2012 Archive: Diamonds and Dogs

December 31, 2012

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (CALM) Cal-Maine investors aren’t going to be calm today with the stock down 9.54% at $40.22. The egg company saw its shares crack after news that its second quarter net income fell. Net income fell significantly from last year, with the figures coming in at $14 million... Read More

December 28, 2012

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO) Carrizo Oil & Gas is burning down today, down 5.41% at $20.63. The oil and gas exploration company saw its shares fall after news it was selling its North Sea assets. Carrizo is selling its UK business and oil field in the North Sea... Read More

December 27, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is erasing its gains today, down 5.93% at $19.52. The retailer saw a 4% gain yesterday, however it has given that all back and then some today. An Oppenheimer analyst was bullish on J.C. Penney early this week partially adding to the recent... Read More

December 26, 2012

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) Michael Kors is not looking luxurious today, down 6.66% at $50.00. The fashion retailer saw its shares crash after worse than expected holiday spending. This year holiday spending was up only 0.7% from last year, far worse than being up 3-4% as expected by analysts’.... Read More

December 21, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife is on a crash diet today, down 19.08% at $27.27. The weight management and nutritional supplement company has lost about 40% of its value this week. It began the week trading over $44.00, but after Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital Management, released news saying that... Read More

December 20, 2012

Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT) Arctic Cat is ice cold today, down 12.62% at $33.36. The snowmobile and off-road vehicle company saw its shares crash after news was released that it was downgraded. BMO Capital downgraded Arctic Cat based on disappointing dealer feedback on off-road vehicle and snowmobile sales and... Read More

December 19, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife is losing weight today, down 12.12% at $37.35. The weight management and nutritional supplement company saw its shares crash after a CNBC report. The report stated that Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, took a short position in the company. Ackman said that... Read More

December 18, 2012

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) Smith & Wesson is shooting into the ground today, down 9.99% at$7.79. This week is looking like the downfall for gun related stocks. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many gun companies are seeing shares in the red. Yesterday Cabela’s was down... Read More

December 17, 2012

Cabela’s Incorporated (CAB) Cabela’s Incorporated is in the red today, down 5.10% at $41.69. The outdoor retailer saw its shares drop today following expected tightening of gun laws. After the recent shootings in Oregon and Connecticut, there will be meaningful talks regarding current gun laws. President Obama along with many... Read More

December 14, 2012

Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) Investors don’t think Best Buy is the best buy today, with shares down 14.73% at $12.04. The electronics company saw its stock drop after releasing news that they would extend the deadline for an offer to buy the company. Ex-CEO of Best Buy, Richard... Read More

December 13, 2012

Basic Energy Services Inc. (BAS) Basic Energy is struggling today, down 7.35% at $10.33. The oil and natural gas drilling company saw its shares drop after releasing operating data for November. Basic’s well servicing rig count remained unchanged at 431 rigs. However, well servicing rig hours for the month were... Read More

December 12, 2012

Central Garden and Pet Co. (CENT) Central Garden and Pet Co. is crashing today, down 13.62% at $9.64. The pet, lawn and garden company saw its shares fall into the red after releasing their earnings report. Central Garden and Pet lost $10.1 million in the quarter ended Sept. 29, which... Read More

December 11, 2012

Dollar General Corporation (DG) Dollar General was selling off today, down 7.77% at $42.95. The discount retailer saw shares get marked down after the company released a negative outlook for the fourth quarter. CEO Rick Dreiling said, “We are facing a significant same-store sales comparison from our 2011 fourth quarter,... Read More

December 10, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is no diamond today, down 10.06% at $13.32. The snack product company saw its shares go stale after a recent probe into the company’s earnings showed a loss for the fourth quarter. Diamond Foods announced a loss of $32.9 million, or $1.52 per share,... Read More

December 7, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots is having a big sell off today, down 5.72% at $28.18. The closeout retailer saw its shares get discounted after the SEC began to look into stock trades made by the CEO of the company. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and federal... Read More

December 6, 2012

UTi Worldwide Inc. (UTIW) UTi Worldwide is a weak link in the chain today, down 8.22% at $12.88. The global supply chain management company saw its shares breakdown after a miss on earnings for the third quarter. Revenue for UTi Worldwide dropped 10.7 percent from $1.28 billion down to $1.26... Read More

December 5, 2012

The Diamond and Dog of an acquisition: Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) Freeport-McMoran is not a golden stock today, down 15.99% at $32.16. The exploration and mining company saw its shares crash after news was released that the company was expanding into the energy sector. Freeport said that it would... Read More

December 4, 2012

Pep Boys-Manny, Moe and Jack (PBY) Pep Boy’s slammed on their breaks today, crashing 10.58% to $9.55. The automotive company saw its shares get hit head on after missing on earnings. Pep Boys reported a loss of $6.8 million, or $0.13 per share, down significantly from last year when the... Read More

November 30, 2012

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) Yum Brands is not tasting good to investors today, down 9.90% at $67.10. The parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, saw its shares crash after Yum Brands warned of weak China sales. The company said that fourth quarter sales in China will... Read More

November 29, 2012

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) La-Z-Boy Incorporated is not making investors feel comfortable today, down 9.71% at $14.60. The furniture company saw its shares fall apart after missing earnings expectations. La-Z-Boy earned $6.6 million or $0.12 per share, which is down from the $7.9 million or $0.15 per share earned last year.... Read More

November 28, 2012

The Fresh Market Inc. (TFM) The Fresh Market is looking rotten today, down 12.38% at $52.78. The specialty grocery retailer saw its shares tumble after weak earnings and guidance. The Fresh Market, which operates 128 stores reported net income of $0.23 per share, missing analysts’ estimates of $0.26 per share.... Read More

