2015 Archive: Diamonds and Dogs

December 31, 2015

Hope you got everything you wanted this holiday season because 2016 is coming! Today we are picking one of this year's biggest gainers. The honor goes to Amazon.com, the E-commerce giant celebrating its 20th anniversary with results that sent investors into a buying frenzy. Amazon was the second biggest gainer... Read More

December 30, 2015

Today's diamond in the rough is Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) up 3% in a down market. The company that specializes in semiconductors for various applications from industrial, mobile, and automotive to lighting and consumer electronics agreed to be bought out back in November by ON Semiconductor for $20 per share.... Read More

December 29, 2015

Put some pep in your step while you shop for parts. Pep Boys (PBY) is jumping 8% today to a 52 week high, up 80% year to date thanks to Icahn Enterprises making an offer for Pep Boys after the firm, Bridgestone made an offer on Christmas Eve. The... Read More

December 24, 2015

Nike's (NKE) down on a stock split. Nike split its stock 2 for 1 today.  Back in the 90s stock splits were all the rage, but since then you have stocks rising to the moon like Pricline, Google, Amazon, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and others. Nike is down 2% or... Read More

December 23, 2015

Celgene (CELG) and the markets look good today. The biotech is jumping 10% after the company settled a patent dispute yesterday over its popular blood cancer drug, Revlimid. The settlement removes an overhang on Celgene shares pushing out the release of the... Read More

December 22, 2015

Ford tough today. Ford Motor (F) is up 3% on rumors the company is in talks with Google (GOOGL) to help build their self-driving cars. If the contract manufacturing deal is finalized, it's expected to be announced next month. Ford has trailed... Read More

December 21, 2015

The force may not be with Disney (DIS). Star Wars opened this weekend to record sales coming in at $238 million domestically and over $500 million globally. Only Jurassic World did better globally in their first weekend, but that included China. Star... Read More

December 18, 2015

Red Hat is red hot. Red Hat (RHT) is higher by 4% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings last night. As one analyst put it, Red Hat delivered an early holiday gift with their results. The analyst raised his price target to $97 from $85... Read More

December 17, 2015

You are going to get your presents by Christmas with today's diamond. FedEx (FDX) is delivering holiday cheer bucking the trend up 3% in a down market following better than expected earnings. FedEx easily beat estimates earning $2.58 a share on revenue... Read More

December 16, 2015

An early holiday gift for SolarCity (SCTY). The stock is jumping 26% along with the sector after U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend a key... Read More

December 15, 2015

Today's diamond is acting valiantly. After dropping nearly 100 points in a single month, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is on the mend up 15% today. Valeant made a 52 week low last month at $69.93 per share, but is currently trading 57% higher as fears of accounting scandals subside. Short... Read More

December 11, 2015

No bottom in the price of oil just yet. Chevron Corporation (CVX) is one of many dogs in the oil patch down 3% today. There is not much the company can do right now except hunker down and wait for the price of oil and fundamentals to improve. The price per barrel of crude oil dropped to a seven year low back or the financial crisis levels when nothing was going right. Today it's not demand, but more of a glut of supply of oil that causing all the problems. OPEC and in particular Saudi Arabia could change all of this, but they're trying to inflict some pain on US fracking companies. The number of active oil rigs in the US decreased by 28 this week dropping to new wells in service. Eventually we'll bottom, but not yet. Read More

December 10, 2015

Hope you got your video cameras ready for the holiday party shenanigans. After a dismal year, GoPro (GPRO) is jumping 15% on analyst comments suggesting Apple should buy them. Part of the Apple buyout speculation is due to the release of new... Read More

December 9, 2015

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas except when the CEO of today's diamond buys more of his own stock. Wynn Resorts  (WYNN) the owner of Wynn Casino's in Las Vegas and 72% of the Wynn Macau in China rose $8 or 13% after CEO Steve Wynn... Read More

December 7, 2015

Going private! Today's diamond is Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) up over 73% after agreeing to a $13.9 billion takeover bid from private equity firm, JAB Holdings.  It hasn't been a good year for Keurig down 32% year to date even with today's 73% surge. Sales and earnings have... Read More

December 4, 2015

"It's in the game," is the classic sports slogan from today's diamond, Electronic Arts (EA). Electronic Arts is up 4% on an upgrade and positive comments at a Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom conference this week. Speaking at the conference, Electronic Arts... Read More

December 3, 2015

Good news! With today's diamond your cellphone will still get service thanks to their chip. Chipmaker, Avago Technologies (AVGO) is the diamond today up 9% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company specializes in manufacturing and distributing semiconductors for wide range... Read More

December 2, 2015

The energy sector is getting hit once again. Kinder Morgan (KMI) is the dog of the day down 8% to a new low on a debt downgrade from Moody's after Kinder Morgan increased their stake in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America... Read More

December 1, 2015

Putting the alpha in Alphabet (GOOGL). Google, Alphabet, or whatever you call it is jumping 2.5% to new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at RBC. RBC upgraded the stock with a $880 price target or 12.6% upside from here thanks to improved profitability with Google's core... Read More

November 30, 2015

Fitbit (FIT) looks fit for the holidays. Fitbit is the diamond today up 3% thanks to an upgrade at Barclays. Fitbit, the top maker of activity trackers and fitness bands, went public on June 18 at 20. It climbed as high as 51.90 on Aug. 5 before investors got... Read More

November 27, 2015

Short squeeze anyone? KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO) is the diamond of the day up over 40% after the CEO Shkreli tweeted out on Thursday that he would stop lending stock to people hoping to short it. The new CEO has shaken up the company quite a bit in... Read More

November 25, 2015

Guess who the diamond of the day is? Guess jeans (GES). Guess is trading up 8% this morning after beating earnings estimates last night. The earnings were not spectacular, but the CEO was pleased with third quarter results better than his expectations.... Read More

November 24, 2015

Terrorist threats have put security software front and center. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) is the diamond to up 6% following better than expected earnings and guidance. The Santa Clara firm known for their next-generation firewalls, threat intelligence cloud and advanced endpoint protection topped estimates by 3 cents while revenue... Read More

November 23, 2015

 Turkey anyone? Tyson Foods (TSN), the biggest U.S. meat processor, is jumping 9% to a new 52 week high after reporting better-than-expected quarterly numbers thanks to strong demand for chicken products and a boost from its purchase of sausage... Read More

November 20, 2015

Nike just did It. Nike's the diamond of the day up 4% near all-time highs leading the Dow back into positive territory for the year after announcing $12 billion shares buyback, a 14% hike to their dividend and a 2 for 1 stock split.... Read More

November 19, 2015

I guess there is better coffee than Columbian. Keurig Green Mountain is our diamond today jumping over 17% after better than expected earnings.  While earnings did beat, sales and profits are down year over year.  Earnings per share came in at 61 cents down from 86 cents last year. Sales were... Read More

November 18, 2015

Apple (AAPL) flexed its muscle today leading the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 higher thanks to an upgrade from Goldman Sach. Apple rose 3% after Goldman said the stock could see a 43 percent rise over the next 12 months as investors shift their focus from iPhones... Read More

November 17, 2015

  Another day, another retailer trading lower. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) is the latest victim down 11% following disappointing earnings and lower fourth quarter guidance. Dicks has stopped the bleeding in its golf business, but unseasonably... Read More

