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  • Motley Fool CAPS All Stars & Their 3 Favorite Dow Stocks

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, JNJ, PG

    Throughout history, following the crowd, or even a single big name, has proven to be a potentially hazardous way for someone to make their investments. Consider how wrong the crowds were during the ".com" bubble, or even "Tulip Mania" in the 1600's. Likewise, in more recent events, an investor would only have to look as far as William Ackman's bullish stance on J.C. Penney, or his short more »

  • 4 Consumer Businesses to Keep on Your Radar

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, HELE, PG, TUP

    With consumer spending representing 71% of the United State's overall GDP in 2013, it has become more important than ever for investors to find companies with strong brands that are able to lock in recurring sales.  Companies that sell basic staples to many, if not most households throughout the world, can offer peace of mind to investors in a dramatic market.

    From low interest rates, to all-time highs, to more »

  • Courtesy of Motley Fool Money: 4 Great Investments

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, NOV, AMTD, WM

    Religiously tuning in to The Motley Fool's Market Foolery and Motley Fool Money podcasts for just shy of a year, I have proudly become one of the "dozens of listeners" from all over the globe.  While each podcast is hugely informative, I find that the Motley Fool Money's "Stocks on Our Radar," is the ultimate cherry on the top of each weekly episode.  Here are my four favorite more »

  • Don't Overthink It: 3 Undervalued Turnaround Stocks

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: GTI, TAP, SKUL

    Despite the S&P 500 recently nearing all-time highs, a Foolish investor can still find many underappreciated stocks in this otherwise bullish market.  Regardless of new highs and generous valuations, I have managed to find a wide variety of stocks that appear cheap.  While the concept of finding cheap stocks is simple enough, it only tells half the story, as many great investments are not necessarily cheap, but simply undervalued more »

  • Men's Wearhouse is Dressed For Success

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: JOSB, M, MW

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here, the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.  Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has faced a 25% drop in its share price due to a trio of guidance cuts, a downgrade from Cowen, and the impact of its most more »

  • A Laser Precision Investment Decision

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: COHR, FANUY, IPGP, JDSU, RSTI

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here, the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.  Having dropped 15% on negativity surrounding a downgrade from Stifel Nicolaus and a slight earnings miss, fiber laser producer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) has seen happier days.  However, with guidance largely more »

  • 4 Reasons to Buy This 5-Star Stock

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: HAL, NOV, SLB, WFT | Editor's Choice

    Not many companies, if any, can claim that their products are necessary to keep an entire industry running.  However, that is exactly what National Oilwell Varco's (NYSE: NOV) CEO Merrill Miller, Jr. states, as he explains that his company's products "can be found in every oil rig that exists." Simply stated, these are rare, yet excellent words for investors to hear -- particularly if they are a fan of more »

  • Why This Company Could Be the Next eBay

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, LQDT, RBA

    As with any investment, it is necessary to determine the long term return potential versus the risk that you are accepting by making the investment.  One of the simplest ways to get an overview of this risk/reward concept is through a SWOT analysis, which highlights the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of a given company.  Trading almost 50% below its high for the year, reverse logistics provider, Liquidity Services more »

  • What To Do With All That Apple Cash

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EBAY, NFLX

    Fresh off the heels of activist investor David Einhorn's lawsuit against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), I couldn't help but find myself thinking what I would do if I was left in charge of the "think different" behemoth.  While Einhorn's determination to issue preferred stock with a 4% dividend is a fine enough concept, I am more interested in Apple's ability to generate innovative ideas and products for more »

  • Why Cramer Is Wrong on Gordmans

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: GMAN, KSS, ROST, TJX

    Admittedly, one of my favorite methods of finding a good investment is to see what companies Jim Cramer doesn't like, and consider buying them for the long-term.  While this high-tech screener is not perfect by any means, it fits my contrarian values well and shows me many unappreciated and potentially undervalued companies.  By leveraging Cramer's influence on the general trading population, I can occasionally find short-term sales on more »

