red now. After rising more than 10% in the first three weeks of January alone, CVR's shares gave up 14% gains in the past three months.

    Macro concerns have hit the fertilizer more »

  • 1 Solid Reason to Buy This Stock if It Falters on Earnings

    By Neha Chamaria - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, PCAR, TTM, WPRT

    If you want an idea of where the economy is headed to this year, Cummins (NYSE: CMI) is one stock you need to keep on your radar over the next few days. As a company that caters largely to the critical North American trucking industry, Cummins can tell us a good deal about how things are shaping up for the economy.

    The engine maker is set to report its first-quarter more »

  • Is This Stock Headed for Disaster?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, PPG, DOW

    Huntsman’s (NYSE: HUN) shares have shed 9% over the past month, and I am surprised by the weakness. Apart from profit booking, I don’t see a reason why anyone would sell the stock.

    2013 is a critical year for Huntsman on several counts and it appears on target to turn its ailing businesses around this year. In fact, the recent softness in Huntsman’s stock is the perfect more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares a much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test next more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past one year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares the much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test more »

  • Is the Doomsday Buzz About This Stock Really True?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT, DOW

    Not many are complaining about Monsanto (NYSE: MON). Superb quarterly numbers, better guidance, and great stock run up – it’s an investor’s delight. Or is it? For all the euphoria, there’s an uneasiness brewing about the company. It’s not about the stock prices or company financials--it’s about the product that’s also Monsanto’s bread and butter.

    Punch in ‘GMO news’ on your Google search box more »

  • Is the Doomsday Buzz About This Stock Really True?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT, DOW

    Not many are complaining about Monsanto (NYSE: MON). Superb quarterly numbers, better guidance, and great stock run up – it’s an investor’s delight. Or is it? For all the euphoria, there’s an uneasiness brewing about the company. It’s not about the stock prices or company financials--it’s about the product that’s also Monsanto’s bread and butter.

    Punch in ‘GMO news’ on your Google search box more »

  • Pull Your Money Out of This Stock Before Next Week

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CMI, NAV, OSK, PCAR, WPRT

    Of the several industrial companies that will report their quarterly numbers next week, one I am going to watch closely is PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR). Despite the underlying weakness in the trucking industry, PACCAR’s stock has kept its positive momentum, gaining 8% year to date. It hit its 52-week high barely a month ago.

    Yet, the truck maker might find it hard to keep up this momentum, because several things more »

  • Pull Your Money Out of This Stock Before Next Week

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CMI, NAV, OSK, PCAR, WPRT

    Of the several industrial companies that will report their quarterly numbers next week, one I am going to watch closely is PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR). Despite the underlying weakness in the trucking industry, PACCAR’s stock has kept its positive momentum, gaining 8% year to date. It hit its 52-week high barely a month ago.

    Yet, the truck maker might find it hard to keep up this momentum, because several things more »

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