2016 Archive: Diamonds and Dogs

December 30, 2016

Goldman Sachs (GS) ending the year on a high note. The investment banking firm seems to be benefiting more than most from the surprise Trump election. The stock is up 33% while the sector is up 17% since the election as it seems like half the executive suite is heading... Read More

December 29, 2016

Mylan (MYL) getting a boost. The generic drug maker is up a percent not far from its monthly high after announcing the launch of a generic drug version of Zovia, used by women to prevent pregnancy. 2016 is a year Mylan would like to forget as the stock and... Read More

December 28, 2016

Kate Spade (KATE) is shopping herself.  The high end retailer was not having a good 2016, but today the stock jumped 23% after the Wall Street Journal reported that Kate Spade was exploring a sale. The company hired investment bankers to explore a potential sale of the company after... Read More

December 27, 2016

Tesla Motors (TSLA) and Panasonic (PCRFY) are coming to Buffalo, NY. Tesla and Panasonic finalized an agreement this week to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells and modules at the Buffalo, NY factory. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be... Read More

December 23, 2016

FedEX (FDX) is busier than ever. FedEx dropped earlier in the week after missing earnings estimates, but the stock is rebounding a percent on an upgrade. The analyst at Aegis Capital upgraded the stock with a $215 price target. Yesterday Cowen upgraded... Read More

December 22, 2016

The chips keep running. Nvidia was the diamond two days ago. Today's its Micron (MU) up 13% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company only beat by 3 cents, but the outlook remains strong. Revenues rose... Read More

December 21, 2016

Yelp (YELP) heard loud and clear. The online reservation company is up 3% not far from a 52 week high after RBC Capital reiterated an outperform rating with a $55 target in the wake of positive results from firm's third annual... Read More

December 20, 2016

The Dow heading to 20,000 and chipmaker, Nvidia (NVDA) keeps powering higher up 3.5% to a new high on an upgrade. The Goldman Sachs analyst, Toshiya Hari reiterated a Buy rating with a $129 from $92 price target saying the company has... Read More

December 19, 2016

Trump is good for concrete sales. U.S. Concrete (USCR) jumped 2.75% today thanks to positive comments from the CEO. The stock is up 30% since the election as the CEO made optimistic projects for increased funding (infrastructure spending) and maybe a wall between the US and Mexico... Read More

December 16, 2016

Jabil Circuit (JBL) firing on all cylinders. The electronic manufacturing services and solutions provider jumped 15% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings and sales. Jabil reported first-quarter revenue of $5.1 billion, down about 2% year over... Read More

December 15, 2016

Brighter skies for Athenahealth (ATHN). The cloud-based healthcare service provider jumped 23% after the company issued a better-than-expected outlook for 2017. Athenahealth is forecasting that its total annual revenue could grow by as much as 21% next year to $1.33 billion. That upbeat estimate... Read More

December 14, 2016

Good news for people with knee pain. Drug company, Vericel (VCEL) saw its shares jump 57% after the FDA has approved its treatment of symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in adults, or MACI. The treatment of articular cartilage defects... Read More

December 13, 2016

JetBlue (JBLU) has had a mixed 2016, but it's ending the year on a high note. Its new routes to Cuba are getting strong buzz, demand is picking up, and its traffic is rising at a better rate than expected. The stock jumped 4.4%  after the company announced its... Read More

December 12, 2016

A CEO leaving can be a good thing or a bad thing. Investors sank their teeth into Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) up 3% today after the fast-casual burrito chain announced a streamlined corporate leadership structure with co-chief, Monty Moran stepping down... Read More

December 9, 2016

The major averages made new all time highs while chipmaker, Broadcom (AVGO) also made a new all time high. The conglomerate, Broadcom and Avago jumped 5% today after beating estimates on inline sales. Thanks to the merger of the two companies, sales rose 123.7% to $4.15... Read More

December 8, 2016

Lululemon (LULU) is back. The Vancouver yoga pants apparel maker is up 15% following better than expected earnings. Revenue came in at $544.4 million ahead of estimates as well. Lululemon's also bumped up guidance for the fouth quarter. Black Friday sales rose... Read More

December 7, 2016

Storage in strong demand. Disk-drive and NAND flash chip maker Western Digital (WDC) is surging 7% to a new 52 week high following raised guidance for the quarter. In a news release at the company's analyst day meeting, Western raised its... Read More

December 6, 2016

United Continental (UAL) is flying higher. The airliner is up nearly 4% making a new 52 week high following an upgrade at Merrill Lynch. The company also ratified a joint collective bargaining agreement with their company's technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood... Read More

December 5, 2016

National Beverage (FIZZ) is fizzing to the top. The beverage company that makes such drinks as Shasta and Faygo is up 7% on an upgrade from Credit Suisse. The stock performed well last week following better than expected earnings. National Beverage easily... Read More

December 2, 2016

Five Below (FIVE) is up $5 in the last two days. The discount retail store is up 11% today after beating earnings estimates as revenue rose 17.6% to $200 million.  Management is excited about the holiday season, as they believe they are well-positioned to wow their customers with their... Read More

November 30, 2016

The banks and the oil stocks look great, but Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) are stealing the show. Both Fannie and Freddie are jumping over 40% on rumors the new Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin in the Trump administration will... Read More

November 29, 2016

Maybe Trump isn't bad for Tiffany's (TIF). With Trump winning the election, customers were having a tough time getting to the Tiffany store on 5th Avenue, but today the stock is up 7% after better than expected quarterly numbers. Tiffany's beat earnings estimates by 9 cents while also beating... Read More

November 28, 2016

IT consultancy, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) is up 8% thanks to interests from private equity. Jesse Cohn, the 36-year old head of U.S. activism at hedge fund Elliott Management disclosed a $1.4 billion stake in the IT firm. The activist wants the... Read More

November 25, 2016

Quiet day for news, but travel services company Ctrip.com International Ltd (CTRP) jumped 9.8% thanks to better than expected earnings. Quarterly revenue rose 75% to $836 million, driven by the acquisition of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited at the end of last year.... Read More

November 23, 2016

Deere (DE) running strong. The construction-equipment maker blew out estimates making 90 cents a share, 51 cents better than expectations. Revenues did fall 4.8% year over year to $5.65 billion. Global farm recession, weak construction-equipment markets lead to lower sales and earnings for... Read More

November 22, 2016

Retail looks good ahead of Black Friday. Plenty of better than expected earnings in the retail sector from the likes of Cracker Barrel, DSW, Barnes & Noble, Signet Jewelry, Chico's, Movado, Burlington Stores, and Hormel Foods, but the diamond goes to Dollar... Read More

November 21, 2016

The FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) look great today, but shares of identity theft and fraud protection services provider, LifeLock (LOCK) is the diamond up 15% after agreeing to be acquired by Symantec for $2.3 billion. The deal... Read More

November 18, 2016

Marvell (MRVL) looks marvelous. The data storage maker beat estimates by 8 cents as revenue easily beat estimates as well. Management said their core businesses performed very well, with data storage and network infrastructure growing double digits year-over-year. The Board of Directors... Read More

November 17, 2016

Best Buy (BBY) looks the best. The big box electronic retailer jumped 11% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Best Buy easily beat estimates by 15 cents as revenue rose 1.4% to $8.95 billion ahead of estimates as well. The company also guided fourth... Read More

November 16, 2016

Target (TGT) is back on target.  After an up and down year, Target is jumping 7% to a six month high on better than expected earnings. The big-box retailer's adjusted EPS jumped 21% to $1.04 vs. forecasts for a 3.5% dip, while revenue slipped 6.7% to $16.44 billion,... Read More

