Tyler Wofford

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  • Potential Landing Spots For Tesla Motors

    By Tyler Wofford - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been in the news more than most companies recently, but what company wouldn't be with a share price increase of 294% in the past 12 months? It's hard to imagine this trend continuing for an extended period of time, especially with the stock trading at 15 times sales, meaning growth is already priced into the stock. The question is, are any companies willing more »

  • Does Amazon Face More Challenges or Promise?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, WMT

    A SWOT analysis fills readers in on the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of a business. Some companies appear to be very lopsided by the end of this type of analysis. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has a mixture of strengths and opportunity, but how will this online giant fare? 

    Strengths 

    Amazon is simply enormous, and plans to grow even more. At Amazon's peak in 2012, the company was more »

  • Despite Its Recent Growth, Tesla Is Still Investable

    By Tyler Wofford - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) shareholders have experienced more than a 250% increase year to date. Some may argue that the stock is now overpriced for value investors. Tesla has exceeded the expectations of a lot of people so far, but will the company be as successful in the long run as it has been recently?

    Debt elimination

    Despite the incredible success that Tesla has seen, the electric vehicle pessimists of more »

  • Apple: A Change of Fate

    By Tyler Wofford - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    One of the most loved stocks of 2012 has become one of the most hated in 2013. Analysts have always critiqued it, but now, some people are downright nasty when looking at Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). The company has cash, still has an unbelievable "fan base", and is arguably one of the cheapest stocks available. People love to hate, but my question is "Why?" 

    Times have changed

    Nothing is more obvious more »

  • Samsung and Google Provide Entertainment For Apple

    By Tyler Wofford - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is receiving quite the show from competition in the Android market. To them, it is likely better than a show in Vegas. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) owns Android, but they aren't dominating the market like Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) is. Let's take a look at how this situation could play out, and what it could mean for these companies moving forward. 

    The situation 

    Google is planning on more »

  • The Most Positive Fast Food Chains Around

    By Tyler Wofford - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: PZZA, WEN, YUM

    Subway was recently named as the most positive food chain in America. This "Buzz ranking" was done by asking one question to users, and based on their response, the company is given a rating. The scale ranged from -100 to 100. A negative response takes a point away while a positive response granted a positive result. Subway acquired a Buzz ranking of 41.7. 

    What was asked and what were more »

  • Dividends or Growth: What Is in Your Portfolio?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, TSLA

    Every company is in a different stage. Some will not grow a whole lot more, and others are just getting started. Everyone's investment objective is different, but between growth and dividends, most people can find a happy median. There are a couple companies that I expect to grow tremendously for years to come, and one that should become a haven for dividend investors. 

    Growth

    What if I told you more »

  • Microsoft's Final Blow?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, HPQ, MSFT

    Admittedly, I've never been a huge fan of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), but the past six weeks have left a horrible taste in my mouth. PC sales continue to fall, but other PC makers are taking far more effective steps to overcome this obstacle. The sad part? I don't think the drop in PC sales is even close to Microsoft's biggest issue.

    Good news

    Sure, Microsoft is pumping more »

  • The Only Automobile Manufacturer I Would Invest In

    By Tyler Wofford - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    There is one company that has got me excited recently. Its enormous growth potential, performance, and unique valuation lead me to believe there is money to be made for years to come. Other companies sell more vehicles, have bigger names, and are currently more profitable, but over the next few years, there is more than enough opportunity for Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA)

    Loans?

    Ha! Not for Tesla. Just a few more »

  • Why Costco Could Dominate Retail

    By Tyler Wofford - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, COST, WMT

    Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) monthly sales call on Friday morning went something like this: "Frozen food, beauty products, and gasoline are all doing very well, but our best product is....". This product may prove to be a huge reason Costco does well in the next few decades. 

    Baby boomers

    That's right, we all know who they are. In fact, chances are, a large portion of you guys are more »

  • The Expense of Shipping

    By Tyler Wofford - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, FDX, UPS

    In American society, people have just a couple of options for how to ship packages. Is one cheaper than the other? What about performance? Is there more opportunity surrounding companies that provide business to these businesses? 

    Who is there?

    You have seen the commercials, ads and trucks. FedEx (NYSE: FDX) has definitely made a name for itself despite its largest competitor being 2.5 times as large. We know about more »

  • A Closer Look at This Innovative Company's Business

    By Tyler Wofford - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: TSLA, TM

    Every company in the world has its strengths and weaknesses. That isn't the question. The question is, "Which one is greater?" Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has generated a lot of excitement among its customers and among investors, too. Year-to-date, its stock is up about 215%, why wouldn't investors be excited? Let's dig a little bit deeper and find out if it's really worth buying at this more »

  • Tesla and Apple: One of a Kind?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, TSLA

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) lost a great leader in Steve Jobs, but his vision for Apple still remains--make great products. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) seems to be carrying out Elon Musk's (Tesla's CEO) vision to "change the world." Both of these visions are easier said than done, but both companies have managed to develop one of a kind products. What does their future hold?

    Like minded companies 

    Both companies have more »

  • The iPhone Violates a College Professor's Patent?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, SSNLF

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has had its share of lawsuits recently. Some of these have worked out well for the company, while others have ended poorly. It might not be a surprise to hear about the company going back to court, but the surprising news is that its being sued by Boston University. Boston University will be suing other companies as well over accusations of patent infringement, but the largest of more »

  • Amazon's New $850 Billion Market

    By Tyler Wofford - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, COST, WMT

    That's right. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is introducing itself to a $850 billion market that very few people know about. This market is based on personal consumption expenditures data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis -- it's produce. No, this near trillion dollar market isn't global, it's just in the U.S.. Let's take a look at what it is, what the growth opportunities are and how more »

  • How Google and Tesla Are Combining Forces

    By Tyler Wofford - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, TSLA, TM

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has received a lot of coverage for its new wearable technology. Google Glass has become the target for a lot of companies in good and bad ways. Some companies are already banning the device, while others love the idea. Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) seems to fit into the second category. Tesla Model S owners and Google Glass explorers can become a fan of both items, benefit both more »

  • Driving a Tesla Home? Don't Miss the Opportunity

    By Tyler Wofford - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TSLA

    After borrowing money from the government (or banks) in 2008-2009, am I really telling you that there is a car company worth buying right now? Yes, and while Ford (NYSE: F) still owes bank loans, there is a car company out there that is dreaming about the future. It only took in $127 million in revenue those two years, but now it appears to be the best buy around. 

    Is more »

  • Is Apple's Innovation Their Biggest Obstacle?

    By Tyler Wofford - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG

    My programming friend looked at me this morning and said, "This is the biggest upheaval I've ever seen on the internet." I would have to agree with his assessment. Believe it or not, he wasn't referring to anything based on any certain company. It wasn't about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), it wasn't Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), and it wasn't in regards to Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). It did more »

  • Why Google Should Make a Huge Acquisition

    By Tyler Wofford - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, TSLA

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) already has separated itself as one of the world's largest and most respected companies, what other acquisition does it need? It has already established itself in areas such as Gmail, YouTube, Android, and also as the largest search engine available, so why would it spend an additional $12 billion (or more) to acquire another company? Simply put, it might actually make sense. 

    Who?

    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLAmore »)

  • Are These Companies "Stronger Than Ever"?

    By Tyler Wofford - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRPN, ZNGA

    Predicting an IPO can be tricky business, there is no doubt about it. Sequoia partner Roelof Botha said, "If you miss in the first six months of being a public company, you're in the penalty box for a very long time. If you beat too much, you're an idiot because you should have forecast higher." Unfortunately for Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), it has been in the penalty box for more »

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