Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Starbucks, Crocs, HealthStream, 3D Systems, Stanley Black & Decker,

Today we take a look at operational cash flow statistics of recent filed 10-Qs:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Apple Q3 Operational Cash Flow Declines 23%

Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported FY2013 3rd quarter financials last night after the close.

Q3 FY2013 operational cash flow fell by $2.36 Billion vs Q3 2012

Operational Cash Flow
Q3 FY 2012: $10,189
Q3 FY 2013: $  7,828







Thursday, July 18, 2013

Caterpillar Doesn't Generate Enough Free Cash Flow To Cover Dividend

Yesterday Jim Chanos announced his Short pick Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT)

A look at the free cash flow for Caterpillar for the trailing twelve month ending March 31,2013:
Dividend Paid ttm ending 3/31/2013:  $1,329,000,000.00
Free Cash Flow ttm end 3/31/2013:   $1,171,000,000.00

FCF only generated 88% of dividend! 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Penny Stock Joe's Jeans Reports 4th Positive Operational Cash Flow Quarter

Joe's Jeans Inc. (NASDAQ: JOEZ) last night after the market close reported positive EPS for the 2nd quarter ending May 31,2013 of $0.02 per share but shares are trading down today off 18% on volume of 6 million shares.

Equities Research is initiating a Strong Buy on the stock @ $1.50 per share this afternoon after the company reported positive operational cash flow for the 4th consecutive quarter.

Operational Cash Flow for trailing twelve months ending May 31,2013 : $10.9 million.
@ $1.50 shares are trading almost 10 times TTM OPS of $0.16 per share.

Statisitics from MorningStar Industry Peers
Ralph Lauren (RL) 16 X OPS
PVH (PVH) 22 X OPS
VFC (VFC) 16 X OPS
Jones NY (JNY) 33 X OPS
Under Armour (UA) 32 X OPS
True Religion (TRLG) 13 X OPS



Joe's Jeans Inc. (NASDAQ: JOEZ). Stockdiagnostics upgraded JOEZ @ $0.62 on October 14,2011 after the company reported FY2011 3rd quarter financials for the period ending August 31,2011. In 22 months since the upgrade shares are up 150%.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Performance of 27 Stockdiagnostics Warnings

Performance of 27 Stockdiagnostics Warnings
(Downgrades) with closing prices as of July 10,2013 close.
*** note S&P500 index is near an all time high

Click on Name of Company to view the Stockdiagnostics Charts at date of downgrade.


Company ticker date  Downgrade $ Close Time % Decline
Smart Heat, Inc. HEAT 12/15/2009 $145.20 $0.30 44m -99%
PowerWave Tech PWAV 5/16/2011 $19.40 $0.01 27m -99%
Satcon Tech Corp SATC 3/21/2011 $3.41 $0.02 29m -99%
NeurogesX, inc. NGSX 11/24/2010 $5.88 $0.01 33m -99%
Houston American HUSA 5/23/2011 $17.25 $0.26 27m -98%
Sycamore Networks SCMR 3/8/2011 $20.92 $0.51 29m -98%
Telestone Tech TSTC 12/2/2010 $11.10 $0.71 32m -94%
Gafisa S.A. GFA 5/2/2008 $22.25 $2.41 63m -89%
STR Holdings, Inc STRI 5/10/2011 $16.35 $2.46 27m -85%
Kid Brands KID 11/15/2010 $8.98 $1.53 33m -82%
NCI, Inc. NCIT 5/9/2011 $22.15 $4.60 27m -80%
Scientific Learning SCIL 3/16/2011 $3.00 $0.55 29m -80%
Targacept TRGT 11/23/2010 $22.43 $4.71 33m -79%
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd TRQ 4/4/2011 $27.60 $5.76 28m -79%
Echelon Corporation ELON 3/21/2011 $8.64 $2.31 29m -73%
Anglo Gold Aushanti AU 2/18/2011 $46.88 $12.73 30m -73%
Graf Tech Int'l GTI 5/2/2011 $22.57 $6.94 27m -69%
Cenveo  CVO 5/16/2011 $6.05 $2.10 29m -65%
Senomyx SNMX 5/16/2011 $5.92 $2.10 27m -65%
Aixtron S.E. AIXG 3/7/2011 $42.31 $15.76 29m -63%
Arcelor Mittal NY Re MT 5/16/2011 $31.92 $11.67 27m -63%
PMFG PMFG 5/24/2011 $18.00 $7.24 27m -59%
Schnitzer Steel Ind. SCHN 7/5/2011 $56.99 $24.66 25m -57%
Ultra Petrol ULTR 5/18/2011 $5.29 $2.51 27m -53%
Alcoa AA 4/25/2011 $16.67 $7.92 28m -52%
Maxwell Tech MXWL 5/11/2011 $15.96 $8.04 27m -50%
Image Sensing Sys ISNS 4/4/2011 $13.50 $7.74 28m -43%