November 15, 2016

 The Airlines are flying higher. American Airlines (AAL), Southwest (LUV), Delta (DAL) and United Continental (UAL) all opened higher trading at new recent highs following the SEC disclosure last night that Warren Buffett and Berkshire... Read More

November 14, 2016

Merger Monday. Mondays certainly haven't been boring of late. Harman International (HAR) is jumping 25% after agreeing to be acquired by Samsung Electronics for $8 billion. The U.S. auto electronics company will instantly transform Samsung into a major player in the highly competitive and rapidly growing market for auto... Read More

November 11, 2016

NVIDIA (NVDA) is on fire. The chipmaker is up 23% today following blow out earnings. The company easily beat estimates by... Read More

November 10, 2016

Financials reign supreme. The financial sector jumped 3% to a new 52 week high on rumors the Trump team will work to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act. It's true Trump will be good for the financials, but maybe we're pricing in too much optimism.... Read More

November 9, 2016

The healthcare sector (XLV) likes Trump! Healthcare, the worst performing sector and the only sector in the red for the year, is up over 2.5% today, rallying over 3% on the open. The drug companies have been under pressure for the last year due in part to Democrats coming after... Read More

November 8, 2016

  The price is right for Priceline (PCLN). The online travel specialist is jumping 6% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings even with a write down related to its OpenTable business.... Read More

November 7, 2016

Blue Nile (NILE) shining brightly. The online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry worldwide is jumping 35% after agreeing to be bought out by private-equity firm Bain Capital Private Equity for $500 million. Under terms of the deal, Blue Nile shareholders would... Read More

November 4, 2016

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) picks up the baton from Wynn Resorts. Wynn Resorts got the rally going this year with the casino stocks, now Las Vegas Sands is leading the charge thanks to better than expected earnings.  The stock is up 5% not far from a 52 week high... Read More

November 3, 2016

Energy is about the only sector trading up. Marathon Oil (MRO) is up 10% even though they missed earnings estimates. Sales fell 7.1% year over year to $1.23 billion, but beat estimates. The third quarter production averaged 402,000 net boed, above the... Read More

November 2, 2016

Eagle Pharma (EGRX) is soaring higher. The drug company is jumping 22% not far from a 52 week high after the company and Teva Pharma announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have established a J-code for Bendeka injection. The... Read More

November 1, 2016

Fertilizer had a good day. Mosaic (MOS), the world's largest producer of finished phosphate products, jumped 3% on better than expected earnings. The company sold 2.2 million tons of potash in the three months ended Sept. 30, above its forecast of 1.8 million-2.1 million tons, and up from 2.1 million... Read More

October 31, 2016

The other Loews (L) is trading higher. The commercial property and casualty insurance conglomerate jumped 5% to a new 52 week high on better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates by 25 cents per share as revenue rose 3.7% to $3.29... Read More

October 28, 2016

Oil keeps cooking. Dow component, Chevron (CVX) is up 5% not far from a 52 week high after easily beating earnings estimates even as sales declined 12.2% year over year to $30.14 billion. The trend is in their favor as third quarter... Read More

October 27, 2016

The drug stocks are back. Two diamonds, Celgene (CELG) and Bristol Myers (BMY) are both up 6% on better than expected earnings. Bristol has had a tough couple of months on disappointing drug trail results however the current quarterly earnings remain... Read More

October 26, 2016

Boeing (BA) flying higher. The worst performing Dow component for the year is now helping prop up the Dow with a 5% rally to levels not seen since December. The company easily beat earnings estimates by 20 cents as sales fell 7.5% year over year to $23.9 billion. Investors seem... Read More

October 25, 2016

Oil stocks keep cooking. Oil driller, BHI Baker Hughes (BHI) is jumping 4% to a 52 week high, but not an all-time high, after easily beating earnings estimates as sales declined once again. Revenues dropped 37.8% year over year to $2.35 billion, and the company actually reported a loss,... Read More

October 24, 2016

Merger Monday. Three big mergers this morning have the averages trading higher. AT&T (T) wants to buy TimeWarner (TWX) for $85 billion. Both stocks are lower. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) wants to buy privately held, Scottrade for $4 Billion. Ameritrade is up... Read More

October 21, 2016

Reynolds American (RAI) is heating up. The tobacco giant is up 20% after British American Tobacco (BTI), which already owns 42.2% of Reynolds American (RAI), has made a proposal merger of the two companies. The transaction would create a broader, larger... Read More

October 20, 2016

American Express (AXP) is flexing its muscle. The credit card company's stock is up 10% back to levels not seen since the start of the year following better than expected earnings. American Express beat earnings by 28 cents on in-line revenue thanks... Read More

October 19, 2016

The oil sector is back. Oil driller, Halliburton (HAL) is up 5% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates. Business remains tough as revenues fell 31.3% year over year to $3.83 billion, but the fundamentals are pointing in the right direction. Cash flow... Read More

October 18, 2016

UnitedHealth (UNH) is leading the Dow higher. The HMO giant is jumping 5% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings.  The company beat earnings by 9 cents as revenues rose 11.6% year/year to $46.29 billion while also raising guidance for the full year.... Read More

October 17, 2016

Hasbro (HAS) is ready for Christmas. With less than 70 days until Christmas, Hasbro is firing on all cylinders as their stock jumped 8% on better than expected earnings. Rhode Island-based company reported net income for the quarter of $257.8 million, topping last year's $207.6 million thanks to strong sales... Read More

October 14, 2016

The two worst performing sectors YTD are going in different directions today. The financials look good following higher interest rates and better than expected earnings from the likes of Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC) and JP Morgan Chase. For some reason, Goldman Sachs (GS) was the diamond of the day up 2% to... Read More

October 13, 2016

Airlines are flying higher. Delta (DAL) reported better than expected earnings, but it was American Airlines (AAL) stealing the show up 5%. No news, but American does report earnings next week. The sector is one of the cheapest around as slowly... Read More

October 12, 2016

Ooooooh Barracuda!!! Barracuda Networks (CUDA) has been on a roll this year up 13% today thanks to better than expected earnings. Following earnings the CEO said it was a good quarter in large part to strength in their email security offerings... Read More

October 11, 2016

Yum Brands (YUM) looks good. In a day when very few stocks are trading higher, Yum Brands is up a percent after the company announced plans for the spinoff of Yum! China to take place November 1, coinciding with a doubling in capital returns to shareholders of about $13.5... Read More

October 10, 2016

 Mylan (MYL) is whistling by the graveyard. The EpiPen maker, Mylan rose 8% after the company announced last Friday that it had reached a $465 million settlement with the Department of Justice about the classification of EpiPen in the Medicaid... Read More

October 7, 2016

Gap (GPS) is gapping higher. The specialty-retailer, Gap is up 15% following better than expected comps. The monthly sales remain dismal, but investors are expecting better future results thanks in part to a recovery at its Old Navy brand. Gap has faced... Read More

October 6, 2016

Zumiez (ZUMZ) is zooming. The skateboard, footwear and apparel retailer is jumping 16% toward its 52 week high after the company raised its outlook for the third quarter because of better-than-expected sales. The company forecast third-quarter earnings of 29 cents to 30... Read More

October 5, 2016

Caterpillar (CAT) is on a roll. No specific news today, but the mining and construction equipment maker's stock made a new 52 week high today, now up 12% in the last month and 30% year to date. Last Friday at the end... Read More

October 4, 2016

Rising to the Summit. Summit Therapeutics (SMMT) is surging 66% after the company said it has entered an exclusive license and collaboration agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) for the European rights to Summit's utrophin modulator pipeline for the treatment of Duchenne... Read More

October 3, 2016

Bass Pro Shop hooks into Cabela's. The fishing and hunting equipment chain, Cabela's (CAB) is jumping 14% after agreeing to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion. The deal will help the privately held Bass Pro... Read More