November 16, 2015

Defense contractors Lockheed Martin (LMT) rose 3.5% while Northrop Drumlin (NOC) rose 4.3% on Wall Street today following the terrorist attacks in France over the weekend. The French president, Francois Hollande announced that his country would increase security forces and freeze job cuts in defense through 2019 in response to the attacks, which killed at least 129 and wounded hundreds more. Hollande also indicated that he will prioritize spending on security. "France is at war," said President Hollande, over the weekend in which he vowed that France will lead a "pitiless" war on ISIS. "The acts committed on Friday night in Paris and at the stadium are an act of war." Read More

November 13, 2015

 With today's dog, your watch might actually become a fossil. Fossil Group (FOSL) fell over 33% following disappointing full year guidance. The company specializes in making and distributing fashion accessories such as watches, jewelry, handbags, and much more. The... Read More

November 12, 2015

Expect great things with today's diamond, Kohl's (KSS).  The stock is up 5% thanks to strong earnings due in part to a strong back to school sales season. The company that specializes in clothing and home furnishings beat earnings estimates by 6 cents while sales came in better than... Read More

November 11, 2015

Macy's (M) gets coal in its stocking. Macy's stock is down 14% midday to a multiyear low in a continuing trend for retailers reporting disappointing earnings and lower guidance for the holiday season. Part of the blame for the a disappointing current quarterly... Read More

November 10, 2015

Raxspace (RAX) racking up the gains. The cloud computing and hosted server solutions company jumped 12% thanks to better than expected earnings. Rackspace is carving out a niche in the evolving cloud computing world, where the company provides high-quality support and management services for cloud platforms sold by other... Read More

November 9, 2015

Winter is coming so get your firewood ready. Plum Creek Timber (PCL), a supplier of wood products for housing and other projects is jumping 17% to new recent highs after agreeing to merge with Weyerhaeuser for $8.4 billion. Shareholders will have to approve the deal, but the merger would... Read More

November 6, 2015

Monster Beverage (MNST) is having a monster day up 13% after beating earnings estimates. The famous energy drink found in almost every convenience store, gas station, college campus, and everywhere else reported their strongest year-over-year sales growth since the summer of 2012.... Read More

November 5, 2015

Go to Macy's and support our diamond today, Ralph Lauren (RL). The stock is up over 16% or $18 to new recent highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Ralph Lauren has been riding a wave of positive news the last several weeks. First, the company hired away one of... Read More

November 4, 2015

The future is now for electronic cars. Tesla Motors (TSLA) is the diamond today up over 10% or 21 points thanks to better than expected guidance. While the third quarter's numbers were not spectacular, the company guided to 17,000 to 19,000 deliveries in the fourth quarter or 47% to 64%... Read More

November 3, 2015

Two for two for the energy sector. November has been kind to the oils including today's diamond, Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD).  It's a tough time to be an oil company, but Pioneer Natural Resources is still trying to make the best of it. Production rose 7% year over year,... Read More

November 2, 2015

Diamond Offshore (DO) is the diamond today. The oils have underperformed for a while including October when the major averages jumped 8% to 9%, but today is a new month. The energy sector is the second best performer with Diamond Offshore up 11%... Read More

October 30, 2015

Find a job, make connections, and grow your wealth with this popular social media site and stock. Today's diamond is LinkedIn (LNKD) up over $26 or 12% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company easily beat 3Q analyst estimates with earnings up 50%... Read More

October 29, 2015

Stay healthy through this winter while you watch you portfolio grow with today's diamond. Allergan (AGN) rose over $300 a share today up 6% thanks to news that Pfizer approached them about a merger. If the deal is consummated, the combined companies will create the largest drug maker in... Read More

October 28, 2015

Keeping the American people safe without anyone knowing is what our diamond of the today does best. Northrop Grumman (NOC) is soaring $9 or 5% to new all-time highs after winning a stealth bomber contract from the Air Force worth at least... Read More

October 27, 2015

Rite Aid (RAD) is the diamond today soaring 40% to $8.50 a share on rumors Walgreens will make an offer to buy the drug company for $10 billion. The deal would combine the second and third largest drug-store operators, intensifying the already fierce competition with CVS Health. The... Read More

October 26, 2015

Piedmont shareholders must be pinching themselves. Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) is our diamond up 36% today to an all-time high thanks to a buyout offer from Duke Energy for $6.7 billion including debt. The buyout price equates to almost 29 times Piedmont's consensus... Read More

October 23, 2015

Tech is back! Better than expected earnings from Google or Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft sent the Nasdaq Composite up 2% for the day and up 6% year to date. It was back to the future week for Microsoft (MSFT) soaring 10% to highs not seen since 2000 or 15... Read More

October 22, 2015

It doesn't matter when you wake up, you can still get breakfast whenever you want. McDonalds (MCD) started breakfast all day this quarter and investors and customers are happy. The stock is surging up over 7% thanks to strong third quarter earnings... Read More

October 21, 2015

The sun is shining bright on SolarWinds (SWI) today up 16%. Today the company announced that they will be acquired by two private equity firms for $4.5 Billion. The two firms taking the company private are Silver Lake Partners and Thomas Bravo. SolarWinds ironically is not in the solar... Read More

October 20, 2015

Robots are taking over the world! Wrong, but your heating, elevators and air conditioning in your office will continue to work with maintenance thanks to today's diamond, United Technologies Corporation (UTX). United Tech is up over 5% after better than expected third-quarter earnings. The company reported an earnings per... Read More

October 19, 2015

Thank you Oprah! Oprah is expanding her power and reach to Wall Street. Today's diamond is Weight Watchers (WTW) up 105% on news Oprah Winfrey took a 10% stake in the firm which comes with a seat on the board of directors. Oprah who has been frank about her... Read More

October 16, 2015

GE's future is looking brighter. Thanks to better than expected earnings, GE continued its momentum today rising 3% to a new 52 week high reaching levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.  Besides the better than expected earnings, GE is making a lot of moves to improve shareholder... Read More

October 15, 2015

Today's diamond keeps your blood sugar level low while the stock moves higher.  DexCom (DXCM) jumped 19% today thanks to strong third quarter earnings with sales up 52% to $105 million year over year. Biotechs have taken it on the chin recently, but not DexCom. DexCom's products have been... Read More

October 14, 2015

Pay for your next trip with the gains from today's diamond, Trip Advisor (TRIP). Trip Advisor is up over 25% following news rival Priceline will use some of their services in a strategic partnership. Trip Advisor in turn will be able to use Priceline's online travel brands on their... Read More

October 12, 2015

Airlines are on fire, literally. A Jetlbue plane today out of Syracuse NY had to make an emergency landing due to smoke and a possible small fire on the plane. No one was hurt, but the airline stocks were on fire rising over 3% on strong September traffic numbers and... Read More

October 9, 2015

Lumber Liquidators (LL) is back. Lumber Liquidators has been on a roller coaster ride this year falling from $70 down to $11 after a hedge fund manager and 60 minutes piece stated that Lumber Liquidator was importing floor boards from China with excessive... Read More

October 8, 2015

EMC (EMC) is the diamond today up 4.7% on news Dell is talking with investment bankers to buy EMC. The world's No. 3 PC maker is looking to beef up its cloud-based offerings for corporate customers and EMC fits... Read More

October 7, 2015

Providing solutions that help your company and pay you at the same time (not literally). Today's diamond is Global Payments (GPN) up over 8% to a new all-time high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company provides payment solutions for multiple types of organizations throughout North American, Europe... Read More

