Active Trading

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

The economic slowdown was especially pronounced in the media and advertising industries as companies grew weary of promoting products to cash-strapped customers who weren’t going to buy their products anyway. But consumer spending has started to perk up, leading ad budgets to re-open. Large media companies are now speaking of… Read More