InvestorPlace » Peter Cohan http://investorplace.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:16:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Why Autozone Outruns Advance Auto Parts http://investorplace.com/2011/12/why-autozone-outruns-advance-auto-parts/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/why-autozone-outruns-advance-auto-parts/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:13:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=81407 Market leader AZO's hefty margins and faster growth beat out industry runner-up AAP. But if new car sales jump, their business could slow.

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Try PVH on for Size, Leave Warnaco on the Rack http://investorplace.com/2011/12/try-pvh-on-for-size-leave-warnaco-on-the-rack/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/try-pvh-on-for-size-leave-warnaco-on-the-rack/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:17:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=80809 The Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands helped PVH Corp. exceed earnings expectations and Warnaco is growing, too. But, if you have to leave one on the rack, here's our pick.

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Expect Fossil Shares to Fare Better than Movado http://investorplace.com/2011/12/expect-fossil-shares-to-fare-better-than-movado/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/expect-fossil-shares-to-fare-better-than-movado/#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:15:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=80697 Of the two watchmakers, growth and stock value look more attractive with Fossil.

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Are These 2 Suit Stocks the Right Fit for You? http://investorplace.com/2011/12/jos-a-bank-mens-wearhouse-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/jos-a-bank-mens-wearhouse-stocks-to-buy/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:00:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=80418 Men's clothing retailers seem to decent bellwethers for the economy -- but how do Jos. A. Bank, Men's Wearhouse size up on their own?

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Ralcorp Shares Taste Better Than Kellogg http://investorplace.com/2011/11/ralcorp-shares-taste-better-than-kellogg/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/ralcorp-shares-taste-better-than-kellogg/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:08:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=80182 RAH could be taken over and it has backing by a winning hedge fund – Kellogg is shrinking.

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Foot Locker or Finish Line: Which Should You Run With? http://investorplace.com/2011/11/foot-locker-or-finish-line-which-should-you-run-with/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/foot-locker-or-finish-line-which-should-you-run-with/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:18:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=79656 Industry leader Foot Locker currently has a more appealing valuation, although the much smaller Finish Line has slightly wider margins.

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Should You Store Stock in QLogic or Brocade? http://investorplace.com/2011/11/qlogic-qlgc-brocade-brcd-storage-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/qlogic-qlgc-brocade-brcd-storage-stocks-to-buy/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:48:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=79309 Network storage providers Qlogic and Brocade are booming lately and do business in a rapidly growing field. Which is right for you?

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St. Jude or Medtronic: Which Is Healthier for Your Portfolio? http://investorplace.com/2011/11/st-jude-or-medtronic-which-is-healthier-for-your-portfolio/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/st-jude-or-medtronic-which-is-healthier-for-your-portfolio/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:14:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=79024 STJ and MDT are thriving in a tough industry -- cardiovascular rhythm management -- but one may have an edge.

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Buy This Stock for Value Menu Prices! http://investorplace.com/2011/11/fast-food-stocks-to-buy-wen-jack/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/fast-food-stocks-to-buy-wen-jack/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:38:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=78741 Wendy’s (WEN) and Jack in the Box (JACK) are clear second fiddles to McDonald's, but one of them is a bargain if it can turn around its performance in 2012.

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Watch Your Wealth Grow on Disney, CBS http://investorplace.com/2011/11/disney-dis-cbs-media-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/disney-dis-cbs-media-stocks-to-buy/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:37:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=76706 Both DIS and CBS are solid entertainment stocks with strong growth potential, but one might prove to be the better industry value. See our top pick.

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Don’t Buy Into These 2 High-Priced Brews http://investorplace.com/2011/11/dont-buy-into-these-2-high-priced-brews/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/dont-buy-into-these-2-high-priced-brews/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:44:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=76435 Even though Anheuser-Busch beat earnings estimates and Molson Coors' sales are growing, neither stock presents a decent value. Here's why.

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The Better Retail Bet: Macy’s Vs. Ralph Lauren http://investorplace.com/2011/11/macys-ralph-lauren-retail-stocksy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/macys-ralph-lauren-retail-stocksy/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:31:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=76163 Both have been bucking the slow economy, but only one is trading at a discount.

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Activision Is a Good Video Game Play, But Keep Electronic Arts on Your Radar http://investorplace.com/2011/11/activision-atvi-electronic-arts-erts-video-game-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/activision-atvi-electronic-arts-erts-video-game-stocks/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:08:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=75798 Activision’s "Call of Duty" lead and solid margins help it compete at a reasonable valuation, but Electronic Arts could enjoy an earnings pop. Who wins?

