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J.C. Penney's (JCP) deal with Martha Stewart Living (MSO) was a breach of a previous contract that Martha Stewart had signed with Macy's (M), according to a New York State judge's ruling on Monday.
It was a quiet week for the model portfolio, as U.S. stocks bounced around and ultimately finished little changed on Friday.
As U.S. stocks moved higher for a third straight week, we closed out one model portfolio position for a huge gain.
During this relatively quiet, holiday-shortened week, we trimmed one model portfolio position and added shares to one other.
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is the #9 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.
We did not make any trades in the model portfolio this week, but we believe this relatively quiet period is a good time to find some new investing ideas.
This options expiration week included the expected volatility in the market and we used the action to add to one model portfolio position.
We used the selloff this week to put some cash to work and add shares to five of our model portfolio positions, raising our rating on one of them.
The shares are trading lower today on the company's mixed results, but we remain impressed with the CEO's turnaround strategy.
We'll look at sales trends for MSO and would consider buying VTG on a pullback.
As earnings season began the winding down process this week, we used weakness on Thursday to add to two of our model portfolio positions.
As the market seesawed this week, we added to three of our model portfolio positions and booked some gains in one other name.
As earnings season began for the model portfolio names this week, we used the market swings to add to two of our positions.
Martha Stewart Living (MSO) stock is down following a report a New York court allowed a lawsuit against the company to move forward.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
As earnings season kicked off, we used the selloff this week to add to three of our model portfolio positions.
As a new quarter began this week, we used the volatility to add shares to two of our model portfolio positions.
We used the volatility this week to add to six of our model portfolio positions, and we also closed out one other holding.
We are taking advantage of today's selloff to add shares to Martha Stewart Living, Pacific Sunwear, TherapeuticsMD and Yamana Gold and to exit our SunOpta position.
We do have cash to spend on building up current positions or possibly adding new names to the model portfolio.
Ahead of the quarterly quadruple-witching options expiration this week, we used the high volatility to add to one model portfolio position.
We used the volatility this week to book some gains in two model portfolio positions and we added shares to one other.
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is the #57 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity.
We added to two of our model portfolio positions during this week's rally and trimmed another during a post-earnings selloff.
As stocks added to gains again this week, a new name joined the model portfolio and we trimmed one position and added to another.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) rises at the close of the trading day on Tuesday after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations. The company reported earnings per share of 12 cents, which was 10 cents better than the Capital IQ consensus estimate of 2 cents a share. This also marked a 10-cent increase from 2 cents a share in the same period one year earlier. Revenues fell 16% year over year to $47.4 million from $56.4 million, though this still beat the consensus estimate of $45.4 million.
Martha Stewart Living is trading higher today after management delivered better-than-expected quarterly results earlier today.
We'll be listening for more details about the new CEO's restructuring plans when the company announces earnings tomorrow.
As the market averages added to recent gains this week, we continued to monitor the universe of low-dollar stocks for trading opportunities.
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