Redbox (a subsidary of Coinstar (CSTR)) recently announced that they will be coming out with a Disc + Digital Service with Verizon called Redbox Instant. $8 a month gets customers unlimited streaming of movies through EPIX and 4 rentals at Redbox Kiosks, I find the connection with EPIX to be very attractive as that connects them to Paramont Pictures and Lionsgate (Mission Impossible, Hunger Games) Redbox will be able to have these titles available 90 days after release. Also Redbox Instant will also be offering electronic sell-through (EST) and video-on-demand (VOD) through video agreements with major studios. [more]
May all you fellow fools have a great Chirstmas and a happy new year!
Today I'm going to compare two completely different stocks Deere & Co (DE) and Nordic American Tanker (NAT). I bought both of these stocks about 3 years ago as my first endeavor into the market (Both Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIP) Plans). Deere has done marvelously tripling my investment, Nordic on the other has gone in the opposite direction with about 2/3 of that investment gone. On the bright side I am in the green when putting them together. I enjoy looking back and thinking what did I do right on this one? and what did I do wrong? [more]
Starbucks has had an up ($62.00) and down ($43.04) year but currently resides right in the middle at $53.36. Not exaclty a bargin price but I do believe there is a profit still to be made. Starbucks also sports a solid and recently steady profit margin of around 10%. What excites me about Starbucks is there growth in China and adaptation into the Chinese culture. [more]
Chipotle has taken a beating in 2012, smashed down by lower than expected earnings, future earnings estimates, and the talk of competition with Taco Bell and raising their prices. [more]