I recommend against shorting any stock.
Going long has infinite upside profit potential.
Going short has limited upside profit potential.
Going short has risk: I have seen some fast and furious short-covering rallies.
As for QZK, this stock should be back to $2, as the sales and profits are going down.
The rally since earnings on December 12 makes no sense to me.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Analysts -- paid liars.
Revenue is down a lot. Usually, the market punishes a company with declining revenue.
Heading back to $2 -- IMHO.
ZQK reported declining revenue, which declined more than expected.
ZQK reported a loss of 4 cents, rather than the expected small profit of 4 cents.
ZQK stock was up 13% this morning, rather than going down as expected.
Why is ZQK up today? Please advise.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Year-to-Year comparison for 1Q:
Revenue declined to $234.7 million from $258.46 million
Profit declined to 18 cents from 24 cents
What's to like about DMND in this scenario?
How can TITN do badly when others in that industry seem to be OK, especially DE?
The profit margins are thin, but revenue continues to grow.
Usually, the stock price is most strongly affected by growth.
Often, the cost of growth undermines profits in the short run.
I have Jan14 $17.50 calls. TITN down two bucks in three days--ouch!
Seems a bit oversold. With the large short interest, Thursday after earnings will most likely be an up day.
I will be very disappointed if TITN earnings do not meet or exceed expectation, to say the least.
$16 is a bottom--IMHO. $16 in 2010, $16 in 2011. $16 in 2013.
PE of 10, with strong revenue growth. TITN is undervalued, seems to me.
Walmart -- up today while almost every other retailer stock is down. Interesting...but maybe short lived.
I expect that Walmart sales will show weakness, like all the other retailers, when the actual numbers are tallied. Walmart PR sent out an upbeat press release regarding sales, without any hard data. Sell all retail, as I expect the sector to sell off due to disappointing sales this holiday season.
Cut welfare to create jobs is a stupid idea. People on welfare spend the money, which stimulates the economy. Raise taxes on rich people, who sit on the money and invest overseas, which takes money out of the US Economy. Cut taxes on working class people, who spend the money in the USA, which stimulates the US Economy. Cut Defense Spending, which is the sole reason for the increase in the National Debt since 9-11. People who are hungry should be fed. Hungry, starving, desperate people resort to stealing. And what about the children of poor families--you want them to suffer. Social Security and Medicare do not add to the National Debt. Defense Spending does.
INTU is growing revenue by buying companies, and growing profits by cutting staff.
This is how accountants run a business.
There is something fishy about the balance sheet-IMHO.
The market likes revenue growth first, and will tolerate lagging profit growth.
One or two quarters of flat revenue, INTU will get a PE closer to 15.
TSN posted good earnings and outlook.
Short Ratio is about 8, so I expect some short covering near term, and that will give TSN a boost.
I expect a move to the low 30s during the next few weeks, provided that the overall market remains steady or goes up.
If the market takes a dip, then so might TSN.
We can expect some end of the year tax related selling in some companies, such as CSCO and AMAT, that provided weak outlook. Maybe TSLA will dip below $100.
TSN should maintain the current level or continue to new highs during the next several weeks.
Revenue growth 5-10% for the recent four years.
Profit growth of over 10% for the recent four years.
Quarter-to-quarter perhaps a bit choppy, but the annual trend is clear.
The industry growth will continue as the world builds out more IT infrastructure.
CSCO will maintain or grow market share in a growing industry.
Sure, this is not the late 1990s with the IT explosion that preceded the bust in 1999, but the industry is here to stay and growing organically consistently (Financial Crisis notwithstanding).
CSCO is the market leader in network equipment.
Sales were a bit weak, thanks to Federal Government shutdown most likely.
Long term, CSCO continues to grow revenue and profits.
CSCO is well managed. John Chamber has done a good job to date, and has CSCO positioned well for the future.
CSCO PE is low. Business is strong. Future is bright.
Tomorrow, buy CSCO for a 25% return by April 2014.
After Hours sell-off is overblown--IMHO.
Bought 20 Nov 16 $37 puts for 70 cents each.
The jump today in TEX seems a bit odd.
Buyout? or BS?
Low volume suggests a BS move, and a lower stock price tomorrow.
Time will tell...
Me not a paid basher.
Me looking at WU financials.
The market likes revenue growth, which WU is lacking.
The market likes profit growth, which WU is lacking.
WU business is flat, and getting weaker due to competition.
Sell now--going lower over time--IMHO.
WU down from here--IMHO.
Declining revenue, Declining profit, Increasing competition--not favorable trends.
3Q13 earnings report--weak. Future--weak.
Trends not favorable to WU stockholders--IMHO.
Not much to like in this 3Q13 earnings report.
Red flags for the future, despite management hype.
WU going down, seems to me.
Seems the details were less than compelling.
NCR cooking the books?
10% decline seems out of scope with the rather upbeat earnings report.
Despite all the negativity about NCR as a place to work, the 3Q13 earnings and revenue look good. Projected growth looks better.
NCR to $50 by Christmas--IMHO.
When you look at the 6 month results, revenue and earnings are both down a bit from 2012.
Not very bullish. I guess some investors were expecting worse results, so we are up after-hours.
I was expecting worse, since 2Q13 was weak and CAT and ASTE were weak.
No growth, earnings of $2 makes this a $30 stock at best.
The rebound from the 2008 Financial Crisis has peaked--IMHO.