2017 Archive: Diamonds and Dogs

December 29, 2017

GE (GE) finally had an up day thanks to analyst comments. The Dog in the Dow down over 40% year to date finally had an up day rising half a percent in a down market. The analyst at Tigress Financial Partners' Ivan Feinseth maintains a Neutral rating, but also said... Read More

December 28, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) shining bright into year end. The one of the great FANG tech stocks this year, Netflix rose 3% today thanks to strong Nielson ratings for their big-budget film, "Bright" starring Will Smith. The film garnered viewers in its first three days to rival the opening-weekend audiences... Read More

December 27, 2017

 UPS (UPS) keeps going up. The United Parcel Service company rose a percent thanks to strong year-end demand. The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence. Online... Read More

December 26, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) does it again. Amazon rose a percent in a down market as they added 4 million new members to Amazon Prime in just one week. Analyst estimate Amazon now has as high as 80 million Prime members paying $99 per... Read More

December 22, 2017

Weight Watchers (WTW) regaining its form. The diet company displaying relative strength rising 6%,  breaking out over the recent $48-resistance. Yesterday the company was upgraded by B. Riley at FBR with a $65 price target. With the holiday season in full swing, many of us with need Weight... Read More

December 21, 2017

Long Island Iced Tea (LTEA) has been drinking too much of their own drink. The maker of Long Island brand ready-to-drink teas is surging 166% as they plan to initiate a major rebrand in order to pivot its focus to blockchain technology... Read More

December 20, 2017

FedEx (FDX) heading in the right direction. The $66 billion delivery juggernaut is up 2% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings and positive comments for 2018. FedEx beat earnings estimates by 30 cents as revenue rose 10% beating estimates... Read More

December 19, 2017

Navistar (NAV) roaring like a lion. The truck and bus maker's stock is up 9% to new highs following blow out earnings. Navistar reported $135 million net income or $1.36 beating estimates of 67 cents a share. Revenue rose 26% to $2.60... Read More

December 18, 2017

Merger Monday.  At least three big deals today. Oracle (ORCL) is acquiring Australian firm, Aconex Limited for approximately $1.2 billion in cash. Penn National Gaming (PENN) is acquiring Pinnacle (PNK) for $32.47/share in cash and stock. Hershey (HSY) is acquiring Amplify Snack Brands (BETR) for... Read More

December 14, 2017

Teva Pharma (TEVA) is cleaning house. The drug company is up 16% after announcing a restructuring plan and additional measures to improve business and financial performance, including reducing the workforce by over 25% or 14,000 people while suspending the dividend for ordinary... Read More

December 13, 2017

Honeywell (HON) is coming up sweet. The Industrial giant is up a percent today and up 32% year to date thanks to better than expected guidance for 2018. The company guidance earnings to the high end of the range and raises sales... Read More

December 12, 2017

Boeing (BA) lifting the Dow once again. The aerospace behemoth is up 3% lifting the Dow to new highs thanks to a dividend hike and a new share buyback. Boeing boosted its quarterly dividend by 20.4% while also authorizing a new stock repurchase... Read More

December 11, 2017

Bluebirds are smiling today. Biotech, Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is up 16% to new highs thanks to positive drug trials for patients with advanced forms of the deadly blood cancer known as multiple myeloma.... Read More

December 8, 2017

Biotechs looks good. Celgene (CELG) is up 3% on an upgrade at Atlantic Equities while Alexion Pharma (ALXN) is up 6% as activist investor Elliott Management has built a stake and is pushing for changes at Alexion. Elliott Management has had good... Read More

December 7, 2017

Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) looks wise. The drug company's stock is up 75% just today thanks to positive mid-stage study results for their depression drug. The 89-patient study testing the drug, SAGE-217, showed statistically significant reduction of depression symptoms, when compared to a... Read More

December 6, 2017

DaVita Medical (DVA) making smart moves. DaVita Inc. will sell its underperforming managed-care group to Optum in a $4.9 billion deal that will allow the Denver-based kidney-care provider to reinvest in its core businesses and pursue new investments in other areas of... Read More

December 5, 2017

Wells Fargo (WFC) is up 3% to a six month high thanks to upbeat comments at a Goldman Sachs conference. Wells Fargo is the poster child for what's wrong with big banks as one hand doesn't know what the other hand is... Read More

December 4, 2017

The force is strong with Disney (DIS). Disney is surging up 5% to a six month high on renewed speculation that the company could make a play for 21st Century Fox. The company is rising as government tax reform moves one step... Read More

December 1, 2017

Mylan (MYL) in Amazon's crosshairs? The generic drug maker rose 4% today after gaining FDA approval for a generic blood thinner drug. The stock also got a lift from rumors Amazon has held 'exploratory talks' with generic-drug makers including Mylan. I guess that is the next logical step... Read More

November 30, 2017

Value stocks fight back. Grocer, Kroger (KR) is up 12% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 4 cents on in-line sales and reaffirmed 2018 guidance while also looking better than expected fourth quarter comps. Chief... Read More

November 29, 2017

Shareholders at Allergan (AGN) are smiling. The biotech known for their famous Botox drug is up over 3% thanks to an upgrade at Morgan Stanley. Allergan is having a tough fall season down 30% from the summer highs, but the analyst at... Read More

November 28, 2017

Thor is a hit in the box office and on Wall Street. Thor Industries (THO) is up 11% following better than expected earnings. Thor is in the business of design, manufacturing, and sales of recreational vehicles. CEO, Bob Martin said the... Read More

November 27, 2017

It's Cyber Monday and Amazon (AMZN) is up 2% as analysts expect them to capture 50% of all online sales today. Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day total online sales jumped 17.9% over last year to a record $7.9 billion and today could... Read More

November 24, 2017

Black Friday lifting the retailers. After a dismal year, Macy's (M) is making a rebound up 4% today and up 19% in the last several weeks thanks to positive comments from their CEO. Macy's CEO, Jeff Gennette said the holiday selling... Read More

November 22, 2017

John Deere (DE) flying high. The green machine industrial giant is up 3% to new highs thanks to better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates as revenues rose 25.6% year over year to $7.09 billion. Agriculture and turf sales increased 22%... Read More

November 21, 2017

Apple dragging the Nasdaq to new all-time highs. Apple (AAPL) is up 2% as demand for their iphone 8 and iphone X will ramp up over the next several weeks and months. The analyst at Canaccord Genuity expects 78.5M in iphone sales... Read More

November 20, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Chipmaker and networking firm, Cavium (CAVM) is up 10% to new highs following a takeover bid for $6 billion from rival, Marvell.  The deal with create a combined chipmaker to compete with Intel and the other giants in the industry. Last week Qualcomm rejected a... Read More

November 17, 2017

Revenge of the retailers. Investors ae flocking back to the retailers for at least a day. Foot Locker (FL) is jumping 24%, Abercrombie & Fitch is up 20%, Ross Stores is up 10%, Gap is up 7% and Buckle is up 5%, all... Read More

