This Retail Turnaround Story is Better Than You Think

The market has recognized some of the turnaround (shares are up 40% in the past year), but investors are missing the critical role the firm could play in the next chapter of retail as well as the balance sheet story.

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New Technology Helped Us Find This Gem of a Fund

Our approach to fund research led us to a fund that backs up its past outperformance by allocating to better stocks than its benchmark while charging below-average fees.

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AI Can Lead this Bank to Further Profit Growth

Investments in artificial intelligence are already improving profitability and efficiency, which when combined with a cheap valuation make this bank this week’s Long Idea.

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Position Close Update: Oclaro (OCLR)

LITE made an acquisition offer on March 12 and enough time has elapsed that a bidding war no longer seems likely, so we are closing our OCLR position.

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Diamonds in the Rough of the Consumer Cyclicals Sector

By leveraging our Robo-Analyst technology to parse and analyze company filings, including the footnotes and MD&A, we have identified companies with multiple years of after-tax profit growth and above average returns on invested capital.

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Underappreciated Operational Efficiency Could Boost Shares

This firm has reported many years of GAAP losses and, only recently, profits, despite generating positive and growing cash flows since 2011.

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Understated Earnings Create Opportunity in These Stocks

We found five stocks with rising economic earnings that the market might have overlooked due to declining GAAP earnings.

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Position Close Update: Skechers USA (SKX)

The fundamentals no longer look strong enough for us to continue recommending the stock as one of our top long ideas, so we are closing this position with respectable gains and outperformance.

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Doomsday Valuation Makes this Stock a Buy

Overblown concerns about balance sheet liabilities, macroeconomic headwinds, and technological disruption have the market projecting the company’s cash flows will be permanently cut in half, a scenario which seems unlikely.

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Reported Profits May Scare Off Unknowing Investors

With a long history of dividend growth, a vertically integrated business model providing competitive advantages, and undervalued stock price, this firm earns a spot on this month’s Dividend Growth Stocks Model Portfolio and is this week’s Long Idea.

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Better Profits Than Meet the Eye

With better-than-reported fundamentals, a long history of dividend growth, and undervalued stock price, this firm earns a spot on this month’s Dividend Growth Stocks Model Portfolio and is this week’s Long Idea.

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Position Close Update: Spectrum Brand Holdings (SPB)

Due to a rating change and merger with HRG, we are closing this position.

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Position Close Update: The Travelers Companies (TRV)

Due to a continued decline in ROIC, we are closing this position. Since original Long Idea, TRV has outperformed the market.

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Position Close Update: F5 Networks (FFIV)

We are closing this position and removing it from our Focus List – Long Model Portfolio.

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Buy the Dip on This Recently Upgraded Insurer & Asset Manager

This firm, which provides retirement planning, asset management, and insurance products, was unjustly knocked despite its strong fundamentals. After the selloff, the opportunity to buy the dip has arrived. 

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Now’s the Time to Buy This Discounted Tech Giant

This company has an unprecedented history of growth and profitability, along with a well-deserved reputation as one of the most advanced and innovative companies in the world.

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Quality Fund Holdings Help Provide Quality Returns

This Large Cap Value mutual fund only earns a 3-star rating from Morningstar. However, the fund earns a Very Attractive rating, which is based on the true drivers of fund performance.

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Highly Profitable Tech Stock with Significant Growth Opportunities

With impressive profitability and a significantly undervalued share price, this firm earns a spot in January’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio and is this week’s Long Idea.

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Misunderstood Deep Value Opportunity

Despite years of consistent profit growth, margin improvement, and strong competitive advantages, this firm’s stock remains highly undervalued.

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Long Idea Highlights & Lowlights From 2017

We present the Long Idea highlights and lowlights from 2017.

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