Schiff Nutrition International, Inc.

  • Nutrition's Market Domination with the Schiff-Beckitt Merger

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: BAYRY.PK, RBGPF, SHF

    Schiff Nutrition International (NYSE: SHF) is known to be one of the leading companies that manufactures, develops, distributes, markets, and sells sports nutrition products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements, under different brand names like MegaRed, Move Free, Airborne, Tiger's Milk, Digestive Advantage, and Schiff Vitamins. It offers products mainly for care for joints, immunological support, digestive health, and health of the heart. By supporting and developing new and stronger more »

  • Supplements Gaining Respect

    By Robert Hanley - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: GNC, SHF, VSI, WMT

    On October 30, the German drug company Bayer : BAYRY.PK) agreed to buy Schiff Nutrition International ) for $1.2 billion or $34 per share in cash.  Schiff is a leading manufacturer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, and nutrition bars globally, focusing on the areas of joint care, heart health, immune support, and probiotics.  The rich price tag values the company at 4.6 times FY2012 sales and 87.6 times FY2012 more »

  • The Bayer-Schiff Deal is Just the Start

    By Tony Daltorio - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: BAYRY.PK, KO, PFE, SNY, SHF

    Pharmaceutical companies are finding that the old model of researching, developing and marketing drugs is no longer working. The competition from generic drug makers (after patent expirations) is just too tough. So the pharmaceutical companies in recent years have gone on a diversification spree, in search of more stable sources of income. This has led the firms to buying companies in diverse areas such as animal health and consumer health more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, SHF, TAYC, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a SELL signal that was triggered on 10/19/12.

    It was another down week for the overall stock market and it was another above average weekly volume sell off for the Nasdaq composite. This now brings the total of above average volume weeks on the downside this year to 6 vs. 0 up weeks on above average volume. Despite the constant distribution more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - October 14, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio is currently under a NEUTRAL condition. The model switched from BUY to NEUTRAL on Tuesday due to the Nasdaq closing below the 50 day moving average on average volume.

    Our model expected this switch to occur after Apple (AAPL) closed below the 50 day moving average on strong volume on Friday October 5th. On September 24th Apple began to sell off on above average volume more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 30, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a BUY signal from August 3rd, following the past week’s market pullback. The pullback was overall orderly with only Tuesday being a session of concern. The fact that there were many stocks that made big moves following that session and that the market did not follow through immediately with the selling shows that the uptrend remains intact and in solid shape.

    Despite more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 23, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio continues to be under a BUY signal that was generated on August 3rd. The past week was another overall solid week with solid intraday price action outside of Friday. Another positive was the Nasdaq having two up sessions on volume well above average, continuing the trend from the previous week.

    We continue to believe that this uptrend can last longer based on the overall public more »