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Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had a relatively good quarter. EPS came in at $0.24 beating by $0.03, and revenue for the quarter came in at $2.14 billion (+25% Y/Y), beating by about $20 million. Not only that, but the company is guiding an increase in revenue of about 20% for FY18. Folks, does it get any better than this?

Yet while the stock initially rallied, the rally faded fast. Also, CRM’s stock has not performed well at all over the past several days. In fact, CRM has underperformed over the past couple of years. What gives?


The first headwind is that CRM is still a very expensive stock. Over the past 4 quarters, the company has produced $0.91 in adjusted earnings. This means a trailing P/E of about 81, or about 67 on a 12-month forward basis. Given the stock pays no dividend, that is not cheap folks.

Second, I think the market is slowly coming to its senses.

trading strategies: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Azam Zariff]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a communication company, has been on a surge the past year. From the low of $2.32 to high of $8.11 in just over a year, this stock might continue to rise. Besides the strong financials, and positive acquisition news, EXTR current price is testing the high of $8.11 and once the price breaks above $8.11, we can expect the price to surge.

trading strategies: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once strongly outperformed largely underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    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 Mushkin commenting:

trading strategies: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $544.40 million.


    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Analysts are expecting Com

trading strategies: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

  • [By JPMorgan]

    We continue to favor TXN on margin performance, broad end-market exposure, cash generation and capital return strategy. We anticipate further gross margin upside as product mix becomes richer and as more products are manufactured at TI’s 300mm fab over time (move to 300mm over time should drive 15% product cost reductions). TI’s end-market diversification is paying off as weaker end-markets are being offset by stronger end-markets. With disciplined capital expenditures, TI continues to generate significant cash and will likely continue its 100% target payout ratio. TI’s dividend yield of 2.6% is near its three-year average and the company has grown its dividend in each of the past five years. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

trading strategies: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of rental car company Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) fell as much as 11.7% on Thursday after analysts at Morgan Stanley cut its price target for the stock from $15 to $12. Shares closed the trading day down about 11.4%.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were cut in half on Tuesday after the company missed earnings in its most recent report. Hertz reported its third-quarter financial results lateon Monday. Although earnings did not live up to expectations, what really hurt in this report was the guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ) was down, falling around 18 percent to $14.24. Barclays downgraded Hertz from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

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