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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Herbalife Herbalife provides nutritional products that are supposed to help customers live a healthier life. The company reports earnings on Tuesday evening. Currently, 36% of Herbalife shares are sold short. For a few years now, the company has been fighting off allegations that it is a pyramid scheme. Several government agencies have open investigations into the company’s practices.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Herbalife is expected to report earnings of $1.00 per share. Analysts expect the company to have collected $1.1 billion in revenue. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $4.5 billion in sales and earnings of $4.22 per share. Over the Long-Term Any information the company provides with regard to ongoing investigations is important—especially by the Federal Trade Commission. Sales in North America, Mexico, and Asia Pacific has slowed dramatically. Look to see if these three regions are stabilizing, or continuing to slow.
SolarCity SolarCity is a leading provider of solar power solutions for homes and businesses. The company’s model allows for all the hardware to be installed free of charge, in exchange for long-term energy contracts. Currently, 36% of SolarCity’s shares are sold short. SolarCity is in a quickly growing industry, and many think the stock has gotten ahead of itself. With the company losing money right now, and relying on long-term contracts to secure its future, short-sellers believe there’s a lot of downside.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term SolarCity is expected to report revenue of $57.7 million. Earnings are expected to come in at a loss of $1.58 per share. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $429 million in revenue and a loss of $6.05 per share. Over the Long-Term Listen in to see how Tesla’s announcement of in-home batteries could affect SolarCity’s prospects. They could cut costs dramatically. CEO Lyndon Rive thinks that he can double the company’s business for years. Check in to see if it is fulfilling that ambitious goal.
Outerwall Outerwall is the parent company of RedBox DVD and Coinstar kiosks. The company will report earnings on Thursday evening. Currently, 45% of shares are sold short. With the onset of streaming movies and TV shows, the company’s RedBox units have lost significant ground. Wall Street appears to think that Coinstar and EcoATM kiosks won’t be able to make up the difference.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Outerwall to report revenue of $593 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $1.64 per share. For the fiscal 2015 year, expectations are set for $2.4 billion in sales with earnings of $7.14 per share. Over the Long-Term RedBox still contributes the lion’s share of Outerwall’s revenue and income. If same store sales shrink by more than 5-10%, it would represent an acceleration of its decline. The company will need another venture to pick up the slack. EcoATM is the newest possibility. Check and see if the electronics-recycler is catching on.
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