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Thomas got his start with the markets while working as a Chef. In 2005 a chance invitation to attend the seminar “How To Buy And Sell Your Own Stocks” altered his worldview. Soon trading and stocks consumed his every waking moment to the point of excluding all else. Thomas now enjoys a much different lifestyle engaged in his true passion, uncovering great investments. Contact Thomas Hughes via email at tmhughes.writeon@gmail.com.

Home Depot Results Point To Sluggish 2nd Half
Home Depot Results Point To Sluggish 2nd Half
August 16th, 2022  10:00 AM

Home Depot had a good quarter but much of this year's strength was seen in the 2nd quarter and the outlook is tepid but the dividend is still safe and growing

Walmart Leads Retail Higher But Will The Group Follow? 
Walmart Leads Retail Higher But Will The Group Follow? 
August 16th, 2022  9:00 AM

The price action in Walmart popped in premarket trading but there is a risk the market is at its top and won't follow through on the move.

Skyworks Solutions Is Worth A Look At These Prices 
Skyworks Solutions Is Worth A Look At These Prices 
August 16th, 2022  2:00 AM

Skyworks Solutions is an often overlooked name in the semiconductor industry but it's one that income investors should have on their watchlist.

Is Ford About To Crush Workhorse Group? 
Is Ford About To Crush Workhorse Group? 
August 16th, 2022  1:21 AM

A potential contract with FedEx has Ford shares in the spotlight but investors shouldn't count out Workhorse Group in the race for EV delivery.

The Five Hottest Calls From The Q2 Earnings Season 
The Five Hottest Calls From The Q2 Earnings Season 
August 15th, 2022  9:00 AM

These are the five hottest analysts' calls of the 2nd quarter earnings reporting season and all stocks are set up for gains in the back half of the year.

The Institutions Trim Holdings Of High-Yielding Foot Locker, Inc
The Institutions Trim Holdings Of High-Yielding Foot Locker, Inc
August 15th, 2022  1:00 AM

Footlocker could be ready to sprint higher but it depends on the earnings and if the analysts and institutions start getting bullish again.

Institutions And Analysts Propel Jack In The Box Higher 
Institutions And Analysts Propel Jack In The Box Higher 
August 12th, 2022  9:00 AM

Jack in the Box is springing higher on core strengths and the outlook for growth and margin improvement. The stock also yields 2% and buys back shares.

A Rounded Bottom In Draftkings, Inc Begins To Reverse Course
A Rounded Bottom In Draftkings, Inc Begins To Reverse Course
August 10th, 2022  6:05 AM

DraftKings share price is ready to move higher following two positive news catalysts that have already sent shares up by double-digits.

Workhorse Group Is Ready To Get Back On The Horse 
Workhorse Group Is Ready To Get Back On The Horse 
August 10th, 2022  6:05 AM

Workhorse Group had a rough 2Q but the company is ready to get back on the horse after hiring a new CEO and regrouping for success.

Insider Sales At Cloudflare Are No Worry For Investors 
Insider Sales At Cloudflare Are No Worry For Investors 
August 9th, 2022  9:00 AM

Cloud stocks got a lift from Cloudflare results but insider selling may be enough to keep the stock from moving much higher.

Ralph Lauren Is A Retail Stock You Can Buy And Hold
Ralph Lauren Is A Retail Stock You Can Buy And Hold
August 9th, 2022  9:00 AM

Ralph Lauren has proven its worth once again by delivering better than expected results and guidance, enough to ensure dividend health and growth this year

Is Tyson Foods A Buy On Post-Earnings Weakness? 
Is Tyson Foods A Buy On Post-Earnings Weakness? 
August 8th, 2022  10:00 AM

Shares of Tyson are down hard in the wake of the Q3 results but may be offering an entry point to value-minded income investors.