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Take a Trip With Priceline, But Bypass Orbitz http://investorplace.com/2011/11/take-a-trip-with-priceline-but-bypass-orbitz/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/take-a-trip-with-priceline-but-bypass-orbitz/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:51:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=75446 Priceline (PCLN) is growing much faster than the industry average, while Orbitz (OWW) is growing at half the industry rate.

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KKR, Blackstone Only Good for Insiders http://investorplace.com/2011/11/kkr-blackstone-bx-stock-only-good-for-insiders/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/kkr-blackstone-bx-stock-only-good-for-insiders/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:31:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=75035 Despite apparently low valuations, investors would be wise to avoid the hard-to-understand common units of Blackstone (BX) and KKR (KKR).

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Satellite Boom Good for DirecTV, News Corp. http://investorplace.com/2011/11/directv-dtv-news-corp-nwsa-satellite-tv-boom/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/directv-dtv-news-corp-nwsa-satellite-tv-boom/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:00:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=74713 Satellite TV success in emerging markets makes DirecTV (DTV) attractive -- News Corp. (NWSA) benefited from a bump in its satellite unit, too.

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Cognizant, Accenture Are Pricey IT Plays http://investorplace.com/2011/11/cognizant-ctsh-accenture-acn-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/cognizant-ctsh-accenture-acn-stocks-to-buy/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:46:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=74425 Information technology provider Cognizant (CTSH) has a slight edge over Accenture (ACN), but even after an earnings beat, it's expensive.

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Shun Starbucks Stock and Stick With Dunkin’ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/shun-starbucks-stock-sbux-and-stick-with-dunkin-dnkn/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/shun-starbucks-stock-sbux-and-stick-with-dunkin-dnkn/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:08:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=74134 Dunkin' Brands' valuation is low relative to its earnings growth, but Starbucks knocked it out of the park last quarter. See which is the better buy.

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Sohu, Changyou — Value Plays on the Chinese Internet Market http://investorplace.com/2011/10/sohu-changyou-cyou-chinese-internet-value-plays/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/sohu-changyou-cyou-chinese-internet-value-plays/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:52:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=73846 Chinese Internet stocks Sohu and Changyou may be volatile, but their low PEG ratios are calling out to investors willing to take a risk with considerable upside.

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Buy Quest Software Shares; Pass on Oracle http://investorplace.com/2011/10/buy-quest-software-qsft-shares-avoid-oracle-orcl/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/buy-quest-software-qsft-shares-avoid-oracle-orcl/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:28:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=73498 While Oracle (ORCL) is a stronger company, its valuation is too high. Quest (QSFT) is attractively valued, especially if it can meet 2012 expectations.

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Moody’s, McGraw-Hill Still Don’t Rate http://investorplace.com/2011/10/moodys-mco-mcgraw-hill-mhp-still-dont-rate/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/moodys-mco-mcgraw-hill-mhp-still-dont-rate/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:39:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=73215 If the Europe crisis really is resolved, both could enjoy a business rebound. However, Moody's (MCO) still would be an expensive way to buy that rebound.

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General Motors a Better Bet Than Ford http://investorplace.com/2011/10/general-motors-gm-a-better-bet-than-ford-f-stock-automakers/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/general-motors-gm-a-better-bet-than-ford-f-stock-automakers/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:56:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=72805 While both are expected to suffer declining 2012 earnings, one of these automakers has kept cars rolling off sales lots despite higher prices.

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Stock Up at Staples, Not Office Depot http://investorplace.com/2011/10/stock-up-at-staples-spls-not-office-depot-odp/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/stock-up-at-staples-spls-not-office-depot-odp/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:24:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=72470 Office Depot (ODP) continues to disappoint investors and Wall Street analysts, but Staples (SPLS) is navigating the treacherous economic waters well.

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Nvidia Can Power Your Portfolio Better Than Texas Instruments http://investorplace.com/2011/10/nvidia-nvda-stock-can-power-your-portfolio-texas-instruments-txn/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/nvidia-nvda-stock-can-power-your-portfolio-texas-instruments-txn/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:59:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=72009 Nvidia (NVDA) is cheap even if its growth slows -- Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) might be a fair value if its earnings forecasts are right.

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Stock Shop at J.C. Penney, Pass on Wal-Mart http://investorplace.com/2011/10/buy-jc-penney-stock-pass-on-wal-mart-jcp-wmt-tgt-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/buy-jc-penney-stock-pass-on-wal-mart-jcp-wmt-tgt-aapl/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:10:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=71771 Can JCP's new management team reinvent the department store and boost earnings growth? Or is Wal-Mart the safer bet. See our verdict.