September 30, 2016

At least one retailer can compete with Amazon. After a rollercoaster ride this year, big-box retailer, Costco Wholesale (COST) is jumping 4% following better than expected earnings. Costco beats earnings estimates by 4 cents even as sales missed estimates. Revenue did grow... Read More

September 29, 2016

The chips keep going higher. As the broader market sells off, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) is shooting higher up 15% on a Wall Street Journal article indicating Qualcomm is looking to acquire the firm at a value over $30 billion. Headquartered in... Read More

September 28, 2016

Sarepta Therapeutics  (SRPT) keeps shooting higher. Drugmaker, Sarepta is up 3% after HMO provider Cigna will now cover their Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, eteplirsen for their clients. Sarepta also received an upgrade at RBC Capital with a $108 price target based on some pretty conservative assumptions, which represent... Read More

September 27, 2016

Synnex (SNX) jumping 10%. The Silicon Valley contract-manufacturing company handily beat earnings and revenue expectations this morning while also raising their quarterly dividend. Synnex reported third-quarter profit of $58.7 million, or $1.47 a share, on sales of $3.67 billion; after adjustments for... Read More

September 26, 2016

Another drug stock shooting higher. GW Pharmaceuticals plc (GWPH) is jumping 14% to a new 52 week high after reporting positive Phase 3 clinical trial results for their drug to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe... Read More

September 23, 2016

Twitter (TWTR) is flying higher. Shares of the ailing social media company are jumping 20% to highs not seen since January on rumors the company has received expressions of interest from several technology or media companies like Google and Salesforce.com and may... Read More

September 22, 2016

The cloud is in demand. Cloud software maker, Red Hat (RHT) is jumping 4% after beating earnings estimates and guiding higher for the third quarter and full year estimates. Revenues rose 19% year over year to $599.8 million in the quarter as business once again accelerated. At least four... Read More

September 21, 2016

FedEx (FDX)is flying higher following earnings. The second largest US private mail carrier easily beat estimates as revenue grew 19.5% year over year to $14.7 billion and $890 million higher than what analysts had predicted. The biggest revenue sectors were Fedex Ground, which... Read More

September 20, 2016

A seven bagger in one day. Drug company, Tobira Therapeutics (TBRA) is up 700% in one day thanks to a buyout offer from Allergan for around $600M plus up to around $1.1B in contingent value rights payments based on milestones, for a... Read More

September 19, 2016

Good news for Sarepta and their patients. The Cambridge-based Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) is jumping 80% thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granting accelerated approval to the first drug in the U.S. that can slow the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.... Read More

September 16, 2016

The chips keep coming. Semiconductor, Intel (INTC) is up 2% after raising guidance for the third quarter driven by replenishment of PC supply chain inventory & improving PC demand. The company raised guidance for Q3 (Sep), sees Q3 (Sep) revenue of $15.3-15.9... Read More

September 15, 2016

Not feeling so Blue. Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is jumping 5% on strong volume as Goldman Sachs added the stock to their Conviction Buy list with a $135 price target. Impressive since the stock is only trading at $66 a share. Bluebird is... Read More

September 14, 2016

The Baker Brothers are making some dough. Drug company, Vitae Pharma (VTAE) is up 158% after agreeing to be acquired by Allergan (AGN) for $639 million or $21 per share in cash. Vitae's drug VTP-38543, a topical treatment for dermatitis, and... Read More

September 13, 2016

Apple is shining today. Apple's stock (AAPL) is up 2.66%, the only Dow component higher, following news the iphone 7 pre-orders are off to a good start. Phone carrier, T-Mobile said pre-orders for the iphone 7 have shattered all previous iPhone pre-order... Read More

September 12, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is riding a hot hand.  Wynn's stock has been on a roll coaster ride the last month.  After opening their $4 billion casino in Macau, China in August, the stock dropped 14% in just two weeks. But since then, the stock is up 17% in the... Read More

September 9, 2016

Not many stocks are higher, but Finisar (FNSR) is jumping 13% on 8 times normal volume following strong earnings. The optical component maker easily beat estimates on record quarterly sales. The analyst at MKM Partners upgraded the stock with a new... Read More

September 8, 2016

Apache (APA) struck oil and gas. Apache is up 4% today and up 11% in the last two days after discovering an "immense" oil and gas reserve in a relatively unknown corner of west Texas. Apache estimates there is more than 300,000... Read More

September 7, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is hot today. The restauranteur is up 4% on double the normal volume as Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital acquired a 9.9% stake in the company. Mr. Ackman said the shares were undervalued and that he intended to... Read More

September 6, 2016

FANG stocks are back. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are all trading higher. Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) are at new 52 week and all-time highs. No news on either today. After doubling in 2015, Amazon is up 14% year to date while the Retail index is unchanged... Read More

September 2, 2016

Brazil may be in the midst of its worst recession in decades, but their citizens still love to shop online. Latin American online retail firm, MercadoLibre (MELI) is up 6% to a new 52 week high thanks to an upgrade at JP Morgan with a $200 price target. The analyst... Read More

September 1, 2016

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) should change their name to Macau Sands. The casino operator is jumping 5% not far from a 52 week high thanks to better than expected August gross gaming revenue out of Macau, China. Gaming improved by +1.1% y/y,... Read More

August 31, 2016

Bob's got it right. Restaurateur, Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)  surged 6% to $41.03 thanks to better than expected earnings. Bob Evans posted earnings of 48 cents per share, surpassing Wall Street's projected 44 cents per share. Revenue came in at $306.3 million, below consensus estimates of $310.92 million. Bob... Read More

August 30, 2016

At least one airline is flying higher. United Continental (UAL) is jumping 8%, its best day in two years, after the former president of American Airlines, Scott Kirby decied to become president at rival, UAL. Raymond James upgraded the airline to "outperform" with a $65 price target, implying a... Read More

August 29, 2016

The chips keep rising. It's been a good couple of months for the semiconductor stocks as demand and pricing improves. Case in point, Micron Tech (MU) the volatile DRAM chip maker is up 2% today on an upgrade from Stifel with an... Read More

August 26, 2016

Autodesk  (ADSK) is on autopilot. The San Rafael, CA-based software firm jumped 8% to a new 52 week high after better than expected earnings. The company added 109,000 new subscribers during the second quarter vs. analyst estimates of 92,000 new subscribers. The firm said it was happy to see... Read More

August 25, 2016

The blue boxes are shining brightly. While other retailers struggle, Tiffany's (TIF) is performing well up 6% to a six month high. The company beat estimates by 12 cents on in line revenue while reaffirming full year guidance. Better than expected margins offset a miss on comps. Last quarter,... Read More

August 24, 2016

Another drug maker moving in the right direction. Shares of the Philadelphia-based generic pharmaceuticals company, Lannett (LCI) surged 15% to a six month high after better than expected earnings. The company reported adjusted earnings of 73 cents per share on revenue of... Read More

August 23, 2016

Best Buy (BBY) is back. The largest U.S. electronics retailer rose 18%, the stock's best single-day gain since 2001,  to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. Best Buy profits were up 16% to 57 cents per share, while total revenue rose 0.1% to $8.5... Read More

August 22, 2016

M&A heats up for healthcare. The leading prostate cancer treatment company, Medivation (MDVN) is the diamond today up 19% after agreeing to be bought for $81.50 a share, a deal valued at about $14 billion. Rival drugmaker, Sanofi was also interested in... Read More

August 19, 2016

 Deere is back. The John Deere tractor company is up 9% after easily beating earnings estimates while also raising full year net income guidance. Operating profits improved for the quarter due to price realization, lower production costs and a decrease in selling, administrative and general expenses. John Deere has been... Read More

