Constant Contact

  • Millennial Media: Cheapness in Mobile Advertising?

    By Brian Sanders - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, FB, GOOG, MM, VCI

    Within the information technology sector, the marketing services niche is a very active part of our world today. Certain companies have truly proved themselves in the current environment and have rewarded shareholders, while others seemingly have not been able to handle the competition. Companies like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) among many others have indirectly put Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) under fire.

    Current market

    Facebook has grown to more »

  • Did Google Just Kill Email Marketing?

    By Jordan Wathen - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, GOOG, CRM

    A small, mostly unnoticed update to Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Gmail service may have a lasting impact on email marketing.

    Google rolled out a fresh new design that divides your mailbox into three parts. A “primary” box, a “social’ inbox, and a tab for “promotions.”

    Here's the new view:

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    Why it matters

    Online marketers know the value of an email address. Every business from retail to B2B collects customer more »

  • What Will Drive Growth for This Email Marketing Company?

    By Lalit Kumar - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, ET, MKTG

    Constant Contact’s (NASDAQ: CTCT) share had a good run after its first quarter FY13 results. The company's share price is up 28.5% in the last three months versus the NASDAQ return of 6.8%. The company performed better than the consensus estimates and added 10,000 net new customers during the quarter. The ARPU for the company increased to $41.34 from $41.12 q-o-q. The company more »

  • Go Contrarian to Your Investing Personality

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, ITW, RUE, WAG

    Are you a momentum chaser or a value stalker? Whichever you are, getting out of your comfort zone might improve your returns.

    Maybe you're all about the yield, all you own are REITS and MLPs, utilities and defensive staples and you wouldn't touch Amazon with a ten foot pole. Hear me out...a speck of speculation, a small position won't hurt you very much.

    Maybe you are more »

  • Is This Stock a Good Buy After a Recent Correction?

    By Lalit Kumar - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, LPSN, MKTG

    LivePerson’s (NASDAQ: LPSN) shares plunged sharply after it reported disappointing first-quarter results. Management also lowered its guidance for the full financial year. I believe that this panic reaction among investors gives the rest of us a chance to buy this stock as an upward correction is likely in its share price. The company has added data analytics to its product portfolio, which will help it to customize and target more »

  • How Thinking Small Makes You Big Profits

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, INTU, PAYX

    Small business owners believe (59%) that running a small business is decidedly more difficult than five years ago and most cite the economy (can't help you much there) and the challenges of technology.

    This finding comes from a study conducted by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT), a company that specializes in email and social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys for small business. The study also reported 84% of more »

  • Responsys or Constant Contact Anyone?

    By John Moore - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, CTCT, MSFT, MKTG, CRM

    The $2.5 billion acquisition of ExactTarget by Salesforce is just the latest blockbuster deal in the web marketing space as enterprise software companies look for value in online marketing. This deal puts the major software vendors on the prowl for marketing assets.

    So who's the next acquisition candidate?

    Responsys and Constant Contact

    By Labor Day, Adobe or Microsoft must acquire an Email Service Provider (ESP). Adobe has built more »

  • 10% + Yield With Plenty of Promise And Risk

    By Reuben Brewer - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, GOOG, PBI, STMP

    Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) has been hard hit by the Internet because it is so tied to regular mail services. Still, the company is working hard to catch up to the times. It has historically shown a stern commitment to its dividend, which it has increased annually for years. With investors clearly pricing in a dividend cut, is it worth the risk of buying the stock?

    It's Hard to more »

  • 10% + Yield With Plenty of Promise And Risk

    By Reuben Brewer - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: MO, AVP, CTCT, GOOG, IBM, PBI, STMP

    Postage meter maker Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) has been hard hit by the Internet, because it's so tied to regular mail services. Still, the company is working hard to catch up to the times. It has historically shown a stern commitment to its dividend, which it has increased annually for years. With investors clearly pricing in a dividend cut, is it worth the risk of buying the stock?

    It more »

  • Can Strong Customer Relationships Save This Struggling Industry Giant?