November 27, 2012

Thor Industries Inc. (THO) Thor Industries isn’t looking like a titan today, down 11.47% at $38.60. The recreational vehicle designer saw its shares crash after missing estimates for their earnings report. Earnings per share came in at $0.58 easily missing analysts’ estimates of $0.63. Thor’s management blamed the missed earnings... Read More

November 26, 2012

Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) Generac is getting electrocuted today, down 9.10% at $32.08. The generator company saw its shares drop lower after releasing a secondary offering. The secondary offering will introduce an additional 11.5 million shares to the market. The majority of the shares are coming from directors and senior... Read More

November 23, 2012

Dreamworks Animation Inc. (DWA) Dreamworks Animation is going to be giving investors nightmares after today, down 3.84% at $18.05. The movie maker saw shares decline after analysts stated that their latest movie, Rise of the Guardians, had lower than expected opening day sales. Analysts now think that the five day... Read More

November 21, 2012

Zale Corporation (ZLC) Although Zale’s sells diamonds, the company is not a diamond today, down 29.97% at $5.21. The fine jewelry company saw its shares crash after reporting a loss on their earnings report. Zale’s announced late Tuesday that it lost $28.3 million or $0.88 per share, which is significantly... Read More

November 20, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Hewlett-Packard (HP) is freezing up today, down 12.03% at $11.70. The computer company saw its shares crash today after it released news that it was a victim of a $5-billion-plus fraud. HP purchased the British company, Autonomy Corporation PLC, last year and is claiming that the... Read More

November 19, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is a dog again for the second time in three trading sessions; down 11.90% at $13.33. The snack food company saw its shares down again today (even with the market moving up significantly) after being downgraded by analyst’s. Last week, Diamond Foods restated their... Read More

November 16, 2012

Best Buy Co Inc. (BBY) Best Buy is not even an ok buy today, down 9.90% at $13.74. The electronics retailer saw its shares short circuit after two major news events. The first report was that Best Buy would match competitor’s prices during the holiday season. While this doesn’t seem... Read More

November 15, 2012

Diamond Foods Inc. (DMND) Diamond Foods is no diamond today, down 21.23% to $15.36. The snack product company saw its shares go stale after a restatement of its earnings report. The restatement showed a loss of $53.4 million for the past three quarters of 2012. The restatement was forced after... Read More

November 14, 2012

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP) Stamps.com didn’t have enough postage to send its shares higher, today the stock is down 10.96% at $24.36. The online stamp provider saw its shares crash after its website had technical difficulties. Stamps.com’s site was down for 4 days in November due to a software upgrade that... Read More

November 13, 2012

Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP) Hi-Crush Partners is getting crushed today, down 23.78% at $15.51. The mining and sands company (sands used in hydro-fracking) saw its shares deteriorate after news was released that a large contract was being cancelled. Hi-Crush announced that Baker Hughes was terminating a supply agreement with the... Read More

November 12, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is going to be trading for a penny if it has a few more days like today; shares fell 13.17% to $17.92. The department store company saw its shares lose a lot of value after missing estimates for their third quarter earnings report.... Read More

November 9, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon is offering a sale on their stock today, down 29.34% at $2.77. The online coupon company saw its shares get cut after releasing their third quarter earnings report. Sales missed both analysts’ estimates and the company’s own guidance. Revenue growth slowed sharply compared with the second... Read More

November 8, 2012

American Public Education Inc. (APEI) American Public Education received its third quarter report card today and is failing with shares trading down 8.58% at $32.94. The post-secondary online education company saw its shares crash after releasing their latest earnings report. The earnings report was not terrible but American Public’s fourth... Read More

November 6, 2012

Weight-Loss Battle: Healthy Eating or Obesity Drug? Vivus Inc. (VVUS) Vivus Inc.‘s shares are slimming down today, down 23.61% at $11.42. The biopharmaceutical company (well known for its obesity drug) saw its shares get liposuction after a bad third-quarter earnings report. Vivus saw its loss amount to a substantial $40.4 million.... Read More

October 26, 2012

Dean Foods Company (DF) Dean Foods is making its investors feel sick today, down 10.96% at $16.73. The food and beverage company saw its shares rot away after a poor spinoff. Dean Foods spun off its Dairy sector into a company called WhiteWave, which began trading today. WhiteWave traded higher initially,... Read More

October 25, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (BBW) Build-A-Bear is getting its stuffing ripped out today, down 21.80% at $3.30. The teddy bear/stuffed animal company saw its shares fall after a poor earnings report. Build-A-Bear reported a net loss of $4.3 million, or 26 cents per share. The loss was well below estimates, with... Read More

October 24, 2012

Tempur Pedic International Inc. (TPX) Tempur Pedic investors won’t be sleeping well tonight with the stock down 19.49% at $25.66. The mattress maker saw its shares hit rock bottom today after releasing a nightmare earnings report. Tempur Pedic reported an EPS of $0.70 which beat estimates by a penny,... Read More

October 23, 2012

DuPont De Demours Company (DD) DuPont is rotting away today, down 9.10% at $45.23. The science and technology company (mostly noted for their hybrid corn and soybeans), saw its shares crash after a terrible earnings report. DuPont announced that its third quarter net income fell to $10 million or $0.01 per... Read More

October 22, 2012

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is drowning today, down 14.23% at $45.73. The energy drink maker saw its shares go drastically lower after an FDA report was released stating that five deaths may be related to Monster’s energy drink. The FDA report stated that since 2009 there... Read More

