Stocks in the News: Lululemon Pants Recall Reveals Too Much

Posted: Sep 13, 2013 12:01 AM
Stocks in the News: Lululemon Pants Recall Reveals Too Much

Stock number one is: 

Pandora Media Inc., (SYMBOL: P) and the headline says: New CEO Should Help Radio Embrace Its Digital Future – Morgan Stanley

Pandora Media has selected digital-advertising veteran Brian McAndrews as its new CEO, Chairman and President.  Morgan Stanley says “we think Mr. McAndrews is well-suited to lead Pandora in its efforts to evangelize the digital radio advertising model to broadcast radio buyers.”

The company took a small loss last year, will make a small profit this year, and then earnings are projected to grow rapidly.

The stock price is up 23% since we urged investors to “buy low” during the August market correction, and it broke through upside resistance today.  Expect Pandora stock to climb for a while now.  The next stock price catalyst will be a report on the September listener metrics in early October.

Our Ransom Note trendline says:  BUY PANDORA MEDIA.

P Chart

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Stock number two is: 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., (SYMBOL: BMY) and the headline says: Bristol-Myers Prostate Cancer Treatment Falls Short --

Bristol-Myers reported lackluster results in drug trials to treat advanced prostate cancer, prolonging patients’ lives by about five weeks.  Phase III studies are underway for patients with less-advanced cancer, who responded better to treatment.  The drug is currently successful in treating melanoma, and the company is seeking to use it to treat additional cancers.

Bristol-Myers is a profitable company, but lacks earnings growth.  The PE is 25 and the dividend yield is 3.22%.

After a huge run-up this year, the stock corrected in August, and will likely trade between $41 and $48 for the rest of the year.  We think the stock is grossly overvalued.

Our Ransom Note trendline says..... HOLD BRISTOL-MYERS.

BMY Chart

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Stock number three is:

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (SYMBOL: LULU ) and the headline says: Lululemon Cuts Profit Forecast on New Merchandise Delay -- Bloomberg

Lululemon stock is down about six percent today after the company fine-tuned its annual profit forecast. A yoga pants recall in March has seriously disrupted the company’s ability to get sufficient inventory into its retail stores.  Earnings growth projections then fell dramatically to 7% growth this year.

The company is expanding internationally, adding men’s stores, and adding golf & tennis apparel to its product lines.  Aggressive earnings growth is expected to resume in 2014.  The PE is 33.

Lululemon’s stock price is on the low end of a medium-term trading range between $62 and $82.  Traders and aggressive growth investors should jump in here.  Everyone else should be cautious with this volatile stock.

Our Ransom Note trendline says....  BUY LULULEMON.

LULU Chart

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