  • 3 Dominant International Opportunities

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: ARCO, BIDU, GSH

    After buying in to many bad international investments on my CAPS account, and even a couple smaller plays in my own personal portfolio, I am extremely hesitant to jump into many foreign markets, particularly China.  Having lost money and many valuable CAPS points over the last 2 or 3 years due to scams, creative accounting, and "reverse mergers," I never thought I'd find myself interested in Chinese stocks or more »

  • This Company Is Guiding Investors to Profits

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: DE, LMT, RAVN, TRMB

    With the world's population exploding from 3 billion people to 7 billion people in just over 50 years, reliable crop production has never been more important.  From the planting and harvesting of crops, to the distribution of them to those in need, many companies are taking part in making the world a better, more efficient place.  While companies with this greater good in mind should be applauded, not all more »

  • One Big Dividend That Dominates its Industry

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: CAP, BOX, TAL, TGH

    In any of the industries I study, I look to find a company that has a leading position in their market.  As an added bonus, I love to see a company that not only leads, but dominates the industry through its leadership status.  Throughout history, many companies have developed a wide moat simply by being the top dog in a growing industry, and that appears to be the case for more »

  • Don't Give Up on Under Armour's Growth

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Preparing for Under Armour's (NYSE: UA) upcoming Q4 earnings on the 31st, I will take a deeper look at the apparel company and determine its long-term investing potential.  With traders nervous about UA's future growth runway over the last 3 months, the market has watched as 20% of the company's value has disappeared.  

    Despite the sell-off, Under Armour's P/E is still high at 45 and more »

  • Why I'm Standing By Coach

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: COH, KORS, TIF

    In what has been a blatantly disappointing holiday sales season, high end retailer Coach (NYSE: COH) has become the latest casualty.  Posting second quarter revenues of $1.5 billion vs. expectations of $1.6 billion and an EPS of $1.23 versus the consensus of $1.28, the company was unable to match on the top or bottom lines.  

    To make matters worse, Coach completely whiffed on its same store more »

  • Can This Company Continue To Generate a 12.5% Return?

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: CL, PG, CLX

    As Clorox (NYSE: CLX) celebrates its centennial, I am settling in to take a look at its upcoming earnings call on February 4.  While it may not be the most enthralling company to ever grace the stock market with its presence, it has been one of the most successful.  Not only is Clorox a Dividend Aristocrat, but it was also highlighted by the Motley Fool's own, Morgan Housel, as more »

  • VF Corporation: More Than Just a Dividend Aristocrat

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: RL, TRLG, VFC

    Today we will take a look at VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) through a SWOT analysis and determine its major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.  By taking an inside look at the apparel company, I hope to display VF's long-term investing potential.

    Strengths:

    Dividend Aristocrat- While VF truly is more than your average Dividend Aristocrat, it is worth noting their 40 year run of increasing dividends returned to shareholders.  In more »

  • Hain Celestial's Drop is Your Buying Opportunity

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: BNNY, HAIN, UNFI

    With 4 of my last 5 blogs elaborating upon promising buy and hold food stocks, I can't help but feel like I have been hyperfocused on the sector as a whole.  And quite frankly, I believe much of this recent attention has been market aided, as they have sent a number of food stocks downwards, paring the gains from what had been a truly impressive start to the 2012 more »

  • This Double Stuffed SWOT Signals a Buy

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: KRFT, MDLZ, HSY, TR

    One of the simplest ways to get an overview of a company's operations is through a SWOT analysis.  Here the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company are laid out for all to see.

    Today we will take a look at Mondelez (NASDAQ: MDLZ), as it settles into its newly created existence as an international snack brand.  After posting a 10% share price increase over more »

  • Which Dollar Store Gives You the Biggest Bang for Your Buck?

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: DG, DLTR, FDO

    Today I will host a battle royale to determine which dollar store is the most worthy of our investing bucks.  The competition will revolve around a trio of dollar stores, including: Dollar General (NYSE: DG), Dollar Tree Stores (NASDAQ: DLTR), and Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO).  Scores will be handed out in a simple high to low manner with the best company receiving a 2 and the lowest a 0 more »

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