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Hittite Ancient History or Modern Technology?

February 20, 2014 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: HITT

This morning I was checking for stocks that would be going ex-dividend on February 28th and I happened on Hittite Microwave Company (HITT). It is a fabless semiconductor company with an eye catching, charming company logo inspired by cuniform writing. Talk about branding with name recognition and a sense of history! I first ran into the ancient, warlike Hittites in Sunday School than later on in History of Civilization.   [more]



CMP: A Flaky Earnings Miss?

February 11, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CMP

I was surprised to see that Compass Minerals was down 5% today. However, when I checked the news I understood why. For the 4th quarter their EPS was down 6 cents. The 4th quarter otherwise known as the winter season is a crucial quarter for CMP since a major part of their business is supplying road salt for de-icing what meteorologist poetically call a "wintry mix." Considering that snow events are still occuring--lovely, fluffy flakes coming down in SCas I'm writing--take this earnings miss with a pound of salt and realize that the 1st quarter may be more important this year to CMP's total earnings than it was last year. I wonder how many analysts consider shifting weather patterns as part of the complete picture of a stock's expected performance.  [more]



Revisiting Bob Crachit & Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2013 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: LDNXF

Merry Christmas, to all!   [more]



It Looks Well in Print: 3D Technology

September 16, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SPLS , XRX , MMM

When King George III asked Fanny Burney why she published Evelina, she said something to the effect that "I thought, sir, it would look very well in print!"  [more]



Using a Checklist? More Like Selecting Fruit

August 13, 2013 – Comments (2)

A few weeks ago I read JohnCLeven's excellent blog about a having a checklist for investing. I realized to my chagrin/amusement that my personal stock picking process is more organic than organized.   [more]

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