October 18, 2012

Google Inc. (GOOG) Google is going to be the most “googled” word on Wall Street today with the internet giant falling 7.95% ($60.07) to $695.42. Shares of the company tanked as much as $79.00 today after an accidental release of the company’s third quarter earnings. Google was not expected to... Read More

October 17, 2012

Apollo Group Inc. (APOL) Apollo Group was failing all of its investors today, down 22.14% at $21.41. The parent company of the University of Phoenix saw its shares drop after releasing a poor earnings report. Apparently, not as many people are saying “I’m a Phoenix” these days, as enrollment fell... Read More

October 16, 2012

Bankrate Inc. (RATE) Bankrate is getting crushed today, down 22.41% at $11.25. The personal finance company saw its shares crash and burn today after releasing its preliminary quarterly earnings estimates. Bankrate’s third-quarter outlook was an adjusted EPS of $0.11 to $0.13 on revenue of $115.5 million to $117.5 million... Read More

October 15, 2012

Amedisys Inc. (AMED) Amedisys is looking very sick today, down 9.38% at $12.08. The at home healthcare and hospice company saw its shares falls after announcing a contract with Humana Inc. will provide half the revenue that was previously expected. The agreement to provide home health-care services to Humana will... Read More

October 12, 2012

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) Dollar Tree looks like it’s trying to get its shares down to a dollar today, down 4.99% at $41.12. The discount variety store saw its shares dropped after being downgraded by two companies today. Piper Jaffray downgraded Dollar Tree to neutral from overweight, citing comp trend... Read More

October 10, 2012

ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) ESCO Technologies had a power line fall down today, down 7.84% at $34.66. The utility, industrial, and aerospace production company saw its shares fall after news that the company would close one of its plants. In an attempt to consolidate test segment facilities from... Read More

October 9, 2012

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) Edwards Lifesciences is giving its investors a heart attack today, down 22.87% at $84.99. The heart valve therapy company lost nearly $22.00 today after management lowered their company’s forecast. Edwards said that preliminary sales for the quarter were $448 million, below the company’s July expectation of $465... Read More

October 5, 2012

LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) LifeLock is losing life today, down 10.62% at $7.32. The identity theft security company is not a secure investment today with shares falling following the company’s IPO. LifeLock seems to be another company that was plagued by overvaluation from the private market prior to their span... Read More

October 4, 2012

NuVasive Inc. (NUVA) NuVasive was invasive today, dragging down investor’s accounts. The minimally disruptive surgical company saw its shares drop 32.85% to $15.19 after releasing a weak third quarter estimate. NuVasive said it expects about $147 million in revenue in the third quarter down from the previous estimate of $154.4... Read More

October 3, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Hewlett-Packard fell to a nine year low today, down 13.02% at $14.90. The computer company saw its shares download a virus after CEO Meg Whitman warned of an unexpected steep decline in earnings for 2013. HP’s business revenue is expected to fall in every division, with... Read More

October 2, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc. investors are expressing disdain today, with shares down 22.32% at $11.66. The clothing company saw shares dropped when management announced that third quarter earnings would be down. Express announced that the earnings would come in below expectations due to a mix of weak sales and... Read More

October 1, 2012

Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) Molson Coors investors are going to want a cold one after shares dropped 4.95% to $42.82. The beer brewing company saw its shares drop after announcing that it would combine its European businesses into a single unit. The Denver-based company said Molson Coors Europe will... Read More

September 28, 2012

Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) Gentiva Health is making investor feel sick today, down 4.07% at $11.32. The healthcare company saw its shares diminish after revenue was announced lower than expectations. The company announced revenue of $427.7 million versus analysts’ estimates of $436.2 million. Furthermore, GAAP reported sales were... Read More

September 27, 2012

Cepheid (CPHD) Cepheid is tearing the bond with its investors apart today, down 10.17% at $35.17. The molecular diagnostic company saw its shares drop after announcing that its third quarter revenue would fall short of expectations. Cepheid expects revenue of $79 million to $81 million, down from its previous estimates... Read More

September 26, 2012

Blyth Inc. (BTH) Blyth Inc. crashed today down, 21.12% at $25.69. The distribution company saw its shares tank after news was released that one of Blyth’s subsidies, ViSalus, was no longer going to IPO. ViSalus, Blyth’s weight-loss, energy-drink and nutritional-supplement business, said that while its sales have more than... Read More

September 21, 2012

Vivus Inc. (VVUS) Vivus Inc. is weighing down shareholders today, down 11.47% at $21.00. The diet drug company saw its shares drop sharply after news was released that the European Union would most likely reject their drug. The formal decision on Qsiva is not expected until October, but the company... Read More

September 20, 2012

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Norfolk Southern was heading south today down 9.05% closing at $66.11. The rail transport company saw its shares drop after cutting its third quarter outlook. Norfolk cut its earnings per share forecast from $1.59 to a range of $1.18 to $1.25. The company expects poor coal... Read More

September 19, 2012

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR) Questcor was on a quest to be the largest loser today, closing down 47% at $26.35. The prescription drug company saw its shares crash after news was release that Aetna dropped most of its coverage of Questcor’s drug Achtar. Aetna disclosed that after studies, it found... Read More

September 18, 2012

HNI Corp. (HNI) HNI Corp broke the legs off of its chair today, crashing down 15.25% at $26.01. The office furniture maker saw its shares fall after slashing its 3rd quarter profit, sales prediction, and lowering full year guidance. The Iowa based company expects adjusted third-quarter net income... Read More

September 13, 2012

FirstMerit Corporation (FMER) FirstMerit was not ranking high with investors today, down 11.25% at $15.23. The bank holding company saw its shares plummet after releasing news that the company would purchase Citizens Republic Bancorp. The deal would be beneficial for FirstMerit as it would make for a larger footprint and... Read More

