Tesla Motors Takes a Breather: 6 Stocks in 60 Seconds

by Alyssa Oursler | May 15, 2013 8:04 am

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA[1]) might have been recently dubbed the “Worst Company in America” for the second straight year, but it’s one of Wall Street’s best stocks in 2013[2]. It has gained more than 50% so far this year, including an 18% one-day jump last week when it forecast earnings of $1.20 per share for the coming fiscal year — a dime higher than the Street expected.

Teen retailer Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ[3]) has returned even more this year[4], quadrupling the S&P 500‘s solid performance with a 66% run. The company is slated to report earnings tomorrow, and the consensus estimate is for an EPS of 12 cents — a 14% drop year-over-year that should come despite a 13% expected gain in sales.

Next up, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM[5]) CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon has said he would rather quit than have his two roles split; shareholders are scheduled to vote later this month at their annual meeting on whether the roles should be unlinked. InvestorPlace editor Jeff Reeves doesn’t think Dimon will go anywhere[6], though.

Japanese electronics maker Sony (NYSE:SNE[7]) made headlines (and a solid move north Tuesday) after billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb called for the company to spin off its electronics and entertainment businesses[8]. Loeb also revealed that his hedge fund has snagged a 6.5% stake in Sony, making it the largest shareholder.

Sprouts, a small-format organic grocer, filed for an IPO last week[9]. While the space is getting quite crowded — including players like Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM[10]), The Fresh Market (NASDAQ:TFM[11]), Natural Grocers by Village Cottage (NYSE:NGVC[12]) and more — Sprouts sets itself apart with a focus on value.

Lastly, electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA[13]) pulled back about 5% amid a breathtaking 150% year-to-date run, fueled in part by the company’s announcement of its first ever profit[14] — something InvestorPlace contributor Jim Woods was more than a little happy about[15].

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  1. EA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EA
  2. but it’s one of Wall Street’s best stocks in 2013: https://investorplace.com/2013/05/electronic-arts-how-it-pays-to-be-the-worst-company-in-america/
  3. ZUMZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ZUMZ
  4. has returned even more this year: https://investorplace.com/2013/05/3-red-hot-retailers-that-could-get-the-earnings-hose/
  5. JPM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JPM
  6. doesn’t think Dimon will go anywhere: http://slant.investorplace.com/2013/05/is-the-indomitable-jamie-dimon-will-not-leave-jpm/
  7. SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
  8. spin off its electronics and entertainment businesses: https://investorplace.com/2013/05/why-daniel-loeb-is-right-about-sony/
  9. filed for an IPO last week: https://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/whole-foods-wannabe-sprouts-files-for-ipo/
  10. WFM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WFM
  11. TFM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TFM
  12. NGVC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NGVC
  13. TSLA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TSLA
  14. its first ever profit: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/tesla-to-make-profit-for-first-time/
  15. more than a little happy about: https://investorplace.com/2013/05/my-tesla-motors-victory-lap/
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