Archive for June, 2014

SONC Boom

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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I actually saw this one coming but was too timid to jump in, missing a nice 40%. Looking for a dip to see where it might go next, after reading a Philly.com article.

Another Buy Who You Pay HUNT

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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I used to pay Huntington, though not now. Still, they were one of the few I did not curse with every payment. Investor Place gives them a thumbs up for a cheap stock, and I will think about jumping in with the next dip.

Light up CIG for Latin America Returns?

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Read about¬†Companhia Energ (CIG) ¬†on Investor Place today. Like most of the tips I find there, the stock is already in an up-swing. If it dips back down to $6, I’ll join the ride. At the current $8.15 I still think it is a 50/50 bet.

An ULTA Make Over for the Portfolio?

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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As an un-chic geek, my days of picking stock based on what I use are mostly over. But the rest of my family tends to follow the trend ahead of the market, so I’m keeping an eye on this one, even though it looks like I caught on bit late for this one. Still, I think there are some inner-year 20% swings to profit on.

Following Family Fodder

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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I was just thinking the other day when I heard a radio commercial for Family Dollar in San Diego that they were ready for another growth spurt, then I read today that Carl Ichan is sticking is raider fingers into them. So, if the pattern holds, the resulting FUD should drive the price down, then it would pop back up to a profitable level. Let’s watch and see. Looking for a drop to $52 to pull the trigger.

Let’s get Educated

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Chart to me looks like they will at least bounce back to $20. I want at least a 20% upside on any short-term buy, so if they go t $16 and nothing drastic changes, I’m in there.

Picking the Under Dog

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Interesting speculative article on Investors Place about M&A. I can kind of see the appeal of AMCX to cable rivals. Looking for a big drop before I take that gamble, though.

Fortune Brands Home and Insecurity

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Things keep changing. Used to be that a stock buy back was a good sign of a company on a viable recovery path. But these days it is just as likely that the company is trying to put the breaks on a falling stock price to rescue the holdings of the board. Fortune Brands seems to be the new breed of buy back. Thing is, sometimes it will drop lower after the initial buy back surge, and if FBHS does that, I may just get some.

Profiling the Profiler

Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Sounds like a good plot for tv show and also describes an Investor Place pitch I read this morning that has me interested in R.R. Donelley.