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  • Invest in the company for its solid balance sheet and diversity

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Evaluating investment proposition in a company can be daunting task, when one is considering a company like Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). The difficulty arises from the business structure as many business verticals are housed within one entity. The first click one would associate with Microsoft is how the company’s future is gloomy because of the declining PC sales. But behind this hype, one should not overlook the other businesses the more »

  • Should You Chip in on this Semiconductor?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, INTC, NVDA, QCOM

    The technology sector is known for two things: growth and risk. The latter is averted to a great extent when one is dealing with a company as fundamentally strong as Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). It is a rare company that has a market-leading position in a growing business.

    Qualcomm's business model consists of selling chipsets as well as collecting royalties on 3G and 4G smartphones being sold in the market more »

  • Should You Buy this Retailer?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: COST, TGT, WMT

    On Thursday, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) came out with its third quarter results announcing net income for the quarter at $459 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, as compared to $386 million or $0.88 per diluted share last year. Costco operates as a wholesale club retailer, selling at lower margins as compared to its competitors and charging a membership fee in return. The quarterly results are an endorsement to more »

  • Which Mobile Company Should You Pick?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, NOK

    Two former smartphone giants, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY), have had a bad run in the last few years. Nokia, the company that invented the smartphone concept, was left far behind by Apple and Samsung in the smartphone race. The same goes for the once dominant BlackBerry, which has of late has realized that its lack of innovation has badly affected its fortunes.

    The rise

    BlackBerry can be more »

  • These Two Titans Are Sailing Well

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, MSFT, NOK

    The two of the most dominant mobile phone companies at a point of time, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) had a bad patch in the last few tears. Nokia, the company that invented the smartphone concept was left far behind, by Apple and Samsung in the smartphone race. The same goes for the once market dominant BlackBerry, which has off-late has realized that its lack of innovation have more »

  • 0I1s the company having enough fizz?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP)has reported for the fiscal year third quarter ending December 31, 2012. The firm famous for its soft drinks business is also into an array of other products like Frito-Lay chips, Gatorade and Quaker oatmeal. In previous year quarter, firm generated $1.15 a share while the revenue stood at $20.16 billion.

    For the period that ended Dec. 29, PepsiCo Inc. earned $1.66 billion more »

  • Should You Log on to Priceline.Com for Your Next Investment Trip?

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN, TRIP

    So let’s answer the question with details. The shares of the online travel booking service Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) have plummeted 5% over the past week after the stock rose nearly 20% between October 25 and December 3 because of optimism from bullish analysts. On Monday though, the direction was quickly reversed after Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock from buy to hold, reducing their price target by 11% to more »

  • The Supermarket to Put in Your Shopping Cart

    By ROUNAK KHEMKA - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: COST, SWY, KR, WMT

    Despite a difficult competitive and consumer environment for conventional grocers, The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) continues to perform well on the back of its Customer First strategy. Kroger is America’s largest grocery store operator and the fourth largest in the world. It improved its foothold by posting a strong set of third-quarter results making it the fourth straight quarter with positive earnings. 

    Stellar Numbers

    Kroger reported stellar third-quarter revenues more »