Linda McDonough

Linda McDonough is a veteran hedge fund analyst who loves to break down company financial statements and identify market inefficiencies to uncover big opportunities.  She believes in a boots-on-the-ground approach that includes surveying customers, interviewing company executives, or doing whatever it takes to see what others don't.

She's now brought her experience as a hedge fund analyst to subscribers of her Profit Catalyst Alert service. Her system identifies small- and mid-cap stocks that are about to move due to catalytic events that few others can identify...until it's too late. These events often times result in massive gains for her followers.

Analyst Articles

BrunswickMalibu Boats, which makes high-performance speed boats, recently gave us a small window into the current state of retail boat sales. Earlier in May the company noted that domestic unit sales are up high single digits and prices up 11%. International sales continue to be dampened by a weak European… Read More

 We’ve been waiting for Drew Industries (NYSE: DW) to hit a speed bump so that we could recommend the stock at a lower price but it shows no sign of slowing down. Even at this level the stock offers at least a 30% upside to investors.The manufacturer of RV and motor… Read More

Criteo dropped 2% yesterday on a report that Facebook had closed its ad exchange to third party tech companies.But Criteo (NSDQ: CRTO) remains a strong partner to Facebook with its dynamic product advertising software that matches relevant ads to users. In any case, the particular ad exchange (named FBX) that Facebook closed, and which Criteo… Read More

We humans love rankings. We love the top 500 songs unveiled each Memorial Day and seek out the top five restaurants rated by Bon Appetite magazine. In a world of chaos, we like the fictional supposition that life and all of its messy data can be corralled into neat silos.But… Read More

The tightfisted consumer has claimed another victim. Express (NYSE: EXPR) missed first quarter earnings by $.02 and lowered numbers dramatically for the second quarter and the fiscal year. To date the company’s focus on young professionals has enabled it to grow revenue but it was unable to avoid the dramatic… Read More

Photronics (Nasdaq:PLAB) SELLWe are issuing a sell on Photronics (PLAB). Our original buy recommendation was based on strength in  high-end photomasks that produce higher than average profits. Although the company has seen strength in some of these, weakness in lower-end masks has outweighed any benefit that might have been seen.We did… Read More

Air Transport Services GroupThe plane-leasing company reported higher-than-expected revenue for the first quarter with earnings a penny light. Higher expenses for training the flight crews to man Amazon’s 20 leased planes will dissipate in the second half of the year. Management didn’t change its guidance for the year, and noted… Read More

Is Amazon taking over the world? Like a giant squid, Amazon’s tentacles are spreading out in all directions. Not only does it want to deliver every conceivable item directly to your door, it wants to carry that package across the land, sea and air all by itself.And when a $336… Read More