August 18, 2016

Tech is acting much better. It started with the chips and now data storage looks good. The software and data storage maker, NetApp (NTAP) is up 16% not far from a 52 week high after better than expected earnings. Deferred revenue and... Read More

August 17, 2016

One retailer is working. Urban Outfitters (URBN) is up 15% not far from a 52 week high after beating earnings estimates by 11 cents on in-line revenue.  For the three and six months ended July 31, 2016, the gross profit rate increased by 179 basis points and 142 basis... Read More

August 16, 2016

Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) receives the gold today. Dick's Sporting Goods jumped 7% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates by 13 cents, beating on sales and raising third quarter guidance and full year guidance above consensus. Looks like... Read More

August 15, 2016

Hot summer means water is in demand. Water company, Xylem (XYL) is up 4% to a 52 week high on news they are acquiring a firm called, Sensus for $1.7 billion in cash. Looks like Wall Street likes the deal as Xylem... Read More

August 12, 2016

The chips are all in. Semiconductor, Nvidia (NVDA) is up 4% to a new 52 week high on better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 23.9% year over year to $1.43 billion. Gross margins improved to 58.1% thanks to strong demand. The company... Read More

August 11, 2016

Open sesame. Alibaba (BABA) is jumping 5% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Chinese Internet company reported earnings of 74 cents per share, 11 cents better than expectations. Revenue grew 59% to $4.84 billion. The China retail marketplaces revenue grew 49% year-over-year... Read More

August 10, 2016

Hearing YELP loud and clear. The Internet company is up 12% after beating by a penny while guiding third quarter revenue above consensus and full year guidance above consensus as well. Plenty of upgrades for Yelp from Mizuho, Axiom, Bank of America/Merrill,... Read More

August 9, 2016

Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) is soaring today up 19% following better than expected earnings. Total revenue came in at $40.9 million during the second quarter compared to $6.0 million in the second quarter of 2015. Sales of Ryanodex grew 81% quarter over quarter to $3.4 million.  Bendeka now commands 80% of a branded... Read More

August 8, 2016

Going to the mattresses. Mattress Firm Holding (MFRM) is springing to life up 114% after agreeing to be acquired by Steinhoff for $3.8 billion. South African retailer, Steinhoff is buying the debt-laden, largest U.S. specialty bedding vendor to cut its exposure to... Read More

August 5, 2016

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) shocked Wall Street by announcing Friday that its new cancer drug Opdivo has failed a trial as a single therapy for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. The stock is down 15%, dropping as much as 18% on the news.... Read More

August 4, 2016

Who knows Jack? Jack in the Box (JACK) is up 10% after beating earnings estimates by 20 cents while also raising 2016 guidance. The company reported better same-store sales closing the gap as compared to the industry while also looking to reduce... Read More

August 3, 2016

Scotts Miracle-Gro. (SMG) is growing again. The lawn and garden stock is up 6% to a new 52 week high after posting better than expected earnings even as revenue of $994.1 million came in light of expectations. I guess the dry summer... Read More

August 2, 2016

Soda is back! SodaStream (SODA) shares spiked 18% after strong earnings and sales. The carbonated drinks maker reported $119.2 revenue, a 17.2 percent increase from the second quarter of 2015. Management said the company is working to reposition the brand around sparkling water... Read More

August 1, 2016

Good news for Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) and children with spinal muscular atrophy. The Carlsbad,... Read More

July 29, 2016

A, B, C, easily as 1.2.3. Google, Alphabet, whatever (GOOGL) is up 4% not far from its 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The company reported earnings of $8.42 per share, $0.38 better than estimates. Revenues rose an... Read More

July 28, 2016

NetSuite (N) is moving up to the penthouse suite. The cloud software firm is up 18% to a two and a half year high after agreeing to be acquired by Oracle (ORCL) for $109/share. Netsuite also reported earnings today beating estimates, but the scheduled conference to discuss... Read More

July 27, 2016

The Apple in Wall Street's eye. Apple (AAPL) jumped 6% to new recent highs following better than expected earnings. Earnings beat by 4 cents, but sales fell 14% year over year and down 33% year over year in China. But looking forward, Apple raised estimates ahead of the iphone7... Read More

July 26, 2016

The string of chip stocks rallying following earnings continues with Texas Instruments (TXN). Texas Instruments is up 6% to a 16-year high following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings by 4 cents as revenue beat as well. Gross margins came in at an impressive 61.2%... Read More

July 25, 2016

The restaurateurs have taken it on the chin so far in 2016, but Buffalo Wild Wings is flying high. The chicken wing restaurant company (BWLD) rose 5% on news private equity firm, Marcato Capital disclosed 5.1% active stake in a 13D filing.... Read More

July 22, 2016

Chips and tech continue their rebound. Chipmaker Nvidia, Qualcomm and others have reported strong earnings. Now its AMD's turn. AMD's stock (AMD) is up 13% following better than expected earnings. The semiconductor maker posted second-quarter results that reported an increase in revenue for the first time in two years... Read More

July 21, 2016

Joy today at JoyGlobal  (JOY). The mining equipment manufacturer company is up 19% after agreeing to be bought out by industrial manufacturing giant, Komatsu Ltd. Good news for the industrials, but even with the buyout, the stock is still half the value it was back in 2015. The analyst at... Read More

July 20, 2016

The cloud is kind to old tech. Microsoft is jumping 5% to within a penny of its 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft late Tuesday posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. It earned 69 cents... Read More

July 19, 2016

Netflix subscribers not so loyal after all. Netflix (NFLX) is down 13%, the worse day since October 2014, after missing estimates and lowering guidance. The company blamed weakness on higher-than-expected level of customer churn due to "un-grandfathering" of fees. The company is... Read More

July 18, 2016

ARM Holdings (ARMH) is flexing its muscle. The British based semiconductor firm is soaring more than 40% to a new 52 week high after agreeing to be bought out by Japan's SoftBank (SFTBY) for $31.4 billion in cash. Thanks to Brexit, the deal is 30% cheaper for... Read More

July 15, 2016

Herbalife (HLF) is ready to move on. Herbalife is jumping 19% to a new 52 week high after the company reached a deal with FTC to pay a $200 million fine and $3 million to the Illinois Attorney General. The company will adopt a two-tier membership structure to... Read More

July 14, 2016

Delta (DAL) flying higher again. Delta jumped 3% today after easily beating earnings estimates. Delta and the airlines are printing money right now, but the stocks have been on a roller coaster ride the last year. Even as earnings and cash continue to... Read More

July 13, 2016

Impravata Inc. (IMPR) is going private. Impravata jumped 31% today after agreeing to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm. The Lexington, MA based healthcare IT company provides authentication and access management solutions for hospitals along with services for customers in the financial... Read More

July 12, 2016

The disk drives are back! Two weeks ago it was rival, Western Digital with better guidance. Now it's Seagate (STX) with better than expected earnings guidance. Seagate is jumping 22% to a 3 month high after raising quarterly guidance and also announcing... Read More

July 11, 2016

Boeing flying high at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. The stock is up a percent and a half leading the Dow to new recent highs thanks to announcement of the potential purchases of 60 new aircraft and the release of its latest... Read More

July 8, 2016

Ooooh, Barracuda! Barracuda Networks (CUDA) jumped 18% following better than expected earnings. Barracuda reported first-quarter revenue of $86.7 million, up 11% year over year and nearly $3 million higher than the average analyst estimate. Recurring subscription revenue jumped 20% to $65.3 million,... Read More

July 7, 2016

Tech is looking better. The chip stocks have been acting better. Now the storage makers are perking up. Western Digital (WDC) is up 4% back toward recent highs thanks to better guidance for the quarter. The company now expects its fourth quarter... Read More

