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Wed
06
Feb

Dell Should Stay Public, Buy BlackBerry

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StockSaints – PC’s are dying – it’s no longer just imminent. This is why Dell (DELL) feels it need to go private so it can re-evaluate its future while being shielded from public scrutiny.  Whether or not this works, remains to be seen.

However,  the company should consider another route – buy BlackBerry (BBRY), which has recently unveiled its new phones on its new BB10 platform. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. And if Dell doesn’t (at least) consider it, the company is not doing exploring all options to return value to shareholders as it claims.

Sat
19
Jan

Is the Market Still Discounting Cisco?

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StockSaints — Networking giant Cisco (CSCO) continues to outperform rivals such as Riverbed (RVBD) and Juniper (JNPR), which have had a tough time gaining traction amid the poor enterprise spending environment. However, Oracle (ORCL) just entered the mix with its acquisition of Acme Packet. Oracle is positioning itself for that inevitable mobile data demand that Cisco has been salivating about. This leaved the door open for more acquisitions. And with Cisco’s $45 billion in cash, the company has many routes that it can go and many markets to tackle.

Wed
02
Jan

Is Monsanto Really in Trouble?

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Every once in a while it pays to listen to that little voice in your head that tells you to ignore all of the noise suggesting why a company may or may not reach optimal performance. Lately, I have found that Monsanto (MON) fits this exact description.

 

While this company should be well-liked for what is a different environmental approach, there is often an outcry by bears suggesting that it can't survive against DuPont (DD) and Syngenta (SYT). Granted, Monsanto is no longer the pristine stock that the Street once believed it was, but there's quite a bit of an overreaction to the company's recent performance.

 

Thu
06
Dec

Pep Boys Running Out of Gas

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StockSaints – Shares of Pep Boys (PBY) are trading lower after the company announced disappointing sales results that missed Street expectations. Plus, it certainly doesn’t help that the company seems to be overwhelmed with rising costs. I’m beginning to wonder, if management has the capacity to turn things around.

Although not much was expected going into this quarter, the company still managed to run out of gas. The company reported a third-quarter loss of $6.8 million, or 13 cents per share, versus earnings of $7 million, or 13 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.

Tue
27
Nov

Why ConAgra Overspent For Ralcorp

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StockSaints – Packed food giant ConAgra (CAG) has agreed to buy privately held food producer Ralcorp (RAH) in a deal that is estimated to be worth $5 billion. During the announcement, ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin said, “Clearly, consumer dynamics have changed since the recession, and we expect growth in private-label food to continue to outpace growth in branded food.”

Tue
20
Nov

Wal-Mart’s Still Making the Best of a Bad Situation

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StockSaints – It is hard to imagine a company that was more American than Walmart (WMT) at the height of the recession as it was instrumental in helping households across America manage their budgets. Shoppers want the best items at the lowest possible prices. That is what Walmart offers.

Yet, critics rush to proclaim Walmart of being under-handed and killing off mom & pop stores while outsourcing manufacturing to foreign markets. But many do not appreciate that there is a cost for offering the best prices in town. In this case, the mantra “The devil is in the detail” proves true.

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