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Author Archive - Melody S. Chu


Avoid This Speculative Clean Energy Stock

Clean technology stocks don’t exactly have a great reputation, and the Solyndra debacle certainly has not helped. The term “financial parasites”......(read more)
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR)

Spirit AeroSystems: A Good Stock To Buy?

With a ~$3.5 billion market capitalization, Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) is the largest independent supplier of aerostructures i.e., fuselage components......(read more)
Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY)

Amylin Rejected $3.5 billion Bid from Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bloomberg reported this morning that Bristol-Squibb Myers (NYSE: BMY) approached Amylin (NASDSAQ: AMLN) with a $3.5 billion offer or $22 per share. The......(read more)
NovaGold Resources Inc. (USA) (NG)

This Gold Stock Has Yet to Truly Shine

Gold has had a nice run up since late last week, giving us reason to take another look at gold equities. However, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (......(read more)

Is Zynga Overpriced?

With continued speculation over a social media bubble, we are taking a look at the creator of Farmville and acquirer of OMGPOP (developer of Draw Something......(read more)

Red Alert: Military Coup in Mali

There are opportunities to be found amidst crises, so the saying goes. How’s a military coup in Africa for a crisis? The Malian army led by Lieutenant......(read more)
Is Darden Restaurants A Good Stock To Buy?

Best Restaurant Stocks To Buy Right Now

We think Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) is one of the best restaurant stocks to buy right now. Darden Restaurants, the company that brings you Olive Garden......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Is GM A Good Stock To Buy Right Now?

General Motors (NYSE: GM) has been through bankruptcy and back, exiting a Chapter 11 reorganization in 2009. Since then, the manufacturer of automobiles......(read more)
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL)

Is Melco Crwon Entertainment A Good Stock To Buy?

Any frequent visitor to Las Vegas knows that it just isn’t what it used to be. In the New York fashion scene, green may be the new black but in the......(read more)

China Mobile: Too Early To Buy

China Mobile’s (NYSE: CHL) Chairman, Wang Jianzhou, officially stepped down yesterday, citing age as the reason. We do not think this surprised the......(read more)
Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)

Is Lululemon A Good Stock to Buy Right Now?

In its never-ending growth story, Lululemon (NYSE: LULU) beat consensus estimates by $0.02, reporting EPS of $0.51. The company reported strong fourth......(read more)
FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX)

Is Fedex A Good Investment?

FedEx (NYSE: FDX), a leader in the transportation, e-commerce and business services with more than 300,000 employees and annual revenues of $42 billion......(read more)
largest hedge funds in the world

Why You Should Buy Capital One

In a time of economic uncertainty and significant personal deleveraging, it may be hard to be bullish on a company that derives 60% of revenues from credit......(read more)

Passport Special Situation Pick: Accuray

Passport Special Opportunities Fund is coming off a disappointing fourth quarter – it was down -5.5% net versus 7.3% for the MSCI AC World Index......(read more)
Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW)

Corning: A Growth or A Value Play?

Lee Ainslie, Richard Chilton, and John Levin have large position in this glass company. What could possibly be exciting about a glass company, you ask......(read more)
AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN)

Best High Dividend Pharma Stocks

In an investor’s quest for yield, stocks in the pharmaceutical industry are a great place to look. In spite of the oft-talked about looming patent cliff......(read more)
Should this Concern Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOG)?

Should You Be Concerned About Apple’s Dividend Announcement?

If investors are concerned that the announced dividend is a sign of a maturing company, Apple (NYSE: APPL) CEO, Tim Cook, made sure to address these concerns......(read more)

Why Passport Capital Likes Thoratec

According to John Burbank, “2012 will be a seminal one for Thoratec.” This medical device manufacturer’s main product is HeartMate II (HM II), a......(read more)

John Kleinheinz’s Top Picks

John Kleinheinz’s flagship fund, Global Undervalued Securities Fund, was down 4.69% in the fourth quarter but reports an enviable 22.3% CAGR since inception......(read more)