The Q4 2016earnings report for small cap prepaid payment network and card stock Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK) is scheduled forafter the marketcloses on Wednesday (February 15th). In the past, Blackhawk Network Holdingshas citedtheregulatory-mandated introduction of EMV chips for card issuers and store processors as a hazard for its current business model.
Are Berkshire Hathaways best days behind it? Warren Buffett seems to think so. In an essay to mark the firms 50th anniversary, the Oracle of Omaha wrote in 2015 that Berkshire Hathaways future long-term gains will not come close to those achieved in the past 50 years. (The words in italics are reproduced exactly as they appeared.) The numbers have become too big, Buffett goes on to say about....More>>>
It is official: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is, slowly but surely, taking effect. As of June 9, 2017, all financial professionals who provide guidance on retirement plans are considered fiduciaries and must ensure they act in accordance with their clients’ best interests. The rule will impact the industry as a whole, but perhaps....More>>>
The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) extolled many of his portfolio holdings for repurchasing their shares, “some quite aggressively,” in his 2016 annual letter. Buffett, who is price-conscious and won’t repurchase his own companies’ shares at more than 1.2 times book value, a statement he last made good on in 2012, approved of his investees’....More>>>
When will retailers learn thatAmazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN)is not their friend? Over and over again, retailers think that by partnering with the e-commerce king they’ll benefit through some sort of halo effect that will allow the tremendous traffic Amazon drives to trickle down to them and boost their own sales. Rarely, though, does it seem to ever happen, and Amazon continues to undermine its competition....More>>>
It’s been an interesting few years for T-shirt manufacturer Delta Apparel (NYSEMKT:DLA). A huge spike in cotton prices in 2011 helped turn a near-$2 EPS in FY11 into a loss in FY12. (DLA fiscal years then ended in June; the company moved to September in 2013.) Delta managed to recover in FY13, getting EPS back over $1 – and then the company’s Soffe brand started falling apart,....More>>>
Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:
Technically, we’ve provided two key charts below, a monthly and a daily chart. As you can see on the monthly chart, shares of VEEV broke to a new all-time high just last month. Although....More>>>
Beating Alzheimers is going to be a team sport. We now have our new quarterback. Referencing billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announcement today to join the fight to cure Alzheimers, George Vradenburg, chairman, president and co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimers - a movement bent on stop
Sales Trends A Bit Soft, But Nothing To Worry About
I have been a bit disappointed by Nordstroms (NYSE:JWN) recent results. Not because it was a bad quarter per se, but because it broke the sequence of constant overperformance compared to other peers in the
It's been a bad month for Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), with investors running for the exits after a huge top-line miss in Q3. For an enterprise software company, there's probably nothing worse. Pegasystems sold off from all-time highs near $65 and now trades nearly 20% lower, in the low $50s.
I have previously written some articles where I have tracked Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) construction and purchases of property, plant, and equipment (P,P & E), as well as Tesla's payments for them. The reason Tesla does not have to pay for all its equipment up front was explained in