Saturday, March 24, 2018

iQIYI: A Mostly Overlooked Chinese IPO

iQIYI expects to go public next week.
The Chinese online video leader seems overlooked by the market in comparison to other high-profile IPOs.
The proposed offering price is attractive and the focus on Chinese tariffs could hold back the IPO excitement.
As the market focuses on streaming video and music services in the U.S., a fast-growing opportunity is opening up in China. The potentially under the radar IPO of iQIYI (IQ), majority-owned by Chinese search giant Baidu (BIDU), provides an opportunity as the market focuses on more high profile public offerings and Chinese stocks face tariff related weaknesses.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Don't Dump These Airlines


The airline stocks took a hit today due to some weaker than forecast numbers from Southwest Airlines (LUV). Investors need to avoid the urge to dump airlines like American Airlines Group (AAL) and United Airlines (UAL).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Social Media Dip


Social media stocks are down significantly this week as Facebook (FB) comes under extra scrutiny due to data and privacy issues. The opportunity remains in Twitter (TWTR) on this dip.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Novavax: Disappointing Stock Sales


Investing in a biotech goes far beyond whether or not the company can get key drugs approved. How the company finances the cash burning trials is very crucial to long-term valuation and that is where Novavax (NVAX) is crushing shareholders.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3D Systems: Turnaround Takes Shape


After the close, 3D Systems (DDD) reported the delayed Q4 results. The 3D printing company has finally completed a turnaround and returned to growth though the stock trades far off the lows already.

Square: More Crypto Insanity


Square (SQ) hit new all-time highs following a segment from Jim Cramer focusing on the stock. The Mad Money host made the odd claim to buy the stock on Bitcoin weakness when Square trades at the highs in part due to cryptocurrency insanity.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

GSV Capital Struggles


The struggles of GSV Capital (GSVC) are no more obvious than the NAV results for Q4 and 2017 in general. Heading into several high profile IPOs in 2018 and the investment company can't generate much in the way of momentum.

Caterpillar: Peak Sales Cycle


Before the open, Caterpillar (CAT) reported monthly sales figures. The data continues to support that this cycle is peaking.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fitbit: Opportunity Persists


The story surrounding Fitbit (FIT) remains one of getting the growing wearables market in tune with product development. The stock remains one worth the gamble after reviewing Q4 market data.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Shopify Deserves To Fall Off Best Idea List


Shopify (SHOP) has done everything to deserve dropping off an analysts Best Ideas list. The company recently sold shares in a secondary offering and has a new CFO, but the prime reason to avoid the stock now is a completely different reason.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Yext: The Next Cheap Tech Stock

Yext (YEXT) is quickly becoming one of the best ways to play AI powered services. The small tech stock has been a solid buy on dips to $12 since going public about a year ago.


Qualcomm: 4% Dividend

Qualcomm (QCOM) increased the quarterly dividend by 9% to $0.62 per share. The annual dividend yield jumps to over 4% on this hike. More importantly, this sets the wireless tech giant up for a rally as the Broadcom (AVGO) buyout comes to a head.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

IBM: Long-Term Model

Anybody following my research knows that IBM (IBM) has been an attractive stock to own below $150 as the market missed the turnaround story and shift into new technologies like blockchain. The company issued a long-term model today at an Investor Briefing that should help the stock gain from here at $155.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Snap: Will Layoffs Be Enough?


Cheddar reported that Snap (SNAP) plans another layoff. This one actually appears meaningful and further signals that the company has major financial problems. Good companies don't conduct layoffs.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FireEye: No Margin Of Error

FireEye has vastly improved financial results in the last couple of years.
The cybersecurity company still isn't predicting generating large cash flows and profits.
The stock won't rally much farther until FireEye shows that the business isn't structurally low margin.
Last year, FireEye (FEYE) became a compelling turnaround story as business under the surface improved from a shift to subscription services while the cost structure was finally aligned with the revenue stream. Unfortunately, the company is still running into some of the legacy cost issues that will hold the cybersecurity specialist's stock back.
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