October 6, 2015

DuPont (DD) is up 8% today leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher which is up 5% from Friday's lows. DuPont is shooting higher after the CEO, under pressure from activist investors, is stepping down. The activist investor is none other than... Read More

October 5, 2015

General Electric (GE) shining bright. GE is leading the Dow higher today following news activist, Nelson Peltz and his Triad Fund invested $2.5 billion in the industrial conglomerate. The activist put together an 80 page report of what changes they'd like to see at GE to get the stock moving higher once again. Good news for shareholders, but maybe not for management. Read More

October 2, 2015

A win for Wynn. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is the diamond today up 22% following a report that the Chinese government plans steps to revive the flagging gambling industry in Macau, where betting has been in freefall. Last year, Wynn Resorts generated 70... Read More

October 1, 2015

We closed out the third quarter, the worst quarter in five years led by the energy space, but today's diamond is bucking that trend. PBF Energy (PBF) is jumping 10% after acquiring Exxon Mobil's refinery business in Torrance, California. The plant has been closed since the beginning of... Read More

September 30, 2015

Suit up and smell nice with today's diamond. The well-known designer clothes brand Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) has jumped over 14% today with the announcement of their new CEO. Ralph Lauren will no longer be the CEO for the company as... Read More

September 29, 2015

After two straight down days for the healthcare/ biotechs, the sectors are bouncing back today. Cantel (CMN) is the diamond today up 8% following better than expected earnings. The medical equipment maker easily beat estimates while revenue grew 15%. When this correction... Read More

September 28, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is the dog of the day down 15% and down 38% in the last two months to a 7 month low. Hilary Clinton got the biotech sector heading lower after making statements she won't as President allow biotech companies to continue to charge these high rates... Read More

September 25, 2015

Let's get in shape today and, Just Do It with today's diamond, Nike (NKE). Nike is up over 8% today thanks to stronger than expected earnings. Unlike most companies preannouncing bad earnings due to slowing business in China, Nike was able to easily beat estimates thanks to strong sales... Read More

September 24, 2015

Today's dog is a cat, Caterpillar (CAT) that is. Caterpillar dug its' own hole today after lower guidance for the year. On the bright side you can use their equipment to dig yourself a hole to stand in while you watch the... Read More

September 23, 2015

Look to save your money and make some money with today's diamond. First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) is higher by 13% after announcing today they hired JP Morgan to advise them in a possible sale. Located in the Northeast with 394 branches, First Niagara should be an attractive bank... Read More

September 22, 2015

Plenty of dogs today. Goldman Sachs (GS) is down 2% on news their CEO has cancer. The CEO and the doctors believe he has a really good chance to make a full recovery and long term this sell off is a... Read More

September 21, 2015

The oils are starting to look like the banks from the financial crisis. Weatherfold International (WFT) is the dog of the day down 17% following the announcement of a $1 billion debt/equity offering. The stock has been on a steady decline down 60% since last October. The debt/equity offering... Read More

September 18, 2015

Not many stocks higher today, but Adeptus Health (ADPT) has been on a tear.  The industry leading patient-centered health care organization continues to expand their access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier health care providers. Today the... Read More

September 17, 2015

Buy clothes, buy TV's, buy paper, and buy Shopify (SHOP) stock. The cloud based sales platform shot up 20% after Amazon named Shopify as their preferred partner. Amazon decided to shut down their Webstore e-commerce services and to use Shopify instead. Shopify will also partner with Facebook to utilize... Read More

September 16, 2015

Watch those Clydesdales trot their way to the top. Today's diamond is the American classic brewer Anheuser-Bush (BUD). The stock is up 5% on news the company intends to make a proposal to acquire SAB. SAB is the brewery that... Read More

September 15, 2015

This is reality, and GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) is rising. Today they announced their Cannabidol (CBD) placebo test on Schizophrenia to have top line results, causing shares to be up 7% today. The patients that received the CBD showed a significant... Read More

September 14, 2015

The markets are taking a bite out of Raptor Pharmaceuticals (RPTP) today.  Raptor is down 37% after the announcement that their experimental drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children, RP103, failed to meet its primary endpoint in a second mid-stage trial. Because RP103 reportedly failed to make any... Read More

September 11, 2015

Time to restore your portfolio after August with today's diamond. Restoration Hardware (RH) jumped 7% today following better than expected earnings.  The high-end home furnishings retailer saw second quarter earnings rise 27% and lifted guidance for next quarter. To add fuel to the rally Restoration Hardware said they would be... Read More

September 10, 2015

Use Con-way (CNW) to truck your way to the top. Con-way is the diamond of the day up 33% after agreeing to be acquired by XPO Logistics (XPO) for $47.60 a share in cash. The acquisition is expected to be... Read More

September 9, 2015

Eat, Drink, Play, and make money. Dave & Buster's (PLAY) has increased over 9% today, making it our diamond for the day so far. They are the leaders for restaurants arcades that have everything for a family fun night or just a... Read More

September 8, 2015

FitBit's (FIT) in great shape. Fitbit sprinted out of the gates today up 8% thanks to an upgrade from Morgan Stanley. The analyst at Morgan Stanley indicated the consumer the market for wearable smart watches is large enough for Fitbit and the... Read More

September 4, 2015

Commodities continue their swoon. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is the dog once again falling 4% as the price of copper dropped 3% today. To add insult to injury, S&P revised the miner's outlook to negative, citing lower copper prices would increase the company's heavy... Read More

September 3, 2015

Joy Global (JOY) is seeing no joy as the stock dropped 15% following disappointing earnings and a dismal short term outlook. The mining equipment stock is the dog of the day and a dog for the last year down 70% as sales and earnings continue to slip. Joy Global... Read More

September 2, 2015

Once highflyer no more. Chipmaker, Ambarella is down 12% following strong earnings, but cautious guidance for the third quarter. Ambarella's stock this year more than doubled by June, but has since dropped 40% due to an overvaluation and slowing sales of GoPro cameras. I doubt Ambarella will be the only... Read More

September 1, 2015

The roller coaster ride continues. A majority of stocks are lower today, but the dog of the day goes to retailer, Dollar Tree (DLTR). Dollar Tree is down 7% following disappointing earnings. The company is in the midst of a merger with Family Dollar, but is blaming the shortfall... Read More

August 31, 2015

More bottom fishing in the oil patch. Phillips 66 (PSX) is the diamond today after billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in the oil refiner. Within the energy space, the refiners are benefitting the most... Read More

August 28, 2015

Chevron (CVX) is the diamond of the day up 3% as the top performing component in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Rumors have been flying that Chevron doesn't have the cash to maintain the dividend without dramatic cost cuts or asset sales. Part of the rally is short covering... Read More

August 27, 2015

Back to back big up days in the markets producing plenty of diamonds, but U.S. engineering and construction company McDermott (MDR) is up more than 25% this morning after it announced a new contract with Saudi Arabia's state oil company. The $1.5 billion contract is the largest single contract... Read More

August 26, 2015

Finally, a diamond in the oil patch. Cameron International (CAM) is jumping 42% after Schlumberger agreed to buy them out for $12.7 billion. The merger is a bet on a deep water resurgence in oil drilling. Let's hope they are right. On the downside, Transocean (RIG) is down 5%... Read More

August 25, 2015

Best Buy was a buy. The diamond of the day goes to Best Buy (BBY) up 15% following better than expected earnings. The guidance wasn't great, the stock is still down 20% since March, but after the last week we'll take it. All the blue chips are rallying today with... Read More

