Dada Nexus Is The Growth Retailer To Look Now

Dada Nexus Limited (NASDAQ: DADA) has not yet gained the followership or investor respect that is commanded by other fast-growing retailers like China-based Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ: PDD) or the US-based Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W), even though Dada carries similar traits, i.e. revolutionizing retail using a differentiated approach and a management that is focused on building long-term sustainable advantage. Dada’s differentiated approach allows the company to act as a bridge to bring out the best in offline and online business models, one that brands love and customers find utilitarian for its…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting October 17th, 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 my proprietary database of detailed earnings model on more than 1250 U.S. listed companies. The historical data for these earnings models is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio for the week was, Net: 1.5% Longs: 0.6% Shorts:  0.9% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting October 5th, 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 1250 U.S. listed companies. The historical data for these earnings models is sourced from SEC filings. Performance of last week’s model portfolio for the week was, Net: 0.4% Longs: 4.7% Shorts:  -4.3% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no…

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GameStop Stock Is Just Starting

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) stock is up over 100% over the last eight weeks, impressive performance compared to both the broader market as well as the retail sector, and now with the markets taking a breather, investors are bound to question whether its time to book profits. The market, fearful of the rise in online games, continues to see the business as a relic of the past when consumers were going to physical stores to buy, sell, and trade-in video game titles, ignoring the power of its strong franchise in…

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Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting September 21st, 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 for the week was, Net: 2.0% Longs: 3.2% Shorts:  -1.2% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no…

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PVH Because Tommy And Calvin Finally Moving Online

PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), manager of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands among others, is finally addressing issues that have dogged the stock long before Covid-19 hit, i.e. too much reliance on brick and mortar stores, underperforming businesses like Heritage, inflating cost structure, high inventory, and translating success in the international markets to North America. Even though topline revenue is suffering from store closures, reduced operating hours at stores, and occupancy restrictions, the company’s brands continue to be popular, demand for casual ‘athleisure’ goods is strong, and the environment for…

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Signet Is A Jewel Worth Looking Closely

Signet Jewelers Limited. (NYSE: SIG) was one another retailer that was thrown away by the market scared and uncertain about the extent of the damage that Covid-19 and lockdown would have on the retail sector. As a jewelry retailer, the business was set to suffer from not just the lockdown but also a low appetite for luxury goods in a weak economy as well. But the company has proven most of those concerns wrong. Indeed, the comeback helped by strong online sales seems to suggest that the business is proving…

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Vera Bradley Is Fashionable Again

Vera Bradley Inc. (NYSE: VRA), with help from its recent acquisition – Pura Vida, is turning around fast and worth a closer look, since the stock that has long been forgotten by investors and now showing signs of a comeback is still being shrugged off as a ‘dead cat bounce’ due to investors busy bottom fishing in an expensive market. We believe the company is uniquely positioned in a market where casual and leisure brands are making a comeback. The Vera Bradley brand is showing a comeback, on the back…

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Caleres Is Out Of The Woods

For a while now, Caleres Inc. (NYSE: CAL), like many other retailers, was treated as a business that could very well go bust during the downturn given the company’s reliance of brick and mortar sales, relatively high debt, an elevated level of expense structure and low margins. But there is now ample evidence to suggest that the business is firmly out of the woods and rather than concerns related to the survival of the franchise, investors can once again focus on the catalysts that can take the realigned business to…

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American Eagle Is Set To Fly

We recently bought shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO). The company has survived the storm better than peers, as evident from the 95% sales productivity achieved by the company’s reopened stores in May, and there are several catalysts for topline growth and margin expansion, including much talked about Aerie, in a market environment where peers will struggle to reestablish the lost ground. “All birds find shelter during rain but eagle avoids rain by flying abovethe clouds. Problems are common, but attitudemakes the difference” APJ Abdul Kalam Having been…

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