Note: Normally, I don't mix my political writings with my business writings - but this story is so fascinating to me, I decided to post it here as well. If you want to learn more, check out the links in my article, check out the petition for the US government to recognize Liberland, or follow me on Twitter @EvanBuckCom. If you want to see how the Obama administration would respond, sign the petition - I'm sure you would as much as I do =D Let me know in the comments what you think about all this. [more]
Elmsford, New York-based Party City (Pending:PRTY) priced its Initial Public Offering (IPO) at the top of the expected price range, at $17 per share. After the first day of trading, shares of the party supply firm were sitting at around $20, about a cool 20% over the opening price. Party City's IPO is a unique opportunity for investors to capitalize in a generally languishing traditional retail environment, despite legitimate concerns over its corporate structure and debt. [more]
On December 30, 2014, I wrote a piece entitled "Freshpet - Is It The Cat's Meow Or Are Investors Barking Up The Wrong Tree?" In this article, I detailed my rationale for staying away from the Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) Initial Public Offering (NYSEARCA:IPO). At that time, the stock had declined after an IPO bump, but since then, the stock has increased about 53%, with much of that increase having come in the last couple of weeks. [more]
What the heck is going on with this ticker?? I downthumbed it a few months ago because it was a garbage stock that jed71 likes to find (^_^) and am now sitting on a -4,000+ score on the stock. Could anyone fill me in on what's happening, and if I will get my 4,000+ points back?
Two companies not often discussed together are Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) and LeapFrog (NYSE:LF). Both stocks have been hammered hard over the past few months. LeapFrog has seen its shares decline nearly 50% this year alone and lose nearly two-thirds of their value year-to-date. Weight Watchers in particular shed over 35% of their value on February 27th after releasing an extremely disappointing quarterly report. As the Wall Street Journal humorously quipped, "Weight Watchers could be shedding market cap faster than its members are shedding pounds." [more]