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  • Strong Consumer Goods Companies for Your Portfolio

    By Usman Ghani - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: HAR, IEP, OSK

    The consumer goods sector has been one of the least volatile sectors in 2013. This sector, contrary to popular belief, is not just made up of defensive stocks that represent laid back companies. Many companies in this sector have seen attractive upswings in their prices in recent months. Among these companies, I was particularly interested in exploring Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) and Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSKmore »)

  • Profiting From a New American Dream

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DLPH, HAR, JCI

    While home ownership has long been a staple of the "American Dream," the financial crisis fundamentally changed that. Since the real estate bubble burst, there has been another American Dream brewing: owning a car.

    Car manufacturing is a $97 billion industry in the U.S. alone. What's more is that this industry is heavily concentrated, with less than 200 auto manufacturers serving the entire industry. The U.S. home-building more »
  • An Auto Recovery Is Good for These Auto Parts Suppliers

    By Mark Yagalla - July 21, 2013 | Tickers: DLPH, HAR, JCI

    The overall macro picture for the U.S. economy has been improving. Employment is rising and consumers are spending again. One area in particular where they are spending is the auto sector. Many consumers held off from purchasing during the financial crisis and have now started trading in their old cars for new ones. The Big 3 auto companies have seen sales pick up and their fortunes turnaround. For me more »

  • Look Into These Electronics Companies' Growth Businesses

    By Damon Churchwell - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: GLW, HAR, TRMB

    Some of my favorite stocks in the electrical equipment/electronics industry are those of firms that aim to invest resources in growth markets and profit from market trends. These are companies that might have more substantial R&D budgets than the average sector participant, allowing them to alleviate the impact of cyclical downturns while supporting profit gains. The stocks tend to be good long-term holdings, despite the likelihood of increasing more »

  • Why You Should Consider This Audio Products Company

    By Damon Churchwell - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: HAR, PLT, TRMB

    Harman International (NYSE: HAR), the audio products maker, has experienced periods of rapid growth at times, while also facing significant challenges. An overview of the company through a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) can reveal to investors what to look for going forward. The S and W portions point out the internal factors affecting the company, while the O and T discussions illustrate the external climate.

    Strengths 

    1. Backlog more »

  • You Might Not Have Heard of These Electronic-Equipment Companies

    By Chris Hodge - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: HRG, HAR, SNE

    We all know about a certain fruit-named electronic-equipment company that spent 10 years redefining modern coolness. But I rarely deal with huge, well-known companies -- I do not believe in "hot stocks" outside of auto racing. This is an article where we're going to talk about three less well-known companies and see if they might make better contrarian investments. So let's pop in and see what they're all more »

  • 6 Reasons To Own Harman

    By Vladimir Zernov - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GM, HAR

    Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR) is a manufacturer of audio products and electronic systems. The brands in Harman’s portfolio include AKG, JBL, Infinity, Harman/Kardon, Lexicon, and Mark Levinson. Originally, Harman specialized in high-end music systems. With the rise of MP3 and the iPod, Harman’s difficulties began. People wanted to download music and hear it instantly. They did not want to invest their money in expensive equipment. The more »

  • Four Companies with Large Exposure to Europe

    By Rupert Hargreaves - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, EA, HAR, MAN

    The recent Cyprus situation highlighted the fact the the Eurozone crisis is far from over and the continent's progress in recovering from its debt crisis, which first started to cause havoc in the markets nearly two years ago, is moving along at a snail's pace.

    Having said that, it appears that the majority of the world has lost interest in the Eurozone, focusing instead on improving economic data more »

  • Market Overreaction on This Headphone Distributor

    By Anh HOANG - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: HAR, SKUL, SNE

    Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) has recently experienced a significant drop of more than 22% in one trading day, due to the stock market’s worry about its future. Its interim CEO Rick Alden warned that the company expected to generate a loss in the first quarter and a decline in sales next year. Let’s take a closer look into the company to determine whether investors should stay away from Skullcandy more »

  • Crunching Tesla's Forward Multiple

    By Masam Abbas - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BWA, BYDDY.PK, DDAIF.PK, ENOC, FSLR, F, GELYY, GM, GNTX, HAR, SPWR, TSLA

    When a company's not making a profit, all the earnings multiples you could otherwise use to measure its performance become invalid. Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one such case. But if it were making a profit, at what multiple would Tesla trade?

