• What’s Driving Growth at This Retailer

    By Ash Sharma - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CONN, HGG

    Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) stock price has increased by more than 170% in the last one year. The company was facing a significant turmoil around the same time last year. Its CEO had just left the company and its stock price was making decade lows. The current CEO, Hubert Joly joined the company 10 months ago and since then he has taken a lot of corrective measures to put more »

  • Great Company, But A Not-So-Great Investment

    By Matthew Frankel - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG

    Over the past year, I have written several times about Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) and why it made sense as a long-term investment. However, my tune may be changing on this one.  It’s not that I don’t believe in the company anymore. On the contrary, I think that Best Buy will continue to successfully adapt their business model to the changing retail environment, which it has already begun more »

  • Consumer Electronics Retailers: HHGREGG vs Best Buy

    By John Chachere - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG, RSH

    With the fall of Circuit City in November of 2008, many have questioned whether investments in consumer electronics companies are worth the risk.  RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has fallen from a high in the $30-$40 range to a low of $2.60 per share, reducing it to penny stock status.  But, HHGREGG (NYSE: HGG) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) offer plenty to investors looking at retail, especially those whom are more »

  • Is This Retailer Finished?

    By Gayron Wainwright - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, HGG, RSH

    In a game of cat and mouse the cat always chases the mouse (with the exception of Tom & Jerry). In the retail industry, whether online or in a physical location, there is a game of cat and mouse going on. Since its peak in 1999 RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) has lost 98% of its market cap to a little over $300 million from $15 billion. RadioShack has been on the losing more »

  • Steer Away From These Companies Before It's Too Late

    By Robinson Roacho - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, HGG, MSFT

    The retail sector has been flying. Overall, many retail related companies have gained appreciation so far this year. h.h.gregg (NYSE: HGG) has rallied 142% YTD, but I believe the company has run its course, and it is time to look somewhere else.

    Is this the time to commit fresh cash to h.h.gregg?

    h.h.gregg is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances and related more »

  • This Retailer Is Thinking Out of the Box

    By Tedra DeSue - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, HGG, RSH

    When it comes to big box electronic retailers and their financial woes in the wake of Amazon, all eyes have been on Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). Although less reported on, there is another player in the space whose financial performance is just as troubling, yet its stock is rising just like that of Best Buy.

    This other player is hhgregg (NYSE: HGG). It had managed to defy the rule of more »

  • hhgregg Management Rips Off Shareholders

    By Sajid Karsan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: HGG

    hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) has always struck me as a rather shareholder-friendly company. So it caught me off-guard when hhgregg's management decided to re-price its underwater options. Such actions are a huge red flag for investors.

    The handout of options to managers is always justified on the premise that it aligns manager and shareholder interests. What is often glossed over, however, is the fact that options contain an inherent asymmetry more »

  • Brick and Mortar Stores May See a Comeback

    By Austin Higgins - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CONN, HGG

    Brick and mortar stores have suffered as more consumers look to online markets for retail purchases. E-commerce has an expected growth rate of nearly 10% per year. With this expansion, brick and mortar stores are reacting differently.

    Consumer electronics stores have suffered. Circuit City closed down and others have been struggling to survive. Wal-Mart and Target expanded their electronics selections, which has made it more difficult for specialty stores to more »

  • Does a Strong 2012 Mean a Stronger 2013 for These Stocks?

    By Masam Abbas - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: HGG, RSH, TGT

    The retail industry saw a superb 2012. This has led most people to set higher expectations for 2013. With the help of two stocks in this space, I have tried to gauge the authenticity of these expectations:

    HHGregg (NYSE: HGG): It is interesting to note that the stock has appreciated 37% on a YTD basis. This has sent bearish signals to the market since such a rally is surprise given more »

  • Buy, Sell, or Hold: The Real Picture

    By Tyler Wofford - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, FDX, HGG, PNRA, SHW

    What's worse - the pain of change, or the pain of regret? I don't enjoy large amounts of change, but I hate regret. It's always a shame looking back at an investment wishing you would have bought or sold it a couple months earlier. The most frustrating part about regret is the time you lost that you can't get back. These are some companies that might require 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 »

