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

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

Investors are often compared to lemmings. In tumultuous times they’ve been known to blindly follow others off a cliff. When an industry is undergoing tremendous secular change, investors often buy or sell all stocks in that group without regard to each one’s fundamentals or valuation.  These wholesale purges or binges… Read More

 Although you wouldn’t know it from its stock action, Criteo continues to knock the cover off the ball. A squeamish stock market sent the shares down almost 6% on a fabulous earnings report. I am pounding the table on this stock and raising my price target from $59 to $64… Read More

Here’s a roundup of important news on our portfolio holdings:ExpressU.S. retail sales fell in March by 0.3% after being unchanged in February. Investors sold Express and most other apparel retailers as they feared consumer demand would dry up. Based on Express’s strong fiscal Q4 2015 results we think this is… Read More

Integrated Device Technology (NSDQ: IDTI) is a sweet green beacon in a sea of red today. The purveyor of communications and industrial semiconductor chips reported revenue and earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter that were better than expected.Revenue grew 20% to $189 million, $2 million higher than forecasts. Earnings of $.36 were… Read More