    By Ted Cooper - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, PBI, STMP | Editor's Choice

    Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) is the largest provider of mailstream products and services in the world. It has historically enjoyed an enormous competitive advantage in the U.S. through its preferred status with the U.S. Postal Service. However, a decline in physical mail volumes threatens to sink the USPS, and some investors think it will take Pitney Bowes with it. However, Pitney Bowes is making important changes in its more »

  • Scratching Web 2.0 Opportunities

    By Shweta Dubey - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, GRPN, MKTG

    Over the last few years, Social Media as a platform for mutual interaction has gained respect among the consumers as well as the brands. A recent article Social Media revenue forecasts by Gartner highlighted the importance of Social Media in the near future. It forecasts that  Social Media revenue is expected to reach ~$16.9 billion in 2012, up by an impressive ~43% year over year. With its ever rising more »

  • The Biggest Losers of this Earnings Season: Are Any Priced to Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: ABMD, CTCT, HMSY, ACTV, WU

    I can’t imagine that being atop a list for the worst performing stocks of a quarter is a good thing for any company. It signals operational issues, lost confidence among shareholders, and a total lack of execution. However, looking back on history, most companies experience such a quarter at least once. With that being said I am looking at the top losers of Q3, and will determine if any more »

  • Exactly On Target

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, ET, MKTG, CRM

    Sometimes you just serendipitously stumble across a company that makes you wonder,”Where have you been all my investing life? “ A company you don’t feel you need to make sneering, snarky comments about, one that makes writing about it that much harder. You want to be firm but fair and not act like a teenager around their first crush. Exact Target (NYSE: ET) is such a company.

    Exact Target more »

  • If This Company Survives, Investors Will Prosper

    By Reuben Brewer - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, GOOG, PBI, STMP

    I recently wrote about a few interesting dividend stocks that the value focused managers of Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX) were holding in their portfolio. Of the stocks I highlighted, by far the most aggressive was Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI). The next step was a SWOT analysis.

  • Top Investors Are Buying These Companies

    By Federico Zaldua - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: APC, CTCT, DE, EEP, FIO

    Despite a weak economic recovery in the US, a recession in Europe, and decelerating growth elsewhere (notably in emerging economies China, India, and Brazil), the S&P 500 has rallied 12% since early June. Global monetary policy enabled the market to overcome these headwinds and I think the global rally could resume its past uptrend from the current short term correction. In this report I highlight 5 stocks that have more »

  • One Really Interesting Short Idea

    By Matthew DiLallo - June 14, 2012 | Tickers: HDGE, CTCT, FB, GRPN

    With the markets in a tug-of-war thanks to Europe over whether they rise to the occasion or we fall into the abyss, I’m on the lookout for ways to profit on any further slide down. Because of the politics involved, bets made on the short side should be based on a company's deteriorating fundamentals. This opportunities can become even more pronounced when the company is being aggressive with more »

  • The Week That Was: Cigna, AOL and Constant Contact

    By Tim Brugger - February 6, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, CI, CTCT

    Another crazy earnings week means opportunity and a couple of stocks investors would be wise to avoid.


    As noted in last week’s article Cigna’s (NYSE: CI) results were lagging in several areas. Not only did they miss the all-important analyst estimates, but quarter-to-quarter and year-over-year numbers did not inspire confidence. Why then did CEO David Cordani sound so darn chipper? Because once the special items and charges more »

  • Constant Contact Quickly Becoming Masters of “The Game”

    By Tim Brugger - February 3, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, IACI

    It’s not difficult to see that Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT) is growing. Assets, revenues and net income have all improved each of the last several years. The company has also grown in knowing how to work the system, as evidenced by this morning’s earnings announcement.

    First, The News

    The Q4 numbers, as expected, handily outpaced last year’s results as did year-over-year financials. Net income improved to $0 more »

  • 3 Growth Small Cap Stocks With Abnormal Gross Margins

    By Edgar Ambart - January 27, 2012 | Tickers: CTCT, CSGP, SNCR

    The ability for management to control costs is important to any company's bottom line figures. Gross margins may vary substantially when comparing one industry to another; energy, services, construction, and software companies will undoubtedly have different levels of gross margins versus a company that sells luxury retail items.  I've screened several companies trading in NASDAQ under $2 billion market cap that have abnormal multiples, high gross margins, and more »