September 12, 2012

Monster Mash Before Halloween? Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is scaring investors away today, down 9.90% at $50.78. The energy drink company saw its shares crash after two U.S. Senators called for greater regulation of energy beverages. Senators Richard Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, wrote the U.S.... Read More

September 11, 2012

Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) Shuffle Master saw its shares get discarded today, down 4.67% at $14.71. The casino gaming-device company saw its shares crash after a poor earnings report. For the third quarter, Shuffle Master announced earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $63.4 million. Although these numbers were... Read More

September 10, 2012

Geron Corporation (GERN) Geron Corporation lost over half of its value today, down 55.86% at $1.28. The pharmaceutical company saw its shares get demolished after announcing two setbacks for its experimental cancer drug, imetelstat. Geron ended a mid-stage trial of imetelstat as a treatment for breast cancer because women who... Read More

September 7, 2012

Pandora Media Inc. (P) Pandora opened its box and let evil out on its investors today, down 16.79% at $10.46. The internet radio company saw its shares drop after the Wall Street Journal released an article announcing that Apple was planning to license an online radio similar to Pandora. The Journal’s... Read More

September 6, 2012

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone Systems’ card was declined today, down 13.65% at $30.55. The electronic payment system company saw its shares sink after releasing a poor quarterly earnings report. For the third quarter, VeriFone missed estimates on the top line, with revenues of $489.1 million versus the consensus of... Read More

September 5, 2012

Calavo Growers Inc. (CVGW) Calavo Growers needs to sprinkle some miracle-grow on its shares to recoup today’s loss, down 11.85% at $22.46. The avocado grower and distributor saw its shares wilt after releasing a poor third quarter earnings report. Calavo reported earnings per share of $0.38 on revenue of $153.2... Read More

September 4, 2012

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix Inc. had the curtains close on them today, down 6.35% at $55.93. The company saw its shares plummet after news was released that Amazon had reached a deal with Epix, a premium cable network. The deal between Amazon and Epix will allow Amazon to significantly increase... Read More

August 31, 2012

Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) Zumiez Inc. is zooming downward today, down 9.37% at $29.20. The teen-apparel company saw its shares take a hit after the company issued a soft outlook on the third quarter. Zumiez same-store sales for August grew by 3.7%, falling short of analysts’ and the company’s own estimates.... Read More

August 30, 2012

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) First Solar Inc. got burned today, down 18.71% at $19.67. The photovoltaic panel company saw its shares drop after news was released that the company was stopping deliveries to its Agua Caliente project. The 397 MW project in Arizona is well ahead of schedule and construction... Read More

August 29, 2012

Dycom Industries Inc. (DY) Dycom Industries dropped $3.60 today, down 19.07% at $15.28. The engineering company saw its shares plummet after releasing a poor earnings report. Revenue for the company rose 4.7% to $318 million or $0.39 per share. However this missed analysts’ estimates of $323.7 million in revenue and earnings... Read More

August 28, 2012

Polypore International Inc. (PPO) Polypore International dipped lower today down 7.58% to $34.76. The filtration product maker saw its shares stumble after General Motors announced it would temporarily halt production of the Chevrolet Volt. Polypore makes the filtration system for the Volt’s lithium battery separator. The company sells its separation... Read More

August 27, 2012

K-Swiss Inc. (KSWS) K-Swiss was tripping over their laces today, down 6.64% at $2.67. The shoe company saw its shares stumble after releasing its second quarter earnings report. K-Swiss announced a net loss of $11,631,000, or $0.33 per diluted share. Furthermore, total worldwide revenues decreased 31.5% to $44,752,000, with domestic... Read More

August 24, 2012

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) Autodesk Inc.is a mess today, down 15.63% at $30.13. The software company saw its shares crash today after a terrible earnings report. For the second quarter ended, Autodesk missed estimates on revenues, missed estimates on earnings per share, operating margins dropped, and net margins contracted. Autodesk booked... Read More

August 23, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots is a big miss today, down 20.91% at $30.72. Big Lots saw shares crash after releasing a poor second quarter earnings report. The company announced that its net income was down 38 percent, and they earned $22.1 million or 36 cents per share, down... Read More

August 22, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc.‘s investors were expressing anger today, as shares dropped 11.10% to $15.03. The clothing retail company saw its shares lose more than 10% after the company released disappointing quarterly earnings and full year outlook. Express’ second-quarter revenue was a clear miss, with the company announcing $454.9... Read More

August 21, 2012

RadioShack Corporation (RSH) RadioShack continues its downward spiral today, down 7.61% at $2.67. RadioShack has lost 72.00% of its value year to date and has not been able to catch a break. Today, the company saw its shares drop based on news released by Best Buy. Best Buy released earnings... Read More

August 16, 2012

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) Perry Ellis is not very fashionable today, down 15.58% at $18.80. The apparel company saw its shares sink after announcing a loss for the second quarter. Perry Ellis posted a $2.4 million second-quarter loss. Earnings were pulled down by costs related to its restructuring and... Read More

August 15, 2012

Staples Inc. (SPLS) Staples Inc. was not looking sharp today, down 14.98% at $11.44. The company saw its shares sink after announcing a poor earnings report. Both US and International sales declined significantly at, 5.5% and 18% respectively. Staples announced and EPS of $0.18 and saw declines on the... Read More

August 14, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon Inc. is offering their stock at a discount today, down 27.02% at $5.51. The online discount provider saw its shares crash after some concerns arose from the company’s earnings report. Groupon released that their earnings line was higher than many analysts forecast, led by a 45%... Read More

