John Ransom - GM Kills Another One
Posted: 10/24/2014 2:51:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: General Motors Company

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise to 29-- Bloomberg

Deaths tied to General Motors Co.’s defective ignition switches rose to 29, according to Kenneth Feinberg, who is handling claims related to the controversy.

Feinberg spoke today in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

Symbol: GM

Trailing PE: 25; Forward PE: 7

PEG: 0.73

Dividend: 3.90%

Estimate Trend: Down

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid GM

Stock number two: Jarden Corp

Jarden 3Q profit climbs; company plans stock split--Associated Press

Jarden Corp. (JAH) said Thursday its net income and revenue climbed in the third quarter as sales of branded products rose.

The owner of brands including Crock-Pot, Mr. Coffee, Coleman camping gear and Yankee Candle said its net income grew to $108.6 million, or 87 cents per share. Excluding one-time gains and costs, the company said its profit totaled $1.17 per share. Its revenue rose 19 percent to $2.14 billion in the period, as branded product sales increased 50 percent.

Symbol: JAH

Trailing PE: 41; Forward PE: 14

PEG: 1.25

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Jarden

Stock number three: Flotek Industries Inc.

Why Flotek (FTK) Stock Closed Higher Today—The Street.com

Shares of Flotek Industries Inc. (FTK) closed up 9.78% to $23.68 on heavy trading volume today after the company reported 2014 third quarter revenue of $116.8 million, compared to $98.4 million for the same period a year ago.

The global supplier of drilling and production products reported net income of $14.3 million, or 26 cents per common share, compared to net income of $9 million, or 16 cents per common share for the same period a year ago, beating analysts' estimates of 24 cents a share.

Symbol: FTK

Trailing PE: 30; Forward PE: 18

PEG: 1.17

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Flotek

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Michelle Obama Has Been Hanging Out with Joe Biden too Often
Posted: 10/24/2014 12:42:00 PM EST

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

Michelle Obama continues her hapless attempts to stir up support for Democrat candidates. During a campaign stop for Mark Udall in Colorado, she seems to have lost track of who she was talking about. Joe Biden is expected to step down as her speech writer in coming days.

(Breitbart)

Charlie Rangel says ISIS is not a major threat to the security of the United States. Which – in a way – is kinda true. After all, ISIS is not in congress.

(Breitbart)

The Queen of England sent her first tweet yesterday. (Why do I picture looking flummoxed as she searches for the hashtag on her typewriter?)

(The Guardian)

Authorities are trying to track down anyone who came in contact with the Ebola patient in New York City. Right now they have it narrowed down to anyone who rode a certain subway, took a number of cabs, visited a Brooklyn bowling alley, or lived in the patient’s apartment building. Or, to be more specific, they’ve narrowed their search down to about half of Manhattan.

(Fox News)

After the terrorist attack on Canada’s Parliament, super-model Chrissy Teigen took to twitter in an effort to whip-up support for more gun control. I guess that the backlash she received encouraged her to avoid calling for increased “hatchet-control” in New York City.

(Breitbart)

German employees at US airbases are about to get a 2.4 percent pay increase. US Service personnel on those same bases will get a 1 percent raise. You’re welcome, Germany.

(Stripes)

John Ransom - Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for October 24th, 2014
Posted: 10/24/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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John Ransom - Under Armor Under Performs
Posted: 10/23/2014 2:34:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: EMC Corporation

EMC Corp. Misses on Q3 Earnings, Revenues Increase Y/Y-- Zacks

EMC Corp. (EMC) reported third-quarter 2014 earnings (including stock-based compensation but excluding other non-recurring items) of 35 cents per share that missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple of cents.

Quarter Details

Revenues increased 9% year over year to $6.03 billion. Product sales increased 7.4% year over year, while services increased 10.9% from the year-ago quarter.

Symbol: EMC

Trailing PE: 23; Forward PE:12

PEG: 1.42

Dividend: 1.70

Estimate Trend: Down

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy EMC

Stock number two: Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour warns of slowing apparel sales growth--Reuters

Under Armour Inc warned that its sales growth would slow next year as the scorching increase in sales of its sports apparel eases off due to cooling demand for its popular outdoor clothing designed to retain body heat.

Under Armour shares fell as much as 6.4 percent on Thursday after the company also said gross margins would fall in the current quarter due, in part, to the stronger dollar.

Symbol: UA

Trailing PE: 85; Forward PE: 54

PEG: 2.88

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Under Armor

Stock number three: Yelp, Inc.

Yelp Downgraded As Business Signups Disappoint—IBD

Value investing is always a very popular strategy, and for good reason. After all, who doesn’t want to find stocks that have low PEs, solid outlooks, and decent dividends?

