John Ransom - Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for August 22nd, 2014
Posted: 8/22/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Good News for Mexican Drug Cartels Seeking Some Slightly Used DOJ Hard Drives
Posted: 8/21/2014 12:03:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

A judge has ordered the Obama Administration, and the Department of Justice, to hand over documents related to Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun running operation… I have this feeling that Mexican Drug cartels are about to get a heck of a deal on some slightly used DOJ hard drives.

(National Review)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (that little “gem” who chairs the DNC) accused Republicans of being bigots. Also, it appears the sun is still rising in the east.

(Breitbart)

Now I know why the Clintons charge so much for speaking engagements: Slick Willy likes cigars that run about $1,000 apiece. (He saves the cheap stuff for interns.)

(Free Beacon)

Some teacher called the cops on a student who wrote a fictional story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur. And by “dinosaur” I mean extinct animals from the Jurassic period… Not Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

(Daily Caller)

The Feds want to ban smoking at every workplace in in the US; because “freedom” and “individual-life-decisions” are just too burdensome for the commoners in America.

(Free Beacon)

John Ransom - Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for August 21st, 2014
Posted: 8/21/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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John Ransom - Bieber Stinks Up Arden's Bottom Line
Posted: 8/20/2014 2:50:00 PM EST

Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks in the News where the headlines meet the trendlines.

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Stock number one: Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4Q—Associated Press

Celebrity perfumes are turning out to be a stinker for Elizabeth Arden.

The cosmetics company said Tuesday that its loss widened in the last quarter as demand declined for its celebrity fragrances, particularly the Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber brands.

Elizabeth Arden Inc.'s shares sank 24 percent in afternoon trading Tuesday and touched a four-year low.

Symbol: RDEN

Trailing PE: 88; Forward PE: 16

PEG: 12

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Elizabeth Arden

Stock number two: Jumei International Holding Limited

How Will Jumei International (JMEI) Stock React To Its Second Quarter Earnings Results?--The Street.com

Jumei International Holding Ltd (JMEI_) reported a 68.2% increase in net income for the 2014 second quarter to $17.8 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, compared to $10.6 million, or 13 cents per diluted share for the same quarter in 2013.

The China-based online retailer of beauty products said GAAP net income grew by 53.6% to $15.4 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, from $10 million, or 12 cents per diluted share for the 2013 second quarter.

Symbol: JMEI

Trailing PE: 222; Forward PE: 32

PEG: 10

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Jumei International Holding Limited

Stock number three: American Woodmark Corp.

Why American Woodmark (AMWD) Stock Is Surging Today --The Street.com

Shares of American Woodmark Corp. (AMWD_) are climbing higher by 16.37% to $36.46 in mid-morning trading on Tuesday, after the company reported a rise in net income for the 2015 fiscal year to $9.2 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, compared to $6.7 million, or 43 cents per diluted share for last year's fiscal first quarter.

Symbol: AMWD

Trailing PE: 28; Forward PE: 15

PEG: 2.00

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid American Woodmark

John Ransom - Micron Makes Good
Posted: 8/19/2014 1:38:00 PM EST

Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks in the News where the headlines meet the trendlines.

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Stock number one: AT&T, Inc.

AT&T Looks Forward to LTE-Based Media Broadcasting in 2015—Zack's

AT&T Inc. (T-Free Report) is reportedly planning to introduce LTE-based media broadcasting in the US. According to media reports, the company will launch its own Multicast service in 2015, to compete with Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ-Free Report). Although no official disclosure has been made in this regard, we believe the prospective new service, which remains complementary to the company’s project VIP initiative, will remain accretive to revenues and improve market share.

Symbol: T

Trailing PE: 10; Forward PE: 13

PEG: 2.67

Dividend: 5.20

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Telephone

Stock number two: Claymore/Delta Global Shipping

Dry Bulk Shipping Index On The Move, Dry Bulk Stocks On The Rise--Benzinga

The Dry Bulk Shipping Index has been on a consistent decline the past five years, but most recently rallied by nearly 30 percent in the past week.

Demand for dry-bulk shipping surged as total seaborne Iron ore imports are projected to rise by 10 percent to 1.307 billion metric tons in 2014, according to Diana Shipping's most recent earnings call.

Symbol: SEA

Trailing PE: 11; Forward PE: NA

PEG: NA

Dividend: 1.67%

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Claymore/Delta Global Shipping

Stock number three: Micron Technology Inc.

No Headline--NA

Symbol: MU

Trailing PE: 13; Forward PE: 9

PEG: 0.50

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Micron Tech

Michael Schaus - In Other News: The Democrat War on Decency Continues in Ferguson
Posted: 8/19/2014 12:10:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Even the Pope is calling on nations to take military action against ISIL… Of course, this is unlikely to persuade Obama. After all, there’s been a little bit of tension between the Vatican and the White House ever since Pope Francis explained that being “God’s emissary” isn’t the same thing as being Obama’s Press Secretary.