August 24, 2015

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) is one of the few diamonds today. The chip maker that counts Apple as a major customer rose 1.8% after Apple disclosed mid-quarter guidance indicating that business remains strong and is actually accelerating in China. Most companies can't say that. Apple's stock was also a diamond... Read More

August 21, 2015

A diamond in the rough. Not many stocks up today, but Hewlett Packard (HPQ)receives the diamond of the day award up 3% following better than expected earnings and solid guidance. A good day for HP, then again the stock is down 30% year to date. HP sells for less... Read More

August 20, 2015

Gold is golden today. Newmont Mining (NEM) is the diamond today up 3.66% as gold continues to rebound as the major averages crumble. A 2% decline in the Dow and a nearly 3% decline in the Nasdaq sent investors fleeing to the gold standard today. Hedge fund and private equity firms... Read More

August 19, 2015

The golden arches are golden again. McDonald's (MCD) is the diamond of the day and the only Dow component to sit at all-time highs. No real news on McDonalds today, but the retail sector in general is acting well. Home Depot, Lowes, TJX, and Target are other retail... Read More

August 18, 2015

A tale of two Dow components. Walmart (WMT) is the dog of the day down 3% following disappointing earnings and lowered guidance for the third quarter. Lower guidance and preannouncements may become the theme for the next month. With revenue of $119 billion in the quarter and $487 billion... Read More

August 17, 2015

Third strike for KKR. The private equity firm, KKR (KKR)fell 3% today after confirming privately held oil company, Samson Resources, who KKR purchased for $7.2 billion in 2011, agreed with its main creditors today to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  We should see more oil and... Read More

August 14, 2015

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Sysco Corporation is looking great today, up 6.78% to $41.14. The food distributor saw its shares rally after news that Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund disclosed a $42.1 million stake in Sysco. That stake equates to 7.1% of the shares outstanding, which would now make Trian the largest... Read More

August 13, 2015

Wayfair Inc. (W) Wayfair has just what I need, everything for my portfolio, and shipping was free. In all seriousness though, Wayfair is doing great today, up 9.81% to $53.75. The online retailer saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Wayfair had a net loss of... Read More

August 11, 2015

Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOGL) Google is actually being "googled" today, up 4.66% to $662.78. The online search provider saw its shares rally after news that the company would restructure itself under a holding company called Alphabet. Under the restructuring, Google's main web operations would be separated from its new... Read More

August 10, 2015

Precision Castparts Corp (PCP) Precision Castparts is the diamond of the day up 19% thanks to Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway paying a hefty price of $32.3 billion for the maker of aerospace and other parts. This is good news for Boeing and the aerospace fundamentals going forward.... Read More

August 7, 2015

Boring is beautiful. Carpet maker, Mohawk Industries (MHK) jumped 6% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. Mohawk's stock is up over 30% this year verse wood floor rival, Lumber Liquidators (LL) which is down over 80% this year... Read More

August 4, 2015

LendingTree, Inc. (TREE) LendingTree is up to new highs today as the stock is surging 44% today. The company announced that it made a profit during the second quarter, which is big news compared to last year's loss. After posting record revenue of $55.1 million, LendingTree is looking... Read More

August 3, 2015

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Lexicon Pharmaceuticals' stock is running up over 50% today after announcing that its experimental drug showed promising results from its late-stage trial. The biopharmaceutical company has struggled in the past with clinical products, so today's news means this could be a potential turning point for the... Read More

July 31, 2015

The energy sector has no energy. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) are the dogs of the day as both fell over 4% to new 52 week lows following disappointing earnings. Earnings for the oil giants came in at 10 year... Read More

July 30, 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) WWE saw a 19% increase in its share price today after reporting a positive earnings report. EPS came in at 7-cents a share, above estimates of a 1-cent loss, compared to one year ago when the company posted a loss. Profit growth came primarily... Read More

July 29, 2015

Buying defensive stocks and defense companies has worked the last few weeks. Today, defense company Northrop Grumman (NOC) is the diamond of the day up $10 or 6% following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. The stock broke through resistance of... Read More

July 28, 2015

MicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR) MicroStrategy's stock is on the move today, up 16%, after a positive earnings report that surpassed the Street's expectations. Revenue was $4 million higher than projections and EPS easily beat analysts' estimates by 44 cents. This surprisingly high EPS can be credited to management's ability... Read More

July 27, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) Teva Pharmaceutical is up 14% today to a new 52-week high after announcing this morning that it would acquire the generics business of Allergan. This deal is for $40.5 billion, giving Allergan $33.75 billion in cash and shares of Teva valued at $6.75 billion. Teva expects... Read More

July 24, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Amazon Inc. is absolutely on fire today, up $48.32 to $530.50. The online retailer saw its shares rally over $100 intraday today after beating on earnings estimates. For the second quarter, management announced that net sales rose 20% to $23.18 billion beating analysts' estimates of $22.39 billion.... Read More

July 22, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Chipotle, one of the most popular Mexican chains in the country, is up 8% today after releasing its earnings report after yesterday's close. The company earned $4.45 EPS on $1.2 billion in revenue, which was about in-line with analyst expectations. Even though these... Read More

July 20, 2015

Exelixis (EXEL) Exelixis, Inc. is up more than 50% today to a new 52-week high of 5.96. The biotech company released positive results from its phase 3 trial for its kidney cancer treatment, Cometriq. Investors had been waiting a year for these results after the drug failed in... Read More

July 17, 2015

Google (GOOG) is back as the diamond of the day.  The search-engine giant added $65 billion to its market capitalization today, more than the size of Hewlett-Packard Co. The surge, following earnings that topped analyst estimates, is the biggest one-day gain in value ever for a U.S. company, according to... Read More

July 16, 2015

Voltari Corporation (VLTC) Voltari is up again today following its strong day yesterday. The ad company is up $2.44 or 42.49% for the day. This extreme price jump comes from a majority shareholder, Carl Icahn announcing that he is still long, sitting at more than a 52% stake in the... Read More

July 15, 2015

Macy's (M) The department store saw a bump in its stock price today, up 8% to $72. This rise came after hedge fund manager Jeff Smith named Macy's his best idea for 2015. Smith even went as far as saying that the stock could go up to as high... Read More

July 14, 2015

Transgenomic, Inc. (TBIO) Transgenomic spiked sharply up 30.77% to $1.87 by mid-afternoon today, following the launch of a genetic test for the diagnosis of leukodystrophy, a grouping of rare brain conditions which combine to be fatal if not treated. The group of devastating diseases is difficult to diagnose and near... Read More

July 13, 2015

Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) Anacor Pharmaceuticals share price is up 57% to $133, continuing its hot streak for 2015. Anacor developed a topical lotion that cleared eczema skin rash better than a placebo. Now, the company is seeking U.S approval for the lotion in the first half of next... Read More

July 9, 2015

Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) Clean Energy Fuels, a gas utilities company, is up 18% on the day after announcing that their business plan to complete 36 new station projects is on track. This will be a record number for the company, and investors are anticipating future growth with... Read More

July 8, 2015

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TLSA) Very few diamonds today. The high flying Tesla Motors up 55% since April has experienced a downturn costing them $2.5 billion of market cap this week. At... Read More

