When Grand Prairie, Texas-based Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014, investors were not too pleased. Despite robust growth in revenue and earnings, investors sent Six Flags' stock plummeting nearly 8%. Let's examine the main assumptions Wall Street seems to hold about Six Flags' performance and why the price drop was ultimately unjustified. [more]
American travelers who wish to take an excursion from the "lower 48" to Hawaii or Alaska often turn to those states' namesake airlines: Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ: HA ) andAlaska Air (NYSE: ALK ) . Hawaiian Airlines has an incredibly strong presence in Hawaii after the 2008 bankruptcy of rival Aloha Airlines. But recently Alaska Air has been gaining ground in the region and this has forced Hawaiian Airlines to respond. Let's look at what Hawaiian is doing to maintain its dominance in its home market, and how these developments will impact investors' portfolios. [more]
Shipping company FedEx (NYSE: FDX ) has been accused by the U.S. federal government for illegally shipping pharmaceuticals to illicit online pharmacies. Rather than capitulate to the charges, like fellow logistics company United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS ) , FedEx is fighting the accusation in court. Is this development a negative one for FedEx, or will the lawsuit have little to no overall impact on the company's stock? Long-term investors should not buy or sell stocks based only on news events; rather, investors should take news events into consideration along with valuation metrics and a company's financial strength. In the short term, though, the lawsuit could have serious implications for FedEx depending on how the case is handled. [more]
Many investors are eagerly searching for a diamond in the rough stock -- a company that stands out among its peers in a tightly competitive market. Stockton, Calif.-based Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND ) has been attempting to recover from a scathing accounting scandal that occurred in 2012 and prove itself to be a diamond in the rough. Should investors consider buying into the company's turnaround efforts, or is Diamond Foods a stock to avoid? [more]
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