Matthew Frankel

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  • This Company's Assets Alone Make It Worth The Risk

    By Matthew Frankel - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    Despite more than doubling in share price since the lows of last year, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) still trades at just over the value of its assets. With stiff competition from competitors like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) who have much more money to spend on things like research, development, and marketing, BlackBerry has a tough road ahead if they are to become one of the major players in more »

  • Breaking Down The Apple Rumors

    By Matthew Frankel - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, P | Editor's Choice

    Anyone who follows the markets can tell you that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been one of the worst performing stocks of the last six months. At a time when the Dow and S&P seem to be making new highs daily, Apple shareholders are spending the days hoping that their 38% drop from the highs doesn’t get any worse. With all of the rumors flying around, which are actually more »

  • Breaking Down the Apple Rumors

    By Matthew Frankel - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, P | Editor's Choice

    Anyone who follows the markets can tell you that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been one of the worst performing stocks of the last six months. At a time when the Dow and S&P seem to be making new highs daily, Apple shareholders are spending the days hoping that their 38% drop from the highs doesn’t get any worse. With all of the rumors flying around, which are actually more »

  • Facebook: Fad or Bargain?

    By Matthew Frankel - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, ZNGA | Editor's Choice

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) was the most anticipated IPO stock of 2012, pricing at $38 per share, above expectations.  The first day of trading was marred with technical glitches, and underwriters wound up having to buy shares throughout the day to support the IPO price.  It immediately began dropping due to worries about their ability to monetize mobile ads among other things, causing shares to trade as low as $17.55 more »

  • A Great Tech Giant Is On Sale

    By Matthew Frankel - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, ORCL | Editor's Choice

    Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) is one of the leading providers of enterprise solutions, and their products include software, services, and hardware. After a recent disappointing earnings report, shares of the company plunged 12% in a matter of days, and is currently well below its 52-week high. Is this a chance to get into a great company at a bargain, or is there more pain ahead?

    The majority (70%) of Oracle’s more »

  • Why This Chipmaker Deserves To Be Bought, Now!

    By Matthew Frankel - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AAPL, INTC | Editor's Choice

    I’ve heard some bearish comments lately on my favorite tech play, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). These comments generally have to do with the declining demand for PC’s and questions about whether or not Intel can adapt to the changing computing landscape, particularly the shift toward tablet computing and other mobile devices.

    One of my general philosophies about investing is that uncertainty creates bargains. It is this philosophy that allowed more »

  • This Undervalued Food Company Has an Upside in 2013

    By Matthew Frankel - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: CPB, GIS, WMT | Editor's Choice

    In addition to their famous soups, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) also offers a variety of household-name grocery brands.  Despite an ever-increasing dividend and an excellent share repurchase program, the stock has traded pretty flat over the last decade, mainly hovering in the $30-40 range. 

    Why isn’t the share price rising?  The number of outstanding shares has decreased by more than 12% since 2009, the economy is much better more »

  • Sirius XM Earnings Preview: Great Progress, Can They Keep It Up?

    By Matthew Frankel - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: LMCA, P, SIRI | Editor's Choice

    In 2008, Sirius and XM merged to create Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI), which provides satellite radio service to about 23 million subscribers.  Around the time of the merger, there was rampant skepticism about the viability of satellite radio as a business, and some analysts and reporters were predicting the company’s imminent demise.  Bear in mind, this was during the same time period that all you heard from the more »

  • Excellent Growth and Shareholder Friendly Management

    By Matthew Frankel - February 2, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, MA, V | Editor's Choice

    The world’s largest payments network, Visa (NYSE: V) has done exceptionally well for its shareholders since its highly-publicized IPO in 2008, which at the time was the largest in history.  From the IPO price of $44 per share, the stock has risen pretty steadily to its current level around $160, a gain of almost 300% in just over 4 years.  I bought into the IPO and sold around $70 more »