Crista Huff

Posted September 28, 2013

We began recommending Nike stock on Ransom Notes Radio on March 11, when the price closed at $54.53. It’s up 35% since then.

Posted September 27, 2013

The stock broke through long-term upside resistance around $105 in July, but no one has missed the opportunity to own Air Products shares before their next run-up.

Posted September 26, 2013

The stock is up 34% year-to-date.The chart is bullish, but with a PE twice as high as projected earnings growth rates, we encourage investors to be cautious and use stop-loss orders.

Posted September 25, 2013

We would sell immediately and not bank on a $9 buyout.Short interest is high at about 35%. Shareholders should not mistake a brief upswing from short covering as a sign that the market likes this stock.

Posted September 24, 2013

One of the most respected hacking groups in the world has apparently successfully hacked Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, causing embarrassment to Apple.

Posted September 21, 2013

"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance." – President Obama

Posted September 20, 2013

After many consecutive years of net losses, Rite Aid is expected to be profitable this year, and see earnings per share grow very aggressively going forward. The PE is quite low in comparison to the earnings growth, but the debt levels are extremely high.

Posted September 19, 2013

Walgreen Company plans to shift 120,000 employees to a private healthcare exchange, in a move designed to avoid the extraordinary financial burden of the Obama administration’s Affordable Healthcare Act.

Posted September 18, 2013

We’ve been cautious on Target stock all year. The company has been plagued with earnings misses, now projected down 9% for the year.

Posted September 17, 2013

Wall Street expects Alexion to increase earnings per share 42% in 2013. The stock price is up 30% since we said “buy” in February; currently in a sideways trading pattern.

Posted September 15, 2013

I never knew a client who bought IPO shares on the open market once it began trading. It was understood that would have been insanely foolish, because the share price was so inflated.

Posted September 14, 2013

MasterCard reiterated a bullish financial outlook for the remainder of 2013, and the market responded by driving the share price to new highs.

Posted September 13, 2013

Pandora Media has selected digital-advertising veteran Brian McAndrews as its new CEO, Chairman and President.

Posted September 12, 2013

The benefit change mirrors an identical decision made by IBM last week, and is attributed to rising healthcare costs.

Posted September 11, 2013

Visa will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average as of the market close on Sept 20. Watch for the stock to trade up, as approximately 6.5 million shares need to be purchased by Dow index funds.

Posted September 10, 2013

Isis Pharmaceuticals will receive $100 million from Biogen Idec in a six-year agreement to develop treatments for neurological disorders, and up to $220 million thereafter for each new drug compound.

Posted September 07, 2013

Rising home prices are jump-starting a long-delayed trend in home repairs, as homeowners and investors prepare for home sales and investment activity.

Posted September 06, 2013

Construction supplies retailer Fastenal Company reported a 7.2% surge in daily sales in August in a press release today, up dramatically from a 2.9% increase in July.

Posted September 05, 2013

Ford reported August retail sales up 20 percent to their highest levels since 2006, with total sales up 12.2%. Fourth-quarter production will be up 7 percent year-over-year.

Posted September 04, 2013

Bank of America Corp. plans to sell its holdings in China Construction Bank Corp. for $1.5 billion, in a move to clean up its balance sheet and enhance its capital ratios.