Not Buying Acadia Healthcare's Roll-Up Story [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 5:50 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) plummeted nearly 40% in the second half of 2016 on the back of disappointing earnings and regulatory concerns over its acquisition of Priory Group.

Acadia and other companies that pursue a roll-up strategy often benefit from the confusion and opacity surrounding their financial statements.

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Three stocks breaking out of consolidation patterns lead our charts to watch today, while one trending lower is highlighted as a potential short. While the company, which develops and markets regenerative biomaterial products and bioimplants, did not report news on Tuesday, its price lifted out of a multi-month consolidation phase on the stock's largest trading volume this year.

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Significantly improved investor risk appetite has pressured the safe-haven metal every day this week. Any flare-up in tensions is likely to see another rush by investors and traders into gold and U.S. Treasuries.

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Nvidia's stock has been on a tear this past year with its shares nearly tripling. Nvidia's core business is in gaming, but there's been booming demand for its high-performance graphics processors (or GPUs) in the emerging world of artificial intelligence.

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Disclosure: I hold no positions in General Electric, IBM, Verizon or ExxonMobil. The 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic reading ended last week at 11.56, well below the oversold threshold of 20.00.

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Coach Inc. is scheduled to report earnings before Tuesday's open. Coach's stock hit a record high of $79.70/share in 2012 and is currently trading near $47/share.

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TJX Companies is scheduled to release earnings before Tuesday's open.

TJX Companies is expected to earn $0.84/share on $8.32 billion in revenue.

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Home Depot Inc. is scheduled to release earnings before Tuesday's open.

Home Depot is expected to earn $2.21/share on $27.76 billion in revenue.

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Alibaba Inc. is scheduled to release earnings before Thursday's open.

Alibaba Inc. is expected to report $0.92/share on $7.02 billion in revenue.

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Recent contrarian signs are raising the probability of more stock gains ahead, and they could be significant. However, a contrarian outlook is possible when there is widespread agreement about a significant next move.

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As the Dow continues to churn out new highs, yields have backed off again the past few days. And if we get a corporate tax cut, earnings will go up, driving the P/E on stocks down.

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4 Numbers That Really Matter To Investors Now [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:14 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Mid-summer is a time when Wall Street is typically as relaxed as the summer vacations being enjoyed around the world. But this summer is different.

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Gold Slightly Down Ahead Of Busy U.S. Data Day [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 12:58 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Bulls are still feeling comfortable as their market is in a solid uptrend on the daily charts. The fact that gold prices have performed well the past couple weeks, in the face of record highs set in the U.S. stock indexes, bodes very well for the gold market bulls as the historically difficult months for the stock market approach—September and October.

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Own Sirius At A 16% Discount [0.15]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 4:38 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

SiriusXM is crushing it. While many analysts and stock pickers love SIRI for its strong management, wide moats, and continuing growth, Drew Estes, a portfolio manager at Banyan Capital Management, says investors often overlook another stock that also shot up 8% after last weeks earnings: The Liberty SiriusXM Group (LSXMK).

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Shopify Inc. is scheduled to release earnings before Tuesday's open.

Shopify is expected to report a loss of ($0.07)/share on $143.51 million in revenue.

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I’m slightly hesitant to talk about modeling portfolio leverage.

But if we can all keep calm and stay rational, some really good insights drop out of a discussion about modeling financial leverage.

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ExxonMobil can't seem to catch a break.

ExxonMobil wasn't alone: Chevron also missed earnings expectations, although it chalked up a profit versus a loss a year ago, sending its stock up almost 3% at one point Friday.

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People love to shop online. It’s an intuitive platform that connects merchants and suppliers in a matter of clicks, and its success has recently prompted an integration with Shopify.

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By Ben Whitaker, Director EMEA, B-Stock Solutions.

Ben Whitaker is Director for the EMEA region at B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled company powering the largest network of private-label B2B liquidation marketplaces.

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3 Reasons Facebook Is A Screaming Buy [0.13]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 12:38 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

I am not a Facebook user -- I think it is a waste of time that's cutting into global productivity (As I wrote in May, 9.4% of workers spend over two hours a work day on social media which economist Alan Blinder thinks could be subtracting from productivity growth).

That's why I made the case in November 2016 after it missed a quarter and in February 2017 that Facebook stock was a buy.

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