Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Citigroup: No Stress Ahead

Citigroup passed the Fed stress test with flying colors.
The large financial should announce a massive increase to capital returns this week.
The stock remains cheap trading below tangible book value.
Since last discussing the expectations for capital returns and specifically a dividend hike at Citigroup (C), the CFO provided some further details on expectations and the Fed stress tests results were released. The data points pivot towards some big capital return plans.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Real Reason Bob Stoops Is Retiring

After 18 seasons as the head coach at OU, Bob Stoops announced his surprise retirement last year. The speculation for the sudden retirement goes from health issues to wanting to spend more time with his sons that are seniors at Norman North HS.



CVS Health: Is The Amazon Threat Realistic?

Amazon continues working on initiatives to explore the pharmacy sector.
CVS Health trades near multi-year lows in part due to the Amazon threat.
The net payout yields offer a positive signal if the e-commerce giant isn't a problem.
CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) continues to trade down towards multi-year lows as weak earnings and fears of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) entering the pharmacy space have weighed on the stock. The company though is raking in billions in free cash flow and returning that cash to shareholders, making the stock appealing on several metrics.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Under Armour: Can Curry 4 Make A Difference?

Under Armour is rallying due to positive data points from Steph Curry and his latest shoe.
The stock suffered partly due to the failure of the Curry 3.
Footwear remains a category where the company has tremendous growth opportunities, though the on-the-court numbers don't support a big uptick from Curry.
Over the last couple of days, Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA) has gotten a bid from excitement surrounding Steph Curry. The combination of his team on the verge of another championship and some excitement surrounding the launch of his new shoes in the fall naturally has investors perking up to the possibilities that the athletic apparel company has a bright future.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Zynga: Game Tailwinds

The continual shift to mobile makes Zynga an attractive stock.
The soft launch of a previous hit web game left for dead provides a catalyst for the stock.
The strategy to recapture lost users of the decade could benefit operating metrics and boost the stock.
The biggest issue with Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) over the last couple of years was the shift away from online platforms. All of the success on mobile was mostly hidden by the declines in revenues and users from games on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and other web platforms.
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Citigroup: Expect Another Big Dividend Hike To Move Stock

Citigroup has recently held up better than other large financials.
A big dividend hike at the last CCAR was a catalyst for the stock.
The large financial appears best positioned to hike the capital return this year, providing a catalyst for the cheap stock.
Despite obvious value and still trading below book value, Citigroup (NYSE:C) has struggled to move beyond $62. The large financial hasn't been hit by the general weakness in the sector, though one shouldn't see that as reason for the stock to not rally.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Albert Pujols: Why You Don't Sign A 32-Year Old To A Mega Contract

As everybody celebrates that Albert Pujols joined the 600 home run club, the real news is the ultimate failure of the Los Angeles Angels during his tenure with that team.



Back before the 2012 season, LAA signed Pujols to a mega 10-year, $240 million contract based on his massive success in St. Louis. He led the Cardinals to 3 World Series appearances, winning both in 2006 and 2011.

His stats were phenomenal during that time period. Pujols was nearly a .330 hitter in STL and regularly led the league in key offensive categories like SLG and OPS due to his high batting average and power numbers.


Friday, June 2, 2017

BlackBerry: About That $20 Target

Citron Research published a $20 price target on BlackBerry.
The stock is already up significantly off the recent lows and trades at a market multiple for a growth company.
BlackBerry has upside potential on momentum, but the stock lacks the multiple expansion of Nvidia.
Citron Research published a report placing a $20 target on BlackBerry(NASDAQ:BBRY). The opinion was shaped on the back of the incredible gains of Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) as the market made a sea change rerating of the stock, based on limited revenue growth and the recent buyout of Mobileye(NYSE:MBLY) at a lofty valuation.
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