Is DoorDash Ready To Sprint Higher? 
Is DoorDash Ready To Sprint Higher? 
August 8th, 2022  8:00 AM

DoorDash is still struggling with profitability although revenue growth is still strong. Now investors want to know if profits will materialize or not in 2022

Beyond Meat Is Not Beyond Hope, And It
Beyond Meat Is Not Beyond Hope, And It's Cheap
August 5th, 2022  8:00 AM

Beyond Meat stock is at a bottom and cheap following the end of years of testing with McDonald's and Yum! Brands, the question now is if it can turn a profit?

These Are The Top Insider Buying Stocks For July
These Are The Top Insider Buying Stocks For July
August 5th, 2022  1:00 AM

Insiders are buying stocks for more reasons than one. In all cases, there are opportunities brewing in these stocks that could pay off in double digits gains

Chipotle Mexican Grill Or Shake Shak? Which Is The Tastier Play 
Chipotle Mexican Grill Or Shake Shak? Which Is The Tastier Play 
August 4th, 2022  11:00 AM

Shake Shack is a growing concern but Chipotle Mexican Grill is outperforming and the results are clear. Chipotle Mexican Grill is on an upswing.

Activision Blizzard Banks On A Flurry Of New Content 
Activision Blizzard Banks On A Flurry Of New Content 
August 4th, 2022  9:00 AM

Activision Blizzard is on an upswing that will be compounded by new releases with or without the Microsoft deal going through.

Energy Transfer Is A Value Among High-Yield Energy Infrastructure
Energy Transfer Is A Value Among High-Yield Energy Infrastructure
August 4th, 2022  7:00 AM

Energy Transfer LP offers a value compared to its peers and the dividend is on track for a robust double-digit growth over the next two years.

The Institutions Are Buying Under Armor Again
The Institutions Are Buying Under Armor Again
August 4th, 2022  6:05 AM

Institutional support for Under Armour is on the rise but the headwinds are mounting and Nike, with its dividend, looks like the better buy.

Is Starbucks Shooting For The Moon? 
Is Starbucks Shooting For The Moon? 
August 3rd, 2022  8:05 AM

Starbucks interim CEO Howard Shultz has the company on track to reinvent itself and move into the next phase of growth, and it pays over 2.3% in dividend yield

Two High-Yield Deep-Values You Shouldn’t Ignore 
Two High-Yield Deep-Values You Shouldn’t Ignore 
August 3rd, 2022  8:05 AM

Signs of peaking within the RV industry are bad news for OEMs but Camping World and LCI Industries service the aftermarket, too, and are better positioned

Proposed Tesla Stock Split Drives EV Market Higher 
Proposed Tesla Stock Split Drives EV Market Higher 
August 3rd, 2022  6:05 AM

Tesla's results, outlook, and expected stock split are leading the entire EV market into a reversal that could take the market to new all-time highs.

Caterpillar Falls To Strong Support Near Bottom Of Range 
Caterpillar Falls To Strong Support Near Bottom Of Range 
August 3rd, 2022  6:05 AM

High-quality dividend-grower Caterpillar falls to key support following a mixed earnings report that left investors wanting more.

Market Fundamentals Drive Results For The Williams Companies 
Market Fundamentals Drive Results For The Williams Companies 
August 2nd, 2022  8:05 AM

The Williams Companies is on track to increase its already large dividend and could bring it in line with competitors like Enbridge and Kinder Morgan.

Bloomin’ Brands Is Blossoming 
Bloomin’ Brands Is Blossoming 
August 2nd, 2022  6:05 AM

Bloomin' Brands' value is slipping away as the stock climbs higher in the wake of its earnings report and the analysts are in support.

It’s Time To Check On Cyber-Security Stock Check Point Software 
It’s Time To Check On Cyber-Security Stock Check Point Software 
August 2nd, 2022  6:05 AM

Check Point Software isn't growing as fast as some of its competitors but growth is accelerating versus the slowdown reported by others in the industry.

