Early Monday morning, Superior Energy Services (SPN) agreed to mergewith Complete Production Services (CPX) by paying a 61% premium over Friday's selling price. According to the press release, the combination creates a premier diversified mid-cap oilfield services company.
In essence, SPN wanted scale in order to compete successfully with the likes of Haliburton (HAL) and Schlumberger (SLB) in the fast growing hydraulic fracturing market in the US and enhanced size to grow internationally. Not to mention that the huge sell-off in CPX stock over the last few months provided an attractive entry point. CPX peaked over $42 in July and hasn't even cracked above $30 with this huge premium offered.
SummaryQihoo 360 easily surpassed analyst estimates for Q414.
The Chinese Internet stock continues to trade at a
compelling valuation forecast by one analyst at roughly 9x 2016 EPS
The quarterly report did nothing to alleviate concerns that leave the stock in the value trap position.
After the close on Monday, Chinese technology company Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE:QIHU)
reported Q4 results that generally smashed analyst estimates. While the
top line growth rate was phenomenal, the lingering issues that sent the
stock plunging from over $120 to below $50 in the last year probably
Camping World announced a major reorg including the hiring of a new CFO. The sudden resignation of the President of RV Operations looks more and more like a personal decision due to a disagreement with the organizational shifts and his new place in the business.
The stock is up about 5% to $12. Considering these reorgs usually occur when business is struggling, the recommendation isn't to jump into the stock on the rip. Continue to use dips to buy Camping World for the long term as 2019 could be another rough year.
The last thing a weak stock needs is an executive departure. Camping World (CWH) is crashing to new lows based on the surprise resignation of the President of RV Operations.
One of the reasons to invest in Camping World was the solid management team lead by CEO Marcus Lemonis and other executives like Roger Nuttall with decades of experience in the industry. Naturally, the market is worried by a surprise move on a Friday evening during t…