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  • Is Investing In This Wine Company A Smart Investment?

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: BF-B, STZ, DEO, TAP

    Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ)  is the largest wine company in the world with more than 100 brands in its portfolio. Its brands include Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Manischewitz, Rex Goliath wines and Svedka vodka. This brand has always remained with people while celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones, staying true to its vision: to elevate life with every glass raised.

    Let’s analyze it further to know what more »

  • What Not To Do With This Retailer?

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 20, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, GME, HGG, RSH

    The shares of this electronics and appliance retailer, Hhgregg Inc. (NYSE: HGG) is down as much as 13%, after it reported weaker-than-expected fiscal third-quarter results and downgraded fiscal 2013 outlook. The stock is closer to its 52-week low of $5.84, set last October, than to its 52-week high of $13.12 that came last February.

    Declining industry demand for once-hot big-screen TVs and video players negatively impacted overall store more »

  • Will This Teen Retailer Bounce Back?

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO, URBN

    Retailers were quite disappointed with the holiday shopping season and so were investors. This year has been the weakest holiday season since 2008, affected by bad weather and uncertainty about the economy in the face of possible tax hikes and spending cuts early next year. Both the customers and the environment were challenging. Holiday shopping season is critical for retailers because it can make up nearly 40% of their annual more »

  • Express to Impress!

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GPS, GES, LTD

    Shares of clothing and accessories retailer, Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), skyrocketed after the company raised its projections for the fourth-quarter and the entire year. Shares bumped more than 21% to $17.03 during the first half of the session, the biggest intraday gain since the company’s market debut in May 2010. The volume of shares traded was 638% higher than the normal. The stock has set nearly a 4-month more »

  • Fortune: Let's Get It On

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: AMWD, FBHS, MAS

    Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) is a business engaged in manufacturing of home and security products. The company fulfills the dreams of homeowners and helps people feel more secure. The Company's trusted brands represent a premier name in the Building Products sector, which includes Master Lock security products, MasterBrand cabinets, Moen faucets, Simonton windows and Therma-Tru entry door systems. The company was spun off from Fortune Brands in more »

  • Call this Company for Some Magic

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, VZ, CALL, WIN

    The Israeli company MagicJack VocalTec (NASDAQ: CALL) offers voice-over Internet telephone services such as magicJack, magicTalk, and MagicJack Plus. The company recently announced the appointment of Gerald T. Vento as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 1, 2013, to succeed founder Daniel Borislow. It is expected that Borislow's departure shall drive away short sellers, who make bets that prices will fall and have seized on concerns about the more »

  • Is This Company in Your Portfolio's Menu

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, GCFB, KONA, RRGB

    Here, in this article I am going to write about America's that iconic chain restaurant that in 2012 managed to land itself on the FORTUNE  "100 Best Companies to Work For"  list for the second year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Its restaurant brands - Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie more »

  • This Company Knows How to Crawl, Walk, and Run

    By Sidhi Kharkia - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: BBBY, PIR, RH, WSM

    Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR), a specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts, celebrated its golden anniversary in business with 3% rise in its fiscal third quarter, making it the 13th consecutive quarter of strong sales and earnings. It has more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., a market capitalization nearly $2 billion, and a P/E ratio of 11.60.


    This home décor store more »

  • Is This the World’s Favorite Ketchup?

    By Sidhi Kharkia - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CPB, HNZ, HRL

    This company sells staple products that enhance the foods that people enjoy every day and has been ranked #1 in overall customer satisfaction among food manufacturers in the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Heinz, the most well-known ketchup in the U.S, led all food manufacturers for the 13th consecutive year.

    H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZ), delivered solid results for the second quarter ended October 28 by  reporting net more »

  • From Book to Nook!

    By Sidhi Kharkia - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, GOOG

    Editors Note: The previous version of this article states that the Amazon Kindle does not come with web browsing and apps. This has been corrected. 

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, posted a modest profit for its second quarter fiscal 2013 against a loss in the same quarter a year ago, despite a drop in revenue at the stores.

    Barnes & Noble reported earnings of $2.2 million more »

  • Is This Grocer on Sale?

    By Sidhi Kharkia - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: SWY, SVU, TGT, KR, WMT

    It seems to be an upbeat season for retailers who are painting good numbers as they continue to discover more about customer tastes and preferences and using it effectively to get money out of their pockets. For The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocery store chain, it turned out to be no different as it posted strong third quarter results.

    Buying Numbers

    For the third quarter, Kroger reported more »