For some investors it may seem like a scary thing to get into Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) stock right now, and who can blame them right? I mean, the stock has appreciated some 52% from $19.50 on Oct 23, 2012 a day before the 3Q12 earnings release to almost $30 as of Jan 18, 2013, while others are still very optimistic about the future for this young company. I more »
On January 17th 2013, Deckers (NASDAQ: DECK) participated in the 15th annual ICR XChange conference in Miami, Florida. There, Mr. Zohar, Chief Operating Officer gave the presentation and several pieces of information are worth mentioning. So, here is a recap of that conference.
The company gave us a breakdown on the sales and what percentage is attributable to each of the brands they carry.
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“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works…” That's a memorable quote from the controversial Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street from 1987. However, that doesn’t apply to real life, or at least not all the time. If you are too greedy looking for profits and don’t pay attention to every aspect of more »
A quick analysis of the latest quarterly results of Sprint (NYSE: S) and more specifically of page 4 of the Third Quarter 2012 Results gave me a very disturbing image of what is actually going on with Sprint’s customers.
Even though the company states on page 5 of the same report that they had a net loss of subscribers of about 423,000 and tells us is because of more »
El Toro, a Spanish term meaning The Bull, is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The ride is wild, and not appropriate for those with a heart condition. The same applied to the shares of Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) during 2012, where, a very good example of the effects of “Over Promising and Under Delivering” was in full display.
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Now that the so-called fiscal cliff is almost a certainty, and fear among investors is growing by the minute, should we run for the exit or should we embrace the pain and see it as a buying opportunity?
There have been many critics of the strategy that the CEO of J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Ron Johnson is implementing to turn things around in a compelling effort to revive the old department store and take it back to a profitable position it once had.
Herb Greenberg, an analyst for CNBC placed Mr. Johnson as the 3rd worst CEO of 2012 saying “…over promising and under delivering” was more »
As the year comes to an end, and I start preparing my 2013 investment strategy, one company draws my attention. Zipcar (UNKNOWN: ZIP.DL2) is considered the world’s leading car-sharing network with more than 10,000 vehicles and 767,000 members across 20 major metropolitan areas, 300 college campuses and counting.
I became interested in this company back in July and decided to learn more about their business model and more »
As days go by and everyone had time to learn more about the horrific events that took place last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. We now start questioning; How did this happen? Could that be avoided? Is the second-amendment right still “right”?
It is especially difficult to think about the implications that a change to our current laws about gun control (or decontrol if you ask me more »
We all know by now that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is undergoing some major changes in an effort to transform its stores and turn things around. The main idea is to de-clutter the stores and focus on shops (stores within the store) to make customers more comfortable while shopping and try to keep them in the stores as much as possible.
This approach may work if it’s done more »
When I first wrote this article on Nov. 27., (or report I may say), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) stock was trading around $26.26. I still believe there is more room to go, therefore, I want you to read it and get some of my perspective on the fundamentals of the company and why I think it will rise.
As a new publicly traded company, Facebook has limited financial data more »
Editor's Note: Michael Francis is no longer with J.C. Penney. This version has been corrected.
Although I must recognize that at first, when I started seeing the headlines regarding the performance of J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), I was more inclined to short the stock thinking that the company was over for good. That changed after I placed the stock under my radar and looked at it more more »