Tempur-Pedic International, Inc.

  • An Insider at This Mattress Company Tucked in 10,000 Shares of Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC, Michael Harrison, a member of the Board of Directors at Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS), directly acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock recently at an average price of $22.73 per share. When restricted stock is included, Harrison now owns just over 14,000 shares of the $1.3 billion market cap mattress company, so this purchase was a more »

  • Should Mattress Investors Be Worried About Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: SCSS, TPX

    After a weak quarterly report from a leading mattress company, should investors of its competitor also be worried? 

    Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) and Tempur Sealy (NYSE: TPX) tend to piggyback off the other, as one company’s earnings is an indication of the other. Granted, with Tempur Pedic’s acquisition of Sealy there are a few fundamental changes that will occur, but for the most part, these two companies are more »

  • Which Stock Will Help You Sleep at Night?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: LEG, SCSS, TPX

    "Sweet dreams (are made of this)," the Allen Toussaint song sung memorably by the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox is something people yearn for across the seven seas. Over 100 different chronic sleep disorders affect at least 30 million Americans over 13.

    Maybe you've missed an occasional night's sleep, but for many it's a serious health and safety issue and the most precious commodity around. Serious enough that the more »

  • Value Investor Joel Greenblatt’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: GME, SAI, TPX, UTHR, WCRX

    Joel Greenblatt, the former manager of Gotham Capital, has achieved a widespread following among investors through his books (including You Can Be A Stock Market Genius) and his “Magic Formula” among other activities (normally this degree of self-promotion worries us, but Greenblatt does actually offer useful lessons).

    We track Greenblatt’s 13F filings alongside those of hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors as part of our work developing more »

  • Hayman Capital's Top Picks Favoring Expansion and Restructuring

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, NSM, TPX

    Hayman Capital Management is a hedge fund owned by its employees. It manages assets worth $1.1 billion and uses fundamental analysis to design its portfolio. The primary investing policy of this fund is focused on public equity and fixed income securities. It invests in companies that keep changing their strategies as per the market conditions to derive higher returns. According to its last 13F filing, the fund reported its more »

  • Mattresses Are a Great Place to Be for a Housing Rebound

    By Mark Yagalla - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    Editor's Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Sleep Number's DualTemp product.

    One of the best ways to play the housing rebound is to look at other sectors that will benefit as more homes are sold. When buyers purchase new homes, typically they need furniture to go with it. And of course, with that furniture a new mattress is a must. Typically, home buyers are very more »

  • A Trend to Watch in the Mattress Industry

    By Brian Nichols - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    Earlier this week, when the Dow was lower by almost 200 points, Mattress Firm Holding (NASDAQ: MFRM) was trading higher by almost 7%. The stock’s strong gains led to new 52-week highs and were possible due to earnings that beat expectations.

    In the quarter, Mattress Firm Holding's revenue grew 31.5% or $276 million. The company slightly beat on both top and bottom lines and also reiterated full-year more »

  • 3 Indirect Ways to Profit From the Housing Boom

    By Leo Sun - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: HVT, MFRM, TPX

    There’s not much that can stop U.S. home prices from rising these days. Research firm CoreLogic recently reported that home prices in April rose 12.1% from the previous year -- the 14th consecutive monthly increase and the largest year-on-year gain since February 2006. Last month, I highlighted three stocks to invest in to capitalize on the housing boom: lumber giant Weyerhaeuser, homebuilder D.R. Horton, and home improvement more »

  • This Bedding Retailer is a Buy

    By Anh HOANG - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    Recently, one of my friends asked me about bedding retailer Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS). Since the beginning of the year, Select Comfort has dropped by 20.10% to around $21 per share. Interestingly, famous investors, including Joel Greenblatt and Steven Cohen, have added Select Comfort shares to their portfolios. Let’s take a closer look at Select Comfort to determine whether or not it is a buy at its current more »

  • Multi-Billion Investment Group's Top Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: DHR, ICE, MIC, TPX, WMB

    Doug Silverman's Senator Investment Group has filed its 13F with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March. We track these filings for a variety of purposes: we have found that they can be a useful source of information for investing strategies (for example, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points more »

  • Interested in Playing The Housing Recovery? Consider These Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: LEG, TPX, WSO

    As the economy in the United States continues to recover from the worst recession in decades, it’s becoming clear that the housing market in particular is showing strength. For the first time in quite some time, the American housing market may prove to add to our national gross domestic product rather than be a drag on it.

