John Ransom - New Time 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for Wednesday April 30th, 2014
Posted: 4/30/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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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)

John Ransom - Coach Fails
Posted: 4/29/2014 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: Carbonite, Inc.

Carbonite beats by $0.07, beats on revs—Briefing.com

Carbonite beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs above consensus; guides FY14 EPS above consensus, revs in-line (CARB) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.02 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.07 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of ($0.05); revenues rose 18.8% year/year to $29.1 mln vs the $28.58 mln consensus.

Symbol: CARB

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: NA

PEG: -2.39

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Carbonite

CARB Chart

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Stock number two: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Vice Chairman Ponti Leaving for Health-Care Fund —Bloomberg

Andrea Ponti, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s vice chairman of global health-care investment banking, is preparing to leave and set up an investment firm targeting the industry. Rakesh Patel and Cathrin Petty will continue to run JPMorgan’s health-care investment banking business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a memo from Laurence Hollingworth, head of EMEA coverage, that was obtained by Bloomberg News. The contents of the document were confirmed by a spokeswoman for the bank in London.

Symbol: JPM

Trailing PE: 14; Forward PE: 9

PEG: 1.82

Dividend: 2.90%

Estimate Trend: Up

Price to Book: 1.03

Ransom Note Trendline: JP Morgan

JPM Chart

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Stock number three: Coach, Inc.

Coach earnings plunge as US sales tumble--FT.com

Coach shares tumbled by nearly 10 per cent after the US accessories group reported worse than expected quarterly earnings and a sharp dip in North American sales.

Sales in stores open at least a year fell 21 per cent in the group’s core home market, missing Wall Street estimates of a 15 per cent decline. It blamed a later than usual Easter and wet weather for its poor performance.

Symbol: COH

Trailing PE: 13; Forward PE: 14

PEG: 2.12

Dividend: 2.70%

Estimate Trend: Mixed

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Coach

COH Chart

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John Ransom - New Time 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for Tuesday April 29th, 2014
Posted: 4/29/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: PC Police Crying Like a Little Girl Over Sexism
Posted: 4/28/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

Once again proving that bureaucrats are not the brightest individuals on the planet, the BLM has decided to mess with a state that has “come and take it” on their unofficial state flag. (Didn’t Santa Anna try something like this before?) (Weaselzippers.com)

Duke University wants to do away with the phrase “man up” because it offends women. Show of hands: Who’s tired of the PC-Police crying like a little girl? (weaselzippers.us)

The Pentagon is about to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo because “it’s old”. First of all: I was unaware that bullets had expiration dates. Second of all: I could probably help out with “destroying” these rounds… (USAToday)

What a recovery!!! Barack Obama: The creator of part-time, low-wage, employment. Here’s your part-time job, overpriced insurance, and free Obamaphone… Now go vote for Democrat. (NYTimes)

John Ransom - Mergers and Rumors of Mergers
Posted: 4/28/2014 3:45:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: Charter Communications, Inc

Comcast Sheds Subscribers in $22B Deal with Charter—The Street.com

Cable operators Comcast (CMCSA_) and Charter Communications (CHTR_) announced a blockbuster, three-part deal valued at nearly $22 billion on Monday. Comcast said it aims to ease regulatory passage for the $67 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC_) by divesting cable systems with 3.9 million subscribers. "This transaction today gives federal, state and local regulatory bodies early identification of our divestiture process which we believe should be helpful in our efforts to gain approval for our merger with Time Warner Cable," Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told investors during a call.

Symbol: CHTR

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 47

PEG: 39.76

Dividend:NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Charter Communications

CHTR Chart

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Stock number two: Ford Motor Co.

Ford advances after Citi recommends buying shares—Fly on the Wall

Shares of Ford (F) are rising after Citigroup recommended buying the stock following its recent decline. WHAT'S NEW: Ford's first quarter results, which the company reported on April 25, were solid, wrote Citigroup analyst Itay Michaeli in a note to investors earlier today. Although Ford took a charge related to its North American warranties, the charge should not worry investors, the analyst contended. Ford chose to take the charge, which caused its profit to miss expectations,

Symbol: F

Trailing PE: 10; Forward PE: 9

PEG: 0.95

Dividend: 3.20%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Ford

F Chart

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Stock number three: NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

American Realty in talks to buy NorthStar Realty -sources--Reuters

American Realty Capital Properties Inc is in talks to buy NorthStar Realty Finance Corp, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would combine a major property owner with a real estate financing company. The discussions between the two real estate investment trusts are preliminary, and there is no guarantee a deal would materialize, the people said on Monday, requesting anonymity because the matter is not public.

Symbol: RDEN

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 15

PEG: NA

Dividend: 6.6%

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Northstar

NRF Chart

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John Ransom - New Time 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for Monday April 28th, 2014
Posted: 4/28/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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John Ransom - Pandora is, um...Pandora
Posted: 4/26/2014 12:10:00 AM EST

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

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Stock number one: DeVry Education Group Inc.

DeVry Beats on Q3 Earnings, Revs—Zack's

DeVry Education Group Inc. (DV) beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both revenues and earnings in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, for the second quarter in a row. Adjusted earnings of 87 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 75 cents by 16.0% in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. We believe that the company’s return to positive enrollment in the quarter contributed to the earnings beat. Earnings, however, declined 6.5% from the prior-year quarter due to a year-over-year decline in total revenue.