August 13, 2012

Oil and gas making moves in both directions Quicksilver Resources Inc. (KWK) Quicksilver Resources is struggling today, down 10.92% at $4.08. The oil and gas company saw its shares get drilled after announcing it lost $673 million in the second quarter. The loss equates to a loss of $3.96 per share;... Read More

August 10, 2012

Roundy’s Inc. (RNDY) Roundy’s Inc. fell hard today, down 24.63% at $7.71. The retail grocery store saw its shares deteriorate after they released an earnings report that missed analyst estimates. Second-quarter earnings per share came in at $0.42 versus a forecast of $0.43, and sales were reported at $996.8 million... Read More

August 8, 2012

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) Orbitz Worldwide had a crash landing today, down 25.97% at $3.45. The online discount travel company saw its shares lose altitude after releasing lower than expected earnings and cutting its full year forecast. Gross bookings for the Chicago travel site declined 1 percent year over year... Read More

August 7, 2012

WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) WMS Industries picked losing numbers today, down 17.74% at $15.02. The video lottery/gaming machine company saw its shares flop after it released that net income for the fourth quarter missed estimates. The company reported that net income was $22.1 million, or 40 cents per... Read More

August 6, 2012

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Tyson Foods got burned today, down 8.05% to $14.16. The company saw its shares plunge after the latest earnings report fell short of analysts’ estimates. For the fiscal year, the company lowered its revenue estimate by $1 billion and now expects $33 billion. Third-quarter profit fell... Read More

August 3, 2012

Zipcar Inc. (ZIP) Zipcar Inc. had a flat tire causing it to crash today, down 37.00% at $6.70. The “car sharing” company saw its shares run of the road after it released a horrible second quarter earnings report. The earnings fell short of Zipcar’s estimates and caused management to slash... Read More

August 2, 2012

Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG) It was a “Knight-mare” of a day for Knight Capital Group as it crashed an astonishing 62.82% to $2.58. In the mother of all computer glitches, market-making firm lost $440 million in 30 minutes yesterday when its trading software went awry. Between 9:30 a.m. and... Read More

August 1, 2012

Digital River Inc. (DRIV) Digital River lead investors over a waterfall today, down 20.10% at $14.21. Shares of the e-commerce and marketing solutions plummeted after the company’s quarterly results and guidance came in below Wall Street expectations. Digital River missed slightly on revenue, announcing $90.77 million versus the consensus of... Read More

July 31, 2012

Coach Inc. (COH) Coach Inc. went on sale today down, 18.62% at $49.30. Shares of luxury handbag maker crashed after its quarterly sales came in below Wall Street expectations. Strong sales overseas helped boost Coach’s first-quarter profit 24%, but sluggish U.S. demand is triggering serious concerns over high-end spending. Coach’s... Read More

July 30, 2012

Lufkin Industries Inc. (LUFK) Lufkin Industries is crashing and burning today, down 21.37% at $46.65. The oilfield service company saw its shares fall after a poor earnings report was announced. Lufkin’s disappointing second-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.66 versus the consensus of $0.82.That factor coupled with a gloomy full-year outlook... Read More

July 26, 2012

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Zynga is getting zinged today down 37.57% at $3.17. The company saw its shares get crushed today after releasing its earnings report. Revenue came in at $332 million, turning into an adjusted profit of just a penny by the time it reached the bottom line. Analysts were... Read More

July 25, 2012

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix Inc. looked like it was reaching “The End” today, down 25.02% at $60.28. Netflix saw its shares crash to levels not seen in at least two years as investors showed more animosity toward the company. The company’s stock gave up more than $20 a share following... Read More

July 24, 2012

WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD) WedMD needs a check-up today as it is looking sickly, down 18.25% at $14.65. The company saw its symptoms begin after it cut its 2012 forecast to a projected loss. The health care information company also said it expects a second-quarter shortfall of nearly $6 million.... Read More

July 23, 2012

PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) PetMed Express is a dog today, dropping 14.39% at $9.64. The company reported quarterly results that missed Wall Street expectations as it offered more discounts and customers bought smaller quantities. PetMed, which sells both prescription and non-prescription products for dogs and cats, earned $4 million, or... Read More

July 20, 2012

Chipolte Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Chipolte Mexican Grill had its fiesta ruined today, down 21.45% at $317.22. The company’s shares plunged after its second-quarter sales and fears of rising food costs led to analyst downgrades on Wall Street. While Chipolte’s revenue increased by 8 percent from a year ago, the... Read More

July 19, 2012

Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. (IRG) Ignite Restaurant Group imploded today, crashing into the red, down 20.75% at $15.11. The company saw its shares get burned today after announcing a restatement and accounting review. Ignite Restaurant determined it necessary to correct non-cash related errors related to its accounting treatment of certain... Read More

July 18, 2012

Rovi Corp. (ROVI) Rovi Corp. last nearly half of its value today, dropping 43.29% to $10.01. The provider of digital entertainment guides tumbled the most since its initial public offering, in 1997, after cutting its annual sales forecast amid delays in adding new patent licensees. The company projected full-year revenue... Read More

July 17, 2012

New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) New Oriental Education was failing today as its score fell 34.37% to $14.61. The company tumbled the most on record after news was released stating that the SEC started a probe into the consolidation of its units’ financial statements. New Oriental, China’s... Read More

July 16, 2012

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR) Alpha Natural Resources got burned today, down 10.22% at $6.85. Shares of the coal producer fell to a new 52-week low after a former coal investor talked poorly regarding the future of the industry. Billionaire Wilbur Ross, who built a coal company that he sold... Read More

July 13, 2012

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI) Bridgepoint was a dog on Monday and today has it continued its downward spiral, falling 24% to $9.77. The company’s stock continued to fall as its accreditation problems continue to get worse. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) stated that Ashford University (operated by Bridgepoint)... Read More

