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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Qihoo 360 Qihoo 360 is a Chinese Internet company that got its start as a security company, and has since expanded into search. The company will report earnings on Tuesday evening. Currently, 28% of Qihoo’s shares are sold short. While the company did a great job capturing market share in desktop search, it is not faring as well in mobile, where Baidu has a commanding lead.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Qihoo is expected to report earnings of $0.49 per share. Analysts expect the company to have collected $378 million in revenue. For the rest of the fiscal year, expectations are set for $1.96 billion in sales and earnings of $3.34 per share. Over the Long Term Pay close attention to any traction the company is getting in mobile search. Qihoo’s platform for Internet games has become ever more important to the company’s top and bottom lines. The division—called “Internet Services”—has grown by 20% for the past two years.
The Fresh Market The Fresh Market is a grocer that aims to provide high-end foodstuffs to customers, primarily in the Eastern United States. The company reports results on Wednesday afternoon. Currently, 22% of The Fresh Market’s shares are sold short. The Fresh Market has backtracked on plans to expand west of the Mississippi. That, combined with comp growth that is slower than its peers and intense competition, is giving investors pause.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term The Fresh Market is expected to report revenue of $474 million. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.49 per share. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $1.98 billion in revenue and earnings of $1.88 per share. Over the Long Term Natural/organic grocers have seen comparable-store sales slump recently. The Fresh Market believes it can grow the metric by 2% to 4%. Listen in to the conference call to see if the open position of CEO is going to be filled any time soon, and by who. Listen to see if analysts ask about Whole Foods’ plan for smaller stores, and if they present a threat.
The Buckle The Buckle focuses on jeans and other clothing for young adults. The company reports earnings on Thursday morning. Currently, 21% of shares are sold short. The Buckle has seen its revenue stagnate over the past few years, and earnings have consistently come in below expectations.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Analysts are expecting The Buckle to report revenue of $276 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.79 per share. For the fiscal 2015 year, expectations are set for $1.18 billion in sales with earnings of $3.46 per share. Over the Long Term In a difficult retail environment, if the company can increase comparable-store sales, it would be a very positive sign for investors. Pay attention to the company’s cash flow statement. Excess cash in previous years has led to massive special dividends.
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