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Intel Just a Few Chips Above Apple http://investorplace.com/2011/10/intel-intc-just-a-few-chips-above-apple-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/intel-intc-just-a-few-chips-above-apple-aapl/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:02:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=71435 Neither stock is cheap, but the demise of the PC -- where Intel (INTC) profits -- is highly overrated, giving its stock better upside surprise potential.

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Johnson & Johnson, Forest Labs Will Make You Sick http://investorplace.com/2011/10/johnson-and-johnson-forest-labs-jnj-frx-pharmaceutical-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/johnson-and-johnson-forest-labs-jnj-frx-pharmaceutical-stocks/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:07:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=71091 Johnson & Johnson beat expectations but its profits were down; Forest Labs missed and has a plunging profit forecast. Investors should be wary of both pharma options.

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IBM and VMware Stocks Looking Profitable, But Expensive http://investorplace.com/2011/10/ibm-vmware-vmw-look-profitable-but-expensive/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/ibm-vmware-vmw-look-profitable-but-expensive/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:52:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=70733 IBM and VMware reported strong third quarters, which bodes well for loosening corporate purse strings -- but their P/Es are higher than 2012 EPS forecasts.

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Invest in Wells Fargo, Pause on Citigroup http://investorplace.com/2011/10/invest-in-wells-fargo-wfc-pause-on-citigroup-c/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/invest-in-wells-fargo-wfc-pause-on-citigroup-c/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:19:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=70318 Wells Fargo is cheap and growing on commercial banking, but Citigroup still has many woes, including its presence in a flat investment banking business.

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Your Road to Riches Isn’t Down Safeway, Whole Foods’ Aisles http://investorplace.com/2011/10/safeway-whole-foods-not-the-safest-route-to-riches-swy-wfm/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/safeway-whole-foods-not-the-safest-route-to-riches-swy-wfm/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:01:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=69367 Safeway beat expectations, but it's still being outperformed by Whole Foods -- and neither stock is a particularly good value.

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Take JPMorgan Chase to the Bank, But Skip Goldman Sachs http://investorplace.com/2011/10/occupy-jpmorgan-chase-but-skip-goldman-sachs-jpm-gs/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/occupy-jpmorgan-chase-but-skip-goldman-sachs-jpm-gs/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:58:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=69044 Both stocks are cheap on expected 2012 EPS growth, but should you buy JPMorgan Chase and avoid Goldman Sachs? Yes. Here's why.

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Given the Choice, It’s Allstate Over Progressive http://investorplace.com/2011/10/given-the-choice-its-allstate-over-progressive/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/given-the-choice-its-allstate-over-progressive/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:46:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=68750 Progressive is innovative but suffering from bad investments and hurricane losses while Allstate is forecast to recover strongly in 2012.

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Pepsi Vs. Coke — On the Trading Floor http://investorplace.com/2011/10/pepsi-vs-coke-on-the-trading-floor/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/pepsi-vs-coke-on-the-trading-floor/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:39:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=68435 PepsiCo is overvalued and relatively unprofitable -- but before testing out the very profitable Coca-Cola, wait until its stock price loses some fizz.

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Build Your Materials Wealth With Kaiser Aluminum, Not Alcoa http://investorplace.com/2011/10/kaiser-aluminum-can-help-construct-your-portfolio-not-alcoa-stocks-to-buy-aa-kalu/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/kaiser-aluminum-can-help-construct-your-portfolio-not-alcoa-stocks-to-buy-aa-kalu/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:43:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=68141 Alcoa profit is expected to plunge, but news in the sector is not all bad. In fact, one aluminum stock looks cheap on expected 43% earnings growth.

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4 Reasons Apple Has Left the Building http://investorplace.com/2011/10/4-reasons-apple-has-left-the-building-jobs-cook/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/4-reasons-apple-has-left-the-building-jobs-cook/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:45:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=67873 Steve Jobs' death left too many holes to fill, putting Apple's longer-term growth in doubt. Here are four reasons why it won't prevail.

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Pour Yourself a Glass of Constellation Brands http://investorplace.com/2011/10/constellation-brands-molson-coors-brown-forman-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/constellation-brands-molson-coors-brown-forman-stocks-to-buy/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:30:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=67634 Constellation Brands is shrinking to a profitable core, supplying growth at a reasonable price. Molson Coors and Brown-Forman are a bit costly.

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Family Dollar Is Worth Your Money — Costco, Target Are Bad Bargains http://investorplace.com/2011/10/family-dollar-costco-target-retail-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/family-dollar-costco-target-retail-stocks-to-buy/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:11:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=67305 Target (TGT) and Costco (COST) are priced above their earnings growth, while Family Dollar (FDO) is fairly priced and well positioned to profit from economic weakness.