    Recent data points reflect the resuscitation of the U.S. housing market more »

  • Do Mattress Companies Look Comfortable to Investors?

    By Austin Higgins - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) is on a three month run from $23.97 per share to $29.86 as of March 14, 2013. It announces fourth quarter and annual earnings on March 26 after hours. Does this short term bull run foretell strong earnings?

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    Mattress Firm is a specialty store that sells mattresses and mattress accessories in the United States. It operates 1,011 stores nationwide. Mattress Firm more »

  • Do Mattress Companies Look Comfortable to Investors?

    By Austin Higgins - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: MFRM, SCSS, TPX

    Note: A previous version of this article misstated Mattress Firm's relationship to Select Comfort. The error has been corrected.  

    Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) is on a three month run from $23.97 per share to $29.86 as of March 14, 2013. It announces fourth quarter and annual earnings on March 26 after hours. Does this short term bull run foretell strong earnings?

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    Mattress Firm is a more »

  • Senator Investment Group Now Owns 8% of This Mattress Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: LZB, MFRM, ZZ, SCSS, TPX

    A 13G filed with the SEC has reported that Senator Investment Group, an event driven hedge fund managed by Doug Silverman, owns over 5 million shares of Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX). The most recent 13F filing shows that the fund had not owned any shares of Tempur-Pedic at the beginning of 2013. We at Insider Monkey use 13F filings in order to develop investment strategies (for example, we have found that more »

  • Three Big Buys by Kyle Bass in the Fourth Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, NSM, TPX

    Kyle Bass is known for successfully playing the right cards in the sub-prime market crisis in 2007, which gave his fund an enormous return of 216% in that year. Since then, he has become a notable figure closely observed by many investors. His expertise is on examining debt levels; his hedge fund has in fact turned into a “debt analysis think-tank.”  His theses on Japan and several Euro-zone economies were more »

  • Sleepy Merger Appears to Be on Track

    By Mike Thiessen - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: KKR, ZZ, TPX

    Trinity, North Carolina-based bedding manufacturer Sealy Mattress Company (NYSE: ZZ) has announced its intention to merge with its Lexington, Kentucky-based rival Tempur-Pedic International (NYSE: TPX). The $1.3 billion cash-and-debt deal will require Tempur-Pedic to buy out Sealy's current shareholders and assume a substantial amount of the company's outstanding debt. Although the deal has been subject to several legal and regulatory delays, it appears likely that it will more »

  • Making Money in Mattresses

    By Robert Hanley - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, ZZ, SCSS, TPX

    Investors in the mattress manufacturers have had a tough time lately, despite favorable tailwinds from rising home sales and discretionary spending. The lower-priced, inner spring segment has been losing sales to the specialty mattress segment, led by Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) and Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX), as customers have been willing to pay higher prices in order to gain the health benefits of high-tech bedding products. Meanwhile, the specialty manufacturers have more »

  • Could Big Dumb Money Equal Profitable Post-Panic Rebounds?

    By Charlie Wagner - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, AAPL, DLB, TPX, BA

    A few days into my experiment with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and I am watching with rapt fascination.  Fits my theory well.   Could this classic panic behavior be explained by part of the nervous Apple flock flushing followed by instant transactions from Big Dumb Money (BDM) as postulated by David Gardner?  I just happened to come across the December 2012 Stock Advisor paper newsletter today.  Pure serendipity, but there I was more »

  • Management Matters: Be Careful Investing in these Companies

    By Brian Nichols - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: MLNX, TPX, TZOO

    There is perhaps nothing more important to the long-term direction of a stock moreso than management. Over the years I have discussed in detail how and why management is important both fundamentally and psychologically to the performance of a stock. If you don’t believe me just look at the debacle of Ron Johnson at J.C. Penney or the success of Bradley Jacobs and Steve Jobs at XPO Logistics more »

  • Beaten Up on Earnings Days, These 2 Stocks Need to Surprise the Market With Stellar Results

    By Robby Greengold - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, PCLN, TPX, TZOO

    During the past twelve months, the stock prices of Travelzoo and Tempur-Pedic have moved in contrary motion to the market – they’re down 40% while the S&P 500 is up 15%. The two companies are scheduled to release earnings on Monday, January 21, and investors will be watching the reports closely for any indication that another nosedive is around the corner.


    Long-term shareholders of Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX) have more »

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