November 16, 2017

Walmart (WMT) coming after Amazon. The big box retailer is up 8% to new highs as the company is transforming more into the Amazon business model. Walmart bought out Jet.com for more than $3 billion last year, adding online services and acquiring... Read More

November 15, 2017

  YY (YY) is up, up. YY, the Guangzhou, China based leading provider of a social media platform used for steaming live content is up 21% to new highs after reporting third-quarter results that soundly beat estimates... Read More

November 14, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is flying higher.  The chicken wing restaurateur is jumping 26% on a takeover offer from privately-equity firm. Roark Capital. Buffalo Wild Wings has faced some turbulence over the last year, as the company struggles with high wing costs and declining sales at stores open for... Read More

November 13, 2017

Revenge of the toys. Mattel (MAT ) is up 19% on rumors Hasbro (HAS) will make an offer for their largest rival. Hasbro (HAS) is up 7% as investors like the idea of a tie-up between the Barbie and Hot Wheels maker with the owner of the Nerf... Read More

November 10, 2017

The Mouse house is roaring. Walt Disney (DIS) is up 2.7% following lackluster earnings due to new video streaming plans a la Netflix to boost future sales. Earnings came in 5 cents light as sales fell 2.8% year over year to $12.78... Read More

November 9, 2017

Medtronic (MDT) is up 3% thanks to better than expected earnings and limited damaged from Hurricane Maria. Medtronic's stock has not performed well the last several months following Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico and damaged Medtronic's' manufacturing plants. It's true the... Read More

November 7, 2017

Weight Watchers (WTW) looks great. The weight-loss specialist is up 20% to new highs following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. The company easily beat estimates as revenue rose 15.3% year over year to $323.7 million. The company is excited about... Read More

November 6, 2017

Crazy like a fox. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is up 8% on news Disney has been in talks to buy many of their assets including 2st Century Fox's movie studio, TV production assets, entertainment channels such as FX and... Read More

November 3, 2017

Apple (AAPL) looks great following earnings. Some highlights from Apple's earnings. The company has $269 billion in cash. Revenue in India doubled, iphone 8 sales very strong, Mac had its best September ever, Apple Watch grew 50% in third quarter, wearables up... Read More

November 2, 2017

Yum Brands (YUM) cooking up something good.  The owner of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC is jumping 6% to new highs following better than expected earnings and sales. Worldwide system sales grew 6% as Pizza Hut broke a five-quarter streak of declining sales. Pizza Hut said it... Read More

November 1, 2017

At least one retailer is still doing well. Estee Lauder (EL) is jumping 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected sales and profits. Estee Lauder is trying to change its image to appeal to younger consumers and has started... Read More

October 31, 2017

Trex (TREX) is roaring today. The world's number-one brand of decking and railing and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products is up 23% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 13 cents as... Read More

October 30, 2017

Apple (AAPL) powering higher. Strong demand for Apple's iPhone X as pushed the stock up 3% today after a 4% rally on Friday. One well-known sector analyst raised his forecast for pre-orders by 10 million on Monday and another to predict iPhone sales overall next year would be higher... Read More

October 27, 2017

A good day for the FAANG stocks. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google are leading the Nasdaq to new all-time highs. Old techs Intel and Microsoft are higher as well following earnings. Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, and Google are at all-time highs.  Jeff Bezos at Amazon will surpass Bill Gates... Read More

October 25, 2017

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) climbing back. The Cambridge, Mass. based provider of content delivery network, or CDN is up 5% to a five month high following earnings. Third-quarter profits actually fell 9% from a year earlier but topped expectations. Revenue rose 6%... Read More

October 23, 2017

Seagate's (STX) having a good day. The electronic storage maker is up 11% to a three month high following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 10 cents even as revenues fell 5.9% year over year to $2.63 billion. Seagate's chief was upbeat about a deal with Toshiba... Read More

October 20, 2017

Paypal (PYPL) finding new friends. The digital payments company is up 4% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings expectations and raised sales guidance for the fourth quarter. Plenty of upgrades for Paypal this morning, but... Read More

October 19, 2017

Adobe Systems (ADBE) rocketing higher.  The digital media and marketing software firm is jumping 11% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings and raised guidance. Adobe is targeting adjusted earnings per share of $5.50 next year, up 30% year-over-year and topping analyst expectations for $5.20. Sales... Read More

October 18, 2017

Big Blue flexing its muscle lifting the Dow. IBM is up 8% to a five month high following earning. The company beat earnings estimates by 2 cents as revenue came in higher than expectations thanks to strong cloud revenue which rose 20%.... Read More

October 17, 2017

The rollercoaster ride for W.W. Grainger (GWW) is pointing higher again. The Illinois-based company that supplies maintenance, repair and operating products is jumping 7% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The numbers were not great as revenue rose... Read More

October 16, 2017

So much for that pullback. Apple (AAPL) is rebounding 2.5% back to a four week high thanks to an upgrade and a $187 price target. The analyst said Apple's aggressive pricing strategy, an improved outlook for iPhone X margins and the App... Read More

October 13, 2017

HP raising guidance. The world's largest PC manufacturer, HP Inc. (HPQ) is up 5% to a new 52 week high after raising guidance to the high end of analyst estimates at an analyst meeting. Morgan Stanley and Loop Capital both raised their... Read More

October 12, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) higher on an upgrade. Netflix is up a percent to a new high thanks to an upgrade at Stifel. The analyst forecasts 753k domestic net streaming subscriber additions in 3Q, narrowly below Street consensus of 800k and in-line with the... Read More

October 11, 2017

ETFs keep growing in popularity. Top asset manager, Blackrock (BLK) rose a percent to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings thanks to the popularity of their iShares ETFs. The company easily beat estimates as assets under management surged... Read More

October 10, 2017

Airlines are flying higher. United (UAL ) is higher by 5% to new recent highs thanks to better than expected third-quarter passenger unit revenue. The numbers were down year over year, but better than expected. American and Delta have said similar things... Read More

October 9, 2017

Walmart wants to be more like Amazon. Walmart (WMT) is up 2.3% not far from its 523 week high on news they are launching a process to speed up returns of items bought on its website, in time for the busy holiday... Read More

October 6, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) keeps soaring. Netflix is up 2% today and up over 50% this year on an upgrade from Oppenheimer with a $215 price target due to higher subscription prices. Netflix needs to raise prices to pay for their original content which will cost $7 billion next... Read More

October 4, 2017

Mylan (MYL) finally has good news. After warning shareholders in August not to expect FDA approval for their multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone, the FDA did in fact give Mylan approval driving the stock up 17% back to levels not seen... Read More

October 3, 2017

Paychex (PAYX) is ringing the register. The Rochester based payment processing company is up 3.5% not far from its 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Paychex also raised its revenue outlook and projected sales growth to 12-14%, up from 8-10%... Read More

October 2, 2017

GM looks electric. General Motors (GM) is up 4% to new highs as the company announced it intends to achieve a zero emissions future with two new all-electric models in the next 18 months and at least 20 all-electric models launched by 2023.... Read More

