Category Archives: Warren Buffett Stocks

[ February 28, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 58090 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Small cap apparel and accessories retailer The Jones Group Inc (NYSE: JNY) has been rising on speculation of a buyout, but the stock has also underperformed the both the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA: XRT) and the Dow over the longer haul. Nevertheless, the buyout speculation does make the stock worthy of a closer look. What is theJones Group? The Jones Group a leading small cap global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags which are marketeddirectly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites. The Company’s internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) would include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, … Continue reading

[ February 27, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 93569 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

At first glance, Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT:RNN) doesn’t look like anything particularly trade-worthy. The stock’s now where it was in late October, and where it was in late September, and even where it was in late June. In other words, though RNN has been much higher and much lower than its current price of $0.46 over the course of the past several months, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere – on a net basis – anytime. Looks can be deceiving, however, and the closer you look at a chart of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, the more it starts to look like, yeah, this stock could be on the verge of taking off. There’s an old adage among traders… periods of low volatility are followed by periods of high volatility, and periods of high volatility are followed by periods of low volatility. It’s true for the market as a whole, and it’s … Continue reading

[ February 27, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 52261 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

JC Penney (JCP) will report earnings on Thursday and after gaining 58% during the past three months, it’s time for the beaten-down retailer to put up or shut up. Sterne Agee’s Charles Grom and team worry about JC Penney’s “position in the retail food chain” but see reason for short-term optimism: While we remain Neutral and concerned structurally on JC Penney’s position in the retail food chain, we see a scenario where the stock could rally in the near term. Improving trends sequentially in first quarter/second quarter to date (Easter/ Mother’s Day events > last year’s Home shutdown) coupled with significantly higher gross profit margin year-over-year (lower clearance mix/higher private brand sales) could boost better than expected results. Layer in an upbeat conference call and the ingredients are there for a move higher in the short term. Hot Food Stocks For 2015: Kellogg Co (K) Kellogg Company (Kellogg), incorporated in … Continue reading

[ February 27, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 40243 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The second quarter earnings season is well on its way and this week will be jam packed with yet another round of reports. Last week, aluminum giantAlcoa (AA) reported a $119 million second quarter loss due to weak aluminum prices, putting the bellwethers EPS at a mere 7 cents per share, but still slightly higher than Wall Street estimates. On Friday,JPMorgan (JPM) reported second quarter earnings rising 31%, while Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)net income surged 19% . Below, we highlight the earnings lineup for the week ahead: A Big Week For Big BanksInvestors should keep a close eye on financials and banking ETFs as several bellwethers post their second quarter results: Charles Schwab (SCHW): On Tuesday, this investment bank is expected to post earnings at $0.19 per share and quarterly revenues at $1.3 billion.Goldman Sachs Group (GS): This bellwether is expected to report an EPS of $2.82, down from … Continue reading

[ February 27, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 20547 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

THE COMPANY TAL International Group (TAL) is one of the world’s largest lessors of intermodal freight containers for the shipping business with 17 offices in 11 countries and approximately 230 third-party container depot facilities in 40 countries. TAL’s fleet consists of approximately 1,238,000 containers and 2,031,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). THE RESULTS TALs second quarter earnings reported record pre-tax income, adjusted to exclude losses and profits on interest rate swaps, up 7.8% at $1.66. The results were boosted by the recovering world economy which led to very high utilization rates of 97.5% for the second quarter. The company also took advantage of the very low interest rate environment to refinance several debt facilities and extend and lower the fixed rates on a large portion of its interest rate swap portfolio. [ Enlarge Image ] THE OUTLOOK Brian M. Sondey, President and CEO of TAL International, has said he e xpects … Continue reading