Sunday, December 7, 2014

Barron's Cover Story: Crash? - "This Time It's Different" $HPQ $CFX $DOOR $BCC $WAB $GOOG

This time is never different.... unless, of course, one acknowledges apriori that "this time is different" thus making this time, er, different? At least that is the logic according to the latest headline-grabbing edition of Barron's which observes that with the Nasdaq approaching 5000 again, "fears have been raised about the possibility of yet another market collapse." But fear not, because "this time it's different"...

$CFX Colfax could be value for long-term investors, Barron's says
$HPQ HP shares could gain 15%, Barron's says
$DOOR Masonite shares could climb over 20%,Barron's says
$BCC Take profits in Boise Cascade, Barron's says
$WAB Some bulls see Wabtec shares reaching $110 in a year, Barron's says
$GOOG Google could reach $634 in a year, Barron's says

#NYSE #CristmasTree

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Versar, Inc. Awarded Fence To Fence Environmental Services Contract $VSR

Versar, Inc. Awarded Fence To Fence Environmental Services
Contract From The General Services Administration With A
Maximum Capacity Of $4.2 Million

      SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT:
VSR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, J.M. Waller Associates,
Inc., has been awarded a prime contract from the General Services Administration
to provide Fence to Fence Environmental Services at Barksdale Air Force Base,
Louisiana and Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi for the Air Force Civil
Engineering Center (AFCEC). The contract is a single award with a maximum
five-year period of performance consisting of a base year and four option
years.  The full amount of the base year and four options years is $4.2

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Versar Changing the Environment: Brief Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. $VSR

      NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSEMKT: VSR) -
According to an August 2014 report by IBISWorld, the remediation and
environmental cleanup services industry in the United States is approximately
$18 billion, and has grown by 6.2% between 2009 and 2014.  The industry has
benefitted from recent natural disasters and industrial accidents that have
increased demand for the industry's services.  The remediation and environmental
cleanup services industry is relatively fragmented, with the four largest
players in the market controlling approximately 25% of industry revenues.  One
company involved in this industry is Versar, Inc.
      Versar, Inc. (NYSE: VSR) is a global project management company based in
the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with 23 locations around the world.  The
company provides technical and management support to federal, state, and local
government clients, as well as industrial clients, worldwide.  The company
offers construction management, environmental sciences and engineering
infrastructure solutions.  The company's solutions help clients to comply with
regulations, avoid liability, solve environmental problems, improve
infrastructure, and prevent pollution.  Versar has experience in commercial and
government engineering and environmental projects, including decontamination
cleanup of training ranges, airfields, and major buildings contaminated by PCBs
and other chemicals, and complex multidisciplinary site remediation.

iBio Expands Exclusive Product Collaboration With Novici Biotech $IBIO

      NEWARK, DE -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/14 -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO), a
leading provider of plant-based biotechnology for developing and manufacturing
biological products, and Novici Biotech LLC (Novici) have agreed to broaden
their commercial collaboration, currently focused on antibodies and certain
vaccine products, to include iBio's proprietary IBIO-CFB03 product for
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, systemic sclerosis and other fibrotic diseases.
This expanded program will combine the strength of the iBioLaunch(TM) platform
with Novici's patented GRAMMR(R) technology for rapid evolution of gene
sequences to significantly increase expression yield of target proteins.
      IBIO-CFB03 and related proteins have been produced in plants on the
iBioLaunch platform substantially more quickly and cost-effectively than has
been possible with traditional methods. By combining the strengths of the
iBioLaunch platform with Novici's GRAMMR technology, iBio expects to drive
production efficiency even further as the fibrosis team initiates expanded
animal testing and additional IND-enabling tasks.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Barron's Loves Yahoo! $BABA $GNW $BAC

$YHOO: Yahoo could have 35% upside, Barron's says
Sep 20 at 20:45

      Yahoo (YHOO) looks like the best way to play Alibaba $BABA and shares could have a 35% upside, Barron's contends in a follow up article.

GNW: Genworth shares could jump 80%, Barron's says
Sep 20 at 20:06
      Genworth deserves a price-to-book value closer to peers and shares could
be worth over $24, Barron's argues in a feature article.

