February is among the unkindest winter months in the Northeast. When a nor’easter hits, the icy wind can feel like a slap across the face. And yet in past years, despite the daunting cold during the Presidents’ Day holiday, I’ve typically seen quite a few American flags hanging over doorsteps. Read More
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.
Lots of investors were betting against Dexcom, and they all got a nasty Friday the 13th surprise when the stock surged 26% last week. On Friday Dexcom (NSDQ: DXCM) reported reimbursement approval for its glucose monitoring device from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for use of the company’s… Read More
Tails are wagging at VCA Antech, the animal hospital operator that was just acquired by privately held food conglomerate Mars. VCA’s stock, whose adorable ticker is WOOF, was bought for almost $91 per share Monday morning. The purchase threw shareholders a 28% bone overnight, and a one-year mouth watering gain… Read More
I won’t rehash the Brexit-style surprise Americans unleashed on the world last week. The S&P futures Wednesday plunged 5% to their overnight limit before recovering to slide across the finish line with a 2% gain on the day. Portfolios were juggled frantically as investors swapped out of technology and into… Read More
Coach’s recent results indicate luxury retail may have holiday sales in the bag. The high-end purse maker reported earnings for its September quarter last week. The stock rose 2% despite missing estimates by a few pennies. Investors, conditioned to be chronically disappointed by retailers’ earnings, found some silver coins in… Read More
If the presidential campaigning has you stressed out, join the club. A recent Huffington Post poll found that 81% of Americans wish the election was over. The riotous debates, uncivilized language and voter suspicion of both candidates has left many Americans eager for the dawn of Nov. 9.But in a… Read More
Short interest in Twitter (betting that the stock would fall) fell precipitously just before its recent decline. Twitter, the social media/messaging app known by its bluebird silhouette, raced up almost 40% to $25 earlier this month on takeover rumors. When the buyers failed to appear, its wings were clipped and… Read More
I shouldn’t have been surprised when I read the news yesterday that Toys R Us was selling FAO Schwarz. Toys R Us bought FAO in 2009 as part of a strategy to take market share during the economic downturn and to raise its profile. Founded in 1862, FAO Schwarz was… Read More
Traditional retailers are in a house of pain. The Sports Authority, PacSun and Aeropostale all filed for bankruptcy this year. Retail darlings Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s all reported declining second quarter sales and lowered estimates for the current quarter.But the Conference Board reported ebullient consumer confidence numbers last week. The… Read More
Wednesday was a good day for the markets, but a great day for a company called The Trade Desk. It was also a day that bodes well for one of my Profit Catalyst holdings.Smart investors are looking for a way to capitalize on the explosive growth in Internet advertising,… Read More