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

Back the truck up for shares of this commercial vehicle manufacturer. Supreme Industries Inc. is reaping the benefits from investments in production facilities and a spunky new sales team. Quick turn around times for custom designed box trucks and increased exposure to national customers are driving revenue and profits up.Earnings… Read More

Brunswick shares (NYSE BC) sunk 6% yesterday despite reporting a strong first quarter. Earnings of $.71 met expectations but revenue missed by 1% due to currency headwinds. Investors apparently were disappointed that management didn’t boost annual guidance more than the $.03 offered considering the strength of its boating business.We’re on board with management,… Read More

Just as hockey great Wayne Gretzky skates to where the puck will be, investors put their money where profit growth is expected. And according to S&P Global Market Intelligence, profit growth will be in the consumer discretionary sector. The consumer discretionary exchange-traded fund, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), is… Read More

After reporting strong earnings last night On Assignment (ASGN) is up 10% today and will likely move higher.Revenue rose an impressive 35% and beat estimates by $50 million. Even without the contribution from recent acquisitions, revenue increased 18%. Earnings of $.66 beat estimates by 6 cents and guidance for the… Read More

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