David Sterman has worked as an investment analyst for nearly two decades. He started his Wall Street career in equity research at Smith Barney, culminating in a position as Senior Analyst covering European banks. While at Smith Barney, he learned of all the tricks used by Wall Street to steer the best advice to their top clients and their own trading desk. David has also served as Managing Editor at TheStreet.com and Director of Research at Individual Investor. In addition, David worked as Director of Research for Jesup & Lamont Securities. David has made numerous media appearances over the years, primarily on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and has a master's degree in management from Georgia Tech. David Stermanon

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After a strong run, it’s typical to see a stock chart start to flatten out as buyers and sellers move into equilibrium. More often than not, that’s a sign to take profits. Not only do fundamental measures often tell you that a stock is fairly valued at this point, but… Read More

Shares of Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX) continued their remarkable rebound, only a year after many had assumed that the once-hot footwear maker would not survive much longer. An impressive quarterly report released Thursday evening pushed shares up +8% in Friday trading. Crocs’ plastic shoes… Read More

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Magna International’s (NYSE: MGA) efforts to buy Chrysler, as well as the Opel arm of GM failed. Had the company succeeded in buying one of those brands, Magna could well be producing massive operating losses right now. Instead, Magna has remained focused… Read More

In a bid to keep growing, some companies resort to a steady stream of acquisitions. But appearances can be quite deceptive, as these deals often come with newly-issued shares and/or rising debt, both of which can impede per-share profits from growing. This “inorganic growth”… Read More

For many years, Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) and Mattel (NYSE: MAT) turned in lackluster annual results, as sales and profits grew at a snail’s pace. Both of these toymakers only recently learned how to boost sales, cut costs and reduce the share count, but only one also took a page from… Read More