Fortunately for investors looking for this combination, we have identified a strong candidate which may be an impressive value; Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (BSBR).

Symbol: YELP

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 148

PEG: 11.48

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: NA

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Yelp

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Dem Blames GOP for Ebola – George Bush Waits His Turn
Posted: 10/23/2014 11:32:00 AM EST

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

MSNBC decided to use the Canadian terrorist attack as an opportunity to shill for more gun control… Because ya know, Canada is known for its extraordinarily relaxed gun laws, right?

(Free Beacon)

Can we just take a moment to realize what it means when the Canadian Prime Minister sounds much tougher on terrorism than the US President?

(Fox News)

A Democrat is trying to blame a possible Ebola outbreak on Republicans. I’m sure if we think about it hard enough, it’s probably George W. Bush’s fault.

(Weasel Zippers)

The Union Station renovation in Denver, Colorado is being called racist because the station is mostly used by white people. Also, I’m pretty sure white marble was the main color used in construction.

(Denver Post)

California is forcing churches to provide funding for abortion coverage. After all, that whole “religious freedom” thing really tends to get in the way of Planned Parenthood’s bottom line.

(Life News)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: List of "Useless Government Spending" Strangely Doesn't Include Biden's Salary
Posted: 10/22/2014 12:21:00 PM EST

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

More women currently prefer Republicans for congress than Democrats. I guess the “War on Women” is more of a civil war than anything else.

(Yahoo)

Tax revenues are at an all-time high. (Some people are giving credit to Obama’s tax hikes.) Despite our record tax revenues, government is still expected to run historically high deficits. It almost looks likespending might be the problem here…

(Daily Signal)

Speaking of government spending: Senator Tom Coburn has outlined over $25 billion of “useless” government spending. And, no… I don’t know if that also includes Joe Biden’s salary.

(Free Beacon)

Obama’s new Ebola Czar is missing another Ebola update this week. Is the word “Czar” Russian for “useless”? (Because I hate to think that the Bolsheviks were onto something when they decided to do away with the position.)

(Fox News)

The most recent autopsy shows that the unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was most likely shot whileattacking Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Riots are expected throughout the area because facts are apparently racist.

(Business Insider)

An anti-gun Missouri legislator was arrested for carrying a loaded 9mm without a permit. Interestingly, she had also threatened to accelerate the riotous violence in Ferguson if Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted for murder – and she seems to have a deficit of gun-safety training… So, maybe we should just make it illegal for anti-gun Democrats to own guns?

(Weasel Zippers)

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Posted: 10/22/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: England Outlaws Half My Twitter Followers
Posted: 10/21/2014 1:47:00 PM EST

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

City Council members in Minneapolis want to ban the term “redskins” when the Washington Redskins square off against the Vikings. (Because, unlike Washington’s team, the Vikings’ mascot isn’t some cartoonish caricature of an entire group of people.)

(Daily Caller)

Barack Obama explained that he’s “doing pretty good”, and that he “loves the work”… Now that we know how he feels about his golf game, I wish someone would ask him about the presidency.

(The Hill)

A Justice Secretary in England has proposed a 2-year sentence for anyone found guilty of “internet bullying”. So if you write something nasty about me on Twitter, you better not do it from England.

(Breitbart)

Monica Lewinsky says Drudge ruined her life… It couldn’t possibly have been life decisions that she made regarding President Clinton, a cigar, and the Oval Office.

(Truth in Revolt)

George Lucas (ya know: the guy that created an empire of Star Wars related products before selling the franchise to the multinational Disney corporation) hates corporations... However he appears to like their profits.

(Breitbart)

Michael Schaus - In Other News: Massachusetts School Board Moves to the Right of Democrats - Becomes Socialist
Posted: 10/20/2014 12:41:00 PM EST

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

Communists paraded through London in protest of extraordinarily mild “austerity” measures that have been proposed in Parliament… There’s nothing quite as ironic as a bunch of communists publicly protesting for a one-party system that prohibits public protests.

(Breitbart)

A Massachusetts school board has vowed to dedicate itself to indoctrinating children with a socialist-oriented curriculum. Some parents in the district are likely relieved that the school board is moving to the right of mainstream-Massachusetts.

(EAG News)

People are magically “forgetting” that they voted for Barack Obama. This is also known as “buyer’s remorse.” (The voters who are still proud of their vote are a good example of the Stockholm syndrome.)

(American Thinker)

Obama showed up for a Democrat campaign event… and the audience started walking out. For being a guy that started his presidency with Greek columns and rock-star-status, this must be a pretty demoralizing experience. (I hope he can shake it off during his next golf game.)

(Free Beacon)

Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and possible fines… I guess a little state-sponsored violation of first amendment rights is the preferred way to instill “tolerance” nowadays.

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