Archive for January, 2012

Shares of Mattel Inc. have not only climbed more than 5 percent during trading today.

Not only did Mattel Inc, announce Q4 earnings, and their 2011 Full Year Earnings, they biggest news was the announcement of a $0.31 Q1 2012 cash Dividend.

Mattel, Inc. – Manufactures, Designs, and Markets a broad variety of toy products on a Worldwide Basis through there sales to customers, and directly to consumers. Operating in two segments Domestic, and International. Portfolio includes Barbie fashion dolls, and accessories, Polly Pocket, Disney Classics, and Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tyco, and WWE Wrestling products.

Mattel’s Q4 Earnings announced an increase in net sales by 1 percent Worldwide from the previous calender a year ago. Sales jumped 5%.

Top Products

Barbie – 6 Percent Sales Gains

Hot Wheels – 11 Percent Sales boost.

Overall

As we are now finishing up the First Month of the 2012 calender year, there is no questions that overall Mattel Inc, had one heck of a 2011 year with Worldwide sales increasing 7%, and International jumping 12%.

What You May Want to KNOW!

Some people complain and say that when a company is repurchasing shares of there own company it may be bad, and some other to suggest that obviously the company feels there stocks are vary undervalued and would rather reinvest money into themselves rather than another company. It has been reported that back in 2011 Mattel Inc. repurchased 20.4 Million shares for upwards of $536 Million.

Currently I have Mattel Inc – (NASDAQ-MAT) a BUY/HOLD Rating. As the 52 week High has just been broke it is clear Mattel Inc, will touch new highs. I could see Mattel Inc, climbing to 33-35.00 a share over the coming weeks ahead. Not only are they an attractive buy with dividend increase. If you want to add a Value Investment with over a 3% Yield this might be a company to add to your Watch List. 

Currently I do not own any Shares of the above talked about investments and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Transocean LTD. jumped over 7% percent in pre-market trading this morning after a court had ruled that it was covered from in there eyes could potentially have been billions in pollution claims related to disastrous Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico after Transoceans  rig exploded and sank. At the end of the day Transocean will still face punitive damages and civil penalties, Transoceans contract with BP protects it from a lot of the pollution claims. At the end of the day it is uncertain how much Transocean will pay out but they will pay out something however now it is for sure to be less than what was originally expected.

As I previously said in a post on 1/23/2011

“Since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.”

Shares of ahead of the bell are trading up 4% at $49.30!

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

 

Yamana Gold, Inc. (USA) – (NYSE:AUY) -a gold producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral properties in Brazil, Argentina, Honduras and Nicaragua. 
Yamana Gold Inc. has traded well over the past 52 weeks from a low of $10.88, and a high of $17.47. Today (NYSE:AUY) closed up $1.51 (9.80%) to finish the trading day at $16.92. Since PoulTrend Alert was Announced on 10/19/2011 at $15.01 has climbed over 12%. Currently I have (AUY) Rated a BUY, HOLD and a yearly target price at $20.00

Things to Like!

  • Pays out a solid 0.05/1/18% Dividend/Yield.
  • Own Properties in one of the fastest growing Emerging Markets in Brazil. 

Vista Gold Corp. – (NYSEAMEX-VGZ) -The Company is currently engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects.
Vista Gold Corp. over the past 52 weeks has traded at a low of $2.40 and a high of $4.59. Today (NYSEAMEX:VGZ) closed up $0.33 (9.51%) to finish the trading day at $3.80. Since PoulTrend Alert was Announced on December 28th,2011 at $3.06 has climbed over 20%. Currently I have (VGZ) Rated a Buy, HOLD and a  target price of $4.75

Things to Like!

  • Has several gold projects in Mexico, Australia,
  • It also owns approximately 25% of the shares of Zamora Gold Corp., which is a company exploring for gold in Ecuador. 

Great Panther Silver Limited.- (NYSEAMEX:GPL) – Also known as (Great Panther) of which is a silver mining and exploration company. Great Panthers main focus is the mining of precious and base metals from its properties in Mexico. Two main primary mining properties are Guanajuato and Topia Mine

Great Panther over the past 52 weeks has traded as low as $1.78, high $5.04. At close today closed up +0.16 (6.45%) to finish the trading day at $2.64. Currently I have (GPL) Rated a Hold with a target price of $3.25.

May Want to Add to Watch List!

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp (NYSE:CDE) – A Primary silver producer which is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the operation and ownership, development & exploration of silver and gold mining properties and companies located within the United States, South America, Australia and Africa.

PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) – a nationwide pet pharmacy that delivers prescription and non prescription pet medications for dogs, horses, and cats out directly to the consumer. PetMed Express also sells pet accessories, pet food,health, and nutritional supplements. PetMed’s products are bought over the Phone, and via the Internet.

Not only in a recent blog post (9/21/2011) did I announce a PoulTrend Alert! I discussed how this company was going to blow out analysis predictions. As announced Yesterday, PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) not only increased Revenues for the quarter from $50.5 million, from $45.1 million a year prior. (PETS) closed trading up $1.24 +(11.00%) at $12.51. Over the past 52 weeks (PETS) has traded between $16.16-$8.51. However over the past month the company has been trading in upward fashion now eclipsing the 6 month trading average.