$BAC: Bank of America could climb over 50%, Barron's says
Sep 20 at 19:48

      Bank of America could climb over 50% to around $25 in three years or
less, as the bank overcomes its problems, Barron's contends in a feature


Sunday, August 10, 2014

BARRON'S COVER: Zillow Shares Could Fall By Half - $Z $TRLA

Zillow could fall by 50% after Trulia deal, Barron's says
Aug 10 at 17:44

      Zillow (Z) and Trulia (TRLA) are not expected to make a profit this year,
under GAAP, and investors should sell, Barron's contends in its cover article.
Shares of Zillow could drop by half, the paper adds.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

4 Large White Shu Upgrades in Disney $DIS

Image result for disney logosWalt Disney tgt raised to $96 from $90 at BMO Capital Mkts
(Stock Price: 86.75)

Disney price target raised to $105 from $94 at BofA/Merrill
Aug 6 at 09:18

Walt Disney --- RBC Capital Mkts Reiterated OUTPERFORM -
Price Target: 92 (from 89)

Disney price target raised to $100 from $90 at JPMorgan
Aug 6 at 06:43

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RadioShack Opens 23 Interactive Remodel Stores in Washington

Image result for radio shack logosNewly Remodeled Stores Open This Week, Featuring Innovative Products,
Interactive Experiences and New Fix It Here! Mobile Device Repair Service

      FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack today announced
the opening of 23 new interactive remodel stores in the Washington, D.C. metro
area, bringing innovative products to market while revitalizing its store base.
      The stores provide an updated shopping experience to RadioShack customers
in the area, while highlighting key elements from our new store formats and
promoting unique products from tech-savvy inventors.
      RadioShack has been open for business in the D.C. metro area since 1977
and today is home to more than 140 locations and hundreds of knowledgeable

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pre Market Meeting $TWTR Blowout Earnings Report - July 30, 2014 8:42 AM

Twitter Multiple Price Target Raise's $TWTR

Twitter price target raised to $63 from $45  at Pacific Crest  
Jul 30 at 08:26

Analyst Actions: Twitter Upgraded to Buy at BofA, PT Boosted $20
to $60; Shares Soar 26% in Pre Market

Analyst Actions: Wunderlich Raises Twitter PT $10 to $45,
Maintains Hold Rating; Shares Jump 26% Early
Jul 30 at 07:38

Twitter price target raised to $65 from $60  at RBC Capital
Jul 30 at 07:10

Twitter price target raised to $60 from $52 at Deutsche Bank
Jul 30 at 07:02

Twitter downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research;
tgt raised to $38 from $37 

07/30 | 06:35 |     N-TWTR | FW | Twitter price target raised to $60 from $46 at Barclays

Monday, July 28, 2014

Larger iPhone could squeeze iPad sales further, Barron's says

Image result for aapl logos      Apple's drop in iPad sales could indicate that the tablet market is
slowing and a new, larger, iPhone could further impact sales of the company's
tablet, Barron's contends in its Technology Trader column.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Facebook Price Target Upgraded at 11 Firms

Image result for fb logoFacebook --- Canaccord Genuity Reiterated BUY - Price Target:
84 (from 75)
Jul 24 at 09:04

Facebook --- Topeka Capital Markets Reiterated BUY - Price
Target: 100 (from 80)

Analyst Actions: Oppenheimer Raises Facebook PT $11 to
$90; Maintains Outperform; Shares Surge 8% Early
Jul 24 at 08:55

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Statement from Herbalife in Response to Bill Ackman - Full Blog Post

Image result for herbalife logos
Statement from Herbalife in Response to Bill Ackman's
Three-Hour Presentation on Nutrition Clubs

      LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) today issued the
following statement in response to Bill Ackman's three-hour, presentation on the
Company's nutrition clubs:
      Herbalife is a 34-year old nutrition company with 7,400 employees
worldwide and millions of members. Today, Mr. Ackman highlighted many of the
reasons we are proud of our company, our record and the value we bring to
members, consumers and communities around the world. His presentation reaffirmed
    --  Herbalife is first and foremost a company with great products that
        people want.
    --  There are hundreds of thousands of members and millions more consumers
        who choose Herbalife for our products and community-based approach to
        health and wellness.
    --  There is a comprehensive training system for members who aspire to open
        their own nutrition club so that they are fully informed of the time,
        commitment and skills required to do so.

      Once again, Bill Ackman has over-promised and under-delivered on his $1
billion bet against our company. After spending $50 million, two years and
tens of thousands of man-hours, Bill Ackman further demonstrated today that the
facts are on our side.