July 6, 2016

  Today's diamond is keeping things ventilated in this crazy market. The US company, Nortek (NTX) is jumping 38% after accepting the offer from the British firm, Melrose to be bought out for $2.81 billion. The... Read More

July 5, 2016

Bringing Marijuana back to the forefront with today's diamond. INSYS Therapeutics (INSY) rose 8% after the FDA approved the company's latest drug, Syndros an alternative to the drug, Marinol. Marinol has been used to treat vomiting and nausea in cancer patients caused by chemotherapy, and to increase... Read More

July 1, 2016

High on the Hog. Harley-Davidson (HOG) is jumping 18% on heavy volume due to chatter circulating the quiet trading desks that KKR & Co. could be interested in buying the motorcycle maker. Harley-Davidson did not immediately respond to requests for comments. Rival, Polaris Industries is jumping... Read More

June 30, 2016

The eyes have it. Mobileye (MBLY) jumped 10% to an 8 month high on news Intel (INTC) and BMW (BAMXY) will hold a press conference on Friday for what is expected to be an announcement that the three will... Read More

June 29, 2016

Turnaround Wednesday. Two days down, two days up. Now what? Most sectors and stocks were higher, but Tesaro (TSRO) had the best day of its trading life with the stock doubling thanks to great news from their phase 3 ovarian cancer trial. Tesaro reported data from its phase 3 span... Read More

June 28, 2016

Turnaround Tuesday. The first up day since the Brexit vote was good, not great. Biotechs were one of the better performing sectors up nearly 4% today. Gilead Science (GILD) is the diamond of the day up 5% after the FDA approved... Read More

June 27, 2016

Brexit shocker means another risk off day. Any stocks with UK or European exposure like the banks (Barclays) have been taking a hit. Today's dog is Ryanair (RYAAY) the passenger-airline service provider based in the UK (enough said). The stock dropped 10% even though management said bookings have remained... Read More

June 24, 2016

Brexit, not good for the banks. Huge uncertainty looms large over the banking sector following the UK's decision to leave the EU. Major European and US banks use the UK as a springboard for their services and operations across Europe. UK's exit from... Read More

June 23, 2016

The chips are back! The semiconductor stocks have been acting a lot better as pricing improves for those tiny little chips. One of the most volatile chip stocks, Micron Tech (MU) is our diamond of the day up 10% to a new recent high. The flash memory DRAM maker... Read More

June 22, 2016

Finally a ray of hope for our diamond, SolarCity (SCTY). The solar company is jumping 5% on news Tesla is interested in acquiring the firm for $2.8B. Great news for the once highflyer down over 50% in the last year as the company hemorrhages cash. The analysts are scratching... Read More

June 21, 2016

Staying United is showing that today's diamond can soar higher. United Continental Holdings (UAL), the merged company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines jumped 3% after disclosing plans to boost revenue and reduce costs to improve earnings. The company will focus on... Read More

June 20, 2016

Flying higher with today's diamond. Boeing (BA) led the Dow Jones higher up 2.2% on high volume. The air plane manufacture company reported that a Russian air-freight company has agreed to buy an additional twenty 747's with a current 10 as a firm... Read More

June 17, 2016

Green is a pretty color especially when you get more. Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) is jumping 48% thanks to a takeover offer. The beauty products company that makes a broad range of products has agreed to be bought out by their rival Revlon (REV) for $420 million. The merger... Read More

June 16, 2016

Today's diamond is quite Logical. QLogic (QLGC) is jumping 9% after agreeing to be bought by Cavium. The networking infrastructure solutions provider agreed to be bought by chip maker Cavium (CAVM) for $15.50 in cash and stock for a total value of $1.36 billion in a deal valued... Read More

June 15, 2016

Steel seems to be the new diamond for the day. United States Steel Corp (X) surged 8% on high volume today. The steel company based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was upgraded this morning. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded the US Steel's shares to... Read More

June 14, 2016

More auto parts? Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) jumped 10% in another down market following better than expected earnings. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, came to 50 cents per share. Revenue for the maker of remanufactured vehicle alternators and starters came in at $97.4 million... Read More

June 13, 2016

As the world becomes more and more connected, one of today's major social media platforms is being bought out. LinkedIn (LNKD) is surging nearly 50% on news the company has accepted a $26.2 billion cash buyout from Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 a share. LinkedIn's stock has been on... Read More

June 10, 2016

This block is getting larger, at least today. H&R Block (HRB) is jumping 13% intraday while the broader market is taking a hit. The tax preparation and banking service company reported earnings of $701 million, or $3.16 per share, beating estimates by... Read More

June 9, 2016

Peanut butter jelly time! Our diamond, J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM), is jumping $10 or 8% to new all-time highs after posting better than expected earnings in their fourth quarter. The company reported earnings of $1.86 per share which crushed expectations of $1.19... Read More

June 8, 2016

Beer, food and skee-ball are making our diamond shine. Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) is jumping 10% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings and a new share buyback plan. The restaurant/entertainment company blew past earnings and sales estimates... Read More

June 7, 2016

Tech is back! Facebook and Amazon have been strong all year, but now other sectors like the chips and the storage makers are coming back to life. Western Digital (WDC) is the diamond today up 3% following an upgrade.  The storage maker was upgraded at Mizuho with a $53... Read More

June 6, 2016

Positive news for ovarian cancer patients. Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) is jumping 70% to new recent highs thanks to positive drug trial results. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company develops and engages treatments for cancer and immune-inflammatory diseases. Vascular's VB-111 drug that treats patients with recurrent platinum resistant ovarian cancer saw statistically... Read More

June 5, 2016

A good day for gold. Kinross Gold (KGC) jumped 14.78% to $4.97 a share following a rise of 2.51% in the price of gold to $1,243 per ounce on the August contract. The latest jobs report sent gold prices skyrocketing as the U.S. added fewer than expected positions last... Read More

May 31, 2016

Few stocks higher on the last trading day of May. Celator Pharmaceuticals (CPXX) is jumping 71% after agreeing to merge with Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 billion in cash. Jazz Pharma agreed to buy the New Jersey-based Celator to expand its product portfolio and gain access to VYXEOS, Celator's... Read More

May 27, 2016

This stock looks as beautiful as their products. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) is jumping 8% to a new all-time high after posting strong earnings. The beauty retailer has been on a roll up 319% over the last five years. The... Read More

May 26, 2016

There is no lid on the stock of today's diamond, Genesco (GCO). The retail conglomerate is spiking over 10% thanks to earnings of their brand names like Journeys, Lids Sports, Johnston & Murphy and Schuh. Quarterly sales actually missed estimates by a slight margin, but earnings blew past estimates.... Read More

May 25, 2016

Spin off and merger ALERT! Today's diamond, Computer Sciences (CSC), is jumping 37% to a new high thanks to HP Enterprises ( HPE) decision to spin off and merge its business-services division with Computer Sciences in a deal valued at $8.5 billion.... Read More

May 24, 2016

Today's diamond builds luxury homes, and with today's spike, you might be able to buy one. Toll Brothers (TOL) jumped 8% back toward the April highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Toll designs, constructions, and markets homes and converts existing rental... Read More

May 23, 2016

As Phil Mickelson had to give back close to $1 million in capital gains on a stock tip, he should've bought the stock of one of his biggest sponsors, Callaway Golf (ELY). Callaway is jumping over 6% to a new recent high thanks to an upgrade. The golf equipment... Read More

May 20, 2016

Apply today's diamond to see gains in the semiconductor space. Applied Materials stock (AMAT), the semi equipment maker, is jumping over 13% to a new 52 week high, but below its 2 year high, following strong earnings. Second-quarter results beat analyst estimates... Read More

May 19, 2016

The eagle is soaring today. American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) is surging higher by more than 17% on heavy volume following earnings last night. Like most retailers, the teenager oriented clothing company has faced some tough times of late. American Eagle reported earnings of... Read More