With a dividend payout close to 0.13 a quarter or 0.50 a share each year for the long portfolio investors this is a wonderful investment for the future. I expect this company to continue to out beat analysis predictions for some time. Currently I Rate PetMed Express Inc. (PETS) a BUY/HOLD, with a Target Price of $15.00.

Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:RIMM) – are a manufacturer, marketer, and designer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM provides platforms + solutions for access to information, including E-Mail, Voice, Instant Messaging, Short Message Service (SMS), Internet and intranet – based apps and browsing. RIM’s Portfolio includes Blackberry Wireless solution, of which is their Handheld product line.

Not only did (NASDAQ:RIMM) drop over 6% yesterday but has been on a downtrend for sometime. Many are questioning this company as a company to invest in or to stay away from.

Currently I Rate (RIMM) a HOLD/SELL!  There will be news someday down the road that may spike the shares, however there should be steady downtrend until stock hits $12.50. At that point in time would I then possible think about investing in this company. As we have all seen trends, especially now fade, and disappear faster than most people can imagine. I am not saying that this company is done, and over but I think for now that RIMM Will be a lost company for sometime.

Not only have they lost a large share in the cell phone market, but it seems as though the company is unsure of where they are heading next. With this company however having virtually no Debt, it would not surprise me if they do not pick up a company or two over the next year. Possibly even selling some of their patients off, and reworking their phones which could take some time to get up and running.  As there is now new management involved I cannot see them doing anything spectacular over the next 6-8 months.

 

Currently I do not hold a position in PetMed Express Inc.(PETS) or Research In Motion (RIMM) nor plan to initiate a position in the next 3 trading days.

New York – On Monday Yesterday January 23th a Jury awarded a surgery patient $10 Million in punitive damages in a suit against HCA Holdings.

This as a result of a 2007 gastric bypass surgery of which complications arose, resulting in Clay Chandler to go into a coma.  Late Friday, January 20th, the Jacksonville Federal Court found Memorial Hospital Liable for $168 Million in Damages.

HCA Currently has plans to appeal the decision, a spokesman said in an email – The Wall Street Journal

“While we sympathize with him and his family and respect the judicial process, we do not agree with the outcome of the case,” HCA said

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) – is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health careand related services. HCA provides services through a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. As of September 30, 2010, it operated a diversified portfolio of 162 hospitals (with approximately 41,000 beds) and 104 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the United States and in England.

HCA Holdings Inc. released as an IPO in March of 2011.  Has a 52 week trading ranging from a high $35.37-$17.03. Yesterday HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Closed at $24.64 +(o.57%)

Currently I have HCA Rated a Hold with a Target Price at $25.75-26.50 Range.

Biggest worry for this company is the greater than expected Medicare, and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, also an increase in uninsured admissions (charity care resulting in higher uncompensated care) Also have worries from this their could be large swings in stock price.

 

Currently I hold no position in HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), and have no plans to within the next 3 trading days.

 

Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Since 10/31/2011 Transocean hit a High of $59.24 of which then resulted in a downtrend to a New 52 week Low of $38.21 right before the New Year. However since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

Currently I own a Long Term Position in Transocean (RIG).

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE)  Founded in 1996, Clean Energy (CLNE) provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the US and Canada. The company designs, builds, finances, and operates fueling stations, supplying compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in the public transit, refuse hauling, airport, taxi, seaport, and regional trucking markets. Clean Energy is based in Seal Beach, CA.

 

Over the past 52 weeks has bounced back over 55% from its 52 week low. Since the New Year, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has climbed from closing 2011 at $12.46 to over $14.00 a share.  Over the coming month ahead, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. should continue to climb to Higher levels possibly surpassing their current 52 week high $17.85.  Since the PoulTrend Alert of which was announced back on  10/14/2011 @ $11.48 (CLNE) has climbed over 22%. As of close on Friday January, 20th, 2012

 

On the Day – Clean Energy Fuel Corp. traded up +0.20 (+1.45%).

Even at $14.oo a share, I still believe (CLNE) is Undervalued. I still have them a BUY, with a 2012 Target Price at $17.00 a share.

 

I currently hold a Long term position in this company, and have no plans of adding a new position within the next trading days.

clean energy

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Great Panther Silver Limited (NYSE:AMEX-GPL) – Also known as (Great Panther) is a silver mining exploration company. This companies main activities are on the mining of precious and base metals from their wholly owned properties in Mexico. The Company has two primary mining properties: Topia Mine and Guanajuato Mine. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Minera Mexicana el Rosario, S.A. de C.V., Metalicos de Durango, S.A. de C.V. and Minera de Villa Seca, S.A. de C.V.

Over the past 52 weeks not only has this stock traded as high as $5.04 a share, since the New Year Great Panther Limited has climbed from $1.95 to just over $2.40 a share.  Not only do I feel this Stock will have gains the coming months ahead, any decent news out on this company could spike investors attentions. Currently I have Great Panther Silver (GPL) Rated a BUY, and as of 1/21/2011 have added (GPL) to the PoulTrend Alert List!