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Richard RobinsonRichard Robinson

, Ph.D., Equities Analyst


Hasbro Shares Jump 7% on Monday

All three major stock indices closed lower on Monday, thanks to a combination of a potential Greek exit from the eurozone and the Chinese economy showing signs of sluggishness. But the news was no match for the nation’s second-largest toymaker, Hasbro (HAS), which saw its shares spike more than 7%! Was the uptick ignited by...

Cummins’ Stock Falls by 4.2%

Shares of Cummins, Inc. (CMI) struggled on Thursday – with its stock dropping by 4.2% from Wednesday’s close. What caused the sudden dip? The company’s earnings for the fourth quarter certainly didn’t trigger the selloff, considering that Cummins beat Q4 expectations. Earnings per share (EPS) reached $2.56 – representing a 32% jump over the same quarter...

Sony Wins Over Investors With $1.4-Billion Loss

For the past six years, Sony Corporation (SNE) has reported five net losses. And FY 2014 will be no exception. On Wednesday, the company announced that it expects to report a $1.4-billion loss for the year. But why did the news send shares rocketing 11% higher? Simple. The loss was better than expected. Sony initially...

Pitney Bowes Stock Plunges After Q4 Fail

Shares of Pitney Bowes (PBI) fell sharply on Monday’s close, trading on news that the company missed Wall Street’s fourth-quarter revenue expectations. In just one day, PBI shares declined 7.15% from Friday’s closing price, ending Monday’s session at $22.26. But don’t be so quick to dismiss this company. As you’ll see, Pitney Bowes has actually...

Harman Stock Jumps 23.7%

Harman International Industries (HAR) shares soared last Thursday, thanks to better-than-expected Q2 results. The announcement sent the stock rocketing more than 23.7% higher on heavy volume, making it one of the top gainers in the S&P 500. Shares of Harman closed the day at $125.01, an increase of $24 over its closing price last Wednesday....

What to Make of U.S. Steel’s Killer Earnings

U.S. Steel (X) crushed analyst expectations in the fourth quarter, topping Wall Street estimates by a whopping 110%. The company posted earnings of $275 million, or $1.83 per share, for Q4 2014. Compare this to analyst expectations of $0.89 per share. The news propelled shares of the country’s second-largest steelmaker up more than 12.8% on...

J&J Snack Foods: “Hold” or “Buy”?

The three major stock market indexes plunged on Tuesday, and many blame weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and the strong dollar. Well, the strong dollar had nothing to do with J&J Snack Foods’ (JJSF) 14% decline the same day. Shares dropped $16.09 to close at $98.53. Instead, the dip can be blamed on 1) mixed first-quarter earnings...

D.R. Horton Immune to Winter Blast

As underwhelming as it was, the approaching storm in the Northeast muted the three major stock indexes on Monday. But the storm did nothing to dampen D.R. Horton (DHI). Shares of the country’s largest homebuilder by revenue climbed more than 5.4% on above-average volume. DHI closed the trading day at $24.36, or $1.26 higher, with...

Why Investors Will “Thumbs Down” Pandora

If you listen to any streaming music service – and don’t pay for the privilege – you’ve likely noticed the occasional commercial interrupt your experience. Well, for Pandora Media (P), at least, it turns out that those ads are performing quite well… A survey released on Friday morning by OTR Global indicates that advertising firms...

Southwest Airlines Stock Takes Off

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) long-anticipated bond-buying program helped lift the three major indices last Thursday. But the move higher wasn’t entirely about Mario Draghi’s €60-billion ($68.4-billion) open-ended QE program… Lower fuel prices also made their presence felt on the exchanges, and transportation companies with exposure to lower fuel costs are seeing their margins increase...