July 7, 2015

DepoMed Inc. (DEPO) DepoMed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on products for neurology, pain and diseases for the central nervous system. After news that Horizon Pharmaceutical proposes to buy DepoMed for 1.75 billion, the company's shares are up 36.17% to 28.10. The California based pharmaceutical company... Read More

July 6, 2015

Weight Watchers (WTW) The struggling weight loss company finally caught a break today, as shares are up 16% to 4.75 on takeover rumors. According to the New York Post, an unnamed hedge fund has shown interest in acquiring Weight Watchers. The purchase price could be $2 billion including debt. Weight... Read More

June 29, 2015

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU)   Peabody Energy is up 9% today after... Read More

June 26, 2015

Nike, Inc. (NKE)   Nike's stock is up 4% today after reporting an increase in... Read More

June 25, 2015

Tenet Healthcare (THC) Tenet Healthcare is our diamond of the day, as the stock is gaining over 12% on the day after some big news about the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could continue issuing subsidies to Americans through Obamacare. Even though it was... Read More

June 24, 2015

Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (CPXX) Celator Pharmaceuticals saw a surge of investment following an announcement that their Phase III Study of CPX-351 yielded positive induction response results. The stock noticed a $0.53 rise to $2.77 by mid-afternoon. Skipping all the dense information and heading straight for layman's terms, the drug... Read More

June 22, 2015

Diamond: Fitbit Inc. (FIT)   Shares of Fitbit are once again trading higher, closing up 14% crossing the $40 mark at one point before... Read More

June 19, 2015

LiveDeal (LIVE) LiveDeal is moving up 13% to $2.88 after the marketing company announced that it expects record setting revenue and earnings growth in FY15. The increase of sales is due to the expansion into online sales of consumer products and growth of its subsidiary, ModernEveryday. LIVE... Read More

June 18, 2015

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT) With the launch of the company to the public today, Fitbit had a strong first day of trading. The stock opened up at $20 a share and by mid-afternoon was sitting at $29.99, a $9.99 jump. The company is known for its wristbands, which can track your... Read More

June 17, 2015

Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP) Synergy is up $3.01 to $7.65 by mid-afternoon today, marking a 64.87% increase on the day. The company attributes this spike to the announcement of its drug plecanatide, and its success in relieving chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). The drug, tested against a placebo, yielded a... Read More

June 16, 2015

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) Aerie Pharmaceutical had a big day today as it was up around 50%. This was good news for Aerie investors after the stock had plummeted 64% in one day back in April on previous trial results. Today, the company announced that the FDA is allowing the... Read More

June 15, 2015

Bio Blast Pharma (ORPN) Bio Blast's stock price flew up over 25% midway through the trading day after the biopharmaceutical company announced the beginning of a Phase 3 study for Cabaletta in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. The company's CEO made a statement claiming that positive signals were seen throughout the... Read More

June 12, 2015

Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (FOLD) Amicus Therapeutics is trading higher today, up 8.58% to $14.43. The rare and orphan disease biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after announcing a secondary offering. Amicus priced its secondary offering of 16,981,132 shares at $13.25 per share sending its primary shares flying today. The company... Read More

June 9, 2015

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) Today's diamond is LightPath Technologies. The company is sitting pretty at $1.77 by mid-afternoon today. This share price comes from a 43 cent jump up 32.09% from the opening bell. One major factor for this surge of investment is the company's latest announcement that one of... Read More

June 8, 2015

Tobira Therapeutics Inc. (TBRA) Tobira Therapeutics is looking healthy today, up 22.55% to $21.86. The liver and HIV treatment company saw its shares rally after news that it completed its recruitment for its Phase 2b CENTAUR study. Now that the company has a full recruitment of patients, it... Read More

June 5, 2015

David's Tea Inc. (DTEA) Investors are drinking up David's Tea today with shares up 40.11% to $26.62. The tea and beverage company saw its shares rally on its IPO day. Today's the first day of trading for David's Tea and it appears that investors are intrigued by the company.... Read More

June 4, 2015

Shiloh Industries Inc. (SHLO) Shiloh Industries is trading in the green today, up 25.58% to $12.52. The light weighting, as well as noise, vibration, and harshness solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle company saw its shares spike after reporting a second quarter profit. For the quarter, Shiloh management announced revenue of... Read More

June 3, 2015

LightPath Technologies (LPTH) LightPath Technologies gained over 40% on the day. The company's stock was trading up .45 up to 1.55 during the middle of the day. The optical component designer provided an update on its infrared product line, saying its shipment volumes tripled in the fiscal third... Read More

June 2, 2015

Halcon Resources Corp (HK) Halcon is today's Diamond. It opened up at $1.08 and jumped up 22.43% by mid-afternoon to $1.31. This jump follows a harsh decline after an almost 11 month slump, with its 52 week high of $7.50 dwarfing today's increase. This decline was the result of falling oil... Read More

June 1, 2015

ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN) ImmunoGen spiked up 66% to $15.00 midday today after the company made an announcement at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference. The company saw positive results from its ovarian cancer treatment, IMGN853. These Phase 1 results have led to a shift in Wall Street... Read More

May 29, 2015

Humana (HUM) jumped 20% today after the company announced they are putting themselves on the block for sale. Press reports say that Aetna (AET) and Cigna (CI) have held preliminary discussions with Humana already.  This move could possibly be the first domino to fall in an overdue managed... Read More

May 28, 2015

Rally Software Development Corp. (RALY) Rally Software is rallying today, up 44.04% to $19.46. The software company saw its shares skyrocket after news that CA inc. made an offer to buy Rally. CA said it agreed to acquire Rally for $19.50 a share, or about $480 million. CA expects the... Read More

May 27, 2015

Broadcom Corp (BRCM) Broadcom is soaring today, up 19.85% to $56.39. The semiconductor company saw its shares pop after news that Avago Technologies is interested in purchasing the company. The rumor broke this morning on the Journal's website, however it is unclear what terms the Broadcom and Avago were discussing... Read More

May 26, 2015

Geeknet Inc. (GKNT) Geeknet investors are looking smart today as the company rallied 115.32% to $17.01. The online retailer saw its shares skyrocket after news that Hot Topic would purchase the company. Under terms of the deal, Hot Topic will pay Geeknet shareholders $17.50 per share (more than double... Read More

May 22, 2015

The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the dog of the day, dog of the week, and dog for the year. While the other major averages are making new all-time highs, the Dow Jones Transportation Average is making new lows for the year down 7%. Each segment of the average is... Read More

May 20, 2015

Prima Biomed Ltd. (PBMD)  Investors should pay attention to the global biotech company, Prima Biomed Ltd. PBMD increased by 212.50% today after announcing their outstanding clinical trails of their new drug CVac. The Australian company is known for their products directed toward the treatment of cancer. CVac is a... Read More

May 19, 2015

Urban Outfitters (URBN) Urban Outfitters is unfashionably down 16.52% today. The trendy retailer, known as a style influencer for 18-28 year olds, prices their clothing much higher than competing brands. With a decline in quarter sales and profit, URBN is struggling to balance their fashion-forward apparel with... Read More

May 18, 2015

(ANN) Ann Taylor and Loft Brands  The stock for (ANN) is starting this summer in style. With a fashionable stock price of $46.10,  the women's clothing company is soaring up to 19.09%. (ANN) is currently trending due to Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) expanding its own women's apparel... Read More

May 15, 2015

Upgrade for Yum Brands (YUM) gives shareholders a warm feeling in their belly. JP Morgan's upgrade of Yum Brands with a $108 price target sent the shares higher by 4%. The real meat of the upgrade was the possibility of a potential... Read More

