Michael Schaus - In Other News: Does Anyone Know What Mental Illness Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seems to have?
Posted: 5/8/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obama’s economy will actually help Democrats in 2014. We hope someone develops a medication to help her cope with her mental illness before it’s too late. (Daily Caller)

Remember how gay activists promised to drive Chick-fil-a out of business after the CEO announced his opposition to gay marriage? Well, as it turns out, that spicy chicken sandwich is pretty fabulous. (NY Post)

The Daily Mail ran a story on America’s “dumbest bank robber”… And, no… It’s not Eric Holder. (I think he's technically considered an extortionist.) (The Fox Nation)

The city of Westminster, Colorado, is considering a proposal that would require landlords provide their tenants with voter registration packets. (Of course, Photo-ID’s are not required.) The Democrat Party welcome letter, and pre-filled ballots will be provided separately, I’m sure. (Daily Caller)

Congress voted to hold Lerner in Contempt of Congress… Holder is unlikely to prosecute. If we just accused Lerner of reporting on Fast and Furious, I bet Holder would be all over this. (Washington Post)

I need one of these. (Bloomberg)

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Here's Another Reason to Never Live in New Jersey
Posted: 5/7/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

According to the White House report on Global Warming (Soviet propaganda music is playing in my mind right now), winters are “generally” shorter and warmer… Except when they’re not. And either way, it’s your fault for not being liberal enough. (FoxNation)

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is turning to marijuana for sponsorships, and a younger crowd. In fact, potheads, stoners, and tokers will be allowed to "blaze one" at special Cannabis-friendly events. First order of business: Getting the CSO string ensemble to play their rendition of “All Along the Watchtower”. (Breitbart.com)

It turns out that many of the Obamacare enrollees are, in fact, duplicate applications. What this means is that even insurers can’t tell how many people have actually signed up and paid for insurance… So, really, when the administration said “8 million people have signed up”, they were really saying “We’re sure somebody has probably signed up!” (DailyCaller)

Thank God New Jersey has finally latched on to “common sense”, and outlawed those malicious .22 caliber rifles… Now if they just tackle high-capacity sodas, they’ll finally be the paradise they’ve always wanted to be. (Breitbart.com)

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John Ransom - Avoid, Avoid and Sell
Posted: 5/1/2014 3:15:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: Yelp, Inc.

Yelp's Q1 Loss Narrower than Expected—Zack's

Yelp Inc. (YELP) incurred a loss of 4 cents per share in the first quarter of 2014, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 6 cents per share. It was also narrower than loss of 7 cents reported in the year ago quarter. This improvement was primarily attributable to robust revenue growth.

Revenue

Revenues for the quarter surged 65.6% from the year-ago quarter to $76.4 million. Reported revenues were ahead of management’s guided range of $73.5 million to $74.5 million as well as the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $75.0 million.

Symbol: YELP

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 176

PEG: -22.76

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Yelp

YELP Chart

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Stock number two: Avon Products Inc.

Avon to pay $135 M to settle bribery charges—Associated Press

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle a long-standing U.S. government probe into whether the cosmetics company paid bribes in China and other countries to gain favors. Avon, the world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, said it would fork over $68 million to the Justice Department and $67 million to resolve the dispute with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The preliminary resolution still needs SEC authorization and court approval, according to documents filed with the regulatory agency Thursday.

Symbol: AVP

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 12

PEG: 1.34

Dividend: 1.60%

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Avon Products

AVP Chart

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Stock number three: General Cable Corp.

General Cable Reports First Quarter Results--Business Wire

General Cable Corporation (BGC) reported today results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2014. For the first quarter of 2014, excluding certain items, the Company recorded adjusted loss per share of ($0.05) and adjusted operating income of $27 million. For the first quarter of 2014, reported loss per share was ($6.42) and reported operating loss was ($237) million. A reconciliation of adjusted earnings per share to reported earnings per share and adjusted operating income to reported operating income is included on page 3 of this press release.

