John Ransom

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Stock number one: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.

Red Robin Gourmet beats by $0.10—

Red Robin Gourmet beats by $0.10, beats on revs (RRGB) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.82 per share, $0.10 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.72; revenues rose 11.2% year/year to $340.5 mln vs the $334.79 mln consensus. Red Robin Gourmet expects FY14 comparable restaurant revenue growth in the low single digits.

Symbol: RRGB

Trailing PE: 32; Forward PE: 21

PEG: 1.68

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Red Robin

RRGB Chart

RRGB data by YCharts

Stock number two: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.

Retailers Weigh On Market As Dick's, TJX, Urban Miss --Investor's Business Daily

Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) gapped down and sank 16% to a 16-month low in massive turnover. Before the open, the sporting goods retailer reported Q1 earnings of 50 cents a share, up 4% from last year but 2 cents below views. Sales rose 8% to $1.44 billion, also missing. Dick's cited poor performance in its golf and hunting categories.

Symbol: DKS

Trailing PE: 16; Forward PE: 12

PEG: 1.07

Dividend: 1.00%

Estimate Trend: Down

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Dicks Sporting Goods

DKS Chart

DKS data by YCharts

Stock number three: Pandora Media, Inc.

Pandora shares rise as company presents at conferences--Fly on the Wall

Shares of Internet radio provider Pandora (P) rose out of negative ground earlier in the session as the company's CFO Mike Herring presented at the Bloomberg CFO Summit. At the conference, Herring said that "almost every one" of the company's competitors in the online radio space has failed and that he believes the company can extend its lead in connected music, according to the news service.

Symbol: P

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 51

PEG: 3.41

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Pandora

P Chart

P data by YCharts

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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