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

34 Stockdiagnostics Upgrades Hit All Time Highs

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34 Stockdiagnostics Upgrades hitting all time highs on July 9,2013
(click tickers to see links to Stockdiagnostics charts on date of upgrades)

Company Name Ticker  Upgrade Price 7/9/2013 time % Return
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 10/29/2002 $18.57 $291.53 10yr 1470%
Western Digital Corp WDC 10/1/2002 $4.84 $66.20 11yr 1273%
Concur Technologies CNQR 8/18/2004 $9.28 $84.71 9yr 812%
Domino's Pizza, Inc. DPZ 10/16/2009 $7.85 $62.14 45m 692%
Buffalo Wild Wings BWLD 3/8/2004 $13.69 $103.65 9yr 657%
Sally Beauty Holdings SBH 2/10/2009 $4.32 $31.40 53m 627%
Conn's Inc.  CONN 9/11/2011 $8.40 $55.19 34m 557%
MultiMedia Games MGAM 5/19/2010 $4.65 $29.34 38m 531%
The Ultimate Software G ULTI 8/16/2006 $21.12 $123.96 7yr 487%
JAZZ Pharmaceuticals JAZZ 3/17/2010 $12.49 $72.46 40m 480%
Enterprise Products EPD 8/4/2004 $12.27 $63.77 9yr 450%
Darling International DAR 8/21/2006 $4.01 $19.88 7yr 396%
Nathan's Famous NATH 8/17/2009 $13.05 $60.48 47m 363%
Cantel Medical Corp. CMN 12/17/2007 $9.73 $36.69 5yr 277%
Artic Cat, Inc. ACAT 8/15/2011 $14.62 $51.47 2yr 252%
Polaris Industries PII 5/12/2010 $28.24 $98.61 38m 249%
GP Strategies Corp GPX 8/16/2010 $7.92 $26.89 3yr 240%
Tagra Resources Ptnrs NGLS 11/17/2009 $15.77 $53.35 44m 238%
PVH Corporation PVH 12/30/2009 $41.02 $130.86 43m 219%
Monroe Muffler Brakes MNRO 6/16/2009 $17.14 $50.50 4yr 195%
Caseys General Store CASY 3/13/2007 $22.50 $64.54 6yr 187%
Tyler Technologies TYL 8/2/2011 $25.55 $72.25 23m 183%
BE Aerospace BEAV 5/10/2010 $26.81 $66.30 3yr 147%
Cracker Barrel Old C.S. CBRL 11/25/2011 $42.19 $100.32 20m 137%
Discovery Communicat DISCA 8/8/2011 $34.75 $81.91 23m 136%
Acuity Brands AYI 1/11/2010 $36.96 $85.50 42m 131%
WD-40 Company WDFC 4/14/2006 $26.82 $57.09 7yr 118%
Nordstroms, Inc.  JWN 6/20/2008 $29.85 $62.67 5yr 110%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ORLY 3/7/2011 $55.38 $116.49 28m 110%
Brinker International EAT 11/10/2011 $21.59 $41.73 21m 93%
Macy's Inc. M 6/9/2011 $26.99 $50.37 25m 87%
Teledyne Technologies TDY 5/13/2010 $43.41 $80.06 38m 84%
Lowe's Corporation LOW 4/1/2011 $25.53 $43.81 27m 72%
Snyder-Lance LNCE 5/10/2011 $18.25 $29.60 2yr 62%
Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY 1/12/2011 $49.47 $75.58 30m 52%


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

KNOBIAS MIDDAY Report

KNOBIAS Midday Report

GFNN (Global Financial News Network is parent of Knobias, Inc.)

