Adam Levy

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  • A Great, Extraordinary, Endeavoring Company

    By Adam Levy - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, PNRA, SBUX | Editor's Choice

    I’m not afraid to let people know I love Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). The company transforms coffee from a commodity to an experience. Any one of its 19,000-plus stores provide the perfect setting for working, studying, reading, or (my favorite) picking up blondes. Oh, and baristas will serve you coffee too.

    In its latest earnings report, Starbucks roasted all analysts’ estimates, sending the stock up more than 6%. While more »

  • Best Buy Is Becoming a Tech Mall

    By Adam Levy - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is no stranger to window shopping. Now, after a recent deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), the company is hoping customers will do more Windows shopping. Microsoft will open Windows Stores inside 600 Best Buy locations in the coming months. The move adds another vendor to Best Buys increasing portfolio of stores-within-a-store, as Best Buy evolves into a tech mall.

    The new Best Buy

    This is the more »

  • 3 Reasons a Kindle Phone Would Succeed

    By Adam Levy - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, T, VZ | Editor's Choice

    Reports have long suggested Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is working on a Kindle smartphone. The company has slowly made some moves recently that add fire to the rumors. And while we’re short on any physical details of what a Kindle phone might look like, I don’t think its success relies on the phones specs. There are three reasons why the Kindle phone will be successful – a proven business model more »

  • 3 Reasons a Kindle Phone Would Succeed

    By Adam Levy - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, T, VZ | Editor's Choice

    Reports have long suggested Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is working on a Kindle smartphone. The company has slowly made some moves recently that add fire to the rumors. And while we’re short on any physical details of what a Kindle phone might look like, I don’t think its success relies on the phones specs. There are three reasons why the Kindle phone will be successful – a proven business model more »

  • 3 Reasons a Kindle Phone Would Succeed

    By Adam Levy - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, T, VZ | Editor's Choice

    Reports have long suggested Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is working on a Kindle smartphone. The company has slowly made some moves recently that added fire to the rumors. And while we’re short on any physical details of what a Kindle phone might look like, I don’t think its success relies on the phones specs. There are three reasons why the Kindle phone will be successful – a proven business model more »

  • Wal-Mart's e-Commerce Potential

    By Adam Levy - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, SPLS, WMT | Editor's Choice

    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) sold $466 billion worth of merchandise in its most recent fiscal year. By comparison, only 26 countries produce a GDP higher than Wal-Mart’s revenue. Despite being such a behemoth in the retail space, Wal-Mart is still behind its competition in some respects – particularly e-commerce. While the company expects to generate $9 billion in online revenue this year, that’s just 2% of its total sales from more »

  • What the Netflix-Facebook Integration Says About Netflix's Stock

    By Adam Levy - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, FB, GOOG, NFLX | Editor's Choice

    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is among the ranks of stocks that don’t abide by their underlying fundamentals. But the move it made on Wednesday, after announcing a partnership with Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), was downright ridiculous! The market sent shares up $10 by the closing bell, and reached as high as $195 during trading hours. The fact that the market is so bullish on Netflix that it could move the stock more »

  • 4 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Healthcare

    By Adam Levy - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: CNC, ESRX, MOH, WLP | Editor's Choice

    In last month’s brief earnings call, Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) CEO George Paz happily announced a better than expected outlook for the 2013 fiscal year. The company provided guidance on 2013 earnings of $4.20-$4.30 per share, while analysts were expecting the extreme low-end of the guidance.

    Paz noted the company’s outlook is bolstered by the positive outlook of the healthcare industry as a whole based more »

  • Why Apple Doesn't Need a Low-Cost iPhone

    By Adam Levy - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CMGE, GOOG, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold the two most popular phones in the world last quarter. The iPhone 5 and the older 4S model both outsold the next closest competitor, Samsung’s (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) Galaxy S3. Apple bears often pose the argument that Samsung is winning market share, and Apple can’t compete abroad in developing countries where the majority of smartphone growth will come from in the future.

    Many analysts expect more »

  • How Facebook Plans to Rival Google

    By Adam Levy - March 2, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    When Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced the launch of Graph Search earlier this year, the market seemed underwhelmed. Graph Search is great for finding new friends and getting restaurant recommendations. However, investors didn’t see it posing a real threat to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG).