September 29, 2017

A new tech IPO performing well. The streaming media player maker, Roku (ROKU) closed up 12% after being priced Wednesday night at $14, nearly a double in two days. Great performance, but the company is facing an increasingly competitive streaming video... Read More

September 27, 2017

The chips keep rolling. DRAM memory chip maker, Micron (MU) is up 8% to a new high on strong volume thanks to better than expected earnings. Micron not only beat expectations, but also raised guidance for the current quarter. The analysts are... Read More

September 25, 2017

GM (GM) is breaking out. GM is up 2% today and up 14% in the last month thanks to an upgrade and pending demand to replace all the cars and trucks destroyed in the recent hurricanes. Over a million cars and trucks will... Read More

September 22, 2017

The future is looking bright. Solar company, First Solar (FSLR) is up 3% at its 52 week high following an upgrade at Deutsche Bank with a new price target of $65 per share. First Solar may also benefit from possible future tariffs on solar modules from the Trump administrations. ... Read More

September 21, 2017

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) thinks their stock is cheap. The Houston based oil company is up 7% this morning after announcing a $2.5 billion buyback plan of which a billion will be spent before year end. The plan will buy back roughly 10 percent of its outstanding shares.  Some investors... Read More

September 20, 2017

A biotech shooting higher. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) is up 31% to new highs after the company unveiled positive topline results from a Phase 3 study of patisiran, which is being developed for patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy. In other... Read More

September 19, 2017

If you can't beat them, join them. Kohls (KSS) is up a percent to a new recent high on news they will accept returns on behalf of Amazon at 82 of its stores in Chicago and Los Angeles.  Kohls will pack them, ship them, and return them to Amazon... Read More

September 18, 2017

Orbital ATK (OA) is blasting off. The missile technology company is up 20% after agreeing to be bought out by Northrop Grumman for $9.2 billion deal in cash and debt. The acquisition of Orbital would strengthen Northrop Grumman's capabilities in military aircraft... Read More

September 15, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Nvidia (NVDA) is up 5% today and up 70% year to date, but the analyst at Evercore ISI says the price could soar by more than 40% from current levels because investors appear to "severely" undervalue the potential... Read More

September 14, 2017

Tenet Healthcare (THC) up on takeover talks. The Dallas-based healthcare services provider is up 4% on news the company was exploring options related to its future, including the possible sale of the company. Tenet announced last month that it would replace chairman... Read More

September 13, 2017

The piano may be playing its last song at Nordstrom (JWN). Nordstrom jumped 5% on news the company may get taken private. The Nordstrom's family who collectively own a 31.2% stake in the company, are nearing a deal with private-equity firm Leonard... Read More

September 12, 2017

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) is making deals. Teva's stock is down over 50% in the last year, but the stock is up 5% today and up 30% in the last several weeks on news of a new CEO and deals to... Read More

September 11, 2017

The insurance stocks are bouncing back. Travelers (TRV) is leading the Dow higher on 9/11 up nearly 3% as Hurricane Irma, while very severe and destructive, was less damaging than feared. Hurricane Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. However,... Read More

September 8, 2017

Marriott (MAR) hotels is up a percent as occupancy in the South is close to a 100%. First we had Hurricane Harvey. Now the state of Florida is in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma heads to the Florida Keys. People... Read More

September 6, 2017

Home Depot (HD) is higher again as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida, but today's diamond goes to Macy's (M). The department retailer is up 3% on news rival Hudson Bay is considering going private. The retail sector in general has been hit as Amazon encroaches on everyone's business. Value investors... Read More

September 5, 2017

Need more plywood. Home Depot (HD) is up a percent as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean. Home Depot will be busy rebuilding Houston and now thanks to Hurricane Irma, Home Depot will probably be busy in Florida for the next several months. On top of that, Home Depot... Read More

September 1, 2017

Cybersecurity is on fire. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) jumped 10% to new recent highs following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings by 13 cents as revenues rose 27% year over year to $509 million. Deferred revenue grew 43 percent year over year to $1.8 billion. Management stated... Read More

August 31, 2017

Bluebird Bio (BLUE) is flying high. The biotech stock is up 10.1% on news their rival, Novartis (NVS) received approval from the FDA for their therapy to reprogram immune cells to attack cancer cells. Bluebird Bio has a similar therapy that does not compete with the Novartis... Read More

August 30, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Analog Devices (ADI) is up 5% to new recent highs after beating earnings estimates. The company beat by 11 cents as rose revenues rose 64.9% year/year to $1.43 billion. For the current quarter, the company raised quarterly guidance... Read More

August 29, 2017

Defense stocks are higher once again as President Trump said "all options are on the table" after North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Raytheon (RTN) which produce the High Altitude Area Defense systems and the Patriot... Read More

August 28, 2017

Kite Pharma (KITE) is flying high. The drug company is jumping 28% after agreeing to be acquired by Gilead for $180 a share or $11.9 billion. Gilead wants Kite for their pipeline of blood cancer drugs with huge potential for their Axi-Cel... Read More

August 25, 2017

The grocery retailers are bouncing back following news yesterday Amazon would lower Whole Foods prices. Dollar Tree (DLTR) is up 2% following an upgrade and better than expected earnings the other day. Dollar Tree also raised full year earnings above consensus and... Read More

August 24, 2017

Back to School season is upon us. Burlington Stores (BURL), a retailer known for their coats, is up 7% following better than expected earnings. The company beat by 21 cents on strong comparable store sales up 3.5% year over year. Going forward... Read More

August 23, 2017

  American Eagle (AEO) flying higher. The teen retailer has seen better years, but today it's the diamond up 7% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates as sales rose 2.7% year... Read More

August 22, 2017

Shoes are back. Shoe retailer, DSW (DSW) is up 22% following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 9 cents as sales rose 3.2% year over year to $680.4 million. The Board of Directors approved a new $500 million... Read More

August 21, 2017

Starbucks (SBUX) brewing up a winner today. The stock is up a percent, but still not far from a 52 week low. One analyst mentioned the company is near saturation in the US, but Barron's over the weekend put Starbucks on their... Read More

August 18, 2017

The chips keep rolling. Applied Materials (AMAT), the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors, is up 2% following better-than-expected quarterly profits. Revenue rose 41% to $2.53 billion. Management said, pervasive demand for electronics means that their markets are getting... Read More

August 17, 2017

Alibaba (BABA) on fire. The Chinese online and mobile commerce company is up 4% to new highs following better than expected earnings. Revenue rose 56% to $7.40 billion ahead of estimates. Revenue from core commerce increased 58%, revenue from cloud computing increased... Read More

August 16, 2017

Railroads keep rolling. Kansas City Southern (KSU) rose a percent to a new 52 week high after raising their dividend and increasing their share buyback program. The board increased the quarterly dividend on the common stock from 33 cents to 36 cents... Read More