July 12, 2012

Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Supervalu Inc. isn’t super and has little value today, down 49.05% at$2.70. The retail and wholesale grocery chain lost half its value today after it suspended its dividend and said it is reviewing “strategic alternatives” to boost shareholder value. The company faced another brutal quarter, which prompted... Read More

July 11, 2012

Hhgregg Inc. (HGG) Hhgregg has some wires that are shorting out today, down 36.40% at $7.34. The appliance and electronics chain cut its Q1 and full-year outlook due to surging costs and flagging consumer demand for electronics products bought in brick-and-mortar store. Hhgregg cut its earnings guidance for its 2013... Read More

July 10, 2012

Mako Surgical Corp. (MAKO) Mako Surgical was dissected today, down 43.03% at $14.02. The company saw its shares plunge after the medical device maker said it would sell fewer-than-expected surgical robots this year, raising concerns that the company is struggling to find takers for its technology. One surgical robot is... Read More

July 9, 2012

Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI) Bridgepoint Education is failing its exams today, down 33.67% at $14.26. The for-profit college company that owns Ashford University lost as much as a third of its value after Ashford’s accreditation application was denied by a regional accreditor. Ashford didn’t comply with multiple aspects of the... Read More

July 6, 2012

Navistar International Corp. (NAV) Navistar needs to navigate its way upward after a bad day today, down 15.21% at $24.41. Shares of the company stalled out on investor worries that the heavy engine and truck maker will have to incur additional costs to get a crucial new engine approved by... Read More

July 5, 2012

Cato Corp. (CATO) Cato Corp had a rough day, closing down 10.53% at $28.37. The company said that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 10 percent in June, driven by bad weather and continued economic uncertainty. Needless to say that number was well below what Wall Street... Read More

July 3, 2012

SourceFire Inc. (FIRE) SourceFire crashed and burned today, down 3.76% at $50.43. Shares of SourceFire fell as much as 9 percent after the cyber security software maker said Chief Executive John Burris has taken medical leave of absence. The company, which said on Monday that Burris is being treated for... Read More

July 2, 2012

OpenTable Inc. (OPEN) OpenTable had no seats available today, down 9.33% at $40.81. Shares of the online reservation company plunged after Barclays Capital analyst, Mark May, downgraded the company. May downgraded his rating on the company to “Equal Weight” from “Overweight”, saying that his quarterly checks suggest the company is... Read More

June 29, 2012

Nike Inc. (NKE) Nike Inc. lost its traction today, slipping down 9.43% to $87.75. Thursday’s earnings release left many investors feeling like their shoelace broke right before running the Boston Marathon. The company’s earnings report showed that earnings per share fell from $1.23 to $1.17. The report caused Nike to... Read More

June 27, 2012

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) The wheels are falling off of O’Reilly’s car today, down 14.40% at $82.55. In a note released after the close Tuesday, the company revised its second-quarter sales growth to between 2% and 2.5%, down from its earlier forecast of 3% to 5% sales growth. This lower... Read More

June 26, 2012

ValueClick Inc. (VCLK) ValueClick lost some of its value today, down 7.24% at $14.47. Shares of the internet advertising company fell after an analyst downgraded the stock on concerns about the advertising climate. Piper Jaffray analyst Mark Zgutowicz cut his rating on the company to “Neutral” from “Overweight,” saying Internet... Read More

June 25, 2012

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MNTA) Momenta Pharmaceuticals saw its momentum only heading downward today as it dropped close to $4.00, or 22.40%, closing at $13.20. Momenta saw its decline begin after news was released that a federal court has upheld Teva Pharmaceutical Industries patents for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.... Read More

June 20, 2012

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IDIX) Atop the leader board among gainers for June 20th, Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., up from $9.37 to $10.70 per share, posted a daily gain of nearly 15%. An early breakout in 2012, Idenix had since traded back down to sub $9 per share levels, moving back towards... Read More

June 13, 2012

Constant Contact Inc. (CTCT) Constant Contact had constant contact with the bottom of the market today, down 14.96% at $16.60. The company has acquired privately owned Single Platform, a smaller company that helps small businesses get discovered through Web and mobile searches. Constant Contact paid $65 million in cash, plus... Read More

June 12, 2012

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) FactSet’s research will show horrible results today, down 12.37% at $91.63. FactSet said that its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 11 percent on higher revenue both in the U.S. and overseas. For the quarter ended May 31, the financial information company reported net income of $48... Read More

June 11, 2012

Centene Corp (CNC) Centene Corp was beat up today, down 22.19% at $27.60. Centene shares fell last week on worries that it would be pressured by the same cost troubles that have been weighing on rival Molina. Today, the company confirmed those fears, stating that it also is seeing significantly... Read More

June 8, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) Green Mountain Coffee was ice cold today, down 4.81% at $23.13. Over the past few years, the company has gone on an acquisition binge, buying Diedrich, Timothy’s Coffee, Tully’s, and Van Houtte. These companies had substantially more efficient manufacturing operations and much better inventory... Read More

June 7, 2012

The Men’s Wearhouse Inc. (MW) Men’s Wearhouse got undressed today, down 18.79% at $28.89. For the first time in over two years, the company’s per-share profit fell short of analysts’ estimates, coming in at $0.52 versus the $0.55 expectation. To make things worse, Men’s Wearhouse announced that second-quarter earnings per share... Read More

June 6, 2012

Tempur Pedic International Inc. (TPX) Tempur Pedic shares fell out of bed today, down 48.73% at $22.39. Tempur Pedic threw the market a curve this morning, cutting its second-quarter and 2012 outlook and citing intense competition. The company predicted its earnings will be cut in half this quarter and warned... Read More

