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  • Is This Company’s Stock Worth Purchasing Now?

    By Garima Arora - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: AA, ACH, CENX

    One of the world's top producers of alumina and aluminum, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) recently declared its earnings and gave a positive outlook for 2013. It reported better than expected results, which were welcomed by the market.  The company reported revenues of $5.9 billion, up by 1% from the previous quarter, but 2% down in comparison to the prior year.

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    Alcoa generated cash flows from operations of more »

  • Let’s Earn Some Dollars

    By Garima Arora - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO, WMT

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG), primarily a discount retailer in the United States and manufacturer of paper and cleaning products, recently declared fantastic financial results for the quarter ended, Nov. 2, 2012. It reported a quarterly revenue growth of 10.3% and EPS growth of 24%. The results were far beyond expectations.

    Measurable Aspects

    Dollar General has a market cap of $15.52 billion, and its shares are trading at an more »

  • Electronics for Your Portfolio

    By Garima Arora - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: FLEX, JBL, SANM

    Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL) reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $106 million, or 51 cents per share, on revenue of $4.6 billion, on December 19. Being an electronic products solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design and product management services to electronics and technology companies worldwide; Jabil helps bring electronics products to the market faster and more cost effectively.

    Measurable Aspects

    Earnings of the Company were down by 6.3 % from more »

  • Tax Calculation Aid for a Tax Return Preparer

    By Garima Arora - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: HRB, INTU

    H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is primarily a tax preparation company that provides in-person services as well as a software version of their service. For the quarter ended Oct. 31 (Q2), H&R Block surpassed expectations on revenues and earnings per share. In comparison to the same quarter last year, revenue expanded and losses per share dropped from the expected -$0.40 to -$0.37.

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  • The Conduct of a Semi-Conductor: Analog Devices Inc.

    By Garima Arora - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: ADI, NXPI, STM, TXN

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs) used in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communication applications. The company recently declared its fourth quarter earnings, generating a gross margin of 63.8%, down by 179 basis points (bps) sequentially and 52 bps year over year, below management’s gross margin prediction of 65%.

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    Analog Devices has more »

  • How Agile is Agilent Technologies?

    By Garima Arora - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: A, DHR, TER, TMO

    Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), a leading service provider of bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions recently released its fourth quarter earnings. The company has shown an increase of 50 basis points (bps) in its gross margin from the year ago-quarter due to efficient cost management, but company's pessimism about its future earnings in its conference call is a source of worry. I beleive operating in a cyclical industry with its more »