Diversified onsemi Is Outperforming The Semiconductor Index 
Diversified onsemi Is Outperforming The Semiconductor Index 
August 2nd, 2022  6:05 AM

onsemi is outperforming the semiconductor industry and will continue to do so as its refocusing strategy gains momentum and drives results.

The Colgate-Palmolive Growth Outlook Brightens 
The Colgate-Palmolive Growth Outlook Brightens 
August 1st, 2022  8:05 AM

Colgate-Palmolive is a fairly-valued stock in relation to its peers and one that pays a nice 2.4% yield while coming with an outlook for improving margin.

Deep Value High Yield Newell Brands Is Ready To Bottom 
Deep Value High Yield Newell Brands Is Ready To Bottom 
August 1st, 2022  8:05 AM

Consumer products company Newell Brands is a value and a yield attractive to investors and it looks like the stock could be ready to bottom.

Inflation Resistant Weyerhaeuser Company Might Get Cheaper 
Inflation Resistant Weyerhaeuser Company Might Get Cheaper 
August 1st, 2022  6:05 AM

Weyerhaeuser Company is an attractive investment in the real asset category that can give some protection from inflation and diversification.

Windfall Profits Have Exxon Mobil On Track For New Highs
Windfall Profits Have Exxon Mobil On Track For New Highs
July 29th, 2022  8:00 AM

Results from Exxon Mobil and its competitors proved the thesis of windfall profits correct, now its time for dividend increases and share repurchases.

Wingstop And Hershey Are Two Food Stocks Overcoming Inflation 
Wingstop And Hershey Are Two Food Stocks Overcoming Inflation 
July 29th, 2022  1:00 AM

These two food stocks are overcoming inflation and delivering results for shareholders. Both stocks are moving higher in the wake of their earnings reports.

Should High Yield Altria Be In Your Portfolio?
Should High Yield Altria Be In Your Portfolio?
July 28th, 2022  11:00 AM

Altria is a tough stock to own even though it pays a relatively safe 8% yield that comes with a positive outlook for growth.

Is Keurig-Dr. Pepper A Value Worth Buying? 
Is Keurig-Dr. Pepper A Value Worth Buying? 
July 28th, 2022  10:00 AM

Looking for value? Keurig-Dr. Pepper isn't a value but it is an attractive investment for dividend growth investors and portfolios.

Did The FOMC Put A Bottom In The S&P 500?
Did The FOMC Put A Bottom In The S&P 500?
July 28th, 2022  9:00 AM

The FOMC gave the market what it wanted and hiked rates by only 75 basis points despite indications inflation continues to run rampant.

Two Automation Stocks The Institutions Are Buying 
Two Automation Stocks The Institutions Are Buying 
July 27th, 2022  1:00 PM

If you’ve been wondering where this year’s CAPEX spending is going look no further than the automation industry. While tight labor markets are driving up wages and cutting into corporate profits the corporations are fighting back

Can Owens-Corning Insulate Your Portfolio?  
Can Owens-Corning Insulate Your Portfolio?  
July 27th, 2022  11:00 AM

Blue-chip Owens-Corning is in a turnaround phase and on track to grow its dividend by double-digits on an annual basis over the next few years. That, and the low 7X earnings multiple have the stock moving higher following the Q2 earnings release but there are still hurdles ahead for this market.

Consumer Staple Kraft-Heinz Quietly Builds Momentum 
Consumer Staple Kraft-Heinz Quietly Builds Momentum 
July 27th, 2022  10:00 AM

Kraft-Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) has been quietly working on a transformation over the past three years and it is starting to gain momentum. After years of divestiture and portfolio re-shaping, the balance sheet is in the best condition its been in since the merger, and the company is on track for growth.

