• A Better Growth Play Than Amazon

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    With its massive growth and market-share-stealing prowess, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) looks like an appealing investment. But over each company's time on the market, a similar stock has outperformed the internet retailer's share-price gains. It's also shown shown more consistency than Amazon on its annual top and bottom lines -- and this rival might even have more growth potential going forward.

    A quick look at the scorecard

    If more »

  • This E-Commerce Company Is Still Good for the Long Run

    By ANUP SINGH - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has not performed well this year, as its appreciation of just 7% is behind the performance of the broader market. Last month, the company released second-quarter results, which were strong, but all was not great for eBay. Its forecast for the third quarter came in below expectations. Let us see what eBay did last quarter and examine if its weakness just a short-term event.

    Review of the more »

  • Which E-Commerce Stock Is the Best Buy After Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    E-commerce has been a bit mixed with regards to earnings in the second quarter. Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) are considered by most to be the top three e-commerce companies in the market. However, in what order?

    #3 Slowed growth & weak guidance doesn’t suggest opportunity!

    After earnings, eBay is presenting the worst investment opportunity of the major e-commerce sites. Aside from missing more »

  • Couponing: Good Deal or Flawed Business Model?

    By Colin Tweel - July 28, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, OPEN, OSTK, TZOO

    When Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) issued its massive IPO in July of 2011, the company had been in a difficult position. First, it was forced to reissue it’s S-1 statement due to errors in accounting mechanisms it used in its first filing. Furthermore, its inexperience, the rapid emergence of competitors, and customer deal fatigue (translation: exasperation at the number of emails and deals they were getting bombarded with), put Groupon more »

  • Why This E-Commerce Site Is on the Rise

    By Ben Popkin - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) originally made a name for itself by facilitating online auctions and sales between users.  Now, eBay has expanded its online platforms, tools, and services for the benefit of online merchants and individuals. With the increasing prevalence of e-commerce, the company must continue innovating to sustain its growth.

    Recent Performance

    Last quarter, eBay saw revenue rise 14% to $3.9 billion, and earnings per share increase 12% to more »

  • This E-Commerce Stock Is Pressured By Europe

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    The slowdown in Europe has put pressure on eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY). The e-commerce giant has recently issued earnings that came in-line with expectations, but provided a soft guidance. The shares were punished on the day of the report. This year has not been successful for eBay shareholders, as the stock is up only 2%. The stock has been trading in a tight range since the beginning of the year. Will more »

  • Is eBay a Sweet E-commerce Pick Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has been quite volatile since the beginning of the year, fluctuating in the range of $49.80 per share to nearly $57.80 per share. Recently, its share price dropped significantly, from $57.40 per share to only $52.20 per share, mainly due to the its weak forecast for full year results. Reuters also reported that at least six analysts reduced their target price for eBay more »

  • Can This Stock Go Even Higher?

    By Brian Nichols - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) has emerged as a market favorite in the e-commerce space. The stock is trading higher by 20% on Thursday, with one-year gains of 425%, and I am going to show you how it could still go higher!

    What’s taking this stock higher?

    Overstock.com’s 16-month rally has been the effect of a two-part cause. Initially, in 2012, revenue growth was slow, but margin expansion more »

  • The Industry to Watch Out For

    By tarun bachhawat - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    There is no doubt that with every passing day, more and more operations of the retail and banking business are shifting online. The company that I believe can extract the most benefit from this shift is eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY). The company’s strong performance is well replicated in its stock price increase by over 35% in the last year. Let’s see what we can expect with eBay’s second more »

  • The Options for eBay in the Americas

    By Damian Illia - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, MELI, OSTK

    As internet penetration and online shopping increase worldwide, e-commerce companies are faced with massive growth opportunities. Although many can benefit from this trend, some market leaders like eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) seem poised to outperform their peers. However, if you don’t want to go mainstream, other companies offer similar business models and plenty of room for growth. Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) are two of these firms more »