August 15, 2017

Warren Buffett likes Synchrony Financial (SYF). The financial stock is up 3% on news that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway bought roughly 17.5 million shares as of June 30, worth a little more than half a billion dollars. All the hedge fund,... Read More

August 14, 2017

VMware (VMW) is shooting higher. The cloud solutions company is up 6% near all-time highs thanks to raised guidance and an upgrade. VMware raised quarterly and full year sales and earnings guidance thanks to broad-based strength across its portfolio of products. Mizuho... Read More

August 11, 2017

Trade Desk (TTD) is up 6% following better than expected earnings. Advertising may not seem like a high-growth business, but Trade Desk's software better allocates marketing spending for their customers. Customer retention is at 95% or better for 14 consecutive quarters as... Read More

August 10, 2017

The Trump trade. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is up a percent to a new recent high after beating earnings on in line revenue. Revenues rose 1.5% year/year to $6.75 billion. As one of the few conservative cable tv networks, Fox credits their investment in video brands, and programming to... Read More

August 9, 2017

Defense stocks take the spotlight again as Raytheon (RTN) is up 2%, Northrop (NOC) and Lockheed (LMT) are both up a percent as intensely aggressive rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea further throttles global stability. On the 72nd anniversary of the US dropping a second atomic... Read More

August 8, 2017

Biotech, FibroGen (FGEN) is jumping 47% thanks to positive study results for a potential blockbuster drug. The company's drug pamrevlumab, a treatment for fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, successfully completed a mid-stage FDA test. The analyst at Jefferies sees significant... Read More

August 7, 2017

Rockwell Collins (COL) is rocking and rolling. The aviation systems company is up 6% to new highs following rumors over the weekend than United Technologies is interested in acquiring the firm. A merger between the companies would combine the largest and fourth largest aircraft parts manufacturers in the country.... Read More

August 4, 2017

The Queen of Wall Street—Oprah Winfrey is losing weight and making money with Weight Watches (WTW). Weight Watchers jumped 25% thanks to better than expected earnings and raised guidance today. Oprah is now up eight times her original investment, or $340 million.... Read More

August 3, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) is the diamond, but not all the news is bullish. Tesla is jumping 7% following better than expected earnings and sales guidance. Quarterly revenue doubled as the company is receiving more than 1,800 daily reservations for the newly launched Model 3s. The downside is Tesla is burning... Read More

August 2, 2017

Apple (AAPL) lifts the Dow to 22,000 thanks to better than expected earnings. Apple beats estimates by 10 cents as revenues rose 7.2% year/year to $45.41 billion. Apple's services business continues to march higher, jumping 22% during the quarter to $7.3 billion in sales. The company's cash pile grew... Read More

August 1, 2017

Time to shop. Cloud-based commerce platform, Shopify (SHOP) is up 10% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company beat on earnings and sales while also guiding third quarter revenue above consensus. Shopify also raised full year estimates as well.... Read More

July 31, 2017

Charter Communications (CHTR) is on a roll. The cable company soared 5% today as it went from the acquirer to a potential acquire. Charter was the top gainer in the S&P 500 after the SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son said he may be interested in taking over the cable company. No... Read More

July 24, 2017

 A diamond from yester year. Not many stocks up today, but Xerox (XRX) is up 3% to a new high for the year following an upgrade Barclays. The stock conducted a one-for-four reverse stock split last month and is still down 25% over... Read More

July 21, 2017

Visa (V) hits par. The payment processing giant is up 2% to $100 a share at new all-time highs thanks to better than expected earnings. Quarterly profits rose sharply to $2.06 billion thanks to the purchase of Visa Europe. Besides adding Visa Europe... Read More

July 20, 2017

Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) jumping 25% thanks to better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 32 cents while revenue of $35.01 million blew past estimates of $22.52 million thanks to strong sales of their Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) therapy, Exondys... Read More

July 19, 2017

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) jumping 25% to new highs thanks to positive drug data for fighting cystic fibrosis. The safety and efficacy data are clear and compelling, indicating significant potential benefit for people with cystic fibrosis. The positive drug data will also make... Read More

July 18, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) trading at all-time highs. The Internet television network is up 9% thanks to better than expected subscriber growth. The earnings actually were not great missing estimates on in-line revenue. Revenue did rise 32.3% year/year to $2.79 billon, but the company... Read More

July 17, 2017

Greenbrier (GBX) jumping on an upgrade. The railroad freight car equipment maker is up 6% as one analyst said investors are underestimating the benefit of recently inked deals to grow and diversify the business. The company has faced headwinds with profit margins,... Read More

July 14, 2017

  Boeing (BA) leading the Dow higher. The top Dow component year to date is up a percent to a new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at JP Morgan. The analyst is bullish on the entire... Read More

July 13, 2017

  Target (TGT) helping the retailers get back on target. The big box retailer is up 5% after the company said they would see a "modest increase" in second-quarter comparable-store sales, a metric closely watched by... Read More

July 12, 2017

Airlines look good. American Airlines (AAL)is up nearly 4% to a new 52 week high after raising second quarter guidance thanks to higher passenger yields. Airliner, UAL (UAL) is up 4% not far from a 52 week high thanks to... Read More

July 11, 2017

Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) jumped nearly 50% thanks to positive data for a lung cancer drug. Arena's experimental drug met its primary goal in a Phase II study for lung disease. One analyst reiterated an Outperform rating on the stock and raising their... Read More

July 10, 2017

Oil driller, Apache (APA) is up 2.5% thanks to a positive article in Barron's saying the stock could double.  Apache has done a good job of turning around the company focusing on profitable properties like the Permian Basin. On the sum of their assets, one portfolio manager says the... Read More

July 7, 2017

Lam Research (LRCX) keeps surging. The chip equipment maker is up 3% today thanks to an upgrade at Morgan Stanley. Lam Research is up over 50% in the last year due to strong capital spending in both semiconductor and display or phone... Read More

July 6, 2017

Diamond Offshore (DO) is actually a diamond today. The stock is up 4% today, but down 50% in the last year due to lower oil prices. The offshore drillers have been hit hard in the last year due to their high costs compared to fracking drillers on land. If supply-and-demand... Read More

July 5, 2017

NVIDIA (NVDA) is benefitting from demand for cryptocurrency. Nvidia is rebounding 3% following a recent sell off due in part to demand from a new industry. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are up 325% and 2,240% in the last 12 months.... Read More

July 3, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) Model 3 coming to market this month. The stock is up modestly on an abbreviated day thanks to news over the weekend on the Model 3. Tesla's 15-year-quest to reach mainstream consumers with a smaller, more affordable $35,000 electric car... Read More

June 30, 2017

NIKE (NKE) found its wings again. The shoe and apparel maker is up 8% back to a four month high following better than expected earnings.  The company easily beat earnings estimates while revenue rose 5.3% year over year to $8.68 billion. The earnings were helped by a repurchase... Read More

June 29, 2017

Cinco de Mayo was good to Constellation Brands (STZ).  The beer and spirits distributor is jumping 6% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings expectations while sales rose 3.4% year over year to $1.94 billion in line with expectations. Constellations Brands... Read More

