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

I was lucky enough to enjoy a can of Heady Topper this weekend. Beer enthusiasts, wipe that drool from your chin. This insanely popular, imperial India Pale Ale, rated the number one beer in the world by Beer Advocate, is notoriously difficult to get your hands on.Brewed by The Alchemist… Read More

Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETH) reported earnings of $.34 last night, beating estimates by 13%. Revenue grew 10%, the highest rate since 2011, and earnings exploded 88%. The stock, as of this moment, is up 10%.This confirms our thesis that the market is undervaluing the fundamental changes at this old-line furniture retailer. While… Read More

Earnings season for the Growth Stock Strategist portfolio kicks into high gear next week.  Ethan Allen reports on Monday followed by Exactech on Tuesday. Wednesday ushers in a report from On Assignment.The following week we’ll hear from Integrated Device Technology and Weyco Group. Lattice wraps up the results with a… Read More

We are selling Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL)  from the Growth Stock Strategist portfolio. The stock is up almost 13% since our recommendation on March 3 and is just about touching our $60 target. The specialty chemical maker trades at 15 times 2017 estimates but is only growing at 6%. Although Stepan’s… Read More

 Brunswick (NYSE: BC) has been a nice winner so far for Profit Catalyst. It’s up 18% since we recommended it 10 weeks ago, but could motor up another 40% as investors recognize its potential.Brunswick will report first-quarter earnings on April 28. This will be the first quarter that includes results from newly acquired Cybex. Just… Read More

SolarEdge is down about 14% since I recommended it in January, but it remains my favorite stock. The reason is simple energy economics: Solar technology finally works well at a relatively low price (the price of solar systems is down 80% since 1995), and the cost will continue to drop. Read More

Growth Stock Strategist holding Lattice Semiconductor leapt 18% today and was up as much as 20% mid-day on the news that China’s Tsinghua Unigroup acquired a 6% stake in the company. Read More

Shares of Growth Stock Strategist holding Integrated Device Technology (NSDQ: IDTI) spiked as much as 24% yesterday on almost 17 million shares, almost six times its average volume. A filing was made on the SEC website detailing a $32 acquisition bid by a group of Chinese investors. The company put out a press release… Read More

In yoga, “drishti” means where your eyes focus. Depending on how you’re contorted, your drishti (pronounced drish-dee) could be your inner knee, or it could be the horizon. The idea is that by focusing on a single point you are able to harness your energy and “see” the world more… Read More