    Yet, Graph Search was just a small step in Facebook’s plans to beat out Google. Last Thursday, it made another with the purchase of Atlas from more »

  • A Price Cut You Don't Want to Miss

    By Adam Levy - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: TFM, KR, WFM | Editor's Choice

    Since its most recent earnings report, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) have fallen to trade near the bottom of their 52-week range. Fears that lower projected top lines and margins will inevitably cut into earnings growth gave Wall Street enough of an excuse for a big sell-off.

    Despite a recent focus on lowering prices, I don’t think this is the kind of price cut management envisioned for more »

  • Why Everyone Wants to Be Like Apple

    By Adam Levy - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced the newest in its line of Chromebooks last week – The Pixel. Unlike previously released models, the Pixel is a high-end premium product priced at the upper end of the spectrum, and the first uniquely branded by Google. The departure is the next step for Google as it continues its foray into selling hardware to complement its internet services.

    It’s a pattern we’ve seen from more »

  • LinkedIn: Recruiting Room to Run

    By Adam Levy - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW | Editor's Choice

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is wreaking havoc on the recruitment market. Headhunters and recruiters are turning to the social network more and more every year, as it becomes an increasingly popular service for finding both passive and active job seekers.

    98.2% of staffing professionals said they use some form of social media to find candidates in a recent survey by Bullhorn. That’s up from 94% in 2011. Furthermore, 97 more »

  • Original Content: The New Weapon in Video Streaming

    By Adam Levy - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NFLX, TWX | Editor's Choice

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like Netflix’s (NASDAQ: NFLX) new original series, House of Cards, is all over the internet lately. It’s in the entertainment news, the financial news, the tech news – everybody wants to talk about this show. Whether you love it, hate it, or could care less, it’s a big shot by Netflix in the war for the living room.

    Content is more »

  • Picking Up Blondes At Starbucks

    By Adam Levy - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: GMCR, SBUX | Editor's Choice

    What did one Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) barista say to the other when a blonde woman ordered a double non-fat soy latte? Nothing, she just made the drink, silly! Starbucks announced a strict “no dumb blonde jokes” policy last year with the release of its Blonde Roast coffee line.

    Heeding customers’ complaints that Starbucks’ coffee tasted burnt, the company introduced the Blonde Roast as a lighter roast alternative to the darker more »

  • Apple's Next Chip Maker

    By Adam Levy - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, QCOM, TSM | Editor's Choice

    The ongoing feud between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and competitor/partner Samsung has been all over the news in the last six months. The relationship between the two companies is tenuous as Apple currently sources its mobile processors from Samsung, while Samsung also manufactures some of Apples biggest competition in the smartphone and tablet arena. It’s an awkward situation that has led to lots of litigation, and will likely lead more »

  • Fuel Your Portfolio With This Undervalued Energy Company

    By Adam Levy - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMRS, REGI, SZYM | Editor's Choice

    Should there be any question that biofuels will play a significant part of the United States’ future? In the first year of President Obama’s first term, the EPA released revisions to the National Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Among the revisions, the most important to note is an increase in the volume standards for biofuel, with required volume increasing to 36 billion gallons of total renewable fuel in the more »

  • The Armageddon That Never Happened

    By Adam Levy - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, FB, GOOG | Editor's Choice

    It was supposed to be Armageddon. The stock was sure to hit rock bottom that day. Analysts had warned investors. The market sat cowering in fear. Many got their money out when they could. 804 million shares of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) were about to hit the market like a ton of bricks.

    Yet, in spite of all the new selling pressure from the lockup expiration, the stock went up. Way more »

  • Why Coal Isn't Dead

    By Adam Levy - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: ACI, KMP, BTU | Editor's Choice

    When election results came in earlier this month, it was as if coal investors threw up their hands and said, “Well, I guess coal is dead now.” As if Barack Obama has some vindictive disposition toward coal. As if the U.S. is the only country in the world that uses coal energy. As if the entire future of energy came down to one countries presidential election.

    Yeah, I don more »

  • Which Credit Card Should You Shop For This Holiday Season?

    By Adam Levy - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, MA, MSFT, V, WMT | Editor's Choice

    With the holiday season nearly upon us, shoppers will soon flock to malls and online retailers armed with a list of loved ones and a credit card. As money continues to change from something physical, like paper and metal, to bits of data, business is booming for credit card companies. With shoppers expected to make ever more electronic payments, here are three credit card companies to watch.

    Visa (NYSE: Vmore »)

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