May 14, 2015

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (VBLT) Vascular Biogenics has its investors pulse racing today, up 53.90% to $6.28. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company saw its shares spike after announcing positive results at the ASCO conference. Last night, Vascular Biogenics reported  positive, statistically significant data evaluating the efficacy of VB-111 for the... Read More

May 13, 2015

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) Williams Partners is on fire today, up 22.30% to $57.97. The natural gas company saw its shares pop after news that Williams Co. would buy its subsidiary (Williams Partners) in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion. Williams Co., an energy infrastructure company, reported that the... Read More

May 12, 2015

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (ORIG) Ocean Rig is making a splash today, up 14.63% to $8.83. The offshore drilling company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Ocean Rig announced a net income of $41 million and a profit of $0.31 per share after... Read More

May 8, 2015

Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (ALDR) Alder Biopharma is on fire today, up 21.70% to $36.74. The clinical stage biotech company saw its shares pop after beating on earnings. For the quarter, Alder reported a loss of $14.7 million or a loss of $0.40 per share. While the numbers seem poor, the... Read More

May 7, 2015

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY) Quality Distribution is looking great today, up 60.51% to $15.74. The bulk chemical transporter saw its shares rally after new it would be taken private by Apax Partners in an $800 million deal. Under the terms of the deal, Apax will pay $16 per share, which... Read More

May 6, 2015

Synageva BioPharma Corp. (GEVA) Synageva is doubling its investors' money today, up 112.84% to $204.00. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares explode after news that Alexion Pharma would buy Synageva for $8.4 billion. Alexion is interested in Synageva's pipeline which includes; Kanuma, a potential treatment that's currently being reviewed by... Read More

May 5, 2015

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (PTBI) PlasmaTech hit the daily double today, up an astonishing 163.42% to $7.35. The cancer treatment company saw its shares explode after news that hedge fund manager George Soros has taken a 5.17% stake in the company. Soros announced that he purchased 1,166,667 shares of PlasmaTech. The... Read More

May 4, 2015

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) Cognizant Technology is painting the tape green today, up 7.12% to $63.36. The information technology company saw its shares rally after beating earnings estimates. For the quarter, Cognizant announced that it earned $382.9 million or $0.62 per share (actually $0.71 adjusted). Both numbers beat analysts'... Read More

April 30, 2015

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW) Everything is clicking for ClickSoftware today, with the stock up 26.58% to $12.43. The workforce management software company saw its shares rally after news the Francisco Partners would buy ClickSoftware for $438 million in cash. Francisco will buy all of ClickSoftware's outstanding shares for $12.65 each,... Read More

April 29, 2015

XPO Logistics Inc. (BPO) XPO Logistics is making its investors happy today, up 16.33% to $49.15. The transportation and logistics company saw its shares rally after news that they would acquire French logistics provider, Norbert Dentressangle, for $3.53 billion. Under terms of the deal, Founder Norbert Dentressangle will... Read More

April 28, 2015

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Rent-A-Center is trading in the green today, up 12.94% to $30.54. The household goods leaser saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. Rent-A-Center reported earnings of $0.52 per share for the first quarter, above analysts' estimates of $0.50 per share for the quarter. Revenue grew... Read More

April 27, 2015

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Tesla Motors is burning rubber today, up 6.64% to $232.94. The electric automobile maker saw its shares rally ahead of the debut of its new battery business. Tesla hinted at the new business line earlier this year, and has said battery-storage applications could account for a... Read More

April 24, 2015

Seattle companies are having a good day pushing the Nasdaq to a new 15 year and all-time high. Seattle based Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Starbuck (SBUX) are all trading higher thanks to strong earnings. Amazon is jumping 14% to a new all-time high thanks to strong... Read More

April 23, 2015

Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) surged 7.94% today, it biggest daily percentage gain since the company's 2011 IPO, after the company reported a better-than-expected 2.7% comparable-sales gain at its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts stores, which account for 75% of its sales. Same-store sales jumped... Read More

April 22, 2015

Burgers are in today. McDonald's (MCD) shares spiked 3% today despite the fast food giant missing earnings on both the top and bottom lines. Traders are banking on new CEO Steve Easterbrook's turnaround plan, which will be announced on May 4th. The stock has risen since he... Read More

April 21, 2015

Mylan N.V. (MYL) Mylan is watching its plot thicken today as shares climbed 8.20% to $73.63. Recently, Mylan shares rallied after news that the company was attempting to buy Perrigo Company for $29 billion. Today, Mylan shares are rallying for the opposite reason, Teva Pharmaceuticals made an unsolicited offer to... Read More

April 20, 2015

Genetic Technologies Limited (GENE) Genetic Technologies is soaring today, up 27.19% to $5.38. The genetic testing company saw its shares spike after announcing its two new breast health centers will start to offer BREVAGenplus, which is a scientifically validated risk test for sporadic breast cancer. Genetic Technologies said it expects... Read More

April 17, 2015

Mattel Inc. (MAT) Mattel is looking good today, up 4.78% to $26.73. The toy company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, Mattel management announced a loss of $0.08 per share, which beat analysts' estimates of a loss of $0.09 per share. Furthermore revenues came... Read More

April 16, 2015

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix is soaring higher today, up 17.57% to $559.00. The internet television company saw its shares rally after subscriber growth outpaced forecasts. Netflix announced that it record an increase of 4.6 million customers from January to March, with more than half of that coming from overseas (2.6... Read More

April 14, 2015

Dover Saddlery Inc. (DOVR) Dover Saddlery investors are riding the pony today, with the stock up 67.03% to $8.35. The equestrian product maker saw its shares take off after news it would be acquired by Webster Capital. Under terms of the deal, Webster Capital will acquire all of the outstanding... Read More

April 13, 2015

Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) Builders FirstSource is skyrocketing today, up 67.83% to $11.57. The manufacturer and supplier of structural building products saw its shares shoot higher after that it agreed to buy ProBuild Holdings. The deal is an all cash deal of $1.63 billion, and creates a company with $6.1... Read More

April 10, 2015

General Electric Company (GE) General Electric is shocking investors today, up 10.77% to $28.51. The infrastructure and financial company saw its shares pop after news that the company would sell a bulk of its GE Capital banking business. The deal is already under way with, GE selling off a large portion... Read More

April 9, 2015

Mylan NV (MYL) Mylan is trading higher again today, up 2.59% to $70.14. The generic pharmaceutical company saw its shares jump on a continued rally from the news of their deal with Perrigo. Under the deal (which was announced yesterday), Perrigo shareholders would receive $205 per share in a combination... Read More

April 7, 2015

Shire PLC (SHPG) Shire is painting the tape green today, up 4.50% to $240.17. The large biopharmaceutical company saw its shares climb after announcing that it reached an agreement with the FDA for a clear regulatory path for SHP465, its ADHD drug for adults. Under the clear... Read More

April 6, 2015

UniQure N.V. (QURE) UniQure is on fire today, up 46.85% to $33.57. The biotechnology company saw its shares pop after news that Bristol Myers Squibb would invest in the company. Bristol-Myers will pay approximately $100 million, including an upfront payment of $50 million, a $15 million payment to select two collaboration... Read More