May 18, 2016

SAAS is playing NICE. Cloud software and networking company,  inContact (SAAS) jumped over 50% today after agreeing to be acquired by Nice Systems (NICE) for $14 in cash per share or $940 million. Nice Systems' stock jumped as well, up 4% on the news so it looks... Read More

May 17, 2016

Vroom vroom goes today's diamond. Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) is seeing their shares rise on high volume today, up over 12% thanks to insider buying. The rental car company has seen their shares drop over 50% in the last six months as sales have sputtered and earnings estimates have... Read More

May 16, 2016

Pfizer's back in the acquisition news. The failed merger between Allergan and Pfizer hasn't stopped Pfizer's management from wheeling and dealing. Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) is the diamond of the day up 57% after agreeing to merge with Pfizer (PFE) for $5.2 billion. The deal strengthens Pfizer's inflammation and... Read More

May 13, 2016

The chips are making a comeback. NVIDIA Corp (NVDA) was one of the few stellar stand outs today up over 15% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Nvidia posted $1.3 billion in revenue on earnings of... Read More

May 12, 2016

Today's diamond is keeping things growing along with their share price. Monsanto (MON) is jumping 8% on rumors of a possible bid from German company, Bayer AG for $40 billion. Monsanto, known as the company that revolutionized the soy bean to grow almost anywhere thanks to genetic modification, would... Read More

May 11, 2016

The force is with today's diamond. Electronic Arts (EA) is climbing over 13% following better than expected earnings last night. The company reported revenue of $924 million above Wall Street consensus of $888.8 million. The company also produced its most-ever profits of $1... Read More

May 10, 2016

The sky is the limit for today's diamond. TransDigm Group (TDG) is soaring over 10% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company designs and produces aircraft components for the two largest plane manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus. Earnings per share jumped 35.5% to $2.86, breezing past expectations for $2.58.... Read More

May 9, 2016

The age old battle between fresh fast donuts will continue, but one is now going private. Krispy Kreme Donuts (KKD) is jumping 24% following a buyout offer from a German private equity firm, JAB for $1.35 billion. The offer is... Read More

May 6, 2016

Looking for places to eat has changed from using the phone book to using an app. Today's diamond allows us to read reviews and see the food before we ever get to a restaurant. Yelp (YELP) is seeing their shares skyrocket up... Read More

May 5, 2016

Mac and cheese and ketchup are adding fuel to today's diamond. Kraft Heinz (KHC) is surging 3% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. As one of the world's largest food companies, Kraft reported a nearly 38% increase in quarterly profits thanks to cost-cutting efforts, reduced expenses and... Read More

May 4, 2016

Ice Ice baby! Today's diamond, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) rose 7% back toward the 52 week high following double-digit earnings growth for the seventh straight quarter. Earnings actually accelerated to 20% year-over-year making it the best quarterly report in the company's history. Looking forward, the company will continue to integrate... Read More

May 3, 2016

Use today's diamond to help ease the pain with today's sell off in the market. Mallinckrodt (MNK) is jumping 6% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat consensus of $1.72 per share with an actual $2.01 per share. The company... Read More

May 2, 2016

Wynn on a win streak.  Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is jumping 7% following better than expected gambling revenue out of Macau, China for the month of April. The numbers were actually not great as the world's top casino gambling destination saw revenue drop 9.5% to $2.17 billion, topping some estimates.... Read More

April 29, 2016

Time to go shopping with today's diamond. Amazon.com (AMZN) is surging 9% to a new all-time high following blow out earnings.  Sales grew 28% to $29.1 billion in the first quarter, compared to a forecast of $27.99 billion. Earnings per share were $1.07, greatly exceeding Wall Street's expectations of... Read More

April 28, 2016

The more you use social media the more returns you'll see in your account with today's diamond. Facebook Inc. (FB) is surging 8% to a new all-time high following blow out earnings. The company easily beat earnings and sales estimates as total advertisers grew 50% year over year while monthly... Read More

April 27, 2016

Your dream might have come true with today's diamond. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) is surging higher by 17% today thanks to rumors that Comcast may make a $3 billion offer for the company.  Comcast currently owns Universal Pictures which created "Minions" and "Despicable Me." With the merger, Comcast would have... Read More

April 26, 2016

The British have invaded. British Petroleum (BP) is surging 5% to new 2016 high following better than expected earnings. BP and the rest of the oil industry are struggling with the low oil price, however the company was able to turn a profit in... Read More

April 22, 2016

Just like our diamond's name your portfolio is advancing. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is soaring 40% after the company announced a notable IP licensing agreement along with better-than-expected first-quarter 2016 results. AMD has struck a $293 million agreement to license its processor and SoC technology to a newly... Read More

April 21, 2016

Your portfolio and your athletic gear are gaining in value. Today's diamond, Under Amour (UA) rose nearly 7% following better than expected earnings.  The company easily surpassed many analyst estimates as revenue beat expectations as well. The company also raised their yearend outlook. The company has Steph Curry to thank... Read More

April 20, 2016

Would you prefer a robot operating on your head with steady movements or a doctor who could have some shaky hands? Our diamond offers the former rather than the latter. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) is the diamond today up 4% to a new 52 week high following better than expected... Read More

April 19, 2016

As today's diamond leaves Obama Care they see their share price rise. United Health Care (UNH) is up 2% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The Minnesota based company reported $1.81 earnings per share on $44.53 billion... Read More

April 18, 2016

The force is strong with Hasbro (HAS). Hasbro is surging 5% to a new 52 week high thanks to strong earnings due in part to Disney franchises, Star Wars and Frozen. Hasbro reported earnings of 38 cents a share easily beating estimates... Read More

April 15, 2016

The basin just got bigger. Great Basin Scientific (GBSN) is shooting up over 80% following better than expected earnings. The company has struggled to produce positive results, but last night the company reported 59.4% growth in revenue and 119.8% customer growth year-over-year.... Read More

April 14, 2016

3D printers are back. After a dismal 2015, 3D Systems Corp (DDD) is surging 10%, up 115% year to date thanks to an upgrade this morning. After bottoming in January, the stock has been on a steady climb after hiring a new CEO, the former manager of HP's... Read More

April 13, 2016

A good day for the banks. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is leading the financials and the broader markets higher today on better than expected earnings. Earnings came in at $1.35 per share or 9 cents better than consensus of $1.26 a share. Revenue... Read More

April 12, 2016

The price of oil is up along with the oil stocks. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has had a tough couple years and months with their founder dying in a recent car accident, but today the stock jumped over 30% on new favorable revolving loan limits. The new amendment provides short-term... Read More

April 11, 2016

Disk drives are back. Seagate (STX) is jumping 5% thanks to a positive article in Barron's magazine over the weekend. The former disk drive maker is in a down turn right now since no one is buying PCs right now. But thanks to plans to move into cloud computing,... Read More

April 8, 2016

Your portfolio has an ally today. Today's diamond, Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) is surging 19% after agreeing to merge with customer, Corning for a $305 million. This deal will add to Corning's Optical Communications sector by adding AFOP's ability to create optical... Read More

April 7, 2016

A win for Wynn in a down market for  this diamond. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) surged 11% on four times its normal volume closing just below $100 a share. The casino owner and operator had a great day after pre-releasing quarterly results and also updating shareholders on future properties including... Read More

April 6, 2016

The light is shining bright on today's diamond. Acuity Brands (AYI) is jumping 11% to a new 52 week high thanks to strong earnings. The smart-lighting maker reported second-quarter results that soundly topped expectations, saying it would continue to gain from demand for connected, energy-conscious building management in the... Read More