Steady, Stable Kimberly-Clark Yields 3.4% 
Steady, Stable Kimberly-Clark Yields 3.4% 
July 27th, 2022  9:00 AM

Dividend King Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) is a highly valued stock and it pays one of the highest dividends as well as 3.4%.Dividend investors

The Coca-Cola Company: Resilient In The Face Of Inflation 
The Coca-Cola Company: Resilient In The Face Of Inflation 
July 27th, 2022  6:05 AM

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) has been an attractive investment over the past few years because of its resilience in the face of tough times. The company has been able to maintain and even grow the business while also paying a healthy 2.8% dividend yield and not only that, increasing for the 59th consecutive year despite the pandemic and all the havoc it caused.

Simpson Manufacturing Quietly Builds Foundations For Growth 
Simpson Manufacturing Quietly Builds Foundations For Growth 
July 26th, 2022  8:05 AM

Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE: SSD) is a growth story that has legs and one that offers more than just growth for investors. On the one hand, CEO Karen Colonias has been diversifying the company into five distinct end-use markets and that diversification is proving its worth in more ways than one.

Is RPM International Shifting Into High Gear? 
Is RPM International Shifting Into High Gear? 
July 26th, 2022  6:05 AM

RPM International (NYSE: RPM) reported a mixed quarter but gave favorable guidance that should help lift share prices over the next few months. The caveat is that pricing increases can be blamed on most of the success and price increases aren’t ending.

Is High-Yield Whirlpool A Value Trap? 
Is High-Yield Whirlpool A Value Trap? 
July 26th, 2022  6:05 AM

Shares of Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) are trading under 7X the consensus for earnings and offer a deep value relative to the broader market. The question is, however, is this value a trap that will tie up investor capital with little to no return?

The Institutions Like The Color Of PPG Industries 
The Institutions Like The Color Of PPG Industries 
July 26th, 2022  1:00 AM

The institutional activity in PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has been a little mixed over the past year but the net of activity is bullish and supports the stock. The institutions have been net buyers for 3 of the last 4 quarters and 7 of the last 8 and hold nearly 80% of the stock.

Alcoa Is Well-Positioned For 2022 and 2023
Alcoa Is Well-Positioned For 2022 and 2023
July 25th, 2022  11:00 AM

Shares of Alcoa (NYSE: AA) are down nearly 50% from their high and they move lower but we don’t think they will go much lower. While aluminum prices are down sharply from their recent high the outlook for demand is expansionary.

Schlumberger: Another Reason To Bet On An Oil-Services Rebound
Schlumberger: Another Reason To Bet On An Oil-Services Rebound
July 25th, 2022  6:05 AM

If results from Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) and Haliburton (NYSE: HAL) weren’t enough to convince you of a rebound in the oil services sector Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) has given us some more evidence. The company reported a solid quarter driven by strength in all regions and segments due to an increase in investment in the oil industry.

Mattel or Hasbro Which is the Better Buy 
Mattel or Hasbro Which is the Better Buy 
July 25th, 2022  1:00 AM

As good a company as Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) is, Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) may be the better buy for today’s times. Both companies outperformed the consensus expectations and provided a positive outlook but one thing stands out between them.

Lackluster Results Provide An Opportunity In Tractor Supply Company
Lackluster Results Provide An Opportunity In Tractor Supply Company
July 22nd, 2022  8:00 AM

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) reported better than expected Q2 results and raised the guidance and yet shares fell because of it. Shares fell because the results and guidance, while favorable, are lackluster in regard to the analyst's estimate.

Why Will Highly-Valued Tesla Move Higher? Results
Why Will Highly-Valued Tesla Move Higher? Results
July 21st, 2022  11:38 AM

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported a mixed quarter but the shares are moving higher anyway. The shares are moving higher because, although mixed, the margin came in well above the consensus estimate despite headwinds that cut into both the top line and margins.

Knight-Swift Transporation Shifts Gear To Rally Mode
Knight-Swift Transporation Shifts Gear To Rally Mode
July 21st, 2022  10:00 AM

After several quarters of uncertainty, Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE: KNX) delivered what the market was looking for. The company reported top and bottom outperformance and raised the guidance due to strong demand and margin improvements.

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