June 28, 2017

The banks are back. The financials are all rallying 1%-2% at or near 52 week highs ahead of the Fed stress test. After hours all 34 big US banks passed their stress tests and proceeded to announce dividend hikes and increasses to share buybacks. Citigroup (C ) doubled their dividend and increased their... Read More

June 26, 2017

Micron (MU) is up 3% ahead of earnings this Thursday thanks to two upgrades. Wells Fargo upgraded Micron with a $40 price target. Cowen upgraded the stock with a $38 price target. Its seems pretty certain the company will beat earnings estimates and... Read More

June 23, 2017

Barnes & Noble (BKS) jumping following better than expected earnings. The good news is the company beat earnings expectations and is up 20% in the last two days. The down side is revenues fell 6.4% year over year to $821 million, comparable... Read More

June 22, 2017

Oracle (ORCL) is king of the cloud. The software firm is up 10% to new all-time highs following better than expected earnings thanks to clients shifting their business to the cloud. The Cloud revenue rose 61% and is expected to grow 48-52%... Read More

June 21, 2017

Red Hat (RHT) gets the nod. Plenty of stocks are up following earnings, but Red Hat is the diamond today jumping 10% to new highs after beating and raising guidance for the quarter and full year.  Revenue rose 19% year over year. The analysts love the stock with at... Read More

June 20, 2017

Biotechs are back. Regeneron Pharma (REGN) jumped 5% to a new high following an upgrade at Piper Jaffray with a $557 price target up from $446 a share. The stock also benefited from a drug trial that showed a Novartis (NVS) treatment for age-related macular degeneration was not... Read More

June 19, 2017

Clovis Oncology (CLVS) found a four leaf clover. The drug company is surging 43% following positive phase 3 drug data for ovarian cancer. Based on this data, Clovis will submit a supplemental New Drug Application within the next four months for a... Read More

June 16, 2017

Amazon's next industry to conquer, groceries. Amazon announced today they will acquire Whole Foods (WFM) for $42/share in cash for approximately $13.7 billion. Whole Foods is up 27% while rivals which were already struggling are taking this news on the chin. Another amazing day for... Read More

June 15, 2017

Lower interest rates and loosening of credit standards is good news for the homebuilders. Beazer Homes (BZH) is jumping 4% thanks to an upgrade at Wedbush. The analyst upgraded the stock to an Outperform from Neutral and set a price target of $15 a share based on loosening of... Read More

June 14, 2017

H & R Block (HRB) breaking out to new highs. The tax preparer is up 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Net income from continuing operations increased 10% to $421 million while sales only rose 1.3%... Read More

June 13, 2017

Tesla (TSLA) and the techs are bouncing back. Tesla is up 3% not far from all-time highs thanks to an upgrade and bullish comments from money manager, Ron Baron. The upgrade comes from Berenberg saying the battery car maker could have a... Read More

June 12, 2017

Good news GE, your CEO and Chairman are fired! GE is up 4% on news Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt will retire at the end of the year to be replaced with 30 year GE vet, John Flannery.  After taking over at the top of the tech bubble,... Read More

June 9, 2017

Nvidia (NVDA) is on fire. The graphic and A.I. chip company is up 5% today and up 17% in a week and up 270% in the last year. The company exploded last month following better than expected earnings and has not stopped... Read More

June 8, 2017

The retailers fight back. Nordstrom (JWN) is jumping 15% after the company filed a SC 13D related to pursuit of going-private. The family that started the company owns collectively 31% of the outstanding shares. Because of the changing dynamics in the retail... Read More

June 6, 2017

Thor Industries (THO) hit with a lightning bolt. The RV maker is up 10% following better than expected earnings and a 56.9% jump in year-over-year revenue, up to $2.02 billion. The big jump in sales was due to the acquisition of rival... Read More

June 5, 2017

Another $1000 tech stock. First, Amazon hit $1000 a share two weeks ago. Now Google or Alphabet (GOOGL) is joining the group. Tech has been on fire this year up 22% with the Nasdaq composite up nearly 18%. Adding up the market... Read More

June 2, 2017

Broadcom (AVGO) firing on all cylinders. The semiconductor equipment maker jumped 8% to new highs following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat estimates by 19 cents while revenue rose 17.9% year to $4.20 billion. The company also raised guidance... Read More

May 30, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) hits a $1000 a share. Jeff Bezos set out with a straightforward plan to sell books online, few anticipated the company would grow exponentially by offering the world's consumers virtually everything they need for everyday life. Amazon's market cap now stands at nearly half a trillion dollars... Read More

May 26, 2017

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) looks beautiful. The stock for the cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon service company is up 3.5% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings estimates as revenues rose 22.4%... Read More

May 25, 2017

Bitcoin and their ETF (GBTC) are all the rage. Bitcoin, the currency, is up 11% to all-time highs above $2,700, now doubling in the last three weeks. The currency has gained more than 45% in one week and up 180% since... Read More

May 24, 2017

 The S&P 500 (+0.1%) is fighting for its fifth straight win today and currently sits right at the 2,400 mark, which acted as a level of resistance for the benchmark index yesterday. The Dow (+0.2%) and the Nasdaq (+0.2%) trade just a tick above the S&P 500. Today's session has been... Read More

May 23, 2017

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) is taking the top spot in the markets. The video game maker initially sold off last night on the announcement that a sequel to one of their popular video games wouldn't be available until next spring. However, today the... Read More

May 22, 2017

Saudi Arabia is good for defense stocks.  On his trip to the Middle East, President Trump announced a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that could grow to $350 billion over 10 years. Lockheed Martin is up 2.5% winning contracts worth around $28 billion during the state visit, which... Read More

May 19, 2017

No Deere (DE) in the headlights today. The farm equipment company is up 8% to a new 52 week high following earnings. Deere reported earnings of $2.14 per share, $0.45 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $1.69. Revenues rose 2.2% year/year to $7.26 billion, the first time sales rose... Read More

May 18, 2017

Wal-Mart (WMT) leading the Dow higher. The largest box store retailer is up 3% to a new 52 week high following earnings. The company beat earnings estimates by 3 cents while revenue was in line. Revenues rose 1.3% to $116.53 billion for... Read More

May 17, 2017

Target (TGT) on target, at least today. Investors were prepared for nothing but bad news coming from Target Corp, but the stock is up 2% after beating earnings and sales numbers. The company also guided second quarter in line with indications a... Read More

May 16, 2017

Home Depot (HD) surviving in the Amazon world.  The No. 1 U.S. home improvement chain is up a percent reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and same-store sales, driven by increased customer traffic and more average spending at its stores amid a strong housing market. Online sales rose 23% while big ticket... Read More

May 15, 2017

Time to hit the road. The vacation website, Trivago (TRVG) is up 12% to a new high after coming public in December. The company reported better than expected earnings and sales. Trivago reported positive net income of $7.7 million euros ($8.5 million).... Read More