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Yum! Brands, Chipotle and Domino’s — A Recipe for Investor Indigestion http://investorplace.com/2011/10/yum-brands-chipotle-and-dominos-restaurant-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/yum-brands-chipotle-and-dominos-restaurant-stock/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:15:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=67081 YUM, CMG and DPZ are all growing, but none of these restaurant stocks are worth their high P/E's.

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Line Your Portfolio With Crocs, Wolverine http://investorplace.com/2011/10/wolverine-worldwide-www-cros-crox-stocks-to-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/wolverine-worldwide-www-cros-crox-stocks-to-buy/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:12:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=66864 Crocs’ rapid growth, wide margins and low valuation make it a compelling buy; Wolverine has upside potential, too.

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Don’t Bet Your Chips on Intel, Micron http://investorplace.com/2011/10/micron-technology-intel-mu-intc-semiconductors/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/micron-technology-intel-mu-intc-semiconductors/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2011 10:30:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=66715 Don't bet your chips on these two stocks. One is solid but growing too slowly, and the other is too hard to predict.

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Cognizant, Accenture a Pair of Outsourcing Dynamos http://investorplace.com/2011/09/cognizant-accenture-computer-sciences-tech-stocks-outsourcing/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/cognizant-accenture-computer-sciences-tech-stocks-outsourcing/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:49:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=66621 This pair of global outsourcers give you growth at a reasonable price -- but avoid Computer Sciences Corp. and watch out for growth slowdown.

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Stock Your Portfolio With Walgreen, Not CVS http://investorplace.com/2011/09/walgreen-wag-cvs-drug-stores-express-scripts/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/walgreen-wag-cvs-drug-stores-express-scripts/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:17:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=66159 Both CVS and Walgreen are fairly valued, but one stock is a more attractive investment. The winner is ...

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Let NVR Build Your Portfolio; KB and Toll Brothers Should Stay Home http://investorplace.com/2011/09/housing-nvr-kb-home-toll-brothers/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/housing-nvr-kb-home-toll-brothers/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:42:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=65866 NVR is thriving in a terrible industry, and its shares are cheap if it can meet its 2012 EPS target.

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Coach is Most Clutch Among Luxury Leaders http://investorplace.com/2011/09/coach-tiffany-ralph-lauren-luxury-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/coach-tiffany-ralph-lauren-luxury-stocks/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:12:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=65743 Coach, Tiffany and Ralph Lauren are all profitable luxury companies, but COH's profit margin and relative value make it stand out.

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Oil Plays: Why Drill When You Can Integrate? http://investorplace.com/2011/09/oil-chevron-cvx-transocean-diamond-offshore-bp/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/oil-chevron-cvx-transocean-diamond-offshore-bp/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:50:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=65294 Chevron is up while offshore drillers like Transocean and Diamond Offshore are down -- it all comes down to how they make their money.

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Microsoft Trumps Software Stocks Oracle, Salesforce.com http://investorplace.com/2011/09/microsoft-msft-oracle-salesforce-crm/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/microsoft-msft-oracle-salesforce-crm/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:03:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=65018 Oracle and Salesgrowth.com are a pair of differing feel-good stories, but despite slower growth, Microsoft still is the market leader -- and its stock is cheap.

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BB&T You Can Bank On — Bank of America and Citigroup, However … http://investorplace.com/2011/09/bbt-bofa-bac-citigroup-bank-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/bbt-bofa-bac-citigroup-bank-stocks/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:07:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=64708 Difficult-to-value assets dwarf BofA’s net worth, and Citigroup is avoiding reporting its Level 2 and Level 3 assets -- meanwhile, BB&T's profit growth keeps soaring.

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Give Bristol-Myers the Benefit Over Merck http://investorplace.com/2011/09/bristol-myers-merck-bmy-mrk-pharma/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/bristol-myers-merck-bmy-mrk-pharma/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:25:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=64395 Bristol-Myers’ robust new drug portfolio could make it an acquisition target -- and an investing target for you -- but neither stock is a bargain.

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99 Cents Only’s Stock Is No Bargain http://investorplace.com/2011/09/99-cents-only-ndn-discount-stores/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/99-cents-only-ndn-discount-stores/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:48:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=64174 A buyout offer from Apollo Management could push 99 Cents Only stock higher, but if there’s no deal, watch out below.

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No Stock Bargains at Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart http://investorplace.com/2011/09/dollar-tree-wal-mart-stocks-to-sell/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/dollar-tree-wal-mart-stocks-to-sell/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:50:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=64051 Deutsche Bank is right to pan Wal-Mart, but its "buy" on Dollar Tree makes no sense for this overvalued but fast-growing retailer.

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