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August 2015

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Oshkosh Wins Crucial Contract - Is It A Buy?

August 28, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , MTOR , OSK

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) has just landed a lucrative contract with the US Army, beating Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and AM General (the maker of the Humvee) to the punch.  [more]

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Cautiously Optimistic About The Petco IPO

August 20, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BUFF , FRPT , PETS

San Diego, California-based Petco (Pending:PETC) recently filed documents with the SEC to go public for the third time in its five-decade history. This move comes only months after PetSmart Inc. was taken private by BC Partners Ltd. in an $8.25 billion deal in 2014.  [more]

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Xbox One Exclusives Will Put Dent In PS4's Lead

August 19, 2015 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , NTDOY , SNE

Disclaimer: I have no direct interest in the console wars, but I do own an Nintendo 2DS. I recommend that each gamer fully research what they want in a console to provide the best gaming experience possible.   [more]

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Determining Strategic Hotels' Price Tag

August 18, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BEE.DL , HST , LHO

Strategic Hotels (NYSE:BEE) is a company that has Wall Street all abuzz with buyout rumors. The company announced in a press release on August 17th that "its Board of Directors is exploring possible strategic alternatives for the Company, including the potential sale of the Company. The Company has retained J.P. Morgan as financial advisor." This move comes after Bill Gates' investment vehicle, Cascade Investment Inc., amassed 1.7 million shares of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), boosting its stake in Strategic Hotels to 9.8%. The REIT manages 18 luxury high-end hotel properties and may receive significant attention from a number of potential suitors. Let's take a look at what a potential deal might look like and also what a buyout-less Strategic Hotels would look like.  [more]

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Wynn Resorts: Valuation Should Give Pause

August 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LVS , MGM , WYNN

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) is a company that has received a lot of attention from hedge funds in recent months, with Southeastern Asset Management initiating a sizable position in the firm worth $480 million. However, while eight funds have added new positions, 22 funds sold off their shares, and Wynn Resorts has a short interest of 8.6%.  [more]

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Red Robin: Buy On The Dip

August 13, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , RRGB , SHAK

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ:RRGB) recently posted double-digit gains in its second-quarter income and revenue. However, despite all of the positives from the latest quarterly report, it seems Wall Street is intent on punishing the company for a slight miss on revenue.  [more]

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If You're Selling Tesla Over 5K Cars, You're Missing The Bigger Picture

August 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GOOG , TSLA

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares are falling hard after the company posted slightly improved earnings, but scaled back on production estimates. The stock shed 8% within minutes of the announcement.  [more]

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Alpha Natural Resources Files For Chapter 11: What Now?

August 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ACIIQ , KOL , TONS

It's no secret that times are incredibly tough for the coal industry. Coal prices have fallen off a cliff as demand has slacked off and industry innovation is trending towards "cleaner" sources of energy. President Obama recently poured even more fuel on the fire with an address calling for significant reductions of carbon emissions. While the legality and feasibility of Obama's Clean Power Plan are under scrutiny, the specter of new regulations certainly doesn't help an already depressed industry. China isn't helping the situation either, as its leaders are seeking to move away from coal to decrease pollution.  [more]

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