  • How Could This Stock Still Be Attractive After Recent Appreciation?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) shares are up over 88% YTD and 290% over the past twelve months. The performance of the stock has been stellar and has outperformed its e-commerce peers. However, often when stocks rise rapidly, they overshoot. Expectations also move up too quickly, and the company misses at some point. Overstock has had misfires in the past, but it appears this one may be different. Also, if consensus FY13 more »

  • The Online Retail Sector Must Be Present in Your Growth Portfolio

    By Robinson Roacho - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    Economic conditions have been improving globally. The unemployment rate seems to be declining, while consumer confidence readings have been rising. For these reasons, retail stores should fare well in the interim. Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) is an online retailer that has rallied 88% YTD. Even with this performance, I believe the company is still posed for more growth.

    The stock that should be in your growth portfolio

    Overstock.com trades more »

  • Taking Part in the E-Commerce Revolution

    By Colin Tweel - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    When John Donahoe took the reigns as CEO of eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in March of 2008, the company was known as a flailing auction website in dire need of help. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, CA, eBay was a phenomenon in its early years. It had literally changed how people thought about how they valued the junk in their basements, and within its first few years of existence it more »

  • Where is eBay Looking for Growth?

    By Shas Dey - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    In March 2013, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) laid down aggressive targets for increasing its revenue. PayPal, which accounted for 40% of its 2012 revenues and reported 25% growth, will be the key factor in eBay’s future growth. But there's also another factor: The company aims to drive this growth by expanding globally and luring customers through its mobile technology.

    The company announced plans to achieve $300 billion in e-commerce more »

  • Pop Goes the Sound of This Micro-Cap Portfolio

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CSIQ, OSTK, PZI

    Some of the most spectacular stock returns can be found in the micro-cap space. Stocks that have a market capitalization of between $50 million and $250 million are considered to fall into this category. Recent market action in the PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap (NYSEMKT: PZI) ETF has been significant enough that three of the top four holdings have graduated to the next level. This ETF, which holds 400 stocks, was more »

  • Is eBay a Buy After Missing Revenue?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AXP, EBAY, MA, OSTK

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) actually beat consensus earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2013 by 1 cent, but underperformance on the top line caused the stock to fall on the day; it is currently down 6% since the beginning of April. Revenue actually grew 14% in the quarter versus a year earlier, with earnings up at a double-digit rate as well, though Q1 is generally soft for eBay and investors more »

  • Just Buy This Online Retailer

    By Waqar Saif - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK

    Headquartered in California, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), is an American online consumer-to-consumer corporation. On April. 18, eBay released its earnings for 1Q’13, the company missed its earnings estimates amid weak performance in the European region. Now, the big question is what’s in store for the company in the future?

    Quarterly Earnings

    In the first quarter, eBay reported earnings of $829 million, or 63 cents a share versus $725 million more »

  • Did These Analysts Make the Right Calls?

    By Brian Nichols - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: NCT, OSTK, SIX

    During earnings season, analysts are hard at work to issue revised outlooks, upgrades, downgrades, etc. While many of these calls will move stocks on the call alone, investors shouldn’t fall victim to buying only because of the upgrade. In this piece, I am assessing three calls to determine whether they are good or bad and if the notes warrant the calls.

    Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT)

    On Friday, shares of more »

  • This High-Flyer is Still Far from Reaching its Worth

    By Brian Nichols - April 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, OSTK | Editor's Choice

    On a day that was suppost to be eBay’s (NASDAQ: EBAY) time to shine, another online retailer stole the show. Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK)is often left behind in the discussion of top online retailers but could very well return much larger gains.

    Overstock.com’s Quarter at a Glance

    On Thursday, Overstock.com saw market-leading gains after reporting Q1 earnings. The stock, which rallied 37%, has seen strong more »

  • How To Prepare For The Inevitable Market Mania

    By Nikhil Shamapant - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BP, COST, OSTK

    The next four years in market history won’t be anything like the last four. In the last four years, the market has run up 81%, hitting all time highs just days ago. However, the uncomfortable truth is that the market is expensive now, and investors better square with that knowledge quickly, or we all may pay the price.

    Why do I think the market is so overpriced? First, Warren more »

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