Archive for July, 2011

My Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear 3D Glasses

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
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The Stock Gumshoe dug up Cymer Inc. (CYMI) and has me intrigued, but not yet committed.

Buy What You Watch: Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
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Really, it is what my spouse watches, but she is the lead consumer in the household.

McGraw Mediating Money Movement in Media

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
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While newspapers were taken by surprise by the digital revolution, I believe the opposite will be the case for book publishers as their costs lower.

McGraw has a lot of debt, which makes me curious about the motivation by their increased stock buy back program. Looking for the next pull back on this one.

Buy Who You Pay: eBay

Sunday, July 24th, 2011
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Should have got into this one years ago. Hoping the summer doldrums will drop it to my target price of 29.8.

Buy Who You Pay: NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK)

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
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I know they missed estimates in a volatile summer.  I also know the will not be what they once were. Still, the numbers are much better than the price, so I picked some up.

I ran across this Fool article after the fact, even though it was published before my buy.

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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I like bio pharma. Then again, I like white water rafting and sky diving, too. A Hilary Kramer pitch at InvestorPlace pointed me at this one.

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. (CCSC)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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With a name like that, I’d expect biscuits and gravy on the menu instead of rice and curd, but it was probably intended for the NYSE appeal.

The Stock Gumshoe found this one for me, and I’m on the fence with it. I’ve lost a lot in China the last couple of years, but the Motley Fool pitch makes it pretty tempting. Maybe just a little bite…

Going with the Flow of Ink

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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I have never purchased a Lexmark printer for the express reason that their profit model is based on ink and I hate to spend money on ink. I once bought my wife a new printer because it cost less than the replacement cartridges for her Lexmark printer (she bought it on her own).

That said, the stock might be ripe for a refill, an idea that I came across from an article at InvestorPlace. The idea of a merger is what got me to thinking 🙂