Month: August 2014

NOC Stock update

NOC reported higher profits in the second quarter despite missing analyst expectations. The company also raised its earnings guidance for the year, with international sales expected to reach 13% of total sales, up from 10% in 2013. The growth will likely come from unmanned aerial vehicles and cybersecurity work.   Recommend HOLD

SWHC Stock update

It was another amazing earnings beat in the fiscal fourth quarter for firearm maker Smith & Wesson so why did the stock sell off? The company gave disappointing fiscal first quarter and full year 2015 revenue and earnings guidance. It guided revenue to decline 5% in 2015. Even though investors have known that gun demand …

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$CLR stock update

CLR slipped below 50 day average due to falling oil prices and disappointing earnings. On 8/5 Q2 earnings were released and the stock fell short. I still recommend holding as the energy sector is down as a whole.

$MO update

There was a slight dip over last month but the stock is still up 10% this year and only 3% below its yearly high. It has also been given a 5 year earnings stability factor of 1 (0-99). In recent news, 29 states are seeking tighter e-cig regulations from the FDA. Restrictions would include selling …

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$SPWR

On July 31 Sunpower reported second-quarter 2014 earnings per share of 28 cents, beating the 25 cent estimate. Earnings declined 48% year over year but were within the company’s guidance of 15 to 35 cents. Reported revenues was $621 million, declining 4.4% year over year. Revenues surpassed the Estimate of $602 million. Guidance for Q3 …

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$COST Stock Update

Costco Wholesale posted a 5% rise in July same-store sales, narrowly missing estimates of 5.2%. These results mark the first time in five months that Costco’s sales have increased less than expected. Goldman Sachs and The Street still rate it a buy. Target price is up to $136. My sentiment is to hold.