Symbol: DV

Trailing PE: 46; Forward PE: 18

PEG: 2.07

Dividend: 0.80%

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Soda Stream

DV Chart

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Stock number two: Pandora Media, Inc.

Pandora tumbles after second quarter guidance trails expectations—Fly on the Wall

Shares of internet radio company Pandora (P) are sinking after the company’s second quarter profit and revenue outlook fell short of analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Pandora reported first quarter earnings per share of (13c) and revenue of $180.1M, against consensus views of (14c) and $174.96M, respectively. Total listener hours grew 12% to 4.8B for Q1, compared to 4.26B for the same period last year.

Symbol: P

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 51

PEG: 4.32

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Pandora

P Chart

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Stock number three: MasterCard Incorporated

Russian Rumblings Wreck Visa Inc. and Drop the Dow--Motley Fool

American and European politicians are considering economic sanctions against Russia, and such penalties would undoubtedly harm American and European financial companies with strong business in the country. Visa rival MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is down 3.4% this afternoon in reaction to Visa's report, as the world's second-largest payments processor is also at risk of losing Russian businessif the West institutes economic sanctions.

Symbol: RDEN

Trailing PE: 28; Forward PE: 20

PEG: 1.38

Dividend: 0.60%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid MasterCard

MA Chart

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John Ransom - Earnings, No Earnings, Eh, Either Way
Posted: 4/25/2014 4:15:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: DR Horton Inc.

Homebuilder Earnings Mixed As Prices Sap Demand—USA Today


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D.R. Horton (DHI), PulteGroup (PHM), Ryland Group (RYL) and M/I Homes (MHO) all reported earnings before the open, with D.R. Horton strong across the board while its peers missed or mixed results. Those reports came on top of the week's earlier news that sales of both new and existing homes declined in March as rising prices and low inventories have slowed the housing market's recovery.

Symbol: DHI

Trailing PE: 15; Forward PE: 11

PEG: 3.29

Dividend: 0.70%

Estimate Trend: Mixed

Ransom Note Trendline: Hold DR Horton

DHI Chart

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Stock number two: The Boeing Company

Apple poised for record gains on solid earnings—Yahoo Finance

Apple Inc. is having one of its best days in months on Thursday as investors hail solid earnings and a generous capital return program…. Apple Inc. climbed 7.8%, extending gains from Wednesday’s after-hours session as the firm said it would enact a 7-for-1 stock split. In the computer-maker’s earnings report, Apple also said quarterly profit rose by 7%, and that it would increase its share buyback program to $90 billion from $60 billion.

Symbol: AAPL

Trailing PE: 14; Forward PE: 12

PEG: 0.64

Dividend: 2.30%

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Apple

AAPL Chart

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Stock number three: Amazon.com Inc.

Amazon Earnings Preview: Is the online king buying Sears?!?--Yahoo Finance- Breakout

After months of product announcements and price tweaks Amazon (AMZN) will finally talk numbers tonight after the closing bell. Analysts are officially expecting earnings of 23-cents per share on $19.43 billion in revenues. With shares off $75 since Amazon's last earnings report and the company's famous disdain for profits, shareholders are simply hoping for anything better than agonizing. There's no shortage of questions surrounding the world's largest online retailer. In just the last 3 months Amazon has raised the price of its Prime subscription, secured a deal to stream HBO programs, released a voice-activated set-top box and is still expanding into local delivery.

Symbol: AMZN

Trailing PE: 566; Forward PE: 79

PEG: 3.40

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Amazon

AMZN Chart

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: Twitter is Obama's New Foreign Policy Plan
Posted: 4/25/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

But, first, we need to address the topic of pirates. John promised on his show that I would share with everyone a couple of fun facts about pirates, and here they are:

Really what is a Pirate? It's just a guy that rapes, pillages, and plunders... So it's kinda like being in the Kennedy family - but with a gun. Also, stealing and ransoming are acceptable pirate activities... But they don't generally take more than 30 percent of a ships cargo. After all, they're pirates. Not Democrats.

And now, other news:

Our State Department has asked if Russia will “live by the promise of the hashtag” #UnitedforUkraine… Borders, sovereignty, international law be damned. The Hashtag, that’s what will keep Putin at bay. (WeaselZippers.us)

The U-2 spy plane was an engineering marvel that survived the Cuban missile crises, the Vietnam war, Desert Storm, and the entirety of the Cold War (as well as Kosovo, the war in Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom)… But it was no match for Obamanomics and a Democrat budget. (Stripes.com)

Finally! The New York Times reported on some voter fraud… In Afghanistan. Which, by the way, has horribly racist voter ID laws, and does not have mail-in-ballots. Can someone draw the NYT a map of Chicago? Or is that location too dangerous for embedding reporters? (NYTimes.com)

A global warming “skeptic” conference was attended (literally) by more experts than they were able to accommodate… But the media isn’t covering it, because 97 percent of journalists agree that the conference never happened. (The coverage is settled.) (DailyCaller.com)

John McCain threw praise at Hillary for being “an amazing” person when he introduced her at a recent event. I don’t think Bill made it there, because there wasn’t any room on her broom. (WeaselZippers.us)