    Understanding Tesla’s nature

    In my previous post, I called Tesla "the Apple of auto industry." Just like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is considered unique in its sphere more »

  • 3 Stocks to Rev Your Portfolio in 2013

    By Justin Carley - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: BWA, HAR, JCI

    Investors looking to rev up their portfolios in 2013 should strongly consider adding exposure to the auto part manufacturers.  This sub-industry was on many buy lists heading into 2012 due to strong improvement in auto sales following the depths of the Global Financial Crisis.  These recommendations were likely a year early and 2013 is poised to be the breakout year.  The Russell 1000 Auto Parts Index finished 2012 with a total return of 14.8% versus 16% for the S&P 500.  But it was a tale of two halves.  Through the first seven months of the year, the auto suppliers trailed the S&P 500 by a resounding 16%!  In the final five months they soared 22% against a modest 4% advance for the S&P 500.  This relative performance gap is in its early innings and substantial upside still lies ahead thanks to robust fundamentals and attractive relative valuation.  Below are three reasons why auto part manufacturers will outperform in 2013 and a couple accompanying investment recommendations. 

  • Purchase These Four Automotive-exposed Stocks

    By Damon Churchwell - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: GPC, HAR, KBALB, PLT

    The auto industry has just recorded its highest monthly sales totals in five years, a sign that the downturn that was spurred by skyrocketing oil prices is far behind us. If the upturn continues, it could well have a reverberating effect on the entire economy, particularly on numerous suppliers and complementary product makers. Here are a few such examples, including some that are not readily apparent. 

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT)

    This more »

  • One 4.2% Yielder You Should Consider Buying

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 14, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GRMN, GOOG, HAR, RRD

    Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) is finding new life after being added to the S&P 500 Index earlier this week. Garmin is a provider of navigation devices, but is facing stiff competition from mobile phone-based navigation. After coming off a $120 high in 2007 and hitting rock bottom at $15 a share in 2009, Garmin has been searching for its place in the tech world. Garmin is down 60% over the more »

  • A GPS Maker to Peruse In-Depth

    By Damon Churchwell - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: GRMN, HAR

    Over the past several years, manufacturers of global positioning systems (GPSs), navigational systems and location-based systems (LBSs) have gained steam as the technologies are now utilized by a wide array of industries. One of the key players in the market is Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN). Most prominent in the Auto/Mobile market, the company is focused on keeping its product lines updated, as well as expanding into fertile international regions and more »

  • Why is This Company Experiencing Heavy Insider Selling?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GRMN, GOOG, HAR

    Are insiders taking the recent run up in Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) as a chance to get out before a slowdown in unit sales volume takes its long-term toll on the company? Garmin is a provider of navigation devices, but has faced stiff competition from mobile phone based navigation of late. According to the latest round of 13F filings with the SEC, Robert Joseph Caruso with Select Equity Group increased his more »

  • Is This Durable Goods Stock on the Rebound?

    By Kevin Gill - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, EMR, HAR, UEIC

    A maker of pre-programmed universal wireless control products emphasizing ease of use, Universal Electronics (NASDAQ: UEIC) also produces audio-visual accessories for home entertainment systems. According to its Chairman and CEO, UEIC supplies approximately one-third of all remote controls shipped annually on the planet. The stock is closer to its 52-week low now sitting at the mid-$14 range. There was a drop of over 30% in Q2 despite an EPS more »

  • A Harman Investment has Never Sounded this Good

    By Tom Gibbs - July 13, 2012 | Tickers: BAMXY, DDAIF.PK, HAR, TM, VLKAY | Editor's Choice

    Audio guru Harman International (NYSE: HAR), a primary competitor to privately traded Bose and Pioneer in the automotive, consumer, and professional audio technology market, has gone through an extremely shaky operating period over the past five years.  With nearly 70% of its revenues riding on the sale of automotive-geared audio products, the corporation’s revenues dropped by more than 30% in 2009 alongside the dramatic slowdown of the global automotive more »

  • Price The Market Part 6

    By Glen Bradford - December 8, 2011 | Tickers: CEDCQ, GPC, HOG, HAR, HAS, HD, GT

    Hi, my name is Glen Bradford and I finally decided to undertake an idea that I've had for quite some time. I have decided to price the S&P500.