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Ruby Tuesday: Sell While Momentum Is High

Ruby Tuesday has seen large gains this week after CEO Buettgen purchased 50,000 shares of the company. Insider purchases can point to go things, but not always. Ruby Tuesday is expecting flat revenue, has low profit margins, a low current ratio, and isn’t effectively harnessing its market. As the economy contracts, Ruby Tuesday will end up facing…

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Update: Sprint Planning New Low-Cost Strategy

Sprint is planning to offer low price plans and lower cost smartphones while featuring larger data allotments. The move seems to me like a Hail Mary pass, designed to help the struggling company retain subscribers and compete against larger rivals. I predicted that Sprint would have to do something to retain subscribers or risk being acquired by…

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Update: Dollar General Makes Bid For Family Dollar

Dollar General has entered the bidding war for Family Dollar, as I predicted a few weeks ago, offering $9 billion to buy its rival. The deal is considerably higher than Dollar Tree’s offer of $8.5 billion, indicating that Dollar General sees more benefit to an acquisition of Family Dollar than Dollar Tree does. As I wrote previously,…

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Coca-Cola: Look For Long-Term Growth As Company Diversifies

Coca-Cola spent $2.15 billion for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage. The deal marks the latest in a series of purchases designed to help the iconic soft drink maker diversify its holdings and expand its presence in emerging areas. These investments will position Coca-Cola to take advantage of current market conditions and allow shareholders to expect long…

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Estee Lauder: Poised For Long-Term Growth

Estee Lauder reported earnings Friday. The company saw massive growth year over year, but missed on analyst estimates. News of the company’s earnings pushed the stock lower during the day before it rebound to roughly even by market close. Estee Lauder is exhibiting a pattern of growth in fundamentals and its strategic initiatives are aligned towards maximizing…