May 12, 2017

Insider buying at Twilio. The cloud communications platform company is up 2% on news of insider buying. The CEO disclosed the purchase of 100K shares at prices ranging from $22.96 to $23.76 per share. That's a good sign following disappointing earnings last... Read More

May 11, 2017

Valeant Pharma (VRX) moving higher again. After bad 2016 and a tough start to 2017, Valeant is moving in the right direction again following better than expected earnings last week and a big short position. Valeant is up 12% on an upgrade from RBC Capital Markets raising their... Read More

May 10, 2017

NVIDIA (NVDA) is white hot. The chip company is up 14% not far from an all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company beat estimates by 4 cents as revenue rose 48% to $1.94 billion. The company also issued upside guidance for the second quarter. Several upgrades with... Read More

May 9, 2017

Wayfair (W) looks more than fair. The online home furnishings retailer is up 20% to a new all-time high following better than expected earnings. Wayfair reported revenue of $960.58 million, up 29% vs. a year earlier and beating the Wall Street consensus of... Read More

May 4, 2017

Build that Wall! Shares of U.S. Concrete (USCR) are up 12% making a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The major construction markets for ready-mixed concrete are dramatically improving. Sales for U.S. Concrete rose 22% to $299.1 million while... Read More

May 3, 2017

 FireEye (FEYE) on fire again. The cybersecurity company is up 14% to a five month high following better than expected earnings. The company easily beat earnings and sales estimates. The company also raised earnings and sales guidance for the... Read More

May 2, 2017

The Hilton's are back on top. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) is up 3.6% to a new all-time high following earnings. The company easily beat expectations and guided higher for the rest of the year helped by a boost in business travel following... Read More

May 1, 2017

Twitter (TWTR) finally moving in the right direction. The Internet Company is up 5% following better than expected earnings last week and insider buying from CEO, Jack Dorsey. Jack Dorsey disclosed the purchase of 574K shares or roughly $10 million. The... Read More

April 28, 2017

Big cap tech is leading the way. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google have been leading the major averages higher year to date. Facebook (FB) is up a percent on an upgrade with a $165 price target. Google is up 4% on better... Read More

April 27, 2017

Exact Sciences (EXAS) is soaring 20% following earnings. The maker of a colon cancer test reported financial results that beat across the board. The company also raised guidance for their demand for the Cologuard tests which the analyst at Cowen believes may... Read More

April 26, 2017

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is back on top. The stock is up 5% to a two year high following better than expected earnings. Revenues rose 47.9% year over year to $1.48 billion. Steve Wynn says the elimination of corruption impacted the luxury market but that 'correction' is over and the... Read More

April 25, 2017

The Cat is back! Industrial Caterpillar (CAT) is jumping 7% to a new high after easily beating earnings estimates on better than expected earnings and raised guidance for 2017. Revenues rose 3.8% year/year to $9.82 billion. Going forward, Caterpillar sees earnings of... Read More

April 24, 2017

The Bard is the diamond. The medical products firm C.R. Bard (BCR) is up 20% after agreeing to be acquired by medical supplies giant Becton Dickinson. The two companies say the combination will create a highly differentiated medical technology company uniquely positioned to... Read More

April 21, 2017

Honeywell (HON) smelling like roses. The aerospace industrial is up 3% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Revenues actually fell 0.3% year over year to $9.49 billion. Management said their diversified portfolio, coupled with the investments they... Read More

April 20, 2017

American Express (AXP) is leading the Dow higher following better than expected earnings. The credit card company is up 5% after beating earnings by 7 cents while sales passed estimates as well rising 2.5% year to $7.89 billion. Return on average equity (span... Read More

April 19, 2017

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) surges higher. The company well known for their da Vinci surgical procedures jumped 6% today and up 30% from the December lows following better than expected earnings. The company reported earnings of $5.09 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.11... Read More

April 18, 2017

Good day to go fishing. With the markets taking a hit, Cabela's (CAB) is jumping 7% as the proposed merger with Bass Pro Shops looks to be back on again. Cabela's stock dropped 25% in the first three months of the year... Read More

April 17, 2017

Good new, the CEO is getting fired! But not by Trump. The aerospace and automotive-parts maker, Arconic (ARNC) is up 3.6% after ousting CEO Klaus Kleinfeld on improper and displaying poor judgement decisions. Billionaire investor Paul Singer has been on a campaign to get rid of Kleinfeld... Read More

April 13, 2017

Gold (GLD) shining brightly. Gold rose nearly a percent today back to levels not seen since November as the U.S. military dropped "the mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan to fight ISIS. The U.S. used the 21,000 lb GBU-43 bomb on... Read More

April 12, 2017

A windfall for BlackBerry (BBRY). The former high flyer cellphone maker is up 15% to a new 52 week high after receiving $814.9 million arbitration award in a dispute with Qualcomm. The sum which is equal to about 20% of its current... Read More

April 11, 2017

The mouse house continues to roar. Walt Disney (DIS) is up a percent to a new all-time high thanks to an upgrade at Goldman. Last week Disney was upgraded at FBR with a $116 price target. The company has a slate of movies like Star Wars and Beauty... Read More

April 10, 2017

Duck, Duck, Goose. Retailer, Canada Goose (GOOS) is up a percent following six upgrades as a number of brokerage firms initiate coverage following their recent IPO.  RBC initiated Canada Goose with a Outperform and price target of $19. The analyst said the company has a strong brand with... Read More

April 7, 2017

Military strike in Syria has gold and defense stocks trading higher. The U.S. launched missile strikes against a Syrian air base. Around 60 cruise missiles were launched at the al-Shayrat airfield, identified by the U.S. as the base from which a chemical attack... Read More

April 6, 2017

Yum China (YUMC) doing well. The operator of fried chicken outlet KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in China is up 10% following better than expected earnings last night. The company reported earnings of 44 cents a share, $0.06 better than estimates. Revenues did fall 1.5% year/year to... Read More

April 5, 2017

Plug Power (PLUG) is all juiced up today. The fuel cell company is up 60% after announcing a supply agreement with Amazon.com Inc., which could be worth up to $600 million and includes a potentially large equity investment. As part of the... Read More

April 4, 2017

Staples (SPLS) up 13% on takeover talks. Yesterday it was Panera Bread. Today its Staples that's higher as the company is considering a possible sale. It's only been a year since Staples tried to buy out Office Depot after Office Depot bought... Read More

April 3, 2017

Panera Bread (PNRA) is rising. The bakery chain is up 10% to a new high on news the company will explore strategic options including a possible sale after receiving takeover interest. The company now worth $6 billion, is working with advisers to... Read More

March 30, 2017

ConocoPhillips (COP) is slimming down. The oil conglomerate agreed to sell a 50% stake in their oil sands business in Alberta, Canada to Cenovus for $10.6 billion in cash and 208 million shares of CVE valued at $2.7 billion. Conoco also... Read More