April 2, 2015

CarMax Inc. (KMX) CarMax is driving its price higher today, up 8.85% to $74.44. The used car retailer saw its shares spike after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, CarMax management announced net sales of $3.51 billion beating analysts' estimates of $3.50 billion. Furthermore, the company announced that it... Read More

March 31, 2015

Movado Group Inc. (MOV) Movado is on the move today, up 11.16% to $28.49. The fine watch company saw its shares pop after earnings were reported higher than expected. For the fourth quarter, Movado management announced a profit of $10.1 million on revenue of $133.9 million, which equates to $0.40... Read More

March 30, 2015

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ASPX) Auspex Pharmaceuticals is flying high today, up 41.53% to $100.36. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after news of a buyout. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition... Read More

March 27, 2015

Olin Corp. (OLN) Olin Corp is trading in the green today, up 19.27% to $32.43. The chlor alkali company saw its shares rally after news that Dow Chemical would separate its chlorine operations and merge it with Olin. The deal includes $2 billion of cash and cash equivalents to be... Read More

March 25, 2015

Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) Kraft Foods is getting eaten up today, up 35.59% to $83.15. The consumer packaged food and beverage company saw its shares rally after news of a merger with Heinz. The deal is headed by Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital and consists of the two... Read More

March 24, 2015

Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) Abiomed is having a great day today, up 18.10% to $72.55. The biotech company saw its shares rally after new that the FDA approved one of the company's devices. Abiomed management announced today that the FDA approved their heart pump, Impella 2.5, which had been... Read More

March 20, 2015

Prothena Corporation PLC (PRTA) Prothena Corporation is painting the tape green today, up 32.26% to $38.66. The biotech company saw its shares rally after positive trial news. Prothena said that their drug PRX002 lowered levels of free serum alpha-synuclein up to 96% in healthy subjects. Alpha-synuclein is potentially involved... Read More

March 19, 2015

Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (FOLD) Amicus Therapeutics is on fire today, up 34.87% to $12.61. The biopharmaceutical company saw its share rally after announcing they would seek accelerated U.S. approval for their disease therapy, migalastat. If approved, migalastat will be the first oral therapy for Fabry disease, a rare, inherited genetic mutation that... Read More

March 17, 2015

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) American Airlines is soaring high today, up 6.99% to $53.73. The airline company saw its shares rally after news that it would join the S&P 500. American Airlines will replace Allergan which was recently acquired by Actavis. CEO Douglas Parker said that as the... Read More

March 16, 2015

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO) Inovio Pharmaceutical is having a stellar day, up 19.89% to $8.44. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares pop today after better than expected earnings and news of a grant. For the quarter, Inovio management announced that the company lost $0.12 per share, which beat analysts' estimates... Read More

March 13, 2015

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO) El Pollo Loco is going crazy today, up 12.92% to $27.10. The restaurant company saw its shares rally higher after better than expected earnings. For the quarter, El Pollo Loco management announced revenue of $87.97 million or $0.12 per share. Analysts' were expecting revenue... Read More

March 12, 2015

Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (BONT) Bon-Ton Stores is trading higher today, up 28.66% to $6.03. The retailer saw its shares go green today after posting a fourth quarter profit. For the quarter, Bon-Ton management announced revenues of $963.5 million, an EPS of $3.55, and a profit of $71.7 million. Even... Read More

March 11, 2015

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SUPN) Supernus Pharmaceuticals is looking super today, up 9.47% to $10.87. The specialty pharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after beating earnings estimates. For the quarter, Supernus posted revenue of $30.8 million and earned $0.10 per share. Analysts' were expecting the company to report revenue of $26.4... Read More

March 10, 2015

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD) Acadia Pharmaceuticals is making its investors happy today, up 17.29% to $45.66. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares pop after two cancelled meetings sparked the speculation that ACAD might be bought out. The company cancelled a meeting on March 3rd at the last minute, and... Read More

March 9, 2015

RTI International Metals Inc. (RTI) RTI International Metals is on fire today, up 39.30% to $38.00. The titanium and specialty metal company saw its shares rally after news that they would be bought out by Alcoa. The stock-for-stock transaction had an enterprise value of $1.5 billion and would... Read More

March 6, 2015

Foot Locker (FL) is kicking butt as better than expected sales and earnings sent the stock soaring 4% to new all-time highs.  The athletic-wear retailer said comparable store sales surged 10.2% in the quarter as net income rose 25% to $146 million, or $1.01 per share. Excluding items, net income... Read More

March 5, 2015

Shareholders of Joy Global (JOY) aren't so joyful today with their stock down 5% to levels not seen since September of 2009. Joy Global reported disappointing earnings this morning missing earnings estimates by a wide margin as sales fell 16% year over year. Even worse the company lowered guidance... Read More

March 4, 2015

Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson (SWHC)is jumping nearly 10% after beating analysts' estimates on its top- and bottom-lines. The company also raised its full-year earnings forecast as high as 89 cents a share from a previous 78 cents. Smith & Wesson has been on a rollercoaster ride the last... Read More

March 3, 2015

Small biotech Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) surged 32% to a four-year high on enormous volume Tuesday on news that its obesity drug might not only make people look better but also help them live longer. Late Monday, Orexigen disclosed that an interim analysis of an ongoing trial looking at cardiovascular... Read More

March 2, 2015

The Nasdaq is back above 5000 nearly 15 years later. The index only rose above 5000 seven times, closing about 5000 only twice in March of 2000. A lot has changed in the last 15 years. Only 3 stocks remain in the top 10 Cisco System, Intel, and Microsoft. Cisco,... Read More

February 27, 2015

Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) Monster Beverage is a beast today, up 12.67% to $140.54. The beverage company saw its shares rally after beating earnings expectations. For the quarter, Monster announced net sales grew 12% to $605.6 million year over year, with an EPS of $0.72. Analysts were expecting the... Read More

February 26, 2015

Emulex Corporation (ELX) Emulex Corporation is painting the tape green today, up 25.47% to $7.97. The network connectivity and cloud company saw its shares pop after announcing a deal with Avago Technologies. Avago Technologies agreed to buy Emulex for $606 million, or $609 million net of cash and debt acquired.... Read More

February 25, 2015

Oneida Financial Corp. (ONFC) Oneida Financial is surprising its investors today, up 46.94% to $19.47. The bank saw its shares rally after news that it would be bought out by Community Bank. Under the terms of the deal, Oneida shareholders will have a choice to receive either 0.5635 shares of... Read More

February 24, 2015

Chegg Inc. (CHGG) Chegg Inc. is schooling its short investors today, up 25.93% to $8.50. The student-first learning platform saw its shares rally after news of a deal with Ingram Content Group. Ingram will take over the textbook rental business as of May 1. Chegg plans to stop managing the... Read More

February 23, 2015

Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (CLDX) Celldex Therapeutics is exciting its investors today, up 17.40% to $24.90. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after positive news from the FDA. The FDA granted rindopepimut (Rintega®) Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of adult patients with EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma (GBM). This... Read More

February 20, 2015

The Boeing Company (BA) Boeing Company is soaring higher today, up 3.10% to $158.49. The aircraft manufacturer saw its shares take off after news of an upgrade. Analysts at Sterne Agee upped their price target on the aerospace company to $196 from $164 this morning. The firm said it raised its price... Read More

February 18, 2015

Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) Potbelly is looking delicious today, up 14.58% to $16.27. The sandwich shop company saw its shares rally after better than expected fourth quarter earnings. For the quarter, management announced a profit of $0.06 per share which beat the consensus estimate of $0.03 per share. Revenue for the... Read More

