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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Solar City (Nasdaq: SCTY) Solary City is the leading provider of solar panels and related energy systems in the United States. Currently, over 42% of shares outstanding are being sold short. Some of that is due to the fact that the company has yet to turn a profit. The larger story is that Solar City has a complicated way of recognizing revenue and a very rich valuation.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Solar City to report revenue of $71.8 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at a loss of $1.27 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $461 million in sales and a loss of $4.62 per share. Over the Long-Term SolarCity thinks it can double the volume of MW booked and deployed every year until 2017. In order to accomplish the goal, look for each of these numbers to register at least above 85% for the quarter. Just as importantly, Solar City believes it can lower input costs to $2.50 per watt by 2017. Last quarter, it stood at $2.90—look to see how much closer the company is to reaching this goal.
Iconix (Nasdaq: ICON) Iconix is the owner of many popular brands which it licenses out to third parties and collects royalties from. Currently, over 32% of shares outstanding are being sold short. That’s somewhat odd, as the company only trades for 13 times earnings. The most likely explanation is that Iconix has made it clear that it intends to buy other “iconic” brands for licensing, and investors probably don’t have faith in that strategy working out.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Iconix to report revenue of $111 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.56 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $498 million in sales and $3.06 per share. Over the Long-Term As acquisitions have become more common, investors should pay attention to organic revenue growth. The company was able to expand profit margins during the first nine months of 2014 from 31.14% to 36.94%. Look to see if such healthy margins still factored in during the holiday season.
Tile Shop (Nasdaq: TTS) Tile Shop is a fast-growing chain of stores offer tiling solutions for homeowners. Currently, over 27% of shares outstanding are being sold short. There are several explanations for this: a short report from Gotham City Research, the departure of founder/CEO Robert Rucker, and meager same-store sales growth.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Tile Shop to report revenue of $64.7 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.04 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $292 million in sales and $0.31 per share. Over the Long-Term The Tile Shop’s margins have fallen from 73.6% in 2011 to 69.4% today. Look to see if margins can tick above 70% for the quarter. More importantly, same store sales have fallen dramatically. Management expects zero growth. Anything above 1% would be great news for investors.
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