March 29, 2017

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) soars 20% thanks to positive data on their cystic fibrosis treatment. The treatment results showed positive phase 3 results.  Vertex plans to file for U.S. and European approval for the combination of their drugs in the third quarter of 2017, with decisions likely in the first... Read More

March 28, 2017

Red Hat (RHT) is shining brightly. The software firm is up 6% to a 52 week high following in line earnings and a beat on revenue. Sales rose 15.7% year over year to $628.8 million. Billings were up 45% quarter or quarter to $986 million. Subscription revenue for the... Read More

March 27, 2017

Upgrades are a snap for SNAP (SNAP). The Internet social media stock did not performed well the first three weeks following its IPO. But the stock is performing better of late up 3% today and up 20% in the last... Read More

March 24, 2017

Micron's (MU) memory is getting better. The DRAM memory chip maker is up 12% to a 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings of 90 cents a share on in line sales of $4.65 billion. The company dramatically raised estimates for the current quarter to $1.43-1.57 verse... Read More

March 23, 2017

 Five Below (FIVE) is actually up 10%. The discount retailer is higher after beating earnings estimates as revenue rose 18.9% year over year to $388.1 Million. The company said they achieved another strong year of 20% sales growth, reaching... Read More

March 22, 2017

FedEx (FDX) is flying higher. FedEx actually missed earnings estimates, but the stock is up 2% not far from a 52 week high thanks to strong guidance. Revenues rose 18.1% year over year to $15 billion. Stifel upgraded the stock with a... Read More

March 21, 2017

The worst sell off for 2017 means not many stocks are trading higher. Investors may want to take a gamble on Wynn Resorts (WYNN). Wynn is up a percent on an upgrade at Aegis with a $121 price target. The analyst said... Read More

March 20, 2017

Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) is all jazzed up. The drug stock rose 7% to a six month high on positive test results for patients with breathing interrupts and sleep apnea. In a second six-week study, 126 patients reported "much" or "very much" improvement... Read More

March 17, 2017

Adobe Systems (ADBE) acrobat having no problem with the tight rope. Software maker is up 5% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings and raising second quarter guidance. Revenues rose 21.6% year over year to $1.68 billion. Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove... Read More

March 16, 2017

Oracle (ORCL) is looking clairvoyant. The software maker rose 6% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings estimates while also raising guidance. Oracle raised dividend 27% lifting the yield to 1.6%. Their large, fast growing, high-margin cloud businesses are driving... Read More

March 15, 2017

 Harley Davidson (HOG) riding strong on the Ides of March. The American made biker company's stock is up 3% to a 52 week high following an upgrade this morning. The biker company is well liked by our President and... Read More

March 14, 2017

 Beauty and the Beast is coming. Disney (DIS) is up a percent to a new 52 week high following an upgrade this morning. The analyst said Disney's recent box office hits, the related consumer products surge, as well as a... Read More

March 13, 2017

Mobileye (MBLY) is in the driver's seat. Mobileye is up 28% after Intel agreed to take over the company for $15 billion. Mobileye is the tech sector's largest pure bet on driverless cars, and one that gives the chip maker a good chance at leapfrogging the competition for a... Read More

March 10, 2017

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) looking pretty following better than expected earnings. The cosmetics and fragrance company easily beat earnings estimates.  Revenues rose 24.6% year over year to $1.58 billion. For the full year the company issued in line guidance and says they can achieve comparable sales growth of ~8% to... Read More

March 9, 2017

National Beverage (FIZZ) is bubbling over. The beverage company known for brands such as LaCroix, Shasta sparkling water, and energy drink, Rip is up 10% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The company reported $24.29 million in... Read More

March 8, 2017

The Children's Place (PLCE) is the place to be. The children's retailer is up 20% to a new 52 week high after easily beating estimates guiding 2018 estimates above estimates. Revenues rose 4.5% year over year to $520.8 million. The better than... Read More

March 7, 2017

Momo has the momentum. Chinese technology and software firm, Momo (MOMO) is up 10% thanks to better than expected earnings and higher guidance for the first quarter. Earnings came in at 44 cents a share verse estimates of 30 cents. Revenue grew 524% year over year. For the first... Read More

March 6, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) is one of the few stocks trading higher this morning. Netflix is up 2% thanks to an upgrade and a new price target of $176 from $136 this morning. Doug Mitchelson, at UBS upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. Despite a period of fewer original... Read More

March 3, 2017

Snap (SNAP) is the newest and hottest IPO. The Internet chat website is up over 10% after jumping 44% yesterday from their IPO price of $17. The biggest IPO since Alibaba now has a market cap of $31 billion even... Read More

March 2, 2017

Broadcom (AVGO) keeps pushing higher. Communications chipmaker, a key supplier to Apple, is up 3% following better than expected earnings after beating on sales as well. Revenue rose 132.8% year over year to $4.15 billion while gross margins improved as well to... Read More

March 1, 2017

Lowe's (LOW) trading at a new recent high. The No. 2 U.S. home improvement retailer is jumping 10% following better than expected earnings. Lowes also raised 2018 earnings and sales guidance above consensus. Revenue rose 19.3% year/year to $15.78 billion. Homebuilding in... Read More

February 28, 2017

Kite Pharma is flying higher following better than expected earnings. Kite jumped 24% to a new 52 week high after beating earnings by a penny even as they missed on sales. Kite issued positive topline results from the primary analysis of the ZUMA-1... Read More

February 27, 2017

La La Land and La Jolla Pharma (LJPC) are big winners today. La Jolla Pharma is up 83% following positive phase 3 study results. La Jolla's drug showed positive treatment for catecholamine-resistant hypotension, or CRH which is a life-threatening condition in... Read More

February 24, 2017

Let your Lumberjack loose. Retailer, Duluth Trading (DLTH) is up 6% following better than expected earnings. The fast-growing retailer of rugged clothing and solution-based workwear is about to crank up its expansion efforts in a big way. Building from its current base... Read More

February 23, 2017

Blue chip techs continue to shine. Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is jumping 8% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The company beat earnings estimates while sales rose 3.6% to $12.68 billion ahead of estimates of $11.83 billion. The company continues to report strong free cash... Read More

February 22, 2017

Garmin (GRMN) is back on track. The maker of navigation, fitness and outdoor recreation devices is up 6% not far from a 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Garmin earned 73 cents a share excluding items, down 1% from the... Read More

February 17, 2017

Something about market tops cause mergers and acquisitions. Kraft Heinz (KHC) is up 7% while Unilever (UL) is up 10% after news broke that Kraft is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would create a global food leader... Read More

February 16, 2017

Big Cap techs continue to shine. Cisco Systems (CSCO) rose 2% to a new 52 week high thanks to better than expected earnings and forecasted better quarterly revenue for the current quarter. Both the CEO and CFO of the routing... Read More

February 14, 2017

Stop me if you've heard this… new highs let by the financials. Fed Chairman didn't seem to say much, but she certainly got the financial sector moving in the right direction pushing the major averages to new all-time highs. Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of America (BAC), and JP Morgan... Read More