FULL LINK: China to replace new-energy vehicle subsidies with new program, China Daily says

China to replace new-energy vehicle subsidies with new
program, China Daily says
Jul 22 at 10:02
Profile hits: NONE

      China will launch more fiscal support policies for "new-energy" vehicles
for 2016 to 2020 when the current subsidy program expired at the end of 2015,
said China Daily, citing a notice the State Council released Monday. New-energy
vehicles include pure electric ones, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles, the
report noted. Makers of electric vehicles include Kandi (KNDI) and Tesla (TSLA)
and companies in the fuel cell space include Plug Power (PLUG), FuelCell Energy
(FCEL) and Ballard Power (BLDP). [Reference

Monday, July 21, 2014

$GPRO Quiet period is OVER! 6 Price Target Initiations

GoPro initiated with a Hold at Standpoint Research (Stock 
      Standpoint Research initiates GPRO with a Hold. Although they see three-year earnings and cash flow growth as compelling and are enthused by the potential for a multi-faceted media platform, they believe the current share price adequately balances earnings power and media potential against execution

GPRO: Initiated - JAGNote by Stifel Nicolaus
      GPRO: Initiated - The firm initiated coverage of the shares with a Hold

GPRO: Initiated - JAGNote by Piper Jaffray & Co.
      GPRO: Initiated - The firm initiated coverage of the shares with a
Overweight rating and price target of $48. GoPro closed at $41.43

Sunday, July 20, 2014


TSMC could drop over 10%, Barron's says 
      TSMC could drop over 10%, driven by potential loss in market share, Barron's contends in its "International Trader - Asia" column. If the company continues to lose market share, the stock could fall further, the paper adds.

Juniper shares could rise over 30%, Barron's says
      Elliott Management's involvement in Juniper Networks could drive shares 30% higher, Barron's contends in its "Technology Trader" column.

Syntel's current price could be entry opportunity, Barron's says
      Syntel's price could be an opportunity for investors to get shares at
valuations below historic averages, Barron's contends in its "The Trader"

Horsehead Holding has 40% upside, Barron's says
      Horsehead Holding's new plant could drive shares over 40% higher, Barron's
contends in its "Sizing Up Small Caps" column. 

Copart shares could climb 20%, Barron's says
      Copart could climb over 20% if the company's P/E ratio expands with
earnings, Barron's contends in a feature article.

Caterpillar, five others should benefit from global
recovery, Barron's says
      Caterpillar (CAT), Teradata (TDC), Kennametal (KMT), Capital One Financial
(COF), T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), and Chesapeake Energy (CHK) are all
relatively cheap and should benefit from global recovery, Barron's contends in
its cover article.

Halliburton shares could rise 20%, Barron's says
      Halliburton shares could rise 20% in the next year, driven by 20% earnings
gains, Barron's contends in a feature article. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

GoPro could be vulnerable to smartphones, Barron's says $GPRO

Image result for gpro logos      Smartphones have disrupted the camera market and once wearable mounts for smartphones are perfected, GoPro's cameras could lose their competitive advantage in the wearable camera market, Barron's argues in its "Technology Trader" column.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Apple, Google could benefit from connected
      Qualcomm (QCOM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Apple (AAPL), and Google (GOOG) could all
benefit as internet access becomes more available in vehicles, Barron's contends

in its "Technology Trader" column. [

Realogy could rebound to about $48, Barron's says
      Realogy shares could rise over 25% to around $48, driven by an
improvement in home sales and prices, Barron's contends in a feature article.

DISH could climb 20%, Barron's says
      DISH shares could climb 20% as investors gain a better understanding of
what the satellite company's spectrum is worth, Barron's contends in a feature

PetSmart could be smart bet, Barron's says
      Jana Partners could bring a profitable change for PetSmart, Barron's says
in its "The Trader" column.

Weight Watchers still looks attractive, Barron's says
      Weight Watchers' turnaround initiatives could yield results in the next
year, Barron's argues in its "Sizing Up Small Caps" column. 

AZZ Inc. has more upside, Barron's says
      AZZ Inc. shares could see more upside, driven by the increase in
oil-and-gas production, Barron's contends in its" Sizing Up Small Caps" column.
The company could also benefit by providing repair services to nuclear power
plants, the paper adds. [

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

$GWPH GW Pharmaceuticals plc Announces the Closing of U.S. Public Offering of American Depositary Shares

Jun 25 at 11:15

      LONDON, June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc
(Nasdaq:GWPH) (AIM:GWP) ("GW" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company
focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from
its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announced today the closing of the
previously announced offering on the NASDAQ Global Market by GW and certain of
its selling shareholders of 1,700,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and the
full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase 255,000 additional
ADSs from GW at a price of $86.83 per ADS. The ADSs sold in the offering
consisted of 1,455,000 ADSs sold by the Company, and 500,000 ADSs sold by the
selling shareholders, and raised gross proceeds to GW of $126.3 million
(before deducting underwriting discount, commissions and offering expenses). GW
did not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs by the selling shareholders
in this offering.