April 5, 2016

Every dog has its day. The rollercoaster ride continues as Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) jumped 10% on positive news for once.  A special board committee completed an internal investigation without discovering additional financial fallout from the firm's previous ties to a controversial pharmacy company, Philidor. Valeant also said they plan... Read More

April 4, 2016

Alaska Air is reaching farther with today's diamond. Virgin America (VA) is skyrocketing 41% after accepting a buyout offer from airliner, Alaska Air. The all-cash offer will expand Alaska Airlines' exposure to California and the East Coast. Virgin founder, Richard Branson said he... Read More

April 1, 2016

Oil may keep going lower if the cars from today's diamond become main stream. Tesla (TSLA) jumped 3% to a new six month high after debuting their new Model 3 car with a starting price of $35,000. The good news is the company is taking preorders for these cars... Read More

March 31, 2016

IBM not feeling so blue anymore. IBM (IBM) has been a dog with flees the last several years, but 2016 is looking brighter for the blue chip stock. After dropping 15% to start the year, IBM has come roaring... Read More

March 30, 2016

Time to hit the gym and see gains there as well as in your portfolio. Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has been on a roll coaster ride the last six months as a diamond, then dog, then diamond, then dog again. Hopefully, the stock is starting a new trend as a... Read More

March 29, 2016

Someone hit the button on their table to make sure today's diamond is winning. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is known for beer, wings and sports along with the ability to change an outcome of a game with the flip of a switch in... Read More

March 28, 2016

Time to get rid of your migraine with today's diamond. Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR) is surging over $8 or 50% after announcing positive top line data for their clinical trial migraine preventative drug. The drug, ALD403, reduced migraine days by at least 75% in 41% of patients who took the... Read More

March 24, 2016

Road trip anyone? Winnebago (WGO) is surging 3% closing in on 52 week high following earnings. The leader in the RV industry saw sales actually declined 4% in the quarter, but earnings did improve. Thanks to cheap oil, customers are upgrading to... Read More

March 23, 2016

Keeping it warm even when the name implies it's cold. Retailer, Five Below (FIVE) is jumping 7% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings last night. The earnings came in at 77 cents per share beating estimates while... Read More

March 22, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) keeps rising. The stock has rallied 80% in the last two months, but the Morgan Stanley analyst, Thomas Allen sees more upside thanks to the soon to be open Wynn Palace, the new flagship casino in Macau's Cotai strip.... Read More

March 21, 2016

With today's diamond you can paint your house money green. Valspar (VAL) is popping 24% or $20 thanks to a buyout offer from Sherwin Williams. Sherwin-Williams, the third largest coating supplier in the industry is offering $113 a share or $11.3 billion in cash for Valspar. The combination will... Read More

March 18, 2016

If you have never used this company's product, then you've probably have never been on the Internet. Adobe Systems (ADBE) is the diamond today up 4% after jumping as much as 8% this morning to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings last night. The Digital... Read More

March 17, 2016

FedEx (FDX) soaring higher along with the broader market thanks to better than expected earnings. The world's largest cargo airline and delivery service company saw their stock jump 11% or $17 marking the best day in FedEx share history. Besides beating earnings estimates, FedEx also lifted its earnings forecast... Read More

March 16, 2016

Oracle (ORCL) is the oracle in the market today. The cloud computing company rose 4% in a volatile trading day following earnings last night. Oracle beat earnings estimates, but then missed on revenues due to negative currency translations and persistent weakness in traditional software sales. The good news is the company... Read More

March 15, 2016

Welcome to the inner wall with today's diamond, Outerwall (OUTR). The owner of Coinstar and Redbox is up 7% after the company announced they would explore their strategic options to boost shareholder value. So far so good. Outerwall is also hiking their... Read More

March 14, 2016

Acting below par is what today's dog is doing. PAR Technology Corp (PAR) is down over 12% today after firing their Chief Financial Officer for violating corporate policy. The technology solutions company terminated their CFO after discovering he used company... Read More

March 11, 2016

For good fried chicken you have to find a place with a southern recipe and today's diamond, Bojangles (BOLA) fits that bill. After a lackluster IPO last year, the Charlotte based southern chicken restaurant is jumping 19% thanks to better than... Read More

March 10, 2016

More bang with your buck with today's diamond, Dollar General (DG). The stock  is surging 10% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings. The discount retailer is the second best performer this year in the S&P 500. Besides strong earnings, Dollar General expects 10-15% span... Read More

March 9, 2016

Have you ever fed your pets a blue buffalo before? Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) surged 22% today thanks to better than expected earnings last night. The Connecticut based pet product company reported better than expected earnings and sales while also raising... Read More

March 8, 2016

Shake Shak (SHAK) taking a hit down 10% today. The burger joint restaurateur has been on a roll of late reporting better than expected fourth quarter earnings and strong same-store sales growth of 11%, ahead of Wall Street estimates of 7.3%. For 2015, Shake Shack's... Read More

March 7, 2016

Heck of a rebound in oil the last several weeks up 20% and up 5% today closing in on $40 a barrel. Plenty of diamonds in the oil patch and commodities in general as investors buy in and investors who were short covered their positons. Today's diamond,  EP Energy Corp (EPE)... Read More

March 4, 2016

Keeping us all connected is the job for our diamond, Broadcom (AVGO). The designer, developer and supplier of digital semiconductor connectivity solutions is jumping 7% closing in on its 52 week high after reporting better than expected earnings. The Singapore based company earned $1.30 per share compared to $1.26... Read More

March 3, 2016

The 3D printing stocks are back! Stratasys (SSYS) is jumping 17% today after reporting fourth quarter results that topped estimates. The company reported a loss of 1 cent per share which compared to Wall Street's expectations of a loss of 12 cents... Read More

March 2, 2016

Fun fact: a gallon of water is more expensive than a gallon of gas, so do we drink oil going forward? Today's diamond, American Water Works (AWK) is up 5% today and up over 10% year to date. The water utility company has been on a steady rise since... Read More

March 1, 2016

Enjoying the workday today? You should since the markets are up and today's diamond Workday (WDAY) is soaring 18% thanks to better than expected earnings. The cloud application company has been on a roller coaster ride in the last month. The stock dropped over 20% at the start of... Read More

February 29, 2016

As everyone talks about Apple and the FBI, today's diamond is making a move. BlackBerry (BBRY) is spiking up over 5% after receiving approval to buyback more stock. In fact, the company is doubling the amount of shares... Read More

February 26, 2016

Time to go shopping with today's diamond, J.C. Penny (JCP). The stock is climbing higher today up 15% thanks to better than expected fourth quarter earnings. The company came in with earnings of 39 cents a share easily beating estimates of just 23 cents a share. The company saw... Read More

February 25, 2016

Sprouting from the depths of the market to become today's diamond, Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM). The natural and organic food retailer posted fourth quarter revenue of $930.3 million exceeding Street forecasts. The Phoenix based company saw revenue rise 27% year over year... Read More

February 24, 2016

We all have dreams, and today's diamond makes those dreams a reality. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) is jumping over 20% after easily beating earnings estimates last night. Thanks to a shift in strategy, DreamWorks earnings and sales are moving in the right direction. The company is focusing on growing its... Read More

February 23, 2016

Home Depot (HD) is riding the housing wave. Home Depot is higher by 2% thanks to strong quarterly results due to a strong housing market and warmer than usual weather. Both helped lift the home-improvement's sales sharply, ending 2015 on a high note... Read More

February 22, 2016

Is United Technologies (UTX) getting bought out? United Tech jumped 4% lifting the industrial sector on news they held takeover talks with rival Honeywell. If Honeywell, a maker of aerospace parts and climate control systems merged with United Tech, a maker of... Read More

