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The Week Ahead

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees Greece’s Foreign Minister meet with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry. Friday sees Greece face a deadline to … [Read More...]

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Stock Scorecard: Lam Research (LRCX)

Lam Research (LRCX) will report earnings tomorrow after the close and estimates are $1.30 versus $1.26. Earnings growth is rather anemic and the stock … [Read More...]

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Chemed (CHE)

Chemed (CHE) looks like an interesting short idea to me. The price target is almost $18 lower. Earnings growth is weak at 6.3% with a forward P/E of … [Read More...]

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The Madison Letter Weekly Update

Since inception, our overall timing return is 80.98% versus 48.15% on the S&P 500 for excess return of 32.82%. Stocks and indexes have moved … [Read More...]

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American Express (AXP)

American Express (AXP) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $1.36 versus $1.33. The stock has sold off by $15 and is worth a look if it … [Read More...]

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Weekly Charts Updated

We are going to continue making Thursday our chart section in only Superstock. That said, we are changing the format. If you want to follow the … [Read More...]

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Netflix (NFLX)

Netflix (NFLX) is overvalued to the price target. That said, it is still below its upper target and could still have a big run to its upper target. … [Read More...]

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Been There, Done It

The European Union (EU) is preparing to charge Google (GOOGL) with antitrust violations. Is this a big deal or much ado about nothing? We think it is … [Read More...]

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Portfolio Update

The S&P 500 is higher than a week ago despite Monday's pullback. The Nasdaq Composite is trying to close above 5000. We are now at a value of … [Read More...]

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#1 Rule of Customer Service

We like to invest in stocks that have good customer service. I learned a long time ago from Michael Store's founder Michael Dupey who taught a class … [Read More...]

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Intel (INTC)

Intel (INTC) will report earnings on Tuesday after the close. Estimates are for $0.41 versus $0.38.  Despite the earnings growth, the stock is … [Read More...]

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The Week Ahead

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speak. Tuesday sees Federal Reserve Minneapolis President … [Read More...]

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Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK)

Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $0.46 versus $0.68. Despite the anemic earnings growth, there is some … [Read More...]

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PulterGroup (PHM)

PulteGroup (PHM) got a downgrade to underweight today by JP Morgan and we agree. The stock is at the price target so there is little upside.  … [Read More...]

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Xerox (XRX)

Xerox (XRX) got an upgrade from Citigroup but for the life of us we do not know why. The stock is at its price target and the technicals are weak. We … [Read More...]

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Weekly Charts Updated

We are going to continue making Thursday our chart section in only Superstock. That said, we are changing the format. If you want to follow the … [Read More...]

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Futures Higher This Morning

In After Hours Trading IPOs on deck today Wowo Limitied (WOWO). Secondaries on deck this week BIP CPTA DYAX LGF MFRM NRZ PRTA WOWO.   In … [Read More...]

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Google To Buy Twitter?

Rumors surfaced Tuesday that Google (GOOGL) might make a bid for Twitter (TWTR). Such a move would be analogous to Microsoft (MSFT) making a bid for … [Read More...]

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First Energy (FE)

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded First Energy (FE) to a buy. The stock has some nice upside as it has sold off in 2008 where it peaked around … [Read More...]

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Portfolio Update

The S&P 500 is lower than a week ago despite Monday's pop. The Nasdaq Composite remains below 5000. The portfolio remains 50% invested long, 0% … [Read More...]

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The Madison Letter: Weekly Update

Since inception, our overall timing return is 78.91% versus 46.46% on the S&P 500 for excess return of 32.45%. Stocks and indexes have been … [Read More...]

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Family Dollar (FDO)

Family Dollar (FDO) will report earnings after the close on Wednesday. Estimates are light at $0.73 versus $0.80. The stock is close to its price … [Read More...]