Ad-Tech And Perion Are Coming Back, Fast

Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) is on a turnaround path for the last three years and the company’s three-pronged approach is starting to deliver, just when the digital advertising industry is showing signs of stability after suffering one of worth downturns due to Covid-19. The stock is trading around levels seen five-year ago and this combination of business turning around and the industry fundamentals stabilizing do offer an opportunity to the stock to break out of the range. After the weak second quarter, Perion has come back fast. When many…

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Google Is The Post-Lockdown Amazon

Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is as well placed for a post lockdown world as Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) was for the lockdown economy. Almost every major business segment of Amazon benefited during the lockdown, be it retail, AWS, Prime video, etc., and to an extent, the same can be said for Google after the global economy opens up. No wonder, Google is on top of our weekly list of favorite Longs and Shorts. There is no denying that Google failed to deliver this year like Amazon, Shopify, Zoom, and other…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting August 24TH, 2020

Every week, our model comes up with 40 stocks, 20 positive and 20 negatives, to watch for next week’s trading. The model is based on a mix of fundamental and quantitative factors, built on our proprietary database of detailed earnings model on more than 1225 U.S. listed companies. The historical data for these earnings models is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio was, Net: 0.8% Longs: -0.1% Shorts:  0.9% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no change in position…

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Apple Is The New IBM

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has long been a darling of both growth and value investors alike, but maturing growth and valuation relative to the growth on offer suggest the stock is looking similar to International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Once dominant, both have products and solutions that seem ubiquitous to their fan base, but lost ground in fast=growing emerging technology trends.    The stock is still touted as a growth story by the Bulls and the argument is forgetten about weakness in iPhones today, the real long-term story is…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting July 13th, 2020

Every week, our model comes up with 40 stocks, 20 positive and 20 negatives, to watch for next week’s trading. The model is based on a mix of fundamental and quantitative factors, built on our proprietary database of detailed earnings model on more than 1200 U.S. listed companies. The historical data for these earnings models is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio was, Net: 2.6% Longs: 4.6% Shorts: -2.0% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no change in position…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting July 6th, 2020

Every week, our model comes up with 40 stocks, 20 positive and 20 negatives, to watch for next week’s trading. This screen is based on a mix of fundamental and quantitative factors, built on my proprietary database of detailed earnings model on more than 1200 U.S. listed companies. The data for these earnings model is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio was, Net: 4.9% Longs: 10.2% Shorts: -4.9% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no change in position size…

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The Trade Desk: Time To Leave This Desk

The Trade Desk Inc. (Nasdaq: TTD) has been one of the best performing advertising related stock for the last few years, up almost 15x since going public in 2016, riding on multiple favorable trends, including the rise of programmatic buying, in the advertising industry. The last few months have been tough for the advertising industry, but the stock hasn’t been impacted much. Investors have largely shrugged off the weakness in the industry as temporary and set their hopes on a quick recovery for the company, believing transition to Connected TV…

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Analyzing Cloudflare And Fastly As A Pair trade

Even seasoned investors will warn you that pair trades rarely work, more so when they are in a similar industry, but the research exercise is rewarding in more ways than one. Both Cloudflare (NYSE: NET) and Fastly (Nasdaq: FSLY) are recent IPOs. Even though the underlying business of the two companies is similar, the stock performance has been far from similar. While Fastly Stock is up close to 250% since the IPO, Cloudflare stock is up barely 100%, mostly after the run-up over last few weeks. As Cloud-based network services…

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