Stocks Continue to Post Solid Gains at Midday

By Knobias,  July 09, 2013, 01:29:00 PM EDT



U.S. markets remain higher at midday after Alcoa ( AA ) kicked off the earnings season late Monday with  better than expected quarterly revenue and earnings. Asian markets closed higher overnight following Alcoa's results. Japan's Nikkei rallied 2.5% for its highest finish in six weeks. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.5%, while China's Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4%. Consumer prices in China rose 2.7% in June from a year earlier. That was higher than the 2.5% rise that economists had expected, but remains well below the Chinese government’s 3.5% target for this year. On a monthly basis, June consumer prices were flat after falling 0.6% in May and rising 0.2% in April. Producer prices in China continued to deflate for the 16th straight month in June, dropping 2.7% year-over-year. That result matched economists’ forecast. Compared to May, producer prices were 0.6% lower, identical to the drops seen in April and May. European markets ended higher after euro zone finance ministers agreed on an aid tranche for Greece and better-than-expected earnings results from Alcoa. Euro zone finance ministers will provide 3 billion euros ($3.86 billion) in aid to Greece on condition the country meets the goals laid out under the second international bailout. Economic data in the U.S. was light today. The National Federation of Independent Business's small-business optimism index fell 0.9 points to 93.5 after two months of gains. Six of the ten components of the index were lower. The U.S. Labor Department reported today that job openings at U.S. workplaces rose to 3.83 million in May from 3.8 million in April. Compared with same period in the prior year, May's job openings rose 1.4%. The International Monetary Fund cut its estimate of U.S. and world economic growth. The IMF lowered its global outlook by 0.2 percentage points this year and next, forecasting 3.1% growth in 2013 and 3.8% growth in 2014. The IMF now sees U.S. growth of 1.7% in 2013 and 2.7% in 2014, a reduction of 0.2 points both years. The U.S. dollar is higher versus the euro. Oil is modestly higher and above $103 a barrel. Gold is up more than $12. Treasury yields are mixed following a $32 billion auction of 3-year notes this afternoon that resulted in a high yield of 0.719% with a bid-to-cover of 3.35. The sector leaders for stocks at midday are Industrials and Materials. The sector laggard is Telecom. The Dow leaders are Caterpillar ( CAT ), Cisco ( CSCO ), Chevron ( CVX ), GE ( GE ), United Technologies ( UTX ), Bank of America ( BAC ), Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ ), Procter & Gamble ( PG ), Home Depot ( HD ) and Pfizer ( PFE ). The Dow losers are IBM ( IBM ), Alcoa ( AA ), Verizon ( VZ ) and McDonald's( MCD ). The biggest gainers in the S&P 500 are FedEx ( FDX ), D.R. Horton ( DHI ), PulteGroup ( PHM ), Netflix ( NFLX ), Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ), Lennar ( LEN ), Allegheny Technologies ( ATI ), ADT Corp. ( ADT ), Masco ( MAS ), Vulcan Materials ( VMC ) and Jabil Circuit ( JBL ). The biggest losers are Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG ), Quest Diagnostics ( DGX ), Micron ( MU ), Laboratory Corporation ( LH ), Varian Medical ( VMC ), CareFusion ( CFN ), Cerner ( CERN ), JDS Uniphase ( JDSU ) and Estee Lauder ( EL ).

Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-continue-to-post-solid-gains-at-midday-20130709-00783#ixzz2YZvsay5f


Friday, July 5, 2013

Bookmarking the Blog: The Auditor Carousel

 The Auditor Carousel   http://auditorcarousel.wordpress.com/

I came across a great blog and want to make everyone aware of it. I will definitely be reading it every week.

from About Auditor Carousel:
"  Each week, I track changes in the audit firms of SEC filers and post a summary.  The data is pulled from from the SEC website. In addition to providing a table with all the changes, I try to highlight anything that may be interesting, unusual, or laugh out loud funny. 8-K’s that are funny? Trust me, every so often one comes through that is hilarious."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Equites Research Warning ZEP down 17% today

Yesterday Equities Research Warned on Zep, Inc (NYSE: ZEP) yesterday at @ $16.70. Shares are trading this afternoon @ $13.69 , down $3.00 since yesterday. off 18%. July 2013 $15 puts are up from $0.25 to $1.50 today 500% one day return! Click to Order Equities Research Newsletter here