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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

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.
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