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2015 Stock Reviews

2015 summaries of buy-side stock analysis, sell/short, and general review. The equities covered trade in the NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC. Most analysis is hosted at Seeking Alpha, DIYSI's primary editor. Some reviews are native to this site.

Flowers For Christmas And FTD Shares For Stocking Stuffers

by DIYSI
December 23, 2015

The fourth quarter encompasses the holiday of poinsettias, aka, Christmas. With it are several major holidays including: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Pascha. For a quick gifting of flowers an on-line shopper can visit many virtual retailers owned by FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTD). Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis on FTD Companies, Inc.

Domestic Oil Falls To Saudi Arabia - What's In The Kingdom's Portfolio?

by DIYSI
December 08, 2015

Domestic oil has been no match for Saudi Arabia, further exemplified by recent OPEC meeting results. According to statements from the December 4th conference, inventories have significantly increased and are well above a 5-year average. OPEC failed to establish a ceiling for production. Includes information on Twitter, Inc. (TWTR), Hunstman Corporation (HUN), and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI). Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis on crude oil.

Can Skullcandy Value Investors Survive Insider Activity?

by DIYSI
December 04, 2015

At this stage of a declining stock price, Skullcandy (NASDAQ:SKUL) has an influx of scraper sites posting insider activity. These sites run bots that pull data from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website. It is mainly the SEC Form 4 information on insider disposals that is of interest. It can assist the short-sellers and traders looking for a quick bearish payout. Despite this trend, the company's fundamentals appear intact since June's analysis: "Bullish Sentiment For Turtle Beach Corp.: Deaf To Losses And Skullcandy's Resounding Growth." Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis on Skullcandy.

Etsy: Overpriced And Departing From Business Ethos

by DIYSI
November 21, 2015

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) IPO crash continues and the future looks bleak. At the close of trading on November 20th, the stock traded at $8.47 PPS. This was a 76% decrease from opening day highs on April 16, 2015. Now that lows are showing a consolidating trade pattern the easy call is to be bullish. However, the value is just not there. Follow the link to read the full sell-side stock analysis on Etsy.

Buy-Sides That Can Beat The Rolling Bear Market

by DIYSI
November 02, 2015

Triggering stop losses, feeding upon crashing oil prices, and trading against positive earnings results; rolling bear market (coind by Jim Cramer) has brought stocks down to lows upon lows. To read the full quick-pick article, follow the link for Crown Crafts, InnerWorkings, and Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation stock.

Boeing Vs. The Barnstormers Of Space

by DIYSI
July 20, 2015

The geopolitical posturing between Russia and the United States brings back memories of the Cold War. Along with those memories are U.S.S.R.'s Sputnik, Laika and Yuri Gagarin claiming firsts in space exploration. By the end of 2017, the United States will no longer use Russian services to deliver its astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS)... Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock review for Boeing Co.

Bullish Sentiment For Turtle Beach Corp.: Deaf To Losses And Skullcandy's Resounding Growth

by DIYSI
June 30, 2015

If a palm tree falls on a beach does it make a sound? Not if that beach is Turtle Beach Corp. (NASDAQ: HEAR). A series of bullish sentiment has been offered for the audio company's outlook, turning a deaf ear to warning signals: (1) declining revenue; (2) lack of earnings; and (3) minimal gross margin. Meanwhile, Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKUL) maintains healthy growth in the audio space... Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock review on Skullcandy and sell-side for Turtle Beach Corp.

Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc.: Bolstering Industry Coalition, Defending Patents

by DIYSI
April 22, 2015

Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) has returned. While this cat was away... well, you know the rest. The updated production facility has been completed with favorable output: 150 metric tons annually. Their endeavors with pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 via Acasti Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ACST) continue to move forward. Naturally, industry competitors appear reluctant to let them back into the market. One company in particular is playing more mouse games than others. Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock review of Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc.

New BreitBurn Investors To Benefit From OPEC And Russian Bravado

by DIYSI
April 02, 2015

The American retail investor looks to be this year's beneficiary of OPEC and Russian bravado. The high price per barrel has been brought down and complicated geopolitics have been rendered decipherable with large events. If propositioned with one choice / no basket approach: BreitBurn Energy Partners (NASDAQ: BBEP) is my pick. Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis on BreitBurn.

Could Antares Energy Rebound Along With Listed MLPs?

by DIYSI
April 02, 2015

A common focus for oil development has been the Permian Basin in Texas. The SEC FORM 10-K '14 for BreitBurn Energy Partners (NASDAQ: BBEP) included information about M&A and one company stood out. Antares Energy Ltd.(OTCPK: AZZEF) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Their U.S. penny stock is trading with all the regular trepidation except the pattern follows established Master Limited Partners aka MLPs. The company is also traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. Follow the link to read the full stock analysis at DIY Stock Investor.

Coupons.com Will Rebound From Q4 Earnings Plunge

by DIYSI
February 21, 2015

The prior years of negative earnings were a bear focus, so too was the old business model of printable coupons. We saw a complete dismissal of the 2014 catalyst: The acquisition of Yub and data mining via the Retailer iQ/CardLink iQ platforms...The following is a review of the risks with a focus on the silver lining that can lead to a +60% recovery. Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis of Coupons.com. Update: Company name change to Quotient Technology, Inc. (NYSE: QUOT).

Amazon Delivery Drones: An Update

by DIYSI
January 06, 2015

Since my August 2014 article, "Amazon Delivery Drones: Indications Point To India For Beta Testing" several hypotheses have materialized. The new update shows that progress and reviews the FAA waiver with NTSB research link. Additionally, R&D spending and taxation issues are reviewed. Follow the link to read the full buy-side stock analysis on Amazon.