February 19, 2016

Applied Materials (AMAT), the world's largest chip equipment maker, surged 7% thanks to better than expected earnings. The supplier to Intel and other semi firms, easily beat earnings and sales estimates thanks to shifting demand for 3D NAND chips. The company... Read More

February 18, 2016

As Watson teaches you, he is also making you money. Watson is the famous artificial intelligence (A.I.) computer created by today's diamond, International Business Machines (IBM). The company's shares are having one of their better days in a long time spiking over... Read More

February 16, 2016

Keeping your home safe and making money on the stock. ADT Corp. (ADT) is jumping 48% after the company agreed to be bought out by Apollo Global Management for $6.94 billion. ADT works in the home and business security industry with a wide range of products. The... Read More

February 12, 2016

Finding a diamond in the rough can be a gamble, unless you know where to look. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is up 13% following better than expected earnings.  The earnings were actually down 20% year over year while sales declined 17%, but with the stock down over 50% in the... Read More

February 11, 2016

Time to travel and grow your worth with today's diamond. Expedia (EXPE) is jumping 9% after making a 52 week low on Tuesday following better than expected earnings guidance for 2016. The travel website firm reported lackluster fourth quarter earnings, but does... Read More

February 10, 2016

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) is bucking the trend up 21% thanks to better than expected earnings. Akamai's technology speeds up video streaming to mobile devices, e-commerce transactions and business software downloads reported earnings of 72 cents per share 10 cents better than expected.... Read More

February 9, 2016

In a volatile day, Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) is jumping over 10% after making a new 52 week low this morning following disappointing earnings, but better than expected guidance.  The seller of granite, limestone, sand and gravel posted revenue of $780.8 million in the fourth quarter missing estimates. However... Read More

February 8, 2016

Chapter 11 on the way for a number of oil companies? You expect some small no name oil companies to go under, but today Chesapeake Energy (CHK) was halted twice falling as much as 50% before the company made a statement saying they have no plans to file for bankruptcy... Read More

February 5, 2016

Get those frozen Buffalo wings out for the Super Bowl this Sunday! Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) is today's diamond up 10% thanks to better than expected earnings. While quarterly revenue fell from $10.8 billion in 2015 to $9.2 billion in the first quarter, operating income was up 38% and... Read More

February 4, 2016

Thanks to today's diamond, we can continue to drive our cars around. Cummins (CMI), known for their engines, is jumping 7% on rather lackluster earnings. Revenue fell more than 6% to $4.77 billion, but better than the steeper 8% drop many analysts... Read More

February 3, 2016

Maybe with today's diamond the Zika virus can be defeated before a mass pandemic occurs throughout the world. Gilead Sciences (GILD) is jumping 4% thanks to better than expected earnings last night. The biopharmaceutical giant focused on developing and marketing cures for... Read More

February 2, 2016

Look fancy while your share price rise with today's diamond, Michael Kors (KORS). Michael Kors, the luxury fashion and apparel specialist, is jumping 25% following better than expected earnings. Quarterly revenue came in up 6.3% year over year (9.9% at constant currency) to $1.4 billion. Net income declined 3% to... Read More

February 1, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is back. After dropping 30% in two months due to an E. Coli outbreak that sickened 60 customers, the stock is rebounding 4% today after the CDC department announce that the outbreak appears to be over. Chipotle... Read More

January 29, 2016

Almost everyone has used or owned a product from today's diamond, Sony Corp (SNE). Sony is jumping 17% after making a new 52 week low yesterday. The reason for the surge was better than expected earnings up over 21%. Sony gave deserved... Read More

January 28, 2016

Under Armour is flexing its muscle today up 20% thanks to better than expected earnings. The Baltimore based company that counts such sponsors as Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Steph Curry, Cam Newton, Jordan Spieth, Tom Brady, and Gisele reported better than expected earnings and sales growth of 31% and 28%... Read More

January 27, 2016

Biogen is back. Biogen (BIIB) is jumping 8% following strong earnings thanks to better than expected sales of its treatment for multiple sclerosis.  The company is forecasting 2016 revenue forecast of $11.1 billion to $11.3 billion assumes no price increases for its key multiple sclerosis drugs — Tecfidera, Avonex,... Read More

January 26, 2016

Boring is beautiful. Beauty and family care product maker, P&G is leading the Dow higher today, best day for the major averages this year (that's not saying much). Procter & Gamble (PG) is jumping 2.5% today following better than expected earnings of $1.04... Read More

January 25, 2016

Bacon, egg and cheese on an English muffin is perfect for anytime during the day for today's diamond, McDonalds (MCD). McDonalds is bucking the trend up a 1% this morning hitting a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. McDonalds... Read More

January 22, 2016

Robots are taking over the world, and making surgery safer for anyone under the knife. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) hit a new 52 week high today of $580 per share thanks to better than expected earnings of $5.18 a share easily beating estimates... Read More

January 21, 2016

Program your representative to make logical trades for you just like today's diamond, Xilinx (XLNX). Xilinx is jumping 8% following better than expected earnings and speculation of a takeover. The company that designs and develops programmable logic solutions, reported in-line earnings while... Read More

January 20, 2016

Not many stocks higher to start the day, but Amphenol Corp (APH) is bucking the trend thanks to strong earnings. The company designs and manufactures and markets wide range of products that focus on voice, data communications, commercial and military aerospace electronics,... Read More

January 19, 2016

Macy's (M) is bucking the trend up 3% continuing its rally since mid-December. The stock got hammered last year down 42% from the summer highs due to weak year-end sales, but things are changing. In December Macy's announced a restructuring that investors liked.... Read More

January 15, 2016

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is a win today. Wynn is jumping 8% today after lowering guidance for the fourth quarter.  With the stock retesting the August lows yesterday, Wynn preannounced fourth quarter earnings.  The numbers are not spectacular. Revenue in Macau, China is expected to be in the range of... Read More

January 14, 2016

Hopefully today is the first of many positive days to come.  With the stock market moving straight down to start the year, it's time for earnings reports to tell us if the selloff is justified or not.  If JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is any indicator, the banks are... Read More

January 13, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is finally bouncing. Chipotle's stock rose nearly 6% today in a down market after executives on Wednesday said they are confident that steps they are taking to tighten food safety at the popular burrito chain will prevent future... Read More

January 12, 2016

With the market volatility, we're all dreaming of a better market with today's diamond, DreamWorks Animation (DWA). DreamWorks rose 4% today on an upgrade to outperform from market perform by FBR & Co. analyst. The upgrade comes on the heels of... Read More

January 11, 2016

Smoke em if you got em. Tobacco and Philip Morris (PM) is the diamond of the day up 2.5% within 1% of its 52 week high. No real news on Phillip Morris or the tobaccos, but with the way the rest of the market is acting, investors are flocking to safe... Read More

January 7, 2016

As the markets move lower, investors may want a special liquid from today's diamond. Constellation Brands (STZ) is bucking the trend, up nearly 5% following better than expected earnings. The conglomerate based in Victor, NY that owns alcoholic beverage names like Corona, Svedka, and Modelo, along with a large... Read More

January 6, 2016

Maybe the International tensions will ease now that Netflix is available worldwide. Netflix (NFLX) rose 9% today after the CEO mentioned at his keynote session at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the company will now be able to reach two-thirds of the world's online population.... Read More

January 5, 2016

Today's diamond is Smith & Wesson Holding (SWHC) up over 10% due to tougher gun regulations coming down the pike.  President Obama, in an emotional press conference today, announced new initiatives that will implement tougher gun control rules, more specifically the sale of guns. It seems like every time... Read More

January 4, 2016

Is your new year's resolution getting in better shape? Then you should take a look at today's diamond, Lululemon Athletica (LULU). The Canadian based company known for their yoga and running clothes is jumping 6% thanks to not one, but two upgrades. Not many stocks are trading higher with... Read More

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