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  • Place An Order And Earn Delicious Returns!

    By usha patodia - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DPZ, PZZA, YUM

    The world’s second largest pizza chain-Domino’s (NYSE: DPZ) recently announced an impressive 2nd quarter earnings report. The company reported an 18% year over year advancement in its earnings-citing domestic and international same store sales growth. Domestic same-store sales increased by 6.7%, while international sales grew by 5.8%. The company reported a quarterly revenue of $414 million versus $376 million earned in fiscal year 2012 more »

  • Add This Grocer to Your Portfolio for Healthy Returns

    By usha patodia - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: NGVC, TFM, WFM

    Organic food is “in” now. Consumers are becoming more health conscious and are preferring organic and natural-food products over fast food. The organic food industry has been growing rapidly by 10% every year, contributing more than $30 billion to the U.S. market alone. This is certainly good news for the undisputed king of organic food grocers--Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM). Shares of Whole Foods increased by around 10 more »

  • This Food Giant Can Make Your Portfolio Fat

    By usha patodia - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, KRFT, NSRGY

    With the markets experiencing volatility, investors who are looking for stability and long term gains can invest in the consumer food industry. One of my all-time favorites is ConAgra (NYSE: CAG), one of the largest U.S.-based food companies with famous product lines like Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Peter Pan, and Swiss Miss. The company has faced a lot of criticism over the last few years because of pathetic more »

  • Old CEO, New Prospects

    By usha patodia - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CL, JNJ, PG

    There have been numerous successful turnarounds for companies after their old CEO’s have been hired back. But for every successful company like Apple, there have been companies like Dell where the comebacks couldn't bring about success.

    Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is an addition to this list of companies as ex-CEO Bob McDonald -- who struggled to turn around the world's largest consumer-products maker -- has been replaced by more »

  • Transitional Phase for BlackBerry?

    By usha patodia - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG

    A few days ago, I had written about the possibility of old emperors, like Nokia and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY), striking back in the smartphone war. Well, to everyone’s surprise, BlackBerry's recent earnings report showed signs of the company's resuscitation after a long period of dull performance.

    Surprisingly, the fourth quarter earnings report showed positive results. BlackBerry sold about 6 million smartphones, including 1 million Z10 phones. Quarterly more »

  • Transitional Phase For Blackberry?

    By usha patodia - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG

    A few days ago, I had written about the possibility of old emperors like Nokia and Blackberry(NASDAQ: BBRY) striking back in the smartphone war. Well, to everyone’s surprise, the recent earnings report released by Blackberry showed signs of resuscitation, after a long period of dull performance. The fourth quarter earnings report has surprisingly showed positive results. It sold about 6 million smartphones, including one million Z10 phones. The more »

  • McDonald's - Am I Loving It?

    By usha patodia - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, YUM

    Who hasn’t eaten at a McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)? From U.S. to Europe to the Asia-Pacific region, every child must have enjoyed a “happy meal” at least once.

    Shares of the world’s largest food chain were performing consistently well for years -- until last fall. On Nov. 16, 2012, the stock tumbled, hitting a low of $83.31. Shares, however, have since rebounded to around $98.54 after more »

  • Smartphone War: The Emperors Strike Back?

    By usha patodia - March 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, NOK

    Cellphones have always been perceived by their brand. Businessmen have shown their style with a Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) and Sony Ericsson has launched many youthful devices. However, things have changed. The market for smartphones has matured. Not long ago, the iPhone OS and Android began their domination in the smartphone market. Soon, old giants like Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Blackberry and Microsoft found themselves playing catch-up. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is credited more »

  • Signs Of Slow Death For This Struggling Retailer?

    By usha patodia - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, M, TJX

    The retail industry,particularly the clothing sector is characterized by heavy competition. The sales are heavily dependent upon the changing tastes and preferences of the shoppers. In the retail industry, there are many stocks performing well on a consistent basis and reporting successful sales increase. But what happens when a retailer reports a downfall in its sales for a quarter- which includes a holiday shopping season? Does it signal signs more »

  • Is HP Showing Signs Of Resuscitation?

    By usha patodia - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, IBM

    Investors waiting for signs that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has turned the corner may not have to wait longer.

    There are signs of progress for HP in its latest quarter, indicating that turnaround efforts are running ahead of schedule. Its fiscal first-quarter numbers topped what the slumping personal computer maker's own management and stock market analysts had forecast.

    Like other PC makers, HP has been struggling to adapt to a more »

  • Why This Online Gaming Stock Looks Good

    By usha patodia - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, SINA

    In the global video game industry, the United States dominates in terms of sales. The video game industry generated approximately $50 billion worldwide in 2012, and $18 billion of that came from the United States. The US dominance, however, won’t last forever, as more and more countries begin to spend more time and money on video games.

    China is growing at an exponential pace. The entire Chinese gaming industry more »

  • It's Time To Take This Stock Seriously!

    By usha patodia - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, YHOO

    A year ago, AOL (NYSE: AOL) was in a bind. The one-time internet king was surviving on dial-up dollars and its media properties were a mess. After it sold its patent portfolio to Microsoft, it seemed only a matter of time until AOL dried up altogether.

    Then something happened. The company’s revenue grew, its share price soared and CEO Tim Armstrong revealed a strategy to make AOL a media more »