• A Value Play in Tax Preparation

    By Piyush Arora - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, HRB, INTU

    Tax preparation is an everlasting business, that is if is kept in line with the latest technology. Its growth is directly proportional to the health of an economy. The recovering growth prospects and dipping unemployment rate in the U.S. suggest that tax preparers could have a profitable ride in the coming years. Now that fears of the fiscal cliff have subsided, I believe that tax preparation is ripe for more »

  • Three Companies to Consider Before April 15

    By Delian Naydenov - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, HRB, INTU

    Three companies that will benefit from the increasing demand to file taxes electronically include Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), and Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR). Importantly, these companies have little international competition as they operate in a highly regulated industry – taxation.

    Intuit, H&R Block, and Blucora are service oriented companies and have limited inventory. Due to this fact, they have lower capital requirements and face less pressure from more »

  • Should You Invest Your Refund in These Tax Preparers?

    By Robert Hanley - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, HRB, INTU

    Since taxes are one of the few guarantees in life, the preparation business has a steady, recurring customer base that is at the heart of any good investment. Of course, the business has changed over the years, with the rise of easy-to-use software and online services, as well the federal government’s attempt to impose stronger regulation over the industry. However, the business is highly profitable for companies that can more »

  • Looking For Love...From Investors

    By Robert Hanley - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, IACI

    InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) is a worldwide leader in the online dating world, primarily through its Match brand, but it has been hard pressed to find a similar amount of love from Wall Street.  The company’s stock price has been flat over the past twelve months, with steep declines since October when management revealed FY2013 financial guidance that was below expectations.  Investors also seem to be concerned about rising competition more »

  • Make Money At Tax Time

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, HRB, INTU

    The most dreaded chore of the year is upon us as Americans get ready to do their taxes over the next few months...finding receipts, checking, double checking, getting organized in advance of that weekend where we really get down to business. Thanks to our complex tax code, even for middle income earners, several stocks are poised to benefit: Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR), H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), and Intuit (NASDAQ: INTUmore »)

  • Surviving the Search Wars

    By Robert Hanley - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: BCOR, GOOG, MSFT, YHOO

    Internet searches have become an indispensable part of life, helping people to find everything much quicker and more efficiently than in the past.  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has built a $200 billion empire in just 10 years through its dominance of the search business, although it has expanded to a variety of technology segments.  Data provider comScore estimates that Google held a 67% market share recently, versus 16.0% for Microsoft more »