February 17, 2015

Waste Management Inc. (WM) Waste Management is trading in the green today, up 5.17% to $53.94. The waste removal company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings and 2015 guidance. For the quarter the company posted earnings of $0.67 per share, higher than the $0.60 per share analysts expected.... Read More

February 13, 2015

Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY) Rocky Brands is punching its naysayer's in the gut today, up 26.95% to $17.90. The apparel company saw its shares rally after posting a fourth quarter profit late last night. For the quarter, Rocky Brands announced revenue of $78.9 million, net income of $4.5 million, and... Read More

February 12, 2015

ComScore Inc. (SCOR) ComScore is racking up points with investors today, up 26.34% to $54.53. The digital media analytics company saw its shares rally after better than expected earnings and news of a deal with WPP. ComScore announced fourth quarter earnings of $0.45 per share, beating analysts' estimates of... Read More

February 11, 2015

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Rite Aid Corporation is making its investors happy today, up 7.06% to $8.12. The chain drug store company saw its shares rally after news they entered into an agreement with Envision Pharmaceutical Services. Rite Aid will acquire EnvisionRx, a portfolio company of leading global private investment... Read More

February 10, 2015

Amkor Technology Inc. (AMKR) Amkor Technology is rallying today, up 23.97% to $8.74. The semiconductor company saw its shares pop after announcing a fourth quarter profit. For the quarter, Amkor management reported revenue of $853.1 million or $0.38 per share. The great quarter helped the company turn a profit of... Read More

February 9, 2015

Mattersight Corporation (MATR) Mattersight is looking good today, up 17.36% to $7.10. The analytic service company (which focuses on customer and employee interactions) saw its shares rally after a fourth quarter update. For the fourth quarter, Mattersight management announced that total ACV bookings were $7.0 million. The company's Annualized... Read More

February 6, 2015

LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) LinkedIn is connecting its investor to profits today, up 11.07% to $264.32. The professional networking company saw its shares climb after beating on earnings. For the fourth quarter, LinkedIn management announced revenues climbed 44% to $643.4 million and EPS rose 56% to $0.61 per share. Both... Read More

February 5, 2015

Hospira Inc. (HSP) Hospira Inc. is painting the tape green today, up 35.17% to $87.59. The pharmaceutical company saw its shares rally after news that Pfizer would buyout Hospira.  Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its established global pharmaceutical business. The... Read More

February 4, 2015

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Disney is making its investors sing and dance today, up 7.60% to $101.25. The entertainment company saw its shares pop as the movie 'Frozen' boosted earnings.  Disney said its first quarter earnings grew by 23% to $1.27 per share versus $1.03 per share a year... Read More

February 3, 2015

Office Depot Inc. (ODP) Office Depot is in business today, up 20.71% to $9.21. The office supply store saw its shares pop after news that Staples and Office Depot are discussing a merger. The two companies are discussing a deal that would create one major office-supply chain in the U.S.... Read More

February 2, 2015

Laredo Petroleum Inc. (LPI) Laredo Petroleum is trading in the green today, up 12.69% to $11.06. The US energy company saw its shares climb as oil prices rallied. WTI for March delivery was gaining 2% to $49.20 a barrel early this afternoon, and Brent crude oil for March delivery... Read More

January 29, 2015

The Boeing Company (BA) Boeing is flying high today, up 6.08% to $147.99. The jetliner, military aircraft, satellite, and defense company saw its shares skyrocket after beating on earnings. Boeing said that it expects this year's earnings to be $8.20-8.40 per share. The company also expects 2015 revenue of $94.5-96.5 billion,... Read More

January 28, 2015

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Apple is looking great today, up 5.89% to $115.57. The tech giant saw its shares pop after the close yesterday and into today after better than expected earnings. Apple announced it sold an astonishing 74.5 million iPhones during the last three months of 2014, which... Read More

January 27, 2015

Silicon Image Inc. (SIMG) Silicon Image is bucking the overall market, up 23.47% to $7.29. The video, audio, and data connectivity company saw its shares rise after news it would be bought out by Lattice Semiconductor for $600 million. The deal values Silicon Image at around $7.30 per share, and... Read More

January 26, 2015

Array Biopharma Inc. (ARRY) Array Biopharma is painting the tape green today, up 7.58% to $7.65. The small molecule biopharmaceutical company saw its shares jump after Friday's news that the company struck a deal with Novartis.  Array has an agreement to acquire a late-stage cancer drug from Swiss pharmaceutical giant... Read More

January 23, 2015

Starbucks gets a shot of expresso Starbucks (SBUX) surged 6% to a new all-time high, its biggest one-day gain in a year and a half, after fiscal first-quarter earnings came in well above Street views. Analysts at Wells Fargo called the coffee-maker's results "grande" and poured it a "venti" outlook.... Read More

January 21, 2015

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Netflix is on a tear today, up 16.70% to $407.04. The movie and TV show streaming company saw its shares spike after beating fourth quarter earnings estimates. Netflix revenues rose 26% year over year to $1.48 billion, which equates to an EPS of $0.72. Revenues were... Read More

January 20, 2015

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC) Smith & Wesson is shooting higher today, up 16.47% to $11.67. The gun maker saw its shares explode after saying it saw recent positive trends in the consumer gun market which is likely to lead to higher sales for them. Because of the positive... Read More

January 16, 2015

Courier Corporation (CRRC) Courier Corporation is delivering to its investors today, up 35.96% to $19.70. The book publisher saw its shares pop after news of a possible buyout by Quad/Graphics Inc. Under terms of the agreement, Quad/Graphics will acquire Courier in a transaction valued at approximately $260 million, with Courier... Read More

January 15, 2015

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) Pilgrim's Pride is giving its investors a feast today, up 9.64% to $34.57. The fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken company saw its shares jump after declaring a special dividend. The special dividend will be $5.77 per share and will cost Pilgrim's Pride approximately $1.5 billion.... Read More

January 14, 2015

Blackberry Limited (BBRY) Blackberry is looking sweet today, up 29.66% to $12.59. The cellular company saw its shares pop after a rumor from Reuters that Samsung recently approached the smartphone maker regarding a takeover. Samsung proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share, which represents a premium... Read More

January 13, 2015

Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC) Pharmacyclics is looking great today, up 16.43% to $144.04. The biopharmaceutical company saw its shares soar after its fourth quarter sales and 2015 guidance beat expectations. Pharamcyclics' management announced revenue was around $185 million, up 31% and $15-$20 million above consensus estimates. The company also took in... Read More

January 12, 2015

Foundation Medicine Inc. (FMI) Foundation Medicine hit the daily double today, up 101.79% to $48.29. The molecular genomic company saw its shares explode after new that Roche holding bought a majority stake in the company. Roche bought about 20.6 million shares of Foundation Medicine at $50 per share for a total... Read More

January 5, 2015

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) Conatus Pharmaceuticals is trading higher today, up 25.22% to $10.13. The biotechnology company which focuses on liver disease saw its shares jump ahead of its January 8th after-market release of results from three clinical trials. Conatus will report top-line results from three clinical trials in subjects... Read More

January 2, 2015

Brainstorm Therapeutics is making its investors look like geniuses today, up 56.72% to $7.46. The adult stem cell therapy company saw its shares take off prior to their Monday announcement of their ALS trials. Brainstorm plans to release the final results from its Phase 2a trial of its stem... Read More

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