Stocks On My Screen For Week Starting September 7th, 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: 1.4% Longs: -2.8% Shorts:  4.2% Assuming 5% is dedicated to each position, resulting in 0% net exposure and no change in position…

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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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GoDaddy Is Going Higher

GoDaddy Inc. (Nasdaq: GDDY) has long been penalized by the market, concerned over apps ecosystem eating away the website ecosystem, especially for e-commerce and other major categories. On the contrary, the company has successfully hopped on to a growth trajectory, with help from the explosive growth in e-commerce and strong execution on the part of the management. The stock was part of our weekly list of favorite Long and Short candidates. Mostly because as we updated our numbers from the recent quarterly results of the company as well as other…

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Sprout Social Can Follow HubSpot

Sprout Social Inc. (Nasdaq: SPT) has started to find it’s footing after going public late last year and the stock has followed suit, up more than 100% since the IPO. The key question is where to from here and whether the company can do what HubSpot Inc. (Nasdaq: HUBS) has been able to do for the investors over the last few years. After all, investors had similar doubts about scalability, market opportunity, and competitive threats. Why it even matters? When a major adoption cycle in the digital marketing space begins,…

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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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Intrepid Potash: Ray Of Hope Is Getting Brighter

Intrepid Potash Inc. (NYSE: IPI) stock has lost close to 95% of its value over the last ten years. The company’s operations over this period reminds of Murphy’s Law – Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. As a manufacturer of Potash, salt, and water used in varied industries like agriculture, animal feed, and oil & gas, the company has borne the brunt of major cyclical downturns in each of the end-markets served by the company. “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” Friedrich Nietzsche Things are changing…

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Perfect Market For Mitek

For long, investors have struggled to understand the long-term argument for investing in Mitek Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: MITK) stock even though the business has continued to perform well, relative to other micro-cap names in the technology sector. Change can take years – before it happens all at once. James Clear, Atomic Habits We believe that has changed now. Mobile check deposit solution has seen a resurgent after the Covid-19 driven growth in contactless services for banks just when digital identity verification products are starting to take flight, with growing customer…

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