February 13, 2017

The market is so strong even the drug stocks are higher. The world's biggest generic drug maker, Teva Pharma (TEVA) is up 4% following better than expected earnings. The company has struggled following a string of costly acquisitions and delayed drug launches... Read More

February 10, 2017

This is not your grandfather's Sears (SHLD). The news has not been good for Sears in a couple years, but the stock is up 29% today on a restructuring. Sears is looking to save a billion dollars by selling more locations, cutting more jobs and putting more of its... Read More

February 8, 2017

The force is with Disney (DIS). Disney is up a percent closing in on the 52 week high following better than expected earnings. Earnings came in at $1.55 per share, beating estimates by 6 cents. Revenue actually declined 3% to $14.78 billion.... Read More

February 7, 2017

Centene (CNC) jumped 5% to a six month high following better than expected earnings while also giving in line guidance. Earnings were helped by growth in its Obamacare individual business and along with the health insurer's efforts to turn around recently acquired Health Net. Early indications suggest if Obamacare... Read More

February 6, 2017

Hasbro (HAS) soars 15% to a fresh 52-week high following better than expected earnings. The toy maker reported a beat on both its top and bottom lines for its holiday quarter. Revenue jumped 11.2% to $1.63 billion, driven by strong demand for... Read More

February 3, 2017

The financials lead the Dow back above 20,000. Goldman Sachs (GS) is jumping 3.5%, the largest contributor to the Dow's gains, after President Donald Trump's administration begins a rethink of the way big American financial firms are regulated, with a focus on repealing... Read More

February 2, 2017

 Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) is jumping on takeover rumors that Reckitt Benckiser will acquire the children's' nutrition firm for $90 a share in cash. Mead Johnson notes that no agreement has been completed, and there are no assurances that any transaction will result from these discussions, but investors sure... Read More

February 1, 2017

Apple's earnings are ringing off the hook. Apple (AAPL) is single handedly keeping the major averages in the green following better than expected earnings. iPhone sales topped expectations, with 78.29 million units moved, up 5% from last year and a new quarterly... Read More

January 31, 2017

A chink in the Armour. Under Armour (UAA) is down 26% to a 4 year low after missing earnings and sales estimates for the fourth quarter, while also announcing that its chief financial officer is leaving. On the one hand, Under Armour... Read More

January 30, 2017

Fitbit (FIT) a little bloated following the holidays. The wearable health and fitness tracking device maker is down following disappointing 2017 guidance, slower sales, and a structuring including a 6% cut to the workforce. Not a good way to start the New... Read More

January 27, 2017

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) wins today. Las Vegas Sands was the dog yesterday, but today Wynn is the five star diamond following earnings. The earnings actually were not spectacular, but investors looked past the casino operator's earnings miss and focused on the strong... Read More

January 26, 2017

Sherwin Williams (SHW) is painting the town red. Sherwin Williams is jumping 8% just under the all-time high following better than expected earnings. The company reported 13 cents better than expected as revenues rose 6.8% year over year to $2.78 billion. Guidance... Read More

January 25, 2017

Boeing (BA) lifts the Dow above 20,000. Boeing is up 2.6% to a new 52 week high following better than expected earnings. The numbers actually were not great as revenue missed estimates and the company bought back $500 million worth of stock to... Read More

January 24, 2017

Open Sesame. Alibaba (BABA) is a jumping 3% back above $100 a share for the first time since October after beating earnings estimates and raising 2017 revenue growth rate above 50%. Alibaba says they are driving the age of 'New Retail,' which... Read More

January 23, 2017

Chinese New Year and Trump in the White House should be good for the casino operators. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is up 2% in a down market thanks to positive January data out of Macau ahead of the Chinese New Year which begins on January 28th. The New Year should be good for all the casino operators in China, plus Steven Wynn gets bonus points for throwing out designer, Tom Ford's clothing, cosmetics and sunglasses from his Vegas casino after the designer declined to cloth the first lady Read More

January 20, 2017

Big blue led the Dow higher on Trump's first day on the job. IBM rose 2% following better than expected earnings last night and raised guidance for the first quarter. The company said they exited 2016 in a stronger position with their fastest... Read More

January 19, 2017

Netflix (NFLX) is expanding overseas. Netflix is jumping 6% to a new all-time high after beating earnings estimates and dramatically raising guidance for the first quarter thanks to new subscribers overseas driven by strong acquisition trends in their International segments. Plenty of upgrades with price targets as high as $175 a share. But not every analyst is convinced. Wedbush analyst raised their price target from $60 a share to $68 a share. Read More

January 18, 2017

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is all jazzed up. The biotech drug maker jumped 11% even as a generic version to their drug to treat daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in narcolepsy patient receives FDA approval. On the plus side for Jazz, the FDA also approved a petition from Jazz... Read More

January 17, 2017

Boring is beautiful. Tobacco maker, Reynolds American (RAI) jumped 3% to a 52 week high after British American Tobacco (BTI) agreed to buy the rest of Reynolds American they didn't own for $49.4 billion, creating the world's biggest publicly traded tobacco... Read More

January 13, 2017

Investors are heading to the slopes. With the Dow coming up short once again to touch 20,000, it looks like investors have decided to start the three day weekend a little early and go skiing. Vail Resorts (MTN) is jumping 2% not far from all-time highs thanks to better... Read More

January 12, 2017

Amazon gets Trump's message. The online juggernaut, a target of Trump before the election, is looking to warm up to Trump with an announcement today to create an additional 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. Many of... Read More

January 11, 2017

Merck pushing the Dow back toward 20,000. Merck (MRK) is up 5% after receiving FDA acceptance of supplemental biologics license application for Keytruda in combo with chemotherapy for first-line treatment of metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. Analysts believe the market... Read More

January 10, 2017

Bad news is good news. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is up 4% even though the company lowered fourth quarter earnings. Even though earnings will be below estimates, sales did improvement markedly in December as comps rose 14.7% versed estimates of 12%.  Maybe 2017 will be kinder to Chipotle. Read More

January 9, 2017

A dog turns into a diamond today. VCA Inc, an animal healthcare company, symbol (WOOF) is up 28% to a new all-time high after Mars Inc., the conglomerate that owns the IAMS and Pedigree pet food brands, agreed to aquire... Read More

January 6, 2017

 The Dow hit 19,999 while railroader, Greenbrier (GBX) steamed forward following earnings. The earnings were actually disappointing coming in at 79 cents a share verse estimates of 83 cents. Revenue fell 31.2% year over year to $552.3 million well... Read More

January 5, 2017

The first down day of the new year didn't hurt Amazon (AMZN). The online juggernaut rose 3% today retaking their 50 day moving average as most stocks fell for the first time this year. Amazon continues to extend their tentacles with announcements over the last several days including a... Read More

January 3, 2017

Ford (F) is jumping on the Trump bandwagon. After President elect Trump went after GM this weekend, Ford made an announcement this morning saying they will no longer build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and instead invest $700 million in a plant in Michigan.... Read More

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