  • Behind Best Buy’s Holiday Sales

    By Chris Moore - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG, TGT, WMT

    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has become the poster child for declining big-box retailers, valiantly fighting the ever-expanding reach of Internet retail titans like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). Things haven’t been going as well as hoped, but the company did manage to post what seems to be encouraging holiday sales numbers. They didn’t break sales records but they did manage to break the streak of declining sales, which at this more »

  • Small Cap Series: This Retailer is a Screaming Buy

    By Anh HOANG - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, HGG, WMT

    Small cap investing is fun, rewarding and quite interesting. As Warren Buffett once mentioned that he would confidently deliver 50% annualized compounded returns if he managed around $1 million. His partner, Charlie Munger said if we wanted success, we should go to where we did not have any competition.  That is true. The key is to invest in small, profitable businesses, which haven't been spotted by any radars or more »

  • hhgregg Making Strides in the Right Direction

    By Brian Nichols - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, HGG

    After a 45% one-year loss in value, specialty retailer hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) has been among the best performers during the last two trading sessions following a mixed earnings report. The company posted an EPS of $0.11, which beat expectations, and is now showing strength; meanwhile, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) continues to warn.

    Hhgregg’s Q2 results were a bit of a mixed bag, but thankfully the stock was priced more »

  • The Effects of Showrooming on Major Retailers

    By Erin McBride - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, GRPN, HGG, TGT, WMT

    "Showrooming"- it’s the new buzzword you can’t define, but chances are you have been guilty of it. Showrooming is when a consumer goes into a brick and mortar store to touch and handle a product, but returns home to buy it online. It is also defined as when consumers go into a brick and mortar store to look at a product, and then research the product on their more »

  • 4 of the Scariest Stocks to Own

    By Michael Carter - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: DELL, DNDN, GMCR, HGG

    One of the traditions for Halloween each year, among many, is watching horror films.  I don’t think you need to rent any movies or go to any theaters to watch some of the scary situations that are currently happening to some popular companies and their stocks. 

    Dell – Computer Hardware (Technology)

    It is estimated that there will be more than 2 billion PCs in use by 2015, as Forrester Research more »

  • 3 Free Falling Stocks To Short

    By Karen Rogers - September 24, 2012 | Tickers: HGG, P, SVU

    When a company is unable to turn itself around and hits that point of no return, investors can ride the stock down and make some nice profits.  Those with an appetite for thrills will sell the stock short or, for a more conservative play, buy option puts to contain the risk.

    Despite operating 212 stores in 17 states, hhgregg’s (NYSE: HGG) operating income is the same as it was more »

  • What's the Success Mantra for This Retailer?

    By riddhi kharkia - September 20, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, CONN, HGG, RSH

    Tired of driving their business with price-sensitive, low-margin electronics and appliances, Texas-based retailer Conn's (NASDAQ: CONN) last year decided to focus on two product categories they believed would improve the bottom line and this is how it got serious about furniture and bedding.

    And how's it working out so far?  Furniture and bedding sales soared 50% in the quarter ended July 31 - 57.5% on a same-store basis more »

  • What Best Buy's Earnings Mean for its Buyout Offer

    By Young Lee - August 20, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, HGG, RSH | Editor's Choice

    On Aug. 6, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) founder Richard Schulze issued a formal public written offer to take back the company he once owned for approximately $24-$26 a share.  Since receiving that offer, the Best Buy Board has been somewhat reluctant to reject it outright and has indicated that they will consider the offer after Q2 earnings results are released on Aug. 21. 

    One thing the public does know more »

  • Etailer vs. Retailer

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 20, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, HGG, NFLX

    So, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is reporting on Aug. 21 and things haven’t been looking good for the retailer. Even after naming Hubert Joly as CEO today with his expertise in turnarounds of failing companies, the stock fell as much as 10% at one point. And it’s mostly the fault of e-tailer Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN). Looking at their charts since early 2011 it looks like a great more »

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