Michael Schaus - In Other News: Obama Punishes Gun Sellers by Treating them Like Small Businesses
Posted: 5/19/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

President Obama is going after gun sellers by placing onerous regulations on them, freezing their lines of credit, and pressuring banks to stop doing business with them… In other words: He’s treating gun sellers like most other small businesses in America. (Washington Times)

According to ABC news, rich people are less ethical than the rest of us… Which explains all those philanthropic charities that are funded by millionaires. (Charity is just a ruse to hide their evil Bond-villain plots, I’m sure.) (abc news)

Democrats now want to create a “green bank”, with Federal tax dollars, to fund more Solyndras… Because, clearly the government should get involved in a business model that profit-seeking capitalists have avoided like the plague. (cnsnews)

The university that came up with the statistic that “97 percent of scientists believe in Global Warming” has refused to release the data behind its claim… But, that’s OK. I’m sure that 97 percent of statisticians believe the number is perfectly accurate. (Daily Caller)

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John Ransom - Fuel Sputters
Posted: 5/10/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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

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Stock number one: Rocket Fuel Inc.

Rocket Fuel hits fresh life low after results, levels to watch—Fly on the Wall

Shares are down over 22% to $21.64 at time of writing following earnings announced last night after the close. At current price next support is at $20.67, which is still above the gap open low at $19.75. Resistance is at $22.50, a price level that is still well within this morning's bearish gap and based on a common options strike price.

Symbol: FUEL

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 53

PEG: 0.39

Dividend: Listed but I don’t believe it.

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Rocket Fuel, Inc.

FUEL Chart

FUEL data by YCharts

Stock number two: Ralph Lauren Corporation

Ralph Lauren Beats, Falls On Unfashionable Margins—Investor's Business Daily

Ralph Lauren (RL) reported fourth-quarter results that topped estimates on Friday, but the premium clothing and accessories manufacturer's shares fell as it expects margins to fall in its fiscal 2015. The maker of Polo and Club Monaco branded products said Q4 EPS jumped 20% to $1.68, beating views by 5 cents. Revenue climbed 14% to $1.87 billion, above estimates for $1.83 billion. For the year, Ralph Lauren said EPS rose 4% to $8.44, beating views by 5 cents.

Symbol: RL

Trailing PE: 18; Forward PE: 16

PEG: 2.07

Dividend: 1.2%

Estimate Trend: Mixed

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Ralph Lauren

RL Chart

RL data by YCharts

Stock number three: Symantec Corporation

Symantec Beats on Q4 Earnings, Revs Dip Y/Y--Zacks

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) reported adjusted earnings (excluding amortization, restructuring and other one-time items but including stock-based compensation) of 42 cents in the fourth quarter of 2014, comfortably beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 38 cents. On a year-over-year basis, adjusted earnings increased 3.7% from the year-ago quarter.

Symbol: SYMC

Trailing PE: 17; Forward PE: 10

PEG: 1.33

Dividend: 2.9%

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Symantec

SYMC Chart

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Michael Schaus - In Other News: It's Time for "Common Sense" Hammer Control Laws
Posted: 5/9/2014 4:00:00 PM EST

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

NYC clearly needs to adopt some more “common sense” hammer control laws. For starters, we should register hammer owners, and outlaw those dangerous assault hammers. Further more, we should require permits to carry a hammer outside of the home. (newyork.cbslocal.com)

Oh, and by the way, only Cops should be allowed to carry guns, right?… As is evidenced by these 377 bullets that were fired indiscriminately at a criminal (and his non-criminal passenger) in a highly populated area of town… Thank god they didn’t have any hammers. (miami.cbslocal.com)

The Pope is calling for the redistribution of wealth. If he keeps this up, American conservatives are going to consider nailing letters to the door of local cathedrals. (finance.townhall.com)

We hear a lot about the war on women… But strangely, the left is pretty quiet about the Jihad on women. (online.wsj.com)

The IRS has agreed to hand over all of Lois Lerner’s email because, at this point, she’s already been charged with contempt… They figured it’s about time to let congress know how much contempt she also has for conservative groups. (dailycaller.com)

John Ransom - Tesla Counts on Vast Chinese Millionaire Market
Posted: 5/9/2014 3:20:00 PM EST

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

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Stock number one: Facebook, Inc.

Facebook-WhatsApp Fallout—The Street.com and Doug Kass

The beta earthquake that recently produced a return to Earth of the anointed, high-growth market leaders' stock prices has only begun to bring back reality into the markets. The earthquake also revealed (and is a constant reminder of) the idiocy and irrational behavior of managements when the markets allow them to be relieved of common sense. Case in point: Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp. To remind everyone, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February. In my view, the acquisition will eventually be known as the second worst in history -- only rivaled by the 2000 merger between AOL (AOL) and Time Warner (TWX).

Symbol: FB

Trailing PE: 76; Forward PE: 32

PEG: 1.17

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Buy Facebook

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Stock number two: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

JC Penney: Good Bye ‘Miss & Lower,’ Hello Easy Beats—Barron's

JC Penney (JCP), among the worst performing department-store stocks this year, is playing catchup today after its rating was hiked at UBS. Shares of JC Penney had dropped 12% this year at yesterday’s close, lagging the 5.1% decline in Kohl’s (KSS) 5.1% decline, the 2.3% fall in Dillard’s (DDS) and the 1.9% dip in Nordstrom (JWN). And please don’t mention Macy’s (M), which had gained 3.2% so far in 2014.

Symbol: JCP

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: NA

PEG: 0.11

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid JC Penny

FB Chart

FB data by YCharts

Stock number three: Tesla Motors, Inc.

Tesla's big gamble in China--Fortune

The salesman in Tesla's only showroom in mainland China (or what the company likes to call "experience center") says the rich people who travel from all over the country to see the gleaming Model S react the same way when they hear the $118,000 price tag: "Wow." As in: Wow!That's cheap. This is the opportunity Tesla Motors (TSLA)hopes to captialize on when its executives says China will become its largest market in just a couple years.

Symbol: TSLA

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: 49

PEG: 3.19

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Tesla FB Chart

FB data by YCharts

John Ransom - New Time 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for Friday May 9th, 2014
Posted: 5/9/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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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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Posted: 5/8/2014 12:01:00 AM EST

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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)