June 5, 2012

Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) Shuffle Master fell downward today, down 13.20% at $12.37. The gaming device company (card shufflers and slot machines for casinos) saw their stock decline after reporting earnings. Shuffle Master’s second-quarter results were in line with estimates with an EPS of $0.20 on revenue of $66.1... Read More

June 4, 2012

Delta Airlines Inc. (DAL) Delta Airlines dropped in altitude today, down 11.56% at $10.18. Delta saw their stock crash and burn after releasing that the company intends to use add-on fees to generate income. The add-on fees will be extra fees for snacks, certain seats, and internet on the plane.... Read More

June 1, 2012

Stock Market Today, the dog is the entire market, as every index dropped significantly. Dow closed down 274.88, S&P 500 down 32.29, and the Nasdaq down 79.86. The Dow erased all of its gains for this year after this dismal day. The cause of the drop comes from a very poor... Read More

May 29, 2012

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) Tractor Supply is getting mowed down today, down 7.18% at $92.47. The company saw its stock drop after Cleveland Research said Tractor Supply’s same-store sales had slowed in the last month, and lowered its estimate of same-store sales growth for the farm equipment retailer. Tractor Supply... Read More

May 25, 2012

VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) VeriFone Systems has been beaten up today, down 15.53% at $38.01. The company which provides electronic payment services released their third-quarter outlook which fell short of Wall Street estimates. VeriFone said it expects to report an adjusted profit of 68 to 70 cents per share... Read More

May 24, 2012

NetApp Inc. (NTAP) NetApp Inc. is netting a large loss today, down 12.29% at $28.82. Shares of NetApp Inc. slid to their lowest point in two and a half years after the technology company disappointed investors with its outlook. The company predicted that the current quarter profit will be 34... Read More

May 23, 2012

Dell Inc. (DELL) Dell was a sell today, down 17.18% at $12.49. The company saw its worst day in over eleven years, the stocks last time down this much was in November 2000. Dell forecasted revenue of $14.7 billion to $15 billion in the current quarter, well short of analysts’... Read More

May 22, 2012

Express Inc. (EXPR) Express Inc. is on a one way track south today, down 27.46% at $16.75. The apparel retailer fell the most since its IPO two years ago after forecasting full-year profit that trailed analysts’ estimates. Express projected profit excluding certain items of $1.79 to $1.89 this year,... Read More

May 21, 2012

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) Lowe’s Company has gone lower today, down 10.17% at $25.58. Lowe’s’ first-quarter profit climbed 14 percent due to warmer weather helping boost sales earlier in the quarter. However, the company lowered its full-year earnings forecast, saying it’s still cautious because of the weak housing market... Read More

May 18, 2012

Facebook Inc. (FB) What happened with the Facebook IPO? The most highly anticipated IPO did nothing today, finishing the day up just 0.6%, at $38.23 (For institutional investors and a few retail investors who were able to get in at the $38.00 mark). Facebook opened trading today at $42.50, and... Read More

May 17, 2012

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (RRGB) Red Robin is leaving a bitter taste in investor’s mouths today, down 14.60% at $30.53. Red Robin’s top line of their earnings report was a point of concern for analysts and investors. Revenue increased just 4.4% from a year ago and missed Wall Street’s... Read More

May 16, 2012

J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP) J.C. Penney is making no “cents” today, down 19.72% at $26.75. Today will mark the company’s worst day since Black Monday in 1987. J.C. Penney posted a loss of 25 cents a share which was significantly worse than analysts’ expectations of a loss of... Read More

May 15, 2012

Arctic Cat Inc. (ACAT) Arctic Cat’s stock was freezing today with its temperature dropping 10.45% at $37.89. The company posted a smaller quarterly loss but the snowmobile maker forecasted weak full-year results as it expects softness in North America sales. Arctic Cat said it expects North America industry retail sales... Read More

May 14, 2012

Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM) Ancestry.com Inc. wants to look back into its past and remember better days. Today the stock has taken a dive, down 13.72% at $22.57. The company saw its shares crash after U.S. network NBC decided not to renew the company’s TV show for a fourth season.... Read More

May 11, 2012

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) JPMorgan got crushed today, down 9.30% at $36.95. JPMorgan was down significantly following the news that the company had a $2 billion trading loss and $800 million or more blow to earnings as a result of some rogue in England known in the markets as... Read More

May 10, 2012

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Cisco’s system is crashing today, down 10.28% at $16.85. This marks the company’s biggest percentage drop since February 2011, making it the biggest drag on the market. The Dow component reported higher-than-expected earnings but said the latter half of the year was “really hard to read”... Read More

May 9, 2012

Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) Chiquita Brand’s stock went bananas today, crashing 28.93% to $5.70. The company saw a downward spiral come after poor first quarter earnings. The current stock price sets a three year low for the company. Chiquita Brands said that it lost 24 cents per share in... Read More

May 8, 2012

Fossil Inc. (FOSL) Fossil Inc. is history today; getting buried, down 37.57% at $78.52. Fossil missed sales estimates for the second straight quarter and warned that a weak European market will continue to weigh on its results through the year. The news prompted investors to wipe off more than $3... Read More

May 7, 2012

Petmed Express Inc. (PETS) Petmed Express was looking sick as dog today down 19.55% at $11.07. The companies downward spiral came from a weaker than expected earnings report. Net income fell to $16.7 million, or 80 cents per share, down 13% from $20.9 million, or 90 cents per share. “Moving... Read More

