3-D: A Technology That Will Affect More Than Just Your Television

Subject: Additive Layer Manufacturing, or ALM for short, is the process by which solid objects, of virtually any shape, are created from a digital model. ALM creates objects by repeatedly adding layers of a given material, one on top of another, and fusing them together. ALM is superior to traditional manufacturing processes given that it […]

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Credit Acceptance Corp. And CAN SLIM: Together They Equal Fat Profits

Company: Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC) is an indirect auto finance company that works with car dealerships nationwide to enable them to sell cars to consumers, on credit, regardless of the buyer’s credit history. According to a company profile provided by Working with more than 3,000 independent and franchised automobile dealers in the US, CAC […]

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Does JAZZ Have Any Pizzazz Left?

Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is a mid-cap biopharmaceutical company that has a small portfolio of drugs used to treat a range of disorders. JAZZ markets its products worldwide and its number one selling product is Xyrem®, by far. A list of the company’s products can bee seen in the following table: (more) JAZZ 10-K (2012) […]

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RALY Rallied But Should You Get Onboard?

Business: Rally Software (RALY), the latest enterprise software company to go public, debuted on the NYSE on Friday, April 12th. Largely viewed as a successful IPO, RALY raised approximately million. Early in trading, RALY shares jumped 31.71% from its, ultimate, IPO pricing of .00/share to a high of .44. At the end of the trading […]

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CAN SLIM: A Sniper’s Approach To Investing In Stocks

Abstract: A look at William O’Neil’s hallmark CAN SLIM screening approach to finding potential investments in top quality, growing companies. Background: Created by the legendary investor William J. O’Neil, CAN SLIM is an approach to stock screening that marries technical analysis with fundamental analysis. O’Neal began his investment career in 1958 when he began working […]

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CNQ: Dreary Days At The Beach (?)

Business: Business Behind Suncor Energy (SU), Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) is Canada’s second-largest energy company. It has a dominant land presence in Western Canada, as well as a diverse portfolio of oil producing properties, and it currently holds a drilling inventory of over 8,000 wells. CNQ is engaged in exploration and energy asset development in […]

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Dover: As Big And As Broad As The Name Implies

Dover (DOV) is a diversified, global manufacturing conglomerate that operates in four major business segments:

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CCPT III: To Sell Or Not To Sell

On March 20th of this year American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) offered to purchase Cole Credit Properties Trust III (CCPT III) for billion. On the following day, however, CCPT III rejected the offer “… saying it isn’t in the best interests of shareholders and is an attempt to disrupt its business.” [Link] Since then, some very intelligent […]

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PetSmart: Small Whiff And A Lot Of Woof, Woof!

Business: When it comes to house pets no one loves their furry little friends more than Americans. In 2012, pet lovers spent a record $53 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) on everything from food, vet visits, and kennel stays to chewy toys, pet beds and day spas. Noteworthy is the fact that the new […]

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Baby Options

Recently, new mini options contracts began trading on five of the largest, listed securities: Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). As opposed to their larger parents, which represent 100 shares of the underlying securities, these new offspring cover only ten shares of the underlying […]

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