(CNS News)

An MSNBC guest expressed concern that the “war on black men” in the US could soon turn into a genocide. (Absolutely not kidding.) Personally, I would like to take this moment to express my concern that the “war on intelligent thought” could soon turn into a holocaust of common sense.

(Mediaite)

This looter from Ferguson explains that “we deserve this” because there’s “injustice in the community”… I guess it’s important to have pride in what you do.

(Breitbart)

The local Democrat Party has set up voter registration booths at the location of Michael Brown’s shooting. (Never let a crisis go to waste, right?) The liberal tradition of profiting from the anger, tragedy, and death of young black men continues. Apparently being a registered Democrat is kinda like having a “license to exploit”.

(Breitbart)

Remember when the Obama Administration wrote a lengthy letter that warned Egypt to “take extreme caution and restraint” when dealing with the racist and terrorist-inspired Muslim Brotherhood? Well, Egypt basically just sent a carbon copy of that letter to Obama in regards to Ferguson… Well played, Egypt. Well played.

(Business Insider)

While the Obama Administration has been stopping arms shipments to Israel, they’ve also been sending arms to a nation sympathetic to Hamas. Well, one thing is for sure: Israel has never had a friend quite like the Obama Administration… I mean they’ve had a few adversaries, but never a friend, like Obama.

(Free Beacon)

John Ransom - 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for August 19th, 2014
Posted: 8/19/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Germany Looks for Intelligence in Kerry State Dept - Finds None
Posted: 8/18/2014 12:14:00 PM EST

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Both Israeli and German agencies have (apparently) spied on Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Both nations were reluctant to admit to their clandestine search for covert US intelligence… Given who they were spying on, I have to assume they didn’t find anything.

(J Post)

The National Guard has been deployed to Ferguson, Missouri… And, as is generally expected in an Obama Presidency, the White House learned about this development from the press. I’m getting the feeling that Obama doesn’t even know what he does, until he watches himself do it on the nightly news.

(Buzzfeed)

A battle-hardened reporter embedded on the front lines of the Ferguson riots accidentally mistook foam earplugs for rubber bullets. It’s an easy mistake to make… Kinda like the mistake Huffington Post made when they mistook him for a reporter.

(Daily Caller)

“Hope and Change” cocktail recipe: One bottle of grain alcohol, one flammable rag soaked in alcohol and stuffed in bottle neck. Ignite the rag, and toss at status quo.

(Breitbart)

Nancy Pelosi helped get more than a billion dollars directed to a public project, which was run by a Democrat supporting a company that her husband was heavily invested in. Something tells me she read those bills before passing them.

(Free Beacon)

A 15 foot, 1,000 lbs. alligator was caught in Louisiana. The Jurassic period called; they want their reptile back.

(Fox News)

John Ransom - Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for August 18th, 2014
Posted: 8/18/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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John Ransom - Mmmmmmm, Coke
Posted: 8/15/2014 2:00:00 PM EST

Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks in the News where the headlines meet the trendlines.

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Stock number one: Monster Beverage Corporation

Monster Beverage shares soar 30% after Coke deal announced—The LA Times:

Shares of energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. got a jolt after Coca-Cola Co. agreed to take a minority stake in the Corona company.

Monster shares soared $21.66, or 30.23%, to $93.31 Friday morning, a day after the deal was announced after the close of trading. The companies said Coca-Cola will take a 16.7% stake in Monster, as part of a $2.15-billion all-cash deal.

Symbol: MNST

Trailing PE: 43; Forward PE: 31

PEG: 1.79

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy on a Pullback Under $85

Stock number two: James Hardie Industries plc

James Hardie Q1 profit slides 80 pct, warns of slower US recovery --Reuters

James Hardie Industries PLC , the world's biggest fiber cement products maker, on Friday posted an 80 percent fall in fiscal first quarter net profit and revised down its full-year earnings due to an uncertain U.S. economic recovery.

Symbol: AIRM

Trailing PE: 274; Forward PE: 97

PEG: NA

Dividend: 4.90%

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid James Hardie

Stock number three: The Coca-Cola Company

Can Coca-Cola Keep the Momentum Going in the Second Half?--Zack's

Coca-Cola posted mixed results for the second quarter of 2014, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings but slightly missing the same for revenues. Earnings of 64 cents per share increased 1% year over year driven by improved sparkling beverage volumes, price/mix gains, strong international volumes and better gross margins which made up for higher commodity and marketing costs. Organic revenues grew 3% driven by better volumes.

However, what caught investors’ attention was an improvement in the volumes of Coca-Cola’s sparkling beverages, especially its namesake brand.

Symbol: KO

Trailing PE: 22; Forward PE: 19

PEG: 3.17

Dividend: 2.90%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Coca Cola

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