May 4, 2012

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU) Caribou Coffee didn’t have its caffeine today, looking very lethargic down 13.51% at $12.10. Caribou reported EPS in line with what was expected, however the company’s revenue was down. The coffee maker stated there was much slower growth in its K-Cup sales than expected.... Read More

May 2, 2012

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Chesapeake Energy got drilled today, down 13.13% at $17.02. The company saw its Tuesday gains disappear based on poor earnings and a conflict with the CEO Aubrey McClendon. Chesapeake reported a net loss of $71 million, or around $0.11 per share, for the first quarter.... Read More

May 1, 2012

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Herbalife focuses on providing products to health conscious consumers; it sells weight management, nutritional supplement, energy, sports, fitness, and personal care products. Herbalife seemed to go on a crash diet today, losing 22.87% of its value; with shares now trading at $54.24. Herbalife shares tanked after hedge... Read More

April 30, 2012

Humana Inc. (HUM) Humana operates as a health care company; however it is not looking healthy today, down 8.13% at $80.68. Humana stock fell due to a lower than expected earnings report for the first quarter. The company reported that first-quarter net income fell to $248 million, or $1.49 per... Read More

April 25, 2012

Hess Corporation (HES) Hess isn’t feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies striking it rich with oil, down 6.98% at $51.20 today. Hess went down nearly $4.00 today on a lower than expected earnings report. The company reported adjusted first quarter earnings of $1.50 per share, compared to analysts’ estimates of $1.53.... Read More

April 24, 2012

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Big Lots got crushed today, down 24.06% at $34.71. Over the past year Big Lots has been rallying nicely, however today the market is correcting the company. Big Lots sales have been significantly hurt, especially in the electronics and food/clothing sectors. The declining sales in these... Read More

April 23, 2012

Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) Walmart famous for cutting prices seemed to cut its stock price today, down 4.66% at $59.54. Walmart was down nearly $3.00 due to a scandal brought around by their Mexico division. Walmart Mexico faced claims about bribery and cover-ups. Several executives paid bribes to obtain permits... Read More

April 18, 2012

Cree Inc. (CREE) Cree Inc. is inCREEdibly down today, down 6.05% at $29.97. The company’s stock has been doing well this year up 45%, but today it saw a drop due to a poor earnings report. Revenue for Cree was reported at $285 million, falling short of analyst’s estimates of... Read More

April 17, 2012

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Zynga’s logo is a dog and today that is just what Zynga is, down 5.80% at $10.31. The company is thought to be down today due to the fact that Zynga executives told Bloomberg that they were looking to make more acquisitions in the next few years.... Read More

April 16, 2012

Apple Inc. (AAPL) The Apple is rotten today down 3.39% at $584.72. Apple has been having a stellar year up roughly 47% year to date, with very few down days. So to see Apple down over $20 is quite surprising to many, especially considering over the past five days Apple... Read More

April 13, 2012

Infosys Ltd (INFY) Infosys Ltd an Indian IT service company sank today, down 13.58% at $49.06. The drop was brought on by the full year forecasts falling well below analysts’ expectations. Infosys stated a full year EPS of $3.12-$3.17 and revenue of $7.55 billion-$7.69 billion. Wall Street’s expectations were... Read More

April 12, 2012

Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) Avid Technology a digital media creator of products such as NewsCutter, a program used to edit advertisements and news feeds; is getting crushed today down 17.32% at $8.50. Avid saw its common stock fall based on its first quarter sales number coming in well below the... Read More

April 11, 2012

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Can you hear Nokia now? NO. Nokia is disconnected today down 15.71% at $4.24. Nokia released that it believes its first quarter operating margin to be down around 3%. The company also released that the expected number of mobile phone sales is 71 million, down from 108... Read More

April 9, 2012

Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK) Mitek Systems Inc. is crashing today, down 13.33% at $6.37. Mitek develops software, such as Mobile Deposit, a program designed for cellphones in which the user can take a photo of a check and deposit it into their bank account. The company has lost around... Read More

April 5, 2012

Ruby Tuesday Inc. (RT) Ruby Tuesday is serving up burnt hamburgers to its investors today, down 18.24% at $7.26. Ruby Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings, which came in significantly lower than last year. Earnings were at $4.5 million compared to the $16 million stated at the same time last year. Furthermore... Read More

April 4, 2012

SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) SanDisk is scratched and unreadable today, down 11.07% at $44.51. SanDisk is a manufacturer of flash memory storage solutions for consumer electronics. The company received two downgrades today after cutting their first quarter outlook, stating weaker than expected demand as the cause. Furthermore, SanDisk released that their... Read More

April 3, 2012

Research In Motion Limited (RIMM) The Kentucky Wildcats just won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, because they played well above the RIMM. Similarly, most stocks today are playing above RIMM, which is down 9.46% at $13.01. Research in Motion has been very volatile lately, due to the... Read More

April 2, 2012

Groupon Inc. (GRPN) Groupon the company based around saving consumers money; couldn’t save themselves today, down 16.89% at $15.28. Groupon’s fourth quarter earnings were cut by $22.6 million, which figures to be around 4 cents per share. Furthermore, the law firm Federman & Sherwood has initiated an investigation regarding a... Read More

March 30, 2012

The Finish Line Inc. (FINL) Finish Line couldn’t break the tape for a win today, down 16.26% at $21.22 due to its current quarter outlook coming in lower than Wall Street expectations. The current quarter forecast shows the company tripping over its shoe laces, with a 30% profit decline. Finish... Read More

January 4, 2012

Cabot Oil & Gas The Marcellus shale gas explorer is not only the diamond of the day, but was also the best performing stock within the S&P 500 last year rallying over 100%. Cabot is up 4% today after announcing a 2 for 1 stock split and a 33% hike... Read More

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