Symbol: BGC

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 11

PEG: 1.72

Dividend: 2.80

Estimate Trend: Down

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell General Cable

BGC Chart

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Pollution is (Apparently) Racist
Posted: 4/30/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

  • Sharpton and company want to meet with the NBA to discuss ways the organization can increase diversity. (Because the obvious problem with Basketball is the clear lack of minority involvement.) They are also expected to discuss ways the organization can ensure that referees have an equal amount of black and white stripes on their uniforms. (weaselzippers.us)
  • According to the EPA, polluting is racist. So if you own a SUV, your complimentary white robes and pointy hood will be shipped to you shortly. (They will be organic cotton, of course.) (breitbart.com
  • Vulnerable Democrats are backing a move in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. And let’s face it: Dems are so worried about the Senate’s prospects in 2014, that they’d probably support a plan to club baby polar bears if they thought it would get them reelected. (foxnews.com)
  • The media is calling this a “botched” execution… Which is fairly misleading, given that the guy still died. I guess I never realized how heavily “style” was weighted in modern-day executions. (foxnews.com)
  • The Democrats are still pushing minimum wage… because it’s easier than actually fixing the economy. (cbsnews.com)

John Ransom - Twitter Tumble
Posted: 4/30/2014 3:18:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: eBay Inc.

5 Big Takeaways From eBay's Earnings—The Street.com

EBay (EBAY_), on Tuesday evening, posted a mixed first quarter earnings report. While revenue growth at the e-commerce giant's payments, marketplace and enterprise divisions is generally in the high teens, the company gave second-quarter guidance that was a bit weak.

Symbol: EBAY

Trailing PE: 24; Forward PE: 15

PEG: 1.34

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Ebay

EBAY Chart

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Stock number two: Twitter, Inc.

Twitter falls to lowest point since going public—Associated Press

Shares of Twitter dropped in morning trading Wednesday to their lowest point since the company went public in November. Investor concern remains over the short messaging service's ability to keep adding users and keep existing users engaged…. Twitter had 255 million monthly users at March's end, up 25 percent from a year ago. Late Tuesday the company reported first-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street expectations.

Symbol: TWTR

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE:173

PEG: -383

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Twitter

TWTR Chart

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Stock number three: Vistaprint N.V.

Vistaprint Q3 Earnings Miss Miserably--Zacks

Business services provider Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT) reported unimpressive third quarter fiscal 2014 results with revenues and earnings declining year over year due to headwinds in core markets. Net income for the reported quarter dropped sharply to $1.4 million from $5.9 million in the year-earlier quarter. On a per share basis, earnings for third quarter fiscal 2014 plummeted to 4 cents from 17 cents in the year-ago quarter.

Symbol: VPRT

Trailing PE: 29; Forward PE: 12

PEG: 0.83

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Vista Print

VPRT Chart

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: John Kerry was For the Word "Apartheid" Before He was Against It
Posted: 4/29/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

President Obama was asked to outline his foreign policy… With a piece of chalk… On the sidewalk. (cbsnews)

In 20 percent of American families, no one works. (Is that the same thing as not having a job, or does it include people like Joe Biden?) (CNSNews)

John Kerry said that he never used the term “apartheid” to describe Israel, right before he apologized for using “apartheid”. He was, evidently, for the term before he was against it. (The Israeli’s were also wondering: Was Kerry born without a personality, or is he just suffering from an extreme case of elitism?) (FoxNews)

Gunmen are taking control of Eastern Ukraine. Despite not being allowed to own firearms, armed thugs have targeted political officials, and systematically wreaked havoc on whole communities. But, other than that, it doesn’t have a whole lot in common with Chicago. (Independent.co.uk)

A California politician who is in a same-sex relationship apparently isn’t gay enough for California Democrats, because he has an “R” in front of his name. In fact, there’s been some nasty attack ads from LGBT (or, whatever) groups. Apparently, “tolerance” cannot tolerate Republicans. (FoxNews)