Stamps.com, Inc.

  • 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?

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  • 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?

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  • Profiting From The Post Office's Slow Decline

    By Reuben Brewer - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: FB, FDX, STMP, UPS

    The U.S. Post Office will deliver mail through snow, rain, heat, and the “gloom of night,” except, maybe on Saturdays. Looking to save money, the Post Office has for years been asking the government's permission to cancel Saturday delivery. Now, it's trying to make that money saving move without permission. Regardless, the U.S. Postal service is in decline, and you can benefit.

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  • 5 Companies Affected by Changes at USPS

    By Chris Katje - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, NFLX, STMP, TWX, UPS

    In a move seen as necessary to save it from financial ruin, the United States Postal Service has announced plans for a five-day delivery work week. The move is one that will hopefully keep the USPS from further defaulting on loans to the US government. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahue said, “The Postal Service has a responsibility to take the steps necessary to return to long-term financial stability and ensure more »

  • Cheers to These Cliff Stocks!

    By Steve Van - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: TAP, PBI, POOL, STMP

    This past New Year’s Day, exhausted from weeks of hearing about the the fiscal cliff, I was flipping between college football bowl games and a Cheers marathon when one of the best episodes of the whole series came on. It was the one where Cliff Clavin (a cliff I could actually tolerate that day) was a contestant on Jeopardy. The lonely, middle aged, still living at home, know-it-all, always 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 »

  • Deja Vu All Over Again

    By Robert Hanley - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: FDX, STMP, UPS

    The U.S. government created the U.S. Postal Service in 1775 and was also instrumental in funding the development of the internet during the late 20th century.  In an ironic twist, the mass adoption of the latter’s email applications have led to a continuous decline in the demand for the former’s products.  While most businesses would quickly restructure their operations, the Postal Service’s mandate and 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.

  • Is This Overlooked Company a Worthy Long-Term Investment?

    By William Bias - August 10, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, NWL, PBI, STMP

    When looking for investments I try to look for obscure overlooked companies with low debt and excellent cash flow generating capabilities. I did a stock screen search for companies with no long-term debt to equity ratios and one of the companies I came up with was Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP). This is a novel little company where for a monthly fee you can print electronic stamps and labels for envelopes and packages. This is an added convenience if you run a business that involves the shipment of a lot of packages. After researching the fundamentals of Stamps.com I decided that the worthiness of this company as a long-term investment is suspect.

  • Top Ten Most Shorted Stocks: Pitney Bowes

    By Chad Henage - February 12, 2012 | Tickers: PBI, STMP

    Pitney Bowes is a stock I would not short due to the high dividend and positive cash flow. With the stock down about 30%, and showing support around current prices, there doesn't seem to be a lot to gain by shorting it here. However, I'm not convinced enough to recommend going long on the company either until their balance sheet improves. A merger with a company like Stamps.com would seem a perfect fit and would improve Pitney Bowes growth rate and diversify their revenue. The challenge of course is with $4.2 billion in debt, Pitney would likely have to issue stock and potentially cut the dividend to make a merger like that occur. I can't put a green thumbs-up on CAPSCall until the balance sheet improves. I'll be watching earnings to see if management starts to address the debt issue. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.